Tag Archives: 1983

Want List: Robert Palmer BSOG of Complete Island Albums UK 9xCD

We were slow to acknowledge the many charms of Robert Palmer at first. In 1978, when he got his first US Top 40 hits on his ’78/’79 albums with “Every Kinda People” and “Bad Case Of Loving You” I thought … Continue reading

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When Titans…Collaborate: Malcolm Garrett + Peter Saville Sleeves [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The last post showed Garrett invited to one of Saville’s regular clients on a job that demanded the highest level of thought and accomplishment. The final example of graphic designers Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville pairing … Continue reading

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When Titans…Collaborate: Malcolm Garrett + Peter Saville Sleeves [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The last post examined a single that graphic designers Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville had collaborated on together in 1981 for Duran Duran. Today we’ll examine a more substantial pairing of the two Mancunian designers who … Continue reading

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“Hired History +” Captured The Early Paradox Of Fiat Lux [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The debut single as released on Bill Nelson’s Cocteau Records label was always a winner! The crisp 808 “drumming” with impressive long reverb on selected beats. The pulse gated synth lines stitching the melody through the … Continue reading

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“Hired History +” Captured The Early Paradox Of Fiat Lux [part 1]

I had written about this one when it was released on Cherry Red in 2019 but it remained until last month when I got a copy; owing to my good friend Mr. Ware acting on my recent birthday. So after … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 5]

[…continued from last post] There’s no two ways about it. Writing a song like “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” and then getting Mike Chapman to produce it was a stroke of genius. From the very first bar the sequencer … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Altered Images [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Their first album peaked at number 26 in the UK LP charts, but it stayed on the charts for 21 weeks. “Pinky Blue,” in comparison, got as high as number 12 but was off the chart … Continue reading

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