Tag Archives: 1983

An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 1]

When I was contracted last month by the PR agent promoting Omnivore’s CD reissue program for the works of Gleaming Spires, it was like having my wish granted by a genie. When they offered an interview with Spire David Kendrick, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Walk On Well Lighted Streets” US DLX RM CD

By 1982, the band had gotten a foothold on KROQ-FM with the hit “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls,” and when gaps in the hectic Sparks schedule occurred, recorded their second album. As the first was intended as demos, … Continue reading

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Want List: The Complete Fontana Mix CD Project

It was some time in 1989 when my friend Ron Kane sent me a Japanese CD he ran across in one of his L.A. stores he bought from called “Single Compact.” Ron knew I was a fan of Mari Wilson, … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones: “Undercover Of the Night” UK 12″

The Rolling Stones: Undercover Of the Night – UK – 12″ [1983] Undercover Of The Night (Dub Version) 6:23 Feel On Baby (Instrumental Dub) 6:38 This was a record that I’d heard on the local FM Rock stations during the … Continue reading

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive: The Gleaming Spires Reissue Program Announced Just Days After Records Added To Want List

Holy Toledo! On July 28th, we wrote about the need to collect the complete works of Gleaming Spires after finally playing their “How To Get Girls Thru Hypnotism” single. Last Friday morning, I received an email via the handy contact … Continue reading

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Oingo Boingo Gets DLX RMs Of Four Early Classics From Rubellan Remasters

Last Friday we had to double post due to the fact that the barely released Oingo Boingo colored vinyl LPs of “Only A Lad” were flying out of the Rubellan Remasters webstore at such a furious clip, that the planned … Continue reading

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Record Review: Trans-X – “Living On Video” GER 12″

Trans-X: Living On Video – GER – 12″ [1983] Living On Video [full length] 5:55 Digital World 3:30 All of this deep diving into Rational Youth has got me thinking about other Québecois Synthpop in Ye Olde Record Cell. Specifically, … Continue reading

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