Tag Archives: 1983

REDUX: The Mid-80s Malaise: 1983 – The Year David Bowie Became Fallible

July 22, 2013 What was it about the mid-80s that made it the harbinger of artistic disaster for so many artists that I had previously thought the world of? By 1985, there seemed to be a perfect storm of political … Continue reading

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Record Review: KAS Product – By Pass DLX RM

KAS Product: By Pass DLX RM FRENCH CD [2005] Loony-Bin Seldom, Often Smooth Down Mingled & Tangled Tina Town T.M.T. Devil Fellow W. Infatuation Taking Shape Tape Scape Sweet & Sour Crash Party It was 2006 when I first chanced … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 3]

1983 brought a new Icehouse album made with the same band that had toured the previous album, which had been made without them, deep in Keith Forsey’s laboratory. After an album of glossy, synthesizer atmospherics, this one took a half … Continue reading

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Song Of The Day: Robert Palmer – You Are In My System

Robert Palmer: You Are In My System US 12″ [1983] You Are In My System [12″ remix] Deadline It’s been a long time since there was a legit Song of the Day. Usually, whatever project I am working on has … Continue reading

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Record Review: Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar 12″

Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar UK 12″ [1982] Yashar [7:20] Yashar [5:00] This curious transitional record came out in 1983, and it marked the first time that Cabaret Voltaire was seriously intended for the dance floor. In May of 1982, The last … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gabi Delgado – History Of A Kiss

Gabi Delgado: History of A Kiss UK 12″ [1983] History Of A Kiss [long ver.] Sex Goddess [club mix] While I only have D.A.F. music on compilations, their imperial period on Virgin [now licensed by Mute, which makes sense] has long … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ministry – With Sympathy

Ministry – With Sympathy US CD [1987] Effigy [I’m Not An] Revenge I Wanted To Tell Her Work For Love Here We Go What He Say Say You’re Sorry Should Have Known Better She’s Got A Cause I remember hearing … Continue reading

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