Tag Archives: 1984

Telstar: An Iconic Pop Instrumental From 1962…And 1984

This morning I saw Steve For The Deaf’s posting on The Tornadoes iconic “Telstar” single from 1962 and immediately got pulled into its orbit. It reminded me that the conic instrumental came into my Record Cell a few years back … Continue reading

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Cristina Monet Zilkha’s Legacy Served Well With New CD Remaster Of “Sleep It Off” And Biographical Book/Website

Last Friday was the release date of the CD that I never expected to see, but I should know better than to underestimate the powers of Rubellan Remasters. They are the plucky reissue label [run by one person – Scott … Continue reading

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The Next Group Of Oingo Boingo Deluxe Remasters Is Nearing Takeoff

Last summer ace reissue label Rubellan Remasters graced us with four Oingo Boingo remastered CDs [“Only A Lad,” “Nothing To Fear,” “Good For Your Soul,” “Dead Man’s Paarty”] and since then, the So-cal New Wave band has been blowing the … 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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When The Universe Is Demanding You Listen To A Record: Illustrated Man EP/CD

THE BACKGROUND It was some time earlier this year when there was a discussion on the Trouser Press Forum that I frequent regarding Rob Dean, the original guitarist for JAPAN. Talk turned to Illustrated Man; the New Wave “supergroup” that … Continue reading

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Poll: The Bowie Compilation Album To Have When You’re Having Only One [part 1]

I was looking at the latest feed on Discogs and noticed a Bowie compilation that was new to me this morning. “Chameleon” was an Australian/New Zealand compilation new to me, and with a very dated line in airbrush art using … Continue reading

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