Tag Archives: 1984

Mark Hollis: 1955-2019 [part 1]

I have to admit that I was never a card-carrying Talk Talk megafan, but when I heard that Mark Hollis had died last Monday at just 64 it struck a chord with me. Not the least of which was how … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox

Ultravox: A Young Person’s Guide To Ultravox 2xCD-R [2018] Disc 1 [Foxx] Satday Night In The City of The Dead Slipaway Wide Boys My Sex Young Savage ROckwrok Fear In The Western World Distant Smile The Man Who Dies Every … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangebass, Or: How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love Kajagoogoo

Kajagoogoo. The very name alone could strike scorn in the hearts of the staunchest rock critic. They were cotton candy boys with cotton candy hair, and cotton candy tunes. They first appeared as an appendage to the media monster that … Continue reading

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Record Review: Kissing The Pink – What Noise DLX RM

Kissing The Pink: What Noise DLX RM UK CD [2018] The Other Side Of Heaven Captain Zero Victory Parade Greenham Each Day In Nine The Rain It Never Stops Radio On Martin Watching The Tears Footsteps Love & Money What … Continue reading

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Record review: Malcolm McLaren – Fans

Malcolm McLaren: Fans US CD [1984] Madam Butterfly Fans Carmen Boy’s Chorus Lauretta Death Of Butterfly I was a cautious convert to the notion of Malcolm McLaren as a maker of records. You couldn’t quite call him a musician, could … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Ultravox – Lament DLX RM

In 2009, the Chrysalis Ultravox albums got what were called “Definitive Edition” DLX RMs as 2xCD packages with a few previously unreleased early mixes tossed into the blend  of B-sides, remixes, and live tracks that comprised the series. They all … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Danny Elfman – So-Lo

This was an album that I had bought on LP when it had come out and I quickly ditched it in the Great Vinyl Purge; figuring [rightly] that I would get it on CD later. What I didn’t know at … Continue reading

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