Tag Archives: 1984

REDUX: When Records Say ‘Buy Me!’ – Strawberry Switchblade

January 10, 2014 Sometimes, you just have to give in to a record and buy it because it just looks perfect. My friend Tom and I ran into such a record one day while perusing the bins at Murmur Records … Continue reading

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Record Review: Adam Ant – Apollo 9

Adam Ant: Apollo 9 UK 7″ [1984] Apollo 9 [Blast Off Mix] 3:24 B-Side Baby 4:47 When Adam disbanded The Ants and went solo in 1982 he still had a strong grip on the UK top 10. Two of the … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 2]

<…continued from previous post> With “Dance Hall Days” breaking into the US Billboard Top 20 at #16, I expected better things from the follow up single, “Don’t Let Go.” I liked it more than the first hit. This was a … Continue reading

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Record Review: Wang Chung – Points On The Curve [part 1]

Wang Chung: Points On The Curve US CD [1984] Dance Hall Days Wait True Love The Waves Look At Me Now Don’t Let Go Even If You Dream Don’t Be My Enemy Devoted Friends Talk It Out My first exposure … Continue reading

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Seven CDs Of China Crisis For All

Gloryoski! It’s taken the patience of a saint, but next month Caroline International are gifting us with DLX RMs of the sacred first three China Crisis albums. I had given up hope on this notion many years ago. So much … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Visage – Fade To Grey The Singles Collection – Special Limited Edition Dance Mix Album [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Since there were distinct stereo panning effects in the records, it was an easy matter to determine that, yes – on side two of the “Fade To Grey” Dance Mix album, the entire side reflected having … Continue reading

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