Tag Archives: 1984

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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Looking Back At Music Videos [part 3]

[…continued from last post] MTV And The Second British Invasion By the third year of MTV it was the new force to be reckoned with in music. It was kingmaker to all of the bands of the Second British Invasion, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Fiction Factory – “Throw The Warped Wheel Out” DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

[continued from last post] “Tales of Tears” had a crystalline synth hook and completely unique phrasing from vocalist Patterson. When reading his liner notes on the disc, he revealed that looking back after 30 years, he could cite Mari Wilson … Continue reading

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Record Review: Fiction Factory – “Throw The Warped Wheel Out” DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

Fiction Factory: Throw The Warped Wheel Out DLX RM – UK – CD [2013] [Feels Like] Heaven Heart And Mind Panic The Hanging Gardens All Or Nothing Hit The Mark Ghost Of Love Tales Of Tears The First Step The … Continue reading

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Rubellan Remasters Win Again With Beat Boy Cassette Remix CD

Visage: Beat Boy Cassette Remix Edition DLX RM – US – CD [2022] Beat Boy 7:19 Casualty 6:02 Questions 7:11 Only The Good [Die Young] 5:33 Can You Hear Me 6:32 The Promise 4:10 Love Glove 5:45 Yesterday’s Shadow 6:34 … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 4]

[…continued from last post] Acoustic guitars and strings fueled “Professor Supercool’s” rent boy melodrama. For a guy who was married at the time, there was a lot of queer energy running through the early Blow Monkeys material. Robert Howard attributes … Continue reading

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