Tag Archives: 1984

Record Review: Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] Anderson maintained her usual sprechgesang vocals that were closer to narration; leaving the melodic singing to the trio of Dolette McDonald, Michelle Cobbs, and Brenda Nelson. When Anderson says “and the little girls sing” before the … Continue reading

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Record Review: Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak [part 1]

 Laurie Anderson: Mister Heartbreak US CD [1984] Sharkey’s Day Langue D’Amour Gravity’s Angel Kokoku Excellent Birds Blue Lagoon Sharkey’s Night I was certainly sensitive to Laurie Anderson’s move from the art world to the dirty business of “rock and roll.” … Continue reading

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Collecting Bands I’ve Not Yet Heard – Crazy Or Not?

Three years ago I ended up going down a certain path due to a record my friend Ron Kane had given me. I was visiting his Casa De Los Discos® for the first time after knowing him for 29 years … Continue reading

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Record Review: Malcolm McLaren – Carmen

Malcolm McLaren: Carmen UK 12′ [1984] Carmen [L’Oiseau Rebelle] Death Of Butterfly[Tu Tu Piccolo] Carmen [L’Oiseau Rebelle] [Instrumental Remix] I’ll admit to being an admirer of Malcolm McLaren, though it took me quite a while to come to that conclusion. … Continue reading

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It’s Pearl Harbour Day

Since it’s December 7th, thoughts turn to Pearl Harbour. No…not that one! The femme rockabilly artist who started her career in New Wave before finding her true voice a year later. I first heard Pearl Harbor + The Explosions in 1979 … 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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My Tale Of Turntablism

Right now is a rare time in the Record Cell in that there are recent vinyl acquisitions that I’m definitely not listening to. For a very practical reason. My Pioneer turntable is in… the shop!! Moreover, it’s been in the … Continue reading

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