Tag Archives: 1984

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 21]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] Fortunately, that misstep was followed with my favorite song on the album. “White Trash” was OMD pushing the emotional envelope further than they had … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 20]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] Starting with an ascending synth figure over a relentless programmed rhythm and sampled horns, “Love + Violence” was a visceral, almost bluesy number that … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 19]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Junk Culture | 1984 – 3.5 [continued from previous post] “Junk Culture” opened with something missing since album one; an instrumental. The title track was also their second dalliance with dub reggae [following the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 18]

[continued from previous post] So OMD were now sweating bullets for the first time in their musical career. The rise to the top and the consolidating smash third album had been as natural and easy as could be, and yet … Continue reading

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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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