Tag Archives: 1984

REDUX: Corn-Fed New Wave: Figures On A Beach, The Early Years

February 20, 2014 Ten days ago, commenter Rob C made an eloquent defense of Detroit’s Figures On A Beach and little did he know, but his words were only a portion of the FOAB event horizon that I find myself … Continue reading

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Song Of The Day: The Blow Monkeys – Atomic Lullaby

Today I have this early single by The Blow Monkeys coursing through my circuits. The last few Saturdays have seen me drawn to the middle period house phase of the band where they were the only British New Wave band … Continue reading

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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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