Tag Archives: 1984

Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: The Stranglers – Aural Sculpture

After five years on United Artists Records and a vibrantly successful career, The Stranglers, managed to leave their first label with an all-time best seller in “Golden Brown.” This left them in the enviable position of a bidding war by … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: OMD – Junk Culture

In 1983, OMD released their fourth album, a left-field political cut-up “Dazzle Ships.” The band who had sold 3M copies of their of their previous [in all fairness] equally uncompromising album “Architecture + Morality,” were undoubtedly blindsided by the failure … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: David Bowie – Tonight

David Bowie grabbed the proverbial brass ring with his top selling “Let’s Dance” album of 1983. He was attempting to shift units and obtain a payday after disentangling from Mainman Management commensurate with reputation as a rock star. It worked. … Continue reading

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Visage Deluxe Week Commences With A Trio Of DLX RMs From Rubellan Remasters [pt. 5]

[…continued from last post] Visage released their 1st compilation album in 1983. After the group seemed to have hit a brick wall with the losses of both Midge Ure and Billy Currie, it made a certain kind of sense to … Continue reading

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Moroder Week: Day 4 – Berlin – No More Words 12″

While I’d first heard Berlin in late 1981 when their self-released single of “The Metro” made it onto WUSF-FM to ensnare me without ever finding a copy [that was affordable], I next ran across the band when Enigma Records had … Continue reading

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Record Review: Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up UK 12″

Thompson Twins: You Take Me Up UK 12″ [1984] You Take Me Up/Machines Take Me Over Down Tools Leopard Ray Passion Planet I somehow knew when I saw the video clip for “Hold Me Now” a few months before it … Continue reading

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Want List: Associates – Perhaps UK 2xCD DLX RM

Associates: Perhaps DLX RM – UK – 2xCD [2020] Disc 1: Perhaps + Bonus Tracks Those First Impressions Waiting For The Loveboat Perhaps Schampout Helicopter Helicopter Breakfast Thirteen Feelings The Stranger In Your Voice The Best Of You Don’t Give … Continue reading

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