Tag Archives: 1984

30 Days: 30 Albums | Danny Elfman – So-Lo

This was an album that I had bought on LP when it had come out and I quickly ditched it in the Great Vinyl Purge; figuring [rightly] that I would get it on CD later. What I didn’t know at … Continue reading

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Want List: Kissing The Pink – What Noise DLX RM

Today is a red letter day! Our friends at Cherry Red are tempting us again with the long-sought second Kissing The Pink album on CD. I was clueless about Kissing The Pink back in the day that they manifested. I … Continue reading

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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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