Tag Archives: 1985

Want List: Robert Palmer BSOG of Complete Island Albums UK 9xCD

We were slow to acknowledge the many charms of Robert Palmer at first. In 1978, when he got his first US Top 40 hits on his ’78/’79 albums with “Every Kinda People” and “Bad Case Of Loving You” I thought … Continue reading

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Record Review: Grace Jones – “Slave To The Rhythm” US CD

Grace Jones: Slave To The Rhythm – US – CD [1987] Leave it to Trevor Horn at the height of the “High ZTT” era that he could end up making a single with Grace Jones that could balloon into a … Continue reading

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a-ha’s “Hunting High & Low” Represented Late-Blooming Synthpop Getting In Under The Wire

Anyone old enough probably remembers first hearing Norway’s top band a-ha. It was on one of my “dead-of-night” MTV aircheck videotapes where I first saw the video that changed everything for the band. But it didn’t stay in graveyard rotation … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 4]

Disc four was a fascinating live album from a Japanese radio session for broadcast at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku in 1985 from the normally reluctant gigger where Haig performed in a Les Disques Du Crépuscule package tour with Anna … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 3]

Disc three was a dive into the 12″ remixes both released and not released from “The Warp Of Pure Fun.” I actually had two of these tracks already in the Record Cell thanks to owning Les Disques Du Crépuscule compilations … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 2]

“The Warp Of Pure Fun” was not always the second Paul Haig solo album. In the ’83-’84 period before “Warp” was recorded, he and producer Alan Rankine were recording what was to be the “lost” second album while Island Records … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 1]

It was eight months ago when I was trumpeting the arrival of an ultrabox of Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” and there’s no shortage of items on my want list but this one was a rarity in that … Continue reading

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