Tag Archives: 1985

An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 2]

Today we finish up with the interview with Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick. Touching on the late history of that band as well as the group’s concurrent existence as Sparks live and studio band for the first half of the 80s. … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Welcoming A New Ice Age” US DLX RM CD

By 1985, when album number three came around, Gleaming Spires had pretty much gone through the full Sparks band cycle, and the brothers were gravitating back to a self-contained unit with occasional help from Mr. Kendrick. This freed up time … Continue reading

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Paul Haig Ultrabox Of “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Now Unleashed By Les Disques Du Crépuscule

It’s deeply saddening. I am clearly an admirer of Paul Haig, and yet I only have nine of his titles in my Record Cell. Most of them singles. And all of them hard-fought purchasing battles over the last 36 years. … Continue reading

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive: The Gleaming Spires Reissue Program Announced Just Days After Records Added To Want List

Holy Toledo! On July 28th, we wrote about the need to collect the complete works of Gleaming Spires after finally playing their “How To Get Girls Thru Hypnotism” single. Last Friday morning, I received an email via the handy contact … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 4]

[…continued from last post] There were two violinists credited on “So Red The Rose.” It was that sort of album, so it’s hard to know if both were playing on the one track that featured them prominently or not. We’ll … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 3]

[…continued from this post] “Missing” was the only song of this project that existed in Simon LeBon’s notebooks prior to Nick Rhodes calling him up and telling him that he wasn’t going on a holiday for six months, but was … Continue reading

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The Arcadia Project: Down The Black Lace Rabbit Hole [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Throughout it all one could hear Carlos Alomar’s rhythm guitar arcing an elegant line throughout the percussive mix. And it was a very percussive mix with not one but two, top flight percussionists throughout the album. … Continue reading

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