Tag Archives: 1985

Record Review: The Explorers [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The playful “Venus De Milo” was superficially a stab at the same vibe of an early Roxy Music classic like “Virginia Plain,” but where the Roxy debut single was by turns playful and witty, it also … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Explorers [part 1]

The Explorers: The Explorers UK CD [1985] Ship Of Fools Lorelei Breath Of Life Venus De Milo Soul Fantasy Crack The Whip Prussian Blue Two Worlds Apart Robert Louis Stevenson You Go Up In Smoke Falling For Nightlife [Midnight Mix] … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 4]

1985 brought a new drive to Icehouse since the previous album, “Sidewalk” saw a marked shift downward from the growth curve that had moved from “Icehouse” to “Primitive Man.” The pressure was on, but the band had now gelled around … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 3]

1983 brought a new Icehouse album made with the same band that had toured the previous album, which had been made without them, deep in Keith Forsey’s laboratory. After an album of glossy, synthesizer atmospherics, this one took a half … Continue reading

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Not DEVO…But An Incredible Simulation! [conclusion]

When it came to two guys [“Martini Ranch”] wanting some of that DEVO action, they did the obvious and enlisted half of that band in crafting “How Can The Labouring Man Find Time For Self-Culture.” Fair enough, but two years prior … Continue reading

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Record Review: Data – Blow USP 12″

Data: Blow US Promo 12″ [1985] Blow [The Blow Out Version] Blow [The Blow Out Version single edit] D.J. [The Club DJ version] This was a record that I bought almost a year ago and it had begun to stick … Continue reading

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Record Review: November Group – Work That Dream

November Group: Work That Dream US EP [1985] Volker Work That Dream Put Your Back To It [2] No Promise Arrows Up To Heaven Careful [Life Is A Fragile Thing] Now we’ll discuss the third and final November Group EP, … Continue reading

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