Tag Archives: 1986

Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Duran Duran – Notorious

In 1983, Duran Duran became one of the most popular bands on the planet. They were actually referred to as the Fab Five for a rare time. Following the inevitable live album of their “couldn’t hear the band for the … 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: Anne Clark – Pressure Points UK CD

Anne Clark: Pressure Points UK CD [1986] Heaven Red Sands Alarm Call Tide The Interruption The Power Game World Without Warning Bursting Lovers Retreat It was 1985 and I was finally of the opinion that John Foxx was The Artist … Continue reading

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Just How Many Roxy Music Compilations DO I Own, Anyway?

Until 30 minutes ago, I had no idea what I was going to blog about. As I sometimes do, I headed over to my collection in Discogs.com and hit the “random item” button [sort of like the one on the … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Torch Song – Ecstasy [REVO 060] [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Side one of “Ecstasy” capped with the dreampop of “Living Out Of Time” with the spotlight taken by vocalist Laurie Mayer’s expressive vocal and the biggest appearance of Grant Gilbert on this album on the smooth … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Torch Song – Ecstasy [REVO 060] [part 2]

[…continued from last post] “White Night” was a very strong single to open with, but the ante was upped dramatically with the second song. Torch Song had set a very high standard for cover versions on their debut album with … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Torch Song – Ecstasy [REVO 060] [part 1]

Torch Song: Ecstasy – US – CD-R – [2009] White Night Can’t Find My Way Home Spear Microdot Daylight The Pentacle Living Out of Time Mothdoom Ecstasy Nails In The Cross The Zebra Room Venus In Furs Dia Del Muerto … Continue reading

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