Tag Archives: 1986

30 Days: 30 Albums | A Certain Ratio – FORCE

A Certain Ratio were a band that I have been aware of since about 1982 but until this summer, no releases had ever been in my Record Cell. I knew they were a Factory band, which had, and then lost … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | They Might Be Giants

I can;t believe it took me over 30 years to finally hear this album, but that’s the sad truth. At first, the TMBG debut album was LP only in that nether period where not all new albums in the mid-80s … Continue reading

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REDUX : Various Artists – ‘Til Things Are Brighter – A Tribute To Johnny Cash

July 7, 2014 Various Artists: ‘Til Things Are Brighter – A Tribute To Johnny Cash UK CD [1988] Michelle Shocked: One Piece At A Time Stephen Mallinder: I Walk The Line Steve Mack: Rosanna’s Goin’ Wild Sally Timms: Cry, Cry, … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review – Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Flaunt It

June 14-23, 2014 Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Flaunt It UK CD [1986] Love Missile F1-11 (Re-Recording Part II) Advertisement: Tempo Magazine Atari Baby Advertisement [false]: Network 21 Sex-Bomb-Boogie Advertisement: Pure Sex Rockit Miss U.S.A. Advertisement [house ad]: The Sputnik Corporation 21st … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 30]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – The Pacific Age | 1986 – 2.5 [continued from last post] How appropriate that on the day following Martin Luther King Day that we turn our attention to “Southern.” This was another scarce OMD … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 28]

OMD | If You Leave [continued from last post] In 1985, OMD had honestly scraped their way into the US top 30 with “So In Love,” a mushy piece of pop that was among the last song’s written during the … Continue reading

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REDUX: A Thousand Number One Albums In The UK

November 25, 2013 Today on the BBC was a feature examining the thousand albums that have topped the British charts since their point of origin in July 1956. I wondered how many of those best sellers would fall  under the … Continue reading

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