Tag Archives: 1986

Record Review: Strange Cruise – Strange Cruise DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

Finally hearing “Rebel Blue Rocker,” it’s shocking that someone at EMI picked this song with its brash intro horns as the lead off single from”Strange Cruise.” All the elements of this song just seem to be awkwardly stitched together like … Continue reading

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Record Review: Strange Cruise – Strange Cruise DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

Strange Cruise: Strange Cruise DLX RM – UK – CD [2014] Hit + Run The Beat Goes On Rebel Blue Rocker Communication [breaking down the walls] This Old Town Animal Call Heart is A Lonely Hunter Love Addiction 12 Miles … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: I Have Finally Picked REVO 0100… Data – “Elegant Machinery” DLX RM

Data were a tight, Mid-80s synthpop project of Ex-Sailor Georg Kajanus done concurrently with his fine productions of Peter Godwin. They would slot in congruently with a group like Vicious Pink very well. Way back in 2016 I was reviewing … Continue reading

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Want List: Bill Nelson – Transcorder – The Acquitted By Mirrors Recordings UK 2xCD

Bill Nelson: Transcorder – UK – 2xD [2020] DISC 1 ​Sleepcycle (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ Konny Buys A Kodak (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ When The Birds Return (from Cocteau Club EP#1, 1982)​ The Beat That Can’t Go Wrong … Continue reading

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Record Review: Alan Rankine – The World Begins To Look Her Age JPN CD

Alan Rankine: The World Begins To Look Her Age – JPN – CD [1986] Elephant’s Walk In Morning Glory Mission For The Don Your Very Last Day The Best In Me The World Begins To Look Her Age Last Bullet … Continue reading

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Want List: Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “Flaunt It” The Postmodern Manifesto In New Expanded DLX RM

Sigue Sigue Sputnik: Flaunt It DLX RM – 4xCD – UK [2020] Disc 1 – Flaunt It Love Missile F1-11 (Re-recording Part IiI) Atari Baby Sex-bomb-boogie Rockit Miss U.S.A. Advertisement: The Sputnik Corporation 21st Century Boy Massive Retaliation Advertisement: The … Continue reading

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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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