Tag Archives: 1986

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 6]

[…continued from last post] Following on from the high water mark of “Sweet Murder,” the next step in the “Animal Magic” plan for world domination was to have an even better song follow it. “Aeroplane City Lovesong” kicked off with … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 5]

The Blow Monkeys Animal Magic 1986 4.0 1985 came and the only release by The Blow Monkeys in the September of mid-decade was the single “Forbidden Fruit.” It was a move to smoother, less spiky music with the Jazz factor … Continue reading

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…But What About Falco?

Last week we posted on the notion of “New Wave Or Novelty…?” and the elephant in the room, even though he was not included in the artists and records discussed, was Austria’s Falco. I have been dismissive of Falco for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Grace Jones – “Inside Story” US CD

Grace Jones: Inside Story – US – CD [1986] I’m Not Perfect [But I’m Perfect For You] Hollywood Liar Chan Hitchhikes To Shanghai Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician Party Girl Crush Barefoot In Beverly Hills Scary But Fun … Continue reading

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Oingo Boingo Gets DLX RMs Of Four Early Classics From Rubellan Remasters

Last Friday we had to double post due to the fact that the barely released Oingo Boingo colored vinyl LPs of “Only A Lad” were flying out of the Rubellan Remasters webstore at such a furious clip, that the planned … Continue reading

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80s Soundtrack Week: Monday – “Pretty In Pink” US CD

I was going to talk about one of the records coming up this week, then I realized that it had been a bit since I had run a Theme Week here @ PPM and figured that I could work this … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Virgin Prunes – “Don’t Look Back” US 12″

The Virgin Prunes: Let’s All Sing Of The Tortured Heart [Don’t Look Back] – US – 12″ [1986] Let’s All Sing Of The Tortured Heart [Don’t Look Back] [extended remix] The White History Book Day Of Ages “Thank god it’s … Continue reading

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