Tag Archives: 1986

Double Grooved Records Offer Twice The Fun/Headaches

The notion of a double grooved record first slapped me in the face when I had borrowed my good friend chasinvictoria’s “Matching Tie + Handkerchief” to hear it when we were still in high school [40+ years ago]. But at … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To “Say The Word”

Today we’ll look at the North American single by Arcadia that came out after “So Red the Rose” and was a rare example of Arcadia [on EMI and Capitol worldwide] being farmed out to do soundtrack duty on a rival … Continue reading

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Record Review: Paul Haig’s “The Warp Of Pure Fun” Boxed Set Shows That He Should Have Ruled The Mid-80s [part 4]

Disc four was a fascinating live album from a Japanese radio session for broadcast at the Laforet Museum in Harajuku in 1985 from the normally reluctant gigger where Haig performed in a Les Disques Du Crépuscule package tour with Anna … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial – Space UK 12″

It’s Immaterial: Space – UK – 12″ [1986] Space…He Called From The Kitchen Hereby Hangs A Tale Space I’d heard “Driving Away From Home” by It’s Immaterial quite a bit as it got the band in the public eye in … Continue reading

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Want List: The Last Virgin-Era China Crisis DLX RM Finally Drops With 3-Disc “What Price Paradise”

China Crisis: What Price Paradise DLX RM – UK – 3xCD [2022] Disc 1: What Price Paradise It’s Everything Arizona Sky Safe As Houses Worlds Apart Hampton Beach The Understudy Best Kept Secret We Do The Same June Bride A … Continue reading

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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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