Tag Archives: 1986

The Blow Monkeys Finally Get Decisive 4xCD “Animal Magic” Box In 2023

Back in 2012, Cherry Red had released the first two Blow Monkeys albums in DLX RMs, and the next one also followed suit a year later. Each of them in 2xCD packages with many unreleased tracks as well as remixes … Continue reading

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The Next Group Of Oingo Boingo Deluxe Remasters Is Nearing Takeoff

Last summer ace reissue label Rubellan Remasters graced us with four Oingo Boingo remastered CDs [“Only A Lad,” “Nothing To Fear,” “Good For Your Soul,” “Dead Man’s Paarty”] and since then, the So-cal New Wave band has been blowing the … Continue reading

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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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