Tag Archives: 1986

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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Seven CDs Of China Crisis For All

Gloryoski! It’s taken the patience of a saint, but next month Caroline International are gifting us with DLX RMs of the sacred first three China Crisis albums. I had given up hope on this notion many years ago. So much … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bananarama – Deep Sea Skiving

Bananarama: Deep Sea Skiving UK CD [1986] Shy Boy Doctor Love What A Shambles Really Saying Something [He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’] Cheers Then Aie-A-Mwana Young At Heart Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Hey Young London Boy Trouble … Continue reading

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Collecting Bands I’ve Not Yet Heard – Crazy Or Not?

Three years ago I ended up going down a certain path due to a record my friend Ron Kane had given me. I was visiting his Casa De Los Discos® for the first time after knowing him for 29 years … Continue reading

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Record Review: Was (Not Was) – Robot Girl [remix]

Was (Not Was): Robot Girl [remix] UK 12″ [1986] Robot Girl [Paris Mix] Earth To Doris Robot Girl [East Grinstead Mix] Where Did Your Heart Go The errant path of Was (Not Was) had been a tale of an album for … Continue reading

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