Tag Archives: 1989

Record Review: Erasure – Wild!

Erasure: Wild! US CD [1989] Piano Song (Instrumental) Blue Savannah Drama! How Many Times? Star La Gloria You Surround Me Brother And Sister 2,000 Miles Crown Of Thorns Piano Song I have to admit that I was cool to the … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Slits Double Peel Sessions UK CD

The Slits: The Peel Sessions UK CD [1989] Love And Romance Vindictive New Town Shop Lifting So Tough Instant Hit FM I first heard The Slits on WPRK-FM college radio in maybe 1980-81. They played their amazing cover of “I … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Heaven 17 Vs Simple Minds

This is a Steel Cage Match that I thought about writing a few years ago but then the massive Simple Minds thread, nay… book happened and I didn’t think it was prudent to invoke the Scots any time too soon … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 6]

In 1987-1988, Icehouse went all Michael Jackson as the “Man Of Colours” album had an unprecedented five top forty singles peeled off of it in their native Australia. Only three of these got a release in the US, but “Crazy” rose to … Continue reading

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Record Review: Nitzer Ebb – Shame

Nitzer Ebb: Shame GER CD5 [1989] Shame [Mix no. 1] Captivate [Mix no. 6] Backlash [Mix no. 4] I first heard Essex EBM monsters Nitzer Ebb as I did much music in the 1980s; on the airwaves of MTV. A portion … Continue reading

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CD-3 Files: Fuzzbox – International Rescue

Fuzzbox: International Rescue UK CD-3 [1989] International Rescue Raining Champagne Barbarella Love Is The Slug When We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It manifested for “difficult” album #2 [so difficult, that there was no album #3!] it was … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 12]

1989 [continued] While 1989 got off to a great start with Bowie undergoing a rock colonic to blast all of the trite and ill-advised pop traits out of his system courtesy of Tin Machine, the end of the year featured … Continue reading

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