Tag Archives: 1989

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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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 11]

1988 After the Glass Spider Tour juddered through 1987 to a miasma of mixed signals, Bowie took some time off the following year for a re-think. I had not bought any of his contemporary albums by 1988 for as long … Continue reading

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CD-3 Files: Jesus + Mary Chain – Blues From A Gun

Jesus + Mary Chain: Blues From A Gun UK CD3 [1989] Blues From A Gun Shimmer Penetration My Girl For a few years there I was avidly collecting singles by Jesus + Mary Chain. I snapped them up in CD5 … Continue reading

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