Tag Archives: 1990

Making Up For Lost Time In The 90s With Associates [part 3]

Part 3: Obsession MAGNIFICENT… With my perceptions permanently altered by my encounter with Associates, I really started purchasing vinyl records once again after pretty much a five year layoff. By the early 90s, it was apparent that whole swaths of … Continue reading

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My Tragically Late Recognition of Associates Changed Everything [part 2]

Part 2: The EPIPHANY… As we was in said last post, I had many opportunities to be exposed to both Billy MacKenzie and The Associates and I was curiously deaf to the evidence. Nothing clicked for me. Until that fateful … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 18]

[…continued from last post] After the last burst of energy, it was time to dial down the intensity to finish the album. “Fruits of The Earth” was a slice of downtempo House with lead vocals from Bryan Powell. Dr. Robert … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 17]

[…continued from last post] “Be Not Afraid” was the sort of song title that, when you get right down to it, never wears out its welcome in the world. The band boldly handed the reins of this song to Khaled, … Continue reading

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…But What About Falco?

Last week we posted on the notion of “New Wave Or Novelty…?” and the elephant in the room, even though he was not included in the artists and records discussed, was Austria’s Falco. I have been dismissive of Falco for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bow Wow Wow – “See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over Go Ape Crazy!” UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] “Mickey Put It Down” was a case of McLaren using Disney archetypes to tell a story as old as rock and roll. Girl pines for boy to pay attention her when he’s smitten with his guitar. … Continue reading

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Record Review: Bow Wow Wow – “See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over Go Ape Crazy!” UK CD [part 1]

Bow Wow Wow: See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over Go Ape Crazy! – UK – CD [1990] Jungle Boy [7″ Remix] 3:33 Chihuahua (12″ Version) 5:47 Sinner, Sinner, Sinner (12″ Version) 4:13 Mickey Put … Continue reading

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