Tag Archives: 1993

“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 2]

[…continued from last post] By the time that 2-Tone moved forward into 1980, the label’s acts began to sprawl from the focused retro Ska style into exotic new syntheses that found less favor on the British charts. The radical sophomore … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 1]

Various Artists: The 2-Tone Collection – A Checkered Past – US – 2xCD [1993] Disc One The Special A.K.A.: Gangsters The Selecter: The Selecter Madness: The Prince The Selecter: On My Radio The Specials featuring Rico: A Message To You … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To “No Man’s Land”

We previously mentioned the only 1981 release by Lene Lovich was the “New Toy” single/EP. It was a single in some territories and an EP in others. Some having four more songs that Stiff Records passed on for the UK. … Continue reading

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Scooped! When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 3]

[…continued from last past] So the brief here was to discuss CDs I have made through great effort for my simulated label, that eventually actually get made by real labels. This was a weird phenomenon where there are no easy … Continue reading

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No False Revillos! The Eerie Story of The Revettes

By the early 90s I had become reliant on mail order to buy all of the records that I had wanted for years, but had never made their way to the backwaters of Central Florida, where I lived. The first … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 36]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Liberator | 1993 – 1 When I bought the CD, I played it at home and had absolutely zero pre-knowledgeof the album except for the fact that there was a single, “Stand Above Me,” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 35]

[continued from previous post] After the “Sugar Tax” campaign played out,  1992 and 1993 came along and in the spring of the latter year came new and unexpected McCluskey activity. I forgot exactly where I first caught wind of the … Continue reading

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