Tag Archives: 1994

Record Review: Adam Ant – “B-Side Babies” US CD

Adam Ant: B-Side Babies – US – CD [1994] Adam And The Ants: Fall-In Adam And The Ants: Making History Adam And The Ants: Beat My Guest Adam And The Ants: Friends (Version 2) Adam Ant: Red Scab Adam Ant: … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3] [part 2]

[continued from last post…] The slyly playful melody of “Bob Hope” managed to convey the famed comic’s mid-century wiseguy vibe fairly well. This song was an homage to the platonic ideal of early Bob Hope; the snarky everyman who called … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 3/3]

Sparks: Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins – UK – 3xCD [2019] Disc Three – Demos + Unreleased Tracks Where Did I Leave My Halo? She’s Beautiful (So What) Mid-Atlantic The Farmer’s Daughter This Angry Young Man Ain’t Angry No More … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks Ignite “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins” DLX RM UK 3xCD To The Next Level [disc 2/3]

I couple of years ago I wrote a review of the 1994 Sparks album “Gratuitous Sax + Senseless Violins.” While I really enjoyed the album even more than I did than upon first hearing it, the band almost immediately announced … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Bryan Ferry – Mamouna

The “Mamouna” era of Bryan Ferry was pretty significant for me. I loved the album which saw the first of several times going forward that Brian Eno was up to working with Bryan Ferry again. In late 1994, my friend … Continue reading

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“Vienna” Gets Ultrabox After 40 Years As Synth Rock Touchstone [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Let’s continue our examination by delving into disc one of the set; the 2020 remastering of “Vienna” from the original Conny Plank 2-track mixdown. We have already discussed what we think of the music. It’s a … Continue reading

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Evidence Of Monastic Mix Tape Ca. 1994 Resurfaces 26 Years Later

I used to be a “cassette guy” since that was all we had back then. I’d buy any new albums, and immediately play them while recording to a cassette tape. I would then play the tape instead of the record, … Continue reading

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