Tag Archives: 1997

Want List: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM

A.K.A. – A Young Person’s Guide To “I Love My Friends” Here’s some great news for fans of songwriter Stephen Duffy. His 1997-1998 album “I Love My Friends” is getting a third lease on life. The 1997 issue on Indolent … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 8]

Following the insular release of “Code Blue,” [there was never a copy sold anywhere but in Australia/New Zealand] the band lineup that had stabilized around guitarist Bob Kretschmer, Andy Qunta, et. al. for several years of success splintered. I thought … Continue reading

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My Tale Of Turntablism

Right now is a rare time in the Record Cell in that there are recent vinyl acquisitions that I’m definitely not listening to. For a very practical reason. My Pioneer turntable is in… the shop!! Moreover, it’s been in the … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 24]

1997 [continued] The morning after the Chili Pepper concert, I awoke with “Little Wonder” looping incessantly in my head so I leaned pretty heavily on that tape I had made of “Earthling” in my car for the next few weeks. … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 23]

1997 [continued] I had played the tape I’d made of “Earthling” on the trip to South Florida to minimal response. It was only the second time I had listened to it, for that matter. We arrived at the venue and … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 22]

1997 After a year of nothing much happening, save for singles pulled from “Outside” that I never heard,”  1997 heralded the next phase in Bowie’s discography. It was in January when it transpired that Bowie’s next album would be techno oriented. … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 37]

As 1995 crept towards 1996, huge sea changes were afoot for Simple Minds. First of all, the band’s September 13, 1995 stop in Glasgow featured one Derek Forbes strapping on his bass for “Waterfront” and “Love Song.” The band had occasionally … Continue reading

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