Tag Archives: 1997

The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Fandom In The Aftermath: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times [part 5]

Part 5: Death As A Career Move… The next seven or eight years following Billy’s death saw all manner of his recordings get a release from various labels and concerns. While MacKenzie was gone and would no longer create music … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie: The Posthumous Era [part 4]

Part 4: The Aftermath… Billy’s mother Lily had died the previous summer and the already mercurial singer was capable of wild mood swings as his attitude to his singing career had already showed. On January 22nd, 1997, he went into … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Has Been Gone For 25 Years Now… [part 1]

Part 1: My STUPID YEARS… Where does the time go? It feels like he just died last month. I can remember the awful pit in my stomach when I discovered, somehow, on the internet [which in 1997, I only had … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 20]

[…continued from last post] The first Dr. Robert solo album was produced by the artist and licensed to a number of labels for worldwide release in 1994. “Realms Of Gold” was a portrait of an artist coming to grips with … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Waitresses – “King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents” US CD

The Waitresses: King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents – US – CD – [1997] Intro Quit No Guilt Wise Up I Could Rule The World If I Could Only Get The Parts I Know What Boys Like Pussy Strut Wasn’t Tomorrow … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends DLX RM

Stephen Duffy: I Love My Friends DLX RM UK 2xCD [2019] CD 1 : orignial album Tune In The Deal Eucharist Mao Badge Lovers’ Beware In The Evening Of Her Day Holding Hands With Grace The Postcard Seventeen Twenty Three … Continue reading

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