Tag Archives: 2000

“Record” Review: Propaganda – Duel Y2K Mix DL

Twenty years ago the early web was buzzing with the news that the real Propaganda were back together and recording a new album. We could put the false Propaganda who had made the dull, lifeless “1234” album in 1990 on … 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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Just How Many Roxy Music Compilations DO I Own, Anyway?

Until 30 minutes ago, I had no idea what I was going to blog about. As I sometimes do, I headed over to my collection in Discogs.com and hit the “random item” button [sort of like the one on the … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Suicide – Suicide DLX DM

I’ve been aware of Suicide since 1978 or so. They got mentioned in the scant articles I read in the mainstream news press about this whole “New Wave Phenomenon.” Maybe it was Time or Newsweek. Possibly even Parade Magazine. All … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 44]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Peel Sessions 1979-1983 | 2000 – 2.5 [continued from previous post] I remember the notion of an OMD Peel Sessions album first manifested around 1999. There was talk of it on the OMD website … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder

The Teardrop Explodes: Wilder UK CD [2000] Bent Out Of Shape Colours Fly Away Seven Views Of Jerusalem Pure Joy Falling Down Around Me The Culture Bunker Passionate Friend Tiny Children Like Leila Khaled Said …And The Fighting Takes Over … 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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