Tag Archives: 2000

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 21]

[…continued from last post] As the 90s dawned and all of the Classic Rock was out on CD format, the market expanded to allow the first stirrings of 80s nostalgia, and the budget compilation market exploded by the decade’s mid … Continue reading

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Second Childhood: David Bowie’s “Toy:Box” Is Arriving For His 75th Birthday

Bowiephiles were abuzz last Friday when the news of his fifth all-encompassing ultrabox covering the years 1992-2001 of his career dropped after years of speculation. These massive boxes were an annual event from 2015-2018, but went on hold for three … Continue reading

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“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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