Tag Archives: 2001

John Wetton: 1949-2017

I was looking to see what Martyn Ware [?!] had to say about the mess America has become of late when I saw that he had mentioned that John Wetton had died this morning. Having put alcoholism and open heart surgery behind him in … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 2]

The bonus tracks began with the rousing “Masquerade,” which was built on the same lurching beat popular around that time in songs like “My Shadow In Vain” or “My Sharona,” but I’ll take this song any day. Once heard, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Skids – Days In Europa [part 1]

Skids: Days In Europa UK CD [2001] Animation Charade Dulce Et Decorum Est [Pro Patria Mori] Pros & Cons Home Of The Saved Working For The Yankee Dollar The Olympian Thanatos A Day In Europa Peaceful Times Masquerade Out Of … Continue reading

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Collecting Simple Minds In The 21st Century

I am a Simple Minds collector [within reason]. One thing that has stuck in my craw was that in the new millennium, it suddenly became very challenging to buy all of the tracks/mixes of this band due to their many, … Continue reading

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It’s Immaterial Prehistory In Need Of Compiling…Can It Be Done?

Yesterday we looked at the much-needed compilation of the first album period on Circa/Virgin by It’s Immaterial, but by that time, the band had a four year history that had gone all over the indie label map. Of course, the … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 30]

2000 [continued] Something changed in my home in the year 2000. As my wife and I made the decision to move away from where we lived to another place, the need to have internet access at home arose, so we … Continue reading

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Three British Bands That I Liked In The 90s: #2 – Pulp

In 1994 I actually heard a British band on the radio that made me go out and buy the album immediately. The band were Pulp and the song was “Do You Remember The First Time?” I heard it in my … Continue reading

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