Tag Archives: 2005

David Bowie Memory Palace [part 35]

2005-2008 The next years brought almost nothing from the David Bowie camp. Between his heart problems and his newly born daughter, what possible reason would he have to venture out into the world? Sightings of the Thin White one became scarce. … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To “A Tonic For The Troops”

One of the bands that were there from the beginning for me when the New Wave finally hit my ears were The Boomtown Rats. I had actually heard the song “Rat Trap” from “A Tonic For The Troops” played on the … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Sidebar 1: Ranking The Cover Art [part 9]

ALBUM 16: Cry| 2002 | designer: 2Fluid_Creative The next album design was the effort of the company responsible for the band’s 2nd generation website; 2Fluid_Creative. They inexplicably went with photos from the “Dancing Barefoot” video session, albeit altered on the back cover … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 56]

With “Black + White 050505” getting out in the world to positive reviews [Darryl Esslea of Record Collector have it a lapsed fan 5/5 rave], the time of release was marked for me by a bittersweet moment. Getting the two CD … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 55]

Simple Minds | Black+White 050505 – 2.5 [continued from previous post] The band next revisited the cut “Jeweller To The Stars” from the “Our Secrets Are the Same” album. “The Jeweller [part 2]” had been earmarked as a potential B-side, … Continue reading

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