Tag Archives: 2007

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 52]

Onetwo – Instead | 2007 – 3 [continued from last post] Following a startling Pink Floyd cover version, another big shock occurred at the end of “Have A Cigar,” when Bob Kraushaar was just starting to let rip on a “hot” … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 51]

Onetwo – Instead | 2007 – 3 [continued from last post] The album opened with a Big Bang. “The Theory Of Everything Part 1” was a cinematic cauldron roiling with anxious dread and by far the most portentous track ever to … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 50]

[continued from last post] With OMD kaput as of 1998 with only catalog projects to fulfill their Virgin contract, there was also the prospect of the Claudia Brücken/Paul Humphreys project that perpetually flew under the radar for long years. It … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Photos [part 2]

[…continued from previous post] The program was largely pop/rock coming down on the pop side of the fence. To the point that the ballad “Friends” dared to have the band bust out acoustic guitars; a daring move in 1980 Post-Punk … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Photos [part 1]

The Photos: The Photos UK CD DLX RM [2007] Do You Have Fun? Irene Barbarellas Now That You Tell Me That We’re Through Look At The Band Friends Loss Of Contact She’s Artistic All I Want Maxine Evelyn 11 I … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: “On The Other Hand, There’s A Fist”

It was some time in 1981, I think, when my compatriot chasinvictoria [who had moved away to Atlanta for a bit] send me a tape letter with Jona Lewie among the many bits of music to enthuse over. The first … Continue reading

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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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