Tag Archives: 2008

Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 4]

The last single we discussed was from 1982 and Cherry Red’s “Eligible Bachelors” album, but from that point to 1986, the band had an album on Blanco Y Negro; and that period was not the purview of this compilation. It … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 2]

The band’s first single made a splash on Rough Trade in 1978. “He’s frank” was all uncomfortable “Dutch” angles over a repetitive guitar figure that coiled and uncoiled throughout the brief song. that only spilled over into indie jangle for … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Monochrome Set – The Independent Singles Collection UK CD [part 1]

The Monochrome Set: The Independent Singles Collection – UK – CD – [2008] He’s Frank Alphaville Eine Symphonie Des Grauens Lester Leaps In The Monochrome Set Mr. Bizarro He’s Frank [Slight Return] Silicon Carne Fallout The Mating Game J.D.H.A.N.E.Y. Cast … 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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Record Review: The Photos – Crystal Tips + Mighty Mice [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Speaking of strong songs, “Kill That Girl” began with a evasive minor key intro only to blossom upon the first chorus into a vibrant Motown pastiche complete with a buoyant James Jamerson bass line and perky … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Photos – Crystal Tips + Mighty Mice [part 1]

The Photos: Crystal Tips + Mighty Mice UK CD [2008] My Life Story Life In A Day Luke Come Back Let’s Pack Our Bags Kill That Girl The Final Scene We Fight Thinking Of His Girlfriend Wish You Well For … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | David Byrne + Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

To say that Byrne/Eno have a history that precedes them is an understatement. Eno’s three album run with Talking Heads was possibly more inspiring than even his three album sequence with David Bowie, even though in both cases each of … Continue reading

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