Tag Archives: 2008

I Can’t Believe That I Just Found Out About The OTHER Heaven 17…

I was getting ready to write a quick post about Montreal’s technopop titans, Men Without Hats, when during the hasty [yet undeniably real] research portion of my post, I came across some new data that was slightly mind blowing! And … Continue reading

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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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