Tag Archives: 2008

Record Review: Figures On A Beach – “Standing On Ceremony” US DLX RM CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The Art Rock of “A Pagan Gift” followed the astonishing “Elvis’ House.” Proving that this band were more that met my eye. The track was still dance floor friendly, as befit one of the two bands … Continue reading

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Record Review: Figures On A Beach – “Standing On Ceremony” US DLX RM CD [part 1]

Figures On A Beach: Standing On Ceremony – US – DLX RM CD [2008] No Stars The Glamour Of Motion Feel the Mood Angels Working Overtime Rhythm Elvis’ House A Pagan Gift Paris State of Emergency Delirium The Big Top … Continue reading

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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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