Tag Archives: 2008

Want List: Sparks Release DLX RMs Of Their Dazzling 21st Century Canon

We just got the email from the Sparks mailing list today with the great news that the first three of Sparks 21st Century reissue program has begun today with the first three of the seven titles out today with well … Continue reading

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The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 24]

[…continued from last post] “We Can Win” could have been a track from “Flatlands” from the sound of it. An acoustic folk number with brushed drums and acoustic guitars. But that was a deceptive simplification. Where it more closely reflected … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 23]

The Blow Monkeys Devil’s Tavern | 2008 4/4 The best possible way to engage this Monk is to emphasize in-your-face bass playing. What better way to signal the triumphant return of The Blow Monkeys than to give the spotlight to … Continue reading

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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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