Tag Archives: 2008

“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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30 Days: 30 Albums | Nick Lowe – Jesus Of Cool DLX RM

This has been an album that I have wanted for over 30 years. At first, I was indifferent to Lowe’s tuneful New Wave pop since when he popped up on my radar, he was closer to the mainstream than the … Continue reading

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Book Week – The Clash: The Clash

I was not the biggest Clash fan around. I still have never heard their first or second albums [ducks] though I was aware of the first one from at least the point where it was released in the US. I … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 55]

[continued from last post] At the same time as their return to the concert stages of Europe and the UK, 2007 also brought with it news that an OMD fan, who was a filmmaker at Aspect Television, got the approval … Continue reading

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