Tag Archives: 2010

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 58]

OMD – History Of Modern | 2010 – 3 [continued from last post] “Side Two” [as even the CD calls it] began with “The Future, The Past, And Forever After.” OMD fandom and critics in general largely consider this track … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 57]

OMD – History Of Modern | 2010 – 3 [continued from this post] It was September of 2010 that the long-awaited new OMD album finally got released. This was the first album with the OMD imprint in 15 years, but … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 36]

2009 The summer of 2009 was a hotbed of Bowie sightings. In the hubub surrounding his son Duncan’s  excellent hard sci-fi directorial debut, “Moon,” the proud papa was captured in the camera’s eye at festival screenings of the film. Shots of … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 75]

[…continued from previous post] While past members were not the way forward for the band, the past music held the key to the way forward. Early Simple Minds were starting to get name checked, coupled with the fact that the last time … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 62]

The end of the “Graffiti Soul” tour in September 2010 offered a bombshell of sorts with the sudden departure of bassist Eddie Duffy, who had held down the low frequency position in the band since their “Floating World Tour” of 2002. He … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 61]

Lostboy! | A.K.A. Jim Kerr – 3.5 [continued from previous post] With “Bulletproof Heart,” Jim Kerr made good on his promise to get back to the attitudes of his youth with the only song on “Lostboy! A.K.A.” which was a … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Simple Minds [part 60]

Lostboy! | A.K.A. Jim Kerr – 3.5 When Jim Kerr unleashed his first “solo” album, he was careful to muddy the branding waters enough to lend the work a touch of anonymity. This was not precisely a “Jim Kerr” album … Continue reading

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