Tag Archives: 2013

Record Review: Fiction Factory – “Throw The Warped Wheel Out” DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

[continued from last post] “Tales of Tears” had a crystalline synth hook and completely unique phrasing from vocalist Patterson. When reading his liner notes on the disc, he revealed that looking back after 30 years, he could cite Mari Wilson … Continue reading

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Record Review: Fiction Factory – “Throw The Warped Wheel Out” DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

Fiction Factory: Throw The Warped Wheel Out DLX RM – UK – CD [2013] [Feels Like] Heaven Heart And Mind Panic The Hanging Gardens All Or Nothing Hit The Mark Ghost Of Love Tales Of Tears The First Step The … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 27]

[…continued from last post] Surprisingly critical to the band’s path in 2012-2013 was Cherry Red‘s decision to release DLX RMs of the band’s first two albums. The 2xCDs jammed with B-sides and demos were strong enough sellers for the label … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Fandom In The Aftermath: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times [part 5]

Part 5: Death As A Career Move… The next seven or eight years following Billy’s death saw all manner of his recordings get a release from various labels and concerns. While MacKenzie was gone and would no longer create music … Continue reading

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Visage Deluxe Week Commences With A Trio Of DLX RMs From Rubellan Remasters [pt. 6]

[…continued from previous post] Back in 2013, to herald the second [actually, third] coming of Visage, the great B-side “Frequency 7” was dusted off and reissued as a DL and CD-R. Two new mixes accompanied it, but the experience was … Continue reading

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Scooped! When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 3]

[…continued from last past] So the brief here was to discuss CDs I have made through great effort for my simulated label, that eventually actually get made by real labels. This was a weird phenomenon where there are no easy … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 74]

[continued from last post] The first album after their reformation of 2006 was 2010’s “History Of Modern.” The bulk of it was the sound of OMD trying to see if they could fit back in their own skin. After many … Continue reading

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