Tag Archives: 2015

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 30]

[…continued from last post] Following a burst of glorious backing vocals singing the refrain “now the sun is in the sky again” I think I heard, yes!… a mellotron! This was immediately shaping up to be a stunner of a … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 29]

[…continued from last post] I missed this album in its three month crowdfunding phase in 2014. “No problem,” I thought to myself. I’ll just grab it later. Later became seven long years where copies of this for sale even in … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 28]

[…continued from last post] “Feels Like A New Morning” was barely cooled off from manufacturing when one of the most thorough Blow Monkeys compilations ever was the first one to be issued now that the band was back in the … Continue reading

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The Golden Era Of Tower Records Revisited In “All Things Must Pass” Documentary

I had probably heard about the making of this film, by Colin Hanks [scion of Tom] a few years back and my wife came to mention it to me recently as she was buying films on DVD for the library … Continue reading

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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Writer Reynolds finally shed light on the curious happenstance of JAPAN being first feted in the country of their name. This was put down to the cultural tradition of young Japanese girls being drawn to androgynous … Continue reading

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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 1]

I finally bought copies of this book from the UK last summer for gift giving purposes. I knew several friends who should have copies of this in their library and I piggybacked my purchase with one of the others to … Continue reading

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REDUX: Record Review: Stephen Emmer – International Blue

June 2, 2015 L-R: Neil Crossley, Midge Ure, Glenn Gregory, Stephen Emmer, Liam MacKahey I had written almost a year ago about this project, and in late December, after a few sales from the Record Cell, I was able to … Continue reading

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