Tag Archives: 2015

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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Book Review: David Richards – ABC The Annotated Discography

David Richards: ABC – The Annotated Discography In a world without the gatekeepers we grew up with, we have few limitations. Anyone, with the determination [and modest funding], can carve out a niche in which to build their own personal, … Continue reading

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Scooped! When Personal CD Projects Get Superseded By Real Labels [part 4]

[…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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30 Days: 30 Albums | Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Access All Areas

This album was conspicuously absent during the OMD Rock G.P.A. as it was always the most peripheral release of the band. I included all of the self-released live albums by the group but not this one. This was a BBC … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 64]

OMD – Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool | 2015 – 3 [continued from this post] Late September of 2015 brought the DLX package of “Dazzle Ships At The Museum Of Liverpool” and it was the next step up … Continue reading

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