Tag Archives: 2016

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 67]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from last post] Disc two opened with the title track to “Architecture + Morality” but that sounded like a playback. The next song, “Sealand” was far from … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 66]

OMD – Architecture + Morality – Dazzle Ships | 2016 – 3.5 [continued from this post] On the face of it, I had to admit that the band had some cheek to release two live albums drawing from the same … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 65]

Having performed at the Museum of Liverpool for the first time since losing Malcolm Holmes as a drummer after his heart attack in 2013, the band opted to replace him with the first OMD drummer… the reel-to-reel tape deck named … Continue reading

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Book Week – Grace Jones [Paul Morley]: I’ll Never Write My Memoirs

For a very long time, Grace Jones proclaimed that she would never release an autobio, until that point where she suddenly did; taking a famous lyric of hers from “Art Groupie” and turning it on its head. When “semi-famous model … Continue reading

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Book Week – Bettye Kronstad: Perfect Day; An Intimate Portrait Of Life With Lou Reed

I don’t plan on buying very many books these days. A far cry from my childhood when my mom used to complain that I spent any money she gave me on books instead of other, lesser things! Once, she gave … Continue reading

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Book Week – Matteo Torcinovich: Outside The Lines; Lost Photographs Of Punk & New Wave’s Most Iconic Albums

Today’s book was something I found remaindered last year that was an immediate hands-down “buy this book!” moment. Exceedingly rare are the volumes that I have bought instead of sold off in the last 20 years,but this one was strongly … Continue reading

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Book Week – Nicholas Pegg: The Complete David Bowie [2016 Ed.]

Surprise! Just when you thought it was more OMD postings in store for your eyeballs, I felt the spirit move me to finally have a theme week here based on all of the book reviews that I have been planning … Continue reading

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