Tag Archives: 2016

Want List: JAPAN Biography Reissued + Sequel Coming

Two days ago commenter Duncan Watson brought it to our attention that Anthony Reynolds’ book on JAPAN was now back in print at Burning Shed, and since we had missed the limited hardcover edition, this represents a great second chance … Continue reading

Posted in New Romantic, Want List | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

30 Days: 30 Albums | ABC – The Lexicon of Love II

Phew! In spite of wanting this since the release was teased in… 2016, it’s taken me over two years to finally obtain the new ABC CD. This was strictly down to the inability of the band’s website to sell me … Continue reading

Posted in 30 Days - 30 Albums, Core Collection, Record Review | Tagged , , , | 34 Comments

30 Days: 30 Albums | Suede – Night Thoughts

I had [foolishly] dismissed Suede as an empty hype due to actually reading the NME buildup in real-time. A friend had given me an air-mail subscription as a birthday present. I would never have bought the NME. Once I finally … Continue reading

Posted in 30 Days - 30 Albums, Record Review | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

30 Days: 30 Albums | B-Movie – Climate Of Fear

I first heard B-Movie on a flexidisc from Flexipop magazine that had a version of “Remembrance Day” coupled with Soft Cell’s “Metro Mr. X” and I saw it as a cheap way to check out this “Soft Cell” I’d been … Continue reading

Posted in 30 Days - 30 Albums, Record Review | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

30 Days: 30 Albums | Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

Iggy Pop is one of those artists that I always have the time for. If I one day have every album, that would be just fine with me. While they tend to sprawl all over the place at times, there … Continue reading

Posted in Record Review | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Rock GPA | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Core Collection, Live Music, Rock GPA | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments