Tag Archives: 2017

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 71]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] There have been a handful of world class OMD songs on the band’s modern albums. Several songs that were absolutely at the top of the stack … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 70]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang” might have been called “Kiss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Bang Bloc Bloc Bloc” since it represented a second example of … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 69]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from last post] The next track was something quite different. “Robot Man” was a deliberately hoary sci-fi cliché of a title that gave the tune maximum ironic value, since … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 68]

OMD – The Punishment Of Luxury | 2017 – 4 [continued from this post] OMD, as usual in their third phase, discussed the making of their latest album well in advance of its September  2017 release. The name of the … Continue reading

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Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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2017 – The Year In Buying Music

“Going into 2017, I’d like to see a slight paring back of music bought in the upcoming year. Last year I bought a release for every post made in the year [210] and that’s a bit too much stuff. I know for … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 8]

[continued from last post] The last few years of my correspondence with Ron he mentioned his concern for his health. He was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and he was pretty vigilant about following his doctor’s instructions. In later years, he … Continue reading

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