Tag Archives: 2017

Record Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus EURO CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Like many, I was astonished when the band seemingly came out of nowhere with their game-changing opus “L’il Beethoven” in 2002. I got the feeling that Ron had been listening to a lot of Philip Glass … Continue reading

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Record Review: Sparks – Hippopotamus EURO CD [part 1]

Sparks: Hippopotamus EURO CD [2017] Probably Nothing Missionary Position Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me) Scandinavian Design Giddy Giddy What The Hell Is It This Time? Unaware Hippopotamus Bummer I Wish You Were Fun So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 3]

[;continued from last post] That organ sound was also at the forefront of the driving “Got A Lot On My Head” and this time it was joined by squelchy, squirting DEVO-esque synths that lurched throughout the song. In 1979 could … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After the last 90 seconds of “Double Life” chugged away in a static fashion, there was a violent crossfade to a song with a much more frantic tempo. “Shoo Be Doo” was an homage to Suicide; … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cars – Candy-O US DLX RM [part 1]

  The Cars: Candy-O DLX RM US CD [2017] Let’s Go Since I Held You It’s All I Can Do Double Life Shoo Be Doo Candy-O Night Spots You Can’t Hold On Too Long Lust For Kicks Got A Lot … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Byrne – How Music Works

Over two years ago, my friend JT commented in a thread asking if I had read Byrne’s book “How Music Works.” Deeming it “fairly stunning.” I replied no, but was at least aware of it.  I had a friend having … Continue reading

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Record Review: Dreamcar Are Gonna Party Like It’s 1983

Dreamcar: Dreamcar US CD [2017] After I Confessed Kill For Candy Born To Lie On The Charts All Of The Dead Girls Ever Lonely The Assailant The Preferred Slip On The Moon Don’t Let Me Move Do Nothing Show Me … Continue reading

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