Tag Archives: 2017

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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30 Days: 30 Albums | China Crisis – Flaunt The Imperfection DLX RM

The title of the third China Crisis album was always something that I saw as deeply ironic. At the time, the notion of a member of Steely Dan producing this band seemed to be a wacky, left-field idea, but the … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Ultravox – Lament DLX RM

In 2009, the Chrysalis Ultravox albums got what were called “Definitive Edition” DLX RMs as 2xCD packages with a few previously unreleased early mixes tossed into the blend  of B-sides, remixes, and live tracks that comprised the series. They all … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | China Crisis – Difficult Shapes + Passive Rhythms – Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain DLX RM

I first encountered China Crisis on MTV’s “London Calling” program where a snippet of the video for “Working With Fire + Steel” was shown. I immediately bought the album of that name, which got a release on Warner Brothers in … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | David Bowie – Live Nassau Coliseum ’76

David Bowie should be an artist whose full canon exists in my Record Cell. I thought that it was, by the late 90s, when I finally bought the heretofore studiously avoided “Let’s Dance” and “Tonight.” I was spared buying “Never … Continue reading

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Spandau Shakeup Stabilizes…To What End?

While we have had our head stuck down the OMD rabbit hole for many months, the world has not ceased spinning on its axis. Last July, Tony Hadley beat what seemed like a hasty exit from Spandau Ballet after nine … Continue reading

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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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