Tag Archives: 2018

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 73]

[continued from last post] Where OMD carry forth from the point where they are now is still an unwritten potential future. With “English Electric,” the band were of the opinion that it could be their final album. It was not … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 72]

[continued from last post] So after eight months and lots of travel interruptions, live concerts [including a fantastic OMD gig – my favorite ever, in April], and the occasional off-OMD post to break up the logjam, we stand atop the … Continue reading

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The Dickies + The Queers @ The Grey Eagle, Asheville 6-6-18 [part 2]

[continued from last post] The first song was scuttled by a terrible mix with singer Leonard Graves Phillips inaudible for its duration, but the sound was repaired by the second number. Thank goodness. I suspect Phillips had some monitor problems … Continue reading

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The Dickies + The Queers @ The Grey Eagle, Asheville 6-6-18 [part 1]

I go back a looooong way with The Dickies. It was 1979 when my new friend chasinvictoria was soaking up the various New Wave Samplers that labels were issuing to general neglect from the unwashed masses. Among the music geeks … Continue reading

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Shock’s Robert Pereno Crafts A Musical Biography With Logan Sky

I recently got the advance word that the perpetually busy synthesist Logan [Visage] Sky was not merely content to issue albums every few months with his musical partner Steven Jones. He was also linking up with a name from the … Continue reading

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“Summer” Remix Sees Simple Minds + Gary Numan Reunited

Simple Minds: Summer [Gary Numan + Ade Fenton Remix] DL [2018] This month I was surprised to see that the third single from “Walk between Worlds” by Simple Minds had been released. In these dark days, this is something I … Continue reading

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Shriekback Ask “Why Anything? Why This?” Today

Shriekback announced a Kickstarter campaign, earlier this year aimed at getting the band onto American stages for the first time in 25 years. The idea was to hit the US stages at roughly the same time as their in-the-works album … Continue reading

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