Tag Archives: 2019

Ric Osasek: 1944-2019

Well, the big news this morning was the death of Ric Ocasek that had occurred on Sunday morning. Ocasek was one of the odder rock superstars to have mined platinum. He was an quirky looking gent who was possibly one … Continue reading

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Want List: Sparks Push The Right Monk Buttons With Twin Packages

While I was busy yesterday extolling the merits of the “1999” BSOG edition, my personal device alerted me that Sparks have done further curation of their formidable back catalog once more. This time it’s an album we already know and … Continue reading

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Want List: Prince Estate Drops Robust ‘1999’ Boxed Set Of God®

Prince: 1999 SUPER DLX RM US 5xCD + DVD [2019] CD1 | Album 1999 Little Red Corvette Delirious Let’s Pretend We’re Married D.M.S.R. Automatic Something In The Water (Does Not Compute) Free Lady Cab Driver All The Critics Love U … Continue reading

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Post-Punk Double Bill North American Bliss From Chameleons Vox + Theatre Of Hate Imminent

I have been remiss in my duties with all of the hoopla of recent weeks. I’ve already sent the info to my friend Echorich to his delight, but there may be some other eyes who read this blog who would … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Roadtrip: Akron, Ohio

You may have noticed re-runs of old posts recently. We decided that a trip to my wife’s old stomping grounds of Akron were in order over the Labor Day weekend. Her parents aren’t getting any younger, and most of her … Continue reading

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Want List: OMD Reissue Debut Single 40 Years Later

OMD: Electricity UK clear 7″ [2019] Electricity [Chester Valentino/OMD version] Almost [Vince Clarke Remix] It seemed like only yesterday when OMD was releasing a BSOG® to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Well, I hope you pre-ordered one if you wanted it. … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Simple Minds VS OMD Boxed Sets Due October 4th!

Holy frijoles! You take a day off blogging to work extra hard, and all heck breaks loose with one’s favorite bands. Let’s discuss this in the order that I found out about it. Today both OMD and Simple Minds have … Continue reading

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