Tag Archives: 2020

Green Gartside of Scritti Politti Resurfaces With Solo Single After 14 Year Lull

Green Gartside: Tangled Man UK 7″ [2020] Tangled Man Wishing Well Good gravy! I received an email from the Scritti Politti mailing list last Friday morning, and to put it in perspective, this may have been the fifth such email … Continue reading

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Fay Fife Of Rezillos/Revillos Makes Her Own Kind Of Music As The Countess of Fife

As a big fan of The Rezillos/The Revillos, I was pleased to see that Fay Fife had recently struck out on another project of her own, The Countess of Fife. Their first three songs were Bandcamp releases that came in … Continue reading

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Want List: Fac 461 Volume Catalogs Factory Record Design

Back in 2007 there was a coffee table book devoted to the complete design output of Factory Records called “Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album,” as published by Thames + Hudson as compiled and written by Matthew Robertson. I put … Continue reading

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Rupert Hine: 1947 -2020

Sad news last Friday night as chasinvictoria contacted me with the news that the great Rupert Hine had died at 72. No cause of death has been mentioned yet. I’d first heard Hine when I managed to see the video … Continue reading

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Want List: Cherry Red’s “Musik Music Musique” Box Tantalizes With Technopop

Various: Musik Music Musique – UK – 3xCD  [2020] Disc One Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark : Messages Zeus: Musik, Music, Musique Fad Gadget: Coitus Interruptus Xynn: Computed Man Rod Vey: Metal Love Gina X Performance: Vendor’s Box Our Daughter’s … Continue reading

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Trouser Press Is back…Back…BACK!

Trouser Press Magazine has renewed its online presence with a new site featuring every issue online and a new forum. Continue reading

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Record Review: ABC – Look Good Tonite

ABC: Look Good Tonite UK DL [2020] Look Good Tonite It started out not unlike the opening to OMD’s “Pandora’s Pox” with dinky, post-rave “synths” and a similar chord sequence. Then the chord sequence was repeated with some orchestral bombast … Continue reading

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