Tag Archives: 2020

Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 2]

It’s Immaterial: House For Sale – UK – CD [2020] Summer Rain Kind Words Just North of here Downriver Tell Me Why Up On The Roof The Gift Of Rain I Can’t Sleep In My Dreams How Can I Tell … Continue reading

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Record Review: It’s Immaterial Album Shimmers After Almost 30 Years Tucked Away In A Closet [part 1]

At the very least, It’s Immaterial can be said to have a public profile that comes with having a top 20 British single in the quixotic “Driving Away From Home.” That song was a  high point of the bathetic and … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 3]

[…continued from last post] What took this CD remaster up to the highest level of interest were the well considered bonus tracks included here, doubling the number of tracks on the disc. Earlier CDs had always included the 12″ remix … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 2]

[…continued from last post] After enduring “Sex [I’m a…]” then the album picks up the level of achievement considerably with a strong “side two.” “Masquerade” has always been my go-to Berlin song. From the pen of guitarist Chris Ruiz-Velasco, it … Continue reading

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Record Review: Berlin – Pleasure Victim DLX RM US CD – Another Rubellan Triumph [part 1]

Berlin: Pleasure Victim DLX RM – US – CD [2020] Tell Me Why 5:34 Pleasure Victim 3:50 Sex (I’m A…) 5:07 Masquerade 4:07 The Metro 4:10 World Of Smiles 3:51 Torture 2:40 Sex (I’m A…) (Single Remix) 3:31 Tell Me … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ultravox – “Herr X” UK 7″

¡Mamacita! Last night I made my way home, pausing to get the mail in the expansive mailbox, when I saw a thin, flat package that I was not expecting. I saw it had been sent with tracking from the UK, … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Book; “Heart of the Crowd” Pre-Launches With Details

Well, after the initial hubbub, the storyline on the new book about Simple Minds went quiet, as did almost everything in the band’s universe under the pandemic. When we first discussed the book, it was called “Book of Brilliant Things” … Continue reading

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