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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Of the three songs here that Cherisse Osei played drums on, “Natural” was the clear winner for me. In all cases her drums were fine; it was the songs that either sank or swam. “Natural” managed … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] It’s strange to hear a Glitterbeat in the middle of a Simple Minds song, but “Human Traffic” didn’t bother asking our permission. The band had pulled this gambit once before on their [second recorded] cover of … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 1]

Simple Minds: Direction of The Heart – UK – DLX CD [2022] Well, it’s been the requisite four years since the last Simple Minds opus. I really thought that “Walk Between Worlds” was the best album by Simple Minds since … Continue reading

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Andy Taylor Missed the Duran Duran Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony For The Worst Possible Reason

Last Saturday night was supposed to be a victory lap for the band Duran Duran. After all, the historical antipathy of Rolling Stone to their music was pretty well known, and when they were nominated and were voted in, I … Continue reading

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The Countess Of Fife “Star Of The Sea” Fulfills Country Yearnings For Fay Fife

The Countess of Fife: Star Of The Sea – UK – CD [2022] The story began almost two years ago when The Countess Of Fife ran a Kickstarter campaign to get their debut album recorded and manufactured. The band surpassed … Continue reading

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Jones + Sky VS Zeitreich Drop New Mix Of “Like A Ghost” For Halloween

Things have been a bit quiet on the Steven Jones + Logan Sky front following their last amazing album in 2021. If history’s anything to judge by, they are currently busy working on upping their game, which they do with … Continue reading

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John Cale’s 80th Birthday Concert Event Happens Friday, October 28 – With Album Following In 2023

With all due respect to Tom Jones, The Greatest Living Welsh Musician was always John Cale. His contributions to the advancement of Rock music are legendary and tangible. But his greatest strength is in how his creativity isn’t necessarily tied … Continue reading

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