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It’s 2022: Time For The 40th Anniversary Ultrabox Of Associates’ Meisterwerk “Sulk”

I’ve known about the 40th Anniversary DLX RM of Associates “Sulk” album for a few weeks now, but today is when it gets real for this Monk! This will be the fifth remastering of the crucial 1982 album; one of … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie: The Second Decade After [part 8]

[…continued from last post] As someone who had immediately acted in 1992 on buying “Outernational,” I was one of the lucky few [estimated 500 in the initial Circa 1992 edition] to have gotten copies. As Billy’s legacy had grown in … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Remixed [part 7]

[…continued from last post] 2003 brought a shake up to the already established Billy MacKenzie canon of posthumous releases. Nude records had cone out of business at the time, giving One Little Indian some of their catalog titles. In 2003, … Continue reading

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The Long Tail Of Billy MacKenzie [part 6]

Part 6: Five Years… From 2001 to 2006 brought our ears a positive deluge of Billy MacKenzie music in the for of archival issues, compilations, and reissues. In 2001, Paul Haig’s Rhythm of Life label dropped another new album of … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie Fandom In The Aftermath: It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst of Times [part 5]

Part 5: Death As A Career Move… The next seven or eight years following Billy’s death saw all manner of his recordings get a release from various labels and concerns. While MacKenzie was gone and would no longer create music … Continue reading

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Billy MacKenzie: The Posthumous Era [part 4]

Part 4: The Aftermath… Billy’s mother Lily had died the previous summer and the already mercurial singer was capable of wild mood swings as his attitude to his singing career had already showed. On January 22nd, 1997, he went into … Continue reading

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Making Up For Lost Time In The 90s With Associates [part 3]

Part 3: Obsession MAGNIFICENT… With my perceptions permanently altered by my encounter with Associates, I really started purchasing vinyl records once again after pretty much a five year layoff. By the early 90s, it was apparent that whole swaths of … Continue reading

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