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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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Moroder Week: Day 4 – Berlin – No More Words 12″

While I’d first heard Berlin in late 1981 when their self-released single of “The Metro” made it onto WUSF-FM to ensnare me without ever finding a copy [that was affordable], I next ran across the band when Enigma Records had … Continue reading

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Record Review: Iggy Pop – The Idiot US CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The harmonized drum sound of “Sister Midnight” took a rest as the song “Nightclubbing” was built on a simple plodding rhythm box with queasy catcall synths vying for space with David Bowie’s barrelhouse piano. The latter … Continue reading

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OMD Make Another Summer Shed Tour – This Time With B-52s + Berlin

The B-52s were very generous with the poster real estate here for their special guests – very classy, guys If you were paying attention to the comments on yesterday’s post, you knew that OMD were in Charlotte this summer. The … Continue reading

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Professor Dolby Gets Some Summer Vacation

It’s funny how threads start. Last week it transpired that the long mooted Ron Kane memorial; get-together by his friends is finally set to come off this summer. If you’ve not seen the posts, I was set to visit my … Continue reading

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