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Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Writer Reynolds finally shed light on the curious happenstance of JAPAN being first feted in the country of their name. This was put down to the cultural tradition of young Japanese girls being drawn to androgynous … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Richards – ABC The Annotated Discography

David Richards: ABC – The Annotated Discography In a world without the gatekeepers we grew up with, we have few limitations. Anyone, with the determination [and modest funding], can carve out a niche in which to build their own personal, … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Byrne – How Music Works

Over two years ago, my friend JT commented in a thread asking if I had read Byrne’s book “How Music Works.” Deeming it “fairly stunning.” I replied no, but was at least aware of it.  I had a friend having … Continue reading

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Book Review: Richard Houghton: OMD – Pretending To See The Future

This Day In Music Books | 2018 | 449 pp. While the OMD book shipped late last year, the time to read it had been scant this year and I only recently finished it! I took an immediate shine to … Continue reading

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Book Review: In The Pleasure Groove | Love, Death + Duran Duran – John Taylor

I was dimly aware the ex-Duran guitarist Andy Taylor had written an autobio several years ago, but did I really want to hear the story of Andy “coke-face” Taylor? I never really liked his guitar playing in the band, truth … Continue reading

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Book Review: Talking to Girls About Duran Duran – Rob Sheffield

Well, I was not aware of this book until my wife, who works in a library, and sort of knows me, asked if I had wanted to read it. With a loaded title like that, how could I resist? After … Continue reading

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