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Want List: Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die – Punk + Post-Punk Graphics 1976-1986

Last Friday I got notice from the best brains at Rocket 88 Books that they are currently prepping a deluxe numbered edition of Andrew Krivine’s book that cuts to the heart of this Monk’s twin obsessions; Post-Punk and graphic design! … Continue reading

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Now Simple Minds Are Getting The Big Book Treatment

With everything up in the air I have had little time for blogging as I am negotiating working from home, but at least I still have a job. Hopefully you do too! The job of Simple Minds is normally to … Continue reading

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Want List: After 40 Years, John Foxx’s “The Quiet Man” Will Finally Be Published This Year

I can chart my John Foxx fandom back to February/March of 1981. Once I finally found a copy of Ultravox’s “Vienna” album in December of 1980, I wasted little time in quickly absorbing all of the earlier Ultravox! albums, the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 75]

[continued from last post] With their third modern album, OMD managed to debut on the UK album charts at an impressive #4 position. They cannily top loaded first week sales by running a Pledge Music presale which couldn’t have hurt … Continue reading

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Book Week – The Clash: The Clash

I was not the biggest Clash fan around. I still have never heard their first or second albums [ducks] though I was aware of the first one from at least the point where it was released in the US. I … Continue reading

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WANT LIST: DEVO Craft Hefty 40 Year Historical Tome

I couldn’t exactly remember where I first caught wind of the DEVO book being prepped for publication this year, but records show I signed up for “more information” on the Rocket 88 publications website over two years ago. Last week, … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 6]

1981 The year of 1981 shaped up like a Bowie party with no guest of honor. In England, the New Romantic movement; the Bastard Children of Bowie were all over the charts. Peaking peacocks. Steve Strange, who had been recruited for … Continue reading

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