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Record Review: Billy MacKenzie – Wild Is The Wind EP

Billy MacKenzie: Wild Is The Wind UK CD5 [2001] Wild Is the Wind 3:56 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth 3:07 Baltimore 7:40 Give Me Time [version] 9:00 It was only after being a rabid Billy MacKenzie fan for … Continue reading

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Raiding The “Ice Box” – Planning An Icehouse BSOG [part 3]

1983 brought a new Icehouse album made with the same band that had toured the previous album, which had been made without them, deep in Keith Forsey’s laboratory. After an album of glossy, synthesizer atmospherics, this one took a half … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 44]

2016 [continued] The last song on “★” had just been released as the third, and first posthumous, single from the album last week. On my first listen, “I Can’t Give Everything Away” echoed the winsome, Toots Thielemans  harmonica sound of “Never Let … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 43]

2016 [continued] “Girl Loves Me” was the most deliberately impenetrable track here due to the heavy use of synthetic slanguage. I recognize parts of Nadsat, from Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange,” but apparently it’s blurred together with Polari, a British … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 42]

2016 [continued] From the very first listen, the title song from “Lazarus” [which was the only of the four new songs of that production on this album] made a large impact. The song’s descending hook [complete with a contrapuntal, vertiginous ascending … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 41]

2015 I can’t remember exactly when during 2015 that I heard that David Bowie was writing a play called “Lazarus” with four new songs in it but I didn’t investigate it too closely. I assumed that these were for the cast … Continue reading

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David Bowie Memory Palace [part 40]

2014 [continued] The big Bowie news for 2014 was that the David Bowie Is Victoria + Albert exhibition that had begun a year earlier with record breaking popularity in the UK and abroad, was coming to The States for a … Continue reading

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