Tag Archives: Documentary

“The Sparks Brothers” Is the Sparks Documentary We’ve Been Waiting A Half Century For

Great Googly-Moogly! Somehow this flew under my radar until this morning,this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a documentary on the iconic band Sparks made its premiere and on January 30th and February 1st, we actually could have seen this premiere, through … Continue reading

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‘New Wave: Dare To Be Different’ Charts WLIR-FM History In Fantastic New Documentary

This was certainly the week for Midge Ure appearances in music documentaries! First he figured in the Conny Plank film and now he’s even showing up in the menu for “New Wave: Dare To Be Different;” this fabtastic look at … Continue reading

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Conny Plank: The Potential of Noise

Almost as soon as I began filling what would, in time, be referred to as the Record Cell, I have been aware of Conny Plank and his contribution to the music that I love. He was the “doctor” that delivered … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 55]

[continued from last post] At the same time as their return to the concert stages of Europe and the UK, 2007 also brought with it news that an OMD fan, who was a filmmaker at Aspect Television, got the approval … Continue reading

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Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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Soulboys of the Western World – Boys On Film With Book To Follow

When Spandau Ballet reformed after 20 bitter years apart in 2009, they played a series of UK concerts and then, they seemed to retreat back into the woodwork. An album of re-worked material [still not heard] was released, and that … Continue reading

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