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Telstar: An Iconic Pop Instrumental From 1962…And 1984

This morning I saw Steve For The Deaf’s posting on The Tornadoes iconic “Telstar” single from 1962 and immediately got pulled into its orbit. It reminded me that the conic instrumental came into my Record Cell a few years back … Continue reading

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Record Review: A Certain Ratio – “Sextet” UK LP [part 2]

[…continued from last post] Next came an even deeper dive into Brazillian Jazz with “Skipscada.” The trilling whistles did not let up throughout the song. In fact, they only intensified as the scatting vocal and the percolating rhythms built up … Continue reading

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Record Review: A Certain Ratio – “Sextet” UK LP [part 1]

A Certain Ratio: Sextet – UK – [white] LP – [2020] Lucinda Crystal Gum Knife Slits Water Skipscada Say One Run Down Rialto Below The Canal This was certainly an unexpected surprise. Sunday was my birthday, and on Saturday night, … Continue reading

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Want List: Fac 461 Volume Catalogs Factory Record Design

Back in 2007 there was a coffee table book devoted to the complete design output of Factory Records called “Factory Records: The Complete Graphic Album,” as published by Thames + Hudson as compiled and written by Matthew Robertson. I put … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | A Certain Ratio – FORCE

A Certain Ratio were a band that I have been aware of since about 1982 but until this summer, no releases had ever been in my Record Cell. I knew they were a Factory band, which had, and then lost … Continue reading

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Record Review: Cabaret Voltaire – Yashar 12″

Cabaret Voltaire: Yashar UK 12″ [1982] Yashar [7:20] Yashar [5:00] This curious transitional record came out in 1983, and it marked the first time that Cabaret Voltaire was seriously intended for the dance floor. In May of 1982, The last … Continue reading

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Designed By Peter Saville | 1

This gallery contains 15 photos.

Time is short today, Please enjoy a sampling of Peter Saville cover designs!

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