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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 3]

[…continued from this post] The quintessential précis of the Fashiøn sound come down to a single track…”Streetplayer-Mechanik.”Sustained bass notes lasting a bar over a 4/4 Simmons pad beat with a two note synth ostinato set the stage with a taut … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 2]

Fashiøn: Fabrique [remastered] UK – CD [2021] Move On Love Shadow Steetplayer-Mechanik Dressed To Kill You Only Left Your Picture Something In Your Picture It’s Alright White Stuff [short cut] Do You Wanna Make Love Slow Blue This album was … Continue reading

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Fashiøn “Fabrique De Luxe” Ultrabox Hits The Streets [part 1]

We’ve been hearing about this for a few years now. The epochal second album by Birmingham’s Fashiøn from 1982, “Fabrique” had been a bolt from the blue that took the high tech production acumen of Zeus B. Held [famed for … Continue reading

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Want List: Fashiøn – “Fabrique Deluxe” Ultrabox Coming…Finally!

I’ve watched from afar the slow, stately process of vocalist Dave Harris and Zeus B. Held compiling and remastering all of the tracks surrounding the 1982 “Fabrique” album from Fashiøn. Word has bubbled under in the Fashiøn fan community for … Continue reading

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Record Review: Fashiøn – Streetplayer-Mechanik

Fashiøn: Streetplayer – Mechanik UK 12″ [1982] Streetplayer – Mechanik [audiø extra] Mutant Mix Mechanik Dressed Tø Kill [mix] After hearing the first Fàshiön Music album, “Product Perfect” back in 1979, I didn’t expect to hear them resurface again three … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: Bryan Ferry VS Robert Palmer

Sure, sure! Bryan Ferry and Robert Palmer invariable get compared to one another, what with their love of R&B, harmonica solos and immaculately tailored suits. I enjoy many recordings of both artistes, and have missed Palmer since his untimely death … Continue reading

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Remastering: Fashiøn – Re-Fabrication

I first heard the Birmingham New Wave group Fashiøn while still at my high school. My high school had a radio station and of course I was drawn to that. The station manager for our 10 watt station dutifully wrote … Continue reading

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