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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Duran Duran – Notorious

In 1983, Duran Duran became one of the most popular bands on the planet. They were actually referred to as the Fab Five for a rare time. Following the inevitable live album of their “couldn’t hear the band for the … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: The Stranglers – Aural Sculpture

After five years on United Artists Records and a vibrantly successful career, The Stranglers, managed to leave their first label with an all-time best seller in “Golden Brown.” This left them in the enviable position of a bidding war by … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: OMD – Junk Culture

In 1983, OMD released their fourth album, a left-field political cut-up “Dazzle Ships.” The band who had sold 3M copies of their of their previous [in all fairness] equally uncompromising album “Architecture + Morality,” were undoubtedly blindsided by the failure … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: David Bowie – Tonight

David Bowie grabbed the proverbial brass ring with his top selling “Let’s Dance” album of 1983. He was attempting to shift units and obtain a payday after disentangling from Mainman Management commensurate with reputation as a rock star. It worked. … Continue reading

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Battle Of The Mid-80s Horn Sections: Elvis Costello + The Attractions – Punch The Clock

They proliferated like mushrooms in the pomp of mid-80s productions as the Serious Eighties got underway and swept the last vestiges of the Post-Punk experimentation of the late 70s off of the music map. I suppose we can lay the … Continue reading

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