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A New Record Store In Asheville: Records in the RAD, Delights

Asheville got a new record store last spring when Records In The RAD opened near Wedge Brewing in Asheville’s River Arts District. As we have been working hard on a household task for some weeks now, and it finally finished … Continue reading

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Mari Wilson “Showpeople” Finally Coming To The Silver Disc In DLX RM From Cherry Red

Yow! I’ve been waiting ever since 1985 for the complete, UK edition of Mari Wilson’s debut album “Showpeople” to reach the silver disc and after suffering the indignity of countless compilations instead, finally saw to compile the project myself, on … Continue reading

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Want List: The Complete Fontana Mix CD Project

It was some time in 1989 when my friend Ron Kane sent me a Japanese CD he ran across in one of his L.A. stores he bought from called “Single Compact.” Ron knew I was a fan of Mari Wilson, … Continue reading

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Mari Wilson Tour Dates: Now With Added New Wilsations!

When Mari Wilson and the Wilsations managed to take a 12-piece band all across England in the early 80s at the height of a recession, some would have said that it was madness. But that desire for a bold statement … Continue reading

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Guest Post: British Electric Foundation, live in Birmingham, 21-Oct-16 (part two)

Following the events detailed in part one of this post — wherein your humble narrator enjoyed front-row seating for once-in-a-lifetime performance of Heaven 17’s Penthouse & Pavement straight through and live —we enjoyed a 20-minute break during which the management … Continue reading

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Record Review: Mari Wilson – Pop Deluxe [part 2]

[continued from previous post] Next, Mari’s version of “In Private” showed that there was not just 60s material in her sights. The 1990 single was from the period where Dusty Springfield was working with Pet Shop Boys, who penned this … Continue reading

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Record Review: Mari Wilson – Pop Deluxe

Mari Wilson: Pop Deluxe UK CD [2016] Island Of Dreams Intro Always Something There To Remind Me I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love The Look Of Love Don’t Sleep In The Subway You’re My World 24 Hours From Tulsa In … Continue reading

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