Tag Archives: Martin Fry

30 Days: 30 Albums | ABC – The Lexicon of Love II

Phew! In spite of wanting this since the release was teased in… 2016, it’s taken me over two years to finally obtain the new ABC CD. This was strictly down to the inability of the band’s website to sell me … Continue reading

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ABC Play The Sequel Game with “Lexicon Of Love II” Due Next Month

Several weeks ago the news hit the web like wildfire. In case you have been trapped in suspended animation by some nefarious supervillain, ABC have a new album due out on May 27th, and it’s their first one since 2008’s excellent “Traffic.” … Continue reading

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ABC : Boxed Set of God, Jr. In Planning Stages

When a friend recently sent me discs of the early Vice Versa records from ’79-’80 it was an event to trigger one of my increasingly infrequent BSOGs, or “boxed sets of god.” This time handling the career breadth of Sheffield’s … Continue reading

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Record Review: Vice Versa – Stilyagi

Vice Versa: Stilyagi Dutch 7″ [1980] Stilyagi Eyes Of Christ Now, we’re talking!! This records delivers on the promise of “Music 4” in spades! Sure, it still sounds like Cab Volt a million times over. This time it manages a … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: ABC Debut Single

ABC: Tears Are Not Enough UK 7″ [1981] Tears Are Not Enough [ver. 1] Alphabet Soup Before we move on for a long time, let’s take one more look at ABC through the Monk’s lens; focusing on their idiosyncratic debut single, … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: ABC [part 10]

While “Skyscraping” was an exceptional album of the kind that was a resounding artistic success, it’s impact in the marketplace was muted at best. Fry had gotten wrapped up in live performance as a more lucrative path to pursue.  That … Continue reading

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Rock GAP: ABC [part 9]

When he resurrected the ABC brand following the cracking “Skyscraping” album, Martin Fry took to the stage in a more major way than he had during ABC’s commercial heyday. Though the band was not completely aloof from live performance, it … Continue reading

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