Tag Archives: Martin Fry

The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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Record Review: ABC – Look Good Tonite

ABC: Look Good Tonite UK DL [2020] Look Good Tonite It started out not unlike the opening to OMD’s “Pandora’s Pox” with dinky, post-rave “synths” and a similar chord sequence. Then the chord sequence was repeated with some orchestral bombast … Continue reading

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Join Us Tomorrow For Martin Fry-day And The New ABC Single Flashsale

So Tim told us that ABC had a new single ready to drop for 24 hours today and it’s on sale NOW [for the last 8 or so hours…] at the band’s store in Townsend Music. $1.99 American if you’ve … Continue reading

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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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