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Looking Back At Music Videos [part 4]

[…continued from last post] MTV Alternatives With MTV getting fat and middle aged by its third year, we made the effort to look elsewhere for our music video kicks. One alternative actually pre-dated MTV. Night Flight was a four hour … Continue reading

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Looking Back At Music Videos [part 2]

MTV Shakes Things Up MTV didn’t spread that quickly at first. Cable TV spectrum was valuable, and limited with cable systems having about 20-30 channels at the time as typical in my area. That was up from the five channels … Continue reading

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Looking Back At Music Videos [part 1]

Music Videos were certainly a huge thing 40 years ago. I can recall seeing proto-MTV music video programming in the ’79-’80 window. Syndicated music programs were bubbling up at the end of the 70s as bands were embracing a visual … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 15]

When “Animal Magic” was a hit in 1986, the thing that labels did at that time was to create a home video to sell for more than the cost of the album. After all, those videos cost money that should … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Cure – The Head On The Door GER CD [part 1]

The Cure: The Head On The Door GER CD [1985] In Between Days Kyoto Song The Blood Six Different Ways Push The Baby Screams Close To Me A Night Like This Screw Sinking I cannot believe that in nearly 2000 … Continue reading

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Record Review: Thinkman – The Formula

Thinkman: The Formula GER CD [1986] Best Adventures The Formula Legend The Ecstasy Of Free Thought The Conflict The Challenge The Days Of A Champion There Shines Our Promised land When I was in Akron last weekend, I had the … Continue reading

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Wang Chung Cheekily Revisit Their Biggest Hit

As we mentioned last April, Wang Chung were the latest band to take the orchestral plunge that label August Day offered. The album has since been released in two formats, the ten track album and the boxed set version. Their … Continue reading

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