Tag Archives: New Romantic

Rock GPA: Duran Duran [part 11]

Duran Duran – Paper Gods | 2015 – 2 [continued from previous post] Before I continue with my review of “Paper Gods,” I must give a little insight into my relationship with modern pop. I have none. I stopped listening … Continue reading

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Record Review: Landscape – From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes of Uranus

Landscape: From The Tearooms of Mars… To The Hell-holes Of Uranus US LP [1981] European Man Shake The West Awake Computer Person Alpine Tragedy; Sisters Face Of The 80’s New Religion Einstein A Go-Go Norman Bates The Doll’s House From … Continue reading

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REDUX: Remastering: Peter Godwin – Correspondence

August 17, 2010 I posted last week about the first phase of my Associates BSOG®. I’m about 6 weeks into that project, and so I don’t get bogged down, just to keep fresh, I’ve decided to do a quick & … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Visage [part 5]

Visage – Hearts + Knives | 2013 – 3.5 When I saw the new Visage lineup included Steve Barnacle, who had done such good bass work on the previous album, that was encouraging. When I saw that the guitarist was … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Visage [part 4]

Visage – Beat Boy | 1984 – 2 The year following the Singles Collection brought a new single in “Love Glove.” At the time I contrasted the pretty melody and vibe with Duran Duran’s chart topping “Wild Boys” single that … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Visage [part 2]

Visage – The Anvil | 1982 – 3.5 What a difference a year makes. When Visage released their debut album in the Fall of 1980, the New Romantic trend that they were at the epicenter of was quickly moving toward … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Visage [part 1]

In the Fall of 1980, I chanced to see the video for “Passing Strangers” by Ultravox and that was a real game changer. I diligently tracked down the life-changing “Vienna” album which took me several months of trying in torpid … Continue reading

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