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40 Years Of Spoons “Arias + Symphonies” Demands Close Inspection of Canada’s Best Album [part 1]

October marked the 40th anniversary of one of my favorite albums ever released in North America, and quite possibly my favorite Canadian album of all time. Spoons “Arias + Symphonies.” I’ve owned a copy for 40 years now and it’s … Continue reading

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When Titans…Collaborate: Malcolm Garrett + Peter Saville Sleeves [part 2]

[…continued from last post] The last post examined a single that graphic designers Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville had collaborated on together in 1981 for Duran Duran. Today we’ll examine a more substantial pairing of the two Mancunian designers who … Continue reading

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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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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 3]

July 1, 2015 With UK technopop experiencing a meteoric rise in the years 1979-80, the next year was a watershed for the sound. Big changes were underfoot. OMD dropped their third album and it was filled with experimental elements like … Continue reading

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REDUX: Scarcity vs. Ubiquity: The Rise And Fall Of Synthpop [part 2]

June 30, 2015 Gary Numan had made one album as the sci-fi punk band Tubeway Army in 1978. It was full of chugging guitars and even the same Philip K. Dick lyric references [“Listen To The Sirens” opens with the … Continue reading

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REDUX: The Great Vinyl Purge Ca. 1985

January 17, 2014 I saw the first trickle of import CDs reach Central Florida some time in late 1982-early 1983. The first titles were incredibly conservative; your top selling Phil Collins-type titles. Nothing to see here. But by the point … Continue reading

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Want List: OMD Celebrate “Architecture + Morality’s” 40th Anniversary With Something Besides A Boxed Set Album Reissue

I had certain plans for today’s post, but that flew out of the window when I caught wind of an upcoming release from OMD, which was apparently released to social media last Friday! Sure, sure. I’ve been on the OMD … Continue reading

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