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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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Want List Twofer: Jarv Is Vs. Dennis Bovell In Dub + OMD Keep Paying It Forward With Crew Benefit DVD

Jarv Is: Swanky Modes – US – 7″ [2021] Swanky Modes [Dennis Bovell vocal mix] 4:29 Swanky Modes: Dennis Bovell dub mix] 4:30 This morning I came across a rave review from The [New ] Vinyl Villain regarding the sadly … Continue reading

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80s Soundtrack Week: Monday – “Pretty In Pink” US CD

I was going to talk about one of the records coming up this week, then I realized that it had been a bit since I had run a Theme Week here @ PPM and figured that I could work this … Continue reading

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OMD’s “Enola Gay” Given Coats Of Remix Paint For 40th

We last visited this topic a month ago when the record was preordered but had not yet arrived. Lots has happened since then [including an attempted insurrection of the United States government], but the record finally arrived and I have … Continue reading

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