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Great Scots!! Altered Images Are Making That Very Difficult 4th Album…39 Years Later

Stop the presses! I just got a note from Gavin alerting me to the frankly astonishing news that Altered Images, the fine Scottish band of the early 80s who snuffed their career far too early for my tastes, are back…Back…BACK! … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Blondie – Ghosts Of Download

Lately, I have been picking up [and paying for…] and Blondie albums that I did not have. This is down to two things; built-up curiosity and having heard the reformation era song “Maria” on the gym sound system and really … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | B-Movie – Climate Of Fear

I first heard B-Movie on a flexidisc from Flexipop magazine that had a version of “Remembrance Day” coupled with Soft Cell’s “Metro Mr. X” and I saw it as a cheap way to check out this “Soft Cell” I’d been … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 53]

[continued from this post] While the Onetwo album had been gestating since the early 2000s, to be released in 2007, there had already been a seismic occurrence with the tentative reformation of OMD in 2005 for the purposes of a … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 34]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Sugar Tax | 1991 – 1.5 [continued from last post] “Side One” ended with “Big Town,” a mewling diatribe against the music industry… at least according to the official notes on OMD’s current discography. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 33]

Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Sugar Tax | 1991 – 1.5 [continued from last post] I bought my copy of “Sugar Tax” as an import, which was the first time I’d bought the new OMD album on CD that … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 32]

In 1989, by the time that OMD had thrown in the towel, I had come to a crossroads in the road regarding my affinity for British pop. By the mid-80s all of the band I cherished had either broken up … Continue reading

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