Tag Archives: Rupert Hine

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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…But What About The Fixx?

Today at the gym I heard a new song finally enter into the satellite radio 80s CHR playlist; usually a welcome happening. The track was “Saved By Zero” and it got me thinking about The Fixx. That was a band … Continue reading

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Seminal Single: Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers

Peter Gabriel: Games Without Frontiers UK 7″ [1980] Games Without Frontiers Start I Don’t Remember [alt. ver.] By the time of Peter Gabriel’s third eponymous album in 1980, I was primed and ready for it. I had first been exposed … Continue reading

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A Strange Chimera: The Prog/Wave Hybrid pt. 3 – Rupert Hine

I first heard Rupert Hine when I happened to see his video for the incredible “Surface Tension” show up on one of my MTV “middle of the night” tapes. A lurching programmed rhythm begins the song as it inexorably builds … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Rupert Hine – Surface Tension

Today’s song is from a man better known as a producer of other people’s records. Rupert Hine made his name producing hits for The Fixx and Tina Turner, but I’m indifferent to the merits of those records! Not so for … Continue reading

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