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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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Record Store Day 2022 Dangles Monkbait…I May Have To Act [part 1]

Ah yes. Record Store Day. That fake holiday that doesn’t give, but instead, takes. It’s coming again this year, and pandemic be damned, they are going ahead with the traditional April 23rd time frame. None of the periodic “drops” throughout … Continue reading

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Want List: Graeme Thomson Gives Simple Minds Their Due with “Themes For Great Cities: A New History Of Simple Minds” Book

It was almost two years ago I got wind of a new Simple Minds biography from the pen of Graeme Thomson. I had heard from Ross Stapleton, the Virgin A+R genius who got the band signed for their rightful ascent … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Revisit “Act Of Love” From Their Earliest Days Today

Simple Minds: Act Of Love – DL [2022] Act of Love 4:01 Friday we got a shock from the Simple Minds camp, who’ve been pretty quiet with the Covid Pandemic torpedoing the band’s formerly ceaseless live romp. Their 40 Years … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Book; “Heart of the Crowd” Pre-Launches With Details

Well, after the initial hubbub, the storyline on the new book about Simple Minds went quiet, as did almost everything in the band’s universe under the pandemic. When we first discussed the book, it was called “Book of Brilliant Things” … Continue reading

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Now Simple Minds Are Getting The Big Book Treatment

With everything up in the air I have had little time for blogging as I am negotiating working from home, but at least I still have a job. Hopefully you do too! The job of Simple Minds is normally to … Continue reading

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Record Review: Simple Minds – Live In The City Of Angels UK 4xCD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] It was on the pair of bonus discs in the deluxe package that this project really took flight. Disc 3 opened with a curveball; the “Once Upon A Time” tour arrangement of “Book Of Brilliant Things” … Continue reading

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