Tag Archives: Sire Records

My Tragically Late Recognition of Associates Changed Everything [part 2]

Part 2: The EPIPHANY… As we was in said last post, I had many opportunities to be exposed to both Billy MacKenzie and The Associates and I was curiously deaf to the evidence. Nothing clicked for me. Until that fateful … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two ‘Speak + Spells’

By the Fall of 1981, I’d begun to get wind of Depeche Mode, whose album, “Speak + Spell” was being released on Sire Records. Being that I was enamored of all things synthesized, I was probably the target audience for … Continue reading

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Record Review: The Undertones

The Undertones: The Undertones US CD [1994] Family Entertainment Girls Don’t Like It Male Model I Gotta Getta Teenage Kicks Wrong Way Jump Boys Here Comes The Summer Get Over You Billy’s Third Jimmy Jimmy True Confessions (She’s A) Runaround … Continue reading

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Record Review: Just Say Yes!

Various Artists: Just Say Yes… US CD [1987] Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again (Remix) – 9:31 Echo & The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (12″ Mix) – 6:44 The Mighty Lemon Drops – Out Of Hand (Extended … Continue reading

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Record Review: Depeche Mode – Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead

Various Artists: Flexipop #11 UK Flexidisc [1981] Depeche Mode: Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead [ver. 2] Fad Gadget: King Of The Flies [remix] I remember hearing about Depeche Mode by the Fall of 1981. Synthesizer music was popping out … Continue reading

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