Tag Archives: Solo Album

Barry Andrews of Shriekback Steps Into the Contaminated Pop Zone [part 2]

[…continued from last post] “K.L.U.D.G.E.” was possibly the most Shriekback-like song here with the lurching big beat colossus at its core, but the little details revealed the cracks in the musical DNA sequences. While it had a Tokyo-crushing vibe that … Continue reading

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Barry Andrews of Shriekback Steps Into the Contaminated Pop Zone [part 1]

Barry Andrews: Contaminated Pop UK CD [2019] Put Me To Work Sh*t Pixie Virgin Of The Ladder Abdomen Jones Lollipop Bomb Filthy Wonderland K.L.U.D.G.E. Consolation Feel The Need It was only just over a year ago when Shriekback unleashed their … Continue reading

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Gary Daly Of China Crisis Makes Solo Move

Gloryoski! I almost forgot to mention this since blogging time has been tragically thin on the ground for me lately, but Gary Daly of China Crisis has finally made good on his long-mooted solo effort that he had been mentioning online … Continue reading

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Barry Andrews Fancies Making “Contaminated Pop;” Seeks Patrons

Last week the Shriekback mailing list got an email that felt like the reissue of Barry Andrews’ “Lost Pop Songs” last year was actually an outlier to wheel turning in Mr. Andrews’ cranium to a conclusion that maybe it was … Continue reading

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Record Review: Midge Ure – The Gift DLX RM [part 1]

I have written extensively about my complex relationship to the art of Midge Ure. I have alluded to how his 1985 solo single, “If I Was” was perhaps the record second only to David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” for the greatest … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Danny Elfman – So-Lo

This was an album that I had bought on LP when it had come out and I quickly ditched it in the Great Vinyl Purge; figuring [rightly] that I would get it on CD later. What I didn’t know at … Continue reading

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Record Review: Stan Ridgeway – The Big Heat

Stan Ridgeway: The Big Heat GER. CD [1986] The Big Heat Pick It Up (And Put It In Your Pocket) Can’t Stop The Show Pile Driver Walkin’ Home Alone Drive She Said Salesman Twisted Camouflage Rio Greyhound I was an … Continue reading

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