Tag Archives: Solo Album

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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Boris Blank Not Sitting On His Hands, Either!

As night follows day, I realized that if Dieter Meier was creating extra-Yello projects, what was to stop the other half of the Yello partnership from following suit? I thought that I’d better check up on Boris Blank. As it … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Dave Gahan – Hourglass

After 1991, I went off of Depeche Mode. Unlike many former bands of my collection, my disengagement with them had nothing to do with machine-like house mixes of vapid redundancy. I bought every disc I saw that had something unique … Continue reading

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