Tag Archives: Solo Album

Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 4]

[…continued from last post] The second single, “Jimmy Jimmy,” had been re-recorded and mixed for something more jovial for pop radio. The minimal template of the album version had been goosed with a few more synth fills and a vastly … Continue reading

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Record Review: Ric Ocasek – “Beatitude” US DLX RM CD Delights [pt 1]

Ric Ocasek: Beatitude US CD [2020] Jimmy Jimmy Something To Grab For Prove I Can’t Wait Connect Up To Me A Quick One Out Of Control Take A Walk Sneak Attack Time Bomb Jimmy Jimmy (Single Version) Prove (Extended Remix) … Continue reading

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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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