Tag Archives: Stephen Hague

Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 11]

The Blow Monkeys Whoops! There Goes The Neighbourhood | 1988 4 Following the low charting of the initial lead off single, “This Is Your Life” in June of 1988, which only reached number 70 on the UK charts, RCA pulled … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: The Blow Monkeys [part 10]

1988 came and went with only a single from The Blow Monkeys, but “This Is Your Life” was a watershed moment for the band, and not only would it herald the embrace of House Music by the band, it would … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Slow Children – Mad About Town [REVO 096]

Slow Children: Mad About Town + – US – CD-R [2020] One More Trauma Late Night Transatlantic Unplugging The Vacuum Vanessa Vacillating Suspense President Am I (Extended Version) Respective Sides Skill Of A Caveman Missing Missiles East Berlin By Rail … Continue reading

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An Interview With Gleaming Spires’ David Kendrick [part 1]

When I was contracted last month by the PR agent promoting Omnivore’s CD reissue program for the works of Gleaming Spires, it was like having my wish granted by a genie. When they offered an interview with Spire David Kendrick, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Gleaming Spires “Walk On Well Lighted Streets” US DLX RM CD

By 1982, the band had gotten a foothold on KROQ-FM with the hit “Are You Ready For The Sex Girls,” and when gaps in the hectic Sparks schedule occurred, recorded their second album. As the first was intended as demos, … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 3]

Slow Children – Mad About Town | 1982 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) When I got the debut US LP by Slow Children in the spring of 1982, I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to their next … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Slow Children [part 2]

Slow Children – Slow Children | 1981 – 3.5 (…continued from last post) I loved how Ms. Shazar prowled around the intro of “She’s Like America” like a cat over the staccato rhythm guitar riff and lone hi-hat. After a … Continue reading

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