Tag Archives: Stephen Hague

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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Rock GPA: Slow Children [part 1]

Usually I’ve done the Rock G.P.A. threads on bands who have long career threads of many albums. The shortest one I’ve done was for Gina X Performance, who had just four albums. Today we’ll take a look at a band … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: Slow Children Debut Finally Getting The Monastic Attention

I am currently in the throes of committing the output of the great duo Slow Children to a shiny gold disc. I first chanced to hear them on the RCA “Blitz” lo-prince/New Wave sampler of 1981. They had a great … Continue reading

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Record Review: Slow Children – President Am I US Promo 12″

Pal Shazar + Andrew Chinich in promo Last month I was in a record store and found a US Promo 12″ single from Slow Children. I first heard them on RCA’s great 1981 compilation album “Blitz,” and I wasted no … Continue reading

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