Tag Archives: Steve Barnacle

Record Review: Strange Cruise – Strange Cruise DLX RM UK CD [part 2]

Finally hearing “Rebel Blue Rocker,” it’s shocking that someone at EMI picked this song with its brash intro horns as the lead off single from”Strange Cruise.” All the elements of this song just seem to be awkwardly stitched together like … Continue reading

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Record Review: Strange Cruise – Strange Cruise DLX RM UK CD [part 1]

Strange Cruise: Strange Cruise DLX RM – UK – CD [2014] Hit + Run The Beat Goes On Rebel Blue Rocker Communication [breaking down the walls] This Old Town Animal Call Heart is A Lonely Hunter Love Addiction 12 Miles … Continue reading

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Rock G.P.A.: Visage [part 5]

Visage – Hearts + Knives | 2013 – 3.5 When I saw the new Visage lineup included Steve Barnacle, who had done such good bass work on the previous album, that was encouraging. When I saw that the guitarist was … Continue reading

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Visage Mark III Liftoff Imminent

After much deliberation it appears that New Romantic supergroup Visage is finally moving forward on that long-promised fourth album. It was some time in the last decade when I got wind of a “Visage MK II” being formed by Strange … Continue reading

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