Tag Archives: Thompson Twins

Post-Punk MVP – Matthew Seligman: 1955-2020

Seligman was exceptionally active in the UK Post-Punk scene when it mattered most before becoming a lawyer in recent years Damn it, COVID-19 has claimed another musician who was all over my Record Cell, and as my friend JT suggested, … Continue reading

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Record Review: Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up UK 12″

Thompson Twins: You Take Me Up UK 12″ [1984] You Take Me Up/Machines Take Me Over Down Tools Leopard Ray Passion Planet I somehow knew when I saw the video clip for “Hold Me Now” a few months before it … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Thompson Twins – In The Name Of Love US LP/CD

I first heard Thompson Twins like most “hip” Americans. In the summer of 1982 I was hearing “In The Name Of Love” a lot on college radio. The single would go on to be the Billboard “dance single” of the … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 25]

[continued from last post] Commenter Jordan in the previous post made a supremely cogent comment about OMD’s creative conundrum by 1985: “What was the missing link? It could not have been just trying to write bland music for the market. … Continue reading

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New Wave Compilations: Best Of 12″ Synth Gold

Various: Best Of 12″ Synth Gold UK [1990] Thompson Twins: Love On Your Side [ext.] Blancmange: Living On The Ceiling [ext.] Heaven 17: Play To Win [ext. ver.] Visage: Mind Of A Toy [ext. ver.] Japan: Life In Tokyo [“Assemblage” … Continue reading

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Song Of The Day: Thompson Twins – The Gap

Last week I pulled the fine Edsel DLX RMs of “Quick Step And Side Kick” and “Into The Gap” and gave them a spin as it had been a while. I came to The Thompson Twins via their college chart … Continue reading

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