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Record Review: Stan Ridgeway – The Big Heat

Stan Ridgeway: The Big Heat GER. CD [1986] The Big Heat Pick It Up (And Put It In Your Pocket) Can’t Stop The Show Pile Driver Walkin’ Home Alone Drive She Said Salesman Twisted Camouflage Rio Greyhound I was an … Continue reading

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REDUX: Those First Impressions – Wall Of Voodoo EP

August 2, 2012 Wall Of Voodoo: Wall Of Voodoo US EP [1980] Longarm The Passenger Can’t Make Love Struggle Ring Of Fire Granma’s House This morning I was listening to Stan Ridgeway’s first solo album, and it got me thinking … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Urgh! A Music War [part 2]

So yesterday we took a look at the double album version of “Urgh! A Music War.” Due to the wide ranging tentacles of the Copeland family musical empire, it stands as a rather thoroough snapshot of the New Wave scene … Continue reading

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A Young Person’s Guide To: Urgh! A Music War [part 1]

Back in 1981, the Copeland’s IRS Records/FBI empire reached its fullest flowering with the ambitious “Urgh! A Music War” project. The film/double album featured every band the consortium managed or released. Between IRS Records and Frontier Booking International, almost everyone … Continue reading

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Those First Impressions: Wall Of Voodoo – EP

Wall Of Voodoo: Wall Of Voodoo US EP [1980] Longarm The Passenger Can’t Make Love Struggle Ring Of Fire Granma’s House This morning I was listening to Stan Ridgeway’s first solo album, and it got me thinking about how I … Continue reading

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New Wave Grudge Match: East vs West

Reader Echorich made a cogent observation last Wednesday* in the comments on the posting made on Berlin VS Missing Persons. He said… “Forget rap and hip hop, the first East Coast/West Coast musical rivalry for me was over Punk and … Continue reading

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