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The first birthday this week, is Midge Ure, of various acts.

It means nothing to me.

Anyway, this song, which kept it off Number 1, is far better. 168 more words


MINUIT MACHINE - Live & Destroy

After the release of their very promising Blue Moon EP in 2013. Minuit Machine finally gives us their full abum Live & Destroy What a perfect musical match Helene & Amandine are – like a delicate darkwave hand in a crushed velvet coldwave glove. 265 more words

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New Romantics

A Brief movement in early 80’s Britain.

A reaction to the Punk movement; it rejects the austerity and anti-fashion stance of punk

At the forefront: Visage, Duran Duran, Ultravox & Japan


…2014 w 39 – Album of the week is “Metamatic” by John Foxx.

People like me, old enough to have a too large record collection knows how a sudden impulse can make you listen to a certain record, inspiring a foray into similar territory that can take days to complete. 394 more words


...2014 w 38 - Album of the week is "Ultravox!" by Ultravox!.

For those of you remembering the Midge Ure-fronted synth pop band who had a hit with “Vienna”, let´s just at once make it clear that this is not what we´re talking about today. 658 more words


Phil Cool, John Foxx and the Swing Park Incident

To coincide with my recent John Foxx and Phil Cool interviews on this blog, here’s the part of the jigsaw that links those features – the true story of that broken nose incident, or at least Phil Cool’s version of the tale. 990 more words


Musique 365: Day 253: Rage In Eden - Ultravox

Predecessor to ‘Quartet’ and probably a more rounded end product, IMO. Songs are given time to develop. ‘Stranger Within’ is something of a bleak, chug-along 7-minuter, with ‘Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again)’ doing little to raise our spirits either. 46 more words