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Club for Heroes - Various Artists [#283]

Club for Heroes – Various Artists

Back in the early nineties, CD’s started to rise to prominence and with them came an increase in compilations. This is possibly the first compilation I bought rather than made myself using recordings from vinyl or cassette. 285 more words

Various Artists

With thanks to Ultravox

They inspired the original title for my recent story for Corporate Traveller magazine about a city break in Vienna, which was simply “Ah, Vienna”… Anyway that sums up the spirit of this shamelessly indulgent piece on the Austrian capital.

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1981...FIRST day of MTV...summed up....it ROCKED

OK so I don’t have much time but wanted to do something so here is a list I obtained from Wikipedia of the 1st 100 + videos ever played on MTV in order, how many times they appeared and some notes also. 1,721 more words


Songs about nuclear annhilation

You’ve got to admit, that’s a cool name for a blog post, right?

Anyone who grew up in the eighties knows what I mean. These days we’re all supposed to be scared of paedophiles and ISIS but in the eighties we were all convinced that the Russians were about to launch missiles at us and we’d all get fried under a mushroom cloud, 626 more words


Midge Ure at the Iridium

Midge Ure
The Iridium
New York City
Feb. 27, 2015
Review by David Chiu

Anyone who has followed Midge Ure’s career knows that he is one of founding fathers of the British synthpop movement of the early to mid ’80s, most notably as the singer of Ultravox. 461 more words

Live Reviews

U is for Ultravox

Trust me when I tell you I am at best a┬ácasual fan of Ultravox. Don’t get me wrong, I love new wave and a lot of the keyboard based music from the eighties. 245 more words