Liverpudlian duo CHINA CRISIS are probably the most under rated band of their generation. Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon formed the band in 1979 as they were leaving school.
Caroline International reissue the first three Virgin era albums ‘Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It’s Fun To Entertain’, ‘Working With Fire & Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume 2’ and ‘Flaunt The Imperfection’ as expanded deluxe CD editions including band’s superb B-sides and BBC Radio sessions. Continue Reading ›
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno started out as the EMS VCS3 wielding non-musician in ROXY MUSIC.
Eno’s first four classic vocal albums ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’, ‘Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)’, ‘Another Green World’ and ‘Before & After Science’ have been reissued as deluxe gatefold 2LP heavyweight vinyl editions mastered at half-speed for 45RPM, effectively now presenting each album as two EP mini-albums. Continue Reading ›
Out of all the British bands to emerge from the post-punk era, Liverpool’s A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS made one of the most lasting impacts on modern popular culture.
Noted by lead singer and keyboardist Mike Score’s outlandish hairdo, his distinctive bonce was sent up on ‘The Wedding Singer’ and ‘Friends’. The legacy of A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS has now been bolstered by a new compilation on Cherry Pop with the self-explanatory title of ‘Remixes & Rarities’. Continue Reading ›
In the wider context of the development of electronic music, the place of Keith Emerson is an interesting one.
His influence on keyboard players the world over is undeniable, but it could also be argued that by being too accomplished a musician, he helped spark the catalyst that eventually spawned punk, which in itself gave birth to the first wave of commercial synthesizer-based artists. Continue Reading ›
The timely release of ‘The Very Best of ASSOCIATES’ featuring their hits ‘Party Fears Two’, ‘Club Country’ and ’18 Carat Love Affair’ creates an opportunity for the work of Billy MacKenzie and Alan Rankine to be re-evaluated and re-discovered.
With a partnership covering a period of just three albums, this anthology is only a part of the story. Thus, the new 2CD slipcased deluxe editions of the MacKenzie / Rankine era ASSOCIATES albums delve even further. Continue Reading ›