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TEC’s 25 SONGS OF THE BLITZ CLUB

The soundtrack of The Blitz Club was provided by its resident DJ Rusty Egan and its story is more than well documented. Using Dave Rimmer’s 2003 book 'New Romantics: The Look' as an initial reference point and calling on the memories of Rusty Egan himself to verify whether he had actually played these songs in his DJ sets, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Songs Of The Blitz Club to celebrate the flamboyant legacy of that Blitz Spirit. Continue Reading ›

TEC’s 25 SINGLE VERSIONS THAT ARE BETTER THAN THE ALBUM VERSIONS

Ever bought an album on the strength of a single, only to find that “this is not the single I am looking for”?? As long as there has been a music business, artists and producers have been forever tinkering with their work. Restricted to one single per artist and presented in chronological and then alphabetical order, here are The Electricity Club’s 25 Single Versions That Are Better Than The Album Versions… Continue Reading ›

BACK TO THE PHUTURE: QUESTION MARK at The Union Club

The Union Club in Soho was the location of ‘Question Mark’, a panel discussion hosted by Wall Of Sound and Back To the Phuture’s Mark Jones. The four guests gathered for the fascinating and extremely good humoured chat were OMD’s Paul Humphreys, HEAVEN 17’s Glenn Gregory, Steve Norman from SPANDAU BALLET and T’PAU vocalist Carol Decker. Mark Jones announced this was to be the last free session to which Carol Decker amusingly quipped “Will I have to pay to talk about myself?” Continue Reading ›

A Not So Short Conversation with CHRIS PAYNE

CHRIS PAYNE is best known as being a long standing member of GARY NUMAN’s band between 1979 to 1990. More recently, he has returned to the synthpop fold, co-writing five songs with RUSTY EGAN for his new album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’.. With the revival of his old side project ELECTRONIC CIRCUS as well, CHRIS PAYNE chatted to The Electricity Club about... Continue Reading ›

A Short Conversation with TONY HADLEY

tony-hadley-from-spandau-balletTony Hadley is best known the lead singer of SPANDAU BALLET. Hadley has gone full circle and returns to his days at The Blitz Club by contributing vocals to ‘Lonely Highway’, a track on Rusty Egan’s debut solo album ‘Welcome To The Dancefloor’. Co-written by Chris Payne who also co-wrote VISAGE’s ‘Fade to Grey’, ‘Lonely Highway’ is possibly Hadley’s most overtly synthpop outing since ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’ back in 1980. Tony Hadley kindly chatted to TEC about this new collaboration. Continue Reading ›

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