Tag Archives: 1985

danza meccanica

Whilst we wait for volume 2, here’s two tracks off 2010’s “Danza Meccanica Italian Synth Wave 1982-1987” v/a cd on Mannequin (MNQ 005) / In the Night Time (NT 012). Standout track “Behind the door” by Victrola is a home studio recording from 1985, previously unreleased until it became a bonus track on the cd edition, which features three tracks not on the 2lp version.
http://www.inthenighttime.com/music/danzameccanica_eng.html
http://www.mannequinmailorder.com/label.html
http://myspace.com/danzameccanica

ruth


Minimal electro, oui, but Thierry Müller c.s. often remind me of Tuxedomoon as well …
http://minimalwave.com/artists/artist/ruth
http://coldwaves.tumblr.com/tagged/ruth
http://coldwaves.tumblr.com/tagged/ruth%2C
http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomruth
http://www.arc018.com/release/polaroid-roman-photo
http://www.dotsanddashes.co.uk/2010/10/devilish-spectrum-ruth.html
http://www.infrastition.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=25
http://www.arc018.com/news/entry/polaroid-roman-photo-25th-anniversary-deluxe-special-edition-reissue

los angeles’ saving grace


And to close our Fall triptych …

the fall from saving grace

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Not a huge Fall fan, but to me Mark E. Smith c.s. reached the pinnacle of their career in 1985, with This Nation’s Saving Grace“, produced by the ever excellent John Leckie. That album is now out in a deluxe 3cd “Omnibus edition” box on Beggars (2011-01-24, cat. no. BBOCD 2067) with a 48 page book (not this one though) and lotsa bonus audio material (e.g. six tracks from two Peel sessions) that are all worth investigating. As is this comp, incidentally.

68-75-85 (hope damo suzuki is well)

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1985 (the Fall) > 1975 (Can) > 1968 (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell) … More on that Fall track in my next post
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damo_Suzuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landed_(album)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You’re_All_I_Need_to_Get_By

real rich


Bernard Rich drummin’ up a storm … And lest we forget: as a band leader, Mr. Buddy was not so different from other leaders … though there’s no bus tapes around by those bullies …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Rich#The_tapes
http://www.buddyrich.com/community/tributes.html
http://www.musketeers.org/thud/buddy/buddy.htm
http://www.cis.rit.edu/~ejipci/buddy_rich.htm
http://mog.com/FluxCapacitor/blog/130876
http://jazztimes.com/articles/20010-the-buddy-rich-tapes
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,828415,00.html
http://www.rebeats.com/books.html > T (by Mel Tormé!)

top of the pops


An acquired taste for the undiscerning listener … Off a lengthy series of lp’s of little or no merit, if not for the sleeves, as released on Pickwick‘s Hallmark sublabel (1968-1982 + 1985). Tim Joseph is about to tell you all about them via his book “When cover girls ruled the charts – the story of the Top of the Pops albums”, scheduled for 2011-02 (ISBN 9780956143914) …
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops_(record_series)
http://www.freewebs.com/toppopper/
http://www.easyontheeye.net/book_spread.htm
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/cover-girls-page-samples/
http://easyontheeyebooks.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/when-cover-girls-ruled-the-charts/
http://planetmondo.blogspot.com/2010/10/when-pop-cultures-collide-top-of-punks.html
http://planetmondo.blogspot.com/2010/10/top-pop-hits-at-pocket-money-prices.html
http://marusalbums.blogspot.com/search/label/top%20of%20the%20pops
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/topofthepops