Tag: New Wave

Pretenders – “Extended Play”

Pretenders – “Extended Play”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, I know of the Pretenders for basically one song – and that song is this. So, here is to broadening my Pretenders song knowledge!  I, of course, naturally chose an EP to start my introduction to this band, as I’ve had bad experiences in the past.... Read More »

Paul Young – “The Secret of Association”

Paul Young – “The Secret of Association”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I don’t know much about Paul Young, he was in Band Aid and sings that song “Why Don’t You Come Back” – that’s about it. Anyways, the album opens with the song “Bite the Hand that Feeds” which is a pretty good way to kick off the... Read More »

Images in Vogue – “Rituals”

Images in Vogue – “Rituals”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: So, this is one of those odd one of a kind albums, where the A-Side has one song, and the B-Side has more – yes I know it’s an EP. Seems Images in Vogue liking doing this. The A-Side opens and closes with the song “Rescue Me”... Read More »

The Boomtown Rats – “The Fine Art of Surfacing”

The Boomtown Rats – “The Fine Art of Surfacing”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: So, this is one of my all time favorite albums of all time, and I was like so beyond excited when I finally obtained it! To start off, let me say 1979 was a good year for music, don’t believe me? We’ve got this album to prove... Read More »

Peter Schilling – “Error in the System”

Peter Schilling – “Error in the System”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I don’t know nothing about Peter, or this album. I solely know of it’s existence because the track, “Major Tom” is #68 on VH1’s One Hit Wonders of the 80’s. Anyways, the album opens with the song “Only Dreams” and it’s pretty neat, it’s definitely a dance... Read More »

Blondie – “The Best of Blondie”

Blondie – “The Best of Blondie”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: Does Blondie really need an introduction? This is one of the greatest Blondie albums, only because it’s the best of Blondie, and it opens with my favorite Blondie track, “Heart of Glass” – which has the most superb chorus and amazing musicianship. It’s then followed by another... Read More »

Big Country – “The Crossing”

Big Country – “The Crossing”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: So, at one point or another I heard the title track of this album either on VH1’s One Hit Wonders of the 80’s, or on some 80’s compilation album – either/or, doesn’t matter, because I think it’s a great song. Now, I’m gonna find out about the... Read More »

Debbie Harry – “Rush Rush (Special Extended Remix)”

Debbie Harry – “Rush Rush (Special Extended Remix)”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: So basically, everyone knows this song from two places, the first and most primary being the soundtrack to the 1983 film, “Scarface” – the second, where I first (and most people my age) heard the song was the video game Grand Theft Auto III, which featured almost... Read More »

The Models – “Models”

The Models – “Models”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I know nothing about this band, except their Canadian, from Edmonton Alberta and that like, there’s a wet girl on the cover. So, the album immediately opens with “Did It Well” – which, may I say has some pretty great musicianship, and like the lyrics are pretty... Read More »

The Boomtown Rats – “In the Long Grass”

The Boomtown Rats – “In the Long Grass”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: Bob Geldof is genius. Enough said. The album opens with the track “A Hold of Me” – which is an amazing track and you could solely base a whole album off of it. The Rats definitely have the chemistry together that not a lot of musicians can... Read More »

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