Tag: Synth Pop

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, originally when I was given this LP, I was under the impression I had no idea who this band was, or any of their work. Upon listening, I knew that I had heard the first track before.  The album opens with “Life in a Northern Town”... Read More »

Paul Hardcastle – “19 / Fly by Night”

Paul Hardcastle – “19 / Fly by Night”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “IN WORLD WAR TWO THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE COMBAT SOLDIER WAS 26. IN VIETNAM HE WAS 19” Personal Review:  So, basically, this song fell into the category of one hit wonders of the 80’s, and basically, the title track “19” is a song with overdubs from a local news... Read More »

Jiří Korn – “Magic Jet”

Jiří Korn – “Magic Jet”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I don’t even know where this record came from.  The album opens with “Someone Else is On the Line” (“S Kým Teď Právě Hovor Máš“) and well, that instrument opening is rather weird, then Jiří begins to sing, and it’s definitely different, the chorus comes around and hey, it’s... Read More »

Paul McCartney – “Give My Regards to Broad Street: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

Paul McCartney – “Give My Regards to Broad Street: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”The Sleeve: The Gatefold: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Okay, So maybe Paul McCartney is everyone’s favorite Beatle? After all Wings was amazing. Most of his solo work is too. A lot of the population just kinda wants to forget that Rihanna / Kanye travesty of a song he was in.  Anyways, the album... Read More »

Y Kant Tori Read – “Y Kant Tori Read”

Y Kant Tori Read – “Y Kant Tori Read”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, long before Tori Amos became famous in the 1990’s, she had released this album with her band “Y Kant Tori Read” – and honestly, who cares if Tori can’t read, she’s a hottie. Just look at that cover.  The album opens with “The Big Picture” and... Read More »

Psyche – “Unveiling the Secret”

Psyche – “Unveiling the Secret”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “Thanks to Martina Shuman for original concepts expressed in “Lord unleashed”. Acknowledgements to H.P. lovecraft for inspiration of “The saint became a lush” & to David Cronenberg for “The words made ‘flesh” in “unveiling the secret”.” Personal Review:  Psyche has always been one of my favorite bands, ever since I... Read More »

Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? / Feed the World”

Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? / Feed the World”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Many thanks to all the fine artists who kindly donated their time and effort in the making of this record” Personal Review:  Bob Geldof’s wonderfully produced Christmas song for Ethiopia.  The song opens with that drum noise thing, and then Paul Young singing, I like Paul Young, but why Bob... Read More »

INXS – “The Swing”

INXS – “The Swing”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I’ve always loved INXS. As far back as I can remember I always have. I even remember the long drives where I would play INXS’s Greatest Hits on CD in the back. Memories.  So, this album opens with my all time favorite INXS song, “Original Sin” and... Read More »

Wham! – “Make it Big”

Wham! – “Make it Big”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  We’re not gonna get into the whole George Michael / Washroom scandal thing… on this review. BUT, let’s just have a nice little chat about how this is a Mexican pressing, I still have no idea where I found it, when I found it, or if I’ve... Read More »

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, back in the late 80’s, Jon Cryer (Alan Harper from “Two and a Half Men“) was coming off a series of film roles, “Pretty in Pink” and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (to name a few.) when he starred in the movie “Hiding Out” where... Read More »

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