Tag: 80s


  • Flaunt It by Sigue Sigue Sputnik

    Flaunt It by Sigue Sigue Sputnik

    If Tony James didn’t invent Sigue Sigue Sputnik, no-one else would. They were an odd proposition, even in the ultra glammy ‘80s. A fusion of disparate influences, Sigue Sigue Sputnik existed in a universe where future music was driven by pulsing beats, Japan was the coolest country in the world, and sex happened using a […]

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  • A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    A Christmas Record (Ze Records)

    Ze Records was one of the hippest labels of the time. This was their attempt at a Christmas album. It’s…something.

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  • College rock: a confession

    College rock: a confession

    Really, I should have been in a college rock band. The problem was that I came from the wrong country, turned teen in the wrong decade, and my college was a stout tower block rather than a bustling campus with a radio station where all the best songs could be found left of the dial. […]

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  • Benefactor by Romeo Void

    Benefactor by Romeo Void

    Let’s have it right: no other band sound, or made sounds like Romeo Void. It isn’t just the saxophone or the synths. Romeo Void had something else that set it apart from other songwriters and musicians – her name is Debora Iyall and her writing was fundamentally rooted in poetry, while her appearance was striking […]

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