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I have always questioned the rather prevalent trend of labeling “The 80s” as a genre of pop music for all music that was created in the 1980s. This single (and rather unwarranted) label to...
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Jun 2017
To say 2016 has paved the way for a full circle for late 80s (and early 90s) pop star Rick Astley would be quite the understatement. At the age of 50, hot on the heels of his 2nd UK #1 album (his firs...
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Oct 2016
It seems like we have been writing about the highly anticipated Culture Club reunion for over 2 years not knowing if it would actually materialize. Our first glimmer of hope was back in October 2013 w...
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Jul 2015
This review is by Guest Blogger Lily C Vargas Date: May 2nd 2015 Venue: Beacon Theater (New York City) For two hours on May 2, 2015 we were transported back to the Blitz Club circa 1978 and taken ...
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May 2015
For those that listen to our radio station, they know of our fondness for early (but post Vince Clarke era) Depeche Mode. Sadly, we have not felt grabbed by the material post the “Songs of faith and...
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Feb 2015
This guest post is by Quentin Harrison from The QH Blend. It was originally published a year ago but it is still as relevant today as talk about a new Kim Wilde album )slated for release this year) ...
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Feb 2015
Glamour, decadence, political strife, and the creativity of a new youth movement wanting to be at the forefront of stylist change were some of contributing elements to the British pop culture of the 8...
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Nov 2014
Love songs by prominent artists featured on the soundtracks of popular movies were always success stories waiting to happen. They all had the same ingredients that made them bonafide global hits. They...
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Nov 2014
“Nostalgia has a shelf life” – said Boy George – the magnetic and flamboyant frontman of Culture Club when we interviewed him in October 2014. Bands reuniting for the sole purp...
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Nov 2014
This week marks the release of the new Spandau Ballet compilation “The Story“. While many were hoping for a full new studio album of new material, one cannot deny that at least some new ma...
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Oct 2014