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59. Something for the Weekend: Prince “Sign ‘ o ‘ the Times”

Taking hints from modern R&B, funk, soul and psychedelia, Prince’s five-year project – Sign “O” the Times – proved to be one of the enduring albums of 1987. Continue reading

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55. Something for the Weekend: M “Pop Muzik”

Not many notable synth-pop / new wave artists from the late-70’s, started as wrangling folk troubadours, although much of Robin Scott’s history is unusual. Continue reading

42. Something for the Weekend: Die Doraus und Die Marinas “Fred vom Jupiter”

When Andreas Dorau penned “Fred vom Jupiter” as part of a school project, it is unlikely the seventeen-year-old realised that he had struck gold. Continue reading

30. Something for the Weekend: Men Without Hats “The Safety Dance”

When Canada’s Men Without Hats surged forward in 1982 with their début long-player, Rhythm of Youth, it marked yet another step in the synthesised pop world. Continue reading

25. Something for the Weekend: New Order “Blue Monday”

One of the most successful band’s of the 1980’s, New Order emerged from the shroud of Joy Division to produce some of the most dynamic and critically acclaimed music of the decade. Continue reading

23. Something for the Weekend: Sugababes “Freak Like Me”

Long before they became a parody of modern pop, whereby one face/name/voice/personality is interchangeable with another, the Sugababes were easily one of the strongest groups in British pop. Continue reading

21. Something for the Weekend: Dandi Wind “Umbilical Noose”

Before taking time out with her side-project Fan Death, Canadian artist Dandilion Wind Opaine was working with boyfriend Szam Findlay in their apocalyptic electro-punk band, Dandi Wind. Continue reading

14. Something for the Weekend: Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill”

In 1978, English singer-songwriter Kate Bush became the first woman to have a UK number 1 with song “Wuthering Heights”, propelling the Kent native into the limelight. Continue reading

11. Something for the Weekend: Fad Gadget “Collapsing New People”

When Frank Tovey emerged at the very tail end of the 1970’s, he found himself instantly fitting into the fledgling new wave and avant-garde electronic music scene as Fad Gadget. Continue reading

10. Something for the Weekend: Republica “Ready to Go”

In 1996, English band Republica released their sole-hit “Ready to Go” and it must be said that the video is very fucking irritating. Continue reading

08. Something for the Weekend: Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus”

Released on Mute Records in August 1989, “Personal Jesus” was Depeche Mode’s last hurrah of the decade that made them. Continue reading

Coming Soon (Probably):

Beat Happening "Pinebox Derby"
bis "This is Fake D.I.Y."
Cabaret Voltaire "Nag Nag Nag"
Donna Summer "I Feel Love"
Electrelane (undecided)
Heloise & the Savoir Faire "Odyle"
Kortatu "Nicaragua Sandinista"
Logikparty "Anti Omerta"
Madness (undecided)
Make the Girl Dance "Wall of Death"
One Way System "No Return"
Peter and the Test Tube Babies "Shit British Tour"
PiL (undecided)
Queen of Hearts "Neon"
Sigue Sigue Sputnik "Love Missile F1-11"
Throbbing Gristle "Discipline"
Twin Crystals (undecided)

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