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  • Wie jetzt? Das Steak bitte medium.

    2 Sep 2007, 17:44 by umberto71

    Martin Atkins, Sänger, Schlagzeuger dieser obskuren Truppe hatte sehr reichen Anteil an der musikalischen Szenerie der Achtziger. Auch als Designer vieler Platten, vor allem aus dem Hause Depeche Mode, hatte er sich einen Namen gemacht. Nebenbei trommelte er gerne für Public Image Ltd. (war Co-Autor von "this is not a love song") oder Killing Joke. Zusammengefaßt heißt das: Elektronische Außenbezirke. So klingen auch Brian Brain. Das vorliegende Album ist ihr drittes, wobei die beiden Vorgänger 1980 erschienen waren. Also eine lange Zeit ließ man verstreichen, bevor man noch einmal etwas wagte.

    Warum man so lange wartete, müßte wohl mit den weiteren Aktivitäten von Martin Atkins und seinen Kumpanen zu tun haben. 1988 hatte man wieder den Drang nach vorne zu stürmen und der alltäglichen Unbill des Alltags die Stirne zu bieten. Allein die kleine Karikatur auf der Rückseite des LP-Covers mit der Unterschrift "television! our friend" sagte schon manches aus. Atkins, Olavarria und Smyth sind kritisch gestimmt. …
  • 7" Up - Singles only, UK 1978-1982

    31 Jan 2007, 16:08 by cdrx

    It‘s always a special pleasure to flip through that box of singles. This diminutive format in black vinyl made it possible for a musician‘s own productions to be released in the smallest of runs. Very often for lack of funds they only came out as 7“s, in contrast to the big labels. Long since unavailable or, if to be had at all, then sadly only at hefty collectors‘ prices.
    Sometimes the B-side is an eye-opener: the A-side a let-down. And of course a centre puck is standard equipment for any lover of the 7”!

    A pity, though, that they‘ve got to be turned over after three minutes, so if you‘re planning on an evening‘s wall-to-wall listening then it‘s best to make yourself comfortable next to the turntable with your box of singles within arm‘s reach.

    7“ UP! is our song of praise to a fine little medium that only a few labels are still putting out. No promotion for vinyl, though, in these days of mp3 and the iPod...

    A compilation of British rarities from 1978 to 1982, 7“ UP! offers little-known…
  • 7 Up - Singles only, UK 1978-1982

    31 Jan 2007, 16:08 by cdrx

    It‘s always a special pleasure to flip through that box of singles. This diminutive format in black vinyl made it possible for a musician‘s own productions to be released in the smallest of runs. Very often for lack of funds they only came out as 7“s, in contrast to the big labels. Long since unavailable or, if to be had at all, then sadly only at hefty collectors‘ prices.
    Sometimes the B-side is an eye-opener: the A-side a let-down. And of course a centre puck is standard equipment for any lover of the 7”!

    A pity, though, that they‘ve got to be turned over after three minutes, so if you‘re planning on an evening‘s wall-to-wall listening then it‘s best to make yourself comfortable next to the turntable with your box of singles within arm‘s reach.

    7“ UP! is our song of praise to a fine little medium that only a few labels are still putting out. No promotion for vinyl, though, in these days of mp3 and the iPod...

    A compilation of British rarities from 1978 to 1982…
  • 7 Up - Singles only, UK 1978-1982

    31 Jan 2007, 16:08 by cdrx

    It‘s always a special pleasure to flip through that box of singles. This diminutive format in black vinyl made it possible for a musician‘s own productions to be released in the smallest of runs. Very often for lack of funds they only came out as 7“s, in contrast to the big labels. Long since unavailable or, if to be had at all, then sadly only at hefty collectors‘ prices.
    Sometimes the B-side is an eye-opener: the A-side a let-down. And of course a centre puck is standard equipment for any lover of the 7”!

    A pity, though, that they‘ve got to be turned over after three minutes, so if you‘re planning on an evening‘s wall-to-wall listening then it‘s best to make yourself comfortable next to the turntable with your box of singles within arm‘s reach.

    7“ UP! is our song of praise to a fine little medium that only a few labels are still putting out. No promotion for vinyl, though, in these days of mp3 and the iPod...

    A compilation of British rarities from 1978 to 1982…
  • 7 Up - Singles only, UK 1978-1982

    31 Jan 2007, 16:08 by cdrx

    It‘s always a special pleasure to flip through that box of singles. This diminutive format in black vinyl made it possible for a musician‘s own productions to be released in the smallest of runs. Very often for lack of funds they only came out as 7“s, in contrast to the big labels. Long since unavailable or, if to be had at all, then sadly only at hefty collectors‘ prices.
    Sometimes the B-side is an eye-opener: the A-side a let-down. And of course a centre puck is standard equipment for any lover of the 7”!

    A pity, though, that they‘ve got to be turned over after three minutes, so if you‘re planning on an evening‘s wall-to-wall listening then it‘s best to make yourself comfortable next to the turntable with your box of singles within arm‘s reach.

    7“ UP! is our song of praise to a fine little medium that only a few labels are still putting out. No promotion for vinyl, though, in these days of mp3 and the iPod...

    A compilation of British rarities from 1978 to 1982…