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1/12/15 – Nico And The Faction – Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen – Live in Shibuya, Tokyo – 1986 / Interview – New Zealand – 1985

Nico and The Faction in Shibuya, Tokyo in 1986 performing, Das Lied Vom Einsamen Mädchen (The Song Of The Lonely Girl). Most of Nico’s songs were sung in English and although she was born Christa Päffgen in Cologne in 1938, I read that she sang the German songs with an English accent, never wanting to be known as […]

Felt Primitive Painters Cover Art 1985

20/4/15 – Felt – Primitive Painters (Featuring Elizabeth Fraser) – 1985

Produced by Robin Guthrie and featuring Elizabeth Fraser on a memorable chorus, Primitive Painters appeared on Felt’s fourth album, Ignite the Seven Cannons released on Cherry Red records in 1985. Felt were led by the enigmatic Lawrence and over a ten year period released ten albums and ten singles before splitting up. This single also […]

the cult

28/3/15 – The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary – 1985

Southern Death Cult, Death Cult and finally The Cult with the classic 1985 Gothic, Indie, Rock, Acoustic Metal, trippy, She Sells Sanctuary, the fourth single from the Love album. Ian Astbury hamming it up, Billy Duffy wielding his Gretsch White Falcon, Jamie Stewart grooving on the bass and drummer Mark Brzezicki from Big Country filling in […]

The Associates (Billy Mackenzie) Pic

13/12/14 – The Associates – Breakfast – 1985

The Associates were a Synthpop band from Dundee, Scotland that included the gifted vocalist Billy MacKenzie and his musical partner Alan Rankine. They enjoyed Top 20 success in the UK with tracks from their second real studio album Sulk in 1982 but Rankine left the band in the same year. (In between their first and […]

David Sylvian Alchemy An Index Of Possibilities 1985 Art Cover

6/2/14 – David Sylvian – Alchemy: An Index Of Possibilities – 1985

This release isn’t generally considered to be a David Sylvian album in the purest sense (he doesn’t sing) – the confusion is actually three fold; firstly, when it was released in 1985 it was cassette only, secondly it has been re released with tracks added and tracks removed and last but not least – it […]