Category: classicpop

This UK shaped picture disc of Robert Palmer’s mid-80s staple, “Addicted to Love,” illustrates something that pretty much everyone on both sides has been doing today while watching the impeachment hearings: The Facepalm.
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I spotted this at Trader Joe’s and while it’s amusing, what really caught my eye was the fonts they used. It may be intended to be a jokey throwback to the Eighties, but it was probably designed by someone who doesn’t have any personal recollection of that era. I say that because the fonts used are lifted from 2002’s Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which was an Eighties-styled “Miami Vice”-esque edition of the ongoing video game series. The person designing this was actually drawing on nostalgia for the early 2000s’ nostalgia for the Eighties, adding to an increasingly fractured collective recollection of the era as viewed through a prism of ensuing ages of pop culture.
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Another hit that didn’t age well: Genesis’ “Illegal Alien.” Phil Collins sings it in a stereotypical Mexican accent and while his character is actually looking to emigrate to the US legally, he’s also drinking tequila for breakfast and offering to pimp out his own sister if it will help him get over the border. Yuck. This is the UK shaped picture disc, featuring Phil and the boys sporting stereotypical bushy mustaches, because OMG. 


Ultravox, produced by George Martin and recorded by Geoff Emerick!
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I took this shot in September, 2005; this rather rare Ric Ocasek solo show was the last time I got to visit CBGB’s before it closed. Afterwards, we met the man himself. A great day. RIP. 


The Police on vinyl—meaning Funko Pops, little vinyl figures from pop culture. Here’s Sting, Andy and Stewart laying it down. Great birthday gift from my kid!


Cleaning unused record photos out of my phone: The last of the Tears For Fears UK 12” picture discs that I needed to complete my collection—this one is for “Sowing The Seeds of Love.” Not as pretty as they probably thought it was. I will say, however, that I don’t know where picture discs get their rep for terrible sound—this one sounds amazing.
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Cleaning unused record photos out of my phone: Go West’s biggest US hit, “King of Wishful Thinking,” never had it’s 12” remix released here. After years of wondering what the remix sounded like, I found a European copy on Discogs cheap enough to rationalize ordering it—and found out why: It’s boring. It’s a shame they couldn’t bring back Julian Mendelssohn, who did all those epic-sounding remixes from their first album; no doubt he would have knocked it out of the park. 
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This one goes out to, well, me. 


Managed to get into the Stray Cats’ homecoming club gig in Amityville, recorded for SiriusXM. They haven’t toured here the US for real in decades, so seeing them at all, much less from 15 feet away in a 300-capacity club instead of their usual 3,000-seat theaters, was a great big bucket list check off.
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