Category Archives: 1980’s

Pel Mel – Rags to Tatters: The Best of Pel Mel

How the superb Newcastle/Sydney Australian 80s Indie pop outfit Pel Mel have thus far escaped a CD reissue is a mystery to me, but it’s great to see that this has finally been addressed with a limited (200 copies only) … Continue reading

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#blogjune- From Brussels With Love

The original Les Disques du Crépuscule compilation from 1980, on cassette no less. Not the more collectible PVC sleeve version, but the currently $4-plus-postage-on-Discogs-version. Still, it’s a treasure.

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#blogjune – John Waters’ Crackpot

This is the first John Waters book I suggest people read. Originally penned in 1983, it’s got it all – The Pia Zadora Story, John Waters’ Tour of L.A. and an essay about film maker William (“Step Right Up! I’m … Continue reading

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Geniale Dilletanten – Subkultur der 1980er-Jahre in Deutschland

This was a nice surprise. A Goethe-Institut international touring exhibition of 1980s subculture and German New Wave music is currently showing at the RMIT Gallery (344 Swanston Street, Melbourne). The title translates as ‘Brilliant Dilletantes – Subculture in Germany in … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2015 – and some of my vinyl treasures

Today is Record Store Day. I’m planning a trip to a few shops later to see what’s on offer, but I won’t be fighting the crowds for door buster grab-em-while-you-can RSD releases, as usual I’ll take my chances later when … Continue reading

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Happy New Year (from Fad Gadget)

Since the 1980s this is the first album I’ve listened to every January 1st. It’s an odd and perhaps depressing choice, especially for a chap so generally cheerful as myself, so I thought it was time to work out why … Continue reading

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15 Albums in 15 Minutes

Quick post – I saw this on Facebook and thought I’d do it too. “The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can … Continue reading

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