I’m Still Here…

I’m Still Here…

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  • Posted on April 6, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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As is customary over the years, I occasionally “go dark” when it comes to this blog, much to my eternal shame. It is, however, never without good reason. I’ve just recently moved house, a massive upheaval as many of you will know, and I am now settling in nicely. I’ve also been flat out with […]

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One February Friday In Full

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  • Posted on February 26, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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In my last post, I told you how I was invited to write a piece for the marvellous website, SuperDeluxeEdition.com, on the subject of my experiences as a ZTT label fan at the height of their powers in 1984, when Frankie Goes To Hollywood conquered everything in their path, Trevor Horn churned out 12″ mixes […]

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One February Friday…

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  • Posted on February 14, 2014 - 10:57 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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In this 30th anniversary year of ZTT Records, there has been a raft of activity that seems to be getting more frenetic with each passing month. This week saw the release of three 2 disc sets, The Organisation of Pop, The Art of the 12″ Vol.3 and Frankie Said Deluxe Edition, as well as a […]

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Someone has returned to the scene of the crime…

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  • Posted on October 15, 2013 - 8:21 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Just a quick post to share a couple of pictures of a Fairlight CMI IIx at Sarm Studios. 30 years ago, this would’ve been a fairly unremarkable sight, but these pictures were taken today! Can’t say much more at this moment in time, but more details will follow Pictures courtesy of Ian Peel at SPZ. […]

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My farewell to Sarm…

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  • Posted on August 18, 2013 - 10:17 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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So, this afternoon, I visited Sarm Studios on Basing Street, London. For so many, many years, I have dreamed of visiting there, recording there, being guided by the great Trevor Horn in creating my musical masterpiece. It’s a dream I have held to this day and, if truth be told, one I am reluctant to […]

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Philip Jap

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  • Posted on August 6, 2013 - 8:48 pm
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Does that name ring a bell? Probably not unless you were around in the UK, circa 1982. Philip was in a UK TV singing contest (yes, even then we had such things!) hosted by David Essex and was a contestant alongside such esteemed acts as Talk Talk and Thomas Dolby! Philip went on to release […]

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Sarm Studios Yard Sale

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  • Posted on August 6, 2013 - 5:22 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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It’s been on the cards for some time, but it is with great sadness and heavy heart that I learned of the redevelopment of Sarm Studios in Basing Street, London, later this year. Trevor Horn has spoken of the possibility for a while now, but it now seems that property redevelopers are finally moving in […]

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Frankie Said – Review

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  • Posted on November 28, 2012 - 10:39 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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We all think we know Frankie Goes to Hollywood, don’t we? I mean, we think we know that they were, at best, an average, gender-bending post new wave band out of Liverpool who came to the attention of Trevor Horn and Paul Morley, who then went on to strip away pretty much everything bar Holly […]

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Propaganda – Noise & Girls Come Out To Play – Review

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  • Posted on September 27, 2012 - 10:04 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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I want to address two things in this review. Firstly, and most importantly, I want to cover the music. Secondly, I want to cover the concept of this offering. Ok, stall set out. Let’s move on. The music. It is often posited that if Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda’s ZTT label mates, had not been […]

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Review: SexMix Vol. 1 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood – UPDATED 21/11/12

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  • Posted on July 17, 2012 - 4:50 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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To get Frankie, you have to know Frankie. You had to have been around between 1983 and 1987. You had to have been a certain age. You had to have bought the t-shirts, the twelve inches and the promise of a utopian/dystopian, sexually ambiguous society, living its life according to a Paul Morley script. I […]

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