Inside The Pleasuredome

Inside The Pleasuredome

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  • Posted on June 27, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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There is no mistaking, especially if you follow this blog, that 2014 is choc full of anniversaries. Is there something about the fourth year of a decade that spawns greatness and controversy? I’m sure the Archduke Franz Ferdinand would say so, particularly as today, as I write this, is the 100th anniversary of him swallowing […]

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Annihilation, Carnage & Surrender: Two Tribes at 30

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  • Posted on May 28, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Of all my teenage years, 1984 stands out in my mind as the most memorable. It was in this year that a great deal about me changed. It was the most formative of my formative years. In those 12 months, I made a raft of new friendships, many of which last to this day, I […]

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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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A Field of Sound – An essay.

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  • Posted on March 9, 2013 - 2:15 am
  • By Failed Muso
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I doubt very much if many, if any, of you are aware that this blog incorporated some while back another blog of mine, ‘Field of Sound‘. I started it as a companion piece to ‘Failed Muso’ so that I could indulge in my passion for multi-channel music, but not wanting to concentrate on multiple blogs, […]

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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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PSB & Frankie Fairlight & PPG Discs – UPDATED 2/12/12

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  • Posted on November 27, 2012 - 8:03 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Every now and again, eBay throws up some lovely little gems, and if these are anything to go by, these are rather tasty, even more so if they still work and you have either a Fairlight CMI IIx or PPG Waveterm on which to read them. The seller has the following items for sale… eBay […]

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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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The Producers – Two Tribes (Yet another version)

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  • Posted on June 21, 2012 - 3:38 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Living up to the reputation of the song and it’s numerous versions and mixes, here is another version by The Producers, whose album, ‘Made in Basing Street‘, drops on June 25th 2012. Whilst this version is commendable (and let’s be honest, any live version of this is worthy pf praise, given the enormous amount of […]

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