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Bauhaus – “The Passion of Lovers”

I didn’t know why she had invited me to this party and now I was regretting it. I felt sick. I knew I had to look the part but the Saturday job only paid £12 a week, scarcely enough for … Continue reading

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Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Two Tribes (Annihilation Mix)”

Beware the savage jaw… They got us right worked up about it, they did.  Big Brother, Winston Smith, Oceania, Room 101, dystopian future, Orwellian nightmare, under Thatcher it seemed ever so likely that at the chime of the Hogmanay bells, … Continue reading

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Depeche Mode – “Never Let Me Down Again”

Depeche Mode started as a bit of a side attraction in Smash Hits to the more straightforward girl-fodder of Duran and Spandau, with tinkly electro hits like Just Can’t Get Enough and New Life.  Dave Gahan, at that time, seemed … Continue reading

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Pet Shop Boys – “Left To My Own Devices”

This is where it all changed. This was where love turned to passion, the past became the future, and past sins forgiven. This was the end of the “Imperial Phase” of the Pet Shop Boys, but this was more Imperial … Continue reading

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