Tag Archives: eighties

Gig review: FLIGHT BRIGADE – Telford’s Warehouse, Chester, 4 October 2019

FLIGHT BRIGADE - Telford

What’s not to like? An architecturally interesting venue for food, drink and music.  A beer festival.  And a free gig!! The first thing you might say about Flight Brigade, two days into a 14-date tour, is “where are the girls?”.  … Continue reading

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Gig review: TREVOR HORN – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 31 July 2019

TREVOR HORN BAND - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 31 July 2019

It may be somewhat exaggerated to say that Trevor Horn single-handedly created the soundtrack to the eighties.  What is certain – as this concert demonstrated – he was associated with key artists and albums from that decade. This gig was … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE KORGIS featuring James Warren – Bristol Folk House, 27 April 2019

THE KORGIS featuring James Warren - Bristol Folk House, 27 April 2019

David Randall chatted to James Warren in June 2017 for an hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  This includes  tracks from all aspects of his career including Stackridge, The Korgis and solo. James Warren may well have channelled … Continue reading

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Album review: HOW WE LIVE – Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

HOW WE LIVE - Dry Land (Steve Hogarth)

David Randall chatted to Steve Hogarth about his career in July 2014.  In this hour special, tracks include How We Live and Marillion, plus Steve’s solo work. Esoteric [Release date 26.08.16] ‘How We Live’ is an important part of the … Continue reading

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Album review: RUN LIBERTY RUN – We Are

RUN LIBERTY RUN - We Are

earMUSIC [Release date 22.07.16] There’s something in the ether.  Having just reviewed goth/metal revivalists Sinnergod I’ve also been privy to a new German band and their debut album.  The read across – albeit with less heavy guitars – is quite … Continue reading

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News: JOHNNY HATES JAZZ Interview Feature and UK Tour (28 February – 25 March 2016)

Johnny Hates Jazz

A special feature is broadcast in the first hour of ‘Assume The Position’, presented by David Randall on Sunday 28 February on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  The sequence is repeated on Friday 4 March at 22:00 or you can … Continue reading

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Album review: MISSING PERSONS feat. Dale Bozzio – Missing In Action

Missing Persons feat. Dale Bozzio - Missing In Action

Cleopatra Records [Release date 04.03.14] The digipak at the top of the stack didn’t look that inviting.  Could it have been Dee Snider’s half-brother on the cover?  There’s an awful lot of ivory around that lady’s neck.  The name Dale … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIMPLE MINDS and ULTRAVOX, O2 Arena, London, 30 November 2013

Simple Minds, Liverpool Empire, 20 April 2013

It’s an 80’s revival tonight with one of the 80’s big stadium bands Simple Minds headlining, but first we had Ultravox who had their own series of hit singles in the early to mid-80’s. They reformed with their classic line-up … Continue reading

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Album review: WANG CHUNG – Tazer Up!

Wang Chung - Tazer Up!

www.wangchung.com [Release date 03.06.13] Blimey here is a blast from the 80’s, a band I knew from the classic 80’s compilation album ‘American Heartbeat’ with their big hit ‘Dance Hall Days’ (although as one of my fellow melodic rock fans … Continue reading

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