Tag Archives: 80’s

Love — The Cult — W.A.C.#4

My thoughts The Cult’s second studio album straddles the unclear line between rock and metal. It’s a little late to be early metal and so probably fits in the “goth metal” category. Whatever it is, Love has a definitive 80’s sound. You could … Continue reading

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Sign ‘O’ the Times — Prince — W.A.C.#3

My thoughts With Prince it’s a bit of a choice as to what his Magnum Opus is… Most would fall on the side of the side of Purple Rain and that’s fair. Still Sign ‘O’ The Times can be regarded as his “Cornetto … Continue reading

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The Joshua Tree — U2 — W.A.C.#3

My thoughts I am reviewing the original 1987 release rather than the 20th anniversary edition, which more than doubles the album’s length and track count. The album opens with some very slow, deep electronic sounds with Where the Streets Have No … Continue reading

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Out of the Silent Planet — King’s X — W.A.C.#3

My thoughts Ah once again we meander along the line of hard rock and metal. Here I have to cheat, because I can’t express it more succinctly than the pre-review chat I had; I can quote: “A mixture of Metallica-esque riffs … Continue reading

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Talking With the Taxman About Poetry — Billy Bragg — W.A.C.#2

My thoughts In a never ending quest for context, I felt I had to hear Billy Bragg speak. In a quick search I heard him give a great quote: “the real problem comes not as being labelled a political song … Continue reading

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Moving Pictures — Rush — W.A.C.#1

My thoughts Oh, that first sound! The hit of a growling synth with the backing drums sounds and immediately we’re into Tom Sawyer. This song is an icon of prog rock, and a herald for the arrival of the 80’s. Deep … Continue reading

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