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RENATO ZERO – Via Tagliamento (1965-1970)

17 Jun

The one and only Glam Rocker(with an arty feel) of Italy.Nowhere near to Bowie theatrics,nor to Ferry luxurious extravaganza,Zero blended the cultural tradition of Italy,the literature of Ancient Romans and Greeks and the optical decadence of European pop/glam 70s.His lyrics and music are full of strange mythical creatures,paganistic chants,illusions of a well maintained Ancient Theater as the one he was dreaming of.Not an easy listen as a whole artist, but the above collection of his early stuff is a good introduction both to his 60s -near hits-songs as well to his later difficult manoeuvres.

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PRVA LJUBAV – Privatno

17 Jun

CHERRY VANILLA – Venus d’ vinyl

17 Jun

Yes,she is the nowadays official secretary of Vangelis-the Beast-Papathanasiou!After her early 70s Warhol adventures and close relationships with Dead Boys,Bowie and NY decadence inside the punk wars…This is her second album for fans of Rocky Horror Picture Show vaudeville atmosphere,street rock n roll and pseudo punk.Of course none will buy…

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MAANAM – Mental cut

17 Jun

ood Polish new wavish rock band.This proves that really Valessa(”antiautoritarian” politician” during Communist years) was pop/rocking well…

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LES MODELS – s/t

17 Jun

ALASKA Y LOS PEGAMOIDES – Grandes exitos

17 Jun

Early 1980′s Glam pop and New Wave from Spain.Alaska is still a very well known underground diva/musician/actress in Barcelona,who nowadays is a social activist against bullfightings and in general the massive exploitation of animals.Her band was active even before the new wave explosion (In Spain it was not so cerebral) and became ”the talk of the town” for Group’s weirdness to use sexual objects during their self destructive shows!

(Comment by Nick)

NAZZ – Nazz Nazz

10 Jun

The Great first psychedelic pop combo of Todd Rundgren,before Utopia,extreme studio wizardry,quirky soft rock/art pop and even heavy producing of 80s pop-rock acts.The Nazz albums were nowhere oddbal or eclectic as Todd’s solo carrere but the whole atmosphere of well played British Invasion together with a strong Byrds touch,make these works essential.

(Comment by Nick)

DAVID BOWIE – Stage

10 Jun

ALICE COOPER – Muscle of love

9 Jun

ALAIN WISNIAK / NINA HAGEN – L’ annee des meduses

6 Jun

MODERN SOUL BAND – Meeting

3 Jun

REPUBLIKA – Nieustanne tango

1 Jun