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KINGS OF LEON  "young & young manhood"  cd,  2003:

their debut....
I got on board with their third, this was a return purchase later one...
the UK and Australia were on the ball with these guys from the get go...
took the US/Canada etc a couple more releases to appreciate them...
album went 3x platinum in Australia and 2x platinum in the UK....
almost an alternative country sound on some tracks, even the melodies lean
towards country at times....
one of my favourites of theirs, its edgy, its raw, its not over produced like some of their material...

the debut single:



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THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS "mirror moves" cd, 1984

UK New Wave band....
fourth studio set, I own the first five, never bought the last two for some reason???...
far and away my favourite of theirs...
more uptempo overall than their other ones....
still with their distinctive sound though...
love every track on this one...
the Kiwis got it right here making New Zealand the only country it registered top10...

couldn't pick a favourite track off the album so heres the lead off single:



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THE POWER STATION  "the power station"  vinyl, 1985:

a supergroup of sorts...
Robert Palmer, both Taylor's from Duran Duran and the drummer from Chic....
Palmer wrote or co-wrote most tracks so his sound is all over it...
a couple of covers, one from Isely Brothers and "get it on" from T Rex....
eight tracks....
love the first side's four tracks, superb stuff...
the remaining four are the two covers and what i'd consider two Palmer throwaways...
so love four, dislike four....
sorry, but Isely Brothers are sacred to me and T Rex, well, like Bowie, no one should be allowed
to record the songs because no one can improve on what was....
at the same time as this, the other members of Duran Duran recorded under the name Arcadia,
I have that album ready to play tomorrow...

great live version of this one:



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ARCADIA  "so red the rose"  vinyl, 1985:

so,
a couple of the Duran Duran members with the Chic drummer and Robert Palmer formed Power Station
when the band took a break, Simon Le Bon and the other two members of Duran Duran formed Arcadia
as their side project....
their friends David Gilmour and Sting were bought in to supply guitars and vocals on a few tracks....
Power Station would have scored a pass mark from me, this one however....
would be lucky to get any marks off me!
album sounds like a second rate Duran Duran album without the catchy "in your head" tunes...
cant say I like anything off it but I must have at some point in the past...
either way, album hit double platinum in Canada and single platinum in the US

the lead off single:



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