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Reviews of releases for 1988

The Limits - Garage Nuggets '65-'68 & Songs about Girls

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In the mid-60s, all around the world, there was an explosion of bands playing what came to be called garage rock. A few of them found a degree of success, with singles and even albums released...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-11-09)

Magma - Köhntarkösz

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It's hard to remember a life before Magma, but one of the earliest impressions I have is seeing this in a record store and bringing it home. Even then their iconography set them apart from...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-02-15)

Dennis Young - Wave - Electronic Music 1984-1988

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In 1983, New York City band Liquid Liquid had a hit with their song “Cavern” that was later sampled by Grandmaster Flash for his hit “White Lines” because of its strong...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2017-06-09)

Ange - Au-Delà du Délire

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Ange were probably the premiere French symphonic progressive rock group, although I always run across fans of the genre who don't like what they do....

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-09-01)

Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This was Roach's first landmark release, at the time he was at the forefront of what was considered "New Age music." Albums like Quiet...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2016-06-16)

Univers Zéro - Uzed

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McLatchey's Second Tier

This Belgian group followed up their classic third album...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-26)

Steve Tibbetts - Yr

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McLatchey's Second Tier

Before ECM got ahold of this and stuck one of their generic covers on it, Steve Tibbetts' second album had a much more

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-11-05)

Todd Rundgren - Hermit of Mink Hollow + Healing + The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect

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By the end of the 1970s Todd Rungren had done it all, honing his guitar and compositional chops with The Nazz in the late 1960s, ultimately leaving that band to move on to production work for other...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2013-12-29)

Klaus Schulze - Revisited Reissues, Part 3

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Revisited Records has taken on the mammoth task of reissuing the entire Klaus Schulze back catalog, and these eight albums are what has been reissued so far this year. In addition to using...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2009-07-01)
 

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