Soul/Swingbeat/Detroit Techno/Euro-Disco/New Wave/Hi-NRG/Synth-Pop/Italo-Disco/Pop Rock/Downtempo/80's House/Blue-Eyed Soul/New Beat/Minneapolis Sound/R'n'B/AOR/Berlin-School/80's Techno/New Romantic/Electro/Power Pop/Retrowave/Northern Soul/Europop/Ska/80's Acid/City Pop/Funk/Sophisti-Pop/Post-Disco/Chicago House/Video Game & Anime Soundtracks From Series I Enjoy/Industrial/Glam/Southern Soul/Disco/Post-Punk/Dance Pop/New Jack Swing/Chiptune/Freestyle/Electro-Pop/Boogie devotee; 70's/80's music lover; audiophile

Mostly collects obscure Synth-Pop/New Wave, particularly one-and-done singles & albums

All-time musical orgasm is New Wave with emotional and/or depressing lyrics

Current equipment:

Turntable: U-Turn Orbit Plus (no pre-amp built-in)
Cartridge: AT-OC9XSL
Preamp: Schitt Mani
Studio Monitors: Focal Alpha 65
Headphones: Focal Clear Professional (open-back)
ADC: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 MK2
Ripper: VinylStudio Pro

Important note to sellers: Please provide images of the LP/CD I am purchasing if I request them

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Recent Activity
posted a review of Best Maxi European Dance Music. 22 days ago
FYI: This series sucks; too many pops & clicks, sometimes skips in the audio
posted a comment on Destiny's Child - Bootylicious. about 1 month ago
Lol I agree with ya'. I hated DC back in the day and hate them even now..."Survivor" is still one of the worst ever hit songs.
posted a comment on Rusty Egan - The Twilight Zone. 4 months ago
You don't listen to B sides? Lol c'mon dude... (at least 10 words)
posted a comment on Blancmange. 7 months ago
These two are circling the drain with these crappy recent albums...they reeeeally oughta retire. And I thought modern day Depeche was terrible...
posted a review that has since been deleted. 8 months ago
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posted a review of The Human League - Dare!. 8 months ago
Imma be honest here.. .although I rated this LP four stars, I've never been too keen on this album. This seems like the work of posers; it's too..."affected", for lack of a better word. You could say the same thing about Visage, but at least they had... See full review
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posted a comment on YMO* - BGM. 9 months ago
The song Cue is a total rip-off of Ultravox's Passionate Reply.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Ultravox - Lament. 9 months ago
The Special Mix for White China is exclusive to this CD - I think. Anyone know if it's the same as the 1984 Razormaid version? I doubt it, but...
posted a comment that has since been deleted. 9 months ago
posted a comment on Various - Electronic. 9 months ago
Agreed. These labels own so many tracks & yet on these comps they give us the same old shite.
posted a comment on Cetu Javu. 10 months ago
Uhhhh no, you don't know jack crap. It's called Germanic synth-pop from 1984 to '89. Other artists include Hubert Kah & Alphaville. Do a little research before you yell "rip-off"
posted a review of New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle. 11 months ago
IMHO, as a synth-pop devotee, I don't really like this 12" at all...it's nothing special. Overrated!
posted a review of Orient Express - Dreamer. 11 months ago
Expensive AF but actually worth the price; both sides are solid gold
posted a review of Seona Dancing - More To Lose. 12 months ago
I hate Ricky Gervais, but this song is sweet. Vocals sound like trying to rip off Richard Butler and failing though.
posted a review that has since been deleted. 12 months ago
posted a comment on Scott Marlowe - Living In Chinatown. 12 months ago
I concur that this is a rip-off of Send Me An Angel.
posted a review of Eve (6) - Razzle Dazzle. about 1 year ago
Overall melody of this song is ripped off from "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club...still catchy though.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Various - Euro Disco - The Lost Legends Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
I dig this series. So many rare gems and not loudness warr'd like an official release would be.
posted a review of Duran Duran - Faster Than Light. about 1 year ago
I think the sound quality is great for a damn near 40 year old recording, not a soundboard but close! The cover of "Tell Me It's Just A Rumour Baby" is cool. This is also available on Hammersmith Odeon July 1981 alongside a BBC Transcription Services recording.
posted a review of Depeche Mode - Spirit. about 1 year ago
Terrible album; every song is bland and lacks energy or good composition. Where are the cuts like "See You" or "Get The Balance Right"? Martin needs to relearn what a "melody" is. F++++
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on New Order. about 1 year ago
What is this, some rant at everyone for not being seers to know he would kill himself? Ian is long gone, dude.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Various - Electrical Language (Independent British Synth Pop 78-84). about 1 year ago
Great compilation...or, it would be, if the dynamic range wasn't destroyed...
posted a comment on Interface (4) - Plastic Age. about 1 year ago
Holy shit, those lyrics are borderline dystopian! (at least 10 words)
posted a review of Martin L. Gore - Studio-Tapes. about 1 year ago
Really like Violence. Wish it would get an official re-recording.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on National Pastime - Built To Break. about 1 year ago
Yo dude thanks for replying! Actually, I only found out about you guys thanks to extensive research on New Wave bands back in the day. I got a promo Japanese copy of your LP way back then and liked it when I was in Kyoto; never saw you live or... See full review
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posted a comment on First Affair - Blue Tears. about 1 year ago
Hey, if you can release the songs without getting into trouble with Polydor that'd be swell.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Bobby O* - Perception Of One. about 1 year ago
Yeesh. What happened to Bobby? This is almost as bad as that time when he attacked evolution. Every song is a skip.
posted a comment on Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes. about 1 year ago
This comp is the only non-loudness war'd release of this group on CD.
posted a comment that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Ultravox - Vienna. about 1 year ago
This CD has a rather annoying fuzz, like sourced from a damaged analogue master, in the background. It's loud enough to be distracting.
posted a review that has since been deleted. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Sparks - Terminal Jive. about 1 year ago
For me the best Sparks album. Every song dances on the line between disco & post-disco sweetness. Young Girls is a gem of a tune.
posted a review of Naked Eyes - Burning Bridges. about 1 year ago
Emotion In Motion is a masterpiece of New Wave songwriting that has helped me though some dark periods in my life.
posted a comment on Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire. about 1 year ago
Pretty sure there's no such thing. (At least 10 words must be entered)
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posted a review of Silent Circle - Touch In The Night (Crash Version). about 1 year ago
Yah, 'tis a masterpiece right here. Original is better than the remix however. At least you get a dub version.
posted a review of Lift Up - Diamonds Never Made A Lady. about 1 year ago
Far better than the original IMO. MT makes my nonexistent dick limp but this cover doesn't.