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Just like most people my taste for music mainly developed in my late teens begin twins. For me that happened to be around 78 to 82 just in the highlight of new wave and punk. To me more new wave than punk. The first new wave/punk band I was confronted with was Siouxsie and The Banshees, Playground Twist. I can clearly remember the setting in which that took place, a young Dutch guy standing in a British pub and overwhelmed by Siouxsie’s voice, my association was with the 60-ies classic “White Rabbit” from Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick).

Okéh, before that I was already into: The Police, Fisher Z, Elvis Costello and the Attractions (great live show in The Hague) etc. With that as a starting point I came to: XTC, X-ray Spex, Magazine, Joy Division, The Pop Group, Japan, Cure (not to forget), etc.. From this list only 2 survived my aging: Joy Division, later of course New Order, kept my interest - still today. But most of all The Pop Group is at the base of my current interest. Of course the first generation after that: Pigbag, Maximum Joy, Rip Rig and Panic, and most of all Mark Stewart and The Maffia. The last also brought me to my nowadays most influencing person, Adrian Sherwood with his On U Sound Label and wide spectre of productions and remixes.

My friends call me a monogamist(!) in music. As long as Adrian Sherwood has something to do with it, it’s in my interest, the rest doesn’t count. I grade my records in yes/no AMS-factor and more than 1/3 of
my record collection is marked with that factor.
There are some exceptions.
• The before mentioned Joy Division/New Order line - pity that Sherwood never has done any remix of a New Order song.
• Then there is Y Records, with – of course – the here fore mentioned acts like The Pop Group, Slits, Pigbag and Maximum Joy. But also Shriekback and ‘funny’ one shots like: The Vincent Units, Tesco Bombers and Pulsallama. I’m almost complete on that.
• ESG (Not the rapper but the Scrogging sisters band from New York) who build up a nice collection of minimal funk music form 1982 up untill 2007!
• And last but not least …And the Native Hipsters. A weird sounding act from England who, after a short highlight (There goes Concorde again) initiated by John Peel, after more than 20 years released new material which survived the ages….

And last but not least CD sucks, Vinyl rules!!!!

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Sods - Under En Sort Sol
posted a review of Sods - Under En Sort Sol. 3 months ago
I recently added an uncredited track on Sods - Under En Sort Sol (B4) and I wonder if this track appears on the other releases of this album or is it exclusive for this release? It's about a 30 seconds during reprise of the opening song Repeature.
Spoon Vs On-U Sound - Lucifer On The Moon
posted a review of Spoon Vs On-U Sound - Lucifer On The Moon . 3 months ago
Item arrived today, bought via Amazon germany, no download card.
Gareth Sager Feat. David
posted a review of Gareth Sager Feat. David "Flash" Wright* - Ghost Ship Trance Lamentations. 4 months ago
A record like this you would buy only for the sleeve. A beautiful line-drawing, which reminds me of the comic "De IJsdemon" (The Arctic Marauder) by the French comic writer Jacques Tardi.
Gareth Sager Feat. David
submitted Gareth Sager Feat. David "Flash" Wright* - Ghost Ship Trance Lamentations. 4 months ago
Fay Lovsky And Joost Swarte - Jopo In Mono XL
submitted Fay Lovsky And Joost Swarte - Jopo In Mono XL. 8 months ago
Adrian Sherwood, SINE (18) - Attack (Adrian Sherwood Remix)
submitted Adrian Sherwood, SINE (18) - Attack (Adrian Sherwood Remix). 11 months ago
Mark Stewart Vs Lee Perry Vs Peter Harris - Alpha (Adrian Sherwood Mix)
submitted Mark Stewart Vs Lee Perry Vs Peter Harris - Alpha (Adrian Sherwood Mix). 11 months ago
Rats On Rafts - Osaka
submitted Rats On Rafts - Osaka. about 1 year ago
A Certain Ratio - Loco Remezclada
submitted A Certain Ratio - Loco Remezclada. about 1 year ago
Lee Scratch Perry* - Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise
submitted Lee Scratch Perry* - Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise. about 1 year ago
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces
submitted Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Armed Forces. about 1 year ago
Philip Glass - Akhnaten
submitted Philip Glass - Akhnaten. about 1 year ago
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* - Live At Paradiso 1992
submitted Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* - Live At Paradiso 1992. about 1 year ago
Japan - Quiet Life
posted a comment on Japan - Quiet Life. about 1 year ago
An addition, I do have another half speed mastered record (Y by The Pop Group) and that sounded better than the original 1979 pressing. I missed this wow! here.
Japan - Quiet Life
posted a comment on Japan - Quiet Life. about 1 year ago
I'm also very disappointed by this release. Sound is good, but not more better than the 40 year old original Canadian pressing i have. But what disappoints me the most is the quality of the pressing. Too much clicks overall and especially in the quit... See full review
Pankow - Touch
submitted Pankow - Touch. over 2 years ago
Medium Medium - The Glitterhouse
posted a comment on Medium Medium - The Glitterhouse. over 2 years ago
A birthday present 39 years ago (oktober 1981) best birthday present ever?
Various - Pay It All Back Vol. 7
posted a comment on Various - Pay It All Back Vol. 7 . over 3 years ago
On U Sound records are poorly available in the Netherlands anyway. That's why I've been ordering directly from the On U Sound headquarter for years (since late 80s). In the beginning by post with pay cheques, nowadays of course at the push of the... See full review
Dub Syndicate - One Way System
submitted Dub Syndicate - One Way System. over 3 years ago
The Pop Group - Y (Definitive Edition)
posted a comment on The Pop Group - Y (Definitive Edition). over 3 years ago
You're exactly right when you say 'I found it most of the time quite painful and difficult to listen to'. Got the same experience (20 of age). I didn't understand why (Y!), but against all odds the record was like a magnet for my record player, I... See full review
The Monochrome Set - Early Recordings: 1975-1977
posted a comment on The Monochrome Set - Early Recordings: 1975-1977 "White Noise". over 3 years ago
Songs on this one are the same titles as on Black & White Minstrels compilation: https://www.discogs.com/The-Monochrome-Set-Black-White-Minstrels-1975-1979/release/1910366
So to me it looks
Dubblestandart & Lee
posted a comment on Dubblestandart & Lee "Scratch" Perry* Meet Subatomic Sound System & Jahdan Blakkamoore - Blackboard Jungle. over 4 years ago
5 stars for the songs, 1 star for the pressing. Are all copy's as bad as mine, it's full of cracks in the silent parts.
New Order - True Faith Remix
submitted New Order - True Faith Remix. over 5 years ago
The Monochrome Set - Rough Mixes From
posted a comment on The Monochrome Set - Rough Mixes From "Misere". over 5 years ago
Are you accusing me of anything? I think this is a very inappropriate comment.
Gareth Sager - 88 Tuned Dreams
submitted Gareth Sager - 88 Tuned Dreams. over 5 years ago
African Head Charge - Super Mystic Brakes
posted a comment on African Head Charge - Super Mystic Brakes. over 6 years ago
I just noticed that nowhere on this release is indicated that it's from African Head Charge, still we all know it is...
Truus* - Surrealist Ball
submitted Truus* - Surrealist Ball. over 6 years ago
The Pop Group - Honeymoon On Mars
submitted The Pop Group - Honeymoon On Mars. over 6 years ago
The Pop Group - Honeymoon On Mars
submitted The Pop Group - Honeymoon On Mars. over 6 years ago
Eins Zwei Orchestra - Hope Sign Community
submitted Eins Zwei Orchestra - Hope Sign Community. over 6 years ago
The Monochrome Set - Cosmonaut
submitted The Monochrome Set - Cosmonaut. over 6 years ago
The Monochrome Set - Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol.2)
submitted The Monochrome Set - Volume, Contrast, Brilliance... (Unreleased & Rare Vol.2). over 7 years ago
Deep Joy - Something Inside EP
submitted Deep Joy - Something Inside EP. over 7 years ago
submitted Little Annie - In Dread With Little Annie (Four Pieces Of Heart At 33RPM). over 7 years ago
Revolutionary Dub Warriors - Dread
submitted Revolutionary Dub Warriors - Dread. over 7 years ago
ESG - The Moody EP
posted a comment on ESG - The Moody EP. over 8 years ago
Well, I guess you are partial right. I've seen some singles with a regular RSD price of 19.50 Euro. I myself bought 2 12" records. That would cost you normally no more than about 15 Euro, now it was 38... I mean its a bit of both sides. Record... See full review
submitted Armand, Kik, The - Snelle Jongens / Fuck The Blues. over 8 years ago
ESG - ESG Says Dance To The Beat Of Moody
submitted ESG - ESG Says Dance To The Beat Of Moody. over 8 years ago
ESG - ESG
submitted ESG - ESG. over 8 years ago
The Monochrome Set - Spaces Everywhere
submitted The Monochrome Set - Spaces Everywhere. over 8 years ago
submitted Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures. over 8 years ago
Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins - The Invisible Girls
submitted Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins - The Invisible Girls. over 8 years ago
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
posted a comment on Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls - Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls. over 8 years ago
The Amsterdam Paradiso gig was actually on 5 April 1981, see http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/nl/items/IISG03xxCOLONxx30051001879409
Mark Stewart - Children Of The Revolution/Nothing Is Sacred
posted a comment on Mark Stewart - Children Of The Revolution/Nothing Is Sacred. over 8 years ago
Hi Yvon,

mmm.. the tekst with your number is hard to read. Is it "of the", maybe "refuge of the' but it looks like the word 'refuge' is more with 427.

can you confirm?

Cheers
Itsonu.
The Pop Group - Curiosities
submitted The Pop Group - Curiosities. over 8 years ago
The Pop Group - Cabinet Of Curiosities
submitted The Pop Group - Cabinet Of Curiosities. over 8 years ago
Eins Zwei Orchestra - Peace And Love
submitted Eins Zwei Orchestra - Peace And Love. over 8 years ago
Eins Zwei & The Parallel Cinema - Eins Zwei & The Parallel Cinema
submitted Eins Zwei & The Parallel Cinema - Eins Zwei & The Parallel Cinema. over 8 years ago
The Monochrome Set - Rough Mixes From
submitted The Monochrome Set - Rough Mixes From "Misere". over 9 years ago
Nicola Piovani - Lenin... The Train
submitted Nicola Piovani - Lenin... The Train. over 9 years ago