Easy Street

Easy Street was an English pop-rock trio that issued two albums on Polydor/Capricorn: Easy Street (1976) and Under the Glass (1977). They evolved from a musical partnership between singing guitarists Ken Nicol and Peter Marsh, who bookended Easy Street with two albums as a duo. Marsh surfaced in the synthpop band Blanket of Secrecy. Drummer […]

Charlie – No Second Chance (1977)

No Second Chance is the sophomoric longplayer by English rock band Charlie, released in 1977 on Janus. Tracklist: A1. “Johnny Hold Back” (4:18) A2. “Turning to You” (3:03) A3. “Don’t Look Back” (4:29) A4. “Pressure Point” (3:40) A5. “Thirteen” (6:18) B1. “No Second Chance” (4:44) B2. “Lovers” (6:27) B3. “Love Is Alright” (3:57) B4. “Guitar […]

Spandau Ballet – Diamond (1982)

Diamond is the second album by English pop-funk/blue-eyed-soul quintet Spandau Ballet, produced by Richard James Burgess and released in 1982 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Chant No 1” (4:05) A2. “Instinction” (4:48) A3. “Paint Me Down” (3:44) A4. “Coffee Club” (5:30) B1. “She Loved Like Diamond” (2:55) B2. “Pharaoh” (6:35) B3. “Innocence and Science” (4:15) B4. “Missionary” […]

Landscape ‎– From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus (1981)

From the Tea-rooms of Mars …. to the Hell-holes of Uranus is the second album by English futurist New Wave/art-pop band Landscape, released in 1981 on RCA Victory. Tracklist: A1. “European Man” (4:20) A2. “Shake the West Awake” (3:23) A3. “Computer Person” (2:57) A4. “Alpine Tragedy / Sisters” (4:42) A5. “Face of the 80s” (3:26) […]

Spandau Ballet ‎– Journeys to Glory (1981)

Journeys to Glory is the debut album by English funk-pop/blue-eyed soul quintet Spandau Ballet, released in 1981 on Reformation/Chrysalis. The album was produced by Easy Street/Landscape drummer Richard James Burgess, who coined the phrase “New Romantic” to describe the music/fashion Blitz Club scene that spawned the band. Tracklist: A1. “To Cut a Long Story Short” […]

Landscape

Landscape were an English fusion-turned-synthpop band that released two self-pressed EPs in 1977/78, followed by three albums on RCA between 1979 and 1982. Between their first two albums, they evolved from instrumental jazz-funk to the comedic electro/art-rock of their 1981 release From the Tea-rooms of Mars… to the Hell-holes of Uranus, which spawned the hits […]

Easy Street ‎– Easy Street (1976)

Easy Street is the first of two albums by the English pop-rock trio of the same name, released in 1976 on Capricorn. The band was named after an album that singing/songwriting partners Ken Nicol and Peter Marsh recorded two years earlier as a duo. Tracklist: A1. “Feels Like Heaven” (4:28) A2. “Lazy Dog Shandy” (4:43) […]

Visage ‎– Visage (1980)

Visage is the debut album by the namesake New Wave supergroup comprised of Ultravox and Magazine personnel and fronted by Blitz Club impresario Steve Strange. Forwarded by the singles “Tar” and the Euro smash “Fade to Grey,” the album was released in November 1980 on Polydor. Computer programming is done by ex-Easy Street drummer and Landscape […]

Easy Street – Under the Glass (1977)

Under the Glass is the second of two albums by English rustic-rock/pop trio Easy Street, released in 1977 on Polydor/Capricorn. Tracklist: A1. “Flying” (3:36) A2. “How Can You Take It So Hard” (5:55) A3. “Rely On You” (3:43) A4. “What Does the World Know” (5:45) B1. “Is This Real” (3:46) B2. “Look For the Sun/Only […]