Bomb

Back in Charlottesville, Virginia, singer/bassist Michael Dean was in Baby Opaque, a trio whose lone album applies tight punk unity and a bit of jazzy aggression to imaginative rock songs with slightly deranged vocals. Although guitarist Todd Wilson keeps threatening to run off into noiseland, Baby Opaque never loses control, and winds up in some…

Adam Ant

When London art-school escapee Adam (Stuart Goddard) turned up with the Ants on the awful Jubilee movie soundtrack in 1978, you’d never have guessed he’d amount to anything. Like much of the record, his two cuts were just ordinary meatgrinder punk. Nor was the ambitious Dirk Wears White Socks all that encouraging, despite the considerable…

Camouflage

Considering that British synth-pop has its roots in German prog-rock, there’s something faintly just about this Hamburg trio’s real-or-Memorex Depeche Mode imitation on Voices & Images. Although several songs do digress from the overtly familiar, there’s little chance that anyone favorably disposed towards Speak & Spell (and unperturbed by the notion of hand-me-downs) won’t like…

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