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SMI Lost Track of the Week: “State of The Nation” by Industry

By Greg Roth Not to be confused with the Irish band of the same name, Industry was an 80′s synth-pop, New Wave band. Surprisingly, this euro-pop sounding outfit was not from Europe at all. In fact, the group was formed  in 1978 in NewYork. They were originally known as Industrial Complex, but later changed their name to the more simple-sounding Industry. The […]

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SMI Lost Track of the Week: ‘Jackie’ by Blue Zone (Featuring Lisa Stansfield)

by Greg Roth in 1987 a little known outfit out of the UK called  Blue Zone made their way into dens and living rooms via MTV and VH1 with a peppy and catchy, keyboard driven dance number entitled “Jackie.” The song featured the brilliant and soulful vocals of one Lisa Stansfield. The Manchester England bred chanteuse left […]

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SMI Lost Track of the Week: “World Destruction” by Time Zone

By Greg Roth John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten fronted one of rock’s most influential and provocative groups, Sex Pistols. The seminal punk outfit disbanded in 1978, shortly after their ill fated US Tour. In the 80′s Lydon then went on to form PIL (Public Image Limited).  Afrika Bambaataa, an American DJ, who hailed  from the South Bronx, New York was a […]

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SMI Lost Track of the Week: “Cameras in Paris” by The Fixx

By Greg Roth The Fixx  had a string of hits in the early 80′s. Their cool and stylish looks made them an MTV staple when MTV actually was a 24/7 video delivery system as opposed the reality show vehicle that it is today. The group came to the Northwest on September 1, 1983 supporting The […]

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Happy Holidays from SMI and Classic Vinyl Of The Week

By Greg Roth I hope that each and every one of you are enjoying a happy holiday season, whether it be Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or whatever it is you choose to celebrate. What you chose to celebrate is not as important as who you chose to celebrate with. Whether it be friends or family, it […]

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SMI Lost Track of the Week: ‘Diamond Avenue’ by Dave Stewart & The Spiritual Cowboys

By Greg Roth Those of you familiar with the Eurythmics body of work may also know that the male half of the UK 80′s hit makers Dave Stewart is an accomplished producer and songwriter in his own right. Aside from producing artists such as Tom Petty, he also had his own outfit called Dave Stewart and The Spiritual […]

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