Monday, February 26, 2007

The Forgotten Records #9 - Blancmange

Time for another episode of the Forgotten Records. The early 80's were a grim period in music, in my humble opinion. It was the era of one-hit wonders, maybe more so than the garage rock days of the mid 60's. The difference though is that so many 'bands' of the 8o's were nothing more than soul-less electronic duos or trios, indistinguishable from one to the other. At least the garage rock bands has some raw appeal; the 8o's synth-pop groups were often as synthetic as their instruments. Thankfully, we had the Talking Heads, U2, REM and some good indie music to save our souls.

Once such one hit wonder was the Brit duo Blancmange, a meteor of obscurity that scored with Living on the Ceiling in 1982. Chances are you have not thought about this song in 25 years, or more likely, you've never heard it, though it reached #7 in the UK. Blancmange, named after a gelatin-like dessert (literal translation from French is 'white eat'), had a smattering of hits, peaking with this track, that combined Middle Eastern flavors with a pulsing dance beat. The sound was very similar to Simple Minds. Lead singer/guitarist Neil Arthur and keyboardist Stephen Luscombe broke up in 1986, never to be heard from again (at least to my knowledge). Imagine my surprise when I learned that the band has reformed, has a MySpace, and is writing new material.

This post would not be complete without mentioning the epic Monty Python sci-fi movie skit where giant alien blancmanges turn Englishmen into Scots, consume tennis players and actually play tennis. It was obvious of course that "they mean to win Wimbledon." Thankfully, the alien pudding was thawarted by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Brainsample, who turn out to be from the same planet as the blancmanges, but I digress.



Anonymous sex shop fleshlight said...

Oh my god, there is a great deal of worthwhile data above!

2:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there I am so grateful I found your website, I really found you by mistake,
while I was looking on Bing for something else, Regardless I
am here now and would just like to say thanks for a remarkable post
and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
have time to read through it all at the minute but I
have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be
back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic

My homepage social bookmarking service
my web page: Social Bookmark

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

click to view yRGMwrOL [URL=]CL outlet[/URL] to get new coupon tQvxvLzr [URL= ] [/URL]

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus the rest of the site is also really good.

my weblog :: how to improve eyesight

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really love your blog.. Great colors & theme. Did you develop this site yourself?
Please reply back as I'm wanting to create my own personal website and would love to learn where you got this from or just what the theme is called. Cheers!

Feel free to visit my homepage: [主页]

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got this site from my buddy who shared with me concerning this web site and now
this time I am visiting this site and reading very informative
articles or reviews here.

Look into my web site; Microsoftpointss.tumblr.Com

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post.
Also, I've shared your website in my social networks!

my homepage ::

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to
get started and set up my own. Do you need any coding
expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

My page :: Unknown

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anywhere, when i read this piece of writing i thought
i could also create comment due to this good

Stop by my web page; Unknown

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search
Engine Optimization? I'm trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm
not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share.
Thank you!

my weblog - En.Netlog.Com

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost never leave a response, however after browsing a bunch of responses here "The Forgotten Records #9 - Blancmange".
I actually do have some questions for you if it's allright. Is it simply me or do a few of the responses look as if they are left by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are writing at additional places, I would like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of your public sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

Also visit my web-site - unknown

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there would you mind letting me know which web host you're utilizing? I've
loaded your blog in 3 different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.
Can you suggest a good web hosting provider at a fair price?
Cheers, I appreciate it!

Feel free to surf to my site: Unknown

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and
tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts.
Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums
that cover the same topics? Thank you so much!

Also visit my web page Stretch Marks

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was curious if you ever thought of changing the layout of your blog?
Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures.
Maybe you could space it out better?

Feel free to surf to my blog: Your Anchor text

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to be ending of mine day, however before finish I am reading this great piece of writing to improve my experience.

Review my blog World Of Tanks Hack

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first time visit at here and i am truly happy to read everthing
at alone place.

Here is my webpage :: generateur de code psn

4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello everyone, it's my first pay a quick visit at this website, and article is in fact fruitful designed for me, keep up posting these posts.

my web page ... dry scalp treatments

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I constantly emailed this blog post page to all my contacts, since if like to read it after that my contacts will

Also visit my web page unknown

11:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it's rare
to see a nice blog like this one these days.

Here is my weblog -

4:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do accept as true with all of the concepts you have presented on your post.
They're very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too quick for starters. Could you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

Also visit my blog post; unknown

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this time it appears like Movable Type is the top blogging platform out there right
now. (from what I've read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

Take a look at my web page ::

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to find knowledgeable people on this subject, but you sound like you know what you're talking about!

Visit my web blog; recycling facts

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really no matter if someone doesn't be aware of then its up to other visitors that they will assist, so here it occurs.

Here is my site - is coconut oil good for your hair

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gone to tell my little brother, that he should also go to see this blog on regular basis to obtain updated from latest news.

my web page PS3 Jailbreak

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi to all, it's in fact a nice for me to go to see this web page, it consists of priceless Information.

my page; The Interlace

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it's truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I'll appreciate if
you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing.


Also visit my site;

8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article! That is the type of information that should be shared across the net.
Shame on Google for no longer positioning this put up upper!
Come on over and seek advice from my website .

Thank you =)

Here is my web page :: Dragon City Cheat Engine

12:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?

I'm planning to start my own blog soon but I'm a little lost
on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go
for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm totally confused .. Any tips? Many thanks!

Also visit my site - Psn Code Generator

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I quite like looking through a post that can make men and women think.
Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

Here is my web page; world of tanks hack

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I every time used to read post in news papers but now as I am
a user of internet thus from now I am using net for articles,
thanks to web.

Look into my site - league Of legends hack

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really loving the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A number of my blog audience have complained about my site not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

Here is my web page - Ps3 Jailbreak

3:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's up, this weekend is good in support of me, as this moment i am reading this fantastic educational piece of writing here at my home.

Feel free to surf to my blog post ... jailbreak a ps3

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're so awesome! I do not think I've truly read
through something like that before. So nice to discover somebody with some unique
thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.
This web site is something that is required on
the web, someone with some originality!

Look into my homepage ... Code Psn Gratuit

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a good tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
Simple but very precise information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
A must read post!

Here is my blog :: Free Psn Codes

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was able to find good information from your articles.

Here is my webpage; Minecraft Crack

9:50 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home


View My Stats