1991: the year that wanted to sex you up. Possibly one of the reasons why Eg and Alice never troubled the charts.
In which bubbly pop princess Debbie Gibson attempts to grow up a bit and is roundly rejected because we are all TERRIBLE PEOPLE.
"Army of Lovers, who seemed to take the court of Louis XIV as their sartorial inspiration and a large bottle of amyl nitrite as their musical."
It’s time to talk about cover versions, and specifically why they happen so often considering they pay for someone else’s swimming pool and not your own. Pop stars sing the […]
I don’t know whether it’s getting older that does this to a person, but the ten years between Soft Cell‘s Non Stop Erotic Cabaret and Marc Almond‘s Tenement Symphony seem to […]
I think a lot of people – if I’m honest I’m one of them – tend to judge pop careers on chart positions. I do realise that this logic is […]
Time moves in strange ways in pop music: 1987 and 1991 may only be four years apart, but that short period ushered in so many changes that sometimes it feels […]
There’s almost nothing more frustrating in the world of pop than witnessing the career of an established artist, who consistently delivers superior quality work, start to dwindle and lose touch […]
Wasn’t it Oscar Wilde who said, “For a song to fall into the Popvoid once may be regarded as a misfortune, for it to happen twice looks like carelessness”? On […]
Banderas were about as close as we ever got to a female Pet Shop Boys – not that I recall anyone asking for such a thing – and they were potentially a […]
If I had a lab and made a pop group in a sort of Weird Science-y way, Saint Etienne is what I would come up with. When I chanced upon Foxbase Alpha in 1991 I […]
We return now to the realm of French pop and its undisputed queen, Mylene Farmer. Were you inclined to put Madonna and Pet Shop Boys into a blender and blitz on full power […]
A certain type of person will thrill with anticipation when they look at a song’s credits and see the names Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg, because they know that unless things have gone horribly, […]