Frankie Goes to Hollywood

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Mile-high schlub

Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 21, 2008

Smooth moves

The music of Underworld is almost supremely funkless.
Underworld and John Digweed, Bank of America Pavilion, September 15, 2007
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  September 18, 2007

Club man

Already established as one of the world’s most respected house DJs, Roger Sanchez is now shaping his work for radio.
Sanchez has geared his new disc to radio, but he’s still a DJ.
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  November 28, 2006

Hints of Halloween

I’ve always thought of the Scissor Sisters as the best UK band to come out of the States, a sort of Frankie Goes to Hollywood with better songs and a broader musical palette that embraces everything from Pink Floydian textural excursions to Ziggy Stardus
Scissor Sisters, Orpheum Theatre, October 22
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 23, 2006

The Pet Shop Boys

Coming off a soundtrack for Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin and a UK-only hits collection (PopArt), Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe put out their first full album of new songs since 2002’s unfocused Release .
Fundamental | Rhino
By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  August 15, 2006

Post-punk prophet

With a narrative arc that begins in the London dub dungeon of Public Image Limited and ends in the worldbeating semen storm of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the whole grand experiment of post-punk is tracked and given coherence.
Simon Reynolds rips into rock’s strangest era
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 21, 2006


Regaining Shane

It was 1985 and it was time for a new kind of kick. I did not expect to find it with guys playing tin whistle, banjo, and accordion, and a guy who used to sing for the B-level punk band, the Nips ( nés Nipple Erectors) — that would be the dentally chall
The return of the MacGowan Pogues
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 07, 2006