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BUGGLES: ‘Adventures In Modern Recording (Carrere CAL 131)

ADVENTURES? I thought they meant zappy wads of exhilarating experiences not the humdrum weariness on this, their second album.

Buggles provided Island Records with their first even number one ‘Video Killed The Radio Star. They they breathed a last breath into the near stagnant corpse of Yes, oversaw the techno-pop masterpieces of Dollar and ABCs latest. But, instead of an invigorating glimpse into their world of hi-sci techno wizardry, we get a weedy piece of whimsy.

The chrome clean video world of hand held in black and white vignettes is an unfocused assembly of low energy mediocrity, and I for one am disappointed.

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