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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Nov 11, 2017

Episode 40: Thompson Twins - Into the Gap (1984) Part 2


This episode finds our hosts feeling much healthier, and they're definitely up to continuing their discussion of the 1984 Thompson Twins album, "Into the Gap." They were only able to get through the album history, their personal history, and the first song last time, so there's still a lot of good music to get through! But before they head back "Into the Gap," Sarah mentions a couple of current events having to do with lead singer Tom Bailey, who recently returned to the performing scene after almost a three-decade absence.

Part 3: Track by Track, continued

As they resume the track-by-track analysis, Brian reminds the listeners that he and Sarah are discussing the UK version of the album of "Into the Gap," so the track listing is just a little different from the US version.  He also points out that either way, there are three singles and three videos on the first side. And it turns out the delay in recording this episode ended up serving two purposes-- it allowed our hosts to recover, but it also gave Sarah time to change some of her opinions. She still manages to surprise Brian with some of her comments, but she also delights him by informing him of a connection between the songs "You Take Me Up" and Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts."  Also in this episode, Brian revisits the James Bond movie podcast idea and then struggles mightily to remember the name of the film “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.”  Finally (and most refreshingly!) our hosts find themselves once again discussing soft drink commercials!

You Take Me Up
Day After Day
Sister of Mercy
No Peace for the Wicked

See the videos we discuss here:

You Take Me Up

Sister of Mercy (partial)

Location of "You Take Me Up" filming:,-8.1161304,1194m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0xd1aba2b191ca809:0x388e54d804a69390!8m2!3d37.2360513!4d-8.0433247


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