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ALAN RANKINE: I heard him a couple of weeks before I met him. He was a diffident character. Quite aloof. He seemed like a fish out of water. Coming from Dundee to Edinburgh he was quite self-preserving until I got to know him a bit better, but that took place over just a couple of days. BBC Radio 2 - Sounds of the 80s with Gary Davies, Alan Rankine and Michael Dempsey". BBC . Retrieved 13 August 2021. The Associate: An Interview with MICHAEL DEMPSEY". Electricityclub.co.uk. 21 May 2016 . Retrieved 13 August 2021.

Party Fears Two" (2000 V2 Promo mix) – This 5:12 mix appeared only on the 2000 Associates promo should have been included. In July, BMG will issue a special large format 3CD+vinyl LP 40th anniversary deluxe edition of The Associates‘ 1982 album Sulk. Reynolds, Simon (2 April 2009). Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984. Faber and Faber. ISBN 9780571252275 . Retrieved 15 December 2014.

Waring, Charles (June 2016). "The Associates – The Affectionate Punch, Fourth Drawer Down, Sulk". Record Collector. No.454 . Retrieved 24 June 2017. He later taught at Stow College in Glasgow, where he helped students set up their own record label, Electric Honey, which later launched the careers of bands such as Belle and Sebastian, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro. a b "ASSOCIATES | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com . Retrieved 16 June 2021.

Then there is the album closer, Nothing In Something Particular, a sweeping string laden work of genius that was the instrumental version of the later single 18 Carat Love Affair, a soulful sound almost intentionally leaving the listener on tenterhooks as to what would be coming next. Mind Blowing Seriously beautiful pressing! For some reason a lot of UK pressed records sounds better than other countries same year pressing.... Reynolds, Simon (2009). Totally Wired: Post-Punk Interviews and Overviews. Faber and Faber. p.265. ISBN 978-0-571-23549-0.Armond White (22 February 2016). "Remembering the Captain of Gay Pop and His Loveboat". Yahoo.com . Retrieved 20 July 2017. MICHAEL DEMPSEY: I half-joined while I was in the Cure. The Cure were on the same label, Fiction, so we’d meet in the bar at Morgan Studios. I also remember meeting them up in Edinburgh, though I can’t see how. I remember meeting them in a bedsit, and sitting round a Dansette record player, with Chris Parry, the Cure’s manager. The Cure were there as well, Robert and Lol, and we were listening to the record the they made, Boys Keep Swinging. Straight away I was impressed.

so it was just me and Hedges in the studio so I did the keyboard parts to five songs, various layers of piano and synth. Random Jukebox: the Associates cover Blondie's Heart of Glass". Stevepafford.com. 5 September 2018 . Retrieved 13 August 2021.Brilliant and Full of Depth It's not easy to pull off and album that goes from the gothic angst of "It's Better This Way" to the pop grandiosity of "18 Carat Love Affair" in one, but this does it. It's a wonderful demonstration of the range of The Associates. ABOUT USLouder Than War is a music, culture and media publication headed by The Membranes & Goldblade frontman John Robb. Online since 2010 it is one of the fastest-growing and most respected music-related publications on the net.

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