KajaFax has, over the years, enjoyed bringing you the very best in quality magazine scans.
Today’s article continues this trend, as we showcase one such scan from our archives that many of you may not have seen before.
Interviewed for Bass Guitar Magazine back in 2009, may we present Nick Beggs. Enjoy the scans!
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Today’s chunk of vintage vinyl comes to you in the form of a promotional vinyl single, sourced and imported into the United Kingdom all the way from ‘darkest’ Peru.
Issued direct to the radio station music library via IEMPSA, this promotional disc contains Kajagoogoo’s second and third hit songs Ooh to be Ah and Hang on Now. The acronym IEMPSA stands for Industrias Electricas Y Musicales Peruanas S.A. , which in simpler terms is actually Odeon and EMI Records’ Peruvian subsidiary company.
Items issued via this label onto the open market are highly sought after by collectors, with similar records by acts such as Duran Duran changing hands for incredibly high prices if in the right sort of condition.
Dated ‘Marzo’ (March) 1984, the disc was once the property of Radio Pasco, a station based in the central Peruvian Pasco Region. It now resides here in the UK as a part of the KajaFax archive :)
To round off today, here is a 2012 re-mix of Ooh to be Ah, courtesy of DJpHatSam.
See you next time!
We come to you tonight with something new. Hot off the press and published online only minutes ago by Nick, here is a great solo stick recital that you don’t want to miss. Nick has in the past uploaded some great ‘stick’ video clips. The footage that we bring you now is up there with the very best of them.
Enjoy this sublime performance: ‘Kumara’.
Today, we feature an interview that many of you may not have heard the first time around. Originally recorded for broadcast on UK national radio in 2007, Limahl takes us on a guided tour of stately home ‘Waddesdon Manor’. An unusual interview in many ways, the recording is interesting as it provides a rare opportunity for us to hear Limahl talk about things outside of music….
There is not much more for us to say except enjoy the clip!
It’s been a while since Kajafans have had something new to get excited about – not since Limahl’s recent solo single ‘London For Christmas’ have we had something fresh to enjoy.
Well, our wait is finally over.
It is with much excitement that KajaFax are pleased to announce a brand new, double CD re-issue of Limahl debut LP ‘Don’t Suppose’. The album will be released on August 11th and is available to pre-order now via expert pop purveyors ‘Cherry Red Records’.
Celebrating it’s 30th anniversary, this new and expanded edition of Don’t Suppose includes all known remixes of the hit singles taken from the album. The release also features the ‘b-side’ tracks from those singles and most importantly unreleased and demo material.
This really is the definitive edition that HAS to be in your collection!
CD ONE: Original Album & B-Side Tracks:
1: Don’t Suppose
2: That Special Something
3: Your Love
4: Too Much Trouble
5: Never Ending Story
6: Only For Love
7: I Was a Fool
8: The Waiting Game
9: Tar Beach
10: Oh Girl
11: The Greenhouse Effect (Live)*
12: O.T.T. (Over The Top)*
13: You’ve Been Gone For a Little While (Too Much Trouble Reprise)*
CD TWO: Remixes, Alternate Versions & Demo Tracks:
1: Never Ending Story (12″ Mix)
2: Never Ending Story (Rusty 7″ Mix)*
3: Never Ending Story (12″ Dance Mix)
4: Never Ending Story (12″ Dub Mix)*
5: Only For Love (Dance Mix)
6: Only For Love (Dub Mix)*
7: Too Much Trouble (Lovers Heartbeat Mix)*
8: Too Much Trouble (7″ Version)
9: Tar Beach (The City Blues Mix)*
10: L’Histoire Sans Fin*
11: Ivory Tower (B-Side to Never Ending Story)
12: Your Love (12″ Master)**
13: Heartbeat (Demo)**
14: Then Suddenly (Demo)**
15: Heart of Gold (Demo)**
* Previously unreleased on CD
You can order this two-CD bundle straight from Cherry Red by clicking on the below logo:
This deluxe edition includes a richly illustrated 36 page CD booklet with an introduction from Limahl, an extended question and answer piece, and the most comprehensive biography / career overview to date. Why not order your copy today?
KajaFax extends a huge ‘thank you’ to Barney at Cherry Red Records for his help and assistance with this article.
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Once in a while, something ‘goo related comes up that is too scarce and overtly desirable to ignore. Regular readers of KajaFax will remember some of our finer moments when we have featured bone-fide one-off items of memorabilia. Although not quite in the ‘one-off’ category, what we have today is pretty scarce nevertheless.
Roll back to the 1980’s and the days when Germany was carved up into the prosperous West and the Communist East. Whilst the Federal Republic enjoyed glossy, colourful editions of ‘Bravo’ magazine which showcased lavishly promoted and seemingly wealthy pop stars, those on the easternmost side of the country in the GDR were not so fortunate. Their state owned harmony was not (for the most part) meant to be disrupted by western idealism. Kajagoogoo were one of the few exceptions to the rule that prohibited the promotion (via pop music) of western European values.
Such ideas were, after all, polar opposites to the state controlled ideology.
The pop magazine ‘Melodie und Rhythmus’ was one such outlet for ‘suitable’ foreign musicians to peddle their wares. In the latter third of ’84, Kajagoogoo and Limahl graced the pages of the magazine which can (unusually for a periodical publication) be considered scarce. Why scarce? Well, such was the governmental control of all things essential to life back then that certain things were controlled by rationing – paper being one of those things. When supplies were exhausted, the printing presses stopped rolling. Due to the rationing of the paper and the subsequent low printing capacity in the GDR, the magazine was quickly sold out.
This example not only made it through the print works whilst there was still sufficient paper left to finish the run, but also managed to survive the next 30 years intact.
For those of you who are German speakers and via scans made from the original magazine held in our archive, hier ist der Deutsche originaltext.
On behalf of the rest of us who speak only English, a kind request. If there are any German speakers who are able to provide a translation, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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‘Rockets’ were a French pop group who obtained their greatest successes in Italy during the seventies and early eighties. Dubbed by the press as purveyors of ‘space-rock’, Rockets delivered electronic beats and sounds to accompany their grandiose, sci-fi themed lyrical adventures; all theatrically portrayed by their space-age imagery. In a career move similar to acts that were to follow (Snap, Sugababes) the band were to, over the years, amass a huge list of members and past members, and have many varied incarnations, most of whom had a strangely silver pallor…..
Their concerts were characterized by the use of spectacular visual effects; laser beams, smoke, pyrotechnics, and special sound effects. Rocket’s behind-the-scenes supremo Claude Lemoine created them and contributed substantially to define their image and sound.
By the early 1990’s, Rockets had re-grouped, fronted by Classix Nouveaux vocalist Sal Solo and featuring ‘goo bassman Nick Beggs. Lemoine was still at the helm and although the sci-fi imagery was no longer dominant, Rockets’ manifesto was still the same. Quality music.
If you can track a copy of the album down, either in its original vinyl form or on a more recent CD re-issue, it’s a really great listen. It also has the Beggion’s musical thumbprints all over it!!!
It’s clear to see that the ‘Spaceman’ was in orbit as far back as ’92….
As a taster, here’s ‘Jimi’, a highlight from the album. Enjoy :)
KajaFax will return in a few days with more prime ‘goo!