review of the indie scene


a 22-trks cd gathering the a-sides of 1982 singles from disparate artists such as new order, the wild swans, robert wyatt, the lords of the new church, fad gadget, the marine girls... there's a double mistake (on the passage track), because the single version is different and they give the wrong cat. n. [cherr 35] instead of [cherry 35]

roger marchi

manchester's the passage were the sticky end of depeche mode-styled electronic pop. at times they were too weird, at times too idiosyncratic, the equation finally fitted with xoyo, but they never managed to build on that formula

dave henderson