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The Lexicon of Love

The birthday boy for March 9 is Martin Fry.

Fry was the lead singer for ABC, a band whose album “The Lexicon of Love” was one of my favorite records of the 1980s.  Wikipedia describes it as “a concept album in which the singer experiences heartache as he tries and fails to have a meaningful relationship.”

The was something so remarkably pompous about the record that I adored it from the moment I saw the cover.  While I normally wouldn’t associate the sign of Pisces with pomposity, I would associate the sign with any creative project that is “themed” in such a manner as to make its success entirely dependant upon the execution of that theme.

I also associate fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier with the sign of Pisces because of his ability to work with themes without making his clothes look like costumes.  Martin Fry made a concept album that never succumbed to its own grandiosity because the music was as fully-realized as the concept itself.

The way a Pisces individual can work with themes in this manner is fascinating.  No one does it better.


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March 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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  1. Gaultier dressed ABC on many occasions I think, notably the Alphabet City album & related videos

    Hiram To

    March 21, 2012 at 12:59 am

    • I had no idea. Thanks!

      Post Author

      March 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

      • Just worked with Mr G in Beijing and I told him that I loved the ABC styling back then. Lexicon of Love is indeed a treasure still.

        Hiram To

        June 4, 2012 at 1:55 am

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