A Photo for Sunday: 1990 Alfa Romeo 75 Twin Spark

Alfa Romeo first showed the 75 in ’85. It replaced the Giulietta. 

1990 Alfa Romeo 75. Not very rusty.
1990 Alfa Romeo 75. Not very rusty.

Alfa Romeo’s in-house styling department handled the exterior and interior which explains the marked eccentricity. It does have a lot of lines down the side (not much parallelism) and most versions had a black plastic strip running along from nose to tail. I’ve only seen one 75 with no plastic, a base model French-market car.

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Theme: Roads – Chris Rea’s “Road to Hell”

Everyone has a skeleton of some form in their cupboard. Among the bones in my ossuary is the fact I sought, bought and listened to Chris Rea’s Road to Hell.

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Chris Rea’s “Road To Hell”. This is a rather bad bit of photo realism. Image: pixgood.com

The album is from 1989 and does not fit in with the other material I listened to at the time which included the Fatima Mansions first EP “Against Nature”, The The (“Mind Bomb” and “Infected”) and various random bits of 20th century classical music, as I recall. Plus the Housemartins. I still see the Beautiful South as an inauthentic replacement for the Housemartins.

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