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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A five disc set from The Primitives will be released March 20th. The Primitives: Bloom! The Full Story 1985 - 1992 collects three studio albums, along with related singles/b-sides, cover versions, demos, BBC sessions, live recordings, and four previously unreleased mixes. The material was compiled by Cherry Red Records with the full support of The Primitives -- an interview with core members Tracy Tracy and Paul Court appears as part of the liner notes for the set.

View the tracklisting for The Primitives: Bloom! The Full Story 1985 - 1992 below and head here to pre-order.

Disc One - The Lazy Years

01. Crash (Demo)
02. Across My Shoulder (Demo)
03. Spacehead (Demo)
04. Really Stupid (Demo)
05. Nothing Left (Demo)
06. Thru The Flowers
07. Across My Shoulder
08. She Don't Need You
09. Lazy
10. Really Stupid
11. We Found A Way To The Sun
12. Where The Wind Blows
13. Stop Killing Me
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz
15. Laughing Up My Sleeve
16. Ocean Blue
17. Shadow (Guitar Version)
18. Thru The Flowers (New Version)
19. Everything Shining Bright
20. Nothing Left (Sounds Version)
21. I’ll Stick With You (1987 Version)
22. Dreamwalk Baby (1987 Version)
23. Buzz Buzz Buzz (1987 Version)
24. Nothing Left (1987 Version)
25. Out Of Reach (1987 Version)
26. Carry Me Home (1987 Version)
27. Don't Want Anything To Change(1987 VERSION)

Disc Two - Lovely (plus bonus tracks)

01. Crash
02. Spacehead
03. Carry Me Home
04. Shadow
05. Thru The Flowers
06. Dreamwalk Baby
07. I’ll Stick With You
08. Nothing Left
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Out Of Reach
11. Ocean Blue
12. Run Baby Run
13. Don't Want Anything To Change
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz
15. I’ll Stick With You (Single Version)
16. Things Get In Your Way
17. Crash (live in the studio)
18. Out Of Reach (Single Version)
19. Dreamwalk Baby (live)
20. Really Stupid (live)
21. Crash (live)
22. I Wanna Be Your Dog (live)

Disc Three - Pure (plus bonus tracks)

01. Outside
02. Summer Rain
03. Sick Of It
04. Shine
05. Dizzy Heights
06. All The Way Down
07. Secrets
08. Keep Me In Mind
09. Lonely Streets
10. Can't Bring Me Down
11. Way Behind Me
12. Never Tell
13. All The Way Down (Beat Version)
14. Way Behind Me (Acoustic Version)
15. Noose
16. I'll Be Your Mirror
17. As Tears Go By
18. I Almost Touched You
19. Secrets (demo)
20. Secrets (Zeus B Held Version 12" Mix)(previously unreleased)
21. Secrets (Zeus B Held 12" Dub)(previously unreleased)
22. You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care)

Disc Four - Galore (plus bonus tracks)

01. You Are The Way
02. Lead Me Astray
03. Earth Thing
04. Give This World To You
05. Slip Away
06. Cold Enough To Kill
07. Hello Jesus
08. Empathise
09. See Thru The Dark
10. Kiss Mine
11. Smile
12. The Little Black Egg
13. In My Dream
14. Sunpulse
15. Flow (previously unreleased)
16. Stop Killing me (acoustic)
17. You Are The Way (September Mix)
18. You Are The Way (Re-Ravishing Mix)
19. You Are The Way (God's Own Garage Band Mix - Alt version)(previously unreleased)
20. Under My Spell
21. Haunted

Disc Five - BBC Sessions 1986-1987/Live At Bath Moles

BBC Sessions 1986 - 1987

01. Really Stupid
02. Nothing Left
03. Run Baby Run
04. I’ll Stick With You
05. Where The Wind Blows
06. Across My Shoulder
07. Spacehead
08. Crash
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Shadow
11. Buzz Buzz Buzz
12. As Tears Go By
13. Dreamwalk Baby
14. Ocean Blue
15. Everything's Shining Bright
16. She Don't Need You

Live At Bath Moles

17. All The Way Down (live)
18. Sick Of It (live)
19. Give This World To You (live)
20. Outside (live)
21. Slip Away (live)
22. You Are The Way (live)
23. Earth Thing (live)
24. See Thru The Dark (live)
25. Stop Killing Me (live)
26. Way Behind Me (live)

Last month Greg Dulli announced details behind his debut solo album Random Desire, and now he's premiered the official video for the album's first single "Pantomima." Dulli reveals "Pantomima" has a show tune vibe, thus it seemed appropriate to create a video he calls "a homage" to the film All That Jazz. The video was directed by long-time Afghan Whigs collaborator Philip Harder who also stars in the video.

Random Desire features ten tracks and arrives on February 21st. Head here to view the pre-order options.

Along with the video premiere Dulli announced dates for a North American tour, which includes a Detroit stop at St. Andrew's Hall on April 26th. Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, January 24th.

View the video and tour itinerary below.

Greg Dulli - North American tour

Apr 24 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Apr 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Apr 28 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Apr 29 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
Apr 30 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
May 01 -- Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
May 03 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 05 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
May 06 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 07 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
May 09 -- Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 10 -- Carrboro, NO @ Cat’s Cradle
May 12 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
May 15 -- New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
May 16 -- Austin, TX @ 3Ten @ ACL Live
May 17 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
May 19 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
May 22 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
May 23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
May 26 -- San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
May 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palace Theatre

Monday, January 20, 2020

Bad news for industrial fans that were looking forward to seeing Chris Connelly reunite with Al Jourgensen on this summer's Industrial Strength Tour.

Only days after announcing he was going to be part of the tour, Connelly announced via Twitter that he has dropped off the tour due to "unforseen circumstances" and deleted his previous tweet. Connelly didn't go into details, but it's possible he's withdrawn due to recent reports regarding Ministry's current guitarist Sin Quirin.

Whatever the reason, be advised Connelly has dropped off.

The Industrial Strength Tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste kicks off July 1st in Seattle and features performances from Ministry, KMFDM and Front Line Assembly.

The Industrial Strength Tour

Jul 01 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Jul 02 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul 03 -- Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
Jul 05 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Jul 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 09 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Jul 10 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Jul 11 -- Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
Jul 12 -- Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
Jul 13 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
Jul 15 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues Boston
Jul l6 -- Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Jul 17 -- Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
Jul 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
Jul 19 -- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul 21 -- Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jul 22 -- Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
Jul 24 -- Houston, TX @ House Of Blues Houston
Jul 25 -- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Jul 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
Jul 28 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Jul 29 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Jul 30 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Jul 31 -- Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
Aug 01 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Classic Alternative - Episode #139: Demystify

This week's show features music from The House Of Love, The Icicle Works, Madness, Catherine Wheel, The Fall, Pixies, New Order, Wire, and more.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.

Johnny Marr has announced he's teaming up with Hans Zimmer for another project -- together the pair will score the next James Bond film No Time To Die. Marr and Zimmer previously collaborated on The Amazing Spider-Man.

Marr could not be more thrilled. He revealed to New Musical Express:

"Part of the legacy of the Bond films is iconic music, so I’m very happy to be bringing my guitar to No Time To Die."

No Time To Die arrives in theaters in April. Read more about the collaboration here.

Never Mind The Bollocks from Sex Pistols is being issued on pink vinyl. The iconic album from 1977 was the only proper album from the legendary band and is considered one of the most influential rock and roll records of all time.

The reissue arrives on January 24th and is available to pre-order here.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Prepare for a black celebration: Depeche Mode and Nine Inch Nails are among this year's inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Rock Hall has confirmed that along with Depeche Mode's core lineup of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Andy Fletcher, ex-members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder are included in the induction. Clarke wrote most of Depeche Mode's first album Speak & Spell but left the band prior to its release in 1981. Wilder joined Depeche Mode in 1982 and helped create Depeche Mode's darkest and strongest material before leaving in 1995. All five members are integral to Depeche Mode's legacy.

Other 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include T. Rex, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and The Doobie Brothers.

The MC5, Kraftwerk, and Soundgarden were nominated for the Class of 2020, but did not receive enough votes to be inducted.

The ceremony takes place May 2nd in Cleveland and will air live on HBO.

Read more about the Rock Hall and this year's class here.

Meanwhile Depeche Mode release Mode, their career-spanning boxset (all 14 studio albums plus additional non-album material) on January 24th. Head here to pre-order.

One of the ALL time indie greats, The House Of Love announced dates for a North American tour. The tour is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band's landmark self-titled debut album and the first tour of North America since 1992.

The stellar album, The House Of Love was released in 1988; in 2018, the band released a five disc expanded edition of The House of Love, plus performed a handful of celebratory 30th anniversary gigs in the U.K.

The North American tour will be similar to the UK anniversary shows, however it is important to note that the shows will NOT include the current House Of Love lineup. Instead, Guy Chadwick will be performing with a "new band of great musicians." According to Chadwick, he was unable to persuade the other members of The House Of Love to tour North America:

"Over the years we have had many offers to come to North America but I have sadly never been able to persuade the band, which is why I have put together a fantastic new band of great musicians to do this tour - and it sounds like vintage House of Love."

The tour bypasses the Detroit area, but rolls through several other road-trippable cities including Chicago, Toronto, and Philadelphia. View the tour itinerary below and head here to grab tickets.

The House Of Love - 30th Anniversary tour

May 06 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
May 07 -- Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
May 08 -- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
May 10 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
May 11 -- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
May 12 -- St. Paul, MN @ First Avenue
May 14 -- Vancouver, BC @ Fox Theatre
May 16 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
May 17 -- Portland, OR @ Star Theater
May 19 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
May 23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Part Time Punks