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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The fourth installment in the series celebrating David Bowie's incredible musical career will be released October 12th. David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988) focuses on Bowie's most commercially successful era and will be available as an 11 CD boxset, 15 piece 180 gm vinyl set, and digital download.

Included are newly remastered versions of Let's Dance and Tonight; two versions of Never Let Me Down (remastered edition of the original 1987 release, plus 2018 edition featuring new production and instrumentation), live album Glass Spider, previously unreleased Serious Moonlight live album (captured in 1983), Dance (a collection of original remixes), and RE:CALL 4 which compiles non-album tracks, b-sides, alt versions, and more.

The CD and vinyl sets have the same audio content and both come with a book filled with previously unpublished photos, extensive liner notes, press reviews, commentary, and more. The book with the CD set is 128 pages; vinyl edition 84 pages.

View the tracklisting for David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988) below and view the full press release for the boxset here.

Let's Dance

Side 1

Modern Love
China Girl
Let’s Dance
Without You

Side 2

Ricochet
Criminal World
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
Shake It

Serious Moonlight (Live, 1983)

Side 1

Look Back In Anger
“Heroes”
What In The World
Golden Years
Fashion
Let’s Dance

Side 2

Breaking Glass
Life On Mars?
Sorrow
Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
China Girl
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Rebel Rebel

Side 3

White Light/White Heat
Station To Station
Cracked Actor
Ashes To Ashes

Side 4

Space Oddity/Band Introduction
Young Americans
Fame
Modern Love

Tonight

Side 1

Loving The Alien
Don’t Look Down
God Only Knows
Tonight

Side 2

Neighborhood Threat
Blue Jean
Tumble And Twirl
I Keep Forgettin’
Dancing With The Big Boys

Never Let Me Down

Side 1

Day-In Day-Out
Time Will Crawl
Beat Of Your Drum
Never Let Me Down
Zeroes

Side 2

Glass Spider
Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
New York’s In Love
’87 And Cry
Bang

Never Let Me Down (2018)

Side 1

Day-In Day-Out
Time Will Crawl
Beat Of Your Drum

Side 2

Never Let Me Down
Zeroes
Glass Spider

Side 3

Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (ft Laurie Anderson)
New York’s In Love
87 & Cry
Bang Bang

Side 4

David Bowie 1987 logo etching

Glass Spider (Live, Montreal 1987)

Side 1

Up The Hill Backwards
Glass Spider
Day-In Day-Out
Bang Bang

Side 2

Absolute Beginners
Loving The Alien
China Girl
Rebel Rebel

Side 3

Fashion
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
All The Mad Men
Never Let Me Down

Side 4

Big Brother
‘87 And Cry
“Heroes”
Sons Of The Silent Age
Time Will Crawl / Band Introduction

Side 5

Young Americans
Beat Of Your Drum
The Jean Genie
Let’s Dance

Side 6

Fame
Time
Blue Jean
Modern Love

DANCE

Side 1

1. Shake It (Re-mix aka Long Version)
2. Blue Jean (Extended Dance Mix)
3. Dancing With The Big Boys (Extended Dance Mix)

Side 2

1. Tonight (Vocal Dance Mix)
2. Don't Look Down (Extended Dance Mix)
3. Loving The Alien (Extended Dub Mix)

Side 3

1. Tumble And Twirl (Extended Dance Mix)
2. Underground (Extended Dance Mix)
3. Day-In Day-Out (Groucho Mix)

Side 4

1. Time Will Crawl (Dance Crew Mix)
2. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (12” mix)
3. Never Let Me Down (Dub/Acapella)

RE:CALL 4

Side 1

1. Let's Dance (single version)
2. China Girl (single version)
3. Modern Love (single version)
4. This Is Not America (The theme from ‘The Falcon And The Snowman’) - David Bowie / Pat Metheny Group
5. Loving The Alien (re-mixed version)

Side 2

1. Don't Look Down (re-mixed version)
2. Dancing In The Street (Clearmountain mix) - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
3. Absolute Beginners (from Absolute Beginners)
4. That’s Motivation (from Absolute Beginners)
5. Volare (from Absolute Beginners)

Side 3

1. Labyrinth Opening Titles/Underground (from Labyrinth)
2. Magic Dance (from Labyrinth)
3. As The World Falls Down (from Labyrinth)
4. Within You (from Labyrinth)
5. Underground (from Labyrinth)

Side 4

1. When The Wind Blows (single version) (from When The Wind Blows)
2. Day-In Day-Out (single version)
3. Julie
4. Beat Of Your Drum (vinyl album edit)
5. Glass Spider (vinyl album edit)

Side 5

1. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love) (vinyl album edit)
2. New York’s In Love (vinyl album edit)
3. ‘87 And Cry (vinyl album edit)
4. Bang Bang (vinyl album edit)
5. Time Will Crawl (single version)

Side 6

1. Girls (extended edit)
2. Never Let Me Down (7” remix edit)
3. Bang Bang (live - promotional mix)
4. Tonight (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie
5. Let's Dance (live) Tina Turner with David Bowie

Published July 17th, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Brett Anderson of Suede released his memoir Coal Black Mornings earlier this year in the U.K. Today Anderson announced the book will be published in North America on October 2nd. Pre-order the book here or here.

The 224 page hardcover book chronicles Anderson's childhood and formative years through early adulthood and beginnings of Suede. Read more about Coal Black Mornings here.

Meanwhile Suede return with The Blue Room, their eighth studio album and the third and final part of the triptych of albums they've recorded and released since reforming in 2013. The record has been described by the band as "dark and troubling," "diverse" and "complicated" album and a "genuinely progressive, expansive and definitive body of work." Check out the pre-order options here and stream two songs from the album below:





Published July 17th, 2018

Violent Femmes announced a handful of North American dates taking place this autumn. The tour kicks off in late October and includes a Detroit stop at the Majestic Theatre on November 3rd. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday, July 19th at 1pm.

Violent Femmes are currently on tour with Echo & The Bunnymen. The co-headline tour wraps up next week.

Violent Femmes - tour

Jul 17 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Jul 18 -- State Bank Amphitheater @ Atlanta, GA
Jul 20 -- Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Jul 21 -- St. Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre
Jul 23 -- Richmond, VA @ The National
Jul 24 -- Norfolk, VA @ Norva
Jul 25 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Oct 26 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls
Oct 27 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Harrah's Philadelphia
Oct 28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Oct 30 -- Boston, MA @ The Royale
Oct 31 -- Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Nov 02 -- Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Nov 03 -- Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov 04 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic

Published July 17th, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #64: Unearthing The Copper Fang

Rock it old school with a brand new episode of Time Warp. This week's show includes music from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The House Of Love, Concrete Blonde, Front 242, Killing Joke, Love Battery, The Jam, Love And Rockets, R.E.M., The Cure, and more.

Stream below or here and check out the full archive of Time Warp episodes here or here.


Classic Alternative stories from this week:

Born on this day: The legendary and brilliant Ian Curtis
Suede premiere new single from The Blue Hour
Ramones announce 40th anniversary Road To Ruin collection
Soft Cell say hello wave goodbye with massive career-spanning set
The Cure's Hyde Park show
Johnny Marr calls out ex-bandmates + Classically Smiths production
Public Image Ltd announce North American tour
Peter Hook receiving honorary doctorate + auctioning off personal Joy Division items
Ian Curtis would have turned 62 years old today - the Joy Division legend was born on this day in 1956. Though he was here only a short time, Curtis shared his brilliance and magic with the world, and his legacy lives on. So tragic to think that he never knew the massive impact and crucial role he played in influencing music culture. Such a talent. Such a legend. R.I.P.

Be sure to keep Curtis in your thoughts today.









Published July 15th, 2018

Soft Cell announced a massive career-spanning anthology. Keychains And Snowstorms - The Soft Cell Story features 130 tracks and 12 hours of music spread across 9 discs. The collection covers their history from 1978 - 1984 as well as their reunion in 2003 and includes hits, live cuts, 12" mixes, demos, covers, and a complete concert captured in 1981.

Keychains And Snowstorms - The Soft Cell Story will be released September 7th in the U.K. and is available to pre-order here. View the tracklisting below.

In February Soft Cell announced they'd reform to perform one final show to say goodbye to fans. The show takes place September 30th at the O2 Arena in London.

Disc: 1

01. Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go?
02. Bedsitter
03. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
04. Torch
05. What
06. Where The Heart Is
07. Numbers
08. Soul Inside
09. Down In The Subway

Disc: 2

01. Tainted Dub/Where Did Our Love Go?
02. Facility Girls (12" Version)
03. Fun City
04. Insecure Me (12" Version)
05. So (12" Version)
06. It's A Mug's Game (12" Version)
07. Barriers (12" Version)
08. You Only Live Twice (12" Version)
09. Her Imagination
10. 007 Theme
11. Disease & Desire
12. Born To Lose

Disc: 3

01. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Dave Ball Lateral Mix)
02. Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Young Mix)
03. Secret Life (Extended Mix)
04. Chips On My Shoulder (Extended Mix)
05. Facility Girls (2018 Mix)
06. Heat (Alternative Version)
07. Kitchen Sink Drama (Extended Mix)
08. The Art Of Falling Apart (Extended Mix)
09. Martin (Dave Ball Hallowe'en Mix)
10. Barriers (Dave Ball Broken Down Angels Mix)
11. Meet Murder, My Angel (Extended Mix)
12. Slave To This (Life Of Existence Mix)

Disc: 4

01. The Girl With The Patent Leather Face (Original Version)
02. A Man Could Get Lost (Daniel Miller Vocal Edit)
03. Memorabilia (Non - Stop Ecstatic Dancing Version)
04. Forever The Same (Unreleased Extended Version)
05. Heat (US 7" Version)
06. Loving You, Hating Me (Special USA Mix)
07. Martin
08. Hendrix Medley (Hey Joe, Purple Haze, Voodoo Chile)
09. Numbers (7" DJ Version)
10. Down In The Subway (7" Remix Version)
11. L'Esqualita (7" Version)
12. Soul Inside (Demo)
13. So (Dave Ball Demo Outtake)

Disc: 5

01. Memorabilia (Original Daniel Miller Mix)
02. Persuasion (Original Daniel Miller Mix)
03. Metro MRX (Flexipop Version)
04. A Man Could Get Lost (Daniel Miller Demo)
05. The Girl With The Patent Leather Face (Demo)
06. Tainted Love (Demo)
07. Bedsitter (Demo)
08. Potential (From Mutant Moments EP)
09. L.O.V.E Feelings (From Mutant Moments EP)
10. Metro MRX (From Mutant Moments EP)
11. Frustration (From Mutant Moments EP)
12. Red Tape, Sticky Tape (Demo - Previously Unreleased)
13. Martin (Original 1980 Demo)
14. Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
15. Science Fiction Stories (Demo)
16. Bleak Is My Favourite Cliché (Demo)
17. Cleaning Fanatic (Demo)
18. Mix (Demo)
19. A Man Could Get Lost (Early Version)
20. Walking Make Up Counter (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
21. Occupational Hazard (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
22. Persuasion (Live at Leeds Polytechnic, December 1979)
23. Dave's Theme (Previously Unreleased Demo)

Disc: 6

01. Entertain Me (Richard Skinner Radio 1 Session)
02. Seedy Films (Richard Skinner Radio 1 Session)
03. Chips On My Shoulder (Richard Skinner BBC Radio 1 Session)
04. Youth (BBC Whistle Test)
05. Sex Dwarf (BBC Whistle Test)
06. Soul Inside (David Jensen BBC Radio 1 Session)
07. Where Was Your Heart (When You Needed It Most)? (David Jensen BBC Radio 1 Session)
08. God Shaped Hole (Remix)
09. Divided Soul (Hooker Mix)
10. Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
11. Monoculture (Dave Ball Extended Version)
12. The Night
13. Darker Times
14. Last Chance
15. Together Alone
16. Caligula Syndrome
17. Desperate

Disc: 7

01. Non - Stop Euphoric Dubbing (Continuous Mix)
02. Bedsitter (Erasure Remix)
03. Where The Heart Is (The Grid Remix : 2018 Re - Edit)
04. So (The Grid Remix)

Disc: 8

01. Mr Self Destruct
02. Soul Inside
03. Forever The Same
04. Insecure Me
05. L'Esqualita
06. Loving You, Hating Me
07. Torch
08. Youth
09. Disease & Desire
10. Where Was Your Heart (When You Needed It Most)?
11. Baby Doll
12. Martin
13. The Art Of Falling Apart

Disc: 9

01. Hey Joe/Purple Haze
02. Memorabilia
03. Heat
04. Ghost Rider (with Clint Ruin)
05. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
06. Numbers (Live)
07. It's A Mug's Game (Live)
08. The Best Way To Kill (Live)
09. Down In The Subway (Live)
10. Barriers (Live)
11. Tainted Love Where Did Our Love Go? (Live)
12. Sex Dwarf (Live)
13. Surrender (To A Stranger) (Live)

Published July 15th, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018


Suede return with their highly anticipated new album The Blue Hour on September 21st. The band previously issued the majestic first track "The Invisibles" and today they've unleashed another killer new song titled "Don't Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You." Stream below:

The Blue Hour is Suede's eighth studio album and the third and final part of the triptych of albums they've recorded and released since reforming in 2013. The record has been described by the band as "dark and troubling," "diverse" and "complicated" album and a "genuinely progressive, expansive and definitive body of work." Check out the pre-order options here.



Published July 13th, 2018

Ramones announced the latest installment in their 40th anniversary reissue series. Road To Ruin,  which was originally released September 22nd, 1978  will be reissued as a 40th anniversary deluxe edition this September 21st. The reissue will be available as a 3CD / 1LP box including 2 different mixes of the album, previously unreleased rough mixes of every album track, and an unreleased concert captured December 31st, 1979 at the Palladium in New York City.

The limited edition box set comes packaged inside a 12 x 12 hardcover book and is limited to 7500 copies worldwide. A newly remastered single CD edition of the original album is also set for release on September 21st. Pre-order here.

Stream the basic rough mix of "I Wanna Be Sedated Take 2" from the collection and view the tracklisting below.



Disc One - Original Mix remastered

01. I Just Want To Have Something To Do
02. I Wanted Everything
03. Don't Come Close
04. I Don't Want You
05. Needles And Pins
06. I'm Against It
07. I Wanna Be Sedated
08. Go Mental
09. Questioningly
10. She's The One
11. Bad Brain
12. It's A Long Way Back

40th Anniversary Road Revisited mix

13. I Just Want To Have Something To Do
14. I Wanted Everything
15. Don't Come Close
16. I Don't Want You
17. Needles And Pins
18. I'm Against It
19. I Wanna Be Sedated
20. Go Mental
21. Questioningly
22. She's The One
23. Bad Brain
24. It's A Long Way Back

Disc Two: Rough Mixes & 40th Anniversary Extras

01. I Walk Out (2018 mix)
02. S.L.U.G. (2018 mix)
03. Don't Come Close (single mix)
04. Needles And Pins (single mix)
05. I Just Want To Have Something To Do (basic rough mix)
06. I Don't Want You (basic rough mix)
07. I'm Against It (basic rough mix)
08. It's A Long Way Back (basic rough mix)
09. I Walk Out (basic rough mix)
10. Bad Brain (basic rough mix)
11. Needles And Pins (basic rough mix)
12. I Wanna Be Sedated (take 2, basic rough mix)
13. I Wanted Everything (basic rough mix)
14. Go Mental (basic rough mix)
15. She's The One (basic rough mix)
16. Questioningly (take 2, basic rough mix)
17. S.L.U.G. (basic rough mix)
18. Don't Come Close (basic rough mix)
19. I Wanna Be Sedated (backing track)
20. I Don't Want You (brit pop mix)
21. Questioningly (acoustic version)
22. Needles And Pins (acoustic version)
23. Don't Come Close (acoustic version)
24. I Wanna Be Sedated (ramones on 45 mega mix)

Disc Three: Live At The Palladium, NY 12/31/79

01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Teenage Lobotomy
03. Rockaway Beach
04. I Don't Want You
05. Go Mental
06. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
07. I Wanna Be Sedated
08. I Just Want To Have Something To Do
09. She's The One
10. This Ain't Havana
11. I'm Against It
12. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
13. Havana Affair
14. Commando
15. Needles And Pins
16. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
17. Surfin' Bird
18. Cretin Hop
19. All The Way
20. Judy Is A Punk
21. California Sun
22. I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
23. Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
24. Pinhead
25. Do You Wanna Dance
26. Suzy Is A Headbanger
27. Let's Dance
28. Chinese Rock
29. Beat On The Brat
30. We're A Happy Family
31. Bad Brain
32. I Wanted Everything

LP - 40th Anniversary Road Revisited Mix

Side One

I Just Want To Have Something To Do
I Wanted Everything
Don't Come Close
I Don't Want You
Needles And Pins
I'm Against It

Side Two

I Wanna Be Sedated
Go Mental
Questioningly
She's The One
Bad Brain
It's A Long Way Back

Published July 13th, 2018