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2012/04/30

Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 debuted his workout video moves on Friday's episode of Hoppus On Music.  See if you can keep up with this athletic wonder:


Richard Hawley (Pulp, Longpigs), will drop his seventh studio record, Standing At The Sky's Edge, May 7th in the U.K.  So far, it appears there won't be a North American release, but it be available on import  May 15th.  Take a listen to two tracks from the album below and visit The Guardian for the exclusive full album stream.

"Leave Your Body Behind You"



"Standing At The Sky's Edge"

Smashing Pumpkins have revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their new album Oceania.  The band's seventh studio album will drop on June 19th.  You can pre-order the album on cd and vinyl now on Amazon.  Oceania is part of the band's ongoing 44 track Teargarden by Kaleidyscope which they've been slowly releasing since 2009.  Though you can download the tracks for free from Smashing Pumpkins' official site, you can still purchase limited edition box set versions of Teargarden by Kaleidyscope 1: Songs For A Sailor and Teargarden by Kaleidyscope 2: The Solstice Bare.




The Machine Room have premiered a new video for their track "Camino de Soda."  The song is available on the band's Love From A Distance four song ep that dropped earlier this year.  Take a look at the video below and buy the ep on iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp.  

The Machine Room  "Camino de Soda"



I'd also like to mention that, "Your Head On The Floor Next Door," which is also on Love From A Distance, is still my favorite song of 2012.  It's so addictive, it's like crack.  If you haven't listened to it yet, by all means, envelop yourself in its awesomeness:



If you liked the songs on Love From A Distance, you'll probably also want to check out another new track, "Feed Me To The Ocean."

 

And, here's the band's take on New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle"

2012/04/29

8 am hour

XTC  "Making Plans For Nigel"
New Order  "Your Silent Face"
Jam  "Town Called Malice"
Sugarcubes  "Birthday"
Pixies  "Where Is My Mind?"
Sloan  "Money City Maniacs"
Meat Puppets  "Backwater"
Soundgarden  "Outshined"
Velvet Underground  "There She Goes Again"
Replacements  "Hold My Life"
Lemonheads  "Into Your Arms"
Joe Strummer  "Love Kills"
Elvis Costello  "Radio, Radio"

9 am hour

Duran Duran  "Planet Earth"
Joy Division  "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Placebo  "Pure Morning"
Stone Roses  "Love Spreads"
R.E.M.  "The One I Love"
Porno For Pyros  "Pets"
Sonic Youth  "Teenage Riot"
Soup Dragons  "I'm Free"
Cure  "Close To Me"
Ultravox  "Reap The Wild Wind"
Radiohead  "Let Down"
Belly  "Feed The Tree"

10 am hour

Pearl Jam  "Black"
Helmet  "Unsung"
Nirvana  "Polly"
Simple Minds  "Sanctify Yourself"
Concrete Blonde  "Joey"
INXS  "Original Sin"
Clash  "This Is Radio Clash"
Fugazi  "Waiting Room"
Pure  "Spiritual Pollution"
Bob Mould  "See A Little Light"
Oasis  "Don't Look Back In Anger"
Stereo Mc's  "Connected"

11 am hour

Depeche Mode  "People Are People"
Siouxsie & the Banshees  "Kiss Them For Me"
R.E.M.  "Can't Get There From Here"
Smoking Popes  "Need You Around"
Alice In Chains  "Would?"
Jesus & Mary Chain  "Just Like Honey"
Dandy Warhols  "Bohemian Like You"
Dinosaur Jr.  "Freak Scene"
Smiths  "This Charming Man"
Curve  "Coast Is Clear"
Nine Inch Nails  "Down In It"
Cure  "Just Like Heaven"
Verve  "Slide Away"

2012/04/28

The Atlantic examined Jack White and his lyrical output from over the years and determined he's got a real life problem with women, and in particular, women who are in control.  The article, Jack White's Women Problem, appeared in Wednesday's online edition of the 'zine, and starts off with:

Blunderbuss doubles down on the White Stripes' singer's long lyrical campaign against females he can't control.

Some other choice passages from the article follow:

White as a lyricist has been obsessed with women for more than a decade now, perhaps to a greater extent than any other rock star in his generation.

What White really seems to dislike is when women choose their own boxes. He's a famous control freak, and in his songs, women are constantly threatening his control, forcing him into playing the role of victim. His response? Vitriol. 

Come on!  Is it fair to comb through White's lyrics and make assumptions about him in real life?  I wholeheartedly disagree that White has some kind of control issue with women, but it is definitely an interesting, if not off the mark read.  Check out the full text here.

As the Stone Roses were starting to blow up in 1989, they played their biggest gig (at the time) of their career at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool England.  The concert, released on DVD in the U.K. in 1991, is regarded by many Roses fans as one of the band's best gigs ever.  The band played to a packed house of 4000 (it turned out to be more than that--as the story goes, at the beginning of the show someone in the band opened the doors of the ballroom allowing tons of fans to pack in and enjoy the sold out show).  Blackpool Live is no longer available to purchase, but you can watch the full concert below. 



01.  I Wanna Be Adored
02.  Elephant Stone
03.  Waterfall
04.  Sugar Spun Sister
05.  Made Of Stone
06.  She Bangs The Drums
07.  Where Angels Play
08.  Shoot You Down
09.  Going Down
10.  Mersey Paradise
11.  I Am The Resurrection


It's Kim Gordon's birthday today!  I'm pretty sure if you look up the word "uber cool" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of her.  Celebrate her birthday with some awesome video:

"Kool Thing"



Kim Gordon 1988 New York City rooftop interview (interview + reading from So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star)



Kim Gordon interview (part 2)



Kim Gordon co-produced Hole's debut record Pretty On The InsideCourtney Love and Gordon appeared together on MTV's 120 Minutes in 1991 to discuss the record:

New Order played back to back shows at the O2 Apollo in Manchester this week.  Watch video from both shows, including a couple of Joy Division covers, below and read a review of Thursday's show here:


"Love Vigilantes"



"The Perfect Kiss"



"True Faith"



"Regret"



"Love Will Tear Us Apart" 



"Transmission" (starts with LONG intro by promoter Alan Wise.  Unless I heard wrong, he referred to the band as 5 boys!  The song starts at 1:50 into the video, fyi)




Last night Jack White streamed his concert live from New York as part of the American Express Unstaged series.  The concert, directed by Gary Oldman, has been uploaded in its entirety to Vevo and you can watch it below.  

FYI, the show below begins with video of White and director Oldman having some fun, then the actual concert begins at around 9 minutes in.  If you missed the show last night, there were two sets--the first 40 minute set featured White's female band, then after a ten minute intermission White returned for a second set backed by his male band.  Envelop yourself in the awesomeness below:




2012/04/27

An interview with Carl McCoy from Fields of the Nephilim is in today's Guardian.  Read the feature, "Goth For Life," here

Todd Simko, the producer and guitarist for 90's Vancouver band Pure has died after reportedly being involved in a head on car collision. Simko's wife has posted the following statement on Facebook:

"Todd may your soul be finally at peace. You are not only the most fantastic father and husband one could have, but also you were also a great friend, musician, teacher, guide, mentor and music engineer.The music community has suffered now a great loss and talent. Not only did you touch all the hearts of people in music but also in the lives of family, my peers and especially our daughters friends and family. You will forever remain close by in our hearts and you will be greatly missed by all."



"Lemonade"



"Baba O'Riley" (Who cover)

 

"Chocolate Bar"






Jack White appeared on the Colbert Report last night for an interview and performance.  If you missed the broadcast, watch the entertaining backstage interview and performance of "Freedom At 21" below.  Video highlights courtesy of The Audio Perv

Interview

 


"Freedom At 21"




Tonight Jack White and Gary Oldman team up for American Express Unstaged.  Oldman is directing the live webcast of White's show from New York City.  Festivities kick off at 9pm ET.

2012/04/26

Gary Numan kicks off his tour of the U.K. next month.  The tour, which coincides with Numan's DVD Machine Music: The Best Of Gary Numan, features a mix of greatest hits from Numan's entire career plus tracks from his 2011 album Dead Son RisingMachine Music: The Best Of Gary Numan drops May 22nd and you can watch the short promo video for the release and tour below:

And now the update you knew was coming about the Smiths reunion rumors that were started this morning.  Johnny Marr made a statement a few minutes ago responding to the rumors.  Johnny Marr's official statement
 
"The rumour of the Smiths reunion is untrue.  It's not happening."
 
The end. 
Here we go again, another Smiths reunion story:
Today website music-news.com is reporting that The Smiths are reforming and allegedly the revelation comes from a source who is got the info from a live promoter who had been in talks with the band. From the article:
"The Smiths, widely regarded as THE seminal British band are to throw their differences aside and return to the live stage this autumn."
The article goes on to suggest the decision to reform came after The Stone Roses announced their reunion.
Crocodiles are releasing their new album Endless Flowers in June.  Take a look at their official video for the first single, "Sunday," plus some recent live footage including a 30 minute set from earlier this year:






Swervedriver's Adam Franklin was interviewed by Glasgowest after the band's recent show in San Francisco.  Franklin talked about the band's early days (the previous band Shake Appeal), getting signed to Creation by Alan McGee, and there's also mention of My Bloody Valentine and Mark Gardener.  Franklin also asked some fan submitted questions, including when we expect a new record.  Here's part of his reply:

"I think the official line was that we've been working on new material for probably release later in the year.  You can take an educated guess or interpret that any way you want but we have a couple of ideas we'd like to execute, certainly and we'll see how that goes..."

Read the full interview and watch the band's recent Jimmy Fallon performance of their new song "Deep Wound"

"Deep Wound"





According to Billboard, it looks like Jack White's debut solo record Blunderbuss is tipped to enter the Billboard 200 at number one!  The numbers don't officially get announced until May 2nd, however the analysts generally accurately predict the charting based off sales figures based from the first couple of days of album sales.  Go Jack!

Don't miss Jack White on The Colbert Report tonight and while you're waiting for that, listen to an archive of White's interview and performance on BBC Radio One with Zane Lowe.
Morrissey has announced plans for his only U.K. concert of 2012.  Morrissey makes his grand return to Manchester Arena on July 28th, a venue he last played in 2004 while promoting You Are The Quarry.  Tickets for the July 28th show go on sale Friday at 9am BST.  

The Smiths  "Suffer Little Children"




Morrissey  "Moon River"






Graham Coxon released his new record A + E a few weeks back and he's currently on a month long tour of the U.K.  Watch some video from his London show at the London Forum:

"What'll It Take"



"Standing On My Own Again"



"Freakin' Out"



"You And I"




2012/04/25

Jack White appeared on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1 for an interview and live performance.  During the interview Lowe asked White about why he has two separate live backing bands--one all female and one all male.  Here's part of his reply: 

"...it was a production idea that came up while I was doing blunderbuss...it just takes one female to change all the males', like, energy and it makes it sometimes better, sometimes different, whatever it is, it's different...you can change the vibe very easily just with bringing a different person in the room so, I said this is the vibe I want to when I get on stage live...what if I had two different bands?  I thought, well people aren't really going to notice the effect if it was just two bands with with mixed people or whatever, so I thought the way to really exemplify it was with an all female band and an all male band and you can definitely visually say this is a totally different thing than the last time I saw them play...it's a lot of bizarre interesting social, electricity going on in the room when you do that and I'm getting a lot of it and all the musicians are really vibing off it..." 

White also revealed that he decides which band will back him the day of the show (it's not a set schedule or planned out very far in advance.)  

Listen to the full interview and performance here (it starts ~ 58:00 into the archive).

White is on his way back to the U.S. for some live shows, and he'll kick off the action Thursday night with an appearance on the Colbert Report.
Eric Erlandson continues on the press tour for his newly released memoir Letters To Kurt.  In an interview with the online edition of San Francisco Bay Guardian, Erlandson revealed he's going to put out a soundtrack to accompany Letters To Kurt later this year:

I’m planning on doing a soundtrack to the book, I just ran out of time, I couldn’t get it out at the same time as the book.  I plan to get it out this year.  That should be really fun, to go back and use all my musical influences and not have it be tied to a band project.

Read the full interview with Erlandson in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Watch Erlandson (and fans) perform an acoustic version of "Police On My Back" (Clash cover) at a book signing last month:




 
30 Seconds To Mars have announced they're busy working on their fourth studio album and Friday they'll be holding a fan event on their newly launched site VyRT.net.  The band's webcast on Friday will feature a live performance, a preview of their upcoming film, and they'll also answer fan questions.  The deadline to watch the event is tonight (and they are charging a fee to view) but they have plans to do more of these webcasts in the future.  For more info, hit up VyRT.net.

The band put together a short video to promote the event, and you can watch the "spooky" video below:



The Stone Roses are preparing to kick off their reunion tour and as part of the celebration a new exhibit featuring tons of never before seen photos of the band will open in London.  The Stone Roses: The Third Coming, The Definitive Stone Roses Exhibition features 70 rare and/or never seen before pictures taken by music photographers Kevin Cummins, Paul Slattery, and Ian Tilton.  The exhibit opens June 13th and runs through August 12th at Whiteley's Shopping Center.  Take a look at some of the pictures here.

The Stone Roses are kicking off their reunion tour June 8th in Barcelona and will play the European festival circuit this summer.  There are no North American dates at this time, but at the band's press conference last year they did make mention of a "worldwide" tour, so perhaps there will be dates to announce shortly!

Last month Damon Albarn got everyone all wound up when he told the Guardian that there likely wouldn't be a future for Blur or Gorillaz.  Well now Albarn is backing away from those statements saying he was "misquoted." When asked about his comments about disbanding both acts, here's what  he told the Metro:

No. That comes from an article which was an interesting take on a very long conversation. I don’t know how we’ll feel when we play Hyde Park. Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other. If you don’t see something as a career but as an important part of your life, you don’t know how you’re going to feel about it. We want to put on a great performance but nothing’s been said between us about the beginning or the end. 

Read the entire interview with Damon Albarn here.
Drummers from around the world are coming together for a charity event in Manchester on July 15th.  Stick It To MS is a benefit for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and so far will reportedly include drummers from The Smiths, Faithless, and Groove Armada among others.  The organizers are trying to get as many drummers from around the world to participate and they're attempting to set a Guinness World Record for having the most drummers playing the same beat for five minutes.  You don't have to be a renowned drummer to take part, you just need to be able to play a simple beat. To find out more visit the Stick It To MS website and take a look at the promo video below to get an idea of the drumming skills involved:




Eric Erlandson will be in Berkeley tonight for an acoustic performance and reading from his book Letters To Kurt.  The event takes place at Moe's Books tonight at 7:30 pm.  If you happen to be in the area, here's all the info on the event.

Monday Erlandson appeared on CNN for an interview, and talked about Letters To Kurt, and why it took him so long to write it.  The engaging and insightful interview can be viewed hereLetters To Kurt is available now.
As if Jack White isn't busy enough, Gigwise is reporting that White is composing the score for the 2013 film adaptation of The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp

White has been in the U.K. for a handful of live gigs, but he'll be back in the U.S. tomorrow for his North American tour.
 
Detroit fans, keep in mind tickets to see Jack White's matinee show May 24th at Scottish Rite Theater are still available.  Tickets are only available in person (no phone orders or internet orders.) To purchase visit UHF in Royal Oak or Street Corner Music in Oak Park.  Tickets are 48 dollars each (there's a two ticket limit), cash only, and you need a photo id to purchase. 

Tomorrow the Third Man Records Rolling Record Store will be cruising around NYC on April 26th giving away tickets to White's American Express Unstaged show for Friday, April 27th.  If you want the tickets, you'll need to find the Rolling store, so be sure to follow them on Twitter because they'll be tweeting out their location.  If you haven't seen the big ol' yellow Rolling Store, it looks like this:



Friday, don't miss the live webcast of Jack White's American Express Unstaged show.  The concert will be directed by Gary Oldman and will be webcast live starting at  9pm ET




2012/04/24

Gaz Coombes has premiered the official video for "Hot Fruit," the first single from his solo album Here Come The Bombs.  Take a look at the video below and U.K. fans can pre-order the album here.  So far it appears the album will only be available on import in the U.S.

A collection of R.E.M. related photographs Anton Corbijn took over the last two decades are on display at a museum in Germany.  The exhibit titled Anton Corbijn. R.E.M. Seen between 1990 - 2010 will run through June 10th at the Albertinum in Dresden, East Germany.  Read more about the exhibit here and view a picture of Corbijn standing in front of the exhibit.

As previously reported Corbijn himself is the subject of a documentary titled Anton Corbijn Inside Out which is currently being screened in Germany.  The film, directed by Klaartje Quirijns, is peek into Corbijn's extraordinary career as a photographer, film maker/director, and video artist.  Inside Out is available on DVD in the Netherlands and Germany, and will be released in Belgium next month.  So far a release date for elsewhere in the world (including North America and the U.K.) has not been announced.  

The Hives appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and played two songs from their forthcoming album Lex Hives.  Watch "Go Right Ahead" and "Wait A Minute" below.  Lex Hives will arrive in stores on June 5th.

"Go Right Ahead"



"Wait A Minute"




Eric Erlandson from Hole recently released his book Letters To Kurt.  Erlandson appeared on CNN yesterday for an interview and explained why he wrote the book, and how it all came together.  Erlandson also briefly discussed his recent revelation that Kurt Cobain had been working on new material in the weeks leading up to his death.  Watch the interview below and buy Letters To Kurt here.

As expected, Robert Smith was not happy when he learned that the vinyl single he designed and signed for the Secret 7'' project wound up on Ebay.  In a post on the official Cure website, Smith revealed that he'll turn the tables on the Ebay seller by designing seven more singles that he'll personally design and sign, plus he's adding handwritten lyrics to the sleeves.  All of the singles will  be auctioned on Ebay and ALL of the money will go directly to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.  Details about the new Ebay auction will be posted tomorrow.  

Read an excerpt from Robert Smith's post (he loves all caps!) below:.

MY ADVICE?
DONT BOTHER BIDDING ON THIS ITEM
AS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ON EBAY YOU WILL UNDOUBTEDLY FIND...

SEVEN MORE RS 'FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE' SECRET 7 SLEEVES/VINYL
ALL SIGNED
ALL WITH DIFFERENT HANDWRITTEN LINES FROM THE SONG
AND ALL AUCTIONED WITH EVERY PENNY GOING TO THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

FULL DETAILS HERE TOMORROW

ONWARDS...

2012/04/23

Tommy Marth, the touring saxophonist for the Killers and Big Friendly Corporation died earlier today according to his bandmate Timothy Styles from Big Friendly Corporation (listen to the podcast Styles recorded earlier today).  Not much info has been released about his death, other than it was a "tragic, sudden passing."

Read an 2010 interview with Tommy Marth that discusses the saxophone and his experience with the Killers.  In the interview Marth mentioned his love of "First Song (For Ruth)" by Stan Getz:

"I don't even have a favorite song, but if I did I might say "First Song (For Ruth)" by Stan Getz.  It is a haunting and amazingly beautiful song he recorded just before dying and, I shit you not, there are plenty of times I have cried while listening to it..."

Rest in peace, Tommy.

Stan Getz  "First Song (For Ruth)"




This video performance of "Bones" live from Royal Albert Hall features some shots of Tommy in action:



 The Killers "Goodnight, Travel Well" 


Jack White heard the cries from distraught fans in Detroit shut out of tickets to his May 24th show at the Scottish Rite Theater and has taken action!  White added an all ages matinee before his sold out evening show May 24th at the Scottish Rite Theater.  Tickets for the matinee show go on sale tomorrow at noon!  Here are the details:

Tickets are ONLY available in person at the UHF in Royal Oak and Street Corner Music in Oak Park.  Tickets are $48 each, there's a two ticket limit, and CASH ONLY is accepted.  A photo id must be presented in order to purchase tickets and you'll need to show photo id again before entry into the show on May 24th (tickets are non-transferable.)  Tickets go on sale at both locations tomorrow at noon, and the soonest you can start lining up outside either location is 8am.  If you need more details visit the official Jack White website.

Hey, and since you'll be at a record store tomorrow, don't forget to pick up Jack White's solo record Blunderbuss, which drops tomorrow.  Like it was planned all along...


 
 
System Of A Down have announced a handful of summer dates with Deftones opening, and the tour itinerary includes an August 14th date at DTE!  The fan pre-sale kicks off May 1st and the general onsale is May 4th at 10am.  View the tour schedule and ticket info on the official System Of A Down website

To prepare for the awesomeness that awaits, why not watch Deftones' set from Lollapalooza 2011, and System Of A Down's Rock Am Ring set from last year:






The Joy Division/Ian Curtis biopic Control will be screened next month as part of the Brighton Fringe film festival, and in celebration of the screening, four limited edition posters have been designed for the event.  Only 30 copies of each poster have been made and are being sold in sets of four.  To purchase and/or view the posters, visit the photography blog of Jim Stephenson, and for info on the screening of Control and Q + A session that follows, visit the Brighton Fringe website.  Fun fact: Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire will be taking part in the Q + A session!  Via Design Week.

Control is available on DVD + Blu-Ray 

 
Iggy Pop has announced plans to release his 16th solo album, Apres, on May 9th.  The follow up to 2009's Preliminaires features ten covers, including songs from Frank Sinatra, Yoko Ono, the Beatles and more.  According to the official Apres press release, many of the songs are French. Iggy explained why:
 
"Many of these songs are in French, probably because it is the French culture which has most stubbornly resisted the morntal attacks of the Anglo-American music machine."
 
Apres drops May 9th.  Read the full report in NME.
The Hives will return with a new album in June.  Lex Hives is the band's fifth studio record and their first since 2007's The Black & White Album.  Check out the album's first single, "Go Right Ahead," and don't miss the Hives on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.  Lex Hives drops June 5th.


The Cribs have issued the single, "Come On Be A No One" on limited edition red vinyl backed with a song called "Don't Believe In Me."  The b-side was recorded over two years ago, but was abandoned by the band until producer Woodie Taylor offered to finish up the song for the band.  The Cribs are pleased with the results and have declared the it to be one of the best songs they've ever written.  Listen to the track below:

"Don't Believe In Me"



"Come On Be A No One"



If you couldn't manage a copy on red vinyl, both songs ("Come On, Be A No One" and "Don't Believe In Me") are available digitally.  The Cribs drop the full length record In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull on May 7th in the U.K. and May 15th in North America. 

Don't miss the Cribs live on the road this spring/summer
Ultravox premiered the title track from their forthcoming album Brilliant last week and now fans in the U.K. can pre-order the release (links for North America will be coming soon.)  The band would like fans to use their microsite/link to order the record because it helps the band out financially, so visit the official Ultravox site to order.  Brilliant drops May 28th

2012/04/22

Fans of the Manchester/Madchester scene might be interested in an article published in the online edition of The Guardian.  The piece, How Madchester put the E into enterprise zone, looks back at the music scene as well as the community atmosphere during the Madchester heyday in the late 80's/early 90's. 

Happy Mondays  "24 Hour Party People"

8 am hour:

Stooges  "Search & Destroy"
Echo & the Bunnymen  "People Are Strange"
Church  "Reptile"
Depeche Mode  "Everything Counts"
Fastball  "the Way"
Smiths  "Frankly Mr. Shankly"
Sloan  "Underwhelmed"
Replacements  "I'll Be You"
Billy Idol  "Rebel Yell"
Republica  "Ready To Go"
U2  "Two Hearts Beat As One"
Pixies  "Velouria"
R.E.M.  "Finest Worksong"
Hole  "Doll Parts"

9 am hour:

Love Spit Love  "Am I Wrong"
Cure  "Love Song"
Radiohead  "Street Spirit"
Pearl Jam  "Why Go"
Hum  "Stars"
Smashing Pumpkins  "Ava Adore"
Tears For Fears  "Mad World"
Public Image Limited  "Seattle"
English Beat  "I Confess"
Manic Street Preachers  "Stay Beautiful"
Oasis  "Live Forever"
Elastica  "Connection"
Ministry  "Stigmata"

10 am hour:

Faith No More  "Epic"
Jane's Addiction  "Standing In The Shower"
PJ Harvey  "Down By The Water"
Ramones  "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Joy Division  "She's Lost Control"
Nine Inch Nails  "Sin"
U2  "The Sweetest Thing"
Lenny Kravitz  "Let Love Rule"
Fine Young Cannibals  "Suspicious Minds"
Foo Fighters  "Big Me"
Charlatans  "The Only One I Know"
Stone Roses  "I Wanna Be Adored"
Catherine Wheel  "Wish You Were Here"
Talk Talk  "It's My Life"

11 am hour:

Red Hot Chili Peppers  "Taste The Pain"
Mighty Mighty Bosstones  "Someday I Suppose"
Nirvana  "Rape Me"
Bauhaus  "She's In Parties"
Inspiral Carpets  "Two Worlds Collide"
Echo & the Bunnymen  "The Killing Moon"
Simple Minds  "Don't You Forget About Me"
Depeche Mode  "Behind The Wheel/Route 66"
Wire  "Kidney Bingos"
Garbage  "Queer"
James  "Laid"
Morrissey  "Moon River"
Ride  "Vapour Trail"

2012/04/21

A Morrissey interview from South By Southwest 2006 has appeared online.  Moz talks honesty, celebrity, American Idol "I don't know anybody on the planet who enjoys it," and life with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke.  Watch it below:



Ah yes, it's Record Store Day today.  Not surprisingly, some of the limited edition offerings are already up on Ebay.

1.  Jack White "Sixteen Saltines" liquid filled vinyl--ok, you had to know this was going to appear immediately on Ebay--it's a super cool record with liquid inside.  I'm not sure how many of these were made (it was only available at the Third Man Records store in Nashville) but one copy is definitely on Ebay now.

2.  Jack White "Sixteen Saltines" etched vinyl--again, it's limited edition, unique, and up on Ebay.  There are a few copies, and you can tell some sellers believe this will be a windfall.  One listing set the auction for 30 days (unlike this 24 hour auction here.)

3.  M83 "Mirror" etched vinyl .  Another limited edition release, and apparently Jack White isn't the only one with etched vinyl!

4.  Morrissey "Suedehead" 10 inch picture disc.  There are a few copies of the limited edition release already up on Ebay.

5.  Arcade Fire "Sprawl II" Limited Edition single


6.  Arctic Monkeys "R U Mine" Limited Edition single on purple vinyl.

And this last one...well, this one angers me:  

7.  The Cure "Friday I'm In Love" vinyl single.  Robert Smith from the Cure designed a vinyl sleeve for the band's "Friday I'm In Love" Secret 7 Record Store Day offering.  If you haven't heard about the Secret 7'' project, 100 copies of the Cure's single were pressed and various artists from around the world were commissioned to make a unique vinyl sleeve, and each copy featured a different sleeve.  Other bands also participated in the event, and over 700 singles were made available in total for Record Store Day.

Earlier today, all the Secret 7'' copies went on sale at an art gallery in East London for a minimum ~ 60 dollar donation--all money raised went to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity.  The guy who bought the Robert Smith sleeve (designed and signed by Smith) ran right home and put it on Ebay (current "buy it now" price is $3500).  

Hey, all's fair and the seller isn't breaking any laws, but still...

Update: a ton of other Record Store Day 2012 releases are now on Ebay. 
It's Robert Smith's birthday.  Celebrate with some amazing performances and a full concert from the Cure, plus watch the Much More Music documentary The Story of the Cure

"A Forest"



"Primary" (appearance on Australian television)



1982 interview with The Cure:



"Close To Me" (acoustic)



"Lullaby"



Concert recorded in 1980 in the Netherlands (the announcer gives about a minute long intro, so fast forward about a minute in if you just can't wait for The Cure)





The Much More Music's 2000 documentary The Story of the Cure is embedded below.  FYI, there's a bit of a lapse between segment 2 and 3 due to a couple of segments being pulled off YouTube.  I pieced the film together from different uploaders so most of it is posted below.

The Story of the Cure part 1




The Story of the Cure part 2



The Story of the Cure  



The Story of the Cure 



The Story of the Cure 



The Story of the Cure



Celebrate Iggy's birthday by reading a letter he sent to a fan in 1995 + watch some live concert films from The Stooges:

Raw Power: First Live Show




Iggy + The Stooges: Live In Detroit (2003)

2012/04/20

Yesterday the online edition of the Philippine Star published an exclusive email interview with Morrissey.  Most of the interview centered around animal rights and vegetarianism, but the paper did question Morrissey about his forthcoming autobiography.  Unfortunately, Morrissey sort of skirted the question:
 
Q: What can we find in the 660 page autobiography that you're putting out soon?  How's your book about James Dean?

A: "When I was 19, I wrote an essay on James Dean called James Dean is not Dean, which was unfortunately published as a very slim book, but re-titled James Dean is not Dead.  Very, very, very embarrassing for me.  I curl up and die whenever I think of it.  Rightly so."

And that all folks--no further discussion of the book!  Despite no real update on the autobiography, Moz fans should find the rest of the interview interesting, so head over to The Philippine Star.



On the eve of Iggy Pop's birthday, it's a good time to revisit a remarkable letter Iggy sent to a fan in 1995.  The letter was written in response to a troubled fan named Laurence, who had written a 20 page letter to Iggy.  It took 9 months for Laurence to receive a response, but it was definitely worth the wait.  The heartfelt letter has been posted on Letters Of Note (Laurence sent a copy to them) and it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Iggy truly rocks. 
 
Happy early birthday, Iggy!   
James have been in North America for the last two weeks on their North American tour.  Last week fans in San Francisco were treated to an intimate show at the Independent.  Watch a couple of songs from the concert, including the 10 minute encore of "Sometimes." 

"Sometimes" 



"She's A Star"



Tonight James are back in Indio, California for round two of Coachella.  Watch footage from last Friday's Coachella appearance here.
Morrissey loves his favorite Edwin Jagger razor blades so much, that upon realizing his blades were dull, he called in the bigwigs to have more shipped to him.  The Sheffield Star reports Moz's staff had the duty of procuring more, which entailed a call to the head of the company, Neil Jagger, at his holiday home in France to have more shipped out!  Read the blurb via the Manchester Evening News here.

I hope he didn't...panic!  Sorry.



Tomorrow Morrissey's Record Store Day release will go on sale in the U.K. The 10 inch picture disc features the "Suedehead" Mael Brothers/Sparks remix, plus two live tracks. A digital release will be available on Monday, April 23rd, but you can check part of it out now.

2012/04/19

A new album and website from Delerium are "coming soon" according to a teaser posted on the band's current site. Watch the teaser/update on their official site and catch up with them on Facebook or Twitter.

"Silence" (ft Sarah McLachlan)


Morrissey is about to release a 10 inch picture disc for Record Store Day featuring a "Suedehead" remix by Mael Brothers (Ron & Russell Mael, aka, Sparks) backed with two live tracks recorded for the BBC in 1995. Back in 2005 a Sparks remix of "Suedehead" was released on Rhino's alternative remix compilation Future Retro, so it's unclear whether the Mael Brothers remix for Record Store Day is a brand new remix from the Mael Brothers, or if they're just releasing the 2005 remix on vinyl.

FYI, the 2005 version of the "Suedehead" remix is available digitally here and you can listen to it below:

"Suedehead" (Sparks remix, 2005)




A few years ago, Sparks released a pretty entertaining song about Morrissey called "Lighten Up Morrissey." The song appeared on their 2008 album Exotic Creatures of the Deep, and Morrissey was entertained by the song and went on to use it as the intro to his 2009 tour.

"Lighten Up Morrissey" Sparks