Radio AlternativeMusic.com Top 22 songs for the week ending Jan 18, 2019
1. Dead Can Dance – Act I – Dance of The Bacchantes
2. Gaz Coombes – Walk The Walk
3. Graham Coxon – Bus Stop
4. MEIN – Earth Moon
5. Jon Spencer – Beetle Boots
6. Teleman – Song For A Seagull
7. Boy Azooga – Do The Standing Still
8. Ty Segall – I’m The Man
9. Christine and The Queens – It Doesn’t Matter
10. Armor – Glimpses Across Thunder
11. Sleaford Mods – Kebab Spider ** New Add to Rotation **
12. Neneh Cherry – Faster Than THe Truth
13. She Past Away – Katarsis ** New Add to Rotation **
14. Cycles Of Moebius – Broken Cycle ** New Add to Rotation **
15. Cave – San Yago ** New Add to Rotation **
16. Real Estate – Stained Glass ** New Add to Rotation **
17. Nine Inch Nails – Ahead Of Ourselves
18. Wild Nothing – Oscillations
19. Death From Above 1979 – All I C Is U & Me
20. UNKLE – Be There (Live)
21. John Grant – Diet Gum
22. OhGr – TrickS
December 1982 Phil Oakey of The Human League is the cover star of “The Face” magazine. Feature interview with Phil as the Human League are at the height of their fame and success.
35 Years ago Trouser Press magazine brings out the big guns for the October 1983 issue (volume 10 issue 8).
Duran Duran on the cover plus feature interviews from The Eurythmics, Thomas Dolby, Andy Partridge from XTC and a full page review of the Talking Heads latest release “Speaking in Tongues”.
The early 80s Octobers of Peter Gabriel. We’re not sure if this is coincidence but our Director of Fact Checking Keithy-George pointed out that in October of 1981, ’82 & ’83 Peter Gabriel had a lot of activity going on.
The first item comes from the Autumn/Winter 1981 edition of the “Gabbleratchet” (The official Peter Gabriel Fan Club newsletter). This issue deals with the current status of Peter’s next album (his 4th self titled aka Security). The newsletter came with a membership application to his fan club “FOG” or “Friends of Gabriel”.
The second item is an interview from October 82 issue of Sounds weekly. This was done just after his 4th album (Security) had been released.
The third item is from October 83 issue of Sounds weekly. This is an interview about the recently released album “Peter Gabriel Plays Live”.
Song of the Week.
From our playlist of rare music clips. 25 years ago (Sept 1993) The The perform an invitation only live show as a warm up to their tour to promo the Dusk album. Here’s a rare live version of the title track from their debut LP “Soul Mining”.
Gary was a big fan of Bill’s guitar playing and his band Be Bop Deluxe. Unfortunately Gary found out quickly that he and Bill didn’t work well together.
So the recording sessions were a mess with a lot of disagreements. Gary ended up being so unhappy with the results that he went back and completely rerecorded a couple of tracks with out Bill. He also pulled some tracks that were supposed to be on the album and replaced them with songs that were originally rejected by Bill.
In the end Bill Nelson wanted his name taken off the credits. On top of all this there were management changes at WEA and Gary dropped to the bottom of the labels priority list. This was also the first album NOT to get released in the United States.
Gary toured of the UK in Sept & Oct to support Warriors but the chips were stacked against him and he was dropped from Beggars Banquet after the tour and started his own label “Numa Records” which was the beginning of the “dark times” for Gary’s career.
This is all really unfortunate. I always really liked this album. Here’s the original 1985 UK pressings of the album and the 2 singles “Warriors” & “Sister Surprise”. I’ve also included some press clippings. As you can see they clearly felt he was already “uncool” and a “has been”. It’s great to see that 35 years later Gary is still going strong. Click on the image to see all the details.
From August of 1988 issue #6 of Reflex magazine. Issue includes Feature article with cover artist Wire promoting their new album “A Bell is a Cup ….”.
Also included is their music charts for radio airplay, retail sales and club play. The history of Devo and interview with new Icelandic sensation The Sugarcubes.
This issue included a limited edition double sided flexi disc with exclusive tracks from Devo and Colin Newman.
From August of 1987 a short lived free entertainment paper from Toronto called “Nerve”. Check out 30 year old interviews with Andy Partridge from XTC. Echo & the Bunnymen, The Deadmilkmen.
Plus an advertisement to see New Order with Gene Loves Jezebel and Echo & The Bunnymen at CNE stadium. Also The Cult’s triumphant return to Toronto.
More shocking than the ticket prices starting at $17.50 (Canadian) is the service fee for the ticket BEING .25 !!!
Past Music Trivia Posts
Just over 36 years ago local Rochester NY newspaper The Democrat & Chronicle asked their readers “What’s the matter with kids Today” ? And the clear problem was this scourge on society called “New Wave Music”. A huge profile in the Sunday Paper supplement section “Upstate” from June 14, 1981. As you can see in this thorough investigation of to this strange new style of music, graphics and even more bizarre fashion, what possible hope could society have. As demonstrated by lyric excerpts from songs by The Ramones & The Dead Kennedys the youth of today is lost. The article features lots of local celebrities including Lisa Marcussi, Babs Gordon, Michael Swart, Duncan Walls, Joe Turri, Michael Houser “Nails Guile”, Plus Jeff Laben & Tim Schaffer of local band “The Cliches” and Roy Stein, Kevin Patrick and Chris Yackol of local band “New Math”. Also mentioned is some record store called “Lakeshore Record Exchange” (whatever that was).