Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday the 13th. Unlucky you, I'm uploading this one early.

Scream or Drownload

Harry Manfredini - Theme from Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Pseudo Echo - His Eyes (Autumnal Park - 1984)
A Flock of Seagulls - Nightmares (Listen - 1983)
Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask) (Constrictor - 1986)

The Damned - Born to Kill (Damned Damned Damned - 1977)
Oingo Boingo - Nothing to Fear (Nothing to Fear - 1982)
The Ramones - Makin' Monsters for my Friends (Adios Amigos - 1995)
The Misfits - Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight (Walk Among Us - 1982)

The Cramps - Eyeball in My Martini (Look Mom No Head! - 1991)
Adam and the Ants - Killer in the Home (Kings of the Wild Frontier - 1980)
Q Lazzarus - Goodbye Horses (Goodbye Horses - 1988)

John Carpenter - Night (Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley Remix) (Lost Themes - 2015)
Mogwai - Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass Remix) (Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. - 2014)
Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin (Or - 2002)

I love this interview (it's probably the best thing about Jason Takes Manhattan). I asked Kane Hodder last summer about it and he said before the interview, Arsenio was visibly spooked so Kane just had to mess with him. The sheer terror is especially evident near the end during the handshake. Watch and you'll see what I mean.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Waiting for Winter's End

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The Clash - Red Angel Dragnet (Combat Rock - 1982)
Soft Cell - Chips On My Shoulder (Non Stop Erotic Cabaret - 1981)
Adam Ant - Here Comes the Grump (Friend or Foe - 1982)

For Against - Stranded in Greenland (December - 1988)
Ultravox - Vienna (Vienna - 1980)
Duran Duran - Mediterranean (All You Need is Now - 2010)
The Smiths - Suffer Little Children (The Smiths - 1984)

Comsat Angels - After the Rain (Fiction - 1982)
Psychedelic Furs - Shine (Book of Days - 1989)
Talk Talk - Such A Shame (It's My Life - 1984)
Tears for Fears - Memories Fade (The Hurting - 1983)

Bryan Ferry feat. Todd Terje - Johnny and Mary (Avonmore - 2014)

Friday, January 30, 2015

New John Carpenter!

Absolutely nothing for the past year or so has gotten me as excited as the new John Carpenter record, out February 3rd. You bet your ass I pre-ordered it immediately. Eye-tunes apparently has a version with many remixes from people I admire (Zola Jesus, ohGr, JG Thirwell), but I hate how Apple does business so I just picked it up on vinyl like a normal, rational fanatic. But I thought I'd pass the info along.

Anyway, this episode is mostly synth-driven atmospheric stuff, with a dash of prog for that authentic retro feel.

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John Carpenter - Halloween (Halloween OST - 1978)
Goblin - Profondo Rosso (Deep Red OST - 1975)
Zombie Zombie (feat. Roman Turzi) - Assault on Precinct 13 (Zombie Zombie Plays John Carpenter - 2010)
Chromatics - Killing Spree (Night Drive - 2007)

Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury - Lawmaker / Pursuit (Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One - 2012)
Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury - Helmet Theme (Drokk: Music Inspired by Mega-City One -2012)
John Carpenter - Night (Lost Themes - 2015)
John Carpenter - Vortex (Lost Themes - 2015)

Padded Cell - Beautiful Gloom (Night Must Fall - 2008)
Blouse - Ghost Dream (Blouse - 2012)
Holy Other - Yr Love (With U - 2011)
oOoOO - Seaww (Emotions split 7" - 2010)

Soft Moon - Into the Depths (Soft Moon - 2010)
Soft Metals - Interobserver (Lenses - 2013)

In the ultimate tribute to John Carpenter, the band Zombie Zombie created this amazing short film/music video tribute to The Thing. It is FANTASTIC. There is no excuse for not pressing the play button:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Postcard from a Small Town

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Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (Age of Consent - 1984)
Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again (Touch - 1983)
Thompson Twins - Doctor! Doctor! (Into the Gap - 1984)
Tears for Fears - Watch Me Bleed (The Hurting - 1983)

Soft Cell - Frustration (Non Stop Erotic Cabaret - 1981)
Depeche Mode - Something to Do (Some Great Reward - 1984)
Ramones - I Just Want to Have Something to Do (Road to Ruin - 1978)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Rescue (Crocodiles - 1980)
The Smiths - Nowhere Fast (Meat is Murder - 1985)

Psychedelic Furs - Book of Days (Book of Days - 1989)
New Order - Elegia (Low-Life - 1985)
Japan - Burning Bridges (Gentlemen Take Polaroids - 1980)
Duran Duran - Edge of America (Big Thing - 1988)
Yaz - Winter Kills (Upstairs at Eric's - 1982)

Bonus video time!
Jimmy Somerville performs a stripped-down, acoustic piano version of "Smalltown Boy" in 2014:

Friday, January 2, 2015

Cigarette Traces

A (very) brief Roxy retrospective. Contemporaries, influences, solo projects.

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Roxy Music - Ladytron (Roxy Music - 1971)
Brian Eno - Mother Whale Eyeless (Taking Tiger Mountain - 1974)
Mott the Hoople - Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground Cover) (All the Young Dudes - 1972)
David Bowie - Look Back in Anger (Lodger - 1979)

Roxy Music - While My Heart is Still Beating (Avalon - 1982)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Sea Breezes (Roxy Music cover) (Through the Looking Glass - 1987)
Japan - Despair (Quiet Life - 1979)
Duran Duran - Tiger Tiger (Seven and the Ragged Tiger - 1983)

Rozz Williams & Gitane Demone - In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music cover) (Dream Home Heartache - 1995)
Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour (Ha! Ha! Ha! - 1977)
Bryan Ferry - Loop De Li (Avonmore - 2014)
Bryan Ferry - Avonmore (Avonmore - 2014)

Bonus Link Time!
Learn about Antony Price, the designer who tailored for Roxy Music, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, and more!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Remembering the Future

This episode features songs dealing primarily with technology, simulation, and authenticity. It's co-hosted by Heather, a text-to-speech program.

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David Bowie - Saviour Machine (The Man Who Sold the World - 1970)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Metal Postcard (Scream - 1978)
Joy Division - Isolation (Closer - 1980)
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (The Man Machine - 1978)

Depeche Mode - Photographic (Speak & Spell - 1981)
Ultravox - Mr. X (Vienna - 1980)
John Foxx - A New Kind of Man (Metamatic - 1980)
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army - We Have a Technical (Replicas - 1979)

Orchestral Manoevres in the Dark - The Future Will Be Silent (English Electric - 2013)
Pet Shop Boys - Minimal (Fundamental - 2006)
Visage - Lost in Static (Hearts & Knives - 2013)
Duran Duran - Blame the Machines (All You Need is Now - 2011)


Image by Hideaki Kodama, 1987.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Four O'Clock Sunsets

Sorry nothing's been posted in the last few weeks. I've been pre-empted by games and taken the time to work on homework. That time of year.

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Sea Oleena - To Hold (Shallow - 2014)
Cloakroom - Dream Warden (Lossed Over 7" - 2014)
Overseas - The Sound of Giving Way (Overseas - 2013)
Overseas - Hellp (Overseas - 2013)

Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting (Ultimate Painting - 2014)
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On (The Velvet Underground - 1969)
Low - Just Make It Stop (The Invisible Way - 2013)
Dean Wareham - Love Is Not A Roof Against the Rain (Dean Wareham - 2014)

Carla Bozulich - Don't Follow Me (Boy - 2014)
Sun Kil Moon - Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes (Benji - 2014)
Mamiffer - Flower of the Field (Statu Nascendi - 2014)
Grouper - Clearing (Ruins - 2014)

Marianne Faithfull - Late Victorian Holocaust (Give My Love to London - 2014)