Some of my favourite soundz
If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it...
Inspirational Australian band
|I knew I'd have to visit the Australian
outback after hearing this band.
meets Steve Ballmer
I saw him in convulsive throes...
Greg the STP sign
My first (and, so far, last) attempt at video editing.
I love this company...
This is serious mother.
|The Birthday Party
Tracy Pew (R.I.P.) on bass..
|Accidentally stumbled across these
guys at a D>A>F gig at the Moonlight Club, 1980.
Things were never quite the same again. I'm sure Nick
nicked my Guinness at the next gig (Rock Garden, Covent
Garden). Then saw The BP dozens of time over the next
few years. Subsequentyhe Bad Seeds had another
brilliant bassist; Barry Adamson from Magazine:
The Man with the Golden Arm
favourites is Mitch and
Andy from The
Murky World of Barry Adamson.
|These Immortal Souls
Rowland S. Howard R.I.P.
Marry me (Lie! Lie!)
|I hadn't seen RSH since 1984, then he
played the Spiegel Tent, Sydney Opera House in Nov
2008. We sat near the front -right in front of his
portable amp. We had ringing in our ears for two day
after, it was a night to remember nevertheless...
Crescendos to make even icebergs weep.
Iceland was a highlight of our visit to Europe in June 2008 - moments before the crash.
And an all time favourite collection (thank to the Redeye CD labeller for the weeping quote).
The Cure at Canterbury Odeon, June 1979. They
reminded me of the Doors at first (but never again).
Over the next six months I saw them all over London.
Unknown Pleasures still sounds as dark and pure and digital
as the day I first heard it, and Shadowplay is its purest
peak. Pedro (Upton) calls them Dirge Battalion...
|Doctors of Madness
love them or hate them.
Went to see their last gig at the Music Machine in Camdem, London. This photo was taken in my solarization period...
was really a band formed by Turts and Malcolm in Agony,
Kent (formerly known as Ashford).
But here we have a few of the latterday protagonists at the
infamous Stranglers gig in Battersea Park, circa 1978.
Peter ain't looking too happy - he's just had his jacket
sleeve ripped by a security alsation (latterly known as a
Half of the half dozen
|The Very Things
Almost everything plus the wild remixes available as audio streams
Heart of Darkness
Datamoshing at it's very best?
Be My... Powerstation
Sometimes something just clicks and short circuits my critical thing (only sometimes?)
Listen to Swelter, my jar of curdled cat's bile...
(& Fats Comet)
Don't forget that beat
| Here Come the Warm
| For Trainspotters
|| And the best film soundtrack
ever...(oh, what about Requiem for a Dream?)
|"Anarchy should be a joyous
thing: it should take place in the heart and mind, and
speak to the heart and mind", "I think vandalism is
poetic, as it's an expression of one human being's otherness",
"I think human beings are incredibly tolerant; if they
really sat down and thought about how they are mistreated,
then there really would be a revolution..."
#45 in the NME's "Best Singles of 1980
man leading the planet by the nose
My favourite record store, in Sydney.
Martin "Zero" Hannett
The genius behind the ultra pure and brittle sound of Unknown Pleasures
alias Mark Newman
We're still looking for the master tapes of Situation Normal
Somehow lost touch with Mark Zed
... 1979-1980 was a haze of great bands and music.
Spent many hours listening to this being made in a recording studio in Soho.
Gave my copy to an acquaintance in 1980 and it wasn't until 2012 that I found this disc on Ebay.
Here it is digitized for your delectation, surface noise and clicks uniquely fingerprinting this 7"
My Calculator's Right / Give Me A Kick 7" Gun AIM-002 06/80 Situation Normal / Give Me A Kick 7" B&C BCS-24 02/81
New Musical Express
Some time in the late eighties IPC started censoring it...and I lost interest.
57 guitar thingies selected on the occasion of X's 57th birthday...