Music Time! “Non-Synth” Edition 10/22/16

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So it’s 3:30 in the morning and I’m still up. I’m tired, but my legs are bothering me (nerves from my car wreck and subsequent back surgery) and I’m out of meds. So I’m drinking alcohol as that helps calm the nerves down (I wish we had medical marijuana in Texas as that would really help).

In the meantime… some music. Most of the times I concentrate on synth-based music (Electro, EBM, Futurepop, Synthpop, Synthwave, etc), but tonight I’m going to tell MediaMonkey to ignore all those genres and play non-synth music.

I saw this band in Birmingham, Alabama a few years ago when they played with IAMX.

ARTIST: Feeding Fingers
SONG: Mouth Filled With Sand
ALBUM: Wound in Wall
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: One Last Breath
ALBUM: A Chaos Of Desire
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Peter Murphy
SONG: Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
ALBUM: Should the World Fail to Fall Apart
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Cocteau Twins
SONG: Love’s Easy Tears
ALBUM: Love’s Easy Tears EP
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: The Mighty Lemon Drops
SONG: Sympathise With Us
ALBUM: Rollercoaster: The Best Of The Mighty Lemon Drops
YEAR: 1997 (album)

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Token Drug Song
ALBUM: The Looks Or The Lifestyle
YEAR: 1992

Check out Lush’s new Blind Spot EP as well!

ARTIST: Lush
SONG: Leaves Me Cold
ALBUM: Gala
YEAR: 1990

Some of my favorite songs by The Cure are their B-sides!

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: I’m Cold
ALBUM: Join the Dots – B Sides & Rarities (1978 – 2001)
YEAR: 1979 (song)

Perhaps one of the most underrated post-punk bands around!

ARTIST: Romeo Void
SONG: Never Say Never
ALBUM: Benefactor (2006 Remastered Reissue)
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Nightshift
ALBUM: Juju
YEAR: 1981

Don’t forget to check out Head Carrier, the new album by The Pixies!

ARTIST: The Pixies
SONG: Head On
ALBUM: Trompe le Monde
YEAR: 1991

Yes, that’s Robert Smith from The Cure singing!

ARTIST: The Glove
SONG: Perfect Murder
ALBUM: Blue Sunshine
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: The Pit
ALBUM: Bucky Fellini
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Kate Bush
SONG: The Dreaming
ALBUM: The Dreaming
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: The Charlatans UK
SONG: When The Lights Go Out In London
ALBUM: Simpatico
YEAR: 2006

Before a lot of people got introduced to Bjork in the 90’s, quite a few of us were listening to her in The Sugarcubes!

ARTIST: The Sugarcubes
SONG: Traitor
ALBUM: Life’s Too Good
YEAR: 1988

And some help from Kate of The B-52’s…

ARTIST: REM
SONG: Shiny Happy People
ALBUM: Out of Time
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Ministry
SONG: N.W.O.
ALBUM: Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Gene Loves Jezebel
SONG: Screaming For Emmalene
ALBUM: Promise (Special Edition)
YEAR: 1983

Had the pleasure of finally seeing the P’Furs in Austin last year!

ARTIST: The Psychedelic Furs
SONG: Blacks – Radio
ALBUM: Psychedelic Furs
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: For Love Not Lisa
SONG: Slipe Slide Melting
ALBUM: The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: The Smiths
SONG: There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
ALBUM: Singles
YEAR: 1995 (album)

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Music Time! “Watch” Edition. 5/24/16

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I just tried watching Kindergarten Cop 2. I made it 30 minutes in and I gave up. Not only was it poor acting, horrible plot, and Lundgren at his worst, but I also couldn’t stand the gluten-free, tofu-eating kids anymore.

So now I’m bored. So it’s time for some music. So let’s see what comes up with songs with the word “watch” in them…

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Advance Into Unknown
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Hungry Lucy
SONG: Watcher
ALBUM: Apparitions
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Seabound
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: Beyond Flatline (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Dead Milkmen
SONG: Watchin’ Scotty Die
ALBUM: Bucky Fellini
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Distorted Memory
SONG: Disciples of the Watch
ALBUM: Burning Heaven
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: We Watch Our Sad-Eyed Angel Fall
ALBUM: A Chaos Of Desire
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Absurd Minds
SONG: Watching Over You
ALBUM: The Cycle EP (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: People Watcher (L.I.M. Version)
ALBUM: Dream Collector
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Twin Shadow
SONG: Watch Me Go
ALBUM: Eclipse
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Blind Passengers
SONG: Watch the World
ALBUM: The Glamour Of Darkness
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Memory Tapes
SONG: Neighborhood Watch
ALBUM: Grace/Confusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Waiting, Watching, Wanting
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Visage
SONG: I Am Watching
ALBUM: Hearts And Knives
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Tears for Fears
SONG: Watch Me Bleed
ALBUM: The Hurting
YEAR: 1983

Music Time! “World Goth Day” Edition. 5/22/16

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It’s World Goth Day! I never considered myself “Goth.” I do love a lot of Goth bands. I was more “New Wave” and had a greater affinity for Synthpop than I did Goth. Some of the bands that many consider to be “Goth” were not ones that I considered Goth or were what I considered barely Goth. But there is no denying that Goth culture and bands did influence me to a degree growing up.

So with that said… let’s listen to some Goth music (even from bands that I don’t consider to be Goth, but are listed as such).

First up is The Mission or The Mission UK as some call them here in the States. I first heard this song on Night Tracks (WTBS) waaaaaaaaaaay back. The song was Tower of Strength and I immediately fell in love with the sound and the vocals. I went out and bough the album Children the next day.

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Tower of Strength
ALBUM: Children (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1988

Next up is a band that I absolutely love. I never considered L&R to be “Goth,” but a lot of people do. Perhaps it’s because of their roots in Bauhaus? Nevertheless, they’re considered Goth by the “experts,” so here there are. One of my favorite albums by L&R is Earth, Sun, Moon. The acoustic aspects really sit well with me and every song on the album I turned into a karaoke version.

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: No New Tale to Tell
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987

Next up is a band who is definitely Goth. So many great songs, not just that larger audiences may know, but the songs that aren’t played in clubs. Amazing musicians and the deep dark vocals pull you in.

ARTIST: The Sisters of Mercy
SONG: This Corrosion
ALBUM: Slight Case of Overbombing, A: Greatest Hits, Volume 1
YEAR: 1993 (album)

Next up is a band who I considered more on the edge of post-punk than Goth, but they got the rap, so we’ll run with it. Most people know “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” as it’s been redone what seems like a gazillion times by other bands. It’s a great song, but my favorite is Warsaw for some reason. I don’t know why, it just is. While the suicide of Ian ended Joy Division, there was a light at the end of that tunnel in New Order.

ARTIST: Joy Division
SONG: Warsaw
ALBUM: An Ideal for Living EP
YEAR: 1978

Next up is one of my all-time favorite bands. Their music meant so much to me. Along with all of their side projects and working with Robert Smith. They had me Spellbound!

ARTIST: Siouxsie And The Banshees
SONG: Spellbound
ALBUM: Juju
YEAR: 1981

Next up is another one of my all-time favorite bands. When Peter Murphy went solo that created another one of my all-time favorite bands. Such great musicians and vocalists all around. No denying the gothic nature of Bauhaus with songs like Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Dark Entries, etc. Burning from the Inside remains one of my favorite albums by Bauhaus that deserves to be listened to from beginning to end, non-stop.

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: She’s In Parties
ALBUM: Burning from the Inside
YEAR: 1983

Next is absolutely my all-time favorite band. I’m still miffed that I missed them in Austin a bit ago, but $75 for nosebleed seats with no view of the stage? And those are the cheap seats? Yeah, I’ll pass. But that’s okay as I’ve seen them multiple times in my life. I’ll just smear my lipstick and sing warbling tones into a microphone to make myself feel better!

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Charlotte Sometimes
ALBUM: Charlotte Sometimes (Single)
YEAR: 1986

Next up is a band I never considered to be Goth, but I can understand why people place them in the category. To me there were ethereal and dreamy (not dreary). Maybe I’m being too strict on my definition of Goth? LOL

ARTIST: Cocteau Twins
SONG: Pandora
ALBUM: Treasure
YEAR: 1984

ARTIST: Black Tape for a Blue Girl
SONG: Knock Three Times
ALBUM: Halo Star
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: Midnight
ALBUM: Pins And Needles
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: clan of xymox
SONG: Back Door
ALBUM: Medusa
YEAR: 1986

The next band is not a band I would still consider Goth in the strictest sense, but they’re on the list and I lover them regardless of how they’re classified. I had the pleasure of seeing them at DragonCon and can’t wait to see them again! They really are an awesome band that you should check out (all of their albums).

ARTIST: Cruxshadows
SONG: Children In Black
ALBUM: Night Crawls In
YEAR: 1993

Next up is a band I really considered more New Age for most of their albums, but they’re on the list. Given some of their more darker songs, that doesn’t surprise me. While I love all of their stuff, there are two songs that stick to me emotionally: one for a silly reason (it was in the movie The Mist during the suicide scene), and the other for a better reason (it was playing on the radio when I arrived back in the States from the Navy to see my newborn twin daughters).

ARTIST: Dead Can Dance
SONG: The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove
ALBUM: Into the Labyrinth
YEAR: 1993

These guys were more New Wave to me than Goth, but they’re on the list…

ARTIST: Lords of the New Church
SONG: Open Your Eyes
ALBUM: Lords of the New Church
YEAR: 1982