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: “Cars & Driving Edition” 10/15/16

One thing that having to rent a car when I need it now and then has proved to me: car seats are more and more uncomfortable for people with lower back issues, especially if you have had surgery or damage in the lumbar area (L5/S1). Hyundai used to have good seats, but now they don’t. I may have no choice but to buy a really old used piece of shit and just nickle and dime myself to death taking care of it.

That being said… songs about cars and driving it is…

ARTIST: Adam and the Ants
SONG: Car Trouble
ALBUM: Antics in the Forbidden Zone
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Amnistia
SONG: Driven
ALBUM: Anti#Versus (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Assemblage 23
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Defiance
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: B-Movie
SONG: She’s a Car Crash
ALBUM: The Age Of Illusion
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Cabaret Voltaire
SONG: White Car
ALBUM: Code
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: CHROMATICS
SONG: Night Drive
ALBUM: Night Drive
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Client
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Heartland
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: A Covenant of Thorns
SONG: Drive Me Home
ALBUM: Hallowed & Hollow
YEAR: 1999

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Mint Car
ALBUM: Wild Mood Swings
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Daily Planet
SONG: Electric Car
ALBUM: The Tide (Total Edition)
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Drive
ALBUM: Unversed in Love (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 1995

Had the privilege of seeing these guys in Houston last night at the House of Blues. Check their tour dates for shows near you!

ARTIST: Echo and the Bunnymen
SONG: Get in the Car
ALBUM: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
YEAR: 1999

Of course no list of songs about driving and cars can be complete without this one! Keep an eye out for a new album from Numan as well!

ARTIST: Gary Numan
SONG: Cars
ALBUM: The Pleasure Principle
YEAR: 1978

ARTIST: Inter-Connection
SONG: Drive Away
ALBUM: Chrome
YEAR: 2012

One of the most danceable bands ever!

ARTIST: Kitchens of Distinction
SONG: Drive That Fast
ALBUM: Strange Free World
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Anxiety
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Sunday Drive
ALBUM: Voices
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Sadman
SONG: End Up In A Car
ALBUM: I Hide (CD Single)
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Second Decay
SONG: Burning Car
ALBUM: La Décadence Électronique
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Shiny Toy Guns
SONG: Chemistry Of A Car Crash
ALBUM: We Are Pilots
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Thompson Twins
SONG: Salvador Dali’s Car
ALBUM: Big Trash
YEAR: 1989

Music Time! Home Alone… 10/8/16

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So it’s Saturday night. I’m at home alone. Suzie is out having fun with the girls. So what’s a man to do? Well, play GTA5, of course! And cook carnitas in the slow cooker. And drink Fireball and apple cider. And listen to music!

ARTIST: Bauhaus
SONG: Honeymoon Croon
ALBUM: Burning from the Inside
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: The Hong Kong
SONG: Mazerati
ALBUM: The Hong Kong
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Blutengel
SONG: Anders Sein
ALBUM: Nachtbringer (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Punk TV
SONG: Take Control
ALBUM: Space Shadows
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: The Mission
SONG: Hungry As The Hunter
ALBUM: Carved In Sand (Limited Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Dynatron
SONG: Propulsion Overdrive
ALBUM: Escape Velocity
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Freezepop
SONG: Strange
ALBUM: Imaginary Friends
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: HEADSCAN
SONG: Components
ALBUM: Shaper And Mechanist
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: Fake The Envy
SONG: Nothing Left to Say
ALBUM: Blind
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Blastromen
SONG: Human Beyond
ALBUM: Human Beyond
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Bow Ever Down
SONG: Trail Of Tears
ALBUM: Risen
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Sensuous Enemy
SONG: Intentions (The Light Asylum Mix)
ALBUM: Parity
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: William Control
SONG: Romance & Devotion
ALBUM: Silentium Amoris
YEAR: 2012

Man, I wish A Different Drum was still around!

ARTIST: WAVE IN HEAD
SONG: The Other Side
ALBUM: You
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Absolute Valentine
SONG: Bad News
ALBUM: Police Heartbreaker
YEAR: 2016

If you like Synthpop, then you’ll love to know that Moenia’s new album, Fantom, is now available! So go and check it out and then buy it!

This is not from their new album, but from 2004.

ARTIST: Moenia
SONG: Beber De Tu Sangre
ALBUM: Stereo Hits
YEAR: 2004

Halovox, last I heard, was going to release a new album this Summer, but it’s either delayed or I completely missed the announcement for it. Either way, can’t wait to hear the new tunes!

Here’s a Depeche Mode cover by Halocox. Speaking of covers, Halovox participated in a CAMOUFLAGE tribute album, that you can download for free at SynthRadio:
http://en.synth-radio.ru/tribute.html

ARTIST: halovox
SONG: Fly On The Windscreen
ALBUM: Halovox
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: A Blue Ocean Dream
SONG: The World Today
ALBUM: Father To Son
YEAR: 2008

Music Time! 9/30/16

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It’s been a while since I posted some music, so let’s put MediaMonkey on random and see what comes out. It’s Friday and time for the weekend! Oh yeah!

ARTIST: FEATHERS
SONG: Dark Matter
ALBUM: If All Now Here
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: CHIASM
SONG: Formula
ALBUM: Disorder
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Fixmer/McCarthy
SONG: Tonight I Sleep
ALBUM: Into The Night
YEAR: 2008

ARTIST: Evils Toy
SONG: Back on Earth
ALBUM: Angels Only
YEAR: 1997

ARTIST: Northern Lite
SONG: Looking At You
ALBUM: Small Chamber Works
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Spandau Ballet
SONG: Gold
ALBUM: The Singles Collection
YEAR: 1985 (song)

ARTIST: Agrezzior
SONG: Men Of Mayhem
ALBUM: Berserker
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Mondträume
SONG: Life Is Short (Acylum Mix)
ALBUM: Empty (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Zombie Girl
SONG: Rave Of The Dead (Pre-Emptive Strike 0.1 Remix)
ALBUM: Alfa Matrix – Matrix Downloaded 005
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: cosmicity
SONG: Departure (Raindancer Remix)
ALBUM: Escape Pod for Two (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Chandeen
SONG: Lumis
ALBUM: Shaded By The Leaves
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: The Break Up
SONG: The Sun
ALBUM: Synthesis
YEAR: 2011

Saw these guys a long time ago in Jacksonville, FL of all places. If I remember correctly it was the Milk Bar. Does that place even still exist?

ARTIST: Front 242
SONG: Never Lost (Riley)
ALBUM: Pulse
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Ambra Red
SONG: Musique Electronique
ALBUM: Electronic Creations For Special People
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Fusspils 11
SONG: Der Schaender (Kinder-Mix)
ALBUM: Gib Ihr Einen Namen
YEAR: 1998

ARTIST: Dan Terminus
SONG: Avalanche
ALBUM: The Wrath of Code
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Stromkern
SONG: The Mercy Seat
ALBUM: Flicker Like a Candle (Millenium Edition)
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Angstfabrikk
SONG: Slot Machine
ALBUM: Uneilig
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: eloquent
SONG: Colourful Rumour
ALBUM: Carousel Of Life (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: perfidious words
SONG: Patience
ALBUM: Feel Like Me
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Lights of Euphoria
SONG: Face of a God
ALBUM: Brainstorm
YEAR: 1995

Music Time! 9/16/16

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It’s Friday! Friday! Not gonna go out on Friday! (Admit it, you hummed that stupid song)

No plans tonight except to make dinner and chill with friends while imbibing a bit.

So let’s get Friday afternoon started right with some music. No theme this time, just throwing MediaMonkey on random and seeing what comes out…

ARTIST: Am Tierpark
SONG: Walk This Earth
ALBUM: Uncaged
YEAR: 2015

Music continues…. with a serious throwback! These guys are still putting out music and still playing shows so keep an eye out for them and like their FB page for updates!

BAND:Information Society
SONG: What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)
ALBUM: Information Society
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: ASCII.Disko
SONG: Like All The Terrors And The Horrors Of The World Raining Down On Your Skull
ALBUM: Stay Gold Forever Gold
YEAR: 2010

Masses is easily one of my favorite DM albums. It came out during high school and became an anthem in many ways for us teens in California.

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Things You Said
ALBUM: Music for the Masses
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Signal Aout 42
SONG: Try To Survive
ALBUM: Immortal Collection 1983-1995
YEAR: 1995 (album)

ARTIST: Cold in May
SONG: Вечная Тоска
ALBUM: Холодный Мир
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Rhythmic Symphony
SONG: Liquid Sky
ALBUM: The Mechanism Fulfilled
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: VAINERZ
SONG: Discoverers
ALBUM: Silence (Extended Edition)
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Conjure One
SONG: Nargis
ALBUM: Exilarch
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Neuropa
SONG: Invincible
ALBUM: The Blitz
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Shiny Darkness
SONG: The Fields of Love
ALBUM: New Substance
YEAR: 2013

Don’t forget to check out this new album from Ladyhawke and buy it! (That means don’t download it illegally – support the artists you enjoy!)

ARTIST: Ladyhawke
SONG: Money to Burn
ALBUM: Wild Things
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: Aiboforcen
SONG: Crysis (Kant Kino Mix)
ALBUM: Dédale (Limited Plush Edition )
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Ganymede
SONG: Hong Kong (Blow-Up Mix)
ALBUM: Space And Time (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Komor Kommando
SONG: Does Not Fuck Around (Serious Bizniz Remix)
ALBUM: Oil, Steel & Rhythm (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Glis
SONG: Discontent (NamNamBulu Mix)
ALBUM: Equilibrium
YEAR: 2003