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! “Peace & Harmony” Edition. 7/8/16

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It’s been a brutal few days for violence, racial tension, and hatred. I was supposed to be at a show tonight (sorry Adoration Destroyed and element a440), but when we got home I was just mentally exhausted. I’m not giving up, but I need some peace, harmony, unity, and in the back of my head I know those kind of goals are wishful thinking. Plenty of Facebook “friends” proved that over the past few days with their racist comments. Sigh… well, at least there’s music…

So music about peace and harmony it is.

ARTIST: Elegant Machinery
SONG: Flag of Truce
ALBUM: Shattered Grounds
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: The Beloved
SONG: Sweet Harmony
ALBUM: Conscience
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Boytronic
SONG: I Want to Live In Harmony
ALBUM: The Working Model
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Peter Murphy
SONG: Peace to Each
ALBUM: Ninth
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Information Society
SONG: Peace And Love Inc.
ALBUM: Peace & Love Inc.
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: Peace
ALBUM: Sounds of the Universe (Deluxe 3CD Edition)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: New Musik
SONG: Peace
ALBUM: Anywhere
YEAR: 1981

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Peace Paradox
ALBUM: Seven Sorrows, Seven Stars (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2016

ARTIST: 10,000 Maniacs
SONG: Peace Train
ALBUM: In My Tribe
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: SONO
SONG: Perfect Harmony
ALBUM: Plus (Expanded)
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Akanoid
SONG: Peace Sells
ALBUM: Cocktail Pop (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: GoFight
SONG: Peacemaker
ALBUM: Music for Military Torture
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Sero.Overdose
SONG: Harmony
ALBUM: No Time For ”Limited” Silence
YEAR: 2005

ARTIST: Dream Recall
SONG: I Believe In Peace
ALBUM: Waves
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Machine Made Pleasure
SONG: If I Can Find the Peace
ALBUM: Reform
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Peace On Earth
ALBUM: Dreamscapes (Limited Edition Box Set)
YEAR: 1987

Music Time! 4/16/16

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Sitting here watching the rain. What “rain” songs do I have? Well, let’s shuffle and see…

ARTIST: Bronski Beat
SONG: Hard Rain (Hundreds and Thousands Remix)
ALBUM: Age of Consent
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Duran Duran
SONG: Before The Rain
ALBUM: All You Need Is Now
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Social Ambitions
SONG: Rain
ALBUM: Almost Gone
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Under the Rain
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Escape With Romeo
SONG: Helicopters in the Falling Rain
ALBUM: Autumn On Venus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: The Charlatans
SONG: (No One) Not Even The Rain
ALBUM: Between 10th and 11th
YEAR: 1992

ARTIST: Velvet Acid Christ
SONG: Rain for 27 Days
ALBUM: Between The Eyes, Vol #2 1994
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: BeRain
SONG: Rain
ALBUM: Blackout
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Vangelis
SONG: Tears In Rain
ALBUM: Blade Runner Motion Picture Soundtrack
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Alphaville
SONG: Summer Rain
ALBUM: The Breathtaking Blue
YEAR: 1989

Marsheaux redid the entire A Broken Frame album by Depeche Mode and it’s brilliant! Seriously, go buy it if you missed the release last year! I’ll post the DM version next just because.

ARTIST: marsheaux
SONG: The Sun And The Rainfall
ALBUM: A Broken Frame
YEAR: 2015

The original by Depeche Mode that was redone so well by Marsheaux.

ARTIST: Depeche Mode
SONG: The Sun & the Rainfall
ALBUM: A Broken Frame (UK Version)
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: spektralized
SONG: In the Rain
ALBUM: Capture The Moment
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Peter Murphy
SONG: Mercy Rain
ALBUM: Cascade
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: The Comsat Angels
SONG: Pray for Rain
ALBUM: Chasing Shadows
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Solitary Experiments
SONG: Out In the Rain
ALBUM: Compendium 2
YEAR: 2010

Just realized I have almost 200 songs with the word “rain” in them. Obviously I can’t post all of them. So just a few more.

I introduced Suzie to The Crow about a month ago and she didn’t like it. Oh well, we can’t all be awesome all the time.

ARTIST: Jane Siberry
SONG: It Can’t Rain All the Time
ALBUM: The Crow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
YEAR: 1995

ARTIST: The Jesus And Mary Chain
SONG: Happy When It Rains
ALBUM: Darklands
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Love and Rockets
SONG: Rain Bird
ALBUM: Earth, Sun, Moon
YEAR: 1987

2014, Thank You for the Music!

Man Listening to HeadphonesI usually put this out at the end of the year, but I still had some music to import into my library and wanted to make sure I had everyone on the list!

2014 was a great year for music. It wasn’t as an amazing year as 2013 was for quantity, but what it lacked in quantity it certainly made up for with quality. A lot of great bands that I love put out new music in 2014.

I’m a huge fan of EBM, Futurepop, Industrial Dance, Synthpop, New Wave, etc. I’m always happy to see the scene continue to produce new bands and great music. And this year marked new albums by some bands a few of us older folks will recognize, like Billy Idol, Information Society, and Simple Minds!

Thanks to the following bands for putting out new stuff in 2014!

Billy Idol — Kings & Queens of the Underground
Birthday Massacre, The — Superstition
BlutEngel — Black Symphonies (An Orchestral Journey)
Bryan Ferry — Avonmore
Bush — Man on the Run
Clan of Xymox — Matters of Mind, Body and Soul
Client — Authority
Combichrist — We Love You
Cosmicity — Humans May Safely Graze
Cryo — Retropia
Diary of Dreams — Elegies in Darkness
Echo & The Bunnymen — Meteorites
Erasure — Reason EP
Erasure — Violet Flame, The
Faderhead — Atoms & Emptiness
Front Line Assembly — Echoes
Haerts — Haerts
Information Society — Hello World
Iris — Radiant
Laibach — Spectre
Live — Turn, The
Melotron — Werkschau
Mental Discipline — Butterfly EP
Mitch Murder — Interceptor
Morrissey — World Peace Is None of Your Business
New Division, The — Together We Shine
Nine Inch Nails — Recoiled
Perturbator — Dangerous Days
Peter Murphy — Lion
Phantogram — Voices
Seabound — Speak In Storms
Simple Minds — Big Music
Smashing Pumpkins — Monuments to an Elegy
St. Vincent — St. Vincent
Surveillance — Oceania
Thomas Bergersen — Sun
THYX — Super Vision
Trust, The — Joyland
Weezer — Everything Will Be Alright In the End
Whiteqube — Panic, Rage, Riot, Revolt! EP
Xenturion Prime — Mecha Rising

Bauhaus

“God In An Alcove” by Bauhaus.

Words by Daniel Ash and music by Bauhaus. © 1998 4AD.
Thanks to Dragon for the song suggestion!

Listen to this song!

Go and look for the dejected
Once proud idol remembered in stone aloud
Then on coins his face was mirrored
Take a look it soon hath slithered
To a fractured marble slab, renunciation clad
His nourishment extract from his subjects, subjects
That mass production profile

He’s a God in an alcove

Once he spread the rain
So they dreamt in vain
Once he spread the wheat
Had made some garlands for his feet
Until the lily poet of our times
Horizoned on the line
Love became the in theme then
Opposing fakers thrice by ten
Don’t perceive his empty plea
That redundant effigy

He’s a God in an alcove

Take in view his empty stool
What’s left is satin cool
Clawing adornment for his crimes
They saw they had to draw the line
So they sent him far away
So they sent him far away
To a little alcove
To a little alcove
All alone

He’s a God, a God

Now I am silly
Now I am silly
Silly, silly, silly, silly
Silly