Music Time! Random Shuffle. 12/09/16

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It’s music time again! Why do I do this? Well, in the hopes of introducing people to new synth-based music (EBM, Futurepop, Synthpop, Synthwave, Darkwave, Industrial, Industrial Dance, Electro, etc). So give the bands a listen and if you like what you hear, then go and pay for their album and support the bands!

NOTES: 1) I own (as in paid for, or was gifted) all of the music that I feature. I also attend as many local shows that I can to support bands when they’re on tour. Please do the same and support music! 2) Unless I’m doing a themed Music Time!, then all songs are from MediaMonkey being on shuffle and I put them here in the order MediaMonkey plays them for me (exceptions only if MediaMonkey duplicates a band during the shuffle or there is no video on YouTube for the song).

ARTIST: Decoded Feedback
SONG: Coming Down
ALBUM: Overdosing
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: VNV Nation
SONG: Liebestod
ALBUM: Futureperfect
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Ladytron
SONG: Ace of Hz
ALBUM: Gravity the Seducer
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Duran Duran
SONG: Union Of The Snake
ALBUM: Seven and the Ragged Tiger
YEAR: 1983

ARTIST: Nature Destroyed
SONG: Rage
ALBUM: Hassliebe
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Ikarus
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: Synthesis
SONG: Unlimited Force
ALBUM: Galaxy Fighters
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: Twice a Man
SONG: A Letter
ALBUM: Icicles
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Re/Move
SONG: A Perfect Place
ALBUM: Uppercut
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: Echo Image
SONG: Need To Be Proud (Need To Dance)
ALBUM: Need To Be Proud (CD Single)
YEAR: 2000

ARTIST: Patenbrigade Wolff
SONG: Aufbau
ALBUM: Baustoff [Popmusik Für Rohrleger]
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Marc Almond
SONG: Addicted
ALBUM: Fantastic Star
YEAR: 1996

ARTIST: Apoptygma Berzerk
SONG: Skyscraping (Schizopreniac)
ALBUM: Soli Deo Gloria
YEAR: 1993

ARTIST: Pandique
SONG: 1000 Mütter
ALBUM: In Sturm Und Leben
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Timecop1983
SONG: City Lights
ALBUM: Journeys
YEAR: 2014

ARTIST: Virgins O.R. Pigeons
SONG: In My Head
ALBUM: Gotta Get Mad (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: Bigod 20
SONG: Body to Body (An Afternoon of Aggression)
ALBUM: Body & Energize (CD Single)
YEAR: 1988

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Preaching To The Perverted
ALBUM: This Is the Day… This Is the Hour… This Is This!
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: [SITD]
SONG: Frontal
ALBUM: Rot
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: XMH
SONG: The Game
ALBUM: Time To Play
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Sequencia
SONG: No Me Vas Amar
ALBUM: Algo En Tu Ser
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: Half Light
SONG: Take My Hand
ALBUM: Night In The Mirror
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: Front 242
SONG: Funkahdafi
ALBUM: Back Catalogue
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: XP8

SONG: Night Run (C-Lekktor Remix)
ALBUM: Meathead’s Lost HD
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: New Order
SONG: Round & Round (12” Version)
ALBUM: Technique (Collector’s Edition)
YEAR: 1989

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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)

Music Time! “Home” Edition. 7/20/16

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While traveling is always fun, it’s always great to finally get home. It was a long trip going after the monsoon with mostly a bust. A really cool storm in the distant south of Show Low, AZ and some rain and rainbows in Albuquerque. But the scenery of the desert and mountains definitely compensated for the general lack of storms. Of course AZ lit up after we left. LOL

So I’m home and some home music is good today…

I get to see these guys on 7/29 in Houston!

ARTIST: Anything Box
SONG: The Long Ride Home
ALBUM: 100% Air-Friendly Groove Pak EP
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: SYSTEM SYN
SONG: Homecoming
ALBUM: All Seasons Pass
YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: Neuroactive
SONG: No Place Like Home
ALBUM: Antidote
YEAR: 2009

ARTIST: Diorama
SONG: Home to Millions
ALBUM: Art of Creating Confusing Spirits
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Frozen Plasma
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Artificial (Deluxe Edition)
YEAR: 2006

ARTIST: After the Fire
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: ATF
YEAR: 1982

ARTIST: Minitel Rose
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Atlantique
YEAR: 2010

ARTIST: And One
SONG: Back Home (Club Mix)
ALBUM: Back Home EP
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: The Endparty
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Beauty Always Leaves
YEAR: 2002

ARTIST: Oingo Boingo
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: BOI-NGO
YEAR: 1987

ARTIST: Erasure
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Chorus
YEAR: 1991

ARTIST: Public Image Ltd.
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Compact Disc
YEAR: 1986

ARTIST: Code 64
SONG: Carry Me Home
ALBUM: Departure
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: The Cure
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Disintegration
YEAR: 1989

ARTIST: Declaration
SONG: Welcome Home
ALBUM: Divine Design
YEAR: 2003

ARTIST: Pop Will Eat Itself
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Dos Dedos Mis Amigos
YEAR: 1994

ARTIST: Electrogenic
SONG: Home Again
ALBUM: Double Exposure
YEAR: 2015

ARTIST: B! Machine
SONG: A Place Called Home
ALBUM: The Falling Star (Expanded)
YEAR: 2007

ARTIST: James D Stark
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Fortress Of Solitude
YEAR: 2004

ARTIST: Diary of Dreams
SONG: Homesick
ALBUM: Grau Im Licht
YEAR: 2015

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

ARTIST: Raindancer
SONG: My Way Home
ALBUM: Hearts And Machinery
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: DE/VISION
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Heart-Shaped Tumor (CD Single)
YEAR: 2001

ARTIST: The Birthday Massacre
SONG: The Long Way Home
ALBUM: Hide and Seek
YEAR: 2012

ARTIST: MOON.74
SONG: Coming Home
ALBUM: How I Feel
YEAR: 2013

ARTIST: The Mobile Homes
SONG: Stay At Home
ALBUM: Hurt
YEAR: 1990

ARTIST: Psy’Aviah
SONG: Home
ALBUM: Introspection Extrospection (Limited Edition)
YEAR: 2011