25 November 2022
Band: JOY DIVISION (1976-1980)
The gripping pîece was originally released on 18 March 1980 by French
label Sordide Sentimental as a 7″ single, only available in France and named
“Licht und Blindheit” (German for Light and Blindness). Only 1578 copies were
Frontman/lyricist IAN CURTIS – mentally and psychically suffering from epilepsy
and depression – committed suicide on 18 May 1980. Shortly after Atmosphere
came out as a 12″ single (artwork below) It was #1 on the UK Indie Chart.
Still goosebumps after all these years.
Here’s the iconic, Anton Corbijn directed video.
JOY DIVISION: Bio – Discography
For your eyes only
7 November 2022
Famous English pop-rockers Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart
Active: 1980–1990, 1999–2005, 2014-2019 / 8 albums
Clip/single: SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
Score: #1 in the US, #2 in the UK
Last Saturday the duo were inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame .
Check out their acceptance speech below.
EURYTHMICS: Website – Bio – Discography
Eye-catching video clips from the past
5 November 2022
Who: Swiss electro-pop trio with Dieter Meier and
Boris Blank. Founding member Carlos Perón left in 1983.
Active: 1979-present / 14 studio LPs, with
the excellent Point as the most recent one,
released in 2020. Stream it below.
Single/clip: I LOVE YOU
YELLO: Bio – Discography
4 November 2022
Band: BEASTIE BOYS (1978–2012)
Score: #1 on UK dance charts
and #6 in the USA
About the clip: Late Bestie Boy Adam Yauch (1964-2012) directed it under
the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. The storyline revolves around a giant
robot causing destruction by fighting a giant octopus-headed creature in a city
while popping, a parody of, or tribute to, Japanese Kaiju films. Various scenes
are filmed in Tokyo, Japan. Throughout the video, the band wear bright uniforms
of Japanese street construction workers.
Go go go!
BEASTIE BOYS: Bio – Discography
Eye-catching video clips form the past
3 November 2022
Band: NEW ORDER
Single: TRUE FAITH
Year: July 1987 – 35 years ago
Score: #4 in the UK, #8 in Australia,
#3 on the US dance charts
Jump, jump, jump.
NO: Bio – Discography – Facebook
Top singles from the past
28 September 2022
Band: THE MARCELS
Who: American doo-wop group from Philadelphia that
scored several hits in their short career (1959-1962).
Bass player Allen Johnson was the voice who started the song with the legendary line “Bomp-Baba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Ba-Bomp-Bomp-Vedanga-Bang-Bang-Vadinga-Bong-Ding”. He died today in 1995 from cancer, only 55. Rest in peace.
Single: BLUE MOON
It was a love ballad written by Connee Boswell
and by Al Bowllyal already in 1935
Score: No 1 in the US and the UK in 1961
THE MARCELS: History
Friday the 13th 2021
Well, it’s another Friday The 13th. A day to celebrate all psychos, freaks,
evil maniacs, lethal politicians, and black cats on this horror-ific planet.
Big fun in hell! Hallelujah!
My favorite scary sledgehammer to play until my brains explode and color
my PC screen with blood is this one by Chicago’s metallic nutcases Ministry…
“Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil…
In my dang a ding a ding a ding dong
A sticky sticky son of a gun
Ding a danga danga dong dong ding dong.”
C’mon, you motherrocker…
8 June 2021
Californian veteran rockers LINKIN PARK are responsible for being
the authors of the first nu-metal song that passed one billion streams
on Spotify. Hallelujah! Bring on the champagne!
IN THE END…
The anthemic belter is from their 2000 debut album and million-seller Hybrid Theory
LINKIN PARK: Facebook
27 December 2020
Album: AT NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Released: 21 November 1975 and
topping the UK Albums Chart on
27 December, 50 years ago today
Stream his royal highness…
Yes the one with the timeless
magnum opus Bohemian Rhapsody…
26 December 2020
Who: Five good boys from Hull, UK
Released: 3 July 2020
Info: “Formed into the early hours of 2017, Hull (UK) based Ryan Smith left
his bedroom to stage a band called bdrmm. They produce a slimy cocktail of
synth-soaked Beach House, jangly slackers DIIV and otherworldly shoe-gazers
Slowdive. They combine a knack for weaving dreamy sonic textures and
sentimental story-telling together perfectly.”
Key references: Ride, Lush, The Horrors, The Cure, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins
NME said: “This is without doubt a modern-day shoegaze classic.”
Full review here. Score: 5/5
TUTV said: The glowing-and-glimmering-guitar-scapes brilliance from start to finish
is totally amazing. Double-edged emotions wrapped in sterling shoegaze symphonies performed in a sonic universe between heaven and earth. It’s a 24 carat gold piece de resistance. The perfect companion to ease your lockdown blues. Best debut of 2020.
Stream/buy full album…
(photo Sam Joyce / Facebook press bdrmm)