Sunday, November 6, 2016

S N O B B E R Y & DECAY (1987)

Blog Changes

Hello All,

This blog is going to be more of a personal blog, moving forward. I have been hiatus for a bit, but decided that I would like to keep this blog and maintain it more as my own personal "lifestyle" blog. I will still post a ton of music bits, but it will also consist of other things that interest me. My friends, fashions, food/drink, home decor and of course music. Music is the centerpiece of my life and always ties in somehow to the above subjects.

Join me on my little adventure :)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Smiths & Sandie Shaw - Hand In Glove (1984)

Such an awesome version of this song. One of my favorite Smiths tunes done by Sandie Shaw circa 1984. 

This is seriously what I live for...this feeling in this song. So good.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

R.E.M. - Can't Get There From Here - 1985

One of my favorite R.E.M. songs, from my favorite album of theirs, Fables of the Reconstruction circa 1985. Video is amazing! Enjoy

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Fan of The Smiths? Then you'll probably enjoy this playlist!
Features some of my favorite Jangle Pop/Powerpop/twee songs! For the longest time I had no idea there was even a genre for this music. I just remember it as fun, catchy, feel good alternative rock. It's incredible stuff. Please check it out! And maybe follow me on spotify while you're at it. ;)

 ****Please note**** this blog is going through some minor changes. The download option for albums will no longer be available starting today. I've been getting into some copyright trouble about this and don't want my blog to be shut down... or worse get a lawsuit. It sucks but if you'd like any information on any of the albums I post please leave a comment w/ your email.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Song of The Day

The Production Club - "Night" (1982)

I came across this little gem recently and cannot get it out of my head! I'm trying to find more info on this band but so far I just see this 7" which was released in '82. It's available on discogs but it's pricey.
Love this minimal synth post-punk sound!

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Chesterf!elds - Ask Johnny Dee (1987)

I absolutely love post-punk and new wave to bits but another favorite genre is the jangle pop and 60s revival that emerged in the mid-80s. These were mainly bands from England, New Zealand (Dunedin area), Australia, and a few faves from Southern USA (R.E.M., the db's, Let's Active). Lots of authentic sounds emerged from various labels in the UK - Sarah Records is one in particular that comes to mind. The Chesterf!elds are a great group that emerged out of  Somerset in 1984. They released a few 7" singles and debuted their album Kettle in 1987, which is an array of gorgeous indie pop. 

This 7" was released in 1987 on the Subway Organization label based out of Bristol. This label features great British indie acts such as the Groove Farm, Soup Dragons, Razorcuts and plenty more. Below is the link for the 7" featuring 'Ask Johnny Dee' & "Pop Anarchy.'

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

John Foxx - Metamatic (1980)

He's a laugh...she's a graph

I've been having some minor issues with my record player but those should now be resolved. Some of my recordings may not be as strong, sound wise. They're a bit quiet but I'm working on fixing this. In the meantime though, the recordings still work and sound pretty good for the most part. I finally recorded Martin Gore's Counterfeit e.p for download. Here's a link to that post here.

Now, moving onto a one-of-a-kind synth gem from ex Ultravox frontman, John Foxx, Metamatic is one of the finest early synth pop albums ever made. Minimal, cold, dark, imaginative - a true work of art. I adore Ultravox but have never heard their albums with John Foxx. I'll have to investigate early Ultravox and go beyond Vienna.
Check out the album, and also check out the music videos as well. The music videos for He's a Liquid and No-One Driving are outstanding pieces of 80s new wave art. I never realized how awesome an effect lights and blinds could be.
Enjoy :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Martin Gore - "Counterfeit" (1989)

One of my favorite bands of all time is Depeche Mode. I have always been a HUGE fan of Martin Gore's lyrics, music, and vocal talents (especially the way his and Dave Gahan's voices flow together). A few years back I saw he came out with a solo album and my introduction to that album was his cover of Joe Crow's Compulsion, which I've heard on Pillows & Prayers compilation. It's such a powerful song but it seems so unknown, it was surprising to hear a cover of it! Martin does a beautiful job covering numerous songs, hence the album title. This EP came out in 1989 and has major Depeche Mode "Violator" influence.
More dark titles to come this month, since it is the month of Halloween. ;)

Track Listing: 
1. Compulsion (Joe Crow cover)
2. In a Manner of Speaking (Tuxedomoon )
3. Smile in the Crowd (The Durutti Column )

4. Gone
5. Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth (Sparks)

6. Motherless Child