Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Afterlife

Noctorum is a collaboration between Marty Willson-Piper and Andy Dare Mason (with guests, of course). Their fourth album promises to be something special.

Head over to PledgeMusic and see if this excites you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

First World Problems

Ian Brown is out with a new single, and there’s an album that follows:

Ian Brown appears to be teasing his return, as posters advertising a new single ‘First World Problems’ have been spotted across his native Manchester.

This follows a similar pattern to when The Stone Roses plastered their iconic ‘Lemon Posters’ across the city in 2016 – before returning with new music and tour dates.

Having not released a solo album since ‘My Way’ in 2009‘, there have been rumours that Brown was working on material away from the Roses since last year. Fans are now speculating that a new track from album news from Brown will arrive this week.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Don't Buy or Sell It's Crap

This one’s a stinker.

Record Store Day features a release by the Dead Kennedys, only it’s not Jello-approved as far as I can see.

Who in the hell releases their rehearsal studio tapes and calls it a “new” album? Good Lord, quit trying to shake the pennies out of that dying carcass.

This release comes from Manifesto Records, and here’s what we think about that:

Doctored versions of all the old releases are released on Manifesto Records. Biafra does not endorse these re-releases and suggests that anyone thinking of buying them stop and consider where the money is going first. Their live CDs are embarrassingly weak on the ears and are not recommended.

I’ll go with Mr. Biafra’s recommendation and pass on faux-Dead Kennedys merchandise. Boo! Boo! Boo!

While we’re at it, go support Alternative Tentacles instead.

Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape

Bauhaus are releasing their live LP Press the Eject and Give Me the Tape for Record Store Day and I think it would be a wonderful acquisition if you can get your hands on it. You may be underwhelmed by the quality but, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter because it’s the coolest shit ever to play this stuff in the dark when you’re trying to think about your problems.

When I got this album, along with Mask, I immediately became frustrated with Bauhaus. Then, I went and got their other albums, and fell in love with everything they have ever done. This is one of those bands where I buy everything they do, up to and through all of the Love and Rockets stuff, of course. Casual fans just need their greatest hits. Some of the deep tracks get a little ponderous, but so does everyone who made a lot of music in the 1970s and 1980s.

Record Store Day is coming, and sometimes assholes ruin it by gobbling up all of the good stuff. Go fight for what’s yours and don’t let them pull their capitalistic bullshit on you.