Mark Stewart - Loner (2008, UK, electronic) 
Friday, April 18, 2008, 08:16 AM - Music, - UK, English


Mark Stewart tour dates June 2008
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Pete Shelley - Never Again (1984, UK, new wave/electronic) 
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:35 PM - Music, - UK, English
Three sides of Pete Shelley on this 12".
Powerful synthpop on side one, dub mix and experimental drums/noises on side two.

Pete Shelley (ex Buzzcocks): guitar, voice
Barry Adamson (ex Magazine, ex Visage): bass
Gerard Cookson: guitar
Derek Thompson: bass
Dexter (Francis Cookson): drums
Steve Turley: keyboards



Side one:
1 Never Again (extended version) [6:12]

Side two:
1 Give It To Me [5:37]
2 111 (extended version) [8:27]

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Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Thomas Dolby - Field Work (1985, JP/UK, electronic) 
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 11:04 PM - Music, - JP, - UK, English
Quite a catchy song done by Ryuichi Sakamoto in cooperation with Thomas Dolby.
The back side contains fifteen minutes of out of sync / random synth loops: Ryuichi's machines solo. It is used in the Field Work clip as background music at the beginning and the end.



1 Field Work [6:00]
2 Exhibition [15:29]

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Rema-Rema - Wheel in the Roses (1980, UK, new wave) 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 11:36 PM - Music, - UK, English
The band consisted of Gary Asquith (guitar/vocals), Marco Pirroni (guitar), Mick Allen (bass/vocals), Mark Cox (keyboards) and Max (drums). Their sole EP, Wheel In The Roses, featured one side of studio recordings and another of live material. Their songs "Fond Affections" and "Rema-Rema" were later covered by This Mortal Coil and Big Black respectively.

Rema-Rema split up shortly after the EP's release in April 1980. Pirroni later hit the big time with Adam And The Ants. Asquith, Allen and Cox formed the short-lived Mass with Danny Briottet. Asquith then moved on to Renegade Soundwave, while Cox and Allen stayed with 4AD as part of The Wolfgang Press.

Drummer Max Prior went on to form El Trains (with Jay Strongman) and worked with Genesis P Orridge and Industrial Records as a solo artist under her real name (Dorothy), eventually joining Psychic TV full time.
(http://www.4ad.com/remarema/profile/)



Now available on cd and iPod.

Side one (studio):
1 Feedback Song [6:30]
2 Rema-Rema [4:11]

Side two (live june 1979):
1 Instrumental [4:00]
2 Fond Affections [4:00]

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Skids - Wide Open (1978, UK, new wave) 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 06:42 PM - Music, - UK, English
When I posted live recordings of Armoury Show with Richard Jobson, I remembered I own an early 12" of the Skids, former band of Richard J.

Other Skids members:
Stuart Adamson - lead guitar
William Simpson - bass
Thomas Kellichan - drums



Side one:
1 The Saints Are Coming
2 Of One Skin

Side two:
1 Night and Day
2 Contusion

U2 and Green Day performed The Saints Are Coming live in New Orleans.
But the Skids still are better!



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Fad Gadget - Pandora's Music Box 1983 (UK, electronic/new wave) 
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Barclay James Harvest - Live (1974, UK, symphonic rock) 
Saturday, September 15, 2007, 06:27 PM - Music, - UK, English
For the Mellotron fetishist.
I personally prefer these live versions. In the studio BJH could polish the sound and use symphony orchestras, which made the already mellow songs too sweet. Live they had to perform the music with keyboards (mellotron!), guitar, bass and drums. That made the sound rougher.

John Lees: Lead guitar, Recorder, Vocals
Les Holroyd: Bass guitar, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
Stuart Wolstenholme: Mellotron, Electric Piano, Moog, Vocals
Mel Pritchard: Drums



Side one:
Summer Soldier [11:19]
Medicine Man [10:27]

Side two:
Crazy City [4:55]
After The Day [7:24]
The Great 1974 Mining Disaster [6:28]

Side three:
Galadriel [3:11]
Negative Earth [6:20]
She Said [8:31]

Side four:
Paper Wings [4:17]
For No One [5:48]
Mockingbird [7:40]

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