Sunday, October 14, 2007

A new compilation, thanks to my friends

Here is my new compilation of tracks to make me so happy:

1. Freur - Doot Doot
2. Red Box - Chenko
3. The Cure - Push
4. Abecedarians - Smiling Monarchs
5. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Israel
6. Missing Persons - Fight For Life
7. House of Love - Cut The Fool Down (acoustic
on 120 min.)
8. The Fall - Noel's Chemical Effluence
9. Missing Persons - Action Reaction
10. The Stranglers - Norman Normal
11. Pat Benatar - Fire & Ice
12. Peter Gabriel - Kiss Of Life
13. Rhythm Of Life - Soon
14. Robyn Hitchcock - Everyday Is Like Sunday (Morrissey cover)
15. Shockheaded Peters - I, Bloodbrother Be
16. Tears For Fears - The Working Hour
17. J. Geils Band - Flamethrower

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Gods Gift

Here is the next in what will hopefully be a continuing series of my favourite post-punk bands. Gods Gift were from Manchester, England and they were on the New Hormones label, which was the Buzzcocks' own label. They lasted from about 1979 to 1982. I first heard them by finding their 7" entitled "Discipline" at the radio station I DJ'd at many years ago. I liked it a lot but didn't give much thought to them until about 2004 I went on a huge post-punk trip and realized they had more material out there. I'm proud to say I have everything of them now, including their very, very rare cassette "Folie A Quatre" on the Pleasantly Surprised label. Like many bands from Manchester there is just something special about these guys that it's hard to put a finger on, although their earliest material is more punk and not nearly as interesting as what they did later on.

This is the track "Discipline"from the last record they released, a 7 inch single in 1982. This track has nothing to do with the Throbbing Gristle song of the same name.

Also, here is an interesting ad I found for a
New Hormones T-Shirt.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Digital Dance

Holy shit, I'm rocking and rolling now. Oh yeah, this blog is going to become a post-punk heaven, just you wait.

Digital Dance are the name of the band, they were from Belgium, they opened for Joy Division. Please, please, please, please don't think they are minimal synth pop just because of their name. It's very misleading but I don't think they even used synthesizers at all. They are due to have a CD released on LTM records sometime soon. This is an unreleased song by them called "Sinking Tanker". This song is supposed to be on the CD, but I don't know if it will be the same version.

Okay, here is the link.