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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live

I caught some of this when it was broadcast live yesterday (at 5am!). Here’s the video…

My journey to the dark side is complete…

I have decided to try a 30 day trial of Spotify premium. This is kind of alien to me, really, as my whole music listening past has been focussed on collecting music – mostly in album form – and the… Continue reading →

New music

Here’s a digest of recent music added to my collection. Black Pus – This came across my radar via the music site The Quietus which featured a track (1000 Years) from an upcoming album. There area  few Black Pus albums… Continue reading →

Recent music purchases

Pere Ubu – Lady from Shanghai. (Bought as flac download) David Thomas and Co are still at it, with another good album. From the website, it would seem that an accompanying paperback book is available outlining the way the album was… Continue reading →

Venus in Furs

Here’s a nice video of John Cale performing Venus in Furs – it’s a TV broadcast from 10th January this year. h/t Here Comes The Flood

Scott Walker: Bish Bosch

Well, this album was really a little out of the ordinary for me. The only other record I have featuring Scott Walker is a Walker Brothers collection of some of their 60s output. I bought this as a flac download … Continue reading →

X-TG: Desertshore and The Final Report

Apparently recording a cover album of Nico’s classic 1970 album Desertshore was something of an obsession of Peter Christopherson (Throbbing Gristle, Coil, X-TG). Sadly this project was incomplete at the time he died. It was however resurrected by his X-TG colleagues… Continue reading →

The Velvet Underground & Nico (45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Limited Edition).

I bought my first copy of The Velvet Underground & Nico way back in the 1970s, when it was a relatively young thing of around a decade in age. Sadly, though it had the benefits of a gatefold sleeve, it lacked the… Continue reading →

Squeezebox RIP

A few years ago, I encountered a review of a networked music player that seemed rather useful – the Squeezebox. This was a small unit that connected wirelessly to a computer on the home network (or to a manufacturer-maintained server… Continue reading →

Magazine – The Correct Use of Soap

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s almost 30 years since this album was released, to huge anticipation by a few (such as my immediate circle of friends)  in May 1980. Howard Devoto had left Buzzcocks just as they… Continue reading →

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