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SONG OF THE DAY The Modern Lovers – Walk up the Street

Throughout their career The Modern Lovers (consisting of the mighty Jonathan Richman on vocals/guitars, Jerry Harrison on piano/organ/backing vocals, Ernie Brooks on bass and David Robinson on drums) only ever recorded demos and live shows, but the demos were never … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big In Japan – Nothing Special

Emerging from Liverpool in the late 1970’s, Big In Japan were an interesting punk collective known as a supergroup, but a supergroup with a difference; that being its members only became ‘super’ after they left and went into other bands!  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (live!!)

I specifically chose to feature a live version of today’s song because it’s so much more crazy, fierce and wired; I mean the album version is great, but this performance just gives it fire!  The rhythm section is insane and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – King Ink

The deep, dark and very dirty-sounding King Ink is one of a handful of songs written by Nick Cave whilst he was in England during the Birthday Party’s brief residence in the UK in 1980. Featuring on the band’s 1981 debut LP, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Mars

“It was worth waiting fifteen years” (David Fricke of Rolling Stone) After coming together in 1973, New York’s Television  subsequently parted and went their separate ways 5 years later after the release of second album, Adventure.  The reasons for their disbanding a combination … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank

When British college punk band the B-Sides changed their name and direction to become Adam & the Ants, guitarist/vocalist Bid and guitarist Lester Square decided to go their own way and started the Monochrome Set. Originating in London in 1978, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Fall – Two Steps Back

“Everybody likes me, they think I’m crazy….” I didn’t discover the sad news about Mark E Smith until this morning and couldn’t let the day pass without remembering this tumultuous legend! The Fall formed in 1976 and had a career that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Talking Heads – Sugar On My Tongue

I know it was only a couple of days ago that I featured  Talking Heads, but finding that early demo recording inspired me to dig out and listen to lots of their early music and it’s been rather lovely doing … Continue reading

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