Posts Tagged ‘Joy Division’

Transmission

March 11, 2010

By Joy Division

Released in November 1979 by factory records.

When I heard this band, they taught me how to change how I listen to music. This is such a great song and a great live performance.

There’s a biopic about Ian Curtis out called Control (2007), check it out.

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The Halloween Show

October 26, 2009

Its the Halloween show this Wednesday from 8 to 10 pm on Radioloveless at KRUI 89.7fm or listen online here.

1. Suicide, The Second Album (1980) + The First Rehearsal Tapes (rereleased 1998), Creature Feature
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2. R.E.M., Dead Letter Office (1987), Burning Hell
3. The Clash, Combat Rock (1982), Straight to Hell
4. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Burning
5. The Misfits, Collection II (1995), Halloween II
6. The Misfits, Collection (1986), Night of the Living Dead
7. Archers of Loaf, Vee Vee (1995), Death in the Park
8. Siouxsie and the Banshees, JuJu (1981), Halloween
9. Joy Division, Still (1981), Dead Souls
10. Beat Happening, Black Candy (1989), Gravedigger Blues
11. The Velvet Underground, Peel Slowly and See (Box Set), The Gift
It’s found originally on White Light/White Heat (1968). The lyrics are written by Lou Reed and recited by John Cale, and the track is mixed in such a way that a short story can be heard in the left speaker while a rock instrumental is heard on the right. Also, the story is creepy as hell and perfect for Halloween.
12. Guided by Voices, Under the Bushes Under the Stars (1996 on Matador), Cut-Out Witch
13. Blue Oyster Cult, Agents of Fortune (1976), (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
14. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987), Tortue
15. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi’s Dead-single (1979), Bela Lugosi’s Dead
16. Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain (1984), The Killing Moon
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17. Concrete Blonde, Bloodletting (1990), Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)
18. This Mortal Coil, Filigree and Shadow (1986), The Horizon Bleeds and Sucks its Thumb
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19. The Murder City Devils, Empty Bottles Broken Hearts (1998), Cradle to the Grave
20. The Birthday Party, Junkyard (1982), Release the Bats
21. Tom Waits, Blue Valentine (1978), Wistlin’ Past the Graveyard
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22. The Germs, M.I.A. The Complete Germs (1993), Lexicon Devil
The 7″ of Lexicon Devil was originally released in 1978.
23. Pixies, Come on Pilgrim (1987 off of 4AD), Ed is Dead
24. Sonic Youth, Evol (1986), Expressway to Yr. Skull
25. David Bowie, Scary Monsters (1980), Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

Free Money

September 30, 2009

Listen in tonight to Radio Loveless at KRUI 89.7 fm from 8 to 10 pm or online here. You never know, maybe Patti Smith will offer up some “Free Money”.

1. Patti Smith, Horses (originally released 1975, live album and digitally remastered version released in 2005. Patti’s Horses album also contains one of my all time favorite album covers, if this isn’t the image of feminism and equality I don’t know what is. It has photographer Robert Mapplethorpe’s picture of black and white androgynous Patti.), Free Money
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2. Gordon Gano, Hitting the Ground (2002), Hitting the Ground
3. Black Francis, Bluefinger (2007), She Took All the Money
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4. Joy Division, Closer (a direct quote from Wikipedia “Closer is the second and final album by post-punk band Joy Division, released July 18, 1980, two months following the suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis.” Such a sad fact.) , Twenty Four Hours
5. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses (1989, Writers of the NME declared this album in 2006 the greatest British album of all time), This is the One
6. Desert Sessions, The Desert Sessions Vol 9 & 10 (2003), There will never be a better time
7. Thurston Moore, Trees Outside The Academy (2007, Thurston’s first solo album since his 1995 Psychic Hearts, another interesting tidbit is that it was recorded in J. Masics’, of Dinosaur Jr, home studio), Trees Outside The Academy
8. Blondie, Blondie (1976), Look Good in Blue
9. X, Wild Gift (1981 and on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of all Time!), In This House That I Call Home
(On a side note the vocalist Exene Cervenka has a solo album out with Blood Shot Records that I hear is awesome! She just performed live in Brooklyn NY just last weekend. Also through the grape vine, I heard that this classic vocalist has recently been diagnosed with MS. One more reason to admire this woman who is still rocking live venues.)
Here’s her new album:
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10. The Smiths, The Sound of the Smiths (A compilation released in 2008), Vicar in a Tutu
11. Depeche Mode, Violator (1990, their seventh and most brilliant, in my opinion, studio album. This is also on Rolling Stones 500 greatest albums of all time and is featured in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before you Die), Halo
12. Bauhaus, The Sky’s Gone Out (1982), Third Uncle (This was originally Brian Eno’s track)
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13. The Cure, Seventeen Seconds (1980), M
14. June of 44, The Anatomy of Sharks-EP (1997, based out of Louisville), Boom
15. Egg Hunt (a project of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson , former singer and drummer of the hardcore punk band Minor Threat), Me and You-Single (1986), Me and You
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16. Pavement, Brighten the Corners (1997 with Matador Records), Date W/ IKEA
17. Sleater-Kinney, Sleater-Kinney (1995), The Day I went Away
18. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Stoned And Dethroned (1994), Girlfriend
19. South, From Here On In (2001), Sight of Me
20. Spacemen 3, Recurring (1991), Just to See you Smile
21. Kinski, Alpine Static (2005 off of Sub Pop), The Party Which You Know Will Be Heavy
22. New Order, Substance (1987), Perfect Kiss
22. Slint, Tweez (1989), Pat
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We are getting more depressed with our music?

August 31, 2009

Here’s an article in ScienceNOW that’s pretty damn interesting….

How Happy Is the Internet?
By Michael Torrice
ScienceNOW Daily News
3 August 2009

When the researchers turned to song lyrics, they discovered a darker trend: Popular music has become less happy since 1960–a 10% drop. Most of the decreases happened between 1961 (6.7) and 1980 (6.2). Fewer singers are crooning about “love” now and more are shouting about “hate” and “pain,” the scientists report. When they analyzed musical genres, the researchers found that genres haven’t changed much over time, but new, less happy genres, such as punk and heavy metal, have become popular and brought lyric scores down. “All-4-One [an R&B group] still uses the word ‘love’ a lot in their songs,” Danforth says. “But [hard rock group] Metallica doesn’t use it much at all.”

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I love that we started getting nasty in the 80s, maybe that’s why my generation is such a bunch of whinny babies? Who knows, but what can I say I love The Smiths (featured in picture), The Cure, and Joy Division and they were definitely not the happiest bunch of artists to produce incredible pop.

The Valentine’s Day Show

February 9, 2009

This is my favorite show all year. I play songs about love, hate, breaking-up, and female/male angst. If you want to call and make some requests for your favorite sappy or angry love songs, Wednesday from 8 to 10pm at KRUI 89.7 is the time to do it.

I’ve included a shameless self promotion of a painting I did a long time ago about a relationship gone wrong. It’s my artistic contribution to Valentine’s Day:
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by HeidiHehnly

Here’s a sampling of stuff I’m going to try and play:

1. The Kinks, Nothin’ in the World Can Stop me Worryin’ Bout That Girl
Possibly one of the best songs about relationships and cheating.
2. Buzzcocks, Why Can’t I Touch it?
I don’t know what they are trying to touch, but I can imagine.
3. Pixies, Here comes your man
4. Echo And The Bunnymen, Lips Like Sugar
I think we all enjoy lips like sugar.
5. Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart
Every relationship goes through this on some level

6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, I let Love in
7. Sleater Kinney, The size of our Love
8. The Smiths, How soon is Now?
A popular Smiths ditty about love and &*%@.
9. The Breeders, It’s The Love
10. Portishead, Wandering Star
11. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Anemone
12. Spacemen 3, I love you
13. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, 2 Kindsa Love
Damn, they rock.
14. Guided by Voices, Chasing Heather Crazy
15. Husker Du, I don’t Want to know if you are lonely
Way to have a heart Husker Du.
16. Nirvana, Love Buzz
17. Vaselines, Sex Sux (Amen)
I think they were catholic.
18. PJ Harvey, Send His Love to Me
I’ve included a performance below.

19. Morphine, I know you part two
20. Elliott Smith, Somebody that I used to know
Valentines day play lists everywhere should always have an Elliott Smith track.
21. Superchunk, Makeout Bench
22. Magnetic Fields, I think I need a new heart
23. Tom Waits, Sea of Love
Tom Wait’s version of the heavily covered song by Phil Phillips.
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24.Yo La Tengo, Hanky Panky Nohow
25. Lyres, How can I make her mine?
26. The Replacements, I will dare
27. The Stone Roses, Love Spreads
28. Radiohead, True love waits