Thursday, May 24, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

It Doesn't Count

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I still haven't had time to work out my vinyl to MP3 technical issues, but I want to post something, so this is what I've been listening to today:

Section 25 - Girls Don't Count
Gina X Performance - No G.D.M
Ludus - Little Girls
Modern English - Swans On Glass
The Delmontes - Love In A Guillotine
New Order - Video 586 (Edit)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Meccanik Dancing

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XTC's Go 2 (1978). Seems like most bands add crappy bridges or middle 8s as an afterthought to make the return to a final verse/chorus that much sweeter. But for XTC, the bridge is often the meat of the song. Actually, i Don't even know if these qualify as bridges or middle 8s because they are longer than those... whatever, suffice to say that songs like Red depart from the verse/chorus in interesting ways halfway through the song.

XTC - Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)
XTC - Red

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Listening to Go 2 reminded me a lot of the first Oingo Boingo album Only a Lad (1981). I'm obsessed with Danny Elfman and this album is one of my favorites. Oingo Boingo also change things up halfway through, bringing in sections that depart drastically from the previous verse/chorus..

Oingo Boingo - What You See
Oingo Boingo - Controller

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Dirty Laundry Post - From Bromley with Love

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Call me Ambular, I've been having some technical problems ripping new vinyl acquisitions to MP3 lately and so am resorting to going through Mutant Sounds dirtly laundry. Pretty shameful stuff for an MP3 blogger, but oh well, it's good music so just download it and be happy. These tracks are from the "From Bromely with Love" compilation (Alternative Records - ALT 007 - 1982) posted on MS back in January:

Story A - Only Dreaming
Easter and the Totem - Nothing There
Burlesque - Collision of Sex
20-20 Systems - Dresden

You can still get the whole thing from Mutant Sounds here.

I'm finishing up an audio project of my own, will be back with new music when it's done mid-May. xx, unclealex.