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SONGS TO REMEMBER: Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere"

SONGS TO REMEMBER: Talking Heads - "Road To Nowhere

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Viv Albertine & Sid Vicious

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Tom Waits

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UNDER THE RADAR: Donnie Willow - "Toys"

These guys have been around for years and its really exciting watching them gain real momentum with every new release! Definitely one of the most hardworking and deserving bands around, their alternative-rock sound is indebted to the likes of Reuben and Deftones and is nothing short of blistering live. 


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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: Vainio-Väisänen- Vega - Sick Sick USA

 From a collaboration album (Endless, 1998) between the duo of Pan Sonic and Alan Vega (from the band Suicide).

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The Slits Palmolive and Ari Up at the Royal Variety Performance, 1977

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UNDER THE RADAR: Meursault - "The Mill"

The project of Neil Pennycook has been around for more than a decade now and it’s still producing some really glorious music. This is genuinely individual, careful songwriting underpinned by a really exception lead-vocal, in a way it’s quite reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel and the songwriting of Bill Callahan! 


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THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Cars - "Shoo Be Doo"/ "Gimme Some Slack" (Live On Fridays)

The Cars perform "Shoo Be Doo" and "Gimme Some Slack" live as the musical guest on the cult classic comedy show Fridays.

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UNDER THE RADAR: Posable Action Figures - "Hummingbird"

. Two-pieces have a knack of being pretty exciting (Japandroids, Black Keys, Honeyblood etc.) and Edinburgh’s premier rock-duo; Posable Action Figures don’t buck that trend. Their angular riffs and catchy choruses call to mind the likes of Franz Ferdinand whilst maintaining a completely unique, jaggy sound. 


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Ari Up of The Slits on stage, circa 1977

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‘TOM WAITS FOR NO ONE’: OBSCURE OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FROM 1979

“Tom Waits for No One” is the title of an absolutely amazing animated short that was made in 1979 by the Lyon Lamb company, the Oscar-winning technological innovators behind the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System which allowed animators to see immediate pencil tests of something without having to shoot it on film. It was produced by his then business partner Bruce Lyon and utilized the (apparently mostly volunteered) talents of several up-and-comers who’d all go on to greater things, including lead animator David Silverman who went on to The Simpsons and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. 


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LIFE AFTER DEATH: NEW POSTHUMOUS RELEASE FROM SUICIDE’S ALAN VEGA

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There’s been no new music from Suicide co-founder Alan Vega since 2010’s Sniper. In the six years between that album and his death in the summer of 2016, Vega worked on a project called IT with his wife and frequent collaborator Liz Lamere. During that time he suffered a stroke, but the work continued. Though it’s sad that IT had to be a posthumous album, it will at last be available in July, its release coinciding with the anniversary of his death and a slew of commemorative “Alan Vega Week” events that will include an exhibit of Vega’s drawings at Invisible-Exports, and “Dream Baby Dream,” a collection at Deitch Projects of Vega’s sculptural work plus video projections of historic Suicide performances. Here’s the album’s lead-off track, “DTM” (it stands for “Dead to Me”).

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WHAT A TEASE: SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES’ AWKWARD APPEARANCE ON GOOFY PUBLIC ACCESS TV IN 1980

 New York Dance Stand was a music and dance public access show on New York cable in the early 1980s. While much of its history has been lost to the sands of time, a few video clips have resurfaced over the years. This one features an appearance by Siouxsie and the Banshees on November 25th, 1980. The group was in the city for their very first US tour, which was not well attended due to lack of US distribution by their label, Polydor. (During the interview Siouxsie mentions that just 60 people showed up for their show in Boston.) A performance at Club 57 at Irving Plaza occurred on the 21st, four days before this was shot. Kaleidoscope was released earlier that year and reached #5 on the UK charts. Watch Siouxsie and the Banshees premiere their single “Israel” along with Kaleidoscope‘s “Christine” below. Despite the lip sync, the awkward interaction between goofball host Carl Bloat and Siouxsie Sioux makes it well worth it. The goth queen teases and backcombs her spiky blackhair throughout the interview. 


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Patti Smith and Tom Verlaine at a birthday party for Frank Zappa in 1974

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UNDER THE RADAR: E M I L I E - "Never Enough"

Edinburgh really does have everything… E M I L I E’s latest single is proof of that, this is proper pop which would sound more than at home being played on mainstream radio; made up of atmospheric, moody layers of vocals and samples put together with Mark Morrow, one of the city’s most popular producers! 

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PETER GABRIEL, LAURIE ANDERSON, OINGO BOINGO, ALLEN GINSBERG, JOHN CAGE & OTHERS USHER IN 1984.

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George Orwell’s sinister novel Nineteen Eighty-Four made it inevitable that the arrival of his eponymous year would be a media event. Decades after his death, Orwell made it onto the cover of Time magazine in late 1983, but on the big day itself—January 1, 1984—TV visionary Nam June Paik ushered in the year with an ambitious international video program called Good Morning, Mr. Orwell that was broadcast live simultaneously from New York (WNET public television), Paris, and San Francisco, with broadcasters in Germany and South Korea also carrying the transmissions if not contributing content. Among the performances: Gabriel and Anderson combine on a duet called “Excellent Birds”; a fitfully amusing comedy sketch called “Cavalcade of Intellectuals” in which a transatlantic discussion devolves into an interpersonal spat (a gag that worked better in Airplane! using airport PA announcers); a sprightly song by Yves Montand; John Cage plays “amplified cacti and plant materials” with a feather (so great); Oingo Boingo perform a song called “Wake Up (It’s 1984)”; Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky sing a little ditty about meditation to the cello stylings of Arthur Russell; and much more.

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