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THE PALE FOUNTAINS ...From Across The Kitchen Table (1985)


Monday, 27 March 2017

NEW STREET ADVENTURE Stubborn Sons (2017)

On 24.March the new CD of NEW STREET ADVENTURE "Stubborn Sons" was released.
And man... It caught me almost unprepared.
I expected a brass section that I loved so much on "No Hard Feelings" but the guys from NEW STREET ADVENTURE go their own way. There are massive organ swoops and brilliant guitars and a driving powerful bass.
"Stubborn Sons" is 1 part Motown Soul (The Temptations, Otis Redding) and 1 part Paul Weller Funk.
In other words "the songs Weller missed to write before going mad in 2008".
My favourite one is "If I Had You Back In My Life" - perfekt Spring sing along powerful good mood Funk. The Temptations... Get ready...ready!!!!
Thanks so much mates!!!

And on 24.May it will be the wonderful Mojo Club in Hamburg again.



Monday, 13 February 2017

ANDY PAWLAK Sasquatches And Synthesizers

Hello readers.
The great ANDY PAWLAK is working on a new album.
It will be called "Sasquatches And Synthesizers" and the genre is New Classical - and it's gonna be a wonderful instrumental work of art,mainly with piano and strings.
I had the honour to contribute the artwork. What do you think?
The album is still in progress and will be available on iTunes and similar services this year.
...the first four songs are finished... (14Mar2017).
Read this on Andy's blog... here
Cheers, the monomod

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

TALK TALK Introducing... (2003)

 
 
This is a very rare compilation from TALK TALK.
I collected the songs from my archive so it is not actually from the original CD - but it is the same compilation of songs and versions.
Most TALK TALK compilations are uninspired - this is not! It features different songs and offers a different approach. So it actually is some kind of "Best Of..."
The compiler knew what he was doing and he obviously was "TALK TALK-savvy".
 
01 Have You Heard the News
02 Candy
03 Renee
04 Tomorrow Started
05 Call In The Night Boys (Piano Version)
06 For What It's Worth
07 Happiness Is Easy
08 April 5th
09 It's Getting Late In The Evening
10 Desire
11 John Cope
12 I Believe In You
 
Website of James Marsh Art & Design - The artist behind the TALK TALK album artwork... here

Sunday, 22 January 2017

UNDERWORLD Underneath The Radar (1988)


Glory, Glory, Glory, Glory!!!

One of my favourite albums in 1988.
Before Karl Hyde and Rick Smith formed UNDERWORLD, they were FREUR and had a hit with "Doot Doot".
 
01 Glory! Glory!
02 Call Me No.1
03 Rubber Ball (Space Kitchen)
04 Show Some Emotion
05 Underneath The Radar
06 Miracle Party
08 I Need a Doctor
09 Bright White Flame
10 Pray
11 The God Song

Did you know?
The Morse code in the beginning of the song "Underneath The Radar" reads "Think global, act local".

Sunday, 1 January 2017

SKINNER Live on Radio BBC Scotland (2016)


Happy new year!!!

My mate Mike sent me this recently.
It's a brilliant soundboard recording for Radio BBC Scotland including a wonderful interview.
As a big HIPSWAY fan I started with "Long White Car" and "Ask The Lord" and it is woah woah perfect quality.

Download and enjoy

01 Watertown
02 Surfer Girl
03 Life As A Dog
04 Interview
05 Elisabeth
06 Sea Shanty No.2
07 Show Me The Door
08 Sixteen Reasons
09 Ask The Lord
10 Long White Car
11 Poor Old Soul

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

DOT DASH An Overwiew (2016)


The boys of DOT DASH were quite productive during the recent years. They have 5 records out online and compiled a Best Of from their backcatalogue called "Overview" for THIS IS INDIE. And you now have the chance to download the compilation exclusively here.
Thanks to the boys...!
You can buy the albums here.


DOT DASH Overview (2016)
01 Holly Garland
02 Crumbs
03 Rainclouds
04 Tatters
05 Hands Of Time
06 Bloom-Decay
07 Countdown
08 La-La Land
09 There And Back Again Lane
10 Seconds In A Day



My favourite one is "Tatters" which has got kind of a BIFF BANG POW feeling.

I wish you all out there a wonderful time.
Merry Christmas!
And peace......

Sunday, 13 November 2016

LEONARD COHEN - R.I.P. - His Best Storys


LEONARD COHEN died on 7th November...
What can I say?
You were one of the legends. One of the rulers - thinkers - story tellers - gentlemen.
I personally suffer a big loss! Man, you made my life!
REST IN PEACE!!!
For all you out there:
Join me in my grief and download this compilation:
01 Suzanne
02 So Long, Marianne
03 Sisters of Mercy
04 Famous Blue Raincoat
05 Everybody Knows
06 Waiting For The Miracle
07 Who by Fire
08 Chelsea Hotel #2
09 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
10 Bird on the Wire
11 A Thousand Kisses Deep
12 The Future
13 Closing Time
14 Dance Me to the End of Love
15 First We Take Manhattan
16 I'm Your Man
17 Hallelujah

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

NATIONALGALERIE Herbstbeginn (1992)


Dear Readers,
today it is the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere - and since 1992 there is always one particular song that I get as an earworm a few days before as the title is "Herbstbeginn" - "Beginning of autumn".
It is a very, very catchy tune. Slow and with a positive attitude.
Most of you will not understand the lyrics but I still entrust this to you.
Have a listen...

NATIONALGALERIE Herbstbeginn (1992)