Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vampire's Kiss (1989)

Horrible Nick Cage vampire movie featuring ESG live in 1989! Most people tapping their hands probably completely oblivious to the significance of what is going on. Sad, really. A few other ok non-ESG songs on the soundtrack too.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

S.C.O.R.T.A. - Pertini Dance (1984)

The shape of the fatherland appears from the pipe! SCORTA's only hit. Produced by Severino Lombardoni.

A surprising post from a great map blog, that sometimes mentions real and imaginary maps found in album art:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Off - Electrica Salsa

So popular you "go back to the 80s" when you listen to it, even though I haven't heard of this until today...probably sold tens of thousands of copies? Don't ever call me an elitist.Badass bassline. Entertaining vocals. One of two hits by OFF.

More info if you speak Deutsch:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Allez Allez - Flesh and Blood (1981)

Belgian post punks given the Eskimo treatment a few years ago:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Dance to ZE Beat

w/ dj Moe Staiano (Mute Socialite/x-Sleepytime Gorilla Museum)

host dj Tristes Tropiques & more

screening: Unmade Beds

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tony Esposito - Simba De Ammon (1984)

Sounds like a song you drunkenly try to remember the name of on the beach with an old friend. Turns out you were thinking of a different song. Play this at my funeral. -TT

Monday, November 10, 2008

Beat the Bush (1983)

Post election special:
Prince Charles and the City Beat Band - Beat the Bush (1983)

Red Hot

Edited, along with a few other songs recently on the first Par-Tay release:

Easy to find around town or online...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Doobie Brothers - Jesus is Just Alright (1972)

Amen break quality classic drums!
0:00 - 0:24

Drums plus Doobie gee-tarin' it up:
3:30 - 4:35

From their first album in 1972.

Significant not only for the amazing break but because in 1991 my grandmother won a cd player and a cd. They were both given to me and that cd was the 1991 release of the Doobie's "Brotherhood" (no relation to New Order). My very first compact disc, this was truly a very painful introduction to the digial era.

Random video of a Tijuana graveyard set to the music:

Billy Idol - Hot in the City - 1987 Remix

Trancy Italo type synth that makes Billy want to dry hump his guitar.
Rides the whole Terminator zeitgeist bandwagon as seen in the beginning of the video.
The video is beyond words. Sexy if you are 12 years old. If not, ridiculous. Mildly nauseating and entirely inexcusable Idol crotch rub. The good parts were looped by the Glimmers a few years ago in a mix.