Saturday, February 27, 2010

Elisabeth Frazer returns with "Moses"

Elizabeth Fraser has returned to the music scene with the new single "Moses" which is her first solo release in many years. The former Cocteau Twins singer has recorded this song some time ago with Massive Attack's drummer Damon Reece, and close friend Jake Drake-Brockma.

You can download this single from her official website, or you can buy a vinyl version of it on Amazon, that site also sells the tracks as mp3 downloads.

http://www.elizabethfraser.com/

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ultravox- Vision of Blue

In 1983, Ultravox released their song "Visions of Blue" and recorded a video for the MTV airplay which contained brief nudity. It two showed topless women with bare breasts, draped in towels washing themselves beside a fireplace. This video was banned by the BBC and MTV due to nudity exibition. An edited version was later provided for broadcast on Top of the Pops. Since this form of nudity has become quite harmless, the original version of the video can also be found on youtube.


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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Instant Hit: Kid Monatana- Spooky

"Spooky" is a well known song from the late 60's which has been covered by many artists. One of the most popular cover version is probably Dusty Spingfield's. During the 80's "Spooky" has been covered by less known bands like Vicious Pink and Kid Montana in 1986. Kid Montana's version of the song was released in 1986 through the Belgian independent label 'Les Disques du Crépuscule'.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Devo Fresh at The Olympics

Devo are offering fans a glimpse of their new album, their first in 19 years, which will be released in May. A new track, "Fresh", is available for a free download at the band's official site. They are among the acts who preform during a Victory Ceremony at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver(Feb 22, 2010).

http://www.clubdevo.com/

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Stranglers- Retro Rockets

The Stranglers have prepared two new songs for the potential single release. The first track is the Leamington-debuted "Retro Rockets" and the second is "I Don’t See the World Like You Do". After deliberation "Retro Rockets" has been chosen as the download only single.Both tracks should now be included on the forthcoming 'Decades Apart' compilation as well. The release dates through EMI, for the single and album are tentatively February, 22 and March, 1 2010 respectively although these dates may change.

This info and much more:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Andy Bell- Mimó

Andy Bell the frontman of the British duo Erasure has returned to the music scene under a new name. He recorded a new single "Will You Be There" under the name Mimó. Sadly had to change his name because there is already a musician working as Mimo who has legally challenged Andy's right to use a variation of that name for this project. From this point forwards all further releases will be come out under Andy's own name.
The track was produced by Pascal Gabriel and fetures several other remixes. This song and the single "Running Out" are streaming on the official Andy Bell website.

http://www.andybell.com/

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Buggles- Adventures in Modern Recording 2010

"Adventures in Modern Recording", was the second album by the British synthpop duo the Buggles which was recorded in 1981.The album was mostly produced by Trevor Horn with the assistence of Bruce Woolley. The album was re-issued for the first time in 1992 by Japanese label Jimco Records and completed with bonus tracks in 1997. Their latest reissue contains 10 bonus tracks and it's out on Salvo Records.

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Retrovison: Antena- The Boy From Ipanema

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Peter Gabriel- 'Scratch My Back'

is the eighth studio album by the English musician Peter Gabriel, set to be released on February 15, 2010 in the UK and March, 2 2010 in the U.S. The album, recorded at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios during 2009, consists of Gabriel covering twelve songs by various artists, using only orchestra and voice rather than normal rock instruments.

http://www.petergabriel.com/
tour dates

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Specials celebrate 30 Years

The Specials' 30-year career is set to be marked at the Shockwaves NME Awards as part of a special link-up with the Teenage Cancer Trust. The Coventry band will be honoured at this year's ceremony on February 24. They will also headline this year's Big Gig, which will take place as the Royal Albert Hall in conjunction with the charity.

http://www.nme.com/news/the-specials/49511

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next Wave: LoneLady

LoneLady, AKA Julie Campbell is a self-styled writer, vocalist and tight guitarist. Inspired by post-punk legacy of her hometown, Manchester, England, as well classic college rock of the '80s and early '90s, LoneLady began her forays into lo-fi art punk by making four-track recordings with her guitar and drum machine in 2004. Her first single, "Hi Ho Bastard"/"Fear No More", was released by 'Filthy Home Records' in summer 2005. In 2007, LoneLady connected with two musicians, drummer Oid and keyboardist China Tom, and the project became a trio.

On 22 February 2010 new WARP signing Lone Lady is to release her debut album. Titled "Nerve Up", the album follows 2009’s limited edition ‘Immaterial’ ... (more) 7", which is now available as a free download from www.lonelady.co.uk. The album will also be preceded by the release of a second single, "Intuition", which is set for a 11 January release.

LoneLady Bio
http://www.myspace.com/hiholonelady
http://www.lonelady.co.uk/

Monday, February 8, 2010

Yeasayer- Odd Blood

Yeasayer have released their self produced second album 'Odd Blood'. The album was recorded in New York ans is out on February 8/9, 2010 in Europe and North America. Two singles have already been released so far,"Ambling Alp" in 2009 and "O.N.E." preceeded the album release.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Duran Duran- Girls on Film

Nude Wave is a new label on the Burning Flame Blog which will feature music videos which have caused a lot of controversy during the 80's musical era. Most of them have been banned, censored or edited due to the explicit content of of nudity, sexuality or violence which they showed.

The first video ever that caused such contraversary was by Duran Duran a very famous band at that time. The video for their song "Girls on Film" featured topless women, mud wrestling and other depictions of sexual fetishes. It was directed by fellows Godley and Creme. The video was instantly banned by BBC and heavily redited for the MTV airplay. Here is the original version of the video. Enjoy!



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