Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Cure, great article on “the Top” at Unfinished Line

Great article on one of my favourite Cure LPs – the Top – on the Unfinished Line: Somehow, “The Top” has gone down in history as one of The Cure’s minor works, but that is unfair.  Perhaps because there was … Continue reading

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Today is World Goth Day, apparently. Great Guardian article.

Would you know it, but today. May 22nd, is World Goth Day – with a website and everything. The Grauniad have honoured it with a cracking article (“World Goth Day has roused dark memories in me“): Before I knew it, … Continue reading

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Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman interviewed by Ian Camfield

The YouTube interview below sprung up recently on the home page for the Killing Joke official website. It is a five-minute interview with Jaz, waving a spliff around and discussing the impending doom surrounding the end of the worked in … Continue reading

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The Cult perform live on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show

On 18th May 2012, the Cult performed five tracks (22mins) on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show (whatever that is), including three new tracks from the imminent Choice of Weapon LP: 01. For The Animals 02. Wild Flower 03. Honey From … Continue reading

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Epitome: Siouxsie – “Israel (live)”, from the Nocturne video, Royal Albert Hall, September 1983

As I said in this post over here, 1983 was a hectic time for the Siouxsie and the Banshees and Cure families.  Robert Smith was cosied up with Steve Severin, consumption and creativity levels were high and thus was formed … Continue reading

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ARP Omni-2 – the classic Joy Division keyboard

I found this the other day on YouTube – if you like Closer or Atmosphere and have any interest in synths, watch the video below. When I was a teenager in the mid-1980s, like many of my teenager friends I was … Continue reading

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Unsung guitar heroes – Kevin “Geordie” Walker from Killing Joke

Geordie from Killing Joke is truly an unsung guitar hero.  His early guitar sound proved seminal in two ways – what he played and how it sounded. Geordie uses almost discordant guitar chords – lots of flattened notes and diminished structures … Continue reading

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