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Rare Ian Curtis interview (audio only)

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“My Favourite Record: Gary Numan”

From FACT magazine – Gary Numan discusses his favourite record. DEPECHE MODE – Songs of Faith and Devotion Mute, 1993 “This album came along at a time when my own career was all but dead and buried.I had lost all … Continue reading

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Siouxsie and the Banshees one hour MTV special “Scream Superstition” , 1991 (YouTube)

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Lullaby Versions of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds tracks

Even though the kids are older, I may still just buy this – lullaby versions of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds classics – and a good selection as well.  The idea of a lullaby version the of the Mercy … Continue reading

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Five facts about Nick Cave

A Truly Bad Seed Born Sept. 1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia, Nicholas Edward Cave showed his outsider tendency early. He and his friends dressed in drag for the last day of school and hit anybody that made fun of them … Continue reading

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Gary Numan’s 1981 ‘farewell’ concerts (including entire gig on Youtube)

Good article on these epic Gary Numan productions – doing stadium gigs with this level of technical production in 1981 was unheard of.  No wonder he lost £25k per gig. This was probably a pretty bad idea: In 1981, at … Continue reading

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds win the Ivor Novello Award 2014 for best LP with ‘Push The Sky Away’

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, James Blake and London Grammar are among the winning artists at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, which recognised the best songwriting and compositions from the past 12 months. Nick Cave picked up the album … Continue reading

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Joy Division & New Order’s Bernard Sumner to release autobiography in September

As it says: Joy Division and New Order guitarist Bernard Sumner will be releasing an autobiography on September 25, Pitchfork reports. The book is titled Chapter and Verse New Order, Joy Division, And Me and is being published by Bantam Press. As … Continue reading

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New Joy Division book – ‘Their One and Only Tour’

This looks interesting – a (potentially) innovative Joy Division book: Fans of Salford rock band Joy Division can view never before seen pictures and back stories in a book from those who were there in the groups prime.The bands Their One … Continue reading

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The role of “Ceremony” as the bridge between Joy Division and New Order

Here’s an excellent article on the role of the track Ceremony as the bridge between Joy Division and New Order. When Steve Coogan, playing Factory Records founder Tony Wilson in Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People, authoritatively proclaims, “No band … Continue reading

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