[Music] merch David J – Rene Halkett – Nothing/Armour (20th Anniversary Re​-​issue)

Many years ago, my brother and I shared a book on Bauhaus that was probably put together by a fan of the band.  It had mentioned some rare curios like a 7-inch recording of band bassist David J collaborating with a member of the original Weimar Bauhaus movement in Germany, René Halkett, who had been […]

[Music] The Teardrop Explodes – Reward

Julian Cope popped into mind earlier today, and it got me thinking about how good his old band The Teardrop Explodes actually were.  Reward was their biggest hit, released in 1981.  It’s mind-blowing to think that this is nearly 40 years old now. Lyrics Bless my cotton socks, I’m in the news The king sits […]

[Music] Steve Jansen & Claudio Chianura – Kinoapparatom

It’s hard to believe this release was recorded 20 years ago, as it has a healthy freshness to the material.  Former drummer of the new wave band Japan Steve Jansen collaborates with keyboardist Claudio Chianura and is ably supported by guitarist Roberto Zorzi and synth player Piero Chianura.  The work is a collaboration where the […]

[Music] Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart

The single that would make Joy Division an international phenomenon is celebrating 40 years since its creation.  It sounds as gloriously shattered today as it did then, and served as the gem in the crown of a brief but powerful catalog. Where did the time go??