No new review this week, but there will be more than one review next week (and keeping my fingers crossed over a few other things) … but of course I cannot let a Tuesday go by without posting something.
I have been e-mailing back and forth with a friend (we shall call him Candyman) about music; he has an extensive knowledge of music, especially (popular and obscure) new wave – he is keeping me on my toes! So, I thought that I would do something a bit different with this video post: split it between new videos and older ones.
First, the new videos, here is Orphan Boy’s new video for “Some Frontiers.” Here are some links if you missed the review of their album “Passion, Pain & Loyalty” (link) and a recent interview (link).
Orphan Boy’s “Some Frontier” from their YouTube Channel: oprhanboyuk.
Surfing around, I came across Maria Rodés – what an amazing voice! I think I am going to have to run out this weekend and buy her album.
Maria Rodés’ “Desorden” from the bcoredisc YouTube Channel.
The last two new videos are from veteran Bjork (one of those artists who always makes me scratch my head) and newcomers Dinosaur Pile-Up, which are further evidence that the 90s are definitely seeping back.
Bjork’s “The Comet Song” from her YouTube Channel: bjorkdotcom.
Dinosaur Pile-Up’s “Mona Lisa” from their YouTube Channel: dinosaurpileup.
Now for the old videos, and I have to state again, there are so many great songs that are just not officially available by so many bands, some that I have not thought about in years till this week, that should not be forgotten: Celebrate the Nun, Dalek I Love You, The Lotus Eaters, and Sigue Sigue Sputnik to mention a few (and let’s not forget Ministry’s first album!). Unfortunately, their videos are not officially available for embeds … I have alluded to this in the past, perhaps it is time to reach out to these artists and labels to place their music out there officially …
But reconnecting with my friend, Candyman, has really got me thinking of older music, more obscure music, and the avant-garde. Though these videos below do not reflect that (to my frustration!), they are four great songs from the 80s … Enjoy!
The Psychedelic Furs’ “Heartbreak Beat” from the PsychedelicFursVEVO YouTube Channel.
Orchestral Manouvers In the Dark’s “If You Leave” from their MySpace Videos page.
If You Leave
OMD | MySpace Video
The Cure’s “Primary” from TheCureVEVO YouTube Channel.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Warriors of the Wasteland” from the zttrecords YouTube Channel.