Happy Birthday David Bowie - 66 Years old today. -- New album out in March.
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"To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished. To anyone who ever felt touched by our music, our deepest thanks for listening." R.E.M. R.E.M.HQ: NEWS
R.E.M. will release a career-spanning Greatest Hits album through Warner Brothers in November.
I remember seeing them around 1982-83 when "Chronic Town" and "Murmur" came out. They played at a roller rink in Stony Brook, NY. Opening band was Dream Syndicate.
Blogload: R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP (1982) @ http://sradams777.blogspot.com
A history of indie music - guardian.co.uk
50 key moments, as chosen by Guardian and Observer writers. What would you include in your version of indie history?
Ian Mackaye - Soft Focus | VBS.TV
Mythic DC punk rock figures Ian Mackaye and Ian Svenonius in a friendly, funny, compelling debate.
Producer Martin Rushent dies aged 63 - NME.COM: Rushent started his career as an engineer in the 1970s, working on records by acts including Fleetwood Mac and T. Rex. He went on to produce The Human League's 1981 classic album 'Dare'. He also worked with Buzzcocks, XTC, The Go-Gos and Altered Images and The Stranglers.
Wikipedia: Martin Rushent
Facebook: Martin Rushent Memories
Blogload: The Human League - Dare! (1981) (1997 CD Re-issue) @ thisisnthqhiphop.blogspot.com
"Poly Styrene, best known as the frontwoman with 1970s punk group X-Ray Spex, has died. Styrene was receiving treatment for an advanced form of breast cancer when she passed away yesterday (Monday 25 April). She was 53." - guardian.co.uk
Wikipedia: X-Ray Spex
Official Website: x-rayspex.com
Video: X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage Up Yours! - youtube
Blogload: X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents - musicfoxhole.blogspot.com