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WTF???

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Global Gaming Factory Acquires The Pirate Bay

In what you can certainly call a surprise move, The Pirate Bay has been sold. Global Gaming Factory has announced that is has purchased the torrent search engine for 60 million Swedish Krona (7.8 million USD). They plan to build a business model around The Pirate Bay where content providers and copyright owners get compensatation.

Sony Walkman Turns 30

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BBC News Magazine invited 13-year-old Scott Campbell to swap his iPod for a 30-year-old Sony Walkman for one week.



Read This: Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

Captain Crawl Is Dead (Again)

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First Ed McMahon, then Farrah Fawcett, then Michael Jackson and now Captain Crawl.

Captain Crawl is dead. Long live Captain Crawl!


Hey Chris, keep us posted about CC. You keep disappearing on us.

Happy Birthday!

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Alison Moyet of Yazoo turns 48 today!


Yazoo, left to right: Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke

Wikipedia: Yazoo

Unofficial Website: yazooinfo.com

Video: Yazoo - Situation (1982) - youtube

Blogload: Yazoo - Upstairs At Eric's - i-stop80.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins turns 52 today.


The Thompson Twins, left to right:
Alannah Curry, Tom Bailey and Joe Leeway

Wikipedia: Thompson Twins

A good Thompson Twins info website: gt350mustang.com/tt

Video: Thompson Twins - In The Name Of Love - live 1983 - youtube

Blogload: Thompson Twins - The Hits - grumpyscorner.blogspot.com

The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop

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On this date in 1985, The Style Council had the #1 album in the U.K., Our Favourite Shop.



Wikipedia: The Style Council

Official Website: thestylecouncil.co.uk

Video: The Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down! (from Our Favourite Shop) - on Old Grey Whistle Test - 1985 - youtube

Blogload: The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop - mocholand.blogspot.com

Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World

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On this date in 1985, Tears For Fears had the #1 single in the U.S., "Everybody Wants To Rule The World". It appeared on their Songs From The Big Chair album.



Wikipedia: Tears For Fears

Fansite: tearsforfearsfans.com

Video: Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World on Top Of The Pops - 1985 - youtube

Blogload: Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair - warezwp.org

The Alarm - The Stand

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In June of 1983, The Alarm released their third single, "The Stand". It was backed by "Third Light". The A side appeared on their debut self-titled five song EP. A different version of the song appeared on their debut full-length album, Declaration. The B side also appeared on Declaration. The single reached the #86 spot on the U.K. singles chart. They had begun life as a punk band called The Toilets. Later, they were a mod-influenced band called Seventeen which is when they released their first record. As The Alarm, the Rhyl, Wales post-punk/new wave band disbanded in 1991, only to re-form recently.



Wikipedia: The Alarm

Official Website: thealarm.com

Video: The Alarm - The Stand - youtube

Blogload: The Alarm - Standards - A Retrospective Collection - fishtank2007.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Roger Taylor of Duran Duran turns 49 today!


Duran Duran, left to right: John Taylor, Roger Taylor,
Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Andy Taylor

Wikipedia: Duran Duran

Official Website: duranduran.com

Video: Duran Duran - Careless Memories (1981) - youtube

Blogload: Duran Duran - lots of stuff - 80sandme.blogspot.com

Midge Ure - No Regrets

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On this date in 1982, Midge Ure released his debut solo single, "No Regrets". It was backed by "Mood Music". This was a side project for the lead singer of Ultravox (and former member of The Rich Kids and Visage). This was his only solo recording until 1985 when he released an album called The Gift. Neither of these single sides were included, though "Mood Music" was added as a bonus when re-released on CD. The single reached the #9 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Lanarkshire, Scotland punk/post punk singer continued his solo career after Ultravox disbanded in 1987.



Wikipedia: Midge Ure

Official Website: midgeure.com

Video: Midge Ure - No Regrets - youtube

Blogload: Midge Ure - No Regrets - 7 inch (both sides) - musiconvinyl.blogspot.com

Anti-Nowhere League - Woman

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On this date in 1982, Anti-Nowhere League released their fourth 7-inch record, "Woman". It was backed by "Rocker". The A side appeared on their debut album, We Are...The League, though it was a different recording of the song. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus track to the debut album when it was re-released on CD. The original single version of "Woman" was also added as a bonus track. The Kent, England punk band disbanded in 1989, only to re-form in 1992 and be somewhat active on the recording and performance fronts.



Wikipedia: Anti-Nowhere League

Official Website: antinowhereleague.com

Blogload: Anti-Nowhere League - We Are...The League - plunksound.blogspot.com

Kissing The Pink - Mr. Blunt

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On this date in 1982, Kissing The Pink released their second single, "Mr. Blunt". It was backed by "Water In My Eye". The A side appeared on their debut album, Naked. The B side was a non-LP track. The London, England new wave band released four albums by 1993 at which time they went on hiatus. There have been releases made by some of its members working together but nothing as a full band.



Wikipedia: Kissing The Pink

Unofficial Website: jeffgrote.com

Blogload: Kissing The Pink - Naked - totalwire.blogspot.com

Honey Bane - Jimmy...(Listen To Me)

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On this date in 1981, Honey Bane released her fifth 7-inch solo record, "Jimmy...(Listen To Me)". It was backed by another version of the A side and "Negative Exposure". The London punk singer was the former front woman (actually, teenage girl) for Fatal Microbes and also fronted Donna & The Kebabs before going solo. There was no album released of her as a solo artist while she was still performing but the third track had also appeared on her Turn Me ON Turn Me OFF EP. She left the music industry in 1983 but has since resurfaced to perform occasionally.



Wikipedia: Honey Bane

Blogload: Honey Bane - Turn Me ON Turn Me OFF EP - wiels.nl/blog

Angelic Upstarts - 2,000,000 Voices

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On this date in 1981, Angelic Upstarts released their third studio album, 2,000,000 Voices. It contained the singles, "Kids On The Street", "England", "Last Night Another Soldier" and "I Understand" (a different cut than the single). When the album was re-released on CD, the single version of "I Understand" was added. Founded in 1977, the South Shields, England Oi! band is still together.



Wikipedia: Angelic Upstarts

Myspace: myspace.com/angelicupstartsmusic

Blogload: Angelic Upstarts - 2,000,000 Voices - plan-9fromouterspace.blogspot.com

Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood

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On this date in 1981, Tom Tom Club released their debut single, "Wordy Rappinghood". It was backed by "(You Don't Stop) Wordy Rappinghood" (an instrumental version of the A side). The 12 inch single provided an extra song, "Spooks". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The other tracks did not until a recent CD re-release. The single reached the #7 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The band was formed as a side project by Talking Heads' members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz. The new wave husband and wive duo continue on today.



Wikipedia: Tom Tom Club

Official Website: tomtomclub.net

Blogload: Tom Tom Club - debut album - neonjunks.blogspot.com

The Records - Shades In Bed

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On this date in 1979, The Records released their debut album, Shades In Bed. It included their first single, "Starry Eyes" (#56 U.S.) and their third single, "Teenarama" but excluded their second single, "Rock And Roll Love Letter", because the band felt the single was a flop. In the U.S., the debut album was simply called "The Records" where the track order was changed and "Starry Eyes" was a re-recorded version of the single, not the original cut. The album reached the #41 spot on the U.S. albums chart. The London power pop band broke up in 1982. Singer John Wicks tried to recapture the magic under the name John Wicks and The Records and they have released a few albums.



Wikipedia: The Records

Official Website: therecords.com

Blogload: The Records - debut album (U.S. version) - and more - digivinyltal.blogspot.com

Telex - Moscow Discow

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On this date in 1979, Telex released their third single, "Moskow Diskow". It was backed by "Twist A St. Tropez" (though there were a number of different versions released later with different B sides). Both tracks appeared on their debut album, Looking For Saint Tropez The Brussels, Belgium french speaking synth band became inactive after 1989 until 2006 when they released new material.



Wikipedia: Telex

Official Website: telex-music.com

Video: Telex - Moskow Diskow -youtube

Blogload: Telex - Looking For Saint Tropez - saltyka.blogspot.com

The Jolt - Maybe Tonight

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On this date in 1979, The Jolt released their fourth and final 7-inch record. It was a four track EP. The songs included were "Maybe Tonight", "I'm In Tears", "See Saw" and "Stop, Look". They did not appear on an album but all four were added as bonus tracks to their self-titled debut album when it was re-released on CD. The band was one of the bands at the forefront of the mod movement, like their label mates The Jam. The Glasgow, Scotland band broke up in 1979 after one album.



Wikipedia: The Jolt

Blogload: The Jolt - debut album -mod64.blogspot.com

Talking Heads - Pulled Up

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On this date in 1978, Talking Heads released their fourth single, "Pulled Up". It was backed by "Don't Worry About The Government". Both songs appeared on their debut album, Talking Heads: 77. The single was only released in the U.K. The New York City new wave band, regulars at CBGB's, disbanded in 1992. Frontman David Byrne was never interested in a reunion.



Wikipedia: Talking Heads

Official Website: talking-heads.net

Video: Talking Heads - Pulled Up - live - 1978 - youtube

Blogload: Talking Heads: 77 - definitivetunes.blogspot.com

Music News

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Sweden's Pirate Party captures Euro seat - Reuters.com



"The Pirate Party captured 7.1 percent of votes in Sweden in the Europe-wide ballot, enough to give it a single seat. The party wants to deregulate copyright, abolish the patent system and reduce surveillance on the Internet."

Official Website: The Pirate Party - www.piratpartiet.se
(link goes to the English version)


UPDATED For Scott: JUNE 14, 2009

The Pirate Bay is not affiliated with the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet).
It is affiliated with a group called Piratbyran.





Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked

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On this date in 1989, Fine Young Cannibals had the #1 album in the U.S., The Raw & The Cooked.



Wikipedia: Fine Young Cannibals

Video: Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing (from The Raw & The Cooked) - youtube

Blogload: Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw & The Cooked - deicida69.blogspot.com

Simple Minds - Live In The City Of Light

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On this date in 1987, Simple Minds had the #1 album in the U.K., Live In The City Of Light.



Wikipedia: Simple Minds

Official Website: simpleminds.com

Blogload: Simple Minds - Live In The City Of Light - awangarda.blogspot.com

ABC - Vanity Kills

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In June of 1985, ABC released their ninth single, "Vanity Kills". It was backed by "Judy's Jewels". The A side appeared on their third album, How To Be A...Zillionaire! The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #70 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #91 spot on the U.S. singles chart. The Sheffield, England new wave band disbanded in 1992 but has done some touring in recent years.



Wikipedia: ABC

Official Website: abcmartinfry.com

Video: ABC - Vanity Kills - youtube

Blogload: ABC - How To Be A...Zillionaire! - nrrules.blogspot.com

Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book

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In June of 1983, Elvis Costello released his twenty-eighth overall single, "Everyday I Write The Book". It was backed by "Heathen Town". The A side appeared on his eighth studio album, Punch The Clock. The B side did not but it was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The single reached the #28 spot on the U.K. singles chart and the #36 spot on the U.S. singles chart. It was Elvis Costello's first top 40 single in the U.S. The London punk/new wave singer is still active.



Wikipedia: Elvis Costello

Official Website: elviscostello.com

Video: Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write The Book - on Solid Gold - 1983 - youtube

Blogload: Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock - and much more - stupidd.blogspot.com

Bauhaus - Spirit

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On this date in 1982, Bauhaus released their eighth single, "Spirit". It was backed by a live version of "Terror Couple Kill Colonel" (the studio version was one of their singles in 1980). The A side appeared on their third album, "The Sky's Gone Out". The B side wound up as a bonus track on their live album, Press The Eject And Give Me The Tape, when it was released on CD. The Northampton, England goth band, originally known as Bauhaus 1919, broke up in 1983. Peter Murphy found some success as a solo artist. After some other short-lived projects, the remaining former members of Bauhaus (Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins) formed Love And Rockets. Bauhaus recently reunited to record a new album and tour.



Wikipedia: Bauhaus

Official Website: bauhausmusik.com

Video: Bauhaus - Spirit - youtube

Blogload: Bauhaus - The Sky's Gone Out - la-ultima-sinfonia-del-corazon.blogspot.com

Crass - Penis Envy

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On this date in 1981, Crass released their third album, Penis Envy. The album did not produce a single. The album reached the #1 spot on the U.K. indie albums chart. The Essex, England punk band released five albums and several EP's and singles before disbanding in 1984.



Wikipedia: Crass

Unofficial Website: southern.com/southern/label/CRC

Blogload: Crass - Penis Envy - phantasmagoria138.blogspot.com

Young Marble Giants - Final Day

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On this date in 1980, Young Marble Giants released their debut single, "Final Day". It was supported by "Radio Silents" and "Cakewalking". None of these tracks appeared on their only album, Colossal Youth, but they were all added when the album was re-released on CD. The Cardiff, Wales post punk band released one album and two EP's before disbanding in 1981. Philip Moxham was later in The Communards and Everything But The Girl. They have gotten back together to do some recent touring.



Wikipedia: Young Marble Giants

Unofficial Website: youngmarblegiants.com

Blogload: Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth & Collected Works - includes all three tracks on the Final Day 7-inch - uncontrolableurge.blogspot.com

Gang Of Four - At Home He's A Tourist

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On this date in 1979, Gang Of Four released their second single, "At Home He's A Tourist". It was backed by "It's Her Factory". The A side appeared on their debut album, Entertainment! The B side appeared on their EP, Yellow. When Entertainment! was reissued on CD, all of the tracks from Yellow were added as bonuses. The single reached the #58 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Leeds, England post punk band slowed down considerably after 1983 but has performed sporadically since then. Original members Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham had rejoined the band a few years ago but left again leaving Jon King and Andy Gill to replace them...again.



Wikipedia: Gang Of Four

Official Website: gangoffour.co.uk

Blogload: Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - claroymeridiano.blogspot.com

U.K. Subs - Stranglehold

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On this date in 1979, U.K. Subs released their second single, "Stranglehold". It was supported by "World War" and "Rockers". All three songs appeared on their debut studio album, Another Kind Of Blues, but they were different cuts. The 45 versions of all three songs appeared as bonus tracks on the album when the album was re-released on CD. The single made it to the #26 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk band, originally called U.K. Subversives, is still led by Charlie Harper and shows no sign of slowing down.



Wikipedia: U.K. Subs

Official Website: uksubs.co.uk

Video: U.K. Subs - Stranglehold - on Top Of The Pops - 1979 - youtube

Blogload: U.K. Subs - The Singles 1978-1982 - cualseratueslogan.blogspot.com

The Diodes

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On this date in 1978, The Diodes released their self-titled debut album. It contained the single, "Red Rubber Ball". The Toronto band was one of the first Canadian punk bands. Their first single, "Raw" which contained only one of their songs (it was a shared single with the all-female Toronto punk band The Curse on the other side) was not included. They disbanded in 1982 after three albums. They have gotten together for reunion shows since.



Wikipedia: The Diodes

Myspace: myspace.com/thediodes

Blogload: Tired Of Waking Up Tired - The Best Of The Diodes - drunksongs.blogspot.com

Sex Pistols On A Boat

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On this date in 1977, Sex Pistols decided to "celebrate" the jubilee by chartering a boat and sailing down The Thames past Westminster and the Houses of Parliament while playing live. They had the proper permits for their sailing adventure. The police took them and their manager Malcolm McLaren into custody anyway.



Wikipedia: Sex Pistols

"Official" Website: sex-pistols.net

Blogload: Sex Pistols - Live In Trondheim - 1977 - allaboutmusician.com

The Smashchords

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On this date in 1981, The Smashchords released their self-titled debut EP. The six track 12 inch contained "Brand New Rambler", "Smashattack Rock!", "Theme From The Discombobulators II", "Ou La Oui! Park My Car At The Rhumbaparty Dub", "Caveman" and "Country Ending". The Seattle, Washington punk band consisted of two guitarists (Harlan Matao and Jerry Ventura) and that's it. They also released two cassettes by the end of 1982. That was the end of their catalogue.



Blogload: The Smashchords EP - phoenixhairpins.blogspot.com

The Belle Stars - Hiawatha

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On this date in 1981, The Belle Stars released their debut single, "Hiawatha". It was backed by "Big Blonde". They did not release an album until 1983 and neither of these two songs were included. The London all-girl new wave band formed when The Bodysnatchers disbanded. Sarah Jane Owen, Stella Barker, Penny Leyton and Miranda Joyce were The Bodysnatchers who formed the new band. The Belle Stars disbanded in 1986 after two albums. They have occasionally re-formed to perform.



Wikipedia: The Belle Stars

A Fansite: thebellestars.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk

Blogload: The Belle Stars - "Hiawatha" - 2tone-lifeinmonochrome.blogspot.com

Zounds - Demystification

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On this date in 1981, Zounds released their second single, "Demystification". It was backed by "Great White Hunter". Neither track appeared on their debut album, The Curse Of Zounds, both both were added as bonuses later. The Reading, England punk band hung it up in 1983 but re-formed in 2001.



Wikipedia: Zounds

Official Website: zoundsonline.co.uk

Blogload: Zounds - The Curse Of Zounds - musictraveler.blogspot.com

The Records - Crashes

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On this date in 1980, The Records released their second album, Crashes. It contained the single, "Hearts In Her Eyes". They never replicated the success that their debut single, "Starry Eyes" had. The London power pop band broke up in 1982. Singer John Wicks tried to recapture the magic under the name John Wicks and The Records and they have released a few albums.



Wikipedia: The Records

Official Website: therecords.com

Blogload: The Records - Crashes - takethepills.blogspot.com

The Outsiders - Calling On Youth

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On this date in 1977, The Outsiders released their debut album, Calling On Youth. There were no singles released from the album. The Wimbledon, England three piece punk band were one of the original punk bands, having formed in 1976. They disbanded in 1978 after two albums. A "best of" collection of their work from the two albums was captured on Vital Hours. Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey went on to form post punk band The Sound.



Wikipedia: The Outsiders

Blogload: The Outsiders - Calling On Youth - and more - anniesanimal.blogspot.com

One Way System - Give Us A Future

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On this date in 1982, One Way System released their second 7 inch record, "Give Us A Future". It was backed by "Just Another Hero". The A side appeared on their debut album, All Systems Go. The B side did not but it was added as a bonus track when the album was re-released on CD. The Fleetwood, England punk band has been together for the most part since their formation in 1979 but little has been produced in the studio since 1983.



Blogload: One Way System - All Systems Go - crowdance.blogspot.com

Happy Birthday!

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Richard Butler of The Psychedelic Furs turns 53 today!



The Psychedelic Furs, clockwise from top right:
Tim Butler, Richard Butler, John Ashton and Vince Ely.

Wikipedia: The Psychedelic Furs

Video: The Psychedelic Furs - We Love You - live - approx 1981 - youtube

Blogload: The Psychedelic Furs - Hammersmith Odeon (1982) - theultimatebootlegexperience.blogspot.com

The Specials - Ghost Town

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On this date in 1981, The Specials released their seventh single, "Ghost Town". It was backed by "Why" and "Friday Night, Saturday Morning". None of these tracks were on a regular studio album but all three were captured on the 1991 compilation, The Singles Collection. The single made it to the #1 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Coventry, England ska band listed their name as Special A.K.A. for some records, a practice that they sometimes employed even before the departure of Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples (to form Fun Boy Three in 1981). The band, itself, worked as The Special A.K.A. for awhile and released their last album in 1984. They have been touring again.



Wikipedia: The Specials

Official Website: thespecials.com

Video: The Specials - Ghost Town - on Top Of The Pops - 1981 - youtube

Blogload: The Specials - The Singles Collection - satanska.blogspot.com

Thompson Twins - A Product Of...

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On this date in 1981, The Thompson Twins released their debut album, A Product Of.... The album contained the singles, "Perfect Game", "Animal Laugh", "Politics" and "Make Believe", none of which charted. The album did not chart either. Their band consisted of six members when this album was released. The London new wave band would achieve a lot of commercial success when pared down to three members. They disbanded in 1993.



Wikipedia: Thompson Twins

A good Thompson Twins info website: gt350mustang.com/tt

Blogload: Thompson Twins - A Product Of... - and more - links-inside.blogspot.com

Laurie Anderson - O Superman...and Happy Birthday!

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On this date in 1981, Laurie Anderson released her second single, "O Superman". It was backed by "Walk The Dog". The A side appeared on her debut album, Big Science. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #2 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The Chicago-born avant garde/experimental singer continues to record.

And...Laurie Anderson turns 62 today



Wikipedia: Laurie Anderson

Official Website: laurieanderson.com/

Video: Laurie Anderson - O Superman - at her home - 1982 - youtube

Blogload: Laurie Anderson - Big Science - devotionalhooligan.blogspot.com

The Flying Lizards - Fourth Wall

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On this date in 1981, The Flying Lizards released their second album, Fourth Wall. It included the singles, "Lovers And Other Strangers", "Hands 2 Take" and "Move On Up". The London experimental post punk band disbanded in 1984 with three albums, two EP's and several singles to their credit.



Wikipedia: The Flying Lizards

A Fansite: markallencam.com/theflyinglizards.html

Blogload: The Flying Lizards - Fourth Wall - boardsofelectronica.blogspot.com

The Radiators - Stranger Than Fiction

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On this date in 1980, The Radiators released their sixth single, "Stranger Than Fiction". It was backed by "Prison Bars" and "Who Are The Strangers?". The A side did not get placed on an album until a 1985 compilation. The two B sides were older cuts. "Prison Bars" was on their 1977 debut album, TV Tube Heart. "Who Are The Strangers?" appeared on their second album, Ghostown, released in 1979. The Dublin, Ireland punk/post punk band, also known originally as The Radiators From Space, disbanded in 1981 after two albums. Guitarist Phil Chevron went on to join The Pogues. The band re-formed in 2003, again as The Radiators From Space.



Wikipedia: The Radiators From Space

Official Website: theradiators.tv

Blogload: The Radiators - TV Tube Heart - isksp.blogspot.com

Joe Jackson - The Harder They Come

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On this date in 1980, Joe Jackson released his eighth single, "The Harder They Come". It was backed by "Out Of Style" and "Tilt". The A side was a cover of a Jimmy Cliff song. None of the tracks appeared on a regular studio album. The Staffordshire, England punk/new wave musician still records.



Wikipedia: Joe Jackson

Official Website: joejackson.com

Blogload: Joe Jackson - "The Harder They Come" - and more - lacofla.blogspot.com

Sex Pistols - (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone

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On this date in 1980, Sex Pistols released their eleventh single, "Stepping Stone". It was backed with "Propaganda". The A side was a cover of The Monkees' song and appeared on The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle soundtrack. The B side was a non-LP track that was essentially sound bytes and clips. The single reached the #21 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk band disbanded in 1978 when Johnny Rotten quit but the name lived on in various incarnations for a few more years (or as long as Malcolm McLaren could squeeze more money out of the name). There was only one official album. They have done reunions on a few occasions since 1978.



Wikipedia: Sex Pistols

"Official" Website: sex-pistols.net

Blogload: Sex Pistols - The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle - blogdorock1.blogspot.com

Klark Kent - Away From Home

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On this date in 1980, Klark Kent released their third single, "Away From Home". It was backed by "Office Talk". The A side appeared on their self-titled debut album. The B side was a non-LP track. Klark Kent was the alter-ego side project of Stuart Copeland of the Police. The project lasted four singles and an album, the last of which was released in 1980.



Wikipedia: Stewart Copeland

Official Stewart Copeland website: stewartcopeland.net

Video: Klark Kent - Away From Home - youtube

Blogload: Klark Kent - Kollected Works - a compilation - commercialzone.blogspot.com

Crass - Reality Asylum

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On this date in 1979, Crass released their debut single, "Reality Asylum". It was backed by "Shaved Women". Neither song appeared on an album, despite the fact that this single was sandwiched between their first and second LP. The A side was removed from the original plan for the album because of protests raised by workers at the plant who were pressing the album. It was later re-added on later releases. The single made it to the #9 spot on the U.K. indie singles chart. The Essex, U.K. punk band released five albums and several EP's and singles before disbanding in 1984.



Wikipedia: Crass

Unofficial Website: southern.com/southern/label/CRC

Blogload: Crass - Best Before - a compilation - and more - jayriotmusic.blogspot.com

The Ruts - Babylon's Burning

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On this date in 1979, The Ruts released their second single, "Babylon's Burning". It was backed by "Society". The A side appeared on their debut album, The Crack. The B side did not appear on an album until 1980's semi-compilation, Grin & Bear It. The single reached the #7 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The London punk/post punk band changed its name to Ruts DC after the heroin overdose death of their singer, Malcolm Owen (July 14, 1980) but had limited success.



Wikipedia: The Ruts

Myspace: myspace.com/therutsofficialpage

Video: The Ruts - Jah Wars and Babylon's Burning - on TV - 1980 - youtube

Blogload: The Ruts - The Crack - bruunski.blogspot.com

Menace - Last Year's Youth

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On this date in 1979, Menace released their fifth and final single, "Last Year's Youth". The B side was "Carry No Banners". The band went through several labels and did not record an album. They frequently opened for Sham 69. The London punk band disbanded in 1979 (in fact, prior to the release of this single) with five singles but no albums to their credit. The core of the band became Aces which was short-lived. Menace re-formed in 1997.



Blogload: Menace - Screwed Up: The Best Of Menace - rockandriot.blogspot.com

R.I.P. Dee Dee Ramone

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On this date in 2002, Dee Dee Ramone, born Douglas Glenn Colvin, was found dead by his wife Barbara at his Hollywood, California apartment. An autopsy established heroin overdose as the official cause of death and is available for viewing at TheSmokingGun.com




Myspace: DEE DEE RAMONE

Wikipedia: Dee Dee Ramone

Video Dee Dee Ramone with his band Spikey Tops appeared on Local Live Licks with Uncle Floyd in April of 1991. (YouTube.com)

Blogload: Dee Dee Ramone - Greatest & latest-2000 - stealingofanation.blogspot.com

The Police - Every Breath You Take

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On this date in 1983, The Police had the #1 single in the U.K., "Every Breath You Take". It appeared on their album, Synchronicity.





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Leisure Process - A Way You'll Never Be

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On this date in 1982, Leisure Process released their second single, "A Way You'll Never Be". It was backed by "Rachel Dreams". Neither song appeared on an album. In fact, they never released an album during their short-lived career. The Dover, England new wave duo was made up of Ross Middleton (ex-Positive Noise) and saxophonist Gary Barnacle whose saxophone work can also be heard on tracks by PIL, Visage, The Clash, The Ruts and Pet Shop Boys, among others. They released four singles but disbanded in 1983 without an album.



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