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DANNY WILSON Sweet Danny Wilson (1992)

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

DOT DASH An Overwiew (2016)


The boys of DOT DASH were quite productive during the recent years. They have 5 records out online and compiled a Best Of from their backcatalogue called "Overview" for THIS IS INDIE. And you now have the chance to download the compilation exclusively here.
Thanks to the boys...!
You can buy the albums here.


DOT DASH Overview (2016)
01 Holly Garland
02 Crumbs
03 Rainclouds
04 Tatters
05 Hands Of Time
06 Bloom-Decay
07 Countdown
08 La-La Land
09 There And Back Again Lane
10 Seconds In A Day



My favourite one is "Tatters" which has got kind of a BIFF BANG POW feeling.

I wish you all out there a wonderful time.
Merry Christmas!
And peace......

Sunday, 13 November 2016

LEONARD COHEN - R.I.P. - His Best Storys


LEONARD COHEN died on 7th November...
What can I say?
You were one of the legends. One of the rulers - thinkers - story tellers - gentlemen.
I personally suffer a big loss! Man, you made my life!
REST IN PEACE!!!
For all you out there:
Join me in my grief and download this compilation:
01 Suzanne
02 So Long, Marianne
03 Sisters of Mercy
04 Famous Blue Raincoat
05 Everybody Knows
06 Waiting For The Miracle
07 Who by Fire
08 Chelsea Hotel #2
09 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
10 Bird on the Wire
11 A Thousand Kisses Deep
12 The Future
13 Closing Time
14 Dance Me to the End of Love
15 First We Take Manhattan
16 I'm Your Man
17 Hallelujah

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

NATIONALGALERIE Herbstbeginn (1992)


Dear Readers,
today it is the beginning of autumn in the northern hemisphere - and since 1992 there is always one particular song that I get as an earworm a few days before as the title is "Herbstbeginn" - "Beginning of autumn".
It is a very, very catchy tune. Slow and with a positive attitude.
Most of you will not understand the lyrics but I still entrust this to you.
Have a listen...

NATIONALGALERIE Herbstbeginn (1992)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

ANDY PAWLAK In The Kitchen 12" Vinyl - to be released on 23rd September

The 12" Vinyl of ANDY PAWLAK's "In The Kitchen" will officially be released on 23rd of September.
I received a pre-release today.
Isn't it simply wonderful?
For more information check the website of Firestation Records here.

Friday, 22 July 2016

JELLO BIAFRA Nazi Trumps Fuck Off



JELLO BIAFRA AND THE GUANTANAMO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE will be on tour throughout Europe in August.

Check the tour dates here.

D O.  N O T.  V O T E.  A D O L F.  T R U M P ! ! !


And the original song
NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF here
as mp3.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

ANDY PAWLAK Blood And Feathers EP & In The Kitchen



ANDY PAWLAK's compilation of demos "Blood And Feathers" and his pre-Shoebox demos "In The Kitchen" are now available on iTunes and Amazon as downloads.
By the end of summer "In The Kitchen" will be available on vinyl as well as a strictly limited and numbered edition on FIRESTATION RECORDS from Germany.
The cover of "Blood And Feathers" is hand painted by ANDY PAWLAK himself.
The track list of "Blood And Feathers":
01 Edith
02 Fumes
03 Girl In The Rain
04 Losing The Feeling
05 Walking
06 Wish You'd Believe
07 Blood And Feathers
Check Andy's website for future information on the vinyl release here.

Friday, 15 July 2016

MICHAEL HEAD AND THE STRANDS The Olde World (Introducing The Strands)

 
 
I don't know if this album "officially" exists... And if it does, if it circulates under the name "Introducing The Strands" (under which I got it) or "The Olde World" (under which there is a cover available and a vinyl release as well).
I suppose, there is a sufficient reason for alternative 2.
So, here we go:
The "lost genius and among the most gifted British songwriters of his generation" [to quote the NME]... with demos and live tracks plus alternative mixes.
 
01 Glynys & Jaqui
02 The Prize
03 And Luna
04 Fontilan
05 X Hits The Spot
06 Poor Jill
07 Wanda
08 Hockens Hey
09 It's Harvest Time
10 Poor Jill 2
11 Queen Matilda
12 The Prize (der der)
13 Glynys & Jaqui
14 Green Velvet Jacket
15 Queen Matilda (Demo)
16 Something Like You (Live at Nulle Part Ailleurs - Canal + - 20_02_1998)
17 Queen Matilda (Alternative Take 3)
18 Queen Matilda (Alternative Take 4)
 

Sunday, 3 July 2016

THE RIFLES Big Life (2016) New album out August 19th

A little appetizer... The pre-order download tracks:


Sounds like this is gonna be a brilliant album. It better should be...

Supplement on 26Jul2017:
Received news and a review on the album.
7 of 18 songs "falter", which - in plain words - means 39% rubbish. Even more as the review writer is
a) a mod
b) a brilliant britpop DJ
c) a very nice guy
So my expectations are kind of low.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

THE CREEPS Collected Rawk'nRoll



THE CREEPS were a Swedish R&B-Garagerock-Band with massive Organ Swoops and a thrilling driving beat. They were formed in 1985, released their first record in 1986 and split in 1997 after their last album "Mr. Freedom Now!"
Their biggest success was their album "Blue Tomato" with the single "Ooh I Like It!", released in 1990.

This is my Best Of:

01 Down At The Nightclub
02 Ain't No Square
03 Rattlesnake Shake
04 Just What I Need
05 Now Dig This
06 One Good Reason
07 So Long
08 You've Got Me Going
09 Let Me Eat You
10 Petalatupp
11 Right Back On Track
12 Up The Top
13 Ooh I Like It
14 Smash
15 Way Cool
16 Lovemagic
17 Change It
18 Give It To Me
19 It's Gotta Be Real
20 Beam Me Up
21 Mr. Freedom Rides Again

Sunday, 1 May 2016

VELETTES Colour Studies EP & I See Melody (2016) Promo Video

...I feel a bit stupid always repeating how wonderful this music is, but I simply have to.
I loved them, when the were THE BRIGHTS and I love them even more as VELETTES.
A unique voice, a wonderful sound and perfect pop.
On 13MAY2016 their new EP called "COLOUR STUDIES EP" will be released and offered as download.
You can stream the EP here.
As a little appetizer watch this video:
video
I am a bit sad that I cannot make them come over here to Germany but you up in Britain should support them on their concerts in
IPSWICH
LONDON
LIVERPOOL and
MANCHESTER
through May.
For full listing visit their website www.velettes.co.uk

Thursday, 28 April 2016

ANDY PAWLAK Mermaids (1988 Promo Video)



Today a mail from ANDY PAWLAK reached me,saying that he found an old VHS video of his single "Mermaids" from back in 1988.
"I have just moved house and found the last remaining VHS
video of Mermaids......"
He digitalized it and then sent it to me so I can show it to you.
Ain't that awfully nice...?
It will also appear on andypawlak.com and on YouTube.
But first of all...... Here!
Thank you so much,Andy!

  video

Friday, 8 April 2016

CABARET VOLTAIRE / THE PRESSURE COMPANY Live In Sheffield (1982)





Another one from the brilliant CABARET VOLTAIRE under the alias of THE PRESSURE COMPANY performed as a support for the Solidarnosc movement in Poland.
Very strange performance and heavy stuff for hardcore collectors.

CABARET VOLTAIRE / THE PRESSURE COMPANY Live In Sheffield (1982)
01 War of Nerves
02 Wait and Shuffle
03 Get Out of My Face
04 Vitrious China

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

CABARET VOLTAIRE The Drain Train (1986)

One of my favourite CABARET VOLTAIRE singles - with the original artwork.
Including the Bonus Remix 12" of course.
I really enjoyed this record. I still was living in my parents' home then and they did not enjoy it... Neither my presence (referring to my begetter or "father" or "the Antichrist") nor my favourite music.

01 (Shakedown) The Whole Thing
02 Menace
03 Electro-Motive
04 (Shakedown) The Whole Thing (Version)
05 (Shakedown) The Whole Thing (Dub)

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

DICK BRAVE AND THE BACKBEATS Dick This! (2004)



As an avowed Mod I am not very much into Rockabilly. But somewhere in my soul I am probably a Rod/Mocker - and I'm not the only one in my posse.

This is a fantastic Rockabilly album by an artist who's a.k.a. Sasha - known in Germany at least. He recorded this under the alias Dick Brave and the Backbeats - inspired by the name Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
It contains cover versions of songs you will all know.
My favourite one is "Walk This Way"...

DICK BRAVE AND THE BACKBEATS Dick This! (2004)
01 Get the party started
02 Walk this way
03 She's the most
04 Take good care of my baby
05 Be the one for me
06 Twenty flight rock
07 Slippin' n slidin'
08 Freedom
09 Buona Sera
10 Teenager in love
11 Black or white
12 Hallelujah, I love her so
13 Here I go (I'm a Hobo)
14 Smokey Joe's Café
15 Complicated
16 Give it away
17 They remind me too much of you

Monday, 29 February 2016

SCHEISS DRAUF The Soundtrack of my Life (monomod)



About 12 years ago I figured out that I was stuck in a marital mess and a dead end street.
So I separated and got divorced from my wife.
But before that I tried to detect the things I did wrong in my life - and why I was punished with that woman. So I started to write down almost everything I could recall. Starting with primary school until what was my "today" back then.
I called the story "SCHEISS DRAUF" which could be translated like "NOT GIVING A FUCK".
And it turned out to be incredibly funny and actually quite interesting - at least for me and my friends.
And furthermore I learned that I was quite deeply involved into the Hamburg music scene as most chapters dealt with music in one way or another.
Most of my friends wanted to read the story of course and that was the point when I decided to post the stuff on my first ever blog.

SCHEISS DRAUF (Postcard of Scootland - Scots'n'Mods) German!

And whenever music was mentioned in a post I'd offer the specific songs as a download in the following post.
Here is the

SOUNDTRACK OF MY LIFE (compiled by the life of the monomod)
01 The Who - My Generation
02 Heaven17 - We Live So Fast (Extended Mix)
03 Dead Kennedys - Too Drunk To Fuck
04 The Jam - But I'm Different Now
05 The Clash - London Calling
06 The Who - The Real Me
07 Specials - Little Bitch
08 The Cure - In Between Days
09 The Smiths - William, It Was Really Nothing
10 Biff Bang Pow - Girl From Well Lane
11 Heaven17 - Sunset Now (Full Length Album Version)
12 Heaven17 - Come Live With Me (12" Extended Version)
13 Hipsway - Bad Thing Longing
14 The Cure - Close To Me (Closet Remix)
15 Killing Joke - Eighties (Serious Dance Mix)
16 The Jazz Butcher - Just Like Betty Page
17 Lloyd Cole - Lost Weekend
18 New Order - The Perfect Kiss
19 The The - This Is The Day
20 Iggy Pop - Cry For Love
21 Spiritualized - Cop Shoot Cop
22 A Split Second - Rigor Mortis
23 ABC - King Without A Crown
24 Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
25 Cabaret Voltaire - Sensoria
26 Depeche Mode - Love In Itself
27 Easterhouse - Come Out Fighting
28 Front242 - Welcome To Paradise (V1.0)
29 Redskins - Let's Make It Work!
30 The House Of Love - Shine On
31 The Human League - The Lebanon
32 The Jam - Going Underground
33 The Neon Judgement - Chinese Black
34 The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
35 Lloyd Cole - Jennifer She Said
36 Die Antwort - Aber Du,Meine Liebste (Die Schönste Rose)
37 Die Zimmermänner - Stefan Und Kai-Uwe
38 Paul Quinn & The Independent Group - Will I Ever Be Inside Of You
39 Gene - Save Me,I'm Yours
40 The Ocean Blue - Drifting, Falling
41 Andy Pawlak - Eskimo Kissing
42 The Jazz Butcher - Partytime
43 The Field Mice - If You Need Someone
44 Aztec Camera - Still On Fire
45 Bloomsday - North Country Girl
46 Danny Wilson - The Second Summer Of Love
47 Del Amitri - Be My Downfall
48 Friends Again - Lullaby No.2 (Love On Board)
49 Hipsway - Ask The Lord
50 Jazzateers - Up To My Eyes
51 Lloyd Cole - Undressed
52 Outsiders - Take Me
53 The Pearlfishers - Across The Milky Way
54 The River Detectives - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
55 The Trash Can Sinatras - You Made Me Feel
56 Paul Quinn & The Independent Group - A Passing Thought
57 Edwyn Collins - Means To An End
58 Oasis - My Generation

This used to be my life...
The monomod

Thursday, 18 February 2016

NEW STREET ADVENTURE live in Hamburg (2015)



NEW STREET ADVENTURE's tour date for Hamburg is confirmed.
It is the brilliant Mojo Club again on 15APR2016.
And as a little appetizer I offer this download for you today:

ACID JAZZ asked me kindly to delete the link. I hope they will allow me to offer a stream of the concert.

NEW STREET ADVENTURE - LIVE IN HAMBURG 2015
01 Lucky Lady
02 Hard Living
03 Hunted
04 Be Somebody
05 No Hard Feelings
06 Rascal
07 On Our Frontdoorstep
08 Smooth Talker
09 Say You're Lonely
10 She's An Attraction
11 Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out
12 Standing In The Way
13 Foot In The Door
14 Hangin' On / Hangin' Up
15 Keep In Burning
16 -break- (deleted)
17 The Big AC
18 -end- (deleted)

The recording was made with a stage mic and an amp mic and I synchronised them. And with a little bit of EQ here and AMP there the sound is not that bad.
I hope to see you all there again.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

DAVID BOWIE R.I.P.

Moondust will cover you...

Good bye David Robert Jones - 08.01.1947-10.01.2016

Friday, 1 January 2016

VELETTES Wild Flowers (2015) plus Extra



HAPPY NEW YEAR, dear readers!!!

I heard some news recently about an new band called VELETTES, who formed out of the ashes of THE BRIGHTS that I mentioned in earlier posts between April 2011 and October 2012.
The first bands that came to my mind when I listened to the promotional material were SAD LOVERS AND GIANTS and THE CURE - which to me is a perfect combination.

There is an EP release confirmed and scheduled for March so I will definitely keep you updated.
In the meantime I suggest you to check their YouTube channel here and download their first single "Wild Flowers" on Amazon or iTunes.


PLUS: The boys from VELETTES have been so kind to offer YOU READERS a download. A song that is available for the first time ever NOW and HERE!!! I have listened to it on my way to work (yes, I do have a job) today as it is new to me as well - and I love it.
Wonderful - play it loud!!!


Here you go: 101 nights.mp3