Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hot Silk Pockets

"What's The Matter?" is the new song from Hot Silk Pockets. An irresistible bassline, punky guitar and Altered Image-esque vocals power this pop gem.

This up and coming band doesn't yet realize how great they are. Their loss is your gain as they are currently giving away this song for FREE!

Click here for "What's The Matter?" free download

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Regeneration Tour

The 2008 Regeneration Tour kicks off August 1 in Arizona.

80s New Wave Heroes Human League, Belinda Carlisle, ABC, A Flock Of Seagulls and Naked Eyes are on the bill.

Get ready to pogo, skank and mosh like it's 1983!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

David Bowie Live '72 Santa Monica

This live recording captures Ziggy Stardust at the peak of his glory.

The previously unreleased October 20, 1972 concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Bowie's first U.S. Radio performance), was broadcasted by the now defunct Los Angeles station KMET. Hear the entire concert here:

David Bowie - Santa Monica '72

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Mr. Really Bad Dancer

One famous adage says, "Dance like no one is looking".

Please don't. People ARE looking. And it's because of the way you dance.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

False Alarm

In the eighties, The Alarm tried sooo hard to be U2 but could never quite measure up. Where Bono could be overblown as well as profound, Mike Peters just came across as bombastic.

Now the mimicry continues. Only this time it is The Clash they are imitating on their latest release, "Guerilla Tactics". "Three Sevens Clash" has a fast punk tempo and hard edged guitar with lead singer Mike Peters doing his best Joe Strummer imitation. "Alarm Calling" is so close to "London Calling", not only in name but in beat and guitar riff, it borders on bad parody. "Right Now" is the album's obligatory stab at reggae.

All in all, this sounds less like a group collaboration and more like Mike Peters' own vanity release. The lack of depth in the song writing being compensated for by over-the-top pleading to "join the fight", is signature Alarm. The catchy hooks of past Alarm songs are few here.