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May 21, 2013: Full of Fire by The Knife.
Well, this is the best thing I’ve heard in a long time. After seven long years since the release of 2006’s Silent Shout, swedish electronic duo The Knife is back with Shaking the Habitual. And track two, the haunting “Full of Fire,” is a banger. Enjoy.
November 12, 2012: Dear Heart By Cocteau Twins.
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish post-punk, goth, dream pop band formed in 1979. The band’s influences included included Joy Division, The Birthday Party, Sex Pistols, Kate Bush, and Siouxsie and the Banshees. “Dear Heart” was recorded during a John Peel radio session and was featured on the original British cassette of their debut album, Garlands, before it was cut along with three other tracks from the session.
October 9-31, 2012: Spooooky Scary Halloween Mix by Devo’s Song of the Day blog.
So I am going to be reaaal busy this month and posting will be sporadic, so I’m giving you enough awesome tracks right now to carry you through the end of the month— and get you ready for the upcoming holiday!
Happy October and Halloween everyone!
Spoooky Scary Halloween Mix
1. Little Red Riding Hood by Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs
2. Red Right Hand by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
3. Werewolf Bar Mitzvah by Tracy Morgan
4. Dark Shadows Theme
5. The Shadow Knows by Link Wray
6. Goo Goo Muck by Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads
7. I Was a Teenage Werewolf by The Cramps
8. Season of the Witch by Donovan
9. Tanz Der Vampire by The Vampires of Dartmoore
10. Hallowed Be Thy Name by Alice Cooper
11. Wolf by Cuddly Toys
12. Halloween by Siouxsie and the Banshees
13. Dr. Caligari’s Gruselkabinett by The Vampires of Dartmoore
14. Frankenstein by Nancy Dupree
15. Night of the Vampire by Roky Erickson
16. Werewolf by The Frantics
17. Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett and the Cryptkickers
18. Necronomania by Vampire’s Sound Incorpration
19. Cemetery Girls by Barnes & Barnes
20. Ghost Song by Air
21. Cry Little Sister by G Tom Mac
22. Bela Lugosi’s Dead by Bauhaus
23. Halloween by Sonic Youth.
August 4, 2012: Hell by Dance Macabre.
Dance Macabre (not to be confused with Danse Macabre) was a post-punk/goth band from Amersterdam formed in the early 80s. “Hell” is from their sole album. If anyone has more info about this band, please let me know, they’re awesome!
August 2, 2012L The Passion of Lovers by Bauhaus.
Bauhaus were an English rock band formed in 1978. The group was led by singer Peter Murphy and are often labeled the first gothic rock group. Bauhaus is most famous for their first single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” Their sixth single, “The Passion of Lovers,” is from their sophomore album, Mask, from 1981. After the group broke up in 1983, Murphy continued on to play in Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets. He continues to perform solo.
August 1, 2012: “In Heaven” by David Lynch and Peter Ivers.
In honor of the Eraserhead soundtrack reissue this week— David Lynch’ s 1977 feature length debut— here’s “In Heaven,” written and performed by Peter Ivers and sung by the “Lady in the Radiator,” Laurel Near, in the film. The song has been covered by various artists including Tuxedomoon, The Pixies, Bauhaus, and Jay Reatard.
July 23, 2012: Happy Birthday by The Birthday Party.
Today’s my 26th birthday, so let’s celebrate with some Nick Cave!
The Birthday Party, originally known as The Boys Next Door, was an Australian post-punk/goth rock band formed by singer Nick Cave, guitar player Mick Harvey, and drummer Phil Calvert in 1983. Despite being championed by John Peel, the group found little commercial success during their career. Their influence is far-reaching, and they have been called one of “the darkest and most challenging post-punk groups to emerge in the early ’80s.” “Happy Birthday” was originally released in 1979 when the group went by the name The Boys Next Door, then was rereleased in 1988 on the compilation Hee Haw.
If you enjoy my blog, then send me one of your favorite songs as a birthday present!
July 19, 2012: Tiny Spiders by The Soft Moon.
The Soft Moon is a San Francisco based neo post-punk/synth band. The group takes cues from bands like Chrome, Suicide, Danse Society, and Bauhaus. “Tiny Spiders” is the closing track from their 2010 full-length debut.
July 8, 2012: Walking with the Beast by The Gun Club.
The Gun Club was an American punk blues band from Los Angeles, California. Led by singer and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, The Gun Club merged punk with blues, rockabilly and country music. Along with X and other quintessential L.A. punk groups, they helped set the tone of the Hollywood rock scene of the 1980s. “Walking with the Beast” is a track off their 1984 album, The Las Vegas Story.