Another great Canadian 80s band, Images In Vogue. Call It Love is still my fave song by them but I love this single quite a bit. I know a couple peeps who have played in the band over the years but have actually never seen them live, which nowadays is just the singer Dale with a bunch of other dudes, much like A Flock Of Seagulls, but that's a whole other story for another time. For now, enjoy IIV in an extended version.
Men Without Hats are back on tour for the first time in years, and even though it's just Ivan remaining, I'm still gonna go and check it down. Also a good friend of mine is doing their FOH so I think I can get in for free which is a bonus. I did see them live in the summer of 1984 with opening act, Spoons. That is like, 27 years ago. Holy *$#*!!!! This track is still my fave by them and one of my fave 80s tracks period, so here I give it to you in it's extended format because 3 and a half minutes is just not long enough!
I love how no matter how complete I think a collection of music is, to this day, little surprises continue to thrill. I thought I had 80s Depeche Mode down pat. I was wrong. Black Celebration, a live version from the US and Canadian 12" for A Question Of Time/ A Question Of Lust has gone under my radar this whole time until a recent SAP Music post made me look twice. So in SAP's honour, I give you a couple rare DM b-sides from the Limited Edition cassette single of A Question Of Lust. Twas a sweet little package that I bought at the time of release. It came in a 7" style sleeve with the tape, a badge, and a booklet. I still have it, though all 4 items are in different locations....long story..Anyhow, these are not my rips cause my tape is pretty warbly. Always up for a Blasphemous Rumours live version, me.
23 days too late but that's ok. Chalk Circle, an amazing Canadian 80s band who released some gems in the eighties. Some really great singles, like their debut, April Fool. Not only one of my fave songs from the era, but I'm really hoping someone out there has the 12" for this. There are 2 mixes of the song plus a mix of another great single, Me, Myself & I. They have never been released on CD and I'm not sure if they ever will be, so if anyone has this, please send me a copy, PLEASE! Cheers!
To be honest, I was a little disappointed with Record Store Day 2011. I mean, there were some great releases this year, but none that absolutely Blew me away like last years Blur single, Fool's Day. It was a total surprise to hear something new from the band, and it's release so totally low key that I still feel it's freshness today. The store I went to first opened early so I already missed out on some exclusives I was in search for. I did manage to pick up the pink vinyl Kate Bush 10" and the Beady Eye 7" boxset so it wasn't a total bust.
And I noticed someone wanted a re-up of an older Blur post so here it is as well...(It was a really old post and I don't get many comments so they go unnoticed sometimes...) Cheers!
Fool's Day Don't Bomb When You're The Bomb (William Orbit Remix)
I don't know if you saw any of Coachella's live streams last weekend but boy, Big Audio Dynamite were amazing! I only wish that the set would have been longer. They did not dissapoint. The set was strewn with all the early classics and sounded so fresh and didn't lose the spark of the original versions. Gutted that they are not going to be visiting close enough to my city for a show, although I did see them with The Farm on the Globe tour! Anyhow, here's the wicked Mick Jones remix of Suede's Attitude which I don't believe is on the upcoming slew of Suede reissues. Cheers!
Adam is back and he's looking good for a man closer to 60! I've always liked his singles and lately can't get enough of them. Finding a copy of the Apollo 9 Orbit Remix has been a painful search though! So enjoy the only song the man performed at Live Aid.
Vive Le Rock (Remix) Vive Le Rock (Instrumental Dub Mix) Greta X
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