Archive for October, 2010
Today we have a zombie spin on the Tullycraft song “Superboy & Supergirl.” Here is Swedish singer/song writer Nils Folke Valdemar performing Zombieboy & Zombiegirl. Happy Halloween!
On this day in 1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood released their debut album, Welcome to the Pleasuredome in the UK on ZTT/Island Records. It was originally issued as a double vinyl LP, and advance sales of the album reportedly topped one million assuring it the number one spot on the UK chart. Today we have New Bad Things covering the Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic Relax, recorded live on the John Peel show on the BBC. Happy Friday!
Back in the days of my first band Crayon, we played a few shows with an all-girl punk rock band from Portland called Calamity Jane. In October 1992, Calamity Jane was asked if they would like to join Nirvana for a concert at the Velez Sarsfield Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The gig paid $5000. The show was on October 30, 1992, and while on stage the Calamity girls were heckled during their entire set. Nirvana (especially Kurt) was so pissed off at the crowd for being so rude to the openers that he refused to play their monster hit, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Instead, the rowdy Argentineans were treated to a 15-minute song consisting entirely of feedback. Kurt would later write sarcastically about the show in the liner notes of 1992’s Incesticide, “It was as rewarding as paying Calamity Jane five-thousand dollars to be heckled by twenty thousand macho boys in Argentina…”
On this day in 1982 Prince released his fifth album 1999. Originally released on vinyl as a double LP, 1999 was cut to a single vinyl edition in some countries. For example, Brazil issued the album as two separate vinyl records, 1999 and 1999 II. This would be Prince’s breakthrough album but his sixth album, Purple Rain would become his most successful.
This version of Wish I’d Kept a Scrapbook was sent our way some time ago by Master Track from Boston, MA. Master Track also contributed a version of the song “DIY Queen” to the Tullycraft tribute album Wish I’d Kept a Scrapbook. If you’ve recorded a Tullycraft song, or know someone who has, send it our way and we’ll feature it on the blog.
Ballboy is performing tonight at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Popfest. Today we have Absent Friends by Ballboy. Happy Friday!
On this day in 2000 The Softies performed at the Milky Way Lounge & Lanes in Jamaica Plain, MA. Today we have a live recording of The Beginning of the End from that show.
On this day in 1986 The Flaming Lips performed at the Filling Station in Bozeman, MT.
On this day in 1982 Capitol Records released Destination Unknown by Missing Persons. The song would be the first single from the band’s Spring Session M album. Years later, the group’s lead vocalist, Dale Bozzio, would serve as an obvious influence to Lady GaGa. Here is a live performance of Destination Unknown recorded in San Francisco in 1982.
On this day in 1926 A. A. Milne’s first collection of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh were published in the UK. Today we have You’re A Dancing Bear by Patrick Elkins.