Archive for November, 2010
On this day in 1986, R.E. M. performed at the University Of Virginia with the band Let’s Active. During the song “Seven Chinese Brothers,” a guy in the audience jumped up on stage and tried to grab Peter Buck’s guitar. He was unsuccessful, but he managed to escape back into the crowd. Peter tore off his guitar and jumped in after him. Mike and Michael then yelled at the guy from the stage as Peter tried to find him. Mike Mills: “If anybody sees that guy, grab him and bring him backstage after the show.” Michael Stipe: “So the Republicans won in this state, huh?” After a few minutes, Peter made his way back on stage without the assailant and the crowd cheered. After he re-tuned his guitar, and the band started into the song “Femme Fatale.”
On this day in 1965 The Beach Boys released the album Beach Boys’ Party! In August 1965, Brian Wilson was working on his next studio album, which would become Pet Sounds. Capitol Records requested a new album for the holiday season and since a live album, Beach Boys Concert, had already been released the previous year, the “live party” idea was selected. Although presented as a live recording, the individual songs were actually recorded in the studio – laughter and background chatter were mixed in during post-production. Today we have I Get Around/Little Deuce Coupe from Beach Boys’ Party!.
Recently Unchikun Records held a Tullycraft art contest and last week the winners were announced. Here are the two winning entries by Jake Rohdy and Kiku Hughes. Thanks so much to the winners and everyone who entered. These are way too awesome! Happy Friday!
On this day in 1995 Sonic Youth, The Amps and Bikini Kill performed at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Today we have the song by Blood One by Bikini Kill.
On this day in 1980 Oingo Boingo, The Police, and XTC performed at UC Santa Barbara in southern California. In 1982 XTC took a break from touring and subsequently never played live again. Today we have an interview with Andy Partridge explaining this decision.