Monday, November 29, 2010

New DM Remix album

For release next year will be a new Depeche Mode remix album. Again, I'm not a big fan of remix albums but this one might be of interest  because of the remixers involved. Some of the names being thrown around are Duran Duran ( from what I understand they will be remixing Personal Jesus), Aland Wilder, Vince Clarke, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!, Brandon Flowers and Arcade Fire. I'm a little interested because the remixers are some ex-members of Depeche Mode and some pretty well known bands and not a bunch of DJs with funky names. I don't know that there ever was a Depeche Mode remix by a DJ that I liked. What I would really love is a nice Depeche Mode remix album done by band members and the songs chosen are from their early career. Which is why I chose a very young Depeche Mode picture and one that includes Alan Wilder. Alan seems to be invovled lately as far as joining Depeche Mode on stage recently to play the keys for the song Somebody. If this remix album is of newer work, then I may pass it up. I would be curious to hear of updated versions of the old material from Speak & Spell, A Broken Frame, Construction Time Again and Some Great Reward.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Blondie - "Mother In The Night"

Blondie performs "Mother In The Night" on A&E's "Private Sessions" which I didn't know about and missed it. Is it me or is Debbie sounding just fabulous and looking great? I love it. Blondie's new ablum "Panic of Girls" does not have a release date yet, but I wish they'd hurry it up. I think it's going to be major.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

 "I don't want to make synth music for the rest of my fucking life. It was a time when I was into that, but whatever, it's done with, it's gone. The whole genre is so over. It was my thing and I'm bored with it."

Really darling, I mean, how old are you? You think the 80s was just a passing phase rather than a whole decade of the most interesting music, not just in Synth but in a lot of different genres.  I bought your last album and quite enjoyed it and thought there was hope yet.

Best response I've read by James D. Stark:
"Guitar music is so over. Rock music has been going on since the '50s. Everyone's sick of that sound right? "

 "If I see anything more '80s-themed, I'm going to bust."
You gor right on and bust, honey. You and your music career can go bust altogether. Get off my iPod.