Friday, June 25th, 2004
Ladies And Gentlemen, It's Time
Ladies and Gentlemen (view a live Quicktime video here)
Another Morning (download the mp3 here)
Job To Do
Only Love Can Set You Free
Mantovani The Mind Reader
Your Horseshoe Wreath Will Bloom
Song Of The Rat Leaving The Sinking Ship
The Devil Needs You
Okay, that line break is kinda funky but what can you do. There will be touring to support – September in Europe and October in the US and by US I hope they mean US and Canada.
A disc of demos and unreleased material from the album sessions recently found by Mick Jones as well as a 45-minute documentary DVD will be the bonuses accompanying The Clash’s London Calling: The 25th Anniversary Edition, out September 21 as part of Epic’s Legacy series. This is in addition to the typical remaster job, expansive liner notes, fancy packaging and hefty price tag.
Another classic (though more recent) album getting the deluxe makeover is Pavement’s Crooked Rain Crooked Rain, which will be coming out as a double-disc set on October 26, just like the Slanted & Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe set a couple years ago. No specifics from Matador as of yet, but a release date is a good start.
One of the consequences of Lollapalooza going tits up is that a whole lotta bands have to find new Summer plans. Billboard checks in on some of the bands who had been slated to be part of the festival and what their contingency plans are.
The Onion AV Club interviews Nellie McKay. From Zoilus. Zoilus’ Carl Wilson also wrote this critical piece about her in yesterday’s Globe & Mail, recommending you go see Nina Hagen at Lee’s tonight in lieu of Nellie next Wednesday to satisfy your cabaret diva fix. He relents somewhat on his position on his own website, acknowledging her potential when she gets out of her teens. The National Post’s Aaron Wherry offers colour commentary from his own corner of the Blogosphere. Someone get The Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner to weigh in. It’ll be like a Toronto music critic pow-wow.
What do you get when you cross the old Spider-Man newspaper strip with Photoshop? Hilarity, that’s what. Keep hitting refresh, a new strip will load.
My site is being pokey today. Please bear with me.
np – Velvet Crush / In The Presence Of Greatness