Thank you for listening to A Feast of Friends on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
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Here’s the playlist for Saturday, June 7, 2014. Thank you for listening and for your continued support. Happy Birthday to the legendary Prince and Tom Jones who celebrated their birthdays on June 7.
1) Wreckage- Atmosphere
2) Death Cult- Ghost Dance
3) Pink Turns Blue- Your Master is Calling
4) Johnny Cash- Hurt
5) Peter Murphy- Lion
6) Ikon- She’s in Parties
7) Bauhaus- God in an alcove
8) Clock DVA- Eternity in Paris
9) Soul Merchants- Black Rain
10) Section 25- Looking from a Hilltop
11) Surveillance- I was there
12) Assemblage 23- Binary
13) :wumpscut:- Opening the gates of Hell
14) Attrition- A girl called Harmony (Live from the Black Lodge in SF)
15) Apoptygma Berserk- Love never dies
16) Ah Cama Sotz- Your darkest soul
17) Criminal Asylum- The Candour of Hell
18) Genevieve Pasquier- Today the disco
19) This Mortal Coil- Sixteen Days- Gathering Dust
20) Kraftwerk- Showroom Dummies
21) The Art of Noise- Slip of the Tongue
22) Chris and Cosey- Exotikah
23) Stalingrad- Court Martial
24) Surveillance- Thoughtcrime
25) Love and Rockets- My drug
26) Soil and Eclipse- Violin
27) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- (I’ll love you ) til the end of the world
28) Tom Jones- If you go away
29) Marc Almond- Night and Day
30) Natalie Imbruglia- Leave me along (Portishead remix)
31) Peter Murphy- I am my own name
32) Killing Joke- Tomorrow’s World
33) Prince- Purple Medley
34) Prince- Nothing Compares to you
34) Concrete Blonde- Tomorrow Wendy
Formerly called the Death Cult, this original EP was released by them and issued in 1983. The track I played, Ghost Dance was inspired by the writings and teachings of Wovoka (Jack Wilson), the chief figure in the movement among Native American Indians belief systems. Ghost Dance is a traditional ritual or circle dance used by many Native American Indians and was first practiced among the Nevada Paiute in 1889. Fronted by Ian Astbury, this album will always be cherished.
Lion is the tenth solo album by Peter Murphy. It was just released on June 3, 2014 through Nettwerk Records. This album was produced by Killing Joke bassist Martin Glover, better known as Youth. I really like this album and will be playing more tracks on this show. Peter Murphy is on tour and you can check out this upcoming concerts- Lion Tour by going to his website: http://www.petermurphy.info/
I was introduced to this post punk band from Denver Colorado called the Soul Merchants when the guitarist named Jerry Cuba came on my radio show, A Feast of Friends with his sister a few years ago. He brought me a double CD to listen to and I immediately loved it. At the time he was living in Hawaii. After he moved back to the mainland, a year or two later, he sent me this autographed, rare, “hard to find” gem, a vinyl called Gates of Heaven, which is pictured here, from 1986 from Iron Gate Records. Their music is a blend of post punk and psychedelic 60s, gloomy yet beautiful, reminiscent of the Joy Division. I hope Jerry is reading this one day and contacts me.
Tom Shear and Assemblage 23’s “The Vinyl Sessions” came out last year. The 8 tracks on vinyl was hand selected by Tom with newly recorded mixes and new vocals. The special limited edition vinyl is only available to 500 copies worldwide. It was a pleasure to meet Tom when he was brought down by Nephilim Halls last year and I got the opportunity to interview him on A Feast of Friends. Hope to speak with him again soon in Hawaii. Thank you Tom Shear and Nephilim Halls.
Tom Shear also has a side project called Surveillance and released a wonderful new album called “Oceania.” A little different from Assemblage 23 and I like it a lot. Definitely one to check out on his website: http://www.assemblage23.com/
A CD release party for Surveillance will be taking place at KORE on June 21 at Downbeat Lounge. You can win your signed copy by Tom Shear by attending KORE. You also have better chances in winning by going to Hydra on Friday, June 13 at Next Door. Go to http://www.nephilimhalls.com for more details.
German electronic music was revolutionary going as far back to the 70s when some young musicians called Kraftwerk introduced their unique sound to America, influencing many electronic recording artists through the years. Released in 1977, Showroom Dummies is in the Trans-Europe Express album. Kraftwerk still go on tour. I hope they can play in Hawaii one of these days. It would be the concert to die for.
Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust in an EP released in 1983 on 4AD by This Mortal Coil, headed up by label founder Ivo Watts-Russell. Members of Cocteau Twins, Colourbox and Modern English, along with vocalist Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk made up the band that recorded the title track of the EP.
Criminal Asylum is one of the many side projects of Kirlian Camera’s Angelo Bergamini. This album called Choices was produced by Bergamini. Front cover picture taken from SPK’s “Live At SAM” 1982. Definitely a collectible as all Kirlian Camera albums.
This is the first album by STALINGRAD called Court Martial, the more orchestral side of Kirlian Camera (side project of Angelo Bergamini and Elena Fossi). An amazing mixture of bombastic pompous orchestration, combining neofolk elements with neoclassical and industrial atmospheres. This limited album was released in 2006 on Twilight Records (Argentina)
Originally released in 2003, French artist, Genevieve Pasquier also from the band Thorofon is soft minimal and loud electronic to cabaret and dark hypnotic. The album Virgin Pulses was Released in 2006 on Ant-zen. There are many good tracks in this album and she has a distinct sound like no other.