Siouxsie Sioux and Brian Reitzell – Love Crime – Hannibal Season 3 Finale Soundtrack (2015)

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HANNIBAL — “The Wrath of the Lamb” Episode 313 — Pictured: Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter — (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

Originally featured in Hannibal – Season 3, Episode 13. Written and performed by Siouxsie Sioux and Brian Reitzell.

Lyrics:

Oh, the skies, tumbling from your eyes
So sublime, the chase to end all time
Seasons call and fall, from grace and uniform
Anatomical and metaphysical

Oh, the dye,
a blood red setting sun
rushing through my veins
burning up my skin,
I will survive, live and thrive
Win this deadly game
Love crime
Love crime
I will survive, live and thrive
I will survive, I will survive
I will


Bob Dylan – The Ballad of a Thin Man (1965)

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“Ballad of a Thin Man” is a song written and recorded by Bob Dylan, and released as the final track on Side One of his sixth album, Highway 61 Revisited in 1965. Dylan recorded “Ballad of a Thin Man” in Studio A of Columbia Records in New York City, located at 799 Seventh Avenue, just north of West 52nd Street on August 2, 1965. Record producer Bob Johnston was in charge of the session, and the backing musicians were Mike Bloomfield on lead guitar, Bobby Gregg on drums, Harvey Goldstein on bass, Al Kooper on organ, and Dylan himself playing piano. Driven by Dylan’s sombre piano chords, which contrast with a horror movie organ part played by Al Kooper, this track was described by Kooper as “musically more sophisticated than anything else on the album. Kooper has recalled that at the end of the session, when the musicians listened to the playback of the song, drummer Bobby Gregg said, “That is a nasty song, Bob.” Kooper adds, “Dylan was the King of the Nasty Song at that time.”

[Dedicated to Asger Schnack]

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – Freedom! ’15 (2015)

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First released with the announce of !!!’s new album ‘As If’, ‘Freedom! ‘15’ has now got a lyric video featuring Nic Offer and the song’s vocalists Yolanda Harris Dancy and Taletha Manor. !!! kick off a worldwide tour next month that will take them to Japan, North America and Europe, with more to announce soon. For ticket and album bundles head to http://www.chkchkchk.net/

‘As If’ can be pre-ordered ahead of release on 16 October,
Bleep – http://smarturl.it/asif-bleep
Google Play – http://smarturl.it/asif-play
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/asif-itunes

Directed by LaTurbo
Featuring Yolanda Harris Dancy, Taletha Manor
Special guest Sean Dancy

Depeche Mode – More Than A Party (1983)

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Construction Time Again is the third studio album by English electronic music band Depeche Mode, released on 22 August 1983 by Mute Records. This was the first Depeche Mode album with Alan Wilder, who wrote the songs “Two Minute Warning” and “The Landscape Is Changing”, as well as the B-side “Fools”. The title comes from the second line of the first verse of the track “Pipeline”. It was supported by the Construction Time Again Tour. The album was recorded at John Foxx’s Garden Studios in London, engineered by Gareth Jones (who had also engineered Foxx’s 1980 album Metamatic) and mixed at the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin.


Julian Cope – Sunspots (1984)

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Fried is the second solo album by Julian Cope.

Fried was released on 9 November 1984, just six months after Cope’s debut solo album World Shut Your Mouth. Cope retained guitarist Steve Lovell (and guest oboe player Kate St. John) from the previous album, but added his Drayton Bassett musical foil Donald Ross Skinner on rhythm and slide guitars, former Waterboys drummer Chris Whitten and (on one track) former Mighty Wah! guitarist Steve “Brother Johnno” Johnson.

The album was much more raw in approach than its predecessor World Shut Your Mouth: in many respects it prefigured the looser and more mystical style which Cope would follow and be praised for in the next decade. Notoriously, the sleeve featured a naked Cope crouched on top of the Alvecote Mound slag heap clad only in a large turtle shell. Song topics and approaches included early examples of Cope’s subsequent tendency to mythologise his own life and connect it to legend and ritual (“Reynard the Fox” combined English folktales with reference to Cope’s notorious onstage stomach-slashing incident of the previous year; while “Bill Drummond Said” was an oblique fable about Cope’s former manager and future KLF mainstay) and his developing interest in paganism (“O King of Chaos”, which Cope later revealed was an invocation to Odin). Several songs featured little or no backing, with Cope accompanying himself.

Despite receiving better reviews than its ill-fated predecessor, Fried sold even more poorly at the time (as did accompanying single “Sunspots”). The commercial failure of the album led to Polygram dropping Cope. He would subsequently hook up with a new manager – artist and musician-cum-prankster Cally Callomon – and sign a new deal with Island Records.Skinner and Whitten would remain with Cope for the next album, Saint Julian.

Bill Drummond’s 1986 album The Man replied in kind to “Bill Drummond Said”, with a song titled “Julian Cope Is Dead”.

[Dedicated to Poul Jupont]

The Pop Group – We Are Time (BBC John Peel Session) (1978)

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‘We Are Time’ is an exploratory version of one of The Pop Group’s most anthemic rallying agitations, taken from ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’, a nine-track compilation described by Mark Stewart as equivalent to a lost Pop Group album.

The compilation opens with the fractured future-funk single ‘Where There’s A Will’, originally released as a double A-side shared with The Slits in 1980, and described by Sager [guitarist] as “The group’s best attempt to mix a message with a groove plus some real free playing. If you are really unhinged you may be able to dance to this.” Next up is the unheard, original Andy Mackay (Roxy Music) produced version of ‘She Is Beyond Good And Evil’, probably the band’s most infamous song and famously covered by St Vincent on the Jimmy Fallon show and throughout her Strange Mercy tour.

Cabinet Of Curiosities continues with previously unreleased songs ‘Abstract Heart’ and ‘Karen’s Car’, and other alternative versions. Of ‘Karen’s Car’, recorded in Finland, Sager recalls “appropriately our final stand with just Stewart, Sager, Smith and Waddington left. This is the sound of paranoia, groove and noise at its height. There was nowhere left to go”.

“No waiting
No running
No searching behind

I will take you time
I will break you mine
Waiting is a crime…”

The Pop Group formed in Bristol in 1977 out of a sense of disenchantment with the increasing conservatism of punk.
Drawing on an eclectic range of influences from free jazz, conscious funk, heavyweight dub to avant-garde experimentalism, alongside contemporaries like Public Image Limited, This Heat and Throbbing Gristle, they were at the forefront of a musical period marked out by its ground-breaking innovation.

Their original missives, which Mark Stewart describes as “an index of possibilities”, still explode with an incandescent spirit and energy, possibilities expanded by recent live tours in Japan, America, Australia and the UK and the band’s first studio album in 35 years, ‘Citizen Zombie’.