Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the major tour cancellations and Record Store Day releases (including The Cure, New Order, Pretenders, Wire and The The). Also, check out the results of the poll for the top 10 U2 albums of all time, as voted by the fans.
On this day in history (March 13, 1989), Depeche Mode released the live album and documentary – 101. The album and film chronicle the final leg of the band’s Music For The Masses Tour and specifically, the final show at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The title 101 was decided on by Alan Wilder and it signifies that the Pasadena show was the 101st date on the tour.
On this day in history (March 13, 1984), The Cars released their 5th studio album Heartbeat City featuring the singles You Might Think, Magic, Drive, Hello Again and Why Can’t I Have You. Each of the singles charted in the top 40
On this day in history (March 12, 1991), REM released their 7th studio album Out Of Time featuring the singles Losing My Religion, Shiny Happy People, Near Wild Heaven and Radio Song. This album transcended the band for a college rock / alternative band to international success with crossover pop appeal.
In honor of this weeks anniversary of The Joshua Tree, one of the most iconic albums of all time, we have decided to conduct a poll of your favorite U2 albums
On this day in history (March 9, 1987), U2 released their 5th studio album The Joshua Tree featuring With Or Without You, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and Where The Streets Have No Name. This album is legendary not only for the quality of the singles, but the album tracks as well. Songs like Red Hill Mining Town and One Tree Hill have always been equality as memorable to me as were the big hits.
On this day in history (March 9, 1992), Curve released their debut studio album Doppelganger featuring the singles Fait Accompli and Horror Head. Prior to this album, the band had released 3 EP’s.
The Week In Review – 2020 Week 10 featuring Depeche Mode, Jarvis Cocker and the best 80’s soundtracks
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the Depeche Mode Violator box set, new music from Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker, Record store day releases from U2 and David Bowie, tour news from Echo & The Bunnymen and Duran Duran and the latest from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.
On this day in history (March 7, 1983), New Order released the single Blue Monday which would later become the number one selling 12″ record of all time. The single featured some of Peter Saville’s most original work, consisting of a die-cut sleeve resembloing a 5.25″ floppy disk.
On this day in history (March 7, 1983), Tears For Fears released their debut album The Hurting featuring the singles Mad World, Change and Pale Shelter. However, there is so much more to this album than just the singles. Songs like Suffer The Children, Memories Fade and Ideas As Opiates are all single quality songs and combined, they make The Hurting perhaps my favorite album of all time.
On this day in history (March 2, 1987), Siouxsie And The Banshees released their 8th studio album Through The Looking Glass featuring the singles This Wheel’s On Fire and The Passenger. This album is a collection of all cover songs, inspired by David Bowie’s Pin Ups covers album.
On this day in history (February 28, 1986), the soundtrack to the motion picture Pretty In Pink was released. This is generally considered to be one of the greatest soundtracks of all times. Like most John Hughes movies, the soundtrack consisted primarily of brand new new wave music.