Like, oh my god! The classic 80’s movie Valley Girl is now available digitally on Amazon Prime, iTunes, VUDU and more. This movie is known for it’s amazing soundtrack featuring Melt With You from Modern English, The Fanatic from Felony, Angst In My Pants from Sparks and so much more
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps new music from Heaven 17 and Michael Stipe. Plus, an in-home performance from Gary Numan and a rare demo from Duran Duran
Many of you know Velvet Rebel as the host of our This Week In Music show on our YouTube channel. What you might not know is that he is a hard core Duran Duran fan and a regular contributor to the Daily Duranie blog. To help entertain people during the COVID-19 quarantines, he has signed up to host a 3 hour live stream of nothing but Duran Duran songs.
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 (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.
On this day in history (February 25, 1985), Tears For Fears released their second studio album Songs From The Big Chair featuring the singles Shout, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Head Over Heels, Mothers Talk and I Believe.
In celebration of the anniversary of Songs From The Big Chair, this weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the rich catalog of Tears For Fears. This playlist contains over 30 songs of listening from the iconic new wave band who are still touring and occasionally putting out new singles.
On this day in history (February 17, 1984), Thompson Twins released their fourth studio album Into The Gap featuring the singles Hold Me Now and Doctor Doctor. The was the bands most commercially successufull album featuring 3 singles that made the UK Top 5 singles chart.
Showtime will be debuting two documentary films on December 27 for the bands New Order and Duran Duran. The New Order film is called Decades and it is both a concert and a documentary that follows the band as it toured with Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synth orchestra during a Manchester festival in 2017.…
Every year, Matthew Lineham amazes us with his new wave Christmas ornaments. This year, he has released a branch new batch featuring Sisters Of Mercy, New Order, Freddy Mercury, Tears For Fears, Johnny Marr, The Police, The Eurythmics and more.
On this day in history (November 21, 1983), Duran Duran released their 3rd studio album Seven And The Ragged Tiger featuring the singles Union Of The Snake, New Moon On Monday and The Reflex
On this day in history (November 18, 1986), Duran Duran released their fourth studio album Notorious featuring the singles Notorious, Skin Trade and Meet El Presidente.