This Day In History : U2 released The Joshua Tree

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.

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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.

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The Day In History : Tears For Fears released The Hurting

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.

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Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker releases new song House Music All Night Long under the moniker of JARV IS

Pulp fans, rejoice. Frontman Jarvis Cocker has formed a new band called JARV IS and announced their debut album called Beyond The Pale which is due out on May 1 on Rough Trade records. Last May, they released the first single Must I Evolve. Today, they have released the follow up titled House Music All Night Long. The latest track gives of a vibe of the electronic era of David Bowie.

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