Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. This episode features the release details of the Depeche Mode Spirits In The Forest DVD, the results of The Smiths Queen Is Dead song poll, new music from Jehnny Beth and an Under The Radar selection from LA Priest
On this day in history (June 16, 1986), The Smiths released their 3rd studio album The Queen Is Dead featuring the singles The Boy With The Thorn In His Side, Bigmouth Strikes Again and There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.
Butcher Billy is well known for his creation of t-shirts and posters featuring alternative legends posed in various horror or comic scenes. This time around, he is rendering his ideas on face masks! He has created 12 new face masks feature imagery from The Cure, David Bowie, New Order, Joy Division, The Smiths and more
Velvet Rebel recaps This Week In Music as covered by Strangeways Radio and Slicing Up Eyeballs. He recaps the Morrissey residency in Vegas, anniversaries from The Smiths and Thompson Twins, tour news from Bauhaus and Nick Cave, the passing of Andy Weatherall and an Under The Radar selection from Choir Boy + MORE
The super group Blitz Vega (comprised of Andy Rourke from The Smiths and KAV from Happy Monday’s) have released their third single titled LA Vampire.
The Smiths bass player Andy Rourke has teamed up with KAV from Happy Mondays to form the new super-group Blitz Vega. The first single Hey Christo has an Oasis Shakermaker-like garage rock sound to it.
The results are in and How Soon Is Now from The Smiths has defeated New Order’s 1963 in the final game. While people don’t typically think of the song as a B-side, it was in fact featured as such before making it’s first album appearance.
This is the final game in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There were a few surprises on the way here. Depeche Mode’s Sea Of Sin was a favorite to make the Final Four. Additionally, The Cure had the most songs represented in the tournament yet none of them made the final. The tournament is also not without controversy. How Soon Is Now is generally considered to be an album track. However, before it appeared on Hatful Of Hollow and Meat Is Murder, it was a B-side to the single William It Was Really Nothing.
The final 4 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. While both matchups are difficult, the game between The Cure and New Order is insane. How do you choose between those two? We are close to the end here so make sure to get your votes in so that you can influence…
B-Sides Tournament Round 4: The Smiths, Joy Division, David Bowie, XTC, Duran Duran, The Cure, New Order
The final 8 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There are one or two surprises in this list, but it’s a pretty solid collection of tracks. Good luck choosing between these
B-Sides Tournament Round 3: The Smiths vs Depeche Mode, Pixies vs Joy Division, David Bowie vs New Order
Welcome to round 3 of the best of the B-sides tournament. The games are about to get tougher. For a few of these, I have no idea how they will turn out but…that’s why we vote! For each match up, select the song that is your favorite b-side. Then, scroll to the bottom and select…
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: The Smiths vs The Cure, Depeche Mode vs Garbage, Duran Duran vs The Pixies
Welcome to the second round games of the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. The voting will get significantly more difficult as we move into the late rounds. These games are difficult to predict.