i was thinking of you when i replied....cos i listen to Gene Pitney, Neil Diamond etc etc, and i remember when he popped his clogs while on tour here, i mentioned it here and you said he was close to where you was...
Too late to send a cd, cos im more than 24 hours from Tulsa :-) (but with my driving...who knows!)
check the dvd's first. didn't i back all on those? but no sweat, if i screwed up, i'll do it over. i just finished a mega load. i did 264 lp's for my best friend in 21 days. also music not on my playlist......ouch.
yes. started by three folks ta an art college in 1975. basically electronic pioneers originally but went more dancy, if you consider a measured beat in the mix. after a bit, settled into a duo with rihard s kirk and steve mallinder. got lots of critical acclaim for being real pioneers in the industrial and early form idm and fu. i like thier 1980-1991 period best. the 3rd remix vocal version of yashar and 12" vinyl cersion of sensoria are in my pantheon. their is an excellent box set out that covers the whole career but if you're wishing to sample first, give me and addy and i will give you a sampler. before you say what the f*ck, give a listen. i'm not a kid....dammit, so this isn't some crap pop nonesense with stupid dancing. it is some very well thought out and even brillant original stuff that laid the foundation of at least 40 subsets of rock and roll.
are over 700,000 cab volt sites. so i'm not yankin' ya. if you like ANY of this, i can turn you on to a lot more bands doing more. musically, my tastes kept me listening to new music. i never got the brain-dead stuck in some decade shit my....well, i don't have peers, my contemps did. as grim says, the 60's ended a long time ago, people!
Ah, Cabaret Voltaire, I,ve been sitting here trying to remember where it was I saw them live, as a 3 piece, I'm 99% sure it was in Erics in Liverpool, late 70s? Bloody memory is going, I'l get into the loft and see if I can dig out my old 'Whats on at Erics' leaflets. Usually have something scribbled on them about the bands I saw there.
color me green, mate. i would have killed to see them in the 70's. sell grandma and mother. depending on where you were musically, you may have written they sucked or some such. pioneering is often a tough ho to road. i only saw them once, as a two piece and visually they were boring. playing with loops and minimal instrumentation, it was a far cry from the punk lot i'd seen the night before. but the music carryed the show. the audience was quiet the whole show, like a spoken word reading, but when the lights flickered, we rose en mass and thundered and cheered. after 10 minutes of so with no lessening of crowd noises, they came out again, everyone shut up and they did a medly of nag nag, james brown and fascination. same result, another encore, semsoria and yashar. same result but then it was quarter past two and the club had to shut. well worth being late for work and getting chewed.