Linkage — February 15, 2012 at 5:51 am

Linkage: Joy Division/New Order master tapes — plus Talking Heads, XTC, The Smiths comic book

A collection of some interesting links we recently stumbled across:

Jamie Oliver Finds Joy Division and New Order Master Tapes The celebrity chef reportedly found the tapes along with guns and gold valued at £1.1 million while excavating the  basement of an old Manchester bank he’s turning into a high-end restaurant. According to press accounts, he has turned over everything he uncovered. [Holy Moly]

3/4’s of Talking Heads Waiting on a Call Watching the new concert DVD “Chronology,” ex-Heads drummer Chris Frantz is left  with “tons of feelings, both positive and kind of sad, but mostly positive.” Plus, “It also makes me think, like, whose idea was it to stop this band anyway?” Frantz says he, wife Tina Weymouth and bandmate Jerry Harrison would love to get back together with David Byrne — but Byrne remains, as ever, uninterested. [Billboard]

A Watershed Moment: XTC’s Andy Partridge On ‘English Settlement’ The frontman looks back on one of his band’s seminal albums on its 30th anniversary, saying, “I still think it’s a great album, although not my favourite. It was a joy to write and to record and despite what happened I still look back on some of that period fondly. We might have missed our chance at making it really big but in the years that followed we still made some great, critically acclaimed albums and expanded our sound to include other genres.” [The Quietus]

Unite and Take Over Volume 2: A Smiths Comic Anthology Today is the final day to contribute to Shawn Demumbrum’s second collection of Smiths-inspired comics via Kickstarter, a fund that is still short of its goal. The second anthology will feature adaptations of songs including “Well I Wonder” (Jamie S. Rich and Christoper Mitten), “Big Mouth Strikes Again” (Christian Marra) and “Girl Afraid” (Libbi Rich and April Reyna). [Kickstarter]

 

 

2 Comments

  1. scott (the other one)

    “Frantz says he, wife Tina Weymouth and bandmate Jerry Harrison would love to get back together with David Byrne — but Byrne remains, as ever, uninterested.”

    Why do you think that is? Byrne’s a great artist who’s done some fine and interesting stuff without the band. But it’s hard to believe he looks at his entire body of work and thinks, “Yes. Yes, my non-Talking Heads stuff is definitely much, much better.”

  2. RE: Scott (the other one) I know! SOMETHING must have went down between the band that we don’t know about.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.