Tag: Top of the Pops

Vintage Video: New Order enlists David Hasselhoff for ‘Baywatch’-themed ‘Regret’ clip

Vintage Video: New Order enlists David Hasselhoff for ‘Baywatch’-themed ‘Regret’ clip

The U.K. arm of Rhino Records this week uploaded a series of classic New Order videos to the label’s YouTube channel, giving us the perfect excuse to dedicate this installment of Vintage Video to one of our favorite clips: the band’s 1993 “Baywatch”-themed performance of “Regret,” filmed for “Top of the Pops.”

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s ‘Speak & Spell’ released Oct. 5, 1981 — 30 years ago today

Milestones: Depeche Mode’s ‘Speak & Spell’ released Oct. 5, 1981 — 30 years ago today

Depeche Mode’s debut ‘Speak & Spell’ was released on Oct. 5, 1981 — exactly 30 years ago today. To mark the occasion, we present the band’s first few appearances on ‘Top of the Pops,’ which find a group of very young men — introduced as ‘Depech-ay Mode!’ — miming along to their early hits.

Erasure reissuing ‘Wonderland,’ ‘The Circus’ in 2CD/1DVD sets with mixes, B-sides, live video

Erasure reissuing ‘Wonderland,’ ‘The Circus’ in 2CD/1DVD sets with mixes, B-sides, live video

The first and second albums from classic synthpop duo Erasure — 1986’s ‘Wonderland’ and 1987’s ‘The Circus’ — will be reissued this summer in deluxe 2CD/1DVD packages stuffed with remixes, B-sides, live sessions, music videos, TV performances and concert footage.

Milestones: Andy Bell is 47 today; watch Erasure’s debut on ‘Top of the Pops’

Milestones: Andy Bell is 47 today; watch Erasure’s debut on ‘Top of the Pops’

Another day, another birthday: Today it’s Andy Bell’s, and the Erasure singer is 47. To mark the occasion, here’s video of Erasure making its debut on UK television institution ‘Top of the Pops’ nearly 25 years ago with its hit single ‘Sometimes.’

‘Ultimate Pet Shop Boys’ features 19 singles, from ‘West End Girls’ to ‘Love Etc.’

‘Ultimate Pet Shop Boys’ features 19 singles, from ‘West End Girls’ to ‘Love Etc.’

On Nov. 1, the Pet Shop Boys will release a new best-of disc called ‘Ultimate Pet Shop Boys,’ billed as a ‘comprehensive greatest hits collection’ loaded with 19 singles appearing in chronological order, spanning 1984’s ‘West End Girls’ to ‘Love Etc.,’ the first single off the band’s 2009 album ‘Yes.’

Morrissey reissuing ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ single with rare ‘November the Second’ mix

Morrissey reissuing ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ single with rare ‘November the Second’ mix

Next month’s 20th anniversary reissue of Morrissey’s ‘Bona Drag’ will be accompanied by the re-release of ‘Everyday is Like Sunday’ with a new set of B-sides — including the much-coveted ‘November the Second,’ a long-unreleased alternate mix of ‘November Spawned a Monster.’

Photo: Morrissey and Rick Astley backstage at the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ in 1989

Photo: Morrissey and Rick Astley backstage at the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ in 1989

Morrissey fan site True To You today posted this 21-year-old photo of Moz (smiling, no less) and Rick Astley backstage at BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops,’ where the two appeared following the February 1989 release of their ‘The Last of the Famous International Playboys’ and ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’ singles, respectively.