Linkage — March 8, 2011 at 1:07 am

Linkage: My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ at 20, plus PiL’s ‘Album,’ Peter Hook and Pixies

My Bloody Valentine, circa 1988

A collection of some mildly interesting links we stumbled across recently:

Twenty Years Ago: My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ A look back at the Kevin Shields and Co.’s second and, so far, final album, the masterpiece of noise and melody that anchors the shoegaze movement. [PopMatters]

XFM 25: ‘Album’ by Public Image Ltd. The U.K. radio series spotlights PiL’s 1986 album — home to the classic single “Rise” — with an hour-long streaming documentary featuring John Lydon discussing the making of the record. [XFM]

Closer to Hooky: The Interview This Factory Records-themed site chats with Peter Hook about his just-announced plans to perform Joy Division’s Closer in Manchester May and release an EP of re-recorded Joy Division songs. [Cerysmatic Factory]

Studio Multitracks: ‘Monkey Gone to Heaven’ Another fun clip from this blog, which presents studio recordings broken into their original components. Hear Black Francis’ vocals on this Pixies track backed only by the string section. [Studio Multitracks]

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