Linkage — March 15, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Linkage: Stream NME’s C86 cassette; plus The Church, The Cure, ‘Godfathers of Glam’

NME's C86 cassette

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

Test Pressing: Stream NME’s Classic C86 Mixtape To mark the 25th anniversary of the freebie cassette that launched a genre, stream the whole thing right here. The tape includes Primal Scream, Close Lobsters and more. [Self-Titled Magazine]

Godfathers of Glam An interactive feature with new black-and-white fashion portraits of Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Bryan Ferry, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, X’s John Doe and more. [New York Times]

Vault Session: The Church The Aussie rockers stopped by Wolfgang’s Vault HQ last month during their U.S. tour to perform “Pangea,” “Already Yesterday” and “Swan Lake,” available here on streaming video. [Wolfgang’s Vault]

Looking Back: The Cure in 1991 An insightful examination of that nebulous period between Disintegration and Wish, and what could have been for Robert Smith and Co. [Three Imaginary Girls via Chain of Flowers]

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