Andrew Weatherall, the famed British DJ, musician, remixer and producer who helped Primal Scream craft its genre-flipping early masterpiece Screamadelica, died in a London hospital Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to his publicists. He was 56. Full details right here.
Tag: Happy Mondays
This is a round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. May also include some other titles released in recent weeks but not previously featured. This week’s titles include Wire, Marc Almond and more.
This week sees the release of the first new Nine Inch Nails album in five years (‘Hesitation Marks’), the deluxe vinyl ‘Last Splash’ reissue box set from The Breeders, a pair of ‘Original Album Series’ box sets from Happy Mondays and Ride, plus the bleated U.S. release of the first Dexys album in nearly 30 years.
Rhino Records will follow up its 2010 Record Store Day limited-edition Factory Records sampler with a second 10-inch label sampler for this year’s event: a 4-track EP that will feature one song each from Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays and The Durutti Column, according to Wax Poetic.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind,we revisit the tail end of the April 15, 1990, episode, which featured a 5-minute Kurt Loder-hosted MTV News report about the so-called Madchester scene, featuring interviews with Manchester acts such as Happy Mondays, 808 State and New Order’s Bernard Sumner.
Our latest link round-up includes stories about following Morrissey around on tour, plus items on Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis’ stolen guitar, the Happy Mondays’ reunion album and a new solo record from Cocteau Twins’ Robin Guthrie, plus an interview with former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.
This week’s new releases include the U.S. reissue of Sugar’s catalog, a live CD/DVD from Propaganda’s Claudia Brücken, a live CD from Happy Mondays, an audiophile vinyl pressing of Yazoo’s ‘Upstairs at Eric’s,’ the U.S. release of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Secret World Live,’ and reissues of Icehouse’s ‘Primitive Man’ and ‘Man of Colours.’
This past week’s Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines included news about The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Morrissey, Flipper, The Human League, Dead Can Dance, The Cult, Wire, Paul Weller and Happy Mondays — plus our Q&A with David J and a brand-new Auto Reverse mixtape for February.
It’s Madchester all over again as the Happy Mondays will reunite their original lineup this spring for an 11-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland — and backing singer Rowetta is even suggesting the group would like to open for The Stone Roses at that band’s massive Manchester reunion gigs this summer.
Posters and album art by some of Manchester’s most iconic musical acts — including The Smiths, Morrissey, Joy Division, New Order, The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays — will go on display, and up for sale, at exhibition called ‘The Manchester Connection 1976-1992’ at a London gallery next month.
The buzz about a possible reunion of The Stone Roses built over the weekend, with no official denial from the band’s members and seeming confirmation from friends such as Shaun Ryder and Tim Burgess — plus fresh rumors that not only are the Roses mounting a series of concerts, but recording a new album as well.
Having resolved whatever unnamed legal issues stood in the way, bassist Peter Hook will release his new four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings — which includes the debut of a newly finished Ian Curtis-era leftover — on Monday morning, just a week later than originally planned.
A four-song EP of Joy Division re-recordings that Peter Hook had planned to release this week has been delayed by unspecified legal issues, the bassist said today in an announcement that suggests the release may never see the light of day.
Peter Hook today released official music videos for his new version of Joy Division’s unfinished ‘Pictures in My Mind’ and a new re-recording of the ‘Atmosphere’ featuring onetime Happy Mondays singer Rowetta handling lead vocals.