Tag: Love and Rockets

Milestones: David J turns 54 today; watch Love and Rockets as The Bubblemen

Milestones: David J turns 54 today; watch Love and Rockets as The Bubblemen

It’s Bauhaus/Love and Rockets bassist David J’s birthday today, and it seems a good as time as any to dig up the video from that one-off classic, The Bubblemen. So here they are, Love and Rockets dressed as giant bees. Dig it.

Duncan Sheik plays The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Smiths on ‘Covers 80s’

Duncan Sheik plays The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Smiths on ‘Covers 80s’

Duncan Sheik will reinterpret a dozen ’80s alternative and synthpop classics this June with the release of ‘Covers 80s,’ which will include new takes on old favorites by The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Love and Rockets, The Smiths and more.

New releases: New Wire album; vinyl reissues from Pixies, Love and Rockets, The Cult

New releases: New Wire album; vinyl reissues from Pixies, Love and Rockets, The Cult

This week’s new releases include ‘Red Barked Tree,’ the new album from Wire; vinyl reissues of best-of sets from the Pixies, Love and Rockets and The Cult; the post-Husker Du debut from Grant Hart’s Nova Mob; and the CD edition of ‘Hand in Glove: The Smiths Tribute’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 1/9/11

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 1/9/11

Highlights of tonight’s “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include not one but two tracks by the pre-Eurythmics group The Tourists (“Blind Among the Flowers,” “Circular Fever”), as well as another double shot of lesser-played Love and Rockets (”Holiday on the Moon,” “Haunted When the Minutes Drag”).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/26/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 12/26/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave included a double shot of lesser-played Love and Rockets (‘An American Dream,’ ‘Sweet FA’) and Peter Murphy doing Iggy Pop ‘Fun Time’).

Beggars prepping U.S. vinyl reissues from Love and Rockets, Pixies, The Fall and The Cult

Beggars prepping U.S. vinyl reissues from Love and Rockets, Pixies, The Fall and The Cult

The American arm of Beggars Banquet is launching a new line of stripped-down, budget-priced vinyl reissues from artists such as The Fall and The Cult, in addition to releasing some older best-of sets from the likes of the Pixies and Love and Rockets on 12-inch for the first time.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/19/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/19/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave included a rarely-heard Depeche Mode B-side (‘Breathing in Fumes’), a pair of songs from The Cure’s ‘The Top’ (‘Shake Dog Shake,’ ‘Birdmad Girl’) and Joe Strummer’s great contribution to the ‘Sid and Nancy’ soundtrack (‘Love Kills’).

Milestones: Daniel Ash is 53 today; watch Love and Rockets’ ‘Mirror People’ live in 1987

In honor of Daniel Ash — he of the ’80s trifecta of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — who turns 53 today, we dug up one of the only vintage Love and Rockets live clips we could find on YouTube, this admittedly grainy, but certainly rare, footage of the band performing ‘Mirror People’ at London’s Town & Country Club in 1987.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

The playlist from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s classic-alt station 1st Wave boasts an unusual number of deep, rarely aired cuts from regulars such as Siouxsie and the Banshees (the band’s cover of The Doors’ ‘You’re Lost Little Girl’), the Psychedelic Furs (‘Imitation of Christ’), The Jesus and Mary Chain (‘Catchfire’) and Love and Rockets (‘Holiday on the Moon’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a left-field Love and Rockets pick (‘Rain Bird’ off ‘Earth Sun Moon’) and the ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight,’ the lone single from early-’80s synthpop act Dominatrix.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/18/10

Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ mixed in some rare(ish) appearances by My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult with lesser-aired tracks from big names like Love and Rockets, The Cure, Kate Bush and Depeche Mode.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 4/4/10

Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a rare selection from Die Warzu (‘Never Again’), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (‘Hallucination Generation’). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (‘Burn’), Love and Rockets (‘Sweet F.A.’) and Bauhaus (‘Black Stone Heart’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 3/14/10

The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include The Swans’ cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ a dash of German synthpop from Cetu Javu, The March Violets’ classic ‘Snake Dance’ and a nice Bauhaus/David J/Love and Rockets run toward the end of the show.