Monday, February 21, 2011

Human League "Credo"

No, I have not heard the whole album, but I did go to Juno and hear snippets. I couldn't get past the first 90 seconds -- I think it was the autotune that did it for me. Of all the bands whose out of tune vocals actually mattered the most, it was HL. The flat vocals MADE them unique, interesting. Now they just sound like every other piece of crap out there.
Not well done people.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

label update

Well, this blog was originally about me running Ninthwave records- into the ground… (thankyouverymuch! I’ll be here all week! Tip your Waitress!). But I haven’t written too much lately because things have been slow and I have not bothered.
Here goes

Kyle Brylin – single out now. Kyle was brought to me by Charlie Mason – a guy who has an INCREDIBLE ear for hot pop – just the kind I like. Charlie put together mixes and even an amazing video. We’re spending 4 figures on promotion (gulp!) because we both think this will be the start of something great. We’ll see. Most days I feel like we’re just suckers, lol. [psssst- it mights be that the song ends up on ABC TV somewheres, stay tuned.

Empire State Human/Aidan Casserly/Etc. Aidan is sending me a second solo album, released a GREAT ESH single before Christmas and now says he will get me a new ESH album (“Art”) this year. When does the guy sleep?

I have been talking to Van Go Lion about releasing an EP. I hope, I hope, I hope they get back to me, I love their stuff (check out Sugarblush below).

Leonard (aka Starfunk) just sent me a great new CD under the Starfunk name- it is the kind of album George Michael should be making. In fact if GM just recorded his vocals over this album it would be his comeback album. Instead Leonard is allowing me to release it here in the US. Happy day!

Cotton and Gin did something kinda stupid yesterday. It’ll pop up on iTunes in the next 1247 hours. Ugh, hope it works.

Hey, anybody have one of the Original Gary Flanagan CDrs? Gary says his doesn’t work anymore- I have the mp3 files but am curious.

I sent two huge boxes of Cds to Tommy at DSBP so he can send them out to college radio. I figure why not. Cd sales have all but flat-lined. Amazon sells 2-8 a month for me now. It is a vicious circle- I am reluctant to press up cds, so of course I sell less ( or none).

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

another exciting release - Paul Rutherford's solo album reissued

Wow, I thought I would never see this. Bigtime ABC Conectoin btw

· Expanded 2CD reissue of the only solo album to date from Paul Rutherford, former Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer and icon of 80s pop
· Originally released in 1989, this is the first time the album has been available in the UK

· Includes much sought-after early remixes by the likes of Arthur Baker and David Morales

· Lead track is the acid house anthem Get Real, which - like Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax - received an airplay ban from the BBC.

· Three tracks - including a beautiful cover of Chic's I Want Your Love - are co-written and produced by Martin Fry and Mark White a/k/a ABC

· 17 bonus tracks include all the A-side mixes, B-sides, 12" remixes and promo-only tracks - many of which appear on CD for the first time

like a slice of heaven, new Scritti Politti (and a best of cd)

pre order the best of here:

ABSOLUTE is the first ever career-spanning collection of words and music by Scritti Politti - including two new and exclusive tracks. This collection includes: - Debut single, 'Skank Bloc Bolonga' - Singles from 1982 album Songs to Remember (UK chart position #12) - 'The Sweetest Girl' (later covered by Madness), featuring Robert Wyatt, on piano. 'Asylums In Jerusalem' and 'Jacques Derrida' - Five singles from the bands most successful album Cupid & Psyche 85 (UK chart position #5), produced by legendary producer Arif Mardin: 'Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha)' (UK #10), 'Absolute' (UK #17), 'Hypnotise', 'The Word Girl' (UK #6) and 'Perfect Way' (US #11). - Two tracks taken from their third album, Provision (UK #8) - 'Oh Patti (Don't feel sorry for loverboy)' featuring a trumpet solo from jazz genius Miles Davis (who himself covered Scritti's 'Perfect Way' at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1988), plus 'Boom! There She Was' featuring legendary musician Roger Troutman. - Top 20 single 'She's a Woman' a cover of The Beatles track, featuring guest vocals from Shabba Ranks - Four songs from 1999's universally acclaimed album Anomie and Bonhomie, 'Tinseltown To The Boogiedown' (featured guests Mos Def and Jimhal), 'Umm', 'Die Alone' and 'Brushed With Oil', 'Dusted With Powder'. - Two new and exclusive tracks 'A Day Late and a Dollar Short' and 'A Place We Both Belong' - the first to be released/co-written with long-time collaborator David Gamson since Anomie and Bonhomie.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Classic Brothers "Munchies" easily best song I've heard all day

Hey, and you can hear it for free (and legally) download here:

Or get a wav file from their myspace page
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