The Sex Pistols single, ‘Holiday In The Sun‘, the fourth to be taken from their only studio album, ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ was originally released in October 1977. But a promo video was never made for the single. That is until now!
Director of the Sex Pistols film, ‘The Filth & The Fury‘, Julien Temple has produced a video compiled from previously unreleased footage especially for use on the limited edition super deluxe box set ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ to be released September 24th through Universal Music UK.
Acclaimed for his music video production and documentaries including directing ‘The Great Rock and Roll Swindle’ (1980), ‘The Filth and The Fury’ (2000) and ‘There’ll Always Be An England’ (2007), Julien Temple has reignited previously unreleased footage of the Pistols playing live in Cornwall September 1977 that never previously had sound, cutting it with John Tiberi’s shots of the band in Berlin back in March 1977.
“The live performance was shot using one camera and shows the extraordinary captivating quality of the band at the time.” recalls Temple. “There was shock in the room, it was hypnotising, contagious, and unfolded right in front of you. It was filmed in Penzance in September 1977, the Pistols arrived unannounced and the audience couldn’t believe what they were getting”.
Limited edition super deluxe box set ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ to be released September 24th through Universal Music UK.
Despite earning critical acclaim and a sizable cult fanbase, commercial success eluded Stereolab.
Simon Reynolds commented in Rolling Stone that the group’s earlier records form “an endlessly seductive body of work that sounds always the same, always different.”
While much of the music press were banging on and on about Blur & Oasis and making up a complete genre in Brit Pop, Stereolab forged their own path merging various components of krautrock, lounge and experimental popmusic with a certain uber cool.
They have been called “one of the most influential alternative bands of the ’90s”, and one of “the decade’s most innovative British bands.”
Here are Stereolab in a very rare live UK TV appearance, performing my favourite Stereolab track, ‘French Disko‘ live on Channel 4’s The Word.
I felt very sad on hearing the news that Davy Jones of The Monkees had died yesterday of a heart attack aged just 66. I loved the music of the Monkees but equally it reminded of my happy childhood.
As a very young child I remember watching Saturday night TV when visiting my Gran. The Monkees followed by Dr Who; and later on when repeats of The Monkees madcap tv show was a staple diet of my daily morning school summer holiday along with Herges Adventures of Tin Tin and a foreign version of Robinson Crusoe.
The Monkees didn’t write the hit singles and the use of studio session musicians has been heavily criticized. Their hits were written by a stable of young songwriters, among them Neil Diamond and Carole King.
Towards the end of their career they refused to play live or record albums or the series unless they could include their own songs. The television show ended in 1968 due to these issues and also a drop in popularity. Before they dropped from grace they did release a film, Head which was co-directed by Jack Nicholson, no less. The film was slated on its release but did included my favourite self-penned track, The Porpoise Song – a wonderful wash of psychedelic sound that highlighted the Pre-Fab Four’s move away from commercial pop.
Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork & Mike Nesmith will be best known as the first manufactured boy band. A pop group put together for a television show and a vehicle to make money. Today radio stations will play the two UK hit singles Daydream Believer and I’m A Believer but there were plenty of other classic pop songs to count among their repertoire – Pleasant Valley Sunday, Last Train To Clarksville and another favourite of mine, She, to name a few.
The Monkees hit singles will always be played on the radio; and with them, memories of happy care-free times, fun and happy music that brought a smile to my face.
After the frantic madness of the January Sales and over indulgencies of Christmas food, drink and family tv, what better way to relax and chill-out before you go back to the grind than to listen to last years ‘most relaxing song ever’.
Manchester trio Marconi Union worked with sound therapists to create the soothing tune, which allegedly ’slows breathing and reduces brain activity.‘
Weightless is an right minute track induces sleep with its sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50 bpm.
Sound therapy has been used for thousands of years to help people relax and improve health and well-being. Weightless is ideal for putting on at the end of a stressful day and unwinding.
Madonna’s well oiled publicity machine goes into action again, as a demo of her new single Give Me All Your Love was leaked onto the internet on November 8th. Unfortunately we are unable to show it here as it’s now been blocked but we thought we’d treat you do an old classic instead.
The single is expected to be the debut track from Madonna’s upcoming album, which will be her first since 2008’s “Hard Candy,” and her first studio release since leaving Warner Bros to join Live Nation. The full version of the track is rumoured to feature MIA and Nicki Minaj.
Madonna has already confirmed that she will release the album in spring 2012, with Give Me All Your Love expected to be available from February or March. Long-term collaborator William Orbit, who produced her 1998 album ‘Ray Of Light’, will work with her on the record.
The pop icon has also written a ballad for her new movie ‘W.E.’ which is also due to air in Britain early 2012.
The film which has been co-written and directed by Madonna, follows the life of Wallis Simpson (played by Andrea Riseborough) with a parallel storyline involving a lonely New Yorker, Wally Winthrop (played by Abbie Cornish), who is obsessed with what she perceives as the greatest royal love story of all time.
The screenplay for W.E. was co-written by Alek Keshishian who had previously worked with Madonna on her 1991 documentary ‘Truth or Dare’, which you might remember by its slightly more iconic name ‘In Bed With Madonna’. The movie also stars Oscar Isaac, Richard Coyle, James D’Arcy and James Fox and Laurence Fox.
Meanwhile, back in Tinsel Town, Madge is rumoured to be offering fellow Kabbalah follower Demi Moore spiritual advice and a shoulder to cry on after the actress announced she will be divorcing toy boy husband Ashton Kutcher after his alleged infidelity.
Both ladies are renowned for their youthful appearances and bodies that would put most younger women to shame but where Madge has achieved her’s through punishing exercise regimes, Demi was very honest in crediting the part surgery and liposuction played in sculpting the perfect body she displayed in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle back in 2003. Of course, I don’t think liposuction prices would have been a deterrent for multi-millionaire Madge and fragile looking Demi’s recent weight loss is sadly down to the very public break-down of her marriage.
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