This one is to be played at maximum volume! The single "Hot Child In The City" is a stunning debut from Virginia Creeper. Rarely cover versions can match the original but in this case the N.Y. industrial glam band turned the Nick Gilder classic into a powerful glam smash without sounding dated. Who needs The Strokes? Notice the clever effects on the vocals on our single of the month. The second song, the self-penned "Crazy Boy" is a piece of pure glam-metal that grows after repetitive listening.
With such a variety already on this 2-track CD single we are curiously waiting for the forthcoming album "Comfortable In The Pain" which will be preceeded by a second single entitled "Mercy".
For more information on Virginia
Creeper and the "Hot Child In The City" release please write to:
Virginia Creeper, P.O. Box 371, Farmingville, New York 11738, U.S.A.
Out now is "Music
For The Herd Of Herring", a selection of live versions of Jet,
Johns Children and Radio Stars classics recorded during the recent tours
of the various bands including Andy Ellision, Martin Gordon and Chris Townson
(and more). Additionally included are great live versions of the Trevor
White / Jook single "Crazy Kids" plus a cover version of Sparks´
"Barbecutie". After the excellent double CD reissue of the Jet album 2
years ago (see our news archive) another absolute must for fans of the
Marc Bolan and Sparks related bands whose live performances are available
on CD now in brilliant sound quality for the first time. Released only
in Japan on Captain Trip Records so far you can order the album from Martin
The new Marilyn Manson single, a cover
version of the Gloria Jones / Soft Cell classic "Tainted
Love" is out now on 3 different MCDs. Having been nominated
NME´s "single of the week" already "Tainted Love" is destined to
hit the charts once more.
Despite the new single Marilyn Manson music is part of several current soundtracks, i.e. "Resident Evil", "From Hell" plus "Tainted Love" is featured in "Not Another Teen Movie".
That not being enough, there will be a live DVD including footage from last year´s gig at the L.A. Grand Olympic Auditorium to be released this year.
Marilyn Manson´s Tainted Love at Amazon:
Tainted Love [CD 1]
Tainted Love [CD 2]
It has been a long time since we have heard
anything about the forthcoming album "Sweetlife"
by Andy Scott´s Sweet. However there will be a very special Sweet
event fans should not miss on Saturday 13th April at The Black Swan in
Devizes, Wiltshire U.K. The album will be played in full length at 3.00
pm for the first time. Later Andy will appear there with the first 100
copies of the album for an autograph signing session. Among other things
there will be a presentation of very rare Sweet video footage, too. Tickets
should be securd early as they will be limited to 70 are priced at £15.00
and are available from
Kevin Smith, 5 Culvers Close, Keynsham, Bristol,BS31 2FG, UK
More infos at www.thesweet.com.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik
While their in-between tribute album "Blak
Elvis" is available now the band is busily recording their next studio
album which will include 12 brand new songs. A few songtitles emerged already:
"Mickey Mouse is going to Hell", "What Sputnik wants", "Original Freekster"
and "Super Sputnik World". Some of them very likely will be heard at forthcoming
Sputnik live gigs.
Alan Merrill (The Arrows)
Alan Merrill, the Arrows´ original
singer has released a new solo album entitled "Cupid
Deranged" featuring 21 songs. Apart from 70's classics "I love
rock n roll", "Automatic pilot", "Touch too much", "When the night comes",
"Sands of time" and "My last night with you" there also will be previously
unrecorded compositions of his own. You will find more information at www.alanmerrill.com.
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This month became very sad, not only for
Sweet fans when Mick Tucker died on February 14th after a long illness.
Music has lost one of its finest drummers of all time. There is a special
The new Ark single is called "Calleth
You, Cometh I" and a true masterpiece and a must for all glamrock
fans, perhaps already even the glam - single of
the year !?! Featuring a catchy melody in Ark-style and glorious
arrangements the song very likely will become the next No.1 for The Ark
in Sweden and hopefully score the international charts, too. The MCD will
be backed with another new song, "Power To Change".
Signs are there that Alice will celebrate
a massive success with "School´s Out"
again next summer. He will record a new version of the classic as a duet
with A*Teens, a teen-band which has
achieved fame with their chart-topping cover-versions of ABBA
songs recently. For some this seems to be the most shocking news
Alice Cooper has come up with in ages but on the other hand his good humour
is known very well and the initial idea as such sounds funny and interesting.
Sailor have a new limited edition single
out now. "Estepona" which was written
by Phil Pickett is exclusively available from:
Suite 430, 266 Banbury Road
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL
The price of 15 Euro includes postage and
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The band returned to their studio this
month to continue recording their 5th album which will be produced by Stephen
Street who already worked for Blur, The Smiths, The Cranberries to name
but few. At the moment the release which probably will contain 10 or 11
new songs is targeted for autumn so fans have to be patient once more.
However, there is one preview available with the "Lost in TV" DVD which features the "hidden" brandnew Suede song "Positivity" as an unfinished studio outtake in the "on the couch" section. To watch and hear this track you need to push the "play" button right at the moment the band has completely left the room during "Stay Together".
Ron and Russell have completed work on
their 19th album which is said to feature 9 lenghty songs. Though no concrete
release date has been announced so far it is expected to hit the shops
during the second part of the summer when the band wants to perform live
Like Suede Sweden´s finest glam band
returned to the recording studio. Their second album already might be available
Meanwhile the successful debut "We Are The Ark" is still doing well outside Sweden, too, with the video for "Let Your Body Decide" has received a solid rotation on German music channels Viva and Viva plus since last November. The german release of the single is now scheduled for the second week of February.
Adam Ant who is supposed to headline an
80s tour in April together with artists like Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, ABC,
Howard Jones and others made dismaying news this months.The 47 years-old
singer has been commited in a mental hospital after having been arrested
by the police in Camden Town for the second time in two days (the first
time he is said to have taken up a gun in a pub). Ant managed to call "The
Sun" from the hospital and declared that he was "not mad" but a victim
The former Blow Monkeys singer who already has an impressive solo catalogue will release the new single "Blue Skies", taken from his current album "Birds Gotta Fly"on February 18th. Following the release Dr. Robert will go on a six-dates UK tour (see our tour date section). The album and the CD single are available via www.drrobert.net or Amazon:
Dr. Robert´s "Birds Gotta Fly" at Amazon:
Bird's Gotta Fly...
Bird's Gotta Fly
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