Besides the highly anticipated "Shadowhead" release (see earlier news) there are 2 more interesting new T.Rex CDs available:
"Uncaged" (NMC Pilot 73) is a fine collection of all T.Rex appearances at the German Beat Club and later-known Musikladen TV shows. Contrary to the American T.Rex/Roxy Music double-feature DVD released a few years ago this enhanced CD also includes "Baby Strange" and "Buick McKane" which were never broadcasted around the time they were recorded. With an extensive multifoldable booklet including many rare photos and a retrospective written by Bill Legend this one is a very recommended release.
Various artists such as members of M People,
Mungo Jerry, Pilot but also Danielz from T.Rextasy (awfully misspelled
on the cover...) are among the contributors to this collection of Bolan
covers entitled "Legacy - The Music Of Marc Bolan
& T.Rex". All new interpretations are kept relatively close
to the originals on this UK release on Anagram / Cleopatra / Cherry Red
records (CDM GRAM 143). The artwork which owes a lot to Nico´s "Camera
Obscura" album from 1985 is slightly misleading, at first sight it looks
like a genuine Bolan / T.Rex release.
(Zeitbombe/Indigo 0534-2) is the first single taken from Schock´s
debut album "Erwacht". Some say the
album sounds a bit like a German cross between Marilyn Manson and HIM.
Actually, despite creating a new unnecessary cliche Schock´s frontman
is indeed similarly charismatic as Mr. Brian Warner and Ville Valo. The
new single contains 3 versions of "Von Dir" (the album version plus two
new more poppy remixes) and 2 previously unreleased tracks from the early
Schock - days. For more information visit Schock´s website www.schockline.de
Talking of tribute albums (see T.Rex above) David Bowie has recorded a version of the Who classic "Pictures Of Lily" for the American Who tribute album "Substitute - The Songs of the Who" which will be released on EAR Records on June 12th. Other artists appearing on this album are Sheryl Crow, Cast, Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, Pearl Jam, Stereophonics and more.
Already available is the "Moulin Rouge" soundtrack we told you about in March/April with the highlights "Nature Boy" (which comes in 2 versions: the first Bowie solo, the second a Bowie/Massive Attack duet), the Bono/Gavin Friday duet "Children Of The Revolution" and a cover of Bowie´s "Diamond Dogs" by Beck.
However, the release of the forthcoming
"TOY" album has been delayed towards
Sweet fans should keep an eye on the developments
where a soon-to-come live webchat with Andy Scott is announced. That not
being enough, on Monday, August 27th Andy will host a 1 or 2 hour radio
show for BBC Radio Wiltshire local radio. Check the aforementioned website
for further details.
Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts
The band is currently on tour in Germany,
all dates are listed on their website.
Cherry Red records is going to reissue
the album "Step Two". The CD will include
the bonus tracks "Hey Mr. Christmas" and "Rock´n Roll Man".
Release date for "Shadowhead"
will be June 21st. The CD pressed by Teichiku Records/Japan features previously
unreleased session takes, working and masterv versions of numerous Bolan
classics. It can be ordered from
THUNDERWING PRODUCTIONS LTD.
P.O. BOX 19051
London N7 0WX
More details and a full tracklist you will
find at the Thunderwing
The new Iggy Pop album "Beat
´Em Up" which was recorded in Miami Beach last winter
will be out on June 18th by Virgin Records America. Tracks of Iggy´s
16th album are Mask, Jerk, L.O.S.T., Death Is Certain, Howl, Go For The
Throat, Football, Weasels, Savior, Drink New Blood, Beat 'Em Up, It's All
Shit, Talking Snake, Ugliness, V.I.P.
Currently on an extensive U.S. tour Iggy will play a couple of European festivals during summer.
Here are some really good news for all
Jobriath fans: After decades of waiting the 2 Jobriath albums will be reissued
by Rhino Records on CD this summer. Both releases will include bonus tracks
though at this moment we do not know if these are songs from the aborted
third album or something else. "Jobriath"
and "Creatures Of The Street" are musts
for every fan of pretentious glam rock.
This glam-rock´n roll band from L.A.
band is about to release their forthcoming new album "Lookin´
Fo´ Action". All details plus soundfiles and much more
you will find on their official
Probably the best T.Rex release of 2001
will be out this month. "Shadowhead"
is the follow-up to last year´s "bump´n
grind" by Thunderwing records. Last month we already told you
about the David Bowie/Massive Attack duet for the forthcoming movie Moulin
Rouge. The latest contribution for this film will be a version of "Children
Of The Revolution" by no other than Gavin
Friday, Maurice Seezer and U2´s Bono.
Mitsubishi is currently using "20th Century Boy" in a couple of car ads on U.S. television.
The dates of the forthcoming Roxy Music
world tour can be found at the Roxyrama
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