A new anthology CD boxed set entitled "Buried
Treasure" featuring not only greatest hits, but also rarities
such as unreleased material, re-mixes and some of the most recent recordings
of the band and an expected detailed booklet is the item of desire Sailor
fans are looking forward to at the moment. For more information about this
superb release please check the Sailor website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in London during the weekend
15th / 16th September don´t miss the Marc Bolan events remembering
the 24th anniversary.
Hard to decide where to go on Saturday, Sept. 15th: T.Rextasy play at The Standard Music Venue (Blackhorse Lane / Walthamstow) with special guest on keyboards: Dino Dines. Support act will be Tyrannosaurus Jed who are well-known for their astonishing performances of Tyrannosaurus Rex songs. Around The same time Rolan Bolan AND Johns Children play a gig at The Underground Club in Camden.
On Sunday fans meet at Golders Green throughout the whole day, in the evening there will be a party at the nearby "Klub Extreme".
Bryan Ferry has recorded a version of the
Elvis classic "Dont Be Cruel" together
with Mark Knopfler, Marcus Cliffe, Chris White, Jools Holland, Scotty Moore
and D.J. Fontana (the latter 2 were members of Presley´s backing
band). The song will appear on a forthcoming tribute album to Sun Records,
scheduled release date in the U.S. is October 2nd.
The fantastic 4-CD boxed set "The
Devil Made Us Do It - 35 Years" (remember the December news)
went Platinum in the Netherlands. The only missing thing at the time of
this highly recommended item was an English translation of the excellent
booklet, it has been published at www.goldenearring.nl
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Good and bad news for Slade fans who are
waiting for Jim Lea´s solo album.
The good: the album already is completed. However - and here you have the
bad news - it won´t see the light of day in 2001. But since it is
intended to become a major release we are sure further patience will be
worth in this case. More detailed infos and the reasons for the delay you
will find at the news section of the Slade fanclub here.
The long-awaited and still untitled new
album by Brett (now blonde !!!) & Co. will not arrive at the shops
before spring 2002. However, while waiting Suede fans will soon have to
look out for forthcoming mid-priced reissues of the band´s first
4 albums. The most exciting thing here will be that each album will be
accompanied by a bonus CD containing tracks which will include hard-to-find
b-side tracks that were not included in the "Sci-Fi Lullabies" collection,
alternate versions of familiar tracks and even previously unreleased songs.
OK, this info comes a little late since
the debut album "We Are The Ark" (Virgin
Records Sweden 7243 8 50315 2 6) by this Scandinavian band already has
been released some months ago. They already raised our attention with the
sensational song "Echo Chamber", but
also tracks like "It Takes A Fool To Remain Sane", "Let Your Body Decide"
or the Sweet-esque
"Ain´t Too Proud To Bow" are further highlights making "We Are The
Ark" one of the finest and most recommended albums of the year. The official
website of "The Ark" is www.theark.nu
though the English language
alternative is more useful at the moment.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik
So far their new album "Pirate
Space" has mainly be available by mailorder exclusively despite
some copies which found their way to some of the megastores in the UK.
Most recently Sigue Sigue Sputnik have signed a deal with the Trisol label
which means that the album will be released officially on Sept. 7th in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland, too. The release will be accompanied
by a Euro-Tour so there are many chances to see Tony, Martin and Neil live
The Glitter Band
Last year John
Springate and his Glitter Band - mate Gerry
Shephard enjoyed success with the UK contribution to Eurovision
2000. Since then the duo has been very busy writing and producing songs
for various dance projects such as Patti Ravell and most recently Jenny
Another project is "The John Springate Revue", a musical kind of show that combines 60s, 70s and 80s Pop, Rock and Soul. Tour dates and latest news as always on the Glitter Band website.
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Their latest single "Pretending"
- currently scoring high at most European charts - is accompanied
by a video that looks extremely glamourous but which also displays more
obviously than ever before that the Finnish band´s lead singer
Valo is more and more becoming a Marc
This month´s sad news is the passing
of Dutch singer Herman Brood who comitted suicide on July 11th by jumping
off the roof of Amsterdam´s Hilton Hotel. Brood (aged 54), was known
for rock classics such as "Saturday Night",
"Dope Sucks", "Vision",
"Sleepin´ Bird" and many others
leaves a wife and a 16 year-old daughter. The next 2 days U2 dedicated
their song "One" to him during their concerts at Cologne´s Arena.
Only recently Alice - for whatever reason
- teamed up with Alexander "Android" Hofman from Swedish space-fun-synthpop
(nowadays known as "Future-Pop"...) - band S.P.O.C.K..
The announcement that there will be a collaboration most likely is just
a joke but although it might be a strange couple at first sight the idea
of a kind of Alice Cooper / S.P.O.C.K. - duet would be a cool idea.
While Ron and Russell are still busily recording a brandnew Sparks album they just announced 2 L.A. shows for October this year. On Oct. 5th (Russell´s birthday!) they will play at Anaheim´s "House Of Blues", one day later you can catch them at Hollywood´s Key Club. More more infos you will find at www.sparksofficialwebsite.com .
Meanwhile, a dancefloor-act called "Trisco"
has released a single called "Musak"
which is mainly based on samples of "Tryouts For The Human Race" and other
songs from Sparks´ innovative album "No.1 In Heaven"
from 1979. It reached the UK Top 30 singles charts.
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