Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Requests and such

 I want to thank all of you for the thoughtful and considerate comments that you posted on my last entry. I think that all of you realize that this is a passion for me, and I need to have definite interest in what I'm doing, in order for it to work for everyone. I'll keep going as long as I can, even at this pace,  ( I have the blog booked out through mid-November, and many more albums I haven't even touched yet )  until the steam runs out, the albums run out, or the visitors run out.

 One thing that has been troubling me recently though, in my search for new posts, is what I need to post, and what I have already posted. If there's any way anyone, or all of you, can suggest any albums that I need to post that I haven't already. I'm starting to hunt and peck through my collection, and  it's hard to remember what I've posted, and what I haven't. In fact, there may be a number of albums that I haven't touched yet, but I should, considering the amount of material and interest in the artist.

 So, if everyone could post a comment on what they have yet to see here and what they would like to see here that will help me plan out even further with a better understanding of how far I can go with this.   MLG in the comment section of the previous post, made some excellent suggestions that I'm sure to follow up on. Any more input from the rest of you would be great.

 I've mentioned in the comments section previously that the first week in October will  be heavy-metal week. Hopefully that will interest some of you, maybe not all, but it should be entertaining. The first week in December will be oldies week. We will see a lot of rare and unreleased Beatles, Rolling Stones,  Donovan, the Kinks, and possibly Bowie. But we have to wait and see what I feel like when that rolls around.

 As for my rental property, I'm fucking sick of it right now. I painted two rooms, replaced carpet, fixed plumbing and washed windows.  I would like to choke the previous renter who lived here. They were fucking filthy pigs. I don't know how people can live like this.

 Until my next post, enjoy what I already have here. If there are any dead links, it would be great to know so I can get them reposted.

 Thanks for visiting, guys. It's nice to have you here..................


  1. -= Martin L. Gore =-September 14, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    lol ... it's hard to keep track of all of your releases!

    They are all wonderful. I check in every day to make sure I don't miss anything, and it's always a pleasure to re-discover an old favorite album with a different twist!

    If you have it, it might be interesting to have an expanded edition of LICENSE TO ILL by the Beasties with material prior to that release ... not the old punk stuff, as that doesn't really fir the format ... but the early "rap" stuff that didn't make it on the album, like "She's On It", Polly Wog Stew EP, Cooky Puss EP, Rock Hard, etc.

    And I like what you did with the following artists, so maybe you can do it with a few other albums by them: Depeche, Kravitz (1st two albums), Madonna (1st two albums), Erasure (1st three albums), Petshop Boys (1st two albums), Billy Idol, Yazoo, Front 242 .... lol ... I can keep going. I just know you would do a phenomenal expanded edition ... do you have any early DJ ICEY material?

    By the way, your cover for MOTORHEAD is one of my absolute favorite, so if you ever create a Best Of, I would love it just for the cover ... lol ... I think, if bands (or really their labels) like Motorhead, ACDC, Metallica, Misfits, Maiden, Accept, et all decide to re-release their albums, they should hire YOU!!!

    1. -= Martin L. Gore =-September 14, 2016 at 7:47 PM

      If you like the idea of an expanded LICENSE TO ILL album, here is some of their early rare material:

  2. My requests would be for more 80s music. I'm a child of the late 70s/early 80s -- I graduated from high school in 1982 at 17, and was just starting to really get into music big time and explore more obscure artists around the age of 13 -- around the time that Kate Bush's first album, "The Kick Inside," came out. So anything 80s is something I'd be all over!

    And, of course, I'm always interested in hearing music that I've never checked out before, so obscure bands/artists are always awesome. I just love music in general -- I mean, a good song is a good song, whether it was written by Johnny Rotten or Beethoven. So I think you should post what YOU love -- I can guarantee you that there will always be some people out there who'll love it, too, no matter what it is!

  3. Here is my list of what I believe you may have and have not yet posted:
    Prefab sprout
    Ryuichi Sakamoto
    Thomas Dolby
    Strange Cargo + Bassomatic (of course!)
    Brand new heavies + Ndea Davenport
    MORE Bowie, please!
    Some reggae in there? Dennis Brown or Horance Andy maybe?
    Nitzer Ebb (if big fan of DM, you are probably into these guys too)
    Front 242
    Gil Scott-Heron
    Level 42 + Mark King
    Incognito + Jocelyn Brown + Maysa
    Any Jamiroquai?
    Loose Ends + 52nd Street
    Luther Vandross
    Meat Beat Manifesto
    Neneh Cherry
    The stranglers
    The Orb + Orbital
    Soul II Soul

    ...I'll keep on adding others later!

  4. I like surprises .... surprise me!

  5. I think late 80s and early to mid 90s is a great era for music, and not that well covered in the blogosphere. The Orb would be an interesting choice if you like them; also albums by James.

  6. As a Brit, anything from America that didn't make it to Europe in the 80's would be good

  7. Spiritualized/Spaceman3, Luna, Galaxie 500, Saint Etienne, Doves, The Cardigans and Calexico come to mind. Thanks!

  8. At first, thank you for all the nice posts. Your blog is a perfect platform to top up my/everyone's mp3/CD-collection. A real treasure box.
    I haven't yet found such great collections with all the extra tracks and (official/inofficial)remixes.
    I'll visit your blog every day to look what's new.

    I have a few suggestions here that you could possibly post, with extras (plus), if not already posted:

    Japan (Gentlement Take Polaroids/Tin Drum)plus
    The Human League Dare/Hysteria period plus
    Ultravox 80- 86 albums plus
    Visage 1st and 2nd album plus
    Sparks No.1 in Heaven, Terminal Jive plus
    David Bowie 1977 - 1980 albums plus
    Tina Turner Private Dancer/Break Every Rule mixes/remixes/fanmade
    Simple Minds Street Fighting Years plus
    Blondie Eat To The Beat, Autoamerican plus
    Roxy Music Flesh And Blood plus
    Gary Numan Telekon plus
    John Foxx Metamatic plus
    ABC The Lexicon Of Love I plus
    Elton John 78-83 period
    Genesis 78 - 82 period
    David Cassidy Romance plus
    Jennifer Rush Movin/Heart Over Mind period (84 - 87) plus

    booklets (scans), e. g. to the deluxe editions of Duran Duran

  9. You do a fantastic job here! Like the rest say, do your own thing. BUT if you have any Mod revival stuff (The Chords, Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, etc etc.) It would be much appreciated.


  10. Love your blog, some fantastic music you've shared. If I could make one request it would be some kind of comprehensive Freur set - both their "Doot doot" and "Get us out of here" (preferably ripped from the vinyl, the CD reissue faded most of the songs early) plus singles and remixes and b sides. That would be wonderful. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  11. Love your blog, some fantastic music you've shared. If I could make one request it would be some kind of comprehensive Freur set - both their "Doot doot" and "Get us out of here" (preferably ripped from the vinyl, the CD reissue faded most of the songs early) plus singles and remixes and b sides. That would be wonderful. Thank you and keep up the good work.


  13. Would love to hear:
    Big Country, Ultravox/Midge Ure/John Foxx, Toyah Wilcox, Mike Oldfield, Siouxsie & The Banshees.
    Thank you for this wonderful blog and all that you for us.

  14. hi there
    thank you for a great site REALLY good stuff........anyway some of the links are down especially the Duran stuff...can you re-upload please