Friday, May 16, 2008

TVD | Friday @ Random

So, I heard from Rick over at Orpheus Records this week and despite what that big ol' ad says over there to the left, he'll be open through June but hours during the month will be a little less standard. Give them a call first if you plan to head over there next month. TVD was there last week and grabbed quite a tall stack of LP's for just $114.44. And Rick noted, all but three had just hit the floor over the past few days which bodes well as he sells off all of the good stuff that's been hidden in the back for years. | Watch this space for more ticket giveaways...we've got shows lined up for the Black Cat and 9:30 in the coming weeks--and they're bands you know, TVD reader. | Thanks to everyone who wrote in for Uh Huh Her tickets this week. BYT has an awesome set of photos and a great recap of the show this morning. | For next week's theme week, we've called in an expert on the topic. Quite frankly, I'm looking forward to reading my own blog and grabbing the downloads for myself. Hint: which UK icon turns 50 this month? | Yesterday I was thinking that 'I Ran' was possibly the quintessential New Wave track. But I was wrong. It's 'Turning Japanese'...

The Korgis - Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime (Mp3)
Ultravox - All Stood Still (Mp3)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Mp3)
The Knack - My Sharona (Mp3)
Billy Idol - Hot In The City (Mp3)
XTC - Dear God (Mp3)
Talking Heads - Slippery People (Live) (Mp3)
The Mobiles - Drowning In Berlin (Mp3)
Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive (Mp3)
The Vapors - Turning Japanese (Mp3)


xtianDC said...

Good news re. Orpheus...I may have to pay a visit this weekend.

So tell us: what good finds ended up in your tall stack?

Anonymous said...

I believe I'd agree with your first choice of Iran as the quintessential New Wave song, but Turning Japanese is part of the Top 10 Canon. I'd also throw in Metro by Berlin and Modern Enlgish - I melt with you.

The Vinyl District said...

Let's see...there was an unopened Thin Lizzy Live 2-LP set (Not L&D), another 2-LP Best of Julian Cope...there was more I'm not recalling this sec...dang.

Urban Gypsy said...

Yeah, I don't know if Metro is infamous enough, but that would probably be my #1 New Wave track (but it's so hard to choose just one!)

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU - for posting a forgotten classic - Penetration's 'Don't Dictate' an all time but lost fave of mine - THEN you go & post early Shriekback , Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four & Comsat Angels... good stuff !

Palyniam said...

The Vapours....brilliant, slightley diff version to my english one