Sunday, December 23, 2018

Husker Du : Zen Arcade 1984

Husker Du  was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist/vocalist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart.

Husker Du first gained notability as a hardcore punk band, later crossing over into alternative rock. Mould and Hart were the principal songwriters for Husker Du, with Hart's higher-pitched vocals and Mould's baritone taking the lead in alternating songs.

The new name originated during a rehearsal of the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer". Unable to recall the French portions sung in the original (e.g. Qu'est-ce que c'est?), they instead started shouting any foreign-language words they could remember, including the title of the popular 1970s memory board game Husker Du? (the phrase meaning "do you remember?" in Danish and Norwegian).

The name stuck, and they added heavy metal umlauts to it. Mould said that they liked the somewhat mysterious qualities of the name and that it set them apart from other hardcore punk groups with names like "Social Red Youth Dynasty Brigade Distortion". Mould also said that, while Husker Du enjoyed much hardcore punk in general, they never thought of themselves as exclusively a hardcore group and that their name was an attempt to avoid being pigeonholed as such.

The following year,1984, Husker Du recorded the double album Zen Arcade in 45 hours for the cost of $3,200.
Zen Arcade is a concept album[citation needed] following a boy who leaves home to face a harsh and unforgiving world. Its artistic and conceptual ambitions were a great stretch given the purist sentiment then prevalent in U.S. punk rock.

Zen Arcade received critical praise and significant mainstream music press attention, ending up on several year-end best-of lists.[citation needed] It also helped expand the band's audience beyond the punk community. In his review for Rolling Stone, David Fricke described Zen Arcade as "the closest hardcore will ever get to an opera ... a kind of thrash Quadrophenia."

Label : SST Records SST CD 027
Format : CD, Album, Reissue
Country : US
Released : 1984
Genre : Rock
Style : Hardcore, Punk


01. Something I Learned Today     1:58
02. Broken Home, Broken Heart     2:01
03. Never Talking To You Again     1:39
04. Chartered Trips     3:33
05. Dreams Recurring     1:40
06. Indecision Time     2:07
07. Hare Krsna     3:33
08. Beyond The Threshold     1:35
09. Pride     1:45
10. I'll Never Forget You     2:06
11. The Biggest Lie     1:58
12. What's Going On     4:23
13. Masochism World     2:43
14, Standing By The Sea     3:12
15. Somewhere     2:30
16. One Step At A Time     0:45
17. Pink Turns To Blue     2:39
18. Newest Industry     3:02
19. Monday Will Never Be The Same     1:10
20. Whatever     3:50
21. The Tooth Fairy And The Princess     2:43
22. Turn On The News     4:21
23. Recurring Dreams     13:47

MP3  @ 320  Size :  161 MB 
Flac   Size  :  500 MB

Monday, December 10, 2018

Οι Κήποι Των Κρεμασμένων : 15 Ιστορίες Γιά Τους Cure . Εκδόσεις Nocturna 2018

Κυκλοφόρησε από τις εκδόσεις Nocturna το βιβλίο "ΟΙ ΚΗΠΟΙ ΤΩΝ ΚΡΕΜΑΣΜΕΝΩΝ"
αφιερωμένο στα 40 χρόνια από τη δημιουργία των CURE

Μελαγχολικές ονειροπολήσεις και θλιμμένα, ατμοσφαιρικά τοπία, αλλά και φωτεινές, ποπ εκρήξεις, όπου αιώνια αιωρείται το φάντασμα της αγάπης, συνθέτουν τον κόσμο των Cure.

Στο βιβλίο συμμετέχω κι εγώ σαν συγγραφέας με το κανονικό μου επώνυμο και όχι σαν Kostas Papas (Που υπογράφω στο Facebook) , με τη βοήθεια - συνεργασία της κολλητής μου φίλης Αντας Λαμπάρα (Villa 21 - Nonmandoll), στο διήγημα επιστημονικής φαντασίας  : " ΠΛΑΝΗΤΗΣ CURE "

Με αναφορές από τραγούδια όπως το πρώιμο "10.15 Saturday Night" και τα σκοτεινά, μελωδικά "Charlotte Sometimes" και "A Forest", και από το "Kyoto Song" έως το ρυθμικό "Why Can’t I be You" και το μεταγενέστερο "The Last Day of Summer", δεκαέξι συγγραφείς και μουσικοί ανασυνθέτουν, μέσω της δύναμης της φαντασίας και των αναμνήσεων, το ιδιαίτερο, πολυπρισματικό σύμπαν μιας από τις σημαντικότερες μπάντες όλων των εποχών.Εγώ προσωπικά επέλεξα το " Pictures of you".
Το βιβλίο ανοίγει ο όμορφος πρόλογος της Αντας .

    Στο βιβλίο συμμετέχουν οι:

    Λεωνίδας Σκιαδάς (Death Disco)
    Άντα Λαμπάρα (Villa 21, Nonmandoll)
    Γιάννης Μανιάτης (Metro Decay)
    Μιχάλης Πούγουνας (Flowers of Romance, Nexus, New Zero God)
    Μάνος Καρακατσάνης (Mani Deum, The Man and his Failures)
    Ζαφείρης Μαράνος (Grain, Μπαλάντες Για Φόνους)
    Νίκος Δρίβας (Distorted Image, Moon in June)
    Στέργια Κάββαλου
    Αγγελική Ματζαβίνου (Johannes Angel)
    Νικόλας Γκόγκος
    Κώστας Παπαποστολόπουλος (Urban Aspirines)
    Γιώργος Σαφελάς (Reflections at Death Disco)
    Πηνελόπη Τριάντου
    Μαριλένα Τζωρτζάκη
    Γιώργος Τσόλης
    Παναγιώτης Φάμελλος

    artwork by George Strix

Το βιβλίο κυκλοφορεί από τις εκδόσεις NOCTURNA . Τιμή : 10E

Thursday, December 06, 2018

The Cure : Pornography Deluxe Edition 2 CD - CD 2 Rarities 1981 - 1982

Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band the Cure, released on 4 May 1982 by the record label Fiction.

Preceded by the non-album single "Charlotte Sometimes" late the previous year, Pornography was the band's first album with a new producer, Phil Thornalley, and was recorded at RAK Studios from January to April.

The sessions saw the group on the brink of collapse, with heavy drug use, band in-fighting and group leader Robert Smith's depression fuelling the album's musical and lyrical content.

Pornography represents the conclusion of the group's early dark, gloomy musical phase which began with Seventeen Seconds in 1980.

Following its release, bass guitarist Simon Gallup left the band and the Cure switched to a much brighter and more radio-friendly new wave sound. While poorly received by critics at the time of release, Pornography was their most popular album to date, reaching No. 8 on the UK Albums Chart.

Pornography has since gone on to gain acclaim from critics, and is now considered an important milestone in the development of the gothic rock genre. The band has performed the album live in its entirety as part of the Trilogy concerts.

The expanded edition includes bootleg-quality live tracks and home demos that show how essential Phil Thornalley’s production was to the final product. Hearing these gothic anthems reduced to rudimentary demo form, however, is compelling for anyone intrigued by Robert Smith’s creative process.

Released: 27 April 2005
Label:Polydor 982 183-7, Universal 982 183-7, Fiction Records 982 183-7
Series:Deluxe Edition –
Format:CD, Album, Reissue
CD, Compilation
All Media, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Digipak, Slipcase
Released:25 Apr 2005
Style:New Wave, Dark Wave

     Rarities 1981-1982


01. Break (Group Home Instrumental Demo)     2:11
02. Demise (Rhino Studio Instrumental Demo)     2:09
03. Temptation (Rhino Studio Instrumental Demo)     4:00
04. The Figurehead (Rhino Studio Demo)     6:12
05. The Hanging Garden (Rhino Studio Demo)     5:29
06. One Hundred Years (Rhino Studio Demo)     7:00
07. Airlock: The Soundtrack (Voice, Noises, Bass – Simon GallupVoice, Noises, Percussion – Laurence TolhurstVoice, Piano, Synth, Flute, Bass – Robert Smith) 13:07
08. Cold (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     3:54
09. A Strange Day (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     4:05
10. Pornography (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     5:55
11. All Mine (Live In The Hammersmith Odeon)     2:54
12. A Short Term Effect (Live In Brussels)     4:05
13. Siamese Twins (Live In Brussels)     6:03
14. Temptation Two (AKA LGTB) (RS Studio Demo)     3:57

No need for Flac File . It's only a Bootleg
MP3 @ 320  Size : 166 MB