Lydia Lunch & Rowland S Howard – Black JuJu

Rowland S Howard press pic Lydia Lunch by Starphuk

Just stumbled upon this at Tumblr, and was so impressed that I had to share. It’s a cover of an Alice Cooper song. That surprises me, actually – you’ll get that when you hear it.

The song comes from Cooper’s 1971 album Love It To Death, produced by Bob Ezrin. This cover ramps up the tribal drum sound and squealing guitars, magnifying that era’s transition between psychedelia and hard rock. It’s from the 1991 album Shotgun Wedding, which was one of several collaborations between Rowland S Howard (The Birthday Party) and Lydia Lunch. It sounds like the soundtrack to a trashy exploitation flick, but in a good way – like a Robert Rodriguez movie. It’s that kind of cool. Continue reading

10 cheesy 80s videos I’d rather be watching than Lady Gaga’s new song

Oh dear – Ms Germanotta’s not doing too well lately, is she? Still, let’s not dwell on the ill-advised and move to the more positive territory of 10 cheesy videos from the 1980s I’d rather be watching.

10. Irene Cara – What a Feeling (Flashdance)
[caution: violence against chairs]

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