Hardware

It doesn’t look like I’ve posted about Hardware, which I find surprising. This underrated little post-apocalyptic slasher flick is normally one of the first films I recommend to people. It’s inspired by a short story from 2000 AD about a robot that goes on the rampage in a post-nuclear wasteland, and is chiefly notable for its killer soundtrack and on-screen appearances by luminaries such as Lemmy and Iggy Pop. Continue reading

Top 100 singles of all time: 71 – The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog

I don’t know why I picked this song. It must have been on the original list that inspired my original post, and I just ranked it in the best position, but it’s not even my favourite Stooges song let alone my 71st favourite song of all time. It is a good song, though.  Continue reading

Iggy & Blondie – Well, Did You Evah!

I think I have a pretty good excuse for not writing any lengthy blog posts lately, so here’s a classic if long-forgotten track to tide you over. Featuring Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry, it was created by Sid & Nancy director Alex Cox for the Red, Hot & Blue AIDS benefit video in 1990. Well, Did You Evah! is best known from the musical High Society (as performed by Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra), but was actually written by Cole Porter for his 1939 musical Du Barry Was a Lady, where it was introduced by Betty Grable and Charles Walters.
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#trendingtopics – Music Shuffle

From Facebook:
Time for another one of these.
Write down the first 25 random songs that come up on your MP3 player, iPod etc. I used Last.fm set to My Library station.
No cheating!
No editing!

I thought I’d give it a go, using Last.fm, just to see what would happen. I found it interesting because it was forcing me to listen to things that I hadn’t heard in a while or given a particularly fair listen, and playing things out of the context of how I usually hear them. There’s some good songs here …

1. Foetus – Verklemmt

Bit of a no-brainer for me, considering how much I’ve been listening to this lately. I find the video hard-going (made by Alex Winter from Bill & Ted, it’s got literally thousands of cuts), but it’s a great song from the album GASH.

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2. The Kinks – Dead End Street

Ah, I never tire of this song. I used to play it a lot when I was unemployed and starving-broke, living in a miserable bedsit in one of the rougher parts of South London.

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