Monday, March 29, 2021

Paul Oldfield - God, live - March 17 1990 - Melody Maker


bonus beat - from the same issue, me on the proximately named / proximately intentioned Godflesh 


 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Dave McCullough - The Fall - near-complete works plus Blue Orchids Sounds

in approx chronological order
































plus bonus beat - on Fall offshoot The Blue Orchids

Friday, March 19, 2021

Paul Morley - Bauhaus live - NME March 6 1982























part of the '82 quintology of anti-rockist live reviews -  this Bauhaus sacrilege was preceded by a dry run, doing a similar trick with Kirk Brandon's ears



























Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Paul Morley - Altered Images live - NME - February 13th 1982

 


note early use of the term "post-rock" here 

part 2 of a trilogy of live reviews poking rockists in the eye by celebrating the fluffiest frivolousest lightestweight of pure pop concoction (the others were Haircut 100 and Depeche Mode)

even better understood as part of a quintology of antirockist live reviews alongside the infamous / legendary Bauhaus one that declared that the only good thing about the band is Peter Murphy's mouth and the infamous / legendary Theatre of Hate review that asserted that the only good thing about the band is Kirk Brandon's ears  - offensively trivializing the "serious" = opening up another front in the popist versus rockist war