Video for Confusion by New Order (Fac 93, August 1983).
The B-52’s perform Rock Lobster at the Downtown Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978, about a month before the release of their first album.
This is great footage from the B-52’s performing Rock Lobster at the Downtown Cafe in Atlanta in 1978. Embedding isn’t allowed by the creator of this video Kelly Mills, so you have to follow this link to watch it. There is some more footage available from this gig.
The sound of the B-52’s is great. This is mostly due to the great sound that Ricky Wilson produced. Using his Mosrite guitar with only four strings in an open tuning he managed to play both bass and guitar lines.
Enjoy the new album Small Craft on a Milk Sea by Brian Eno [via Boing Boing].
Update: apparently they removed the songs. Here is the official website for Small Craft on a Mlik Sea. You can listen to some of the songs on Brian Eno’s website.
Next Thursday and Friday Einstürzende Neubauten from Berlin will start their European and American tour in the Melkweg in Amsterdam to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Sehnsucht has always been one of my favorite songs by the band. They may have never reached big audiences, but together with bands like The Fall from Manchester and may be Sonic Youth from New York they influenced a lot of other bands.
Pretty weird stuff from South Africa. Click here for an interesting post from blog Boing Boing about Die Antwoord. They also requested and published the lyrics that are an interesting mix of English, Xhosa, Afrikaans and Prawn.
Update: also do not forget to read all the comments on Boing Boing since there is a lot of discussion about this song and its cultural context.