Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Christmas goodies.

I hope everyone had a brilliant Christmas and got all they wanted. I certainly got spoilt rotten this year with plenty of new musical goodies. So without further adieu.. 

  • Erasure - The Innocents (CD+DVD Hardback Book edition)
  • The Jackson 5 boxset containing first four studio albums
  • Factory Records Boxset
  • Pet Shop Boys - Christmas EP
  • Depeche Mode - Sounds of the Universe (Boxset)
  • Queen - Greatest Hits (3CD)
  • Erasure - Hits!
  • Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
  • Michael Jackson - Life of an Icon
  • Kylie Minogue - Ahprodite Tour 
  •  Shaun Ryder - You're Twisting my Melon Man (Autobiography)
  • Queen - 40 Years of Queen
  • The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson
  • Michael Jackson - Stories You Were Never Meant to Read.
I'll post about some of them individually in the coming days, I think the first one will be on the Depeche Mode boxset, enjoy the rest of the holidays everyone!

Friday, 9 December 2011

A funny video and a (sort of) album testing update

So one band I've been giving a serious listening too lately is Depeche Mode and I am starting to really adore these guys. It took some time for them to grow on me (due to reasons I'll explain in a future post). Absolutely loving Songs of Faith of Devotion, Violator and Some Great Reward in particular. So I've been investigating their live shows which I am really enjoying, I think their lead singer Dave Gahan  seems like a brilliant frontman and I think thats evident in this brilliant little live blooper. Its from the Touring The Angel tour, during Everything Counts. Rather embarassingly I had to get my friend Ena to explain to me the blunder (I'm a total Depeche Mode novice forgive me!), it turns out the blunder is that Dave starts singing the sing a few seconds too early, he keeps going for a bit then realises. His reaction is incredibly funny, I love how he turns it into a joke with the audience rather than getting all uptight as sometimes bands seem to do when they screw up. Great little video from a band fast climbing my favourite artist lists!