Suicide album ad on Zig Zag Magazine, 1980

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Suicide album ad on Zig Zag Magazine, 1980

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ARTIST: Suicide

TRACK: See You Around

ALBUM: The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes

PLAYS: 366

Suicide performing Ghost Rider at Max’s Kansas City, NYC, 1979

If I ever become a musician I want my gigs to be like that.

Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Lantaren Club, Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 16, 1980, by Rob Verhorst

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Ian Curtis of Joy Division, Lantaren Club, Rotterdam, Netherlands, January 16, 1980, by Rob Verhorst

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Alan Vega, by Patrick Hertzog

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Alan Vega, by Patrick Hertzog

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Teenage Jesus & The Jerks poster, circa 1978

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Teenage Jesus & The Jerks poster, circa 1978

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John Cale and Lou Reed of The Velvet Undeground, 5th Avenue, New York City, 1968, by Joel Meyerowitz

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John Cale and Lou Reed of The Velvet Undeground, 5th Avenue, New York City, 1968, by Joel Meyerowitz

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Drone

My fascination with drone started when I got into The Velvet Underground and discovered the work of John Cale and La Monte Young on The Dream Syndicate (The Theatre Of Eternal Music). Since then I’ve been listening to this genre constantly and decided to make a playlist of the tracks I think are essential for anybody that wants to get into it. At first a lot of people complain about the duration of the songs. Yes, 40, 50 minutes sounds like a lot, but you have to realize that this is supposed to be an experience, the immediate perception of the melody unfolding loop after loop. This concept has helped me enjoy “regular” songs even more. Here’s the list:

  1. Loop - The Velvet Underground
  2. Jam Session - The Velvet Underground
  3. You’re My Everlovin’ - Henry Flynt
  4. Stainless Steel Gamelan - John Cale
  5. Raga Manj Khamaj - Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar Khan
  6. Descending Moonshine Dervishes - Terry Riley & Don Cherry
  7. Symphonies of the Planets 1-5: NASA Voyager Recordings
  8. Dreamweapon: An Evening of Contemporary Sitar Music - Spacemen 3

I didn’t take the time to make a mixtape because I don’t think anybody is capable of listening more than 4 hours of the same kind of music. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

(Source: post-punker)

Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, by Anton Corbijn

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Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, by Anton Corbijn

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Dee Dee Ramone by Danny Fields

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Dee Dee Ramone by Danny Fields

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