A Spotify playlist of my own personal favourite Gahan & co. songs. From Speak & Spell to Songs of Faith and Devotion. Celebrating black and new life. This is music for the masses. Cheers to Basildon beat, nodisco, and can't get enough Clarke.
On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released âLucky Numberâ. Originally released as a B-side for Lovichâs cover of âI Think Weâre Alone Nowâ, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. "Lucky Number" became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.
Today, 18 years ago, Stuart Adamson was found dead in Hawaii a month after disappearing from his home. The lead singer of Big Country's body was found in a closet in his room at the Best Western Plaza Hotel in Honolulu.
Thomas Dolby turned 61 today. The English musician, producer, entrepreneur and teacher; came to prominence in the 1980s, releasing hit singles including "She Blinded Me with Science" and "Hyperactive!".
DOMESTIC GROOVE ~ Celeb's Chosen Seven is my biweekly column in The Beat (Jakarta) mag. Basically it's an interview via e-mail which focuses on small, intimate, domestic stuff; what Indonesia's public figures are really into, musically speaking.
For the seventh edition I went upclose-and-personal with Henry Foundation.
Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy.