Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Gay Show - 7/6/09

In honor of Gay Pride Weekend, which was over a week ago, I played all bands with a gay artist or artists or possibly bisexual or in one case, transgendered or in another case, transsexual. These were certainly some important people to the punk/post-punk/new wave/alternative genre but really it is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of music and the tip of Mt. Everest when it comes to entertainment as a whole. As I said several times on the show and now once on this blog, queer peoples' contribution to the arts is something to be truly admired and respected. That was what I tried to do this evening with the show:

Link To Gay Episode of Post-Punk For Post-Punks

Playlist for said show:

1.) Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin - Actually
2.) Husker Du - Friend You've Got To Fall - Warehouse: Songs and Stories
3.) REM - It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - Document
4.) Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
5.) The B-52's - Strobe Light - Wild Party
6.) Erasure - Brother and Sister - Wild
7.) Dead or Alive - Give It To Me - Single
8.) The Smiths - Panic - Louder Than Bombs
9.) Tom Robinson Band - Up Against the Wall - Power in the Darkness
10.) The Au Pairs - We're So Cool - Stepping Out of Line
11.) The Gossip - Yr Mangled Heart - Standing in the Way of Control
12.) Joe Jackson - Real Men - Night and Day
13.) Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy - The Age of Consent
14.) Elton Motello - Jet Boy, Jet Girl - Single
15.) Jayne County and the Electric Chairs - Cream in My Jeans - Goddess of Wet Dreams
16.) Wendy Carlos - Clockwork Orange Theme - Clockwork Orange Soundtrack
17.) Culture Club - The War Song - Waking Up With the House on Fire
18.) Wham! - Everything She Wants - Make It Big
19.) Klaus Nomi - Three Wishes - Simple Man
20.) The Associates - A Matter of Gender - Peel Sessions
21.) The Housemartins - Hopelessly Devoted To Them - Now That Is What I Call Quite Good
22.) Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax - Welcome to the Pleasuredome
23.) Human Sexual Response - Blow Up - In A Roman Mood
24.) Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Twenty First Century Boy - Flaunt It
25.) Fischerspooner - The 15th - #1
26.) The Buzzcocks - What Do I Get? - Singles Going Steady


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show as always, Alex. I especially loved the Fischerspooner version of The 15th. I agree with what you have said previously, that a cover should only be played when it tops the original, or at least offers a new perspective or interpretation. Maybe it's just the Wire version that I have, but they seem to half-assing it and just going through the motions when they play it. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess to give Wire credit, the studio version is pretty good:

The live one that I had is kinda rough:


11:18 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

Thanks as always, Doc!

I also like the studio version of the 15th a lot but the much more electronic Fischerspooner cover had enough of a different flavor to be interesting.

I'd never heard that live recording before. Yeesh! That was pretty damn rough. And not in a good way.

5:32 PM  

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