Ramones, poster for a show in Seattle, 1977

Image

Ramones, poster for a show in Seattle, 1977

Advertisements

Iggy Pop’s 1981 Halloween gig at the Mosque Ballroom in Richmond, Virginia

Image

Iggy Pop’s 1981 Halloween gig at the Mosque Ballroom in Richmond, Virginia, for the VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) Halloween Dance (photos by Ron Smith for ‘The Commonwealth Times’), was never meant to be remembered as one of his most memorable performances, yet it had everything it takes for a gig to fall into the “legendary gigs” category

Catching Up With Depeche Mode

Image

http://www.post-punk.com/depeche-mode-catching-up-with-depeche-mode/

Catching Up With Depeche Mode.

On November 11th, 1985, British synth-pop sensations Depeche Mode were more broadly introduced to the US market with the compilation album Catching Up With Depeche Mode.

The name of the compilation is to be taken quite literally – Since People Are People (the single and the compilation album) turned out to be a big hit in the US, Sire Records wanted to popularize the band a little more with a compilation album that collects the band’s material from 1981 to 1985, and it was released at the same time as the band’s first (European) singles collection The Singles 81→85, that compiled every single the band released to that date. Different from that, Catching Up With Depeche Mode contained album tracks as well, trying to give the US audience a good overview on the band’s effort – including the B-sides tracks Fly On The Windscreen and Flexible.

Kevin Haskins reads an excerpt from his upcoming Bauhaus book

Image

http://www.post-punk.com/kevin-haskins-reads-an-excerpt-from-his-upcoming-bauhaus-book/

Kevin Haskins reads an excerpt from his upcoming Bauhaus book.

BAUHAUS UNDEAD: The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus, exhibits an extensive personal collection of Haskins’ ranging from show fliers, photos, hand written lyrics and more—that Kevin Haskins has diligently saved since the band’s beginnings—along with with personal anecdotes as well as stories from the band’s peers.

The book will be published will officially be released in March of 2018 via Cleopatra Records.