15 Apr 2015
New Order - Kevin Cummins @ Proud Camden 
New Order - Kevin Cummins @ Proud Camden

Following on from the March 2015 publication via Rizzoli of Kevin Cummins's 'New Order' book, he has an exhibition of New Order photographs at Proud Galleries in Camden which runs from 23 April to 7 June.

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Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2 
Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2

Minny Pops leader Wally van Middendorp confides:

"I went away: it was neither a holiday nor a vacation. I waited for delayed trains, leaving my station late. I wanted to visit my parents and ended up stranded in the town where I was born. I reconnected with some old friends; I did not remember their names or the names of their wives and children. I got lost but managed to return and arrived seven days ago at Liverpool Street Station. At 6.48am, to be precise.

I did not quite know what to do. I have been thinking, thinking, thinking about my next steps. Move sideways, forwards but never backwards. I am still struggling with the concept of time, but I have managed to get a better grip on it since I started wearing a watch. And I no longer want to waste any precious time, time.

I am looking at my diary and see that I need to get ready; ready to get on to a stage, ready to perform, ready to enjoy myself. I will go out there to entertain you; I will go out there to embrace you."

Live adventures to come in 2015 include:

20 May 2015
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Minny Pops will be onstage at 8.28pm, supporting Agent Side Grinder.
Tickets are 7.00 GBP
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Minny Pops live transmissions 2015 Pt 2

23 May 2015
Gothic Pogo Festival X
Werk II, Leipzig, Germany
In their first-ever live performance in Deutschland, Minny Pops will headline the Saturday night of this four-day festival.
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7 June 2015
Tuesdays Post
The Others, 6 & 8 Manor Rd, London N16 5SA
Pay on the door

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Perfect Motion from Caroline True Records 
Perfect Motion - Jon Savage's Secret History of Second-Wave Psychedelia 1988-93

Caroline True Records presents "Perfect Motion: Jon Savage's Secret History of Second-Wave Psychedelia 1988-93" in a special limited edition double 12" vinyl gatefold sleeve deluxe package with full inner sleeves and liner notes. There's also a digital download code. Plus there's a free Baggy Mystery Mix CD with first 100 copies bought direct from the CTR Webstore. The complete package is priced 18.99 GBP.

The featured artists (including a heavy contingent from Factory and Madchester/Baggy camps) include Electronic, Northside, 808 State, The Stone Roses, Shack, Pet Shop Boys, Primal Scream, Sabres of Paradise, Joi, DHS, Sly & Lovechild and Deee-Lite.

The full tracklisting is:

Side one

Shack - I Know You Well (Extended 12" Mix) 5' 35"
The High - Box Set Go 3' 54"
Primal Scream - Slip inside This House 5' 17"
Northside - Take 5 (12" Mix) 4' 10"

Side two

PSB - The Sound of the Atom Splitting 5' 13"
Deee-Lite - What is Love? (Holographic Goatee Mix) 4' 08"
Electronic - Get the Message (DNA Groove Mix) 5' 27"
Sly & Lovechild - The World According To Sly & Lovechild (Soul of Europe Mix) 8' 20"

Side three

Joi - A Desert Storm 6' 28"
808 State - Let Yourself Go (D50 Mix) 4' 52"
DHS- Number 9 Bad Acid 4' 28"
St Etienne Featuring Q-Tee - Filthy 5' 32"

Side four

The Stone Roses - Full Fathom Five (CD Version) 3' 18"
Sabres of Paradise - Clock Factory 14' 44"

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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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