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Rock Goddesses Part 1: Siouxsie Sioux June 27, 2007

Filed under: UK Bands — juliejoycemusic @ 12:58 pm

Siouxsie Sioux

I was thinking about women in rock the other day…there are so many amazing women in music. After seeing the doubleheader of Midnight Movies and The Raveonettes earlier this month, I was really in awe of the power of women onstage especially. Therefore, I thought I’d do a few pieces on the women that have most amazed me.

Number one is Siouxsie Sioux. Without anyone even coming close. I did get to see her at Lollapalooza way back when, and it was one of those moments I will never forget. She’s insanely gorgeous in such a strange way…I had posters of her in high school and wore my Siouxsie tshirt for about 10 years. Not only is the woman gorgeous, she has the most incredible style that no one can come close to imitating. I’ve never seen anyone that actually looked good with armpit hair but she did. She looked her best ever in the video for The Passenger though…like a gothic Louise Brooks. Budgie isn’t bad either now that I think about it.

Recommended songs:

Dear Prudence (her Beatles cover in case you live in a cave)

Hong Kong Garden

Spellbound (my favorite of all her work)

You can listen to all three of these on Amazon actually…

 

Thou Shalt Not Use Poetry, Art or Music to Get into Girls’ Pants June 26, 2007

Filed under: New and Noteworthy — juliejoycemusic @ 1:55 pm

 …Use It to Get into Their Heads

I’ve referenced this song before (in a video way down below) but it’s worth mentioning further. If you’ve not heard this song, go listen. It’s extremely quality stuff.

That’s it really.

 

Ladytron, 1972

Filed under: UK Bands — juliejoycemusic @ 10:16 am

A video that perfectly captures why much of today’s music is trash. There are just some bands you will never be even remotely as good as, and Roxy Music is one of them.

read more | digg story

 

How I Like My Rock Stars June 25, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — juliejoycemusic @ 4:21 pm

Paul Simonon

There was a nice article in Spin (I think it was) about how boring many of today’s rock stars are. Not sure if you heard about Iggy Pop’s antics at the Glastonbury Music Festival, but it’s not the kind of thing you see Celine Dion doing (not that she’s a rock star, God forbid, but you get my drift.) Iggy apparently did a bit of stage diving and inviting people up onto the stage and chaos ensued, as it does in these situations. However, that’s what they fucking SHOULD do. Who wants their rock stars to be the boring, sober, cleancut neighbors next door?

Not to downplay the talent of Pete Doherty in any way, but he’s exactly what I want in a rock star in terms of his personal life. Gorgeous supermodel girlfriend, drug issues, a very nice hat…I could go on all day. He doesn’t strike me as someone who’s going to come offstage and do anything tame. We all lament these stars who do drugs, go to rehab, get arrested for drunk driving, and generally act like idiots but when they have musical talent I’m willing to overlook it on some level. That isn’t to say I want them living next door to me though. I enjoy my chaos at a distance, preferably with loud guitars and maybe some smashed instruments.

The photo of The Clash’s Paul Simonon smashing his guitar is the absolute defining image for the kind of rock and roll that I want. It perfectly conveys the out of control attitude that I want in my bands. Not all of them though…I really don’t think I would have cared to see ABC smashing their synthesizers or Adam Ant shooting up onstage in all his makeup. That would just be disturbing. However, I think many bands today could get away with a smash here or there provided nothing hit me in the audience. I saw The Church back in the late 1980s and Marty Wilson-Piper threw his guitar to the side of the stage, where it seemed that someone was expecting this. Not to be outdone, lead singer Steve Kilby threw his bass and you just heard a loud crash. That was pretty rock and roll I thought.

 

Wire Cover June 20, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — juliejoycemusic @ 2:00 pm

To add to the good covers, here’s fIREHOSE doing a cover of Wire’s Mannequin…

 

Looking For A Few Good New Videos Are You?

Filed under: New and Noteworthy — juliejoycemusic @ 1:55 pm

OK since I am renowned for hating new bands, I thought I’d remedy that with a few videos of new(ish) videos that I think are just fantastic. Maybe you’ve heard of these guys, maybe not…check them out though.

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

LCD Soundsystem (not the best quality audio but still a fine piece)

Babyshambles

Stellastarr*

 

More and More Covers–Damn You All June 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — juliejoycemusic @ 4:50 pm

…thanks for all of you who pointed out all the good covers I missed. Here are a few more from my vault.

1. My Boyfriend’s Back (Raveonettes cover of The Angels)

2.  Hazy Shade of Winter (The Bangles cover of Simon and Garfunkel)

3. Mrs. Robinson (Lemonheads cover of Simon and Garfunkel)

4. Tainted Love (Soft Cell cover of Gloria Jones)

5. I Want Candy (Bow Wow Wow cover of The Strangeloves