Got to listening to my stash of early Depeche Mode and ran across several Live Concert vinyls, cassettes and CDs. After spinning my own personal concert, I figured that some enthusiasts of early Depeche Mode would also like to listen, so I thought I’d share.
All tracks are from concerts most dating 1980 – 1982. Note that the quality is greatly mixed — some are audience recordings, some soundboards and a couple of tv or radio broadcasts. I love hearing early and different versions of these wonderful tracks and how the band evolved before I could witness first-hand many years later!
Enjoy, leave feedback and connect if likeminded! I will have another basement concert or two forthcoming for DM from the mid-80s; plus some other bands that I’ve been following and collecting for the last 30+ years! Stay tuned…
With the snow dumping outside, and nothing really to do except sit by the warm fire, I created this Snowy Day Mixtape. Lots of female vocals, some trip hop, downtempo, shoegaze, krautrock and electro ambient all mashed up together in a single mix. Since I’m going nowhere, this is a 30m double-pack. Enjoy!
Trentemoller “Dirty Snow”
How to Destroy Angels “The Space in Between”
Donna Regina “Let’s Get Slow”
Siouxsie and the Banshees “Red Light”
Trentemoller “Even Though You’re With Another Girl”
Up for your enjoyment is an EBM / Coldwave Mixtape. I have been creating playlists on my devices and when I hit a song that would fit well on a “stylized” mixtape I bookmark it. I have been doing this for years with the intent of throwing together mixtapes. Nothing fancy with this mixtape, just simply an old-school style of putting tracks together for my listening pleasure!
For me the styles of “Coldwave” and “Electronic Body Music” (EBM) are basically the same – cyberpunk. The term started being used in the press during the very late 70’s with Kraftwerk’s sound and led into the darker electronic sounds in the early eighties. I have loved this style of music since I first heard examples of it on the Denver music television show Teletunes in the early/mid 80’s. MTV wasn’t allowed in the small rural town I grew up in, but that was okay because MTV would have never gone this alternative anyway.
Here is the track listing:
Ortrotasce “At Your Last Breath” (2013)
Nitzer Ebb “Let Beauty Loose” (1987)
Kline Coma Xero “Left Behind” (2014)
Front 242 “Body to Body” (1981)
A Flock of Seagulls “The Last Flight of Yuri Gagarin” (1983)
Black Lung “Eugenics” (1994)
Lassigue Bendthaus “JKTV Otaku (How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Modem)” (1994)
Going through some older cassettes from the Radio Station days (KUCB, Boulder) and digitizing some mixes I did on my shows. Love listening to these old shows as this is when Electronic / Techno Music was blossoming and a ton of good tracks are included in these mixes!
Was absorbing the beautiful spring weather of late, with a cocktail in had, and decided to record a little mixtape. Far from perfect mix; but not too bad given I was highly distracted. Much variety here as it was just a lounger.
Had a great little new year session where I pulled out some old records and had some fun. Comes in the standard 30m deployment in two parts. First part is more of a body mix; second part is for your mind…
I was able to go through all my old mixtapes and I removed and trashed all the outer plastic cases; now I have three shoeboxes full of tapes to someday go digital with…picked one out at random and here it is. No markings other than March 13, 1994. I’ll work on a set list but there are several I’m not likely going to remember…perhaps you can help?
The first several sets were chill/ambient and then led into more techno/dance stuff later on in the show.
Kraftwerk – Ralf & Florian
? (on the tip of my tongue)
Aphex Twin – SAW2
Delerium – Stone Tower
? (again, on the tip of my tongue)
Locust – Weathered Well
Germ – Gone
< — Heads off in a techno/trance direction — >
Sequential – 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Hallucination Generation – Black Holes And Baby Universes
? (again, on the tip of my tongue)
Acrid Abeyance – Exposure Track