WIRE -Wire (2015)

One of most played group on my devices in this period is WIRE. The occasion was the new release "Silver/Lead" (2017) but starting from that I go back and after continuous listening I made the conclusion that "Wire" (2015) is my favourite work of "third age " of this extraordinary and prolific band.
The sound and melodies are unmistakable and catchy.
Like a good wines also Wire don' t care about years.

Here: Wire (2015)


AUDITIVE ESCAPE - Evolo (2012)

Auditive Escape (alias Jean Patier). It is the right choice for a relax night after a hard day. This French electronic, dub, trip hop "ensemble" is an interesting one. A lot of work self produced like this Evolo  (2012). This Trip-Ambent-Hop is really not bad.

Enjoy: Evolo.rar


UV POP - Bandy Baby Man (1986)

Thanks to ESWA blog (see in my favourite) I had the opportunity to know UV Pop. Searching on the web I realized there is not a lot of material of this band. Moved by curiosity I saw also on youtube and it is better. The attached file is directly extract from an youtube video.
There is another interesting video of the re-recording of "Serious" in 2010 (in my opinion probably better than the original one).

UV Pop -BBM : UV POP - Bandy Baby Man

Serious (re-recorded 2010)


STAN RIDGWAY - The Big Heat (1985)

I already post  this in 2012 (link expired). I am listening to the 2016 new work by Stan (Priestess of the promise land) and in the meantime I decide to repost this solo works from Wall of Voodoo former singer.
Too early to give a comment to the new work (just listen to 3 tracks) but seems that Stan style is always with us !!!

link here:   the big heat


THE CURE -Milan November 2, 2016

1984-1985-1989-1992-2016.........more than 30 years and it seems yesterday. It is always an emotional experience to join THE CURE  concerts !!! Yesterday night at Assago Forum it was a great event  with 2016  Cure show. More than 2 hours with  the complete Cure history from "Three Imaginary boys" to "Lovecats" and of course the evergreen "A Forest". CURE Live shows  were always full of music power and also in this 2016 tour there is a sound wall with  bass and drums as background for fine guitars lyrics and Robert Smith voice (really not so bad compared to 30 years ago). And As Robert says..."see you again"




PETER MURPHY - October 23, 2016 (Brescia Latteria Malloy)

Here again. After the Bauhaus 35 years anniversary tour, Peter is coming back in a different way. A semi acoustic (Strapping Tour) with songs from his solo production with some "classic" from Bauhaus  archive.
It was a wonderful night also because I was really near (pratically on the stage) and Peter demonstrate to be a great professionist of the music world.  three elements (Peter + guitar + bass) but enough to fill the ambient with a delicious sound. Nothing to do with dark of gothic movement performance.
Great Peter, waiting for next time!!!

    Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


SUM 41 - Milan August 26, 2016

Some months ago I promise my daughter to go with her at a SUM41 concert (Milan was the only Italian date for 2016 tour). The group was unknown to me (other generation) and so I start listening to some of their song. The sound is what I identify as easy-punk and Green Day are for me the reference band.
The concert at the end was not bad. 1 and a half hour of music and the audience (average age around 20 y) satisfied also for the announcement of a new album in October.
 Different from what I normally listen for but anyway  MUSIC.


GITHEAD - Art Pop (2007)

One of this summer night when it was no possible to sleep (because of the high temperature) i was listening to some music I didn' t listen for quite a long time. GITHEAD  was a good surprise. This is a parallel history of Colin Newman with MINIMAL COMPACT members. The  result is a very good sound . Some part seems really to have the best wire sonorities. They provide 3 or 4 works and this is in my opinion the nearest to Wire sound.

ENJOY: githead - art pop


MASSIVE ATTACK - Milan July 23, 2016

Two Years ago I was very impressed by Massive Attack performance. Now nothing (or few things) are changed. One hour delay waiting from  the planned start time, the same drumming and rhytmic power ( I can define it " disruptive", the sound  (always perfect), the light show (hypnotizing).
So what's new: some new songs from " ritual spirit" with a new voice (I was not so excited by his voice).
What is missed: Martina Topley Bird voice    and "Teardrop".
Massive Attacck = Unmissable anyway


SUEDE - Monza July 10, 2016

I was convinced by my friend Andrea to buy the ticket for the final i-Day night at Monza. Just few minutes walk from my home so why not. I was not a Suede fan; I just listen to songs on the web before the concert.Bratt Anderson was a surprise on the stage. Just a cocktail of Iggy pop, Peter Murphy and David Bowie with some paranoic attitudes. But, and this is evident, a great voice.
The same night there was another unknown  (at least for me) band, Biffy Clyde. probably more famous for  younger generation ( this according to the audience). Nothing special I think.  Just an "easy punk-rock- band". They remember me  Green Days or Sum41  (  That I will see with my daughter next August).
At the end it was a good summer night spent with friends drinking one  (or more) good beer!!!
 See below : The 2 of us