It's all about the drummer's mullet, btw.
― With Oatmeal Sauce (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Friday, 2 January 2009 02:50 (5 years ago) Permalink
just heard that they have remixed NZ band Koras.
this is now available in shops.for those that remember, Fon Records bloke, Amrik Rai is behind the release, and getting RHK back in line with the use of the CV name.the use of cut-up vocals and synths is very much in line with mid-80s CV, but the overall production is a lot more current sounding.naturally, i love it.
― mark e, Monday, 16 March 2009 14:15 (5 years ago) Permalink
billy ray martin covers the cabs : here
didn't expect this to work as well as it does.
― mark e, Thursday, 4 February 2010 13:13 (4 years ago) Permalink
^ pretty good!
― Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Farting in Space (NickB), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 13:41 (4 years ago) Permalink
Sorry, that's the Billie Ray Martin cover btw.
the roman polanski referencing video for the other version is also great :
― mark e, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 14:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
Can anyone really cover Cabaret Voltaire successfully? I mean that Billy Ray Martin cover bears little relation to the original. Which in an of itself isn't a bad thing, of course, but are there any truly inspired Cabaret Voltaire covers?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink
3 glasses of red wine + headphones = ordered the virgin/emi era box set.
this band needs more love.
simple as that.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 21:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
God damn it.
Western Works by StephenMal
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
NAG NAG NAG
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
well, just ordered the emi/virgin era boxset from vice friendly hipster based charity shop.
f*ckers better be on board with their 'nearly new description.
back on track : how massive is the 12" version of 'crackdown' ?
for years now, people have loved/sampled human league/mode et al for their 80s thing, but no-one seems to have picked up on the brilliance of this era
xpost : u know for years my all time jim'll fix it wish was to visit 'western works', whereas now, i suspect its just some laptop in RHKs kitchen.
which means that i guess its too late for RHK to get his payday, which is a real shame as this is easily my fave era of CV.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Are the early lps getting a remaster at any point? Or have I missed that happening over the last couple of years. Love the music but wish I could hear it better.Think I kind of cut off somewhere around '83. But love the earlier 3 piece stuff. Not so fond of them when they went primarily dancey though I did enjoy some of the later solo stuff.
― Stevolende, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
me and stevolende walk a different path.
as (s)he leaves, i enter the picture
i love all that early doors drum machine, synth + bass thing they had going on.
oh and re the early days material - as far as i know, mute have re-released it all on cd.
go a hunting ...
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
I was in a band called Sensoria, that's how much credence we gave to it. Fkn love the Cabs.
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
But dancing to NAG NAG NAG at another ILXor's wedding.. damn.
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
the first 12" i truly went 'oh my f*ckin' god, what is that ... ' to.
never heard it prior to buying it
.. just read the nme review while walking around, at the same time i bumped into record store guy as i read the review who asked if i wanted anything, i pointed to the review and said 'get me that in asap'
the rest is history.
if ever one review changed a life forever, then this was it.
no more indie loving c86 styled shyte for me .. twas all funked up juddering machine noise.
the fact that very little has ever come close to that 12" version of 'sensoria' means little, as the quest continues ..
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
just to clarify : my crappy diatribe relates to the sensoria 12", not nag nag nag.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
man does anybody know where the dialogue sample in "Gut Level" comes from? Have wondered for years.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Agreed. What a record. xpost
― I must be old, I recognise nobody in ITV2 idents (aldo), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
ha, Sensoria for me & my friends was this HUGE embarrassment. We thought the Cabs were total genius, wrote that interlinking CV logo on desks & walls, and the guys at the record store weren't having it & then the new import single comes in and they condescend to playing it in the store for us. We got clowned. "Oh, yeah, you guys, this is fantastic, really deep shit." I like disco-era Cabs better now than I did then but to us at the time the rhythmic quasi-melodic non-ugly vocal style, the movement away from tight dubby atmospheres, was a betrayal of promise
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'm assuming 'gut level' is pre-virgn era ?
in which case, you're going to have to go deep and ask the mailing list nerds ..
actually, i can do that for you ... was just trying to add some euro-styled drama to the proceedings ..
xpopst : sensoria = embarrassmet.
the mind is well and truly boggled. i have put headphones on, and blast that mofo. its shits all over the lo-fi shit that ilm underlines as the 'proper' CV era.
'ok, tis time for me to cut out as the 12" version of 'i want you' has hit the 'phones, and its quite clear this stuff rules my world and i no longer care about my kids.
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't think it's ilm that does that, just saddo Cabs fans like me - there are maybe 4 of us. General consensus on pre-Some Bizaree Cabs is that it hasn't aged well, I think, and that seems true some days and less true on others. I'm listening to the Nottingham live '82 tape that circulates now though...it's just...so much better than the banging dance tracks they ended up making. Which are fine, and banging, and if they hadn't made them, somebody else would have, because they're just not that distinctive, at least not next to the weird electro-dub stuff they got going around Red Mecca.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wait - "Sensoria" was later. That seemed a little better. I'm thinking of the first single from the Some Bizarre era - Crackdown backed with This Fascination. There was a story in either NME or Melody Maker at the time that I read after that let's-listen in the record store, and the first line of it was "The Cabs fan was horrified." It was accurate in our small circle of 2.
― cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 5 May 2012 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
u see i think in the mid-80s and onwards, richard-n-mal had a cool groove going on with their machines that i genuinely think no-one else had.
i listen to the early days stuff and to be honest, it does nothing for me.
i drop the 12" of 'crackdown' era and all becomes clear
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
1st single from virgin era = crackdown/fascination 12" in '83
and its rather good.
not sensoria 12" good, of course, but nothing is ....
― mark e, Saturday, 5 May 2012 23:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wait... what Virgin/EMI box set?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, do you mean "Conform To Deform"?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
All three of the Virgin albums and Code are supposed to be remastered and reissued this year though, right? So that pricing on the Covenant CD is probably nothing much to worry about...?
― Sean Carruthers, Sunday, 6 May 2012 03:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Robie is the main man to blame/praise for CV going dance in '83, btw. Although, I'm sure he would think the dance era of CV would be crap too.
Code was my intro to Cabaret Voltaire, so the '84-'87 CV is distinctive to me. But nobody was doing the '74-'83 CV at all. It was the transitional "2 X 45" that's the best CV in retrospect.
― ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Sunday, 6 May 2012 07:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
boxset = conform to deform
and yes, i've heard that they are to remaster the whole virgin set this year as well.
― mark e, Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
But what of the Rough Trade material? Surely the truly classic stuff, the more other the better. Think the Mute cds are early 90s aren't they?
― Stevolende, Sunday, 6 May 2012 10:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
I don't know whether I'm grooving hard to this because I'm pinin' for them days ov my youth or w/e, it's not like these are really the freshest beats in the whole world, in fact they sound quite dated to me but anyway if you love Stephen Mallinder you might get something out of this. BTW old dudes wtf with the clown costumes.
― Inconceivable (to the entire world) (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, 5 November 2012 22:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I played a show last week with Mal's other band Wrangler..Much more musically in common with CV than Hey Rube..
They played Crackdown and Sensoria as well as this version of Nag Nag Nag.
We played a cover of Seconds Too Late..
― Talcum Mucker, Monday, 5 November 2012 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
wow. that was ace.ta for the pointer.
― mark e, Monday, 5 November 2012 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
So the details on the Virgin years boxset are finally available. Gotta say, I'm a bit disappointed that the video-only Gasoline In Your Eye tracks aren't included on the CD itself. Also missing is "Empty Walls", the b-side of "Just Fascination".
CD1. Micro-PhoniesDo RightThe OperativeDigital RastaSpies In The WiresTheme From EarthshakerJames BrownSlammerBlue HeatSensoria
2. Drinking GasolineKinoSleepwalkingBig FunkGhost Talk
3. The Crackdown + EP24-24In The ShadowsTalking TimeAnimationOver And OverJust FascinationWhy Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)HaitiCrackdownDiskonoTheme From DoublevisionMoscowBadge Of Evil
4. The Covenant, The Sword And The Arm Of The LordL21STI Want YouHells HomeKickbackThe Arm Of The LordWarmGolden HalosMotion RotationWhip BlowThe Web
5. Cabaret Voltaire 83-85 12" As and BsJust Fascination (12'' Version)Crackdown (12)The Dream Ticket (12'' Version)Sensoria (12'' Version)James Brown (12'' Version)I Want You (12'' Version)Safety Zone (12'' Version)Cut The Damn Camera (12'' Version)Bad Self Pt.1 (12'' Version)Drink Your Poison (12'' Version)COMA (12'' Version)
6. EarthshakerEarthshaker 5Earthshaker 1Theme From Earthshaker (Sheffield Mix)Digital Rasta (Dub Version)Earthshaker 3Whip Blow (Instrumental Dub)James Brown (Instrumental)Golden Halos (Instrumental Dub)Earthshaker 2Cut The Damn Camera (Sheffield Mix)Do Right (Cut Up Mix)Earthshaker 4
DVD7. DVD1Bedford Boys Club 18.08.84IntroCrackdownSensoriaJust FascinationSafety ZoneGhost TalkDigital RastaKinoDo rightHammersmith Palais 02.12.84Mao IntroAnimationBig FunkSensoriaDigital RastaJapnoGhost TalkSleepwalkingKinoDo Right
8. DVD2.Gasoline In Your EyeIntroductionCrackdownDiffusionSleepwalkingSlow Boat To ThassosSensoriaAutomotivationBig FunkKinoGhostalkFadeout
DVD ExtrasJust Fascination 7” MixSensoria 7” MixI Want You 7” MixI Want You 12” Mix
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 13:36 (7 months ago) Permalink
think i may skip this.
i have the cds (and vinyl) , the original sound of sheffield comp, the deform boxset (which i have yet to dive into actually !)
which just about covers the virgin era.
ok, there is matter of the remastering, but to be honest, i have no problem with the virgin era cds.
there is of course 'earthshaker' and 'gasoline' ep, lets just hope that gets a separate release at some point.
― mark e, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 14:24 (7 months ago) Permalink
You haven't spun the Conform box you ordered over a year ago? Get to it, man!
You're also missing the "Listen Up" odds and sods comp of the Virgin years. Definitely the least of the material but the high points are excellent.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 15:46 (7 months ago) Permalink