Adrian Borland RIP

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there is a lot to listen to. i still haven't heard the outsiders or solo stuff. just the sound stuff via those nice reissues a few years back.

scott seward, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 17:15 (ten years ago) link

This is my favorite Outsiders song so far. It's the only one that sounds vaguely Hawkwindish, though.

This is a good one, too.

drinkin a carton of peace juice (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 17:45 (ten years ago) link

Ohhh, you're just discovering The Sound. Wonderful, wonderful. They're not as outright punk as The Outsiders but they build this web of feeling that's inescapable. I hope it meets your expectations!

Almost everything Adrian played on is fantastic - don't forget the first two White Rose Transmission albums and the Witch Trials EP with Jello Biafra. I was just hyping Honolulu Mountain Daffodils a few months back, so weird and good!

If you need anything, send me a message and I'll hook you up. Always thrilled to spread Adrian's message.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 18:29 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Just listened to "Beautiful Ammunition" for the first time in years. I didn't know Adrian personally but I've heard some of the stories - that there was this one woman he had an on-again-off-again relationship with and he just PINED for her - the lyrics to this album become that much more striking. Poor lonely bastard.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 13 August 2012 23:28 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Just found out Dark Entries is doing a 2LP of all of the Second Layer stuff.

that's why god destroyed the radio (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 18 June 2015 23:20 (five years ago) link

Love that record, almost more Joy Division than Joy Division!

5 bonus lp only tracks. Boo, hope they're available digitally.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 19 June 2015 01:33 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

Had never seen this one before - Annabel Lamb's cover of 'Heartland' with Adrian playing some typically incendiary guitar:

seb mooczag (NickB), Friday, 8 January 2016 16:55 (four years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Amazon currently has the mp3s of Heads and Hearts, In the Hothouse, Propaganda and Shock of Daylight for $3.99 each.

jana m, Sunday, 31 January 2016 03:53 (four years ago) link

A bargain at twice the price!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 31 January 2016 04:57 (four years ago) link

Pheeel, Sunday, 31 January 2016 09:44 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

It'll be 20 years gone this April, I still miss his musical presence.

Listened to "Last Days Of The Rain Machine" for the first time since, probably, it came out, which was the year following his death. It was too hard to listen to this and the other posthumous work at the time. Now it just sounds glorious with its stripped down voice and guitar demos.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 11 January 2019 00:34 (one year ago) link

Gerald, the only post-Sound stuff of Adrian's I have is Alexandria and Cinematic — what else would you recommend?

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:33 (one year ago) link

"Beautiful Ammunition" and "5:00 AM" are fantastic, the former is devastating at times as Adrian can be, but the latter is quite hopeful and uplifting.

You also need the first two White Rose Transmission albums he did with Carlo Van Putten of The Convent ("White Rose Transmission" and "700 Miles Of Desert"). Adrian wrote most of the music and added backing vocals while Carlo handled the main vocals but it's all in the same vein as the rest of his work.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:44 (one year ago) link

Brilliant. Thank you.👍🏽

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Friday, 11 January 2019 20:43 (one year ago) link

I'll plug the three Honolulu Mountain Daffodils albums - some of Adrian's best feedlback/blasting guitar.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 18 January 2019 04:55 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Adrian's famously bootlegged Lovefield demos from 1993 got a proper release this year on Record Store day! It's on Amazon and other places, well worth hearing.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 29 December 2019 21:57 (seven months ago) link

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