Saturday, May 17, 2008

Featured Artists

Here's a few more tracks that were played in Friday night's show:

I'll start off with Blank Generation by Richard Hell & The Voidoids:

Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation / Love Comes in Spurts

Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank Generation

The next track I'll feature is by Julian Cope - Sunspots. I have to say Julian is a favourite artist of mine - I hadn't really heard much, if any, of Julian or The Teardrop Explodes before a friend with an extra ticket to his 1995 show at Lee's Palace in Toronto and asked me to go. Luckily, I agreed to go even though I didn't really know who he was at the time. Long story short - it was an amazing show and turned me into a big Cope fan. If you are looking for any Cope or Cope-related releases - do yourself a huge favour and go have a look at the following blog. I discovered that amazing blog a month or so ago and I'm still working through all the Cope releases available there, plus a host of other amzaing music is posted as well!

Julian Cope - Sunspots

Julian Cope - Sunspots

Finally, I'm posting a great track by Fiction Factory, a band that I think just about everybody thinks was a only a one-hit wonder for their 80's hit '(Feels Like) Heaven' However, that's not what David played or the track I'm going to post - instead he played another great track fron their 'Throw The Warped Wheel Out' album (which is availalbe for download at this blog) but instead I'm posting the 12" version of Ghost of Love which was the single release after (Feels Like) Heaven.

Fiction Factory - Ghost of Love / Other Side of Grey

Fiction Factory - Ghost of Love

Fiction Factory - Throw the Warped Wheel Out

Fiction Factory - Throw The Warped Wheel Out Link

If you can't tell by now, I don't quite agree with the common perception that Fiction Factory was a one-hit wonder. Back in the 80's I had both 'Throw The Warped Wheel Out' and their follow-up album which was called 'Another Story' on vinyl, both of which got fairly regular play on my turntable and in my opinion were both pretty solid albums. Another Story has never been released on CD and seems to be pretty hard to come by in web searches I've done, so as a bonus, here's a vinyl rip of that full album for download!

Fiction Factory - Another Story

Fiction Factory - Another Story

7 comments:

Miss Parker said...

You ***rock*** for posting the "Another Story" rip. Thanks so much!

Marsden Planet said...

Thanks for the comment! Is Fiction Factory yet another relatively obscure band that we share an appreciation of? :-)

Miss Parker said...

Yes...and, of course, my appreciation began with hearing "Feels like Heaven" for the first time (believe it or not) a couple of years ago. So many (as yet for me) unheard 80's artists, so little time.

PS - I owe you a review on Moev...I'll have them converted and listened to ASAP. :-)

RObert POland said...

I know a lot of people who are looking Another Story. It is possible that this will go.
I once had this album. I am a supporter of the first album Fiction Factory.Another Story not convinced me.

ROb.

Marsden Planet said...

Thanks for the comment R0b! I really like 'Standing At The Top of The World', 'Time Is Right' and 'The Powder Room' on Another Story. Give those another listen and maybe I can change your mind on that album.

Also, I went over to your blog (haven't been there in a while) and found some Thinkman posted that I've been looking for - thanks for those posts!

Juan Carlos said...

Love Fiction Factory! Thanks for all your hard labor.

Marsden Planet said...

Juan:

Thanks for the comment - glad you found the link :-)