Post-Punk

Gang of Four

Gang Of Four – Live In Ann Arbor Michigan, 1981 – Past Daily Backstage Weekened

Gang of Four – live at Second Chance, Ann Arbor, Michigan – June 30, 1981. Diving into the early 80s this weekend with a set by Gang of Four, recorded live at The Second Chance in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 30, 1981. Considered one of the leading bands of...

Ian Dury

Ian Dury And The Blockheads – In Concert 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Ian Dury and The Blockheads in concert – recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon by the venerable BBC Radio 1 for their In Concert series in 1979. When he hit international prominence with the 1977 anthem, Sex & Drugs & Rock’n Roll, Dury had already been around for some time. Previously...

Shriekback

Shriekback In Session – 1985 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Shriekback – in session for John Peel – May 10, 1985 – BBC Radio 1 – Shriekback tonight. In session for John Peel and recorded on May 10, 1985. This was their third session for Peel and comes right around the time of the release of their 4th album, Oil...

XTC

XTC – Live At The Rainbow 1979 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

Perennial favorites XTC this weekend – recorded at the legendary Rainbow in London on September 17, 1979. Although many claimed XTC failed to maintain popularity in both the UK and US, they managed to put out some memorable material during their tenure. And because of that, their popularity has grown...

She Wants Revenge

She Wants Revenge – In Concert 2006 – Past Daily Soundbooth

She Wants Revenge – Live At Rock am Ring, Mendig Germany – 2006 – WDR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – She Wants Revenge was one of those bands I first heard via MySpace many years ago, didn’t know who they were, but couldn’t stop listening. And when they were...

The Alarm - 1984

The Alarm – In Concert 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

  The Alarm, in concert from London in 1984 tonight. Starting up in 1981 and still going strong, The Alarm originally began life as a Punk band known as The Toilets. But soon they abandoned the genre and the name and re-emerged as The Alarm, embracing a combination of hard-rock,...

The Chameleons

The Chameleons In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Chameleons – In Session for John Peel – June 17, 1981 – BBC Radio 1 – Post-Punk/New Wave tonight from The Chameleons (or Chameleons UK), a relatively short-lived but seminal band of the early 80s, in two incarnations, with some six albums and six singles under their belts as...

The Fixx - one of the early MTV bands

The Fixx – In Concert 1982 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Fixx – in concert at The Paris Theatre, London – 1982 – BBC In Concert series – BBC Radio 1 – The Fixx – one of the prime examples of a band who were catapulted to stardom via exposure on MTV. Initially a rock band known simply as The...

Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column

The Durutti Column – Live in Brighton 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Durutti Column – live at The Sallis Benny Hall, Brighton – Dec. 15, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Durutti Column – following along similar lines as New Order, they were also regulars at the legendary Haçienda in Manchester throughout the 1980s. The Durutti Column were unlike...