Vinyl Archives: Week of January 26th

Featuring David Bowie, Beastie Boys, INXS, and more!

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David Bowie – “The Jean Genie”

David Bowie’s previously unreleased 1997 version of “Baby Universal” has been shared from the EP Is It Any Wonder?, which includes six rare tracks Bowie recorded in the Earthling era. The EP’s contents have been releasing weekly, with new tracks expected on February 7th and 14th. Other singles like “Stay,” “I Can’t Read,” and “The Man Who Sold The World” have been released already. Watch the video here.
 

Beastie Boys – “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”

The first trailer for Spike Jonze’s forthcoming documentary Beastie Boys Story is here. The clip kicks off with the opening refrain of “Paul Revere,” and as the trailer progresses, it comes packed with archival footage in addition to shots of Beastie Boys surviving members Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond’s stage production of the same name. The trailer also flashes through photographs of all three founding group members before lingering on old pictures of the late Adam “MCA” Yauch.” Watch the trailer here.
 

INXS – “Never Tear Us Apart”

We recently put together a list of the 10 best bands with members who are siblings, and of course INXS made the cut! Australian rock band INXS originally formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney. The band’s founding members were made up of siblings Andrew Fariss, Tim Fariss, and Jon Fariss; bassist Garry Gary Beers; Kirk Pengilly; and legendary lyricist Michael Hutchence. Check out the full list here.
 

Gary Numan – “Cars”

Beautiful Days recently released the lineup for its 2020 festival, and Gary Numan will be performing at this year’s installment. The UK festival, which takes place from August 21st to 23rd, is set to also see performances from acts like Flogging Molly, Levellers, Indigo Girls, The Big Moon, and many more! Check out the full lineup here.
 

Prince – “Purple Rain”

On Tuesday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, several renowned musicians took to Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince to honour the guitar hero. The all-star memorial featured a stacked lineup including Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Chris Martin, John Legend, and Earth, Wind & Fire. The Grammy Salute series has previously honoured other musical icons like the Beatles, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder.