Vinyl Archives: Week of July 8th

Featuring the David Bowie, New Order, Violent Femmes, and more!

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David Bowie – “Ziggy Stardust”

Mattel has released a new collectible Barbie doll inspired by David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust persona. The doll’s glam-rock, Bowie-inspired fashion features a metallic striped suit with platform boots along with painted fingernails and a painted forehead. The outfit resembles Bowie’s outfit from his promotional events and live shows from 1972 to 1973. The Barbie doll honours Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust legacy as the “musical genius who redefined rock and roll.”

New Order – “Blue Monday”

Today, New Order dropped their live album, ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes... The record is a reworking and reimagining of their back catalogue, and it was recorded in 2017 during their residency at Manchester’s Old Granada Studios. The album features the band’s classics like “Bizarre Love Triangle” and “Sub Culture.”

Violent Femmes – “American Music”

Folk-punk band Violent Femmes’ 25-year-old song “I’m Nothing” is far from new, but the band has re-recorded the tune with skateboarder and long-time Nike partner, Stefan Janoski. The tune will be tied to a new shoe release from Janoski’s famed SB line, and will feature his vocals in the song. The Violent Femmes were inspired to re-work the song after Janoski reached out to them with the idea for themed Violent Femmes Nike sneakers. The shoes will feature the words “I’m Nothing” on the tongue in Janoski’s handwriting and stitched words “Violent” and “Femmes” on the left and right side of the sneakers.

Iggy Pop – “Lust For Life”

Iggy Pop has taken his place alongside other huge musicians as part of Funko’s Pop Rocks lineup, after being made into one of their distinctive big-headed dolls. The figure comes with Iggy Pop’s distinctive locks as he stands shirtless, frowning and pointing forward with a microphone in hand.

Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”

After appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in June, Chris Hemsworth shared with the world a video of himself as Fat Thor playing Johnny Cash’s rendition of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt” on the Avengers set. During the interview with Fallon, Hemsworth mentions the rule of no phone usage on set, but he couldn’t resist not taking a video of himself first. The video has joined the collection of BTS shots many of the Avengers took while on set.