Vinyl Archives: Week of May 2nd

Featuring David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Prince, and more

Join us on a journey through the gigantic vinyl archive weekdays on Indie88.

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David Bowie – “Space Oddity”

A trio of Nineties-era David Bowie live releases is set to be shared with the masses in the coming weeks. With the first release titled LiveandWell.com arriving on May 15th 2020, previously only available to BowieNet subscribers. The unearthed live album was recorded in New York, Amsterdam, Rio De Janeiro and U.K.’s Phoenix festival during the 1997 Earthling tour. Learn more and listen to a live recording of 1997’s “Little Wonder” here.
 

Sonic Youth – “Kool Thing”

Sonic Youth has shared a rare live album on Bandcamp called Blastic Scene. The album, which was recorded at a live performance in Lisbon back in 1993, was originally released as an authorized bootleg two years later in 1995. At the time of its release, only 1,300 copies were pressed, and Blastic Scene was only available in Portugal. Now, you can purchase the record on their Bandcamp site here.
 

John Lennon – “Imagine”

The Beatles’ famed track “Let It Be” turned fifty yesterday, on May 8th. The track, which was a left over from pre-Abbey Road sessions, was released in the 1970’s, and it definitely marks a culture-defining act for the legendary band.
 

Prince – “1999”

Robyn has shared an elegant new Met Gala-inspired playlist, which features Prince’s “Kiss.” The collection of tracks, which was inspired by the 2020 Met Gala exhibit “About Time: Fashion and Duration,” also features David Bowie’s”Heroes,” Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” Kraftwerk’s “Numbers,” and more. Curated for Vogue, this collection of songs spans through an eclectic mix of huge hits. Stream the playlist here.
 

Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”

Far Out Magazine has resurfaced an old rider for Iggy Pop’s concerts and it’s wild. Before stepping onto the stage, Pop would be greeted by anything from people dressed up as the seven dwarves from Snow White to Chinese gunpowder tea. Check out the full list here.