Vinyl Archives: Week of October 20th

Featuring Talking Heads, Joy Division, Sex Pistols, and more!

Join us on a journey through the gigantic vinyl archive each weekday on-air at 9:45 a.m. & 3:45 p.m. If you miss an episode, you can catch them on Facebook and Twitter at 9 p.m. each weeknight, or on Indie88.com.

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Talking Heads – “Life During Wartime”

In honour of the 35th anniversary of concert film Stop Making Sense, the movie will be once again returning to the Detroit Film Theater. When the film first aired at the theater back in 1984, every single seat was filled as almost a whopping 10,000 people danced and sang along to the legendary flick.
 

Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”

Video of a demo of Bob Dylan singing with Johnny Cash on the country artist’s “Wanted Man” surfaced this week. Dylan wrote the song for Cash back in 1969 for his live album At San Quentin.The clip opens with Cash’s wife June Carter talking before the pair begin the performance.
 

Sex Pistols – “God Save The Queen”

Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon, more commonly known as Johnny Rotten, is set to embark on his very first spoken word tour this year. This iconic musician has been hailed by critics as the man who changed the face of music for good and sparked a cultural revolution,” Parr Hall’s Holly Jones told the Warrington Guardian. “Now, the music legend is hitting the road on a one-off tour, in which he will talk all about his extraordinary career and wider life story.”
 

Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart”

Rare footage of Joy Division’s first filmed live performance recently surfaced online. The clip captures the band performing at Bowdon Valley Youth Club in 1979, and it took place only three months before the release of their seminal album, Unknown Pleasures. Watch the video here.
 

The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry”

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has talked about how the band’s hit track “Boys Don’t Cry” continues challenging gender norms. Smith revealed that he was shocked at the modern importance of the track after he witnessed the audience at their renowned Glastonbury 2019 headlining set. “I was singing [‘Boys Don’t Cry’] at Glastonbury and I realized that it has a very contemporary resonance with all the rainbow stripes and stuff flying in the crowd,” Smith explained to the Rolling Stone. “When I was growing up, there was peer pressure on you to conform to be a certain way.”