Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and Your Favourite Band Has Disappeared

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I straight up love Bill Drummond. Hands down. Or up, which ever way you prefer. My love for him dates back to the days of The KLF. Obviously my understanding of what he and Jimmy Cauty were trying to do was pretty limited at the time as I was in my early teens but I read every interview I could get my hands on and bought the music. This was still pretty early days for internet, as you might or might not remember and I lived on the outskirts of an outskirts country.

However, I have a strong recollection that even then, at least on some level, I realised Bill and Jimmy were doing something very different. Same in some ways as some other bands but different in a very fundamental way. Their meta level of recognising what they were doing and how they were doing it was mindblowing for my teenage brain. And I loved their music and all the mythology they had wrapped around it. And then, of course, they burned the million pounds and pretty much called it quits. Look it up or watch the film. I was devastated.

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Recently I had the chance to see Imagine Waking Up Tomorrow and All Music Has Disappeared. The documentary follows Bill Drummond as he travels around for his latest project, The17. I might not completely share Bill’s views on how the accessibility of music destroys the value we place on the experience of listening to music, but I get it. I get what you’re getting at, Bill.

If you haven’t seen the film, go and see it now. Or at least listen to some KLF.

I love you, Bill.


Sunday Classic of Love

A weekly appreciation of classic film and television soundtracks.

Christina Ricci as Layla tap dancing to “Moonchild” by King Crimson in Buffalo ’66. Don’t forget to look at the sky tonight!


Cover of Love

The only criteria for Cover of Love here at Funnel of Love is and has always been that the cover gets something new out the original song while being consistent with the musical stylings of the cover maker.

This is certainly true for the haunting cover version of Duran Duran‘s “Save A Prayer” by Eagles of Death Metal. Taken from their new album Zipper Down out on October 2, it captures the pop sensibility of the original song and mixes it with the magical musical innuendo that is EODM. While “Save A Prayer” is about a one-night stand, this cover will leave you wanting more.

Listen to it here.


Cover of Love

I found this amazing Siouxsie And The Banshees cover by Big Business only recently and it won’t stop playing in my head. But hey, who’s complaining. Taken from Battlefields 7″, 2012 on Gold Metal Records.


Sunday Classic of Love

A weekly appreciation of classic film and television soundtracks.

I love Sparks and “Eaten by the Monster of Love” and  “Angst in My Pants” are just a couple of my favourites by them. You can hear both on the Valley Girl (1983) soundtrack and watch a clip with the former above. Slightly NSFW, blurry shower scene and 1980’s fashion.


Giorgio Moroder releases first new song in 20 years

The first week of Adult Swim‘s annual summer singles series kicked off with Giorgio Moroder‘s track “Giorgio’s Theme“, his first single in 22 years.

You can listen to the track below or download it for free via Adult Swim.

In the video below, Moroder talks with Adult Swim about his start in music, challenges making the soundtrack for Scarface, thoughts on the current dance music landscape, and his new track.

 

Photo credit: Jason Madara Photography via


The upside of insomnia: how sleep deprivation aids creativity

Matt Berry and Dave Bayley talk about insomnia and its creative benefits.

 

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