Friday, March 16, 2018

Updates on 'Torn Down' and 'Mixed Up'

Resident Music has posted more details about the 2 releases for Record Store Day 2018. Both are listed for £32.99, and here are the track lists:

'Torn Down'
Presented as a 2LP picture disc set in a die-cut gatefold sleeve with a download voucher.

A1: Three Imaginary Boys – Help Me Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:21 )
A2: M – Attack Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:07 )
A3: The Drowning Man – Bright Birds Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:29 )
A4: A Strange Day – Drowning Waves Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:05 )

B1: Just One Kiss – Remember Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:57 )
B2: Shake Dog Shake – New Blood Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:11 )
B3: A Night Like This – Hello Goodbye Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:24 )
B4: Like Cockatoos – Lonely In The Rain Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:49 )

C1: Plainsong – Edge Of The World Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:33 )
C2: Never Enough – Time To Kill Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:34 )
C3: From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea – Love In Vain Mix by Robert Smith ( 6:21 )
C4: Want – Time Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:44 )

D1: The Last Day of Summer – 31st August Mix by Robert Smith ( 5:44 )
D2: Cut Here – If Only Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:25 )
D3: Lost – Found Mix by Robert Smith ( 3:59 )
D4: It’s Over – Whisper Mix by Robert Smith ( 4:54 )

'Mixed Up'
Now presented for the first time as double picture disc set in a gatefold sleeve with a download voucher.

A1: Lullaby  – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 7:43 )
A2: Close To Me – Closer Mix – 2018 remaster ( 5:44 )
A3: Fascination Street – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 8:47 )

B1: The Walk – Everything Mix – 2018 remaster ( 5:27 )
B2: Lovesong – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:19 )
B3: A Forest – Tree Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:55 )

C1: Pictures of You – Extended Dub Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:41 )
C2: Hot Hot Hot!!! – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 7:01 )
C3: Why Can’t I Be You ? – Extended Mix – 2018 remaster ( 8:07 )

D1: The Caterpillar – Flicker Mix – 2018 remaster (  5:40 )
D2: Inbetween Days – Shiver Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:22 )
D3: Never Enough – Big Mix – 2018 remaster ( 6:07 )

Thanks, Benj.

Trent and Atticus talk about Meltdown Festival

More Meltdown announcements on April 10th

From the Meltdown FAQ:
Are The Cure or Robert Smith playing?

We have released the entire confirmed line-up that has been booked, which does not currently include Robert Smith or The Cure. However, further gigs will be announced on 10 April, including the final two Royal Festival Hall bookings.

Update (March 16th, 2018): "Just had email from Southbank Centre, confirming that more acts for Meltdown festival will be announced at 10am on Tues 10th April. Tickets on sale to members 10am, Friday 13th April." Thanks, @mattsmudge.

Also, Nine Inch Nails have confirmed one more band. Black Moth Super Rainbow will be opening for them.

New tour dates for Reeves

March 16th, 2018 - Dallas, Texas at Double Wide
Tickets / Facebook Event Page

March 19th, 2018 - Houston, Texas at Dan Electros Guitar Bar
Tickets / Facebook Event Page

March 21st, 2018 - Eureka Springs, Arkansas at Chelsea's Corner Cafe & Bar
$10 tickets!!!! Purchase at the door night of, or email me to reserve yours today @
Facebook Event Page

Update (March 16th, 2018): Reeves has added a special SXSW show in Austin.

Give Me It

Tim Pope at r7al film festival

Reeves' Dirtbike is Guitar Player Editors' pick

Reeves talks about Bowie's 'Earthling'

From Team Rock:

David Bowie's Earthling: Where Led Zeppelin meets Won't Get Fooled Again

As well as playing guitar on the album, you were Bowie’s co-producer and co-writer on Earthling. What was the aim with that record?

There was talk that the album was jumping on the drum’n’bass bandwagon, but it’s more influenced by what came to be called electronica. David loved [electronic artists] Photek and Tricky. Those influences were in the air at the time. I never told David this, but in my head I was thinking more of Won’t Get Fooled Again – the muscular rock band with sequential information.

How did the songwriting collaboration work between the two of you?

We were both into collages. I had gotten into Pro Tools [sound recording and production software], sampling – which now seem like ancient technology. So I’d create these electronic sequences, we’d dump them into the computer, sit in the studio with our little travel guitars, and play and sing against the backing track. The other thing, both of us were art-school kids, so we loved the Burroughs cut-up method. Lyrically, David had been doing it by hand for years. And then a friend came up with a Mac program called the Verbasizer. All you had to do was put in a paragraph and it would shuffle it up. So ‘It will end in tears’ might come out as ‘It will end in chrome’ [laughs].

Read the full article at Team Rock.