FEW Shorts: The Robocop Kraus.

The Robocop Kraus featured recently on our German music sampler. See here –   Few’s Germany We’ve followed up with them to get an insight into their influences. The band were formed in Nuremberg in 1998. Their rhythmic, angular art-rock (math rock?) is up there with Echo and The Bunnymen, Gang of Four, The Monochrome…

Imagene Peise. The great Flaming Lips Christmas caper*.

“In a world full of mysterious and timely entities, no one could be more exotic or more relevant. Imagene Peise is believed to have lived for a short time in Tikrit, Iraq. Her exact birthday is unknown. She is rumored to be just 18 at the time of this recording. Her extraordinary talent as a…

The Wizard Of Oz – The 1950 Radio Production

Lux Radio Theatre first broadcast “The Wizard of Oz” on Christmas Day, 1950. Judy Garland, by then 28, was the only original cast member of the MGM film to take part. Other cast members were: Herb Vigran (Tin Man), Hans Conreid (Scarecrow), Ed Max (Lion), Herb Butterfield (Wizard), Betty Lou Gerson (Good Witch), Noreen Gammill (Wicked Witch)…

Ultravox- Return To Eden, Roundhouse, London – 2010

Set list. Astradyne 00:26 Passing Strangers 7:48 We Stand Alone 12:49 Mr X 18:55 Visions In Blue 25:51 The Thin Wall 31:05 I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) 37:33 Rage In Eden 42:33 Lament 46:47 One Small Day 51:57 All Stood Still 56:41 Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind) 61:27 Vienna 67:02 Reap The Wild…

Deutschland ist wunderschön: Few’s Germany.

After Iman, I bummed around Europe for a while. I had money, I had a broken heart. I used one to ease the other. It was a rainy afternoon, 1991 – Prague. I bumped into Nick Cave in The Thirsty Dog. He had a small New Zealander locked in a suitcase, don’t ask me why….