Higher Education for Lower Life Forms

Thank Jeebus that I’m done with classes…for a whole week before the summer semester starts. Oh well. Since I’ve been locked up in my room studying all week I’ve recorded a hell of a lot of vinyl and am finally making a serious dent in the impressive pile of 12” singles, soundtracks and various other oddities that has been quietly mocking me for the past few months. With my week off I hope to finally get the rest of them done. I got some weird shit in there I really want to get up on here, including the soundtrack I previously mentioned that is for a movie that I can’t even find on the IMDB. I’m so very proud of that.

Pet Shop Boys
Where The Streets Have No Name (I Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You) (Extended Mix)
How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously (Extended Mix)
The first two of many, many Pet Shop Boys tracks I’ll be putting up in the coming week or so. I scored a buttload of 12” singles by them last week. Their cover of ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’ has always been one of my all-time favorite covers, right up there with The Vandals’ take on ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and Pete Townsend’s live solo version of ‘Save It For Later.’ I definitely like it more than U2’s version, but I”m not a real big fan of U2. The addition of ‘I Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You’ is what really does it for me I think. It’s like an early-90s disco mash-up and I love me the mash-ups. ‘How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously’ is a good track too. Both of these are off of the 12” for ‘When The Streets…” and these versions are available on some of the Pet Shop Boys compilations that are out there.

New Order
I Don’t Care (Bizarre Love Dub)
Bizarre Love Triangle (7” Version)
Been a long while since I put some New Order up here. It wasn’t for lack of effort, it’s just that New Order singles aren’t exactly easy to find. The 7” version isn’t that remarkable, I’m only posting it because it was never put on an album. The dub is good as dub mixes go.

Luscious Jackson
Under Your Skin (The Shed Lbs Mix)
Naked Eye (The Propellerheads Mix)
What the fuck do you call Luscious Jackson’s music? Rock? Indie? Dance? The best I could come up with is ‘Alternative Dance’ which kind of sucks because I’ve always thought of that term as a way for snobs to label dance music they like. These are two tracks off of a 12” promo. I’ll be putting up more from it later on.

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