you happened to be in London this past weekend, you may have seen a putrid green blimp flying above the Oval Space with a logo-bearing “2014″ emblazoned on its side. If you happened to be in New York, you would have seen the same logo from the blimp’s “0″ graffitied around Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. If you happened to be an avid electronic music fan, you would have immediately recognized the logo as that of Aphex Twin, and echoed the collective question of what the storied producer is up to. As of this morning, we know.
The producer legally known as Richard D. James took to Twitter in answer to the hype, but left a sort of riddle. Tweeting simply “http://syro2eznzea2xbpi.onion,” James left a non-functioning link for the average Internet user, and a Christmas present for those who dive into the deep web. Accessible only through Tor, Aphex Twin’s hidden website reveals a distorted portrait of the producer, along with the supposed name of his forthcoming album and its track list (as coded as it may be). Entitled Syro, the 12-track album would be the first proper release since 2001′s Drukqs, and a momentous occasion for the now-reclusive James. Check out a screengrab from the site below, attempt to decipher its tracklist, and stay tuned for more details: A release date is coming, but we’re going to have to work hard to find it.
I'm going to a horror and metal festival in Austin in October, and while I'm more in it for the horror stuff and generally don't care about metal, I'm pretty excited to see Danzig doing solo stuff and Samhain stuff, and announced today, GWAR is playing. That sounds pretty interesting, as I'm curious what post Oderus GWAR even is.
Is this the Sex Pistols? Or a solo effort by Sid Vicious? I remember seeing a video of him singing this and thought it was after the band was no more.
You're right. It is a Sid Vicious solo track that was part of The Great Rock & Roll Swindle. It was recorded in early 78 wasn't released until the summer of 78, which was right around when the band broke up?
Interesting bit of trivia that I found about the Pistols while digging up that info:
Name the first scheduled city (and venue) of the Sex Pistols' first US tour:
The Leona Theater in Homestead, 12/29/77
Is it me, or do all three pics have a different date listed? The theater pic definitely says the 30th, the ticket stub says 29, but does the backstage pass say 28?
In January 1978, the Sex Pistols embarked on a US tour, consisting mainly of dates in America's Deep South. Originally scheduled to begin a few days before New Year's, it was delayed due to American authorities' reluctance to issue visas to band members with criminal records. Several dates in the North had to be cancelled as a result. Though highly anticipated by fans and media, the tour was plagued by in-fighting, poor planning and physically belligerent audiences. McLaren later admitted that he purposely booked redneck bars to provoke hostile situations.