Friday Music

Kind of a short one this week. Busy.

First up, Peter Hook from New Order announced via his myspace blog on Wednesday that the group is officially done. In honor of the end of New Order, here is their first single, from 1980: New Order – “Ceremony.”

While I’m in an 80s mood, here’s a song that I forever associate with driving around Atlanta in my first car in 1988. This casette was a constant companion. Echo & The Bunnymen – “Lips Like Sugar.”

Fast-forward a few years to the “grunge explosion” of the early 90s. One of my favorite tracks from that era, from a great Seattle band that dissolved due to the death of the lead singer from heroin overdose days before the release of their debut. With the collapse of the band, Guitarist Stone Gossard and Bassist Jeff Ament went on to form Pearl Jam, and this song eventually appeared on the “Singles” soundtrack. Mother Love Bone – “Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns.”

A track from Kelis, who, in case you didn’t know, has a milkshake which brings all the boys to the yard. Apparently, it’s better than yours. Another solid ass-mover, although I love it primarily for the title and refrain: Kelis – “Fuck Them Bitches.”

Lastly, two songs which are forming the “design soundtrack” of my Far West project.

Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell.”

Muse – “Knights of Cydonia.”

Enjoy.

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