Feb 7, 2016
It has been said that if something’s worth doing, then it’s worth doing properly.
So if you’re going to attempt to reinvigorate a once-again dormant blog, what better way could there be than with a song by the greatest band that ever existed.
And imagine if that band’s 1979 single on Factory Records were cleverly synced with St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Ballet dancing Swan Lake.
Joy Division // Transmission
Such cavorting is unlikely to be quite what Madness had in mind when they recorded their take on Tchaikovsky for their debut LP, One Step Beyond, coincidentally released in 1979.
Madness // Swan Lake
I think it‘s safe to say that, such exceptions aside, rock ’n’ roll and ballet are unusual bedfellows (no, Spandau Ballet doesn’t count). But if a marriage of the two were ever made in heaven, this would be it.
I am Kurious Oranj was the Fall’s eleventh studio LP and was written as the soundtrack for the ballet I Am Curious, Orange, produced by Michael Clark and his contemporary dance company.
The Fall // Big New Prinz
And did someone mention swans? Watch out, or they’ll break your arm.
Half Man Half Biscuit // Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
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