The Bloody Irish Boys Interview

The Bloody Irish Boys Interview
Explain to us the genesis of the Bloody Irish Boys. How exactly have you insinuated yourself into local music in the past, and how is being the headmaster of this new act an extension of this involvement? I have been around in the local music scene for countless years. I was never into music much until my great grandpa gave me his acoustic guitar before he died. I soon after bought an electric guitar which was much easier to play than an old warped acoustic that the frets stand up on. After getting an electric I tried starting several of my own punk rock bands that never did much of anything due to the other band members. I also have been involved with many existing local bands offering to fill in any open spots for just about any band that is competent enough to play with. Continue reading “The Bloody Irish Boys Interview”

Dave Gahan ‘Kingdom’ Vinyl Contest

Ended. This is being kept up for posterity.

NeuFutur.com , NeuFutur Magazine, and Cornerstone Promotion are joining together to provide viewers of neufutur.com with a new contest – to win one of three copies of Dave Gahan (of Depeche Mode)’s new (Europe-only) 7 inch vinyl picture disc. This vinyl features the “Kingdom” single, and is sure to be a hot commodity in the months to come.

All that individuals need to do to enter themselves into this contest is to either post on this thread, email editor@neufutur.com , or contact NeuFutur on AIM. That’s it – the contest runs until February 4th, 2008, so enter early. One vote per person. We ensure that we will not use your information for spamming or other nefarious purposes.

Please check out Dave Gahan’s website at http://www.davegahan.com , or dig eir myspace at http://www.myspace.com/davegahanofficial.

Thanks again to Cornerstone.

Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar

Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar / 2008 Rhino / 40 Tracks / http://www.blueman.com / http://www.rhino.com /

I really had no clue that the Blue Man Group had been around for over 20 years. This album “How To Be A Megastar” provides individuals with an audio and video component that captures quite different sections and facets of the Blue Man Group’s inimitable style. Both segments were, as individuals may be able to tell, taken from the Blue Man Group’s 2006-2007 “How To Be A Rockstar” tour. The amount of value that is present during this CD/DVD set is amazing; aside from providing purchasers with a video and audio version of a concert, the Blue Man Group have added a number of fun and interesting things to the DVD portion of the disc. Continue reading “Blue Man Group – How To Be A Megastar”

Midnight Movies – Nights EP

Midnight Movies – Nights EP / 2008 New Line / 6 Tracks / http://www.midnightmovies.net /

It has been a while since we here at NeuFutur have heard anything from the Midnight Movies, and this “Nights” EP marks the next evolution in their sound. The act makes a strong step forward with their psychedelic version of The Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin”. Despite the Jefferson Airplane-styled vocals that are present, the focal point of this track has to be the atmospheric arrangements that dominate during the chorus. Where most acts would keep the cover songs to the end of their CD, Midnight Movies are able to really give the track a life that effectively gives them a pass. The second track is “Should Have Known” and it links the psychedelic sound of the introductory track with a Breeders-style approach to alternative music and a hint of Ministry-esque industrial. Continue reading “Midnight Movies – Nights EP”

OST: Sudden Impact

OST: Sudden Impact / 2008 Aleph / 22 Tracks / http://www.schifrin.com /

Sudden Impact is a film, released in 1983, that features Clint Eastwood. It is also the 4th movie in the Dirty Harry series. Lalo Schifrin was tapped to make the score for this film, after being replaced in eir duties by Jerry Fielding for “The Enforcer”. The first track on this score is the “Main Title” track, and it really seems to show its age. This means that there is a lot of electronic, sequenced types of drums and a very primitive style of scratching, over which a police scanner track is laid over. The one thing that individuals can immediately get behind on this score is the energy with which each of the compositions is couched. Continue reading “OST: Sudden Impact”