Ayuh Music Free Album Special: Man-Cat’s “The Rise And Fall Of Thuggy Stardust And The Hustlers From Mars”

A mashup album combining David Bowie’s great glam manifesto with incredible hip-hop? Now this one caught me TOTALLY off guard.

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Ayuh Music: Euro 2012 International Mixtape

Over here in Europe it’s football time! The European Cup is going on, held in Ukraine and Poland, a sort of mini-World Cup for European nations. Tonight, the group stages ended, and out of sixteen original teams competing, eight go through to the quarterfinals. Here are some songs from each of their countries.

Ayuh Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s “Here Lies Love”

This is the final in a series of three columns, collectively titled Byrnanza, about the work of the musical genius David Byrne over the past thirty years.

For his latest trick, David Byrne has eschewed “world music rhythms,” preferring instead to go with DANCE DANCE DISCO PEOPLE POWER REVOLUTION. Read More Ayuh Music: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s “Here Lies Love”

Ayuh Music: David Byrne and Brian Eno’s “My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts”

This is the second in a series of three columns, collectively titled Byrnanza, about the work of the musical genius David Byrne over the past thirty years.

David Byrne was full to overflowing in 1980. Talking Heads had just released Remain In Light, an album many still consider to be both their masterwork as a band and one of the musical high points of the ’80s. Remain In Light was heavily “world-beat” based, making use of Afrobeat and Arabic rhythms layered against abstract guitar and funk bass lines; the result was an album breathtaking in its innovation. Yet, by the time recording wrapped, Byrne wasn’t finished.

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Ayuh Music, Special A/V Edition: Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense”

This is the first in a series of three columns, collectively titled Byrnanza, about the work of the musical genius David Byrne over the past thirty years.

I was lucky enough to catch Stop Making Sense in its entirety at the Tyneside Cinema this past weekend. I’d seen bits of pieces of it before, and there’s lots of it on YouTube all chopped up, but I can now safely say that there is NOTHING like watching it from beginning to end.

If you only read one of my columns, make it this one. That’s how much I want to share this with you.

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Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”

I can’t promise this is going to be what we call a “critical review.” None of us are here for a critical review, anyway. You’re here because, whether or not you know it yet, Avengers Assemble! is SO FUCKING AWESOME and everyone should see it. I’ve seen it twice already and I’m going again next week.

So I won’t spend a lot of time on the plot or the main character conflicts or anything, because, seriously, I don’t want to spoil even a little bit of the film for anyone. Read More Avengers Redux: The Women of “Avengers Assemble!”