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  1. Every Day Is Halloween (Retro Electro Remix) by Ministry


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    If you grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 80s and you listened to Live 105 and especially Steve Masters on Live 105 then you will surely remember Everyday Is Halloween by Ministry. Not the Ministry that is known for Jesus Built My Hotrod and NWO from the 90s but the Ministry that is known for songs like Work For Love, Effigy and I Wanted To Tell Her! The more synthy, dance pop cuts that were forced onto Ministry by Arista Records to produce under contract. Well I’m glad they were forced into it because if not then we wouldn’t have them. The pre industrial cuts Ministry did were pretty classic at least to me but unfortunately that was not what Ministry wanted to do. Right after they released their one and only album under contract to Arista Records, With Sympathy (everyone should have this in their music collection btw as I think it’s a masterpiece) they went right into industrial dance territory, EBM which later became their hard core speed metal grunge industrial aggro sound that they became mostly known for. They released Every Day Is Halloween under contract to Wax Trax Records. This is the true Ministry sound. I love their sound and style here with cuts like Every Day Is Halloween, All Day, Cold Life and more. True EBM, Industrial dance classics or whatever you want to call it. Even bordering on goth! Evidenced on the Greatest 12 Inches from the Wax Trax label. So being a big fan of Everyday Is Halloween I had to pick up the greatest hits disc called Every Day Is Halloween: The Greatest Tricks.

    Ok this is kind of cheezy although I do like the beats to this remix of Every Day Is Halloween but its sounding like it’s re-recorded so the vocals sound completely different than the original. I have a feeling for this greatest hits collection they couldn’t get the rights to or couldn’t afford the rights so they re-recorded it which cost them much less. Well it’s fine. It’s almost like a cover with an updated remixed sound. I dig it! The rest of the album though, hmm. You be the judge. Every Day Is Halloween: The Greatest Tricks even has a death metal version too. Not my cup of tea. Sorry! There are plenty of remakes or covers on the album too including a cover of the Amy Winehouse classic Rehab. Ok? What next! The Theme to A Summers Place?


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    Everyday Is Halloween by Ministry
    Everyday Is Halloween (Retro Electro Remix) by Ministry

    Posted in 2010, Album, Compilation.

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  2. Galactic Prism by The Glimmers (aka The Glimmer Twins)


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    Once again a cool band like The Glimmers have to change their name because of some old fogies like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards used to use The Glimmer Twins. Whatever!!! I like the Glimmers much better anyway. And this track Galactic Prism is rocking! Love, absolutely love this track since it has a very 80s feel to it but it’s totally now. It’s from The Glimmers album The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi which is aslo awesome and this track is one of the standout cuts but there’s more more groovy goodies on there! With elements of disco, electro, punk, Latin and their quirky style of production this makes for an awesome release. Enjoy and support The Glimmers and buy their album The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi! You wont be disappointed!

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    Galactic Prism by The Glimmers

    Posted in 2008, Album.

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  3. Solar Twins Cover The Clash With Rock The Casbah


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    Well The Solar Twins that little known one hit wonder band from England that split up just after releasing one album did have a good enough song to have a post on DestroyRockAndRoll.com. Although I have to say this version of Rock The Casbah is pretty darn good. Don’t get me wrong The Clash are awesome at that song but this Solar Twins is a great electronica interpretation. Released back in 1999 on Madonna’s Maverick Records Solar Twins self titled album is chock full of electronica, downtempo, drum and bass and ambient styles and this Rock The Casbah and Swayambhu are the standout cuts on the album. I guess it was good enough to end up on the Brokedown Palace soundtrack that was also released also in 1999. The rest of the album is just mediocre.

    Check out both versions of Rock The Casbah below.

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    Rock The Casbah by The Clash
    Rock The Casbah by Solar Twins

    Solar Twins “Rock The Casbah” video from Joanna Stevens on Vimeo.

    Posted in 1999.

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  4. When You’re Around by Frankmusik Covers Golden Brown by The Stranglers


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    Love this song When You’re Around by Frankmusik. It’s a cover of the Stranglers new wave punk classic Golden Brown. I love that Frankmusik has taken it and given it a little electro life. Increasing the bpm and making it a bit frenetic which perfectly works. The original by the Stranglers is pretty darn good and a classic now but I love a fresh take on a classic track and Frankmusik has done that perfectly. What do you think?

    When You’re Around is from the album Complete Me on Island Records. It’s available for download from online retailers like Amazon.com or iTunes. Check it out as it’s a fun album. Lots of electro pop with a big hint to the 80s.

    This video rocks …. check it out below!

    Or catch him singing on the streets here!

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    Golden Brown by The Stranglers
    When You’re Around by Frankmusik

    Posted in 2008, Album, Single.

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  5. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Uminski Covers Daft Punk


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    Taking an electro dance track and making it a hard rocking track with punk attitude is awesome in my book. And here Uminski have done an awesome job of the Daft Punk track Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Check them out below you’ll be surprised at what you hear!

    The single is off of the album Sain Et Sauf. Uminski_Sain_Et_Sauf

    Here’s a live performance of Uminski doing performing the Daft Punk classic Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.

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    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk
    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Uminski

    Posted in 2003, Album.

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  6. Blue Monday (DJ Dan Remix) by Orgy


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    How do you take one of the best dance singles of all time and redo it? Well record it (but it kinda sucks) then release a bunch of remixes (most sucked) but make sure you get DJ Dan to remix it for you. Well I have to say this remix of Blue Monday by Orgy originally by New Order is quite nice. It’s actually perfection. You can actually hear elements of the original music by New Order in this remix that aren’t in the the original cover by Orgy. So guess what? Which version do you think I like best? I love the remix over the Orgy original. It’s nice and upbeat!

    Check it out and enjoy!

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    Check out their video …

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 1998, Album, Single.

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  7. Standing In The Way Of Control (Playgroup Remix) by The Gossip


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    I love taking a punk rock song and remixing the hell out of it and make it a fucking cool awesome dance club song. Such is the example of this track by The Gossip. Playgroup who back in 2002 released a really awesome self titled album of electro funky dance pop. It’s a great album and worth checking out if you haven’t. I have the double CD version pictured below which you should def. own that has lots of great remixes.

    Playgroup actually did major wonders to this track – he (Trevor Jackson) has added a very early 90′s sound to the remix and It’s rocking. Well in a remix way. Check it out and let me know what you think? You like? Let me know

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    Standing In The Way Of Control by The Gossip

    Standing In The Way Of Control (Playgroup Remix) by The Gossip

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2005, Album.

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  8. Fear Of Flying by Vitamin C


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    I love this song by Vitamin C and I love the way the sample from The Magnificent Seven is used in the song. The singing is perfect one of the better Vitamin C songs and the beats. I like it when samples from original songs are used perfectly in newer songs and this actually really succeeds. I’m not sure about other Vitamin C songs as they tend to be pretty poppy but this song definitely has an edge to it especially since it’s utilizing the sample from The Clash.

    Hey though Vitamin C aka Colleen Fitzpatrick is a pretty big star. She made her acting debut in the awesome John Waters film Hairspray. She played Amber Von Tussle. She did several movies after that but later she was in the band Eve’s Plumb. Remember them? The pop/punk band who were known for the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night). Oh maybe we should blog about that song on Destroy Rock & Roll too.

    Check it out and let me know what you think? Do you like the original the remake or both?

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    The Magnificent Seven by The Clash

    Fear Of Flying by Vitamin C

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    Posted in 1999, Album.

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  9. Cities In Dust (Radio Edit) by Junkie XL Featuring Lauren Rocket


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    Here’s a great version of Cities In Dust by Junkie XL. I’ve always a big real big fan of the original by Siouxsie & The Banshees and it’s refreshing to see this update – it’s quite big sounding and upbeat and energetic. I even like the voice of Lauren Rocket here on this. I don’t know much about Lauren Rocket but I do know that she is in an LA punk band. Whatever she’s in I think the JXL version works. This is from the single release from Junkie XL with several great remixes and this one the radio edit is a good one to start out with. There are some even more energetic remixes on here but this brings back memories of the 80s.

    Since I’ve loved the Extended Version by Siouxsie I think I’ve always wanted a pumped up electrofied version of this classic 80s song so this single really works for me. What do you think?

    I love JXL and I think he does a pretty damn good job at remixing oldies and updating classics with his signature sound. Check out A Little Conversation (JXL Remix) by Elvis. You’ll see what I mean.

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    Cities In Dust (Extended Version) by Siouxsie & The Banshees
    Cities In Dust (Radio Edit) by Junkie XL

    Check out this youtube vid with Tom aka JXL…

    Best of all you can use this DJAY DJ app and mix these tracks in your playlist of cool songs with your iPad!

    Posted in 2008, Album, Single.

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  10. It’s Not Over Yet by Klaxons


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    I love this … I love the fact that a punk/rock/dance band has taken a electronic/dance song from the 90s and totally made it their own. It’s perfection. I remember listening to Not Over Yet by Grace back in the mid 90′s over and over again. The various remixes by BT, Danny Tenaglia, Dancing Divas and etc. This track was released off of Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label – later on Reprise here in the states. And I remember listening to the many reincarnations of Not Over Yet – the tranced up versions that came out in 1999 as Planet Perfecto Presents Grace. Those were quite nice.

    But this Klaxons version is perfect if not excellent. I love the guitars and the vocals – they are all perfectly blended together. Don’t you think? Check out the video as well.

    This is off of their Myths Of The Near Future album.

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    Not Over Yet (Perfecto Mix) by Grace
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    Posted in 2007, Album.

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