Hallelujah Money is, as the title might give away, a song about the worship of $$$ and the corrosive influence of big business on politics. Starring 2015 Mercury prize winner Benjamin Clementine in full quavering voice mode, it features lyrics about building walls and the all-consuming desire for power. “Thank you my friend / For trusting me,” Clementine warns, ominously.
The whole thing is suitably unsettling throughout – a slice of futurist gospel which sees Clementine channelling his deepest Nina Simone, before Damon Albarn’s voice floats by, as melancholic as ever, to ask: “How will we know / When the morning comes / We are still humans / How will we know?”
A statement from the band, “We recorded a cover of Morrissey’s ‘Interesting Drug’ — it seems like the right soundtrack for this moment. No matter how anxious or angry you are, try to turn your passion into something good for the world. We’re in this together.“
The tracklisting for the upcoming ‘T2: Trainspotting‘ soundtrack has been confirmed.
After the initial trailer was released, the clip revealed that Wolf Alice’s track ‘Silk’ would be featured on the soundtrack. Now, the full list of songs have been confirmed following rumours earlier this week.
The classic ‘Lust For Life’ by Iggy Pop from the original soundtrack has been given a violent reboot courtesy of The Prodigy, while Underworld‘s ‘Born Slippy’ has been reimagined as ‘Slow Slippy’ also.
That respect for the old-school also comes by including the likes of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Blondie, Queen, Run DMC and The Clash.
As well as the previously revealed Wolf Alice, Fat White Family also bring a kick of modern indie to the fore – while Mercury winners and Scotland’s own Young Fathers have penned new track ‘Only God Knows’ among the three songs they’ve contributed.
The soundtrack will be released physically and digitally on January 27 via Polydor.
1. Iggy Pop – ‘Lust for Life’ (The Prodigy Remix) 2. High Contrast – ‘Shotgun Mouthwash’ 3. Wolf Alice – ‘Silk’ 4. Young Fathers – ‘Get Up’ 5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – ‘Relax’ 6. Underworld /Ewen Bremner – ‘Eventually But (Spud’s Letter to Gail)’ 7. Young Fathers – ‘Only God Knows’ 8. The Rubberbandits – ‘Dad’s Best Friend’ 9. Blondie – ‘Dreaming’ 10. Queen – ‘Radio Ga Ga’ 11. Run D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevis – ‘It’s Like That’ 12. The Clash – ‘(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais’ 13. Young Fathers – ‘Rain or Shine’ 14. Fat White Family – ‘Whitest Boy on the Beach’ 15. Underworld – ‘Slow Slippy’
New Order drummer Stephen Morris is working on his own memoir after signing a book deal with Constable (an imprint of Little, Brown) and will release this autobiography in sometime in 2018. This book follows the memoirs Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division, and Substance. Inside New Order by Peter Hook and Bernard Sumner’s, Chapter And Verse.
“After dropping pretty big hints over the past few years that I was writing about my recollections of nearly four decades living a fantastic and, at times traumatic, life creating music in Joy Division and New Order, I am delighted that Little, Brown has given my writing a home. I am really excited to be working with Andreas Campomar, whose enthusiasm for developing something more than a straight rock memoir is inspiring.”-Stephen Morris
Dont look now, but this week is FRIDAY THE 13th!! This Friday (the 13th), come down to Underground and dance to all your favorite Indie, Brit Pop, New Wave, Post-Punk & all our favorite artists from the 60’s until now, from Amy Winehouse to Yeah,Yeah,Yeahs, and so much more! Huge thank you to those who made it out last week, you are amazing!! We had a great time!
Friday, Underground invites you to head on down to Downtown Los Angeles. Chinatown to be exact, and join us for a night filled with fun, friends, great tunes and drink specials for our FRIDAY THE 13TH DANCE PARTY!
Underground presents David Bowie Nite Friday, January 6th. 2 Rooms of great tunes + DJs Ray & Alex of the Smiths/Morrissey & Depeche Mode Conventions joins DJ Larry G as we kick off a new year featuring a birthday celebration for the one and only David Bowie!
“And the stars look very different today.”
We are still saddened by the passing of the seemingly immortal David Bowie, His art and influence is on display every Friday at Underground and will live on forever through song. We honor the late, great David Bowie further on Friday, January 6th. Giveaways include: collectable posters, pins and more!