German Industrial flag-flyers, Rammstein, have been repeatedly consistently linked with fascist and neo-Nazist right-wing opinions. The band has consistently denied such allegations, declaring instead their leftish leaning political position. To further put things in place, in 2001 they wrote “Links 234”, a military-themed song where they “discuss” away the allegations and try to clear the air once and for all.
One of the best songs in Televise’s newly released debut album is a cover of “The Mercy Seat” taken from Ultra Vivid Scene’s first album back in 1988.
Arguably Corgan’s finest piece of work, “Siamese Dream”, remained in the studios for a great deal of time, reaching very detailed levels of production. Corgan once said that ‘Soma’ alone contains up to 40 overdubbed guitar parts!
The voice in the VNV Nation mix of Apoptygma’s “Kathy’s Song” is the default text-to-speach program in Mac OSX (and probably Microsoft’s as well)!
“…and God created Man, and Man created Machine, and Machine… Machine created Music…”
British electronica composer and producer Brian Eno, once said about the VU influencial debut, “The Velvet Underground and Nico”: “Only 1000 people bought their first album when it came out in 1967… but all of them went on to start their own bands!”
The producers of the “Ed Sullivan” show didn’t like the line “Girl we couldn’t get much higher” from “Light my Fire” because of the drugs references, so they asked Morrison not to sing it when they invited The Doors to the show. Morisson sang it anyway (of course) and The Doors were never again invited in the show (what a shame…).
Apoptygma’s track “Scyscraping” from their masterpiece album “Soli Deo Gloria“, contains samples from songs by Alice In Chains, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth and Ride, something really strange considering the non-industrial guitar-rock nature of these bands…
John Peel once auctioned a kidney stone for charity, minutes after passing it (!) while DJ-ing at a student party*
*taken from Wikipedia