impermeable.
Klaus Nomi - Three Wishes
60 plays

song: three wishes
album: simple man
artist: klaus nomi
germany - 1982

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song: sex dwarf
album: non-stop erotic cabaret
band: soft cell
england - 1981

isn’t it nice
sugar and spice
luring disco dollies
to a life of vice

+: this video generated some controversy in britain. the original version of the music video (showed here) featured almond and ball in a bloody butcher shop surrounded by chainsaws, nude actors, and dwarves. however, the film was confiscated by police and censored before it was even released. as a tongue-in-cheek substitute, a re-filmed “sex dwarf” appeared in non-stop exotic video show featuring almond dressed in a tuxedo, directing a symphony orchestra of transvestites. a copy of the original “sex dwarf” can be found on tim pope’s website.

song: crystal
album: get ready
band: new order
england - 2001

+: the music video featured a drum set with the words “the killers” on it, which was the inspiration for the name of the band the killers.

the killers lifted a number of elements of the layout of the set in the “crystal” video for their own video “somebody told me”. in 2005, at scotland’s “t in the park festival”, new order performed the song with the killers’ frontman brandon flowers singing the main vocals in a guest performance.
 

The Church - Under The Milky Way
439 plays

song: under the milky way
album: starfish
band: the church
australia - 1988

sometimes when this place gets kind of empty,
sound of their breath fades with the light.
i think about the loveless fascination,
under the milky way tonight.

lower the curtain down in memphis,
lower the curtain down all right.
i got no time for private consultation,
under the milky way tonight.
 

song: spellbound
album: juju
band: siouxsie and the banshees
england - 1981

you hear laughter
cracking through the walls
it sends you spinning
you have no choice

following the footsteps
of a rag doll dance
we are entranced
spellbound


+: happy 54th birthday siouxsie sioux 

song: all that i wanted
album: belfegore
band: belfegore
germany - 1984

New Order - Age of Consent
10 plays

song: age of consent
album: power, corruption and lies
band: new order
england - 1983

won’t you please let me go
these words lie inside they hurt me so
and i’m not the kind that likes to tell you
just what i want to do
i’m not the kind that needs to tell you
just what you want me to

i saw you this morning
i thought that you might like to know
i received your message in full a few days ago
i understood every word that it said
and now that i’ve actually heard it
you’re going to regret

and i’m not the kind that likes to tell you
just what you want me to
you’re not the kind that needs to tell me
about the birds and the bees

do you find this happens all the time
crucial point one day becomes a crime
and i’m not the kind that likes to tell you
just what i want to do
i’m not the kind that needs to tell you

i’ve lost you

Siekiera - Nowa Aleksandria
39 plays

song: nowa aleksandria
album: nowa aleksandria 
band: siekiera
poland - 1986

nasze domy posrod nocy
nasze domy obok fabryk

+: what a great album. 

Trio - Da, da, da, ich lieb Dich nicht, Du liebst mich nicht
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song: da da da (ich lieb dich nicht, du liebst mich nicht)
album: trio
band: trio
germany - 1981

was ist los mit dir
mein schatz? aha.
geht es immer nur
bergab? aha.

geht nur das
was du verstehst? aha.
this ist what you got to know.
loved you thow we didn`t show

song: somebody
album: escape with romeo
band: escape with romeo
germany - 1989

i fell in love with my killer 
this is hijacked emotion 
throwing kisses with a machine gun 
in the name of devotion


+: an excellent acoustic version here

song: warm leatherette (the normal cover)
band: nine inch nails feat. peter murphy (bauhaus singer)
live @ boston 2006

warm leatherette
melts on your burning flesh
you can see your reflection
in the luminescent dash

warm leatherette

a tear of petrol
is in your eye
the hand brake
penetrates your thigh
quick - let’s make love
before you die.

80 plays

song: warsaw (joy division cover)
band: nine inch nails feat. peter murphy (bauhaus singer)
backstage at first midwest bank amphitheatre
live in chicago, july 01 2006

i just see contradiction,
had to give up the fight,
just to live in the past tense,
to make believe you were right.

song: new age
album: voice of a generation
band: blitz
england - 1982

when i hear… the sound of concrete and steel
i sense a rhythm, that science can’t feel
i feel the beat… of our hearts as one
i hold your colour, when my vision is gone
this power is something but the force is blind
transmitted through a network, of your own kind
as minutes tick away… and days become years
i know this old feeling, it’s a substance in my tears

and the kids on the street
and the kids everywhere
and all I gotta say is the kids don’t care