TheNextWeb just unearthed a kooky compilation called “The Apple Boogie” that Apple released on cassette in 1987. Eight inspiring Apple-centric songs, including my personal favorite, “Apple II Forever” in which they sing “Apple II forever / Making life better and better / Apple II forever and ever / Bringing the rainbow to you.”
In high school I was on a healthy shoegaze diet amply nourished by 4AD. Pale Saints is by far one of my favorite bands from the era. I just rediscovered their debut The Comforts Of Madness. It was a noise-loving, shoegaze-listening, creepers-wearing, self-proclaimed misunderstood high school girl’s sonic paradise. Here’s live footage of one of my favorite songs from the album “Insubstantial,” filmed for Snub TV during a 1990 4AD showcase in France. Enjoy!
Eric Harvey put this together earlier this month, after he and I got the idea to put this together last year. I’m reblogging again because some people have asked me about it, and because his version is weirdly difficult to find on Google.