Marc Almond



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The Beat Bash – 1 May 2014

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Mmm… Skyscraper I Love You by Underworld
Greater Reward by Severed Heads
She’s A Secretary by Celebrate The Nun
So Many People by Hubert Kah
Cha Cha Heels by Eartha Kit And Bronski Beat
I’m Raving by L.A. Style
Jacky by Marc Almond
Elevate by Crystal Trip
Pineapple Face by Revenge
Dancing In Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop) by Q-Feel

“Become all-knowing, my beard so very long and flowing…”

I asked some friends to chime in with requests, and there’s a number of them here: Underworld, Severed Heads, Celebrate The Nun, L.A. Style, and Q-Feel. I’m always happy to take requests providing you understand the format.

The version of Greater Reward is my own re-edit, done several years ago with Tom Ellard’s blessing. Severed Heads is a very important group for me, to the point that I have the cover of Bulkhead tattooed on my arm.

Mmm… Skyscraper I Love You is dedicated to the one and only Skyscraper, Mr. Mark D. Hurte. The genderfuck drag he was doing in Lexington in the ’80s and ’90s would be right at home on RuPaul’s Drag Race today.

Marc Almond



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The Beat Bash – 30 January 2014

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Chorus by Erasure
Tour De France by Kraftwerk
Attack Ships On Fire by Revolting Cocks
We Love You by OMD
Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) by Paul Lekakis
Nemesis by Shriekback
Only Losers Take The Bus by The Fatima Mansions
Tears Run Rings by Marc Almond
Memorabilia ’91 by Soft Cell
Bite The Bullet by They Never Sleep

“Someone somewhere WAKE ME UP!”

Sorry this week’s mix is running late. I’m getting it in just under the wire.

I was laughing with my husband about it being unintentionally gayer than normal, what with Erasure, Paul Lekakis, and Marc Almond twice. Tears Run Rings is the track I wanted to build this mix around, and I went through three entirely different sets before arriving at this one.

Revolting Cocks is my favorite Wax Trax band, and the Fatima Mansions remix is a promo-only done by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto – it’s actually my favorite remix he ever did for anyone (including himself).