A to Z: E is for…

OK, I’m changing it up again today! I’m naming Einstürzende Neubauten as one of my top ten bands for me and easy winning my award show greatest Euro band ever! It was one of the very first times after finding that late night Aussie TV show called rage as insomnia teenager. After seeing them Pink Floyd, Metallica, AC/DC and my teenage music collection almost all when into the rubbish bin. I watched and also video taped everything on rage each weekend, who remembers VHS tapes? Because their was no way of finding any of the albums of the songs played on rage because my local music shop was really a surfboard shop with a tiny bit of music in one corner in that Aussie small country town I grew-up in I’ll just call Hellhole today. Anyway what EN rage played was EN’s the whole 1/2 Mensch film of 1986 by Japanese director Sogo Ishii which kind-of documents Einstürzende Neubauten’s visit to Japan in 1985. My teenage mind was blown apart that night to never been the same since! But all my mates of that shit town I shown it to afterwards didn’t get it like me, it was something like: “that’s just too fuckin’ weird, Bill” or “don’t show that to me ever again” is what got in return then. My young sister was the worst by our teenage years we hate each other, we had bedrooms each across a hallway and both played music at full volume to drown each other out. One night she had tooo much because I was playing EN again, she kicked in my door saying “I’ve got my morning coffee shop job tomorrow, very early so can you please stop murdering that cement mixer and please turn that shit off now!” Here’s three songs from it…


Halber Mensch


Today’s five letter “E” songs are:

Everything’s Fucked by Dirty Three (1995)

El Salvador by X (1985)

Eid Ma Clack Shaw by Bill Callahan (2009)

Eat Yr Heart by HTRK (2011)

Entertain by Sleater-Kinney (2005)

A couple of letter “E” books:

Empire Of The Sun by J.G. Ballard (1984) I did read a lot of J.G. stuff but it seems I haven’t  any copy’s of any of his books anymore and can’t remember them as well as some others writers. Steven Spielberg in 1987 did turned it into a movie starring a very young Christian Bale. Then in 2007 Luke Steele formed a band under the same name so here’s Walking On A Dream song:

Exterminator! by William S. Burroughs (1973) Still got all my WSB books so I think that means I like/love him way more or have I already typed that before here on my blog before? Anyway this one is a bit of an under-rated book or just one of my faves reads of his stuff. Side note: Bomb The Bass featuring vocals of Justin Warfield payed tribute to WSB in 1995 with track Bug Powder Dust so that song can go with the book:

Three letter “E” films:

Eraserhead (1977) Director: David Lynch and starring: Jack Nance and Charlotte Stewart. Let’s listen to the Pixies cover of the Lady In The Radiator Song aka In Heaven:

Eastern Promises (2007) Director: David Cronenberg and starring: Naomi Watts and Viggo Mortensen. The happy upbeat tune entitled Slavery and Suffering by The Red Army Choir featured in the film:

The End of Violence (1997) Director: Wim Wenders and starring: Bill Pullman and Andie MacDowell. A 90’s band almost everyone forgotten now called Spain had their cut Every Time I Try on the soundtrack plus even made movie tie-in video clip directed by Wim Wenders too:

That’s my letter “E” in music, books and films I’ve dug in 13 tracks today, hope you did enjoy them if you pressed play?

Look out it’s Einstürzende Neubauten in mid-2000’s not mid-80’s!

Cheers 🙂


      1. I’ve been listening to them all day. Like when I get turned onto a new band ( Even though I’ve been listening to Warren for a long time). Cant tell you how much I like these guys. I’m a big violin guy and this is perfect. Check out Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson (Larks Tongue). Good thing I tuned into your station.

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