In their latest issue (#1286, May 04 2017), Rolling Stone magazine included Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour among the “50 Greatest Concerts in the last 50 years”:
“Dance Mixes” isn’t the only Madonna related limited Vinyl release available today (Record Store Day).
“Just Say 50: Sire Records 50th Anniversary Box Set” is a 4 LP, limited edition, numbered box set exclusive that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary and influential Sire Records label, co-founded in 1967 by Seymour Stein. The compilation spans the years 1969 to 1995, and features 46 artists, including early releases from Climax Blues Band and the label’s first #1 hit, “Hocus Pocus” by Dutch band Focus, plus all the key artists from Sire’s amazing history: Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, The Smiths, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cult, Ice T, k.d. lang, Seal, The Replacements, Wilco and the list goes on and on.
Seymour Stein talks about this release in the video bellow:
01 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry – By Martha Velez
02 Hocus Pocus – By Focus
03 Mother Russia (Single Version) – By Renaissance
04 Couldn’t Get It Right – By Climax Blues Band
05 Shake Some Action – By Flamin’ Groovies
06 Blitzkrieg Bop – By Ramones
01 (I’m) Stranded – By The Saints
02 Aloha Steve & Danno – By Radio Birdman
03 Psycho Killer – By Talking Heads
04 Blank Generation – By Richard Hell & The Voidoids
05 Ca Plane Pour Moi – By Plastic Bertrand
06 Pop Muzik – By M
01 One Step Beyond – By Madness
02 Come On Let’s Go – By The Paley Brothers
03 Brass in Pocket – By Pretenders
04 Rescue – By Echo and The Bunnymen
05 Mirror in the Bathroom – By The English Beat
06 Tainted Love – By Soft Cell
07 Genius Of Love – By Tom Tom Club
01 Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy – By Kid Creole And The Coconuts
02 Everybody – By Madonna
03 Don’t Go – By Yaz
04 Everything Counts – By Depeche Mode
05 White Horse – By Laid Back
01 Hand in Glove – By The Smiths
02 The Walk – By The Cure
03 Im Nin’alu – By Ofra Haza
04 Oh L’Amour – By Erasure
05 Reach – By Martini Ranch
06 At Last – By Jimmy Scott
01 Alex Chilton – By The Replacements
02 Fire Woman – By The Cult
03 Dirty Blvd. – By Lou Reed
04 I’ll Be Your Everything – By Tommy Page
05 Love and Mercy – By Brian Wilson
01 O.G. Original Gangster – By Ice-T
02 Jesus Built My Hotrod – By Ministry
03 The Wagon – By Dinosaur Jr.
04 Come Together – By Primal Scream
05 Twisterella – By Ride
01 Crazy – By Seal
02 Constant Craving – By kd lang
03 Brian Wilson – By Barenaked Ladies
04 Chickamauga – By Uncle Tupelo
05 Box Full of Letters – By Wilco
06 In the Meantime – By Spacehog”
Camille Paglia and Andy Cohen share their views on the “current” Madonna on Times Talk (starts around 25:50):
Warner Archive has announced the release of Harold Becker’s Vision Quest (1985) featuring Linda Fiorentino, Matthew Modine and Madonna
Synopsis: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed, trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who’s the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the mop-headed student undeterred in his Vision Quest…until the day a sexy drifter (Linda Fiorentino) threatens to pin Louden and his dreams to the mat of unrequited love. The hit soundtrack features Journey’s “Only the Young,” Foreigner’s “Hot Blooded” and John Waite’s “Change.” In her first film, Madonna shines while performing “Gambler” and “Crazy for You.” You’ll go crazy for Vision Quest.
NEW High-definition remaster
Optional English SDH subtitles
Expected release date is May 16th.
#2 Madonna, Erotica
No Madonna album was ever met with a louder backlash or was more rampantly misrepresented than this dark masterpiece, so you know it was doing something right. Released on the tail end of AIDS hysteria, Erotica is far from the opus to guiltless sexual fulfillment it—and its even more ridiculed accompanying tome Sex—was made out to be. Though there’s no doubt it espouses taking joy in physical pleasure (“Let me remind you in case you don’t already know/Dining out can happen down below”), no album seems more empathetically haunted by the act’s countless side effects (i.e. “Bad Girl,” “Thief of Hearts,” a purposefully monotonous house cover of Peggy Lee’s “Fever”). Underneath Madonna’s bondage getup and Shep Pettibone’s oversized drum tracks beats a truly pained heart. Henderson Check out the full list here.
While the Empire State Building is known for changing from shades of red to blue and everything in between, tonight’s light show will take on a bit different fashion; fashion photography from some of Harper’s BAZAAR’s most iconic shoots and cultural moments.
In honor of BAZAAR’s 150th anniversary and presented in partnership with Tiffany & Co., glossy pages will turn into sky-high projections, flooding the city with some of fashion’s greatest. Think unforgettable covers (Rihanna’s Jaws cover, anyone?) to stunning editorials that have highlighted the premier of seasons past.
Join us tonight from 8:30PM to midnight on the north side of the Empire State Building above 34th Street, or tune in to BAZAAR’s Facebook page for the entire live stream.
via Harper’s Bazaar / Madonna Nation
Here I am the same age as my daughter. Living in an abandoned synagogue in Queens. ✡️ A broke ass 💃🏻dancer. With Big Dreams! 🎉🎉🎉 Learning how to play guitar. Taking any job i could find. Living on one dollar a day. 😂 Praying that someone would discover me and believe in me. 🙏🏻. The Good old days. 💘
Madonna via Instagram
The Queen of Pop brought the heat when she teamed up with Timbaland and co-producer Pharrell Williams for her Hard Candy LP — and not just metaphorically. Madonna has been known to turn down the air-conditioning at concerts and during recording sessions over concerns that colder, drier air could affect her voice. “The studio was hot,” Timbaland remembers. But apart from her high-temp preferences, there was no diva behavior in the booth. “She was down-to-earth Madonna,” he says. “She’s just brutally honest about a lot of stuff: ‘I’m doing this, I’m not going to sing that.’ She’s very matter-of-fact but still very fun and loving and into her craft.”
Katy is on the cover of the latest issue of Vogue, she mentions Madonna in the interview:
…Nevertheless, “I miss references all the time,” she admits. “Amy Grant was our Madonna. We knew about Madonna and Marilyn Manson in my family because we picketed their concerts.” At a Manson concert in Santa Barbara, she handed out pamphlets titled How to Find God. She ended up going in to watch the performance with her youth pastor and, to her surprise, found it “really interesting and weird—I got it. But my house was church on Sunday morning, church on Sunday night, church on Wednesday evening; you don’t celebrate Halloween; Jesus gives you your Christmas presents; we watch Bill O’Reilly on TV. That was my whole childhood and youth and early teens. I still have conditioned layers dropping off of me by the day.”
Later in the interview, she says about Madonna: “She did the art of evolution so well.”
“For the women that are out there now, I would always ask the question, “Do you feel more empowered by using your body to draw attention to your art? Or do you feel more empowered by wielding a talent that moves the molecules?” And to me, I choose the latter, because – I mean, I wouldn’t put it all on Madonna – but there’s a certain part of me that says when you start exploring sex as a woman’s power and you project that into art as a business form, you change the way women are forever looked at.” – Sheryl Crow on The Big Interview show