We’ve turned 4!
VG 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUEST MIX N° 3:
STEVEN R GILMORE
Happy Birthday to us! It’s Versions Galore’s 4th anniversary and we’re celebrating this month by letting some very special guests behind the cover versions controls…
Today’s mix is from someone I’ve interviewed and written about extensively; the talented designer and artist Steven R Gilmore. For those of you out there who were fans of 80s industrial music you may recall his work gracing the covers of Nettwerk artists like Skinny Puppy, MC 900 Ft Jesus, The Tear Garden and Chris & Cosey. Today he still continues his love of cold san serifs, decadent scripts, found imagery, eroticism and dark humor all arranged with the precision of a surgeon. Recent clientele include the likes of Dita Eyewear, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Batman;The Dark Knight and, well, Skinny Puppy again. Steven is also a prolific painter who applies his same brooding sensibilities to canvas with a photorealism that borders on the eidetic.
In recent years I’ve gotten to know Steven quite well and, macabre sensibilities aside, a warmer, more good humored person I’ve yet to meet.
Here is his mix:
VERSIONS GALORE 4TH ANNIVERSARY GUEST MIX N° 3:
STEVEN R GILMORE
Here’s what Steven had to say….
“When Leopold approached me to do a compilation for the 4th anniversary of Versions Galore I have to say I was a bit flustered. How in the hell am I going to come up with anything when most of the bands I listen to do not do cover versions? So anyway, I ended up mining my brain for what I remembered from the past 30 years and this is the result of that excavation. Enjoy!”
01 A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) – Bryan Ferry
02 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young) – Saint Etienne
03 You And Your Sister (Chris Bell) – This Mortal Coil
04 Mad World (Tears For Fears) – Gary Jules
05 Psyche (Killing Joke) – Nouvelle Vague
06 Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores (John Cale) – Bauhaus
07 The 15th (Wire) – Fischerspooner
08 Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash) – Wall Of Voodoo
09 Kites (Simon Dupree And The Big Sound) – 39 Lyon Street / Associates
10 Dear Prudence (The Beatles) – Siouxsie And The Banshees
11 Baby I Love You So – 12″ Version (Augustus Pablo) – Colourbox
12 Money – That’s What I Want (Barrett Strong) – The Flying Lizards
13 Daddy Cool (Boney M) – Placebo
14 Final Solution – Club Mix (Pere Ubu) – Peter Murphy
15 I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye) – The Slits
16 Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley) – Dead Kennedys
17 Mission Impossible (Lalo Schifrin) – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
18 Save It (Mel Robbins) – The Cramps
19 Walk On By (Dionne Warwick) – Stranglers
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PPS Those in Thee Versions Galore Facebook Fanclub, be sure to drop in and grab Gilmore’s alternate cover art….