Thursday, February 03, 2005

Oddish-Pairing News From Australia

According to, Blondie and the Doors will be appearing together in Australia:

Although members of both bands have known each other for years, this will be the first time they have worked together. "I've known Ray Manzerek for a long time" Blondie's Chris Stein tells Undercover News. "We used to hang out in the old days. "Also Ian Astbury, I just to hang out with him about 10 years ago. He's a good character".

While Blondie and the Doors have never played on the same show before, some bright DJ in the UK came up with the idea of mixing two of their songs together. "There was a mash-up of 'Rapture' and 'Riders on the Storm'. That was really great" Chris says.

That track was called 'Rapture Riders'. It took The Doors 'Riders On The Storm' and throws it at the dancefloor with Blondie's 'Rapture' in an extended club dub mix. It became a hit in Australia and the UK.
Also according to, Nick Cave has done a cover of Neil Young's "Scattered." I'd like to go to Australia. I understand it is summer there, which is nice, but it would be more Advanced if it were spring or fall (you know, not the opposite season).

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