Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hope for Film

Hope for Film

This is an excellent blog for the DIY Filmmaker.  It's written by Ted Hope, prolific Indie producer, and scan down to see the many outlets for digital distribution that are featured on his blog.  We'll link these up in future posts.

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Go-Go's/Belinda Carlisle

The Go-Go’s are an all-female American rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles, California. The classic yet not totally original line-up was made up of the following members: Belinda Carlisle (vocals), Jane Wiedlin (guitar), Charlotte Caffey (lead guitar and keyboards), Kathy Valentine (bass), and Gina Schock (drums). They were formed as a punk band and had roots in the L.A. punk community; they shared a rehearsal space with X, and Carlisle (under the name "Dottie Danger") had briefly been a member of punk-rock band The Germs. Due to illness, she left The Germs before playing a gig. They made history as the first all-female band that both wrote their own songs and played their own instruments to top the Billboard album charts. The Go-Go's rose to fame during the early 1980s. Personality conflicts and creative differences within the group were also taking a toll, as were drug addiction problems for some band members. Jane Wiedlin announced her departure from the group in October 1984. The band sought a replacement for Wiedlin, and finally selected Paula Jean Brown (of Giant Sand) as their new bassist, with Valentine moving to rhythm guitar. This line-up debuted at the 1985 Rock in Rio festival, playing two shows, but Carlisle and Caffey soon realized their hearts were no longer in the group and decided to disband the Go-Go's in May 1985. However in 1990 they reunited to play a benefit concert for the California Environmental Protection Act, a 1990 ballot initiative. This led to more show dates later that year. They got together once again in 1994 and they have been touring regularly since 1999. In 2011 the Go-Go's announced the Ladies Gone Wild tour to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Beauty and The Beat. Considered by some to be the most successful all-female band of all time, the Go-Go's have sold more than seven million albums.

Beauty and the Beat (1981)

Beauty and the Beat is The Go-Go's debut album, released on July 24, 1981 by I.R.S. Records. The title is a play on the European fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. In 2003, the album was ranked number 413 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005. The lead single and album opener, "Our Lips Are Sealed", has been covered over the years by numerous artists, and remains a staple of 80's playlists. It is frequently cited as one of the Top 100 and Top 50 songs of the 80's. Rolling Stone magazine has named it one of the Top 100 Pop Singles of all time. "We Got the Beat" has been named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. The album charted to #1 in the U.S., the first time an album released by an all-female band whose members played their own instruments topped the U.S. charts. The album has sold over 3 million copies (2x Platinum discs) in the U.S. This album spawned the following singles: Our Lips Are Sealed (#20 U.S., #4 Canada), and We Got the Beat (#2 U.S., #3 Canada).


1-) Our Lips Are Sealed.
2-) How Much More.
3-) Tonite.
4-) Lust to Love.
5-) This Town.
6-) We Got the Beat.
7-) Fading Fast.
8-) Automatic.
9-) You Can't Walk in Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep).
10-) Skidmarks in My Heart.
11-) Can't Stop the World.

Vacation (1982)

Vacation is The Go-Go's second studio album, released on August 11, 1982 by I.R.S. Records. The Go-Go's were riding high at the time of the album's first release, their future to all outward appearances looking bright. Future problems were beginning to take shape, as the members' drug use and internal fighting began to escalate. The album peaked to #8 in the U.S. (Gold disc). The following singles were released: Vacation (#8 U.S., #23 Canada), Get Up and Go (#50 U.S.), and He's So Strange (#46 U.S. Mainstream Rock charts).


1-) Vacation.
2-) He's So Strange.
3-) Girl of 100 Lists.
4-) We Don't Get Along.
5-) I Think It's Me.
6-) It's Everything But Partytime.
7-) Get Up and Go.
8-) This Old Feeling.
9-) Cool Jerk.
10-) The Way You Dance.
11-) Beatnik Beach.
12-) Worlds Away.

Talk Show (1984)

Talk Show is The Go-Go's third studio album, released on January 13, 1984 by I.R.S. Records. Although many critics called it an inspired return to form after the sophomoric Vacation, other than the #11 hit single "Head over Heels," the album was a relative commercial disappointment, peaking at number 18, and selling fewer than 500,000 copies. This would be the last all-original album by the group, until 2001's God Bless The Go-Go's. Many of the songs on this album were not performed regularly by the band in concert. It has been speculated that the songs bring back painful memories from this time. Only "Head over Heels" has been played live on a regular basis (also often in Belinda Carlisle's solo shows). Some songs haven't been played since the 1984 Prime Time tour. Overall song quality is far better than on the Vacation album, and some fans credited Kathy Valentine's increased input during these sessions, as a key factor. The album was produced by Martin Rushent who has produced acts such as The Human League and Hazel O'Connor. The album charted to #18 in the U.S., selling fewer than 500,000 copies, a fact that made the album to be considered a commercial disappointment. It spawned the following singles: Head Over Heels (#11 U.S., #35 Canada), Turn to You (#32 U.S., #95 Canada), and Yes or No (#84 U.S.).


1-) Head over Heels.
2-) Turn to You.
3-) You Thought.
4-) Beneath the Blue Sky.
5-) Forget That Day.
6-) I'm the Only One.
7-) Yes or No.
8-) Capture the Light.
9-) I'm with You.
10-) Mercenary.

God Bless The Go-Go's (2001)

God Bless The Go-Go's is The Go-Go's fourth studio album, released on May 15, 2001. It was their first studio album in 17 years since the release of Talk Show in 1984. The album cover was created by photographer Maryanne Bilham. It was criticised by some Catholic groups for showing the group members posing as the Virgin Mary. The U.S. Catholic League president William Donohue criticized the band for ripping off Catholic imagery and resorting to "cheap ploys" to lure a new audience to the band. Go-Go's singer Belinda Carlisle replied to the critics by saying "any sort of art shouldn't be an issue. Art should not be censored. I don't get that it's controversial at all." The track Unforgiven was co-written by Green Day's frontman and songwriter, Billie Joe Armstrong. The album charted to #57 in the U.S. The only single taken from this album was Unforgiven (#22 U.S. Adult Top 40 charts).


1-) La La Land.
2-) Unforgiven.
3-) Apology.
4-) Stuck in My Car.
5-) Vision of Nowness.
6-) Here You Are.
7-) Automatic Rainy Day.
8-) Kissing Asphalt.
9-) Insincere.
10-) Sonic Superslide.
11-) Throw Me a Curve.
12-) Talking Myself Down.
13-) Daisy Chain.


Go-Go's Go!

The Go-Go's Go! is a self-made compilation that comprises the new tracks, b-sides and live tracks that appear on their compilation album Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's.


1-) Living at the Canterbury /Party Pose.
2-) Screaming.
3-) Johnny Are You Queer?
4-) Fun with Ropes.
5-) Fashion Seekers.
6-) Blades.
7-) London Boys.
8-) Let's Have a Party.
9-) (Remember) Walking in the Sand.
10-) Surfing and Spying.
11-) Speeding.
12-) Good for Gone.
13-) Good Girl.
14-) Beautiful.
15-) The Whole World Lost Its Head.

Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Jo Carlisle was born on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California. She is a Grammy Award-nominated American singer and best-selling author who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, considered by some to be the most successful all-female band of all time and, historically, the first such group whose members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. In 1984, Carlisle made a foray into acting in the movie Swing Shift starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. in 1985, The Go-Go's broke up and Belinda went on with her solo career, which has been the most successful out of all The Go-Go's members. After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Carlisle and her family moved to Europe. Around the time of the Go-Go's definitive reunion tour, Carlisle appeared nude for the cover feature and a full pictorial of the August 2001 edition of Playboy. She took over the role of Velma Von Tussle in London's West End production of Hairspray on October 28, 2009 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. She remained with the show till late January and was replaced by Siobhan McCarthy. Carlisle announced a Go-Go's farewell tour planned for July 2010,which was then cancelled due to a leg injury suffered by guitarist Jane Wiedlin. According to her website, Belinda Carlisle is recording new material due for release in 2010, though this has yet to materialise. Her autobiography, Lips Unsealed, published in June 2010, reached No. 27 on the The New York Times Best Seller list and received favorable reviews. In August 2011, she will be receiving, as a member of the Go-Go's, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Belinda (1986)

Belinda is Belinda Carlisle's first studio album, released on June 3, 1986. It was notable as her first recording after the break-up of new wave band The Go-Go's, for whom she was their lead singer. The album peaked to #13 in the U.S. (Gold disc). The single Mad About You is noticeable because Andy Taylor from Duran Duran plays the guitar solo in the track. The following singles were released: Mad About You (#3 U.S., #1 Canada), I Feel the Magic (#82 U.S., #51 Canada), and Band of Gold (#91 Canada).


1-) Mad About You.
2-) I Need a Disguise.
3-) Since You've Gone.
4-) I Feel the Magic.
5-) I Never Wanted a Rich Man.
6-) Band of Gold.
7-) Gotta Get to You.
8-) From the Heart.
9-) Shot in the Dark.
10-) Stuff and Nonsense.


Heaven on Earth (1987)

Heaven on Earth is Belinda Carlisle's second studio album, released on October 5, 1987. The album was produced (as with the two following albums) by Rick Nowels who would have go on writing for Stevie Nicks, Kim Wilde, Madonna among other artists. The album charted to #13 in the U.S. (Platinum disc). It spawned the following singles: Heaven Is a Place on Earth (#1 U.S., #3 Canada, #1 U.K.), I Get Weak (#2 U.S., #4 Canada, #10 U.K.), Circle in the Sand (#7 U.S., #3 Canada, #4 U.K.), I Feel Free (#88 U.S.), World Without You (#34 U.K.), and Love Never Dies (#54 U.K.).

Belinda Carlisle - heaven is a place on earth por Dixvad59

Belinda Carlisle - I Get Weak por hushhush112


1-) Heaven Is a Place on Earth.
2-) Circle in the Sand.
3-) I Feel Free.
4-) Should I Let You In?
5-) World Without You.
6-) I Get Weak.
7-) We Can Change.
8-) Fool for Love.
9-) Nobody Owns Me.
10-) Love Never Dies.


Runaway Horses (1989)

Runaway Horses is Belinda Carlisle's third studio album, released on October 17, 1989. The album featured songs written by Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley, Charlotte Caffey and a song co-written by Carlisle herself, making Runaway Horses the second solo album that had her songwriting included since "Gotta Get to You" from her debut solo album "Belinda". The album saw also the collaboration of ex Beatles George Harrison and Bryan Adams. Harrison didn't work with many people after leaving the Beatles, and after his death, his wife told Carlisle that he agreed to work on her album because he loved her voice. The album peaked to #37 in the U.S. (Gold disc). It spawned the following singles: Leave a Light On (#11 U.S., #6 Canada, #4 U.K.), La Luna (#38 U.K.), Summer Rain (#30 U.S., #22 Canada, #23 U.K.), Runaway Horses (#40 U.K.), Vision of You (#74 Canada, #41 U.K.), and (We Want) the Same Thing (#6 U.K.).

Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain por jpdc11


1-) Leave a Light On.
2-) Runaway Horses.
3-) Vision of You.
4-) Summer Rain.
5-) La Luna.
6-) (We Want) the Same Thing.
7-) Deep Deep Ocean.
8-) Valentine.
9-) Whatever It Takes.
10-) Shades of Michaelangelo.

Live Your Live Be Free (1991)

Live Your Live Be Free is Belinda Carlisle's fourth studio album, released on October 14, 1991. Carlisle co-wrote two of the tracks on the album: "Loneliness Game" and "Little Black Book" (co-written with Marcella Detroit from Shakespears Sister fame). The song "You Came Out of Nowhere" begins with a sample from the opening of "Nobody Told Me", a song by John Lennon that was released in 1984. The album charted to #7 in the U.K. (Gold disc) and it didn't chart in the U.S. The album spawned the following singles: Live Your Life Be Free (#12 U.K.), Do You Feel Like I Feel? (#73 U.S., #75 Canada, #29 U.K.), Half the World (#35 U.K.), and Little Black Book (#28 U.K.).


1-) Live Your Life Be Free.
2-) Do You Feel Like I Feel?
3-) Half the World.
4-) You Came Out of Nowhere.
5-) You're Nothing Without Me.
6-) I Plead Insanity.
7-) Emotional Highway.
8-) Little Black Book.
9-) Love Revolution.
10-) World of Love.
11-) Loneliness Game.

Real (1993)

Real is Belinda Carlisle's fifth studio album, released on September 29, 1993. The album has a genre of mainly pop songs written by Charlotte Caffey, Thomas Caffey, Ralph Schuckett and half co-written by Carlisle. It was the second album where Rick Nowels had no writing or producing credits and also was Carlisle's first album to have contributed to the producing. The album cover was designed by Tom Dolan and is a departure for Carlisle, who presented a glamorous look on all her previous covers, choosing a "jeans and tee shirt" look instead this time without make-up. The album peaked to #9 in the U.K. The following singles were taken: Big Scary Animal (#70 Canada, #12 U.K.) and Lay Down Your Arms (#27 U.K.).


1-) Goodbye Day.
2-) Big Scary Animal.
3-) Too Much Water.
4-) Lay Down Your Arms.
5-) Where Love Hides.
6-) One with You.
7-) Wrap My Arms.
8-) Tell Me.
9-) Windows of the World.
10-) Here Comes My Baby.

A Woman and a Man (1996)

A Woman and a Man is Belinda Carlisle's sixth studio album, released on September 11, 1996. The album is full of songs that show how Carlisle's style had matured compared to her earlier releases, written by Rick Nowels, Maria Vidal, Ellen Shipley, Charlotte Caffey, Neil Finn (from Crowded House) and Roxette cofounder Per Gessle who also produced one of the tracks. The album peaked to #12 in the U.K. (Gold disc). The following singles were taken: In Too Deep (#6 U.K.), Always Breaking My Heart (#8 U.K.), Love in the Key of C (#20 U.K.), and California (#31 U.K.).


1-) In Too Deep.
2-) California.
3-) A Woman and a Man.
4-) Remember September.
5-) Listen to Love.
6-) Always Breaking My Heart.
7-) Love Doesn't Live Here.
8-) He Goes On.
9-) Kneel at Your Feet.
10-) Love in the Key of C.
11-) My Heart Goes On Without You.

Voilà (2007)

Voilà is Belinda Carlisle's seventh and so far last studio album, released on February 5, 2007. It is described as "an album of classic French chansons and pop standards", much different from Carlisle's previous English pop records. Although all of the songs are sung in French, interestingly many of the musicians featured on the album are Irish. The album didn't make it into any charts. Only one single was taken from this album, which was I Still Love Him. The single didn't make it into the charts, either.


1-) Ma Jeunesse Fout le Camp.
2-) Bonnie et Clyde.
3-) Avec le Temps.
4-) Sous le Ciel de Paris.
5-) Des Ronds dans l'eau.
6-) Pourtant Tu m'aimes.
7-) Ne Me Quitte Pas.
8-) La Vie en Rose.
9-) Contact.
10-) Merci Chérie.
11-) Jezebel.

Belinda Plus (***NEW***)

Belinda Plus is a self-made compilation which comprises many of her non-album tracks such as Dancing in the City, a demo of the Boy Meets Girl 1988 hit, Waiting for a Star to Fall, her cover version of John Lennon's Jealous Guy, her cover version of The Carpenters' Bless the Beasts and the Children, among others.


1-) Dancing in the City.
2-) Waiting for a Star to Fall (Demo).
3-) Blue Period (with The Smithereens).
4-) Bless the Beasts and the Children.
5-) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
6-) One by One.
7-) Jealous Guy.
8-) I Wouldn't Be Here if I Didn't Love You.
9-) I Won't Say (I'm in Love).
10-) Submission.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Alaska y Los Pegamoides/Alaska y Dinarama

Alaska y Los Pegamoides

Alaska y Los Pegamoides fue un grupo de música pop, procedente de España. El grupo se formó en 1979 tras la separación del grupo Kaka de Luxe, del que cuatro de sus componentes formaban parte (Alaska, Nacho Canut, Manolo Campoamor y Carlos Berlanga). Estos cuatro se dieron cuenta de que la afinidad entre ellos era mayor y sus intereses comunes eran completamente diferentes al del resto de componentes (Fernando Márquez "El Zurdo", Enrique Sierra y Pablo Martínez), por lo que decidieron comunicarles su decisión de seguir por caminos diferentes. En sus inicios contaron con Poch (que después entraría en Ejecutivos Agresivos y formaria Derribos Arias) en la guitarra solista, y con el ex Kaka Javier Hamilton (Javier Furia) en los coros, que pronto pasaría a Radio Futura. La salida del primer batería, Álvaro de Torres, que también venía de Kaka de Luxe, se produjo por el desencuentro ideológico entre Álvaro y el resto del grupo, que no quería introducir una caja de ritmos que había comprado Alaska para sus canciones, entre otros desencuentros. Más tarde se unieron dos personas, Ana Curra, a la que conocieron en el Pentagrama (bar de Madrid), y Eduardo Benavente, al que aceptaron tras una prueba, motivada por la marcha del grupo del batería Juan Luis Vizcaya a Ejecutivos Agresivos, descontento por la inclusión de teclados. Otra salida del grupo fue la de Manolo Campoamor, que comenzó siendo el vocalista. Su puesto fue ocupado, primero por Carlos, y definitivamente por Alaska, dejando ésta la guitarra. Manolo entró a formar parte del grupo Neopreno para, poco después, desligarse definitivamente del mundo de la música. Todavía sin Eduardo, participaron en el Concierto homenaje a Canito (batería de Tos fallecido en accidente de tráfico) en febrero de 1980, siendo su primer y único concierto con caja de ritmos en lugar de batería. Ya con esta formación, el grupo grabó su primer single, Horror en el Hipermercado, producido por Julián Ruiz, en 1980. Esta canción se convirtió en un relativo éxito gracias a su emisión por radio, lo que facilitó la grabación de su segundo single un año después, Otra dimensión. En 1982 el grupo sacó al mercado su único álbum, Grandes éxitos, del que se extrajo su famoso y exitoso single Bailando. La estética del grupo varió durante su vida del colorido pop a la estética siniestra del punk y el gótico (es famosa una sesión de fotos del grupo en un cementerio). Ya en 1981, surgió el grupo paralelo Parálisis Permanente, formado por Nacho Canut y Eduardo Benavente y cuyo sonido reflejaba las tendencias del punk británico del momento (Killing Joke, GBH, Exploited, etc.). Alaska y Ana Curra participaron, junto a Los Nikis, en el proyecto Negros, S.A.. Ana Curra y Benavente crearon, además, otro grupo paralelo, Los Seres Vacíos. Todos estos grupos publicaron discos en 1982, a la vez que Alaska y los Pegamoides gozaban de su etapa más exitosa. Antes de Parálisis Permanente, Eduardo había formado otro grupo paralelo, Escaparates. Nacho y Carlos, junto con Fernando Márquez, iniciaron un nuevo proyecto paralelo llamado Piernas Ortopédicas, del que salieron canciones como Tokyo (que grabarían los Pegamoides) o Rendibú en el hipódromo (tocado por los Pegamoides y grabado por Radio Futura bajo el título de Ivonne). La disolución del grupo se fraguó ya desde la grabación del álbum, entre finales de 1981 y comienzos de 1982, a la que siguió la marcha de Carlos Berlanga. En 1982 aún se publicaron dos singles más, La línea se cortó y En el jardín (este último un flexi de edición limitada, regalado a los asistentes a un concierto). Entre tanto, Berlanga formaba Dinarama y Eduardo Benavente abandonaba el grupo definitivamente para centrarse en Parálisis Permanente. Los Pegamoides aún aguantaron hasta finales de 1982. La marcha de Ana Curra para unirse a Parálisis Permanente supuso el final. Canut, Alaska y Toti se unieron al nuevo proyecto de Berlanga, Dinarama, que pronto pasaría a llamarse Alaska y Dinarama, y que se convertirían posteriormente en uno de los grupos más populares de la escena musical española durante los años 1980. Su último concierto lo dieron el 26 de noviembre de 1982 en la discoteca Yoko Lennon's de Bilbao. Este concierto fue editado en CD en 1997 por Subterfuge junto con otro CD con varias maquetas que grabó el grupo para Hispavox. Todavía se volverían a reunir en una ocasión, el 1 de marzo de 1983, para dar un concierto en la sala Rockola en la 1ª Fiesta de Diario Pop, con la ausencia de Carlos Berlanga que se encontraba realizando el servicio militar.

Grandes Éxitos (1982)

Grandes Éxitos es el primer disco del grupo Alaska y Los Pegamoides. Fue lanzado en abril de 1982 por la casa discográfica Hispavox y se extrajo un único sencillo el cual fue el éxito Bailando. El álbum vendió unas 50.000 copias en España, cólocandose en el puesto # 10 de las mejores ventas de 1982. Se reeditó en CD en 1991.


1-) Bailando.
2-) El Plan.
3-) La Tribu de Las Chochoni.
4-) Rosa y Verde.
5-) Alta Tensión.
6-) No Sé Por Qué.
7-) La Línea Se Cortó.
8-) Redrum.
9-) ¿Qué Piensas de los Insectos?
10-) Estrategia Militar.
11-) Tokyo.
12-) Secretos de Belleza.
13-) Vicky.
14-) Llegando Hasta el Final.

Alaska y Los Pegamoides (1982)

Alaska y Los Pegamoides es el segundo y último disco de la agrupación del mismo nombre. Este disco fue lanzado en octubre de 1982, dos meses antes de que el grupo se separara de manera definitiva. Este álbum es una recopilación de todos los singles que publicó la banda con su discográfica Hispavox .El LP y cassette originales fueron editados en octubre de 1982 por dicha discográfica y en 1991 el álbum fue reeditado en CD a cargo de la misma.


1-) La Rebelión de los Electrodomésticos.
2-) Vértigo.
3-) Reacciones.
4-) El Jardín.
5-) Volar.
6-) Horror en el Hipermercado.
7-) El Hospital.
8-) Odio.
9-) Bote de Colón.
10-) Quiero Salir.
11-) Otra Dimensión.

Alaska y Dinarama

Alaska y Dinarama fue un grupo de música Pop Glam español, formado por Alaska, Carlos Berlanga y Nacho Canut. El grupo se formó en 1982 y se disolvió en 1989, tras 5 discos de estudio más una compilación de nuevas versiones de sus éxitos. En el año 1982, Alaska y los Pegamoides, el grupo que en ese momento estaba formado por Alaska, Ana Curra, Nacho Canut, Eduardo Benavente y Toti, logran vender de su único disco (Grandes éxitos) más de 50.000 copias en España y el single (Bailando) 25.000. Esto hace que el grupo tenga más de 100 galas confirmadas para todo el año, mientras las relaciones entre el grupo se enfrían cada vez más y en diciembre de ese mismo año el grupo se disuelve. Nacho se une a Carlos en su nuevo proyecto, Dinarama. Ana y Toti se integran en Parálisis Permanente con Eduardo y queda Alaska sola, sin saber qué hacer. Tras unos meses se une a Dinarama dando lugar a Dinarama + Alaska, que más tarde se consolidaría como Alaska y Dinarama. El inicio de su gira Alaska + Dinarama coincide con la trágica muerte de Eduardo Benavente en un accidente de tráfico en 1983. Con la vuelta de Carlos de su servicio militar llegan nuevas canciones, que entusiasman tanto a Alaska como a Nacho y, sobre todo, a su mánager Pito. Ángel Altolaguirre, como estaba pactado, se va del grupo con la grabación de una nueva versión de Rey del Glam. Colaboran en los coros Loquillo y Jaime Urrutia. Por la época del lanzamiento de su segundo disco Deseo Carnal, comienza la difusión del programa La Bola de Cristal el cual fue transmitido por el canal TVE y presentado por la misma Alaska. Es un programa que ha hecho historia, que hoy día está mitificado y se ha convertido en un objeto de culto. Es durante el principio de la gira hecha para promocionar su disco Fan Fatal cuando estallan los problemas entre Nacho y Carlos. Alaska se posiciona al lado de Nacho y deciden disolver Dinarama al finalizar la gira. Es entonces cuando Alaska y Nacho forman Fangoria, y Carlos Berlanga inicia su etapa en solitario.

Canciones Profanas (1983)

Canciones Profanas es el primer disco de estudio del grupo Alaska y Dinarama. El disco es lanzado en mayo de 1983. El disco vende más de 50,000 copias en España. Se lanzan los sencillos Crisis (por iniciativa de Hispavox, que pide una versión extendida),Perlas Ensangrentadas (elegido por el grupo, el más radiado y el que quedaría en la memoria de los fans) y Deja de Bailar . Estos dos temas no llegan a tener la misma repercusión que Bailando, aunque el disco obtiene una muy buena acogida. Por esta razón se empiezan a contratar muchas galas.


1-) Crisis.

2-) Cebras.

3-) Kali.

4-) Líneas Rectas.

5-) Club de Egipcios.

6-) Rey del Glam.

7-) Egeo.

8-) Sacerdotisas de Baal.

9-) Nativos.

10-) Perlas Ensangrentadas.

11-) Deja de Bailar.



Deseo Carnal (1984)

Deseo Carnal es el segundo disco de estudio del grupo Alaska y Dinarama y fue lanzado en septiembre de 1984, coincidiendo en tiempo con el comienzo de La Bola de Cristal, programa de TVE presentado por Alaska. El disco vende más de 2 millones de copias entre España y Latinoamérica. Los sencillos extraídos de este disco fueron: ¿Cómo Pudiste Hacerme Esto a Mí?, Ni Tú ni Nadie y Un Hombre de Verdad.


1-) ¿Cómo Pudiste Hacerme Esto a Mí?

2-) Isis.

3-) Ni Tú ni Nadie.

4-) Solo por Hoy.

5-) Falsas Costumbres.

6-) Un Hombre de Verdad.

7-) La Decisión.

8-) Deseo Carnal.

9-) Víctima de un Error.

10-) Carne, Huesos y Tú.



La Bola de Cristal (1985)

La Bola de Cristal es el disco que compila las canciones de diferentes artistas realizadas para el programa de televisión infantil La Bola de Cristal. El disco fue lanzado en 1985. Los sencillos extraídos de este disco fueron: Abracadabra, Esclava del Mal y No Se Ría. Nota: El archivo subido al blog sólo incluye las canciones grabadas por Alaska y Dinarama.


1-) Abracadabra.

2-) Vacaciones Infernales.

3-) Ni Un Día Más.

4-) No Se Ría.

5-) Esclava del Mal.

6-) La Bola de Cristal.

7-) El Pupitre de Atrás.



No Es Pecado (1986)

No Es Pecado es el tercer disco de estudio del grupo Alaska y Dinarama. El disco fue lanzado en noviembre de 1986. La portada del disco lega a ser censurada en México, aunque sorprendentemente sustituida por otra mucha más lasciva. El disco vende 1,750,000 copias entre México y Latinoamérica. Los sencillos extraídos de este disco fueron: la emblemática ¿A Quién Le Importa?, La Funcionaria Asesina, Un Millón de Hormigas y Sólo Creo lo que Veo.


1-) Alto! Prohibido Pasar.

2-) Sólo Creo lo que Veo.

3-) El Fin del Mundo.

4-) La Voz Humana.

5-) Entre Llamas.

6-) ¿A Quién Le Importa?

7-) La Funcionaria Asesina.

8-) Un Millón de Hormigas.

9-) Nacida para Perder.

10-) No Es Pecado.



Diez (1988)

Diez es una compilación que incluye dos canciones nuevas, alguna cara B de algún single y un par de antiguas canciones no editadas en Latinoamérica. El disco vende más de 1,500,000 copias entre España y Latinoamérica. Por esta época también conocen el acid house y se embarcan en una larguísima gira por Latinoamérica que logra reforzar la relación del grupo, que estaba muy desmejorada. Se lanzan los siguientes sencillos: Bailando (Do-Re-Mix) y Sospechas.


1-) Sospechas.

2-) El Rey del Glam.

3-) Jaime y Laura.

4-) Cebras.

5-) Vértigo.

6-) Bailando (Midi Mix).

7-) El Hospital.

8-) Perlas Ensangrentadas.

9-) Tormento.

10-) Hacia el Abismo.

11-) Bailando (Do-Re-Mix).

12-) Bonus Track.



Fan Fatal (1989)

Fan Fatal es el quinto y último disco de estudio de Alaska y Dinarama. El disco fue lanzado en marzo de 1989 e incluye influencias como el acid, el hip-hop y el house, y en el que se incluyen algunas versiones del grupo paralelo a Nacho, Los Vegetales.Este disco logró reforzar el éxito del grupo, aunque se volvieron a enfriar las relaciones de Nacho y Alaska con Carlos. El disco ha vendido solamente 300,000 copias en España. Los siguientes sencillos fueron extraídos de este disco: Mi Novio Es un Zombi, Descongélate, Quiero Ser Santa y La Mosca Muerta.


1-) Lo Siento.

2-) Vampirella.

3-) Me Habló la Televisión.

4-) La Mosca Muerta.

5-) Mentira.

6-) La Ciencia Avanza.

7-) Mi Novio Es un Zombi.

8-) Descongélate.

9-) El Diablo Anda Suelto.

10-) Godzilla.

11-) Lupita la Trailera.

12-) La Pastilla Roja.

13-) Quiero Ser Santa.

14-) Ectoplasmatic.

15-) Fly Acid Fly.

16-) No Es el Final.



Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Opening day of Cannes!

The mother of all film festivals opens today in the Cote' D'azur.  For DIY Filmmakers it may seem like a long way off - but fear not, your intrepid webmeister has been a few times and has some tips about the Festival.

1. If you can go to Cannes, go.  If a friend has a film playing, if your uncle has a couch nearby, if you have a friend of a friend who thought about going; go.  It's a rare opportunity to meet and greet filmmakers from across the planet.

2. How do I get into film screenings and parties?  I should write a book about this one. "How to get by in Cannes on no dollars a day."  I went for six years in a row at one stretch, and had more fun than a barrel of monkeys.  "Where there's a will, there's a way" has always been the DIY motto - just doing the circuit on the Croisette, going into the various film suites in the Majestic, Carlton and others, is a way to meet people, and ask if they know of any parties or lunches.  If you state loudly and clearly "I'm a filmmaker from such and such place and I have a film I made (even if its DIY) and I'd like to show it to someone" - they have no idea if you're the next Tarantino.  You might be. Lisa Tarantino too.

3. People are jet lagged, tired and usually tipsy by the time they are walking around Cannes. I've met and spoken to just about anyone you can think of in Cannes - not because I was trying to sell something, but because I'm generally interested in people and what makes them tick. That being said, heading into the American Pavilion is a way of meeting fellow travelers ("How do I get a pass? Go down to the main office and use your passport, a business card with your name and film on it to get yourself a pass.)  They're trying to keep non filmmakers out, not people like yourself.

4. Think outside the box.  Want to get a ticket to an event? Find out who the publicist is and stop by their offices, see if you can hire them for a day (it's not unheard of) to publicize what you're up to - and in return they may get you some tickets to events.  That's kind of how it works - you don't need money per se, but if you don't have it, you should bring some charm, wit and a gift or three.  Quid pro quo.

5. Where do I stay if I can't afford a hotel?  Believe it or not, there are all kinds of places to stay - I've rented couches, foldouts, I know some folks snooze at the train station and use the shower facilities. Basically the parties go all night, you need a bed to stash your stuff.  The ideal thing is to join a group of friends who want to go as well - and get one room and use the floor.  Chances are, you'll only use the room for showers anyway. (or like Entourage - use the beach!)

6 . Don't be afraid to say hello. It's a long way to get to Cannes and everyone is a stranger in a strange land - if you like someone's work, tell them.  After all, the difference between standing behind the velvet rope and snapping pix, and being on the other side of the rope and walking the red carpet may be just a matter of happenstance.  I know, I've done both.

7. When you make your DIY film, try to save some money for promotion - that doesn't mean a suite at the Martinez, but it could mean some flyers, it could mean some screening copies, it could mean going to film festivals armed with promotional material for your dream - or a link to your dream online.  It's a way of meeting people that may one day change your life and help you make your dreams.  Or.. it might be just a fun vacation in the south of france.

8. The story of the film biz is littered with folks who were "DIY Filmmakers" who eventually ended up on the other side of the red carpet. Steven Soderbergh. Quentin Tarantino.  Michael Moore. If there's a compelling reason you want to be a filmmaker, then you need to find other filmmakers, producers, writers, directors, financiers, and let them in on the secret.

Bon Voyage!