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Episode Two – 21.2.16

PLAYLIST 2 is

Wooden turntable

94% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Near perfect.


Lyric of Playlist 2:

‘I’ll see you baby when the clans rise again. Women and men united by the struggle going down. With a pocketful of plastic like a dollar on elastic. In this free world. I wouldn’t tell you if I didn’t care’.


Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’.


00.00

(Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983

Episode #1 for info.


00.40

NEW ORDER – Don’t Do It * – Fine Time 7″/12″ – Factory – 1988

Another New Order great moment, the vinyl take nonchalantly hidden away on the flip of Fine Time 7″ and 12″ singles.

New Order Don't Do It


04.43

TIPPER – Led Down (Voice Stealer Mix) – 12″ – Higher Ground – 1999

A hypnotic seven minutes or so. The sleeve’s image artwork nearly as sharp as the production… and at the time most probably nearly as expensive.

Tipper - Led Down


10.53

RICHARD H. KIRK – Velodrome – Virtual State, 2LP – Warp – 1994

I was lucky enough to promote two Cabaret Voltaire gigs – in my home town, Bedford, England, in ’83 and ’84 – and arguably, when the ‘band’ were at the height of their ‘powers’. Founder member, Kirk has released material under a multitude of pseudonyms since the band’s break-up in ’94 and Virtual State was hot out of the stalls around the time of CV’s demise. Two decades on, his releases are still to be reckoned with. After a party with a bunch of collective friends in Sheffield once, I woke the next morning to find myself in a large, newly decorated white but very sparsely kitted out room, with nothing apart from the bed I was in and a lone electric guitar propped up against an opposite wall. I’d absolutely no idea where I was until I went out and met Richard on the landing. His house. In the history of electronic music, both he and Cabaret Voltaire are genuine heavyweights and in recent years he’s reactivated the CV name, with him as its sole member.

Richard Kirk Velodrome


16.20

LONELADY – Fear Colours (Barbican Version) – 12″ – The Vinyl Factory – 2015

Recorded live in June 2015, at London’s Barbican. Lonelady recounts of the experience, ‘Bunkerpopping… I am invited to be part of (multi media artist, Doug Aitken’s) Station To Station, a month-long live art happening taking place in iconic Brutalist structure The Barbican. In a piece called ‘Retreat Or Danger?’ I continue to explore concrete and its effects on the psyche in a week long residency, featuring a modular synth tutorial, animated Paul Virilio slogans, an on-site 12’’ vinyl pressing of new song ‘Fear Colours’ and a live performance in the gallery with Wrangler. King of my concrete castle; I don’t want to leave… I am forcibly ejected to make way for Terry Riley’. An ‘in-progress version, the 12″ is a Limited Edition of 300, and Lonelady’s progress in 2015 is mapped out here.
Lonelady Fear Colours


20.37

BUNNYDRUMS – Shiver – Feathers Web 12″ EP – Funk Dungeon Music, Inc – 1983

Just the sort of inventive and alive track that made the post punk era such a well of wonderment. You’d think that anyone recording in this territory around the time would have automatically winged copies of their records to John Peel in the UK, such was his kudos. Maybe not quite always, though. I can’t remember who, but someone guesting on his show in the mid eighties and looking to champion a handful of US releases/labels played this. Obviously keen on what he’d heard, Peely replied, “This is really irritating, you know. Why is it these swines don’t send me their records?” On being told they were called Bunnydrums he was quick to point out they’d actually sent him an earlier single. In the mountains of releases he did receive, he didn’t miss much, as I was to find out. Another time.

Bunnydrums Shiver


23.40

BITING TONGUES – Aair Care – Libreville, LP – Paragon – 1984

808 States’ Graham Massey in an earlier ‘state’… and before releases on Factory.

Biting Tongues Aair Care


26.04

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – Elfstedentocht Pt 1 – 7″ – Test Card Recordings – 2014

Rockin’ sounding white vinyl purchase from 2014’s Record Store Day. And worth a bit more now.

Public Service Broadcasting Elfstedentocht


29.11

CRISPY AMBULANCE – Concorde Square (Edit) – Live On A Hot August Night, 12″ – Factory Benelux – 1981

There are a couple dozen tracks, (with some unlikely minnows in there) where I instantly remember the era, space, nearly even the smell of a certain place. Winkles, Bedford, (mostly 1981) is that place, and this is one of those tracks.

Crispy Ambulance Concorde Square

And… ‘the time will come to make you see, the time will come to make you see‘… that the following three minutes plus is possibly the best ‘single’ in the last thirty years…


32.14

BENJAMIN SCHOOS (feat LAETITIA SADIER) – Je Ne Vois Que Vous – Cassette single only – Cassingle and Loving It – 2011

If any track of this millennium should have definitely made it to a 7″ piece of vinyl (besides Fakesensations), this is it – As good as a flight of pop fancy will ever get. Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier guests on a track originally only available in physical form on 100 cassettes. Those wacky French, eh? I would dearly love a copy but am holding back the tears and making do with one of a subsequent second run (of 100?). For some reason, Schoos then revisited the tune – practically to the note – with one Isabelle Blais taking on the ominous task of matching Sadier’s effort… and she nearly does. It’s a monumental piece of pop, either way. Best left sung in French though, if you’re going to mention kangaroos… which it does.

Of course, if you want to then go and annihilate such a beauty, you best hire a 3000 piece orchestra and do the song live. Be prepared, Schoos did. Search out the video when you’re really bored. Monstrously overblown (a bit like the setting and the conductor’s stomach) and laughable in many ways, Schoos nearly equals that horror in a separate live video – in a trio set up. Thankfully, Ms Sadier was well clear of both crash sites. For a song this good to have been withered within an inch of its life to then pull just 300+ views between the two videos is a stunning (non)achievement. Of course, now you’ll maybe bump up the figures by going to view the carnage. To be fair(er), another live TV version and the official video (both with Laetitia) restore the balance and the latter currently has 12,000+ hits, so the people did speak, and you can buy it… here.


36.01

HELP STAMP OUT LONELINESS – Pacific Trash Vortex – 7″ – Where It’s At Is Where You Are – 2009

Somewhere I heard the track Cellophane from HSOL’s self-titled album, headed to Discogs to clock their output, went elsewhere online to methodically grab a listen to as many of the tracks as possible and then bought this sky blue bit of vinyl grooviness. This is the way these things get done around here. 500 copies, supposedly. Was somebody supposed to number them? Lazy buggers.

Help Stamp Out Loneliness Pacific Trash Vortex


38.39

KIRSTY MAcCOLL – Free World – 12″ – Virgin – 1989

Lyric of the Podcast winner. We’re on a roll, now. Another zippy, short and sweet slither of genius pop. Quality lyrics (as they always were from the now sadly departed Ms M) and Johnny Marr shining and sparkling on guitar. Result! The 12″ is currently available for a quid on Discogs. Bargain heaven.

Kirsty MacColl Free World

7″ acetate

Kirsty MacColl Free World acetate

10″ acetate

Kirsty MacColl Free World 10" acetate


41.08

 

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES  – Cannons – Tinderbox, LP – Wonderland – 1986

How was this NOT a single? One of the funkiest people to ever tread the boards.

Siouxsie and the Banshees Cannons


44.02

TWO BANKS OF FOUR – Skylines Over Rooftops – City Watching, LP – Sirkus – 2000

Two Banks of Four inhabit(ed) an area of the musical spectrum that’s often sidelined to the shadows but from his days as Galliano head honcho through 2Bof4 and onwards to Earl Zinger and William Adamson, Rob Gallagher – his lyrics in particular – have played no small part in razor targetting ‘life’. 2Bof4’s last album was in ’01 and single in ’08, but there was, at least, communication uttered on their website in 2013 – lying dormant, maybe, as if to say, ‘We’ll be back when the world wises up’. For me, hopefully that’s soon. And wherever you are, a big shout out to Ben Wilcox, the man who put out this album and other fine stuff on (t)his label in the late nineties/early noughties.

Two Banks Of Four Skylines Over Rooftops

And this musical lineage continues with…


49.17

BONOBO – Between The Lines – Days To Come, 2LP – Ninja Tune – 2006

Simon ‘Bonobo’ Green is yet another artist I continually check on. Always shifting around. And here with smokey-vox-about-town, Bajka!

Bonobo Between The Lines


53.09

A CERTAIN RATIO – Coldest Days – Good Together, LP – A&M – 1989

I’ve warmed to ACR’s A&M years more in recent times than I did back in the day, and tracks like Coldest Days certainly give Jez Kerr’s understated vocals room to shine. This for me, is up there with some of the band’s best.

ACR Coldest Days


57.09

MINT ROYALE – Wait For You * – See You In The Morning, CD only – Faith & Hope Records – 2005

These boys must have had one seriously grafting publisher on their side in the early days; their output appearing all over film soundtracks,  TV series’ and ads. I fell upon them completely aside any of that. Big beat bizniz, and here’s some muso stuff.

Mint Royale - Wait For You


01.00.12

DAVID BOWIE – Stay (Live) – ‘Great Live Concerts’, LP – A&M – 1989

The Thin White Duke was already slotted in here for this 41 Rooms appearance before his death in January. With Adrian Belew’s guitar driving the whole drivey, driven beast, and Bowie, vocally, at his soul crooner best, it’s no surprise this recording eventually got an official release. ‘The Apostle’ kicking things off dropped by nearly four decades later… and fitted in just right. He motions to ‘believe’, and he’ll be guesting here again at some point but 41 Rooms will be leaving religion at the door, if that’s OK with everyone.

David Bowie Stay

Quite possibly the above album was bought here. This is certainly the first shop I ever bought bootlegs in.

Cut within a year or two of the gig, a possibly one off US bootleg acetate of the above Nassau Coliseum March 23, ’76 Stay performance.


01.07.57

ALABAMA 3 – Woke Up This Morning (Drillaz In The Church Mix) – 12″ – Elemental Records – 1987

One of the most joyous, righteous, provocative and inspirationally delinquent bands Britain has ever spawned‘ – Discogs. That’ll do for me, tho’ I can’t get away from the outro’ing chorus/refrain sounding like “I gotta f*** me and go”. And of course now you will never hear anything else either. 🙂

Alabama 3 Woke Up This Morning


01.10.49

IRMA THOMAS – Anyone Who Knows What Love Is – 7″ – Imperial – 1964

In my teens I had Irma’s Some Things You Never Get Used To 7″ but it took me (the way these things can do) the next three decades to hear this. Four kids and two husbands by the time she was 19, that’s a life experience that can’t be bought. And at some other point catch the voice that’s lived that life oozing majestically through the distortion of a uuutuuube’d amateur live video of her performing My Heart’s In Memphis… in New Orleans’s twilight, in 2003. Worth it for the ‘Oooh baby‘ line alone. As I said, a voice that’s ‘lived’.

Irma Thomas Anyone Who Knows What Love Is


01.13.36

NICOLE CROISILLE – Where Did Our Summers Go – B-side, La Leçon Particulière 7″ – Disc’Az – 1969

I can’t remember how but I only very recently fell upon this stunner. From the 1968 French film La Leçon Particulière. Nope… me neither, but it matters not. This evocative 2 mins 14 needs no visuals, and it’s the sort of song that might resonate with anyone on life’s ‘back nine’.

Nicole Croisille Where Did Our Summers Go


01.15.43

WILL SESSIONS – True Story – 7″ – Fnr – 2012

Cinematic hip hop, the credits would be rolling at this point. Discogs does slip up occasionally – this is currently noted as ‘reggae’.

Will Sessions True Story


01.18.33

THE RED CLAY – U R The One – 12″ – Surplus – 2001

Oddities like this make me smile big time. Two thirds of Attica Blues provided the two sides of this lost but mesmerizing 12″. It probably sold diddly-squat, but both sides house quality tracks. This side is Charlie Dark’s tune. Leftfield beats of the highest order and the only release on this label.

Red Clay U R The One


01.24.43

OUTLINES – Listen To The Drums (Original) – 12″ – Sonar Kollektiv – 2006

The French trio responsible for that infectious take on Sarah Vaughan’s Just A Little Lovin’ wayyyyyy back, but this grabbed me more. Another great mix or two of this to be heard beyond Episode Two sometime… maybe.

Outlines Listen To The Drums


01.29.24

NYAM NYAM – Fate – Hope of Heaven, LP – Situation Two – 1984

For me, the highlight on their only album – by a country mile.

Nyam Nyam Fate


01.32.51

DEPARTMENT M – The Second Prize –  7″ – Too Pure Singles Club – 1984

Whoooaaarr! Storming stuff. The work of one Owen Brinley. His ex band, Grammatics, had a couple of prog rock-tinged tracks I liked. Only 700+ views (and a lone comment – ‘Owen is brilliant’) for a cool live version of Second Prize on uuutuuube, but that doesn’t dent my thinking. This is class. Releases on both Fierce Panda and Too Pure haven’t jump started OB to a higher profile yet, but who knows. Grey, heavyweight vinyl, hand numbered to 500 copies.

Department M Second Prize


01.36.42

MR & MRS DALE – It’s You – 12″ – Bigshot Records – 1989

Heard this very this distinctive track in the early 90s on Kiss FM (UK), possibly via either Colin Dale (no relation… I assume) or the late Colin Favor. Both had techno shows on the station at the time. This is one of the best from the genre’s funkier side. By the mid 90s I had two copies of this 12″, picked up for £1 each in the various Record/Video & Tape Exchange shops in London’s Notting Hill. Whenever I then happened on Musicstack (or maybe it was Netsounds?) online, they initially had a Wants section and the very first time I looked in, someone in the US was offering $75 for a copy, so I obliged. It all helps to dent the cost of the vinyl coming the other way. I remember the buyer getting back to me after the record arrived, near delirious with his thanks. The power of music, eh? And then I promptly went and picked up another copy in the same shop(s) for £4… so I have two copies again. The circle of life… and of a circular record.

Mr & Mrs Dale It's You


01.40.08

INNER CITY – Ahnong(h)ay (Original Reese Mix) – Single-sided 10″ – 6 by 6 – 1995

Bronze… or gold? Has to be gold for this awesome track. Again, like the above, I probably first heard this via the Colins, Dale or Favor. Transfixed by it, I then spent regular bits of nearly a couple of decades chasing the record down, but armed with little (or, more tellingly, the wrong) info. Some vague half heard reference to Carl Craig was about ‘it (he did do a mix)’. Shazam finally got me there. Ain’t technology brilliant? And whatever ‘One Sided Two Play’ refers to, contrary to someone on Discogs suggestion, there’s only one tune on this baby.

Inner City - Ahnonghay


01.46.14

LUCKY PEOPLE CENTER – Still Cloudy In Saudi-Arabia – 12″ – Radium 226.05 – 1991

Still cloudy in 1991… and still cloudy in 2016… 🙁  The sort of sample and beats scrambling I go for. I so fell for this 12″ when I first heard it, I’ve tended to pick up (in a ‘home for the unwanted’ sort of way) extra copies whenever I’ve seen them forlornly inhabiting the lower priced bins. Currently I have three. If I’m meeting with you any time soon and this 12″ has grabbed you, give me the nod. You can have a copy. Just spreading the word… and sounds.

Lucky People Center It's Still Cloudy


01.50.49

The first in an occasional series of ‘B-side, what B-side’, double A-side 7″ers…

WAH! HEAT – (Hey Disco) Joe (granted the ‘B-side’) +

01.55.33

Better Scream – 7″ – Inevitable – 1979

There weren’t many vocalists more confident than Pete Wylie when this debut single surfaced in ’79 and both sides immediately blast a certain club and time into my senses, having both been spun at Winkles in 1981. A bunch of copies of this post punk classic currently reside for the price of a pint at Discogs, and every home should have one… and a maybe a pint as well, to celebrate.

Wah! Heat Better Scream


01.58.40

CLOUD BOAT – Pink Grin I / Pink II – 12″ – Apollo – 2013

Inevitably compared to James Blake, Cloud Boat and he have apparently been mates a long while. Must have been weird responding to ‘Hey, what you up to?‘ and playing each other their ‘work in progress’. Here, it’s a segue of both tracks from the 12″, the 300 only, pink vinyl copies belie the mournful d&b/folk/electronica concoction inside. Up there with the best pink vinyl of the last few years :)… or indeed that of any colour.

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7 thoughts on “Episode Two – 21.2.16

  1. To quote yourself, these shows are CLEARLY not just thrown together. Lots of new stuff on here for me , Tipper, Bonobo, Mint Royale, The Red Clay, Dept M, Pink Boat all impressed, to mention just a few. Cracking choice for first Bowie track, worth pausing to remember that musicians in those days generally didn’t wear ear protection, imagine what damage Belew’s guitar was doing to his bandmates. Good to hear Kirsty M and also Public Sector Broadcasting – good value that band. Saw them at Galtres, a fairly small festival in Yorkshire a couple of years ago, a very enjoyable show. Nice segue between the Wah! A sides, proper deejaying. Oh , and Irma Thomas too.
    All in all, another pile of doo doo.

    1. Thanks again, Barry. The gulf between spinning live back in the Winkles days (usually inebriated) and now having the time to piece together these shows (always sober). Not saying there wasn’t fun in the former.

  2. Dec – I’m really enjoying your podcast, great work! Being the diligent pupil I am, I’d love to see timestamps next to track descriptions to get an idea of where I’m at as I listen throughout the day. Thanks again!

  3. 3 tracks in and i’m well hooked. shame i’ve got to head out shortly. downloaded along with Episode One for later listening though, cheers!

    1. I’m learning it takes me the two friggin’ hours for the stress levels to return to ‘normal’ after trying to make sure everything loads/links properly… which presently it doesn’t. Sapping, but onwards and upwards.

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Episode 23 – 11.12.16

PLAYLIST 23 41 Rooms’ Playlist 23 is 87% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 23:  Mr Curtis gets it again. One tune here, certainly, is a bit sonically challenged and those marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/whatever. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo […]

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Episode 22 – 27.11.16

PLAYLIST 22 41 Rooms’ Playlist 22 is 89% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near Perfect. Lyric of Playlist 22:  Even with a fair amount of competition 2Bo4 shade it. Conscious stuff… A couple of the tunes here are a bit sonically challenged and, separately, those marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms […]

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Episode 21 – 13.11.16

PLAYLIST 21 41 Rooms’ Playlist 21 is 90% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near Perfect. Lyric of Playlist 21: At least I’ve avoided giving it to the late Billy Mac once again… ‘Feel it’s time to pull away, shut your ears to all they say, be yourself you know it’s true, when in the end what’s left is you.‘ […]

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Episode 20 – 30.10.16

PLAYLIST 20 41 Rooms’ Playlist 20 is 81% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 20: ‘Crack may seem cool, it may seem good, it’s the quickest way to kill a neighbo(u)rhood‘. Different era, different means, but no doubt some equivalent result going on somewhere right now. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or […]

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Episode 19 – 16.10.16

PLAYLIST 19 41 Rooms’ Playlist 19 is 90% VINYL FRIENDLY. More than excellent. Lyric of Playlist 19: Combined with the performance – it’s with Mr Curtis. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/whatever 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 […]

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Episode 18 – 2.10.16

PLAYLIST 18 41 Rooms’ Playlist 18 is 72% VINYL FRIENDLY. Not bad. A few cassettes crop up, hence a bit vinyl poor. Lyric of Playlist 18: ‘Pioneers and traders bring gifts; Smallpox, Seagrams and rice krispies… ‘  a history lesson in a poem. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode […]

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Episode 17 – 18.9.16

PLAYLIST 17 41 Rooms’ Playlist 17 is 93% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near Perfect! Lyric of Playlist 17: Ms JM’s contribution, from start to finish. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/ whatever. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. […]

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Episode 16 – 4.9.16

PLAYLIST 16 41 Rooms’ Playlist 16 is 82% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. There’s a bit of a croaky voice and fuzzy head thing going on in this show, apologies. I had to record it at 6.30am when I woke and felt a cold and my voice wavering a bit. It was either that or risk not […]

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Episode 15 – 21.8.16 (inc Winkles 1981, Pt 4. Big Guns +)

PLAYLIST 15 is 94% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near perfect. Lyric of Playlist 15: ‘I go ab ba ba ba ba bada bada ba ba ba ba bada bada, woh oh oh oh‘. Approximately. I’d say it’s more debatable than usual. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/whatever. 00.00 […]

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Episode 14 – 7.8.16

PLAYLIST 14 is 77% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Not bad. Lyric of Playlist 14: The two lines prior give the game away, so… Your limitations are our every care. Every breath you breath belongs to someone there. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/whatever. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – […]

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Episode 13 – 24.7.16

PLAYLIST 13 is 88% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 13 ‘I shot out of my old man’s shooter, summer of ’73. Straight into the biological computer of my old girl’s feeding (fruiting?) machine… ‘ The cockney sounding vox adds to the cheeky chappieness. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly […]

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Episode 12 – 10.7.16 (inc Winkles 1981, Pt 3. More Big Guns)

PLAYLIST 12 is 97% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Near perfect! Lyric of Playlist 12: Grandma, your generation believed in talk. Scared of the very steps in which you walked. Father listened to all that was said, until depression set in, leaving mouths unfed… A bit of conscious soul wins it over what could have been here – […]

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Episode 11 – 26.6.16

PLAYLIST 11 is 77% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Not bad. Lyric of Playlist 11:  They come from Tennessee. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’ 😉 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.40 NEW ORDER – Everything’s Gone Green […]

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Episode 10 – 12.6.16

PLAYLIST 10 is 83% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. A Word Of Warning: A couple of tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’. Lyric of the Podcast:  Although it’s predominantly newsreel audio, track 15 shades it. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – […]

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Episode Nine (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 2) – 29.5.16

PLAYLIST 9 is 93% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near Perfect. Lyric of Playlist 9: ‘Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings, the horizon leans forward offering you new space to place new steps of change… ‘ Could only be with the poetess… 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 […]

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Episode Eight – 15.5.16

PLAYLIST 8 is 85% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. In memory of Rob Gretton, who died seventeen years ago today (May 15). Lyric of Playlist 8: Where’s the harm in voicing your doubt? You’ll find me in the lavatory. And where’s the harm in talking out loud, when I’m on my own? What’s so wrong with reading […]

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Episode Seven – 1.5.16

PLAYLIST 7 is 91% VINYL FRIENDLY. More than excellent. Lyric of Playlist 7:  ‘I wanna be instamatic, I wanna be a frozen pea, I wanna be dehydrated, in a consumer society… ‘ Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’ 😉 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) […]

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Episode Six (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 1) – 17.4.16

PLAYLIST 6 is 93% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near perfect. Lyric of Playlist 6: A bit of a tease. The verses either side of ‘But whatever is behind the door, there is nothing much to do. Angel or devil I don’t care. For in front of that door, there is you.’ Tracks marked * have been given […]

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Episode Five – 3.4.16

PLAYLIST 5 is 86% VINYL FRIENDLY. Excellent. Lyric of Playlist 5: ‘Television, the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation. T.V. It satellite links our United States of Unconsciousness. Apathetic, therapeutic and extremely addictive, the methadone metronome pumping out 150 channels 24 hours a day, you can flip through all of them, and still […]

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Episode Four – 20.3.16

PLAYLIST 4 is 97% VINYL FRIENDLY.   Unlikely it will get any better than that! A Word Of Warning Certainly one track in this show is ‘sonically challenged’… and it’s also the one that contains an expletive or ten. Lyric of Playlist 4: It’s a tie! Either ‘Someone, somewhere says they’ve got it all, but that’s not […]

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Episode Three – 6.3.16

PLAYLIST 3 is 85% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. A Word Of Warning: A couple of the tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’… and elsewhere an expletive or two will crop up. Lyric of Playlist 3: Maybe unsurprisingly – as it’s a poem – the words to ‘Autumn Rose’. Incorporated into an unknown track in […]

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Episode Two – 21.2.16

PLAYLIST 2 is 94% VINYL FRIENDLY.  Near perfect. Lyric of Playlist 2: ‘I’ll see you baby when the clans rise again. Women and men united by the struggle going down. With a pocketful of plastic like a dollar on elastic. In this free world. I wouldn’t tell you if I didn’t care’. Tracks marked * […]

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Episode One – 7.2.16.

PLAYLIST 1 is 82% VINYL FRIENDLY.   Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 1: ‘I wanted to change the world, but I could not even change my underwear. And when the shit got really, really out of hand, I had it all the way up to my hairline, which keeps receding like my self-confidence, as if I ever […]

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