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Episode Seven – 1.5.16

PLAYLIST 7 is

Turntable 7

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’ ūüėČ


00.00

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

Episode #1 for info.


00.33

NEW ORDER – Unlearn This Hatred * – Music Complete, LP – Mute – 2015

Sometimes a bit of old skool A&R’ing can do the trick. Daniel Miller, come on down! The best New Order album since… their last great album (hint; there’s a big gap in between). The boys and girl back up there, showing the way.

New Order - Music Complete


04.58

KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION – Drive That Fast – 12″EP – One Little Indian – 1990

Post punk/new wave was still alive in 1990, with Patrick Fitzgerald (not the Safety-Pin Stuck In My Heart one) certainly having the voice for it. To my mind, one of two truly great KoD tracks.

Kitchens Of Distinction - Drive That Fast


09.02

EDITORS – Lights – The Back Room, LP – Kitchenware – 2005

And these boys have taken the early eighties Bunnymen/Comsats/Sound etc template to the arenas of now. If I’d been late teens when they surfaced I might have done a fair few of their gigs.

Editors - Lights


But I’d likely have done more of this wonderful bunch…

11.31

SAVAGES – City’s Full – Silence Yourself, clear vinyl LP – 2013

The most vital band of the last decade? They seem to be in a league of their own…

Savages - City's Full


14.50

BAUHAUS – Lagartija Nick – 7″ – Beggars Banquet – 1983

Some polite near-slam dancing on the Winkles dance floor back in the day.

Bauhaus - Lagartija Nick


17.49

DUB MAFIA – Under The Radar – Sirens, album. Digital only – 2013

You could nearly guess these were Bristol spawned… with a fair few copies of the Breakbeat Era album owned amongst them, I’d say. Check out a BBC Introducing session version of this track on uuutuuube.

Dub Mafia - Under The Radar


20.37

NENEH CHERRY – Woman (Alex Reece Vocal Mix) – 12″ – Hut Recordings – 1996

Saw her buying fruit on Portobello Road market in the early 90s when I lived around there. Possibly not worth adding to her Wikipedia page… but a top girl all the same. Her¬†older and newer self will crop up again here on 41R.

Neneh Cherry - Woman


24.43

ANGELIQUE KIDJO – We We (Tribe Mix) – 12″ – Great Jones – 1992

Dance music in all its beats forms was at the heart of my listening throughout the 90s, and this tune was up there as a ‘biggun’ for me – all heard on various Kiss FM radio shows in London before the life sucked out of the station by the money men and branding.

Angeliqie Kidjo - We We


29.17

PRINCE – The Future (Mark Moore and William Orbit Remix) – 12″ – Warner Brothers – 1989

Another time for a proper Prince tune tribute but this is remix fits just right here. The man was a genius. And I’ll have to get around to listening to those 20-50-100-whatever albums he released after Sign Of The Times.

Prince - The Future


35.06

CABARET VOLTAIRE – Breathe Deep – 2×45, LP/2×12″ – Rough Trade – 1982

Another for the ‘How Has That Happened?‘ folder; this is, to date, only the second Cabs track to have made it to 41 Rooms. Played frequently at Winkles ’82-’86, the 2×45 LP was them just really getting into their commercial stride.

Cabaret Voltaire - Breathe Deep

Beds Express box ad artwork for the first of the two CV gigs I promoted in Bedford. For ‘Unusual Fashions’, please read ‘Vintage Clothing’, and I hope that was Revisited owner, Kate’s idea and not mine, as I bought a few ‘Banner’ label shirts and Tootal scarves there. Napalm Tan were an interesting band from the Milton Keynes area. Sadly, I don’t think I have whatever tape they gave me back then (I certainly haven’t digitised anything by them) but if anyone has any of their demos I’d be interested to grab a copy. Actually, I think I might know a man…

Box ad - 16.7.83


40.19

JANE WEAVER – The Electric Mountain – The Silver Globe, Silver vinyl LP – Finders Keepers – 2014

Jane was on New Order manger, Rob Gretton’s Manchester Records label in the late 90s, so I should have heard more than I have. Whatever, I’ve just realised this track was co-written with Hawkwind’s Dave Brock… which answers a question or two.

Jane Weaver - The Electric Mountain


44.51

THE POPPY FAMILY – Free From The City – 7″ b-side – London – 1968

I had the big hit 7″, ‘Which Way Are You Going Billy’ when I was a teenager (must have been in a job lot of purchases, to be honest) but there are some far cooler tracks hidden elsewhere in the Poppy Family’s small back catalogue… including this. Possibly the second appearance of tablas at 41 Rooms… and the first from a sitar, I think.

The Poppy Family - Free From The City


46.57

XIU XIU¬† – Boy Soprano – Pic disc 7″ – Doggpony Records – 2006

I wonder what’s put her off

Xiu Xiu - Boy Soprano


49.36

BALLET SCHOOL – Cherish – The Dew Lasts An Hour, LP, white vinyl – Bella Union – 2014

Have lungs, will travel.

Ballet School - Cherish


53.20

Earl Zinger – Saturday Morning Rush – 7″ – Red Egyptian – 2002’ish

Yet another guise of one Rob Gallagher (Galliano, Two Banks of Four, William Adamson… ) The addiction to buying vinyl!! Funnily enough, some of Rob’s speel here not only highlights the area of London I knew intimately for twenty years but also refers to someone mockingly retorting ‘Ross Allen’s been playing it, Patrick Forge has been playing it… ‘ which, if you also chuck in Gilles Peterson, is exactly the London radio landscape I would have heard this – before I hot-stepped down to Honest Jon’s in Portobello Road to bag a copy. By the way, the elusive record 12″ referred to is by Skitz… not the Richard Jobson-fronted Skids. That wouldn’t have worked here. ūüôā

Red Egyptian (Earl Zinger) - Saturday Morning Rush


57.11

TO BE CONTINUED – Things To Do On A Saturday Night – cassette – ? – 1980s?

A very different version from one available on a 12″, you’ll find this one¬†(if you’re very lucky) on a various artists cassette, or there’s a free download at https://archive.org/details/noise-arch_intoczecated As it happens, vocalist on this track Nick Tocjek was in New Order’s dressing room at a Bradford Uni gig in 1981. I was there as well, wondering who the ‘very vocal’ bloke was. Obviously in training for the ‘touring poet’ days/years ahead.

To Be Continued - Things To Do On A Saturday Night


Lyric of the Podcast winner:

01.00.45

X-RAY SPEX – Art-I-Ficial – Germ Free Adolescents, LP – Virgin – 1978

Poly Styrene and her band at the Birmingham Odeon, Dec 10, 1978 (Setlist.com have it wrong, Dec 5 they were actually appearing on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test) was a storming gig. For me, she epitomised punk more than almost anyone else and come the early-mid 90s, although I was in my mid 30s at the time, I nearly asked her for her autograph in London’s King’s Road… but I backed off, seeing as at that point her punk days were well behind her… and in recent years she had joined the Hare Krishna movement. I would have been at their ’30th anniversary of Germ Free Adolescence’ gig at London’s Roundhouse in 2008 but I was ‘double booked’. Thankfully, before I had to zoom off elsewhere, I was lucky enough to catch some of the soundcheck. Cheers to Ed Frith for sorting that… and cheers to¬†Marianne Joan Elliott-Said for being Poly Styrene.¬†Sadly, she died in 2011 from cancer.

X-Ray Spex - Art-I-Ficial


SEPARATED AT BIRTH? – No 1 In a Very Occasional Series of Tunes That Bare a Striking Resemblance To Each Other.

Rather than using Doris Troy’s earlier and slower version of ‘Tomorrow…’ it’s easier to see the similarities between this version and the upcoming Coral’s tune. Uncanny, methinks.

01.04.04

HELEN SHAPIRO – Tomorrow Is Another Day * – 7″ – Columbia – 1965

Not the last time she’ll appear on 41 Rooms, and given that the bunch of 7″ singles I remember being with the record player in our family house when I was about five included two of her records, they are both ‘dansette’ tracks in my iTunes library.

Helen Shapiro - Tomorrow Is Another Day


01.06.11

THE CORAL – In The Morning – 7″ – Deltasonic – 2005

Breezy…

The Coral - In The Morning


01.08.36

WAYNE FONTANA – Um Um Um Um Um Um – 7″ – Fontana – 1964

An early second hand 7″ purchase for me back in the early-mid 70s, this fits better here than the earlier (but equally fine) Major Lance version. And written by Curtis bloody Mayfield! Now, there’s something I wouldn’t have guessed at, or didn’t know… until I very recently did.

Wayne Fontana - Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um


01.10.59

LUSCIOUS JACKSON – Are You Ready – Magic Hour, CD only – City Song – 2013.

I always liked LJ’s ‘sound’, if not their entire catalogue, but this – from their rejuvenated/second incarnation – is super damn fine. Also, check out a cool, low key and live in the WFUV Radio studio version on that uuutuuube.

Luscious Jackson - Are You ready


01.13.54

Unknown – Stupid – 7″ – Bootleg – No label – 20??

From the off, sampling Sly and the Family Stone and Charlie Manson’s vocals then add the menace. Inventive, the way bootleg 7″s should be.

Monkey - Stupid


01.18.06

COLOUR BOX (or is that Colourbox?)¬† – Nation – Colour Box, 12″ Mini LP – 4AD – 1983

Even back vaguely in the day, I had the feeling the Young brothers were just messing around with this music lark, and this nine minute work out sort of backs me up. And they couldn’t even be arsed to solidify the spelling of their name. Chucking all sorts of stuff in along the way, getting bored and switching gears, this is wild and wonderful. ‘¬£2.99’ as part of the original sleeve artwork.

Colourbox - Nation


01.27.33

THE BELOVED – A Hundred Words – 12″ – Flim Flam – 1986

Four years before this debut, a very young Jon Marsh was to be seen at many an early New Order gig. Here’s an extract from my New Order book, From Heaven to Heaven, the date is Birmingham, Jan 23, ’82: ‘I remember gravitating to some bus stop and spotting a very young ‚Äėnew wave‚Äô-looking bloke (long ‚ÄėJoy Division‚Äô raincoat, sharp haircut) so, just as he‚Äôs getting on a bus, I ask him if he knows where the Imperial Cinema is. I assume he just doesn‚Äôt hear me, as I get absolutely no answer or acknowledgement. As it happens, though, I am at the right starting place so, having grabbed the next bus and ended up at the venue, gone inside and done all the greetings stuff, I notice the same young lad from the bus stop, very quietly sat up on some boxed-off area, half way down the right hand side of the venue! I don‚Äôt think it was this night, but through him turning up at a fair amount of this era‚Äôs New Order gigs I and what was then a seventeen-year-old Jon Marsh (still a couple of years plus from forming The Beloved), would get to bounce tapes to each other over the next year or two, and he‚Äôs still a good mate to this day.’ From their early guitar incarnation through to their electronic and house phase they’ve been on it… and, should they resurface, they will be again, I’m sure.

The Beloved - A Hundred Words (post punk 12")


01.30.56

WILD NOTHING – Shadow – 7″, blue vinyl – Captured Tracks – 2013

A label heavily influenced by an English sound of yesteryear, but still sounding more than fine.

Wild Nothing - Shadow


01.34.59

SIDNEY BARNES – Standing On Solid Ground – 7″ – Mid West International – 2001

From the soul / northern¬† side of things, I have to thank best mate, Danny Duggan and his Dublin 103.2 Soul Seeker radio show for these next two floor fillers. He may have DJ’d the New Order Bedford Boys Club gig in 1981 and been responsible for suggesting Winkles as a home for our ‘Alternative’ club nights but he’s one serious soul man. This is a blindingly good tune…

Sidney Barnes - Standing On Solid Ground 7"


01.38.26

UJIMA – I’m Not Ready – 7″ – Outta Sight – 2012

… and so is this. Originally released in 1977 on Epic in the US people were paying ¬£500+ for the single a few years ago. I’ll happily do with this re-release then.

Ujima - I'm Not Ready


01.41.17

The Invaders – Girl’s In Action – 7″ – Polydor – 1979

A power pop, mod’y sound that still makes me smile big time.

The Invaders - Girls In Action


01.44.19

THE JAM – Town Called Malice – 7″ – Polydor – 1982

The epitome of a truly great 7″. Iconic.

The Jam - Town Called Malice


01.47.02

NEW STREET ADVENTURE – Be Somebody – No Hard Feelings, LP – Acid Jazz – 2014

¬£10 for a brand new vinyl copy, signed by all the band – practically sold to me by lead singer, Nick Corbin on the Acid Jazz stall at London’s 2014 Independent Label Market. Oh, and one of the albums of this decade for me. Hard to better all that.

New Street Adventure - Be Somebody (Acid Jazz LP)


01.49.55

THE PRETENDERS – Message Of Love – 7″ – Real Records – 1981

Chart slinger… Original acetate.

pretenders-message-of-love-acetate


01-53.12

LYON IN WINTER – The Haunting Moon – A Winter Falls, LP – Cryptovision – 1986

Sounding a tad earlier than 1986, I only heard this for the first time a couple of years back. A founding member of Negativland, no less, Richard Lyons sadly died from cancer a couple of weeks ago, on his 57th birthday.

Lyon In Winter - The Haunting Moon (US post punk)


01.56.29

JOHN MILES – Highfly * – 7″ – Decca – 1975

The stock/shop copy bought new by me as an 18yr old (this demo/promo a few years later), the song’s feel just about epitomised my carefree life at the time. I always loved the outro… so I’ve just re-edited it.

John Miles - Highfly promo 7"


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Episode Archive

Episode 49 – 10.12.17

PLAYLIST 49 41 Rooms’ Playlist 49 is 89% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 49:¬† Sometimes you’ve just got to keep it simple, real and heartfelt. Come on down, Daniel V. 00.41 NEW ORDER – Ruined In A Day (Reunited In A Day […]

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Episode 48 – 26.11.17

PLAYLIST 48 41 Rooms’ Playlist 48 is 92% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Track marked * has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc…¬†and a couple of tracks certainly suffer from some sonic misgivings. Apologies. Lyric of Playlist 48:¬† ‘The miserable Scottish hotel resembled a Genesis or Marillion, 1973 LP cover… ‘ Care of Mr Smith,¬†though […]

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Episode 47 – 12.11.17

PLAYLIST 47 41 Rooms’ Playlist 47 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 47:¬† ‘A knife and a fork, a bottle and a cork. That’s the way to spell New York.’ Of course it is. 00.41 NEW ORDER – […]

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Episode 46 – 29.10.17

PLAYLIST 46 41 Rooms’ Playlist 46 is 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. The Hurricane Ophelia Set! A day after I uploaded show 45 I experienced my first hurricane. Mostly, it wasn’t what some experience in other parts of the world but with no internet my time was best spent getting show 46 under way early. In […]

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Episode 45 – 15.10.17

PLAYLIST 45 41 Rooms’ Playlist 45 is 90% vinyl friendly. Near perfect.¬† Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 45:¬† Their styles and the worlds they’ve written in feel lifetimes apart but it’s a dead heat between Hal David and Alex Turner. 00.41 NEW […]

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Episode 44 – 1.10.17

PLAYLIST 44 41 Rooms’ Playlist 44 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive.¬† Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… and a few sound a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 44:¬† It goes to the late JL… and that’s without feeling particularly spiritual myself. 00.41 NEW ORDER – […]

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Episode 43 – 17.9.17

PLAYLIST 43 41 Rooms’ Playlist 43 is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… Lyric of Playlist 43:¬† Belongs to the late Ian Kevin Curtis. 00.39 NEW ORDER – Procession¬†– 7″ – Factory – 1981 Barney’s vocals, Steve’s lyrics (for they are […]

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Episode 42 – 3.9.17

PLAYLIST 42¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist 42 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever, and… For differing reasons,¬†a couple of tracks have slight sonic misgivings. Lyric of Playlist 42:¬† From times more innocent ¬†than now, The Flowers: ‘…put on my casual jacket…I’m dancing […]

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Episode 41 – 20.8.17

PLAYLIST 41¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist…. 41!… is 72% vinyl friendly.¬†Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever, and… NB: One track here is slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 41:¬† With a handful of worthy contenders in between, for the sake of a little more symmetry […]

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Episode 40 – 6.8.17

PLAYLIST 40¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist 40 is 96% vinyl friendly.¬†Sooooo close! Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… ¬† Lyric of Playlist 40:¬† A slight cop out but a bit of consciousness from the the brothers ¬†gets it. and a cursory nod to the ‘Title of Playlist’ […]

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Episode 39 – 23.7.17

PLAYLIST 39¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist 39 is 94% vinyl friendly.¬†Near perfect. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… and¬† Please Note: This edition certainly has one track with a few profanities. If you’re of a certain disposition, be aware.¬† Lyric of Playlist 39:¬† G-SH’s, here in the […]

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Episode 38 – 9.7.17

PLAYLIST 38¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist 38 is 87% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… Lyric of Playlist 38:¬† ‘Do you work at a job you despise? Do you live with cockroaches? Have you been mugged lately? Did your favorite jeans shrink in the wash? […]

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Episode 37 – 25.6.17

PLAYLIST 37 ¬† 41 Rooms’ Playlist 37 is 93% vinyl friendly.¬†Near perfect. Will we get there one day? Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… and a couple of tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 37:¬† For the sheer cockiness – ‘Leeds… Detroit… Berlin… New […]

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Episode 36 – 11.6.17

PLAYLIST 36 41 Rooms’ Playlist 36 is 83% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Just so you know, one or two tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 36:¬† The Speeka boys maybe speak best here… 00.41 NEW ORDER – Age Of Consent¬†– Power, Corruption & Lies, LP – Factory Records – 1983 Lead track from the album […]

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Episode 35 – 28.5.17

PLAYLIST 35 41 Rooms’ Playlist 35 is 97% vinyl friendly.¬†Soooooo close. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 35:¬† It’s a rap… RG-style – ‘Things getting stranger, they’re stranger every year. Fear come to hunt, feedin’ off the land. Well it might rain, and […]

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Episode 34 – 14.5.17

PLAYLIST 34 My niece’s growing love of vinyl meant acquiring her first means of playing the stuff – so, for this edition it’s one of these! 41 Rooms’ Playlist 34 is 76% vinyl friendly.¬†Not bad. A Word Of Warning: A couple of tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’. Tracks marked * have been […]

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Episode 33 – 30.4.17

PLAYLIST 33 41 Rooms’ Playlist 33 is 88% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 33:¬† ‘No more Red Wedge in the pub or ZTT stuff… ‘ – That Mark E. a sniping. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased […]

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Episode 32 – 16.4.17

PLAYLIST 32 ¬†Album looks a bit samey… 41 Rooms’ Playlist 32 is 79% vinyl friendly.¬†Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 32:¬† More an aside, it’s a Ted moment… of sorts. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – […]

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Episode 31 – 2.4.17

PLAYLIST 31 41 Rooms’ Playlist 31 is 77% vinyl friendly.¬†Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 31:¬† The late Gil Scott-Heron’s simple recount – if he was asked, likely fully explained somewhere at the time of release. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – […]

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Episode 30 – 19.3.17

PLAYLIST 30 41 Rooms’ Playlist 30 is 86% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive Lyric of Playlist 30:¬† A bow here to the late Scott Hardkiss. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – We All Stand (Tokyo, 1985) –¬†Pumped Full Of Drugs DVD – The John […]

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Episode 29 – 5.3.17

PLAYLIST 29 41 Rooms’ Playlist 29 is 79% vinyl friendly.¬†Not bad. NB: One of the tracks is a bit sonically challenged, though it seems like it was just recorded that way… and the show nearly got abandoned when I lost the whole audio on Thursday afternoon and had to start from scratch again… not good, […]

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Episode 28 – 19.2.17

PLAYLIST 28 41 Rooms’ Playlist 28 is 86% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 28:¬† Assuming it was with someone in particular in mind, it might have to go with Marv. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – The Perfect Kiss (12″ Version)¬†– […]

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Episode 27 – 5.2.17

PLAYLIST 27 41 Rooms’ Playlist 27 is 81% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 27:¬† Could be going to Tracey T. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – Primitive Notion – Get Ready, LP – London Records – 2001¬† As the years rolled […]

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Episode 26 – 22.1.17

PLAYLIST 26 41 Rooms’ Playlist 26 is 83% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive Lyric of Playlist 26:¬† With either Arthur or Jon. 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. 00.39 NEW ORDER – […]

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Episode 25 – 8.1.17

PLAYLIST 25 41 Rooms’ Playlist 25 is 93% VINYL FRIENDLY. Near perfect. OK, ears! One track is sonically challenged with some bad language and another is… well, just sonically challenged. ‘Lyric’ of Playlist 25:¬† It could have been the hip hop dons cutting and pasting George Bush Sr to great effect, or indeed Master Morrissey […]

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Episode 24 – 25.12.16

PLAYLIST 24 41 Rooms’ Playlist 24 is 80% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 24:¬† ‘It’s alright ’cause the historical pattern has shown, how the economical cycle tends to revolve… ‘ Catchy! You’re in a different space when you layer a cheery tune with this level of observation on recession. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – […]

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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’ ūüėČ 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’ ūüėČ 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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