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

PLAYLIST 12 is

Turntable 12

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 – some Scouser flippery!


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.


00.41

NEW ORDER – Mr Disco * – Technique, LP – Factory Records – 1989

Rarely played live but at least I got to hear its last outing (to date?) – at the 1989 Reading Festival, and as the oh so cheery synth bridge criminally only got used once in the studio recording, just to please myself… I’ve added another here.

New Order - Mr Disco


05.03

SUB SUB – Space Face – 12″ – 1o Records – 1991

Unaltered since the Manchester bleep trio’s own white label, this noisily buzzing, washing and jangling 0-121bpm keyboards cantered seems lo-tech and cramped (is a remix due?), flipped by the washing machine gurgled percussively thrashing 114.5bpm ‘Ecto-Jam-Sub’. ‘  James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 18.5.91

A thumping rave era gem from the boys who were to later become Doves, and the latter obviously loved it enough to do a cracking version of the tune at Glastonbury in 2006. Youtube it sometime. I sold my copy of the pre 10 Records white label pressing (see below) for £82(!) in 2005 but such is the rollercoaster ride that is the value of vinyl I could pick up a copy again now for £10-15. Obviously this sort of thing can go both ways. 🙂  🙁

Sub Sub - Space Face sleeve

Sub Sub - Space Face white label


11.18

CHRIS & COSEY – Vengeance – Exotica, LP – Play It Again Sam – 1987

Classy electronic disco… and as they provided me a track for the Discreet Campaigns v/a cassette back in 1985 I’ve a soft spot for them. I’ve caught them live just the once to date, at Heaven in London early in 2015, and they and their sound were on top form.

Chris & Cosey - Vengeance

Underground #, Nov ’87.

I beg to differ.

Chris and Cosey - Underground, #8, Nov 87


16.55

GOLDEN TEACHER – Love Rocket – Bells From The Deep End, 12″EP – Optimo Records – 2013

An interesting crew from Glasgow. Shades of the B-52s, Quando Quango and something else I can’t quite put my finger on at the moment, and you’ll find some stuff on them here.

Golden Teacher - Love Rocket


20.47

VARIÉTÉ KONTRAST – Rava – Unreleased Demo Cassette – 1983

I know zilch about this German band but their only release – a 1984 LP – fetches sturdy prices. For whatever reason, Rava didn’t make the cut for it… literally.

VARIETE KONTRAST - Rava


23.40

MARC MAC (FEAT ETTA JAMES) – See Me Smile – How About A Game Of Chess?, 2LP – Omniverse Records/ABB Soul – 2005

One half of 4Hero trip hopping with Etta James’ version of the Bee Gees’ Sound Of Love. Result!!

Marc Mac - See Me Smile


27.40

THE BLACK KEYS – Never Gonna Give You Up – Brothers, LP – Nonesuch – 2010

I was going to bet on there being an old soul tune that could lay claim to having more than a slight influence on the making of this – and then I realised it is actually a cover, of a Gamble, Huff and Jerry Butler tune… and better than the original, I’d say.

The Black Keys - Never Gonna Give You Up


31.13

EDDIE HOLMAN – Four Walls – Lonely Girl – ABC Records – 1969

I’d have his Hey There Lonely Girl and It’s All In The Game as a classic double sided 7″, but this is darker and grittier.

Eddie Holman - Four Walls


33.36

THE LOST GENERATION – This Is The Lost Generation – Young, Tough and Terrible, LP – Brunswick – 1972

I can thank Patrick Forge’s nineties Kiss FM radio show for pointing this beauty my way. Conscious soul heaven.

The Lost Generation - This Is The Lost Generation


37.01

BLACK PEACHES – Suivez-Moi – Get Down You Dirty Rascals, LP – 1965 Records – 2016

Bustling sounds from a Hot Chip offshoot… and on orange vinyl. I’ve done a bit of the latter myself.

BLACK PEACHES - Suivez-Moi


41.18

VANGELIS – Let It Happen – Earth, LP – Vertigo – 1973

Although I bought his Pulsar 7″ in 1976, his synth stuff doodling is generally not for me… but this is fab.

Vangelis - Let It Happen


45.24

PETE JOSEF – Colour – Colour, LP – Sonar Kollectiv – 2016

Completely up my alley and the sort of modern day ‘soul jazz’ hybrid that raises my spirits as much as any genre.

PETE JOSEF - Colour


49.41

MARATHON MEN – Stay Here – 12″ – G.A.M.M. – 2007

G.A.M.M. are a Swedish label, and the sort I should do a fuller rekky on. They do things differently in…

Marathon Men - Stay Here


54.45

THE PASSION OBSESSION – This Boy – 12″ – Searching Records – 1986?

A true lost pop gem, and maybe even a ‘World Exclusive’ of sorts. As of July 10, 2016 there is just one mention anywhere on the internet of this single, which is a staggering statistic for a fully commercially released record, so currently 41 Rooms is the only place on the net to hear this track, and that certainly counts as ‘lost’ in my book. That sole net mention is a listing on eBay from 2010. The copy had ‘a slight lip curl’ but still sold for $39, so somebody wanted a copy badly. Tagged then as ‘C86 UK Indie Twee‘ it’s certainly too glossy and polished to be the latter but with nothing on the sleeve or vinyl 1986 could well be the right year, as I bought my copy from Virgin Records in London’s Oxford Street around that time. I bet there’s someone out there who knows exactly when £3.49 was the price of a Virgin’s store 12″ 🙂

I remember thinking the track felt slightly adrift of the times and would have had a better shot at success if it had been released two/three years earlier – in an Orange Juice indie/pop crossover type of way. And unless John Peel was having one of his occasional pop moments, I must have been listening to some more mainstream show to have heard it at all.

Things move fast. As of July 11, 41 Rooms is NOT now the only place to hear this beauty. To help spread the word I’ve just youtube’d the track.

Passion Obsession - This Boy sleeve A

Passion Obsession - This Boy sleeve B

Passion Obsession - This Boy label


WINKLES 1981 (Pt 3, More Big Guns)

A(ny) second Wednesday night in a small club in Bedford in 1981. And with 1976 to the then present to pull on…

Winkles club ticket

59.06

BAUHAUS – Dark Entries – 7″ – Axis/4AD – 1980

The origins of ‘goth’ might show a consensus centering on certain bands. The seeds in Bedford’s scene would have Bauhaus as part of it. A thundering sound.

Bauhaus - Dark Entries


01.02.41

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY – Release The Bats – 7″ – 4AD – 1981

This 7″ from Nick Cave’s band of Australian marauders and the previous Bauhaus disc were never far apart in my DJ sets at Winkles.

Birthday Party - Release The Bats

Masterbag, 4-21.8.82

Birthday Party, Masterbag cover #15, 4-21.8.82


01.05.08

KILLING JOKE – Follow The Leaders – 10″ – EG/Malicious Damage – 1981

See above.

Killing Joke - Follow The Leaders


01.10.20

PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED – Public Image – 7″ – Virgin – 1978

With the Pistols’ energy still intact, John Lydon’s PIL came out blazing. A big tune on its release, and it still sounds mighty in 2016.

PIL - Public Image


01.13.09

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN – Crocodiles (Live) – Shine So Hard, 12″EP – Korova – 1981

Any live version of Crocodiles has the beating of the album version for me – and it’s certainly the case with this take, recorded at Buxton Pavilion Gardens on Jan 17, 1981 – as it happens, three days after our club started. You can here the adrenaline flowing, and the song had lost none of its power two years on, judging by the version from London’s Royal Albert Hall on uutube from 1983. I think I mentioned in From Heaven to Heaven that, around this time, the Bunnymen seemed more likely contenders than New Order for the leap to some sort of mass acceptance – what with McCullough being a natural front man and Barney having drawn the short straw in that department, so to speak. Mac’s crew looked like they wanted the acclaim more but things maybe haven’t quite panned out that way. In 2016, neither band, though, will be down the dole office anytime soon.

One priceless and magic oddity I still have from John Peel’s radio show that doesn’t involve music does, however, involve ‘Mac’. Saturday teatime, in December,  1993 when Peely’s show had transferred to a weekend afternoon slot, Ian McCullough rang in from a pub payphone to report on a just finished Liverpool home game. To the uninitiated, this is football, UK style… and both Peel and Mac were/are hardcore Liverpool fans.

JP: Go on, tell me all about it then.

IM: Hang on, I thought you were ringing me back (slight laugh).

JP: Oh I see. You running out of money?

IM: Well no, I’ve got money, but… I’ve got a number here for you to ring me back, if that’s better…

JP: Well, you’re on the air now, you’re on the air already…

IM: Oh, am I?

JP:  Yeah yeah, so keep going, now that you’re here…

IM: Oh, OK. (I’ll) put some money in here then…

JP: OK, we’ll reimburse you…

IM: Cheapskate BBC… (JP laughs), (aside) Yeah, it’s Peely. The match? Well, it was a game of no halves.

JP: Right… (slightly despondent)

IM: It was… Can I say ‘crap’ on the air?

JP: You can say that, well, you’ve said it now…

IM: Well, it was bad. A draw was probably a fair result, but we were lucky to scrape it, to be honest.

JP: Anybody any good at all?

IM: Mark Wright was good. Harkness was good but Souness obviously pulled him off to bring on another defender.

JP: Right (more despondency)…

IM: Just… no cohesion at all. Same story as, as the last few seasons. Diabolical.

JP: So, what’s the response of people around you, then? I mean, who are they getting at?

IM: Well, somebody in the row behind me was actually wanting Stewart to come back in, so I think even the supporters have gone loopy, you know. When supporters are asking for a (??) like him to come back, it’s a sad time.

JP: So what needs to be…

IM: How many points are we behind? About forty five? We can make it up, I think… Easter pile-up, you know…

JP: Well, the mad thing is, actually, Liverpool have got a game in hand and if they win that, according to my calculations, I think they’re fourth in the table, which is, errr… an indication on how terrible things are, by and large, in English football.

IM: Yeah. I mean, to be honest, I can’t see anyone catching (Man) United. I mean, when you draw two all at home to Swindon – they weren’t that bad, Swindon, to be honest, and they kept it on the ground, errmmm…

JP: You don’t get much of that these days…

IM: Pardon?

JP: I said, you don’t get a whole lot of that these days, either.

IM: I can, I can hardly hear you, John.

JP: OK, you keep talking and I’ll…

IM: Keep talkin’…

JP: Yeah, just keep going.

IM: I’ll just tell you it was crap. Errr, Jones was crap. Harkness was alright, Wright was good, Ruddick was… he made Ron Yeats look, ermmm… mobile. Redknapp was pretty crap again, I thought, although a few people – kind of Redknapp fans, little girls, I think – thought he played well. Mølby, he showed his weight today. Barnes looked… Barnes kept hold of the ball quite well. Rush looked invisible and Fowler, he suffered through Rush’s lack of, lack of whatever he has, you know? (???) totally immobile again, McManaman kept getting the ball on the right and didn’t do anything with it.

JP: Can you hear me well enough to tell me where you are, Ian?

IM: I’m in Childwall, the Childwall Abbey Arms.

JP: Right. Got any ‘pop’ business to tell us, any showbiz stuff?

IM: Yeah, I’m working back with Will (Sargeant) again, so… the rock world can shake at that.

JP: (Laughing) Anything gonna result from this activity, do you think?

IM: Pardon?

JP: Anything likely to result from this activity?

IM: Yeah, sometime probably around May, and I’ve been working with Johnny Marr, and that’s sounding fantastic, so I’ve been… I’ve had a busy year, just kinda writing with Johnny and Will… and it’s sounding fantastic, if I…

JP: OK. Well, thanks very much, errr… if you fancy doing this again, we’ll pay for it next time.

IM: OK. (Would) love to, coz I’m a bit nervous today. It’s me first time being John Motson.

JP: (Laughing). You’re very welcome, any time you like.

IM: OK, cheers John.

JP: See ya then.

IM: Bye.

JP: Bye, bye.

Echo and The Bunnymen - Crocodiles (Live)


01.18.02

CABARET VOLTAIRE – No Escape – Mix-Up, LP – Rough Trade – 1980

As ever present on the Winkles turntables on our nights as Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio et al, the video to No Escape (a mimed performance out on some windswept Yorkshire Moors looking terrain) is nothing special, technically, but somehow seemed greater than the sum of its parts, impact-wise.

Cabaret Voltaire - No Escape

Richard Kirk and Bernard Sumner – Sheffield Poly, 23 Sept, 1981

Richard Kirk and Barney (CLEANED)

Photo credit: Dec Hickey

Just over a year previous, New Order had taken their first tentative steps into a studio, care of Cabaret Voltaire’s Western Works set up in Sheffield. Here, in the bar of the city’s Poly, before New Order take to the stage, these two post punk icons are catching up again. Barney introduced me to Richard and I eventually persuaded the Cabs to play Bedford, managing it not once but twice.

Masterbag #7: 15-29.4.82

Cabs : Doublevision (Masterbag #7, 15-29.4.82)


01.21.32

THE B-52s – Private Idaho – Wild Planet, LP – Warner Brothers – 1980

Party Central Music. Given that their whole catalogue sounds like that, my B-52s ‘arsenal’ down the club was fairly limited. Alan J (RIP) used to slot a few into his opening hour which evened things up. Just went to utube to see what the band are up to these days and they were still rocking their lobster at the Fairfax Fair only a month ago… unsurprisingly, with a bit less energy.

B-52s - Private Idaho


01.24.59

DEVO – Whip It – 12″ – Virgin – 1980

The cartoon capers continued… Brilliant stuff.

Devo - Whip It


01.27.36

THE TEARDROP EXPLODES – Reward – 7″ – Mercury – 1981

I’d sort of forgotten how fast this tune is.

Teardrop Explodes - Reward

Local paper (Bedford Record?) review of their Oct 22, 1981 Bedford, Addison Centre gig. As an aside, the reviewer, Andy Burroughs (who I went to school with) later became the BBC’s Religious Correspondent, often cropping up on the Six O’Clock News. It didn’t stop him getting into a bit of live band stuff himself around the same time… good to see.

Teardrops_review


01.30.16

THE SOUND – Sense Of Purpose – 7″

The first two albums were ‘it’ for me but I must check out the rest of their catalogue. Sometime in the nineties I remember Adrian Borland striding into the Royal George pub next to EMI MUSIC Publishing in London’s Charing Cross Road and I distinctly also remember he looked very hot and bothered. He had a quick look around and was gone again but the episode came back to me when I read of his suicide in 1999, and it was subsequently noted he’d been suffering from severe depression for the last fourteen years.

The Sound - Sense Of Purpose


01.33.45

U2 – I Will Follow -Boy, LP – Island – 1980

It’s hard to remember a time when Bono wasn’t a mate of world leaders but it did exist. In Sept 1980 I was going to see them play at the tiny Nags Head pub in Wollaston, Northamptonshire but I dislocated my shoulder playing football in the morning. I was still intent on going but in the phone call that ensued in the afternoon with my then girlfriend Jenny (she subsequently became good mates with the band) she deemed I was a bit too out of it on the medication to be safe company in a hectic pub gig. By the next day, though, I’d ‘come around’ enough to catch them with her at the Marquee in London. They had their place in the whole post punk scene, it can’t be denied.

U2 - I Will Follow

Previously unpublished, two of the ‘better’ photos I took at St Alban’s City Hall, Jan 31, 1981. Acquired on the night from someone at the venue – but long since sold – I did have the fly poster from this gig. I wonder where it is now? A pale yellow and blue, 20 x 30″ type thing it was.

The Edge and Bono - 41 Rooms

The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton (2) - 41 Rooms


01.37.13

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK – Messages – 10″ – Dindisc – 1980

I can lay the blame for my dance ‘moves’ around this time squarely at the door of OMD singer, Andy McCluskey. And any video footage you might catch of New Order performing Ceremony on Granada TV’s Celebration arts programme in 1981 will bear this out. Back to OMD and some very fine stuff early on and an appearance on the Old Grey Whistle Test that sticks in the mind. When I caught the two of them on BBC Breakfast 35 or so years later they did, however, come across like two on the verge of retirement, slightly dowdy schoolteachers. They’ll still pop up here again, though.

OMD - Messages


01.41.47

JAPAN – Gentlemen Take Polaroids – Gentlemen Take Polaroids, LP – Island – 1980

This was a big album for me. And twelve 41 Rooms shows and no solo Sylvian yet! On a completely separate dislocated shoulder sketch to the above (!) I was in hospital ’81-’82’ish when workmate Steve Goodacre – fresh from a Japan gig – came in with a get well card for me signed by Mick Karn. A nice touch. I still have it somewhere, and when I find it, it’ll be on here.

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids

Hammersmith Odeon, May 16, 1981, and more lacklustre photography, but again, previously unpublished.

Japan (11) 077 - 41 Rooms


01.46.29

YAZOO – Situation (US 12″ Mix) * – 12″ – Sire – 1982 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoops, dunnit again! The second tune to mistakenly creep into a Winkles 1981 playlist a year early.

Yazoo - Situation (US 12" Mix)


01.51.59

A CERTAIN RATIO – Shack Up – 7″ – Factory Benelux / Les Disques Du Crépuscule – 1980

As iconic a sound of these times as any.

ACR - Shack Up


01.55.11

PIGBAG – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – 7″ – Y Records – 1981

Usually a tune for near the end of the night.

Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag

Masterbag #2, Jan ’82.

Rough Trade Booking (Masterbag #2, 1.82)


01.58.32

THE HIGSONS – I Don’t Want To Live With Monkeys – 7″ – Romans In Britain Records – 1980

Bonkers but brill stuff… and maybe a signpost for Charlie Higson’s later career.

The Higsons - I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys

Poster – Bedford Boys Club: 26.1.85

The Higsons - Bedford Poster

Winkles 1981 Pt 4, sometime around show #15.

Sayonara

Dec


 

 

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

  1. There’s always at least one track which leaps out and makes me glad that I made the effort to ‘tune in’ – this week ‘Colour’…an instant favourite and totally concur with your commentary, Dec, re. it’s uplifting quality!
    Keep on digging out these gems!…

    1. Cheers, Steve. It sits in the area of music that’s sparked me more regularly than any other in the last couple of decades, to be honest. Even there I still have to wade through a lot to hear something that does the trick. Let’s face it, with time rolling, we just get harder to ‘impress’.

  2. Another cracking episode – from the opening track through to the excellent winkles section – lovin’ it,lovin’ it,lovin’ it – keeeeep iiiiit uuuuup !:))

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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’ 😉 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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