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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 we were spared the latter actually being in existence in ’73.


00.41

NEW ORDER – Fine Time – Technique, LP – Factory Records – 1989

One cracking single, and the lead track off what, I suspect, would gain the greatest number of votes for a fave NO ‘long player’.

A short perspective from the dance side…

‘Snarling and snorting angular jumpy 125bpm racer with a drily thudding break… ‘ – James Hamilton, Jocks, 12.88


05.03

WAG’YA TAIL (feat LONNIE LISTON SMITH) – Xpand Ya Mind (Hendrix 7″ Mix) – 7″ – PWL Sanctuary – 1992

Heard this on Radio 1, possibly a Simon Mayo show – the sort of single that would pop up on DJ’s ‘free plays’ slots within all the playlist musts. Soul heads might have gone for the mixes that had LLS’s vocals in a more familiar setting but I liked this tougher take. I’m no Hendrix expert but if he was still around he might have taken issue with his name being linked here. As groovy as it all sounds, it might not even be a guitar!


09.48

ANDIE OPPENHEIMER – Men In White Coats – New Mexico, self released cassette album – 1982

A few years back the man himself re-released this album and more recently three separate electronic, minimal electro etc etc labels have also produced albums featuring much material from it, so let’s hear it for lost tunes making a very belated mark and, to my ears, this is one of a couple of notable ones.


15.37

MOLOKO – Cannot Contain This – 12″ – Echo/Play It Again Sam – 2003

From the last but (for me) best Moloko album. Even if their personal relationship might have faltered by this point they were certainly flying musically. Sharp pop.


20.50.

CABARET VOLTAIRE – Big Funk – Drinking Gasoline, 2×12″ – Virgin/Some Bizzare – 1985

Funky electronica from the big boys.

This page included with my Rorschach Testing mag/fanzine interview, late ’83/early ’84


26.09

A CERTAIN RATIO – Inside – 12″ b-side – Factory Records – 1986

From Sheffield… to Manchester (often the case in my musical world back in the 80s) and from their last days on Factory Records. And as it happens, Mute Records have this year re-released – in yellowy/orange vinyl – Force, the album that included this single’s A-side, Mickey Way.


31.01

COURTNEY BUCHANAN – R U Conscious (Hip Hop Mix Edit) – 12″ – MCA/ Conscious Records – 1993

The Hip Hop mix only surfaced on this later single but even though you can pick them up for pennies I sort of treasure my bunch of Conscious Records 12″ers. Early 90s London street sound. And re my comment on the podcast – by ‘hit rate’ I mean quality, not actual hits… CB had none of them.

‘Courtney has one of the most soulful, spiritual voices to come out of the UK. His music here combines jazzy acoustic sounds with delicate use of technology on a rhythmic, down-paced head nodder. I various mixes, the track’s ‘conscious’ lyrics and impressive vocals are a fine showcase for this British talent.’ Ralph Tee, Record Mirror (Music Week), 3.7.93


34.49

HALF PINT – Can’t Get Me Out – 7″ – Taxi – 1987

Heard first by me on John Peel’s show. A roots gem.


39.10

GARNETT SILK – I Am Vex – 12″ – New Sound – 1993

With my moving to London in the early 90s I very likely heard this on David Rodigan’s late Sunday night Kiss Fm show. Solid gold but sadly he died young, trying to save his mother from her burning house.


43.09

C(H)RISSY D – Strike Like Matches – 7″ – Size 8 Productions – 1999

With too many tunes and not enough time I bet there’s a whole bunch of dancehall tracks I could fall for… if I could ever get around to hearing them. One for my daughter, Alice, who confidently sang along to this, aged approx 10 at the time.


45.15

EASTERHOUSE – Whistling In The Dark – 7″ – Rough Trade – 1985

If they were to get back together and only play one small hometown gig I’m sure there’d be a huge sway/head nodding thing going on to this in the crowd.


52.25

THE FALL – Guest Informant – 12″ EP – Beggars Banquet – 1988

Mark Eeeeeee on manoeuvres!

 

Front cover, Underground, #8, Nov ’87


56.06

KILLING JOKE  – Tension – 10″ b-side – EG/Malicious Damage – 1981

Lots of black clothes and spikey hair on the dancefloor for this one at our club back in the day – very probably before or after a Bauhaus 7″ on my watch. I wasn’t a big KJ fan but if I do think of them these days, a vision of Youth lurching around on Top Of The Pops enters my head. Entertaining stuff.


01.00.21

PENETRATION – Don’t Dictate – 7″ – Virgin – 1977

I think I initially saw Penetration by accident, though I’ve yet to have my memory of thye night confirmed in more recent years via the interweb.

In mid ’77, even though I was aware of the noise punk was making I was still predominantly listening to rock/pop/soul. I’d gotten to know ex-Deep Purple vocalist, Ian Gillan a little at this point. Then fronting his own band, he’d mentioned he was going to an upcoming night at the Marquee Club (then, still in London’s Wardour Street) to see (Mike) Heron. I wasn’t a fan of Heron but it was a good chance to hang out with Mr G and I remember being either at the bar or certainly away from a stage view when I heard this slightly alien-like (to the Marquee, anyway) voice – and so, completely out of the blue, I went over to catch my first punk band. If it definitely happened… and there, it was possibly my first live punk band experience.
‘What must rank as one of the best new wave singles is Penetration’s ‘Don’t Dictate’ (Virgin), this band look so young yet they play with devastating effect. Producer Mike Howlett has done an ace job, Pauline’s vocals come through crystal clear, ‘Money Talks’, the b-side has a well tried riff (I still like it), Pauline’s lyrical style sees that it doesn’t fall below the high standard they have set themselves, I wonder if they can surpass this standard with following recordings – that would be amazing!’Summer Salt fanzine #2, 1977.


01.04.52

BOGSHED – Little Grafter – Tried And Tested Public Speaker, 12″ EP – Shelfish – 1987

More banshee-like shenanigans. The sort of band I can really like a track at a time. Entertaining live, I’ll bet, though I didn’t see them at mate, Nigel Turner’s promoted gig at Winkles… in ’86, approximately.


01.08.17

EXPLODE INTO COLORS – Coffins – 7″ – M’Lady’s Records – 2009

Just to spite my podcast comment that they were short-lived, after a number of years away they’v decided to put in two end-of-2017 gigs… if you’re in Portland, Oregon.


01.14.13

FEMI KUTI – Beng Beng Beng (Mateo & Matos Vocal Mix) – 2×12″ – MCA – 1999

Without analysing to the n’th degree he’s a chip off the old block that is his late father, Fela. Here it’s tale of sex (with the female bv’s singing along!) and I’ve gone for this moody house take but the original version could well crop up at some point.


01.18.16

ICARUS (feat ANIFF AKINOLA) – Ride This Train – Digital only – FFRR – 2015

Uplifting and joyous stuff! Akinola’s distinct vocal has featured on 41 Rooms before – fronting The Ironweed Project – and he was also a key member of late 80s/early 90s Manchester jazz/soul/funk outfit, Chapter and The Verse. Mental note to self, though. The world is full of words, so don’t call your band Icarus. These Griffiths brothers are the sixteenth (at least) to make it to Discogs with the name… and I’ve now playlisted two of them.


01.24.17

FLIGHT FACILITIES (feat GROSVENOR) – With You – 12″ – Future Classic – 2012

Out of Sydney, Australia, unsurprisingly the sort of climate a light and breezy sound like this emanates from. I just managed to grab a 12″ before it got to the £30-£70 mark.


01.28.30

LAMB – Wise Enough – 5, 2xLP – Strata – 2011

I finally caught them live at London’s Camden Roundhouse in late 2014 and the only negativity for me (and I might have mentioned this on here before) was Andy Barlow’s foot-on-the-monitor whooping the crowd up shite – though one review marvelled at this very ‘trick’. Nowt as queer as folk….


01.33.34

DAVID BOWIE – My Death ( Santa Monica Civic Auditorium ’72) – 2LP bootleg – mid 70s

Everything is practically everywhere these days but back in the mid 70s buying vinyl bootlegs was reeeallll excitement, coming across those rare contents/altered versions. It would be a good few years on from buying this gem before I realised My Death wasn’t actually Bowie’s own song, but in fact a rare live take of one written by Jacques Brel – that I’d then hear next by Scott Walker. Head here for a great article on the early days of the Trade Mark Of Quality bootleg label.


01.40.26

DJ SHADOW – Midnight In A Perfect World * – 12″ – Mo Wax – 1996

Crate-digger supreme, Josh Davis, in the early’ish years of his Mo Wax ascendency to hip hop and beats royalty.

Jazid #5 article, Sept-Oct ’96


01.44.03

THE FLOWERPOT MEN – Walk On Gilded Splinters – 12″ – Compost Records – 1985

I missed this first time around. Even in the close(r) knit world of just, say, post punk etc back then, it could happen. These days? One is basically pissing in one’s wind trying to keep up with everything that’s released. So, no-one with any life does.


01.46.43

(THE) HUNGRY I – Enter Shakin’ – 12″ b-side – Nursery – 1991

Eyeless In Gaza’s Martyn Bates in a brief spell fronting a full band. Unsurprisingly, it grabbed me.

My numbered promo copy, though I’ve no idea how many were pressed.


01.49.14

JAPAN – Fall In Love With Me – Quiet Life, LP – Ariola Hansa – 1980

They might well have lost some of their glam rock audience with the in the main shift that Quiet Life brought but I more than happily moved with them.

Japan - The Quiet Life


01.51.34

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – Crocodiles (Live At The Royal Albert Hall, 18.7.83) – CD only – Noble Rot – 2009

One absolutely storming version from Albert’s place, with McCullough and the band at their best. Somewhere it’s quoted the Bunnymen were the first rock band to play the venue but a whole bunch (including Led Zeppelin in 1970) had been there and done it.


It’s getting colder… with a return to Bedford soon looking to be no warmer.

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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

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Episode 46 – 29.10.17

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Episode 45 – 15.10.17

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Episode 44 – 1.10.17

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Episode 43 – 17.9.17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Episode 28 – 19.2.17

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Episode 27 – 5.2.17

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Episode 26 – 22.1.17

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Episode 25 – 8.1.17

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Episode 24 – 25.12.16

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Episode 23 – 11.12.16

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Episode 22 – 27.11.16

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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

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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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