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Episode 77 – 1.3.20

PLAYLIST 77 uploaded March 1, 2020

and is 97% vinyl friendly. Oh so close!

Turntable 77 - TriangleART Signature SE - 41 Rooms - show 77

Nope, it’s not some weird pressure cooker set up, it’s a turntable – $13,000’s worth (give or take) of TriangleART Signature SE turntable to you.


Lyric of Playlist 77…

While you were calculating tears my head expired.’

Not an ideal scenario.


00.00

(Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info.


00.41

NEW ORDER – Ultraviolence (Live) – New Order + Liam Gillick: ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) / So It Goes… 3LP – Mute – 2019

Three colours of transparent vinyl capturing New Order and a 12-strong Royal Northern College of Music synthesiser ensemble, in collaboration with visual artist, Liam Gillick, for five nights in just over two weeks in Manchester’s Old Granada Studios in 2017 – and all sounding like a triumph. The very same space Barney and Steve trod for Joy Division’s earliest couple of TV appearances and where I saw New Order performing for Granada TV’s 1981 Celebration arts programme… along the corridor from the Coronation Street ‘corner shop’ set I passed on a surreal trip to the canteen/shop beforehand.

New Order - Ultraviolence (Live) - 41 Rooms - show 77


04.28

BATTLES (feat SAL PRINCIPATO) – Titanium 2 Step – Juice B Crypts, 2LP – Warp – 2019

Wild and relentless! No wave… art rock… dunno. This may be a bit ‘thrashier’, but there’ll have to be a Liquid Liquid record in the collection of someone in this band. Which brings us to…

Battles - Titanium 2 Step - 41 Rooms - show 77

07.53

LIQUID LIQUID – Push – Successive Reflexes, 12″ – 99 Records – 1981

Definitely on my Winkles club decks back in the day – and possibly mixed into a ‘short and sharp tracks’ section I often had. They still sound ‘out there’.

Liquid Liquid - Push - 41 Rooms - show 77

BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE – Why Is A Frog Too… ? – Self Titled, 2LP – Skint – 1997

Just twenty miles down the road from my Bedford home and previously the scene of a New Order gig I knew nothing about, a Bentley’s gig is the only time I’ve ever been to Northampton’s Roadmenders. They were bouncing but I remember staring around at the lay out and decor a bit, and thinking of what I’d missed. On another note, having even further back worked in a proof reading department for a decade, just staring at the phrase ‘Why Is A Frog Too… ?’ makes me nauseous.

09.45

Bentley Rhythm Ace - Why Is A Frog Too - 41 Rooms - show 77

14.22

SPK – Metal Dance – 12″ – Desire Records – 1984

A sort of Test Department/Portion Control amalgam smoothed out and polished for an attack on the charts. Very indicative of the tougher end of electronic music in the early eighties, though their live performance promotion of the single on The Tube – with flame throwers in the mix – might struggle to get the OK if tried these days.

SPK - Metal Dance - 41 Rooms - show 77

21.32

THE WANTS – The Motor – Container, LP – Council Records – 2020

At upload date and time the band will be two thirds of the way through their debut UK tour and just stepping out on stage at Leed’s Brudenell Social Club. The Container album tracks will be getting an outing, I’m sure, but still ‘contained’ somewhat, as the album isn’t out til next month.

The Wants - The Motor - 41 Rooms - show 77

24.32

WILD NOTHING – Blue Wings – 7″ – Captured Tracks – 2019

Sparkling stuff from Virginia, USA chap, Jack Tatum. If you fancy buying the single, head to the Captured Tracks website, where it’s a half/third the price of anyone selling it on Discogs.

Wild Nothing - Blue Wings - 41 Rooms - show 77

27.59

PAUL HAIG & RHYTHM OF LIFE – Glory – Some Of The Interesting Things You’ll See On A Long Distance Flight, v/a LP – Les Disques Du Crépuscule – 1983…

but here’s the earlier original 1982 cassette. A lean to Haig’s funkier side.

Paul Haig - Stories (Live) - 41 Rooms - show 40

31.55

ELECTRIC GUITARS – Work – 7″ – Recreational Records – 1981

Like Devo on a ska trip, and the first three singles of this band’s short career now done and dusted at 41 Rooms. Bristol, UK in the house, as it will be again later on.

Electric Guitars - Work - 41 Rooms - show 77

35.19

ARTEFACT – World Match – Agit’ Pop, LP – Celluloid – 1981

The last of this French band’s lone album and two singles career was in 1981 but they’ve seen fit to have a website.

Artefact - World Match - 41 Rooms - show 77

38.27

THE AVALANCHES – Radio – 2×10″, Different Feeling EP – Rex Records – 2000

From Oz, with their squelchy ‘slacker’ sound, my ‘Radio’ vinyl is a wayward white label half of the EP, and somewhere out there is the equivalent A Different Feeling 10″… wandering and lonely.

The Avalanches - Radio - 41 Rooms - show 77

42.28

STEREO MC’s – Deep Down & Dirty – 12″ – Island – 2001

Never a fan of the band but I really took to this tune. Though judging by the singles they’ve continually released since their last album (in 2011) they’ve ventured from their earlier UK hip hop slant to more uptempo techno grooves. Still edgy sounding.

Stereo MCs - Deep Down and Dirty - 41 Rooms - show 77

46.31

YUSH 2K (feat SANDRA NUBIA MELODY) – Fade Away – 7″ – Yush 2K – 2000

Millenium digital riddims. Broken beat skanking… I made that second one up.

Yush 2K - Fade Away - 41 Rooms - show 77

49.37

CRISSY D – Here Comes The Rain Again – 7″ – Size 8 Productions – 1999

This girl’s third visit to 41 Rooms, it’s umbrellas at the ready, as the Eurythmics tune takes off down Digital Street. From a period of a couple of years when I was checking out a radio show or two covering these sounds. I always found something that made me smile – and these sevens are dirt cheap to pick up.

Crissy D - Here Comes The Rain Again - 41 Rooms - show 77

52.35

THE NINE O’s (feat BUCCANEER) – Armagedeon Time – 7″ – Main Street – 1999

A crew whose sparse bunch of releases manages to stretch over two separate listings on Discogs… a cracking tune, where and however.

The Nine O's - Armegedeon Time - 41 Rooms - show 77

56.15

KITACHI – Heavyweight (Seconds Out Mix) * – 12″ – Dope On Plastic – 1996

‘Marmite’ beats, I reckon, as the screeching will definitely have done some heads in back when. I was obviously on the ‘love it’ side, even though it took me years to correctly work out who it actually was. Taping radio shows back in the day, an’ all that.

Kitachi - Heavyweight (Seconds Out Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 77

Half time, and travelling with a tipple?

41 Rooms Travel Mug

01.00.50

WILLIE HENDERSON – Dance Master (Pt II) – 7″ – Contempo – 1973-74

From some of my very earliest days pretending to be a grown up – ie., 17yrs old and in pubs. While the jukebox and occasional DJs in the Pilgrims Inn, down by the river/under the County Hotel in Bedford championed mainly soul (Motown heavy, Philly etc), skipping across the road to the Anglers Inn (the Laird) on the other side of the town bridge in 1974 I heard this on a Saturday lunchtime, in amongst some rock of the day and the occasional Afghan jacket (my mate Nic, with the latter). For a moment Willie Henderson was indeed the Dance Master… before something or someone burned the place down.

Willie Henderson - The Dance Master (Pt 2) - 41 Rooms - show 77

An acetate I lost out on awhile back. You let it go, Jimmy?

Willie Henderson - The Dance Master (acetate) - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.03.40

JAPAN – Ain’t That Peculiar – 7″ b-side – Virgin – 1982

41 Rooms screw up alert!!!

Yet another in an extremely small (but, errr… growing) group of tracks I’ve mistakenly playlisted twice. I took my eye off the filtering system. Bugger! Could be around five of the critters that have snuck through and this one was too late to sort. Whatever, the track wouldn’t have been for a lot of Motown purists but make no mistake, it’s a class rendition and a chance to chuck in broken beat for the second time this show. ‘Broken beat electronica’!

Japan - Ain't That Peculiar - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.07.36

CITIZEN SEVEN (aka CAREFUL, CLOUD) – I Was A Landscape In Your Dream – Youtube only – 2011

Whether this is actually a Robert Yetter is as clear as this photo, but either way, his output (as Citizen Seven, Careful, Cloud and Cloud! Jolt! – and all from a few years back) has to date sadly registered but a grain’s worth in the sands of sound. Covering an Of Montreal tune, this is a beaut cover, though.

Citizen Seven - I Was A Landscape In Your Dream - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.11.14

STEVE COBBY – From Roots To Fruits * – Sweet Jesus, 2LP – Déclassé – 2019

Seeing as I know him I can picture Steve, for ‘divilment’, messing with some app that randomly scrambles and mixes visuals… and as this album cover presents itself, he’s laughing and muttering, ‘Sweet Jesus’. It all makes sense.

Steve Cobby - From Roots To Fruits - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.13.44

PAGLIARO – She Moves Light – 7″ b-side – Pye – 1971

The A-side hit never got spun on the music centre in my mid teens bedroom but this side more than made up for it. Three and a half decades later I was round DJ Ashley Beedle’s place and we were testing out tunes for a potential project and this really pricked up his ears. You know you chosen a good’un when a man of his credentials and knowledge sits up.

Pagliaro - She Moves Light - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.16.51

ALDO VANUCCI – When I See You Smile – 12″ – Catskills Records – 2004

A genius and much needed swerve from the late 80s Bad English version of this Diane Warren ‘opus’; the sort of power ballad she has knocked out on a regular, mega cash registering basis.

Aldo Vanucci - When I See You Smile - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.20.38

MEDIUM MEDIUM – If You Touched Her She’d Smear – Splendid Isolation, 12″ EP – Sound (or Intercord) – 1982

A messy situation, then (too much make-up?) but one of the few tracks from the band’s very short, late 70s/early 80s career that didn’t make the 2001 compilation Cherry Red rightly saw fit to release.

Medium Medium - If You Touched Her She'd Smear - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.24.53

ALL WE ARE & ALEX KAPRANOS – Heart Attack – 7″ – Speedy Wunderground – 2019

Guest fronted here by that Franz Ferdinand fella and a very groovy, limited to 250 copies release.

All We Are & Alex Kapranos - Heart Attack - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.28.43

TALKING HEADS – Born Under Punches – Remain In Light, LP – Sire – 1980

Not much that hasn’t been said here.


01.33.57

SPEEDOMETER – Work It Out (41 Rooms Severe and Unofficial Edit) – 7″ – Freestyle Records – 2005

A Beyoncé tune, don’t you know. Sharp, Brit-style funkin’.

Speedometer - Work It Out - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.37.56

BREAKBEAT ERA – Time 4 Breaks – Ultra-Obscene, 2LP – XL Recordings – 1999

Bristol, back and bad. From a breakbeat era indeed.

Breakbeat Era - Time 4 Breaks - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.42.09

KOSHEEN Empty Skies – Resist, 2LP – Arista – 2001

And more Bristolian breakbeaters fronted by female vocals and taking no prisoners.

Kosheen - Empty Skies - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.51.44

THE HEAD TECHNICIAN – Decay Blossoms – Profane Architecture, LP – Ecstatic – 2018

The Discogs profile reads thus: ‘Pipe aficionado, analogue evangelist and inventor of the ‘psychic stereophonic reproduction’ technique. Currently perfecting his wood-fired mastering method‘. Noted.

The Head Technician - Decay Blossoms - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.51.44

ROBERT OWENS – I’ll Be Your Friend (Original Def Mix) – 12″ – Perfecto – 1991

My fave house record of all time, with this, one of a handful of great mixes that the track’s initial release produced. I first heard its eerie, haunting beats on a late night KISS FM radio show in London (likely either Sarah HB or Steve Jackson shows) and it registered with me like few records (of any genre!) have.

Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend (Original Def Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 77

Record Mirror review: 30.11.91

Robert Owens - I'll Be Your Friend review, 30.11.91 - 41 Rooms 0- show 77


Show 78 coming at you April 5.

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