Two hours of post punk and other newer/older beats and nonsense, uploaded first Sunday of every month

Episode 95 – 5.9.21

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 41-Rooms-1400x400-Banner-1024x293.jpg

PLAYLIST 95 uploaded Sept 5, 2021

and it’s 77% vinyl friendly Not bad.

Show 95 turntable - Spinnerette Turntable

The Third Man Records Spinnerette Turntable. Priced at $160 this isn’t for your high end hi-fi buff but with tech improvements through the years I’m sure Jack White and his team have incorporated a quality level here that’s well above what was involved in the 1960s/1970s equivalents of these portable lads – some of which I’d still see ‘out in public’ in the 90s being used by (more often than not) goatee bearded Japanese guys in London’s second hand stores. The Spinnerette, and a wealth of others like it, are maybe ideal for that young kid who’s showing some interest in the vinyl world right now, though it looks like it’s mains power only, and selling to only those in the US, btw.


Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop.


Lyric of Playlist 95…

400 Blows take the gold! Their “I’m very glad to have met you… very, very glad indeed… ‘ etc sample has been a regular hoot for me and good mate, Dave Summersgill for a very sizeable chunk of the near forty years since Groove Jumping’s release… even though for easily half that time we couldn’t remember where the sample came from.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Truth (Cargo Demo) (2019 Remaster) – Movement, Definitive Edition boxset – Rhino – 2019

Those tentative early post Joy Division days, when Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Steve Morris were testing to find which of them might then take the reins on the vocals. Remember, with Ian Curtis previously in that role these were now three very reluctant singers. Bernard is on vocals here but it would switch to Hooky for both the track’s album recording and the two plus years thereafter, when performed in their live sets.

New Order - Truth (Cargo Demo) - 41 Rooms - show 95

04.49

400 Blows – Groove Jumping – 12″ – Illuminated Records – 1984

I saw them once in Milton Keynes, in early in ’84 I’d say (the lost diary months). I was partly there checking out Portion Control, who were also on the bill, as I’d be promoting them soon after at our club in Bedford. I can’t quite remember but there might have been a bit of a camouflage look to the stage area on the day in MK.

400 Blows - Groove Jumping - 41 Rooms - show 95

09.22

MAN PARRISH – Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – 12″ – Polydor – 1982

There’s something real cheery about hearing the basic elements of a classic electro tune – and that TR808 drum machine is a good bit of it.

Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don't Stop) - 41 Rooms - show 95

14.40

LONELADY – Terminal Ground – Former Things, LP – Warp – 2021

The new album has a bit of a funk swing to it and I’m still looking to catch her in Dublin at the beginning of October. If it pans out, my first gig in 22 months!

Lonelady - Terminal Ground - 41 Rooms - show 95

19.45

INDOOR LIFE – Voodoo * – 12″ – Indoor Life, 12″ EP – Celluloid – 1980

A bonkers 13 minute jagged and dubby art new, wave run out (edited massively for the show) that I only happened on about a good few years after its release.

Indoor Life - Voodoo - 41 Rooms - show 95

24.04

STUMP – Eager Bereaver – A Fierce Pancake, LP – Ensign/Chrysalis – 1988

They never quite grabbed me but this I liked, and their playfulness with words was to be encouraged.

Stump - Eager Bereaver - 41 Rooms - show 95

26.44

PIG OUT – Rag ‘n’ Bone – Virging On The Porky!, cassette only – self-released – 1987

From Bedford (they) have a six-track cassette selection which suggests thst they’re coming from a zone which successfully mixes diverse structures like King Crimson, Stump and other general subversive elements. Yes, highly listenable‘. – Underground, date unknown

I knew/know these guys very well, and if you chuck ‘Pigout – Live in Kev’s Flat’ into a search on Youtube you’ll find a bunch of rehearsal videos of theirs from the time.

Pig Out - Rag 'n' Bone - 41 Rooms - show 95

30.30

TYRANNOSAURUS REX – By The Light Of The Magical Moon – 7″ – Regal Zonophone – 1970

My girlfriend in the mid seventies, Gill, was a big fan of Marc Bolan, so I can thank her enthusiasm for goading me into getting tickets for T-Rex at St Alban’s City Hall on their Futuristic Dragon tour in Feb, ’76. There wasn’t a huge crowd and the main man’s glory days were behind him but he performed with the swagger of an idol in front of a full Wembley crowd. I salute you, sir. My record collecting thing was more of a vocation back then so I made it a bit of a mission to find Gill a few of the early valuable Tyrannosaurus Rex singles and I think this might have been one of the ones I managed to cop, and on the only time her and I have met since we split up a year later I casually asked if she still had the singles and bless the girl, as with a touch of concern she replied, ‘Yes, do you want them back?‘ ‘Oh no, no, they were a present’ I countered. ‘Just, if you ever thought about getting rid of them, don’t bin them or offload them to the nearest charity shop. They’re worth a bit‘.

Tyrannosaurus Rex - By The Light Of The Magical Moon - 41 Rooms - show 95

33.08

KING MIDAS SOUND – Lost – 7″ – Hyperdub – 2010

Any photo of this crew shouts heavily that they do something interesting… and they do.

King Midas Sound - Lost - 41 Rooms - show 95

35.56

SOULE POWER – Lost (Bakongo Remix) – The New World Order v/a 12″ EP – DVA Music – 2010

Eerie and deep… and a remix of a tune that doesn’t appear to exist in a previous form.

Soule Power - Lost (Bakongo Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 95

39.44

dOP – Cold World – Tucan (split) 12″ EP – Watergate Records – 2009

More with an eerie and deep thing going on… and chuck in ‘minimal’.

dOP - Lost - 41 Rooms - show 95

46.54

SCRIMSHIRE – Convergent – Bight, CD only – Wah Wah 45s – 2013

It just so happened I noticed that via one of those reminders of a past post Facebook occasionally hits you with, the talented bod that is Adam Scrimshire a couple of days ago posted a bit of an ‘acknowledgement to himself’ outpouring. All very positive stuff, it was way more so than in a conversation I had with him a few years back at a party, where I wasn’t convinced he’d even carry on making music. The second ‘I salute you, sir’ of this podcast is here.

Scrimshire - Home - 41 Rooms - show 55

50.26

VITABEATS – Jungle Rodeo – 12″ – Cake Mix, 12″ EP – Hot Records – 1984

Nicely mad, from an American duo who relocated to Australia, built some profile, drifted away… and of course, three decades later started a Facebook page!

Vitabeats - Jungle Rodeo - 41 Rooms - show 95

53.15

THE IRONWEED PROJECT – All By Myself – Dust Bowl, promo CD only – Fat Northerner Records – 2009

Tough driving beats nearly masking a hint of ‘country’ that would in any other setting be enough for me to head for the hills.

Ironweed Project - Let's Swim Like Whales - 41 Rooms - show 1

56.58

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

With mass army fatigues on manoeuvres at Buxton Pavillion Gardens in 1981, a cracking live recording, video footage of which the Old Grey Whistle Test showed at the time… and if the that footage surfaced before the EP below (I’m not sure) I might very well have used a cassette done from my video recording off the Whistle Test to ‘spin’ in our earliest club days at Winkles. ūüôā

Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles (live) - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.01.59

TV21 – This Is Zero – A Thin Red Lin, LP – Deram – 1981

Radically different to the version on their Ambition 7″ on Powbeat and another occasionally on my club decks in 1981.

TV21 - Waiting For The Drop - 41 Rooms - show 88

01.05.55

WAH! HEAT – Don’t Step On The Cracks (John Peel session, 10.6.80) – 1980

Pete Wylie – the vox that swaggers.

Wah! Heat - Don't Step On The Cracks (Peel session) - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.09.03

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS – My Mistakes Were Made For You – 7″ – Domino – 2008

It was bugging me for a few years before I finally realised their Standing Next To Me paid heavy homage to a Love (the band) track or two and it’s been the same reference query quandrey with this one… and I haven’t cracked it yet.

The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You - 41 Rooms - show 95

Left (handed) on the shelf…

41 Rooms white mug (on counter)

01.12.03

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP – Could I – 7″ b-side – Columbia – 1969

Football was about all this then 12 year-old wanted to fill his time with when this was maybe hitting the UK radio airwaves but the ‘Puckett sound’ in general feels now like it may have unknowingly soundtracked my carefree youth more than I remember.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Could I - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.14.44

DAVID CROSBY and GRAHAM NASH – Traction In The Rain (BBC In Concert: 9.11.70)

When you’re at the top of your game it’s all so effortless. Saying that, search out Crosby’s very recent thoughts on his ex C.S.N & Y band mates to see why being on stage with Nash, especially, isn’t a bookie’s favourite.

David Crosby and Graham Nash - Traction In The Rain (Live) - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.18.18

SANDY DENNY – Next Time Around – The North Star Grassman And The Ravens, LP – Island – 1971

A wonderful voice frozen in amber, well before it should have been.

Sandy Denny - Next Time Around - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.22.37

JILL CUNNIFF – Lazy Girls – City Beach, LP – Vinyl Films – 2007

The Luscious Jackson’er lolling about.

Jill Cunniff - Lazy Girls - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.24.25

BANANA ‘Bloody’ RAMA! – Cruel Summer – 7″ – London Records – 1983

The only time they will be making it to 41 Rooms, I think… though I might thank Siobhan Fahey for sporting and promoting a neat t-shirt from The Face magazine that I then went out and bought – not her actually t-shirt, you understand.

Bananarama - Cruel Summer - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.28.57

ROB ‘N’ RAZ (feat LEILA K) – Got To Get – 7″ – Arista / Telegram Records – 1989

Very snappy!

Rob 'n' Raz (feat Leila K) - Got To Get

01.33.22

2-MAD – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – 12″ – Big Life – 1991

Originally promoed as ‘Hey Hey Hey (Let Your Body Pump)’, and still in its Long and satisfying Version although now retitled (and packaged in a good pastiche of an early Rolling Stones sleeve), this pop guys shouted and girls chanted choppily jiggling 124.1bpm rap is not in fact ‘Satisfaction’ but uses its famous fuzztones guitar so much that the song credits had to be changed, flipped by the same guys shouted, also 124.1bpm but not otherwise obviously connected jazzy keyboards chugged ‘Let Your Body Jazz‘. – Unknown publication…

Seeing as this was a legit release and Jagger/Richards are down as the sole writers I’m assuming they only OK’d this as long as the full publishing monies went their way, whatever anybody else’s input. Thinking about it, ‘the riff’ pretty much carries the whole vibe… and it would have even worked with just the female vocals.

2-Mad - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.38.22

ERIC CLAPTON vs MISSY ELLIOTT – Licking Layla (DJ Shiddy) – ?????

Mashing it up in show 95, Pt 1. I could have sworn I’ve seen a photo somewhere of these two actually on the same stage at the same time.

Eric Clapton and Missy Elliott - Licking Layla (DJ Shiddy) - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.41.25

CREAM – Crossroads (Live) – Wheels Of Fire – Live At The Fillmore, LP – Polydor – 1968

But as with two of the other three tracks, actually recorded live at the Winterland Ballroom (10-03-1968)

Cream - Crossroads (live) - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.45.27

AARON FRAZER – Can’t Leave It Alone – Introducing… , LP – Easy Eye Sound, Dead Oceans – 2021

As so much of Mr F’s presentation online (his live studio/session stuff, certainly) is spot on I have to assume the sleeve design of this his debut album is meant to mimic the rough and ready look of certain late fifties/early sixties releases… but it just looks pants… and to boot, you sweat and toil to get said debut album together and some muppet then can’t even manage to spell your name right. The sounds deserve better.

Aaron Frazer - Can't Leave It Alone - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.47.55

SIMPLY RED – Picture Book – Picture Book, LP – Elektra – 1985

With just a touch of dub, Mick Hucknall airing that vocal to full effect.

Simply Red - Picture Book - 41 Rooms - show 95

01.57.33

NOBUKAZU TAKEMURA / HOWIE B and SAM COOKE – ‘For Tomorrow, Love Me’ (41 Rooms Mash Up) – unreleased – 2016

Mash up ideas don’t come much cruder in execution than this… but as an idea, though I say it myself, I love it! I’d heard Howie B’s classy and radical ‘remix’ on Takemura’s For Tomorrow pretty much at the time of its 1994 release on NT’s Child’s View ‘Selected for DJ Use’ Japanese promo only 12″ EP *, and being pre internet it then took a few years before I found a copy in the London stores I regularly stalked. Moving on another fifteen plus years, I noticed a digital copy of Cooke’s 1960 7″ b-side vocal happened to do a reasonable, if far from perfect, job of separating out his vocal from the instrumentation and after a good bit of testing that with other tracks, I landed on the Howie B remix. In 2016 I asked Howie B if and where I could buy a digital copy of his remix but his only pointer – Amazon Japan – proved fruitless. To be honest, his remix has zilch in common with Takemura’s original but it’s a beaut in its own right and it didn’t take long to gauge marrying it with Cooke’s vocal might be a runner… and leaving the latter’s entry so late in the mix just gives it more… ‘gravitas’ maybe? Achieved with the basics of Audacity and nothing else, if someone with clout ever sourced and cleared the parts for a proper go at this there’d be a stellar track in waiting… and you can put me down for an arranger’s fee. You’re welcome. ūüôā

  • In the slim chance anyone goes searching for the Howie B remix off the back of my mash up, Discogs mistakenly has it down on the EP’s listing as being 5.08 in length but it is actually 7.35 and the same one I used.
SNobukazu Takemura, Howie B and Sam Cooke - For Tomorrow, Love Me (41 Rooms mash up - 41 Rooms - show 95

Jazid #3, article – May-June’ 96

Nobukazu Takemura (Jazid #3 article) 5-6.96 - 41 Rooms - show 95
Sam Cooke - Love Me - 41 Rooms - show 95

Show 96 is due to surface on Oct 3.

Dec x

4 thoughts on “Episode 95 – 5.9.21

  1. Hi Dec

    Great show as always. Quick question regarding the Pig Out track, is the cassette available anywhere? Would love to hear more of them.

    Cheers
    Alan

  2. Dec – great show…lots of stuff I’ve never heard before. Got to ask..- what was the T shirt you saw Siobhan Fahey wearing in the Face and subsequently purchased??

Reply to “Episode 95 – 5.9.21”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

nineteen − eight =

Episode Archive

Episode 95 – 5.9.21

PLAYLIST 95 uploaded Sept 5, 2021 and it’s 77% vinyl friendly Not bad. The Third Man Records Spinnerette Turntable. Priced at $160 this isn’t for your high end hi-fi buff but with tech improvements through the years I’m sure Jack White and his team have incorporated a quality level here that’s well above what was […]

Play >

Episode 94 – 1.8.21

PLAYLIST 94 uploaded Aug 1, 2021 and it’s 84% vinyl friendly! Impressive. Just a few of the over one hundred vintage (60‚Äôs, 70‚Äôs and 80‚Äôs) portable record turntables, exhibited in 2016 at Tokyo‚Äôs Lifestyle Design Center by record store owner, Fumihito Taguchi. In between my family’s Dansette (early 60’s) and the National Panasonic SG-1070L music centre […]

Play >

Episode 93 – 4.7.21

PLAYLIST 93 uploaded July 4, 2021 and is 82% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Project Debut Carbon Evo turntable. A few friends have Projects of slightly older marks than this lad and they regularly score highly in reviews of turntables around the ¬£400-¬£500 mark – and let’s face it, if all you want to be interested […]

Play >

Episode 92 – 6.6.21

PLAYLIST 92 uploaded June 6, 2021 and is 89% vinyl friendly! Impressive. The Nordic Concept Reference Turntable, designed by A Better Life Audio Group. ‘The Milky Bars are on me!‘ Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop. Lyric of Playlist 92… The weight of Tim’s […]

Play >

Episode 91 – 2.5.21

PLAYLIST 91 uploaded May 2, 2021 and is 71% vinyl friendly! Not bad. A Sony HMK-80B set up, from 1979. Nothing sonically gobsmacking here, but if my experience with the slightly earlier National Panasonic equivalent (the 41 Rooms homepage) is anything to go by, the ‘all in one’ nature of these music centres was very […]

Play >

Episode 90 – 4.4.21

PLAYLIST 90 uploaded April 4, 2021 and is 75% vinyl friendly! Not bad. This aesthetically beautiful beast is the Brionvega Radio-phonograph. Model no. RR 126. With Italian industrial design, the 1965 baby of architects, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, if I’m ever in the position to be able and want to spend ¬£5-6000+ on a […]

Play >

Episode 89 – 7.3.21

PLAYLIST 89 uploaded Mar 7, 2021 ?and is 81% vinyl friendly! Impressive. This is a 1960s Philips portable turntable and somewhere between my first ever falling in love with music (aged 7’ish, with a couple of Beatles 7″s in 1964 or so) and getting a National Panasonic SG 1070L music centre in the early to […]

Play >

Episode 88 – 7.2.21

PLAYLIST 88 uploaded Feb 7, 2021 and is 72% vinyl friendly! Not bad… which actually translates to ‘equal worst ever’. All vinyl in the first half, but it then goes a bit haywire. The McIntosh MTI100. Hi end ‘all-in-one, just-add-speakers’ stuff. Seven grand’s worth of nicely soft glowing green, from the company that blasted out […]

Play >

Episode 87 – 3.1.21

PLAYLIST 87 uploaded Jan 3, 2021 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive A Zenith Stroboscope, and looking at the facia, maybe the sort of turntable ET could fall in love with? Or am I thinking of some scatty (accident prone?) miniature robot and film. Date of manufacture of the above unknown. Photo credit: www.vinylengine.com Any track marked […]

Play >

Episode 86 – 6.12.20

PLAYLIST 86 uploaded Dec 6, 2020 94% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. The Kronos turntable, a $28,000 beast in a limited run of 250 in 2012 — ‘but when you see and hear the Kronos Turntable, you’ll think it must cost much more‘… said one carefree reviewer. And assuming all 250 were sold, I reckon there’ll have been […]

Play >

Episode 85 ‚Äď 1.11.20

PLAYLIST 85 uploaded Nov 1, 2020 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Listen With Your Eyes, by Chrissie Macdonald. One of ten one-off Rega Planar ‘augmented’ turntables up for auction on Nov 12, the proceeds of which will go to this year’s Secret 7″ charity partner, Help Refugees. Any track marked * has been given either a […]

Play >

Episode 84 – 4.10.20

PLAYLIST 84 uploaded Oct 4, 2020 and is 75% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Built to DJ on some war torn front line, or the edge of a 1950s atomic bomb testing site… or maybe not. Origin and marque unknown. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms […]

Play >

Episode 83 – 6.9.20

PLAYLIST 83 uploaded Sept 6, 2020 and is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lest we forget, music centres were de rigueur in the eighties and this one, a Music Center Crown SHC-5500 Hi-Fi, looks like a more bells and whistles (and lights)/blinged version of the comparatively humbler National Panasonic set up I had and indeed the […]

Play >

Episode 82 – 2.8.20

PLAYLIST 82 uploaded August 2, 2020 and is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. ‘The Planet’ – a turntable courtesy of a gent called Hayarobi, 2405 pieces of Lego…  and an Audio-Technica 1Ea cartridge. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 82… ‘… cos […]

Play >

Episode 81 – 5.7.20

PLAYLIST 81 uploaded July 5, 2020 and is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Roughly ¬£80 to buy, so think how little it cost to make… and the quality of the parts involved?!? In other words, you’d be mad to grab one of these for anything other than slightly thrashed vinyl, a kids intro to the world […]

Play >

Episode 80 – 7.6.20

PLAYLIST 80 uploaded June 7, 2020 and is 81% vinyl friendly. Impressive. See through, to see what’s going on… and the first turntable in the world to have a ‘high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage‘, apparently. An Automatic Turntable MkII from Gearbox. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger […]

Play >

Episode 79 – 3.5.20

PLAYLIST 79 uploaded May 3, 2020 and is 96% vinyl friendly. Soooo close! Near perfect. Handcrafted, custom-restored/rebuilt vintage turntable via Artisan Fidelity. A ‘work of art’ said one review, AF’s pricing for these lads ranges from $4895 to $58,000. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. […]

Play >

Episode 78 – 5.4.20

PLAYLIST 78 uploaded April 5, 2020 and is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Russian back in whatever day (‘toy’?) turntable. Cracked cover and batteries not included. Currently on eBay for ¬£200, inc p&p from the Ukraine. Don’t all rush. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms […]

Play >

Episode 77 – 1.3.20

PLAYLIST 77 uploaded March 1, 2020 and is 97% vinyl friendly. Oh so close! 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. […]

Play >

Episode 76 – 2.2.20

PLAYLIST 76 uploaded February 2, 2020 and is 97% vinyl friendly! Ooooh, sooooo close! A Pro-Ject VT-E BT turntable. It’s only here to represent the ‘upright camp’ but whatever any space limitations this would help with, I would never be able to get my head around looking at the arm on a moving record and […]

Play >

Episode 75 – 5.1.20

PLAYLIST 75 uploaded January 5, 2020 and is 88% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Pye 1005 Achoic Stereophonic Projection System. It’s a sixties thing. One for mate, Angus Cameron, as he grew up with one of them. Lyric of Playlist 75… It’s rare it goes to a dance track on 41 Rooms but Louie Vega and […]

Play >

Episode 74 – 1.12.19

PLAYLIST 74 uploaded December 1, 2019 and is 94% vinyl friendly! Near perfect Ah, memories. I used to have one of these. A Technics 1200 MK1. Lyric of Playlist 74…. Confusion in her eyes that says it all… etc. Ian C’s real life recollection makes this a no contest. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars […]

Play >

Episode 73 – 3.11.19

PLAYLIST 73 uploaded November 3, 2019 and is… 73% vinyl friendly! Not bad. The above? An Ion Duo Deck Digital Conversion Turntable. $99 or thereabouts. Be aware, a few of the tracks (cassette takes) are sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 73…. maybe belongs to Ms Armitage. Ripping it up. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars […]

Play >

Episode 72 – 6.10.19

PLAYLIST 72 Uploaded October 6, 2019 Playlist 72 is 90% vinyl friendly! Impressive The above courtesy of one Zach Dicklin. If you fancy knocking one up yourself. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 72…Gliddy gloop gloopy, Nibby nabby nooby, La la la […]

Play >

Episode 71 – 1.9.19

PLAYLIST 71 Uploaded September 1, 2019 Playlist 71 is 79% vinyl friendly! Not bad. In a museum here and there, and maybe $2000 if one crops up on the open market, a late 30’s John Vassos design for RCA. As you might guess, 78s only. So, should you get to be near one, keep any […]

Play >

Episode 70 – 4.8.19

PLAYLIST 70 Uploaded August 4, 2019 Playlist 70 is… 93% vinyl friendly! Near perfect. The beast above? Supposedly ¬£450,000… give or take… Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 70…. ‘… the passage of my life is measured out in shirts… ‘ As […]

Play >

Episode 69 – 7.7.19

PLAYLIST 69 Uploaded July 7, 2019 Playlist 69 is… 83% vinyl friendly! Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 69…. There’s some desperate subject matter played out here (mainly mid show) but we’ll give it to Terry ‘Poppy’ J and his broken […]

Play >

Episode 68 – 2.6.19

PLAYLIST 68 Uploaded June 2, 2019 Playlist 68 is… 77% vinyl friendly! Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 68 (includes) And I feel just like Sigourney WeaverWhen she had to kill those aliens… Ah, we’ve maybe all been there? Just […]

Play >

Episode 67 – 5.5.19

PLAYLIST 67 Uploaded May 5, 2019 Playlist 67 is… 85% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Word Of Warning. A couple of tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’. Lyric of Playlist 67 As much for the melody it rides on…Now season with health, Two lovers walk on lakeside mileTry pleasing with stealth, rodeo (?), See […]

Play >

Episode 66 – 7.4.19

PLAYLIST 66  Uploaded April 7, 2019 Playlist 66 is… 77% vinyl friendly! Not bad… Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. A Word Of Warning. Certainly one track in this show is ‘very sonically challenged’. Lyric of Playlist 66 If you gave me a pound […]

Play >

Episode 65 – 3.3.19

PLAYLIST 65  Uploaded Mar 3, 2019 Playlist 65 is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 65 A few bits of quirkiness and social comment I could have gone for, but the prize goes to ‘And if it […]

Play >

Episode 64 – 3.2.19

PLAYLIST 64  Uploaded Feb 3, 2019 Playlist 64 is… 100% vinyl friendly! Da Daaahhh! The first 41 Rooms show to be so, though you’d have to go some, financially, (over ¬£1000, I’d say) to have them all on the plastic stuff…. and I certainly haven’t. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or […]

Play >

Episode 63 – 6.1.19

PLAYLIST 63¬† Uploads Jan 6, 2019 Playlist 63¬†is 94% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 63 Being that I’m 61 and not 16, it’s the Herbert Kretzmer ‘adaptation’ of Aznavour that takes it this time. 00.00 (Intro) […]

Play >

Episode 62 – 2.12.18

PLAYLIST 62¬† Uploaded Dec 2, 2018 Playlist 62¬†is… 97% vinyl friendly!!!!! It couldn’t have been closer to being a ‘full house’. See below. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms tweak/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 62 And when this building is on fire, these flames can’t burn […]

Play >

Episode 61 – 4.11.18

PLAYLIST 61¬† Uploaded Nov 4, 2018 Playlist 61¬†is only 64% vinyl friendly!¬†Very poor indeed. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 61 Stylistically, competition (on maybe a different plain) from the wordsmiths at the end of the show but it has to […]

Play >

Episode 60 – 7.10.18

PLAYLIST 60¬† Uploaded Oct 7, 2018 Playlist 60¬†is 84% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 60 Not quite a ‘lyric’, but it might have to be the ramblings of Vance ??? and Fred Nettles. “My main background is… a cat, which is nine feet high… ” Of course it is, Fred. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS […]

Play >

Episode 59 – 2.9.18

PLAYLIST 59¬† Uploaded Sept 2, 2018 Playlist 59 is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. And as is sometimes the case, a couple of tracks here are definitely a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 59 If Rome wasn’t built […]

Play >

Episode 58 – 5.8.18

PLAYLIST 58¬† Uploaded August 5, 2018 Playlist 58 is 84% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. And as is often the case here, a track or two can be a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 58 Mr Newbury’s not here […]

Play >

Episode 57 – 1.7.18

Uploaded July 1, 2018    It’s for real… the needle-free ‘Wheel’! 41 Rooms’ Playlist 57 is 91% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Worth noting, a couple of tracks or so are a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 57 […]

Play >

Episode 56 – 3.6.18

Uploaded June 3, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 56 is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 56:¬† Do you work at a job you despise? Do you live with cockroaches? Have you been mugged lately? Did your favourite […]

Play >

Episode 55 – 6.5.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 55¬† Uploaded May 6, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 55 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 55:¬† The soulful ‘The way we feel it should be… has the right to emerge‘ or… the just […]

Play >

Episode 54 – 1.4.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 54¬† Uploaded April 1, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 54 is 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. One track is certainly sonically challenged. Apologies. Lyric of Playlist 54:¬† Even as a strident non-believer I can at least like […]

Play >

Episode 53 – 4.3.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 53¬† Uploaded Mar 4, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 53 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 53:¬† ‘Listen’… and in two different languages, but it could have gone to a couple more that are […]

Play >

Episode 52 – 4.2.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 52¬† Uploaded Feb 4, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 52 is 91% vinyl friendly. Near perfect The tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 52:¬† ‘Getting Up Is Not As Easy As Getting Down¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† […]

Play >

Episode 51 – 7.1.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 51 41 Rooms’ Playlist 51 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Have a cuppa! The tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc and one track certainly is very sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 51:¬† Mudriczki and Mackenzie tie. ‘You know I’ve been blinded out […]

Play >

Episode 50 – 24.12.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 50 41 Rooms’ Playlist 50 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. This show, just the one track (marked *) has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 50:¬† Has to be Gil. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW […]

Play >

Episode 49 – 10.12.17

41 Rooms, 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. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo […]

Play >

Episode 48 – 26.11.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 47 – 12.11.17

41 Rooms, 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. 00.00 (Intro) […]

Play >

Episode 46 – 29.10.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 45 – 15.10.17

41 Rooms, 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. […]

Play >

Episode 44 – 1.10.17

41 Rooms, 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. 00.00 (Intro) […]

Play >

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. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.39 […]

Play >

Episode 42 – 3.9.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 41 – 20.8.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 40 – 6.8.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 40¬† 41 Rooms, Playlist 40 is 96% vinyl friendly.¬†Sooooo close! Tracks marked * have been given a 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’ 40 – ‘Overdose […]

Play >

Episode 39 – 23.7.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 38 – 9.7.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 37 – 25.6.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 37 ¬† 41 Rooms, Playlist 37 is 93% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. We might 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… […]

Play >

Episode 36 – 11.6.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 36 41 Rooms, Playlist 36 is 83% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. A bit of a warning. One or two tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 36:¬† The Speeka boys may be speaking best here… 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW […]

Play >

Episode 35 – 28.5.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 34 – 14.5.17

41 Rooms, 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 * […]

Play >

Episode 33 – 30.4.17

41 Rooms, 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) […]

Play >

Episode 32 – 16.4.17

41 Rooms, 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:¬† ‘It’s a good job you didn’t, what with all this unemployment going on…¬†‘ More an aside, it’s a […]

Play >

Episode 31 – 2.4.17

41 Rooms, 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:¬† Gil Scott-Heron’s recount – and likely fully explained somewhere at the time of release. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased […]

Play >

Episode 30 – Original upload 19.3.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 30 41 Rooms, Playlist 30 is 86% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive Lyric of Playlist 30:¬† A bow 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, VHS – […]

Play >

Episode 29 – Original Upload 5.3.17

41 Rooms, 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 had to be postponed when I lost the whole audio and had to start from scratch again… not […]

Play >

Episode 28 – Original upload 19.2.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 27 – Original Upload 5.2.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 27 41 Rooms, Playlist 27 is 81% vinyl friendly.¬†Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 27:¬† Award 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 […]

Play >

Episode 26 – Original upload 22.1.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 25 – 8.1.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 24 – Original upload 25.12.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 23 – Original upload 11.12.16

41 Rooms, 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) – […]

Play >

Episode 22 – 27.11.16

41 Rooms, 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) […]

Play >

Episode 21 – Originally uploaded 13.11.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 20 – Original Upload 30.10.16

41 Rooms, 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 without doubt some equivalent result going on somewhere right now. Tracks marked * have been given a […]

Play >

Episode 19 – 16.10.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 18 – Original Upload 2.10.16

41 Rooms, 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 – […]

Play >

Episode 17 – Original Upload 18.9.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 16 – Original Update 4.9.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 16 41 Rooms’ Playlist 16 is 82% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. Apologies, I had to record this show at 6.30am when I woke and I had a bit of a croaky voice and fuzzy head thing going on. ‘Normal’ service will be back for the next one. ¬†Lyric of Playlist 16: They’re not […]

Play >

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

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 14 – Original Upload 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 – […]

Play >

Episode 13 – Original Upload 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 […]

Play >

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

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 11 – Original Upload 26.6.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 10 – Original Upload 12.6.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 10 is 83% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. A Word Of Warning: NB: 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 […]

Play >

Episode 9 (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 2) – Uploaded 29.5.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 8 – Original Upload 15.5.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 7 – Original Upload 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) […]

Play >

Episode 6 (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 1) – Original upload 17.4.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 5 – Original upload 3.4.16

41 Rooms, 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, […]

Play >

Episode 4 – Original upload 20.3.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 4 is 97% VINYL FRIENDLY.¬† ¬†Will it 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 […]

Play >

Episode 3 – Original upload 6.3.16

41 Rooms, 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.¬†41 Rooms, Playlist 3 Lyric of Playlist 3: Maybe unsurprisingly, as it’s a poem, the words to ‘Autumn Rose’. Incorporated into an […]

Play >

Episode 2 – Original upload 21.2.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >

Episode 1 – Original upload 7.2.16.

41 Rooms, 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 […]

Play >