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Episode 79 – 3.5.20

PLAYLIST 79 uploaded May 3, 2020

and is 96% vinyl friendly. Soooo close! Near perfect.

Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement turntable - 41 Rooms - show 79

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


Lyric of Playlist 79…

Lesley W having a poke at a USA of a different era here. I wonder what she makes of the clown calling the shots there now?


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Thieves Like Us – 12″ – Factory – 1984

April should (see) the unveiling of the long awaited Thieves Like Us on 7″ and 12″ – a distinct change of emphasis this one, a slowish ballad,  but totally addictive. Some may prefer Murder, a tricky instrumental from the Power, Corruption and Lies LP sessions, which Factory Benelux aim to release about the same time, backed with an up-tempo instrumental version Thieves (FBN 22)’. – Steve Connell, The Catalogue #14, April ’84

New Order - Thieves Like Us - 41 Rooms - show 79

Somewhere along the way before publishing From Heaven to Heaven… I lost both the photos and the negatives I had from New Order’s visit to TV South(ampton) in Nov ’83 to promote Thieves Like Us, so these murky b/w scans for my (poorly printed) Rorschach Testing mag/fanzine article (one page below) will have to do for here.

New Order - TV South (2) - 41 Rooms - show 79
New Order -TV South(ampton) - Gillian, Barney, Steve and Hooky - 41 Rooms - show 79
New Order Rorschach Testing interview (Pg 1 only) - 41 Rooms - show 79

Photos and Rorschach Testing extract copyright/credit(s) – Dec Hickey


07.01

THE GO! TEAM – Ladyflash – 7″ – Memphis Industries – 2004

Squelchy sounding! Must be all that Brighton sea air. Like mid sixties Motowners making a hip hop record… and that red vinyl just reminds me of bootleg albums from the mid seventies. I think I had a Beatles album that had the same look.

The Go! Team - Ladyflash - 41 Rooms - show 79

10.49

DOUBLE DEE & STEINSKI – Lesson 3 (History of Hip Hop Mix) * – 12″ promo – Tommy Boy – 1985

Coldcut’s existence is most probably down to this and a few other records of the time. Snappy… and bonkers! Pre the Akai 950 sampler, I’m guessing this involved a lot of tape splicing.


15.26

CAPTAIN ROCK – The Return Of Capt. Rock – 12″ – NIA Records – 1983

Yet another on a C90 cassette of then very current electro, ex-bass player of The Wake, Mac gave me sometime in 1983.

Captain Rock - The Return Of Capt. Rock - 41 Rooms - show 79

23.09

‘SWEET BROWN’ – ‘Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That’ – Youtube only – 2012

How I got to 79 shows before playlisting this I’m not too sure. A masterful (see Youtube) bit of ‘found sound’ manipulation, where some real life scary shit turned into a bit of a mini media tour for our guest vocalist here.

'Sweet Brown' - 'Ain't Nobody Got Time For That - 41 Rooms - show 79

24.53

SPEEDOMETER – Work It Out – 7″ – Freestyle Records – 2005

Tight!

Speedometer - Work It Out - 41 Rooms - show 79

28.22

AU PAIRS – America – Sense and Sensuality, LP – Kamera – 1982

Hell, if music was still Lesley Woods’ main vehicle in life, she’d be spoilt for choice for subject matter to rant at.

Au Pairs - America - 41 Rooms - show 79

33.04

23 SKIDOO – Another Baby’s Face – 7″ b-side – Pineapple Products – 1981

A bit punk ska? A bit 60s garage? A bit before the industrial funk and Gamelan sound set in.

23 Skidoo - Another Baby's Face - 41 Rooms - show 79

A 1981 Leicester Uni poster.

23 Skidoo 42cm x 61cm 1981 Leicester poster - 41 Rooms - show 79

37.38

SUDETEN CRECHE – Are Kisses Out Of Fashion * – Europe In The Year Zero, v/a 12″ EP – S/Phonograph – 1982

Very cute then… and now. That’s a good thing. A lone single in 1983… and another in 2019(!)… and with another life in between, no doubt.

Sudeten Creche - Are Kisses Out Of Fashion - 41 Rooms - show 79

40.53

THOSE DANCING DAYS – Hitten – 7″ – Wichita – 2008

Like so much music out of Scandinavia, TDD’s approach had a refreshing slant. A bit Blondie-like, but…

Those Dancing Days - Hitten - 41 Rooms - show 79

44.23

THE ORGAN – Brother – 7″ – Too Pure – 2006

… not quite as much as these out of Vancouver, Canada girls. When I first heard this I went scouting to hear the rest of their mid noughties releases and nothing came remotely close to this for me. It’s a personal thing.

The Organ - Brother - 41 Rooms - show 79

48.28

BLONDIE – One Way Or Another – 7″ – Chrysalis – 1979

Debbie Harry. The way a fair amount of us new wave/alternative types likes our pop stars.

Blondie - One Way Or Another - 41 Rooms - show 79

Below: Debbie Harry and Chris Stein answering calls from fans on the BBC’s Saturday Morning Swapshop, 22.12.79.

I’d had a video machine for a month or two at this point, so the idea of recording stuff and watching it at anytime was still a huge novelty. These pix snapped four days later on Boxing Day, with an SLR camera… in front of a frozen screen, I’d say. ūüôā

Debbie Harry (Swapshop) 22.12.79
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Swapshop) 22.12.79 - 41 Rooms - show 79

51.28

AUTUMN – Synthesize – 7″ – Micrart – 1981

The complete info… here

Autumn - Synthesize - 41 Rooms - show 79

54.31

OUR DAUGHTER’S WEDDING – Lawnchairs – 7″ – Design Records – 1980

The sort of accentuated vocal I’d possibly bypass these days but this single deserved a few spins in our club at the time. Very electronic and new wave – and aiming for a chart or two, I’d say.

Our Daughter's Wedding - Lawnchairs - 41 Rooms - show 79

57.38

HEAVEN 17 – We Don’t Need That Fascist Groove Thang * – 12″ – Virgin – 1981

As big a dance floor fave as this was in our club, this will never sound quite at the right speed. ūüôā I’m obviously wired differently.

Heaven 17 - (We Don't Need That) Fascist Groove Thang - 41 Rooms - show 79

Sam’s mug’s back!

Sam's 41 Rooms mug

01.01.37

COLOURBOX – You Keep Me Hanging On (12″ Version) – 12″ b-side – 4AD – 1985

Yet another Colourbox release where Lorita Grahame earnestly belts it out and the brothers Young just sound playful.

Colourbox - You Keep Me Hanging On (!2 Version) - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.07.22

MIRIAM MAKEBA – Where Does It Lead? – Self-Titled LP – RCA – 1960

This woman had a life.

Miriam Makeba - Where Does It Lead? - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.09.51

SAM AIREY – Station Approach – 7″ – Hide & Seek Records – 2014

One of only two SA single releases to date, with a lone album years later in 2017.

Sam Airey - Station Approach - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.14.23

SWANS – A Screw (Holy Money) – 12″ – K.422 – 1986

There are some dark goings on here in Michael Gira’s lyrics.

Swans - A screw (Holy Money) - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.19.00

BOURBONEZE QUALK – God With Us – Laughing Afternoon, LP – Recloose Organisation – 1983

Ah, I think next week I’ll get me guitar out and play along with them.’ was the great man, John Peel’s comment after spinning this track on his radio show back in 1983. Dry… ūüôā

Bourbonese Qualk - God With Us - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.24.07

RICHARD H. KIRK – Martyrs Of Palestine – 12″ b-side – Rough Trade – 1986

Re Hypnotic: ‘Very fast industrial muzak on side one sounding exactly how I expected it to – will be good in alternative clubs. A very usable side two for funkier haunts slightly similar to George Clinton’s Loopzilla. I’ll stick to the b-side’. – Mark Moore, The Catalogue #43, Nov/Dec ’86. 

Richard H. Kirk - Martyrs Of Palestine - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.31.20

SMOOVE + TURRELL – Lay It On Me * – 7″ – Jalapeno Records – 2014

A belter aimed squarely at a dancefloor.

Smoove + Turrell - Lay It On Me - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.34.39

DAPHNI (feat PARADISE) – Sizzling * – 12″ – Jiaolong – 2019

Thumbs up to Daphni for picking the bones out of the original recording.

Daphni (feat Paradise) - Sizzling - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.39.15

BILL NELSON – Rooms With Brittle Views – 7″ – Les Disque Du Cr√©puscule – 1980

These days Bill’s constantly knocking out albums every two or three months but this, his solo debut single, is from a very different music biz landscape.

Bill Nelson - Room With Brittle Views - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.43.08

ELCKA – Leather Lips – 10″ – Nectah Records – 1995

I might be very wrong (tho’ I’m not going to check) but judging by this tune alone, I get the feeling Elcka were indie rock actually craving the ‘foot on the monitor’ stadium life. This 10″ will do for me.

Elcka - Leather Lips - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.46.50

THE CASUALS – Jesamine – 7″ – Decca – 1968

Whoooaaaggh! A massive swerve to my youth and watching Top Of The Pops at the age of eleven.

The Casuals - Jesamine - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.50.06

COLIN BLUNSTONE Say You Don’t Mind – 7″ – Epic – 1972

A hugely distinctive sound at the time. Class pop.

Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind - 41 Rooms - show 79

01.53.21

GOT-TA-SCATTA – A Wonderful Thing – 12″ – Salu – 2001

Dave Summersgill and myself. The name Got-Ta-Scatta? An idea from a line in Fela Kuti’s Sorrow Tears and Blood – ‘Everybody run run run, everybody gotta scatta‘. It seemed appropriate, as our little release was flying a shade under the legal radar – what with the unofficial involvement of writer/poetess etc etc, Maya Angelou on ‘vocals’. I became a fan of that voice sometime in the eighties when she read her Caged Bird poem on a BBC TV (50th?) anniversary weekend TV appearance and bits from that reading, along with a number of other sources are the lyrical jigsaw we turned into A Wonderful Thing, along with Still I Rise on the other side.

A few years after we released the 12″ Miss Angelou was due to give a talk/lecture-type thing at Stanford University in California and I nearly got my sister (who lives close) to go along with one of the fifty numbered promo CDs of A Wonderful Thing. I was confident that beyond any possible annoyance she may have had at us lifting her words or worries (unfounded) about lost monies, she’d have actually liked the recording. Late on, I dipped out on the idea but very soon after I regretted it… and sadly with the lady’s passing in 2014 the chance was gone for good.

Got-Ta-Scatta - A Wonderful Thing - 41 Rooms - show 79 (2)

Copy for the press release…

Got-Ta-Scatta - A Wonderful Thing 12 press release copy - 41 Rooms - show 79

Keep reminding yourself, it’s just a sound collage…


Show 80 due June 7.

From just one of the millions of self imposed ‘bunkers’.

Stay safe.

Dec x

2 thoughts on “Episode 79 – 3.5.20

  1. Coincidently I heard that track “Brother” by The Organ for the first time about 2 weeks ago on 6music. Inspired me to purchase the album …2 quid for the CD on ebay ..rest of the album …not so good. Purchased Visitors comp album too (birthday present to myself) Very good .

    1. Same as you on their other material, Jerry. It felt really lack lustre. Having said that, some who’ve left comments on Youtube are really passionate about them… and miss them big time. Who was playing Brother on 6Music?

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 * […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Episode 30 – 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, DVD – […]

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Episode 29 – 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 got abandoned when I lost the whole audio on Thursday afternoon and had to start from scratch again… […]

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Episode 28 – 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 […]

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Episode 27 – 5.2.17

41 Rooms, 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 […]

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Episode 26 – 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 […]

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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 […]

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Episode 24 – 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 […]

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Episode 23 – 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) – […]

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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) […]

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Episode 21 – 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 […]

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Episode 20 – 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 no doubt some equivalent result going on somewhere right now. Tracks marked * have been given a […]

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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 […]

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Episode 18 – 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 – […]

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Episode 17 – 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 […]

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Episode 16 – 4.9.16

41 Rooms, 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 with 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 […]

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Episode 15 – 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 […]

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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)

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 […]

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Episode 11 – 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 […]

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Episode 10 – 12.6.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

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Episode 9 (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 2) – 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 […]

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Episode 8 – 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 […]

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Episode 7 – 1.5.16

PLAYLIST 7 is 91% VINYL FRIENDLY. More than excellent. Lyric of Playlist 7:  ‘I wanna be instamatic, I wanna be a frozen pea, I wanna be dehydrated, in a consumer society… ‘ Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’ ūüėČ 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) […]

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Episode 6 (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 1) – 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 […]

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Episode 5 – 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, […]

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Episode 4 – 20.3.16

41 Rooms, 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 […]

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Episode 3 – 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 […]

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Episode 2 – 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 […]

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Episode 1 – 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 […]

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