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Episode 109 – Original Upload 6.11.22

This playlist is 77% vinyl friendly. Not bad.

Turntable 109 - 41 Rooms - show 109

Holger Trass’s thing (http://analogue-classics.com) is repositioning vintage analogue turntables in all manor of set ups. This ancient Garrard 301 (1950s?) deck might sound better than it looks, even if it doesn’t feel as good… as it looks… errr, seeing as it’s not in fact a marble plinth. It’s made from MDF and just looks like marble.


Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune sonically might not sound quite how it originally did. On top of that, the switch between different decades and production values never helps. 🙂


Lyric of Playlist 109…

Jimmy (Webb) or Joni? Close call… and neither happen to be here in their own right.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Young Offender – Republic, LP – London – 1993

Given the turmoil the band were dealing with at the time, this is surprisingly jaunty sounding, and sidestepping the Pet Shop Boys-like talky bits, I keep finding myself wanting to break into the chorus from their State Of The Nation.

New Order - World (The Price Of Love) - 41 Rooms - show 62

05.18

EYELESS IN GAZA – Mania Sour – Mania Sour, CD only – Ambivalent Scale Recordings – 2014

Sonically built for a live show opener, I reckon.

Eyeless In Gaza - First Songs - 41 Rooms - show 107

I don’t go out of my way to grab a ‘me with the band’-type photo but this was a great night, in the company of musical heroes (who are friends)… and close mate, Barry Thickett; EIG at the Musician, Leicester, Sept 18, 2011, a gig promoted by Kevin Hewick, he of Factory Records early days.

Eyeless In Gaza, Leicester, 18.9.11 - 41 Rooms - show 109

07.46

THEE LEXINGTON ARROWS – The Longest Way * – Download only (Bandcamp) – 2017

A roar from Baltimore.

Thee Lexington Arrows - The Longest Way - 41 Rooms - show 109

10.52

FAMILY – In My Own Time – 7″ – Reprise – 1971

Roger Chapman sounded a bit demonic to me when I first heard this as a 14yr old, or thereabouts.

Family - In My Own Time - 41 Rooms - show 109

14.14

FREE – Wishing Well * – 7″ – Island – 1972

Rock of the late ’60s/early ’70s had some great intros – and this was one of them.

Free - Wishing Well - 41 Rooms - show 109

17.58

SIOUXSIE and THE BANSHEES – Killing Jar – live TV – 1988

Stronger than the studio/recorded version and belatedly I’ve just noticed the tune contains the lyric ‘in the wishing well‘… a lyric/the title of the last tune on here. Truly unplanned and coincidental, and given the chasm in styles, what were the chances, eh? Spooky.

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Killing Jar (live) - 41 Rooms - show 109

21.52

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – Flowers (Demo) – Self-titled, CD only – Columbia – 2002

Embryionic Richard ‘Butler Rep’… Butler and co.

The Psychedelic Furs - Flowers (Demo) - 41 Rooms - show 109

26.50

NEU! – Hallogallo – promo only 7″ – Movieplay – 1973

Even though the track led off their debut album from a year earlier, in sticking with 41 Rooms’ liking for tunes in their purest (unmuddied by others) form, you’ll currently have to fork out around €300 for the above rarity. On the plus side, it’s the only tune on the 7″, the downside being it’s split over the two sides.

Neu! - Hallogallo - 41 Rooms - show 109

35.41

THE CURE – Primary * – 7″ – Fiction – 1981

Spritely young things back then, they were sounding like they needed to get down the pub.

The Cure - Primary - 41 Rooms - show 109

39.15

COLOURBOX – Breakdown (Version 2) – 7″ – 4AD – 1983

4AD’s lone groovers of the time?

Colourbox - Breakdown (Version 2) - 41 Rooms - show 109

41.59

WALES WALLACE – Somebody I Know – 7″ b-side – BRC – 1972

Seen as a modern soul ‘crossover’? Whatever, it just sounds ‘right’ to me, whether via £70 for an original or £7(ish) for a legal 2021 re-release courtesy of Outta Sight/Brunswick/BRC.

Wales Wallace - Somebody I Know - 41 Rooms - show 109

44.11

SANTANA – Oye Como Va – 7″ – Columbia – 1971

I don’t remember Santana crossing my path much very early on but a mid ’70s (BBC) Radio 1 In Concert type gig certainly hit the mark… and again on rewind on a BASF cassette tape for a good while thereafter. The National Panasonic music centre on this podcast’s home page was in full effect! 🙂

Santana - Oye Como Va - 41 Rooms - show 109

48.16

DONNA SUMMER – Love Is The Healer (Album Version) – 12″ – Epic – 1999

This take actually sounded ‘tougher’ than a couple of the tune’s remixes of the time. Somewhere in an interview on the net, her percussionist and co-writer of long standing, Bob Conti spoke beautifully of her after her passing but I can’t presently find it to link here. As I know him well from his years playing live with Jose Feliciano I’ll maybe prod him for the info at some point.

Donna Summer - Love Is The Healer (Album Version) - 41 Rooms - show 109

51.37

JACKIE TRENT – This Time – 7″ b-side – Pye – 1966

Only a b-side in the UK and seemingly just a promo in the US, but how heavyweight ‘mainstream’ songwriters of the time, husband and wife, Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent didn’t manage to pitch this to a female (maybe US?) soul artist, I don’t know. Nancy Wilson springs to mind.

Jackie Trent - This Time - 41 Rooms - show 109

UK 7″ acetate

Jackie Trent - This Time (UK 7 acetate) - 41 Rooms - show 109

54.41

JOSÉE HURLOCK – Reality – Lost Souls Dancing, CD only – Inertia Records – 2004

The vocalist on Hefner’s much lauded album, Residue, from a few years earlier.

Josee - Modern Life - 41 Rooms - show 91

58.31

GOT-TA-SCATTA – A Nod To S – Unreleased – Between 2008 and 2022 – Soundcloud

Versions of this have been around for fifteen years or more but we (Dave Summersgill and myself) finally decided to set it in digital stone, and for reasons anyone hearing it will understand, ‘unreleased’ it will have to stay… though we’ll happily wing a digital copy free to anyone wanting to give it a good home, or you can share it via Soundcloud 🙂

Got-Ta-Scatta - A Nod To S - 41 Rooms - show 109

Half time, and if you need to make some written notes…

41 Rooms white mug (pens) copy

01.03.50

DRIVE – Curfew (Rebel Funk Mix) – 12″ – Ninja Tune – 1993

There were lots of these ‘just for skanking around’ slightly throwaway-type tunes in the early ’90s. Here it’s a 16yr-old (or so) Melanie Blatt, on vocals, pre her All Saints days.

Drive - Curfew (Rebel Funk Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.06.55

BOYS WONDER – Eat Me Drink Me (Power Mix) – 12″ – Flat Records – 1990

A bit of a Bocca Juniors Raise ‘Italo piano’ thing going on here.

Boys Wonder - Eat Me Drink Me - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.11.53

ORBITAL – Are We Here? – Snivilisation, 2LP – FFRR – 1994

To date, the longest section of any ‘very long track’ spun on 41 Rooms – with the whole 15 minutes plus getting a look in.

Orbital - Are We Here - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.26.45

TERRY CALLIER – Butterfly – 7″ – Elektra – 1978

A beauty…

Terry Callier - Butterfly - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.30.25

GLEN CAMPBELL – Wichita Lineman * – 7″ – Ember – 1968

I am a linesman at Notts County‘ used to go the alternate version… somewhere, sometime whenever. 🙂 Glen (and Jimmy Webb)? Majestic pop.

Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.34.11

FAIRPORT CONVENTION – Eastern Rain * – What We Did On Our Holidays, LP – Polydor – 1969

A very classy arrangement that seems to give Joni Mitchell’s original some extra ‘presence’.

Fairport Convention - Eastern Rain - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.37.13

GWEN McCRAE – Generate Love (Wise Move Mix) – 12″ – The Danceyard Recording Corp. – 1988

Hands in the air in a modern soul room somewhere, anyone?

Gwen McCrae - Generate Love (Wise Move Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.41.33

CHERYL LYNN – Encore (Dance Version) – 12″ – Columbia – 1983

See the above. 🙂

Cheryl Lynn - Encore (Dance Version) - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.48.17

(n.y.c.) PEECH BOYS – Don’t Make Me Wait (LP version) – Life Is Something Special – Island – 1983

A slightly pitched up take – and a track I fumbled mixing with a version of Cabaret Voltaire’s Yashar, via a TEAC 4 track reel to reel in 1983-84… which I then ‘spun’ via a cassette in our Winkles club nights of the time. Maybe the idea was better than its actual execution, and if I could hear it now (maybe it’s on the one and only Tascam 1/4″ reel I still possess?) it might not sound that great.

Peech Boys - Don't Make Me Wait (LP Version) - 41 Rooms - show 109

01.54.13

DE LUX – Do You Need A Release? – Do You Need A Release? LP – Innovative Leisure Records – 2022

A hands in the air, end-of-a-blissed-out-night vibe from an LA ‘post disco’ duo.

De Lux - Do You Need A Release - 41 Rooms - show 109

Show 110 will be alive Dec 4.

Keep groovin!

Dec



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