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Episode 94 – 1.8.21

PLAYLIST 94 uploaded Aug 1, 2021

and it’s 84% vinyl friendly! Impressive.

Turntable 94 - 41 Rooms - Vintage Japanese record turntables

Just a few of the over one hundred vintage (60’s, 70’s and 80’s) portable record turntables, exhibited in 2016 at Tokyo’s 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 that would later (mid 70’s) be my sonic workhorse I’ll bet somewhere in Fumihito’s collection was something close to what I think I had as my own first record player – I say ‘think’ coz it’s an annoying blur – and the Exchange & Mart magazine, the UK’s buy and sell ‘eBay of the day’ (and a bit of a bible for my dad) could well have been where it came from.


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


Lyric of Playlist 94…

Would you like us to assign someone to worry your mother… ‘ Both funny and worrying 🙂


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – This Time Of Night – (Pumped Full Of Drugs: ) – VHS etc – Factory – 1985

And by pure coincidence we’ve stayed in Tokyo! From a performance at the Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall there in May ’85, with the gig being released (initially in Japan only) on the old VHS, Beta and even Laserdisc video formats of the time and in later years made available on DVD. To be honest, somehow even just the existence of this package passed me by at the time.

New Order - This Time Of Night - 41 Rooms - show 94

05.28

WIRE – Drill – Snakedrill, 12″ EP – Mute – 1986

At the time, I was just a casual onlooker but they’re rightly seen now as post punk royalty.

Wire - Advantage In Height - 41 Rooms - show 81

10.10

ALLEZ ALLEZ – Turn Up The Meter – African Queen, mini LP – Kamera Records – 1982

From the ashes of Marine, as short as their lifespan was to be, Sarah Osborne’s vocals thankfully helped keep the sound on the leftfield side.

Allez Allez - Marathon Dance

14.43

BRODKA & SCOTTIBRAINS – Wrong Party – 7″ – Speedy Wunderground – 2021

I wouldn’t be surprised if I said as much the last time a Speedy Wunderground release appeared on 41 Rooms but you need to be ultra quick to grab some of these limited 7″ers of theirs. In fact I’m not sure being on any emailing/subscribers list is of any good, as some are (already?) sold out the moment they’re announced, whilst at practically the same time copies appear at triple the price on Discogs. The whole supply and demand thing being worked as part of the PR, I’d say… and fair play to ’em. This cracker is such a case but I’m more laid back on missing out these days than I maybe would have been in my younger years.

Brodka & Scottibrains - Wrong Party - 41 Rooms - show 94

18.26

THE BEDROOMS – We Are Unknown – Passive Viewing, LP – Domestic Departure – 2020

The album is the only release to date of this Portland, Oregon band and here’s my copy currently lounging in California. ‘200 copies pressed, two-color risographed fold-over covers in hunter green & flat gold‘ say they on Bandcamp.

The Bedrooms - We Are Unknown - 41 Rooms - show 94

22.06

THE DUKE SPIRIT – Into The Fold – Neptune, LP – Love Token LLP – 2008

Their last releases were in 2017 and currently their website’s news page offers only – We’ve just been Duking around for a while, but things are starting to brew, who knew….

The Duke Spirit - Into The Fold - 41 Rooms - show 94

24.50

LES PANTIES – Hazy Days – Here and Now, 12″ EP – Fantomes Records – 2015

Their name has got no less annoying than the last time they were here – and maybe it even irks them too, as it’s not on the front of this EP 🙂 Their three releases to date, all hard to track down at reasonable prices, have since been grouped together, so a nod to James Nice at Les Disques du Crépuscule for the CD, Cold Science.

Les Panties - Hazy Days - 41 Rooms - show 94

27.36

ROBIN TROWER – Day Of The Eagle – Bridge Of Sighs, LP – Chrysalis – 1974

As a late teener in the mid-late 70s I was into a good bit of ‘rock’, but allowing for Trower being seen as a great guitarist, looking back it was definitely Jimmy Dewar’s soulful vocals (with a bit of funk in the band’s rock?) that swayed me. My tastes moving forward just about shifted everywhere else but listening these days Dewar’s input feels even more vital to their signature sound they had, and with his passing in 2002 the job of replicating that vocal input seems to have been admirably filled by Davey Pattinson.

Robin Trower - Day Of The Eagle - 41 Rooms - show 94

30.15

BLADE – The Coming Is Near – King Of The Beats, v/artists 4LP – Team Records – 1997

An intro that’s been sourced from a 60s/70s UK TV prog I can’t quite nail down (some Rediffusion/Granada/Anglia TV thing?) and then it’s Blade in instrumental mode.

Blade - The Coming Is Near - 41 Rooms - show 94

32.59

CHICO MANN (feat KENDRA MORRIS) – Same Old Clown – 12″ – Soundway – 2013

File under ‘Bouncy’ and with no official video out there, a Dakota Burke on Youtube decided to add some moves. Search and praise. He’s having fun.

Chico Mann (feat Kendra Morris) - Same Old Clown - 41 Rooms - show 94

37.18

ASHLEY THOMAS – Kept On Runnin’ (Domu Remix) – Remixes 12″ EP – Counterpoint Records – 2008

Connections with my old home town, Bedford, in the shape of Domu on remix duties. Thomas is yet another class act that didn’t get the rub of the green and had he surfaced in the early days of Acid Jazz and that soul/jazz/funk 90’s thing he’d definitely have had a better shot at… whatever. Here’s hoping he’ll get the energy to release something again at some point.

Ashley Thomas - Kept On Running (Domu Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 94

42.15

ATTICA BLUES – 3ree (A Means To Be) – 12″ – Mo Wax – 1997

Vocalist, Roba El-Essawy, riding beats that seemed to straddle both broken beat and trip hop. 🙂

Attica Blues - 3ree - 41 Rooms - show 94

46.31

PAULINE TAYLOR – Siren

and

48.24

PAULINE TAYLOR – Rain – 7″ EP – Ramrock Red – 2020

Gospel and another bit of bought vinyl still to pick up, this time on my next jaunt back to the UK.

Pauline Taylor - Siren : Rain - 41 Rooms - show 94

50.02

JAZZ THE GLASS – Ignition – Download only – 2021

After making music in tandem with others, on and off for nearly forty years, close mate, Dave Summersgill has just released his first solo album, Shine but I just happened right now to hone in on a track that was released a couple of months ago.

Jazz The Glass - Ignition - 41 Rooms - show 94

52.33

DAVID SYLVIAN – River Man – Gone To Earth, 2LP – Virgin – 1986

Yep, as mentioned on the show, reminiscent of bath music for me in the very late eighties. One of a bunch of great tracks that I sort of love and sometimes shy away from, as they link to tough times.

David Sylvian - River Man - 41 Rooms - show 94

56.50

FREDERICK & NINA – Place To Hide – 7″ – Council Folk Recordings – 2001

Looking back, this has ticked a few boxes. An obscure and no doubt lovingly hand stickered/stamped DIY label and another that would have made it to the occasional 41 Rooms’ series of great double sided 7″ers, had I not played the flip, Running in a very early show here. The eight or so noughties’ era releases that surfaced on the label pretty much involved either (here) Paul Jason Fredericks or his sis, one Linda Lewis, of Rock A Doodle Doo and Sideway Shuffle etc fame.

Frederick and Nina - Running - 41 Rooms - show 19

01.00.13

EDDIE HOLMAN – I’m Not Gonna Give Up – 7″ – Bell Records – 1968

My mid to late 70s youth was soundtracked by just the one Eddie Holman single, the double header of Hey There Lonely Girl and It’s All In The Game but this is from a bunch of earlier and also great singles of his that I then checked out after belated (by a few decades!) picking up on his debut album, 1969’s I Love You.

Eddie Holman - I'm Not Gonna Give Up - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.03.00

THE CHARMELS – As Long As I’ve Got You – 7″ (promo only?) – Volt – 1967

A rare groove that will cost a few hundred £$€ for an original copy. I don’t have one.

The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You - 41 Rooms - show 94

Half time tea tum, tee tum, tea tum

Dave's mug - 41 Rooms - A Post Punk Plus Podcast

01.05.43

LONDON ELEKTRICITY – Rewind – 12″ – Hospital Records – 1999

The lead off acoustic section is rightly out there elsewhere on its own 7″ but this d&b workout produces a bigger than the sum of its (two) parts whole.

London Elektricity - Rewind - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.16.26

MASSIVE ATTACK v MAD PROFESSOR – Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation) – No Protection, LP – Wild Bunch Records – 1995

Mad Professor in and Tracey Thorn’s vocal all but out. It’s still a winner.

Massive Attack v Mad Professor - Protection (Radiation Ruling The Nation) - 41 Rooms - show 94

Massive Attack and their roots in Dub: Straight No Chaser #11, 1991

Massive Attack (Straight No Chaser #11, 1991 - 41 Rooms - show 94
Massive Attack (Straight No Chaser #11, 1991 {2}) - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.21.52

MARVIN GAYE – If This World Were Mine (Claes Rosen Remix) – Youtube only?

I didn’t need the 22 million (and counting) Youtube hits to tell me this… just… works. There’s nothing radical in the sounds or indeed in the production but it’s proof positive that Swedish producer/DJ Rosen has a real ‘feel’ for maestro Marv.

Marvin Gaye - If This World Was Mine (Claes Rosen Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.27.40

PURESSENCE – Ironstone Izadora – Walking Dead 12″ – Island 2002

Moody Mancs…

Puressence - Ironstone Izadora - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.31.04

COCTEAU TWINS – The Tinderbox (Of A Heart) – Head Over Heels, LP – 4AD – 1983

Not performed at their Bedford Boys Club gig in Nov ’84 but what was a promotion of mine would have been a very long night had all my fave CT tunes made it on to the set list that memorable night.

Cocteau Twins - In Our Angelhood - 41 Rooms - show 39

Previously unseen/unpublished, Liz soundchecking somewhere on the Cocteau Twins five date April ’84 UK tour.

Cocteau Twins - 41 Rooms - show 94

Photo credit/copyright – Dec Hickey


01.35.39

INSPIRAL CARPETS – Biggest Mountain – Island Head, 12″ EP – Mute, Cow – 1990

More Mancs, but these were having us on a waltz.

Inspiral Carpets - Biggest Mountain - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.39.58

FILA BRAZILLIA – Motown Coppers – Spill The Beans, 12″ – Twentythree – 2001

Steve Cobby has seemingly had as much fun with naming his tracks as he’s had in making them.

Fila Brazillia - Motown Coppers - 41 Rooms - show 94


01.44.20

THE WOODENTOPS – Get It On – 7″ – Virgin – 1986

A classic ‘in a rush’ Woodentops sound.

The Woodentops - Get It On - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.47.35

??? – Warm Leatherette – ????

No idea where I grabbed this from ( along time ago) but it hasn’t shown up in any search since. Is there a bad version of Daniel “The Normal’ Miller’s post punkatronic classic?

Tumbleweed - 41 Rooms - show 83

01.52.11

ELASTICA – Stutter – 10″ – Deceptive – 1993

A bit flippant but I liked more what they were about than the actual music… but this was a buzzing tune. Even though its limited edition pressing numbers is maybe as unknown as the various UK 7″ equivalents, I’ve gone here for a visual of the US 10″ – the Gold/Yellow Translucent vinyl does it.

Elastica - Stutter - 41 Rooms - show 94

01.54.24

MARTHA and THE MUFFINS / M + M – Danseparc (Every Day It’s Tomorrow) – Danseparc, LP – RCA – 1983

Intelligent and quirky pop indie…

Martha and The Muffins - Obedience - 41 Rooms - show 60

01.57.22

WET LEG – Chaise Longue – Download only (for now) – 2021

This Isle Wight duo have just signed to Domino, so I’m guessing this will surface in a more hard copy form at some point.

Wet Leg - Chaise Longue - 41 Rooms - show 94

Show 95 is due to surface on Sept 5.

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