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Episode 32 – 16.4.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 32

 Album looks a bit samey…

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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 Ted moment… of sorts.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Denial – Movement, LP – Factory Records – 1981

One of their finest. Known initially as Little Dead and first performed lived (to about ten to twenty of us) at the Bedford Boys Club soundcheck, 21.3.81, thankfully it then started the gig a couple of hours later. When Barney was really in the zone this track was as ‘urgent’ a performance as New Order have ever let loose but it was dropped from their sets in early ’86. The New Order frontman recently hinted their setlists at the upcoming Manchester international festival in late June will be wildly different from the norm so it will be interesting to see whether performing with a ’12-member synthesiser ensemble’ is a route in to perform tracks that otherwise might never resurface. Importantly, Barney’s not the onstage performer/persona he was in 1981 and because of that Denial would appear a complete outsider to reappear… but who knows…


04.57

M.A.N.I.C. – I’m Comin’ Hardcore (Original Version) – 12″ – Union City Recordings – 1992

Mancunian ravers Music Audio Noice Inducement Control’s two previous releases are combined now on Circa’s new label, this slightly corny hip house tempted 0-128.1-0bpm droning stuttery jitterer in its jangling Original Mix and fiercer bleeping Remix being coupled with the noisily shouting jangle ‘Take Me Away’ in ‘French Kiss’-ishly slowing 0-127.8-94.7-127.8-0bpm Original and bleeper 0-127.8-0bpm Sub Bass Mixes‘ – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 4.4.92

Originally out in ’91, a belting dance tune from the end of the rave era. Those fields inside the M25 weren’t for me, I used to get full on hay fever.


09.26

INFLUX – Deeva – 12″, white label – Loopy Toones – 1991/2?

I still have a cassette tape of Colin Faver spinning this on Kiss FM back in the day and uttering ‘OK, thanks to everyone who phoned up for that one. Overwhelmed, you could say.‘ Good to know I wasn’t the only one who went for this completely off the wall 12″. I wonder if the featured diva/deeva ever got to hear her, without doubt, unscheduled appearance on the track. Unlikely.


15.04

EUPHORIA – Sweet Rain (Fila Brazillia Mix) (Edit) – 12″ – Six Degrees Records – 2001

Coming at you like fists to a punchbag….


18.43

VARIOUS (PRODUCTION) – Hater – 7″ – Various Production – 2004

Electronic, folk rock, dubstep, downtempo, folktronica… and then some. Out of London and in the hands of one Adam Phillips, the second but not the last Various track to grace 41 Rooms. Still though, as crap a group name as the last time they were here.


22.21

ICHI – Otonoha Tonbi – ??????????????????????????????

No idea where I sourced this ‘studio’ version but if you’re wondering what this nicely bonkers few minutes looked and sounded like in a live setting at Le Popin in Paris in 2009 (unlikely, it has to be said) you can check it out on Youtube. Not quite so mad that he won’t be back here, though… coz he might.

And here’s a set up you won’t see too often.


26.12

KITACHI – Spirit (Hip-Hop Mix) – 10″, gold – Dope On Plastic – 1995

They may have had a Japanese sounding moniker but Kitachi were Dennis Rootical and Mark Millington and as likely to have emanated from the Orient as the next guy on the playlist.

The label of this industrial strength slab of hip-hop proudly boasts that ‘Any surface noise is purely intentional‘. Good to see.


31.02

TED CHIPPINGTON – She Loves You (And You Know That Can’t Be Bad) – 7″ – Vindaloo Records – 1986

Might have seen Ted supporting someone like The Nightingales in Bedford… and then again. The Beatles were big in my youth but without checking, this cover might be the nearest, to date, they’ve made it to 41 Rooms. Nearly worth it for the deadpan ‘it’s a good job you didn’t, (what) with all this unemployment going on‘ retort. The chorus via vibes/xylophone… a nice touch 🙂


33.43

NORMAN SINGH – A Place To Keep My Shoes – The Suck & The Blow, private cassette – 1985

These days it may be Soundcloud/Youtube/Bandcamp/Wherever on the net, but way back, the self released cassette had its place. ‘Norman’ was one Martyn Shouler, guitarist with Bedford band, Actors & Famous People. They only released one 12″ but had a session on BBC Radio One (Kid Jensen, possibly)… which is more than most bands manage(d). I’ve a feeling all the main musicians credited on this cassette are actually Martyn himself, and he didn’t stop here. Somewhere, I’ve another c-60/90’s worth of his outpourings and he certainly made a third… at least!


37.42

THE SHRUBS – King Urn (JP session, 27.8.87) 

One of their finer moments, coming (as is often the case) via a Peely session.


40.13

BOGSHED – Runner On A Blunder – Imminent 4, Various Artists LP – Food – 1986

Possibly only available on the above compilation.


43.10

THE CONNELLS – In My Head – Darker Days, LP – Demon Records – 1985

Out of Raleigh, North Carolina in the mid eighties… and with a liking for the Smiths, I’d say.


45.56

SPLODGENESSABOUNDS – Yarmouth 5-O – 7″, one sided – Deram – 1981

My only copy of this Hawaii 5-O theme tune send up is the free flexi that came with the band’s Cowpunk Medium 7″.

but if the track floats your boat and you’re a vinyl fanatic, try hunting down the one-sided 7″ below. It surfaced the same year but I’ve never seen a copy and Discogs have never listed or sold a copy, either.


46.42

MELANIE DE BIASIO – The Flow (Jools, 7.10.14) –

Slower and with more presence than the album version.


49.50

AFTA-1 – La Samba3 – Aftathoughts Vol. 1 – Digital Download only – 2008

Space-tronica… for now… and fab…


53.57

STUBBORN HEART – Penetrate – Stubborn Heart, LP – One Little Indian – 2012

followed by some soultronica with a bit of space.


57.39

BOX OF TOYS – Precious Is The Pearl – 7″ – Inevitable – 1984

Whenever I hear this single I picture a bright mid evening, one summer, before our ‘alternative’ club night at Winkles in Bedford – where, maybe, girls in floral dresses gently swooned on the dancefloor to this.


01.01.23

TALK TALK – Happiness Is Easy – The Colour Of Spring, LP – EMI – 1986

Given the way the music industry and technology have both moved, it’s maybe surprising Mark Hollis hasn’t found a way to at least continue making music on his own terms, if not to tour and perform live.


01.06.50

JACKSON – Utopia – 12″ – Sound Of Barclay – 2003

Oh, my gosh! This has to be one of the most chaotic, futuristic, adventurous, and incredible new records I’ve heard in a  long time. And I’m sure that’s not saying nearly enough. Jackson Fourgeaud has remixed Vanessa Paradis, Femi Kuti, and Free Form Five to name but a few. Electronica, bleep noises, experimental neo P-funk and Dadist disco all clash together form a Supa Nova of celestial future funk that may just blow your speakers. Dance music to leap you into the future. Illa‘ – Sean McAuliffe, Straight No Chaser, Vol 2 #25, Summer ’03


01.11.13

AKUFEN – Jeep Sex – My Way, 3LP – Force Inc. Music Works – 2002

An album’s worth of this ‘microsampling’ approach is too much for me but a track at a time will do just fine. Canadian electronic head, Marc Leclair is the culprit.


01.16.08

ST. GERMAIN – Thank U Mum (4 Everything You Did) (Edit) – Boulevard (The Complete Series), 2LP – F Communications – 1995

Top tune and sentiment.


01.22.59

SHIPS – Space Inside – 7″ Stratosfear Recordings – 2014

250 copies only of this… and sadly I don’t have one. A cracking debut, it’ll turn up at some point. Their new free-to-stream-right-now-at-Bandcamp single, All Will Be, is a beaut and leads the way for their debut album, Precession, surfacing on May 1.

Ships - You're Gonna Feel It (Live) - 41 Rooms


01.29.10

MINISTRY – Cold Life (12″ Version) – 12″ – Wax Trax! Records – 1985

Would definitely have been on my club playlists but I think I missed this on its first showing in ’81-’82.


01.34.52

COLOURBOX – Punch – 12″ – 4AD – 1984

The white boy indie/new wave soul of the Young brothers, Martyn and Steve, topped nicely by vocalist, Lorita Grahame.

4AD would rarely have been using a dance promotions company back in the early 80s but they did here for Colourbox.


01.39.23

BEANFIELD – Enchanting Signs (Vocal Version) – 12″ – Compost Records – 1999

A hustling, bustling sound, and the other version isn’t exactly lacking vocals, either.


01.44.55

CALIBRE (feat STEVE SPACEK) – Shine – Overflow, 2CD only – Signature Records – 2008

Belfaster… Belfastian… d&basser, Dominic Martin is from Belfast, and here hooked up with Steve Spacek. Spatial soul.


01.48.33

FAD GADGET – Ricky’s Hand (edit) * – 7″ – Mute Records – 1980

I played this a few times in our club but pitched down slightly – as it is here – wouldn’t have made it any easier to dance to – unless your style is jerky Devo, cartoon robot… or the likes. Not a good look.


01.51.46

SISTERS OF MERCY – Body Electric – 7″ – Merciful Release – 1982

This saw serious turntable action in our club… as is witnessed by the scratch marks covering my copy, which I never remember having the picture sleeve to.


01.55.39

D(EUTSCH) A(MERIKANISCHE) F(REUNDSCHAFT) – Der Mussolini *  – 12″ – Virgin – 1981

Hopefully somewhere there’s a club still pounding this out.


Not planned, but ‘electronic’ seemed to rule this time out.

Dec….

2 thoughts on “Episode 32 – 16.4.17

  1. Hey, pretty cool playlist/show. Just a heads up that The Connells are not Australian, but rather from Raliegh, North Carolina, and were in that late 1980s/early 1990s southern college rock miasma. You may remember them from the huge hit “’74-’75” from the album Ring, that even got played on VH-1 back in 1994-1995, although my favorite LP is One Simple Word, which had a college radio hit with “Stone Cold Yesterday.”

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Aaaaah Ha! Cheers for the correction, J-Ro and for tuning in to 41 Rooms. I was so sure on them being out of Oz I didn’t even bother to Discogs/Wiki them, but it’s good to get these things right and they’ve now been ‘re-patriated’ on the playlist. I’ll check out the One Simple Word album as well. Best, Dec.

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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 in 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’ 😉 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 Nine (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 Eight – 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 Seven – 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’ 😉 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) […]

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Episode Six (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 Five – 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 Four – 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 Three – 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 Two – 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 One – 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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