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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 go to Mr Curtis. He was just closer to the edge of somewhere more desperate..


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Dreams Never End – Movement, LP – Factory – 1981

One of Hooky’s two moments in the NO vocal front line and a live regular back in the early days, when their set – below 40 minutes on many an occasion, including Bedford – comprised of most of the ten or so only songs they had. And although Dreams Never End was one of the band’s most performed songs in their first decade of operation, after 1987 those in the UK would be waiting two decades before, seemingly out of nowhere, it cropped up again, in the setlist at a Manchester, Ritz gig. The rehearsals and pre-show chat that brought that about would be an interesting listen.


03.47

THE STRANGLERS – Sometimes – Stranglers IV (Rattus Norvegicus), LP – United Artists – 1977

Much older and musically far more proficient than their contemporaries during the punk era – drummer, Jet Black was knocking 40(!) when this album came out – but they still managed to cut a mean streak. You certainly can’t go wrong with their first two albums.


08.38

JOY DIVISION – Colony – Closer, LP – Factory – 1980

Still… hugely… powerful.


12.26

CABARET VOLTAIRE – Gut Level (Paradiso, Amsterdam, 9.12.83) – ???? – 1983

As with many a band’s visit to Amsterdam in the 80s, this gig was recorded and broadcast by the excellent VPRO Radio, and really captures the ‘sound’ of live CV for me. Five months earlier they’d opened with Gut Level at the first of my two Bedford Boys Club Cabs promotions… and not that we needed it for bodies through the door, your band on the front of NME (when the ‘inkie’ really meant something) was very welcome. The Cabs were firing in this era.


20.12

CLICK CLICK – Clang! – 12″ b-side – Rorschach Testing – 1985

Only the fourth 41 Rooms appearance (in 61 shows) for a band I managed. I’ll pick it up a bit in the future. The first 1000 copies were in this yellow and blue bespoke envelope-style sleeve, produced by CC drummer, Derek in the Bute Street, Luton building where he worked… and I still have 17 unplayed pressings (but without sleeves) which would have come from the slight lottery of getting records pressed, certainly back then. If you ordered a thousand, you might get (say) 980 or you might get 1020.

Can’t quite put my hands on the CC ‘vault’ at the something extra to add here

Click Click - Clang! - 41 Rooms - show 61 (2)

Promo sheet…

Bedford Park, errr… Bedford – Mid ’85


23.13

TALKING HEADS – Slippery People (Live) – 12″ – EMI – 1984

A regular on the Winkles, Bedford decks during my shift back in the day.


27.16

PAWPAWS – White Walls – Download only – Southern City’s Lab – 2013

I usually baulk at the first stirrings of anything that sounds like it was recorded from a hundred yards away in a large empty aircraft hanger or the bottom of a massive well… but this I like a lot. All pawspaws material to date (2012-2013) has been digital only, via bandcamp… and being from Russia maybe didn’t help their efforts to spread the word more.


29.09

COCTEAU TWINS – Touch Upon Touch – Volume 17, Fifth Birthday Bumper Bonanza – v/a CD – Volume 1996

Remembering the late Rob Deacon, the Volume label main man who I knew, having met him a few times at early 80s gigs – the Cocteau Twins being a few of them. And also a nod to my cousin, James Curtis who religiously bought all the earliest of these packed releases. Must ask him when he stopped.

Simon, Liz and Robin: Edinburgh Assembly Rooms soundcheck – 20.4.84

Photo credit/copyright – Dec Hickey


33.10

KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS – Cremona Memories – 12″ – Forest Family Records – 2010

Now a duo, but at the time of this release a one man band, and, shock horror, from Athens – the one in Greece, that is… not the one in Georgia, US.


35.50

CLARK – Ted – Ted EP, 12″ – Warp – 2006

Just eight letters covering artist AND track title might be some sort of 41 Rooms record, but I’ll sleep the same either way. Chris Clark has regularly been releasing stuff since 2001.


38.40

MACKENZIES – Mealy Mouths – A Sensual Assault, 12″ – Ron Johnson Records – 1987

A bit of slacker/indie ‘punk funk’ from Glasgow in the mid eighties, with the band nearly knocking out as many John Peel sessions as they did records.


43.12

LANI GROOVES – On My Way – www.reverbnation.com

Short… but sharp!


45.00

KUTIMAN & PRINCESS SHAW – Backwards – Yoooootooob only

He’s one of the video channel’s most exquisite trawlers of material, and here he excels once again. Disparate artists, styles, lives etc all brought together in one glorious collage. Chances are Princess Shaw wouldn’t have seen this coming.


49.31

PART TIME HEROES – Folded – Lightfalls, CD only – Wah Wah 45s – 2012

The track and video both featured one Sarah Scott and it appears it could well be the only song she’s ever fronted. If that’s the case, at least it was a very good’un. Class release from the WW45s lads, Dom and Adam.


53.24

LEON VYNEHALL – Inside The Deku Tree – Music For The Uninvited, CD only – 3024 – 2015

Very rural sounding. British house, beats etc producer, with a tune that might crop up as incidental music on the BBC’s Countryfile (UK viewers only) one day… or then again, it might not.


56.37

THE CUBAN HEELS – Matthew and Son – 7″ bonus flexi disc – Virgin – 1981

I’d bought the original, self released 7″ of Walk On Water a year earlier, so this subsequent Virgin label release – importantly including this flexi – passed me by. A great cover, I’d have been spinning this at our club if I’d known about it… though off a flexi disc would have been challenging. The format (especially the flimsiest of them) was a joke.


58.41

JASMINE MINKS – I Don’t Know – Peely session: 17.2.86 – errrr… 1986

Also the lead track from their self-titled, second album for Creation Records, this version though is from a session for the great man.


Half time… and maybe tea time?

41 Rooms white mug (girl holding)


01.00.47

THREE CLOUDS IN THE SKY – The Song Of Singing Violins – A Long Forgotten Day, Mini LP – ?? – 1985

The five tracks on the above EP were the sum total from this Dutch band.


01.03.11

PHARAOH OVERLORD – Eläin Rientää Kotiin – Circle, LP – Full Contact Records – 2015

I seem to be whipping around Europe on this show. Any fun in Finland? By the looks of these lads, possibly not. ‘Animal Fills Home’ is the free translation version of the title… but I wouldn’t hold me to the accuracy of that. 350 copies on black vinyl and 150 on Gold. ‘Solid gold’ says somebody on Discogs. If that’s the case, at the time of this show’s upload I’d be up for the sole copy presently on sale at €32. 🙂


01.09.08

DEL AMITRI – Ignorant Heaven (Demo) –

This demo version was on a cassette of three DA songs given to me – late ’83/early ’84 – by Jackie Gribbon, who was working with The Wake at the time. The song then became Deceive Yourself (Ignorant Heaven) and subsequently made it on to the band’s first album, thankfully before the foot-on-the-monitor ‘Good evening, Los Angeles‘ ‘rock’ years they gradually worked (descended?) towards.

Da tape…


01.13.21

GENE – Sleep Well Tonight – 7″ – Costermonger – 1994

Sounding like an ideal show closer, it’s possible I might have liked something else by these lads. If so, I never knowingly heard it.


01.17.30

LA DESIRADE – What’s On Your Mind (Trippy Urban Mix) – 12″, The Double Sided EP – Eight Ball Records – 1995

The sort of track I would definitely have heard in mid 90s London via KISS FM and DJs Bob Jones, Ben Willcox, Ross Allen or maybe Wilber Wilberforce. Not the UK politician, WW who helped champion the abolition of the UK slave trade… as he died in 1833. BTW, there’s a cute and (cheap) Casio-like sound in the tune that always did it for me.


01.22.31

ADINA HOWARD – Freak Like Me (Radio) – 12″ – East West Records America – 1994

Mass Order produced slinkily rolling r&b swayer’s 91bpm Radio Version, Instrumentals, P’funkily cranked 92.4bpm Remixes, out here just over a week after the similar import.‘ – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 11.2.95

Provocatively posing hot pants wearer’s Mass Order produced slinkily rolling r&b smash in 91bpm Radio Version, Instrumental, Dub Instrumental, P’funkily cranked 92.4bpm remix, Remix Without Rap and Acappellas, only recently out but rapidly repromoted here now that the prevailing US taste for horny black sexbombs is so increasingly reflected in the UK pop chart too! James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 29.4.95


01.26.22

RAJA-NEE – Turn It Up – 12″ – Perspective Records – 1994

And the last of three wicked R&B’ers from vaguely the same time frame. All on each others coat tails and sizing each other up, no doubt.

Chicago diva’s Isley Brothers ‘Make Me Say It Again Girl’ based superb sultry reggae tinged soul shuffler, an import hit last autumn, with gently jiggled slinky 96.3bpm Album Version and funkier 0-96.3bpm Turn It Up Louder (Jam & Lewis), rap started rolling 96.4bpm Turn It Up Smooth (The Arsenal Remix), chunkier lurching 0-96.6-0bpm Turn It Up High (Dal Ol Funky A/C Shh Remix)‘. – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 4.3.95


01.30.23

JEEK! – Ragga (Hip-Hop Vocal Mix) – 12″ – Tribal America – 1993

Bonkers ‘vocals’… hijacked, from where, I forget.


01.35.17

JONI MITCHELL – Night Of The Iguana – Shine, CD only – Hear Music – 2007

I’d like to think this isn’t the last album of new material Joni will get to write and release, but…


01.39.44

DAVID SYLVIAN – Taking The Veil – (A Little Girl Dreams of) Taking The Veil – 7″ – Virgin – 1986

True, if possibly irrelevant, but the double album this track leads off – Gone To Earth – used to often be my bath music in the late eighties. Gone to soak.


01.44.07

JOANNA NEWSOM – Only Skin * – 2LP – Drag City – 2006

Have harp, will travel… a few hundred years back in time! Joanna’s world is a strange one, and off the top of my head right now, I can only think of two longer tracks that might surface on 41 Rooms.


Sunshine and balcony cobwebs, as this show’s coming together finishes doing just that.

Show 62 surfaces on December 2.

Dec

2 thoughts on “Episode 61 – 4.11.18

  1. Cheers for this, Dec! I don’t normally post a comment, but realize that you might not be aware of the regulars, such as me, that count on your posts. Thanks so much for your mixes and very much look forward to listening to this one!

    1. Thanks, Damijan. It was a bit draining to take three and a half hours (and four attempts) to do something that can take ten minutes… and then elsewhere, the error messages that tell you NOTHING helpful. Technology can be a dog… but onwards to 62!

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Episode 44 – 1.10.17

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Episode 43 – 17.9.17

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Episode 42 – 3.9.17

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Episode 41 – 20.8.17

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Episode 40 – 6.8.17

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Episode 39 – 23.7.17

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Episode 38 – 9.7.17

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Episode 37 – 25.6.17

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Episode 36 – 11.6.17

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Episode 34 – 14.5.17

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Episode 33 – 30.4.17

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Episode 32 – 16.4.17

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Episode 31 – 2.4.17

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Episode 30 – 19.3.17

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Episode 29 – 5.3.17

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Episode 28 – 19.2.17

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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

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Episode 24 – 25.12.16

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Episode 23 – 11.12.16

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Episode 22 – 27.11.16

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Episode 21 – 13.11.16

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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

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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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