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Episode 62 – 2.12.18

PLAYLIST 62 

Uploaded Dec 2, 2018

Playlist 62 is… 97% vinyl friendly!!!!!

It couldn’t have been closer to being a ‘full house’. See below.


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


Lyric of Playlist 62

And when this building is on fire, these flames can’t burn any higher
I turn sideways to the sun, and in a moment I am gone

The couplet man cometh! And we’re the happier for it.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – World (The Price Of Love) (Album Version) – Republic, LP – London – 1993

All in this fab foursome’s now divided camps would agree this was a tough time to be in New Order but it’s some bumping sounds that carry Barney’s lyrics, as he steps aside any of his occasional lyrical playfulness to deliver, possibly, another poignant take on the demise of the Hacienda and Factory Records.


05.08

CINDY AND THE BARBI DOLLS – Reporter – Isn’t Showbiz Wonderful, 7″ – A Not Major Production – 1979

This should really have been in my occasional series of Great Double-Sided 7″ers, especially as this one’s loaded with a third track, all of which have now made it to 41 Rooms. Head here for the low down on their long ago and short past.

And for the third and last time at 41 Rooms, my shagged sleeve copy. The Winkles years…

Cindy and the Barbi Dolls (2)


08.30

YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – Wurlitzer Jukebox – Colossal Youth, LP – Rough Trade – 1980

They certainly cut an interesting spectacle and sound when I first saw them, on BBC’s Something Else in 1980, and it’s no less so now anytime I see the footage these days. And for YMG fans, head to uuuutuuuube for a recently surfaced video of a full 1980 YMG gig!


11.15

AU PAIRS – Headache (For Michelle) (Album Version) – Playing With A Different Sex, LP – Human – 1981

Lesley and her crew getting ‘dubby’.

Au Pairs - We're So Cool - 41 Rooms - show 1


17.45

THE FLYING LIZARDS – Money – 7″ – Virgin – 1979

If I hear this it’s inextricably linked (rightly or wrongly, it just might have involved another FL track) with 60s-70s era ballerina, Lynn Seymour… and I don’t suppose this happens with too many others of you out there. It’s funny what sticks in the head but a UK TV documentary on her, in the early 80s I think, was momentarily soundtracked with the Flying Lizards. Not your normal backdrop to such a star, maybe someone felt there was a punk or new-wave’y element to her. As for the Lizards, I was done with them after their first three singles.


19.51

THE GO! TEAM – Junior Kickstart – single-sided 7″ – Memphis Industries – 2003

Definitely making sense here but possibly sounding more like an encore, head for the hills/credits type of clatter. Enjoyed them at the All Together Now festival in Waterford, Ireland a few months back, too.


23.21

THE YARDBIRDS – Over Under Sideways Down – 7″ – Columbia – 1966

Back to the fast and furious collecting 7″ days of my mid-late teens in the 70s, when the Yardbirds featured prominently. As with a bunch of other sixties bands, oh to have been a decade older and catching them play live. The down side though is I’d be ten years older now… so let’s not rush things.

The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down - 41 Rooms - show 62


25.28

THEM – Baby Please Don’t Go – 7″ – Decca – 1964

I’ve never understood the appeal of Van the Man – certainly not to the level of reverence he’s attained – and the occasional tale of his ‘spikeyness’ through the years (assuming no smoke without fire) possibly wouldn’t endear me to him either. In fact, the only time I was ever in his presence, so to speak, he appeared to be in less than a good mood. One sunny, weekend afternoon in the early 90’s I passed him on Pembridge Rd in London’s Notting Hill. Without doubt I was heading along to the various Music and Video Exchange stores both (t)here and on Bayswater Rd and he was heading the other way down towards Portobello Rd market/Ladbroke Grove, and the combination of his march-like strut, the look on his face and crucially, the slightly flustered-looking female, on a mobile, flailing a yard or two behind him – but trying to keep up – gave the impression of a tense looking scenario.


28.07

UNITED FUTURE ORGANISATION – Fool’s Paradise – 3rd Perspective, CD only (for this track!) – Talkin’ Loud – 1996

Bought the vinyl version second hand in the late 90s though mainly for another track. It was cheap but I hadn’t realised it was missing a 12″ of remixes. Doh! Either way, annoyingly the above track had been ditched from those on the CD release. Doh! Doh! Hence the first ever 100% vinyl friendly 41 Rooms podcast was sooooooo close but must now wait for another day.


32.35

OOTOP – ?? (might be Slide) – ?? – Mid 90s…’ish

Seeing them back in the day, languishing and priced £1… tops, I felt the need to give another couple of copies a good home. First heard via Bob Jones on KISS FM in London and it most probably didn’t too much airing anywhere else.


38.35

THE RETRAVIBE MOVEMENT – Phunk Not Punk! – 12″ b-side – Phat Vibes – Mid 90s…’ish

See much of the above. 🙂 This one, though, first heard via a Jazzy B KISS FM show. And like the above again, it won’t have been heard much since.


43.23

THROWBACK ZACK – Messages – 7″ b-side – Tugboat Editions – 2015

My 7″ is currently residing in California but we’ll be meeting up soon.

Throwback Zack - Messages - 41 Rooms - show 62


46.30

SUZI CHUNK – No Stone Unturned – Girl From The Neck Down, LP – State Records – 2012

Mainstream fame probably isn’t going to come Suzi C’s way but the upside is that technology in the 21st century maybe makes monetising her output (to some degree anyway) a shade easier than if she’d been under the radar/on the margins back in the era her sound here pays homage to. With the 500 copies of the album on 180 gram vinyl, a Dusty Springfield for now times. She’s got the lungs.


49.50

GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP – Over You – 7″ – CBS – 1968

I don’t actively remember this particular GP tune from when I was eleven but I feel it may have subconsciously lodged in the cranium somewhere off the back of  Radio 2, Mum’s radio station of choice back then. Jimmy Young and Pete Murray would have gone for this.


52.10

BUDDY SMITH – When You Lose The One You Love – 7″ – Brute Records – 19??

Connoisseurs, Goldmine Soul Supply in 1996 or, very recently, Detroit A Go-Go are two of the more affordable label routes for most of us to grab this fab tune, but an EX+ copy of the version shown here will cost you $1500-2000… ish! Even more startlingly, back in 2015 one sold for $4300!! And as cheery as the song is, let’s just take a close listen to the mad-as-a-box-of-frogs vocal phrasing at the start of that first line! Quite surreal.


54.57

LOVE – Andmoreagain – Forever Changes, LP – Elektra – 1967

And from strange phrasing to strange wording. Trifling stuff in mid sixties Los Angeles… and even less important in these messaging/texting days. Arthur Lee in plaintive mode.


58.07

REDBONE – Fais Do – 7″ – Epic – 1972

Funk(y) tribal rock sounding very wild over the aforementioned BBC Radio 1 airwaves back then and I’m pretty sure I’d have bought this new at the time.


Half time… and maybe time for tea or coffee in this cup in California.

Sam's mug


01.00.32

ROBIN TROWER – Too Rolling Stoned (edit) – 7″ – Chrysalis – 1974

As with any Trower tunes that grabbed me back in my youth, it was Jimmy Dewar’s vocals that were the draw and it’s the first third of the song only, that 1) rocks my boat and 2) made it to the 7″.


01.03.19

FIRE ENGINES – Big Gold Dream – 7″ – Pop Aural – 1981

From Trower’s ‘rock’ to here might seem a leap for some but they’re both driving sounds. The second single from the Edinburgh lads.

Ad – Masterbag #4, Mar ’82.


01.06.45

THE NIGHTINGALES – This – Hysterics, LP – Ink Records – 1983

I think I saw them at Bedford Boys Club… definitely not in Berkeley Square.


01.10.29

PYLON – Cool – 7″ b-side (maybe) – DB Recs – 1979

Their debut 7″… with either red or black pylons to take yer fancy – the original ‘red pylon’ pressing being a bit more expensive to get hold of.


01.13.46

NEW YORK EDITS – 4 * (41 Rooms edit) – 12″ – ?? – 2014

Sampling David Hudson’s Pump It and for our purposes, with a fairy large unofficial 41 Rooms re-edit.


01.18.27

UNDERWORLD – Dark & Long – Dubnobasswithmyheadman, 2LP – Junior Boy’s Own – 1994

Seemingly always contenders for single of the week, Underworld excel themselves with an album’s worth of remixes of one of their debut Lp’s stand-out tracks. Needless to say, only one of the seven versions sounds remotely like the original, making these two 12s and one CD an absolute necessity for fans. It’s difficult to highlight particular tracks but the 20-minute 215 Miles Mix is a typical mood-building epic. Otherwise, just take your pick from a stunning collection.’ – Brad Beatnik, Record Mirror (Music Week), 4.6.94

Subtly exciting progressive bounder on record ‘1’ in humming washed pulsing 135-0bpm Dark Train, sparse blippily fluttering 149.8bpm Burts, on ‘2’ in droningly throbbed twittery phasing 135bpm Spoon Deep, gently burbling 130bpm Thing In A Book mixes.’ – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 18.6.94


01.25.50

BILL NELSON – Eros Arriving – 7″ – Mercury – 1982

Bill’s had an interesting trajectory through his career – some of which he’d rather have avoided – but he’s one of the most prolific from his or any generation. Also, checkout a 50mins or so Cherry Red Recs interview with him on that uuutuuube. It’s very worthwhile.

A UK 7″ acetate.


01.28.49

SOFT CELL – Forever The Same – The Art Of Falling Apart, LP (+ 12″) – Some Bizzare – 1983

The clothing on the Winkles dancefloor would get a lot darker in colour whenever this went on the decks.

Soft Cell - Martin - 41 Rooms - show 25


01.33.29

TEARDROP EXPLODES – (Read It In) Books – Kilimanjaro, LP – Mercury – 1980

Through the years I’ve swung between the various Teardrops and Bunnymen versions of this McCullough/Cope co-write but tonight Matthew, it’s going to be Julian’s.


01.36.00

JULIE DRISCOLL – A King Of Love In – 7″ b-side – Marmalade – 1968

Am I the only person who thinks there are a few JD, Brian Auger and the Trinity tracks that just sound… a bit weedy, production-wise – with this being one of them? It could and should have sounded far ‘bigger’.

UK acetate.


01.38.21

SLADE – Shape Of Things To Come – 7″ – Fontana – 1970

Storming stuff! Before the twattish clothing… and a few decent other singles, it has to be said.


01.40.27

ST. GERMAIN – Sure Thing – Tourist, 2LP – EMI – 2000

John Lee Hooker moanin’ and groanin’ and Miles Davis also ‘on board’, so to speak.


01.46.29

HARDKANDY – Big Sand – Suddenly Calm, 12″ EP – Catskills Records – 2002

One of a bunch of bitter sweet tunes that I would love a bit more but they remind me of strange or difficult times. A sort of double edged sword… with sound.


01.51.16

THE COMSAT ANGELS – After The Rain (Remix) – 7″ – Polydor – 1982

The Sheffield ones with a beauty.


01.54.43

D*NOTE – Now Is The Time (Village Vanguard Mix) – 12″ – Dorado – 1993

An excellent jazzy hip hop track in four mixes with the soulful chorus and rolling rap supplemented with guitar, sax and piano. Very similar in style to Zhane’s Hey Mr DJ with its lazy summer feel.‘ – Tim Jeffery, Record Mirror (Music Week), 25.9.93

With the call and response between the rap and the chorus working wonders, this just makes me smile big time.


Show 63 surfaces on January 6.

Dec

2 thoughts on “Episode 62 – 2.12.18

  1. hey Dec, this is the first of your podcasts i’ve listened to in a while and i’m loving it. time to get back into them on a regular basis again. cheers

    1. Cheers, Nobby. ‘Where they go, no one knows’… even me. The trips are still fun for me as well. You’ve given me the notion to maybe listen back to an(y) old show and see if 1) it floats my boat as well and 2) I can work out what’s coming. 🙂

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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 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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