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Episode 65 – 3.3.19

PLAYLIST 65 

Uploaded Mar 3, 2019

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Playlist 65 is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive.


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


Lyric of Playlist 65

A few bits of quirkiness and social comment I could have gone for, but the prize goes to ‘And if it comes down to religion I worship my old man‘ from some Manchester lads. I’m with their general thinking.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – The Village (Live, Le Palace, Paris: 17.4.82)  – Movement (Definitive Edition), Box set – Rhino – 2019

Due in early April, their debut album is being given the complete bundled overhaul and included in the wealth of previously unheard/unseen or rare studio and live audio and video material will be footage of this performance.

Extract from From Heaven to Heaven – New Order Live, The Early Years (1981-1984) at Close Quarters:This is one of those times you look back on and think, ‘I wasn’t too clever here. Intending to catch one night of New Order’s April, European tour dates I was due to go to this Paris gig, and it looks like I’d sorted my travel ticket early on. However, having dislocated my shoulder for the eighth time back in February (four of those from football… I’m not generally clumsy) I’d gone into hospital, late March, to have it properly fixed, but by the end of the month I’d developed an infection that had me back in hospital, early April. That might have been more serious in the modern era. The Paris gig on the 17th was two weeks away, so it looked like I still could make it. Shortly after five days of open-wounds-cleansed-and-a-healing and lots of staff-a-gawping I’m ashamed to say I slowly turned into one hugely miserable son of a bitch of a patient. I’d had my Walkman and loads of tapes in with me, but even Derby’s ‘Ultraviolence’ and the likes would have been struggling to lift me here. My diary is littered with, no sleep – up 5.30, another bad night – boring day – moved to a single room (possibly more for everyone else’s benefit than mine!) boiled egg(?!) – bloody nurses chatting at 4.30am! – still open the bloody curtains at 5.30am,’ etc. On the 7th there’s a brief light at the end of the tunnel, with ‘Nil By Mouth,’ but hours later it’s… CHANGED THEIR BLOODY MINDS AGAIN! 2 day wait.’ Paris is looming. April 10: I have the repeat operation (diary reads, ‘Chop shop time again’). April 11: It’s Could be out 13th.’ The 13th arrives, ‘Another chat with the Sister. Another Day.’ April 14: Decided to hang on another day. Viv came in. She talked me out of it, then in to it(‘it’ being the gig), and so… Apr 15, and against hospital advice (oh oh!), I discharge myself… only to find Viv now refusing to travel to Paris with me in my state.’ Whoops! Only option? With my tail, quite rightly, between my legs, I’m back the next day, re-installing myself in hospital, having passed on my travel ticket to Budge. I can only belatedly apologise to the NHS for my actions. Late on, Budge tries, unsuccessfully, to get hold of Jon Wozencroft to see if he’s interested in the trip. They would see each other at a Passage gig later in early May and Jon, in a letter to me a few days after that, recounted, ‘… bumped into Budge, who proceeded to stick pins in my head by telling me how he tried to ring me the day he went to Paris – I’m such a sucker for that kind of impulsiveness that I very probably would have dropped everything and gone too!

On his return Budge dropped in to my hospital ward to hand me a recording of the gig… and that raised the spirits hugely. Don’t mess with medical advice, kids… it’s usually not a good move.


07.06

ULTRAVOX – Blue Light – Systems Of Romance, LP – Island – 1978

John Foxx leading the way on some cracking post punk electronica.

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10.11

WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Bad Blood – 7″ – Melodic – 2019

Debut release on blood red vinyl from those nice and clued up peeps at Melodic. Initially this was limited to 300 copies, but it is (as I tap) in the works to be repressed. You better be doing something interesting when you’ve been assigned the name Sydney Minsky-Sargeant… and the singer here has… and is… with a bit of a Laurence-from-Felt-crossed-with-Mark-E-Smith thing going on here.


13.58

GROUP THERAPY – Arty Fact – 7″ – Kamera Records – 1982

With a Pigbag/Higsons/Rip, Rig and Panic-type backdrop to a punk poetry-type vocal rant (sort of), this was the band’s one and only release. As groovy a blast as it is, it’s maybe now most notable for featuring (and on vocals) Bill Brewster, better known in the intervening years as a DJ and house and dance music historian/DJ/author/etc of note. He also now lives in my old home town of Bedford. Fine move, Bill.


17.34

RIP, RIG & PANIC – You’re My Kind Of Climate (12″ Version, 41 Rooms Severe Unofficial Edit) – Virgin – 1982

And as I’ve just mentioned the ‘Riggers’, here’s Neneh Cherry leading the way on a massive edit of the handclap heavy 12″ Version – against the 7″ take, featured on an earlier 41 Rooms show… where I most probably mentioned the tune’s status as a big Winkles, Bedford fave back in the day.


20.09

NASMAK – Plaster – 7″ – Aura – 1983

Regularly sighted on 41 Rooms (and occasionally spun at our club nights), three to four decades on this Dutch group’s early 80s output has held up far better than my 7″ below. This being the last of their singles, I’ll get another copy at some point.


23.41

THE EVENT GROUP – Approach Work * – Approach Work, self released promo cassette – 1983?

If you soaked up all things post punk in the early eighties then watching BBC 2’s Riverside arts and yooof culture programme was a must, and little would have startled the senses more than catching this crew performing a shortened version of Approach Work – a thumping hypnotic, indie funk workout, with a fair proportion of the assembled on screen in full cricket gear – broadcast in late Feb ’82. For those of a young(er) age and further afield, where cricket is just an insect reference, the track’s spoken words were snatched from the mouth of Freddie Truman, an England fast bowler of some repute in the 50s and 60s. That’s him thundering down the wicket on the cassette cover. I knew of him better as the host of the 80s lunchtime TV programme, Indoor League, which is worth a net search in its own right. As someone who got rather good at table football in the 70s I particularly took to the action replays of this particular game’s ‘action’. Anyway, back to the Event Group. You can find the Riverside take of AW in the usual visual online space but here is the full studio version of the track. Neither it nor the tape it’s on here are presently noted on Discogs, so as with a handful of other ‘bits’ in my collection still omitted from the site’s ever growing database I’ll get around to uploading it/them on there at some point, if others don’t do it first. Some snippets on the group’s existence on and via here.


30.01

MARK RAE – Another Acid Anthem (feat YZ) 

As any 41 Rooms regular will know, I’m a big fan of Mark Rae. From Rae and Christian’s late 90s Mercury Prize nominee album, Northern Sulphuric Soul, through to, well… this, a very recent, download only, bit of work. Through the efforts of Mark Russell, a very good mate of mine, and The Pad (our Winkles club nearly two decades on) when I briefly managed the club in late 2000, Mr Rae DJ’ed a few times in Bedford. A class act. Grab a listen also to his regular Facebook series This Is How We Did It (especially Vol 11, somewhere down his page) to get a real handle on some ‘sampling’ enthusiasm and knowledge. Mark’s take on all things hip hop (and the offshoots) shines through.


34.12

THICK PIGEON – Silhouettes – Chantons Noël – Ghosts Of Christmas Past, V/a LP – Les Disques du Crépuscule – 1981

As ‘cute’ as they both are, at a total of just two I might have now exhausted my candidate Thick Pigeon tracks destined for 41 Rooms.


37.04

THE DURUTTI COLUMN – Sketch For Summer * – The Return Of The Durutti Column, LP – Factory – 1980

Definitely memories of Bedford in the early eighties brought on here, and though I never had the sand paper sleeved and now highly expensive version of the album, it is the one visually featured here – its ‘story’ outlined at John Cooper’s wonderful Factory Records and related site, Cerysmatic.

As it happens, just yesterday a copy owned by Peter Hook – with the title stencilled in silver on the front – sold for £1100 at an auction of what seems like all of his Joy Division collection.


39.32

HOLLY TOMÁS – Folded – Download only – iTunes – 2018

At times, our Holly seems to occupy a rarified sonic ‘space’ few others do.


44.20

THE HIGHER PRIMATES – Taking In The Summer – 7″ – Tekno Tunes – 1980

Another for the ‘One and only release‘ club and as ‘no wave’ily groovy as it is, I reckon it’ll be a cold day in hell before anybody pays the £115 being asked for the only copy currently available via Discogs.


47.22

ZOLA JESUS – I Can’t Stand * – 7″ b-side – Soulterrain Transmissions – 2010

The number of 7″ b-sides I prefer to their more profiled A’s is certainly noticeable with me. Not sure what that’s all about but with this 7″ it’s ‘900 hand-numbered copies released in special hand-printed gatefold packaging. Includes free digital download coupon‘. A Russian-American, born in Phoenix in the US, it’s possibly ‘A Coca Cola in Arizona, Zola?’ I thang yoh!


51.28

SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – Lands End * – Tinderbox, LP – Wonderland – 1986

Two tempos in a single track just messes with my equilibrium but as it’s Siousxie, this particular two tempo’ed track juhhhhhhst manages to bypass being red-carded by me.


57.07

RENDEZ-VOUS – A Na Plaży… (Anna) * – Self-titled, LP – Polski Nagrania Muza, LP – 1986

With a later, more Massive Attack-like version of the track (from Subway) in an earlier show at 41 Rooms, here – with the crossover being 2-3 members – it’s a bit of mid 80s Polish guitar rock.


Time for tea, at Robin’s

Viv's 41 Rooms mug 2

01.00.44

PURESSENCE – Make Time – Planet Helpless, LP – Island – 2002

From tea time… to Make Time. These boys were capable of a fair few majestic musical moments. I’ve just reminded myself that I headed up to Manchester to interview both them (vocalist, James Mudriczki and guitarist Kevin Matthews) as well as Mark Rae f(urther up the page here) on the same day in 1998. I’ve told the anecdote before – and likely on here – but I was meeting the Puressence duo in the Atlas Bar and sometime during the day I’d decided on the off chance to also call Rob Gretton, to drag him out for a drink. James and Kevin were big Joy Division fans, so I mentioned some ‘Well, if you hang on, Rob’s dropping in‘ type of of thing. I think, however, they just got the wobblers, because they made their excuses and left. When Rob turned up I mentioned he’d just missed them and he was a bit miffed, cos he said he liked the band. It could have been an even better evening than being in the company of Rob Gretton always was.


01.04.05

SWEET VALLEY – Eternal Champ – Eternal Champ, LP – Ghost Ramp – 2018

On blue vinyl, short and sharp ‘slacker’ hip hop beats, bits and (as sure as ‘eggs is eggs’) samples. And I’d put money on this being pieced together somewhere near some warm weather.


01.06.11

THE LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA (feat BITTY MCLEAN) – Fu Manchu * – 7″ – Axe Attack Recordings – 2013

Another track to make a 41 Rooms re-appearance (sort of), following on from Desmond Dekker’s 1968 original. Worthy of comparisons.


01.09.17

GARNETT SILK – Gave You Everything * – 12″ Penthouse Records – 1992-4’ish

Beyond this and a few other GS tunes I cottoned onto a couple of decades ago I think it’s about time I dug deeper into this man’s truncated legacy. There’ll be more gems in there, I’m sure.


01.13.12

ASWAD  – Rainbow Culture – 12″ – Island – 1980

When big spacious, spread-over-12″s-of-vinyl production comes into its own. Glorious!


01.17.45

ROCKERS HI-FI (feat ELLA FITZGERALD) – Sunshine Of Your Love (Rockers Hi-Fi Mix) * – 12″ – Leftfoot Recordings – 2000 

The Rockers crew instilling the seductive, prowling sleaze that’s missing from Ella’s own original stab at this Cream classic.


01.21.36

BRIAN ENO – No One Receiving – Before And After Science, LP – Polydor – 1977

I’ve surprised myself at how 41 Rooms got to this track before a certain spun-back-in-the-day-at-our-club other Brian Eno tune… but I have. He’s well into his solo groove by here.


01.25.08

DOMINIQUE GUIOT – Les Puingouins S’amusent * – L’Univers De La Mer, LP – Chicago 2000 – 1978

It wouldn’t have sounded quite so quirky back in ’78 but I first heard this a few years back, on the suitably nuts-at-times, modern day setting that is WMFU Radio… and it sounded just right. Not earth shattering, but… right.



01.29.49

GO GO PENGUIN – All Res – Man Made Object, 2LP – Blue Note – 2016

Classical drum and bass, sort of.

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01.32.01

GOLDIE – Inner City Life – 12″ – FFRR – 1994

Street drum and bass, with a bit of polish. Metalheads… and gold teeth.


01.34.44 –

ANT HILL – Into The Fire – 12″ b-side – PuSH Recordings – 1996

Street drum and bass, with less polish. Professor Stretch in the house.


01.40.42

KENNETH SHERMAN – Why Can’t We Live Together * – 12″ – EMI – 1982

This will have got completely lost at release – not helped by the label it was on – but when it finally gets on the move this is one hell of a version of a classic tune… and something tells me it might have had some mileage in Ibiza’s heady days as a dance mecca. Could be wrong, though.


01.46.43

LEFTFIELD (feat EARL SIXTEEN) – Release The Pressure (Vocal) * – 12″ – Hard Hands – 1992

A great melding of styles.

‘The last single to be taken from the wonderful Leftism album is this cool, soulful ragga-fuelled track which features Dreadzone collaborator Earl 16 and MC Cheshire Cat. There’s also a doublepack of four of the group’s own remixes which range from straight techno dub and slow, skunking dub to two breakbeat-infused versions. Once again, the production quality is superb and Leftfield provide plenty for the feet and the mind.’ ***** Brad Beatnik, Record Mirror (Music Week)… whenever!

MIxmag Update review, 18.6.92


01.50.37

LEFTFIELD . BAMBAATA – Afrika Shox * – 2×10″ – Hard Hands – 1999

And the Leftfield lads come up trumps again in the ‘vox for hire’ stakes.


01.55.27

SHEILA E – Glamorous Life (Full Length Version) * – 12″ – Warner Brothers – 1984

A big Prince-driven affair, this was in here before the lady and her percussive skills turned up recently on a Stewart Copeland drummers thing on BBC4. Big and beat’y!


Show 66 will roll out on April 7. Be seeing you.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 65 – 3.3.19

  1. Can’t wait for that Difinitive edition of Movement , its gonna be awesome me thinks ……… Roll on 5th April …only another month ….. Woohoo ..

    1. Yep Adrian, whatever ways might be found to release more from the archives, you’d have to say it’ll be hard to top this particular package for ‘rarities’.

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Episode 43 – 17.9.17

PLAYLIST 43 41 Rooms’ Playlist 43 is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… Lyric of Playlist 43:  Belongs to the late Ian Kevin Curtis. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.39 […]

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Episode 42 – 3.9.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 42  41 Rooms, Playlist 42 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever, and… For differing reasons, a couple of tracks have slight sonic misgivings. Lyric of Playlist 42:  From times more innocent  than now, The Flowers: ‘…put on my casual […]

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Episode 41 – 20.8.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 41  41 Rooms, Playlist 41!… is 72% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever, and… NB: One track here is slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 41:  With a handful of worthy contenders in between, for the sake of a little […]

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Episode 40 – 6.8.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 40  41 Rooms, Playlist 40 is 96% vinyl friendly. Sooooo close! Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever…   Lyric of Playlist 40:  A slight cop out but a bit of consciousness from the the brothers  gets it. and a cursory nod to the ‘Title […]

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Episode 39 – 23.7.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 39  41 Rooms, Playlist 39 is 94% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… and  Please Note: This edition certainly has one track with a few profanities. If you’re of a certain disposition, be aware.  Lyric of Playlist 39:  G-SH’s, here […]

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Episode 38 – 9.7.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 38  41 Rooms, Playlist 38 is 87% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… Lyric of Playlist 38:  ‘Do you work at a job you despise? Do you live with cockroaches? Have you been mugged lately? Did your favorite jeans shrink in […]

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Episode 37 – 25.6.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 37   41 Rooms, Playlist 37 is 93% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Will we get there one day? Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever… and a couple of tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 37:  For the sheer cockiness – ‘Leeds… Detroit… […]

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Episode 36 – 11.6.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 36 41 Rooms, Playlist 36 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Just so you know, one or two tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 36:  The Speeka boys maybe speak best here… 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – […]

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Episode 35 – 28.5.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 35 41 Rooms, Playlist 35 is 97% vinyl friendly. Soooooo close. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 35:  It’s a rap… RG-style – ‘Things getting stranger, they’re stranger every year. Fear come to hunt, feedin’ off the land. Well it might […]

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Episode 34 – 14.5.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 34 My niece’s growing love of vinyl meant acquiring her first means of playing the stuff – so, for this edition it’s one of these! 41 Rooms, Playlist 34 is 76% vinyl friendly. Not bad. A Word Of Warning: A couple of tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’. Tracks marked * […]

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Episode 33 – 30.4.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 33 41 Rooms, Playlist 33 is 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 33:  ‘No more Red Wedge in the pub or ZTT stuff… ‘ – That Mark E. a sniping. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) […]

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Episode 32 – 16.4.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 32  Album looks a bit samey… 41 Rooms, Playlist 32 is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. 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 […]

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Episode 31 – 2.4.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 31 41 Rooms, Playlist 31 is 77% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/whatever. Lyric of Playlist 31:  The late Gil Scott-Heron’s simple recount – if he was asked, likely fully explained somewhere at the time of release. 00.00 (Intro) THE […]

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Episode 30 – 19.3.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 30 41 Rooms, Playlist 30 is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive Lyric of Playlist 30:  A bow to the late Scott Hardkiss. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – We All Stand (Tokyo, 1985) – Pumped Full Of Drugs, DVD – […]

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Episode 29 – 5.3.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 29 41 Rooms, Playlist 29 is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. NB: One of the tracks is a bit sonically challenged, though it seems like it was just recorded that way… and the show nearly got abandoned when I lost the whole audio on Thursday afternoon and had to start from scratch again… […]

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Episode 28 – 19.2.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 28 41 Rooms, Playlist 28 is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 28:  Assuming it was with someone in particular in mind, it might have to go with Marv. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW ORDER – The Perfect Kiss […]

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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

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 with 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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