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Episode 75 – 5.1.20

PLAYLIST 75 uploaded January 5, 2020

and is 88% vinyl friendly! Impressive.

Turntable 75 - 41 Rooms - Pye 1005 Achoic Stereophonic Projection System

A Pye 1005 Achoic Stereophonic Projection System. It’s a sixties thing. One for mate, Angus Cameron, as he grew up with one of them.


Lyric of Playlist 75…

It’s rare it goes to a dance track on 41 Rooms but Louie Vega and friends sound so positive. Oh to feel…


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Dream Attack (Mountain View Shoreline: June 4, 1989)

One of those live recordings that has managed to blend all the instrumental elements just right, even if the cracks were maybe beginning to appear in the camp during this US tour.

New Order - Dream Attack (live) 41 Rooms - show 75

04.43

THE TEARDROP EXPLODES – Bouncing Babies (Album Version) – Kilimanjaro, LP – Mercury – 1980

A Zoo Records 7″ from the previous year deemed worthy of re-recording for the band’s striking debut album.

The Teardrop Explodes - (Read It In) Books - 41 Rooms - show 62

07.09

THE CHERRY BOYS – Airs & Graces – 7″ b-side – Crash – 1983

With a little bit of The Jam and sixties beat combo styling also thrown into the mix there’s no prizes for guessing why this followed Julian Cope’s crew above – though you might want to avoid checking out all the available Cherry Boys video footage. There are associated comments wondering why these lads ‘never made it’ but I’d nearly guarantee that any of the media’s movers and shakers of the time who came across them – particularly in the late stages of the band’s short career – thought they lacked an edge and just looked too much like nice lads trying to be sassy. To his credit though, John Peel had no misgivings as he gave them a session.

The Cherry Boys - Airs & Graces - 41 Rooms - show 75

10.24

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – The Pictures On My Wall – 7″ – Zoo Records – 1979

Back to Liverpudlian music royalty and a time when Mac and Julian Cope were no doubt keeping an eye and ear on each other’s releases.

Echo and The Bunnymen - The Pictures On My Wall - 41 Rooms - show 75

13.04

GARDENING BY MOONLIGHT – Whistling In The Dark – 7″ – Interdisc – 1983

Their recorded career of one album and three singles spanned 1983 only but I’ve only just realised band member Duncan Bridgeman has made it to 41 Rooms before – having been involved with Shake Shake’s self-titled 7″ a couple of years earlier.

Gardening By Moonlight - Whistling In The Dark - 41 Rooms - show 75

16.41

WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS – Doubt/Hope (Live) – Uuuuutube only – 2008

A duo from Sweden, with a live take of their debut (but promo only, CD) single.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Doubt:Hope - 41 Rooms - show 75

19.29

LIOTIA – Blackout – 12″ – Ramrock Red Records – 2020

Pronounced Ly – Oh – Sha they’re yet another duo and although both they and this track have been around for a year or two this is their ‘about to surface early in 2020’ debut release.

Liotia - Blackout - 41 Rooms - show 75

22.48

COCTEAU TWINS – Amelia – Treasure, LP – 4AD – 1984

From the year I and my mate, Budge saw a bunch of their gigs, including all five around the UK and Scotland in the April. Amelia never made it to any of them, though.

Cocteau Twins - Amelia - 41 Rooms - show 75

The gig I think I first met Dave Haslam at, as he bought my Rorschach Testing fanzine this night. I would duly return the favour selling various issues of his damn fine Debut mag in Bedford.

Cocteau Twins Birmingham Powerhouse 17.4.84 ticket, photo copy - 41 Rooms - show 75

25.48

THE BETA BAND – To You Alone – 12″, promo only – Regal – 2000

Anecdote: When the Got-Ta-Scatta duo of myself and Dave Summersgill were recording a tune in a Scottish countryside studio one time the subject of congas cropped up and no sooner had studio owner Dave upped and downed the phone than the Beta Band’s Robin dropped in to give us two strangers a free hour and the required beats. Then… he was gone. Nice lad. 🙂

The Beta Band - To You Alone - 41 Rooms - show 75

27.21

EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND – Mr Crosby – 7″ b-side – Harvest – 1972

Who do you reckon? Bing?

Edgar Broughton Band - Mr Crosby - 41Rooms - show 75

29.23

PRESSURE DROP – Gotta Make It Home – 12″, The Taster EP – Big World Records – 1991

Conscious…

Pressure Drop - Gotta Make It Home - 41 Rooms - show 75

33.34

JON LUCIEN – Would You Believe In Me – Promo 7″ EP – RCA – 1973

Beyond a rare $200 plus US promo only 4 track EP for the Rashida album this track didn’t get its own 7″ release back in the day but the soul/acid and beats jazz fraternity of the nineties took hugely to it, whereby a couple of noughties era bootlegs seem to have finally goaded RCA into very belatedly (but rather appropriately?) releasing a legit 7″ four and half decades after the track first appeared. Every time I hear it though, I can’t help thinking Lucien suddenly seemed to have somewhere else he needed to be, rather than in the studio finishing this song. It’s way too short!

Jon Lucien - Would You Believe In Me - 41 Rooms - show 75

Jazid magazine (#3) ad, mid ’96. I never did get to see him play live.

Jon Lucien ad (Jazid #3) 5-7.96 - 41 Rooms - show 75

35.43

EBONY ALLEYNE – In Love With A Stranger – 7″ b-side – Okeh – 2002

Ninety per cent of (let’s call it) ‘light and breezy’ modern soul does zero for me but occasionally a tune really grabs, and in the more than capable production hands of Ian Levine this one did.

Ebony Alleyne - In Love With A Stranger - 41 Rooms - show 75

39.39

TIGERCITY – Red Lips – ? – 2007-8?

Lighter in touch (instrumentally) and kookier-in-feel than the version that appeared on the band’s one and only ever album, 2009’s Ancient Lover – this was somewhere online (maybe MySpace?) from a year or two earlier, I think. Wherever, it’s not out there now, well… apart from here. 🙂

Tigercity - Red Lips (early version) - 41 Rooms - show 75

43.17

BRYAN FERRY – Don’t Stop The Dance – 7″ – Island – 1985

Opulence on the dancefloor. A sound further from a foodbank than any other on show 75.

Bryan Ferry - Don't Stop The Dance - 41 Rooms - show 75

46.59

MY TIGER MY TIMING – I Am The Sound – I Am The Sound EP, CD only – Pure Groove – 2009

There’s nothing to match the ‘excitement’ of your debut release – and this was their’s.

My Tiger My Timing - I Am The Sound - 41 Rooms - show 75

50.47

LONELADY – Groove It Out – 12″ – Warp Records – 2014

Fashioned for the dancefloor, Julie Lonelady spelling it out. A new album forthcoming this year.

Lonelady - Groove It Out - 41 Rooms - show 75

Time for tea and some writing.

41 Rooms white mug (pens) copy

56.54

PVA – Divine Intervention – 7″ – Speedy Wunderground – 2020

Since forming in the din of a house party two years ago, PVA are the genre-hopping passion project of London musicians Ella Harris, Josh Baxter and Louis Satchell. The three piece traverse fistfuls of genres throughout their rapturous live sets, incorporating techno landscapes, Balearic euphoria, and industrial miasma within the same songs. The band’s unique energy combines with blocky synths, autotuned vocals and motorik drum loops to earmark the group as one of the capital’s foremost new bands.
‘Regularly headlining medium sized venues (Brixton Windmill, The Social among others) and winning over punters at festivals (Green Man, Knee Deep and Test Pressing Festival) alike, the three piece are a unique beast whose reputation and buzz to date is routed in the mania of their bustling live sets. With a multitude of shows planned across the UK for the end of 2019 and an appearance at Sonic City in Belgium, 2020 is set to be a year that can only see the band grow and evolve further.
‘Speedy co-runner Pierre Hall first caught sight of the band at Green Man Festival on the Rising Stage. ‘They completely blew me away’ says Hall, ‘I’d heard about them – but heard very little. I was won over instantly. I loved the chemistry between them. And especially with Ella (Harris). She was completely magnetic.’
‘The track they’ve recorded with Speedy boss Dan Carey, ‘Divine Intervention’ perfectly instils the essence of those live performances. Of the recording process/song itself the band say, ‘Divine Intervention was one of the first songs Josh and Ella wrote together back at the start of 2018. Having put it aside for a while, Louis brought it a new lease of life, adding live drums to the track, when he joined the band later on in the year. Being able to have it as our first release is very special, as it’s a song we’ve been working on and has been evolving for almost a year now – to work with Dan Carey and all the team at Speedy to capture the energy of the track onto a recording was a really great experience.’
‘The result is a proper bona fide end-to-end banger from the instant it starts, and a classic Carey production. ‘It reminds me of Patti Smith fronting Factory Floor’ says Hall, ‘which in my mind is no bad thing. Definitely one of my very favourites.’
‘Ella (Harris) says ‘Divine Intervention is about getting lost in memories and past experiences, coming to resolution within yourself and growing from these experiences to be a fuller, more rounded version of yourself. It’s very cathartic being able to contrast these personal, quite sad at times lyrics against such an upbeat track – the euphoria of dance music cures all.
’ – deejay.de

A new band on the block and the second track playlisted here that’s ahead of its release in the new year.

PVA - Divine Intervention - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.00.30

A CERTAIN RATIO – Knife Slits Water (7″ Version) – 7″ – Factory – 1982

I know I’m taking a vast liberty in reviewing something which featured in the listings two months ago, but some things just can’t be ignored. The sound of A Certain Ratio is always welcome on my turntable – and if they are shunned, misunderstood strangers to yours, make this a splendid introduction – it’s a lift.

You can keep fit with Shack Up, jog on the spot with Do The Du, slum with Guess Who, but learn how to dance anew with Knife Slits Water. Rashly, not a better record have I danced to recently. Conclusively, if you slip your body into the rhythms and then push and glide, you’ll gain more from this than that… that plodding, elephantine beat route of the hard funk with a soft centre of complacency.

If I were to say that it is possible to derive traffic satisfaction from the hardness of the slapping bass breaks, the backbeat that runs through like the skilful blur of a bouncing basketball, the twittering noises that remind me of Japanese electronic jazz funk (where can one find those records?) would that explain the fascination?‘ – Keith Alcorn, The Masterbag, #18, Autumn ’82.

I always played the album version at our club, but with Tilly on vocals, just about any ACR track and mix sounded great.

A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water (& Version) - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.04.07

DAVID SYLVIAN – Answered Prayers – Gone To Earth, 2LP – Virgin – 1986

As soothing as Radox, from a number of this double album’s tracks that were ‘Bath music’ for me back in the late eighties. Too much info, possibly.

David Sylvian - Answered Prayers - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.06.55

LO-FIDELITY ALLSTARS – Dark Is Easy – 12″ – Skint – 2001

Still getting tunes out there as recent as 2016, this was a slacker more ‘lo-slung’ sound than Battle Flag, their featured previously 41 Rooms debut and a single release from a couple of years earlier.

Lo-Fidelity Allstars - Dark Is Easy - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.11.26

A RACE OF ANGELS – We – 7″ – Choi Division – 2019

Straight out of the Bristol, UK now Los Angeles resident Yeofi Andoh came up in a vibrant local music scene with the likes of Massive Attack, Nellee Hooper and Tricky. Recently known as the singer of The Steoples (Stones Throw Records) for this release Andoh offers another persona and moniker- a race of angels — sent to this earth to lift hearts and nourish souls. For Choidivision’s debut single, a Race Of Angels is blessing us with a deep cut, cherrypicked by DJ Choimatic himself: “We.”

Side A offers the song’s original edit, swimming in sensual, hypnotic vibes. Andoh’s songwriting is direct and endearing. For him, love is both the message and the medium.’ –Bandcamp

With a nod and a wink to some Manchester post punk legends for the label name, and my copy of the 7″ (below) currently residing at my sister’s in California, this 2005 album track finally appearing on a release of its own fourteen years later may well be down to the inclusion of a DJ Spinna remix on the flip.

A Race Of Angels - We - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.16.06

ATTICA BLUES – The Man – Test. Don’t Test, 2LP – Columbia – 2000

Like the much missed (by me and others) Two Banks Of Four, a very inner city sound.

Attica Blues - The Quest - 41 Rooms - show 22

01.20.32

TWO BANKS OF FOUR – One Day * – Three Street Worlds, 2LP – Red Egyptian Jazz – 2003

Regular listeners to 41 Rooms will be aware I’m a big fan of the 2 Banks of 4 and Valerie Etienne vox combination.

Two Banks Of Four - One Day - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.25.15

JAZZTRONIK – Pathways (Intro edit) * – 12″, En:Code EP – Especial Distribution – 2006

AKA Ryota Nozaki and currently devoting his efforts to production work only (it would seem) but when some of these Japanese jazzers reign in a bit of that out and out, errr… ‘jazziness’ and hook up with vocalists I can get excited.

Jazztronik - Pathways 12" - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.26.38

STEVIE WONDER – Another Star – Songs In The Key Of Life, 2LP – Motown – 1976

A true legend, and still very much at the height of his creative powers here. Effectively, a near eight minute tune with a five minute outro and if I’d been properly on the case this should have been a 41 Rooms show closer.

Stevie Wonder - Another Star - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.34.15

UNITED FUTURE ORGANIZATION – Cosmic Gypsy (Toshi’s 2 Hours Remix) – Now And Then-Years Of Lightening, Day Of Drums 1990-1997, 2CD – Brownswood Records – 1997

Vinyl heads lose out here, as this track was only ever available on the CD take of this compilation.

United Future Organization - Cosmic Gypsy (Toshi's 2 Hours Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.38.38

KIM HIORTHØY – Torture Happiness * – 7″, clear vinyl – Smalltown Supersound – 2000

Three hundred hand numbered copies only of this Norwegian arts all rounder’s debut single but when I was on the hunt for a vinyl presser for a Got-Ta-Scatta 12″ in 2001 I happened to approach the company that pressed this 7″, as they sent me a picture sleeve-less copy as an example of their work. I’d never heard of Hiorthøy but I took to most of (see below) the sound coming out of these grooves, as did a good few others, seeing as you’ll have to pay €60+ to now get a copy.

There’s an edit that I had to make. No seriously, I really had to. Go elsewhere to check out the full version. I’m just not wired to handle the intro, random and stuttering, 24 secs (monkeys,… typewriters… Shakespeare) and the twattish laugh in the middle. Norwegian humour? It genuinely sounds like someone forgot to edit the frigging recording.

Kim Hiorthoy - Torture Happiness - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.41.21

FAMILY FODDER – Symbols – Monkey Banana Kitchen, LP – Fresh Records – 1980

A song idea they wore out in two minutes and then trailed off with a five minute skittering post punk dub… obviously.

Family Fodder - Symbols - 41 Rooms - show 75


01.46.42

THE MOODY BLUES – I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) – 7″ – Threshold – 1972

I never owned an MB’s album but I had a few singles back in the seventies and compared with most of their material this was them on speed!

The Moody Blues - I'm Just A Singer - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.50.14

THE SOUND – Heyday – 7″ – Korova – 1980

The energy of youth, before the problems set in for mainman, Adrian Borland.

The Sound - Heyday - 41 Rooms - show 75

01.53.13

WORKFORCE – Back In The Good Books (Body Mix) – 12″ – Rorschach Testing – 1986

Bound to make a cross-over onto the dancefloor, is the latest from Sheffield ‘industrial funksters’ (I quote) Workforce. After their successful Doublevision debut of last year. As before, they offer different and differing mixes of the A-side title: one, full of chopping funk guitar, big beats, synths and percussion breaks, topped with strident vocals and literally cluttered with hooks, the other puts the percussion upfront and builds with insistent adrenalin intelligence, proving that they’re not stuck in a (lock-)groove, they add a widescreen white-soul ballad, too: the icing on the cake (-mix). With packaging as good as we’ve come to expect from the Rorschach mob, altogether a hit!‘ – Richard Boon, The Catalogue #34 Feb ’86.

Cheers, Richard! Those lunchtime pints in the Caledonian Rd paid off.

Workforce - Back In The Good Books (Body Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 75

As it says on the ‘tin’ – a test pressing, via my very own hand (writing).

Workforce - Back In The Good Books test pressing - 41 Rooms - show 75

and part of the promo pack for the 12″ and some live dates.

Workforce - Back In The Good Books promo sheet - 41 Rooms - show 75

Show 76 will be with you Feb 2.

Dec

2 thoughts on “Episode 75 – 5.1.20

  1. Great programming Dec …PVA immediatley before ACR…. caught the back end of PVA set when they supported ACR just before Christmas in Ladbroke Grove . Wish I had seen more !

    1. Yep, they sound a solid pairing based on the single, Jerry. My order’s in and it’ll be interesting to see where they head.

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Episode 47 – 12.11.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 47 41 Rooms’ Playlist 47 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 47:  ‘A knife and a fork, a bottle and a cork. That’s the way to spell New York.’ Of course it is. 00.00 (Intro) […]

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Episode 46 – 29.10.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 46 41 Rooms, Playlist 46 is 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. The Hurricane Ophelia Set! A day after I uploaded show 45 I experienced my first hurricane. Mostly, it wasn’t what some experience in other parts of the world but with no internet my time was best spent getting show 46 under way […]

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Episode 45 – 15.10.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 45 41 Rooms, Playlist 45 is 90% vinyl friendly. Near perfect.  Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 45:  Their styles and the worlds they’ve written in feel lifetimes apart but it’s a dead heat between Hal David and Alex Turner. […]

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Episode 44 – 1.10.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 44 41 Rooms, Playlist 44 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive.  Tracks marked * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly bigger) 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… and a few sound a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 44:  It goes to the late JL… and that’s without feeling particularly spiritual myself. 00.00 (Intro) […]

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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 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 of Playlist’ 40 – ‘Overdose […]

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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. We might 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… […]

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Episode 36 – 11.6.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 36 41 Rooms, Playlist 36 is 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. A bit of a warning. One or two tracks are slightly sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 36:  The Speeka boys may be speaking best here… 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW […]

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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:  Gil Scott-Heron’s recount – and likely fully explained somewhere at the time of release. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased […]

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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 9 (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 8 – 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 7 – 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 6 (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 5 – 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 4 – 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 3 – 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 2 – 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 1 – 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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