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Episode 78 – 5.4.20

PLAYLIST 78 uploaded April 5, 2020

and is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad.

Turntable 78 - Unknown Russian - 41 Rooms - show 78

Russian… back in whatever day… cracked cover… batteries not included… currently on ebay… £200, inc p&p from the Ukraine. Don’t all rush.


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

And one track here is sounding ‘less than ideal’, sonically. 🙂 In fact it’s this one. ⬇︎


Lyric of Playlist 78…

I’ve seen you burn children and leave them to die’…

We’re definitely going to need some context with that. An honourable mention also to…

And Above all, Roland… Never Fall In Love. That is Not For You‘.


00.00

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


00.41

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

One of the eight or so tracks that pretty much made up the set lists for the band’s first nine months (give or take) in existence. Tense. The song made it to their first John Peel session but hasn’t been heard live since 1984. Another to not hold your breath for.

My war torn original copy of the album gets another outing.

New Order - ICB - 41 Rooms - show 47

05.11

JOY DIVISION – Komakino – Flexi-disc – Factory Records – 1980

Discogs:Given away in record stores, released in generic die-cut paper sleeve. On release, Factory stated that this disc would never be deleted from its catalogue. At least 75,000 copies were pressed‘. I would have been happy playing any of the three tracks on this flexi at our club but it certainly wouldn’t have happened via one of the buggers actually being on a turntable. Even if you avoided getting kinks in them, you couldn’t trust them on the decks, as they slipped way too easily. Still easily to be had online, my seven copies (more than anyone needs) were all acquired at the time and maybe handed out with shop purchases.

Joy Division - Komakino - 41 Rooms - show 78
Joy Division - Komakino - 41 Rooms - show 78 (2)

09.00

HONEYDRUM – Freaks – Digital only – Bandcamp – ?

Bar a solitary 7″, the New Jersey band’s constant stream of releases between 2010 and 2015 – including a short period when they were every week! – came via either cassette or digital.

Honeydrum - Freaks - 41 Rooms - show 78

11.16

THE SOUND – Possession – From The Lions Mouth, LP – Korova – 1981

Up there with the best of the first generation post punk scene contenders.

The Sound - Winning - 41 Rooms - show 74

14.35

VISITORS – Electric Heat – 7″ – Deep Cuts Records – 1979

I bought this and the more current to the time Compatibility 7″ very soon after seeing them support New Order at Edinburgh’s Valentino’s in April ’81.

Visitors - Electric Heat - 41 Rooms - show 78

18.09

FIRE ENGINES – Get Up And Use Me – 7″ – Codex Communications – 1980

Use me!… ‘ I’m no musician, so I’m not sure why this frenetic couple of minutes sounds so delightfully ‘wonky’. 🙂

Fire Engines - Get Up And Use Me - 41 Rooms - show 78

20.15

HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT – Time Flies By (When You’re A Driver Of A Train) – Back In The D.H.S.S., LP – Probe Plus – 1985

These lads had a sense of humour. Even if you didn’t like the tunes you could smile greatly at a song title or storyline. Another of the tunes on this album – Rod Hull Is Alive – Why? – always ran the risk of coming back to slap them in the face.

Half Man Half Biscuit - Time Flies By (When You're The Driver Of A Train) - 41 Rooms - show 78

22.14

BETH SORRENTINO – Along Comes Mary – Would You Like To Go : A Curt Boettcher Songbook, CD only – Basta – 2014

The first thing that sprang to mind when I came across Beth was… ‘Wine and dine Sorrentino’s style!‘, a sort of rallying call to anyone who watched films at cinemas in Bedford, UK in the seventies. Nothing to do with Beth, or indeed her previous musical life as, along with her brother, part of indie band, Suddenly, Tammy! Sorrentino’s was in fact a local Italian restaurant that seemed to be forever part of the inbetween films ad slots. Back to Beth, as it informs on the tin, Curt Boettcher covers. The song may have been a massive hand clapping hit for The Association in the sixties… but this version is better.

Beth Sorrentino - Along Comes Mary - 41 Rooms - show 78

Also, sounding not unlike this free spirit sounding girl.


25.05

CAROLE KING – Pleasant Valley Sunday (Demo) * – The Legendary Demos, LP – Hear Music – 2012

From the era before her own solo artist success, a song she and Gerry Goffin wrote and paid a few bills with, courtesy of The Monkees’s version smashing the charts worldwide.

Carole King - Pleasant Valley Sunday (Demo) - 41 Rooms - show 78

27.27

DEWEY – Loch Linnhe – 7″ – Speedy Wunderground – 2017

250 hand numbered copies… and I was too slow on the case.

London-based vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer DEWEY (real name Fifi Dewey) met Speedy head-honcho Dan Carey in his studio while providing backing vocals for Carey-collaborator Nick Mulvey. ‘I kept hearing about her through various people’, says Dan, ‘and we kept meaning to meet up – and then, one day, there she was in the studio.’ At that session, Fifi passed Dan a CD of dozens of demos she had written and recorded. ‘I had one listen and it was a revelation,’ recounts Carey. ‘We started recording straight away… The song itself is named after a trip to an otherworldly area situated on the west coast of Scotland and is, in her words, ‘a paean to unrequited love and nostalgia buoyed by an overriding message of hope… The result is a truly unique piece of music. It’s hard to place specific influences but there are hints of Bjork and Jeff Buckley, along with subtle RnB textures. Label co-runner Pierre Hall describes it as being ‘like Sade meets PJ Harvey’, but continues, ‘There’s more to it than that. Every time I listen it reveals something new and fresh. It’s like peeling off the layers of an onion. Points of reference cascade over another and become something different – like ripples on a pool of water. It’s very elemental. For me, she perfectly encapsulates that moment between being asleep and dreaming. Kinda half-remembered, but almost too far away to grasp, just out of reach.’ – deejay.de

Dewey - Loch Linnhe - 41 Rooms - show 78

31.11

HELEN SHAPIRO – Tell Me What He Said – 7″ – Columbia – 1962

One of two Shapiro singles in an oft referred to here bunch of 7″ers that came with a second hand Dansette my dad bought from Peacocks Auctions in Bedford in the early to mid sixties. As a kid it was a revelation hearing music this way. The tenth one down the spindle (go watch one in action, kids) ran a great risk of sounding very skewed, though. Helen? Just fifteen when recording this single, she had a voice way beyond her teenager years.

Helen Shapiro - Tell Me What He Said - 41 Rooms - show 78

33.54

THE SUPREMES – You Keep Me Hangin’ On * – 7″ – Tamla Motown – 1966

In spite of its simplicity, one of the most distinctive guitar lines you will have heard, and an idea maybe used more than the other one time I can recall right now – in Slade’s version of The Shape Of Things To Come. Here? Motown magic, indeed. And I might have mentioned this before but if you ever find a UK Motown 7″ with a tiny orange dot painted on it, it was at one time in the ownership of a Keith ‘Tilly’ Tillson, a Bedford soul collector I certainly bought a few singles off of back in the day. I’m not sure why he felt the need to iD them or indeed if he did it to every single he sold but the chances are they’ll have travelled a good bit since. 🙂

The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On - 41 Rooms - show 78

36.20

THOMAS LEER – Soul Gypsy * – Contradictions, 2×12″ LP – Cherry Red – 1982

If there is such a thing, Thomas is nearing ’41 Rooms Royalty’ status.

Thomas Leer - Soul Gypsy - 41 Rooms - show 78

41.53

WILLIAM ONYEABOR – Body And Soul (Scientist Remix) – 12″ – Afrodisiac Records – 2002

Studying cinematography in Russia isn’t the usual preamble to making funk records in Nigeria but the late William O did both in the seventies, and you’ll have to go some to find the original own (Wilfilms) label Body and Soul album that included this track. Raw.

William Onyearbor - Body And Soul - 41 Rooms - show 78

48.13

THE ASPHODELLS – A Love From Outer Space (Version 2) * – Ruled By Passion, Destroyed By Lust, 2LP – Rotters Golf Club – 2013

Andy Weatherall (RIP)…

The Asphodells - A Love From Outer Space - 41 Rooms - show 78

Record Mirror, 23.7.94

Andy Weatherall Record Mirror feature - 23.7.94 - 41 Rooms - show 78


55.59

WE DRAW A – Glimpse – Glimpse, EP, CD only – Brennessel – 2013

Coupled on a CD a year later with yet another digital EP, Whirls.

We Draw A - Glimpse - 41 Rooms - show 78

Half time…

41 Rooms white mug (on counter)

01.01.38

FINGERS – Dead End Alley (Stecca Vocal Remix) – 12″ – Black Market International – 1993

The two thirds of Fingers Inc that had been Larry Heard and Robert Owens were now just Fingers. A big nod to the remixers here, as by a mile, this urgent shuffler was my fave.

Fingers - Dead End Alley (Secca Vocal) - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.05.03

MARSHALL JEFFERSON (feat CURTIS McLEAN) – Step By Step * – 12″ – Freetown Inc. – 1995

More ‘urgent’ grooves and thank flip for sampling, coz I reckon Curtis may have ‘zoned out’ struggling through this mix for real. 🙂 The builds and drops make it.

Marshall Jefferson (feat Curtis McClean) - Step By Step (Marshall's Dub) - 41 Rooms - show 78

Record Mirror, 18.5.96

Marshall Jefferson Record Mirror article, 18.5.96 - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.11.33

THE RACONTEURS – Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) – 7″, S/Sided, Etched, Ltd, ‘Test Pressing’ – Third Man Records – 2019

Let’s be frank, Third Man can often be a fairly elitist label set up and the chances are that by the time normal fans knew of this they hadn’t a hope in hell of buying a copy. It’s Jack White’s label, he’s in the Raconteurs… and he’ll do what he wants – and part of his pension plan likely included vaulting a copy of each of the five separate, single sided and etched, limited edition 7″ versions of this release. None of them will be cheap to acquire. One version on Discogs currently has two sellers teasing the world with their copies at $1500(!), so I won’t be seeing a copy anytime soon.

The Raconteurs - Hey Gyp (Dig The Slowness) - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.13.44

POLYROCK – Love Song – Changing Hearts, LP – RCA – 1981

Next to nothing else on the album grabs me… but this is a bit mesmeric.

Polyrock - Love Song - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.17.59

COMMON GROUND (aka RAW DEAL) – Angels Never Fall In Love – 10″ acetate – 1998

Somewhere through the years I was under the impression (rightly or wrongly) this anonymous ‘set up’ may have involved Raw Deal – better known to his mum and dad as Jim Robins, and someone out there will know the truth. As with the majority of the nineties era (all tempos) beats stuff in my collection, this bouncy head nodder is yet another I first heard on London’s KISS FM and the acetate won’t have cost me much more than the £1 you can currently get a mint condition, Ultimate Dilemma-labelled 10″ stock copy for on Discogs. 🙂

Common Ground - Angels Never Fall In Love - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.23.02

RJD2 – Since We Last Spoke – Since We Last Spoke, 2LP – Definitive Jux – 2004

I too would be looking to use initials if I’d been born with the christian name, Ramble. You gotta do… etc etc… and he’s one of a very small group of artists I’ve heard in a record shop and just had to go ask ‘What’s this?’ at the counter. Smoke & Mirrors off his debut album, Deadringer, as it happens.

RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.27.13

COSEY FANNI TUTTI – Tutti – Tutti, LP – Conspiracy International – 2019

Chugging and clattering in all the right places!

Cosi Fanni Tutti - Tutti - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.31.30

OLIVER – Jean – 7″ – Crewe – 1969

A sort of ‘guilty pleasure’ sound for me and you maybe ‘had to be there’, as they say. I was eleven or twelve when this, the follow up to his big hit, Good Morning Starshine was drifting over the radio airwaves and a hugely vivid memory I have is standing by the big gate pillars at my uncle Seamus’ in Adamstown, Wexford, Ireland during my summer holiday and holding my miniature, plastic (toy?) reel to reel recorder as the reels reveal me singing along to the chorus (and possibly only the chorus) of this very tune. ‘Tell the sheep in the meadow, come home my way… ‘ Well, there were a good few around our way at the time.

Oliver - Jean - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.34.37

THE LEMON MEN – I’ve Seen You Cut Lemons – 7″ – Polydor – 1969

This is genius! A sixties pop melody, with vocals care of decade-further-into-the-distance crooner, Glen Mason and both totally at odds with a set of seemingly ‘out there’ psych-style lyrics? An explanation is definitely needed for this oddest of 7″ers. Thankfully, someone has done the legwork – see below. To add to the polarising combination of all of the above, it’s one of the extremely rare ‘releases’ where the scarcity of any known acetate seems, currently, to have been matched by that of any stock/released copy, or copies! Unless someone got very creative with Photoshop, a Polydor label stock copy must exist though, as the ‘A’ side label crops up on Youtube and 45cat.com and someone on the latter supposedly owns one. Seemingly, neither Popsike nor Discogs has ever sold a copy, with the latter only recording the sale of this solitary acetate – that recently being bought by me! To fill in, aside of having a conversation with Sean ‘James Bond’ Connery(!) here, courtesy of 23 Daves and his Left and to the Back (Digging for nuggets from the dusty old storerooms of pop’) blog site, is the best outline on the track’s raison d’etre. And speaking of Bond, if I hadn’t already spun Nancy Sinatra’s You Only Live Twice on an earlier show it would have made sense, sonically, to be sitting right next door here. Separated at birth… sort of. 🙂

My acetate.

The Lemon Men - I've Seen You Cut Lemons (acetate) - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.39.01

NEIL YOUNG – Old Man – 7″ – Reprise – 1972

Photographer Henry Diltz tells the story about the day he met the subject matter of this song with Neil Young… ‘Neil Young bought a ranch in Northern California which he named Broken Arrow Ranch. I went up there a few times with Gary Burden in 1971 and stayed a couple days taking pictures. Gary was my art director/ partner and still works with Neil. We used to walk around the ranch in the morning, smoking a fatty and checking things out around the property. The Ranch came with a foreman named Louis Avila who had been there for years. This particular morning we stopped by the foreman’s bungalow and he and Neil had a talk on the porch. This was in 1971, a year before his album Harvest came out and as the story goes, this is the Old Man that Neil sings about.‘ – morrisongalleryhotel.com

And separately…

(When buying the ranch) ‘There was this old blue jeep there and Louis took me for a ride… in this blue jeep, and he gets me up there on the top side of the place and there’s this lake there that fed all the pastures and he says, ‘Tell me. How does a young man like yourself have enough money to buy a place like this?’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m just lucky, really… just real lucky.’ And he said, ‘Well, that’s the darndest thing I ever heard.’ – Neil Young, onstage, 2006

And then you blink… and you are the old man. We’re all here for just a second, kids.

Neil Young - Old Man - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.42.18

INDIAN TEA I’m Alright – Sometimes, EP, CD only – HTT Records – 1998

I’ve playlisted Indian Tea before, and from a separate release. So, two CDs at least, though you’ll presently find it impossible to find any hint of their existence on the net. There was definitely a Birmingham, UK connection because I had a conversation with band member, Michael at some now forgotten other London gig where either Groove Corporation or Original Rockers (both on Brum label, Cake) were mentioned in the chat. Nothing of which accounts for Indian Tea sounding like a late sixties/early seventies West Coast ‘soft rock’ crew… with twists. When I saw them at The Social in London (2000 or 2001) they were fairly at odds with what was generally going down, but rightly it didn’t matter and the first track played by the DJ after they stepped off stage – Crosby, Stills & Nash’s Wooden Ships – made total sense. Indian Tea will be back here… and if I’ve managed to get a little bit of SEO together here and you happen on this Michael, I hope you’re well! 🙂

Indian Tea - I'm Alright - 41 Rooms - show 78 (3)
Indian Tea - I'm Alright - 41 Rooms - show 78 (2)
Indian Tea - I'm Alright - 41 Rooms - show 78

01.47.05

JIM MORRISON – Indian Summer (UCP Berlin Bootleg)

Genuinely coincidental, an Indian Summer follows Indian Tea. Doors’ fans won’t agree but I’m wayyyy more taken with how Morrison’s vocals ‘perform’ on this than on the band’s own version. Inspired by a car accident a four year old Morrison witnessed on a family trip to New Mexico – an episode subsequently played out at the start of Oliver Stone’s movie The Doors – it was also the first song the Doors ever recorded.


01.54.18

DOVES – Rise – The Cedar Room, 10″ EP – Casino – 1998

One of the last times I saw New Order manager, Rob Gretton (RIP) was at an early Doves gig at the Camden Falcon in London, 1998’ish, when he was involved in getting this EP out. A busy night, I remember just inside the door early on asking Andy Robinson (then in NO’s road crew but now one half of the management) where Rob was. He motioned across the road, ‘He’s still in the van‘. I went out and over, pulled open the side door and through a thick mist of dope, Rob smiled, ‘Hello, Declan.’ Happy days… 🙂

Doves - Rise - 41 Rooms - show 78


Show 79 coming at you May 3.

From just one of the millions of self imposed ‘bunkers’. Stay safe, but spare a thought for the thousands worldwide who won’t see May 3.

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    1. Same here, Jerry. Based on the singles, you’d sort of think there are other treasures on that compilation.

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Episode 53 – 4.3.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 53  Uploaded Mar 4, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 53 is 83% 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 53:  ‘Listen’… and in two different languages, but it could have gone to a couple more that are […]

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Episode 52 – 4.2.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 52  Uploaded Feb 4, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 52 is 91% vinyl friendly. Near perfect The tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 52:  ‘Getting Up Is Not As Easy As Getting Down                […]

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Episode 51 – 7.1.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 51 41 Rooms’ Playlist 51 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Have a cuppa! The tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc and one track certainly is very sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 51:  Mudriczki and Mackenzie tie. ‘You know I’ve been blinded out […]

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Episode 50 – 24.12.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 50 41 Rooms’ Playlist 50 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. This show, just the one track (marked *) has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 50:  Has to be Gil. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo – 1983 Episode #1 for info. 00.41 NEW […]

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Episode 49 – 10.12.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 49 41 Rooms’ Playlist 49 is 89% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… Lyric of Playlist 49:  Sometimes you’ve just got to keep it simple, real and heartfelt. Come on down, Daniel V. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars (Edit) – Unreleased demo […]

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Episode 48 – 26.11.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 48 41 Rooms’ Playlist 48 is 92% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Track marked * has been given a tiny 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc… and a couple of tracks certainly suffer from some sonic misgivings. Apologies. Lyric of Playlist 48:  ‘The miserable Scottish hotel resembled a Genesis or Marillion, 1973 LP cover… ‘ Care of […]

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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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