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Episode 85 – 1.11.20

PLAYLIST 85 uploaded Nov 1, 2020

83% vinyl friendly. Impressive.

Turntable 85 - Listen With Your Eyes (by Chrissie Macdonald) - 41 Rooms - show 85

Listen With Your Eyes, by Chrissie Macdonald. One of ten one-off Rega Planar ‘augmented’ turntables up for auction on Nov 12, the proceeds of which will go to this year’s Secret 7″ charity partner, Help Refugees.


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


Lyric of Playlist 85…

Not the first time the Hustle boys have looked for guidance from above. Personally, I’d like to think it’s just in song.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Murder (Writing Session Recording) – Power, Corruption and Lies, Definitive Edition, Boxset LP – Warners – 2020

Slower and ‘denser’ than the finished version that made it to a Factory Benelux 12″ in 1984, as well as an earlier episode of 41 Rooms. My thoughts now as then; it would have made a great gig opener.

New Order - Murder - 41 Rooms - show 85

04.08

A Certain Ratio – Crystal – Sextet, LP – Factory – 1982

The weariness in Simon Topping and Martha ‘Tilly’ Tillson’s vocals is way more charming than the weariness in my battle worn album’s cover – the latter having vaguely survived our club night years. In reviewing a 2014 re-release of the album, Pitchfork commented on Tilly ‘… as odd a vocalist as they could have picked. She’s perpetually lagging behind the beat and beneath the pitches for which she’s reaching, and she swallows her words, as if she’s struggling to repeat them to herself. (Tilson’s an acquired taste as a singer, but awfully distinctive.) 

A Certain Ratio - Crystal - 41 Rooms - show 85

06.28

DOJOJI – Peh Peh Ook – Dojoji, mini LP – Plexus – 1984

Dislocated funk!

‘Dojoji were an excellent New Wave and Funk group from Rotterdam, The Netherlands that consisted of Pien Selleger and Ted Langenbach (Bass), Ron Louers (Bongos), Ferdinand Rolle (Drums), Leo Anemaet (Guitar), Trubus (Percussion), Hans Rath (Saxophone), Rudy Zinc (Synthesizer) and Fee Arnold (Vocals). Dojoji released a very nice 12 Inch EP on Plexus records in 1984. On this record they also have a singer in the person of Lesley Woods, who was before this in Au Pairs. Great funk like music.

‘Dojoji furthermore resembles some bands on the Cherry Red label like Rip, Rig and Panic or Medium Medium, but it’s mainly fueled by the 80’s New York styles in-between like James Chance’s funky no-wave sounds and many of the boogie and ‘break’ records from old-school hip-hop. Actually Dojoji were quite unique in Holland and I like this EP a lot due to the use of the synthesizer additions and the percussion elements. Nice stretched out tracks full of life one just has to dance to! It once again shows how Rotterdam was always the most New York oriented city of The Netherlands.’Bence, hollandtunneldive.blogspot.com

Dojoji - Peh Peh Ook - 41 Rooms - show 85

11.49

MICHELLE SWEENEY – This Time (Ramp Club Mix) – 12″ – WEA – 1994

Strutting house! Record Mirror (Music Week)’s James Hamilton reviewing just as he heard it, and as with the next two tracks here – and with dance of any era, let’s be frank – I never had any great expectations for enlightenment in the lyrics. :).

Sensationally strong demented Tina Turner-ishly wailed and snarled ultra-percussive whimper stomper remorselessly rumbling through twinpack promoed chugging 122.7bpm Nick Nice & Stonebridge, jangly striding 121.7b pm Mohamed Moretta and beefier bass blasted jiggly throbbing 126bpm Ramp Mixes. – James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 15.10.94 

Michelle Sweeney - This Time (Ramp Club Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 85

An ad… obviously.

Michelle Sweeney ad - 15.10.94 - 41 Rooms - show 85

16.29

HOUSE OF VIRGINISM – Reachin (Miss Manhattan Mix) – 12″ – FFRR – 1994

Strident house!

Romping 124.7bpm remake of Phase II’s Blaze created catchily chanting 1988 classic, with breezily galloping diva and piano prodded Danny Rampling (Miss Manhatten Mix) or chunkily lurching synth stabbed Stonebridge mixes. James Hamilton, Record Mirror (Music Week), 16.7.94

House Of Virginism - Reachin (Miss Manhattan Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 85

21.23

BLACK BOX – Open Your Eyes (Mirko’s Mix) * 12″ – Deconstruction

On top of BPM’ing every mix of every release Hamilton reviewed, it seems he’d re-BPM them (correcting accordingly) and tweak his oh so idiosyncratic wordage. 🙂 Firstly with the import…

Mirko Limoni, Valerio Semplici & Daniele Davoli’s latest girl hollered 0-104.8bpm jiggler is an old fashioned brassy C.C.S.-style dense chugger in Mirko’s Mix and Instrumental, calmer Seventies strings backed roller in Valerio’s Mix, and piano plonked tinkly 0-104.7bpm ambient swayer in Daniele’s Mix.5.10.91

and then the UK release…  

Out here almost three months after it first hit on Italian import, Mirko Limoni, Valerio Semplici & Daniele ‘DJ lelewel’ Davoli’s latest girl hollered here 0-105.3bpm jiggler is an old fashioned brassy C.C.S.-style dense lurcher in Mirko’s Mix and Instrumental, a sparse seventies strings backed chugger in Valerio’s Mix, and a piano plonked tinkly 0-105.2bpm ambient swayer in Daniele’s Mix. – 7.12.91 

Black Box - Open Your Eyes (Mirko's Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 85

26.22

WORKING MEN’S CLUB – Be My Guest – Self-titled LP – Heavenly Recordings – 2020

Feisty young northern things. Dave Simpson encapsulating them and theirs here nicely in the Grauniad Guardian.

Working Men's Club - Be My Guest - 41 Rooms - Show 85

30.11

THE DAVE HOWARD SINGERS – All My Relatives Look The Same – 12″ – Ghetto – 1990

Ace Tone Organs R Us… if not quite the impact of their demonic skank through David Essexessssss’ Rock On.

The Dave Howard Singers - All My Relatives Look The Same - 41 Rooms - show 85

34.15

THE IRONWEED PROJECT – Get A Little Dirty – ‘Video Version’ – 2006’ish

Even though these guys looked like they were so into their vibe, the Project’s project was short-lived. 🙁

The Ironweed Project - Get A Little Dirty - 41 Rooms - show 85

37.05

GOLDEN EARRING – Radar Love * – 12″ Version (sort of) – Moontan, LP – Track – 1973

I reckon I bought the 7′ single version somewhere around its release time and I can’t think of any other band who at that early seventies juncture had been around for the decade plus these lads had who had made quite the same leap in style.

Golden Earring - Radar Love - 41 Rooms - show 85

42.02

PENETRATION – Firing Squad – 7″ – Virgin – 1978

The third of a five singles (and two albums) late seventies stint on Virgin for Pauline Murray’s outfit before halting and then rejuvenating in the noughties. A distinctive voice.

Penetration - Firing Squad - 41 Rooms - show 85

44.56

THE REZILLOS – Destination Venus – 7″ – Sire – 1978

This was a real buzz bursting out of the radio back in the day, and after a Damaged Goods label night at the 100 Club in London a few years back I ended up with Ian Damaged, Eugene Reynolds and a couple of others grabbing a late night drink in Madame Jo Jo’s… I think.

The Rezillos - Destination Venus - 41 Rooms - show 85

48.13

X-RAY SPEX – I Am A Poseur (John Peel session: 20.2.78) – Let’s Submerge (The Anthology) – 2CD only – Castle – 2006

Poly, Poly, Poly! (RIP). For me, one of the songs to encapsulate punk.

X-Ray Spex - I Am A Poseur (Peel session) - 41 Rooms - show 85

50.43

DISKORD DATKORD – Identity – 12″ – Soho Girl – 1988

Poly Styrene ‘guests’ – though I reckon she’ll have known nothing about it until it was done and dusted – and when I grabbed this off the radio back in the day I had it down as Diskord Datkord, but by the time I came to initially playlist it here I somehow scrambled it with their other moniker, Legion of Dynamic Diskord… which unsurprisingly doesn’t show Identity as one of their tracks on Discogs) and I didn’t see their Diskord Datkord entry there… so the 41 Rooms tumbleweed was temporarily here. Thank though to Sam Harmon for the correction.

Diskord Datkord - Identity - 41 Rooms - show 85

55.36

THE SUGARCUBES – Coldsweat – 7″ – One Little Indian – 1988

They cut an interesting swathe through late eighties indie. A very Icelandic thing, I’d say.

The Sugarcubes - Coldsweat - 41 Rooms - show 85

58.49

HÜLYA SÜER – Şeker Oğlan (Kozmonot Rework) – Turkish Delights, v/a 12″ EP – Ostra Discos – 2015

Portugal… 1970 Turkish 7″ b-side

Hülya Süer - Şeker Oğlan (Kozmonot Rework) - 41 Rooms - show 85

Here’s your mid way tea! Mine? First of the morning – strong, a dash of milk and two heaped sugars.

41 Rooms white mug (girl holding)

01.02.40

OLIVE – Miracle (Monkey Mafia’s Remix) – 12″ – RCA – 1997

There’s rather a glut of downtempo acts with female vocalists at present but the pick of the trip hops could be this enthralling debut single from Olive. Dubby baselines, well-chopped breakbeat arrangements, clear blue vocals and ruffneck sounds all collide in a cradle of creativity. The richer production of the band’s own mixes make them the strongest but there are other downtempo and drum & bass versions to choose from.Tim Jeffery, Record Mirror (Music Week), 25.5.96

In the late nineties I had a job which was partially funded by the Musicians Union in their support of grass roots level venues in the UK, and I turned up to the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth one night to find this lot – then at No 1 in the charts with You’re Not Alone – on stage. Class pop.

Olive - Miracle (Monkey Mafia Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.08.25

GRACE JONES – Nipple To The Bottle – 12″ Version – 12″ – Island – 1982

She spent a few indistinctive musical years before an image and sounds overhaul had her knocking out some very sharp tunes. I must have played half a dozen of them at our club.

Grace Jones - Nipple To The Bottle - 41 Rooms - show 85

1.14.33

PRESSURE DROP – You’re Mine (Album Version) – Upset, 2LP – Logic – 1992

It’s taken two years to get this tune out at home. Leftfield mixes have converted it into atmospheric techno-tinged trance that will be tricky to pigeonhole. Progressive rare groove maybe?Martin Pearson, Record Mirror (Music Week), 31.10.92

Screw up alert! Realised way too late that I title the album Uncut on the show. Very poor, seeing as I’ve owned it since it came out. Joanna Law (brother of Simon, he of Soul II Soul fame) on haunting vocals. A big, big tune for me, and here’s the Virgin Germany sleeve visual… as it’s a lot healthier looking than my Logic label copy.

Pressure Drop - You're Mine - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.19.09

SIMPLE MINDS – Premonition – Real To Real Cacophony, LP – Zoom Records – 1979

A live version of this track, along with Changeling, recorded at New York’s Hurrah’s in 1979 and subsequently shown on BBC’s Whistle Test forever etched in my mind. They were so ‘on it’ back then.

Simple Minds - Premonition - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.24.07

ROBERT RENTAL – On Location – 7″ b-side – Mute – 1980

From a haunting vocal to…


Scottish electronics experimenter who came to prominence in the late seventies with home made release, Paralysis, produced by friend and collaborator, Thomas Leer. Released only two solo singles which for fans of the period are well worth hunting down. Rental’s major output, though, was in collaborative work, recording with both Leer and Mute supremo, Daniel Miller. Robert (born 1952) died in October 2000 of lung cancer. – Discogs

Robert Rental - On Location - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.26.13

THE FALLOUT CLUB – Falling Years – 7″ – Secret Records – 1980

Their debut, and punkier in feel certainly than the later Dream Soldiers single I spun at our club. Also, yet another of those sounds that conjures images of serious, sharp shorn young men swaying in front of a mic – with a stance somewhere in between early Numan and Bowie. Maybe they didn’t, though.

The Fallout Club - Falling Years - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.29.12

JOHN FOXX – No-One Driving – 2×7″ – Metal Beat – 1980

The return to 41 Rooms of one of the guvnors of late seventies/early eighties electronic music. Metamatic, the album also including this tune, was Foxx’s debut – made when he was 32!

John Foxx - No One Driving - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.32.46

BLAKLIGHT – Unknown Love – Download only – 2020

‘Here aren’t the young men’ it would seem, and something’s holding me back from searching out any previous history. ‘Tonight Matthew, we’re going to be… an unspecific early eighties synth band’. San Francisco now, recreating then.

Blaklight - Unknown Love - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.36.57

JAPAN – In Vogue – Quiet Life, LP – Ariola Hansa – 1979

On the cusp of their shift from the New York Dolls look, I first saw them live at a practically empty Rainbow in London in April ’79. I think the upstairs was shut off and everybody downstairs ignored their seating and just moved to the front, and if my memory’s holding up, even then it only took a few meagre rows to cater for everyone. Still a great gig, a snippet of the audio surfaced recently on Youtube and it’s amazing how ‘rock’n’roll London’ Sylvian sounded back then.

Japan - In Vogue - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.43.01

BLAINE L. REININGER – Magic Time – Broken Fingers, LP – Les Disques Du Crépuscule

Epic sounding.

Blaine L. Reininger - Magic Time - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.45.41

AMBAR LUCID Dreaming Lucid – Download only – 2019

The video to one of her other tunes comes across all late teens, school corridor strut antics, so I’m quite prepared for this spacial and subdued tune to be the only time Ambar and myself cross paths. Here though for Pitchfork (again) delving deeper.

Ambar Lucid - Somewhere In Between - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.49.42

ELECTRIC WIRE HUSTLE Golden Ladder – The 11th Sky, LP – Bastard Jazz Recordings / LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa – 2016

Like Marvin Gaye ghosting in for some modern day storytelling.

Electric Wire Hustle - Golden Ladder - 41 Rooms - show 85

01.52.25

THE S.O.S. BAND Just Be Good To Me * – 12″ – Tabu – 1983

Jam and Lewis on writing and production duties… Mary Davis’ vocals… the builds and drops… Gigantic! By anybody, anywhere ever, in my all time Top 50.

The S.O.S. Band - Just Be Good To Me (12 Version) - 41 Rooms - show 85 (2)

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    1. Cheers, Sam. That’s what I had it down as when grabbing it off the radio back in the day, but by the time I came to playlist it here I somehow scrambled it with their other moniker, Legion of Dynamic Diskord (which didn’t show the track on Discogs) and I didn’t see their Diskord Datkord entry there…. so I was then sort of giving up. 🙂 Thanks again. Playlist correction on the way.

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PLAYLIST 58  Uploaded August 5, 2018 Playlist 58 is 84% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. And as is often the case here, a track or two can be a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 58 Mr Newbury’s not here […]

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Episode 57 – 1.7.18

Uploaded July 1, 2018    It’s for real… the needle-free ‘Wheel’! 41 Rooms’ Playlist 57 is 91% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Worth noting, a couple of tracks or so are a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 57 […]

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Episode 56 – 3.6.18

Uploaded June 3, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 56 is 86% 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 56:  Do you work at a job you despise? Do you live with cockroaches? Have you been mugged lately? Did your favourite […]

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Episode 55 – 6.5.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 55  Uploaded May 6, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 55 is 85% 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 55:  The soulful ‘The way we feel it should be… has the right to emerge‘ or… the just […]

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Episode 54 – 1.4.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 54  Uploaded April 1, 2018 41 Rooms’ Playlist 54 is 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. One track is certainly sonically challenged. Apologies. Lyric of Playlist 54:  Even as a strident non-believer I can at least like […]

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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 – Original upload 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 – Originally uploaded 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 – Original Upload 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 without 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Update 4.9.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 16 41 Rooms’ Playlist 16 is 82% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. Apologies, I had to record this show at 6.30am when I woke and I had a bit of a croaky voice and fuzzy head thing going on. ‘Normal’ service will be back for the next one.  Lyric of Playlist 16: They’re not […]

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Episode 15 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 12.6.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 10 is 83% VINYL FRIENDLY. Impressive. A Word Of Warning: NB: 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 […]

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Episode 9 (inc Winkles 1981: Pt 2) – Uploaded 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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) – Original upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original upload 20.3.16

41 Rooms, Playlist 4 is 97% VINYL FRIENDLY.   Will it 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 – Original upload 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 into an […]

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Episode 2 – Original upload 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 – Original upload 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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