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Episode 99 – 2.1.22

PLAYLIST 99 uploaded Jan 2, 2022

and it’s 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive.

Turntable 99 (Audio Consulting's R-evolution Meteor – Stealth) - 41 Rooms - show 99

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


Lyric of Playlist 99…

With little real competition, it’s Marv and Tammi’s dualling. Hearts on their sleeves.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – The Him (Cargo Demo) (2019 Remaster) – Movement, Definitive Edition boxset – Rhino / Warner Music – 2019

From the band’s Jan ’81 Cargo Studios, Rochdale demos sessions, that would also make up the bulk of their immediate live sets leading to the album’s debut in November of that year.

New Order - Truth (Cargo Demo) - 41 Rooms - show 95

05.29

THE WAKE – Here Comes Everybody (Peel session, 14.7.83) – Harmony & Singles, 2LP – Factory Benelux – 2013

Always a fave Wake track with me, the Peel session was a couple of months before I put them on for the first time in Bedford, at Winkles.

The Wake - Here Comes Everybody (John Peel session) - 41 Rooms - show 99

The Wake, outside Revisited vintage clothes shop, Bedford, pre their gig at Winkles, 7.9.83

The Wake (Mac, Stephen, Carolyn and Caesar) Revisited vintage clothes, Bedford, 7.9.83 - 41 Rooms - show 99

Photo credit/copyright: Dec Hickey


12.26

GERALD SHAPIRO (and THE ELECTRIC PHOENIX) – Phoenix – Electro Acoustic Music II, v/a CD only – Neuma Records – 1991

Anyone of a certain age who got ambushed by the French a-cappella group, the Swingle Singers turning up on early 70s, variety-type UK TV might struggle to learn there was a personnel connection between them and this recording… but there was. 🙂

Gerald Shapiro (and The Electric Phoenix) - Phoenix - 41 Rooms - show 99

17.45

SWEDISH FISH – Voices Move Me – How Can You Sleep At Night, 7″ EP – Bullseye Records Of Canada – 1986

Just two mid 80s 7″ singles and then just the twenty years later (in your own time) a more ‘polished and accomplished’ but less interesting (for me anyway) debut album. It did though manage to involved the same main personnel in both eras, so that’s no mean feat in itself.

Swedish Fish - Voices Move Me - 41 Rooms - show 99

21.38

CRISPY AMBULANCE – The Presence – Live On A Hot August Night, 12″ b-side – Factory Benelux – 1981

This does always genuinely bring to mind a summer’s evening, at the Hickey family home in Bedford back in those times. Not sure if it was in August, though. Either way, very strange.

Crispy Ambulance - Concorde Square - 41 Rooms - show 2

29.38

THE SUNSHINE UNDERGROUND – Who Called The Dandy? – CD single extra track – City Rockers – 2006

Leeds via some US West Coast sensibilities.

The Sunshine Underground - Who Called The Dandy? - 41 Rooms - show 99

34.18

BJÖRK and DAVID ARNOLD – Play Dead (Tim Simenon 7″ Remix) – 7″ – Island – 1993

Released as the only single from the soundtrack of the 1993 crime drama, The Young Americans… written by Jah Wobble and notable more so for Björk’s co performer, David Arnold’s strings and stuff than Tim Simenon’s remix work.

Bjork and David Arnold - Play Dead - 41 Rooms - show 99

37.42

THIEVES – The Night – 7″ b-side – Hut Recordings – 1993

One of the earliest public sightings of David McAlmont’s soaring voice, he’ll be back here at some point.

Thieves - The Night - 41 Rooms - show 99

41.24

EDDIE HOLMAN – It’s All In The Game – 7″ b-side – ABC – 1969

The best and only version of the song that will grace 41 Rooms it’s also almost certain to be the only one involving a Vice President of the USA in waiting, the music for the tune having been written by Charles Dawes in 1911. The words were added in the 1950s.

Eddie Holman - It's All In The Game - 41 Rooms - show 99

44.48

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD – Everything’s Tuesday – 7″ – Invictus – 1970

Beyond my first ever record buy (50p pocket money given to Dad to grab Elton John’s Your Song in Hockliffe’s, Bedford) this was one of three singles that followed. One of the other two, America’s Horse With No Name, has already made it to 41 Rooms but it might have to be a strange day for the third one to get here.

Chairman Of The Board - Everything's Tuesday - 41 Rooms - show 99

47.38

THE ORIGINALS – Don’t Stop Now – Portraits Of The Originals, LP – Soul – 1970

Never a single in its own right first time around but a growing affection from the northern soul scene saw it eventually split sides on a 7″ with (already 41 Rooms spun) Lindy Stevens’ Pennygold, via Germany’s Légère Recordings, in 2007.

The Originals - There's A Place We'd Like To Know - 41 Rooms - show 37

50.58

MARVIN GAYE and TAMMI TERRELL – If I Could Build My Whole World Around You – 7″ – Tamla Motown – 1967

Regarded by many (I’m with them, I think) as Gaye’s best female vocal foil, Terrell sadly died of a brain tumor in 1967 at the criminally young age of just 24.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - 41 Rooms - show 99

53.15

MARTHA (REEVES) & THE VANDELLAS – Nowhere To Run – 7″ – Tamla Motown – 1965

The second single to be released on the Tamla Motown label in the UK, with Martha then gravitating to getting her surname included on the label when the single surfaced again a couple of years later, as TMG 694.

Martha and The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run - 41 Rooms - show 99

55.54

HULA – Freeze Out (Club Mix) – 12″ – Red Rhino – 1986

Whether it occurred to me back in the day I can’t remember but this sounds in one or two places uncannily like their fellow Sheffield-based mates of the time, Chakk.

Hula - Freeze Out (Club Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.01.08

NAAFI SANDWICH – Slice 2 – 7″ b-side – Absurd Records – 1979

Or (elsewhere) Naffi… What is it with me and b-sides? Chugging electronics.

Naafi Sandwich - Slice 2 - 41 Rooms - show 99

My own brew.

Dec's 41 Rooms mug

01.05.07

3 TEENS KILL 4 – 5/4 – No Motive, LP – Point Blank Records – 1983

One of less than a dozen albums I reckon that will have a large proportion of their content making it to 41 Rooms.

3 Teens Kill 4 Tell Me Something Good, 41 Rooms

01.10.43

THOMAS LEER – Tight As A Drum – 4 Movements, 12″ EP – Cherry Red – 1981

Classy new wave electronica from the 41 Rooms favourite.

Thomas Leer - Tight As A Drum - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.15.16

CABARET VOLTAIRE – Safety Zone – 12″ b-side – Virgin – 1983

Only found (I think) on the flip of the Dream Ticket single, with a shorter version on the 7″.

Cabaret Voltaire - Safety Zone - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.21.22

MARK STEWART – Anger Is Holy – Self-titled, LP – Mute – 1987

And more than ably assisted by Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, Keith LeBlanc and Adrian Sherwood. That’s some engine room.

Mark Stewart - Anger Is Holy - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.30.23

PEPE DELUXE – 22nd Century Dandy – Phantom Cabinet Vol. 1, 2LP – Catskills – 2021

Albeit with the very occasional track in between, this is from Pepe Deluxe’s first album in eight years… and of slightly less relevance, even though I’ve only two songs in the whole of my library with Dandy in the title, they very coincidentally have just cropped up in the same 41 Rooms show.

Pepe Deluxe - 22nd Century Dandy - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.34.56

WEEKEND PLAYERS – I’ll Be There – 7″ – Multiply Records – 2002

Lush and swirling… and sadly lost at the time.

Weekend Players - I'll Be There - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.39.38

SIMPLE MINDS – League Of Nations * – Sweat In Bullet, 2×7″ – Virgin – 1981

Very ‘European’ and over a few formats, but as always with options, I favour the mighty 7″.

Simple Minds - League Of Nations - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.44.28

BLAINE L. REININGER – The Sea Wall – Instrumentals, comp CD – LTM – 2002

From ‘outtakes from instrumentals… in collaboration with other artists‘ – that collaboration unmistakenly here being Vini Reilly’s guitar. The track first surfaced on a Richard Jobson album, but whether he was singing or narrating over it I’ve no idea. A few ‘Instrumentals’ compilation albums then followed but The Sea Wall first seems to have come to light on the above.

Blaine L. Reininger - The Sea Wall - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.47.47

ULTRAVOX – Hiroshima Mon Amour – 7″ b-side – Island – 1977

Back in our early 80s club days/nights and in between spinning vinyl, I had a C90 cassette full of video recorded TV performances I’d pull from to spice up the playlist and Ultravox’s live performance of this track on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test was a favourite. The 7″ never got a look in at the time but time has helped to grow its appeal with me.

Ultravox - Hiroshima Mon Amour - 41 Rooms - show 99

01.52.40

PARANOID LONDON – Annihilate The World & Start All Over – 12″ EP – Paranoid London Records – 2021

Paranoid London’s 303 broke in lockdown and they couldn’t find anybody that would repair it, so they got on and made the new EP without any trademark Acid tracks.‘ – Phonica Records, London

White vinyl copies also out there, available early on and only through the above shop.

Paranoid London - Annihilate The World & Start All Over - 41 Rooms - show 99

Here’s to a positive 2022 for all… and show 100 (da daaah!) will surface on Feb 6

Dec

4 thoughts on “Episode 99 – 2.1.22

  1. Dec – congratulations on getting to epsiode #100! 🥳Hours of work for you collating playlists and the blog that goes with it – fab stuff. Here’s to the next episode #200 (when will that be? 🤔)
    Best
    Dx

  2. A belated happy new year to you Dec. Another great show, with one of my all-time faves “Hiroshima Mon Amour”.

    All the best for the year ahead and looking forward to the big century show.

    1. Cheers, Alan – and the best re 2022 to you too. #100? There’s a theme in there, though not quite the one some have suggested.

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Episode 55 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original Upload 7.1.18

41 Rooms, Playlist 51 41 Rooms’ Playlist 51 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. 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 on a golf […]

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Episode 50 – Original Upload 24.12.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 50 41 Rooms’ Playlist 50 is 85% vinyl friendly. Impressive. 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 ORDER – […]

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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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original upload 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, with a cursory nod also to the title of Playlist’ 40 – […]

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Episode 39 – Original Upload 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  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 in […]

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Episode 38 – Original upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original Upload 14.5.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 34 My niece’s growing love of vinyl meant she’s acquired one of these to play the stuff. 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 * have been given a tiny (or sometimes, slightly […]

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Episode 33 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – Original upload 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 – Original upload 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, VHS – […]

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Episode 29 – Original Upload 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 had to be postponed when I lost the whole audio and had to start from scratch again… not […]

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Episode 28 – Original upload 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 – Original Upload 5.2.17

41 Rooms, Playlist 27 41 Rooms, Playlist 27 is 81% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 27:  Award 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 […]

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Episode 26 – Original upload 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 – Original upload 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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