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Episode 102 – 3.4.22

PLAYLIST 102 uploaded April 3, 2022

and it’s 73% vinyl friendly. Room for improvement. 🙂

Turntable 102 - Crosley Revolution Portable Turntable - 41 Rooms - show 102

Was this design off the back of a vinyl record cleaning gizmo shaped likewise a few decades back? Dunno. Looks a bit like a nail clipper or, suitably… a USB stick! Coming in at less than $80, nobody will care. Battery powered, so maybe its best use is when crate digging vinyl in some dusty basement somewhere.


Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and a couple of tunes (60s ‘remastering’ shockers?) not sounding quite what they should.


Lyric of Playlist 102…

In the year 7510, if God’s a comin’ he oughta make it by then…

Ha! Nope, ‘he‘ won’t. Z&E subtly sort of telling us we’ve more chance of Donald Duck sorting things. 🙂 No really, we have.


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/PAL, video – Factory, Icon – 1986

A real switch in gear when this gem of a song first surfaced and I filmed its second ever live performance (Norwich, Pennies: May ’82). Also one of the tracks from the band’s towering June ’82 John Peel session, it would survive as a live set contender until late ’86.

New Order - This Time Of Night - 41 Rooms - show 94

Icon ad – Underground, Sept 6, ’87.


05.06

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

Proper new (no?) wave… US style!

3 Teens Kill 4 - Circumscript - 41 Rooms - show 57

09.31

ROOTS MANUVA – A Haunting – Awfully Deep, 2LP – Big Dada Recordings – 2005

I’m not big on rap but to my ears Rodney Hylton Smith has one of the greatest voices for it. Coupled with a serious message, the physical tone in that vox of his commands you should listen.  

Roots Manuva - A Haunting - 41 Rooms - show 102

13.03

TWO BANKS OF FOUR – Shadowlands * (41 Rooms Unofficial edit) – Junkyard Gods, CD only – Sonar Kollektiv, Red Egyptian Jazz – 2008

Old biog piece…

Two Banks of Four are Dilip Harris and Robert Gallagher. Erstwhile Senior Demus & Earl Zinger. They both live in London. They both are involved in various musical projects. They have both been on walks around the capital to make recordings of trains, the river police and people shouting. Neither have now, or at any time, been members of the Conservative Party. Both have worn Clarks. Only one rides a bike while the other lets his single speed stay on the balcony. They both have copies of Doug and Jean Carnes’ “Power and the Glory” but only one was given a copy of “Black Renaissance” (by one of the Okino brothers).

One shaves his head, the other gets his wife to do it. Both went to Dub Basket East to mix the record with the pheasants and ferrets. One eats a good cold noodles for dinner (when Atsko is cooking), the other likes to reduce his sauce till ready. They both have various names and have a label called red Egyptian Jazz. Though neither make jazz music, one has a photograph of himself on top of a train in India as the sun is rising. The other may well buy a velour tracksuit from Ridley Road market. Last.FM

Rob Gallagher and Valerie Etienne.

Susan Christie - Rainy Day - 41 Rooms - show 59

18.06

A CERTAIN RATIO – Berlin – 7″ – Mute – 2020

It might say more about me than ACR but there are days when, sonically, this fits fine with me and others when I just want to hear that ACR musical ‘edge’ of old. 1000 white vinyl copies

A Certain Ratio - Berlin - 41 Rooms - show 102

21.42

OUTERNATIONALE (feat) PAUL HAIG – Atmosphere (demo) – Youtube only??? – 2011?

I mention on the show this surfaced around 2007 but it might have been just this ‘demo’ version with 2011 looking closer to the mark for two or three other mixes which got officially released and something somewhere hinted that Haig might have regretted the project. This version sounds fine to me, though.

Outernationale (feat Paul Haig) - Atmosphere (demo) - 41 Rooms - show 102

26.25

HARD CORPS – To Breathe – ?????

A live TV or radio session version maybe, though certainly not from their 1984 John Peel session…

Hard Corps - To Breathe - 41 Rooms - show 102

29.46

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

Right up there with the best indie/new ave/alternative of the period.

Simple Minds - Premonition - 41 Rooms - show 85

33.40

JOHN FOXX – 030 – Metamatic, LP – Virgin, Metal Beat – 1980

This so reminds me of the first year of our Winkles club nights (1981) but Foxx and/or his previous band, Ultravox were definites in the earlier test one-offs we did elsewhere in Bedford a year earlier.

John Foxx - Plaza - Playlist 15 (41 Rooms)
Winkles poster, 1981.
Bedford Winkles 'Modern Dance Music' April 7, 1981 poster

36.56

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA and SOUL SONIC FORCE – Planet Rock (Extended) – Play At Your Own Risk, 12″ EP – 21 Records – 1982

Electro was such breath of… well, fresh beats for a starter. 808s at the ready!

Africa Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock - 41 Rooms - show 102

42.43

FULL FORCE – Half A Chance – Self-titled, LP – CBS – 1985

This sounds great… but looking at this sleeve I’ve a strong feeling I wouldn’t want to see any video of theirs from this period. 🙂

Full Force - Half A Chance - 41 Rooms - show 102

46.43

KLYMAXX – Wild Girls (12″ Remix) – 12″ – Solar – 1982

Finger clicking, hand clapping, sunshine music! The lyrics? Who cares? Might have some resonance if indeed you are a wild girl, of course.

Klymaxx - Wild Girls (12" Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 102

51.58

ALEX KASSIAN – Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix) – Leave Your Life, 12″ EP – Pinchy & Friends – 2021

These days there are a million ingredients you can mix and match to give you pretty much what these beats here are doing but occasionally some feel way more ‘right’ a starting point than most. Come on down German producer and DJ, Alex Kassian. There’s nothing earth shattering in any department here… it all just works.

Alex Kassian - Leave Your Life (Lonely Hearts Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 102

57.42

SHRIEKBACK – Hand On My Heart – 12″ – Arista – 1984

I don’t think I gave this much of a look in back in our club. I was wrong. Too busy playing their All Lined Up til eternity and beyond. 🙂

Shriekback - Hand On My Heart - 41 Rooms - show 102


Sunshine time…

Dec's mug - 41 Rooms - show 81

01.03.17

SMALL FACES – (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me – Self-titled, LP – Immediate – 1967

Albeit I missed their era in real time, for a period in my late teens these London East End lads were my favourite band. Proper attitude in pop… and a majestic run of 7″ singles to their name.

Small Faces - (Tell Me) Have Yopu Ever Seen Me - 41 Rooms - show 102

01. 05.15

THE YARDBIRDS – Puzzles – 7″ b-side – Columbia – 1967

And these lads were only a hair’s breadth behind the above crew in my collecting and with Jimmy Page blistering away over this Keith Relf tune, ‘pop’ this was not.

The Yardbirds - Puzzles - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.07.14

THE SEEKERS – Georgy Girl – 7″ Columbia – 1966

Just makes me smile big time.

The Seekers - Georgy Girl - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.09.27

ZAGER & EVANS – In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) – 7″ – RCA – 1969

I was twelve when this came out and maybe the first moon landing (also that year) helped, but I remember thinking the lyrics were a bit ‘exotic’. This older lad views differently now though… so you can shorten those thousand year gaps for starters and forget 2525 being any kind of Exordium. In fact, there’s much in the modern world that hints the goddam Terminus might be well before then.

Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.12.28

??? – Go Go Go (feat Prince) * – ????

One of the best Motown tunes of all time pumping Prince. No idea who put it together and technically it’s not the cleverest of mash ups… but then it didn’t need to be. It just works! Sometime’s it’s the simple things…

Electric Wire Hustle - By & Bye (Yoruba Soul Remix) - 41 Rooms - Show 101

01.15.28

MARK RAE – The Tracks of My Psychedelic Soul Redux – Bandcamp, download only – 2021

The Furs’ Love My Way’s signature sound on an away day.

Mark Rae - The Tracks Of My Psychedelic Soul Redux - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.18.00

CABARET VOLTAIRE – Soul Vine (70 Billion People) – Plasticity, 2LP – Plastex – 1992

Maybe before I even knew Plasticity was out I picked up a quickly sold off copy in Music & Video’s Notting Hill gaggle of stores but whether it was before or after I caught their (ie., Richard and Mal’s) last ever London gig at the Shaw Theatre in Nov that year I don’t know. As it would turn out they’d perform together just three more times 🙁 and with a smallish crowd at the Shaw I remember thinking it was maybe all proving a bit of a ‘struggle’. With some associated experience of these things I can understand what it’s like actually being in the machine trying to make it all work in these situations. It’s draining, on all levels. My £4 or thereabouts purchase is now worth £200+ but it would have been more fitting if Richard (RIP) and Mal had ever gone on to patch things up and step out again as CV.

Cabaret Voltaire - Soul Vine (70 Billion People) - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.24.25

AL JARREAU – Raging Waters (Dance Mix) – 12″ – WEA – 1984

When he cropped up performing this live on The Tube in late 1984 I knew who Jarreau was, even if I knew next to nothing of his music, but watching him ‘live’ his lyrics, near motionless against yet more driving, thumping new era sequencers, electronics etc (a la Robert Palmer, too?) it is occasionally gobsmackin’ to watch, in action, peeps who know… their… shit, and it’s maybe even more of a great watch now than it was then. Look it up sometime. I bet some of the ‘kids’ in the audience were a bit taken aback.

Al Jarreau - Raging Waters - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.31.14

JAZZ THE GLASS – Lying Bandcamp, download only – 2022

One of his finest, to date – biased as I may be. Broken beat electronica, with a Bedford UK connection, in 2022, as opposed to…

Jazz The Glass - Lying - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.34.43

UNFORSCENE (feat ALICE RUSSELL) – Don’t You Worry (Domu Remix) – 12″ – Wah Wah 45s – 2005

… broken beat electronica, with a Bedford UK connection, from a few years back. Domu certainly retired the biz at one point but there have been stirrings since. There’s suspense in this vibe.

Unforscene (feat Alice Russell) - Don't You Worry (Domu Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.38.39

YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS – N.I.T.A. – Colossal Youth, LP – Rough Trade – 1980

The delicacy in their collective sound was their trump card.

Young Marble Giants - N.I.T.A. - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.42.01

SIOUXSIE and THE BANSHEES – Overground – The Scream, LP – Polydor – 1978

Icon of a movement and style, Siouxsie sonically grew into this song maybe a few years after recording it. Down an octave? Different key? Ask a musician.

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Overground - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.45.08

THE ROOM – Things Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl – 7″ – Red Flame – 1982

I’d bought their previous single, In Sickness & Health, but this feels like it passed me by. These things could happen.

The Room - Things Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.48.23

JOSEF K – Second Angle – 7″ b-side – Les Disques Du Crépuscule – 1982

The ‘Farewell Single’ would have been yet another in the series of 41 Rooms’ great double sided 7″ers if I hadn’t played the A-side on an earlier show and not thought about the b-side. Note to self… pay more attention. 

Josef K - The Angle - 41 Rooms - show 54

01.50.56

LONELADY – Immaterial – 7″ – Warp – 2009

Three singles under her own steam and one for Too Pure before Julie Campbell hit her stride with this debut for the Sheffield originated label.

Lonelady - Immaterial - 41 Rooms - show 102

01.54.21

BEN HOWARD – Black Flies (Glastonbury, 2013) – Youtube only…

They’re not (t)here in front of his stage just coz the sun’s out.

Ben Howard - Black Flies (live) - 41 Rooms - show 102

Show 103 will be along on May 1.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 102 – 3.4.22

  1. I never liked that shriekback tune when it came out… not as edgy as the Y stuff….but do you know what it’s pretty bloody good…

    1. Agree, Jerry. It definitely holds up better now that’s it’s out of context with its time.

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Episode 65 – Original Upload 3.3.19

PLAYLIST 65  Uploaded Mar 3, 2019 Playlist 65 is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 65 A few bits of quirkiness and social comment I could have gone for, but the prize goes to ‘And if it […]

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Episode 64 – Original Upload 3.2.19

PLAYLIST 64  Uploaded Feb 3, 2019 Playlist 64 is… 100% vinyl friendly! Da Daaahhh! The first 41 Rooms show to be so, though you’d have to go some, financially, (over £1000, I’d say) to have them all on the plastic stuff…. and I certainly haven’t. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or […]

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Episode 63 – Original Upload 6.1.19

PLAYLIST 63  Uploaded Jan 6, 2019 Playlist 63 is 94% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 63 Being that I’m 61 and not 16, it’s the Herbert Kretzmer ‘adaptation’ of Aznavour that takes it this time. 00.00 (Intro) […]

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Episode 62 – Original Upload 2.12.18

PLAYLIST 62  Uploaded Dec 2, 2018 Playlist 62 is… 97% vinyl friendly!!!!! It couldn’t have been closer to being a ‘full house’. See below. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms tweak/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 62 And when this building is on fire, these flames can’t burn […]

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Episode 61 – Original Upload 4.11.18

PLAYLIST 61  Uploaded Nov 4, 2018 Playlist 61 is only 64% vinyl friendly! Very poor indeed. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 61 Stylistically, competition (on maybe a different plain) from the wordsmiths at the end of the show but it has to […]

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Episode 60 – Original Upload 7.10.18

PLAYLIST 60  Uploaded Oct 7, 2018 Playlist 60 is 84% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lyric of Playlist 60 Not quite a ‘lyric’, but it might have to be the overlaid ramblings of Vance ??? and Fred Nettles. “My main background is… a cat, which is nine feet high… ” Of course it is, Fred. 00.00 (Intro) THE […]

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Episode 59 – Original Upload 2.9.18

PLAYLIST 59  Uploaded Sept 2, 2018 Playlist 59 is 86% 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 sometimes the case, a couple of tracks here are definitely a bit sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 59 If Rome wasn’t built […]

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Episode 58 – Original Upload 5.8.18

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 – Original Upload 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 – Original Upload 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 – 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 86% 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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