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Episode 104 – Original Upload 5.6.22

This playlist is 77% vinyl friendly. Not bad.

Turntable 104 - 1970s Patrice Dupont-designed Philips 303 UFO record player

A 1970s Patrice Dupont-designed Philips 303 UFO record player.


Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune sonically might not sound quite how it did, originally.


Lyric of Playlist 104…

A fiery young Weller vs the ‘flowery’ Charles Stepney and Dick Rudolph approach.


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – Ecstasy (Writing Session Recording) – Power Corruption And Lies (Definitive Edition), boxset – Warner Music – 2020

Understandably, moodier and rougher around the edges than the finished article and more in keeping with what a run out live would have sounded like, had it ever graced a NO stage… which it didn’t.

New Order - Murder - 41 Rooms - show 85

05.00

A CERTAIN RATIO – Flight (12″ Version) – Errrr… 12″! – Factory – 1980

A sound that epitomises music for me in the early 80s just about as much as any.

A Certain Ratio - Flight (12 Version) - 41 Rooms - show 104

08.51

ROBERT RENTAL – Open Air – Different Voices For You. Different Colours For Me. Demos 1980, LP – Optimo Music – 2018

On an unassuming cassette, just labelled ‘Robert Rental’ in green Dymo tape, these demos have lain unheard for years amongst his family’s treasured possessions, cared-for artefacts of a life cut short far too soon.

These songs, which Robert recorded in his council flat in Battersea in 1980, provide an enticing glimpse into his all-too-infrequent solo work. On most occasions, Robert worked with Thomas Leer, Daniel Miller or other collaborators. These are rough recordings, tape hiss still in evidence, but his creativity shines through the murk, like uncut diamonds.

With these recordings Robert appears to be moving towards more recognisable song structures than most of his earlier work, which could be wildly experimental and would often involve found recordings taped directly off television.

We know 2 of these tracks from their later re-recording for the Mute Records single ‘Double Heart’ late in 1980. Robert spoke to friends of his frustration at being unable to replicate his sound in a commercial studio – it was these demos’ sound that he wanted to recreate. Sometimes having only access to the most rudimentary of equipment can hone the creative talent into something sharper and more focused – necessity is the mother of invention, indeed.’ – Simon, Dell, Optimo Music’s Bandcamp page

Robert Rental - Open Air - 41 Rooms - show 104

13.53

COSTUME – A Toast – Blanditia, Vol 1 – Download only – 2021

As it does here, occasionally, Claudia Placanica’s vocal can sound like it’s serenading a completely different track… but that’s OK with me. More than the sum of its parts.

Costume - I Shot Lenin - 41 Rooms - show 90

17.15

SUN’S SIGNATURE – Golden Air – Sun’s Signature, EP – Partisan Records – 2022

Lizzie, Lizzie, Lizzie! You’ve said ‘Hello’ to us again. In your own time, ma gal! Partner, Damon Reece mentioned a few years back that the ex-Cocteau Twin vocalist was always singing around the house, so those precious vocal chords have been putting in the training, if not getting heard too often by the rest of us.

Sun's Signature - Golden Air - 41 Rooms - show 104

22.39

BLAINE L. REININGER – Miraculous Absence – Night Air, LP – Another Side – 1984

The fifth BLR track to get a look in on 41 Rooms, which is five more than I ever played when DJ’ing back in the day, when he somehow passed me by. It was tough enough keeping up with what was being released back then… and now it’s just impossible.

Blaine L. Reininger - Miraculous Absence - 41 Rooms - show 104

26.00

ROSE ROYCE – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore – 7″ – Whitfield Records – 1978

Something tells me my copy is actually my sister’s.

Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore - 41 Rooms - show 104

29.36

LONELADY – Former Things – Former Things, LP – Warp – 2021

Our funk industrial gal reminiscing and showing a softer side.

Lonelady - Terminal Ground - 41 Rooms - show 95

34.43

MANICURED NOISE – Payday – Northern Stories 1978/80, LP – Caroline True Records – 2006

As with Robert Rental earlier, more very belatedly released sounds. If I’m anything to go by, previously ‘archived for decades’ tracks often sound fresher now (albeit it to a far smaller audience) than they might have done if they’d surfaced at the time.

Manicured Noise - Long March - 41 Rooms - show 81

38.38

KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION – The Last Gasp Death Shuffle – 7″ – Gold Rush Records – 1987

Their debut single, featuring Julian Swales on vocals and before they switched to the more signifiable Patrick Fitzgerald-lead (Drive That Fast… Railwayed… ) approach. The real tongue twister of a title unsurprisingly doesn’t crop up in the lyrics but the well trodden ‘Jesus wants you for a sunbeam’ catchphrase does.

Kitchens Of Distinction – The Last Gasp Death Shuffle - 41 Rooms - show 104

43.29

TALKING HEADS – The Great Curve (2005 Remaster) – 12″ b-side – Sire – 1980

Two drummers and the odd other peep with percussion in their hands drove this one in a live setting. 🙂

Talking Heads - The Great Curve - 41 Rooms - show 104

49.45

THE FRENZIED BRICKS – (Can I) Bridge The Gap – 7″ – Efficient Space – 2022

Young Marble Giants/The Gist mixed with…? It’ll come to me.

The Frenzied Bricks - (Can I) Bridge The Gap - 41 Rooms - show 104

52.34

THE JAM – The Eton Rifles – 7″ – Polydor – 1979

Very early in my home video recorder days (late 1979) a Top Of The Pops take of this blasted out regularly from my sitting room. Not the one I see on Youtube.

The Jam - The Eton Rifles - 41 Rooms - show 104

56.28

WARSAW – At A Later Date – The Ideal Beginning (bootleg), 12″ EP – (Originally) 1977

And seeing as it’s the ‘Joy Division Three’ (minus Steve Morris) in their earliest days, available on a wealth of other bootlegs. Ian Curtis as a top punk vocalist.

Warsaw - At A Later Date - 41 Rooms - show 104

59.36

ROSE ELINOR DOUGALL – Find Me Out – CD single only – Dance To The Radio – 2010

Some fab vocals, here and there on a less than predictable melodic path.

Rose Elinor Dougall - Find Me Out - 41 Rooms - show 104 (2)

Half time

Hedge hacking needed… but for now it’s not that one.

Dec's mug - 41 Rooms - show 81

01.03.04

BIG BLOOD – Coming Home Pt III – Dark Country Magic, LP – Feeding Tube Records/Cardinal Fuzz – 2020

Colleen Kinsella sounding at her most ethereal?

My cassette version.

Big Blood - Coming Home Pt III - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.09.03

LEE JONES – One Grain * – One Grain, EP – Download only – Amselcom – 2019

One half of Hefner, who provided an all time fave album of mine, Residue.

After years of playing peak time sets in clubs around the globe I became too focused on a world where everything is turned up to maximum, where screams and hands in the air are the main measure of approval. I was missing something, so I made a return to my downtempo roots with this EP for Amselcom. These 4 songs are the music I hear when I close my eyes and drift away. These are the soundtracks of my daydreams John Cobalt’s deer photograph perfectly captures my feelings of curiosity and trepidation which led me to the release of this EP‘. – Lee Jones, Discogs

Lee Jones - One Grain - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.16.32

DEEP DIVE CORP. – Imagination – Support Your Local Groover, CD only – Freeform – 2000

The sort of track that could easily have popped up on an Ibiza chill out comp a couple of decades ago.

Deep Dive Corp - Imagination - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.22.42

HERCULES and LOVE AFFAIR – Classique #2 – 12″ – DFA – 2007

US-born producer and DJ, Andrew Butler… and sometimes whoever else is passing by. I wouldn’t need to gen up on him to guess he’s been influenced by sounds before his time… so to speak.

Hercules & Love Affair - Roar - Playlist 15, 41 Rooms

01.27.25

JAZZ THE GLASS – Wantu2know (I’ll Never Let You Go) – Download only – Bandcamp -2022

Night time motorway music, I feel.

Jazz The Glass - Wantu2know (I'll Never Let You Go) - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.31.29

CORKY McCLERKIN – The Power Of One * – The Power Of One, CD only – Southport Records – 1993

On the show I should have said ‘I don’t do jazz… BUT’. 🙂 Radically edited for my 41 Rooms’ purposes, without doubt I first heard this on Patrick Forge’s Kiss FM show around the time of the album’s release. Spiritual jazz, sort of.

Corky McClerkin - The Power Of One - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.35.55

THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Smiling Faces Sometimes – 7″ – Tamla Motown – 1971

In amongst Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield’s set of lyrics (a story of backstabbing friends, real or otherwise), whoever it was – them or someone they overheard – who first coined/used the phrase ‘a smile is just a frown turned upside down‘, let’s hope they’ve lived long enough to have caught it in its sporadic but regular use elsewhere. 🙂

The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.38.58

BETTY LAVETTE – Let Me Down Easy – 7″ – Calla Records – 1965

She just lives this recording.

Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy - 41 Rooms - show 104 (2)

01.42.03

MOBY – Porcelain (Album Version) – Promo 1, 12″ promo only – Mute – 2000

Leaving Blue Monday in a league of its own, not many tracks have been sync’d to film, ads etc as much as Porcelain. Of/in its time it was omnipresent.

Moby - Porcelain - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.46.00

4 HERO – Les Fleur – 12″ – Talkin’ Loud – 2001

A/B’ing this cover against Minnie Riperton’s version (as opposed to Ramsey Lewis’ barely ‘scatted’ original) might involve the casual listener maybe struggling to spot the difference, as here it’s just a subtle touch and one that goes against the notion that covers need to be doing something appreciably different to be worth the bother. The 4 Hero boys just made it… ‘bigger’. Result!

4 Hero - Les Fleur - 41 Rooms - show 104

01.52.00

CARON WHEELER – Livin’ In The Light (Brixton Bass Mix) – 12″ – RCA – 1990

Conscious beats from one of a handful of class singles Ms Wheeler made post Soul II Soul.

Caron Wheeler - Livin' In The Light (Brixton Bass Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 104

Show 105? It surfaces on July 3.

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  1. cheers for the shout out mate – great show as always. Like many in these post-covid times I am listening to your show as a homeworker rather than on the train! The monthly shows still get me through those mundane Mondays. Loved the Kitchens of Dist track – never heard that before – only their later stuff.

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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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