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Episode 111 – Original Upload 1.1.23

This playlist is 92% vinyl friendly. Near perfect.

Turntable 111 - 41 Rooms - show 111 (Workmen on vinyl)

OK, lads. Check out the grooves!


Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune might sound a bit dodgy, quality-wise. On top of that, the switch between different decades and production values never helps in the mix here. 🙂


Lyric of Playlist 111…

For the conscious souls it just has to be Marvin. For the frivolous, maybe it’s ‘Peace, love and hair grease…


00.00

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


00.41

NEW ORDER – True Faith – 7″ – Factory – 1987

Whether you catch New Order or Peter Hook and the Light live this will always raise the proverbial roof when it’s in the set. Daughter, Alice recently caught the latter in Sydney, OZ and the song had the gal – in her early 30s – in tears. I didn’t actually know it’s her ‘favourite song in the world’ and even in the last week a snippet of it was cropping up in the background of some BBC TV link. That move of the Beeb’s main operations centre to Salford (Manchesterland) won’t have done the band’s publishing exploits any harm… 🙂

New Order - True Faith - 41 Rooms - show 111

04.47

PAUL HAIG – Blue For You – 12″ – (Italian version remix) – Les Disques Du Crépuscule / Base Record – 1982

The ex-Josef K front man subsequently in full electronic flow. Worth checking out a live TV version from Switch in ’83 or so. The backing singers nearly steal the show.

Paul Haig - Blue For You (Italian 12" Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 111

08.58

TALK TALK – It’s My Life (Dim Zach Edit) – Youtube only?

Mr Zach has ‘reworked’ a few Talk Talk tracks, so we’ll assume he’s a fan. Here it’s just a subtle toughening and even though official remixes (radical or otherwise) weren’t common back in the early ’80s maybe the late Mark Hollis would have approved of this one.

Talk Talk - It's My Life (Dim Zach Edit) - 41 Rooms - show 111

14.00

RALPH FALCON – Every Now And Then – 12″ – Miami Soul – 1992

In part due to a relocation to London in the early ’90s, I was devouring late night KISS FM almost on a nightly basis and the house shows of Steve Jackson and Sarah HB certainly spun this. Moody and deep but if I’m honest, with a couple of lines that would definitely fall into the ‘offensive’ bag these days… so I red carded them. Not the cleanest of edits but it had to be done.

Ralph Falcon - Every Now And Then - 41 Rooms - show 111

18.32

RUPAUL – Back To My Roots (Murk Curl Activator Mix) * – 2×12″, promo – Union City Recordings – 1993

Seen as a drag queen supreme… but he’s here primarily because of the Murk boys input – them being Ralph Falcon and Oscar Gaetan.

Rupaul - Back To My Roots (Murk Curl Activator Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 111

24.27

FUNKY GREEN DOGS – Why? – Get Fired Up, 2LP – Twisted America Records – 1996

It looks like a Murk spotlight on this show, for Falcon and Gaetan are also here as the Funky Green Dogs. Liquid and deep electronic house.

Funky Green Dogs - Why - 41 Rooms - show 111

29.11

THE FOG – Been A Long Time – 12″ – Downtown – 1993

Licensed to this Italian label but in actuality, another Miami Soul (US) release – with Ralph Falcon and others. Sparse on the sounds… but they’re tough and I’d be surprised if Falcon and Gaetan hadn’t nodded a head or two to the ‘industrial’ side of things when they were starting out.

The Fog - Been A Long Time - 41 Rooms - show 111

33.51

MANFREDAS – Square Lights (Zongamin Remix Take Two) – Pink Industry, 12″ EP – Les Disques De La Mort – 2014

Tribal and swerving around enough to keep the interest over six minutes plus… and the only steel pan drum you’ll be hearing on this show, I think.

Manfredas - Square Lights (Zongamin Remix Take Two) - 41 Rooms - show 111

40.11

THE CARPENTERS – Crescent Noon – Close To You, LP – A&M – 1970

Right in amongst the Motown and pop and rock 7″s of the time I had as a teenager in the mid ’70s was a bunch of Carpenters singles. Karen C had a voice like no other.

The Carpenters - Crescent Noon - 41 Rooms - show 111

44.14

ISHMAEL ENSEMBLE – The Rebuke * – Download only – 2022

This makes the heart pump the way that moments in the past from Cinematic Orchestra, Submotion Orch, Jazztronik, Two Banks of Four, Part Time Heroes, RAah Project, A Race of Angels, Quasimode, Pete Josef, Electric Wire Hustle/Mara TK, Emanative, Vicktor Taiwò and a bunch of others have – spiritual vocals as part of some leftfield (sort of) musicality.

Ishmael Ensemble - The Rebuke - 41 Rooms - show 111

48.52

CUSTOM BLUE – Hazel’s Groove – 7″ – Blue (Island) – 2000

A pretty much ignored gem.

Custom Blue - Hazel's Groove - 41 Rooms - show 111

54.17

ANDRÉS – Material World (-8 Pitch Control) – 12″ – KDJ – 1999

With Marvin Gaye floating in unannounced yet again, the versions of this around on Youtube taken from the vinyl are insanely pitched up – and that’s not in a good way. Maybe the vinyl was cut that way?

Andrés - Material World - 41 Rooms - show 111

59.25

NATURAL SCIENTIST – 7 Not 17 Ways * – Terminal Velocity, 12″ EP – Dental Records – 1981

All three tracks from this EP have now made it to 41 Rooms.

Natural Scientist - 7 Not 17 Ways - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.04.47

APB – Palace Filled With Love – 7″ – Oily Records – 1982

In between putting some effort into separate ways to format the letters A P and B 🙂 they also managed to put out singles throughout the ’80s and albums sporadically after that up to 2011 – no mean feat – and lots of stuff on the band is right here.

APB - Palace Filled With Love - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.08.38

THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD – A Peck On The Cheek À La Politiqué * – 12″ – Ron Johnson Records – 1988

Fiery… and soooo early…. or maybe more mid ’80s indie!

The Great Leap Forward - A Peck On The Cheek À La Politiqué - 41 Rooms - show 111

and also travelling at a pace not unlike this travelling one…


01.11.59

THE WOODENTOPS – Travelling Man – 7″ b-side – Rough Trade – 1986

As is customary… a racing Rolo.

The Woodentops - Travelling Man - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.16.16

THE SOUND – Heartland – Jeopardy, LP – Korova – 1980

As not heard at Bedford Boys Club, April 18, 1981. I’d cancelled the gig before signing the contract, as New Order had, late on, sorted a short tour of Scotland for that same weekend and I wouldn’t have cancelled for anyone else.

The Sound - Unwritten Law - 41 Rooms - show 82

01.19.30

WARSAW – (Living In The) Ice Age – Self-titled LP (bootleg) – ‘RZM Productions Ltd’ – 1981

The May ’78 Arrow Studios, Manchester version – one of eleven tracks recorded over two days and intended for RCA Records as Joy Division’s first album. The deal fell through and the recordings subsequently surfaced in various incarnations over many bootlegs. Mine – acquired in 1981 or ’82 and also including a 7″ of JD’s first John Peel session – might be here when I unearth it… as it’s in extremely poor shape compared to this version below.

Warsaw - Ice Age - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.21.51

dBRIDGE – Creatures Of Habit – The Gemini Principle, 4LP – Exit Records – 2008

Dubstep – and a case of ‘less is more’ in the vocals department.

dBridge - Creatures Of Habit - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.27.37

BREAKBEAT ERA – Bullitproof – ULtra-Obscene, 2LP – XL Recordings – 1999

The only album under this moniker for Roni Size and DJ Die but vocalist Leonie Laws is a massive part of what made this album one of my all time faves.

Breakbeat Era - Time 4 Breaks - 41 Rooms - show 77

01.31.53

KV5 and NICKY TAYLOR – Church Candles (Nitin Sawhney Remix) – 12″ b-side – People – 1999

A lot more ‘presence’ via Sawhney’s mix than the main one.

KV5 & Nicky Taylor - Church Candles (Nitin Sawhney Remix) - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.34.51

GROOVE CORPORATION – Twist & Change – Co-Operation, 2LP – 6×6 – 1995

Nearly a decade in a proof reading department in my far younger days will always have me struggling with an ampersand where it shouldn’t be (T&C) but a conscious gentle rap, countered with a vocal, has a fair chance of winning me over.

The Groove Corporation - Twist & Change - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.40.41

MASSIVE ATTACK – Unfinished Sympathy – 7″ – Wild Bunch/Circa/Virgin – 1991

The unedited, one-continuous-camera-shot video (captured in LA, there were six takes) has possibly garnered more wordage down the years than the song but the latter more than rose to the occasion.

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.45.23

MARDEN HILL – Sugarplums – 12″ – Afro Art – 1996

A different mix to one (also on this 12″) playlisted at 41 Rooms a long way back. Sounding autumnal, I maybe should have snuck it in a few shows back.

Marden Hill - Sugarplums (Sky High Return) - 41 Rooms - show 88

01.50.10

FRANKIE KELLY – Ain’t That The Truth – 7″ – T(hree) W(inds) I(nternational) Records – 1985

With the UK (10 Records) 7″ and 12″ still knocking around ‘cheap as chips’, one of an ocean’s worth of record releases that epitomise ‘romance’ and (supposed) ‘failure’ polar opposites – and I only happened on the tune very, very recently – so, a big nod to life long mate, Danny Duggan and his Dublin City FM Soul Seeker radio show. It appears this was Kelly’s only release and whatever his hopes were in making it and the plaudits it may have then received on release, it didn’t ‘pay the bills’ and he seemingly disappeared from the biz of music. Even the US 12″ is easily available but if you want to get closer to the source/origins (per se), the US promo and stock 7″s are going to cost you up to $100, with subsequent praise through the intervening years for this Marvin Gaye inflected tune being the reason fans and dealers have since jumped on it.

Frankie Kelly - Ain't That The Truth - 41 Rooms - show 111

This UK 7″ acetate of the 10 Records single release was in a bunch of four acetates in a £25 lone bid on eBay in 2020 and if I’d known of the track at the time I’d have had a stab at it. Looking at the others in the lot I’d even suggest it was Ain’t That The Truth the bidder was, in reality, after.

Frankie Kelly - Ain't That The Truth UK 7 acetate - 41 Rooms - show 111

01.54.38

MARVIN GAYE – What’s Going On (live) – Save The Children, 2LP – Motown – 1973

There’s nothing like capturing iconic music live in the era it was written and/or recorded. For the performer, the thought process and passion for the music is still ringing true and close to home and heart, and for the audience the energy of all the aforementioned is right there in front of you. Throw in a lyric and storyline that hits home like few do and if you were at the 1972 Save The Children concert in Washington D.C. in the US you caught this magic. Film of much of the concert was subsequently released to cinema the next year, but Gaye’s What’s Going On performance then only made for public purchase via Universal Music’s 2006 The Real Thing : In Performance 1964-1981, DVD. Poetry in motion…

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (live) - 41 Rooms - show 111

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Episode 111 – Original Upload 1.1.23

This playlist is 92% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. ‘OK, lads. Check out the grooves!‘ Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop and the occasional tune might sound a bit dodgy, quality-wise. On top of that, the switch between different decades and production values never helps […]

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Episode 110 – Original Upload 4.12.22

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Episode 109 – Original Upload 6.11.22

This playlist is 77% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Holger Trass’s thing (http://analogue-classics.com) is repositioning vintage analogue turntables in all manor of set ups. This ancient Garrard 301 (1950s?) deck might sound better than it looks, even if it doesn’t feel as good… as it looks… errr, seeing as it’s not in fact a marble plinth. […]

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Episode 108 – Original Upload 2.10.22

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Episode 107 – Original Upload 4.9.22

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Episode 106 – Original Upload 7.8.22

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Episode 105 – Original upload 3.7.22

This playlist is 82% vinyl friendly. Impressive. As it happens, a Numark PT01USB Portable Vinyl-Archiving Turntable 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… and note, there’s a few expletives uttered in this […]

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Episode 104 – Original Upload 5.6.22

This playlist is 77% vinyl friendly. Not bad. 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 […]

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Episode 103 – 1.5.22

PLAYLIST 103 uploaded May 1, 2022 and it’s 91% vinyl friendly. Near perfect Grand Prix Audio’s Parabolica (‘inspired by and built like a Formula 1 race car’) is named after a turn at Italy’s Monza circuit, so if Formula 1 floats your boat… $16,500. Tonearm extra. 🙂 Any track marked * has been given either […]

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Episode 102 – 3.4.22

PLAYLIST 102 uploaded April 3, 2022 and it’s 73% vinyl friendly. Room for improvement. 🙂 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. […]

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Episode 101 – 6.3.22

PLAYLIST 101 uploaded Mar 6, 2022 and it’s 93% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. Nothing to do with Emerson, Lake and Palmer, the ELP Laser Turntable may be for the younger generation who grew up knowing nothing but CDs… and who have around £10,000 to spend! ‘In theory, it’s the perfect turntable because it uses a […]

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Episode 100 – 6.2.22 – 7″ Heaven!

PLAYLIST 100 uploaded Feb 6, 2022 Celebrating show #100 with 4hrs of 21st Century 7″ cheeriness! Unsurprisingly then, this one is 100% vinyl friendly. The occasionally-mentioned-in-these-parts big bunch of early 60s singles that arrived with a second hand Dansette my dad bought and the arrival of two of the Beatles’ (She Loves You and I […]

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Episode 99 – Original upload 2.1.22

PLAYLIST 99 uploaded Jan 2, 2022 and it’s 88% vinyl friendly. Impressive. As of 2018 or so Audio Consulting’s R-evolution Meteor-Stealth turntable was arguably the third most expensive turntable on the market. At $176,000 there sure as hell needs to be some back story – so, this is it and being a Switzerland-based company it […]

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Episode 98 – Original Upload 5.12.21

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Episode 97 – Original Upload 7.11.21

and it’s 74% vinyl friendly. Not bad. The Jive Turntable. Roughly £140 for this bright and breezy set up, so don’t expect wonders. ‘Entry level’, I think they call it… and that set of button controls reminds me of some remote/zapper used for the TV… or something else I can’t quite place. 🙂 Any track […]

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Episode 96 – Original Upload 3.10.21

and it’s 96% vinyl friendly Near perfect. We’d have had a ‘full house’ if it hadn’t been for me including a demo from one of the bands I was involved with. The Saint Laurent Rive Droite x Pierre Riffaud viny table. I don’t know how much of a clamour there was for the above marble […]

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Episode 95 – Original Upload 5.9.21

PLAYLIST 95 uploaded Sept 5, 2021 and it’s 77% vinyl friendly Not bad. The Third Man Records Spinnerette Turntable. Priced at $160 this isn’t for your high end hi-fi buff but with tech improvements through the years I’m sure Jack White and his team have incorporated a quality level here that’s well above what was […]

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Episode 94 – Original Upload 1.8.21

PLAYLIST 94 uploaded Aug 1, 2021 and it’s 84% vinyl friendly! Impressive. Just a few of the over one hundred vintage (60’s, 70’s and 80’s) portable record turntables, exhibited in 2016 at Tokyo’s Lifestyle Design Center by record store owner, Fumihito Taguchi. In between my family’s Dansette (early 60’s) and the National Panasonic SG-1070L music centre […]

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Episode 93 – Original Upload 4.7.21

PLAYLIST 93 uploaded July 4, 2021 and is 82% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Project Debut Carbon Evo turntable. A few friends have Projects of slightly older marks than this lad and they regularly score highly in reviews of turntables around the £400-£500 area – and let’s face it, if all you want to be interested […]

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Episode 92 – Original Upload 6.6.21

PLAYLIST 92 uploaded June 6, 2021 and is 89% vinyl friendly! Impressive. The Nordic Concept Reference Turntable, designed by A Better Life Audio Group. ‘The Milky Bars are on me!‘ Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop. Lyric of Playlist 92… The weight of Tim’s […]

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Episode 91 – 2.5.21

PLAYLIST 91 Original Upload May 2, 2021 and is 71% vinyl friendly! Not bad. A Sony HMK-80B set up, from 1979. Nothing sonically gobsmacking here, but if my experience with the slightly earlier National Panasonic equivalent (the 41 Rooms homepage) is anything to go by, the ‘all in one’ nature of these music centres was […]

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Episode 90 – Original Upload 4.4.21

PLAYLIST 90 uploaded April 4, 2021 and is 75% vinyl friendly! Not bad. This aesthetically beautiful beast is the Brionvega Radio-phonograph. Model no. RR 126. With Italian industrial design, the 1965 baby of architects, Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, if I’m ever in the position to be able and want to spend £5-6000+ on a […]

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Episode 89 – Original Upload 7.3.21

PLAYLIST 89 uploaded Mar 7, 2021 ?and is 81% vinyl friendly! Impressive. This is a 1960s Philips portable turntable and somewhere between my first ever falling in love with music (aged 7’ish, with a couple of Beatles 7″s in 1964 or so) and getting a National Panasonic SG 1070L music centre in the early to […]

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Episode 88 – Original Upload 7.2.21

PLAYLIST 88 uploaded Feb 7, 2021 and is 72% vinyl friendly! Not bad… which actually translates to ‘equal worst ever’. All vinyl in the first half, but it then goes a bit haywire. The McIntosh MTI100. Hi end ‘all-in-one, just-add-speakers’ stuff. Seven grands worth of nicely soft glowing green, from the company that blasted out […]

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Episode 87 – Original Upload 3.1.21

PLAYLIST 87 uploaded Jan 3, 2021 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. A Zenith Stroboscope, and looking at the facia, maybe the sort of turntable ET could fall in love with? Or am I thinking of some scatty (accident prone?) miniature robot and film. Date of manufacture of the above unknown. Photo credit: www.vinylengine.com Any track marked […]

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Episode 86 – Original Upload 6.12.20

PLAYLIST 86 uploaded Dec 6, 2020 94% vinyl friendly. Near perfect. The Kronos turntable, a $28,000 beast in a limited run of 250 in 2012 — ‘but when you see and hear the Kronos Turntable, you’ll think it must cost much more‘… said one carefree reviewer. And assuming all 250 were sold, I reckon there’ll have been […]

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Episode 85 – Original Upload 1.11.20

PLAYLIST 85 uploaded Nov 1, 2020 83% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Listen With Your Eyes, by Chrissie Macdonald. One of ten one-off Rega Planar ‘augmented’ turntables up for auction on Nov 12, the proceeds of which will go to this year’s Secret 7″ charity partner, Help Refugees. Any track marked * has been given either a […]

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Episode 84 – Original Upload 4.10.20

PLAYLIST 84 uploaded Oct 4, 2020 and is 75% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Built to DJ on some war torn front line, or the edge of a 1950s atomic bomb testing site… or maybe not. Origin and marque unknown. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms […]

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Episode 83 – Original Upload 6.9.20

PLAYLIST 83 uploaded Sept 6, 2020 and is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Lest we forget, music centres were de rigueur in the ’80s and this one, a Music Center Crown SHC-5500 Hi-Fi, looks like a more bells and whistles (and lights)/blinged version of the comparatively humbler National Panasonic set up I had and indeed the […]

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Episode 82 – Original Upload 2.8.20

PLAYLIST 82 uploaded August 2, 2020 and is 90% vinyl friendly. Impressive. ‘The Planet’ – Courtesy of a gent called Hayarobi, 2405 pieces of Lego and an Audio-Technica 1Ea cartridge. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 82… ‘… cos your mama’s […]

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Episode 81 – Original Upload 5.7.20

PLAYLIST 81 uploaded July 5, 2020 and is 86% vinyl friendly. Impressive. Roughly £80 to buy, so think how little it cost to make… and the quality of the parts involved?!? In other words, you’d be mad to grab one of these for anything other than slightly thrashed vinyl, a kids intro to the world […]

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Episode 80 – Original Upload 7.6.20

PLAYLIST 80 uploaded June 7, 2020 and is 81% vinyl friendly. Impressive. See through, to see what’s going on… and the first turntable in the world to have a ‘high-fidelity built-in valve phono stage‘, apparently. An Automatic Turntable MkII from Gearbox. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger […]

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Episode 79 – Original Upload 3.5.20

PLAYLIST 79 uploaded May 3, 2020 and is 96% vinyl friendly. Soooo close! Near perfect. Handcrafted, custom-restored/rebuilt vintage turntable via Artisan Fidelity. A ‘work of art’ said one review, AF’s pricing for these lads ranges from $4895 to $58,000. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. […]

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Episode 78 – Original Upload 5.4.20

PLAYLIST 78 uploaded April 5, 2020 and is 79% vinyl friendly. Not bad. Russian back-in-whatever-day (‘toy’?) turntable. Cracked cover and batteries not included. Currently on eBay for £200, inc p&p from the Ukraine. Don’t all rush. Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. And one […]

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Episode 77 – Original Upload 1.3.20

PLAYLIST 77 uploaded March 1, 2020 and is 97% vinyl friendly. Oh so close! Nope, it’s not some weird pressure cooker set up, it’s a turntable – $13,000’s worth (give or take) of TriangleART Signature SE turntable to you. Lyric of Playlist 77… ‘While you were calculating tears my head expired.’ Not an ideal scenario. […]

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Episode 76 – Original Upload 2.2.20

PLAYLIST 76 uploaded February 2, 2020 and is 97% vinyl friendly! Ooooh, sooooo close! A Pro-Ject VT-E BT turntable. It’s only here to represent the ‘upright camp’ but whatever any space limitations this would help with, I would never be able to get my head around looking at the arm on a moving record and […]

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Episode 75 – Original Upload 5.1.20

PLAYLIST 75 uploaded January 5, 2020 and is 88% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Pye 1005 Achoic Stereophonic Projection System. It’s a Sixties thing. One for mate, Angus Cameron, as he grew up with one of them. Lyric of Playlist 75… It’s rare it goes to a dance track on 41 Rooms but Louie Vega and […]

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Episode 74 – Original Upload 1.12.19

PLAYLIST 74 uploaded December 1, 2019 and is 94% vinyl friendly! Near perfect Ah, memories. I used to have one of these. A Technics 1200 MK1. Lyric of Playlist 74…. Confusion in her eyes that says it all… etc. Ian C’s real life recollection makes this a no contest. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars […]

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Episode 73 – Original Upload 3.11.19

PLAYLIST 73 uploaded November 3, 2019 and is… 73% vinyl friendly! Not bad. The above? An Ion Duo Deck Digital Conversion Turntable. $99 or thereabouts. Be aware, a few of the tracks (cassette takes) are sonically challenged. Lyric of Playlist 73…. maybe belongs to Ms Armitage. Ripping it up. 00.00 (Intro) THE FLAMINGOS – Stars […]

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Episode 72 – Original Upload 6.10.19

PLAYLIST 72 Playlist 72 is 90% vinyl friendly! Impressive. The above courtesy of one Zach Dicklin. If you fancy knocking one up yourself. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 72…Gliddy gloop gloopy, Nibby nabby nooby, La la la lo lo. You probably […]

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Episode 71 – Original Upload 1.9.19

PLAYLIST 71 Uploaded September 1, 2019 Playlist 71 is 79% vinyl friendly! Not bad. In a museum here and there, and maybe $2000 if one crops up on the open market, a late 30’s John Vassos design for RCA. As you might guess, 78RPMs only. So, should you get to be near one, keep any […]

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Episode 70 – Original Upload 4.8.19

PLAYLIST 70 Uploaded August 4, 2019 Playlist 70 is… 93% vinyl friendly! Near perfect. The beast above? Supposedly £450,000… give or take… Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 70…. ‘… the passage of my life is measured out in shirts… ‘ As […]

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Episode 69 – Original Upload 7.7.19

PLAYLIST 69 Uploaded July 7, 2019 Playlist 69 is… 83% vinyl friendly! Impressive. AudioWood Sound Garden. Leaves on the tracks! Just because ‘you can’ isn’t always a great reason that ‘you should’. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 69…. There’s some desperate […]

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Episode 68 – Original Upload 2.6.19

PLAYLIST 68 Uploaded June 2, 2019 Playlist 68 is… 77% vinyl friendly! Not bad. Tracks marked * have been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. Lyric of Playlist 68 (includes) And I feel just like Sigourney WeaverWhen she had to kill those aliens… Ah, we’ve maybe all been there. Just […]

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Episode 67 – Original Upload 5.5.19

PLAYLIST 67 Uploaded May 5, 2019 Playlist 67 is… 85% vinyl friendly! Impressive. A Word Of Warning. A couple of tracks in this show are slightly ‘sonically challenged’. Lyric of Playlist 67 As much for the melody it rides on…Now season with health, Two lovers walk on lakeside mileTry pleasing with stealth, rodeo (?), See […]

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Episode 66 – Original Upload 7.4.19

PLAYLIST 66  Uploaded April 7, 2019 Playlist 66 is… 77% vinyl friendly! Not bad… Any track marked * has been given either a tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop/etc. A Word Of Warning. Certainly one track in this show is ‘very sonically challenged’. Lyric of Playlist 66 If you gave me a pound […]

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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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