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Episode 118 – Original Upload 6.8.23

This playlist is 72% vinyl friendly. Not bad… which once again translates to ‘equal worst ever’. 

Turntable 118 - 41 Rooms - show 118

Auditorium’s €3500 Auftakt turntable – begging for an ice sculptor to hack away at it.

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 118…

It’s a Yard Act… with Anonhi close behind.


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


NEW ORDER – Confusion (UK 7″ Promo Edit) – 7″ – Factory – 1983

‘A Factory Re-Structure’ that is, unsurprisingly, punchier. Memories of carefree days…

New Order - Confusion (UK 7 promo edit) - 41 Rooms - show 118


INDOOR LIFE – Hot and Cold – 12″ EP – Elektra – 1985

Vocalist and co-founder, Jorge Socarrás just about hanging on to the band’s ‘art punk’ beginnings.

Indoor Life - Hot and Cold - 41 Rooms - show 118


YARD ACT – The Trench Coat Museum – Download only, for now – Island – 2023

Leeds in the electronic house… a fuzzy, funky blast and likely the best history of a piece of clothing ever committed to ‘song.’ Massive props too, to director, James Slater and his crew for the video.

Yard Act - The Trench Coat Museum - 41 Rooms - show 118


PETE HOPE and RICHARD H KIRK – Leather Hands (Radio Mix) – 12″ – Doublevision – 1985

Sheffield industrial, electronic bizniz.

Pete Hope and Richard H Kirk - Leather Hands (Radio Mix) - 41 Rooms - show 118


APHEX TWIN – Blackbox Life Recorder 21f – 12″EP – Warp – 2023

Richard James on a skittery d&b workout.

Aphex Twin - Blackbox Life Recorder 21f - 41 Rooms - show 118


HYPHYSKAZERBOX – We Don’t Sleep In 2008 – Manic In Your House, cassette only – Suite 309 – 2023

She twists and turns.

Almost two years since her last release, Bay Area multi-genre electronic musician Lili Briar, known here as hyphyskazerbox, is back with a new album, Manic In Your House. A slight departure from her zany and eclectic Headache Bait, Manic In Your House is a swirling, jazzy collage of IDM, industrial, breaks, bass, and club music with a heavier emphasis on longer-form structure and unfurling chaos.

A meditation on struggling to relate and connect to the world around her, Lili finds ways to organize the overwhelming stimuli her surroundings throw at her on this record, showcasing darker, more centered themes than her previous few releases as hyphyskazerbox. Manic In Your House invites the listener to completely disengage from everything while conversely hyperfocusing on it all at once; to lose conception of the listener’s body and our normality as humans by way of mutilated squeaks and breaks, warped croons and chords, and stark bashes and clanks. A true division and contrast of self is embodied here, and refined down to a nearly-50 minute, explosive medley of dancing emotions.‘ – Bandcamp

Hyphyskazerbox - Entity At The Party - 41 Rooms - show 116


THE MOMENT OF TRUTH – Helplessly – 7″ – Roulette – 1975

A lost (certainly to me) disco stormer recently given new life as the lead off track on the Bob Stanley complied Tribal Rites Of The New Saturday Night – Brooklyn Disco 1974-5 compilation.

The Moment Of Truth - Helplessly - 41 Rooms - show 118


MARTHA (REEVES) and THE VANDELLAS – Dancing In The Street – 7″ – Stateside – 1964

A nailed on Motown classic… errrr, via Stateside and Gordy.

Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street - 41 Rooms - show 118


CHER – Yours Until Tomorrow – 7″ – ATCO – 1969

Hit writers Gerry Goffin and Carole King would have guaranteed this was covered by a few but this is the version for me, even allowing for… the apostrophe alert! Usually when rushing social media messages stuff I find myself occasionally mixing a your with a you’re but how did this one get missed… by no doubt numerous eyes in the production line? All those roll called on the label will have raised their eyes to the skies. 🙂

Cher - Yours Until Tomorrow - 41 Rooms - show 118


THE JIVE FIVE – Then Came Heart Break * – 7″ – United Artists – 1966

I think this passed my ears via mate, Danny Duggan’s 103 Dublin FM Soul Seeker show. Rare soul is a never ending source of cheeriness.

The Jive Five - Then Came Heartbreak - 41 Rooms - show 118


LITTLE ANTHONY and THE IMPERIALS – Hurt So Bad – 7″ – DCP – 1965

Heard for the first time after I’d run into Willie Hutch’s version but this take shades it.

Little Anthony and The Imperials - Hurt So Bad - 41 Rooms - show 118


CAROLE KING – It’s Too Late – 7″ – A&M – 1971

Back in the era (certainly in England) when ‘paper rounds’ were the staple route for kids to earn some pocket money I stumbled on making boxes of Christmas crackers as an alternative. It would have been the sort of thing (now known as a side hustle?) that turned up in Exchange & Mart, a must buy mag for my dad. I can still see me piling up the finished cracker boxes on a table in my sis’s bedroom as It’s Too Late was bursting out of the Radio One airwaves.

Carole King - It's Too Late - 41 Rooms - show 118


ANOHNI and THE JOHNSONS – It Must Change – My Back Was A Bridge For You To Cross, LP – Rough Trade – 2023

Yellow, white or 180grm vinyl versions of the album to be had as Anonhi’s vocal falls into a soulful style, thankfully reigning in a good bit the shrill tremble of old.

Anonhi and The Johnsons - It Must Change - 41 Rooms - show 118


ECHO and THE BUNNYMEN – Silver (The Life at Brian’s sessions version) – Ocean Rain, CD only? – Sire / Rhino – 2003

Recorded at Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool for the television program Play At Home – Life At Brian’s. In their prime.

Echo and The Bunnymen - Silver (Life At Brian's sessions) - 41 Rooms - show 118


THE SOUND – Silent Air – From The Lions Mouth, LP – Korova – 1981

Thanks to the late, Adrian Borland’s influence on The Sound’s… sound, a fair number of this album’s tracks have featured on 41 Rooms.

The Sound - Winning - 41 Rooms - show 74


NASMAK – Pilot In Charge * – 4our Clicks, LP – Plurex – 1982

Not everything I went for in the late ’70s/early ’80s area now tagged ‘post punk’ has stood the test of time but for me a fair amount of the Nasmak sound has.

Nasmak - No Touch And Go - 41 Rooms - show 92


LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY and THE DUB SYNDICATE – Jungle – Time Boom X De Devil Dead, LP – Syncopate – 1987

To live in his head would have been some experience.

Lee 'Scratch' Perry and The Dub Syndicate - Jungle - 41 Rooms - show 118


TWINKLE BROTHERS – Stomach Sick – 12″ b-side – Twinkle Music – 1981

A mighty roots 12″ in my world, with the A-side, Africa For The Africans previously 41 Room’d. Lazily bought a couple of decades after its release in the now gone second hand vinyl store in the street that arched behind London’s Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Rd.

(The) Twinkle Brothers - Stomach Sick - 41 Rooms - show 118


DR. ALBAN – One Love * – 7″ – Arista – 1992

To be honest, the show’s version of this is so heavily chopped around it’s nearly beyond the ‘tiny or a slightly larger 41 Rooms ‘tweak’/edit/chop‘ warning on the playlist’s intro above.

Dr. Alban - One Love - 41 Rooms - show 118


CARLY SIMON – Why * – 12″ – WEA / Mirage – 1982

Earworm alert… la-di-da, di-da.

Carly Simon - Why (Extended Version) - 41 Rooms - show 118


MINT JULEPS – Every Kinda People * – 7″ – Stiff – 1987

Written by Free’s Andy Fraser and maybe best known via Robert Palmer’s version, here MJ’s Julie Isaac’s ‘adolescent’ like vocal adds a huge cuteness factor.

And here’s a fond look back

UK Promo 7″

Mint Juleps - Every Kinda People - 41 Rooms - show 118


JUNGLE – Dominoes (432hz) – Download only – 2023

Slacker beats and sample-tastic. The sun’s out.

Jungle - Dominoes - 41 Rooms - show 118


SAY SHE SHE – In My Head – 7″ b-side – Karma Chief Records – 2023

Considering the A-side, Trouble was here recently on 41 Rooms this could maybe have been a contender for 7″ A and B-side spins back-to-back, as often celebrated on early shows. Carefree and harmonies heaven.

Say She She - In My Head - 41 Rooms - show 118


LOST GIRLS – Ruins – Download only – 2023

Oslo, Norway in the area! Artist and writer Jenny Hval and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Håvard Volden.

Ruins finds the duo immersing themselves in experimental rock, propelled by Volden’s spiky guitars and framed by Hval’s inquisitive lyrics. She explains: “Håvard sent me this long, wonderful and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with – it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it. I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding. After improvising for a bit I realized that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the ’90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If ‘Ruins’ is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical.‘ – Bandcamp

Lost Girls - Ruins - 41 Rooms - show 118


GEORGE T – Love Letter – Download only – 2023

More earworm sounds! – this time a relentless three notes that in others hands could have just underpinned everything going on. Here’s they’re in your face and the ever changing business is underneath. Brave… but it works. ‘Sinister pop electronique’ says George’s Bandcamp

George T - Love Letter - 41 Rooms - show 118


ROÍSÍN MURPHY – Primitive – Overpowered, LP – 2007

Painting pictures in the lyrics that are as colourful as her visuals.

Róisín Murphy - Scarlet Ribbons - 41 Rooms - show 81


DAVE GREENFIELD – ‘Bessie Braddock’ – Unreleased – mid 1980s!

Not the late Stranglers keyboardist but a long standing friend…

Dave: ‘Bessie Braddock was a Liverpool legend. The voice samples are taken from a BBC radio programme – (Baroness) Barbara Castle talking about her friend Bessie Braddock, MP. The tune was made sometime between 1985 – 1990. I play everything. Not sure whether it’s played to a metronome or not (my timing can be a bit erratic}, the tracks are just layered on and over a single beat drum.’

Tumbleweed - 41 Rooms


JONO McCLEERY – The Gymnopedist (Live, 8.08) – 2008

A track McCleery’s record company actually wanted left off his 2008 There Is album, but performed here at the launch at St Andrew’s Church, Surbiton, London. And in another sphere… Jono: “Film Director Bram Van Reit discovered my composition ‘Gymnopedist’ (originally named after Erik Satie) via Chris Douridas on KCRW radio in California. He had an idea for a short film based around the song and invited me to come and play a small part in it“.

Jono McCleery - The Gymnopedist (Live) - 41 rooms - show 118


FEIERTAG (feat PETE JOSEF) – Where Are You Now – Time To Recover, 2LP – Sonor Kollektiv – 2021

Vocalist Josef, usually found moving in the leftfield soul jazz arena, here sounding world weary and older than his years.

Feiertag (feat Pete Josef) - Where Are You Now - 41 Rooms - show 118

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