Dec 12, 2010

Music from the body

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After a trip with Mrs Johns to the Body World's exhibition in Istanbul (see, stuff does make it here eventually, even if most of the time it's Jethro Tull), this week's programme is a journey through the body in music. Like Dennis Quaid in Inner Space, we travel from Davey Graham's Fingerbuster, through Amen Corner's heart and to the sugary lips of Echo and the Bunnymen. I couldn't find a song with anus in the title, which would have been a good exit tune.
  1. What's the ugliest part of your body?, The Mothers Of Invention, We're only in it for the money, 1968, Verve
  2. Fingerbuster, Davy Graham, The Guitar Player, 1963, Golden Guinea
  3. Don't talk (put you head on my shoulder), The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, 1966, Capitol
  4. Expressway To Your Heart, Amen Corner, Round Amen Corner, 1968, Deram
  5. Chest Fever, The Band, Music From Big Pink, 1968, Capitol
  6. Stretch Your Skin, Los Rocket's, The Rockets, 1968, Rev-Ola
  7. Little Hands, Skip Spence, Oar, 1969, Columbia
  8. Waving My Arms in the Air, Syd Barrett, Barrett, 1970, Harvest
  9. Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Tyrone Davis, 7", 1970, Dakar
  10. Big Eyed Beans From Venus, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Clear Spot, 1972, Reprise
  11. Spanish Knee, Hugh Hopper, Hopper Tunity Box, 1977, Compendium
  12. Cor Baby That's Really Free, John Otway, John Otway and Wild Willie Barrett, 1977, Polydor
  13. Your Dragging Feet, Polyrock, Polyrock, 1980, RCA
  14. Lips Like Sugar, Echo & The Bunnymen, Echo & The Bunnymen, 1987, WEA
  15. Braindead, The Scientists, The Human Jukebox, 1987, Munster
  16. New Slang, The Shins, Oh, Inverted World, 2001, Sub Pop

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