Aug 27, 2011

With a name like that..

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An informal theme this week that if I'd have spent more time thinking about it, could have come up with something a little tighter. The theme is great bands with names that probably didn't do much to help them sell records. Imitation Electric Piano is not on the list, by the way.
  1. Sweet Young Thing, The Chocolate Watchband, 1967, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 2, Rhino
  2. Incense And Peppermints, The Strawberry Alarm Clock, 1967, Incense And Peppermints, UNI
  3. Nevertheless, Eclection, 1968, Eclection, Elektra
  4. Holy Are You, The Electric Prunes, 1968, Release Of An Oath, Reprise
  5. Brief Encounter, Elephants Memory, 1968, Songs From Midnight Cowboy Plus..., Buddah
  6. Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal, Dr. Strangely Strange, 1969, Kip of the Serenes, Island
  7. Afterwards, Van der Graaf Generator, 1969, The Aerosol Grey Machine, Phillips
  8. One Morning, Brainticket, 1971, Psychonaut, Bellaphon
  9. Heaven Heath, Mellow Candle, 1972, Swaddling Songs, Deram
  10. The Trumpton Riots, Half Man Half Biscuit, 1985, The Trumpton Riots, Probe Plus
  11. Talk About The Weather, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, 1985, Talk About The Weather, Red Rhino
  12. Ricky, Butthole Surfers, 1988, Hairway to Steven, Touch & Go
  13. Holland, 1945, Neutral Milk Hotel, 1998, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea,
  14. Buried Pleasure, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, 2004, Rare Wood, Spirit of Orr
  15. I'm Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You, Silver Jews, 2005, Tanglewood Numbers, Drag City

Aug 20, 2011

Holidays in the sun

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Been on our hols this week near the sulphuric acid factory on the coast of the Marmara. Saw some dolphins, which were then scared off by some prat in a speedboat. Nice. Anyhow, here's a playlist about going on holiday.
  1. Summer In The City, Quincy Jones, 1969, I Heard That!, A&M
  2. Got To Get Away , The New York Public Library, 1968, Got To Get Away 7", MCA
  3. I'm Taking a Vacation from Love, Little Anthony & The Imperials, 1960, I'm Taking a Vacation from Love 7", End
  4. Let's go away for a while, The Beach Boys, 1966, Pet Sounds, Capitol
  5. Who Loves The Sun, The Velvet Underground, 1970, Loaded, Verve
  6. On Some Faraway Beach, Brian Eno, 1974, Here Come The Warm Jets, Island
  7. The holiday song, The Pixies, 1987, Come On Pilgrim, 4AD
  8. Captain's Holiday, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, 1974, Blue Jeans And Moonbeams, Virgin
  9. Holiday In Cambodia, Dead Kennedys, 1980, Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, Alternative Tentacles
  10. Holiday In Waikiki, The Kinks, 1966, Face To Face, Pye
  11. Tropicalia, Caetano Veloso, 1968, Tropicália, Phillips
  12. Relax baby be cool, Serge Gainsbourg, 1979, Aux Armes et caetera, Phillips
  13. Sun Shade, Fairport Convention, 1968, Fairport Convention, Island
  14. Let's Go Swimming (Arthur Gibbons Mix), Arthur Russell, 2004, The World of Arthur Russell, Soul Jazz
  15. The Beach Party, Hot Chip, 2004, Coming On Strong, Moshi Moshi

Aug 13, 2011


An obvious choice that I utterly overlooked. Drat.

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This week's show is inspired by the nefarious pleasures of watching hours and hours of American television. The playlist rather speaks for itself. Highlights are Broadcast's modern psyche classic "Pendulum" and Public Eney's nifty sampling of Slayer's "Angel of Death" in "She Watch Channel Zero." And I didn't even play the normal or the Stooges (an oversight on my part).
  1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Gil Scott-Heron, 1974, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Flying Dutchman RCA
  2. Pendulum, Broadcast, 2003, Ha Ha Sound, Warp
  3. Program, Silver Apples, 2000, Silver Apples, Kapp
  4. Television rules the nation, Daft Punk, 2005, Human after all, Virgin
  5. See No Evil, Television, 1977, Marquee Moon, Elektra
  6. Television Girl, Atlantics, 1979, Big City Rock, ABC
  7. The Glittering Prizes, Television Personalities, 1981, And Don't the Kids Just Love It, Rough Trade
  8. MTV Get Off The Air, Dead Kennedys, 1985, Frankenchrist, Alternative Tentacles
  9. Telstar, The Tornados, 1962, 7", Decca
  10. TV Set, The Cramps, 1980, Songs the Lord Taught Us, Illegal
  11. She Watch Channel Zero, Public Enemy, 1988, It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back, RQF-DMC
  12. Kill Your Television, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, 1991, God Fodder, Columbia
  13. Antichrist Television Blues, Arcade Fire, 2007, Neon Bible, Merge
  14. Television Man, Talking Heads, 1985, Little Creatures, Sire

Aug 6, 2011

Getting Hungry

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To commemorate the month-long festival of sleepless nights, horrific breath, smelly taxi drivers and irascible people, aka, Ramadan, this week's programme is about food. Yummy. We kick off with "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp. Is the lyric gunboat or gumbo? Either way, it makes little sense.
  1. Breakfast In America, Supertramp, Breakfast In America, A&M, 1979
  2. Eat At Home, Paul McCartney, Ram, Apple, 1971
  3. Ice Cream Machine, Biff Bang Pow!, Love Is Forever, Creation, 1988
  4. Hungry Planet, The Byrds, Untitled, Columbia, 1970
  5. Hey Chicken, Loose Fur, Born Again In The USA, Drag City, 2006
  6. Lunch hour pops, Broadcast, Ha Ha Sound, Warp, 2003
  7. Soup Song, Robert Wyatt, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard, Virgin, 1975
  8. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Bert Jansch & John Renbourn, Bert And John, Transatlantic, 1966
  9. Elanor's Cake (Which Ate Her), Kevin Ayers, Joy Of A Toy, Harvest, 1970
  10. Give Me Cornbread When I'm Hungry, John Fahey, Dance of Death & Other Plantation Favourites, Takoma, 1964
  11. Hunger child blues, Townes Van Zandt, Delta Momma Blues, Tomato, 1971
  12. Shucks, Lambchop, What Another Man Spills, Merge, 1998
  13. Steak & Black Onions, Rapeman, Two Nuns and a Pack Mule, Touch & Go, 1989
  14. Wined and Dined, Syd Barrett, Barrett, Harvest, 1970
  15. Food, Glorious Food, Lionel Bart, Oliver, Decca, 1968