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


Lewisham Phil said...

A fine selection Simon, with one very important exception which I feel compelled to redress..(thats the trouble with theme based playlists...)
The Radiators from Space 1977 album 'TV Tube Heart' had a few TV themed tracks. Top pick is 'Prison bars', an all-time favourite of mine — great tune, and great lyrics. (By Phil Chevron actually)
"..I see the world through prison bars; 625 prison bars."
a cry of alienation, despair, and the need for HDTV obviously.

If I may, heres a link to a rather rough vinyl rip:


Simon Johns said...

Many thanks for the tip Phil. What a great tune and much enhanced by the crackling vinyl.