Oct 29, 2011

Pick of the season (6)

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This is, I think, the end of season six of TUWSJ. And by my reckoning, that's 146 programmes. So, as is customary, here is 55 minutes of songs that didn't quite fit into the themes of previous shows and songs often played on the jog wheels of steel at Johns Towers over the past three months.
  1. Dimming of the day    Richard & Linda Thompson    Pour Down Like Silver    1975    Island
  2. Superfly    Curtis Mayfield    Superfly (OST)    1972    Curtom
  3. Uskudar    Mustafa Ozkent Orchestra    Mustafa Ozkent Orchestra - Genclik Elele    1970   
  4. Talking Loud And Clear    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark    Junk Culture    1984    Virgin
  5. Walking in the sea    Eden Rose    On the Way to Eden    1969    Katema
  6. Moonshake    Can    Future Days    1973    United Artists
  7. Superspace    Quickspace Supersport            Kitty Yo
  8. I'll Come Running    Lulu    7"    1964    Parot
  9. Looking At You    MC5    Back In The USA    1970    Atlantic
  10. Vinte e seis anos de vida normal    Marcos Valle    Garra    1971    EMI
  11. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others    The Smiths    The Queen Is Dead    1986    Rough Trade
  12. Strategy    Archie Bell & The Drells    Strategy    1979    Philadelphia International
  13. Right Place Wrong Time    Dr. John    In The Right Place    1973    Atco
  14. Halloween    Dead Kennedys    Plastic Surgery Disasters    1982    Alternative Tentacles
  15. House of Glass    The Glass Family    Electric Band    1968    Warner

Oct 22, 2011

Futures and Pasts

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The past is the future this week on TUWSJ. 55 minutes of retro-futurism in the classic modernist mold. A few first timers this week, including Simon Dupree and, surprisingly, Robyn Hitchcock. Also, a couple of old stalwarts, namely The Fall and Curtis Mayfield.
  1. Our Past Life    Wipers    Over The Edge    1983    Brain Eater
  2. The Past And The Future    The Purple Persians    7"        Galactic
  3. How Many Days Have Passed    Clear Light    Clear Light    1967    Elektra
  4. Part Of My Past    Simon Dupree And The Big Sound    7"    1968    Parlophone
  5. From Past Archives    Family    Family Entertainment    1969    Reprise
  6. Living In The Past    Jethro Tull    7"    1969    Island
  7. The Past and Pending    The Shins    Oh, Inverted World    2001    Sub Pop
  8. Futures And Pasts    The Fall    Live At The Witch Trials    1978    Step Forward
  9. Passport to the Future    Jean-Jacques Perrey    Moog Indigo    1970    Vanguard
  10. The Future Wont Be Long    Spirogyra    St.Radigunds    1971    B&C
  11. Future Shock    Curtis Mayfield    Back to the World     1973    Curtom
  12. Pretending To See The Future    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark    1980    Virgin
  13. Selling Out Your Future    The Selecter    Celebrate the Bullet    1981    Chrysalis
  14. Stranded In The Future    Robyn Hitchcock    While Thatcher Mauled Britain Part 1    2007    Yep Roc
  15. Just the Past    Peter Bjorn and John    Living Thing    2009    Wichita

Oct 15, 2011

Action, reaction!

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This week on TUWSJ, it's time to act (then react). I'm not sure how I would put the theme of this week's show any more succinctly. 
  1. Heavy Action (theme from Superstars)    Johnny Pearson        1973    BBC
  2. I'll Keep Holding On    The Action    7"    1966    Parlophone
  3. Chain Reaction    The Spellbinders    7"    1966    CBS
  4. Action Woman    The Litter    7"    1967    Scotty
  5. Psychotic Reaction    Brenton Wood    Gimme Little Sign    1967    Liberty
  6. Volcanic Action    Challengers            
  7. Reaction    Hot Water            
  8. Jam for World In Action    Jonathon Weston/Shawn Phillips            ITV
  9. Reaction    Junior Delgado    7"    1975 
  10. Ethnic Fight UK
  11. Action    The Sweet    7"    1975    RCADelayed Reaction    The Rogers Sisters    Purely Evil    2002    Trouble Man
  12. Shake Some Action    Flamin' Groovies    Shake Some Action    1976    Sire
  13. Bad guy reaction    Rezillos    Can't stand the Rezillos    1978    Sire
  14. Time For Action    Secret Affair    7"    1978    I Spy
  15. Titanic (my over) Reaction    999    999    1978    UA
  16. Hormones In Action    The Neat    7"    1980    NeatBeat
  17. Negative Reaction    Fuck-Ups    FU82 EP    1982    Fowl
  18. Solid Gold Easy Action    Marc Bolan & T. Rex    7"    1972    EMI

Oct 8, 2011

Hair force

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A feud has rent the Amish community of Ohio asunder, caused, apparently by a spiritual dispute. Members of a splinter group of the cult have been kidnapping their brethren (and cousin-en and mother-sister-en) and cutting off beards and hair to express their anger. So, tos week is all about hair.
  1. Amish Town, Lynn "Chirps" Smith, Down in little Egypt, 2003, Vigortone
  2. Almost Cut My Hair, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young, Déjà Vu, 1970, Atlantic
  3. Long Hair Soulfull, The National Gallery, The National Gallery (Performing Interpretations of the Paintings of Paul Klee), 1968, Philips
  4. Golden Hair, Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs, 1970, Harvest
  5. Pretty Golden Hair, Al Stewart , Bed-Sitter Images, 1967, CBS
  6. On My Mind, Mustache Wax, On My Mind 7", 1965, Inner
  7. Mustache Wax, The Flat Iron String Band, The Flat Iron String Band, 2009, Yodel-Ay-Hee
  8. The age of aquarius, London Cast, Hair (Original London Cast) , 1968, Universal Distribution
  9. The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair, John Barry, Music For The Sunsilk Commercial, 1967, CBS
  10. Lemon Haired Ladies, Dory Previn, Mythical Kings And Iguanas, 1971, United Artists
  11. Long Hair Music, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Impossible Dream, 1974, Vertigo
  12. Gippy Get Your Hair Cut, Kessinger Brothers, Kessinger Brothers Vol. 3 (1929-1930), 1997, Document
  13. The Hair Shirt, The Birthday Party, The Birthday Party, 1980, Missing Link
  14. Cut Your Hair, Pavement, Crooked Rain, 1994, Matador
  15. My Impure Hair, Blonde Redhead, 23, 2007, 4AD

Oct 1, 2011

Rates mates

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This week – after many minutes spent fiddling with the new-look facebook and having decided that it's quite rubbish – the theme of the show is friends (the Rembrandts will not be played, nor will anything from the Beach Boys' record above).
  1. A Friend Of Mine, The Geminis, 7", 1966, (from the compilation One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost And Found, Disc 2, Rhino)
  2. My Friend Jack, The Smoke, It's Smoke Time, Island, 1966
  3. No Friend Of Mine, The Sparkles, 7", Hickory, 1967 (from the compilation Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Disc 2, Rhino)
  4. Friends and Lovers, Spider John Koerner, Running, Jumping, Standing Still, Elektra, 1967
  5. All of My Friends Were There, The Kinks, 1967, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, Pye
  6. Friends Of Mine, The Zombies, Odessey & Oracle, Decca, 1968
  7. Friends, Thoughts and Words, Thoughts and Words, Liberty, 1969
  8. All my Friends are Back Again, Al Jones, Jonesville, The Village Thing, 1972
  9. Thank You Friends, Big Star, Third, Ardent, 1974
  10. Friends Of Mine, Buzzcocks, Spiral Scratch, New Hormones, 1977
  11. Farewell My Friend, Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue, Caribou, 1977
  12. Are Friends Electric, Gary Numan, 7", Beggars Banquet, 1985
  13. We're Just Friends, Wilco, Summerteeth, Reprise, 1999
  14. Meet Some Friends, International Pony, We Love Music, Skint, 2002
  15. All My Friends, Pavement, Crooked Rain, Matador, 2004
  16. Friends, Dinosaur Jr, Farm, DHZ, 2009
  17. Friends They Are Jewels, Iron & Wine, Around The Well, Sub Pop, 2009