May 26, 2012

Literary Allusions

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We don a intellectual air this week as we listen to bands that have taken their names from works of literature or authors. Some notable exception indeed, such as the Doors, Shakespeare's Sister, Heaven 17, Moloko and Campag Velocet, because they're all crap. Part two of this programme will be later in the year.
  1. Venus in Furs    The Velvet Underground    The Velvet Underground Featuring Nico    1967    Verve
  2. Journey To The Centre Of The Mind    The Amboy Dukes    Journey To The Centre Of The Mind    1968    Mainstream
  3. Save Yourself    Soft Machine    The Soft Machine    1968    ABC/Probe
  4. Peg    Steely Dan    Aja    1977    ABC
  5. Big New Priest    The Fall    I Am Kurious Oranj    1988    Beggars Banquet
  6. Cry    The Birthday Party    Prayers On Fire    1981    4AD
  7. The Sad Skinhead    Faust    Faust IV    1973    Virgin
  8. The First Picture Of You    Lotus Eaters    7"    1983    Sylvan
  9. Cattle And Cane    The Go-Betweens    Before Hollywood    1983    Stunn/Rough Trade
  10. Christine    The House Of Love    The House Of Love    1988    Creation
  11. Nag Nag Nag    Cabaret Voltaire    7"    1978    Rough Trade
  12. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops    Cocteau Twins    Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops 7"    1984    4AD
  13. Lazy Line Painter Jane    Belle & Sebastian    Lazy Line Painter Jane    1997   
  14. Walking On A Dream    Empire Of The Sun    Walking On A Dream    2008    EMI

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