Jul 27, 2013

Mick Farren 1943-2013

Mick Farren, singer for the Deviants and writer, has passed.

“This is British amphetamine psychosis music and if you don’t like it you can fuck off and listen to your Iron Butterfly albums”

Metal Mania

Centre stage is one of four "Eddies" that appeared during the show.

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A play list inspired by going to the Iron Maiden concert in Besiktas football stadium. It was all going well until a vampire tubular bells player emerged from under the stage.  Some heavy metal and sme songs and artists connected with the concept of metal.
  1. Midnight Special    Leadbelly    Classic Railroad Songs from Smithsonian Folkways    2006    Folkways
  2. Urainium Rock    Warren Smith    Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From The Golden Age Of Homeland Security [CD2]    2005    Bear Family
  3. Cinders And Smoke    Iron & Wine    Our Endless Numbered Days    2004    Sub Pop
  4. Tin Soldier    Small Faces    The Autumn Stone    1969    Immediate
  5. From A Silver Phial    Gene Clark    No Other    1974    Asylum
  6. Metal Guru    T. Rex    Metal Guru 7"    1972    EMI
  7. Iron Man    Black Sabbath    Black Sabbath    1970    Vertigo
  8. Your Gold Dress    The Dukes of the Stratosphear    25 o'clock    1985    Virgin
  9. Chrome Plated Suicide    The Flaming Lips    Telepathic Surgery    1989    Restless
  10. Heavy Metal    Teenage Fanclub    A Catholic Education    1990    Paperhouse
  11. The Lithium Stiffs    Tortoise    It's All Around You    2004    Thrill Jockey
  12. Breaking the Law    Judas Priest    British Steel    1980    Columbia
  13. Ace of spades    Motorhead    Ace Of Spades    1979    Bronze
  14. Don't Believe A Word    Thin Lizzy    Johnny the Fox    1976    Vertigo
  15. Run to The Hills    Iron Maiden    The Number Of The Beast    1982    EMI

Jul 21, 2013

The Sounds of Smith and Jones

RIP Mel Smith

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This week's theme is a playlist of extraordinary music made by people with very ordinary names.
  1. Totally Wired    The Fall    Grotesque ( After The Gramme )    1980    Rough Trade
  2. One Way Ticket    Casey Jones & The Engineers    7"    1963    Columbia
  3. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now    The Smiths    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now 7"    1984    Rough Trade
  4. You've Got A Habit Of Leaving    Davy Jones & The Lower Third    You've Got a Habit of Leaving 7"    1965    Parlophone
  5. Shakin' Street    MC5    Back In The USA    1970    Atlantic
  6. Time Is Tight    Booker T & The MG's    Up Tight    1968    Stax
  7. Tiger Rock    Tiger B. Smith    Tiger Rock    1972    Vertigo
  8. Just Can't Live My Life    Linda Jones    Just Can't Live My Life 7"    1969    Warner
  9. Coast To Coast    Elliott Smith    From A Basement On The Hill    2004    Domino
  10. Hard Sock Dance    Quincy Jones and his Orchestra    Quintessence    1961    Impulse!
  11. Amish Town    Lynn "Chirps" Smith    Down in little Egypt    2003    Vigortone
  12. Pull Up To The Bumper    Grace Jones    Pull Up To The Bumper    1981    Island
  13. It's Taking So Long    Kathy Smith    Kathy Smith 2    1971    Stormy Forest
  14. All My Friends Are Back Again    Al Jones    Jonesville    1972    The Village Thing
  15. Camouflage    Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake    Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake    1984    Alphabet Business Concern
  16. Tainted Love    Gloria Jones    7"    1964    Champion

Jul 13, 2013

Let's go swimming

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A play list to commemorate my belaboured entrance in the 25th Bosphorus intercontinental swimming race. Read all about it. 
  1. Bridge    Orange Juice    Bridge 7"    1984     Polydor
  2. East West    Morrissey    Ouija Board, Ouija Board 12"    1989    HMV
  3. Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)    Arthur Russell    The World of Arthur Russell    2004    Soul Jazz
  4. He Went Down To The Sea    Monks    Black Monk Time    1966    Polydor
  5. A Bigger Splash    Fugu    As Found    2005    3rd Side
  6. Slow Water    Brian Eno    Music for Films    1978    Island
  7. Walking in the sea    Eden Rose    On the Way to Eden    1969    Katema
  8. Slipstreams    Mighty Baby    A Jug Of Love    1971   
  9. Flow Motion    Can    Flow Motion    1976    Virgin
  10. Feel Flows    The Beach Boys    Surf's Up    1971    Capitol
  11. My Baby's Gone    The Ebb Tides    Sixties Rebellion 4: The Go-Go       
  12. Cool in the pool    Holger Czukay    Movies    1979    Spoon
  13. Oxford Gray    Shuggie Otis    Here Comes Shuggie Otis    1970    Epic