Thursday 22 March 2007
01 Morning Wonder - The Earlies
Hypnotic kraut psychedelic from 1/2 English 1/2 American band. Quality song of their quality debut.
02 Sleep The Clock Around - Belle And Sebastian
My favourite Belle and Sebastian song.
03 Variation One (edit) - Stereolab
A Friend of mine doesn't like Stereolab, but he also said he does like punk until he seen Gang of Four live. Maybe he needs to see these folk live to.
04 Ceremony - New Order
I last Joy Division song.
05 Birthday - The Sugarcubes
Just got the 7" yesterday of ebay. The b-side is an Icelandic, but this is the English version,. Hope the rumors of Bjork playing
Electric Picnic are true.
06 19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
The outro alone is a enough to have this song on this compilation. Such a weird sound. It goes while with the equally weird and addictive organ on the next track.
07 Grip89 - The Stranglers
I was in Tesco one day, when i lived in London. In a bin there was the 'Best of the Shadows' and the 'Ultimate Punk album'. The 1st was 5er and the lather 3.45, which i went with. It had amazing songs i never hear before like 'Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner', Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll, The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (which is also on this mixtape) and this gem. Oh I could listen to that keyboard all day. Great great stuff.
08 Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
I made this mix over a year ago, but I'm still not sick of it and 5 of the 12 bands that are still going i seen at Electric Picnic last summer. Luck me.
09 Shot In The Arm - Wilco
Seen these boys the last time they played Ireland at Witnness (or had it changed to Oxygen at that stage). Never heard anything that i knew was them and by Joe they play heavier than any of the record and full of improvised distortion freak-outs.Nice.
10 The Real Sugar - dEUS
Broke my foot 3 songs into these boys the 2nd time i saw them. The next time i saw them, they were the 1st band at Electric Picnic last year. What a way to kick start a festival.
11 La Ritourette - Sebastien Tellier
I picked up a sticker of the cover of this single in a record shop. On it there was a quote from Pure Groove Magazine which read "This Song will make your whole body weep and fall in love with everything again and again and again". Bought the Album when it came out. Oh the video is the single version which has the 4 minutes intro cut out, silly silly chaps.
12 Message From A Black Man - The Heptones
This and "I'll Be Around" are both from Studio One : Soul. A great compilation from a great label.
13 Hammer - Bob Marley
I think I'm a Sucker for strange noise in pop records, this contains that sounds like a cat in heat (but in a good way) backing track.
14 I'll Be Around - Otis Gayle
I heard another song with the same music but a completely different vocals layed on top. But this vocal rocks "there's always a chance,then amber sparkles remain, and sparks can turn into flames".
15 Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Slits
Dirty reggae cover of the Marvin song, Ari-Up sings 'heard it thought the bassline' as the backing singers hum low low bass track.
16 Helter Skelter (alt. version) - The Beatles
This dirty blues version is taken from Anthology3, an out take from the 'White Album' session.And according to Family member Paul Watkins, "Before Helter Skelter came along, all Charlie cared about was orgies."
17 Broken Dream - Python Lee Jackson
Heard this on the sound track of Lars Von Triers's classic film 'Breaking the Waves'. Didn't think Rod Stewart could be so good.
18 Runaway - Del Shannon
A classic track and in my top3 pop songs with Nipple Erectors 'Gabriel' (See Pascal's Country Sounds Mixtape) and Abba's S.O.S
19 Neon Lights (Edit) - Kraftwerk
'Man Machine' was the first album i heard of Kraftwerk and for me still the best. This is one of 6 reasons why.
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