Wednesday 24 November 2010

Nouveaunoise - Panaka EP (They're Giving It Away No.22)

New free two song single (EP) from "Wayssst" of Ireland duo; Nouveaunoise. Jazzy summer noise pop akin to sweet blissful heights The Go Team and Pause era Fourtet. Terrible interview below (Silly presenters) plus live performance of Pyschasonic on Panaka EP.

See them live in Whelans this Friday as part of Concern Fastival with The Jimmy Cake, Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands and Clockwork Orange

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Imagination - So Good, So Right

Three piece from London throw down some spell bounding house grooves over sultry soprano vocals. Take from Imagination's debut LP "Body Talk" (1981).

Destroy All Movies; Punks In Film

From the totally rad folks at Everything Is Terrible!. A collection of excellent clips of "Punks" from mainly 80s movies.
"Your vocabulary is punctuated by two words: "shit" and "fuck."" - Liquid Sky (1982)
Parts two and three after the Jump.

Today's Charity Shop Treats: Michael McDonald and The Ink Spots,

Collection of smooth Yacht Rock power jams from ex Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan man; Michael McDonald.

 Michael Mcdonald - Yah Mo B There.Mp3
Michael Mcdonald - I Keep Forgettin'.Mp3
Ink Spots After The Jump

Friday 19 November 2010

Siouxsie and the Banshees

Great live vids of the last and my favoueire two songs on their 78" debut, "The Scream" which came out thirty two years ago this week.
Vids and mp3s after the jump.

Thursday 18 November 2010

Karen Dalton

Here's some Karen Dalton film footage I hadn't seen before. It's great to she her in action, Karen was one of the truly powerful and honest voices from the late 60's. early 70's American folk scene. I first heard of her through the rousing cover The Drones did of "Are You Leaving For The Country". I picked up her "In My Own Time" album soon after which is well worth seeking out.

Another great vid after the jump.

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Pink Flamingos At The Screen Tomorrow Night

I had the (un)pleasure of seeing Pink Flamingos for the time earlier in the year, on a big projected screen in my lady friend house. John Water's 72' debut is trashy, crass and still surprisingly shocking 38 years on. As a part of their "Screen Classics Series", the Screen Cinema on D'Olier Street are showing Pink Flamingos tomorrow night. Don't be out "bee hived" by fellow trash dilettante's at the screening, handbags & glad rags are essential.
A poor quality clip for the "Steak Steeling" scene below.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Cher - Gypsys Tramps And Thieves

The first single from Cher's 1971 self-titled album Cher, which was later renamed and re-released as Gypsys Tramps And Thieves after the success of the single. One of pops finist hits and they certainly don't write them like that anymore.

Cher - Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves.mp3

Saturday 13 November 2010

Pictureplane - Gothstar

At Foggy Notions's Foggy Jam a couple of week back, for me HEALTH's cover of Pictureplane's "Gothstar" was easily the highlight of the night (although I did only catch the last three bands). "Gothstar" contains a neat Fleetwood Mac sample which is cut and cropped, tumbles drunkenly along giving the song an almost exhausted energy, sun stroked and buzzy. Is and along with the accompanied vhs alchemy ritual video, it's hard not to fall for it's charms.

I included a vinyl rip of Pictureplane's remix of HEALTH's "Die Slow" song at 33rpm in a Children Under Hoof Mixtape here, which sounds the "right" speed to these humble ears anyways.
Pictureplane - Gothstar.mp3

Monday 8 November 2010

Friday 5 November 2010

(Retards) Discography - They're Giving It Away No.21

Defunct Irish no wave noise merchant; (Retards) have kindly put up their back catalogue up on bandcamp. Some of their discography is a little too self aware and self-consciously weird for me but they still could bang out a tune if and when they wanted to, Check out the links below.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

I Miss Renting Videos

This trailer was at the start of a lot of Tartan Video's releases in the mid 90s. I most have watched it over hundred times and it single handedly got me into African music with Zimbabwean Bhundu Boys song "My Foolish Heart" accompanying it. Tartan went bust in 2008 but during their twenty four years they certainly opened my eyes to some of the best films, world cinema had to offer.
"My Foolish Heart" was included in the January Blues Mixtape from many moons ago.