Friday, 27 November 2009
I picked this up on spec without even listening to it around a year ago just because I knew it was produced by Ivan Smagghe and Tim Paris under their 'It's a Fine Line' alias. The second release on Nathan Gregory Wilkins' consistently brilliant 'History Clock' label, 'Woman' is probably one of the biggest crossover tracks for a very long time, a large slice of genre defying dance music finding a home in the record bags of everyone from indie dj's to minimal heads, techno bods and disco purists. An absolutely magnificent track.
Its A Fine Line - Woman (A Makhnovschina Repossession)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Bit upfront this one as it's not out till mid Jan ahead of the new Maps album dropping, but this has been a firm favourite of mine recently so thought I'd share.
Maps * Die Happy, Die Smiling (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix)
Tom Furse is not a name that you'll necessarily be familiar with but you're sure to be aware of his work as the keyboard player from The Horrors. Tom has been moonlighting from his day job recently and doing some sterling freelance work rubbing up some of his Friends releases. The first track that came to my attention that Furse had remixed was the utterly jaw dropping reworking of 'Akin To Dancing' by Heartbreak which came out on Andy Blake's wonderful 'Dissident Records' label a few months back and is still one of my tracks of the year!
The two tracks I've posted here are again, simply outstanding. The first from Memory Tapes, the musical hybrid of 'Weird Tapes' and 'Memory Cassette' is Toms remix of 'Bicycle' from the forthcoming debut 'Seek Magic'. And the second is a dark, heavyweight, brooding number from 'Project Komakino'. Sounding like the sort of shit a lovechild between Wolfgang Flür and Ian Curtis would be thinking up. Post punk industrial disco.
Memory Tapes * Bicycle (Horrors Cosmic Dub)
Project Komakino * Syndrome (Tom Furse Remix)
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
After releasing a very decent album earlier in the years and quickly turning into a palpable live force the Brooklyn indie pop front-runners have continued grinding out new material. They're pumping out singles at a fast clip and recently released the 4 song 'Higher Than The Stars E.P.', from it this is a tidy little Saint Etienne remix of the lead song.
Instant gratification can be a great thing.
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart * Higher Than The Stars (Saint Etienne Visits Lord Spank Remix)
A1 * 101 (Sonic Shuffle Edit)
Engineer - Hugo Nicholson. Remix - Andrew Weatherall
A2 * 101 (Backflip)
Engineer - Mr Samples. Remix - Scooby Doo & Shaggy 2
B1 * 101 (Sonic Shuffle)
Engineer - Hugo Nicholson. Remix - Andrew Weatherall
B2 * 101 (Intensity Mix)
Engineer - Hugo Nicholson. Remix - Andrew Weatherall
Finitribe * 1001. (Sonic Shuffle)
Monday, 23 November 2009
Mother expecting her 14th child vows: 'I'll keep having babies until I have twins'
A mother expecting her 14th child has vowed to keep having children until she has twins.
Sara Foss, 39, already picks up £50,000 in benefits every year. She said: 'All I've ever wanted is twins or triplets. It's my biggest wish, and I'm going to keep trying until I do it. 'It would be fantastic. In fact, I won't stop trying until I've done it. I love having babies - it's the most wonderful thing in the world.'
Miss Foss, of Derby, was 16 when she had her first baby, Patrick, in 1986. But, traumatised by giving birth, she vowed not to have any more children. It was a decade before she changed her mind and had a second son, Stephen. She has almost averaged one birth a year since. Miss Foss said: 'I got over my fear of labour and just started having kids. They're all brilliant. They don't give me any bother. They're fantastic.'
All bar Patrick share a three-bedroom council house with their mother and father, Miss Foss's long-term partner Stephen Smith, 40. Even though Mr Smith works as a canal boat builder, the couple receives £4,200 in tax credits and family allowance every month. Yet Miss Foss, who has just run up a £5,000 bill buying her children's Christmas gifts at Toys R Us, claims they have to watch every penny. She insisted yesterday: 'I had been saving up all year so that we would have enough money to get all the presents. It was really hard work.' We were in the shop for hours. Stephen had to do several trips home to take back what we had bought. I had blisters afterwards.'
Each week the family forks out around £600 on groceries - including 32 loaves of bread, 75lb of potatoes and 126 pints of milk. They also buy 36 rolls of toilet paper, three boxes of washing powder and eight boxes of cereal during their regular supermarket shop. Ms Foss named her seven-year-old son after Frodo from Lord of the Rings, her nine-month-old is called Voorhees after the Friday the 13th horror film character and her five-year-old is named Morpheus after the Matrix rebel leader. The annual school uniform bill is £2,000, and their holiday at Butlin's costs even more - mainly because they have to hire a minibus.
Miss Foss begins her chores at 4am every morning and keeps the house spotless to avoid being tagged a layabout scrounger. She said: 'If people saw us living in a pigsty they would say that we were a scrounging, low-life family who begged from the state.' They would say I was a slapper for having so many children and that I couldn't even be bothered to keep the house looking nice.' And that's so not true. Even when I'm straight I can't put my feet up. I've been known to take down curtains at midnight and wash them.' She added: 'We have a lot of bunkbeds and cots. All the furniture in the bedrooms is on wheels so that we can move it at bedtime.' Baudelaire sleeps in a travel cot, and a couple of the lads use an airbed. It's a squash and a squeeze, but it's cosy. It's home.' Now 20 weeks' pregnant with baby number 14, Miss Foss is preparing to welcome the clan's latest arrival - and already planning for more. She said: 'I wanted two - that's the disappointing part of this pregnancy. But there's always next time. I'm going to keep trying, that's for sure.'
Why Miss Foss gave her children such exotic names, Sara Foss and Stephen Smith have enjoyed conjuring up wild and wacky names for their 13 children. We've listed them, from oldest to youngest, and given Sara's reasons for their names.
Patrick – named after Sara's grandmother's surname of Patrick.
Stephen – after his doting dad, Stephen.
Malachai – after a character in the horror film, Children of the Corn.
Peppermint – after Sara started craving mints during her fourth pregnancy.
Echo – after a group of eco-campaigners who Stephen met during a job at work.
Eli – another character in the 1984 film Children of the Corn.
Rogue – a character in the film X-Men.
Frodo – hobbit in Lord of the Rings.
Morpheus – a character in film, The Matrix, staring Keanu Reeves.
Artemis – book character, Artemis Fowl, an obnoxious teenage criminal
Blackbird – named after a gathering of blackbirds which flew onto Sara's lawn.
Baudelaire – named after the Baudelaire orphans which featured in Lemony Snicket's film A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Voorhees – named after serial killer, Jason Voorhees in the horror movie, Friday The 13th.
From The Daily Mail website.
P.S. No I don't read the Daily Mail before anyone starts!!!!
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Pink Skull have team up with New York-based label RVNG INTL for their eponymous second album. Taking their early trademark, quirky electronica and house and mellowing it out into a loose acid-infused disco-punk style. Parts of the new record hint at the more electronic sound that they've left behind, while some of it explores his more downbeat style using synth loops and reverse effects to good effect.
As is to be expected with any release on the excellent RVNG label, the packaging is given equal importance as the music, and for this release they've made each vinyl sleeve as unique as possible. Drawing up a list of a thousand of their own modern day bummers, the RVNG guys then set about separately letter printing every sleeve with a different message. They've even set aside a limited number of copies for fans to request their own printed slogan.
Pink Skull * Endless Bummer
Pink Skull * Oh Monorail
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
I came across this on a footy site I frequent and thought that I had to re-post it. Possibly the greatest ever show of contempt from a supporter for a shower of shit posing as a football team.
Dear Players of Grimsby Town FC,
I am writing with regard to my absolute astonishment and disbelief as to the sheer magnitude of your complete lack of talent and failure to carry out the job for which you are paid to do. I am not aware of any swear word or other derogatory phrase in my current vocabulary which comes close to a description of your ‘performance’ (and I use that term loosely) this afternoon, but let me just say that you have collectively reached a level of inadequacy and ineptitude that neither I nor modern science had previously considered possible. In fact I recall a time, in my youth, when I decided to call in sick at work and instead spent the entire day in my one bedroom flat wearing nothing but my underpants, eating toast and wánking furiously over second-rate Scandinavian porn. Yet somehow, I still managed to contribute more to my employer in that one Andrex-filled day than you complete bunch of toss-baskets have contributed to this club in your entire time here. I would genuinely like to know how you pathetic little píssflaps sleep at night, knowing full well that you have taken my money and that of several thousand others and delivered precisely fúck all in return. I run a business myself, and I believe I could take any 4,000 of my customers at random; burn down their houses, impregnate their wives and then dismember their children before systematically sending them back in the post, limb-by-limb, and still ensure a level of customer satisfaction which exceeds that which I have experienced at Blundell Park at any time so far this season. You are a total disgrace, not only to your profession, not only to the human race, but to nature itself. This may sound like an exaggeration, but believe me when I say that I have passed kidney stones which have brought me a greater level of pleasure and entertainment than watching each of you worthless excuses for professional footballers attempt to play a game you are clearly incapable of playing, week-in, week-out. I considered, for a second, that I was perhaps being a little too harsh. But then I recalled that I have blindly given you all the benefit of the doubt for too long now. Yes, for too long you have failed to earn the air you’ve been breathing by offering any kind of tangible quality either as footballers or as people in general. As such, I feel it’s only fair that your supply runs out forthwith. I trust, at this precise moment in time, that Mr Fenty is in his office tapping away on the Easyjet web site booking you all one-way flights to Zurich, complete with an overnight stay with our cheese eating friends at Dignitas. Don’t bother packing your toothbrush – you won’t need it. In the event that our beloved chairman can’t afford the expense (understandable given that he’s soon going to have to assemble a new squad from scratch), then I am prepared to sell my family (including my unborn child) to a dubious consortium of Middle Eastern businessmen in order to pay for the flights. Christ, I’ll drive you there myself, one-by one, without sleep, if I have to. Failing that, understanding that most dubious Middle Eastern businessmen are tied-up purchasing Premier League football clubs, I ask you to please take matters into your hands. Use your imagination, guys – strangle yourselves or cover yourself in tinfoil and take a fork to a nearby plug socket, or something. Just put yourselves and us fans out of our collective misery. So, in summary, you pack of repugnant, sputum-filled, invertebrate bástards; leave this club now and don’t you fúcking dare look back. You’ve consistently demonstrated less passion and desire than can commonly be found within the contents of a sloth’s scrótum, so frankly you can just all fúck off – don’t pass go, don’t collect your wages, don’t ever come back to this town again. I look forward to you serving me at my local McDonald’s drive-thru in the near future.
A very disillusioned Mariner
Thought I'd whack this up for no other reason than my Zshare account isn't working today so I can't post any music and I'm busy typing some gear up for the big brother of this blog, 'Tourist'. Remember, the universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
SO REJOICE! The NME have come down from the heavens and deined to let us know what records we should have been buying over the last decade. (I'm assuming the fact that The Libertines 'Up The Bracket' being at no 2 is some kind of joke that old farts like me don't get.)
1. The Strokes - Is This It
2. The Libertines - Up the Bracket
3. Primal Scream - xtrmntr
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
6. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
7. Arcade Fire - Funeral
8. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
9. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. At The Drive In - Relationship of Command
12. LCD Soundsystem - The Sound of Silver
13. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
14. Radiohead - Kid A
15. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
16. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
17. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
18. The White Stripes - Elephant
19. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
20. Blur - Think Tank
21. The Coral - The Coral
22. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
23. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
24. The Libertines - The Libertines
25. Rapture - Echoes
26. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
27. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
28. Johnny Cash - Man Comes Around
29. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
30. Elbow - Asleep In the Back
31. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
33. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
34. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
35. Babyshambles - Down in Albion
36. Spirtualized - Let It Come Down
37. The Knife - Silent Shout
38. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
39. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
40. Ryan Adams - Gold
41. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
42. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
43. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
44. Outkast - Loveboxxx/The Love Below
45. Avalanches - Since I Left You
46. Delgados - The Great Eastern
47. Brendan Benson - Lapalco
48. Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
49. Muse - Absolution
50. MIA - Arular
Monday, 16 November 2009
Another re-up from the 'Tourist' blog last year now as New York DJ and producer Eli Escobar polishes up Stevie Nicks 1983 classic 'Stand Back' into a storming slice of pop-disco and in the process transports everyones favourite contralto voiced-wiccan out from the arena of red lightbulbed, snake owning, hash smelling living rooms of hairy men in their 40's and dumps her straight onto the middle of the dancefloor.
Stevie Nicks * Stand Back (Eli Escobar Re-Edit)
Sunday, 15 November 2009
One of the standout tracks from the 2006 collaborative, tripple vinyl “Altar” album between 'sunn 0)))' and Japanese band 'Boris'. There are elements of each groups trademark sound within the album but it keeps true to each groups experimental aspects. A great listen.
SunnO))) & Boris * The Sinking Belle
Friday, 13 November 2009
Ruth were an 80's synth/artsy new wave group from France consisting of Thiery Müller, Phillippe Doray and Ruth Ellyeri. From what I can gather, they only released one full-length LP, also titled Polaroid/Roman/Photo on the ultra-obscure 'Paris Album' records. The album has been out of print for quite some time now, but has recently been reissued by UK label 'Infrastition Records'. You can also pick up the track on a rather useful compilation 'Bipp: French Synth Wave 1979-1985' which I highly recommend.
Ruth * PolaroidRomanPhoto
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Though it's often seen as just a precursor to their magnum opus 'Loveless', in its own way My Bloody Valentine's 'Isn't Anything' is nearly as groundbreaking as their 1991 masterpiece. Not only was it the most lucid, expansive articulation yet of the group's sound, it virtually created the shoegazing scene and spawned legions of followers. The album's tightly structured songs still bore traces of My Bloody Valentine's previous incarnation as jangly indie popsters, but Kevin Shields and company crafted wide-ranging experiments within those confines. With the bruising guitars of 'Feed Me with Your Kiss' and it's mix of sensual boy-girl vocals defining MBV's signature sound and 'All I Need's weightless guitars and vocal melodies melting into a heady haze. Shields' unique tunings, tremolo, and miking techniques stand out on 'You Never Should' and 'Nothing Much to Lose'. Many of the disturbingly beautiful highlights though come from Bilinda Butcher. "Your septic heart and deadly hand/Loved me black and blue," barely audible over a swarm of fragile yet menacing guitars, as though she's whispering in your ear outside of a blaring nightclub. Isn't Anything captures My Bloody Valentine's revolutionary style in its infancy and points the way to Loveless, but it's far more than just a dress rehearsal for the band's moment of greatness.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
A quick recap of the Black Devil story for the uninitiated: Bernard Fevre and Jacky Giordano invent Daft Punk nineteen years early, with their 1978 album 'Disco Club'. The world spectacularly fails to notice until a 2004 re-release on Richard 'Aphex Twin' James' Rephlex label.
But before all that, Fevre was already busy recording the quirky cosmic library music found on this long-deleted album. 'The Strange World Of Bernard Fevre', like the first Black Devil album, was so far ahead of it’s time that even now people struggle to believe it was really recorded over 30 years ago.
Both records are amazing listens, full of burbling synths and off-kilter melodies, reminiscent of the Radiophonic Workshop.
An aural equivalent to fleeting moments of successful drug ingestion and yet so much more powerful and lucid. Groundbreaking in the truest sense.
Black Devil Disco Club Present; 'The Strange New World of Bernard Fevre'
Two glasgow based disco freaks, dj andrew gardiner & matthew aldworth (also known as creme de menthe) came together in the latter half of this decade over a shared love of italo and hi NRG to form Den Haan. They've put out some cracking releases on Andy Blake's mighty Dissident imprint as well as Optimo Music - which is a mighty impressive start for anyone - and have remixed the likes of 'Phenominal Handclap Band' and 'Little Boots'. Their live set is also apparently a thing of wonder that annoyingly, I've kept missing! With the guys latest release 'The Heist E.P.' wrapped up they're working on production for ex 'Unklejam' singer Tyson.
Den Haan * Russian Boat Commander
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I don't know much about this band so it makes it a tad difficult to write anything of great measure about them but the track is a belter so I'll leave it to their press release that came through the door with the promo to do the leg work, regarde:
'Detachments' are Sebastien Marshal, Peter Dawson and Oliver Scott. Their music is informed by the cold, industrial sound of Factory Records, pioneering electronic pop from the 1980’s, DFA’s consistently varied output as well as everything from Kraftwerk to The Cure. Their debut album will be released in 2010. Until now, Trevor Jackson and Andrew Weatherall have marshalled their time in the studio. James Ford will oversee the remaining sessions in the role of executive producer. Upon hearing the band for the first time, Ford was so impressed that he offered his services on the spot. The original does not feature on this package but it’s available to all on the 30th November. In the meantime, you can catch their thrillingly Futurist live show on their autumn tour and watch out for Detachments remixes for Dark Esquire and Parallels.
Hope that helped innit!
Detatchments * H.A.L. (Andrew Weatheralls Disco Dub)
Balearic or not, theres some absolute classics on this...a few which haven't aged so well either it has to be said. Also wasn't sure if there was a reissue out or whether this was still slightly difficult to get hold of? Personally haven't seen many CD version's of it anywhere so here it is for your listening pleasure.
1. Chris Rea - Josephine (La Version Francaise)
2. Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino (The Paradise Version)
3. Electribe 101 - Talking With Myself (Deep Dream Mix)
4. BBG - Snappiness (Original 12" Version)
5. The Blow Monkeys - La Passionara (12" Version)
6. Tullio De Piscopo - Primavera (Stop Bajon) (12" Version)
7. Lola - Wax The Van (Jon's Dub)
8. Moodswings - Spiritual High (State Of Independence)
9. Sheer Taft - Cascades (Hypnotone Mix)
10. The Grid - Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)
11. A Man Called Adam - Barefoot In The Head (12" Version)
Mastercuts Balearic Beats Vol 1.
Password to open the files is: simplygoodmusic
From the album 'The World Of Arthur Russell'. I Originally posted this and a couple of of Arthur Russell tracks when we first set up the 'Tourist' blog last year when the documentary 'Wild Combination' came out. I still love the original of this with its 'proto deep-house' vibes but this edit adds fresh legs to it.
Arthur Russell * In The Light Of The Miracle (Re-Edit)
Monday, 9 November 2009
Excellent re-edit of Marianne Faithful's 'Broken English' from Baron Von Luxxx.
Marianne Faithfull - Broken English. (Slow Touch Re-Edit)
Carl Sagan was and still is a huge personal hero of mine and he would have been 79 years old today if he was still alive. He was an educator, astronomer, best selling author, and creator and host of Cosmos, which to this day remains the most widely-watched series in the American T.V. history. He was every bit the hard-nosed scientist while able to somehow, simultaneously not just recognize but celebrate our humanity which he found to be every bit as wonderful and mysterious as the universe within which we somehow managed to find ourselves.
He did many remarkable things remarkably well before leaving us too soon at the age of 62 in 1996. Carl Sagan would have been 75 today, and it seems fitting to remember his life, work and continued impact by noting the incredible things that have been discovered and achieved since his passing that he, no doubt, would have liked very much.
Among those that come to mind are the jaw-dropping images that have been sent back from the Hubble Telescope. We have found evidence of water on Mars and the moon alike. And very recently NASA scientists have determined that amino acids, proteins precursors and the building blocks of life, have been detected on the surface of a comet.
Not as contradictory as it may appear on the surface of things, Sagan was highly skeptical of sightings of UFOs and tales of abductions but was also one of the driving forces behind the quest for signs of life out there and served as a trustee for the SETI Institute whose core mission is to explore and explain the existence of life throughout the universe.
He wanted us to celebrate our lives here on earth and to continue the search for it elsewhere. He simply asked that we embrace and employ good, sound methods, and he was genuinely, infectiously enthusiastic about that.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we can revisit Cosmos in part or in full any time. (since none of us probably have the 12 hours to dig in right now)
"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." — Carl Sagan.
Title track from PIL's third studio album and tellingly the first since the acrimonious sacking of Jah Wobble from the band for the heinous crime of using a couple of the rhythm tracks for Metal Box on his solo album. Martin Atkins, who had initially joined at the tail end of the Metal Box sessions was draughted in to drum on Flowers Of Romance, an album considered much stranger and more difficult than the already strange Metal Box. The lack of bass and guitar, and Lydon's increasing lyrical abstraction made this LP a difficult listen for traditional music fans, and contemporary reviews expressed nuff confusion. The record consists mostly of drums, vocals, with only gestures toward bass (played by Levene) and keyboards.
Public Image Limited * Flowers Of Romance
Kooner, Burns and Weatherall take on Renegade Soundwaves 1995 single 'Brixton' to stunning effect.
Renegade Soundwave * Brixton (Sabres Of Paradise Mix)
Friday, 6 November 2009
Strut's newest celebration of Ze Records' rich catalogue is a great snapshot of some of the influential label's classic jams - and it's been in heavy rotation on my CD player for the last month or so. I've always loved Ze's mix of rock and funk and disco and soul and post-punk and the truly diverse and very cool roster of bands. Leo Zero sheds light on even more quality tracks on this promo mix which includes several tracks not featured on the Ze 30 compilation and also acts as a window into Strut's next collaboration with Ze - an album of DJ edits of Ze tunes that include's edits from Leo Zero, Pilooski, Todd Terje, Rub N Tug, Idjut Boys and Optimo. In the meantime get yer groove on to this little mix!
1. Don Armando * I'm An Indian Too
2. Coati Mundi * Say Hey
3. Sweet Pea Atkinson * Dance or Die
4. Daisy Chain * Time to Stop
5. Kid Creole & The Coconuts * Table Manners
6. Cristina * Ballad of Immoral Manufacture
7. Lizzy Mercier Descloux * Fire
8. Material With Nona Hendryx * Bustin' Out (Seize The Beat Version)
9. Kid Creole & The Coconuts * Something Wrong In Paradise (Larry Levan Mix)
10. Garcons * Encore l'Amore
ZE 30 Mix: Leo Zero
Had this mix on today while I was digging around my old ZE Records compilations looking for some bits and bobs. Nice little bitesized selection from Twitch comming in at just under 40 minutes.
Pulsallama - Oui Oui
Loose Joints - Tell You Today (new shoes pt2) Material - Bustin' Out
Bobby O - I'm So Hot For You
Liquid Liquid - Flextone (JD Twitch re edit)
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (Twitch & Roland's 1999 Optimo mix)
Slick - Space Bass (JD Twitch re edit)
Don Armando's 2nd Avenue Rhumba Band - I Am An indian Too
Aural Exciters - Spooks In Space (JD Twitch re edit)
JD Twitch * Mutant Disco 5.
Another old bootleg of one of the most boolegged tracks ever. Nuff said.
Hall & Oats * I Can't Go For That (DJ Apt One Drum Edit Bootleg)
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
More deep and soulful disco vibes from the DFA crew. A VERY classy bit of kit and another indication of the more 'authentic' direction that James Murphy's label seem to be taking these days. Excellent stuff.
1. I'll Keep On Loving You
2. Living Without Your Love
3. Living Without Your Love (Instrumental Rework)
Walter Jones * I'll Keep On Loving You E.P.
Saint Etienne single featuring vocals from Donna Savage as it wasn't until the next single, 'Nothing Can Stop Us', that the band settled on Sarah Cracknell as the full time vocalist (Moira Lambert and Petra providing vocals on 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' and 'Filthy' respectively). The song was originally written by 'The Field Mice' and featured on their album 'Snowball'.
Saint Etienne * Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
A big favourite of 'chaps of a certain age who like Italian knitwear', Pete Wylie's 1986 debut solo single was ostensibly produced by Ian Richie with major input from Zeus B. Held. It scraped the top 10 in 1986 but found it's true home on the dancefloors of West London and Ibiza a year later. Still sure to put a smile on your face for 7 and a bit minutes whenever it's played. Proper.
Pete Wylie * Sinful (12" Mix)
I was going to post this on the 'Tourist' blog with a few words but thought it probably didn't sit well alongside the other gear I've put up there recently, plus I'm due on the train home in a couple of hours so wouldn't have time to write anything worthwhile reading. As if I ever do. Anyhoo, wrap yer ears around some quality mutant disco from The Glimmers.
1. Do It
4. Oh Oh Oh
9. Dans Le Mille
11. Who You Gonna Call
The Glimmers Present: Disko Drunkards
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
'Motorcycle Ride' was a one off collaboration of Blondie covers between 'Ride' and bubblegum indie wet-dream Alex Taylor from 'Motorcycle Boy'. Originally made for a free cassette given away with the Christmas 1989 special issue of the NME in a small numbered edition and later given a full release by the ever collectable Fierce Recordings label as a super limited edition 7" vinyl recording.
1. Union City Blue
Motorcycle Ride * Motorcycle Ride E.P.
Andy Weatheralls remix of the Dust Brothers 1992 debut full release 12" on Junior Boys Own.
Dust Brothers * Song To The Siren (Full Sabre Mix)
Dust Brothers * Song To The Siren (Sabres 100% Chunk Mix)
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Probably one of the best known and most love remixes from back when Weatherall was the go-to remixer for nearly every seminal indie or Shoegaze band when British music was still good.
New Order, The Happy Mondays, St. Etienne and Primal Scream have all enlisted Weatherall at some point in their careers, and on some of the most highly regarded pop records of that era. My Bloody Valentine quickly followed suit on this and it quickly became the legend it is today.
So here it is to download, more desk-skanking action courteousy of Lord Saber from back in the day. This track has consistently smashed it up longtime.
My Bloody Valentine * Soon (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
Meat Beat Manifesto originally consisting of Jack Dangers and Jonny Stephens. Formed in 1987 in Swindon. The band, fronted by Dangers (the only permanent member), has proven versatile over the years, experimenting with techno, drum'n'bass, IDM, dub and jazz fusion.
While they've toured the world and influenced acts such as Nine Inch Nails and most obviously The Prodigy (who sampled 'Radio Babylon' on 'Charlie'.) to most people of my age MBM will always be remembered for this epic genre-bursting malestrom of industrial excitement.
Meat Beat Manifesto * Radio Babylon
'Birthday' was written and recorded by The Sugarcubes for their 1988 debut album 'Life's Too Good'. It was their first single and the first single released from the album. The Icelandic-language version "Ammæli" was released on an Iceland-only single Einn Mol Á Mann (One Cube Per Head) the previous year and was included as the B-side on the international single. This package was re-issued in 1992 complete with remixes from Tommy D, Justin Robertson and The JAMC's Jim & Will Reid.
Birthday: Justin Robertson 7" Mix
Birthday: Tommy D 7" Mix
Birthday: Jim & Will Reid Christmas Eve Mix
Birthday: Original 7" Mix
Birthday: Tommy D Dum Dub
Birthday: Justin Robertson Dub
Birthday: Jim & Reid Christmas Day Mix
Birthday: Demo (Icelandic)
The Sugarcubes: Birthday E.P.
James Murphy and Co get back in the saddle with new single 'Bye Bye Bayou', a hypnotic cover of a an Alan Vega track that was released in 1980 on his self-titled debut album. Due to a mix up with the promo copies of this going out far too early and the track being leaked all over the net Murphy decided to pretty much give the track away free on the LCD website. The 20,000 downloads available on the page look to have gone though, so in light of that, I'm sure they won't mind me posting my copy here to download. Enjoy.
LCD Soundsystem * Bye Bye Bayou
LCD Soundsystem * Bye Bye Bayou (Ernold Sane Re-Rub)