Monday, 10 December 2012

10 December 2012

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
John: We don't play enough jazz on this show, so let's put that right. The unmistakeable tones of Dave Brubeck who died last week aged 91, that's from 1959.

Haim - Don't Save Me
John: Three sisters - Este, Danielle and Alana - from LA, that's from the album Forever which came out last week.
Carolyn: That's a big '80s vibe right there.

Temples - Shelter Song
John: While this has a big '60s feel to it, much in the way Tame Impala and Django Django do.
Carolyn: Are we just repeating things now?
John: Well, I guess the first things you hear are your parents record collection and it leaves an impression.

Cover Version Corner
Jacques Brel/Scott Walker - Jackie
John: A proper foot-stomper that. Scott Walker, one of the Walker Brothers who were neither brothers nor called Walker - he's Noel Engel - in a Trade Descriptions nightmare. That's from the imaginatively titled second album Scott 2 back in 1967. Brel's original is a year earlier and you find pretty much everything he recorded has been covered by someone. Walker has a new album out - Bish Bosch - and he sounds as good as ever.

The Raveonettes - The Enemy
John: From Copenhagen, that's off the new album Observator.

Suzi Chunk - No Stone Unturned
John: More '60s stylings, that could pass for Dusty Springfield. She's from Teesside and that's off Girl From The Neck Down.

Paco Zambrano Y Su Combo - Meshkalina
John: Originally recorded in 1969, that's on a new release from Tiger's Milk records which is a label specialising in hard-to-find Latin records.
Carolyn: Sounds pretty much your sort of thing.
John: It is, yeah. They're from Peru.

Yeasayer - Reagan's Skeleton
John: From Brooklyn, that's off the album Fragrant World, but what does it sound like?
Carolyn: The Beloved - Sweet Harmony.

One Degree Of Separation
Pugwash - Take Me Away
The Divine Comedy - I Like
John: One of the great songwriters of the age, that's a joyful one from the Divine Comedy. Off the 2010 album Bang Goes The Knighthood. Before that was Pugwash from 2008 and the album Eleven Modern Antiquities. Tommy Walsh from Pugwash and Neil Hannon collaborated on the seminal cricket concept album under the guise of The Duckworth Lewis Method.
Carolyn: Not Tommy Walsh from those DIY shows?
John: No. You know, it's not unheard of that people can have the same name as someone else.

Ultraista - Bad Insect
John: From the album Ultraista which is out now.

Talulah Gosh - Beatnik Boy
John: We play that as Elizabeth Price, formerly of Talulah Gosh, won the Turner Prizer this week for her video installation The Woolworth's Choir Of 1979. That's from 1986.

Swiss Lips - In The Water
John: Not got much on these. They're from Manchester is about it.

Website bonus tracks that we didn't play for time reasons:
Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
Richard Hell and The Voidoids - Blank Generation
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Section 25 - Looking From A Hilltop

Christmas special next week. Meanwhile, here's your YouTube playlist.

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