Wednesday, 23 October 2013

22 October 2013

Another Tuesday, another varied selection for you all.

The Michael Ainsley Band - Jerry Garcya Later
John: Like that a lot. From Wakefield, I only came across them a couple of weeks back.
Carolyn: I see what they've done with the title...
John: I like that a lot. Good energy to it.

Melt-Banana - Candy Gun
John: A new album from the Tokyo punksters.'Fetch' is the title and it's out next month. Bit of a long intro to that, but marvellous nonetheless. Always a treat.

Dharma Protocol ft Boy George - Coming Home
John: This came out in June, but I'm only just getting round to playing it now. It's a collaboration between Boy George and fellow Culture Club veteran Mikey Craig. Whether it's any more than just this track, I don't know.
Carolyn: It didn't immediately sound like Boy George. His voice has changed quite a lot, which I suppose is understandable.

Cover Version Corner
R Dean Taylor/The Fall - There's A Ghost In My House
John: That was The Fall's first top 40 hit, all the way back in 1987. It's on the album 'The Frenz Experiment'. Suffice to say they've had a few line-up changes since then... Before that, R Dean Taylor with a Northern Soul classic. That came out in 1966, but only became a hit after a re-release in 1974.
Carolyn: Is that an early Hallowe'en theme?
John: No. In fact I hadn't twigged that it was coming around until you said that just then. Pure coincidence.

Los Campensinos! - What Death Leaves Behind
John: A new album from these - the Cardiff collective's fifth - is out next week. 'No Blues' is the title and this is the first single taken from it.
Carolyn: Sounds exactly like your sort of thing. Lyrically intelligent and bouncy.

Toy - Join The Dots
John: It's 13 months since Toy's debut album, 'Toy', hit the shelves. It's great and we've played loads of stuff from it. Well they're not resting on any laurels. Here's the title track from the forthcoming second album, 'Join The Dots'. A long intro to this and it starts quietly, but it picks up where 'Toy' left off. Brilliant stuff.
Carolyn: I know you like them a lot, but I find them a bit hit and miss. This is just too long. You could lose a minute - maybe two - and not lose much, if anything, from the record. Not bad, but I'm not as gushing about it as you.
John: Fine then.... Be like that...

Girls In Hawaii - Misses
John: To Belgium now. This comes from an album called 'Everest' which came out last month and is jolly pleasant indeed.
Carolyn: Blissful, even. Very chilled.

Matt Berry - Medicine
John: Now you may know Matt Berry from roles in The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace or as struggling thespian Stephen Toast. But he can also bang out a tune. That's off the album 'Kill The Wolf' which is really rather good. Nothing jokey about it - it's a proper record.
Carolyn: Well I never would have put two and two together. That's really nice, that is.

One Degree of Separation
Kenny Rogers and First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
Soggy Bottom Boys - Man Of Constant Sorrow
John: That was Kenny Rogers' first top 10 hit, way back in 1966.
Carolyn: Obviously the second one was from the soundtrack of 'O Brother Where Art Thou', but I'm not sure whether the first one was on a soundtrack. Are they both off either films starring George Clooney or directed by the Coen brothers?
John: Right second time. You're right about the Soggy Bottom Boys. Just Dropped In was from The Big Lebowski.
Carolyn: Oh, of course.

John Foxx and The Belbury Circle - Empty Avenues
John: Something new from ex-Ultravox man John Foxx and his latest project. This is the lead track off and EP also called 'Empty Avenues' and is wonderfully rich and textured. Lovely.

Jackson and His Computerband - Dead Living Things
John: And to finish, Parisian artist Jackson Fourgeaud. This is off his second album, 'Glow', which came out last month, a long-awaited follow-up to his 2005 debut 'Smash'. Very cinematic.

And that's all we've got time for this week. That's all wrapped up by the magic of YouTube here except the John Foxx and Michael Ainsley tracks which you can find above. Back again same time next week.

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