Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
One of my favourite records of all time. I've got a 10" on blue vinyl from my coloured vinyl phase - which we have all had, I feel convinced - and it would definitely be in my top 50 tracks of forever. From the 1993 album 'Dirty'. The first of a few tracks from 1993 today, I notice. Not planned. Pure coincidence.
Fat White Family - Touch The Leather
Accompanied by one of the more out-there videos I've ever seen, what a glorious slice of retro-sleaze.
Jim Jones Revue - Seven Times Around The Sun
Keeping the retro vibe going. This is from a couple of years back, off the album 'The Savage Heart'.
Cover Version Corner
Stereolab/Editors - French Disko
The Editors track was a bonus track from their 2006 album 'The Back Room'. Before that, off the 1993 EP 'Jenny Ondiline' was Stereolab. Insert comment about making it your own here.
King Of The Mountains - Zoetrope
That, I suggest to you, is quite fabulous. The album is also called 'Zoetrope' and it came out last month. Excellent stuff. More please.
Tom Williams and The Boat - Hurricane
Finally, the town of Tunbridge Wells is on the musical map of the nation. Well, I can't think of any other band from there. The album is 'Easy Fantastic'.
High Hazels - Summer Rain
New from this very Sheffield band off the EP 'In The Half-Light'. Lovely summery vibe to go with the two hours of sun we had yesterday.
Pixies - Greens And Blues
Latest single from EP2. EP3 is out in August.
One Degree of Separation
Crispy Ambulance - Not What I Expected
Half Man Half Biscuit - Running Order Squabble Fest
HMHB there, going on after Crispy Ambulance. That's off 'This Leaden Pall' from, you guessed it, 1993. Before that, Crispy Ambulance, a b-side off the Unsightly And Serene single.
Spectres - Sooky Eyeball
Reminding me a lot of Hookworms, who I like very much, these are from Bristol and this is another b-side, to The Sky Of All Places.
Mutineers - Love, It's A Killer
This is out on the album 'Friends, Lovers, Rivals' released next Monday. Get on it.
The Last Battle - Breathe Bones
Delightful. We're already trailing things out in May - 'Lay Your Burden Down' is out on the 5th.
Electronic - Get The Message
From 1991 and the album 'Electronic', this is another all-time favourite. It's just great.
The Smiths - Barbarism Begins At Home
One of rock's great intros, we'll close with this. Off 1985's 'Meat Is Murder', I actually flipped a coin between this and The Headmaster Ritual. Another time...
Here's all that in YouTube: