Tuesday, 23 September 2014

23 September 2013

Back again. Bit of a struggle to get it down to a manageable show, such is the amount of great stuff about at the moment. Anyway, here you go:

The Primitives - Spin-o-rama
You'll remember these from their 1988 hit Crash which is still great. Well they reformed in 2009 and their second album since then is due out next month. It's also called Spin-o-rama. It's like they were never away.

Crybabycry - Go Go
This is Jonny Firth from house favourites Knuckle, only this time alongside Rosie Doonan and Nici Todd to produce something quite remarkable. A real beauty, this.

Super Besse - Приказано Забывать
One of the best things I've heard in ages. This is the first Belarussian band we've had on the show - they're from Minsk - but beyond the fact that Super Besse is a ski station in France and the climb up to it has been used in the Tour de France I don't know a lot about them due to my inability to speak Russian. The title translates as 'ordered to forget'. Thanks to Google Translate for that. Band of the week.

Cover Version Corner
Gershon Kingsley/Caustic Window - Popcorn
Probably better known is the version by Hot Butter, but Gershon Kingsley - Goetz Ksinski from Bochum - composed it. That's off 1969's Music To Moog By. Caustic Window is one of the names Richard D James - Aphex Twin - has recorded as. His version is off the 1992 EP Joyrex J4.

Fat White Family - Auto Neutron
Another track from the acclaimed Champagne Holocaust album which came out last year. Something a bit slower than we've become used to, but showing off their abilities.

Hookworms - On Leaving
Another track from the forthcoming album The Hum which comes out in November. It's not so much a change of direction, as other tracks show things we're familiar with. But this shows that there's more to them.

Thunder Sanchez - I Start Fires
From Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. I found these through the power of Twitter after playing a band called Napolleon a while ago. I don't know an awful lot more than that other than if you're after a wrestling name, you can do much worse than Thunder Sanchez.

The Proper Ornaments - Step Into The Cold
I saw these supporting Toy in Newcastle a while back and they stood up against that standard. Bit of Velvet Undergroundy feel to this, which is rarely a bad thing. It's off the album Woodenhead.

The Hidden Cameras - Doom
From Toronto, this is off an album called Age which came out in January.

Wild Billy Chyldish and CTMF - Punk Rock Enough For Me
If it's punk rock enough for Billy Chyldish, it's punk rock enough for anyone. This is out on a 7" now and will feature on the forthcoming album Acorn Man due later in the year.

One Degree of Separation
The Damned - Love Song
The Cure - Love Song
Two tracks separated by ten years and a common name. First from 1979 and the album Machine Gun Etiquette, then from 1989's Disintegration one of the all-time great songs.

The Allah-Las - Follow You Down
Off the album Worship The Sun which came out last week. A cracker.

Chorusgirl - Oh, To Be A Defector
I don't know much about this other than they're from London, it came out in May and I love it.

Underworld - Birdstar
It's 20 years since dubnobasswithmyheadman came out, which is frightening in itself. There's an anniversary edition coming out with this as part of it - a track that didn't quite make it. It speaks volumes about the album that this didn't get onto the final cut.

Here's that on YouTube:

and Soundcloud:

See you next week.

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