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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Undead dub, Random podcast #1

Random, random, random ... yes, it's a podcast of no fixed abode, shuffling about and looking for ... something.

Having touched on the sensitive topic of Bauhaus' place in musical history in casual conversation recently, one thing led to another and the unhappy result is this 'ere podcast, complete with its dub-ish leanings, its punk-funk mitherings, and its ... er, brace of songs by Bauhaus.

I never quite gave up on Bauhaus. I continued to like them even when those awful Daniel Ash Tones On Tail things rather spoilt the party (she's in ... etc). It's said that Pete Murphy latterly bridles at even the merest suggestion that the band were in any way a goth band, which is a a bit rich coming from his bunch of Bela Lugosi-loving ur-goths, but ... whatever.

Au contraire, I totally dig the over-the-top sepulchral gothery of Bauhaus, not least all those echoes from deep down in the vault. Because, and here's the rub, Bauhaus obviously listened to Lee Perry and King Tubby when they were applying their make-up in their cobweb-fringed mirrors. Yeah, down in the vault something is stirring. It's alive! It's, it's ... Pete Murphy at the controls. Undead, undead. Dub, undead, undead. [Link now taken down; leave a comment for a re-up].

1: Dr Alimantado, Best dressed chicken in town 
2: Bauhaus, Mask 
3: Heart monitor 
4: The Pop Group, Thief of fire 
5: Prefuse 73, Whisper in my ear 
6: ESG, You make no sense 
7: Greek 
8: Winston Clarke, Rise and shine 
9: Killing Joke, O36 
10: EMP-T, Son of satan 
11: Harmony of collective murder 
12: Rip Rig + Panic, Those Eskimo women speak frankly 
13: Liquid Liquid, Optimo 
14: Prince Jazzbo, Mr Harry Skank 
15: Mittimus, Welcome to lab 257 
16: Scars, Horrorshow 
17: Bauhaus, Burning from the inside 
18: Uncle Sigmund 
19: Delta 5, Mind your own business 
20: The Pop Group, She is beyond good and evil 
21: Royal Band De Thies, Guene-gui dek (extract) 
22: James White & The Blacks, White devil 
23: Cut you up 
24: Michigan & Smiley, Nice up the dance

Friday, 1 May 2015

Workers' playtime: Podcasts #116 and #117

Phah! It'll take more than a catastrophic self-inflicted music library disaster to stop me ...

Like a musical phoenix rising from the still-smouldering ashes (or something), Niluccio on noise is back after the great Easter iTunes metldown thingy. And what's more - I'm back with not one but TWO podcasts. That's right. March (In front of the camera) and April (In minute detail) on one May Day double bill.

Come on! This is revolutionary. So, workers of the world: unite! You've nothing to lose but your eardrums ...

In front of the camera:

1: The Grubby Mitts, To a friend’s house the way is never long 
2: Dog Legs, Cobra snake 
3: Roger Redgate & Matt Wright, SIN BAT 
4: Ampallang Infection, Demolition of men 
5: Fad Gadget, One man’s meat (extended version) 
6: Hipshakes, ? (Power Lunches, London 27/3/15) 
7: Smokey Quartz, Philosophical zombie 
8: Skip James, Jack of diamonds 
9: The person in front of the camera 
10: Manuel Zurria, Lachrimae coactae (by John Dowland) 
11: Shark Dentist, ? (Windmill, London 10/3/15) 
12: Bernie Sizzey, Lady dub 
13: Close Lobsters, Just too bloody stupid 
14: Southern edge of Tibet 
15: Hannes Buder, Requiem for Alexander Litvinenko (edit) 
16: Slideshow Freak, On my mind 
17: Lester Young, Jump Lester jump 
18: English Touring Opera, Wild Man Of The West Indies (Hackney Empire, London 12/3/15)  
19: Coffins, Purgatorial madness 
20: Kevin Hufnagel, Not an accident 
21: Carrie Rodriguez & Tim Easton, Cortez the killer 
22: Malala Yousafzai 
23: King Burnett & The Upsetters, I man free

In minute detail:

1: The Butterflies, Facial appearance 
2: Alphabets Heaven, Everything stays the same 
3: Love L.U.V., Head on the ground (Paper Dress, London 24/4/15) 
4: Scratch & The Upsetters, Dread lion 
5: Longstone, Risaikuru - Onogawa (Soil Machine edit) 
6: Captain Raveman, Freak on 
7: Still Innocent, ? (Windmill, London 13/4/15) 
8: Ramsey Lewis, Don’t it feel good 
9: House Of Cosy Cushions, Black bat dance 
10: Thinking in this way 
11: hhhhhh, The only reason 
12: Generation X, This heat 
13: JJTTSS, 1,000 tropes 
14: Kenny Dorham, Bebop in pastel 
15: Petrels, Winchester Croydon Winchester 
16: Jen Schande, I bring you love (hello children) (demo) 
17: Roland James & Eddie Cash, Little bitty pretty girl 
18: Freschard et al, A little bird told me so (The Pod, Coventry 2/4/15) 
19: Beat Easton, Heaven is a truck 
20: Marsen Jules, Penstla 
21: In minute detail 
22: The Dentists, I had an excellent dream 
23: Clocked Out, Time crystals 
24: Rob Shuttz, Passengers 
25: Sir Lord Comic, Jack of my trade