Sunday, 19 October 2014
Its a bit dreich up here today. I am off to a charity football match today, to see the last great Airdrieonians team play a team from the supporters club. This team under the management of Alex MacDonald took us to the heady heights of a Scottish Cup Final in 1992 and due to the fact that we were beaten in the final by the league champions the team also qualified for the UEFA cup where we drew Sparta Prague and gave a good account of ourselves over the two legs being beaten 3-1 on aggregate. Sadly I don't think that I will ever see their likes again.
Chungking - Following
Monday, 13 October 2014
Here is a lovely piece of Chi-town soul from the Soul Twins released on the Sable label and that's about all I know apart from that the going price for the 7" is around £200.
It's half-term up here so we are away for a few days down to Turnberry on the Ayrshire coast, the caravan park not the 5* hotel and resort I hasten to add, so there will be nothing to see here until Friday.
The Soulful Twins - I Can't Let You Go
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Last week's attempt at doing fuck all on a Sunday was only partially successful. L only wore it for so long and then I had to do stuff! Not much point in trying to attempt a similar course of action today, sheds needing cleaned out and cowps to be visited, still I do have five days in Turnberry, on Scotland's west coast to look forward to from tomorrow as it is the "October Week" up here.
A little bit of jazz for your lazy listening. Nice!
Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches (alternate take)
Friday, 10 October 2014
To an old favourite.
Everywhere I've looked recently there has been something about the 20th birthday of Dubnobasswithmyheadman. Which got me thinking about the first time I heard Rez, shit I thought my head was going to explode it was so fucking good, I couldn't stop grinning and wished that it had gone on twice, three times as long as it did. It was in my head for days, weeks probably even months afterwards. Even now while typing this and listening to it through my not that shitty computer speakers I have a big grin on my coupon and I can feel the hairs on the back of my neck start to rise. Fuck! It is a truly gorgeous huge tune which for me no other dance tune comes close to even now twenty one years later. Surely not better than Someday or Acid Trax I barely hear you shout over the cascading sounds of the most beautiful machine made music. Oh yes is the reply.
Shit it's finished, nothing else to do but to put it on again.
What was that L?
Turn it fucking down!
Have a good weekend people.
Underworld - Rez
Thursday, 9 October 2014
There have been more than a few albums this year that I have really got into with the live Dexys album to come and a couple of others I 'm waiting for it's not over yet. Everybody Down by Kate Tempest will be high up my end of the year round up. I don't think I had even heard of her before catching her session for Gilles Peterson in May after which I ordered the album immediately and have played it at least once a week every since. The combination of Tempest's words and Dan Carey's music is just keeps getting better with each listen. It's best to try and listen to the album as a whole so as you can follow the narrative but most of the tracks still sound great when listened to on their own.
Kate Tempest - Circles
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
At the beginning of the year I posted a track by Nick Pride and the Pimptones where I mentioned their cover of White Lines. I thought that since I had mentioned it I ought to post it. So here you go. It was on the flip of their version of Unfinished Sympathy which is very good but I think that this is better.
Nick Pride and the Pimptones - White Lines
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Part nine I think. The last entry in this series was back in August 2011.
This Perfect Day was the third single by Australian punks The Saints. It was released in the UK in July 1977 where it reached the position of 34 in the charts and earned them an appearance on Top of the Pops. I have to confess that I wasn't aware of the song until twenty one years later when it was covered by MES and the latest line-up of the band on the Peel session from November 1998. Up until recently I was not too keen on this version of the song which is very sparse even by Fall standards and much preferred the one released on the following year's The Marshall Suite, however recently I have began to favor the rawness and near rehearsal sound of the Peel session . However neither is a patch on the original which is absolutely magic.
MES as the 13th Doctor, now that would be a perfect day.
The Saints - This Perfect Day
The Fall - This Perfect Day (Peel Session 18/10/1998)
Monday, 6 October 2014
Vicki Anderson is probably best known for being the female singer in James Brown's revue from 1965 until 1968 when she was replaced by Martha Whitney only to return to the band the following year for a further three year stint. Prior to this and during this period she released singles under both the name Vicki Anderson and her real name of Myra Barnes. Brown has stated that Anderson was the best singer he ever worked with, high praise indeed and when you hear her sing it's hard to disagree with the man.
(Something Moves Me) Within My Heart was actually the flip side of her version of the Sam Cook song You Send Me. released on King Records in 1966. It's a good version if you happen to like the song but I have to admit it's not one that does much for me. Something Move Me however does push my button, it is a bit poppy with basic lyrics, however the vocal delivery is something else. For further evidence of how good her voice is check out Baby Don't You Know or I'll Work It Out.
Vicki Anderson - (Something Moves Me) Within My Heart
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
Another hectic week and last night I had neither the energy nor the inclination to sit at the laptop and try to think of a track for today, so instead here is a rehash of something that was first posted on the second last day of 2011.
This Friday finds us back in 1993 with a bit of gospel tinged house courtesy of the fifty strong Sounds Of Blackness with a little smattering of the genius that was Sasha before he disappeared up his own arse. I apologise for the crackles but this was played quite a bit and I have a feeling that the quality of the vinyl in 1993 wasn't that great as a lot of the 12" singles I have from then sound worse than they should do.
Have a good weekend people
Sounds Of Blackness - I'm Going All The Way (Sasha's Chuff Chuff mix)
Thursday, 2 October 2014
I sometimes miss being office based, not the office on the outskirts of Edinburgh in the soulless "Business Park" but the one at Logie Mill in the New Town. At least three days a week I would wander up either to Cockburn Street and visit Avalanche and Fopp or at other times park at St Andrews Square and go to the shiny new Fopp on Rose St.
On my way up the road from Manchester I was thinking about this and the money that I should have saved since then from not having to commute through to the capital not to mention the frequent record shop visits but then again I discovered Discogs and Piccadilly Records since then so I'm worse off than I was back then.
Today's track comes from an album I remember buying one Saturday or Sunday around this time of the year over a decade ago when I went in to do a couple of hours and strangely found myself in Fopp. Back then I didn't resent sometimes working weekends for nowt, possibly because it was only sometimes.
I Am Kloot - Proof
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Down to Manchester for a couple of days. Not got much to say so here is a track from the MES and Mouse on Mars collaboration remixed by Pilooski.
While on the subject of Smith, doesn't look like there will be any new material from the Fall released this year, alas.
Von Sudenfed - The Rhinohead (Pilooski Edit)
Monday, 29 September 2014
Not too sure if that's better than purring down the phone, you will have to ask Dave.
I know absolutely nothing about this song apart from it's a belter, a bit rare and came out on the Uptown label in 1967.
Maria Tynes - The Queen Is On Her Knees