Sunday 21 July 2013

What's In Yir Box? V

Firstly, apologies if this post is a little incoherent and rambling, nothing new there you say. We were out yesterday at a BBQ for a friend from Australia who is going back to Oz this week, it started at 4 and went on until the wee small hours. I am actually feeling better than I deserve to be but I fully expect to crash hard sometime this afternoon.

Back to the music and it's on to the V's as there are no Us in the box, not surprising really. Anyway fortunately for me as it means that I don't have to try and think for too long there aren't that many Ws either.

First up we have the Vaccines and Post Break-Up Sex. The Vaccines have their critics and I was very cynical about them when they first came out but they had won me over with this their second single an every day tale of adolescence and your girlfriend/boyfriend finishing with you and then shagging somebody else very shortly afterwards. It was quite disturbing when Max at seven started singing the chorus. The other reason that there has to be a Vaccines record in the box is the memory of Max's face when they took to the stage at Latitude, it was a long time since I saw somebody so happy and enthralled at a concert, magic.

After the Fall and The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Velvet Underground would be number three on my list of  bands, so when a couple of Record Store Days ago a single containing two of my favourite tracks by the group it was a forgone conclusion that it would be high on my priorities that day.  Foggy Notion is the epitome of cool, there is just something about Lou Reed's delivery and the guitar sound that although insistent sounds really laid back and similarly I Can't Stand It that makes you want to dress in black with a pair of wrap around shades on.

Lastly we have a bunch of chancers from Dundee with their first single. The first time I saw the band was purely by chance when one lunch time I decided to go up to Fopp( as you do), when my office was in the centre of Edinburgh. When I got there, there was this bunch of scruffy weans setting up equipment in the shop, so I decided to hang around,. What I heard of the set impressed me that much that I bought the single and went back to work. The last time I saw the band was equally as fortuitous, as earlier this year we were wandering through Kelvingrove Park  in Glasgow when we heard the dulcet tones of Kyle Falconer echoing round the area, as The View were performing just up the hill a bit. Although the band have a good back catalogue if you forget the second album I don't think that they have ever bettered Wasted Little DJ's, their first single.

So that's yir whack for the Vs, next week quite a considerable number more Ws and a few from artists with the surname of Wilson

The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex
The Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion/I Can't Stand It
The View - wasted little dj's

The Vaccines - Post Break-Up Sex


e.f. bartlam said...

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher...duh

Velvet Underground - Numerous

Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone, Blister in the Sun

Honourable mention for Various Artists - Merge 100
Super Chunk - Eastern Terminal (Mark Robinson Remix). Maybe the best remix ever.

Charity Chic said...

No Teenage Kicks or My Perfect Cousin in the U section?

George said...

What about The Vibes' I Hear Noises EP which also has the equally wonderful I'm In Pittsburg and It's Raining.

drew said...

I realised when doing this CC that I don't have any Undertones singles in any of the boxes and only have a best of compilation now. I did have My Perfect Cousin and Teenage Kicks at one time but don't know what happened to them.

ef - Hot For Teacher, really?

George - that sounds interesting

e.f. bartlam said...

The cool in me is not hard enough to resist those drums.

Dirk said...

"I'm In Pittsburg and It's Raining" is a fucking masterpiece! If I had the EP I'd be a happy man indeed!

drew said...

I have searched and you are right Dirk, it is a fucking masterpiece, bit pricey though'.

How did I miss this post on Sexy Loser?

dickvandyke said...

The Vapors - News At Ten
An all-time greatest single in my book.