Monday 22 February 2016

Imperfect Product

Some of you may remember the excellent How Does That One Go Again blog, well Gareth the music obsessive and long suffering Queen's Park supporter responsible for it contacted me at the weekend to let me know that a track by the band, Imperfect Product  in which he is the drummer is being release today. What makes this interesting apart from the fact that Solina is a top track is that it was recorded seventeen years ago during a session at the Arches in Glasgow. The track is a mellow, slow groover with lovely analogue synth sounds which evokes images of warmer climes and clear blue skies,  just the thing to lift the February gloom. The 12" single which also has a remix by les crocodiles on the flip can be purchased here.

I can personally vouch for Gareth's musical taste as when I organised a series of three nights at the Flying Duck in Glasgow. six years ago now which we called Blog Rocking Beats, he was one of my partners in crime along with JC and Mark from another long since closed blog A North Country Bhoy. You can read more about the final night here and below is his set from the final night.

John Schroeder’s Sounds Orchestral: cast your fate to the wind. 1964
Al Hudson & The Partners: spread love. 1978
Diana Ross: surrender. 1971
Patti Drew: hard to handle. 1969
Mama Cass: it’s getting better: 1969
Kenny Dope: can you handle it (part one). 1999
Eruption featuring Precious Wilson: i can’t stand the rain. 1977
Deee-Lite: deee-lite theme (global village mix). 1990
The Saint Orchestra: funko. 1978
Set The Tone: rap your love. 1983
Hey! Elastica: eat your heart out. 1982
The Main T Possee: fickle public speaking. 1983
Fruits of Passion: all i ever wanted. 1985
The Icicle Works: birds fly (whisper to a scream). 1983
The Farmers Boys: for you (dj version). 1983
Friends Again: honey at the core. 1983
XTC: love on a farmboy’s wages. 1983
The Maisonettes: heartache avenue. 1982
Dennis Coffey: getting it on ‘75. 1974(!) + Jane Kemlow: flashlight (acapella). 2001
The Velvelettes: he was really saying somethin’. 1964
Shocking Blue: venus. 1969
Unlimited Touch: i hear music in the streets. 1980
LCD Soundsystem: daft punk is playing at my house. 2005
The Kills: u.r.a fever. 2010
Muskabeatz featuring Biz Markie: body rock. 1997
Sugarhill Gang: rapper’s delight. 1979
Wham!: wham rap! (enjoy what you do) [special U.S. mix]. 1982
Chad Jackson: hear the drummer (get wicked) [radio edit]. 1990
The Special A.K.A. featuring Rico: too much too young (live). 1980
Tom Jones: looking out my window. 1968


Charity Chic said...

Some good stuff on that list Drew

drew said...

There is that CC. It was a very eclectic night and great fun.

Echorich said...

Thats a very DIRTY mellow groover Drew! Thanks for the turn on!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this and such kind words Drew. It's ben a bit of marathon to get it released, a real labour of love, so it's just great to see it out there.
And great to see that old set list too! Take me back to some good times and a great night!

(Howdoesthatonegoagain/Imperfect Product)

JC said...

I remember those Flying Duck nights with huge fondness.

One of the most annoying things about the old blog being taken down is that I lost my own postings about the nights I did.

My own final night was the one that myself and Mark did in July 2010 and he came back to Villain Towers to stay afterwards.....only to find himself the following morning in the midst of a crisis as news came through that my young brother had been killed in a car crash.

The entire blogging community really rallied round me at an awful time and I'll never ever forget that.