I’ve been back in the garage – this time to dig out some slightly more obscure vinyl that I was inspired to buy after listening to John Peel. I stacked up quite a pile but settled on this five for now (missing out on some Max Romeo, Lightning Hopkins, Autechre, Kenicke, Mambo Taxi, Sebadoh, Ten Benson all of which I’ll get round to recording).
Shut Up And Dance – The Green Man
Seem to remember this had some trouble with sample clearance as the orchestral part is by Riyachi Sakomoto from Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence (please correct me if I’m wrong 😉 ). This finished abruptly before the end.
Gunshot – Killing Season (Remix)
British Rap from the mid 90’s – with some nice fast rapping and wordplay and just enough nod’s to 80’s hip-hop and a feel for sounds like Senser to make this a real curiousity item…
Arcwelder – Cranberry Sauce
Always liked the stop start sound of the guitar work on this.
The Voodoo Queens – Supermodel Superficial
Some great shouty feminist pop
Ty Gwydr – Taith (Trip To The End Of The Universe)
This has to be one of my favourite ‘heard it once’ on Peel tracks ever – enough for me to trawl round most of Birmingham’s record shops looking for a copy and trying to pronouce the Welsh title. For the very helpful people in Plastic Factory to say “oh you’ll want the rack of Ankst records, we can’t pronounce any of the titles either.”
First of all – an obligatory mistake, playing the Ty Gwydr track at the wrong speed.
And then at the right speed 😉