Push picks the platters this week. A jolly nice selection they are too.
It's a bit less polished due to my previous two days binge drinking. This resulted in even less coherence and more mumbling from me than normal.
I'll do the request show soon fear not and we've got lots of other themes in the pipeline for future shows. Here's some of the things we/I am thinking of:
Reggaes Best Covers
Label Specific (Chiswick, Stiff, etc.)
Anyway here's the rundown.
1. When The Tanks Roll Over Poland Again - The Automatics
Power pop punk. They reformed in 2001 with the help of a japanese record company to cash in on the extortionate amounts this single went for (£250+) on ebay.
2. This Perfect Day - The Saints
God bless the colonies. Aussies finest with a perfect single. Algy Ward on bass who went on to join the Damned for their finest hour on the Machine Gun Etiquette album.
3. Put You In The Picture - PVC2
It means nothing to me....apart from being on Zoom Records
4. I Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie - Mary Monday & The Bitches
Scary Mary indeed. Watch that fader!!! Too late.
5. Johnny Won't Get To Heaven - Killjoys
Kev Dexy in a boilersuit. Gawd Bless yer Mary Poppins an' no mistake. Joking aside I like it.
6. Richmond - Pinpoint
"We don't go via London Transport we hire fleets of taxis"Quite right too.
7. Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima - The Snivelling Shits
Yukio was also the inspiration for 'Death and Night and Blood' on the Stranglers Black & White album. Thankfully this one doesn't contain a line as awful as "Home is a black leather jacket fitting sweetly to my brain".
8. Young Savage - Ultravox
Ultravox with John Fox not PVC2 boy. Arty new wave rather than punk. Nice guitar riff. It is your duty to avoid the cod reggae of 'Dangerous Rhythm' from this period too. It makes Dreadlock Holiday sound roots.
Hmm. A cod reggae show? D'yer Make Her, Hey Negrita, I Shot the Sheriff, C Moon...... Oh god no make it stop. Words not sounds. Words not sounds. Wor......
Pour yourself three and a half fingers of Jamiesons, spark up a slim panatella and get ready for some 45rpm MP3 gems extracted from my British Leyland built hearing aid beige coloured hard drive.
Episode 2 features the talents of that famous music journalist, author of 'Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail' and fellow Brentford fan (hence him being slightly unhinged) Push (Chris Dawes).
Push adds his vast musical knowledge and experience to the show. This mainly equates to helping me fumble the (wrong sort for a podcast) microphone, falling off a chair, deriding some of my selections and that kinda stuff.
Push will be playlisting episode 3 when he's finally managed to get his selection down from 180 tracks to a more manageable 8 or 9 or so.