Wednesday, 30 June 2010

The Real Kids - Foggy Notion

10" EP released on Norton Records in 2006.

This features the earliest known live recordings from The Kids (soon to be known as The Real Kids) recorded in Boston in 1974.

I picked this up from the Volcanic Tongue record stall at the Nurse With Wound Midsummer Day Dream event at the Tramway on Saturday, which was a superb day/evening. Well done to Optimo for organising said one-off extravaganza, cannae wait to see what they've got up their sleeves for the next time.

Anyway - saw this 10" and had to buy it, I'm a sucker for any early recordings of Velvets covers and we're treated to three here, complete with great bits of audience chatter in between. There's a a great extended work-out of Jonathan Richman's "Fly Into The Mystery" on the flip as well, no great surprise as John Felice from The Kids was also in the Modern Lovers.

Fuck me! It's been an insane couple of months of hunners-of-stuff-on but we're back! Back! BACK!...

The Real Kids - Foggy Notion
A1 - Foggy Notion
A2 - There She Goes Again
A3 - Sweet Jane
B - Fly Into The Mystery

Check out The Real Kids website here

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Andrew Weatherall - Double Gone Radio #3

Third volume of website radio shows from Mr Weatherall.

It's weird - I usually check Rotters fairly regularly just in case there's a new mix up, but this one slipped past until I was kindly informed by a couple of R-i-G viewers. Cheers!

This is a proper 'mix' rather than records split up with talky bits, which is a nice wee change. Fuck me, it's magnificent - the sound of summer starts here, just the ticket for these hot afternoons that we've been having a lot of recently.

Seriously, the best Weatherall mix I've heard for ages - this one will be getting played to death. Turn it up to 11...

Andrew Weatherall - Double Gone Radio #3
1 - Space - Carry On Turn Me On (Architeq Mix)
2 - Everything Everything - My Keys, Your Boyfriend (Delphic Mix)
3 - Mighty Mouse - Song With No Word (Movement 1)
4 - Massive Attack - Pray For Rain (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)
5 - Ray Mang - Look Into My Eyes
6 - Michoacan - In The Dark Of The Night
7 - Filippson & Ulysses - The Endless (Extended Mix)
8 - The Golden Filter - Hide Me (Rory Phillips Dub)
9 - Mighty Mouse - Song With No Word (Movement 3)
10 - Acos Collkas - Free Flight
11 - Rainer Trueby - Hirtenruf
12 - Black Van - Yearning

Buy Weatherall stuff here

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Chris & Cosey / CTI - European Rendezvous

VHS-rip from Mr Carter and Ms Fanni Tutti from 1983 featuring live performances with visuals by John Lacey.

Ah, it's been a while. I've been mega busy with work and then got struck down by a bout of lazyitis. So by way of an apology, here's a superb relic from the C&C music factory, featuring our heroes on top form with some 80s-tastic visual accompaniments.

It can't be a kick in the arse off a year ago that we went to see TG at the Glasgow Tramway, thanks to the Optimo fellas. They're going for it again at the same venue on the 26th June with the first ever Scottish performance of Nurse With Wound, which features a day-time 'fun for all the family' freebie then an 'adults only' evening show. Cannae wait!

This video is the same deal as the Krautrock one I posted before, ie a load of RAR files that you pack together by double-clicking on the first one.

Now, all we need's for the new Cosey show to work its way north and we're sorted...

Chris & Cosey / CTI - European Rendezvous
Pt1 / Pt2 / Pt3 / Pt4 / Pt5 / Pt6 / Pt7 / Pt8
1 - Intro
2 - Mary
3 - Funky
4 - The Need
5 - Loop
6 - Sequencer
7 - Slow
8 - Thy Gift of Tongues
9 - Voice Echo

Buy C&C stuff here

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tragic City Thieves - Leviathan / Rock'n'Roll Message Of War

Two tracks by the hottest thing to come out of Port Glasgow since smack, crack and the bad AIDS.

I first saw this band a few weeks ago at King Tuts, on the constant fucking hounding recommendation of two pals who have seen them an unhealthy amount of times since they moved up from Brighton. Seriously - the live show has to be seen to believed. I've not seen a bunch of young 'uns with this much spunk since, well, let's not go down that route...

They're playing at Pivo Pivo in Glasgow this Saturday which you should make a point of dropping in on if you're in town. If not, check their MySpazz or Facebook pages for upcoming dates. Have a read at their self-penned biog here, it's well worth a read (as is a great live review here). I don't do this kind of thing lightly (promote local new talent), and they've not approached me to do this either (unlike various other cunts who shall remain nameless).

Definitely ones to watch, if you dug the Stooges post down below then take a chance on this lot...

Tragic City Thieves - Leviathan / Rock'n'Roll Message Of War
1 - Leviathan
2 - Rock'n'Roll Message Of War

Check out their MySpazz here

Andrew Weatherall - 6 Mix - 23 May 2010

Latest 6 Mix from you-know-who, from a wee while ago.

Fucking hell, I've got so much stuff to catch up on. This was posted as a link in the comments a couple of posts down. I actually missed it for some reason (the Sunday factor maybe?) but here it is in its full 2hr glory. Thanks to Matthew for this original link that I've reupped (it was a bit slow).

The first 90 mins is the usual mix of old and new with the usual banter, ie excellent stuff. Yet more acts that I'll need to add to the list to check out (not enough hours in the day for the next few weeks). The 'disco' mix this time round features Tim Fairplay from 'Boardroom' fame, alongside various other dancey types that I'd be lying if I said I was up on. So out of touch these days *sigh*...

The disco section is particularly good this time round - think I'll rip it on its own for the iPod, will stick a link in here when/if I get around to it.

Right - another weekend away beckons, this time slightly closer to home than Barcelona but will no doubt be fairly mental (eh, Bill?) - lots of backlog to post that I'll get up upon safe return to Glasgow...

Andrew Weatherall - 6 Mix - 23 May 2010
Diana Dors - Come By Sunday
Steve Rowland - Out Ridin'
Oh, Gunquit! - Untitled
Wounded Lion - Pony People
The Heroin Sheiks - Angle Phenomenon
Harlem - Someday Soon
Woods - Blood Dries Darker
Django Django - Skies Over Cairo
Lito Barrientos - Cumbria En Do Menor
Nehemiah Sounds - Steel Sharpened Steel (Dub)
Simtec Simons - Tea Box
Young Marble Giants - This Way
Throbbing Gristle - Distant Dreams Pt 2
Quiller - Quiller
Television Personalities - People Think That We're Strange
Matthew Sawyer & The Ghosts - Diamonds
Mordant Music - You Are A Door
State of Art - Scoop 'n' Loop
Konono Nº1 - Fula Fula
Black Sun Ensemble - Da Da Is Gaga

Andrew's Sunday Night Disco
Timothy J. Fairplay - The Geberal Arrives
Tiago - Motorcycles (Neville Watson remix)
Architeq - Mind Games
Ilija Rudman - Call Me Tonight (The Revenge Engaged mix)
Tricksi - Sunbeams
Ichisa And Nakova - Space 1999

Buy Weatherall stuff here

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Various Spanish Types - A Little Tribute To The Jesus And Mary Chain

5-track 7" purchased at Primavera at the weekend.

I found this at one of the many record stalls at the festival and m'lady clocked me holding it looking with a 'WTF' face. Before I knew it she'd paid for it and it was now mine! True Love or Totally Wired? You decide...

What a fucking festival! In approximate order going by the showtime sheet I saw:

Thursday - Bis (a fab start from some local Glasgow talent), Monotonix (mental as always, with added 'outdoors'); The Fall (all newish stuff but as you would expect); The XX (bit boring for me after a while but the rest of the cunts dug them); and Pavement (fading fast by this point as we'd been on the go for about 20hrs so bailed out about halfway through their set).

Friday - Beak> (my new favourite band - magnificent); Marc Almond (worth the solo newies for Bedsitter, Jacky and Say Hello... in an ampitheatre); Japandroids (full of beans - will definitely check 'em out again - excellent stuff); Pixies (on fucking fire, biggest crowd of the festival AND they played Winterlong); and The Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77 (a dance-tastic Brucie bonus at about 3am).

Saturday - Michael Rother and friends perform the hits of Neu! (fuck me, still recovering from this one); The Charlatans (unintentional, was recovering from Neu! on a slope and they were on in the background); Pet Shop Boys (superb show with all the boxes and dancer types - camp as a row of pink tents); Liquid Liquid (thank fuck I saw this magnificence as I'd missed them at the legendary Optimo night); Health (only for a wee while cos they were running late); and The Field (a great end to the festival).

Couldn't recommend this enough - there were seven of us in a great apartment near the festival that came in at £25 a night each and the full weekend ticket was under £100. I've never managed to catch this many acts at a festival and there were loads I missed due to clashes/record shopping/general stoating about fucked but will definitely be back. Si si, senor.

Add in the great weather and all sorts of bad behaviour around the apartment with great pals and you've got yourself the best weekend away in fucking years.

Oh, the Mary Chain thing? No flamenco guitar as I'd hoped but not bad nonetheless - one for the JAMC completists out there though.

I'm still catching up with hunners of stuff and have loads of work to do but will attempt to answer various Ripped... emails which came in while I was away. The Weatherall 6 Mix link from last week is in the post below's comments if anyone's looking for it. Will do a full post soon...

Various Spanish Types - A Little Tribute To The Jesus And Mary Chain
A1 - Los Hermanos Dalton - Psychocandy
A2 - Automatics - Sidewalking
B1 - El Inquilino Comunista - The Hardest Walk
B2 - Erospóly - Reverence
B3 - Honey Langstrumpf - Taste of Cindy

Check out some Primavera pics (not mine) here