Monthly Archives: April 2013
The Tubes – White Punks on Dope
Robert Wyatt – Shipbuilding – live
Lou Reed – Sweet Jane – live Paris 1974
Tenderness – Gotta Keep On Trying (1978)
A great piece of 1978 vocal disco from Tenderness, re-edited by Harvey as ‘Keep on tryin‘ on his 1996 joint release with the Idjut Boys on Noid #1 and also by Joey Negro/Dave Lee for his 2005 Soul of Disco compilation. Which do you prefer? Have a listen to all three then decide…
Traks – Long train running
Needing something to cheer me up on this bleak & wintery day I turned to this old favourite; by turns funny, funky and also at times excruciatingly uncomfortable viewing, ladies and gentlemen I give you the mighty Traks and their cover of the Doobie Brothers classic ‘Long Train Running’.
The fleshtone codpiece and preening to camera do make it feel like a Mighty Boosh sketch at times, but I genuinely do think it’s a great version, especially in all it’s extended glory. The now dormant American Athlete blog still has some interesting downloads for the completists.
DJ Harvey & Sarcastic Disco @ Lovebox 2013
I’ve just seen that Harvey and his legendary west coast Sarcastic Disco party will be at London’s Lovebox festival on Sunday 21st July with a full line up Balearic heros: Eric Duncan, Prins Thomas, the Idjut Boys, Force of Nature & Paul T, should be a heck of a party…
So here’s a few related posts, the in depth Harvey interview that All Saints did last year, Eric Duncan’s Dolly Parton edit, Prins Thomas live in Japan, the Idjuts All Saints interview from 2011, and the cracking ‘Straight Ahead’ from Force of Nature,
Saint Etienne – Finisterre
Rockets – On the Road Again
A Band Called O – Coasting
Sublime guitar workout from critically acclaimed but relatively unknown Brit rockers