Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Damo Suzuki - Live @ Laugharne Festival 2019

Improv 1

Improv 2
Featuring Damo Suzuki, Julian Hayman, Euros Childs, Richard James, Ed Mugford and Stephen Morris

Thursday, 4 April 2019

A Certain Ratio - Houses In Motion

A cover version of Talking Heads’ ‘Houses In Motion’, using Jez Kerr’s guide vocals (pre to him becoming the band’s singer). Grace Jones never completed her vocal take, after attending one of the recording sessions with the band.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Roots Manuva & Doug Wimbish - Spit Bits


Thursday, 14 March 2019

Curtis Mayfield by Jason Heller

Curtis Mayfield’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Curtis Mayfield - Beat Club, Bremen, West Germany, January 19, 1972 Part 1/2

Back in London in the early eighties I had a friend who put a funk band together called 'Work Party' and I went to see their debut gig at Covent Garden's Rockgarden. They were really good and a short while later when I was working at Dingwalls in Camden it was announced that Curtis Mayfield was to play and I managed to wangle my friend's band the support slot. Somewhere I may have still have recordings of those two gigs, I certainly do still have their first demo tape in storage. A great wee combo who I believe had another demo produced by Fritz Skidoo. Interestingly enough Fritz has no memory of this but I am sure that my friend, gerry Murphy, told me this just before I moved to Australia in 86

Talk Talk - Eden (Rehearsal Cassette)

A late-stage rehearsal straight to cassette for reference. Recorded shortly before going into the studio, probably at John Henry rehearsal rooms. This is Mark on guitar, Lee on drums, and myself on piano and organ (the bass was always addressed in the studio once the basic track was down, which is why it doesn't feature here).
It's best to take the 8 minutes out and listen to the end, preferably in headphones, and in a quiet space
Thanks Stan

Joni Mitchell with LA Express - Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC 1974)

Joni Mitchell - Vocals/guitar/piano
Tom Scott - Saxophone
Robben Ford - Guitar
Max Bennett - Bass
John Guerin - Drums
Roger Kellaway - Keyboards

Friday, 1 March 2019

Lee 'Scratch' Perry - African Starship

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Black Cab - Take It

Mark Hollis: reluctant pop star who redefined rock

19 Minutes of Mark Hollis Talking About Laughing Stock

Mark Hollis on Music

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Nick Cave on Grief

Thursday, 25 October 2018


Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Thor Harris: Worst Show Ever Podcast

Open House with Paul Simonon


Saturday, 15 September 2018


All issues of Neil Young Appreciation Society's BROKEN ARROW fanzine online


Thursday, 16 August 2018

Penny Reel R.I.P.

Penny Reel Selection on Manasseh KISS FM Show (199X)
Side A
Side B
Pressure Drop 1 & 2 (the world's first reggae fanzine)
Published in 1975 and 1976
Edited by Nick Kimberley and Penny Reel with assistance from Chris Lane. I used to have these a l o n g time ago, the only two issues that were published, although Chris Lane says here
We were going to do a third one because we all agreed at the time that 1972 had been such a classic year for reggae. We were going to do a 1972 edition of Pressure Drop and write it as though it was actually 1972: “Look at this great record from Glen Brown, Merry Up. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before”. Of course we never got round to it but Nick knew someone at Pluto Press and we actually signed a contract and got paid a very small advance to write this book about reggae. It was going to be the history of reggae and I remember at the time that I even did a thing about dub and how dubs are mixed, the track layouts, why the Studio One dubs on the albums sound the way they do because they come from 2-track tape, how the Tubby’s dubs sound the way they do because they’re using 4-track tape, and the Channel One’s…
My BIG thanks to Nigel for passing them along

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Paul Kelly - With The One I Love

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Wu Ming
Q Anon

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Do you honestly want to look like this?

Click to enlarge

FUCK ROCK & ROLL (A Season In Hell)

Tom Verlaine: gtr/vocals
Richard Hell: bass/vocals
Richard Lloyd: gtr/vocals
Billy Ficca: drums

1. Fuck Rock and Roll (I’d Rather Read a Book)
2. Horizontal Ascension
3. I’m Gonna Find You
4. I Don’t Care
5. Marquee Moon
6. You Rip My Feelings Out
7. Excitement
8. What I Heard
9. Telepathic Valentine
10. Change Your Channels
11. Judy
12. Psychotic Reaction
13. Prove It
14. Friction
15. Venus De Milo
16. Double Exposure
17. Marquee Moon
18. Hard On Love (Fast Version)
19. UFO
20. Poor Circulation
21. Breakin’ In My Heart
22. Blank Generation


Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Trouble Funk: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Thanks DJPigg
New Australian Laws Will Allow the Use of Military to Break Protests

Frazer Price: Rubbish font

Free download

Hackers break into voting machines within 2 hours at Defcon

A siege. A bomb. 48 dogs. And the black commune that would not surrender

America's black radicals

Alex Jones and InfoWars come to Spotify

ハーフ (Hafu): On the Fetishization and Mistranslation of a Biracial Identity

Miss Psywar

Monday, 30 July 2018

Current mood

A Bigger Gnash by ex Specials bassie Horace Panter

A good reason to visit The Beano's 80th birthday exhibition at Dundee's (Scotland) temporarily renamed 'McMenace' Galleries

Tuesday, 17 July 2018


The United States of Arms

U.S. weapons exports from 1950 to 2017. Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary



It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Get Pissed On

Friday, 13 July 2018

God Save The Queen