Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

A tune a day #14

The sound of young Croydon. Unavailable here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Simulcast

Sometimes in the '80s, before we had fancy TVs, if BBC2 or somebody was going to show a concert, they'd link up with Radio 1 or something, so you could watch the concert on your TV while hearing it in glorious stereo sound via your radio.
Well, last week, it was my turn to DJ at the Sunday Supplement at The Vauxhall Griffin, and I thought I'd do a link up between my two blogs, so that you could benefit from the full sensory experience. If you'd like to see what I ate while DJing (yes!), have a look over at Fine Dining.

Meanwhile, here's what I played:

The Theme From “A Summer Place” – Percy Faith
Sunbeam (Music From The Terry’s Chocolate Orange Advert) – Kenny Graham & His Satellites
With These Hands – Shirley Bassey
Delaware – Perry Como
The Lonely Man Theme – Cliff Adams Orchestra
Winter Now – Broadcast
John, You Went Too Far This Time – Rainbo (actually Sissy Spacek!)
Träume – Superpitcher
The Loneliness Of Autumn – John Barry Orchestra
Tomorrow Never Comes – Dot Allison
Lost – The Darlettes
Playground Love – Air
Winter Is Blue – Vashti Bunyan
Going Back – Dusty Springfield
Jenny – Heaven & Earth
A Horse With No Name – America
I’ll Stay Single – Jerry Lordan
Blind Date Theme – The Pinewood Orchestra
Lonesome – Saint Etienne
Jesus Walk With Me – The Sound Of Arrows
Softly As I Leave You – Matt Monro
Something – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Hit & Miss – John Barry Seven Plus Four
Gurney Slade Theme – Max Harris
Heart Of A Teenage Girl – Craig Douglas
The Ipcress File (Main Title Theme) – John Barry
Life In Mono – Mono
Scarborough Fair – The Roundtable
Valerie – Broadcast
The Big Hurt – Maureen Evans
Rainbow Chaser – Nirvana
It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – The Cyrkle
Ghost Riders In The Sky – Susan Christie
Loot’s The Root – Steve Ellis
Mixed-Up Girl – Thelma Houston
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
In The End (Horns Version) – Scott Matthew
Me & Bobby McGee – Kris Kristofferson
Y Gwyneb Iau – Super Furry Animals
Our Lips Are Sealed – Nouvelle Vague & Terry Hall
Sunshower – Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
Motorbike Annie – Del
Horses Under Starlight – Manic Street Preachers
The Wild Ones – Suede
(It Looks Like) I'll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
Lovesong – Adele
No One Can Drag Me Down – Cate Le Bon
You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You’re Drunk – Element Of Crime
S-E-X – Miss X
Dr Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine – The Supremes
Give Me Love – Tubby Hayes featuring Kenny Lynch
Fever – Marine Girls
Iron Man – The Cardigans
Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul
A Forest – Stephenhero
Driver’s Seat – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
Darkest Night On A Wet Looking Road – Keith Hudson
Rainy Day – Susan Christie
Baby It’s You – Dolly Mixture
This Is How You Dance – John Barry
Bedazzled (Alternative Mix) – Dudley Moore
House Of The Rising Funk – Afrique
Electronic Dance – Dom Thomas
Don’t Talk To Me About Love – Joan Regan
If We Were Words We Would Rhyme – Gruff Rhys
Satisfaction – Bubblerock
I Love My Dog – Cat Stevens
Robin’s Nest – Denim
Off The Coast Of Me – Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Kinky Love – Nancy Sinatra
It’s Legal – John Barry & Shirley Anne Field
Ciao! – Lush featuring Jarvis Cocker
Surround Yourself With Sorrow – Cilla Black
Silver Lady – David Soul
My Sweet Lord – Edwin Starr
I Keep A Close Watch – John Cale
Suspicion – Elvis Presley
Love Is A Carousel – Craig Douglas
Baby Blue – Dusty Springfield
Doctor Kiss Kiss – 5000 Volts
A Heart Disease Called Love – John Cooper Clarke
Love Hangover – Diana Ross
Baby Let Me Kiss You – Fern Kinney
L.O.V.E. Got A Hold Of Me – Demis Roussos

Friday, February 18, 2011

A tune a day #13

So this tune a day thing isn't going that well. Anyway, today's tune was inspired by the LOOK Show and Sunday Girl, who performed a cover of it earlier today. (She seems to be sort of singing it a bit out of tune on the recorded version). Laura Branigan's version is itself a sort of cover version, as far as I can make out. The Laura Branigan video is AMAZING. Here's a picture of Sunday Girl from this afternoon. Thank you.
Ooh! Here's the original version, by Raf:

Monday, February 14, 2011

A tune a day #12

Was just beginning to listen to the latest Linefeed podcast. Very early on, he's included the theme from Are You Being Served? which reminded me of the above spooky cover version.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dicky Valentine

Well, this is a sorry state of affairs. No Tune A Day yesterday, and now all I give you is a repost of last year's Valentine's Day compilation. Another chance to not download 80 minutes of hastily compiled and shoved together, vaguely love-related tunes. I had a listen to it the other day, and it really is quite shoddy. There are mistakes and it's a bit adult-themed in parts. Soz.
Do, or don't, download it here. Don't say I didn't warn you. x
P.S. Here's the tracklisting to help you decide...

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A tune a day #11

Dolly Mixture, sometime Captain Sensible backing group and future Saint Etienne collaborators. Buy the boxset here. It's ace.

Friday, February 11, 2011

A tune a day #11

Born This Way day, innit.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A tune a day #10

Much excitement today when we realised you could rejig Paul Rand's Eye-Bee-M poster into a nifty logo for Beady Eye. Thanks to Marc for drawing it up. I'm going out, I'm takin' you drinkin'!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A tune a day #9

This Sunday, come down to the Vauxhall Griffin for a browse through the Sunday papers, a Bloody Mary and a delicious roast dinner.
Food is served from 1.30pm until sometime after 4, but you're advised to come down earlier rather than later as they can sell out pretty quickly.
Gentle pops, wistful melodies and some pre-Valentine's sad love songs will this week be supplied by Kiss & Make Up's Stuart.
Stick around afterwards for the Cinema club upstairs at the Ruby Lounge, which this week will be showing "All About Eve". Woo-hoo! The main feature commences at 8, but there'll be a pre-feature and free popcorn.
Which brings us neatly to today's tune. Martha's Harbour, by All About Eve and this fondly-remembered 1988 Top Of The Pops appearance.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A tune a day #8

Oops! I missed Monday. How did that happen? Anyway, here's my current obession from the new Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA compilation. Is it too uptempo to play at a Sunday Supplement? I could put it on last…

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A tune a day #7

Yesterday, I bought this album of hits from the first half of 1960. 179 songs for a tenner. Alright, really. I'm still wading through it all. It has this Cliff & The Shads song on it. Rude.

A tune a day #6

Thinking about the typeface Albertus last night – yes, really – reminded me that it's on the covers of Ceremony by New Order. The first version of the song is from Fact 56 A Factory Video, released in 1982. The second is from the DVD New Order A Collection, released 23 years later. Loads more New Order here. And here's a whole heap of Albertus.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A tune a day #5

Listening to the new Hercules & Love Affair album, which has a cover version of Sterling Void's It's Alright, also covered by Pet Shop Boys.
Sterling Void did a remix of the PSB version:

Friday, February 4, 2011

A tune a day #4

Inspired by Seahawks and apparently Steve Wright's favourite song.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A tune a day #3

In honour of last night's tiny Manics gig at the Hard Rock Café. (Which I stood outside of).
Here's a girl with Nicky Wire's mirrory dog.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A tune a day #2

Oops, I've already missed a day. This is off one of the Disco Discharge compilations, in this case Disco Ladies.