Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pop Matters on the wedding present

PopMatters - The Wedding Present Revisited, a mighty fan-boy write up of TWP peel sessions - hurrah! (No mention of the mighty mail order only single Sucker! though)

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Pop Levi

Pop by name, pop by nature, in a big wall of sound, Phil Spector goes psychedelic producing the Turtles and Head-era Monkees. Like far out.

Listen: Pop Levi - Blue Honey
Listen: Pop Levi - Twins


Monday, September 4, 2006

Steve Irwin RIP

Elton John - Crocodile Rock
XTC - Crocodile
TV theme and the original
Tornados - stingray

Bernard Butler: Return of the axe

Bernard Butler in the Guardian talking about guitar shops and the people therein: "They are notoriously full of arseholes. You should never be intimidated by them. They hang their guitars on their walls. What's the point of having encylopaedic knowledge of guitars if you do that?"
Still £4k for a 355?

Thursday, August 31, 2006

mojave 3 - big star baby demo

Really, really been enjoying the newer, lighter, pop-feeling Mojave 3 album Puzzles like you. It had some patchy reviews, but whilst I miss the almost crystalline production values and down tempo songs of previous albums, Puzzles like you reveals itself with repeated listens to contain more than the Byrds/West coast and Big Star homages a casual listener would pick up on and dismiss as a backwards step. If you want to relive the nineties slowdive sound (and I admit that I do sometimes) check out skiddy watson's like a daydream compilation, about which I'm thinking of posting about, but cannot seem to find the angle without coming off as a complete knob. No change there then.

The big star baby demo was posted online prior to the album.

Listen: Mojave 3 - Big Star Baby (demo)

and for some extra fun:
Listen: Big Star - Thirteen
Listen: Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me

mojave 3 online
Buy: Puzzles like you

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


It's been too long since I posted any Chameleons, so I dug out my CD of the Peel sessions to remedy the fact. Unfortunately it has a dirty bronze edge and refuses to be read past track 7. The CD was one of the first I bought, but I'm a bit gutted I'm going to have to go and buy it again - not for the £35 on amazon though!
Listen: The Chameleons - Don't Fall
Listen: The Chameleons - Second skin

and from their finest hour:
Listen: The Chameleons - Tears (full arrangement, I have the double 7" vinyl, but this copy is from the 2nd CD with Strange times)

Peel sessions
Strange times