Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Research & Development show

This week's show is a review of what I call the "research and development" listening I do - new stuff from old favorites, side-tracks never followed up on, things I've read about in forums or elsewhere online and things I've heard on our other cool local stations. Not everything's great but I can usually find at least something that stands out on each album.

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Robyn Hitchcock - Old Man Weather (Tromso, Kaptein, 2011)
GB3 - Actress On A Mattress (with Grant McLennan) (Empitness Is Our Business, 2006)
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol (Silver Pistol, 1972)
Box Tops - Wang Dang Doodle (Tear Off, 1998)
Test Dept. - Total Nervous Phenomonom (V/A - If You Can't Please Yourself, You Can't Please Your Soul, 1985)
UNKLE - Money And Run (with Nick Cave) (Only The Lonely EP, 2011)
Radiohead - Supercollider (Supercollider 12", 2011)
Shriekback - My Vast Behaviour (Life In The Loading Bay bonus disc, 2011)
Restaurants For Dogs - Le Freak (Shriekback-Related Rareties CDR, 2011)
Art Brut - Direct Hit (with Hank Starrs) (Direct Hit! EP, 2007)
Play Dead - Sin Of Sins (live) (Into The Fire, 1985)
Ride - Dreams Burn Down (live) (Nowhere 20th Anniversary reissue, 2011)
801 - T.N.K. (Tomorrow Never Knows) (live) (801 Live, 1976)
Spacemen 3 - Take Me To The Other Side (The Perfect Prescription, 1987)
The Oscillation - Respond In Silence (Out Of Phase, 2007)
The Megaphonic Thrift - Undertow (Decay Decoy, 2011)
Sunbirds - Rocket (No Sun No Shadow, 2003)
Kissing The Pink - Watching Their Eyes (Naked, 1983)
Tuxedomoon - Incubus (Blue Suit) (Desire, 1981)
Cabaret Voltaire - Eastern Track (Conform To Deform, 2001)
Squeeze - Slap & Tickle (Cool For Cats, 1979)
The Times - I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (Pop Goes Art!, 1982)
The Go-Go's - Johnny, Are You Queer? (live) (Return To The Valley Of The Go-Go's, 1994)
The Disciplines - Fate's A Strong Bitch (with Lydia Lunch) (Virgins Of Menace, 2011)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Mama Taught Me Better (Beat The Devil's Tattoo, 2010)
Marcellus Hall - One Drop Of Rain (The First Line, 2011)


  1. The 801 live album was followed by a studio album ("Listen Now"), but it really grew out of touring to promote Phil Manzanera's under-appreciated "Diamond Head" album. That was overshadowed by Roxy Music's "Siren", but when Roxy took a 3-4 year sabbatical for solo projects the live album was able to glean more attention than it otherwise would have. good thing, too.

    I've probably mentioned this before (off screen), but if you can find a copy of the book "More Dark Than Shark" by Brian Eno and Russell Mills, it uses many of Eno's song lyrics from that period, including "Miss Shapiro", which isn't on his individual albums but might be on the "Vocal" box.

  2. That's interesting, I didn't know that. To be honest I wasn't thrilled with the Manzanara tracks on the 801 album, a bit too noodly for me. "Miss Shapiro" isn't on Eno's _Vocal Box_ but appears on the _801 Live_ album.