Tuesday, May 31, 2011

4AD: The Glory Years

This week's show is an overview of the glory years of one of the most important indie UK labels, 4AD. Their best stuff runs from 1980 until 1992 and I chose two tracks from each year, without repeating artists. Rather challenging! There's some good nuggets I couldn't fit in from the early years but after compiling this show I realized the best 4AD stuff is widely known and available, as opposed to many labels where critical one-off singles and compilation tracks are hidden away.

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Rema-Rema - Rema-Rema (Wheel In The Roses 12" BAD5, 1980)
Bauhaus - Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Terror Couple Kill Colonel 7" AD7, 1980)
The Past Seven Days - Raindance (Raindance 7" AD102, 1981)
Dif Juz - Cs (Huremics 12" BAD109, 1981)
Modern English - Life In The Gladhouse (Life In The Gladhouse 12" BAD208, 1982)
Colin Newman - We Means We Starts (We Means We Starts 7" AD209, 1982)
The Birthday Party - Sonny's Burning (The Bad Seed 12" BAD301, 1983)
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup (Sunburst And Snowblind 12" BAD314, 1983)
Dead Can Dance - Ocean (Dead Can Dance CAD404, 1984)
Colourbox - Fast Dump (Say You 12" BAD403, 1984)
Clan Of Xymox - A Day (Clan Of Xymox CAD503, 1985)
The Wolfgang Press - The Deep Briny (Water 12" BAD502, 1985)
This Mortal Coil - Drugs (Filigree & Shadow DAD609, 1986)
Throwing Muses - Hate My Way (Throwing Muses CAD607, 1986)
Frazier Chorus - Sloppy Heart (Sloppy Heart 12" BAD708, 1987)
Pixies - Levitate Me (Come On Pilgrim MAD709, 1987)
Ultra Vivid Scene - She Screamed (She Screamed 12" BAD806, 1988)
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - Stani Mi, Maytcho (Get Up, My Daughter) (Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares: Volume 2 CAD801CD, 1988)
Pale Saints - Sight Of You (Barging Into The Presence Of God 12" BAD910, 1989)
Lush - Scarlet (Scar JAD911, 1989)
The Breeders - Doe (Pod CAD0006, 1990)
His Name Is Alive - If July (Livonia CAD0008, 1990)
Heidi Berry - Up In The Air (Love CAD1012, 1991)
Spirea X - Chlorine Dream (Chlorine Dream 12" BAD1004, 1991)
Belly - Slow Dog (single version) (Slow Dust 12" BAD2009, 1992)
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill (Down Colorful Hill CAD2014, 1992)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5-17 Show

This week's show contains a tribute to my favorite hair stylist, exciting new materials from Wild Beasts, Puressence, Ghost Wave and Animals That Swim, the latest Messthetics volume and a set of Bruce Gilbert & Graham Lewis's work.

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Morrissey - Hairdresser On Fire (Bona Drag, 1990)
Kimberley Rew - My Baby Does Her Hairdo Long (The Bible Of Bop, 1984)
Crackajacks - Long Blond Hair (V/A - The Missing Link Story, 2005 - originally released in 1980)
99 Tales - Tearin' My Hair Out (V/A - For A Decade Of Sin, 2005)
Hugh Cornwell - Black Hair Black Eyes Black Suit (Guilty, 1997)
The Black Watch - Her Jet Black Hair (Tatterdemalion, 2006)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Black Hair (band version) (B-Sides & Rarities, 2005)
Wild Beasts - Deeper (Smother, 2011)
Puressence - In Harm's Way (Solid State Recital, 2011)
Ghost Wave - Mood Ring (Ghost Wave EP, 2011)
Stephen Fellows - Mostly Caused By Travelling (Digital distribution, 2011)
Animals That Swim - Silver Rays (Digital distribution, 2011)
Explode Into Colors - Sharpen The Knife (Quilts, 2010)
Anna Domino - Tamper With Time (Mysteries Of America, 1990)
Jack Frost - Providence (Jack Frost, 1990)
J.C. Hopkins - Superglue (Athens By Night, 1997)
Jon Langford - Sentimental Marching Song (Skull Orchard Revisited, 2011)
Moonshine Willy - Turn The Lights Down Low (V/A - Down To The Promised Land, 2000)
Scott H. Biram - Still Drunk, Still Crazy, Still Blue (live) (V/A - No One Got Hurt, 2011)
Chris Mills - Living In The Aftermath (Living In The Aftermath, 2008)
The Diagram Brothers - Those Men In White Coats (Peel session) (The Peel Sessions, 2011)
Greeting No. 4 - Photos (Messthetics #108, 2011)
Indifferent Dance Centre - Flight & Pursuit (Messthetics #108, 2011)
3D - Colour Of Love (Messthetics #108, 2011)
The Clean - Tally Ho (Anthology, 2002 - originally released in 1981)
The Stereo Bus - Shallow (The Stereo Bus, 1997)
The 3Ds - Hellzapoppin (Hellzapoppin, 1992)
David Mulcahy - Control Freak (Oddy Knocky, 1998)
Gilbert And Lewis - Ends With The Sea (8 Time, 1988 - originally released in 1981)
Dome - Cruel When Complete (1 + 2, 1992 - originally released in 1980)
Duet Emmo - The First Person (Or So It Seems, 1983)
P'o - Crystal Streams (Whilst Climing Thieves Vie For Attention, 1983)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Follow Eardrum Buzz on Facebook!

Now you can follow Eardrum Buzz on Facebook! Yes, yes, it's terribly exciting, especially given I don't have a Facebook account myself. Loyal listener 'A' was kind enough to set this up for me. I have no idea what else I should do with it, suggestions are welcome.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Show

This week's show was a belated tribute to mothers. Of course, here at Eardrum Buzz it's not all flowers and candy - we've got some dead mothers, some insect mothers (except that one), some mothers on pills and some mechanical mothers.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - Mothers (The Size Of Food, 1989)
Able Tasmans - Patrick's Mother (A Cuppa Tea And A Lie Down, 1986)
Ghostplane - Holy Mother (Beneath The Sleepy Lagoon, 2005)
The Stones - Mother-Father (live) (The Last Rhumba, 1983)
X (Au) - Mother (Aspirations, 1980)
The Dagoes - I Do It For Mama (V/A - Do The Pop! Redux Part One, 2007 - originally released in 1982)
Brrr Cold - Mothers At War (V/A - Can't Stop It! II, 2007)
Height/Dismay - Mother's Footsteps (V/A - Terrace Industry, 2010)
Catherine Wheel (Au) - Mama (Self Portraits EP, 1992)
Trailer Bride - Fujiyama Mama (V/A - Hard-Headed Woman, 2004)
The Boxmasters - Sylvia's Mother (V/A - Twistable, Turnable Man, 2010)
Alejandro Escovedo - I Wish I Was Your Mother (live) (Gravity reissue, 2002)
Grant Lee Buffalo - Come To Mama, She Say (Jubilee, 1998)
DMZ - Don't Jump Me, Mother (DMZ, 1978)
The Outputs - Gymslip Mother (V/A - The Epigram EP, 1981)
Blurt - My Mother Was A Friend Of An Enemy Of The People (The Best Of Blurt Vol. 1, 2003 - originally released in 1980)
The Shapes - Wot's For Lunch Mum? (Not Beans Again!) (V/A - Labels Unlimited, 1979)
Polyphonic Size - Mother's Little Helper (Mother's Little Helper EP, 1982)
Fountains Of Wayne - Stacy's Mom (Welcome Interstate Managers, 2003)
Tommy Keene - My Mother Looked Like Marilyn Monroe (Songs From The Film, 1986)
The Durutti Column - Requiem For Mother (The Best Of, 2004)
Kitchens Of Distinction - Courage, Mother (Love Is Hell, 1989)
Cocteau Twins - When Mama Was Moth (Head Over Heels, 1984)
The Wonder Stuff - Mother And I (radio session) (Live At The BBC, 2007 - originally recorded in 1987)
Bandit Queen - Mother To The Apes (Miss Dandys EP, 1994)
Guided By Voices - Metal Mothers (Propeller, 1992)
Oingo Boingo - Mama (new version) (Boingo Alive, 1988)
They Might Be Giants - Your Mom's Alright (TMBG Unlimited, Feb 2001)
The Beautiful South - Mother's Pride (Choke, 1990)
Kate Bush - Mother Stands For Comfort (Hounds Of Love, 1985)
Virginia Dare - Revolt Of Mother (Baby Got Away, 1998)
American Music Club - Mom's TV (Engine, 1987)
Ari Up - Baby Mother (Dread More Dan Dead, 2005)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Women In Underground Rock show

This week's show was a tribute to the late Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex and all of the great women in underground rock. When punk leveled the stage, women like Poly, Ari Up, Debby Harry and Siouxsie Sioux were able to express themselves and their unique viewpoint, inspiring generations of women and providing a great counterpoint for "lads with guitars" that often dominate the scene. By no means does this show highlight every women worth mentioning; it's two hours of my favorites.

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X-Ray Spex - Art-I-Ficial (Peel session) (Let's Submerge: The Anthology, 2006 - originally recorded in 1978)
Avengers - Open Your Eyes (Avengers, 1983 - originally recorded in 1978)
Penetration - Don't Dictate (Don't Dictate 7", 1977)
Blondie - X Offender (Blondie, 1977)
Delta 5 - You (Anticipation 7", 1980)
Au Pairs - Come Again (Playing With A Different Sex, 1981)
The Slits - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm (Man Next Door 12", 1980)
The Raincoats - No One's Little Girl (Running Away 7", 1982)
Ludus - Anatomy Is Not Destiny (My Cherry Is In Sherry 7", 1981)
Pylon - Cool (Cool 7", 1979)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Placebo Effect (new version) (The Thorn EP, 1984)
Grace Jones - She's Lost Control (Private Life 7", 1980)
Jay Clarkson - Liberal Cad (Packet, 1993)
Look Blue Go Purple - Cactus Cat (Compilation, 1991)
Dead Famous People - Postcard From Paradise (All Hail The Daffodil, 1991)
Laurie Anderson - Strange Angels (Strange Angels, 1987)
The Jody Grind - One Man's Trash (One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure, 1990)
Belly - Star (full band version) (Feed The Tree EP, 1993)
Kristin Hersh - Hips And Makers (Hips And Makers, 1994)
Danielle Dax - Touch Piggy's Eyes (Dark Adapted Eye, 1988)
Sidi Bou Said - Like You (Obsessive, 1997)
Sleeper - Swallow (single version) (Swallow single, 1994)
Barbara Manning & The Go-Luckys! - Isn't Lonely Lovely? (single version) (Homeless Where The Heart Is EP, 1999)
Sally Timms - Little Tommy Tucker (In The World Of Him, 2004)
Astrid Williamson - The Stars Are Beautiful (Here Come The Vikings, 2009)
Hem - Valentine's Day (I'm Talking With My Mouth EP, 2003)
Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You (Middle Cyclone, 2009)
Glasser - Apply (Ring, 2010)
Caitlin Cary & Matt Douglas - These August Days (The Small Ponds EP, 2010)