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SONG OF THE DAY Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Fat City

Cubist Blues is an album I stumbled upon a couple of years ago and I dare say it sounds just as unique now as it did when it was first recorded in 1996! I have to admit that I am … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Birthday Party – Release the Bats

Continuing with this weeks Halloween theme (for this is my most favourite time of year), I have been delving deep into the darkness to source some sinister sounds to spook your soul!  Today’s tomb shaker was performed by The Birthday … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Buttertones – Madame Supreme

Today’s song is supreme by name and totally supreme by nature!!! LA’s cinematic retro-rockers TheButtertones are a mighty force to be reckoned with!  Their furious relentless energy is a defining feature and if you just so happen to find yourself drawn … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Mars

“It was worth waiting fifteen years” (David Fricke of Rolling Stone) After coming together in 1973, New York’s Television  subsequently parted and went their separate ways 5 years later after the release of second album, Adventure.  The reasons for their disbanding a combination … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grinderman – Kitchenette (RAK Sessions)

I can never watch and listen to this without a huge grin smeared all over my face, its sooo satisfyingly unhinged and frolicsome.  Nick Cave’s growls and howls are wired, there’s fun in his animated “tippy toe, tippy toe lines whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Television – Little Johnny Jewel (Parts 1 & 2)

Coming together in New York in 1973, Television were an early fixture of CBGB and the 1970’s New York rock scene and are considered by many to be one of the band’s that shaped and influenced the development of punk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tom Waits – Walk Away

Originally featuring on the 1996 soundtrack for the Dead Man Walking film, Walk Away is a fantastic track written by Tom Waits and his wife and musical collaborator, Kathleen Brennan. The song is about a failed relationship and was first released … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jonathan Richman – Let Her Go Into the Darkness

I don’t ever need much persuading to put a little Jonathan Richman on here, so when today’s song came up in a playlist I’d compiled a few months back, I looked no further for a song suggestion… Jonathan Richman was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shagrat The Vagrant- Beautiful Deceiver (Demo Version 1)

Steve Peregrin Took was the original Pink Fairy who left T-Rex in 1969 so that he could start working on his own songs, either as a solo musician or fronting bands such as Shagrat. Last month Shagrat’s LP, Pink Jackets Required was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Oh Sees – Sentient Oona

I’ve read mixed reviews about Thee Oh Sees (or now just the Oh Sees) latest record, Smote Reverser,  so when a very good friend sent me a link to the new album last night, I’ve made a point of working my … Continue reading

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