Episode 2 - Handclaps & Kiwis
Thu 15th May, 2008
We're back. More songs and some mumbling between them.
We have a shiny little jingle at the beginning and some professional gloss is applied by the use of two shiny new microphone-headphone thingies. We looked a lot like Madonna or Phil Collins did in the eighties - or the call center workers and acne-ridden McDonalds drive-in operatives of today.
Nick has a theme this time out - he did some research and everything. Gareth has no research and no theme. But there's a vaguely sleazy theme - bad sleaze from Anthony Kiedis and good sleaze from The Blacks and a story whereby Gareth admits to a teenage fixation with the lingerie section of Gratton's Catalogue.
Here's what we played:
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Mellowship Slinky In B Major"(from Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1991)
The Exponents - "Victoria"(from Sex & Agriculture, 1982)
The Blacks - "Teresa Leaves Lonesome Town"(from Dolly Horrorshow, 2001)
The Clean - "Big Soft Punch"(from Vehicle, 1990)
Black Flag - "TV Party"(from Damaged, 1982)
Split Enz - "Six Months In A Leaky Boat"(from Spellbound, 1982)
Notes & Errata:
Only a few things up to clear up this time...
Neil Finn has an OBE.
John Frusciante was the fourth Chili Peppers guitarist.
The Blacks are no longer "split up" they've reunited with the last few years to play a few shows - no new material yet and no official site, but they do have a myspace thingummy: myspace.com/blackfamily.
Little Birdy covered "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" for "She Will Have Her Way".
And apologies to Mark (home studio), Karl (rhythm guitar), Simon (cardboard Spanish guitar) & John (Yamaha keyboard) for sharing the story.
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Stuff that gets a mention, for our reference, since our memories are so bad, and also for the google juice.
My sister, 6 Music's Matt Everitt, Faith No More, Extreme, Living Color, James Brown, Chicks On Speed, The Dance Exponents, Helen Clark, Neil Finn OBE, Martin Hannett, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Agadoo, Slade, Bloodshot Records, Audiogalaxy/Rhapsody, Pixies, Black Francis, Kim Deal, The White Stripes, The Stray Cats, Flying Nun Records, Rough Trade, The Gordons, Sonic Youth, The Wedding Present, Bailterspace, The Brunnettes, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Michael Azerrad's "Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991", Skateboard Magazine, Stiff Little Fingers, Dead Kennedys, Quincy, TV Death, Red Dwarf, The Kia-Ora Advert, SST Recordings, Black Flag's "Who's Got The 10 1/2?", Kira Roessler, The Pyschedelic Furs' "Pretty In Pink", Echo & The Bunnymen, Husker Du (the 'Land Speed Record' album), Brian Eno & Roxy Music, The Beatles, Mike Reid, The Falklands Conflict, Squeeze, "She Will Have Her Way", coloraphobia, Auckland, Tigertailz, Dogs D'Amour.