Episode 3 - Mary & The Swedes
Wed 4th Jun, 2008
We're back. More songs, more mumbling and a brand new feature called "ShoutBox!" (don't get exicited, it's pathetic and there's no prizes).
We both have a theme this time and the first two tracks complement each other nicely, quite by accident. Gareth's way too close to his mic in the first link - sorry about the popping and the heavy breathing. Unless that's the kind of thing you like.
Here's what we played:
Madder Rose - "The Altar Boys"(from Bring It Down, 1993)
A Camp - "Hard As A Stone"(from A Camp, 2001)
The Willard Grant Conspiracy - "Another Lonely Night"(from Mojave, 1999)
The Ark - "Ain't Too Proud To Bow"(from We Are The Ark, 2000)
Seafood - "What May Be The Oldest"(from When Do We Start FIghting?, 2003)
bob hund - "Skall Du Mango Hed? Naa!"(from Stenaldern kan borja, 2001)
Notes & Errata:
Madder Rose's Swim was the Number 2 track in John Peel's Festive Fifty in 1993, just behind Chumbawamba & Credit to The Nation.
Intelligencia Vs Cognoscenti was indeed recorded by The Cuban Boys - good call Nick.
BBC Radio One's annual event was not (and never was) "In The City", but "Sound City".
Nina Persson first saw Sparklehorse perform at a gig in Lund, Sweden. It wasn't a festival.
The newspaper that Nina Persson was quoted in regarding the 2nd A Camp album was Dagens Nyheter (the Kultur supplement more specifically)
Mojave is Willard Grant Conspiracys FOURTH album.
Ah yes, the wine:
Hardy's Nottage Hill Chardonnay, Aus, 2006 (tropical fruit and melon flavours with an oak character)
Alba Pinot Grigio, Veneto, 2006 (Straw coloured with greenish overtones)
Chateau Pierrousselle Semillon/Sauv Blanc, Bordeaux, 2004 (crisp gooseberry overtones and a hint of fresh toast)
The cover art this time is a pastiche of the cover for Soft Cell's "Bedsitter" single. It took ages to glue all that cutlery to the wall, so I hope you appreciate it...
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Stuff that gets a mention, for our reference, since our memories are so bad, and also for the google juice.
Kirsty, Matt, Olly, ShoutBox!, DJ Pied Piper & The Master of Ceremonies, Agia Napa.
Juliana Hatfield, Bring It On (movie), The Velvet Underground, Maureen Tucker, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Pixies, John Peel's Festive Fifty, Chumbawamba, Credit To The Nation, Andy Parfitt, Jo Whiley, The Cuban Boys, Scooter.
The Stone Roses, Love Spreads, Nina Persson, Nathan Larsson, The Cardigans, Mark Linkous, Niclas Frisk, Sparklehorse, vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, Daniel Johnstone, Walking The Cow, knickers, Kensington Garden, Camden Dingwalls, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Gran Turismo, Aftenblad, Adam & The Ants.
Uncle Tupelo, Peter Buck, Top Of The Pops, John Peel, Maggie May, Grant Lee Buffalo, Robert Fisher.
ELO, Mika, The Darkness, Jobriath, The Hives, (International) Noise Conspiracy, Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Queen, Eurovision Song Contest.
Robert Fisher, David Line, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Pavement, Idlewild, Urusei Yatsura, Nick Drake, Kevin Hendrick, The 100 Club.
Bergman Rock, Pere Ubu, Kraftwerk, David Tomlinson, Jarvis Cocker's Meltdown, Disney, Nick Cave, Skye Edwards, Ed Harcourt, Hal Wilner, Pete Doherty, Grace Jones, The Jungle Book, Pete Doherty, Mary Poppins, Roisin Murphy, Beth Orton, Sigmund Freud, Shiva, Vishnu