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Playlist for July 24th
Radio 4 - Too Much to Ask For
Supergrass - Lose It
Rialto - Summer's Over
Manic Street Preachers - She is Suffering
Long Blondes - Picture of You (demo)
The English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
Barracudas - Summer Fun
Radiohead - Sit Down Stand Up
Whitest Boy Alive - Fireworks
Mia - Tanz der Moleküle
Death Cab for Cutie - President of What?
The Radio Dept - Ewan
Lily Allen - Friday Night (demo)
DJ Earworm - What's My Name
Girl Talk - Once Again
Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down
INXS - Wishy Washy
Paul Weller - Wildwood (Portishead remix)
Frou Frou - Hear Me Out
The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like
Queen - Tavasziszel (live at Nep Stadium, 1986)
The Lucksmiths - From Macaulay Station
Cat Stevens - Tuesday's Dead
Duels - What We Did Wrong
Hipster Image - Make Her Mine
Suzanne Vega - Left of Centre
Kent - Just Like Money
Space - Female of the Species
Here is some recommended music video watching for y'all. Click the linkies for the videos on YouTube. God bless it, really.
lots of moleküles!
MIA - Tanz der Moleküle
Not to be confused with singer M.I.A., MIA is an adorable German pop quintet that have very little press in English. My lovely friend Nadine from Cologne recently sent me a link to this video and needless to say I fell in love instantly. I love its excessive use of xylophonesyntheffects, the disastrously cute guitarist who is donned head to toe in bright GREEN, the adorable lead singer with stars of lovingness in her hair and who could forget, the delightful bouncing coloured moleküles. Don't forget the moleküles.
Pet Shop Boys - Home and Dry
A single from their 2003 album, Release, the videoclip for Home and Dry features rats eating scraps of food among the rails of the London Underground. Although the idea of vermin running around Tottenham Court Road station may not instill viewers with awe, the video is a stunning testament to my trip to London in June/July 2005. Whenever I watch it, I recall standing on a platform of many a tube station, squealing to my brother Andrew: "JEBUS! THERE'S VERMIN ON THE TRACKS!". However, if rats don't do it for you, you can just watch their new single (which happens to be released today), Minimal.
Style Council - Long Hot Summer
A vast number of Style Council videos represent Paul Weller's most beautifully disgraceful fall from grace, but this one is my favourite. With The Jam, he was the cultural icon for the mod revivalists the world over. When the band broke up in 1982, Weller followed less savoury trends that left many of his faithful fans stroppy and severely disillusioned. He flirted with bossanova grooves, bad hair styles and homosexual imagery - namely, the chest rubbing and half naked dancing on a Cambridge riverbank with Mick Talbot. Nevertheless, I adore this video. Anyone who knows me knows I adore this video. But I do get flustered so I have to watch it in segments in order to compose myself.
Lufthansa Terminal - Nice Video, Shame About the Song
This is a clip from the BBC's Not the Nine O'Clock News, a sketch comedy show starring Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones, Roman Atkinson and Pamela Stephenson. The video is basically a spoof of avant garde video art from the 1980s. I actually liked it to the extent that the title became a segment about video art on my old radio show Music is My Radar. However, the joke was lost on many of my listeners :(
The Smiths - Some Girls are Bigger Than Others (live)
In one of my old editions of THE FACE, Johnny Marr attacked the lyricism of Morrissey saying: "I remember finishing this beautiful, sublime, roaming piece of guitar-led music. Two days later it was called Some Girls Are Bigger than Others." Dubious title or not, the song rests snugly in the hearts (and in some of us the jugs) of many Smiths fans. This clip is the first and last live rendition of the song, performed at the Brixton Academy in 1986. Despite the shonky quality of the image, Marr's roaming guitar lines are so beautifully translated. It just breaks my heart.
Other recommended viewing:
Depeche Mode - Photographic (live)
Kings of Convenience - I'd Rather Dance With You Than Talk With You
Queen - Liar