Friday, September 21, 2007

back on board...#52 & #53

I'm back in action and 85% recovered from my accident and the resulting concussion, which had left me basically brain dead/dumb as an ox for about 2 weeks while I recovered...and hey I'm more or less a nerd and without my brains there wasn't much left !!! No way could I have faced such a seemingly involved process as this until now.

To add to woes at the time my computer went "on the blink" and I also had a falling out with a good friend, so it wasn't the best of times. Anyway, enough moaning, it's a double post today.

( before you ask...yes I have my brain back, thanks to time and some weird drug called Sandomigran )

Lets start with- #52

The Nivens were on the Woosh label outa Newcastle ( on Tyne that is ), the same label that released the great Holidaymakers 7" ( #2 ), and the band seemed to come from Northumberland. Indifferent Dance Centre were a 4 piece outa Chichester ( GB ) and give nothing away about themselves other than their total "indie" status, saying on the inner slip of paper "We've no Scotland, Martin Hannett, Paul Morley, Postcard or Factory to lend credibility to this record"....aaah just the way I like it!! Ultra obscure ( truly indie ) post punk !!

Also of note in this one is a French version of "I'll Never Fall In Love Again" by some Gallic lass called Isabelle, a contribution by an English lass called Laura Logic ( Essential Logic ), some vintage Cabs and finally a promo 7" of Dead Eyes Opened by Severed Heads, from basically the 2nd version on the ( vinyl ) album of Since The Accident ( as opposed to the orig cassette ). By the way the voice used on Dead Eyes Opened was a chappie called Edgar Lustgarten and was from a 1924 radio play called "Death on the Crumbles" which Tom Ellard obviously had on record ( or his dad Dr John ) ( even his mum Joan maybe ). After years of searching for this record I finally found an mp3 of the whole radio play, posted here, which I found quite exciting to get the raw voice after 24 or so years ! The famous words are about 19.30 in.

I'll fill you in on the 2nd one for today soon, but first get this one 'ere -

Podcast 52 link for mp3
Podcast 52 link for text file tracklisting



Sideroom 7 Inch Singles Podcast #52
1.
Yesterday - The Nivens ( Woosh 1988 ) ( 0.00 - 2.59 )
2. Dickie Davies Eyes - Half Man Half Biscuit ( Probe Plus 1986 ) ( 2.59 - 7.15 )
3. Flight & Pursuit - Indifferent Dance Centre ( no label 1982) ( 7.15 - 12.36 )
4. Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil ( Virgin 1983 ) ( 12.36 - 16.02 )
5. Ne Me Parlez Plus De L'amour - Isabelle ( Odeon France 19?? ) ( 16.02 - 18.47 )
6. Baby I Love You So - Colourbox ( 4AD 1980 ) ( 18.47 - 21.54 )
7. Eugene - Essential Logic ( Rough Trade 1980) ( 21.54 - 25.51 )
8. Mirror Man - The Human League ( Virgin 1982) ( 25.51 - 29.29 )
9. Seconds Too Late - Cabaret Voltaire ( Rough Trade 1980 ) ( 29.29 - 33.33 )
10. Dead Eyes Opened - Severed Heads ( INK/Cherry Red 1984 ) ( 33.33 - 36.53 )
( duration 37 mins, 320kps mp3 )




#53

Cartoons were a Sydney band doing a 60's guitar pop thing and the song we have today is the b-side to "Watch Out Beware", but both sides used to get played in my house in the day and I always preferred the b-side anyhow. Then it's the original Phantom 7" of Average Inadequacy, which incidentally I see from the looking in the pile the 2nd version of Average Inadequacy is first cab off the rank in the next mix I do, so be warned !

After that we have The Slits featuring Andrew Sherwood on the controls ( meaning there's a great 'dub' on the b-side ). The Metronomes were from Melbourne and consisted of Alister Webb, Andrew Picouleau and Ash Wednesday.

The Sea Stories track is from a 4-track ep called "The User's Club", relased on the Rampant label and featured most of the labels acts - Sea Stories, The Odolites, An Ordinary Field and Jack's World and was a promo for a venue in Carlton called The User's Club.

A bit of Tactics never hurt anyone, especially when it's their 2nd single on the legendary Doublethink recs, in fact it's a Double A ( along with Outdoors ) ( different to the My Houdini version ).

Finally of note is the first Scritti ep, Skank Bloc Bologna the "main" track but I thought I'd play one of the songs from the other side for a change.

Ok, so here's #53 :)

Podcast 53 link for mp3
Podcast 53 link for text file tracklisting



Sideroom 7 Inch Singles Podcast #53
1.
Feel My Heartbeat - Cartoons ( Ready Steady Aust 1980 ) ( 0.00 - 3.22 )
2. Average Inadequacy - Machinations ( Phantom Aust 1981 ) ( 3.22 - 7.24 )
3. Man Next Door - The Slits ( Rough Trade 1980) ( 7.24 - 10.55 )
4. Shirley Temple Tidal Wave - Airiel ( Sonic Baby/Roisin Rec 1999 ) ( 10.55 - 16.16 )
5. A Circuit Like Me - The Metronomes ( Cleopatra Aust 1980 ) ( 16.16 - 20.00 )
6. Railroad Days - Sea Stories ( Rampant Aust 1987 ) ( 20.00 - 23.38 )
7. Hole In My Life - Tactics ( Doublethink Aust 1980) ( 23.38 - 27.03 )
8. Feigned Hearing - Colin Newman ( Crammed Discs 1986 ) ( 27.03 - 30.26 )
9. Tegan - Sing-Sing ( Poptones 2001 ) ( 30.26 - 34.32 )
10. Is & Ought The Western World - Scritti Politti ( St Pancras Recs 1979 ) ( 34.32 - 38.23 )
( duration 38 mins, 320kps mp3 )



7 comments:

Overhere said...

Good to have you back Sideroom

sideroom said...

thanks Oh, good to be back !!

johnnorfolk86 said...

hey man! stumbled on this blog from P5.com chasing up the Essential Logic link - loving it. cheers!

sideroom said...

cool, glad you like...also glad you like Essential Logic, I always did, cheers

Anonymous said...

Aaah! Indifferent Dance Centre. Fond memories. Lavant Hall. Chichester. Savage Jaw. Gargoyles. Forward Edge. Whoops .. Eddie

Elizabeth said...

Hi I'm Lizzy the singer from IDC..great to discover our old single on your site x

sideroom said...

thanks Lizzy, great to hear from you I loved that single of yours !!