Tuesday, May 26, 2015

#138 - #141

4 more selections for you today, a whole lot of English post punk, some Aussie obscurities plus various bits and bobs...enjoy : )


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #141
1. Family Life - The Particles ( Waterfront Records Aust 1983 )
2. Oasis - Peru ( Bring On Bull 1993 )
3. Dutch Mother - Sweet William ( Postcard Records 1981 )
4. We Could Send Letters - Aztec Camera ( Matinee Recordings 1997 )
5. The Changing Face - Whirlpool Guest House ( Summerhouse  Records 1987 )
6. 3000 ft. - Girl Of The World ( Heaven Records 1993 )
7. Miracle In Marrickville - John Kennedy ( Waterfront Records Aust 1985 )
8. Leaves Of Spring - Weekend ( Rough Trade 1982 )
9. Middle Of Time - The Sparklers ( Mighty Boy Aust 1988 )
10. Jennifer - The Falling Joys ( Volition Records Aust 1991 )
( duration 33.05, vbr lame mp3 )






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Sideroom Singles Podcast #140
1. Untie Ian - Ups & Downs ( Volition Records Aust 1991 )
2. She Spits Out Stars - The Crystal Set ( Red Eye Records Aust 1990 )
3. Silver - Echo & The Bunnymen ( Korova 1984 )
4. Whatever Possessed You - Care ( Arista 1985 )
5. Powerlines - Delta 5 ( PRE Records 1982 )
6. Freedom Fighters - Dalek I ( Vertigo 1979 )
7. Q Quarters - The Associates ( Situation Two 1981 )
8. Ghosts - Japan ( Virgin 1982 )
9. There's A Ghost In My House - Yachts ( Radar Records 1980 )
10. Like A Motorway - Saint Etienne ( Heavenly 1994 )
( duration 35.16, vbr lame mp3 )







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Sideroom Singles Podcast #139
1. Wonderful Offer - Lora Logic ( Rough Trade 1981 )
2. Lemonade - The Leftovers ( Method Records Aust 1984 )
3. Newspaper - The Jetsonnes ( Missing Link Aust 1980 )
4. Nobody Takes Me Seriously - Split Enz ( A&M 1980 )
5. Lean Period - Orange Juice ( Polydor 1984 )
6. What! - Soft Cell ( Some Bizzare 1982 )
7. Proud - Dropbears ( WEA Aust 1984 )
8. Black Rum - The Sea Monsters ( Green Records Aust 1984 )
9. Good Luck - The Stockings ( Rough Diamond Aust 1982 )
10. Seven Samurai - Agents ( Venice Beach Aust 1983 )
( duration 31.34, vbr lame mp3 )







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Sideroom Singles Podcast #138
1. Mr X - Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls ( Illusive 1980 )
2. Psycle Sluts ( Part 1 & 2 ) - John Cooper Clarke ( Rabid Records 1977 )
3. Total Recall - Systems ( Open Eye Records 1981 )
4. Only Men Fall In Love - Home Service ( Situation Two 1981 )
5. Time - Minny Pops ( Benelux Factory 1982 )
6. Did You See Her - Pink Military ( Eric Records 1980 )
7. So Many Ways - The Electric Chairs ( Safari Records 1979 )
8. Where Were You - The Mekons ( Fast Product 1978 )
9. Turn To Red - Killing Joke ( Island Records 1979 )
10. Red Frame/White Light - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ( Dindisc 1980 )
( duration 36.12, vbr lame mp3 )













Wednesday, January 14, 2015

#135 - #137

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Our third and last mix for today starts again in Scotland with the only single from Glaswegians April Showers, an amazing one-off single at that.

Then following on from Reverie which we just heard on #136, it's a much much more developed Triffids from Calenture ( from the original single release of this not the reissue for Harold and Madge's wedding on Neighbours....and I am laughing very hard as I write that !! ).

After that it's the somewhat unlikely combo of Messrs Stanley, Wratten, Hiscock and Wiggs - ie Saint Etienne taking on a Field Mice cover.

Then we have post Comet Gain band Velocette and their first single under that moniker ( the English version I mean, there's also French version ). Then we get sent to Coventry for The June Brides and then to Wakering in Essex for the 4 track ep from Men Of Westenesse.

A short lived but brilliant band The Desert Wolves follows with their single ( and last single ). Thankfully Firestation later came to the rescue with comps of both Men Of Westenesse and The Desert Wolves.

One last time today in Scotland for Orange Juice and then 2 related Aussie bands - Catherine Wheel - the Australian one I mean - being a band of ex Honeys members Andrea Croft and Grant Shanahan. "Almost Blind" was their second release. "Gone Away" from The Honeys was their 2nd ( and last ) 7" on Waterfront.

I could bung on about this stuff all day ( and sometimes do ) but that's all for now.

Please enjoy today's triple header :)

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Sideroom Singles Podcast #137
1. Abandon Ship - April Showers ( Chrysalis 1984 )
2. Bury Me Deep In Love - The Triffids ( Island Records 1987 )
3. Kiss And Make Up - Saint Etienne ( Heavenly 1990 )
4. Get Yourself Together - Velocette ( Wiija Records 1987 )
5. Every Conversation - The June Brides ( Pink Label 1984 )
6. The Coldest Water - Men Of Westenesse ( Cassie Records 1989 )
7. Speak To Me Rochelle - The Desert Wolves ( Ugly Man Records 1988 )
8. What Presence ?! - Orange Juice ( Fosa Records 1984 )
9. Almost Blind - Catherine Wheel ( Big Wheel Records Aust 1990 )
10. Gone Away - The Honeys ( Waterfront Records Aust 1989 )
( duration 35.04, vbr lame mp3 )








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A few more from Scotland in our second for today, starting with ex Shop Assistant Alex Taylor and her next band The Motorcycle Boy, a single produced by Mark Wallis ( he of producing The Gobs and The Primitives fame - among many others ).

Then it's The Proctors 2nd single on Sunday followed by The Springfields with what is tenuously touted as an ep of covers, ie songs by The Clouds ( "Tranquil") & The Pastels ( "Million Tears" ) plus one original from the very productive Ric Menck.

After that we have a double-A from ( Novacastrians ) Hurrah!, another 2nd single this time from Close Lobsters ( from none other than Paisley in Scotland ) and a b-side from Eva Luna ( the other side of 'Tangle" ), a band formed out of the ashes of a third lineup of The Love Parade ( and called Pure before Eva Luna ).

Back up to Scotland ( and specifically Airdrie ) after that for The Honeymooners with what I think is their only single ( willing to be corrected there ). Then keeping up with the whole 2nd single vibe that's in this mix, it's the second release for The Triffids, a four track ep and "Reverie".

A split flexi follows with Fat Tulips / Confetti, also on Sunday and what seems to be called the "Heaven Flexi". Murkier than The Springfields as regards cover versions, ie each band does a cover and an original - I say it's all very murky given that Mark Randall was in both Fat Tulips and Confetti. The covers are of Spandau Ballet and The Au Pairs.

Lastly we end up with more from Wales and The Sweetest Ache ( on Sarah of course )


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #136
1. You And Me Against The World - The Motorcycle Boy ( Chrysalis 1989 )
2. Moon Song - The Proctors ( Sunday Records 1994 )
3. Tranquil - The Springfields ( Seminal Twang 1991 )
4. I'll Be Your Surprise - Hurrah! ( Kitchenware Records 1983 )
5. Never Seen Before - Close Lobsters ( Fire Records 1987 )
6. Seven Wonders - Eva Luna ( Sugarfrost 1993 )
7. Another Fit Of Laughter - The Honeymooners ( Mr Ridiculous Records 1987 )
8. Reverie - The Triffids ( Resonant Records Aust 1981 )
9. To Cut A Long Story Short - Fat Tulips ( Sunday Records 1991 )
10. Everlasting - The Sweetest Ache ( Sarah Records 1991 )
( duration 31.45, vbr lame mp3 )






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First in our triple post today and it all starts with three lasses from Hatfield,  Hertfordshire - The Marine Girls, made up of sisters Alice & Jane Fox ( "of course" later in Grab Grab The Haddock ) and Tracey Thorn ( another "of course" - ie which band she was in later ... ), this was a double A single with "Don't Come Back", produced by Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants / The Gist. Which leads nicely into YMG's first ( 3 track ) ep from which the eternally great "Final Day" comes.

Then we head Merseyside ( Kirkby ) for China Crisis and then up north to the first of a few tracks from Scotland today - firstly dropping in on Roddy and pals for their first post-Postcard 7", then 2 tracks by Associates side project-ish kind of things.

This is a bit of a spinning web of people and bands, so please stick with me :)

39 Lyon Street was Billy MacKenzie & Alan Rankine from The Associates along with Christine Beveridge ( whose main band was Orbidöig along with Steve Reid from The Associates ). Now that seems fairly simple, but there was also the fact they couldn't credit the release as The Associates due to their contract with their main label WEA stating they couldn't release on another label and credit the A-side to The Associates. The single is on RSO so hence the alias. Even murkier is the fact the b-side IS credited to The Associates.

That make some kind of sense but then the second song on our mix today is credited as MacKenzie Sings Orbidoig, this time being Billy ( theoretically as a solo artist ) singing an Orbidöig song, the writing credits on"Ice Cream Factory" being listed as Mr S.Reid. Unclear from the info provided on the record who actually plays on the record, but one suspects more Associates were involved somehow.

Easier to follow are TV21, today from them we hear the b-side of "On The Run ( Who's Gonna Get Me First )" and St James Infirmary from their "Angelkagool" ep.

Closing out with 2 Aussie releases from Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls and John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong ( and his ode to King Street, Newtown for those not from Sydney ).

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Sideroom Singles Podcast #135
1. You Must Be Mad - The Marine Girls ( Cherry Red 1983 )
2. Final Day - Young Marble Giants ( Rough Trade 1980 )
3. King In Catholic Style - China Crisis ( Virgin 1985 )
4. Pillar To Post - Aztec Camera ( Rough Trade 1982 )
5. Kites - 39 Lyon Street ( RSO Records 1981 )
6. Ice Cream Factory - MacKenzie Sings Orbidoig ( WEA 1982 )
7. End Of A Dream - TV 21 ( Demon Records 1981 )
8. Terry Marriagehead - St James Infirmary ( Lust Recordings 1990 )
9. To Her Door - Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls ( Mushroom Records Aust 1987 )
10. King Street - John Kennedy's Love Gone Wrong ( Red Eye Records Aust 1985 )
( duration 31.05, vbr lame mp3 )






Thursday, August 21, 2014

#131 - #134, four more on the floor

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firstly apologies for the low profile but I have been plagued by a major technical issue - ie turntable not working (....hell on wheels ), so having gotten that back up and going, there's quite a backlog, both here and on From Another Side and ther'esmassive updates coming there as soon as I can get the show back on the road.

we have 4 mixes though ready today and I'll be quick with all the blurbs so you can get into it

here on the fourth of our extravaganza today we have a heap of Driscolls, some Gobs, the 2nd Dropbears single, Farmer's Boys ( for some reason on the Waap label, famous for The Higsons ), latter day Sekret Sekret, Monochrome Set and more MEO 245 with another from Rites Of Passage.


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #134
1. Lay Him Down - Dropbears ( Green Records Aust 1983 )
2. Girl I Want You Back - The Driscolls ( Restless Records 1988 )
3. This Is A Different Song - The Driscolls ( Teatime Records 1990 )
4. Fathers Name Is Dad - The Driscolls ( Woosh 1988 )
5. Part Company - The Go-Betweens ( Sire Records 1984 )
6. I Think I Need Help - The Farmer's Boys ( Waap Records 1983 )
7. Girl With A White Stick - Sekret Sekret ( Waterfront Records Aust 1984 )
8. The Monochrome Set - The Monochrome Set ( Rough Trade 1979 )
9. The Deepest - The Waltones ( Medium Cool Records 1988 )
10. Summer Girl - MEO 245 ( Mushroom Records Aust 1982 )
( duration 29.51, vbr lame mp3 )







133

Starting off this one with some Melbourne luminaries usually known for their work with Equal Local / Essendon Airport / I'm Talking / Hot Half Hour - as you can no doubt here in the familiarity of the sound of Bryce Perrin's double bass.

Then we have some more post punk era singles - UK this time - The Invisible Girls of course a M.Hannett production  and Weekend featuring Alison Statton - late of the Young Marble Giants - and more on both them and Weekend soon.

Then a Steve(n) Kilbey b-side - to This Asphalt Eden ( the a-side we heard recently via Red Eye reissue on #114 )....today from the original release 7". ( plus a subsequent Red Eye a-side "Fireman" ).

Also a couple of singles from The Expression's s/t debut album, some more Stephen Cummings from Senso, some Enz and our friend Matt Johnson, the 2nd of his Some Bizzare singles.


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #133
1. Bap's Groove - Bryce Perrin, Chas Lisner and Ian Cox ( Real Gone Records Aust 1982 )
2. Searching For Heaven - Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls ( Illusive 1981 )
3. Drumbeat For Baby - Weekend ( Rough Trade 1982 )
4. Spell - Steven Kilbey ( EMI Aust 1985 )
5. Fireman - Steve Kilbey ( Red Eye Records Aust 1987 )
6. My Mistake - Split Enz ( Mushroom Records Aust 1977 )
7. Perfect - The The ( UK ) ( Some Bizzare 1983 )
8. Present Communication - The Expression ( Mushroom Records Aust 1983 )
9. Decisions - The Expression ( Mushroom Records Aust 1983 )
10. Stuck On Love - Stephen Cummings ( Regular Records Aust 1983 )
( duration 36.41, vbr lame mp3 )








132

More I'm Talking here, this time Zan gets the nod to go up front on Holy Word, also some Allniters, and more Scribble ( another single from Pop Art ).

The Reels song Comedy was from their Pitt St Farmers Ep but also was a b-side, where we played it from today, on the flip of the German release of the Happiness single ( we played the Aussie version of Happiness really recently on #130, the b-side there is La Mer, a track from the Beautiful album ).

We also got another song that wasn't a single in Australia, "I Don't Mind" from The Numbers, a track on their first album, but only an a-side in the UK.

And speaking of the UK that's where the Icehouse 7" of Can't Help Myself is from ( of course released in Australia as their debut single when they still travelled under the moniker of Flowers ). This version of Can't Help Myself is also different to the Oz, the single today in fact being an edited version of the "US Club Mix.....how's that for a complex trail ?


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Sideroom Singles Podcast #132
1. Holy Word - I'm Talking ( Regular Records Aust 1986 )
2. Montego Bay - Allniters ( Powderworks Aust 1983 )
3. Comedy - The Reels ( RCA 1983 )
4. I Don't Know - The Numbers ( RCA UK 1982 )
5. Don't Give Your Heart Away - Scribble ( Regular Records Aust 1986 )
6. The Beat Goes On - Globos ( White Label Records Aust 1983 )
7. Is There A Reason - The Mood ( RCA 1981 )
8. Can't Help Myself ( Club Mix One edit ) - Icehouse ( Chrysalis 1981 )
9. Hey Little Girl - Icehouse ( Regular Records Aust 1982 )
10. My Heart's On Fire - Machinations ( White Label Records Aust 1985 )
( duration 33.51, vbr lame mp3 )






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Kicking off here with one side of a Double-A from Tim Finn ( the other side is "Through The Years" ), then the first Rockmelons single, then anothery from the 'Rockies' ( sic ), some Stephen Cummings, one of several singles from his Senso LP, Hungry Town ( yeah yeah Zan's sis et al ), some Oils, Hunnas, Eurogliders, Models and I'm Talking.

Prepare your ears for a swag of 12" versions of these tracks on an upcoming From Another Side, soon as I can clear the backlog there now I am technicallly able to make stuff again

Please enjoy :)

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Sideroom Singles Podcast #131
1. Staring At The Embers  - Tim Finn ( Mushroom Records Aust 1983 )
2. Time Out ( For Serious Fun ) - Rockmelons ( Phantom Records Aust 1985 )
3. Rhymes - Rockmelons ( Truetone Records Aust 1987 )
4. Gymnasium - Stephen Cummings ( Regular Records Aust 1984 )
5. Hungry Town - Big Pig ( White Label Records Aust 1986 )
6. Power & The Passion - Midnight Oil ( CBS Aust 1983 )
7. Is There Anybody In There ? - Hunters & Collectors ( White Label Records Aust 1986 )
8. Heaven Must Be There - Eurogliders ( CBS Aust 1984 )
9. I Hear Motion - Models ( Mushroom Records 1983 )
10. Do You Wanna Be - I'm Talking ( Regular Records Aust 1986  ) 
( duration 36.36 vbr lame mp3 )