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[ Written by: | 6 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Free as the morning sun

Spring sprung here last week, officially, and on the 1st we were rewarded with a stunning sunny but cool day… I dragged out a cover version of the song of the week that I have a fondness for by Mr Hermano but today here is the original by Carlos Santana from his 1979 album Oneness: Silver Dreams – Golden Reality.
This is the perfect tonic for a early morning rise where the birds are all you hear…. play it before traffic and other distractions kick in

and here is Mr Hermano’s version:

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[ Written by: | 30 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
I hope I’m together when I die

I had planned to add something slightly more current this week but alas I got side tracked by a question on Friday and have been stuck on this puppy ever since… The question – Whats ya two death songs….
This is one of mine, simply for the line “I Hope I’m Together When I Die”.
So here they are the Butthole Surfers, one of the great modern guitar bands with The Coloured FBI Guy from the Widowermaker EP (1989).

Next week I shall endeavour to find something from this decade.

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[ Written by: | 23 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
I Ain’t Niiiightclubbing

Early Manchester-based UK house project of Mike Pickering (Hacienda DJ, Quando Quango, M-People), Simon Topping (A Certain Ratio) and Ritchie Close. ‘T-Coy’ allegedly stands for ‘Take Care Of Yourself’.
Better known for the classic Carino this is just magic imo… just got me the North Comp on wax from some german geezer, well stoked as my cassette copy ain’t upto much

I used to listen to this a lot and wonder what proper night clubbing was actually like – I figured it was devoid of rum and coke swigging bogans which was …

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[ Written by: | 16 Aug 2010 | One Comment | ]
You will find me if you want me in the garden / unless it’s pouring down with rain

Blixa Bargeld, N.U. Unruh and FM Einheit declared war on all conventional hearing habits with the release of their debut album “Kollaps” (Collapse) in November 1981. Tremendously noise-intensive, rhythmically ritual anti-pop was offered as an antidote for the frightened, paralyzed and media-sedated masses. It was made from a range of instruments carefully beaten together from mostly stolen construction site, scrap yard and do-it-yourself supplies, consisting of steel parts, barrels, drills, hammers, saws and an untuned electric guitar. The sound monster awakened to life was crowned by Bargeld’s blood-curdling screams and …