Yes, you read that correctly: this week we have Specials and Pama Intl legend Lynval Golding in the studio with us to play some tunes, chat about Pama & the Specials reunion and no doubt a fair bit more.
With a playlist being prepped that covers Lynval’s entire career, we’re hoping to drop a few gems people may not have heard before alongside some classics in various guises. One thing’s for sure though, this is going to be a show not to miss.
Join us at the usual time: 10pm GMT, on London’s Resonance 104.4FM. You can listen online via the Resonance website in glorious CD-quality stereo if you’re not in the area, and we will also have the Twitter feed up for posts and photos, so keep an eye on that where you can also send in messages by typing “@trickandtom” at the start.
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Being our last show of the month, this is our Theme Special… and this time, the theme was snappily summed up by Tom as “The Double Take Special” – ie tracks by well-known artists that you’d never guess were by them. An example? How about Paul McCartney’s entire rendering of his Ram LP as a classical piece under the pseudonym Percy “Thrills” Thrillington?
Naturally, dropping any more names at this point would kinda ruin the point of the show here, but rest assured there are some serious head-turners as we hear of 60s legends dropping italo-disco, 80s crooners dropping punk mayhem, reggae legends going Glitterbeat, glam legends doing soul and much much more.
Trust us, this one’s a proper eyebrow-raiser.
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I once tried to tackle the prospect of a Van Halen cover version about 5 or 6 years ago during my ill fated “wrunk” faze, I got about two hours in and then swiftly switched off my sampler without saving a thing. No one really needed to hear such an atrocity but that’s not to say it couldn’t be done properly, and here to prove it is none other than Infinite Livez who if you don’t know is kinda like if Lester Bowie was a barrow boy, and if you still don’t know what I’m on about imagine Anthony Braxton and Toni Braxton doing a duet, and if you still don’t know what I’m saying…
Anyway the formidable Inf is currently touting around his new live album with his electronic free jazz outfit Stade and as far as I know should be finally dropping the follow up to his solo “Bush Meat” pretty soon but in the meantime “JUMP!”
Once in a while, the planets align, the sun comes out and everything falls into place. Last week, we had Tom stuck in traffic, hideous issues with our handover from the last show and generally some technical travails that officially amounted to an off day.
But not this time! Ohhhh no – this show, without question in my humble opinion, may be one of our finest yet. Why? Simple: the music. We have a brand new track from AM Architect that matches this sunny week perfectly, some of Prince Paul’s earliest (and more slept-on) work in Nikki D’s album, the overlooked brit hip hop of Sindecut, the elastic triplet rock of Faraquet, the uplifting loveliness of Jim O’Rourke, a dalek covering Zippedy Do Dah (!!!!) and – AND – possibly one of the finest tracks we’ve ever aired on the show, the unbridled Nigerian funk genius of The Action 13.
Wall-to-wall tastiness… get listening!!
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If you tuned into last week’s show you’ll know that a driving theme was imposed on us after I spent the best part of an hour sitting in a tunnel on the A12 with nothing but a hectic Diplo CD for company when I could have been relaxing in the Resonance office with a nice cuppa gearing up for another seamless change over.
Later in the show Mr Trick did his best to once again domesticate another piece of celestial brilliance by describing some cosmic disco as perfect driving music, I refer you to the time I played one of Gary Bartz’ more spiritually charged moments from his Ntu Troop days which Trick deemed “perfect Sunday morning music” but as much as I doubt Bartz ever intended his afro-centric opus to compliment a Sunday in the suburbs reading the supplements, I’m sure in this case anyone who’s been out on the open road with some Chris Rea blaring can relate. I jest of course as I jumped at the chance to knock up a quick mix of my favourite driving music and was on the blower to Tricky Towers moments later urging him to do the same.
I’ve probably committed a mix tape no-no by starting fast and winding it down but I felt it reflected my driving habits, pulling out in a cloud of dust only to end up in typical London traffic barely a couple of miles from my front door. Adversely, Trick knocked up a smoother night time drive theme so you can pick between the hot and sweaty selection of my hammond fueled hell or Trick’s twilight disco delights depending on your mood.
Wrongtom “Leslie’s Drive -Thru Nightmare”
1. Steve Miller Band “Living In The USA”
2. Amon Duul II “Archangel Thunderbird”
3. Colosseum “Rope Ladder To The Moon”
4. Gang Starr “The Planet”
5. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity “Season of the Witch”
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For my mix, I had one simple objective: to give a few examples of the kind of music I love driving to the station with. To give you some idea, my route basically involves driving along the Thames from the west, going past most of London’s most amazing monuments (Battersea Power Station, the various beautifully-lit bridges, MI5 and the Eye on my left as I cross the river etc etc) whilst the streetlights strobe above me. As Tom’s mix attests, driving during daytime in London is a gridlock affair for the most part: an exercise in stress where you’re lucky to break 10mph for more than 100 yards. At 9pm though, the roads are more clear and you can soak up just what a fine city it is we live in. So, this mix reflects that; those quiet road night time drive moments we all have once in a while where a city seems oddly serene.
As a mix, this wasn’t about taking my usual line of intricate mix moments and whatnot; it was quite the opposite, letting tracks play out for as long as possible, knowing that you just want to get right into them as you drive along. The Mogg & Naudascher tracks are a real revelation for me, for two reasons: first, I didn’t clock that the Mogg in question was former Psychonaut Paul Mogg. Second, I’d slept on this stuff first time around, so good on DFA for reissuing the lot.
Hope you enjoy the mix.
Mr Trick “Metro Night Time Drive Mix”
1. Paperclip People – Clear and Present
2. Mogg & Naudascher – Moon Unit Pt.2
3. Mogg & Naudascher – Moon Unit Pt.1
4. Lindstrom – Grand Ideas
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