After a week off while Resonance took care of some technical repairs and improvements, we return with our Theme Special show (being the last show of the month). The theme this month? Cover versions. So, get ready as we take in anything from latin versions of the Sex Pistols through to warehouse classics performed by a colliery brass band. The bands covered? Let’s see, we have Alice Cooper, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Black Sabbath and Take That. Yes, Take That… but don’t worry, it isn’t on for long.
Oh, and next week we will have a guest with us in the studio: Tom’s old mate Greg Belson, fresh off the plane from LA armed with “a few dirties” (as Tom put it – which means something else entirely to me) for our ears. Don’t miss!!
Snowboy & The Latin Section – “Anarchy In The UK”
1000 Homo DJs – “Supernaut”
Herbie Mann – “Norwegian Wood”
Acid Brass – “Can U Dig It?”
Born Jamericans – “Back For Good”
Little Kirk – “What’s Love Got to Do”
Melvins – “Venus In Furs”
Long Distance Dan (yes, and Wrongtom!) – “Fat Bottomed Girls”
Thin White Rope – “May This Be Love”
Jose Feliciano – “California Dreamin”
Melvins – “Ballad of Dwight Frye”
Soundbed: Cerritos Jazz-Rock Ensemble – “Come Together”
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Featured Video for this week is a clip of the Fairey Brass Band live, playing KLF’s mighty “What Time Is Love?” at the Innocent Village Fete 2008 – proof that not only was the project a success, but that the band have made a living out of it ever since crossing over into the mainstream in the process. Good on em says I!
… AKA “The Beatless Special”. Given both myself and Tom are very rhythm-driven in terms of tracks we love – or rather, appreciative of the power of a killer beat – we thought it might be interesting to try a theme special where none of the tracks had beats at all. Well, that was the initial plan, though as you’ll hear something may have been lost in translation resulting in one or two tracks creeping in sporting percussive qualities at best and a bloody huge drum beat at worst (take a bow Ed Zed)…
So, with the Beatles/Beatless puns out the way and joined by our compadre Mr Ed Zed, we sidestep numerous technical disasters including the Resonance CD decks collectively refusing to play Melvins’ “Colossus of Destiny” (a wise move, many might argue) and press on with a series of selections that we hoped might go beyond your obvious choices to deliver something a bit more interesting. Did we succeed? Well, we shall leave that to you to decide, but if the tracklisting might sway you, here it is…
Pigbag “The backside”
Inflatable Boy Clams “I’m Sorry”
Sigue Sigue Sputnik “Atari Baby”
Xela “Creeping Flesh”
Hightower Set “Putting Heads To Bed”
Stephen Duffy “Wednesday Jones”
Morphine “In Spite Of Me”
Social Climbers “Hello Texas”
Galliano “Roofing Tiles (Instrumental)”
As mentioned above, the soundbed was meant to be Melvins’ “Colossus of Destiny” album/track, but thanks to technical hell turned out to be “O Berimbau” by Nana Vasconcelos.
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Featured video this week is a peach of a selection by Tom – a slightly random clip of Martin Degville from Sigue Sigue Sputnik forcing some German TV presenter to dress up SSS-style: