Thursday, 21 February 2013

Playlist: Utopia

I just watched the last episode of Utopia, so here’s some songs that… have almost nothing to do with that show. Anyway.

The Thrill Kill Kult video doesn’t support embedding, so it’s been linked.

  1. My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, A Daisy Chain 4 Satan
  2. Radiohead, Bodysnachers
  3. Oscillation, On The Run
  4. Seal, Killer
  5. Photek, The Hidden Camera
  6. Royksopp, Tricky Two
  7. UNKLE, Heavy Drug
  8. Coil, Baby Food
  9. Cranes, September
  10. Frank Black, The Vanishing Spies
  11. Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit
  12. Cure, Pictures of You
  13. Goldfrapp, Utopia

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Playlist: Happy St V’s!

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Divine Comedy, In Pursuit of Happiness
  2. Magnetic Fields, Your Girlfriend’s Face
  3. Eurythmics, Love Is A Stranger
  4. Simple Minds, Love Song
  5. Cult, Love
  6. Bauhaus, The Passion Of Lovers
  7. Sisters of Mercy, Valentine
  8. Cure, Lovesong
  9. Pet Shop Boys, Rent
  10. Florence & The Machine, Kiss With A Fist
  11. U2, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
  12. Muse, Supermassive Black Hole
  13. Sugar, If I Can’t Change Your Mind
  14. Psychadelic Furs, Pretty In Pink
  15. Nine Inch Nails, Ringfinger


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Saturday, 9 February 2013

Uno Dos Tres Cribbins

A couple of vinyl finds in the charity shop this morning:

SExpress Original Soundtrack

And coincidentally–and even more exciting:

Bernard cribs

That’s right, the Bernard Cribbins OBE, luminary of the UK pop and dance scene for five decades and the inspiration for contemporary bands such as Soundgarden, R.E.M. and B*witched. The S’Express connection is of course Hey Music Lover where Cribbins stepped out from behind the mixing desk to play euphonium when the original session musician called in sick after a bizarre gardening accident. 

He’s also widely credited with the creation of the Acid Skiffle genre:


p>Cribbins’ repertoire embraces such a vast range that his later contributions to the field of musical expression are almost indistinguishable from his humble beginnings–yet listen closely and you’ll hear overtones of Hole In Ground in Slipknot’s My Plague.

He’s best known these days for his role as Wilf Mott in Doctor Who, but to true music fans he remains the original Super Fly Guy. Mr Cribbins, we salute you.