Friday, October 19, 2007

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YER MAM!'S SOLID GOLD SMASHES VOLUME ONE

  1. Turid - Lat Mig Se Dig (Kicking off with some supremely blissed-out, meandering folkprogspaceacidrock from the rather fine Bearded Ladies Volume One compilation on Finders Keepers. Beautiful stuff.)
  2. Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise (Reminded of this via The Sarah Silverman Program of all things. A great piece of faintly avant-garde folk-pop from the queen of that kind of thing.)
  3. Stretch - Why Did You Do It? (I think enough time has passed since Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels for us all to separate this classic slab of badass British funk-rock from any kind of cockernee gangster connotations, so here it is.)
  4. Van Morrison - I've Been Working (Tim Sweeney's been playing a pretty great edit of this track from Van The Man's His Band And The Street Choir album on Beats In Space, but nowt beats the original, with Van doing his best blues howl. "Woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman, woman make me feel so good!")
  5. American Gypsy - Inside Out (One of the best and strangest - I mean, how incongruous is that slowed-down middle eight?! - funk tracks of all time. Nuff said.)
  6. Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins - One (Didn't have high hopes for this collaboration with Muldrow's tendency to over-egg the pudding and Perkins' bent for souring said pudding with a hefty chunk of corn, but The Message Uni Versa is pretty damn good and this is one of my favourites from said album. Got a Madlib-gone-cartoonish feel about it. Nice.)
  7. Herbie Hancock - Saturday Night (Beatconductor Disco Mix) (Beatconductor is far and away one of the best editors out there and he does a sterling job here, stretching the original out to near-breaking point, allowing for maximum dancefloor vibes.)
  8. Freeez - Southern Freeez (Overlooked, jazzy, funky classic from the guys what brought you 'I.O.U.'. Brings out the sunshine everytime.)
  9. Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound Orchestra - Windy City (I'll Tell You What It Is Later) ("Windy city! Doo-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-dooo-do-doo! It's cold! And cool! It's outta sight!" All. You. Need. To. Know.)
  10. Me & You - Sneaker Thief (Summer may seem to most like a distant memory now - for some of us it nary made an appearance - but during the summer months this one track evoked the smell of barbecues and that regretful feeling you get when you realise that alcohol and heat do not mix more than any other for me.)
  11. Hot Chocolate - Cadillac (The Revenge Rework) (L.E.S.S. Productions' The Revenge - friend of the blog and purveyor of quality edits - takes this 70s cheese-disco nugget and turns it into one tough little unit. A dancefloor stomper, that's for damned sure.)
  12. Ministry - I Wanted To Tell Her (Goth-disco stormer from before Ministry were the stern industrialists we know and love today. I kind of wish they'd have stuck with this sort of stuff their whole career rather than abandoning this sound one album in.)
  13. Midnight Mike - Who Do You Love? (Sung By Takayo Akiyama and Warabe Takekoji) (One of very few saving graces on Midnight Mike's almost all-dire covers record, Midnight Karaoke. This is just the right balance of respect and irreverence. Shame he didn't get it right on the rest of the album.)
  14. The Who - Eminence Front (Big thanks to the Best Foot Forward guys for tipping me to the existence of this massive tune from The Who's 1982 album, It's Hard. Basically a Pete Townshend solo joint, it's a big ol' chunk of proselytising, coke-flecked, disco-rock, stadium bluster and about 10,000 times better than I just made it sound.)
  15. Dennis Wilson - Dreamer (Closing us out with a cut from Pacific Ocean Blue, which despite its status as a 'great lost album', isn't actually all that lost these days, what with the internet and everything. Still, it'd be nice to get a proper CD release of this at some point, wouldn't it?)
Yer Mam!'s Solid Gold Smashes Volume One Ripped, Zipped and Sent Into Space

Volume Two soon come...

JMx

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6 Comments:

Blogger jonthebeef said...

Awesomeness Mofo.

10:21 pm  
Blogger James said...

Cheers, my man!

10:23 pm  
Blogger jonthebeef said...

Fucking hell, the Who tune is amazing. I thought they were all rock opera and shit man?? Tommy - Tommy who?

10:32 pm  
Blogger James said...

Thought you knew that one mate. It really is a corker.

10:45 pm  
Blogger Mulrine said...

I am crying.

Because I can't download this til tomorrow. I think this computer would die of fright at the awesome-ness.

Roll on tomorrow.

8:41 pm  
Blogger Elektrotherapy said...

great stuff, the suzanne vega track is superb. just a pity it wasn't a bit longer.

7:45 pm  

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