‘There are apparently some people out there who don’t like The Fall. I spurn them with my toe.’ John Peel
I’m two days away from the school term finishing. I’m currently more upbeat and optimistic about both my working life and my profession than I have been for a long time. The blog is apparently still being read by people, and I’m also getting a lot of people contacting me about featuring bands (I haven’t stopped doing this, you understand, but it reached the stage where I had thirty band wanting to be friends with me on MySpace and I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt). I’m still trying to wake people up to older stuff too.
Anyway, here’s three tracks from the legendary Mark E. Smith, one with last year’s collaboration with Mouse On Mars as Von Sudenfed, one a collaboration with the Inspiral Carpets (and his second Festive Fifty no.1) and a classic from The Fall:
Von Sudenfed -‘That Sound Wiped.’ mp3
Inspiral Carpets featuring Mark E. Smith -‘I Want You.’ mp3
The Fall -‘Spoilt Victorian Child.’ mp3
If you have never bought a Fall album, shame on you, I recommend This Nation’s Saving Grace for a studio album, and 50,000 Fall Fans Can’t Be Wrong as an introductory compilation. In the words of Mr. Smith himself ‘Noteboks Out, Plagiarists!’
Thank goodness -I’m now off school for two and a half weeks. I may even be feeling human at the end of it all.
I know I often post covers on a Friday, but I thought today I would post a handful of tracks that I’ve really been enjoying this year. Some of them -Gasp! Shock! Horror! were hits. I’ve posted about Penny Century, Emma Pollock and Katie Sutherland a lot this year, and flagged up how much I’ve enjoyed Bat For Lashes and Wiley, but I thought I would highlight some other stuff I’ve loved.
Kate Nash -‘Foundations.’ mp3
King Creosote -‘Leslie.’ mp3
Tiny Dancers -‘I Will Wait For You.’ mp3
Calvin Harris -‘Acceptable in the 80s.’ mp3
Thrushes -‘Aidan Quinn.’ mp3
Justice -‘D.A.N.C.E.’ mp3
Hot Chip -‘My Piano.’ mp3
Von Sudenfed -‘Fledermaus Can’t Get It.’ mp3
Timbaland -‘Give It To Me.’ mp3
Battles -‘Atlas.’ mp3
If you like the tracks, support the artists involved, and leave feedback.
It’s going to be tough deciding my Top 50 tracks this year…
*in Salford accent nuh nuh nuh, nuh nuh nuh*
er, sorry, lost myslef for a minute there. *blush*
Anyway…I was talking with a very big Fall fan the other day, who said he had heard that Mark E. Smith and Mouse On Mars had collaborated, but hadn’t heard the album Tromatic Reflexxions. a couple of years ago I bought his attention to their collaboration (as Mouse on Mars featuring Mark E. Smith) on the ‘Wipe That Sound’ 12″, and now, for the benefot of Gilmour and anyone else who may not have heard it, presenting four tracks from the Von Sudenfed album:
Von Sudenfed-‘Serious Brainskin.’ mp3
Von Sudenfed-‘Dearest Friends.’ mp3
Von Sudenfed-‘Fledermaus Can’t Get It.’ mp3
Von Sudenfed-‘That Sound Wiped.’ mp3
These tracks will be up for one week only. If you like what you hear, go and buy it here or at your local independent record shop.