Thursday, February 20, 2020

Give Brits a miss

I've not watched the Brits for 15 years or so but from what I saw in the press coverage it's really not my bag. I'm sure some of the winners are lovely people and all that but good grief...

Happily there's plenty of great music being made right now...even if most of the population ignores it...and here's just 6 tracks currently rocking Baron Towers that might float yer boat.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Andrew Weatherall RIP

If you had ears in the early 90s the chances are that you heard a fair bit of Andrew Weatherall's music, whether through his utterly seminal remixes (see Primal Scream's Loaded and Happy Monday's Hallelujah) or in his role as producer (notably for Beth Orton and the criminally underrated One Dove).

By all accounts he was a genuinely nice bloke, shunning the superstar DJ path for a career that gave him the chance to do pretty much whatever he wanted. On top of all that towards the end of his life he sported some of the finest facial hair ever seen behind a turntable too. RIP Mr Weatherall.

Friday, February 14, 2020

S├ębastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

Valentine's Day and a Friday?! That's a double whammy well and truly deserving the full 7 minute and 39 second version of Mr Tellier's complete and utter classic La Ritournelle. If music be the food of love this tune's a roast dinner with all the trimmings. Enjoy! x

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coucou Chloe - Gecko

If Uffie (remember her) had shacked up with Soft Cell in a Berlin sex dungeon and taken a shitload of Xanax this track might well be the result. It's so woozily addictive that it's been banned in at least 68 countries...possibly. I'm on my 274th listen to it today alone.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bobby McFerrin - Sunshine of Your Love

Picked up another stupidly large number of CDs over the weekend including a stash of Elvis Costello albums, Miles Davies' Milestones, a little Cradle of Filth (as you do) and Bobby McFerrin's Simple Pleasures, which spawned the 80s feelgood mega hit Don't Worry, Be Happy. It's also home to this little beauty, an awesome a cappella version of Cream's Sunshine of Your Love...and who couldn't do with a little more of each right now eh? Enjoy.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Pull Tiger Tail - Lets Lightning

With another one of those silly storms that they've suddenly started naming due this weekend we may well get a little lightning, so what better excuse to dust off sadly forgotten noughties popsters Pull Tiger Tail eh? Enjoy (the song that is...not the storm...unless you have a thing for storms...whatever floats yer boat...or smashes it to pieces if you happen to live down here on the Devon coast). 

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Con Funk Shun - Chase Me

Nearly Friday...and if you're in need of a quick pick me up to get you there here's a slab of prime late 70s funk courtesy of the hugely underrated Con Funk Shun. Fans of Prince may be able to spot Sheila E on percussion before she hooked up with His Purpleness.