Friday, September 28, 2018

KC and the Sunshine Band - Sound Your Funky Horn

Dug out a random box of vinyl last weekend and kicked off a session with a little funky horn courtesy of KC and the Sunshine Band, which seems as good a track as any for this week's Friday 'banger'. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Soft Cell - Mr Self Destruct

So this Sunday really does see 'This Last Night' for Soft Cell as the band plays it's last ever (honest guv) live gig. Finances (specifically a distinct lack of) prevent me from going but I was fortunate enough to see 'em a couple of times during their noughties reboot. No idea what the set list's going to be this weekend but it'd be nice to hear one or two of their more obscure tracks, like this sleazy beauty. If you're going have a good 'un...and try not to weep too much during Say Hello Wave Goodbye.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mush - Gig Economy

Loving this track from Mush right now, kind of puts me in mind of a New Wave Sparks. Judging from this clip they can really cut the Mush-tard live too. Sorry...there was no need for that was there eh? 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ray Smith - RIP

"Who?" you may ask. Well, if you're a fan of Heaven 17 you'll certainly know his artwork if not his name as he was responsible for several classic Heaven 17 covers including Penthouse and Pavement, The Luxury Gap and How Men Are (a bit of a forgotten classic in my humble opinion). RIP Ray.

And the winner is...

So, Mercury Music Award time again tonight. As ever it's a bit of a mixed bag and the best album's highly unlikely to win (just cast your minds back to 2016 when Bowie's Blackstar lost out to Skepta, what were the judges thinking...?) but there's some good stuff in the shortlist (and some not so good stuff too, but we'll gloss over that). Personally I'd like Everything Everything to win, followed by Nadine Shah and then Wolf Alice, but what do I know eh?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Boy George and Culture Club - Let Somebody Love You

I meant to post the new single from Boy George and Culture Club last week but, you know, life, work and everything in between. It's a neat little update of the Culture Club sound with George in particularly good form vocally. Hopefully the band can all get on with each other this time and health issues won't get in the way of tours and stuff as the world could really do with a little Culture Club right now...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Miles Hunt - On The Ropes

Beautifully stripped back version of The Stufffies' On The Ropes (taken from new solo album The Custodian) performed by its author Mr Miles Hunt, simply one of the most underrated songwriters around.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Surfrajettes - Toxic

Hands up who wants to hear a surf version of Britney Spears' Toxic? You too eh. Okay, my wish is your command. The Hearing Aid...making dreams come true since 2006.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Darwin Deez - The World's Best Kisser

How lovely is this? Funnily enough I was just wondering what had happened to Darwin Deez and, as if by magic, there's a bunch of new(ish) material from him on You Tube. Apparently he did the vid for this track himself too. Good grief. 

In case you're wondering who the hell Darwin Deez is maybe this track will refresh your memory.

Awesome eh? Hey, us bros with dodgy moustaches have to big each other up from time to time.