Monday, December 10, 2007

Little Gems: Picked Randomly (Pt. 2)

Ages since I last posted something new here, I know. And all I can do is apologise. Having been rather busy will apply to all of us, so this is no excuse at all. But I promise to do better in 2008 and simultaneously warn you that nothing much might be posted on this blog during the upcoming bank holidays. The truth of the matter is that nothing much spectacular happened lately which would have been worth telling you, at least nothing which I could have combined with some cool records to post here.

Therefore I thought I just do again what I did last time: I'll have another go at this random grab - thingy. First it was pretty cool (at least to me), second because I like it when I get things I didn't expect. And haven't heard for ages also.

So, here we go, what I picked this time from the stack of 7" singles - with closed eyes - is:

Splodgenessabouts - 'Simon Templer'. Hmmmh. I think the B-Side is much more enjoyable, so here it is, from 1980, 'Two Pints Of Lager' (mp3). A total classic, I would think. Teldec Records, a German pressing obviously.

Sportique - 'Don't Believe A Word I Say' (mp3). On Matinee Records from the USA, and it doesn't mention a date on the single. Not that old, I would guess though. 2000 perhaps? First heard on John Peel, of course.
Standells - 'Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White' (mp3). A 1995 coloured-vinyl re-issue on Sundazed Music of the 1966 corker. Recorded in Mono, so don't you panic and buy a new stereo tomorrow.

Stitched-Back Foot Airmen - 'Wouldn't You Like To Know' (mp3). On Very Mouth Records from the UK, 1986. Oh boy, haven't heard this one since I first bought it back then ....

Stone Roses - 'Sally Cinnamon' (mp3) from 1987 on Black Records. Now, this is one you all should know. And if you don't: enjoy. This I used to play to death when still DJing. As you will be able to tell because of the crackling of the record.

All of those should be long deleted, let's settle for that. You will surely find the Stone Roses track on some compilation of theirs, finding the other ones could turn out to be difficult.

Not to forget is, as usually, the mighty Contrast Podcast. As well the latest episodes as tomorrow's one, which will be another one in the Seven Deadly Sins - series, all are absolutely adorable. Have a listen, folks. If there ever was a recommendation, here it is ...

Have fun ... and please leave comments. I would be more than happy!



1 comment:

adam said...

Perhaps a little unfashionably Sally Cinnamon is my favourite Stone Roses song - I particularly like the final third of it, as the beat picks up and the vocal seems to disappear even further into the background.