Friday, April 4, 2008

My Peel Tapes: Part 4

More stuff here for you to enjoy, dearest friends, and I don't want to bore you with a long introduction, so here we go:

(17) Another oldie, and another good one, so good actually that it became an all-time favourite for me: Elvis Costello & The Attractions' 'Oliver's Army' (mp3), a 7" on Radar records from 1979. After having heard this one I bought every LP by Elvis Costello that I could get hold of ... and so should you!

(18) Oh boy .... things are really getting complicated now, because at the time I taped this cassette The Cure released 'The Head On The Door' and The Jesus & Mary Chain released 'Psychocandy': you can imagine that both records were frequently featured by Peel at the time of their releases. You won't get nothing out of it though, instead here's the fabulous Marc Riley & The Creepers' 'Snipe' (mp3). Marc Riley was in The Fall and although I never could fully share John Peel's sheer enthusiasm for them, this fact alone should make you listen to the tune. Pretty neat stuff. The B-Side of the 'Shadow Figure' - 12" on In Tape Records from 1984.

[upon request:
Ramones - 'Daytime Dilemma (Dangers Of Love)'
Shop Assistants - 'All That Ever Mattered'
Cure - 'Just One Kiss'
Cure - 'The Blood'
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - 'Spinning Round'
Cure - 'The Baby Screams'
Marc Riley & The Creepers - 'Shadow Figure']

(19) I found The Cure and JAMC on here again. And I'm tempted to post one of theirs now. But also on this side of the tape there is a real corker, which perhaps you don't know, because it was 'just' a B-Side. I think there aren't that many B-Sides which are better than the A-Side, but this a good example: from the 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' - 7" on Korova, here are Echo & The Bunnymen and 'Over Your Shoulder' (mp3) from 1985 (mp3). Enjoy!

[upon request:
Cure - 'Push'
Joy Division - 'Isolation'
Alan Vega - 'Outlaw'
Jesus & Mary Chain - 'Taste Of Cindy'
Artery - 'The Death Of Peter X.' (Into The Garden)
Nirvana Devils - 'Secret Agent Girl']

(20) On my 17th birthday (11th June 1985) John and Damian O'Neill out of the (then defunct) finest band on earth recorded their first Peel Session, which was later issued on Strange Fruit Records as a 12". From it, here's 'V2' by That Petrol Emotion (mp3).

[upon request:
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 'In The Ghetto'
Nomads - 'She Pays The Rent']

(21) I know nothing about this band, I'm ashamed to say. I better should, because the track is fantastic: July 14th - 'Me And My Gun' (mp3). A 7" (1984) on Greasy Pop Records from sunny Adelaide, Australia.

btw.: rumour has it that the both latter tracks were thundering away in the background during Max Mosley's recent Nazi-Sex orgy ('Me And My Gun' for the lyrics and 'V2' for the title ... you get Max' intention, right?) .... I don't believe that for a minute!

[upon request:
Screaming Blue Messiahs - 'Twin Cadillac Valentine'
Half Man Half Biscuit - 'Time Flies By (When You're The Driver Of A Train)'
Cabaret Voltaire - 'Golden Halos']

Okay. I'm getting hungry and before I can stumble into the kitchen, I have to upload all the songs above, I'm afraid. This means this might be the last chance for you to hear something from The Jesus & Mary Chain's fantastic 'Psychocandy' - album. Then again we have this on the tape:

(22-1) The Brilliant Corners - 'One Of These Days' (mp3): from the 'Growing Up Absurd' - Mini-LP on SS20 Records from 1985. And I know this will please dearest Fil out of 'Pogo A GoGo' (a site you should visit every day if you want to make your life happier, by the way!)

And also (finally):

(22-2) The Jesus & Mary Chain - 'The Hardest Walk' (mp3). As I said, from 'Psychocandy' on Blanco Y Negro Records, 1985 ...

[upon request:
Jesus & Mary Chain - 'Taste The Floor'
Jesus & Mary Chain- 'Cut Dead'
Midnight Choir - 'Walking In Darkness'
Magazine - 'Rhythm Of Cruelty']

Enjoy your meal, folks - I will certainly do so: see you next time!



JC said...

So...what is your favourite Elvis Costello song and LP??

I'm constantly changing my mind on my favourite song, but I've convinced King Of America is the best LP.

Or maybe Blood & Chocolate....

Dirk said...

Oh boy,

I would think this should be 'Get Happy'. Any my favourite song is 'Secondary Modern'. At least this is the case today .....



JC said...

Ah...that's extremely interesting.

I tend to overlook Get Happy, mainly as I think the later stuff has dated much better.

Now I'd never have guessed 'Secondary Modern' if you given me 10 attempts.