Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Beard on Subcity radio - Monday 19 November

Listen again!

Presented by Stewart and Reuben, this week’s show is a commotion of sweet soul, Brazilian grooves, funky breaks, rare Swedish psych-pop-jazz, Glaswegian noise, Brightonian choral indie, British jazz, and John Peel indebted folk.

Al Green – Belle (The Belle Album, 1978)
Caetano Veloso – Tropicalia (Caetano Veloso, 1968)
My Bloody Valentine – Feed Me With Your Kiss (Isn’t Anything, 1989)
Melt Banana – The Call of the Vague (Bambi’s Dilemma, 2007)
Electrelane – The Valleys (The Power Out, 2004)
Kylie Minoise – Hot Teens Hooked on Cosmetics (Spank Magic Lodge, 2006)
Meat Puppets – Up On The Sun (Up On The Sun, 1984)
Graham Collier – Lullaby For A Lonely Child
Shyster - Tick Tock
Fat Worm Of Error – Red Melting Plastic Box (2003)
Flower Travelling Band – Satori
Dick Hyman – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose
Phosphene & Friends feat Bridget St John – Ask Me No Questions (Pickled Egg 7”)
Girls Aloud – Sexy No No No (Tangled Up, 2007)
Basil Kirchin – Prelude and Dawn (Abstractions of the Industrial North, 1966)
Bonzo Dog Band – Equestrian Statue (Gorilla, 1967
Cowtown – Curtis Tigers (Pine Cone Express, 2006)
Lou Rawls – For What It’s Worth (I Can’t Make It Along – The Axelrod Years)
James Blackshaw – Running To The Ghost (The Cloud of Unknowing, 2007)
Todd Rundgren – International Feel (A Wizard A True Star, 19
Selda – Maydan Sizndir (Selda, 1978)
Doris Svensson – You Never Come Closer (Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby, 1970)
Gowns – White Like Heaven (Red State, 2007)
Link Wray – Ace of Spades
John’s Children – Midsummer Night’s Scene

Monday, November 12, 2007

Beard on Subcity radio 12/11/07 - listen again!!!

Stew and Matt (and our new producer Jo!) bring you a lovely selection of beauty, noise and excitement! And some nonsense.

Good show this. Decided I should really do some notes about some of the tracks we played.

Absolutely loving Bobb Trimble: private press psych pop from the early 80s. He has a beautiful keening high tenor voice somewhere between Ben Chasny and Big Star's Chris Bell. And the effects laden production is amazing - genuinely woozy and psychedelic. An amazing rediscovery from Secretly Canadian.

The new Richard Youngs is stunning too, while the Daniel Higgs song is intense, Old Testament avant-Appalachia of the highest order.

Gloriously daft punk-prog-anti-folk fun from the wonderful Le Club Des Chats. We saw these cats (pun intended) in Glasgow recently and were suitably blown away and delighted by their brilliantly inventive and cute absurdism. Like Vialka crossed with Beat Happening.

Plenty of kick ass rocking sounds in this show of course. That Edgar Broughton tune is a medley of Beefheart's Drop Out Boogie and The Shadow's Apache. Brilliant!!! Awesome Acid Mothers, and nice and queasy stuff from White Mice and the Cardiacs. New That Fucking Tank single, with guest vocals from Giles, formerly of Danananaykroyd, is a belter, with plenty of twists and tangents and wrought iron riffage.

Really lovely stuff from Rock Action's latest signing Remember Remember. The solo project of Glasgow's Graeme Ronald (Multiplies, Royal We, Sexy Kids et al), he creates lovely minimalist reveries from guitar, glockenspiel, delays and loops. He's supporting AMT in Glasgow on Friday. Hopefully we'll see a release on RA before too long.

The playlist in full:

Motorhead - Motorhead (1977)
Edgar Broughton Band - Drop Out Apache (1970)
Bill Wells - Also In White (Also In White, 2002)
Richard Youngs - Low Bay of Sky (Autumn Response, 2007)
Bobb Trimble - Armour of the Shroud (Harvest of Dreams
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Helen (House Arrest, 2005)
Cardiacs - Fiery Gun Hand (Sing To God Part 1, 1999)
Les Club Des Chats - Molehill (Pump Up The Seed EP, 2006)
That Fucking Tank - The Awesome Magnet (7", 2007)
Dananananaykroyd - Hey Giles (Totally Bone 7", 2006)
Shangri Las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore
White Mice - Violence of the Lambs (Blassstphlegmeice, 2007))
Dillinger Escape Plan - Black Bubblegum (Ire Works, 2007)
Tlahoun Gessesse - Sema (The Very Best of Ethiopiques)
Robert Wyatt - You (Comicopera, 2007)
Daniel Higgs - Love Abides (Metempsychotic Melodies, 2007)
Remember Remember - Excerpt From Palindrome
Holy Fuck - Safari (LP, 2007)
The Spotniks - The Rocket Man (1962)
Van Halen - I'm The One (Van Halen, 1978)
Royal Trux - Stevie (for Steven S), (Accelerator, 1998)
Acid Mothers Temple - Starless and Bible Black Sabbath (SBBS, 2005)

Listen again here!

And as a special Beardblog bonus, here are the Spotniks, Sweden's finest surf band, with The Rocket Man!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Beard radio!

It's another exciting edition of Beard Radio!

This week’s featured artist – Ian Svenonious!!!

Ian MacBeth (Monorail, Missing) drops by to share his love for the man behind The Make Up, Weird War and Nation of Ulysses.

Plus absurd chat about Skrewdriver and Donovan!!!

Kiss – Hotter Than Hell
Brian Eno – King’s Lead Hat
Royal We – I Hate Rock ‘n Roll
The Go-Gos – We Got The Beat
Tattie Toes – Taiko Lullaby
Nation of Ulysses – The Shape of Jazz To Come
Animal Collective – Reverend Green
Nation of Ulysses – Shakedown
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl
U-Roy – I’m Going To Wear You To The Ball
Make Up – Prelude To A Comedown/Can I Hear U Say ‘Yea’
Yamasuki –
No Age – Neck Escaper
Lee Hazelwood – You Look Like A Lady
Make Up – White Belts
Mission of Burma – Academy Fight Song
Weird War – I’ll Never Forget Whatshisname
Naftule Branwein - ?
Scene Creamers – Love Wuz
Roy Orbison – In Dreams
Make Up – P.O.W. To The People