R*E*P*E*A*T Play List 14.10.19
TRICKY Black Steel. For me, Martina Topley-Bird was the voice of the 90s. No other voice brings that era back so immediately and evocatively.
LONE LADY Groove It Out. The taut riff, space, and repetition are irresistible.
THE TRIFFIDS Field Of Glass. This is the band at their rawest and darkest. If you havent heard the Triffids, this is where to start . . .
S*M*A*S*H Lady Love Your Ct. Integrity. Money. Necessity! Still sends shivers.
DANIEL JOHNSTON The Beatles. This is the song I listened to after he passed away recently. The version should be the one with the heavy, distorted drum machine. It embodies the spirit of the Beatles better than a thousand Britpop bands with Rickenbacker 401 basses. (Originally I couldn't find this on Spotify so here's the video:)
NOISETTES Dont Upset The Rhythm. What happened to them? Saw them at the Scala in 2009 and they were incredible. An underrated band.
WU TANG CLAN Bring Da Ruckus. A stream of nihilist invention delivered in nine voices Will Ashon, Chamber Music: Enter the Wu-Tang.
THE REPLACEMENTS Unsatisfied. When they played the Roundhouse in 2015 they charged on and played the first two numbers in a frenzy, as if they were 16-year-old punks, then suddenly switched to a more sustainable pace. It was still a phenomenal show. They played this.
THE THE This Is The Day. Every home should have a copy of Soul Mining. This Is The Day was covered by the Manics, of course . . .
Read out interview with James here
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