I heard this on John Peel and loved it. I really didn’t know anything else about the band except they came from Norwich. Lots of information can now be found over on the Farmers Boys unofficial website. (Oh, I’d forgotten that they had mild chart success with a cover version of Cliff Richard’s “In the … More crackle and pop: the farmers boys – “apparently”
Today’s track is Native Land by Everything But The Girl featuring Jonny Marr on harmonica. “Don’t ever let me hear you say This is the life we folks must lead Do you think silver turns our locks? What gold do you think paves our streets?” It’s a bit of a lost single coming out between … More crackle and pop: native land by everything but the girl
Most of my posts for “crackle and pop” have been for old vinyl I’ve had for years so I thought I would come up to date with this recent release from Bracken. I don’t buy much vinyl, its expensive and I can’t tell the difference from digital, except when there is excessive surface noise and … More crackle and pop: Bracken – exist resist
I was first aware of The Cyrkle via the old CBS sampler album “Today’s Sounds” (1966) which I had picked up cheap in the bargain bins of a local department store in 1967. They had hits with the two songs on this album “Red Rubber Ball” and “Turn Down Day” They were a bit Byrdsy, a … More ear worm: The Cyrkle – “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”
Excellent news, new Low album. A Low Profile: Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker On Their New Album Ones And Sixes – Stereogum.
Yo La Tengo have a new album released August 28th. “Stuff Like That There” It’s a return to the format of “Fakebook”, cover versions, new versions of old songs and new songs. It also features the return of original member Dave Schramm on electric guitar. Track-list as follows. A1: My Heart’s Not in It (Darlene … More Yo La Tengo: new album and video
I’ve been listening to Tiger Bay over the weekend and so a current ear worm is a single off that album, “Hug My Soul”. The single was released in 1994 with a bizarre video. In which Sarah Cracknell plays a young girl asleep with her stuffed toys; she dreams of being chased by a bear, but … More Earworm: Saint Etienne – Hug My Soul
A post I did recently for the Toppermost music site The Clientele – Toppermost.
Its been a good year for both new music and reissues, and these are my highlights of the year. King Creosote – From Scotland With Love His soundtrack to archive film of scottish life was probably my favourite album of the year. You can find out more about the film on the official website “From … More Music 2014
John Peel was a huge influence on my musical tastes. I listened to him from his first show on Radio 1, and off and on for the next 40 odd years, gone but not forgotten. See other posts on this topic at The WordPress Blog.