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  • Paul 10:06 PM on March 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Burnt Ones, , , , , , Earth Girl Helen Brown, , , , Man The Hunter, Pepper Rabbit, , Speculator, , , The Calorifer Is Very Hot!, The Numerators,   

    Nuggets 156 – LoFi 

    Nuggets 156 - LoFi

    Starts quiet, turns noodling then wall of sound.

    Nuggets 156, a mellow mix that hots up towards the end. This is one of my favourite mix’s of recent times, I love the Real Estate and Real Estate-esque run towards the middle, and the wall of sound tracks starting with Big Troubles at the end. The live version of ‘living in america’ is fab, MGMT is just so last week.

    The CD cover has Bowie looking dapper.  The thin white duke was snapped in Rochester, New York following the singer’s March 1976 arrest on a pot possession charge. Bowie, 29 at the time, was nabbed along with Iggy Pop and two other co-defendants at a Rochester hotel following a Saturday concert. Bowie was held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. The Rochester Police Department mug shot was taken three days after Bowie’s arrest, when the performer appeared at City Court for arraignment. See the video below for what happened next….

    1) Hit after Hit (Earth Girl Helen Brown) Fake 60’s music. 2) Lord Knows Best (Dirty Beaches) Roy Orbison meets Suicide 3) Slave exchange (Lil Daggers) 4) Baby Don’t You Cry (Fergus & Geronimo) 5) Whatevering (Coma Cinema) 6) Elephant (Vulpes) Galaxy 500 / Real Estate-esque band from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas – get more of their tracks here. 7) Art Fandelet (live in studio) (Real Estate) Here is RE live; when will they come to town? 8) Dance With Me (Demo) (Man The Hunter) Evan Doering from Ann Arbor, Michigan. New to me, good guitar vibe. 9) One Fell Swoop (orig. Chris Knox) (The Calorifer Is Very Hot!) Indie Italian band cover our own Chris Knox. 10) Dolphins (Swimsuit) 11) Autumn (Surf City) A Nu Zeeland band at last. Excellent track, their whole album is good. Touring the US at the moment. Hope they can last the distance. 12) No Future (Speculator) Fun cut up of tv and video games. 13) Kimberly (Junior Low) Shoegazey stuff from Weed Diamond’s guitarist Justin Schweitzer. Japandroids’-esque. 14) Strawberry Dreams (The Numerators) Jungle / Psychedelic / Punk says their myspace page. 15) Old Street (Cloud Nothings) So young, so talented. 16) Sucker Punch (Coma Cinema) LoFi bliss. 17) Maybe Tonight (Demo) (Vulpes) 18) Older Brother (Pepper Rabbit) At last – Banjo’s!!!! Beirut-esque 19) Bite Yr Tongue (Big Troubles) 20) Alright (Sha-La-La) (Burnt Ones) Sound like T-Rex in a good way. 21) Throw Aggi From The Bridge (orig. Black Tambourine) (Dum Dum Girls) Metally noise, wonderful. Great cover. 22) Travelers (orig. Julian Lynch) (Arches) 23) Living In America (live in studio) (DOM) Anthemic rock.

    Iggy taught me my best dance moves…

     
  • Paul 8:24 PM on December 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Big Spider's Back, , , Burnt Ones, , , , , , , , , Oberhofer, , , The Hollies,   

    my first post – Nuggets 146a 

    Nuggets 146a - LoFi

    Noodling, thrashy and slightly psychedelic.

    My first post. I just finished Nuggets 146a – it’s a lowfi one with bits of everything. Not too sure about the cover, it’s Peel for godsake. A bit clichéd. C’est la vie, Peel hasn’t featured before and this is number 146 (or rather 146a). It’s no festive 50 (which, spookily, continues), but its great.

    Why 146a? Well, I usually get down to a shortlist of about 30 to 40 tunes, and thin them down to 24/25. That is all you can fit on a cd. This time round I ended up with about 40 good songs, and I thought that I would shoot for the moon and make 2 cds…

     
    • its me 7:49 AM on December 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      ace post

    • Doug Cowan 9:59 AM on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Paul,

      as one of the regular benefactors of your chosen art I was express my gratitude for your 2010 efforts. I have learnt a lot from your commitment to what music is out and about, without having to spend a large amount of time/dosh wading through the sounds produced by average bands with average sounds. Keep the music flowing in 2011. You are contining to keep blokes like me with a music obession in a fit state to continue to pay the family mortgage and feed mouths whilst the collection still grows. Yours in music.

      Dougy C.

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