All Ears 022 – 21st Feb 2019

This is what we played at All Ears 022:

You can find most of the tracks on this Spotify Playlist.

Simon’s playlist of videos for the Thurson Moore set is here.

Susumu Yokota – Simon East

Susumu Yokota (1961 – 2015) was a Japanese composer. He was well known in the English-speaking independent music scene for his albums of experimental ambient music, including albums like Sakura. He also released several highly regarded albums of house music.

TOBIUME – Susumu Yokota
song of the sleeping forest – Susumu Yokota
Sleepy Eye – Susumu Yokota
Do Up – Susumu Yokota
Plantation2 #Hipnosis – Susumu Yokota
Ritalin – Susumu Yokota
Reflux – Susumu Yokota
Saku – Susumu Yokota

John Foxx – David Grice-Ellis

John Foxx (born Dennis Leigh) is an English singer, artist, photographer and teacher. He was the original lead singer of the band Ultravox, with Midge Ure eventually taking his place. Foxx is one of those cult figures known more through the recordings of others rather than those of his own making. His detached vocal style inspired Gary Numan, for example.

My life as an echo – John Foxx and Robin Guthrie
Underpass – John Foxx
Europe after the rain – John Foxx
Dislocation – Ultravox
Young Savage – Ultravox
No one driving – John Foxx
Dangerous rhythym – Ultravox
Hiroshima mon amour – Ultravox
Sunset rising -John Foxx

2 Tone – Jeremy Lewis

Jerry Dammers of the Specials formed the label in 1979, backed by Chrysalis. Bizarrely, bands signed to 2 Tone were allowed to leave after releasing just one single, which led to ska revival stalwarts Madness and The Beat doing just that. 2 Tone was also caught out by Elvis Costello’s former label WEA/Radar, who prevented it by injunction from selling the one-off single he recorded for them. Instead, it was given away for free at gigs and is 2 Tone’s no. 1 rarity; a copy will now cost you about £150. The label was home to The Specials, The Selecter and The Bodysnatchers, driving the ska revival with their politically-motivated, punk-inspired, DIY ethic. Into the mid-1980s, the label attempted to broaden its appeal to include jazz-pop and jazz-funk. It folded in 1986. The label’s logo and name remain as icons of its heyday.

The Prince – Madness
Gangsters – The Specials
Easy Life – The Bodysnatchers
I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
The Feeling’s Gone – The Apollinaires
Run Me Down – The Higsons
X – Rico
Missing Words (live) – The Selecter
Ghost Town – The Specials

Gene Clark – David Grice-Ellis

Harold Eugene “Gene” Clark (1944 – 1991) was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk-rock band the Byrds. He was the Byrds’ principal songwriter between 1964 and early 1966. Although he did not achieve commercial success as a solo artist, Clark was in the vanguard of popular music during much of his career, prefiguring developments in such disparate subgenres as psychedelic rock, baroque pop, country rock, and alternative country.

Eight Miles High – The Byrds
Polly – Gene Clark
No Other – Gene Clark
For a Spanish Guitar – Gene Clark
She don’t care about time – The Byrds
Silver Raven – Gene Clark
Something’s Wrong – Dillard & Clark
I’ll feel a whole lot better – The Byrds

Clash In Dub – Jeremy Lewis

Right from the off, these punk potentates and post-punk pioneers were known for their reggae and ska – be it the audacious cover of Junior Murvin’s Police & Thieves on their eponymous debut album, or the seminal Guns of Brixton, which provided the backbeat and backbone to 1979’s London Calling LP – itself widely regarded as one of rock’s finest albums. Or even the cheeky rendition of the Maytals’ Pressure Drop, for which Messrs. Strummer and Jones commissioned none other than dub maestro Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry as producer. Tonight, we trawl obscure B-sides, US promo 12” singles and tracks buried towards the end of a much-maligned triple LP to present The Clash in Dub.

Version Pardner – The Clash
Robber Dub – The Clash
Radio One – The Clash
One More Dub – The Clash
Justice Tonight/Kick It Over – The Clash

Thurston Moore – Simon East

Thurston Moore is an American musician best known as a member of Sonic Youth. He has also participated in many solo and group collaborations outside that band, as well as running the Ecstatic Peace! record label. In 2012, Moore started a new band Chelsea Light Moving.

Smoke Of Dreams – Thurston Moore
Sugar Kane – Sonic Youth
Groovy and Linda – Chelsea Light Moving
Speak To The Wild – Thurston Moore
Teenage Riot (Live) – Sonic Youth
Schizophrenia (Train Sessions) – Thurston Moore