All Ears 026 – July 18th 2019

This is what we played:

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

Drone – Tom Beesley

Drone based music and singing – the use of a sustained sound, note or tone – is likely to date back millennia, just think of the history of chanting, the didgeridoo or even the bagpipes. However, for this selection I’ve chosen a number of drone tracks emerging from the experimental electronica field over the last fifteen years.

Inamorata – Oren Ambarchi
Occam I – Eliane Radigue and Rhodri Davies
Signal to Noise II – Robert Henke
A Meaningful Moment Through a Meaning(less) Process – Stars Of The Lid

Original Covers – John Lumbus

Throughout the history of pop music cover versions have been a mainstay of the charts. Many covers are of songs that have already been hits for other artists, but occasionally the cover version gains wider public recognition and higher chart success than the original recording. Spanning five decades of popular music from various genres, this selection of songs pays homage to the artists who recorded the original versions of chart hits and includes recordings from Otis Clay, Arrows and Robert Hazard, amongst others.

Hound Dog – Big Mama Thornton
Twist And Shout – The Top Notes
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
The Only Way Is Up – Otis Clay
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tommy James and The Shondells
I Love Rock ‘N Roll – The Arrows
I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Robert Hazard

Classic Rock – Emily Muirhead

I remembered my love for rock while in the States this year – I knew the words and the air guitar moves for most of the songs played on Classic Rock FM. I was transported back to my teenage years and reminded that music is for celebration and laughter and singing really loud!

Thunderstruck – AC/DC
What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
Gimme Three Steps – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Life In The Fast Lane – Eagles
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) – Elton John
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation – Jeremy Lewis

Formed in 2003 and blending Victoriana imagery with all things trashy and lurid, Thee SPC is an independent record label that set out to prove there’s more to Sheffield than synthesizers and to give a voice to the underground scene. “What boys and girls really want is guitars and lots of them. Fast and bulbous unbridled guitars that twang, buzz, feedback, squeal, howl and go ‘Waaaaaaaah’ at you.”

Long Blonde – The Long Blondes
Heartburn Heartattack – The Ape Drape Escape
Like Him + Her + Her + Me – Champion Kickboxer
Yer Actual – Smokers Die Younger
Audition – Balor Knights
The Beautiful Light – Slow Down Tallahassee
Dirty Rotten Soul – Nat Johnson And The Figureheads
Martin – Monkey Swallows The Universe
Sex On Fire – The Bon Bon Club
Love Doesn’t Just Stop – Standard Fare

Junk: When jazz musicians discovered Funk – Clive Lebrunn

The 1970s was a decade of major exploration for many jazz musicians, incorporating elements of funk and early electronic sounds into their recordings. This musical expansion and adaptation to incorporate more electronic instrumentation lead to what is now described as jazz-funk.

Inside You – Eddie Henderson
Tragic Magic – Nathan Davis
Big Blow – Manu Dibango
Hang Up Your Hang Ups – Herbie Hancock
Always There – Ronnie Laws & Pressure
Life on Mars – Dexter Wansel

Seth Faergolzia – Jeremy Lewis

New York antifolk weirdo Seth Faergolzia is a flamboyant visionary with a penchant for bending minds. The wild and experimental mastermind behind Dufus, 23 Psaegz, Forest Creature and Multibird draws comparisons to Captain Beefheart and Mr. Bungle; but look behind the surface absurdism and you find a peerless, oddball muse who represents a genre unto himself.

Silly Baboon – Dufus
Whenland – Seth Faergolzia
Tutu – Dufus
Freedom – Dufus
Better Days – Seth Faergolzia
Wrinkle – Dufus
Oh, Carrots! – Seth Faergolzia
Garbage Night – Seth Faergolzia
Zaftalong Gubi Guby – Dufus