It’s Friday yet again (crowd: Hooray!), which means it’s time for your weekly
hastily tossed together carefully constructed playlist once again (crowd: shrugs of indifference), and this week we’re back to me splitting down a previous multi-hour playlist into several, easier to digest, hour-long composite parts.
Those of you who rejoiced when it became clear that Vol 2 would only be two playlists long, and those who danced with far more joy than when I post any playlist at the news that I wasn’t going to bother with Vol 3 because I hated it so much, prepared under the extremes of a lockdown Christmas as it was, will be disappointed to learn that this week we start on Vol 4, and this was 4h 41m long when it first saw light of day back in April 2021.
Here’s what I wrote about the full mix last time out:
“…pretty much all life is here, from indie rock to 60s California hippy-shtick, some Old Skool dance classics, some hip-hop and some soul classics via some Northern Soul belters via some TV show theme tunes (sort of); there’s some hoary old rock and some psychobilly, and a couple of tracks which should have featured in a New post by now, but the bands in question played the 6Music festival last weekend so you’ll probably know them intimately by now. And, of course, there’s The Fall.
Easy on the cheese this time, there’s even some poetry so we can all pretend we’re intellectual. You’ll have chance to dance, sit and recover for a few moments, before getting back on it again.”
NB: not all of these selling points feature in this week’s mix.
But fear not the two of you who listened to the full mix last time out: I’ve tinkered with the running order a little, and ditched a song or two which didn’t seem to fit, so it should be sufficiently different should you decided to give it another whirl.
Not before the usual disclaimer: any skips or jumps are down to the mixing software (touch wood, I didn’t notice any when I listened back to it); any mis-timed mixes are down to me (there’s not much actual ‘mixing’ to be done here, but even then I’m not 100% happy with one that I did), all record selections are, of course, mine. Who else do you think would do this and admit it?
Oh, and unlike the first time around, there’s an actual track-listing for you:
- BMX Bandits – Serious Drugs
- The Kills – The Good Ones
- Queens of the Stone Age – Feel Good Hit of the Summer
- Super Furry Animals – Something For The Weekend
- Primal Scream – Rocks
- The Cramps – Bop Pills
- The Fall – White Lightning
- Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
- The Mamas & The Papas – Creeque Alley
- Marlena Shaw – California Soul
- Shirley Ellis – Soul Time
- The Go! Team – Bottle Rocket
- The Phenomenal Handclap Band – 15 to 20 [Den Hann Remix]
- Justice – D.A.N.C.E.
- The Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Beat Edit)
- iio – Rapture [John Creamer & Stephane K Remix]
- Kosheen – Hide U [John Creamer & Stephane K Remix]