Tuesday, May 16, 2006
THE PLANET L RADIO SHOW 13 - 5 - 06
on this weeks Planet L radio show - in many ways very much a show of two halves, and of course, in as equally as many other ways, not a game of two halves at all, more of what you'd call a radio show on a rainy saturday afternoon...this is what i played:
THE SUGABABES - I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
a killer track, it has to be said, though i didn't think they got the intro just right so i faded it in from the original by the ARTIC MONKEYS, of course, and it all kind of hung together. you can find this on the RED DRESS single; the sugababes, you gotta love 'em.
MILD EUPHORIA - ALGEBRA SPAGHETTI
talked all over it again
TEAM 9 - CRAZY TIMES
the first of this week's mash-ups and this week's only GNARLS BARKLEY bootleg, bought to you from australia's TEAM 9 mashing up GNARLS BARKLEY's 'CRAZY' with PRINCE's 'SIGN O' THE TIMES'. proved to be a big hit LAWRENCE NOIR's sidekick SILENT JAY who felt compelled to send in a text of appreciation - you could do this too by simply sending in a suitably enthusiastic message to 0210 599 288. believe me, a good text always goes down well with us at THE BEACH (99.4 FM, and all)
FRANZ FERDINAND - WHAT YOU LOOKING FOR
a stirling cover version of GWEN STEFANI's recent-ish single recorded live on the BBc. don't really care for gwen - kinda think she's a triumph of production over talent, but do like cover version's and mash-ups of her stuff. that'll be because i'm post-modern, me. and post-ironic. and drunk.
ARTY FUFKIN - HOLLABACK GIRLS FEEL GOOD
there - what did i tell you. GWEN STEFANI vs. GORILLAZ. it just works. last outing of this for a while so ihope you weren't distracted with your knitting or anything while i was playing it.
GO HOME PRODUCTIONS - DON'T HOLD BACK (SWEET JANE)
CHEMICAL BROTHERS vs. VELVET UNDERGROUND vs. ADINA HOWARD vs. MARRS vs. U2 vs. BLUR. genius. you can find this and many other mash-ups on www.mashculture.nl/english/mash.html
TOTOM - CLINT PEACHESWOOD
GORILLAZ vs. THE STRANGLERS of course and it just about works. my favourite mash-up of the week. mostly it's about making people smile, don't you think?
THE BRUNETTES - MARS LOVES VENUS
from 2004's MARS LOVES VENUS. is anyone gonna give them enough money to make another album, then? i'll buy it!
CANNONBALL JANE - AUTOMATIC KNOCKOUT
another track from the weird, lo-fi sugary pop album STREET VERNACULAR. it's like all your favourite bands wrapped up on one album - as long as your favourite bands are ST.ETIENNE,
THE GO! TEAM and THE RONETTE'S. what more could you want from an album?
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN - THE BLUES ARE STILL BLUE
new single from this family's favourite popsters (imagine , if you will, a family sitting round a phonograph and singing along to pop songs from BELLE AND SEBASTIAN whilst sipping hot chocolate and you pretty much have the measure of tuesday night's here on Planet L).
ROLF HARRIS - TEACH 'EM TO SWIM
i came across this the other day and remembered that i'd grown up watching that on telly. included for your listening pleasure.
LENLOW - THE HARDER IT COMES
DOVES vs. DAFT PUNK. excellent track this and about time we heard something new from him. check out his website on www.luke.enlow.net
HOT CHIP - THE BOY FROM SCHOOL (EROL ALKAN'S EXTENDED MIX)
excellent track this and a big favourite of DJ SIMON's. expect to hear a track or two from the new HOT CHIP album 'THE WARNING' next week.
GORILLAZ - EL MANANA (METRONOMY REMIX)
i think there's supposed to be one of those little squiggles over that first 'n'. it's good this, but i think you need a rainy day for it to really work on the radio. lucky for me it was raining then. you too, i guess.
CCC - LOVELY AND EASY
COMMODORE'S vs GOLDFRAPP. from the download only EP 'LOVELY AND EASY' which you can find at www.mashups.blogspot.com
GUILLEMOTS - WHO LEFT THE LIGHTS OFF, BABY?
from their debut album FROM THE CLIFFS, a glorious mixture of the BEACH BOYS and COLDPLAY. imagine that if you will, and then seek out the album. in a year that has so far failed to produce anything worth really jumping up and down about GUILLEMOTS are worth a tap of your foot. did you notice it was GUILLEMOTS and not "THE" GUILLEMOTS? i mention it so that you don't make an ass of yourself in the record shop...
THE GO!TEAM - WE LISTEN EVERYDAY
from the australia only release 'ARE YOU READY FOR MORE' ep. did you see them on the jools holland show the other night? they blew both me and mrs. Planet L away.
DJ MOULE - FOXY BREAK BEAT
JIMI HENDRIX vs. PROPELLERHEADS and i'm certain there's some CHEMICAL BROTHER'S beats in there somewhere too. what it's all about.
AUDIO SHRAPNEL - MR JOHNSON HI-FI
lovely tune this, and the one that drew most text responses. JACK JOHNSON meets THE MR.MEN. as lovely as it sounds.
MIDFIELD GENERAL - REACH OUT
from the album GENERALISATION. cool, slinky and sexy vibes from an underrated album.
FUTURO - BREATHE WITH ME 'TIL DAWN
one of my favourite mash-up artists. JUDY TZUKE vs. PINK FLOYD. who'd have thought? brilliant track this, and played out especially for the lovely mrs. Planet L.
GNARLS BARKLEY - ST. ELSEWHERE
the title track from the GNARLS BARKLEY album and your opportunity to see what the fuss is all about. always keen to keep up with what's going down ,me.
LOVE GROCER feat. CHESHIRE CAT - A LITTLE VERSION
i'm not going to bullshit you. i like dub as much as the next stoner but i played this track because it was raining.
ST. ETIENNE - HOBART PAVING
a beautiful track this, which you can find on the excellent album SO TOUGH. this album is possibly the most perfect pop album in the world ('pop' being the musical equivalent of falling in love with the girl in the trouser shop for almost 10 whole minutes - this album is just like that). once again i played this track because it was raining. a big hit with MRS. PEPPERPOT apparently.
SEAN MCCLOGGAN - MONGOLIAN DESERT MIX
knocked together whilst waiting for a plane in the mongolian desert, apparently. a 15 minute mix that doesn't feature any mongolians but does feature PRINCE. once again, downbeat vibes for a rainy saturday afternoon.
THE MAGIC NUMBERS - THERE IS A LIGHT AND IT NEVER GOES OUT
and speaking of downbeat vibes for a rainy saturday afternoon, an impeccable cover version of THE SMITHS most perfect number 1 that never was (on account of morrissey wanting BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN as the single) THE MAGIC NUMBERS make this track their own without losing anything from the wonderful original, and a fairly good way of ending the show on what was, essentially, a wet and dreary saturday afternoon. expect to hear this on MRS PEPPERPOT's show soon.
so anyway, MRS. PLANET L has just put forward a pretty cogent argument for me being in bed with her rather that sitting alone here with a bottle of red wine so - enough.