Friday, 15 February 2019

Songs from the Bottom of a Well - Volume 4



  1. Bark Psychosis - The Loom (4:51)
  2. OPMC - You Will Find a Way (3:49)
  3. Joe McKee - I Want to Be Your Wife (2:57)
  4. Joy Zipper - In the Never Ending Search for a Suitable Enemy (6:18)
  5. Agitation Free - Haunted Island (7:09)
  6. Cosmic Letdown - Mary (Sasha Pleshkov remix) (4:44)
  7. Marden Hill - Citadel (3:43)
  8. David Ackles - His Name Is Andrew (6:08)
  9. Jacco Gardner - Levania (2:40)
10. Mick Harvey & Christopher Richard Barker - The Eternal Black Darkness of My Death (5:37)
11. Jane Weaver Septième Sœur - The Fallen by Watch Bird (5:29)
12. Julian Cope - Torpedo (3:55)
13. ROC - Ocean & England (4:50)
14. Our Solar System - Vindarnas Dal är Förlorad (5:21)
15. Fila Brazillia - Tunstall and Californian Haddock (3:38)
16. Mid-Air Thief - No Answer (3:16)
17. RJ Fox - Lament #1 (5:03)




Thursday, 14 February 2019

Songs from the Bottom of a Well - Volume 5



This originally started as a series of streaming mixes, which can be found here. The idea for this series began when I was asked by a good pal of mine to make a dark/aggressive mix. While it was fun to do, I felt for further volumes I'd ditch the aggressive and go for a more moody/dark direction. I've now decided to make these downloadable compilations, but unlike on mixcloud these tracks won't merge into each other but be standalone tracks. The most recent will be my first posted here, then I shall work my way backwards to the original mix which I will change substantially by removing the aggressive numbers and replacing accordingly. This is a bit of an indulgence, but I hope some of you will enjoy! By the way, the first three tracks on this volume were inspired by a dream I had, then I took it from there...


  1. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - No More Shall We Part (3:57)
  2. Willard Grant Conspiracy - The Visitor (8:00)
  3. The Walkabouts - Lazarus Heart (5:17)
  4. Tully - I Feel the Sun (4:13)
  5. Mark Lanegan Band - Out of Nowhere (2:43)
  6. Vashti Bunyan - Turning Backs (4:25)
  7. Matt Elliott - Prepare for Disappointment (3:22)
  8. Can Am des Puig - The Music of the Spheres (4:26)
  9. The Soundcarriers - There Only Once (3:31)
10. Rustin Man - Vanishing Heart (4:23)
11. Stackridge - Humiliation (3:31)
12. Dirty Three - Somewhere Else, Someplace Good (4:14)
13. The Young Gods - Mister Sunshine (7:02)
14. Broadcast - We've Got Time (4:10)
15. Birdie - Poster (2:36)
16. Midget! - Eve (4:47)
17. The National Jazz Trio of Scotland - Heaven Knows (4:35)
18. Homunculus Res - Preludio e Distrazioni (2:07)
19. Salako - Could Things Be the Same (2:31)




Sunday, 27 January 2019

Manerg's Monumental Mix Too



Following on from last year, instead of compiling a 3rd volume of my favourites from 2018, I've asked my good pal Manerg to compile a few of his particular favourites of the past year. Enjoy!


  1. Vinyl Williams - Aphelion (5:52)
  2. Joe McKee - I Want to Be Your Wife (2:57)
  3. Queen of the Meadow - Withdrawn (3:55)
  4. Peel Dream Magazine - Qi Velocity (2:26)
  5. Le SuperHomard - Paper Girl (2:39)
  6. Familia de Lobos - Todo lo Que Brilla (7:05)
  7. The National Jazz Trio of Scotland - Sog (2:51)
  8. Samara Lubelski - Black Dots (3:27)
  9. The Lovely Eggs - Dickhead (2:21)
10. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore - Damaged Sunset (8:04)
11. Perio - Exotic Thrill (2:46)
12. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hunnybee (4:25)
13. Gloria - The Rain is Out (3:57)
14. Haley Heynderickx - The Bug Collector (3:44)
15. Karaocake - The Offcoast (4:17)
16. Phenomena 256 - Take Me Away (4:50)
17. Brigid Mae Power - Don't Shut Me Up (Politely) (5:16)
18. Orchestre tout puissant Marcel Duchamp - Lost and Found (3:22)
19. JEFF the Brotherhood - Focus on the Magick (5:35)




Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Oozings from the Inner Mynde - Volume 29: Gloves, Cubist & Young



  1. The Conqueroo - Passenger (5:04)
  2. Thunderclap Newman - I See It All (2:42)
  3. Quarteto 1111 - Uma Estrada Para a Minha Aldeia (2:18)
  4. Merrell Fankhauser & H.M.S. Bounty - Rich Man's Fable (2:18)
  5. Southwind - You're Gonna Blow My Mind (3:00)
  6. The Easybeats - Land of Make Believe (3:09)
  7. Country Joe and the Fish - The Return of Sweet Lorraine (3:47)
  8. Omnibus - Shake It Off (3:55)
  9. Erik - You Said / But I've Got My Way (5:44)
10. Metro - Ülök egy Rózsaszínu Kádban (3:04)
11. The Boston Tea Party - We Have Already Died (2:31)
12. Circus 2000 - Magic Bean (2:02)
13. Names and Faces - The Killer (5:05)
14. The Speakers - Oda a la Gente Mediocre (3:08)
15. Manfred Mann - Cubist Town (3:17)
16. Bokaj Retsiem - So Bad (6:00)
17. Happy End - Haikarahakuchi (2:51)
18. Bodast - Black Leather Gloves (3:23)
19. Sounds of Modification - What Is This in the Mist (2:59)
20. Morka - Fourteen Young Children (2:35)
21. Piel de Pueblo - Sexo Galáctico (5:55)
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2. Affinity - Mr. Joy (5:00)






Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Jimmy Campbell - That's Right, That's Me



So far a career defining anthology of Jimmy Campbell has yet to be released, I guess he's a bit too "obscure", as Allmusic.com describe him. Campbell (4th January 1944 – 12th February 2007) never received the recognition he deserved during his short recording career, so I decided to make my own tribute to him. His first 2 bands The Kirkbys and The 23rd Turn Off were featured in a fine collection released in 2004 by RPM Records, "The Dream of Michaelangelo", which I highly recommend. I've included here a few tracks from that collection, including The 23rd Turn Off's "Michael Angelo" (which Will Sergeant rates as among his top ten psychedelic records) and, in my opinion, the even better "Flowers are Flowering" which unfortunately was only ever recorded in demo form.

Campbell recorded 3 solo albums between 1969-1972, and 1 album with Rockin' Horse in 1971. If you like Abbey Road period Beatles or Badfinger you'll love their album "Yes It Is". A collection of lost recordings from 1965-1991, named "Troubadour", appeared in 2012, though many of the early recordings actually featured on the aforementioned "The Dream of Michaelangelo" anthology. The intimate live solo recordings from 1977 which feature heavily on "Troubadour" are interesting to hear, but the quality of the recording is rather sub-standard so I decided not to include any of them. 

Like most of my compilations, album of origin (and year of release) I have tagged in the comments section of the files. Enjoy!

  1. Jimmy Campbell - That's Right, That's Me (3:48)
  2. The Kirkbys - It's a Crime (2:13)
  3. Jimmy Campbell - Mother's Boy (2:56)
  4. Jimmy Campbell - When You're Coming Home (3:49)
  5. Rockin' Horse - Biggest Gossip in Town (2:45)
  6. The 23rd Turn Off - Michael Angelo (2:22)
  7. Jimmy Campbell - When I Sit Down to Reason (1:20)
  8. Jimmy Campbell - In My Room (4:17)
  9. Rockin' Horse - You Say (3:37)
10. Jimmy Campbell - Salvation Army Citadel (3:00)
11. Jimmy Campbell - You'll Break My Heart in Two (2:12)
12. Jimmy Campbell - Closing Down the Shop (2:34)
13. The Kirkbys - Don't You Want Me No More (2:23)
14. The 23rd Turn Off - Leave Me Here (2:51)
15. Jimmy Campbell - On a Monday (3:21)
16. Jimmy Campbell - Half Baked (4:09)
17. Rockin' Horse - I'm Trying to Forget You (3:31)
18. Jimmy Campbell - Adrian Henri's Party Night (2:58)
19. Jimmy Campbell - Snow Covered Street (3:36)
20. The 23rd Turn Off - Flowers are Flowering (3:16)
21. Jimmy Campbell - Michelangelo (2:55)
22. Jimmy Campbell - Loving You Is All I Do (3:13)
23. Jimmy Campbell - By the Light of a Lamp (2:34)
24. Rockin' Horse - Yes It Is (2:13)
25. Jimmy Campbell - Another Vincent Van Gogh (2:02)
26. Jimmy Campbell - Don't Leave Me Now (5:47)

Tracks 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 21 & 25 from the album "Son of Anastasia", 1969
Tracks 1, 8, 12, 16, 22 & 26 from the album "Half Baked", 1970
Tracks 5, 9, 17 & 24 from the album "Yes It Is", 1971
Tracks 4, 10, 19 & 23 from the album "Jimmy Campbell's Album", 1972
Tracks 2, 6, 13, 14 & 20 from the anthology "The Dream of Michaelangelo", 2004







Sunday, 16 December 2018

Best of 2018 mix, Volume 2



  1. The Callas with Lee Ranaldo - Γλυκιά Μου Όμορφη (4:42)
  2. Lake Ruth - Birds of America (3:41)
  3. Terry - Jane Roe (2:41)
  4. Homunculus Res - Bianco Supremo (3:28)
  5. Altin Gün - Goca Dünya (3:58)
  6. Gnod - Europa (3:55)
  7. Anne Garner - Lost Play (4:22)
  8. Grand Veymont - Bois Barbu (6:40)
  9. Blue Orchids - In the Acid Garden (5:54)
10. Tunng - Evaporate (2:51)
11. Vaudou Game - Tata Fatiguée (3:40)
12. LUMP - Hand Hold Hero (5:25)
13. Beautify Junkyards - Sybil's Dream (3:25)
14. Mid-Air Thief - Gameun Deut (4:52)
15. Willard Grant Conspiracy - Chasing Rabbits (3:36)
16. Me and My Kites - Sister's Gonna Have a Baby (2:40)
17. Gloria - Heavy (3:44)
18. Still Corners - The Photograph (3:40)
19. Julia Holter - I Shall Love 2 (5:17)







Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A Tribute to the Classics - Volume 2



01. Thee Headcoatees - Ça Plane Pour Moi (3:15)
02. Ty Segall - 20t
h Century Boy (3:33)
03. Eric Burdon & The Animals - Paint It Black (5:54)
04. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Fresher Than the Sweetness in Water (2:20)
05. The Residents - Jailhouse Rock (3:05)
06. Monster Magnet - The Right Stuff (4:31)
07. Friar Tuck - Louis Louis (4:38)
08. Kramer - Save the Last Dance for Me (3:05)
09. David Bo
wie - Waiting for the Man (5:41)
10. Syster Hyde - The Model (3:23)
11. Low & Dirty Three - Down by the River (9:27)
12. Brian Eno - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (2:47)
13. Devo - (I Can't Get Me No) Satisfaction (2:53)
14. Cows - 39 Lashes (5:27)
15. Dean Carter - Fever (1:59)
16. Fraser & Debolt - Don't Let Me Down (4:20)
17. Spacemen 3 - When Tomorrow Hits (4:25)
18. Luna - That's What You Always Say (3:48)
19. Hüsker Dü - Eight Miles High (3:54)

 
Original versions by:
01. Plastic Bertrand 02. T.Rex 03. The Rolling Stones 04. Honeybus
05. Elvis Presley 06. Robert Calvert 07. The Kingsmen 08. The Drifters
09. The Velvet Underground 10. Kraftwerk 11. Neil Young 12. The Tokens
13. The Rolling Stones 14. Jesus Christ Superstar OST 15. Peggy Lee
16. The Beatles 17. Mudhoney 18. The Dream Syndicate 19. The Byrds





Tuesday, 20 November 2018

A Tribute to the Classics



As many of you know, I also have a mixcloud page where all the mixes that have appeared on this blog I have posted there too. Many mixcloud mixes though, have not featured on this blog, so I will start creating some of those for here. First will be my two (so far) tributes to the "classics", which feature cover versions of songs which I consider to be superior or equal to the original. I'm sure many will disagree with my choices! So, here's the first volume:

01. Bauhaus - Third Uncle (5:09)
02. Melt-Banana - Uncontrollable Urge (2:56)
03. Rowland S. Howard - White Wedding (2:53)
04. The Arbors - Like a Rolling Stone(3:35)
05. Dana Gillespie - Andy Warhol (2:34)
06. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Day Tripper (2:40)
07. The Groove Farm - Red Dress (3:26)
08. The Lee Harvey Oswald Band - Boss Hoss (2:15)
09. 16 Horsepower - Heart and Soul (6:26)
10. Terry Edwards - New Rose (2:49)
11. The Ballroom - Baby, Please Don't Go (3:06)
12. Magazine - I Love You, You Big Dummy (3:44)
13. My Bloody Valentine - Map Ref 41°N 93°W (4:09)
14. Bongwater - Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (3:58)
15. Silver Apples - Mustang Sally (3:14)
16. Drinking Electricity - Shaking All Over (3:06)
17. The Damned - Looking at You (5:06)
18. The Better Beatles - Baby You're a Rich Man (2:39)
19. Au Pairs - Repetition (3:23)
20. Petra Haden - Our Love Was (3:18)
21. The Nova Local - Morning Dew (5:39)

 
Original versions by:
01. Brian Eno 02. Devo 03. Billy Idol 04. Bob Dylan
05. David Bowie 06. The Beatles 07. Alvin Stardust 08. The Sonics
09. Joy Division 10. The Damned 11. Big Joe Williams 12. Captain Beefheart
13. Wire 14. The Weavers 15. Mack Rice 16. Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
17. MC5 18. The Beatles 19. David Bowie 20. The Who 21. Bonnie Dobson




Sunday, 28 October 2018

Best of 2018 mix




  1. Triptides - Mary Anne (4:19)
  2. Gulp - Claudia (3:13)
  3. MIEN - Echolalia (2:55)
  4. The Limiñanas - Pink Flamingos (2:42)
  5. Ryley Walker - Accommodations (2:58)
  6. The Residents - The Other (3:02)
  7. Kristin Hersh - Tulum (3:42)
  8. The Ex - Footfall (4:58)
  9. Alison Cotton - The Bells of St. Agnes (5:56)
10. Richard in Your Mind - I Hope You Weren't Waiting Long (3:57)
11. Ty Segall - I'm Free (2:42)
12. Green Seagull - After All This Time (3:14)
13. Penya - Search It Out (Reboot) (4:43)
14. Low - Poor Sucker (3:27)
15. Cosmo Sheldrake - Linger a While (1:49)
16. Kikagaku Moyo - Majupose (3:56)
17. The Smoking Trees - Think of Home (3:16)
18. Damien Jurado - Percy Faith (2:53)
19. Wreckless Eric - The Two of Us (3:42)
20. Mythic Sunship - Way Ahead (7:01)
21. Go-Kart Mozart - Farewell to Tarzan Harvey (1:21)
22. Alexander Tucker - Behind the Shoulder (3:40)






Monday, 15 October 2018

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 10



  1. Bearz - Girls Will Do (3:21)
  2. Alms for Children - Mother (2:30)
  3. Modern Art - Hello / Goodbye (6:42)
  4. Talking Heads - Electric Guitar (3:01)
  5. Instant Music - Do Not (2:20)
  6. Circus Mort - Swallow You (3:12)
  7. ESG - Chistelle (1:51)
  8. Bpeople - Time (3:05)
  9. A Popular History of Signs - Justice Not Vengeance (5:33)
10. Zombies - Extraños Juegos (2:40)
11. The Deep Freeze Mice - The Gates of Lunch (1:01)
12. XTC - Roads Girdle the Globe (4:48)
13. Scorched Earth Policy - Too Far Gone (2:33)
14. Grow-Up - Punishment (1:53)
15. Vacum - De Groteska Clownerna (3:01)
16. Nico - The Sphinx (3:30)
17. Nervous Gender - Fat Cow (2:34)
18. Cardiacs - Is This the Life? (5:12)
19. Die Radierer - Versteck Dich Nicht Im Kühlschrank (5:18)
20. My Captains - History (4:46)
21. The Feelies - Moscow Nights (3:55)
22. Kozmetika - Zanatlija (2:47)
23. The Royal Family and the Poor - Voices (4:09)