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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Broadcast - We've Got Time



Another band I'm surprised have never released a proper anthology, especially after the tragic death of Trish Keenan in January 2011. There have been a couple of collections released in the past: Work and Non Work in 1997, which consisted of their early singles/EPs, and in 2006 The Future Crayon which compiled B-sides and rare tracks. This collection features songs from their several EPs/singles and studio albums up until 2010. This was quite a tough task, and there are several more tracks I could have included, so in the near future there could well be a 2nd volume. Origin of each track is included in download file.

Short bio: Broadcast were formed in Birmingham in 1995 by Trish Keenan (vocals, keyboards, guitar) and James Cargill (bass). Their musical style blends elements of 1960s American psychedelic rock with electronica, incorporating samples from various sources, and earned the band a cult following. 
The discography of Broadcast, an English indie electronic band, consists of three studio albums, one collaborative mini album, one soundtrack album, two compilation albums, seven extended plays and seven singles.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_(band)

  1. Belly Dance (3:27)
  2. Papercuts (4:30)
  3. You and Me in Time (1:21)
  4. Minim (2:59)
  5. Still Feels Like Tears (3:39)
  6. We've Got Time (4:11)
  7. Unchanging Window/Chord Simple (6:57)
  8. The Song Before (2:39) *
  9. Until Then (3:46)
10. The Book Lovers (3:32)
11. Distorsion (2:00)
12. Poem of Dead Song (2:30)
13. Tears in the Typing Pool (2:09)
14. Through the Gates of Yesterday/Milling Around the Village (2:30)
15. Come On Let's Go (3:14)
16. Hammer Without a Master (4:58)
17. Oh How I Miss You (1:16)
18. Living Room (3:25)
19. Black Cat (3:56)
20. Where Youth and Laughter Go (2:39)
21. What I Saw (1:02) *
22. Sixty Forty (4:28)
23. Look Outside (3:47)
24. Man Is Not a Bird (4:48)

* featuring The Focus Group



Thursday, 7 November 2019

Salako (with Bitmap) - Self-Contained, Idiosyncratic Music



Short bio:
Salako is a band from Hull, UK that was put together in 1995 by Luke Barwell, David Langdale, James Waudby, and Thomas Spencer. In 1998 their debut "Re-Inventing Punctuation" came out on Jeepster. In 1999 the follow-up album "Musicality" was released. In 1999, Langdale left the band, which then continued to record and release 2 EPs, the titles referred to the date and place of the cover photos, entitled "Mappleton Sands 201298" & "Ventimiglia 120899". In 2000 founding member Barwell left the band, and the rest of the members took some time off without officially splitting up. In 2004 Salako re-emerged with the release of "The Story of Our Life So Far" on Tablature Records.

Bitmap is a band made from just one man. Luke Barwell is that man. Releasing two critically acclaimed albums and one EP between 2003 and 2006 on the Gentle Electric label. These can all be found on bandcamp.

This anthology takes tracks from all the above releases. I decided to include Bitmap because their sound is so similar to Salako, but focused mostly on Salako even though all 3 Bitmap releases are excellent.

Note: Artwork for this was inspired by their early album/singles cover art.

  1. Salako - Go on Then! Enlighten Me, Why Doncha? (2:18)
  2. Salako - The Bird and the Bag (4:08)
  3. Salako - The Queen's Got a Price on My Life (2:52)
  4. Salako - San Francisco Baby Rides (2:45)
  5. Salako - Six Part Lullaby (1:24)
  6. Bitmap - Run James Run (3:39)
  7. Salako - Revolution Is Eternal (2:08)
  8. Salako - The Cult of Winter (3:21)
  9. Salako - Hull City Tiger (3:32)
10. Salako - In Swoosh We Trust (1:51)
11. Salako - You Know It's True (1:01)
12. Salako - Seasons (3:34)
13. Bitmap - She Fell Quickly Into Fall (3:07)
14. Salako - Finger Exercise #1 (0:33)
15. Salako - The Cloning of Fudadeg Ulag (1:57)
16. Salako - Island Life (2:13)
17. Salako - Mountain/Molehill (3:28)
18. Salako - (Have You Heard) Musicality (3:14)
19. Bitmap - Everything's Gone Wrong (1:03)
20. Bitmap - Black Arts in the Town Hall (2:11)
21. Salako - Look Right (2:45)
22. Salako - Tales from the Riverbed (5:13)
23. Salako - For Inspiration Only (2:16)
24. Salako - Hull's Too Good for England (3:14)
25. Bitmap - How the West Was Won (2:55)
26. Salako - The Three Crows of Life vs the Woodpigeon of Death (3:30)
27. Salako - Truth in Me (1:37)
28. Salako - We (5:24)
29. Salako - Could Things Be the Same (2:29)



Friday, 1 November 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 51


After the avalanche of the first 50 volumes in this series, further volumes will appear more sporadically, maybe one a month. To kick off this next batch, I will now be using for cover art photos taken by my lovely friend Sarah.  Again the same theme, many styles of music, mostly obscure artists with the odd well known thrown in. Enjoy!

  1. Churn Milk Joan - Just Bloody Lovely (3:57)
  2. Yellow Sunshine Explosion - Kaleidoscope (3:05)
  3. Fairfield Parlour - Free (4:16)
  4. Radio Birdman - Man with Golden Helmet (5:36)
  5. Bobby Hutcherson - Hello to the Wind (5:56)
  6. Toby Jug & Washboard Band - Wringing That Thing (2:49)
  7. Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes - The Rain Fell Down (3:31)
  8. Zolar X - Timeless (1:58)
  9. Claude Engel - West Coast Memories (2:20)
10. Pipi Caca - Mise en Abîme (3:00)
11. Automatic - Signal (3:03)
12. Ben Jagga - Hold on Pretty Woman (3:58)
13. Bongwater - What If? (1:47)
14. Denny King - Lucille (3:07)
15. Moondog - Dog Trot (2:22)
16. fIREHOSE - The Candle and the Flame (3:12)
17. Alex Chilton - Every Time I Close My Eyes (alt version) (1:45)
18. Dave Richmond - Confunktion (4:35)
19. PicaPica - Village Kids (3:05)
20. Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou - Ko Guere (3:50)
21. Saccharine Trust - Longing for Ether (4:34)
22. Love - I'm With You (2:40)
23. Rose City Band - Wide Roll (4:23)


Monday, 28 October 2019

Fugazi - Indefinite Hiatus


Surprisingly there's never been a best of Fugazi release. The tracks featured here come from all of their studio albums, the Instrument soundtrack, plus various EPs and singles, released between 1988-2001. The band have never officially split-up, but are on an "indefinite hiatus", giving me the title of this collection. Origin of each track included in download file/tags.

  1. Joe #1 (3:01)
  2. Waiting Room (2:53)
  3. Recap Modotti (3:46)
  4. Returning the Screw (3:14)
  5. Birthday Pony (3:07)
  6. Number 5 (3:09)
  7. Argument (4:27)
  8. Margin Walker (2:30)
  9. Nice New Outfit (3:26)
10. Reprovisional (2:15)
11. Fell, Destroyed (3:46)
12. Sweet and Low (3:34)
13. Little Debbie (1:49)
14. Life and Limb (3:08)
15. Promises (4:00)
16. Brendan #1 (2:31)
17. Suggestion (4:45)
18. Break (2:11)
19. I'm So Tired (1:58)
20. Reclamation (3:20)
21. By You (5:12)
22. Great Cop (1:51)
23. Foreman's Dog (4:21)
24. Ex-Spectator (4:18)



Thursday, 24 October 2019

Post-Punk Mix - Volume 11



  1. The Del-Byzanteens - Welcome Machines (4:24)
  2. Thirteen at Midnight - Follow Yourself (2:50)
  3. Elektricni Orgazam - Glave (1:56)
  4. LiLiPUT - In a Mess (3:47)
  5. Phantom Forth - Caroline (3:30)
  6. Clock DVA - White Cell (4:36)
  7. Janet Armstrong - Inadequate (3:27)
  8. Lizard - New Kids in the City (4:25)
  9. The Slits - FM (3:30)
10. Pigbros - Excessive (2:59)
11. De Brassers - Sick in Your Mind (5:18)
12. Ballon d'Essai - Testimony to Paradise Street (3:53)
13. Simple Minds - Thirty Frames a Second (4:56)
14. Artery - Afterwards (3:46)
15. Mediaters - Monotony (3:06)
16. Kaos - Uzbuna (4:28)
17. Jo Lemaire + Flouze - Siamese Sister (3:28)
18. The Great Unwashed - Can't Find Water (2:09)
19. Human Switchboard - Where the Light Breaks (3:55)
20. Aunt Sally - Furanku Ni (1:43)
21. Wasted Youth - Maybe We'll Die (7:24)



Monday, 21 October 2019

Magoo - A Healthy Dollop of Magoo


Now, back to "normal". As I said in my previous post, I've been working on a couple of anthologies of bands who, so far, have never  received a proper one. Starting off with Magoo, from Norfolk in England, who have been active since 1992. They've released 6 studio albums:
The Soateramic Sounds of Magoo, 1997
Vote the Pacifist Ticket Today, 1998
Realist Week, 2001
Popsongs, 2005
The All Electric Amusement Arcade, 2006
The Continuing Adventures of Magoo, 2012
plus an anthology of their early singles, Close Continental D.N.A., 1998.

This collection contains tracks from all the above albums, plus a few single/EP releases. Origin of each track included in download file/tags.

  1. East Polar Opposite Can Dream (4:55)
  2. Pink Dust (2:13)
  3. Robot Twin (2:33)
  4. The Queen of the 8-Bus Singers (4:35)
  5. Dear Johnny (3:21)
  6. Kamikaze Condor Crash (1:05)
  7. You Make My Good Days (2:05)
  8. Holy Smoke (3:22)
  9. On a Beach (2:06)
10. Motorama (3:33)
11. Hells Angel Merry-Go-Round (1:28)
12. We Can Belong (3:34)
13. Switched Around (2:19)
14. Nite Per Second (1:52)
15. 2 Dearborn (2:20)
16. A to Z and Back Again (3:46)
17. A Kiss to Cry (1:15)
18. Goldwyn (3:26)
19. My Vote Is You (2:08)
20. We're Not Superhuman (5:07)
21. Nastro Adhesivo (1:37)
22. Super Teen Scene (3:06)
23. Hello... (1:20)
24. Volcanoes (3:39)
25. Peace, Love and Blood (3:54)
26. A Feel of Its Own (2:04)
27. Vote the Pacifist Ticket Today (0:59)
28. Swiss Border Escape (2:34)
29. Revolutions of the Planets (3:10)



Sunday, 20 October 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 50



So finally I reach volume 50, after which normal service will be resumed! I've got a lot of music to be catching up on, some of which will feature on future Spaghetti Tree volumes, and a couple of artist anthologies I started working on need to be finalised at some point. Those should hopefully feature next. Thanks again to all who have inspired me to see this through, it did somewhat take over my life the past few weeks, but your positive comments kept me going!

  1. Vintage Cucumber - Albatrosse (2:59)
  2. Bill Baird - Daily Dance (5:53)
  3. Kit Sebastian - Tyranny 20 (3:28)
  4. Twink with Moths & Locusts and Heavy Friends - Ain't Got a Clue (4:13)
  5. Group 1850 - Silver Earring (4:10)
  6. Julia Robert - Mud Girl (4:58)
  7. Carney • Hild • Kramer - End (2:32)
  8. Janko Nilovic - Black on a White Ground (6:31)
  9. Ty Segall - Ice Plant (2:55)
10. Link Wray - Walk Easy, Walk Slow (5:19)
11. Martin Briley & Brian Engel - Pale Green Vauxhall Driving Man (3:33)
12. Lucille Furs - All Flowers Before Her (3:13)
13. Mermaidens - She's Running (3:43)
14. The Del-Byzanteens - Sally Go Round the Roses (4:25)
15. Badge Époque Ensemble - A Cloud I Dreamt (3:47)
16. Alexander Tucker - Montag (5:48)
17. Charles Hayward - Perfect Storm (2:39)
18. Gauche - Flash (4:00)
19. The Winstons - Tamarind Smile / Apple Pie (5:23)



Saturday, 19 October 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 49



  1. Turtle Skull - Take It or Leave It (8:12)
  2. Heaven's Gateway Drugs - Hate/Love (3:41)
  3. Gillian McPherson - It's My Own Way (3:14)
  4. Tunng - Peanuts (4:44)
  5. Nicole Yun - Tommie (3:29)
  6. The Dukes - The Dentist (2:38) 
  7. The Budos Band - Arcane Rambler (3:28)
  8. Us and Them - Time (3:22)
  9. Vanishing Twin - Cryonic Suspension May Save Your Life (5:28)
10. Lost Crowns - Midas X-Ray (5:21)
11. Colin Scot - Confusion (2:52)
12. Yoshida Takuro - Aoi Natsu (3:00)
13. Mote - Magnetic Space (5:19)
14. Cate Le Bon - Mother's Mother's Magazines (4:17)
15. Kathy Smith - Seven Virgins (3:48)
16. The Graham Walker Sound - Young Scene (From the Big Match) (2:29)
17. Big Block 454 - Upside-Down & Dirty (3:35)
18. Peter Perrett - War Plan Red (3:51)
19. The Golden Fleece - Behold/Nightfall (abridged) (6:55)



Friday, 18 October 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 48



  1. Sudden Death of Stars - Goodbye (3:36)
  2. Mark Lanegan Band - Stitch It Up (2:56)
  3. Otoboke Beaver - S'il Vous Plait (2:15)
  4. The Godfathers - I Want Everything (2:51)
  5. Gabriel Family - That's All You Need to Know (2:53)
  6. Jem Targal - Luckey Guy (2:53)
  7. Robert Calvert - Voyaging to Vinland (3:59)
  8. The Modern Lovers - I'm Straight (4:16)
  9. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Real's Not Real (3:40)
10. The Tokens - I Could Be (1:48)
11. A.J. Rowe - Smoke My Pipe (The Sign Ain't Right) (4:58)
12. Linda Guilala - Estado Natural (5:01)
13. Clinic - Complex (2:39)
14. Fovea Hex - Chained (5:17)
15. Morton Valence - Man on the Corner (5:05)
16. R. Stevie Moore - Here Comes Summer Again (4:53)
17. Television - Venus (3:50)
18. Structure - Disco (2:19)
19. Wreckless Eric - Indelible Stain (4:09)
20. The Very Things - This Is Motortown (Solid Chrome) (2:59)
21. The Motors - Emergency (6:14)
22. Otoboke Beaver - Mean (0:18)



Thursday, 17 October 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 47



  1. Jordi Sabatés - Ocells del Més Enllà Part III (4:03)
  2. Altin Gün - Kolbasti (3:24)
  3. Gene Clark - Don’t Let It Fall Through (2:59)
  4. Curt Newbury - Highchair Blue (3:14)
  5. Dream Rimmy - Pacific Rim (3:49)
  6. Météo Ciel Bleu - L'avalanche (4:56)
  7. Kraftwerk - Ätherwellen (4:49)
  8. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation - Whatever You Want (3:21)
  9. Darryl Way's Wolf - The Void (4:34)
10. Clear Light - Sand (2:36)
11. Todd Parker and The Witches - Dreamtreat (5:28)
12. Michelle Gurevich - Party Girl (3:17)
13. Midlake - Head Home (5:34)
14. Dreamtime - Submerged Sanctuary (4:03)
15. T. Rex - Mambo Sun (3:36)
16. Los Pekenikes - Cerca de las Estrellas (3:29)
17. Simon Dupree and The Big Sound - Rain (3:18)
18. Veilleuse - Chiennes Errantes (3:32)
19. Palm - Child Actor (3:07)
20. Karl Hector and The Malcouns - Asteroid (6:12)