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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 3



  1. Turzi - Animal Signal (2:55)
  2. Opossom - Blue Meanies (3:19)
  3. Maypole - Show Me the Way (2:17)
  4. Moe Tucker - Hey Mersh! (3:14)
  5. Lilium - Lover (4:41)
  6. Zoot - Yes I'm Glad (2:36)
  7. 14 Iced Bears - Inside (1:48)
  8. Clinic - The Castle (2:45)
  9. Dotti Holmberg - Sea of Tears (2:14)
10. Fit & Limo - The Lovers (3:03)
11. Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard - Pop Zeus (2:27)
12. Darker My Love - Pale Sun (4:31)
13. Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - Little Red Rider (2:31)
14. The Travel Agency - I'm Not Dead (2:13)
15. Sand - Summer Lightning (Pt. 1) (4:37)
16. Kevin Ayers - Wide Awake (2:53)
17. Antoine - Métamorphoses Exceptionnelles (1:55)
18. The Free Design - The Symbols Ring (3:47)
19. Jimmy Campbell - Michelangelo (2:55)
20. The Oscillation - Fall (3:12)
21. Lil Daggers - Dada Brown/Wicked Lady Jam (2:51)
22. Angel Pavement - Time Is Upon Us (3:30)
23. Jasper - The Beard (3:46)
24. Lilys - Paz en el Hogar (3:03)
25. Cate Le Bon - Ploughing Out (6:47)





Friday, 6 September 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 2


  1. Peter Wyngarde - Come In (2:10)
  2. The Flaming Stars - Are You Being Served (2:16)
  3. Jack - Disco-Café-Society (4:11)
  4. Rubble - Grey Baby (5:08)
  5. Amanaz - History of Man (2:58)
  6. Manfred Mann - Cubist Town (3:16)
  7. Kramer - Do Wah Diddy Diddy (3:33)
  8. Melt-Banana - Uncontrollable Urge (2:56)
  9. Roberto Conrado - Ticklish (2:23)
10. Stark Reality - Rocket Ship (4:12)
11. John Fahey & His Orchestra - Old Fashioned Love (3:30)
12. Pinkshinyultrablast - Land's End (4:36)
13. Geisterfahrer - Blumen (2:33)
14. Morita Doji - Ame No Kurooru  (1:56)
15. Exuma - You Don't Know What's Going On (3:27)
16. Shoes - Now and Then (2:54)
17. Big Chief - All Downhill from Here (3:31)
18. Rasputin's Stash - I Want to Say You're Welcome (2:07)
19. Venetian Snares - Shaky Sometimes (3:29)
20. The Spiders - Hey Boy (1:46)
21. Bill Fay - Screams in the Ears (3:20)
22. The Black Mirrors - The World Ends (3:45)
23. The Owl Service - Child Ballad No.219 (The Gardener Child) (5:15)



Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Songs from Beneath the Spaghetti Tree Vol. 1


  1. Felt - Declaration (1:44)
  2. The Cravats - Still (2:31)
  3. Los Shain's - No Eres Para Mi (2:34)
  4. The Cakekitchen - Fashion Chops (2:15)
  5. Verckys et l´Orchestre Vévé - Talali Talala (4:05)
  6. The Pop Group - Snowgirl (3:19)
  7. Unrest - Shag (3:27)
  8. Colourbox - Just Give ‘em Whiskey (4:17)
  9. Spiteri - Piroro (2:38)
10. The Dave Howard Singers - Stuff Me in Your Blender (4:25)
11. Bruce Haack - Invocation (2:29)
12. Armand Schaubroeck Steals - "God Damn You" (3:44)
13. Violeta de Outono - Rinoceronte na Montanha da Geléia (3:19)
14. Thomas Edisun's Electric Light Bulb Band - No One's Been Here for Weeks (2:28)
15. Jane Weaver - Arrows (2:30)
16. Ngozi Family - Tikondane (3:48)
17. The Loot - Radio City (2:10)
18. The Flamin' Groovies - Yes I Am (2:32)
19. Soft Hearted Scientists - Seaside Sid and the Giant Squid (5:32)
20. Family Fodder - Savoir Faire (3:14)
21. Candidate - Tomorrow's Tomorrow (2:21)
22. The Pretty Things - Trust (2:43)
23. Franz Auffray - Salted Popcorn (3:02)
24. Bird Nest Roys - Bus Stop (3:05)
25. The Groop - I Just Don't Know How to Say Goodbye (2:45)

Many years ago, I used to DJ live, with my pal Manerg, in various pubs/clubs. Our main objective was to play mostly obscure stuff with the odd familiar tune thrown in, and to be as diverse as possible. So for one gig we'd play something really poppy like Soft Cell's What then follow it up with The Chills' Flame-Thrower, just to test our audience and ourselves! More recently I've been DJing online, keeping the same objective, then trying to recreate those shows on mixcloud. No speaking between songs, we never did that when DJing in the past, it just got in the way of the music and disrupted the flow.

Admittedly the first few volumes I posted on mixcloud were a bit more extreme in content, some abrupt changes in tempo/genre, or even too many consecutive songs of similar genre. I like to think that improved somewhat the more shows/volumes I compiled. There was one main theme to all these volumes though, and that was all cover art was supplied by my pal Katie for which I either manipulated the photos somewhat or left as they were. 

So, here's the very first volume. If I were to make it now it'd be a completely different track order, but I've decided to leave them as originally compiled. Hopefully some of you will enjoy the odd song. As ever origin of each song is tagged in the comments of each music file, plus a text file added with the same info.