The Smiths: Ten Of The Best

2. Unloveable Originally the third B-side track on the 12″ version of Bigmouth Strikes Again, it would be later included on the compilations The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombs. Its place as second favourite also made me think whether or not it could surpass the beauty and strength of my first choice. It couldn’t. And scouring the internet for some background and titbits, I … Continue reading The Smiths: Ten Of The Best

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

I’ve never been that sure. Is it Teen Age Riot or Teenage as in Teenage Dirtbag or Rampage? You see so many different things. Anyway, today sees the New Yorker’s take on the might of Surrey punksters Sham 69. “Weeeeeee’re goin’ dan the pub” It’s on my favourite Sham 69 album, That’s Life where it’s all part of the story. Back online, Punky Gibbon left … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Hurry Up Harry vs Teen Age Riot

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

The draw hasn’t been kind to The Fall but I’m loathe to fix things. This could be the biggest mismatch so far but if I had it my way, Container Drivers would come out top no matter how great God Only Knows is. That first time I heard Container Drivers. They say you often remember your first time don’t they. It was another Peel show … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Container Drivers vs God Only Knows

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: The Members vs Stray Cats

The things you learn, eh? All these years I just assumed that Stray Cats were from Brighton or some place, at the very least were English but no – four decades on and you learn that they were from a place called Massapequa – that’s Long Island, New York. Rewind a long long way back and I’m in a children’s home in Surrey and this … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: The Members vs Stray Cats

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: All By Myself vs Honest Love

When I was youngI never needed anyoneAnd makin’ love was just for funThose days are gone I guess we call this a classic pop ballad. Almost all of us probably know those opening lines and it may also be one of those records you can remember buying or it reminds you where you were at the time or even who you were with. Living aloneI … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: All By Myself vs Honest Love

REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Gene Vincent vs Cocteau Twins

Now I’m no fan of rock and roll by any stretch. But there are certain songs from the era I really like and their inclusion in this jukebox gives it more diversity for sure. Like many, my musical education was through the radio and John Peel who played an eclectic plethora of genre and sound. So I heard bits and pieces through the years and … Continue reading REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX: Gene Vincent vs Cocteau Twins

BIVOUAC: “Drank” (unofficial music video)

So the original video I produced for this song got lost somewhere in cyberspace. And I could no longer find the movies and documentaries I had previously used. But I discovered new material and this ended up primarily as an alcohol awareness film and I’m biased but this song is great and deserves to have an unofficial music video. When I make a themed video … Continue reading BIVOUAC: “Drank” (unofficial music video)

M100FS: 97 – “The Backyard” – Miracle Legion

A great fondness for this song. I think first united with it via one of Andy Kershaw’s old radio shows at the time. Smacks of summer, this and nostalgia but there’s a message within. Miracle Legion were a Connecticut-based band that immediately sprang to life on the heels of a post-R.E.M. guitar rock boom, chiefly because lead singer Mark Mulcahy’s voice bore an uncanny resemblance to Michael … Continue reading M100FS: 97 – “The Backyard” – Miracle Legion

MOGWAI – “Spaceships Over Glasgow” MIX – re-upload

Mixed this 8-tracker from the Scottish post rockers a while back but somehow it was no longer on site hence this fresh upload. The title Spaceships Over Glasgow is a lyrical nod to Take Me Somewhere Nice of course but of the songs I mislaid the original setlist so remade it. Whatever, if you enjoy Mogwai, you should enjoy this. I Love You, I’m Going … Continue reading MOGWAI – “Spaceships Over Glasgow” MIX – re-upload