Saturday, 20 February 2010

Old Songs and New Old Songs

I keep buying lots of CDs from FOPP - usually in Edinburgh or London but I hardly ever see new things I like.
Even the new recordings I buy are revivalist stuff.
The White Stripes are ace but I'm not sure it's "new" music.
Best thing I've heard recently that sounded "new" to my ears was James Ellroy's Desert Island Discs.
All Beethoven and Brukner.

Here's my choices

Captain Beefheart The Spotlight Kid
Captain Beefheart Clear Spot
Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Over-Nite Sensation
Gang Of Four Return The Gift [Disc 2]
Gang Of Four Return The Gift [Disc 1]
Heaven 17 The Luxury Gap
John Cooper Clarke Snap, Crackle & Bop
Little Feat Sailin' Shoes
Little Feat Dixie Chicken
Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop
Seasick Steve Man From Another Time
Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings And Food
The Human League Reproduction
The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
Van Der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts [Bonus Tracks]
Van Der Graaf Generator H To He Who Am The Only One [Bonus Tracks]

Spot the new recordings!

BTW is that a statue of Stuart Maconie or Brian Clough ?


Thrasher said...

I reckon that (like me) most of that listening list was in your collection in the 70's.
The White Stripes? Why? Ever heard Jon Spencer do it properly? Nope - can't be doing with the White Stripes at all. And despite what anyone says and the risk of being branded sexist, Mrs White Stripe is a MAJOR minger.

kissy kissy

TheGrandWazoo said...

Wrong wrong and wrong
Fan Boy Alert
The White Stripes Rock!
John Spencer Ha!
Mrs maybe minger Mister minor emo sweetie pie.
Back on your bike - Bicyclist