Out With The Old

Whatever you’re doing tonight you could do worse than letting this man provide you with some musical accompaniment. Here is an hour’s worth of Andrew Weatherall, his Hogmanay mix for BBC 6 Mix this time last year, no tracklist I’m afraid. Have a good evening, don’t overdo it. You’ll regret it in the morning. I usually do.

Andrew Weatherall Hogmanay 6 Mix 2010


Wonder Where I’m Bound

…is as good a question for New year’s Eve as any. It’s also the title of Dion’s ‘great lost’ 1969 album. The Wanderer and Runaround Sue pop star recorded this album of folk blues, acoustic songs, folk rock and full-on electric blues. It’s got its moments but is also a bit of a ‘chuck everything against the wall and see what sticks’ record and, surprise surprise, it bombed. The song here is Now, with a great Dylanesque chorus- ‘No-one knows better than I how you feel’.

As for the question in the title and 2012- who knows? More of the same I reckon.


The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 40

Is it Friday? It is Friday. Then there must be rockabilly. Chuck Barr can’t decide whether to ‘stroll with Susie’ or ‘rock with Mary Lou’. Decisions, decisions…

Susie Or Mary Lou?

The World According To Weatherall

Another early Andrew Weatherall remix, this time of club boy/girl duo Sly and Lovechild from 1990. Does a similar thing to yesterday’s S’Express remix, very nicely and very lengthily.

The World According To…Weatherall

I’m Inside Free Enterprise

The DMCA don’t knock off for Christmas do they? My Kurt Vile and Hollie Cook posts have both been hit.

In the Trafford Centre today (very, very busy), in HMV (also very, very busy) with daughter ET looking for the Jessie J album and, Lord help us, the One Direction single (both for her I hasten to add) this Public Image Ltd song came on and it sounded like a) the best song in the world at that particular moment and b) a witty and appropriate comment on the madness of the post-Christmas sales.

This Is Not A Love Song

Picture is inaccurate- Wobble had left by this point.

Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em, Weatherall ‘Em

I’m not sure anything qualifies as ‘rare’ in the internet age but this is a lesser known (or lesser heard) Andrew Weatherall remix from 1991, wherein our hero takes S’Expresses disco house and stretches it out over up to eight minutes.

Find ‘Em, Fool ‘Em, Forget ‘Em (The Eighth Hour Mix)

Weatherall And The End Of The World

This one I missed and maybe you did too- an Andrew Weatherall and Ivan Smagghe playlist, each choosing the last five records they’d play in the face of the apocalypse. To listen only here.