Weatherall Mix Im Berlin

I’ve been listening to this tonight, Andrew Weatherall on a Berlin radio show (Farb Fernseher) courtesy of Dazed Digital, and its got several things going for it- Weatherall ‘s storytelling is up to its usual standard (as per), the quality of records he plays is first rate (also as per but maybe moreso), and the sometimes awkward silences coupled with the interview technique of Sarah Miles and Anastasia Filipovna. Also revealed are the twin pieces of news that a) his second solo album is almost complete and needs to be out by the time he tours Japan in September and b) he’s remixing Madness. Recommended listening for your jubilee weekend.

Part of the way in he plays Fad Gadget’s electronic post-punk debut single Back To Nature which I put up at Bagging Area way back when hardly anyone was reading. It’s a truly great record and I’m not sure Fad Gadget ever equalled it.

Back To Nature

Skanga

A reader called Anthony James has made a request, ‘on bended knee’ no less (quite fitting with all this reverence for our dear Queen)- One Dove’s Skanga. I’m only too happy to oblige with this majestic 12″ B-side slice of dub-house with Dot’s wonky vocals. Wonderful record.

Skanga

I think I’ve mentioned this before but I can’t understand why this song and their cover of Jolene weren’t on Morning Dove White, instead of the multiple versions of Breakdown and White Love- they would have made it a different and better album.

So Damn Pretty

Regular reader and comment-leaver George comes here chiefly for the rockabilly which 50% of his household look forward to each Friday. He recently left a comment mentioning Shockheaded Peters, who I’ve only got one song by (on at least two different compilations). The song is a corker though, a stomping, jazz-flecked ode to homosexual love and the thrill of walking through town with someone good looking on your arm.

‘So weep in a way and rejoice in another
We’ll never feel the pain of being a mother’

I, Bloodbrother Be (£4,000 Love Letter)

The Man Ray photo shows Georges Malkine, surrealist painter and cat fan.