2013

All told, 2013 has been a shitty year for a lot of people and we won’t be to sad to see the back of it. Here’s hoping for a better one in 2014 (though whether the shift from one set of calendar dates to another should bring luck or fortune is a moot point).

This is my 472nd post in 2013, thanks for reading and contributing and have a good new year, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. Peace y’all.

2013 (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

You’ve probably all got this already.  If not get it before midnight.  It’ll be out of date at one minute past.

Double Mick

I was listening to that BBC 6 Radio Clash show yesterday and one of Mick Jones’ choices was Citadel by The Rolling Stones. Citadel is off the 1967 psychedelic disaster Their Satanic Majesties Request, an album with two, maybe three, good songs. I’d forgotten all about Citadel until Jonesey played it and it floored me, to the extent that I went to the vinyl collection, dug out Satanic Majesties (which probably hasn’t been out of it’s sleeve since the late 80s) and put Citadel straight on. Sneering, psychedelic garage rock. It’s got a superb nasty, psych guitar riff from Keef and Mick doing what sounds like a slowed down proto- Jumping Jack Flash vocal. Add in some noise that The Velvet Underground wouldn’t have turned down and you have what may well be the most under-rated song in The Stones whole back catalogue (which means all the records up to Exile On Main Street really doesn’t it?).

Citadel

And for the last day of 2013 here’s Bagging Area favourites Big Audio Dynamite with a lovely slice of late 80s house influenced positivity, Contact.

But what on earth was Mick doing with his hair?

Contact (Club Mix)