This is one I made earlier….about a week ago as it happens so there are some new bits and pieces, blips on the radar, as well as tracks from way back. I had a fruitful trip to the excellent Centre for Better Grooves in Bristol which turned up both the Lalo Schifrin/Black Dog thing for a quid plus a nice copy of Hugh Hopper‘s first solo album 1984 – one of those records I’d always wanted to get but never quite found at the right price until now.
On another digging trip in Nottingham recently I heard some of the James Holden album in Forever Records, another great little shop where I picked up the Nahid Akhtar LP, feeding my ongoing obsession with totally bonkers film music from the Indian subcontinent, on the excellent Finders Keepers label.
Both the Mr. Thing, Ras G and J Rocc tracks were all sourced in a similar way; Mr Thing being allowed to visit the John Peel archive and plunder sounds to his heart’s delight for First Word Records and the others being part of a dublab project in which four producers were each given 5 dollars to spend on 5 records each and then come up with a track.
See how they did it here.
Then there’s a clip from an amazing film soundtrack: The London Road tells the story of a murder investigation in Ipswich, told through verbatim transcriptions of interviews with local people and reporters, so their words are turned into musical phrases and often sung by a huge chorus.
No time to detail all the tracks here but please feel free to comment and ask about anything.
Podcast Two tracklisting:
01 Mr. Thing – Higher (First Word 2016)
02 Simon Park – I am the Walrus (EMI 1974)
03 Lalo Schifrin – Bullitt (Mini Driver Jam by the Black Dog) (Warner 1997)
04 The Invaders – Spacing Out (Duane 1970)
05 Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork – Cellular Material (Extract from The London Road OST)
06 Hugh Hopper – Minipax 1 (CBS 1973)
07 Snakefinger – Living In Vain (Ralph 1980)
08 Lenny Bruce – To Come (Douglas 1970)
09 Sun Ra – Thunder of the Gods (Modern Harmonic 2017)
10 Testbild – Friendly Noise Theme
11 Brian Cant – Mr Farthing’s Song
12 Nahid Akhtar – Sheeshy Ki Botal (FInders Keepers 2017)
13 Ras G – Untitled (Dublab 2009)
14 John Stuart Anderson – extract from Dracula’s Guest (Studio2Stereo 1968)
15 Mike Westbrook Orchestra – Metropolis Part V (RCA 1971)
16 James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Each Moment Like the First (Border Community 2017)
17 Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (Now-Again 2009)
18 Abstract Orchestra – King (ATA 2017)
19 J Rocc – Untitled (Dublab 2009)
20 Johnny, Earl & Jenny – Dub Street Version (Studio One 1982)