Thursday, 29 December 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 35 - Best of 2011

In our second podcast of the festive season we chose some of our favourite tunes we've played in this year's transmissions, invited a few friends along to pick some songs too and all drank far too much. The results are a great batch of songs and some pretty sloppy mic work! It was great fun to make and we only actually remember a lot of it after having listened back with sober heads. Thanks to everyone who came along and joined in the festivities. Download one for yourself here.

A very happy new year to everyone who's dropped by this year to have a listen, hope to see you all again here in 2012.

Pay to Cum – Bad Brains
Bad Man – Oblivians
Forever Young – The Mean Jeans
Angry Aeroplanes – The Millipede Engine (chosen by Piley)
Someday Soon – Harlem
I Do Dream You – Jennifer Gentle
New Big Prinz – The Fall
Main Travelled Roads – Doll By Doll (chosen by Tomothy)
I’m So Thankful – Reigning Sound
Look Away – The Mantles
Something Someone Jr – The Growlers
I Don’t want Control of You – Teenage Fanclub (chosen by Lee)
Dandelion Seeds – July
I Want to be Your Happiness – Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
Is It Alright – Mikal Cronin
I’m So Sorry – Kitty Daisy & Lewis (chosen by Jess)
Ghost in the Trees – Thee Oh Sees
Bad Kids – Black Lips
Can I Squeeze Your Boil? – The Rabble
Moscow Queen – The Bongolian (chosen by Mondo)
You Are the Space Invader – Prinzhorn Dance School
Waterfall – Quintron
Motorhead with Me – Nobunny
Do the Robot – Marvellus Mickey & the Rock-A-Sonics
Jimmy, Renda-Se – Tom Ze
Golden Apples – Country Teasers
My Business – The Pharmacy
Goodbye Bread – Ty Segall
Dog Scratched Ear – Henry’s Funeral Shoe
It’s Real – Real Estate (chosen by Che)
Cat Green Eyes – The Wolfmen (chosen by Mondo)
The Tide – Plantman (chosen by Tomothy)
Please Write – The White Wires
Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers
All Strapped Up – The Vinyl Stitches

Monday, 19 December 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 34 Christmas Bash

Come and join us for Thee Polyvinyl Craftsmen Christmas Bash, Laggers, Miggins and Coop came out of the shed to the warmth of the Miggins house for A PVC party with family and friends to record our Xmas special. Along with a selection of festive nuggets we invited our family to share some of their favourite tunes too. Presents were given, food was munched and booze was chucked back in a two hour frenzy of good cheer.
A download to join the festivities is here.

Listen to the music and a special Christmas story from William S. Burroughs below.

Enjoy the party and let us know your thoughts. Thee Three Wise Craftsmen wish all our listeners a very Merry Xmas and rocking new year.

iTunes info for both our shows now posted on the right.

Here's the track listing so you know what's on the Christmas menu.

Silent Night – The Dickies
Come to the Party – The Gallows
In Good Time – The Beau Brummels
Sock it to Me Santa – King Salami & the Cumberland 3
Plump Righteous – King Khan & BBQ Show
Feliz Navidad – El Vez
Memories – Weezer
Christmas 1979 – Wild Billy Childish and The Musicians Of The British Empire
Why Not – Chain & the Gang
Flower Punk – Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Iron Man – Black Sabbath
Who Do You Think You’re Fooling – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
Jingle Bell Rock – Reigning Sound
Highway 65 – The Bandits
Marquee Moon – Television
City of Christmas Ghosts – Goldblade featuring Poly Styrene
Father Christmas – The Kinks
So Much Wine – The Handsome Family
How Much I’ve Lied – Gram Parsons
Christmas at the Zoo – Flaming Lips
Heard You Wanna Beat Me Up – Strange Boys
Shot Down – Sonics
Red Right Hand – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Baby Please – Thee Headcoatees
Heaven’s Journey – Wild Billy Childish and the Chatham Singers
Hog's Jaw – Thee Headcoats
Get Rhythm – Johhny Cash
Sweet Christmas – Shonen Knife
Little Saint Nick – She & Him
All I Want for Christmas is a Beatle – Dora Bryan
Rape Me – Nirvana
Vehicle – Ides of March
Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa – De La Soul
What You Gonna Do – Jim Noir
The Junky’s Christmas – William S. Burroughs

Friday, 16 December 2011

Most played artists on Polyvinyl Craftsmen in 2011

In the last podcast we said we'd let you know the most played artists this year and the results are in. Some singers have played in more than on band so we've added them together to arrive at this:

1. Greg Cartwright 26
2. The Fall 20
3. Ben Wallers 16
4. Thee Oh Sees 13
5. King Khan 10
5. John Spenser 10
5. Billy Childish 10
6. Ween 9
7. Fresh and Onlys 7
8. The Pharmacy 6
8. Thee Headcoatees 6

Join us on Monday for our Xmas special.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 33

Another week, another selection of cracking tunes for you lucky people to sit back, crank up and enjoy. Grab one for yourself here

Wand – The Flaming Lips
Nothin’ But… - The Rabble
Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
Mr Driver – Black Lips
Tennessee – Reigning Sound
Mask Search – The Fall
Don’t Make A Fool Out of Me (Version) – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
I Found Love – The Sharp Tongues
Count On Me – Groovy Uncle
Hey Hee Hi Ho – Medeski Martin & Wood
Chemtrails – Beck
Hips and Makers – Kristin Hersh
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof of the Sucker) – Parliament
Still Smokin’ (Hug-a-but) – Trouble Funk
What Presence?! (Extended Version) – Orange Juice
Big Decision (Extended Version) – That Petrol Emotion
A Tunnel Through the Air – The Ceiling Stares
Hey! Little Child – Alex Chilton
Boys Are Boys (Demo Version) – The Monks
Mosquito – Country Teasers
Mr Richard Smoker – Ween
Astral Plane – Thee Ludds
I Was Denied – Thee Oh Sees
Cement Surfboard – Sic Alps
Prelude/Owls – Maria Goretti Quartet
I Go Ape – The Rocking Vicars
Dark Streets of London – The Pogues

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 32

Not too much booze imbibed on this one, another golden selection of songs from the sixties, seventies, eighties, ninties, naughties and whatever they're calling this decade. Every one lovingly chosen from thee PVC vaults. Agitate, educate, organise.

Download it here or listen to it below.

Chem-Farmer – Thee Oh Sees
No Carpenter – Thee Marvin Gays
Communicated to Death – OBN IIIs
Please Stop Fucking Each Other – Country Teasers
Give It Up – Lee Dorsey
Won’t Go Out – Holly Golightly
Been Down So Long – The Vinyl Stitches
People Don’t Change Blues – The Growlers
I Am With You – Ty Segall
Blue Eyes – The International Submarine Band
Different Drum – Mike Nesmith
Annie – Ronnie Lane
Regulator John – Queens of the Stone Age
Lovefingers – Silver Apples
Laurie – Daniel Johnston
Alone Again Or – Love
Travelling Around – Circus Maximus
Movin’ In – Heinz
The KKK Took My Baby Away – Ramones
What Did I Tell You – Reigning Sound
Mind Eraser – Digital Leather
Hey Bastard – S.T.P.
You Never Will Be – Graham Coxon
Message From the Law – Sic Alps
Oceans Burning – The Horrors
I Think We Might Be Weirdos – The Tumbledryer Babies
Spiderman in the Flesh – Country Teasers

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Last nite we were discussing which bands/singers have been played the most in our podcasts over the year and these are the contenders we reckon.

Country Teasers/The Rebel/ Ben Waller

Reigning Sound/Oblivians/Compulsive Gamblers/Greg Cartwright

The Fall

Friday, 25 November 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 31

We've got a real mix this week; Bollywood horror, Cajun, garage, post punk, blues and all sorts of other gubbins. If you fancy downloading it all, get it here.

Tomorrow – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Alocatel – Mexican Institute of Sound
J’vas Mon Chemin – Mama Rosin
Disco Title Music for Dahshat – Bappi Lahiri
Too Many Creeps – Bush Tetras
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush – Traffic
Magic Circle in the Sky – The Male Nurse
Not Good Enough – Chain & the Gang
Cab It Up! - The Fall
Worm Tamer (A Place to Bury Strangers Remix) – Grinderman
Kowalski – Primal Scream
Tom Cat – Muddy Waters
Wind Up Doll – Subsonics
Carioca – Aqua-Nites
Looking for Lewis and Clark – The Long Ryders
Everything’s Roses – Fire Engines
Foggy Notion – Velvet Underground
100% - Sonic Youth
Goodbye Bread – Ty Segall
I’m A Thief – The Fresh & Onlys
I Can’t Wait – Nodzzz
Oh Katrina – The Dirtbombs
Mona – Thee Milkshakes
Read About Seymour – Swell Maps
Golden Girl – The Rabble
Lawrence of Euphoria – Alexander Spence
Expecting – The White Stripes

Friday, 18 November 2011

Church of Thee PVC Episode 5

Number 5 of our podcasts for the GaragePunk Network is now ready to roll. An hour of garage, punk, blues and rock & roll stuff to put a spring in your step. Get yourself a fistful of download here.

Have a listen here

And here's what you'll hear:
Lyin' Girl - Reigning Sound
And Then I Fucked Her - Oblivians
I Don't Like the Man That I Am - Thee Spivs
Born to Cry - The Hives
You Piss Me Off - The Buffets
Elephant Man - Bo Diddley
Wigwam Willie - Carl Phillips
Chicken - Jack Starr
Movin' In _ Morty Shann & the Morticians
Magic 8 Ball - Groovie Ghoulies
The Anti-Midas Touch - The Wolfhounds
Tears In My Beers - The Mean Jeans
Take A Trip - Godfrey
Dead Energy - Thee Oh Sees
Poor Boy - R.L. Burnside
For Your Love - The Yardbirds
Getting Plenty Lovin' - The Lyres
Love Special Delivery - Thee Midnighters
Roogalator - Johnny Rivers

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 30

Welcome along to another dip into our luverly record boxes. If you enjoy the podcasts where we're all a bit worse for wear on booze you'll like this one. With Lee from Culture As A Dare/ Wobbly Lamps joining us again, things get sloppy as the booze flows. Download the ineptitude here.

Son of Suzy Cream Cheese – Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Ye Olde Indian Towne – Nodzzz
Hello Mr Soul – Buffalo Springfield
Black Rice – Women
The Love Between – White Fence
Walk On – Neil Young
Summer of Love – The Fresh & Onlys
What It Is – The Growlers
Kris Kringle JuJu – Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Livin’ My Life – Mark Sultan
I Do! – Sir Lord Von Raven
I Don’t Believe You – The Thermals
Roadrunner – The Modern Lovers
Hot Topic – Le Tigre
Liar Liar – The Castaways
The Beatles – The Intelligence
Summer Baby – Pavement
I’ve Got Levitation – 13th Floor Elevators
1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
A Forest – The Cure
When Jokers Attack – Brian Jonestown Massacre
Destination Venus – The Rezillos
Rotten Love – The Briefs
Spidey’s Curse – Black lips
Bread and Butter – The New Beats
Octopus – Syd Barrett
I’d Much Rather Be With the Boys – Reigning Sound
Take My Hand – Matt Berry

Friday, 4 November 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 29

This week's transmission has a special guest; Lee Hall from The Wobbly Lamps is sitting in and spinning some of his current faves. Hope you enjoy his selections as much as we did. Download it all here.

Crunchy (Solex Bounce Remix) – John Spencer Blues Explosion
Dot Dash – Wire
I Hate Nerys Hughes-From the Heart – Half Man Half Biscuit
Tonight – The Tigerlillies
Vampire Blues – Wooden Shjips
Telephone – Black Angels
Rising of the Sun – The Rabble
Love You So – King Khan & BBQ Show
Lucky Number Nine – The Moldy Peaches
It’s Real – Real Estate
Working Circle. Explosive! – Comet Gain!
Pink Frost – The Chills
Teenage Lament ’74 – Alice Cooper
Good Lovin’ – The Gilberto Sextet
Wicki Wacky – Fatback band
Can You Hear Me – Lee Dorsey
Take My Tip – The Manish Boys
I Call You My Baby Pussycat – Parliament
Right Now – The Kravin’ ‘A’s
Spirit Ditties of No Time - Deerhoof
The Sound of Wonder – M. Ashraf featuring Ahmed Rushdi
Fade Away – Mike Rep et les Quotes
Extinction – Soft Pack
About You – Pastels/Tenniscoats
Dandelion Seeds – July
On Powdered Ground (Mixed Lines) – The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble
Hollow Log – Beck
Lady Festival – The Byrds

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 28 (Not Quite A Halloween Special)

Welcome along to our Not Quite A Halloween Special, we didn't do a wholly ghoulish podcast, just chucked a few spooky tunes into the mix. No Laggers this week as he's been rehearsing for a Wobbly Lamps show at The Railway in Southend this Friday (28th Nov. They are supporting The Priscillas along with Chalet and Thee Polyvinyl Craftsmen DJing. Should be a top night, come along if you're local. Apologies Laggers for playing the wrong Gonja Sufi song, that's what he gets for giving us a double LP with no tracks on the labels!

Download the slightly ghostly goings on here.

Casper the Friendly Ghost – Daniel Johnston
Can I Squeeze – The Rabble
Sugar Boat – Thee Oh Sees
Great White Lie – The Cubical
Axis Abraxas – Mark Sultan
Frankenstein Again – The Lurkers
Warning – The Humans
That’s My Girl – Monks
My Daddy is a Vampire – The Meteors
Pea-Shooter – Donald Austin
Swimmin’ in a Fish Tank – Straight Coffee for George
Alley Oop – Hollywood Argyles
Psychedelic Meditation – The Bennito Sextet Plus One
Cha Cha Twist – Margarita Sierra
Jolly Mary – July
Graveyard’s Full – The Growlers
Volunteers – Megafaun
The Wig He Made Her Wear – Drive By Truckers
Cruella de Ville – from 101 Dalmations
Klowds – Gonja Sufi
Procissão – Gilberto Gil
Suspiria – Goblin
Glazin’ – Jacuzzi Boys
Never Understand – Jesus and Mary Chain
Evil (Is Going On) – Howlin’ Wolf
Money Rock ‘n’ Roll – John Spencer Blues Explosion
Human Fly – The Cramps

With it being Halloween check out Coop's "A Patchwork Of Flesh" project, an ongoing art project featuring a wicked collection of Frankenstein Monster art cards. Browse the galleries and then submit a creature of your own.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Trouble In Mind Mix

Hello, hello listeners. We couldn't get together for a session this week so to fill the gap we've put together a little mix of tunes on the mighty Trouble In Mind Records. Hope it's to your liking and it makes you want to dig out some of their wonderful vinyl. Go here to get it.

Real Hot Breakers - Charlie and the Moonhearts
We Got The Beat - Eddy Current Supression Ring
Apathy - Mikal Cronin
Is It You? - Sticks N Stones
Laughter Is Contagious - The Fresh & Onlys
(Hadita) Girl with The Diamond Tooth - Tropical Sleep
I Want You - Personal and The Pizzas
Moses and Me - Jack Oblivian

See you next week for a new transmission.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Church of Thee PVC Episode 4

Here's number 4 in our series of podcasts for the GaragePunk Network, snappy and to the point. Pocket size download is here.

Here's a tasty little poster Laggers created for this months show.

And here are the tunes.

Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla – Luxury Condo
Acid Rain – The Growlers
Close That Door – Tigermen
Mysterious Rangers – Quintron
Cruiser’s Creek – The Fall
Is It Alright – Mikal Cronin
Someday Soon – Harlem
Gloom Uprising – Don Cavalli
I Love You So – Bo Diddley
Same Thing – Muddy Waters
Gonna Take My Guitar – Bobby Hodge
Honky Tonk Guitars – The Stringshifters
(I’ve Got) Trouble in Mind – The Limiñanas
Feel Real Good – Oblivians
Rhinestone River – Limes
You’ll Be Sorry Now – Thee Mighty Caesars
Shout Bama Lama – The Detroit Cobras
A Flag in the Court – Thee Oh Sees

Friday, 7 October 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 27 - All You Can Eat Special

Welcome along to thee PVC buffet, all the songs this time round have a foodie slant. Abandon your diet and tuck in! Takeaway is here.

Chicken Shake – Hasil Adkins
Ice Cream Baby – Frank Trioli
Honey You Talk Too Much – Orville Fox
7 Pounds of Potatoes – The Dakotas
Mournful Oatmeal – Amneziac Godz
Kim’s Watermelon Gun – The Flaming Lips
Tapioca Tundra – The Monkees
Some Candy Talking (Acoustic) – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Raw Meat – Black Lips
Pumpkin Pie – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
The Meat Man – Jim Jones Revue
Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
Hot Tamales – The Prime Mates
Meat Pies Have Come But the Band’s Not Here Yet – Stackwaddy
Pepperoni Eyes – Personal & the Pizzas
Ice Cream Man – Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
Pork and Beans – Weezer
Cherry Cola – Eagles of Death Metal
Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake – Grandaddy
Egg and Chips – Tommy Steele
Potato Chip – The Shadows of Knight
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Hot Cake – The Fall
Chop Suey Rock – Instrumentals
Mustard – The Red Tops
Beef – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System featuring Bim Sherman

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 26

Today's transmission comes with added soul power! Can you podcast after a bottle and a half of red wine? Miggins tries his best and digs out a few tunes he may not have dared had he been sober! Kiddies and those of a sensitive disposition beware; this one contains potty mouthing and an extended jazz workout! An ideal selection for our Indian summer, enjoy it. Download is here


Skee-Mo – Hoochie & the Coochie Coos
Thunder – Lord Thunder L.O.V.E Love – Al Green
Little Child Runnin’ Wild – Curtis Mayfield
Tighten Up – Archie Bell & the Drells
Mr Big Stuff – Jean Knight
Beware of the Dog – Georgie Fame
Insects Are All Around Us – Money Mark
Crackerjack Docker – Prinzhorn Dance School
Bastards of Young – The Cribs
Billy Graham – The Larks
Crocodile Tears – Mumps
I’m Flipped (Demo) – El Niño
The Weaker Argument Defeats the Stronger – The Delgados
Kandy Pop – Bis
Cunt Tease – Pussy Galore
Fix It – Fat Truckers
Moped Eyes – Super Furry Animals
Palaces of Montezuma (Barry Adamson Remix) – Grinderman
Baby Blue – The Chocolate Watchband
Cara-Lin – The Strangeloves
Shoot the Pump – J.Walter Negro & the Loose Joints
Venceremos We Will Win – Working Week
Hey Music Lover (The Glass Cut) – S Express
Holiday – Happy Mondays
Fit and Working Again – The Fall
This Wondrous Day - Kyra

Some ace new tunes worth checking out

Here are few new things that have made their way into thee PVC record box this week that you could do worse than lend an ear to.

The first two are both on Trouble In Mind Records, one of the best labels out there at the moment, every release is a winner.

Mikal Cronin - It Is Alright from his S/T LP.

Je M'en Vais - The Limiñanas

For those of you who only know Matt Berry from The Mighty Boosh, IT Crowd and Snuff Box you may be surprised to know that he has a really good LP out on Acid Jazz called Witch Hazel. Saw him do a few songs from it on Tuesday night at Rough Trade and he was ace.

Couldn't find any of the actual songs from this one but have a look anyway. Got "Rhinestone River" by Limes on Goner Records at Rough Trade and it's a really grower. This gives you idea of what to expect.

Check back tomorrow for Transmission 26 where you'll hear some unexpected stuff including a drunken p-funk/jazz odyssey from Miggins. Red wine gets him every time!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 25

A more eclectic mix than usual this time around with elements of dub and even a couple of tunes you could shake a leg at thrown into the mix. Download yourself a piece of the action here


Shake – Pink Grease
Can’t Stop the Spring – Flaming Lips
Hold Me Tight – King Khan & BBQ Show
Monkey Man – Baby Huey & the Babysitters
Teen Age Thugs – Sonny & the Sunsets
Happy Hill – Cheeseburger
Revenge of the Hammond Connection – Primal Scream
JU-87 – Primal Scream
Star – Primal Scream
Mars, Arizona (DFA Remix) – Blues Explosion
Outside My Area – Klang
Don’t Like People – Country Teasers
Tear the Club Up – The Dirtbombs
Scary – Mad Capsule Markets
Wilmot’s Last Skank – Sabres of Paradise
Save Your City – Radio 4
Why Won’t You – The Rogers Sisters
White Cross – Sonic Youth
Wrong Place, Right Time – The Fall
Warning Sign – Talking Heads
My Boyfriend’s Learning Karate – Thee Headcoatees
Fight Fire – The Embrooks
Time Will Tell –Paul Messis
The Poet’s Dream – Pete Molinari
Big Gay Heart – Lemonheads
My Business – The Pharmacy
Red Light, Green Light – The Fresh & Onlys

Friday, 16 September 2011

Church of Thee PVC Episode 3

Episode 3 of our Church of Thee PVC podcast for the GaragePunk Network is available here and features a mix of old and new scorchers from our record boxes. Enjoy it and leave us some comments.

For the regular listeners who like to download it, here's your link.

Sleep Talk – Shannon & the Clams
My Group and Me – Raga & the Talas
Time (What’s It Going To Do?) – Nodzzz
Notown Blues – Black Lips
Gimme Dat Harp Boy – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
My Sin Is My Pride – The Novas
Old Peculiar – Groovy Uncle
She’s So Crazy – Mickey
Ghetto Blaster – The Countdowns
Cement Surfboard – Sic Alps
Born Yesterday – The Kravin’ ‘A’s
Keep Your Big Mouth Shut – Thee Headcoatees
Surprise Surprise – The Henchmen
The Hill – Hidden Charms
Tennessee – Reigning Sound
Trees of Mystery – Submarine Races
You’re a Disease - The Outcasts
Living Ghost – Sleeping Bear

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 24 (Rock Paper Scissors)

Join us for a game of record themed Rock Paper Scissors, although we couldn't actually find any scissors songs - Laggers already played One Armed Scissor a while back. Things get competitive and noisy in would may well be the radio debut of the perennial favourite. Download the action here.

Gun vs Knife – Dan Sartain
Black Book – Stephen Malkmus
Got a Letter – King Syam
Dirty Pictures – Radio Stars
Tipper Tone Rock – Big Youth
Switchblade – Link Wray
Paper Cuts – Nirvana
Jack of Diamonds – Ben Carruthers & the Deep
Money – The Sonics
Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again & Again & Again – Lyn Collins
Paper – Talking Heads
Indian Rock – The Musical Linn Twins
Child of the Moon – The Mad Shadows
Razor Blade – Sonic Youth
Switchblade Sam – Jeff Daniels
Black Daggers – Tiger! Tiger!
Brown Paper Sack – Reigning Sound
Flip the Script – Gang Starr
Tombstone – Peaches
Stone Free – Jimi Hendrix
Cheque Book – Dr Feelgood
Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio – Ramones
Chinese Rocks – Johnny Thunders
Burning Spear – Thee Oh Sees
Suffragette City – Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin

As a little bonus, here is a bit of footage of the Castleface Records "Group Flex" book in action.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 23

Feel the spirit of music (and rum) flow through our turntables to your ears once again in what turned out to be another cracking session in the shed with Laggers, Coop and whispering Miggins.

Keep a copy for posterity here


Gary Gilmore’s Eyes – The Adverts
That’s All I Want – Reigning Sound
Paradise – Marble Orchard
Today’s Lesson – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Psycho Mafia – The Fall
Monsters in the Parasol – Queens of the Stone Age
Different Drum – Lemonheads
Hot Burrito #2 – Dinosaur Jr
Son of a Gun – The Vaselines
The Boys in the Band – The Libertines
Pearl – The Pharmacy
The Daily Planet – Love
Spiderman in the Flesh – The Rebel
Bitches Fuck Off – Country Teasers
You’re Gonna Screw My Head Off – The Len Bright Combo
Self Conscious Over You – The Outcasts
Underwater To – Tyvek
Love Will Tear Us Apart (Peel Session version) – Joy Division
Liars Beware – Richard Hell & the Voivoids
Fire of Love – Gun Club
You’ll Never Know My Love – Edwyn Collins
The Magnificent Seven – The Clash
Dr Rock – Ween
New York City’s Like A Graveyard – Moldy Peaches
Hidden Charms – Link Wray
Superstuff – Rock Garden
Bleed For Me – Dead Kennedys

Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Wobbly Lamps debut

Last night saw the debut of Laggers' new band The Wobbly Lamps at The Railway Hotel in Southend supporting San Francisco's Sic Alps. Also on the bill were local favourites The Hillmisters and Dolfinz from Scotland. A top nite was had by all, we'll bring you some Wobbly Lamps on Thee PVC as soon as something is recorded.

The Wobblies played three songs of their own, a Country Teasers cover and a cracking version of Goo Goo Muck which there's some footage of below you lucky people.

Here are a couple of photos of what went down.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 22

This transmission is a day later than usual due to holidays etc and comes to you courtesy of the sponsorship of Sailor Jerry Rum, Speckled Hen, Red Stripe and Dominos Pizza, my heads hurts!

Download our drunken antics here

The Hurdy Gurdy Man – Butthole Surfers
Rocket Roll – Zolar X
The Jacques Tati – Frank Black and Teenage Fanclub
Carolina Days – Megafaun
L. Mansion – Sic Alps
Friday in Paris – Strange Boys
Bums on a Rock – The Rebel
Big New Prinz - The Fall
Let’s Build a Car – Swell Maps
Lava Man – Gee Mr Tracy
Degobah System – Wounded Lion
Time Flies By (When You’re the Driver of a Train) – Half Man Half Biscuit
Bad Vibrations – The Black Angels
Shut Down – The Sonics
Rare As a Yeti – Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Harry Irene – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
In the Meantime – Betty Davis
Lovefingers – Silver Apples
Ennios Blues – Quickspace
Era Uma Not De – Loyce E Os Gnomes
Godstar – Psychic TV
Don’t Put Me on Trial – Elephant’s Memory
South African Man (Pt 1) – Hamilton Bohannon
If You’ve Got It You’ll Get It – Headhunters
New Year – The Breeders
Victoria – The Kinks
Medway Wheelers – The Buff Medways

Friday, 19 August 2011

Church of Thee PVC Episode 2

Here's Episode 2 of the podcast we do for the GaragePunk Network, nice and noisy but pack full of great tunes. If you want a download, click here

Church of Thee PVC Episode 2

Dick in Dixie – Hank III
Model Ex Citizen – Quintron
Sunday You Need Love – Oblivians
Finger – Ty Segall
Come On Closer – The Daimlers
I Do Dream You – Jennifer Gentle
I Found A Peanut – Thee Midnighters
Gomper – The Tandoori Knights
Hand-Me-Downs – The Tigerlilies
Have Fun – Bleeding Knees Club
Georgy Boy – Sir Lord Von Raven
Real Hot Breakers – Charlie & the Moonhearts
Micro-Miniature Love – Michael Yonkers
To Turn A Tune or Two – Strange Boys
The Devil – The Beets
Rock N Roll Psychosis – Jim Jones Revue
My Baby Said Yeah – The Jooks Of Kent
Diddy Wah Diddy – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
Garbage – The Deviants

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Transmission 21

Might not have any Wi-fi tomorrow, so you can have transmission 21 a day early you lucky buggers, it's a cracker!

Grab the download here

Cream of Gold – Pavement
Reeling – PJ Harvey
Long Tall Smorty – Stackwaddy
Space Age Love – Zolar X
In Your Street Today – The Stalkers
Is It You – Sticks N Stones
Never Knew I Had It So Bad – Thee Midnighters
Punk Rock Romance - The Hissyfits
What A Way To Die – The Pleasure Seekers
Johnny Ryall – Beastie Boys
Lex Lugor – The Cenubites
Black Change – Country Teasers
I Need Seed – Thee Oh Sees
Emily – Adam Green
Ride That Train – Oblivians
Fire – The Vampires
Trip to the Orient – Alan Barnicoat
Red Headed Woman – Morty Shann & the Morticians
Starting A Moped – Johnny Moped
Where’s Johnny Moped Now? – The Masonics
I Wish I Could Sing – George Coleman
Heidi’s Head – Kleenex
Whip In My Valise – Adam & the Ants
Please Write – The White Wires
The Blue Route – The Walkmen
Viva la Friday Night – The Seasiders
I’m Going Back – Kitty Daisy & Lewis

Friday, 5 August 2011

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 20

Here we go then folks, another poddie to brighten the weekend. Lucky to have anything for you this week as we had a computer crash three quarters of the way through number 20 and could only salvage an hour's worth. The missing 30 minutes will become legend, there's a prize up for grabs for anyone who can name any 1 of the 9 missing songs, leave a comment.

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Chicken Dog – The Jon Spencer Blue Explosion
Walking Bum – Heavy Trash
Evil Hearted Man – Josh White
Wiley Coyote – Thee Mighty Caesars
Here Comes Your Man – The Pixies
Reynard the Fox – Country Teasers
Wrestling With Satan – Zero Jones
Piss Up A Rope – Ween
The Man Who Loved Beer – Lampchop
Easily, Easily Until It’s Done – Lucky Strikes
Superstition – The Kills
The Marsist – Frank Black
Like Like Like Like Like Like Like - The Intelligence
Marigold – Nirvana
Baby Please Don’t Go – Strange Boys
Spoonful – Q65
‘Cause I Said So – The Godfathers
Everything Flows – Teenage Fanclub

Friday, 29 July 2011

Transmission 19

Here is the latest from thee PVC, another 90 minutes of musical delights from our collections chosen with your musical wellbeing in mind. Have a listen and then leave us some comments, we want to know who's listening and what you think.

Download transmission 19 here

Next week Coop is setting up an exhibition of punk flyer art at Rough Trade East in London which runs from 2nd-31st August. It's called Visual Vitriol, come and have a look and while you're there by the book of the same name by David Ensminger that accompanies the exhibition.

I’m So Green – Can
Crazy – Neu!
Black Night – Hugo Strasser
Roxette – Dr Feelgood
There She Goes Again – Velvet Underground
Destroyed Fortress Reappears – Thee Oh Sees
On Nous Cache Tout, On Nous Dit Rien – Jacques Dutronc
Push th’ Little Daisies – Ween
Mind Reader – Sebadoh
Up Against The Wall – David Peel & the Lower East Side
Mr Wednesday – The Lykes of Yew
Vanishing Cream – The Fresh and Onlys
Layin’ Up With Linda – The Lemonheads
Get On Like A House On Fire – My Device
Insistor – Tapes ‘n Tapes
Police Car (live) – Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies
22 Grand Job (Filthy Dukes Society Remix) – The Rakes
Rebellious Jukebox – The Fall
Pills – Bo Diddley
Surf Hell – Little Barrie
You Give A Little Love – Silvery
Down and Out – Legendary Shack Shakers
Time For Heroes – The Libertines
Standing On My Own Again – Graham Coxon
Love Can Tame the Wild – The Monks
Jagger the Dagger – Eugene McDaniels
Buddy Holly – Weezer

Friday, 22 July 2011

Transmission 18

Welcome along to transmission 18. We've got some local heroes, some rock legends in The Stooges and Kinks and 3 tracks with an Ike Turner link plus the usual eclectic mix.

The Crusher – The Novas
Action Time Vision – Alternative TV
Date With Doug – Wild Billy Childish & the Members of the British Empire
Sugar Devil – Steve Hooker
River Deep Mountain High – The Saints
I Can’t Pretend – The Barracudas
Dr Dupree – Wilko Johnson Solid Senders
Family Tree – Black Lips
Tidal Wave – Thee Oh Sees
Something 4 the Weekend – Super Furry Animals
Old Fashioned Shoe Shine – Left Lane Cruiser
Whole Lotta Love – Ike & Tina Turner
One Meat Ball – Veronica Sbergia
Doug Yule’s Velvet Underground – Darren Hayman
Tell the Devil – Swampmeat
The New Breed (Part 1) – Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
Nothing Conquers Us – Goodnight Loving
Original Mixed Up Kid – The Tennessee Tearjerkers
Friendly Ghost – Harlem
Bang – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
T.V. Eye – The Stooges
Florida – Grandaddy
North American Scum – LCD Soundsystem
Heaven – The Rapture
D.D Reg Reg – The Dirty Lungs
The Hair Song – Black Mountain
Misty Water – The Kinks

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Church of Thee PVC Episode 1

Here's episode 1 of the new podcast we're doing with the GaragePunk Network. We're gonna do it once a month, pretty similar to what we're already doing only shorter and slightly more biased towards garage, punk, rock 'n' roll, psych, R&B etc.


In Death – Dan Sartain

Baby (I Still Need Your Lovin’) – The Lyres

Runaway Baby – The Vinyl Stitches

Blitz – Cult Maniax

Shakes – Unnatural Helpers

Dead Meat – Personal & the Pizzas

I Was Denied – Thee Oh Sees

Tell That to a Hungry Man – The Masonics

In the Valley – Brimstone Howl

Last Time Around – The Del-Vetts

Blue dog – Ohara’s Playboys

Bad Part of Town – The Seeds

Just Can’t Take Any More – The Straps

Motorhead with Me – Nobunny

Inner North – The UV Race

That Man – The Fall

Wild Man – Thee Headcoatees

Midnight Hour – Chocolate Watch Band

Oriental Express – The Outcasts

Monday, 11 July 2011

Church of Thee PVC

Last week we recorded our first podcast for the GaragePunk Network. They are going to be monthly sermons going out under the monicker "Church of Thee Polyvinyl Craftsmen". Each episode will be an hour long and we'll do our best to make it different to the other podcasts they host. There will still be plenty of the rock 'n' roll noise that they are renowned for but plenty of other stuff too. We don't see the point in just providing them with more of the same.
More info here and here as soon as we have it.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Transmission 17

Another selection of righteous tunes bought to you by thee Polyvinyl Barbershop Quartet minus one.

Down load here then speak some words from your heads people, let us know your thoughts.

Acres of Lust - Sonny & the Sunsets
Blow Out Your Lights – Jacuzzi Boys
I Was On (The Bozo Show) – Nobunny
Vacation In Chicago – Cold War Kids
Brown Jews Etc. – Country Teasers
Talk-Action=Shit – Brian Jonestown Massacre
Stranger – Black Lips
Love Comes In Spurts – Richard Hell & the Voivoids
Teenage Depression – Eddie & the Hot Rods
Sex Beat – The Gun Club
4312 – Tyvek
Ghost Rider – Suicide
Watch the Tapes – LCD Soundsystem
Look-Ka Py Py – The Meters
Ode To A Black Man – The Dirtbombs
Do It Again – Edwyn Collins
Depth Charge Ethel – Grinderman
Secret Plans – Eagles of Death Metal
Sex With An X – The Vaselines
Black Coffin – The Fresh & Onlys
Dirty Nails – The Tennesee Tearjerkers
Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
Let’s Go Surfing – The Drums
Billy Two – The Clean
All My Friends – Pavement
Strangers – The Presidents of the United States of America
Slow Motion – Forest Fire

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Transmission 16

Back after a two week break, batteries re-charged, record boxes re-filled with plenty of new goodies to tickle your fancies. Download here

Real Gone – Sam “The Man” Taylor
House of Bamboo – Earl Grant
Wack Wack – Young Holt Trio
Chopper 70 – Wayne Cochran
Waterfall – Quintron
Mind Your Own Business – Delta 5
Suck It and Smell – King Khan & BBQ Show
Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi – Jacques Dutronc
Sad Little Bug – April March & the Makers
Why Won’t You – The Rogers Sisters
Hand In Your Head – Money Mark
Messing With My Life – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
You Don’t Like Rock ‘n’ Roll – Hunx & His Punx
Baby Don’t Do It – Shannon & the Clams
(Do the) Fuck Yourself – Nobunny
Love Can Lose – The Milkshakes
Primitive – The Groupies
Octopus – Syd Barrett
Bandstand – Tandoori Knights
I Found A Peanut – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Warm and Untorn – The Pharmacy
Secret Walls – The Fresh and Onlys
Girl From the Mountain – The Harvey Averne Barrio Band
Enjoy Yourself – Prince Buster
Yellow – Whirlwind Heat
No Satisfaction – Black Mountain
Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordian – The Lovely Eggs

Monday, 27 June 2011

Computer Date Killer - Cargo Cult (featuring Biscuit from Big Boys)

Austin post-punk quartet Cargo Cult (1985-1987), starring former punk/funkers Big Boys singer Randy "Biscuit" Turner (1949-2005) and future Jesus Lizard guitar slinger Duane Denison, cut demos at Ben Blank Studios for what the band hoped would follow up its Touch and Go debut, Strange Men Bearing Gifts. Mixed off a CD burn of the last surviving cassette, the demos make up half of the double vinyl "Two-Headed Cobra," a beautifully put together package from French indie label Modern City Records, with bios, mini Xerox'd show fliers, and a set of 20 8-by-10 black-and-white gig art reproductions. Cargo Cult divides seven songs over two sides of gray and yellow marble vinyl. The other slab of vinyl contains songs from the Texas Biscuit Bombs, a live band that Biscuit toured with right up until the end. It's a package well worth getting your hands on both musically and as a lesson in how to release a fantastic looking artifact. Have a listen to Computer Date Killer and if you like what you hear and have never heard of Big Boys, search 'em out and give them a blast too.

As a side note I met Biscuit in Brighton when he was touring with the Texas Biscuit Bombs a few years back and he was a complete gent. The drummer in that band was David Ensminger who I am putting on an exhibition of punk fliers with at Rough Trade East in London for the whole of August. Come along and have a look at some slices of punk history.