Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Most featured artists on Polyvinyl Craftsmen shows in 2013

We like to do a year-end tot up what we've been playing on our shows during the year, it's interesting to see who's been the most popular. The same suspects seem to feature quite regularly but there are always some surprises too.

So here, in reverse order, with accompanying videos, is the list of what's been floating the PVC boat in 2013. 

Where you get (various) after an artist it's because there is a mixture of different bands, collaborations and solo stuff.

10. TV Personalities / Jon Spencer (various)

9. The Fat White Family / Sic Alps / Los Saicos / Edwyn Collins (various)

8. Parquay Courts / Black Lips

7. Greg Cartwright (various)

6. Lou Reed (various)

5. Ben Wallers (various)

4. The Fall

3. John Dwyer (various)

2. Ty Segall (various)

1. Billy Childish (various)

So there you have it, 2013's most played artists, hope you enjoyed it.

Join us on New Year's Day for our first show of the year.

Cheers, thee Pauls x

Friday, 20 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 115 Festive-ish Special

Ho ho ho, merry Christmas people, many happy returns from thee PVC shed. We've got a few seasonal songs dotted in with the usual mix this week plus some festive banter and the jingling of Santa's bells.

We very nearly didn't have a show for you at all  due to a red wine and gin-inflicted power cut caused by a pissed Miggins hitting the off button on everything before we'd finished recording. We managed to salvage the majority of the show and tagged on a new ending, see if you can spot the join!

You can download the festivities here.

The Festive Collection
Get  A Buzz – The Pretty Things
The Sad Skinhead – Faust
Lower Leg – Wetdog
Catsuit Fruit – Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Use Me for Your Eggs- The Growlers
Drop Out – The Herms
Christmas in Baghdad – Black Lips
Blood on the Deck – Thee Oh Sees
The Remainderer – The Fall
A German Sleeps In My Bed – The Male Nurse
L’Idole - Jacques Dutronc
Let Me Put It In – Andre Williams
Sleepwalker (Zombie Zombie Remix) – Moon Duo
I Like L.A. – The Intelligence
Wanna Be In L.A. – Eagles of Death Metal
Merry Christmas Fritz – The Buff Medways
Take It or Leave It – The Barbarians
All I Want For Christmas Is the Dukla Prague Away Kit – Half Man Half Biscuit
Christmas Party – Brendan Hanlon & the Batmen
Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy
Girls Want You – The Devil
True Blue – Dirty Beaches
Inside My Head – Kelley Stoltz
Last of the Summer Wine – Palma Violets
Conquest – Las Rayas Blancas
Your Happiness – Compulsive Gamblers
If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home – Reigning Sound
Auto Neutron – The Fat White Family
She Said – John Spencer Blues Explosion
City of Christmas Ghosts – Goldblade featuring Poly Styrene
Stille Nacht – The Buff Medways

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 114

It's caper time! This is our penultimate show before the Xmas break so pull up a pew, grab a brew and enjoy the aural stew. Poet Laureate eat your heart out.

Here be your downloadables.

This week's line-up
Shades of Blue - The Werps
Storms – Kelley Stoltz
It’s Raining In My Mouth – The Fat White Family
Neil Jung – Teenage Fanclub
The Spider and the Fly (Soundhog Edit) – The Dakotas
In the Pines – The Louvin Brothers
Pussy Pussy Pussy – Light Crust Doughboys
Good Country Girls – Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
Take Me Away – Ween
Almost Ready – The Normals
Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice – Monks
King of the Bop – Nipple Erectors
The More It Works – Parquay Courts
Loretta’s Scars – Pavement
Turn Each Other Inside Out – Primal Scream
It’s Caper Time – Quincy Jones
My Beloved Girl – Edwyn Collins
I Love Your Many Ways – Lincoln Chase
Keys – White Denim
Hotwax – Beck
Volleyball – The Herms
Wade in the Water – Make Up
Moviehead – Sic Alps
East Hastings – Godspeed You Black Emperor

Friday, 6 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 113

Come and listen to some records with Thee PVC, this week we have some rare Cliff Richard demos from his dynamic early '80s period along with a mega rare bedroom recording of Tina Turner's "Steamy Windows". If you shout loud enough we have a fantastic Chas and Dave session recorded at the Circus Tavern we can treat you to in a future show.

Download #113 here.

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 113
Tu En Fais Trop – Les Kitschenettes
Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
The Doors Of Then - I Am Yours, I Am You (Brain Jonestown Massacre Remix) – Tim Burgess
Assault On Precinct 13 – John Carpenter
Lump Sum – Bon Iver
Dirt Road Blues – Bob Dylan
Divide & Fall – Wolfhounds
Oxygen – Sebadoh
Down the Dip – Aztec Camera
Cream Puff War – Grateful Dead
Mr Driver – Black Lips
Sweets Helicopter – Thee Oh Sees
Cyclone – The Lords of Altamont
Dog in the Snow – Spider Bags
No Big Thing – The Booze
El Entierro De Los Gatos – Los Saicos
Need Me – The Moving Sidewalks
Tastee Freeze – Poother, Unlimited
I Love My Label – Wilco
Foot Stompin’ – The Flares
Little War Child – Oblivians
Bang Bang Die – Dedwardians
Fish To Fry – The Jim Jones Review
Fight Test – The Flaming Lips
I Still Miss Someone – International Submarine Band

Friday, 29 November 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 112

Piles of good records for you to get your ears excited today whether you dig punk, blues, jazz, garage, indie, hip hop or some African sounds there should be something here for you. Unless you like Bon Jovi or Miley Cyrus, then you're shit out of luck and have found yourself in the wrong place.

Download it here unless you are Andy Weber who may prefer to do it here! Don't think you'll get this special treatment every week sir!

The songs: 
Nobody But Me – The Chosen Few
Down By the River – 13th Floor Elevators
Collibosher – Small Faces
April Skies – The Jesus and Mary Chain
That Bitch Is Gonna End Up Dead – Coachwhips
She Cried – The Lords of Altamont
My Life Is Starting Over Again – Daniel Johnston
Love At Psychedelic Velocity – The Human Expression
Pacifics – Digable Planets
I Found My Way To Wine – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Silver City Bound – Hi Tide Harris
Evil is Going On – Howlin’ Wolf
Good Gully – Les Drivers
Breaking Lines – The Pastels
Know Your Product – The Saints
Crack In Your Eye – Thee Oh Sees
Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It) – The Lovely Eggs
Man V Cock – Country Teasers
Lord Bloodbathington – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Tomboy – Acid Baby Jesus
Drop Dead Baby – Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin
Which Hi-Fi? – The Nightingales
I Will Dare – Imitation Life
Not Now No Way – The Pagans
Drinking For Two – Mudhoney
Introduction – W.I.T.C.H.
Canned Heat – Jimmy Smith

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Perfect Christmas Present

Having trouble with your Christmas shopping? Awkward Auntie, picky niece, vinyl addicted grandad with gaps in his garage punk collection? We may have the perfect solution - Wobbly Lamps records! £5 each or get both EPs at the knockdown-festive-discount price of £8. 

The singles are limited to 250 copies only and each record is hand-stamped and comes wrapped in a thick paper sleeve designed by PVC and Wobbly Lamps member Paul Lagden.

PVCR001 Wobbly Lamps EP, 3 tracks (only a few left) "The spirit of ‘66 meets ‘77 lives on here" - Shindig! Magazine

PVCR002 Wobbly Lamps "Drella" EP now available "Storming garage rock screaming with fuzz and attitude" - Rough Trade

You can stream all six songs at Soundcloud, what you waiting for?

The singles are £5.00 each or £8.00 for both + shipping. Please add shipping as follows: for 1 x 7" UK £1.75, Europe £3.50, Rest of the World £4.50, for 2 x 7" UK £2.25, Europe £4.00, Rest of the World £5.00. Sorry for high shipping costs but the UK post office is a money grabbing machine these days. Contact for wholesale or combined postage.

Paypal payments only please to pinhead45@waitrose.com

Friday, 22 November 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 111

We're back to full strength this week with Laggers returning from his sabbatical. We've got a whole heap of stuff we've never played before so hopefully you'll find a gem or two that are new to you.

Click here to download.

The songs
I Wanna Be Your Favourite Pair of Pajamas – Andre Williams
Born in a Haunted Barn – The Dirtbombs
Look So Good Be So Good – The Shivas
Adderall – The Coathangers
Power Joystick – The Herms
Penny – Bazooka
Knoxville Girl – The Louvin Brothers
Bullshit Summer Song – The Lazy Cowgirls
I Can’t Help Myself (Long Version) – Orange Juice
Suzie Q – Gonja Sufi
Call Me in the Day – La Luz
Microminiature Love – Michael Yonkers Band
Ice Cream Baby – Frank Triolo & the Shipmates
Leroy – Jack Scott
Honey You Talk Too Much – Orville Fox and his Harmony Masters
PPL – Mickey Gloss
Earthquake Shake – The Skunks
Truck Train Tractor – The Pastels
Magic Touch – Clor
I Am Curious Orange – The Fall
I Wanna Lose Control – Gary Wilson
Forever Gone – NGC 4594
I Know You Got Soul – Eric B & Rakim
She’s the One – James Brown
She’s A Go-Go Girl – The Librettos
Be My Prism – Jacuzzi Boys
Cattle and Cane – The Go-Betweens

Friday, 15 November 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 110

Hello, PVC people! Welcome to the weekend, here are a selection of songs to tickle your noise-buds while you are enjoying that eyeball in your Martini. 

Download the whole shebang here

If you want to subscribe/download via iTunes you can do it here.

Your songs this week are:
Mister Mental – The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Take My Hand – Matt Berry
Only Man Alive – White Fence
Gold Ring – M.G. Boulter
Song For Turning – Jason Steele
I Make Windows – Forest Fire
Yellow Brick Road – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Midget Submarines – Swell Maps
Steel Ramparts – Fire Dept.
We Repel Each Other – Reigning Sound
Here We Are – The Herms
Descend (The Way) – Parkay Quarts
Ain’t That Always The Way – Edwyn Collins
Ocean – Sebadoh
I Need You Around – Smoking Popes
Shapes Of Things – Yardbirds
Ravening Trip – Bazooka
Ever Fallen In Love – Buzzcocks
I Wanna Be Your Man – The Milkshakes
Turn Your Damper Down – Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys – Nervebreakers
This Is All – Screaming Jay Hawkins
Moanin’ For My Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
Talkin’ All That Jazz (Dominoes Remix) – Stetsasonic
Arbat Row – The Creatures of the Golden Dawn
Foxy Lady – Hammersmith Gorillas
Funky Like A Train – The Equals
You’re Starting Too Fast – Johnny Pate

Friday, 8 November 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 109

We're back to regular transmissions after last week's Lou Reed tribute show, we hope you enjoyed our trawl through the music and influence of Lewis Reed.

We have all kinds of everything to titillate your lugs this week all presented in the regular booze-fuelled amateur way. Have fun folks, here is thee download.

Thee selection:
If I Can – Terry Dean & the Nitebeats
Are You My Love – Kelley Stoltz
This Damn Nation – The Godfathers
Sunglasses After Dark – The Cramps
Die! – The Mummies
Hey High School Baby – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns
Taking Care Of Business - The Trippers
La Punta De Mi Lengua – Los Yorks
Ozma – Shannon and the Clams
Safe European Home – The Clash
Simply Thrilled Honey – Orange Juice
Same Old Same Old – Coasting
Your English – Country Teasers
Egbe Natete – Sir Victor Uwaifo
Take Me Slow – Damp Banger
Visit Colonel – Thee Oh Sees
Mr Driver – The Black Lips
The Choice – Make Up
Kiddie A Go Go – The Males
The Right Kind Of Love – Mickey Gloss
Hot Burrito #1 – Belly
Smile – The Fall
Beatle Rap – The Qworymen
I Listen To Lyrics last – The Mallard
The Magic Piper Of Love – Edwyn Collins
Tighten Up – Archie Bell and the Drells
Night Train – Roy Head

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Mickey Gloss - Astral Projections For The Kinetically Deranged

I was lucky enough to be sent a promo of the debut LP by Mickey Gloss which comes out on 18th November through H Badger Records. It's called 'Astral Projections For The Kinetically Deranged' and you'll be able to get it on vinyl and digital download.

I've had it on repeat since I first heard it and reckon it's one of the best LPs of the year so far. There's a definite late 70s post punk edge to proceedings mixed in with the contemporary Oz garagey sound that Eddy Current Suppression Ring and the UV Race do so well. It's the sort of thing I'd expect Goner Records to be releasing.

Australian frontman Daniel
 left the east coast of Australia for London in 2011 and arrived slap bang in the middle of the chaos and disorder of the riots that summer. The sound reflects  the anarchy and energy he suddenly found himself in, much like the UK bands who were mining a similar vein in the grey and grim late seventies. In tracks like the short, sharp, shock of 'Danny' you can even hear elements of early US hardcore.

I'll be featuring tracks over the next few weeks on PVC shows, check out show #108 to hear first single 'Are You Happy'.

The track 'Right Kind of Love' explores the notion of celebrity as something that needs to be explored, rather than accepted. The track is accompanied by a video posing as a documentary about Lindsay Lohan's life. It's pretty revealing....

I'm looking forward to seeing how much attention the LP picks up as I reckon it could make plenty of end of the year best-of lists if enough people get to hear it.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Lou Reed Special

We thought that with the news of Lou Reed shuffling off this mortal coil on Sunday we'd dedicate this week's show to him. So what we've got is a mixture of Velvet Underground and solo stuff and some covers and a few bands who have been influenced by his work.

So much of what we regularly play on the show may not have sounded like it does had it not been for what Lou and the Velvet Underground put out. 

We hope you enjoy what we've put together, here's the download.

The songs
White Light/ White Heat – Velvet Underground
Blue Boy – Orange Juice
Heroin – Burnt Ones
Your Love – Lewis Reed Group
Femme Fatale – Big Star
You Trip Me Up – Jesus and Mary Chain
Train Round The Bend – Velvet Underground
Kingsmeet – Thee Oh Sees
Show Me The Coast – The War On Drugs
Sunday Morning – Velvet Underground
Caroline Says – Marc And The Mambas
You’re Just Too Dark To Care – Primal Scream
Andy’s Chest – Lou Reed
Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
The Organisation – The Herms
The Ostrich – The Primitives
Buzz Buzz Buzz – The Primitives
Frankenstein – Subsonics
I’m Waiting For The Man – Warm Soda
The Modern Age – The Strokes
Inside My Head – Kelley Stoltz
Who Loves The Sun – Teenage Fanclub
Pale Blue Eyes – Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
What Goes On - Velvet Underground
Run Run Run - Velvet Underground
Vicious – Blitz
Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies
Goodnight Ladies – Lou Reed

Friday, 25 October 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 108

Welcome to transmission 108, another trawl through the record boxes of three Pauls from Essex. As per usual we have a mix of old and new tracks for you to lend an ear to. If you feel inclined you can download it all here.

If you just want to listen while you work, do the washing up, worship the devil, cook dinner, give birth, whatever use this:

What you'll get this week

I Ain’t No Miracle Worker – The Brogues
H Bomb – Nightbeats
Wanna Be Used – Lost Sounds
You’re A Bore – Slaughter and the Dogs
Are You Happy – Mickey Gloss
Magic Potion – The Open Minds
All The Time – La Luz
Screaming Skull – Sonic Youth
Cunt Tease – Pussy Galore
Tire Shop Part 2 – King Lee featuring Quintron
Mary Jane – Slim Twig
Turn Tail – Young Knives
Come Back Jonee – Devo
You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now – Parkay Quarts
Love Is A Lie – Black Lizard
Aisha – Death In Vegas featuring Iggy Pop
Seagreen Serenades – Silver Apples
Greedy G – Brentford All-Stars
Monkey Tonight – Eddie Kirk
I Say, I love You – Johnny Watson
Double Eyed Wammy – Freddy King & his Orchestra
Don’t You Just Know It – Dr Feelgood
Steaming Train – Tallulah Gosh
Get Carter (Lionrock Remix) – Roy Budd
Dominican Girdles – Dana Bryant
Excursions – A Tribe Called Quest
Damaged Goods – Gang of Four

And here's a glimpse of what a night in the "shed" looks like!

Friday, 18 October 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 107

Welcome to the weekend Polyvinylists, have some of this. 

The songs
Come Again – Au Pairs
9 ‘Til 5 – The Meters
Mr Adams – White Fence
Five Years Ahead of My Time – The Third Bardo
I Call My Baby Pussycat – Parliament
Five Long Years – The Yardbirds
Old Fangs – Black Mountain
Summer Round – The Belbury Poly
Inside My Head – Kelley Stoltz
Don’t Fit in My Head – The Beets
Los Angeles – Jacuzzi Boys
Let Me Show You – Glen Athens and the Trojans
We’ve Got A Long Way To Go – The Del-Vetts
Love Is All – The Rapture
The Gift – The Velvet Underground
Lift Up Your Hood – DMZ
Suffice To Say – Yachts
To the Ramones – Dustin’s Bar Mitzvah
I Get Hard – Country Teasers
Falling In Love Again – William S Burroughs
Help I’m A Rock – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Hamster In A Cage – Harlan T Bobo
There Ain’t No Other Baby For You (But Me) – Swampmeat
Lover Street – Heavy Trash
Blitz – Cult Maniax
Hammond Song – The Colourfield
Giant – The The

Friday, 11 October 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 106

Welcome to the weekend PVC people, we've had a deep dig into the record boxes this week and have come up with a bunch of artists that have never featured in previous shows.

Download some ear food here.

The songs:
The Leper – Dinosaur Jr
Gloves – The Horrors
Straight Shooter – Reigning Sound
Some Fools Mess – Gallon Drunk
Blind Man with A Pistol – DM Bob & the Deficits
Girls Want You – The Devil
Keep in the Dark – Temples
Buffalo – Stump
Cream of the Crop – No Choice
Le Two-Step Du Motorcycle – Mama Rosin
Night of the Lotus Eaters – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
I Don’t Wanna Go Out – Graham Coxon
Strange – Wire
I Love Her – The Kubas
The Most Exalted Potentate of Love – The Cramps
Recorded By the Devil – The Dead Pirates
The Corner Man – Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
Sons of the Stage – World Of Twist
Pretty Suzanne – Monks
Last of the Buff Medways – The Buff Medways
Beaver Shot – The Periscopes
Upa Neguinho – United Future Organisation
Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion? – The Lovely Eggs
Leroy Faster - Black Lips
I Am the Cosmos – Chris Bell
Black History Month – Death From Above 1979

Nothing Can Stop Us – Saint Etienne

Friday, 4 October 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 105

Daily Mail readers, #105 is for you! Download it here.

This week's songs
Blew – Nirvana
Suicidal Flowers – Crystal Chandelier
Lady Godiva’s Operation – Velvet Underground
Southend Express – The Severed Limb
She’s Just Fifteen Years Old – The Milkshakes
Do You Remember Being A Roller? – Hunx
I Will – Sebadoh
Border Country – Swell Maps
Relentless Machines – Thomas Function
Human Fly – The Cramps
Ricky – Butthole Surfers
The Sun Don’t Shine – The Shivas
Contraption/ Soul Desert – Thee Oh Sees
Vertigo – The Libertines
The Upside Down Cross – Jeffrey Lewis and the Junkyard
Baby Baby Baby – Ty Segall
Unbelievable – Grass Widow
Summer Wine – Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
Come Clean – Jeru the Damaja
Believe ESP – Deerhoof
I Don’t Need You – Coach Whips
Clear Spot – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
No Ideas – Parquet Courts
Heathen Child (Andrew Weatherall Remix) – Grinderman
Glitter and Gold – Cheap Talk
Egyptian Shumba – The Tammys
One For the Road – Ronnies Lane’s Slim Chance

Friday, 27 September 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 104

So, this week we not only have 27 cracking songs to tickle and arouse your earholes, we also have the answers to our covers quiz from show 100.

To listen to all the goodness and find out how you got on you can download here.

If you'd rather listen while reading the tracklisting and the quiz answers below, here you go:

This week's playlist:

Hey Willy – Shannon and the Clams
Licorice Root & Chamomile Tea – King Lollipop
The Power – Shannon and the Clams
Help Out – Thee Headcoatees
Who Are You? – Ty Segall
The Criminal Inside Me – RL Burnside
Bobo Boogie – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Cave In Italy – Subsonics
Tomboy – Acid Baby Jesus
Rocket USA – Suicide
Secret Surprise – Joanna Gruesome
It’s My Life – The Hammersmith Gorillas
Roxanne’s Revenge – Roxanne Shanté
Push th’ Little Daisies – Ween
Shake Shake – White Denim
Dear Dark J – J.C. Satan
Zed the Mythical Goat – Bazooka
Psycosis V – Los Peyotes
Sugar On Top – The Dirtbombs
Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison
Big Time – Rudi
Freestylin’ – Grey Boy
Funnel Of Love – The Fall
Preaching the Blues – The Gun Club
Moanin’ At Midnight – Howlin’ Wolf
The Wall – Hapshash and the Coloured Coat
Poor Man’s Prison – Gene Vincent

...and here are the competition answers, cover artist first, then song title followed by original artist. To find out who won you'll have to listen to the show!

1. The Briefs, Come DancingThe Kinks
2. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, In The Ghetto, Elvis Presley
3. Renegade Soundwave, Can't Get Used To Losing You, Andy Williams
4. Psychic TV, Good VibrationsThe Beach Boys
5. Teenage Fan Club, Like A VirginMadonna
6. The Cute Lepers, Lonely BoyThe Professionals
7. Ronnie Spector, You Cant Put Your Arms Around A Memory, Johnny Thunders (bonus point for guest vocalist Joey Ramone)
8. J Mascis, CircleEdie Brickell
9. Mary Weiss, Stop & Think Its OverCompulsive Gamblers
10. Brian Auger Trinity, Green OnionsBooker T and the MG's
11. The Specials, You're Wondering NowAndy & Joey
12. The Lemonheads, LukaSuzanne Vega