Thursday, 29 August 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 101

"You asked me once, what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world."

That doesn't refer to this week's selection but Laggers' flatulence. So stick a peg on your nose and download this week's selection here.

Don't forget, last week's competition is still open for entries.

The songs
Don’t Send Me No Flowers – The Blue and the Grey
I Got A Feeling – Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Girls Girls Girls Girls Girls – Nerve Breakers
The Taster – Wild Man Fischer
Strong Island – J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E
Jennifer – Faust
Nightmare – Don Bishop
This Little Heart – Dennis Smith
Tiger Guitars – Raunch Hands
Another Song – Swell Maps
Thirteen (Alternate Take) – Big Star
I’m Coming Back – Hunx and his Punx
Ride Away – The Fall
We Live in Brooklyn Baby – Roy Ayers
Gun in My Pocket – The Shivas
Blue Is Beautiful – Make Up
Drop Dead Baby – Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin
Oblivion – Oblivians
(They Found Me in the Back of) The Galaxy – The Intelligence with Kelly Stoltz
Blame – The Hussy
Did He Die – The Seeds
Spank Thru – Nirvana
Tally Ho – The Clean
Get Out of My Life Woman – Allen Touissaint
Calloused Hands – Mark Sultan
Bertha Lou – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns

Naked Kids – The Growlers

Friday, 23 August 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 100 - Win! Win! Win!

100 shows! Our first transmission was back in February 2011 so it's taken us about two and a half years to get to our century.

To celebrate the milestone we have an extended show as well as a vinyl prize for one lucky winner.

Thanks to all our listeners wherever you are in the world, it's been a blast sharing our ever-expanding record collections with you. #100 is a mixture of some favourite songs from past transmissions plus something special.

We'd love to know who is listening in out there so to tempt you to get in touch we've got a competition. If you look at the track listing below you'll notice that there are twelve missing songs. All of Coop's songs are cover versions, so what we want you to do is tell us who is singing each of the covers and who recorded the original. There's a point for each answer giving a possible total of 24 points. Some of them are pretty easy, others not so. If anyone gets full points it's a fair bet that you've had some help from the interweb!

So that other people can't see your answers we want you to send your answers to us via a private message at the Polyvinyl Craftsmen Facebook page. We'll give you until 30th September to get your answers over to us. If we get a dead heat we will contact those people with a suitably daft tie-breaker. The winner will be announced in the first show we record after the closing date and on our Facebook page.

The prize is: 

  • A test pressing of the first Wobbly Lamps EP with a one of a kind hand finished sleeve 
  • Split 7" EP by Indian Wars and Primitive Hands on Goodbye Boozy/Sprut & Rags Records, 
  • Killed By One Man Band! 7" on Drunk 'n' Roll/ Squoodge records (with an amazing 15 tracks!) 
  • Jumping Jack Flash/ Monkey Man 7" by Dave "Baby" Cortez and Lonnie Youngblood on Norton Records from their Rolling Stones covers series
  • Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers 7" EP on Kizmiaz Records
  • Original 1975 Slade "Popstar Watchits" Letraset Action Transfers. Super kitsch and super rare!
So get listening and scribbling down those answers.

Here's this week's download.

Oh Mary – The Ty Segall Band
Carrion Crawler – Thee Oh Sees
Sleep Talk – Shannon and the Clams
Competition Song 1.
Competition Song 2. 
Competition Song 3.
Rebellious Jukebox – The Fall
I’m A Living Sickness – Calico Wall
My Best Friend’s Going Out With a Girl I Like – David Cronenberg’s Wife
Salvaje – Los Saicos
Horses – Dirty Beaches
The Season – Ela Orleans
Competition Song 4.
Competition Song 5.
Competition Song 6.
Ain’t It a Shame – Leadbelly
Interlude 2 (This Is Insane) – William S. Burroughs
Block Of Ice – Thee Oh Sees
Spiderman in the Flesh – Country Teasers
Master of My Craft – Parquet Courts
Hurt My Girl – Vinyl Stitches
Competition Song 7.
Competition Song 8.
Competition Song 9.
Bad Kids – Black Lips
Milk It – Nirvana
Complication – Monks
Don’t Make A Fool Out Of Me – Kitty, Daisy and Lewis
Glyphs – Sic Alps
Stoner Girl – The Pharmacy
Competition Song 10.
Competition Song 11.
Competition Song 12.
Do the Robot – Marvellus Mickey & the Rock-A-Sonics
Special People – Betty Davis
Wrong – Micachu & the Shapes

Friday, 16 August 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 99

We're back after a couple of skip weeks, sorry for the absence  but we've had trouble getting together to record a show. Number 99 features 27 tunes guaranteed to make your life better unless your ears have curled up and died! 

Download some action here.

The songs:
Merry-Go-Round – Wild Man Fischer
Who Feels Right? – White Fence
Punk Before Chips – Wild Billy Chyldish and the Spartan Dreggs
Come Into My Life – Thee Headcoatees
Watcha Gonna Do Baby – Jason Eddie & the Centremen
Dracula – The Monks
Watch Her – The Combustibles
Take It Easy Tonite – Spiderbags
Knight Terrors – Fuck Knights
Phantasies – Stephen Malkmus
1906 – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
We Call Upon the Author – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Elimination Blues – Primal Scream
Zimgar – The John Spencer Blues Explosion
I Can’t Go On – The Moonhearts
You and Me – Penny & the Quarters
Yeah – The Lovers
Creeping to the Cross – That Petrol Emotion
I Don’t Like People – Country Teasers
Ya Mama – The Pharcyde
Personality Crisis – Sonic Youth
Train Round the Bend – Velvet Underground
My Struggle – Black Lips
Exedrine Headache #265 – Reigning Sound
Clarifoil – Bronco Bullfrog
Hot Wire My Heart – Crime

Crawfish – Elvis Presley

Friday, 9 August 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Stage at Village Green - live band sets

Got some live music for you this week people. Thanks to Dave Dawson from Radio Nova Lujon who recorded the day we can present sets from Ghost Music, Plantman, Dead Coast and Wobbly Lamps on the Polyvinyl Craftsmen Stage at this year's Village Green Festival.

Relive the day if you were there and experience some cracking live bands if you missed out. Download the whole shebang here.

Ghost Music


Dead Coast

Wobbly Lamps

Friday, 2 August 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Guest Mix - Weirdgear

We've got s guest mix this week from some fellow Essex types - Weirdgear. They've been good enough to plug our shows through their network of electronic mates so we thought we'd reciprocate.

If you like what you hear you can catch more of their mixes along with some of their own electronic music at the links below. I've been listening and thoroughly enjoying their stuff.

Download their All Manner Of Animals mix here.

Black and Hair - Screaming lord sutch
Bicycle (Horrors Remix) - Memory Tapes
Computers of Love - Chrome Canyon
Le Sable - Sunrom
Stuntman - Edgar Froese
Vamos Campaneros - Harmonia76
Moogy Bloogies - Delia Derbyshire & Anthony Newley
Elephant (Todd Rundgren Remix) - Tame Impala
I Wanna Get Me a Gun - Bill Wyman
Bongos and Sounds - Guy Boyer
Hallo Bimmelbahn - Nighttrain
Easy Evil - John Travolta
Frank Chacksfield - Route 66
Sweeney Outro - Harry South
Shame And Scandal - Lance Percival
Aeo (Parts 1 & 2) - Brian Briggs

Glad its all Over - Captain Sensible

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