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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.