Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Newbie alert!

Be gentle with me...

Pictures Of Lilly - The Who
Reminds me of pre-teen family holidays in a small car to France singing along merrily with younger sister while old Ma grits her teeth dreaming of Motown.

Money - Clutch
Only found out who this great cover was by fairly recently: stoner gods cover prog legends.

? - Invasion
Great new riff-driven stoner doom pop metal trio.

Evil Woman - Black Sabbath
1970, a good year for dark and twisted heavy blues from the Midlands, and the start of something beautiful: heavy metal.

Ain't No Love In the Heart of the City (live) – Whitesnake
Hot sexy live hard rockin’ soul blues from ex-Deep Purple singer David Coverdale’s soon to be legendary band, Whitesnake.

The Hand That Feeds - Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails’ return after 5 years with this blinding single: dark and sexy disco metal.

Ten Speed (Of God's Blood & Burial) - Coheed & Cambria
Prog is back kids, and these New Jersey kids do it best: epic, melodic and rocking.

Track 07 - Faith no More
Seminal funk metal crew who we have to thank for creating a monster with Rage Against the Machine: Nu Metal.

F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X - The Fall Of Troy
Brand new Seattle trio combining ultra screaming erratic spazz-core with turbo melodic niceness: schizophrenic beauty.

Radio/Video - System Of A Down
Proving they are the best metal band on the face of the earth now that Metallica are an anachronism, this amazing single with its eastern elements will lodge in your head like the CTU ringtone.

That's Me Trying - William Shatner
Ben Folds and old Bill making beautiful music together. Literally.

Poppy's Song (White Trash) – Eyelash
Good friends’ rock band, and much as I need the solos, this gorgeous ballad makes me want to cry. Raw and real - amazing.

Beers, Steers & Queers (Take 'em Right Off Mix) - Revolting Cocks
Remember first hearing this and not knowing to think, save ‘FFFUUUCCKKKYYEEEAAHHHH!’
Dr Benway's Vol 1 Mixtape

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Gnarles Barkley.... ok.... NEXT!!

Ok just a quick one,

Cee-Lo and Jack Splash got a little collaboration going on called The Heart Attack, worth keeping an eye out for
(edit: It's called Lovestink now apparently)
here's a couple...


F14 - not curled up on a rug anymore

Monday, May 29, 2006

An ironic sentiment...

I've never dug the T.P, ever. The vocals, the songwriting, the jangly guitar...always seemed super lame, justifying once again the subjective nature of music. It was to my suprise, then, when a T.P. cut saved me during a rough week last week (outside of Band of Horses "Funeral" - not as literal). I totally related - not so lame. Go figure.

Tom Petty "It'll All Work Out"

I salute you Mr. Petty

So one Dr Thunderpants who resides here got quite excited about the line up of Austin City Limits festival when it was announced last week. I wasn't as quite as enthusiatic mainly bcause of such musical horrors as String Cheese Incident and Guster. (it hurt to even type the names) But then i notcied for every hippie jam band there was 2 good bands. The Stills! Shins! Massive Attack! Phoenix! Now i'm not going to travel for it but if I found myself in Austin in September I'm sure I'd have a damn good time. But, this was not enough to sway our friend Nix. No, no she said it was to hippy and the final nail in the coffin for her was the headliner Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I was aghast and asked if she'd listened to Refugee lately. Instead she claimed it was not her steez (her slang.. even though I think the great T Petty is beyond slang and styles for that matter) So I'm sorry there will be no zip files of lo-fi 7" geek rock, no nu-grime from the bowels of Hackney. Just my 2 favorite songs by the great Tom Petty. He's an ugly, weird, low key version of Bruce Springsteen who has been doing this since 1976. How can you not love it Nix???

Tom Petty-Refugee

Tom Petty-American Girl
*Now go listen to Last Night by The Strokes and you will know they to love the great Petty.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Lily Allen Mixtape 2

Um so I feel bad that I was the only one to get into the show last night so here is a little treat for the rest of you.

Lily Allen Mixtape 2

Tapeclub on tour Update.


The Boy Detective asked me to post a quick update:
Tapeclub on Tour (UK) is still scheduled for this coming Sunday (the 29th) in hyde park from I guess about 1pm onwards
It's all pretty weather dependant, but if we all keep our paws crossed it might cheer up. The central line looks like it's out all weekend, so lancaster gate may not be the best tube, south ken, hyde park corner may be easier

The location is in the image above.

bring yourselves, music and snacks!

till then,

: )

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Call and Sample the Response

Thought I'd post a quick response of sorts to Grumblemouse's Whodini tune,

No tracklist til' you download it, but here's a bunch of tunes all of which have been sampled. Guess what they were sampled for!
A pretty straightforward bunch to begin with, perhaps I'll get deeper in a future post. Answers on a comment to...

Amongst The Pigeons
Right Here
R1T3 N0W

PS. Details of Tapeclub On Tour this Sunday to follow

*ahem* So now we really dance!

Hey Kids

So I'm kinda into this call and response post game and this is my response to Nix's dance post. In other news I’m quietly beavering away on an ultimate tape club post to shake the very foundations of blogger itself.

Whodini - Friends - special points to anyone that can tell me 2 tunes that have sampled this tune.

Coldcut ft Roots Manauva - True Skool
(Spank Rock Remix) - DAMN those Spank Rock kids can funk a party

Le Knight Club - Le Knight Club
- One half of Daft Punk (De Homo), released on Cryadamoure.

Carnaval - Archigram - another French dude on Cryadamoure.

Daft Punk - The Prime Time of Your Life (Para One Remix)
- oooof ol' man Para One with another dope remix

Raw Man - Lovers - Also from Cryadamoure and he's also released as We In Music and Buffalo Bunch.

The Martain - Tobacco Ties - eeeeeeeeeeep I love this tune.

Le Dust Sucker - Mandate My Ass
- and this tune just takes the piss.

So now we dance!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Chicken Fat EP

Alright kids. I'm back in just 2 short days. Boom! Bam! Whap! Shazam! Borderline annoying. But fuck it. Grumblemouse got me one of these yellow jumpsuits and god damnit - I'm in. So with that - I give you The Chicken Fat EP. It's a 2006 banger. No rhyme or reason to these tracks and I know at least one of them is a repeat - but I'm posting it b/c I can - and well - because I want to. And maybe some people missed it the first time? (see: me with the original dilla tracks....damnit.)

It's almost hump day. Everybody get your hump on. Does anyone elses week go like this?

Friday- Saturday - Humpday - Thursday - Monday - Saturday - Fabulous?

Its fucked up. Like this mix. Chicken Fat for all!

1. Say Anything - Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too! - I mean. Awesome? Completely?? Pretty much. Funny, catchy and fucking rad. Wrapped up in a breakfast burrito for you this morning on your way to work. Nice way to start your day.
2. Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy - Sublime. Pretty production. Great cover. Love it.
3. Cale Parks - This is a demo. Something that I really have liked now for over a year but never posted. Cale plays in a band called Aloha. They're good.
4. Judah Johnson/Dr. Thunder - Dr Thunder does production!! Yeah yeah. Judah and the Dr. teamed up on this one - the Dr on the beats and Judah on the melody and vox. Oh boy oh boy!
5. Some Water and Sun - Snowbreaker (Dabrye Mix) - Fig newtons are yummy....
6. VHS or BETA - Night on Fire (Phil Kieran Mix) - I like this one - you should too. If you haven't already heard this version 5,304,532 times.
7. Talkdemonic - Junesong - Relevant for a miriad of reasons. 1. Its a great tune 2. They are a great band you should go onto emusic NOW and buy both their albums and DUH! 3. It's almost June. Holy crap!
Holy Crap! 8. Bronx Cheerleader - Racing Time - How much do I love this song? A whole bunch. 9. Hotel Lights - A.M. Slow Golden Hit - Are you starting to notice a theme in the last song or two...yeah I've taken it down a notch. Enjoy it all you hands in the air kids.
10. The White Birch - Seer Believer - Another band that never got any love that i know of. This album is so pretty. Sometimes I just sit at home in my plain white T and my diary out - and I just weep. Then I put on my chucks (limited edition of course) and ride of my vespa over to my local record store and cry all over those records.
11. Letting Up Despite Great Faults - If You're Here Today - Good song. Cooler band name.
12. 13 Monk & James Murphy - Kick out the Chairs - Normally I would stay away from Mr. Murphy - after seeing him live my brain has a disturbing etched picture of him on it - but this song seems like wednesday. Kick out the chair bitches!
13. Bonde Do Role - Melo De Vitigilo - Diplo! Band signing! Yay!
14. Suf-jan - The Avalanche - A nice b-side from Illinois. I like this song. He's a tough one not to enjoy in some manner. His indie cred is similar to the wealth of Donald Trump. That bothers me.
15. Ray Lamontagne - Crazy - I heard this has already been posted - but you know. I still like it. Maybe you might too?

Oh and so after the little server skirmish - we are back up with the rainy day mix for those parties that have not downloaded it - it will be up for the remainder of this week. After that, you get no seconds on your mashed potatoes - or green beans.

<3 you.

!!!Dr. Thunder!!!

Chicken Fat EP

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Rainy Day.

Hi Tape-clubbers, it's Dr. Thunder. This is my first tape club post. I'm feeling a little nervous. I'm all shiney. I'm fresh out of the box - still smell a bit like plastic. I hope I don't let all you kids down with the first post...anyway - for those of you I don't know. Come over and say hi. Be a friend. For those of you I do - nice to see you again. (Anglos, Taffy, etc)

After going thru some of the posts - I've really liked alot of the music tossed up, but I'm changing it up. Its a grey day today. I'm in a grey mood. Feeling low. So, I thought a rainy day mix might be just what the doctor ordered. So that being said - sit back - pour a glass of wine - watch the rain and listen to the music.

1. Milosh - Your Taste - Beautifully done. Mike Milosh is one of my favorites.
2. The National - Wasp Nest - Get over here I want to kissyour skinny throat.
3. The Guggenheim Grotto -A Lifetime In Heat- KCRW whores. But I still love them.
4. Sparrow House - When I Am Gone - Side Project of someone I really like - but I forget who.
5. FC Kauna - Hayling - Ripped this track from the beginning of Layer Cake. Pretty song.
6. Clearlake - You Can't Have Me - Mellow. Nice. One big swell. Just go with it.
7. David Pajo - manson twins - super overdubbed vox. lovely song.
8. Paul Duncan - Swam an Ocean - I love pretty much everything this guy does. He adds some really cool elements to the production of his tracks - while maintaining a minimal esthetic.
9. Elliott Smith - Condor Ave - One of his earlier tracks - incredible. Perfect for today.
10. Brian Eno - And then so clear... - Clearly.
11. I am Robot and Proud - Good Sleep
12. Iron & Wine - Love and Some Verses - Amazing to me that some people haven't yet heard Sam. If Elliott Smith grew up in South Carolina instead of Portland.
13. Nina Simone - I Want a Little Suger in my Bowl - No description needed.

Tape Club Rainy Day Mix

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The dance party trashtastic

Rock the high tops and day-glo's - it's hot up in herrre!!!!


1. Newcleus "Jam On It"

2. Digital Underground "Kiss You Back"

3. Lo-Fi-Fnk "Adore"

4. Zdar "Rock & Roll Number One"

5. AS1 "Melobotic"

6. Vegastar "Elle Blesse Para One" (the second half!)

7. The Waterford Landing "Peppermill"

8. Marqui Adora "Empty 051606"

9. Van*Gloria "The Key You Gave Me"



Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tapeclub on tour UK

Hey y'all,
so Grumblemouse, F14 and I have decided to take this shit outdoors and back to nature.....
Introducing the inaugural Tapeclub swell summer shindig on 28th May in Hyde Park.
We will bring speakers, blankets and love.
You will bring ipods, beer and joy.
It will be a triumph.....
Details of precise location, passwords and dress code to follow.

To mark this occasion my post is a bunch of Summer tunes, all of which I'm sure you've heard but which shape and fuel my waking, walking life nonethless.

summer dress

Saturday, May 13, 2006

First National City Bank

Big ups to F-14 - that post was super dope - I kinda want my post to be a respnes to yours - I hope it works like that.

Cuizinier - Intro etc - I'm so in love with Young Cuize at the moment its unreal aka your girlfriend's bopyfriend!

Serge Gainsbourg - New York USA - this tune is soo good - check how he just walks down the street and makes a tune out of the things he sees.

Serge Gainsbourg - Bonnie and Clyde - ummmm this tune is just too good

Vanessa Paradis - Joe le Taxi - I'd forgotten about this tune until the Lilly mixtape - cheers Lilly.

Emilana Torrini - Unemployed in Summertime - before there was Lilly there was Emiliana - the orig summer tune

Guillemots - Made Up Love Song 43 - I saw them last night love them so much - check the JAZZ bassline.

Busta Vs Architecture in Helsinki - Touch it Whirlwind - did someone say MASH UP? No actually this is really good and sounds like a proper remix

Gladys Knight - The Way We Were-Try To Remember - The WU nicked this for Can it All Be So Simple - beautiful.

Download these tunes - HERE!!!!!!!

Friday, May 12, 2006

'Stay hungry, stay foolish'

cats find these images on their nightly prowls, this one is from the back page of the last Whole Earth Catalogue, perhaps the last remnants of 60's hippy ideology ; ) who knows, it has nothing to do with the music i'm posting though just liked it...

I love tapeclub, it gives me a warm feeling inside, like when catching the odd escaped budgie and dragging it home only half alive; keeps me on my paws, always thinking about what to post next. Catnip to the music soul.

Voyages - Michel Polnareff
It all seems so calm out here, floating on a raft at sea... but wait what's this? a funky brass band on dolphin back, that's what

Techno Theme - Life Aquatic OST (Sven Libaek?)
To wear your wetsuit to

Jane B. - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
So french, so sixties, so vulnerable. (listen for the mouse, cats hear well)

You're Gonna Need Me - Dionne Warwick
Shamelessly taken from grumblemouse's donuts mix tape find, so good it needed to be alone for a while

All For Love - Bilal
bilal's name makes me think of stomach acid, thankfully this is a little less harsh.

Disco Nights (Rock Freak) (12'' Remix) - GQ
Ahh come on, it's a friday... only fair right?

Cristo Redentor - Donald Byrd
And you thought i wasn't going to sneak any jazz in, sly like that : )

New York Shit (Feat. Swizz Beatz) - Busta Rhymes
Nothing like replacing every s with a z, it doesn't work if you try 'zhe zellz zea zhellz on da zea zhore' I reckon this would make a wicked theme tune for a modern NYC blaxploitation movie.

Don't Say You Don't - Maritime
Love this album by maritime, not sure what everyone else thinks...


have a great weekend all

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

We hardly knew yeeeee

A few days ago Grant McLennan from the Go Betweens died. Seems this news was greated by sympathtic indifference by most people I know. I'm def not a life long super fan or anything but the Go Betweens did write lovely little songs in a old Crowded House, REMish kind of way. I've always liked this song a lot. So here you go, now you can say you know at least one Go Betweens song.

The Go Betweens-Streets of Your Town

Sunday, May 07, 2006

This is the killer yo!

Eh Yo

So I've been hanging out in the states a bunch recently and one thing that has been on my mind is the fact that you can't drink in public - well in true UK style I found a way round it in the name of 'Subway Cup Filled with Beer on the Beach' all hail the neu messiah.

So anyway I've had a million posts in my head recently and I've decided the only way to get round it is to post all the tunes in three big ZIP files. Its like tapeclub Xmas or Lucky Dip.

Tapey 1 - Some of my most favorite new artists, Ayentee, Beirut, some old choir covering the Kaiser Chiefs and the new Dabrye tune with MF Doom. NIIIIICE! Also on of my fave non english speaking song Akira's Coal Mining Song - Japanese Big Band anyone? tapey 1

Tapey 2 - again another new fave of mine the Klaxons but this tapey is much more classic, London Funk Allstars, Kid Loco (that sexy tune) Patti Smith, that Lou Reed tune from The Squid and the Whale, another Doom appearence and some old foreign business. tapey 2

Tapey 3 - this tapey is a little bit more 'Urban' than the others, Pimp C and the Purple Ribbon Allstars, you know its summer when we roll out the Red Rat, another secret Doom appearence and some more foreign language music. Oh and also one of my favorite Tim Buckey tunes. tapey 3

I hope you guys enjoy these tunes and I hope they don't get lost as some big ass folder on your ipod - please enjoy and walk around the city you live in listening to them or at the very least stumble home on the tube drunk and let them carry you home.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Whats Really Good?

Hey kids

its been a while since my last post. Glad to see everyone has been walking a lot. This mix is wicked - its some dude who's mixed a bunch of the tunes from Dilla's Donuts with the originals. Its wicked and I've walked all over LDN and LA listening to it and, well its just good. Hope you enjoy.

Amel Da Bee - D'OriginalNUTS

Ok so here'a nice sunny upbeat number to start your weekends with, its bass-y and got vibes:
A good soundtrack for some further city exploration-anyone up for some old docks around Thamesmead?

The Dolly Daggers 'Thrills & Sills'

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Look, no jazz

I took a walk in the sunshine today, and armed only with my trusty telephone, took a few snaps to document the journey from Kingsland Road to sunny Kennington.

Anyway, while shuffling along, the pod hit a couple of old tunes in a row which made me feel the spring and eagerly await the summer. Sometimes it gets it so right.

Lewis Parker - Rise
I had this one on a mix tape nearly 10 years ago now... damn... anyway it was never released on CD so I forked out for it on notforfreebay. One of my secret favourites you lucky lucky things, but I'll let it go. Speaking of which, if any tapeclubbers have any vinyl you're bursting to have ripped for 'backup' purposes... let me know.

Jon Brion - Here We Go
So much like a modern John Lennon, perhaps it's the strings. You probably all have this anyway. So have it again.

so til next time...

"What's your problem, Kazanski?
You're everyone's problem. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.
That's right! Ice... man. I am dangerous."

PS: some nice uk hiphop instrumentals for download here

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

punks jump up

ghetto obsession 2006
Diplo & Dr Evil 'Mary Jane'
Where Are All The Saints?

hopefully these all work this time-a coupla nice dancefloor bits from hipster world, this wouldn't be a real music blog otherwise, no? and a slow soft one thats got me by the proverbials at the moment