Week 41 - Fri 8 Oct
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 8th October 2021, with hopefully (fingers crossed it works "live") some new added technology; yes, embeded audio which isn't from U-toob. So let's head off down that meandering, never ending musical road of adventure and discovery and see where RPMers have got to this week...over to...
Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away) by Deftones - "Bit of a shoe gazing throwback. They just needed Dave Grohl on drums..."
Roam by The B52's - "Joyous, upbeat, love the harmonies & Kate Pierson's huge smile."
Passenger by Iggy Pop (live at Manchester Apollo in 1977) - "I've said it before, but it bears repeating 'cos I love him so much - in a parallel universe, Iggy's my dad."
"This week it's three from, in my, ahem, 'unbiased' opinion, Norfolk's finest 'indie' band(s) of the early 00's, and I'm pretty sure no-one at RPM will have heard these tracks before. I played a track by Revolve ('Alchemy') on 7th July 2015, and they are featured here alongside the later line up, The Collectors."
'06 by The Collectors - (CD single released 2008. Allsorted label).
Wolf River by The Collectors - (CD EP released 2006. Private presing sold at gigs)
?Strange? by Revolve - (home demo, recorded at Georges farm loft in Deepest Norfolk, unreleased)
(All songs: copyright Daniel Watson.)
"A guitar based week...Something pretty..."
"...but... also, in the week during which the relatives of the rednecks, that threw rocks, at six year-old Ruby Bridges (who had to be escorted by federal marshals to insure her safe enrolment at the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960) were in court having invoked privacy laws, to try to ensure that the images of their relatives should not be shown in a way in which they could be identified..... I think that a couple of protest songs, are relevant."
To show that we knew what was happening to the planet way back when...."
"And back to the deep South...."
"This week I tried to watch a recording of Mario Van Peebles' film "Posse," but gave up on it because it was all style (and a bloody irritating style at that) and very little substance. It promised to be more than that in an introductory narration on the under-representation on screen of the contributions of black people in the development of the American West. (Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte made a better movie in the 70s entitled "Buck and The Preacher"). That narration was spoken to camera, rather than as just a voice-over, by Woody Strode, which inspired this week's selections- all to do with films that featured Mr. Strode. Best wishes to all RPMers as ever."
Running on Empty by Jackson Browne - (thanks P)
October Song by The Incredible String Band -
The Breakfast Song by Matthew P -
Since I Fell For You performed by Dinah Washington -
Don't You Feel Like Crying by Solomon Burke -
Promised Land performed by Johnnie Allen -
"Hi RPMers, I hope you're all enjoying the Indian Summer before it turns into the English Winter! I've been listening to quite a variety of music over the past seven days; it's been one of those weeks when I've played stuff that hasn't hit the turntable, CD player or car stereo in many a long month - even the portable cassette player came out of retirement to give us my first choice..."
"Hi RPMers, enjoyed your play list last week . Hope you are all keeping well . Here’s my 3."
"Three from the past week's listening."
Over Your Shoulder by Motorhead - "Dug out some old Motorhead...love the way Mickey Dee swaps the emphasis of the drum beat to really screw up your sense of where beat 1 is happening. Killer track."
The Lord Stepped In (Taking Back Control) by Alabama 3 - "Alabama 3 are so good at mixing blues and gospel with electronic dance rhythms...and the cutting political humour of the lyrics is highly entertaining as well. There's probably more to come from this album in future weeks..."
...'Til Next Time...