Week 37 - Fri 16 Sep
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 16th September 2022. Over to...
"Loosing track of time what with all the dashing about weve been doing.... This should have come up a couple of weeks ago.. I thought that I had posted it but clearly not! Luckily I am still impressed by it and have played it a couple of times this week ! I know nothing about them - selected by algorithm ob the day it was released. I can't remember that happening before, the tracks that I get sent are are usually ones I hate, stuff like Chinese lumber jacks having accidents, lorries stuck in rivers close up magicians with bikini clad assistants, or something to do with cats but I don't know how this one got through! So just a random track out of the blue which I liked...and a couple of gems..."
tATu- 'How soon is now' (from '200'KM/H in the wrong lane' LP released 10th December 2002. Interscope label) - "Puppets or popettes? This is an album full of surprises and probably features producer Trevor Horn's densest production."
Cornershop- 'Norwegian wood (This bird has flown)' (from 'When I was born for the seventh time' LP released 8th September 1997. Wiiija label) - "Nothing much added here to the original except the song is transposed into Punjabi. Excellent cover version tho' methinks."
Peter Hammill- 'Balada para mi muerte' (from 'In translation' LP released May 2021. Fie label). - "Especially for 'classical' music lovers out there in RPMland, this is one of two covers of Piazzolla songs from Hammil's sort of 'Pin Ups' covers album which also features songs by Mahler, Faure, Hammerstein and Kern and (unavailable on Youtube) Leiber and Stoller's classic adaptation of the Italian 1961 biggie "Uno dei Tanti" which they translated for Ben E King to record in 1963 as 'I (who have nothing)', which was made slightly more famous by Burly Chassis of course."
"We had a trip out to the Palace Cinema in Malton and saw the new Fisherman's Friends film, so here's some related music."
First Day of My Life -
"Next, a band I used to love...I remember catching them at a festival in Brighton in the mid 90s sometime."
You Wont Let Me Down Again by Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan -
Weird Goodbyes by The National featuring Bon Iver - "Two of my favourite soulful and evocative vocalists combine; superbly sad & sublime. Poignantly beautiful track."
There'd Better be a Mirrorball by Arctic Monkeys - "Alex channeling his inner rat pack crooner isn't everyone's cup of tea, but delighted me."
Out of My Head by First Aid Kit - "Amazing music & lyrics from Klara & Johanna as ever. Not sure about the running around in meringue-y frocks part, each to their own I guess."
"Thanks RPMers for creating a definitive playlist every week."
"Hi Everyone, hope you're all safe and well. Some excellent selections last week; the video to Nina's choice by Sprints could have been from a Sally Rooney mini-series.....
Hunting Girl by Jethro Tull - "A live version from the 1978 'Live - Bursting Out' double LP."
Bullets by I Am Kloot - "From the 2013 LP 'Let It All In'."
Walk The Streets Of Glory by Israel Vibration - "From the 1978 LP 'The Same Song'."
"Hi RPMers...hope all is good. Here’s my 3 this week."
"Here's my week's triumvirate of tunes...."
Seen The Sun by Ed Wynne - "And yet more from Ed's new solo album...which is the album with the most plays this week, probably 2 or 3 times a day. Yes, I'm liking it."
John Brennan's / The Ships Are Sailing / The Holy Land performed by Sharon Shannon, Mary Shannon, Majella Shannon, Garry Shannon & Tim Edey - " Two new tunes learnt this week on the ol' banjo; Ships Are Sailing and the Holy Land. Mighty tunes indeed, made even mightier by the jaw droppingly good Shannon family."
Far Cry by Rush - "Over the past few months I've been revisiting 2 or 3 albums from each of Rush's just over four decades of activity. This is from 2007s Snakes and Arrows album....saw them at Birmingham NEC when the tour came to the UK. Brilliant."
'Til Next Time...