Week 44 - Fri 4 Nov
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 4th November 2022. And on this Bonfire weekend, lets light the blue touch paper for an aural display of musical fireworks to make you gasp, wow and aahhh; in order of submission this week, over to....
Gerry Dorsey- 'Baby I do' (7" single b-side to 'Take your time' released March 1964. PYE label. This from 'Hitmakers' album released 1970. Marble Arch label)
Ian and the Zodiacs 'Beechwood 4-5789' (7" single released September 1963. Oriole label. This from re-issue of 'This is Merseybeat' double album released 1989. Edsel/Demon label)
Mike Sheridan And The Nightriders- 'No Other Guy' (7" single b-side to 'Tell Me What ‘Cha Gonna Do', released November 1963. Columbia label.
"This from 'The Beat Merchants- British Beat Groups 1963-1964' released 1976. United Artists label).
"Politics: Hmmmmm........... just a couple of things from the top of my head:
"I watched a great program on Sky Arts during the week about the birth of the pop video in the 1980s. I've picked two examples which matched the music using pioneering techniques. Much of what went on in the early days was through winging it so even more amazing for that..."
Cry by Godley And Creme - "This video used a 'soft wipe' technique to morph each face in a consecutive other - obviously repeatedly using Godley and Cremes' own faces throughout but amazing to see it again."
Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie - "The black sky technique was stunning and achieved accidentally as was all the other weird coloration by directly playing with the camera settings, it was said."
....And for my last choice
"Hi Everyone, here are my three tracks from albums I've listened to this week. Hope you're all keeping well."
"Hi all, hope all is well. Here’s my 3 for this week..."
"We spent Halloween at Boggle Hole, just south along the coast from Robin Hood's Bay, also a few days after Whitby Goth Fstival...so here's 3 from The Mission."
"This week's listening has been pretty minimal, actually, due to Jackie and I having a few nights away at Boggle Hole, near Robin Hood's bay, reading a lot (brain can't seem to take in music and read at the same time any more, so it's one or the other), binge watching Escape to the Chateau and playing the ol' banjo. So, here's the few sound bites that caught my ear...as an unintentional musical sandwich. Yum Yum."
Silver Machine performed by the Buddha Lounge Players - "This amused me when I came across it whilst looking for the version of Silver Machine from Hawkwind's Choose Your Masques, the 1982 LP I mentioned last week...."
Silver Machine by Hawkwind (10th Anniversary version) - "Following on from where I left you last week, 1982 also saw the 10th anniversary of the release of Silver Machine. To mark this event, the band re-recorded the tune and released it as a single. RCA, HWs record company at the time, also decided to put it onto the Choose Your Masques album, apparently against the wishes of the band who had other original material ready and waiting. It opened side 2 (in old money) and although suffering from the previously mention 80s drum machine sound, was, I thought, a fresh take and a nice way to celebrate that particular milestone. This year, if you've kept up with the maths, is therefore the 50th anniversary of the original release, so, here's the 1982 version....hope that's all clear."
'Til Next Time...