Week 15 - Fri 11 Dec
Welcome to the RPM 7DS...(shorthand for Seven Day Soundtrack, don't you know)....week ending Friday 11th December 2020. Let's turn on the virtual hi-fi and tune in to this weeks musical selection; over, then, to....................
"..........3 I’ve bought this week."
Love Lies Lost by Helen Terry -
"Hi RPMers........hope you are all well........and got ya new vinyl records ordered with Santa!!! Here’s my 3."
Into The White by Pixies -
Unfair by Pavement -
Don't Fight It, Feel It by Primal Scream -
"This week I’m looking back to my oldest 45s and thinking how my tastes have changed. Best regards to all RPMers. Keep safe."
"Hi RPMers, Hope you're all fit and well. Here's a sample of what I've been listening to this week. Keep safe."
"In a week during which I realised that an hour spent in Sainsbury’s, with it’s selection of super compressed Christmas Musak, is, for me, the equivalent of a month spent in purgatory, a big thanks to Alan for the mention of Geeshi Wiley last time, it quite pulled me up short. I dug deep.
"Greetings RPM collaborators. I trust that you, like me, have had a good week and listened to some great music. This week I have some happy pop, some new Braziliana, and a nod to the recently deceased Harold Budd."
"This week I have gone mostly Canadian, and have included a bonus track if I'm allowed to get away with it. "Mostly" because the first group were only 4/5ths Canadian."
"This week was the 40th remembrance of John Lennon's brutal murder. There was a very interesting article in the Daily Mail (Tory rag, I know, but I've always believed in knowing what the 'enemy' are thinking/planning!!) with Andy Peebles, the last person to interview Lennon just hours before he was murdered, where he disclosed that Chapman had, in fact, been a 'regular' outside of the Dakota Building for several weeks, requesting autographs to sell on, to which Lennon good humouredly acquiesced. Peebles has, apparently, suffered something similar to PTSD ever since, a condition which was probably exacerbated when Yoko Ono ceased contact with him as soon as he left the BBC.... shameful if true."
"Here's my mix of 3 taken from what I've been playing this week.........."
Right To Decide by Hawkwind - "Thought you all might be getting withdrawal symptoms due to lack of HW over the past weeks.....but fear not! There's a new release celebrating the bands 50th year of existence in the form of a triple live LP going by the original title of Hawkwind 50: Live. Recorded on dates from last years 50th anniversary tour, it's not a classic, but it is a solid and very acceptable document of how the band currently sound."
Bonus Track: See That My Grave is Kept Clean by Blind Lemon Jefferson - "Just thought you'd like to compare Dylan's rendition to the original (?) 1928 recording by Blind Lemon Jefferson..........in fact, Jefferson recorded this song twice, first under the pseudonym Deacon L. J. Bates, and then, due to it's success, it was re-recorded and released again in 1928 under his own name. The following year Jefferson died; December 1929."
Power of Prayer by Bruce Springsteen - "Still really enjoying Bruce's new LP.....this is the album that I've played the most this week, so here's another favourite song from it."