Thank you if you tuned into my third show. Just one left now of this month long RSL broadcast. It all went well and I really enjoyed it. No live session this week as the editting when tits up mid-week. Hopefully I’ll one an amazing one (or two) next week.
To make up for it though, I have even more local songs and not one but three studio guests, including Joe Boyd, the man behind local record label, Of National Importance Records. He does great things with many local bands and has a compilation due out soon.
You can find links to all of them and the local bands/musicians below.
If you did you miss the show, here’s what we played in the correct order…
THE RAMONES – TAKE IT AS IT COMES
A brilliant cover of The Doors’ classic from The Ramones’ 1992 album, Mondo Bizzaro.
SERVERS – UNIVERSES AND SUPERNOVAS (UNMASTERED)
A very special sneak preview of a track from Servers very soon-to-be debut album. This track also features orchestral arrangements from Barnsley’s very own composer Chris Haigh. This video obviously isn’t for the song I played, but is infact one of the few studio clips the band released.
DAVID BOWIE – 1984 (LIVE)
Recorded in 1974 for the Dick Cavett Show. I played this because a new production of Orwell’s 1984 plays at The Civic this week.
SULK – FLOWERS
The first of my RECORDS OF THE WEEK. Yes… I know I’m only meant to have one, but both of these albums are just too good.
This one is a definite trip back to the early 90s.
SAVAGES – HUSBANDS
My second RECORD OF THE WEEK, from the band of the moment right now, London’s Savages. Expect big things from their debut album Silence Yourself, due out next week.
AZTEC DOLL – FLOWER
The first of two tracks from our studio guests Aztec Doll, who released their debut EP Endlessly on Of National Importance Records last month.
THE CHAMELEONS – PAPER TIGERS
Selected by Lee and Roxy of Aztec Dolls as a prime influence on the band. This song is taken from their album, Script of the bridge.
EMILY WORTON – SIDE BY SIDE
Emily is currently a part of ‘team will-i-am’ on BBC’s reality tv singing competition The Voice. This track was recorded earlier this year at Studio 24 as part of another competition. This video was prodcued by Hellequin Films.
ANDWHATARMY – WELCOME TO SPANKTOWN
Made up of members of Dirty Jeans, Better For Nothing & Paradine Case, these guys have recently cut their first demos. Expect a new EP later this year.
THE BARNSLEY MUSIC ARCHIVE
LEGION – WITECHAPEL
The first of this week’s Barnsley Music Archive tracks come from the very back end of the 80s/very early 1990. I stumbled upon this demo on facebook group called Barnsley Moshers – which is a chat space set up by and for the tarn’s very many rockers who wre around on the scene back then and indeed still are. They’re called Legion and were a thrash metal band but judging from some of the demos I’ve been sent, they often dabbled in Death Metal too.
The band had a couple of different drummers and guitarist in its time – guitarists were Roz, (Paul Rose), Shag (Shaun Barrett), Woody (Lee Wood) and on drums Hodgy (Mark Hodgson) and Greenie (Mark Greenwood). And then on bass and vocals throughout it all was Mark Taylor, also known as Tashy. Tragically though, Tashy was killed with he was run over in Codworth.
The band recorded two demos and this song, Whitechapel seems to be a favourite amongst fans and members and the playing of this records is very much goes out as a tribute to Tashy
This is a twenty-odd year old demo, so apologies for the rough quality but it really is good.
AZTEC DOLL – SUDDENLY I’M OUTSIDE MYSELF
The second track by out studio guests, Aztec Doll.
They were in the studio to promote their Willow Foundation benefit gig. The Willow Foundation is the only charity in the UK to provide positive and life-enhancing Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. The gig takes plac on Sunday 26th May, it starts at 3pm and has the incredible line-up of Imoko Set, The Exhibition, Mynas, McCarthy Vigil, Aztec Doll, Georgina Gilmartin, Emily Worton and Richard Kitson. More info here > https://www.facebook.com/events/162190810614695/
THE EXHIBITION – ROMA
A relatively new recording, produced and published by Of National Importance Records and the choice selection of Joe Boyd, the label’s owner, who was also a studio guest this week.
EUTHEMIA – DEAR CHELSEA
A brilliant song by a brilliant Barnsley/Leeds band who fuse good old fashion 70s glam with the sound of newer bands such as Muse and The Killers.
SOPHIE SWEET AND HER NOVEMBER CRIMINALS – GO BILLY GO!
A Leeds based band fusing all kinds of Johnny Cash, rockabilly, bluesgrass Dolly parton goodness. Playing Elsecar this coming week.
TORI AMOS – RAINING BLOOD
A beautiful version of the Slayer classic. Although sounding completely different to the original Slayer song, the spirit of the song encapsulates the setiment of the song totally. From her covers album Strange Little Girls.
RIP JEFF HANNEMAN
BARNSLEY MUSIC ARCHIVE
CATCH-IT KEBABS – FIVE YEARS
Sheffield’s The Mighty Vipers play their first ever Barnsley gig this coming Saturday 11th at The White Bear. Some of you will already be somewhat familiar with the band though, as many its members used to be in the amazing Barnsley ska band Catch-It Kebabs. They formed in 2003 and went on until just last year. They played some amazing gigs in town back then, often to massive crowds and they always went down a storm at festivals. In fact I saw Might Vipers play Sheftival at Don Valley last year and they killed it. Sooo good live. A proper party band.
HANNAH PEEL – HARBOUR
A former pupil of Kingstone School. She often played in local brass bands and much of that heritage has fed into some of her musical output. She is called Hannah Peel, and as well as performing solo, she is a member of The Magnetic North with Simon Tong, formerly of Blur, The Verve, Gorrilaz and The Good The Bad The Queen and also a touring member of John Foxx’s band. She featured on the soundtrack to the 2012 film Anna Karenina and in 2008, she became the youngest awardee of the European Capital of Culture Artists commissions for the 2008 Liverpool celebrations. This is Hannah Peel and the song is called Harbour, the lead track from her brand new EP. Find out more about her by visiting her brand new website http://hannahpeel.com/ I highly recommend checking out music box covers of Tainted Love and Blue Monday. Enjoy, thank you for listening and good night.
JACK WHITE – LOVE IS BLINDNESS
I thought I’d play out on this for a few reasons. It covers a song from a U2 album which I used to love as a kid, and Achtung baby is still a great album – just a shame the band have been long past their sell by date for a long time now.
Also, this Jack White track is taken from the forthcoming Baz Lurhmann film The Great Gatsby, which i am very much looking forward to.
As well as all of this music, I also digussed local arts news, all of the forthcoming local gigs, movie releases and theatre productions. I hope you enjoyed the show.
The next show is Sunday 12th May at 7pm.