Thursday, 30 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 97 Redux

A dig in the vault this week, back to July 2013 for a resurrected Transmission 97.

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Thee songs:

Celestial Empire – Dragonfly

Old Man – Londons

Troubled Mind – Buff Medways

Religious Experience (Singing a Song in the Morning) – Kevin Ayers featuring Syd Barrett

Jet Set – Dave Pike

Woke Up in a Police Car – Oblivians

Turquoise Hotel – Fungi Girls

Cheeseburger and Fries – King Lollipop

Temptation Inside Your Heart – Velvet Underground

Goodbye Johnny – Primal Scream

Taking Off – The Fall

No Come Down – Brian Jonestown Massacre

Spirit or Spell - Plantman

Fuzzy – Grant Lee Buffalo

California Über Alles – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

CIA Man – Fugs

Tosta Mista – Hooded Fang

Libras and Zebras = Jacuzzi Boys

Stoned and Starving – Parquet Courts

Vile Cranian (Circles) – Sun Araw

Drugs – Talking Heads

Sunrise – New Order

Hard Act to Follow – 21st Century

I Want My Woody Back –The Barracudas

Is It Raining in Your Mouth – The Fat White Family

Black Potato – The Rabble

Pick A Dub – Keith Hudson

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 400

Our four hundredth show brings you tunes from a full house of Pauls (in spirit at least) plus three local luminaries we found lingering and loitering with a song each to play.

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Thee Songs:
Feels So Bad – Junior Kimbrough
Cowgirl – Underworld
Who’s My Eugene? – Tropical Fuck Storm
Smile, Love – The Cool Greenhouse
Woe Is Me – The Composers
Procissão – Gilberto Gil
Deep Blue Sea – Art Lown
Radio Drill Time – Josef K
Humor Me – Pere Ubu
The Water Was Bad – Vic Godard & Subway Sect
Rag Doll - -Kevin Rowland
A Certain Kind – Weyes Blood
Victoria – Sonic Youth
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory – Ronnie Spector
Viva Las Vegas – Dead Kennedys
All My Happiness Is Gone – Purple Mountains
A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off – The Magnetic Fields
Dungeon – The Frogs
I’m So Worried - Monty Python
Pay No Mind (Snoozer) – Beck
It’s On You – Happyness
Sad Sorry Soul – The Stroppies
Down In The Basement – Viagra Boys
The Sweet Smell of Florida – Warmduscher
They Say I’m Different – Betty Davis
Come Dancing – The Briefs
Different Drum – Lemonheads
I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys – Reigning Sound
Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
You Give A Little Love – Silvery
Why Must I Pay – The Rebel
Three Years On – Light Fantastic
Psycho Mafia – The Fall
Shake and Black - Snuff

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 399

Transmission 399, a cranial black hole of aural delights. 

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Thee Songs:
She Is Mine – WITCH
Ene Yewodedquat – Tamrat Molla
You Me Bullets Love – The Bombay Royale
Contort Yourself – The Contortions
321 – Hierophants
Salted Tangerines – Andy Votel feat. Malcolm Mooney
Ravenspoint - Jane Weaver feat. Malcolm Mooney
The Storm – World of Twist
Sludge – Squid
Do They? (Glasser Remix) – Crass
Sweet Saturn Mine – The Moonlandingz
Tuesday Makes Me Cry – Snapped Ankles
Jungel Jenny – Omni
Gold on the Shore – Ty Segall
Uh! – Juana Molina
Medway Wheelers – The Buff Medways
The Soul of My Suit – T-Rex
Crying Inside – Nick Lowe
Star of Bethlehem – Neil Young
Come Monkey With Me – Geno Washington

Friday, 10 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 398

Treat yourself to a Morricone sandwich.

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Thee Songs:
L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock #2 – Ennio Morricone
Bomb (rLr Remix) – Crass
Texas Drums Part 1 & 2 – Pottery
James Brown – Cabaret Voltaire
U.F.O. – Jim Sullivan
Miami Alive – Kimya Dawson
Blonde on Blonde – Harlem
Roses Are Free – Ween
Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It – Kelley Stoltz
Look to the Wind – Pete Molinari
The Space Program – A Tribe Called Quest
Wack Wack – Young Holt Unlimited
More – Paul Weller
Time (You and I) – Khruangbin
BHS – Sleaford Mods
Harry K-Tel – Momus
Broke – Scott Lavene
Funny Thing – Reigning Sound
Skull – Misfits
60 Seconds to What – Ennio Morricone

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 397

A bit more beer drunk on this show that there had been for a long time. Pour yourself a scoop and settle back.

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Thee songs:
The Love Between – White Fence
St John of the Cross – The Yummy Fur
Old Clothes – Nodzzz
Out of the Question - The Seeds
Mum’s the Word – Chain and the Gang
Don’t Send Me No Flowers – The Blue and the Gray
We Repel Each Other – The Ettes
Everybody – Brinsley Schwartz
Rico Special – Rico Rodriguez and Randy’s Allstars
Wading Out – Favourite People
Astral Plane – Modern Lovers
Girls with English Accents – Fergus & Geronimo
I Shall Be A Ditchdigger – The Wave Pictures
What went Wrong/Nothing Came Out – Moldy Peaches
Tenderness – Parquet Courts
Love Is Not Real – The Negatives
Out of Order – The Cute Lepers
Red Hot Breakers – Charlie and the Moonhearts
There’s Ginna Be A Showdown – Archie Bell & the Drells
You Better Move On – Rolling Stones
I Want More – Can
Return of Django - Upsetters

Friday, 26 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 396

45rpms from Coop, 33rpms from Miggins this week.

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Thee songs:
Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Sounds Orchestral
Launderette – Vivian Goldman
Search and Destroy – Peaches
Zaharila – El Michels Affair
Son of A Preacher Man – Mongo Santamaria
Mah Mah Mambo – Cy Wagner Orchestra
Gathers No Moss – Shadows Five
Memphis Creep – Oblivians
I Wanna Die – Johnny Moped
Tick – Ween
Forget Me – Summer Twins
Mary Ann – Subsonics
So Long Baby – Del Shannon
I Love Your Many ways – Lincoln Chase
Yes It’s You – Sweet Charles
That’s Alright With Me – Esther Phillips
Or Down You Fall – Gil Scott Heron
Lovely Gold – Michael Yonkers
Sell Your Soul – Pink Mountain Tops
Lift A Finger (By the Garden Path) - OCS

Friday, 19 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 395

Back in the shed! After a three month Covid lay off Miggins and Coop donned the PPE and got down to playing some records again, at a reasonable social distance. Nice to be back.

Fuck racism. Black Lives Matter.

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Thee Songs:
Losing Touch with My Mind – Spacemen 3
Pumpkin Patch – Some Velvet Sidewalk
Everything’s Roses – Fire Engines
English Disease – Hotel Lux
Things to Do – Pork
Famous and Dandy (Like Amos ‘n’ Andy) – The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
Time Be Kind – Revbjelde
Everywhere That Wog Army Roam – Cornershop
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Nina Simone
I’ve Been Hiding With The Ghosts – Songs:Ohia
Most of What I Know – Richard Swift
Light of the Moon – Scott Lavene
Los Hongos De Marosa – Juana Molina
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Forge Your Own Chains – D.R. Hooker
Only Took A Year – Tim Burgess
Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
The Motion 5 – Andrew Weatherall
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Dreams Is Destiny – Harlem
Time of Machines – Sergio Ferraresi
Flourescences – Stereolab
Jet Pop – Bana Pop Band

Masked up.

Gloved up. Antibac hand gel at the ready.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts - Bill and Ben

Inspired by Coop's show last week, him doing two of his favourites Greg & Nick (check it out), I've quickly put together two of my favourites (limited to what's available on Spotify). I present Mr William Hamper & Mr Benedict R Wallers, two of England's finest artistes. Enjoy. Stay safe. Give everyone a hug from me.
Paul x.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Jesuses of Cool

Coop here, my turn this week. So, the title; apparently that is the correct pluralisation of Jesus, looks wrong to me but there you go. And I'm not saying the Polyvinyl Craftsmen are Jesuses of cool, we're blatantly not but I think the subjects of my playlist this week are. This is my opinion, it doesn't necessarily reflect the views of other Craftsmen!

Greg Cartwright and Nick Lowe are two of my favourite songwriters and singers, so this is a chronological wander through their back catalogues. 

Greg Cartwright has been my favourite for a few years, I was hooked when I heard "Stop and Think It Over" and then gobbled up everything else I could find that he was involved in.

Nick Lowe has been around a lot longer and has taken more time to appreciate. I heard him first in the 70s and liked what he did but never really dug much deeper than a couple of singles. I saw Brinsley Schwarz doing "Surrender to the Rhythm" on an Old Grey Whistle Test repeat about 10 years ago and picked up a best of Brinsley Schwartz comp and then a best of Nick Lowe on the back of that and then collected all his early LPs. I've just finished Will Birch's "Cruel To Be Kind" bio and have been buying all of Nick's later LPs/EPs too. He is growing old gracefully and his music is reflecting that.

Enough waffle, have a listen, there are similarities you might notice, both are influenced by country, soul, R&B and the love of a good song. I could have picked 100 songs by each but chose 20, all written by them rather than covers (they are both ace at interpreting other people's songs too).

Friday, 29 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - One Third of PVC 3

Miggins is on selecting duties this week, ideal sounds for driving round town in your vintage jalopy (if restrictions allow in your neck of the woods of course).

Friday, 22 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts Playlist 3

Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh. The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was wonder of wonders. And then, a bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk round my bed. Then flute and oboe bored, like worms of like platinum, into the thick thick toffee gold and silver. I was in such bliss, my brothers.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 393

Coop's turn to go solo this week. 1-2-3-4...

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Thee songs:

One Way Street – The Saints
Two Time Loser – Loose Lips
Three Sisters – The Jim Carroll Band
Four Button Suit – The Makers

One Track Mind – Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers
Two Time Loser – Little Richard
Three – The Lords of Altamont
Four – The A-Lines

One Way Spit – Debris
Two Librans – The Fall
Three Drop Jameson Mechanism – The Cubical
Four Banger – The Exotics

One Way Love – The Damned
Two Things At Once (Part 1) – Uranium Club
Three Cool Chicks – The Garrys
Four Horseman – The Clash

Numbers - Kraftwerk

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 394

It's Miggins with another lonely record spinning session from thee shed (he sounds a lot happier this time though, must be getting used to his own company!)

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Thee Songs:
La La Love you - Pixies
Hell Face - DiCaprio
Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer - Silver Jews
Take It or Leave It - The Strokes
Everyday It Starts - Parquet Courts
True Love (is Hard to Find) - Paint
Pack Your Romantic Mind - Stereolab
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Hello I'm Sorry - Baxter Dury
Electrosex - Go-Kart Mozart
Let Me Try - MC5
Time Between - The Byrds
No Good Thing - Syd Barrett
Be Thankful for What You Have Got - Love
Sweet Thang - Shuggie Otis
Gossip Gossip - Diamond Joe
The Boss - James Brown
You Said/But I've Got My Way - Erik Heller
Eighteen is Over the Hill - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Big Boss Man - Thee Headcoatees
Captain Captain - The King Khan & BBQ Show
Cat Squirrel - Danny and the Darleans
New Face in Hell - The Fall
When I leave - The Fat White Family
Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem
Florida - Grandaddy

Friday, 1 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts Playlist 2

In the bitter sweet words of Johnny Rotten in San Fran 1978 - "you'll get one song & one song only, cause I'm a lazy sod". With that in mind I have channelled that iconic message and made zero effort in the making of this playlist, I did however set out with one thought to make it more 'pop' upbeat & easy listening (no avant-garde or too obscure for the average earlobes) so midweek armed with some alcohol & little thought you got this playlist, because I'm a lazy sod.*

Play loud. Enjoy. 

Laggers. X

*All these songs are from my vinyl collection.

Friday, 24 April 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 392

Coop's turn for a solo effort this week. No shed access so here's his A-Z lockdown selection put together on his sofa using a low-fi laptop mic and tunes of the digital variety. 

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Thee A to Z
diskhat1 – Aphex Twin
Wondrous Place – Billy Fury
Too Late to Turn Back Now – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Moon Over Marin – Dead Kennedys
Set the Woods On Fire – Earth Girl Helen Brown
Tube Disaster – Flux of Pink Indians
Eisbär – Grauzone
Acperience 1 – Hardfloor
Ta Lassa (Hide & Smile Edit) – International Soleil Band
Rectangle – Jacno
Aéro Dynamik – Kraftwerk
The Swimmer – L.A. Takedown
Sur Smurk (Munk Version) – Munk
Control I’m Here (Command Control Confront Mix) – Nitzer Ebb
Não Va Se Perder Por Aï – Os Mutantes
I Can Only Dream – Protex
Waterfall – Quintron
Chug-A-Lug – Roger Miller
Burning Off My Clothes – Sworn Virgins
The Viper – Tezeta Band
The Scarecrow Knows – The Unthanks
Television Addict – The Victims
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory – White Fence
I Live Off You – X-Ray Spex
Final Day – Young Marble Giants
Assault on Precinct 13 – Zombie Zombie

Friday, 17 April 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 391

This week we've got Miggins doing a solo show from thee shed, poor lonely soul!

The download is here.

And it's also on Spotify here.

Thee Songs:
Sleep People – Baxter Dury
Splattered – Paint
Something Someone Jr. – The Growlers
Psycho Structures – Parquet Courts
Psychedelic Tits – Harlem
Joe Meek – Wreckless Eric
Doueh – The Strange Boys
Everybody-s Gotta Live – Love
Waterfall – The Fresh N Onlys
Franz Kafka at the Zoo – The Clean
I’ll Keep It With Mine – Nico
Wanted Man – Johnny Cash
You’re On My Mind – The Animals
Palaces of Momtezuma – Grinderman
Grass – Robert Wyatt
Always – The Abigails
Tonight Will Be Fine – Leonard Cohen
Trek – Doug Hream Blunt
Ela Partiu – Tim Maia
I’m Set Free – The Velvet Underground
Enquanto Seu Lobo Não Vem – Caetano Veloso
I Scare Myself – Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
Holy Are You – The Electric Prunes
Dead Pigeon Suite – Can

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts Playlist

The big lockdown means it's going to be a while before we get back in the shed to do any kind of regular show. We'll do what we can to keep sharing some music with every week using alternative methods.

First up we've got a specially compiled Spotify playlist from Laggers. 

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 390

Our last week in the shed for a while all your fly boys and fly girls...

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Thee songs:
The Enchanted Sea – Martin Denny
Intro/The Ongoing Saga of the Side Show Bob Syndrome – Lord High Fixers
Apple – Some Velvet Sidewalk
Woods – The Wave Pictures
Down By the Water – PJ Harvey
The Lords Chirp – Roya
Bullet Proof Nothing – Simply Saucer
Junkie Nurse – Royal Trux
Treble Metal – The Moles
Starman – The Space Lady
Chills and Fever – Fabienne Delsoul
BoJack – Link Wray
Helga Selzer – Bernard Chabert
Misfit – Outsiders
Only My Savour – County Teasers
The Burry Man – Wet Dog
Plastic Factory – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Two People In A Room – Wire
She's the One - Ramones
Vivian – OXZ
Fear Is A Man’s Best Friend – John Cale
Chapel Hill – Sonic Youth
Bloody Hands – Hornet Leg
Don’t Be A Stranger – Graham Coxon
Dancing on God’s Thumb – Robyn Hitchcock
Deadweight – Beck
Turn Tail – Young Knives

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 389

Lock down week two, three Pauls still in the shed...

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Thee songs:
Georgia – The Black Lips
An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless in New York) – Courtney Barnett
Math – The Mallard
Unathi – El Michels Affair
I Hope the Goats Come Back – Elijah Minnelli
I Was Guided (Interlude)/New York Is Killing Me – Gil Scott Heron
I’m A Living Sickness – The Calico Wall
Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
First Love – Baileys’s Nervous Kats
Bach Off – Nicolas Godin
A Little Lost – Arthur Russell
Vitamin C – Can
Goodnight – Sweet Princess
Dot to Dot – Melt Yourself Down
Soul Sequencer – Trees Speak
An Die Ungestumen Weltverbesserer/Wir Haben Ja Unserezwei – Werner Pirchner
Bring Down the Birds – Herbie Hancock
Bad Kids – The Black Lips
Laugh – Hammer Damage
Chicken Skin Planet – Beach Surgeons
Too Many Creeps – Bush Tetras
In the Deep Water – Detox Twins
The Hairstyle of the Devil – Momus
West Texas Sound – The Deadly Snakes
Cunt Tease – Pussy Galore
Swinging On A Star – Big Dee Erwin

Sakara Oloje – Fela and the Africa 70

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 388

End time sounds for the lockdown from three Pauls isolated in a shed.

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Thee songs:
A.M. 180 – Grandaddy
(Ballad of the) Hip Death Goddess – Ultimate Spinach
Everything’s Still Fine – Jean Grae x Quelle Chris feat. Nick Offerman
Wawa – Lizzy Mercie Descloux
I Love You You Big Dummy – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
Nothing Personal – Escape-Ism
The Orchids – Psychic TV
John Dalton Street - Giuliano Sorgini
Boy Boy - OXZ
Invisible Sine Wave – Trees Speak
Thinking/Not Thinking – Martin Creed
More Noise Please – Steven Jesse Bernstein
Instinct – The Moles
John Doe’s Colleague – The Shifters
Queen of Mosquitoes – Harlem
Isolation - Joy Division
Godstar (Hyperdelic Mix) – Psychic TV and the Angels of Light
Suicide in Texas – Automatic
Wait – Hornet Leg
Walk A Mile In My Shoes – People’s Temple Choir
Stolen Kisses – Psychic TV
Colonel Blimp – The Yummy Fur
Paraphrased – Parquet Courts
I’ve Seen Them Come – The Fall
Say Your Prayers (Cherrystones Remix) – D.O.T.
Hot On the Heels of Love – Throbbing Gristle
End Times Sound – Andrew Weatherall

Friday, 28 February 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 387

Join us in the shed of earthly delights.

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Thee Songs:
Released – Bill Callahan
Lost Rooms – Marker Starling
Walter Carlos – Momus
Club Nine – Nicolas Godin
Heart Full of Rain – Kelley Stoltz
I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron
Turn Me On – Nina Simone
Take It Easy My Brother Charlie – Jorge Ben
Gilda & Gunshots – Pierre Raph
Gentleman – The Black Lips
The Right To Remain Silent – Silver Jews
Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles – The Flaming Lips
Stress – Hierophants
Baby Boomer – Fergus & Geronimo
The Garden of Earthly Delights – The United States of America
Have I the Right – Honeycombs
Felicity – The Wedding Present
Discosmique - Cité Lumière
The World Turned Upside Down – The Heartwood Institute
Unknown Plunderer – Andrew Weatherall

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 386 - Andrew Weatherall Special

Transmission 386 - Andrew Weatherall Special

This week's show is a tribute to Andrew Weatherall who very sadly died on Monday. The only other tribute editions we've done were for Lou Reed and Mark E Smith so this is something we save for the cream of the crop.

We've chosen a selection of tracks that he produced, remixed , recorded, compiled, played and might have played!

Up there with John Peel as a man of impeccable taste, maybe even surpassing Peelie who didn't leave us with a huge body of recorded work.

Chopping the cuts down to 20 meant some brilliant stuff fell by the wayside so expect plenty more over the coming weeks.

Cool and deadly.

Image courtesy of Pete Fowler. Thanks!

Download it all here.

Thee Songs:

Raise (63 Steps to Heaven) (Redskin Rock Mix) – Bocca Juniors

“…I Heard Wonders!” (Weatherall Mix) – David Holmes

Skwatch – The Asphodells

Only Love Can Break Your Heart (A Mix of Two Halves) – Saint Etienne

Meatraffle on the Moon (Andrew Weatherall Remix) – Meatraffle

Rock N Roll Radio – Joe Boot and the Fabulous Winds

Keeping Up – Arthur Russell

I Bloodbrother Be - Shockheaded Peters

1979 Now Intro – Vic Godard & Subway Sect

Sleeper (Emissions No. 5) – Audioweb

Can I Colour In Your Hair (Andrew Weatherall Version) – Lark

Come Home Remix – James

Smokebelch II (Entry) – Sabres of Paradise

Wilmot’s Last Skank – Sabres of Paradise

Touch Me With Your Love – Beth Orton

Loaded – Primal Scream

Come Together – Primal Scream

Kaw-Liga – The Residents

Feathers – Andrew Weatherall

Join in the Chant – Nitzer Ebb

Friday, 14 February 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 385

A real Valentine's Day selection this (not)! No idea at all that it was going out on that particular day when we recorded it. Missed a trick there!

Download it here lovebirds.

Thee Songs:

Green Salad – Alessandro Alessandroni

David’s Doctor – Daytoner

Snitches Brew – Kamaal Williams

Fighting for Madge – Fleetwood Mac

Caught in A Feeling – Jackie Cohen

Ghost Riders in the Sky – Susam Christie

Selva Ardiente – Grupo Armonia De Pucallpa

Mah Mah Limbo – Cy Wagner Orchestra

Do It Fluid – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Can I Be Your Squeeze – Chuck Garbo

Phone Scam – Dry Cleaning

Devil’s Riders – The Heartwood Institute

Blame It On the Stones – Kris Kristofferson

I’m So Glad – Scot Richard Case

Love Me Or Leave Me (Suonho Relove) – Nina Simone

Treehouse – Arthur Russell

In the Lassa – Juana Molina

Weatherman for Sale – Woolen Men

Roxy Girls – The Yummy Fur

Locust – The Black Lips