Thursday 28 February 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 80

We've got a rum old bunch this week, whether your taste is in garage girl groups singing about parking things up your arse, acid jazz instrumentals or obscure Mexican wig-outs it's all here and much more besides.

Plus we've got Miggins abandoning his usual technique for some Two Ronnies-based tom foolery. Enjoy yourselves!

Here is thee download.

The songs
Nasty Sex – La Revolución de Emiliano Zapta
You Will Never Find Me – King Lollipop
Autumn’s Child – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Fresh Garbage – Spirit
Still Nights – Mike Stuart Span
Warlocks of Pendragon – Mother Earth
Park It Up Your Arse – Thee Headcoatees
Candylion – Gruff Rhys
A Century of Fakers – Belle & Sebastian
Lullabye Letters – Soft Machine
Tipp City – The Amps
Cement Surf Board – Sic Alps
Death Star pt. 2 – Moonhearts
Salvaje – Los Saicos
They Told Me Too – Ty Segall
Gun-Diddy-I-Die – The Masonics
Crazy Horses – The Mortals
Slow Death – Flamin’ Groovies
Bulldoze Blues – Henry Thomas
Stepping Out – The Fall
Shark Fucks – Tronics
Ooee Baby – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns
Golden Brown – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Into Her Arms – Tandoori Knights
Tongue Tied Jill – Charlie Feathers
Fall in Love With the Sun – The Kumari
This Is What She’s Like – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Haxan – Wobbly Lamps

Thursday 21 February 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 79

This week's show is for all those people I saw moaning on Facebook about how shit the Brits were, what the fuck did you expect people! 

Wobbly Lee Hall turned up again this week (at PVC HQ, not the Brits) with a few records, we tried to lock him out but he wasn't having any of it. We promise he won't be here next week! 

Only a couple of weeks now until Wobbly Lamps "Drella" gets released officially so form an orderly queue.

Here is your download.

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 79

Please – The Traditional Fools
That’s the Bag I’m In – The Fabs
For Those Who Weep – Ty Segall
Woof Woof –Dan Deacon
Phoenix City – The Skatalites
Shot Down – The Sonics
Harlem Shuffle – Bob & Earl
Get Out of My Life Woman – Allen Touissant
Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further – Lee Dorsey
Hillbilly Music – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Crucify Your Mind – Rodriguez
What Did I Do – The Beets
You Fucked Up – Ween
Don’t You Forget It – Allah Las
Why Couldn’t I See – Spacemen 3
Reverse Shark Attack – Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin
Play Girl – The Paralyz
Bone Idol – The Drones
It’s Not Enough – Heartbreakers
I Was Led To Believe – Thee Mighty Caesars
Run Diddley Daddy – Bo Diddley
FYUZ – Add N To X
Silly Girl – Television Personalities
Se Que No Cambiaras – Los Yorks
Fugitivo De Alcatraz – Los Saicos
Sueno Sicodelico – Los Holy’s
Fairy Tale In A Supermarket – The Raincoats

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Wobbly Lamps go Greek!

Wobbly Lamps "Drella" EP gets its first Greek review in Gew-Gaw fanzine, a cool site that covers all things garage and psych. Unfortunately it's in Greek but with the help of Google translate we can get a pretty good idea of what they think. It seems to have gone down very well, so thanks very much to George for a lovely write-up:

This 7'' ep of Wobbly Lamps is the second number for this company and engleziki circulation is 250 copies. The sound of the guitar is Wobbly Lamps are fasariozikos is dirty, it's garage, it's pop, it's punk! I guess if Joy Division were recording garage sounded like this! The Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever from the first side is a wild guitar garage / pop song mercilessly melodic despite the harshness of the sound! In the second part Haxan and Gretchin Fetchin barrage is have more 70s punk sound, real rollers, sweep everything while the second, in the end he has a vague relentlessly playing the organ that sends another dimension song.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 78

Alright people, we're  back after a week's break while Miggins was away working. To make up for the skip week we've got the bonus of Lee from Wobbly Lamps dropping in to play a few records too making Transmission 78 a little longer than usual.

Here's your download.

The Songs

Come On – Los Saicos
Sorrow – Los Yorks
Same Old Man – Mark Lanegan
One Track Mind – Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers
Demolicion – The Paralyz
This Time I Got A Reason – Fuzz
I’m Walkin’ – Fats Domino
Sad Skinhead – Faust
Damaged Goods – Gang of Four
Blue Boy – Orange Juice
Medea – Wild billy Chyldish & the Spartan Dreggs
Last of the Buff Medways – The Buff Medways
Pub Grub – The Rebel
True Thrush – Dan Deacon
Mono – Beak>
We Are the Axis – The Asphodells
Ageing – Gonja Sufi
Like A Rolling Stone – The Soup Greens
Hazey Jane ii – Nick Drake
Ammunition Train – Swell Maps
Hills of Pills – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Wayne County Roads – Tyvek
Don’t Want Your Lovin’ – The Mark IV
Double Exposure – Kelley Stoltz

Skuzz Bucket – The Routes
No Longer A Sweetheart of Mine – Dillard & Clark
New Amphetamine Shriek – Fugs
What About Us – The Fall
Something 4 the Weekend – Super Furry Animals
Wildman (live) – Thee Headcoatees

Thursday 7 February 2013

Wobbly Lamps "Drella" EP - first review and airplay

So this week I sent out the first batch of promos for the new Wobbly Lamps EP "Drella". I selected blogs, DJs and magazines that I thought might appreciate the new songs and that had reviewed the first EP last year.

I think the three songs are even better than on the début single and we are all excited and a tad nervous to see what everybody else thinks.

The first reaction came from Gideon Coe from BBC 6Music who tweeted on Monday "This Wobbly Lamps b-side is the best thing I've heard since whatever that record was that came out yesterday"(My Bloody Valentine).

A pretty good start to the week and Gideon played "Haxan" on his show last night adding "I like this very much, look forward to playing it again! "

Today we got the first review courtesy of the Listen With Monger blog:

Wobbly Lamps – Drella EP (Polyvinyl Craftsmen Records)

Uncompromising. It’s a word that gets bandied about all too easily these days along with legend, awesome and amazing. These are words that have lost their power through over use in the same way that if you read the word spade enough times it loses all meaning. Spade. Spade. Spade. Spade. Spade. Spade. Spade. Spade. See? Anyway, this second EP release from Southend-on-Sea’s Wobbly Lamps confirms that they are a truly uncompromising band of brothers and one well worth your ear time. From the neo-psychedelic artwork through the song titles and then to the music, Wobbly Lamps are doing things their way and anyone who gets in the way, well, they’ll just be obliterated I would've thought. This EP is limited to a run of 250 7” records and the opening track of Drella, ‘Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever’, is a swirling maelstrom of distortion, delay and buzz-saw riffs that the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club might have come up with if they’d been hanging out with Mark E Smith 35 years ago. Sure, there are some nice melodies reminiscent of Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet or early Nirvana but it’s the atmosphere that draws you in. Let’s face it, this is a five minute long A-side with minimal vocals and no discernible structure but it makes you want to dance like Ian Curtis on a good day.

On the B-Side comes the more straight-forward ‘Haxan’ (Google tells me this might be a tribute to a Danish/Swedish silent Horror movie from 1922 and literally translates as ‘the Witches’) which has an immense organ sound running through it to give the impression of Dracula going a bit grunge in his old age. There are elements of Rocket From The Crypt and sadly overlooked Belgian quartet Les Anges to this and it’s flippin’ ace. The other half of the B-side is dedicated to ‘Gretchin Fetchin’ and sees vocalist Gareth Thomas on fine form for a man who appears to have swallowed his microphone, meaning he can only sing in a voice that Bill Hicks’ Goat Boy would have been proud of. Towards the end of the track there’s a hypnotic breakdown that builds back up until you can almost hear the band rolling around on the floor and jumping in to the audience before the venue cut the power. This is music driven by the utter self belief of five men that what they are doing is good, important and utterly worth your time. There’s no false modesty or self doubt here, just colours nailed to the mast and attitude that screams “If you don’t like it’re wrong”. Like I said, uncompromising.

Thanks very much to Roland for a great first write up and Gideon for our first UK airplay.