Tuesday 31 December 2013

Most featured artists on Polyvinyl Craftsmen shows in 2013

We like to do a year-end tot up what we've been playing on our shows during the year, it's interesting to see who's been the most popular. The same suspects seem to feature quite regularly but there are always some surprises too.

So here, in reverse order, with accompanying videos, is the list of what's been floating the PVC boat in 2013. 

Where you get (various) after an artist it's because there is a mixture of different bands, collaborations and solo stuff.

10. TV Personalities / Jon Spencer (various)

9. The Fat White Family / Sic Alps / Los Saicos / Edwyn Collins (various)

8. Parquay Courts / Black Lips

7. Greg Cartwright (various)

6. Lou Reed (various)

5. Ben Wallers (various)

4. The Fall

3. John Dwyer (various)

2. Ty Segall (various)

1. Billy Childish (various)

So there you have it, 2013's most played artists, hope you enjoyed it.

Join us on New Year's Day for our first show of the year.

Cheers, thee Pauls x

Friday 20 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 115 Festive-ish Special

Ho ho ho, merry Christmas people, many happy returns from thee PVC shed. We've got a few seasonal songs dotted in with the usual mix this week plus some festive banter and the jingling of Santa's bells.

We very nearly didn't have a show for you at all  due to a red wine and gin-inflicted power cut caused by a pissed Miggins hitting the off button on everything before we'd finished recording. We managed to salvage the majority of the show and tagged on a new ending, see if you can spot the join!

You can download the festivities here.

The Festive Collection
Get  A Buzz – The Pretty Things
The Sad Skinhead – Faust
Lower Leg – Wetdog
Catsuit Fruit – Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Use Me for Your Eggs- The Growlers
Drop Out – The Herms
Christmas in Baghdad – Black Lips
Blood on the Deck – Thee Oh Sees
The Remainderer – The Fall
A German Sleeps In My Bed – The Male Nurse
L’Idole - Jacques Dutronc
Let Me Put It In – Andre Williams
Sleepwalker (Zombie Zombie Remix) – Moon Duo
I Like L.A. – The Intelligence
Wanna Be In L.A. – Eagles of Death Metal
Merry Christmas Fritz – The Buff Medways
Take It or Leave It – The Barbarians
All I Want For Christmas Is the Dukla Prague Away Kit – Half Man Half Biscuit
Christmas Party – Brendan Hanlon & the Batmen
Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy
Girls Want You – The Devil
True Blue – Dirty Beaches
Inside My Head – Kelley Stoltz
Last of the Summer Wine – Palma Violets
Conquest – Las Rayas Blancas
Your Happiness – Compulsive Gamblers
If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home – Reigning Sound
Auto Neutron – The Fat White Family
She Said – John Spencer Blues Explosion
City of Christmas Ghosts – Goldblade featuring Poly Styrene
Stille Nacht – The Buff Medways

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Friday 13 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 114

It's caper time! This is our penultimate show before the Xmas break so pull up a pew, grab a brew and enjoy the aural stew. Poet Laureate eat your heart out.

Here be your downloadables.

This week's line-up
Shades of Blue - The Werps
Storms – Kelley Stoltz
It’s Raining In My Mouth – The Fat White Family
Neil Jung – Teenage Fanclub
The Spider and the Fly (Soundhog Edit) – The Dakotas
In the Pines – The Louvin Brothers
Pussy Pussy Pussy – Light Crust Doughboys
Good Country Girls – Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three
Take Me Away – Ween
Almost Ready – The Normals
Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice – Monks
King of the Bop – Nipple Erectors
The More It Works – Parquay Courts
Loretta’s Scars – Pavement
Turn Each Other Inside Out – Primal Scream
It’s Caper Time – Quincy Jones
My Beloved Girl – Edwyn Collins
I Love Your Many Ways – Lincoln Chase
Keys – White Denim
Hotwax – Beck
Volleyball – The Herms
Wade in the Water – Make Up
Moviehead – Sic Alps
East Hastings – Godspeed You Black Emperor

Friday 6 December 2013

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 113

Come and listen to some records with Thee PVC, this week we have some rare Cliff Richard demos from his dynamic early '80s period along with a mega rare bedroom recording of Tina Turner's "Steamy Windows". If you shout loud enough we have a fantastic Chas and Dave session recorded at the Circus Tavern we can treat you to in a future show.

Download #113 here.

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 113
Tu En Fais Trop – Les Kitschenettes
Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
The Doors Of Then - I Am Yours, I Am You (Brain Jonestown Massacre Remix) – Tim Burgess
Assault On Precinct 13 – John Carpenter
Lump Sum – Bon Iver
Dirt Road Blues – Bob Dylan
Divide & Fall – Wolfhounds
Oxygen – Sebadoh
Down the Dip – Aztec Camera
Cream Puff War – Grateful Dead
Mr Driver – Black Lips
Sweets Helicopter – Thee Oh Sees
Cyclone – The Lords of Altamont
Dog in the Snow – Spider Bags
No Big Thing – The Booze
El Entierro De Los Gatos – Los Saicos
Need Me – The Moving Sidewalks
Tastee Freeze – Poother, Unlimited
I Love My Label – Wilco
Foot Stompin’ – The Flares
Little War Child – Oblivians
Bang Bang Die – Dedwardians
Fish To Fry – The Jim Jones Review
Fight Test – The Flaming Lips
I Still Miss Someone – International Submarine Band