Thursday 31 December 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen's Most Played 2015

Here's our annual countdown of the most played artists on thee Polyvinyl Craftsmen for 2015.

You've got this year's position first, last year's position in brackets and then the number of plays.

=10. (-) Edwyn Collins - 7 plays

=10. (-) Captain Beefheart - 7 plays

=10. (7) Ty Segall - 7 plays

=10. (-) Make-Up - 7 plays

9. (8) Holly Golightly - 8 plays

=8. (-) The Wave Pictures - 9 plays

=8. (-) Vic Godard - 9 plays

=8. (-) Stephen Malkmus - 9 plays

=8. (7) Jack Oblivian - 9 plays

=8. (8) Billy Childish - 9 plays

=7. (-) King Khan & BBQ Show - 10 plays

=7. (9) Wreckless Eric - 10 plays

6. (-) Adam Green - 11 plays

5. (4) Ween - 12 plays

4. (6) Ben Wallers - 16 plays

3. (1) John Dwyer - 20 plays

2. (2) Greg Cartwright - 21 plays

1. (3) The Fall - 32 plays

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 211

A very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year from Laggers, Miggins and Coop. We've exhausted or festive tunes in previous Xmas shows so we've avoided them this time round. Thanks for listening in this year, we'll be back in January. X

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Thee songs: 
For Elise – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Strychnine – Rocket From The Tombs
I Live Off You – X-Ray Spex
Making Plans For Nigel – XTC
Thumbs Off – The Clean
Someone Must Have Nailed Us Together – The Len Bright Combo
Debris – Reigning Sound
Teenage Lust – MC5
Fortress – Thee Oh Sees
Do the Vibrate – The Black Lips
Heart To Heart – Daddy Long Legs
Poor Boy – Howlin’ Wolf
Bertha Lou – Tav Falco’s Panther Burns
Little Girl Blue – Nina Simone
What the World Needs Now – Jackie DeShannon
Geezer – Ultramarine
Peek-A-Boo – Siouxsie and the Banshees
This Will Be Our Year – The Zombies
Silver and Gold – Joe Strummer
Worm Tamer (A Place To Bury Strangers Remix) – Grinderman
As Sisters and Brothers – Black Merda
70’s Blues – Betty Davis
Dam Üstüne Çul Serer – Selda
Get That Girl – Vic Goddard & Subway Sect

Friday 18 December 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 210

No waffle, no talking, all music.

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Thee Songs: 
Tom Cat – Muddy Waters
Whip the Booty – Andre Williams
Nothin’ But – The Rabble
Fly Guy – Doug Hream Blunt
Watch It With That Thing – Make-Up
Jimmy, Rend-Se – Tom Ze
She’s On It/Jack the Ripper – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
I Was Denied – Thee Oh Sees
I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) – White Denim
L.A. Memphis Tyler Texas – Dale Hawkins
I Really Need Love – The Bees
Dirty Harry – Tommy McCook
Unfree Child – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Dance of the Doom – Frankie Stein
Three King Fishers – Gabor Szabo
Thunderstorm – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Depression – Abner Jay
Now I’m Happy – Marvin Pontiac
Black Spring – Total Control
Lo Scoglio – Move
Holiday Hymn – Vic Goddard
Real True Love – A-Bones
Older Guys – The Flying Burrito Bros
Meigetsu Akagi Yama – Takeshi Terauchi & Blue Jeans

Thursday 10 December 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 121 Redux

No show this week, we couldn't get together for various reasons, sorry! We had a request to re-post this show that had been lost because Meviocom that previously hosted it has gone kaput.

So here it is again from February 2014, Transmission 121.

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Thee songs:
Tread Water – De La Soul
Rhythm Changes – The Counts
Pusherman – Curtis Mayfield
The Twitch – Danny White
Ad Kahan Jayenge Ham – Hemant Bhosle
Rouge-Rouge - Christie Laume
Eighteen is Over the Hill – The West Coast Experimental Pop Art Band
New. New Minglewood Blues – The Grateful Dead
Please Write – The White Wires
I’m A Pretender – The Exploding Hearts
Tallahassee Lassie – Flamin’ Groovies
Voice In the Mirror – Thee Oh Sees
Enthusiasm – White Fence
Gonna Put You Down – The Clydes
Run, Run, Run – Scotdrakula
White Tears – The Shine Brothers
L.S.D. – Brain Washington
Who Do You Think You’re Fooling – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Forever Gone – NGC 4594
Big Boss Man – Bobbie Gentry
No Expectations – The Rolling Stones
I Must Be High – Wilco
Life Is Not A Rehearsal – Country Teasers
Dating – Ty Segall
Sheela-na-gig – PJ Harvey
This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody) – Talking Heads
Don’t Try and Tell Me – The Headcoatees

Thursday 3 December 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 209

Japanese aristocratic ape posse in the house!

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Thee songs:
Kiss My Sister’s Fist – The King Khan & BBQ Show
Zeinabou – Alkibar Gignor
Words of Advice – Material
The Feed-back – The Group
Going Through the Motions – Prefects
People – Silver Jews
Caligari’s Mirror – Pere Ubu
Welcome to the New Dark Ages – Rocket from the Tombs
Decadence – Nots
Shrug/Good – Officer!
Tango No – The Lounge Lizards
Pearline – Son House
Goin’ Down South – R.L. Burnside
Moanin’ – Mr Airplane Man
So Long Child – Spider and the Mustangs
Boy Band – Wreckless Eric
Crossed Mind Blues – Kelley Stoltz
Hickory Wind (Alternate Version) – Gram Parsons
Swan Lake (Vocal) – Blackalicious
Hooligan 69 – The Ragga Twins
Tech Bro – Childbirth
‘Til I Die (Alternate Mix) – Beach Boys
Reactor (Mikey Young Remix) – Nots
It’s Not Your Fault Brother – Tunji Oyelana
Heartful Of Soul – The Yardbirds
Serial Killer – Los Peyotes
Memories of You – Robert Wyatt

Thursday 26 November 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 208

Fuck Black Friday, you get a top bargain every Friday with thee PVC.

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Transmission 208
Trade Winds – Archie and the Bunkers
Watch Your Back – The Coathangers
Funnel of Love – The Fall
Fire Corner – King Stitt
Phantom – The Dynamites
Coffin Maker – Chrissy Zebby Tembo
Whiskey Man – Doug Hream Blunt
Scowling Crackhead Ian – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Don’t Let Your Dream Die – Willie Weird
Call the Police – Quintron and Miss Pussycat with Oblivians
Emerald Red – The Rabble
Why Spend the Dark Night With You – Moondog
Rockit – Herbie Hancock
Any Time Cowboy – Country Teasers
The River Rushes (To Screw Me Over) – Thee Oh Sees
Ghost In the Trees – Thee Oh Sees
The Dream – Thee Oh Sees
Air – Onyx
No Trophy – The Bees
Freedom Fries – The Black Lips
Mum’s Drunk – The Amps
Distant Dreams (Part Two) – Throbbing Gristle
Vowels of Love – Poets
Mess of Pottage – The Headcoatees
Birthday Blues – Wreckless Eric
Neuschnee – Neu!

Thursday 19 November 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 207 - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

A rare themed show for you this week with 9 animal, 9 vegetable and 9 mineral songs.

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Thee songs:  
The Pigeon – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
Ride the Tiger – Doug Hream Blunt
Do the Duck – Autographs
Collard Greens – Freddie McCoy
Red Cabbage – Peter Jay & the Jaywalkers
Horror Asparagus Stories – The Driving Stupid
Nickel Bags – Digable Planets
Diamond Shine – The Clean
Crystal Lake – Grandaddy
Green Beans – The Lovely Eggs
Pumpkin Pie – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
Potato – Tyvek
Slates, Slags Etc. – The Fall
Sapphire – Digital Leather
Mr Fire Coal Man – Stiff Little Fingers
Steak For Chicken – The Moldy Peaches
The Cows Are Strong – Sexton Ming
Pink Gorilla – White Fence
You Take Everything For Granite When You’re Stone – Strange Boys
Lovely Gold – Michael Yonkers
Diamond Skull – Atomic Suplex
Rat City – Jack Oblivian
Zebra – Youngsters
The Weasel – Little Eddie
Spunky Onions – Johnny Adams
Black Potato – The Rabble
Call Any Vegetable – The Mothers

Friday 13 November 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 206

Welcome to the shed people; 3 tools and 27 tunes for you!

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Thee tunes: 
Detour – Bo Diddley
Rock ‘n’ roll/ Ega – Daniel Johnston
You Will Never Be – Graham Coxon
Susan’s House – Eels
Going Out – Supergrass
Little Girl – The Banned
Guilty Of Love – Unloved
April Skies – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Dog Is Life/ Jerusalem – The Fall
Oh Brother – Sister Irene O’Connor
Atomic Bomb – William Onyeabor
Owed T’ Alex – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Dou You Like Gospel Music? – Make-Up
Never Knew I Had It So Bad – Thee Midnighters
Tear the Club Up – The Dirtbombs
So What’cha Want – Beastie Boys
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World – The Residents
Laying Down Rock – Drinks
Ring-A-Ding-Dong – Liliput
You’re Not My Real Dad – Childbirth
Feel Like Giving In – Dutronc! Dutronc! Dutronc!
Let the Heartaches Begin – Long John Baldry
Beaver Shot – The Periscopes
Time of the Scab – Black Lips!
Dimples – John Lee Hooker
I Fought the Law – The Bobby Fuller Four
Granny Scratch Scratch – Sound Dimension

Friday 6 November 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 205

#205 is open for business.

I Remember – Walter Rizzati
Killing Car – Philippe Brejean
Six Days –DJ Shadow
Don’t Throw Your Love Into the Garbage – Vicki Anderson
Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Skeeter Davis
The Plan – Richard Hell and the Voivoids
Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
What A Waste – Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Empty Heart – Question Mark and the Mysterians
Pick the Cat’s Eyes Out – The Scrotum Poles
Get Up, Get Out – Timmy’s Organism
Candy Clock – Thee Oh Sees
Big Shot – Bonzo Dog Band
Piledriver – Dennis the Fox
Wrong Time Capsule – Deerhoof
Ethio Song – Amen Dunes
Opus 40 – Mercury Rev
Vegetable – Acid Baby Jesus
Alcohol – The Kinks
(I Don’t Like) The Man I Am – Thee Headcoats
I Will Miss the Jasmine – Shannon & the Clams
A Non Person – Dan Melchior
I Want It, I Need It (Death Heated) – Death Grips
Message the Messenger – Gil Scott-Heron
Hard Times of Old England – The Rebel
All Above – Mr Airplane Man
My Two Cents On Crime – Bikes

Thursday 29 October 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 204

Extended show for you this week with a little bonus selection of Halloween tunes at the end.

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Transmission 204
The Spider and the Fly – Andre Williams and the A-Bones
Dedicated – Funkdoobiest
Spoon Out My Eyeballs – Benjamin Booker
Bellbottoms – The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Dry Heat – Shocking Pinks
Head Shop – The Head Shop
Mass “Emmanuel” – Sister Irene O’Connor
Cowgirl Blues – Jessie Mae Hemphill
Die Alone – Lost Sounds
All You Really Have To Do – White Denim
Getting’ Plenty Lovin’ – The Lyres
Mashed Potato Time – Dee Dee Sharp
Girl Roper – DM Bob & the Defecits
Trickle Down – Silver Sun
Familiar Stranger – Institute
Cadillac Woman – Stephen David Heitkotter
Restless – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
Dry Bones Twist – The Drivers
Born To Be A Rebel – Vic Godard & Subway Sect
Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers
Nineteen – Christmas Island
That’s All I Know (Right Now) – Sonic Youth
Super Kiwi – Yo La Tengo
Small Car – Marvin Pontiac
New Wave Jacket – Polysics
Mr Smith Goes To Rhodesia – Ake Hodell
Bonus Halloween Tunes
Moanin’ For My Baby – Howlin’ Wolf
Kill Yourself – The Lewd
The Witch – The Sonics
Candyman – Serpent Power
Haunted House – Wreckless Eric
Halloween II Theme – John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
I’ve Locked You In My Dungeon – The Frogs
Ghouls – Wooden Shjips
I’m Your Witchdoctor – John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers

Friday 23 October 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 203

Hurry, Hurry! Gather round and gasp at the anatomical wonder that is the Pigboy, a true human oddity. Thrill to the music that plays on a never ending loop inside his porcine head.

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Thee songs: 
Something I Can’t Have – The Jesus and Marychain
Cherie De Mon Coeur – Don Cavalli
Sea Song – Robert Wyatt
Her Father and Her – Adam Green
I Walk By Your House – Reigning Sound
I Am Not A Game – Ty Segall & White Fence
The Cursed Streets – Concretism
Don’t Rhyme No Mo – David Holmes Presents the Free Association
I Heard It Through the Grapevine – The Slits
Empty Rooms – Dividers
How Much Longer – Paul Leary
Mexico Or Bust – New Kingdom
Beer Trap – The Jon Spenser Blues Explosion
Work Song – Baby Face Willette
Down In the Basement – King Coleman
It’s Kinda Funny – Josef K
Pop and Ice – Goldberg
No Views – Blank Realm
Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine – Bob Dylan
Revolution Blues – Neil Young
Out My Window – Doc Corbin Dart
C.R.E.E.P. – The Fall
Magnetic Moon – Crystal Stilts
Last Letter – Fergus & Geronimo
Be Thankful – Bunny Clarke
12XU – Wire
Bird On A Wire – Johnny Cash 

Friday 16 October 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 202

Extracting cheese from horses every week so you don't have to.

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Transmission 202
Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren
Hit the Road Jack – The Residents
Wolf – Nash the Slash
Seven Years of Bad Luck For Fun – The Gaslamp Killer
Switchboard Scientist – Pow!
Nast Girl – Childbirth
Underwater To – Tyvek
Florida – Grandaddy
No Spell – Thee Oh Sees
Layin’ Up With Linda – Lemonheads
Soul and Fire – Sebadoh
In Good Time – The Beau Brummels
I Man Free – King Burnett
Message From A Black Man – The Heptones
Ten Dollar High – Medeski Martin & Wood
In the Mouth A Desert – Pavement
Jibber Jabber – Heavy Trash
It’s All Your Fault – Bobby Lee Trammell
I Got To Put the Hammer Down – Ween
Holding Hands – The Wave Pictures
Penelope Tuesday – The Optic Nerve
Why Don’t You Do Right – Bob Harrison
Spread Eagle Cross the Block – Death Grips
Nardis – Officer!
Pastiche – Slim Twig
The Seasons – Ela Orleans
Her and I (Slow Jam 2) – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Friday 9 October 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 201

Lizard people not welcome. 

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Transmission 201
There She Goes Again – The Mallard
Different Story – Vic Goddard
Ballad of A Lost Man – Wild Billy Childish and the Chatham Singers
Fan the Flames – Sheer Mag
Bubblegum – Clinic
Red Rocket 88 – Vince Ray’s Lose Machine
You Are My Heart – Rex Williams
Golden Phone – Micachu
Cocaine Man – Baxter Dury
Kili Wacht – Korafas
Centre of the Earth – Make Up
Rock n Roll Soldier – Roy & the Devil’s Motorcycle
Seven Wonders – Holly Golightly
He’s Got the Power – The Exciters
Point of Being Right – Shannon & the Clams
The Road Is Rough and Rocky – Danny Kroha
Why Are We Sleeping – Soft Machine
Red Flag – Robert Wyatt
Dr Bag and the Pomada Nature Giants – Sic Alps
Make It Right – Tim Buckley
Bananas and Blow – Ween
Determination Skank – Tommy McCook
Stephanie Says – The Velvet Underground
Staring At the Rude Boys – Ruts
Punch in the Nose – Sebadoh
Clouds – The Stark Reality
Passing Me by – The Pharcyde

Friday 2 October 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 200

Two hundred, that's a lot of shows. We now have listeners in 98 countries and every state in America which is nuts for a trio of herberts playing records in an Essex shed. Thanks for sticking with us, we love you all. Sob!

In time honoured fashion we'd like to take this opportunity to thank our families, our agents, our gynecologists, our therapists, our postmen, our corporate lawyers, our plastic surgeons and anyone else involved in what has been a very emotional journey. Blub!

We're not gonna bother listing the songs this week, there might well be a prize for the listener who can name the most. Answers on a postcard or sealed down envelope via Facebook message to the Polyvinyl Craftsmen page....and no cheating via the powers of Shazam or whatever.

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Friday 25 September 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 199

Oink, oink! It's Plan 199 From Outer Space (or from out of a shed in Essex).

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This Week's Porky Prime Cuts:         
Bad Temper – Straight Arrows
Lonely I – The Warner Brothers
Virtually Happy – Holly Golightly
Whatcha Wanna Do Pt. 1 – Johnny Talbot
All Angles – The Frowning Clouds
Hey Mama, Look At Sis – Oblivians
Watch It With That Thing – Make-Up
I Don’t Wanna Go Home – The Black Lips
Citadel – The Rolling Stones
Walking the Dog Shotgun – Ricky and the Lexingtons
Blew My Mind – Reatards
Isolation – Joy Division
Freestylin’ – Greyboy
Statesboro Blues – The Holy Modal Rounders
How Do You Feel – The Primitives
Torment the Insects – Billy Childish & Sexton Ming
The Boy Looked At Johnny – The Libertines
Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground
Kaw-Liga – Hank Williams
Wade In the Water – Ramsey Lewis
Spoonful – Howlin’ Wolf
Peasants, Cripples & Retards – The Gaslamp Killer
Here Come the Fleas – White Noise
Garbage – The Deviants
Hallo Excentrico – Neu!
Si Un Jour – La Femme
Sunshine Superman – Gabor Szabo

Friday 18 September 2015

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 198

The Hoxton Creeper's got his eye on you, make sure you listen to this week's show or he'll pay you a visit in the wee small hours.

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Thee songs:       
Three King Fishers – Gabor Szabo
Mash Potato – Witch
Ma Tafou Gnin O – Orchestre Poly Rythmo De Cotonou
Seven Deadly Finns – Eno
Hermits On Holiday - Drinks
What You Want – Sheer Mag
Ineffable Dresscode – Hayvanlar Alemi
Fuck _ The Gaslamp Killer
Voodoo Chile – The New Piccadillys
All the Time- Los Mockers
Alone Again – King Khan & BBQ Show
Wasting My Time – The Jackets
Hummingbird – The Fresh & Onlys
Penny Lane – The Better Beatles
It’s Lame – Figures Of Light
In Her Kitchen – The Wave Pictures
Liberty – Kitchen & the Plastic Spoons
Ruins – Wooden Shjips
This Is Madness – Umar Bin Hassan
The Wig – Lorenzo Holden
Dance of the Doom – Frankie Stein
Parasites – Subsonics
Being Boiled – Human League
Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes) – Dee Dee Sharp
Hey Little Rich Girl – Amy Winehouse
No Romance – The Fates
Will O’ The Wisp – Miles Davis
Strong Island – J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E.