Wednesday 27 December 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen's Most Played 2017

It's time for our annual countdown of the most played PVC artists from the last 12 months. Here is how 2017 played out.............

Joint 6th place with 9 plays are:

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band


Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops

Joint 5th place with 11 plays are:

The many guises of Billy Childish


Ian Svenonius' various incarnations


Baxter Dury

4th place with 12 plays:

Parquet Courts/Fergus & Geronimo

3rd place with 13 plays:

The Wave Pictures/Surfing Magazines

Equal 2nd with 14 plays:

The Fall


Greg Cartwright for solo, Reigning Sound, Compulsive Gamblers and Oblivians


Ben Wallers' many projects

Which means that keeping the top spot for another year with 15 plays:

John Dwyer for Thee Oh See/Oh Sees, Coachwhips and Damaged Bug

See you in 2018!

Thursday 21 December 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Lou Reed Special Redux

No new show this week so here is our Lou Reed Special from 2013 which was lost on the black hole for the last 4 years. 

A selection of Lou, VU, covers and artists influenced by the man.

Happy Christmas from your PVC pals.

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Thee songs:
White Light/ White Heat – Velvet Underground
Blue Boy – Orange Juice
Heroin – Burnt Ones
Your Love – Lewis Reed Group
Femme Fatale – Big Star
You Trip Me Up – Jesus and Mary Chain
Train Round The Bend – Velvet Underground
Kingsmeet – Thee Oh Sees
Show Me The Coast – The War On Drugs
Sunday Morning – Velvet Underground
Caroline Says – Marc And The Mambas
You’re Just Too Dark To Care – Primal Scream
Andy’s Chest – Lou Reed
Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
The Organisation – The Herms
The Ostrich – The Primitives
Buzz Buzz Buzz – The Primitives
Frankenstein – Subsonics
I’m Waiting For The Man – Warm Soda
The Modern Age – The Strokes
Inside My Head – Kelley Stoltz
Who Loves The Sun – Teenage Fanclub
Pale Blue Eyes – Paul Quinn and Edwyn Collins
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
What Goes On - Velvet Underground
Run Run Run - Velvet Underground
Vicious – Blitz
Sweet Jane – Cowboy Junkies
Goodnight Ladies – Lou Reed

Friday 15 December 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 305

Join us in thee shed for this week's fez-tivities!

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Thee Songs:
Walking in the Dark – Escape-ism
Message to the Messengers – Gil Scott-Heron
Elephant Pao Pao – Shonen Knife
I’m An Old Cowhand – Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
Exit Plexit – Simply Saucer
Electricity – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
A Part of Me – Country Funk
Paranoiaclaustrophobia:Dub – Basement 5
Motorbike – Flat Worms
I Am ‘Cosmetic Man’ – The Yummy Fur
The Colonel – Terry
Bad Education – The Blue Orchids
The Rabbit's Nose – Shannon & the Clams
Turn Your Damper Down – Rufus Thomas
Daddy Rollin’ Stone – Derek Martin
Lovings Machine – Rob Jo Star Band
Masterplanned – Soulwax
Lorelei – Thee Jezebels
Cosoco – Juana Molina
Spanish Dance – John Fahey
Into My Arms – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Delirium and Persecution – Nap Eyes
Hits Hits Hits – The Fat White Family
Vitamin C – Can
Dirty Money – Antibalas
The Dark End of the Street – James Carr
Winter Wonderland – The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Francesca’s Party – Baxter Dury
Vidual – King Krule
Goodnight Irene – Spike Milligan & Jeremy Taylor

Friday 8 December 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 304

Twenty seven aural delicacies............

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Thee songs:
Le Beefteak – Forever Pavot
Shrinking Particles – Suzanne Ciani
Big Fuckin’ Party (Pt. 1) – The Devil Dogs
Please Ban Music/Gegen Alles – Country Teasers
Fall Sound – The Fall
The Jungle Swing – C.W. Stoneking
I Think I Smell A Rat – Diff’rent Strokes
Julie’s Resolution – The Rebel
Adeus Maria Fulô – Os Mutantes
Je Voudrais Dancer Avec Toi – Les Bois Sirop
Can’t Take It – Schitzophonics
Forgiveness – Emma de Angelis
Now Your Smile Comes Over In Your Voice – The Wave Pictures
A Year With No Head – Blue Orchids
Graffiti – Digable Planets
L.F.O. – Grandaddy
Fucker – Eels
Sun Hits the Sky – Supergrass
Teenage Kicks – Thee Headcoatees
Space Oddity – The Flaming Lips
Expectation – Roger Roger/Nino Nardini
Gingham Smalls 2 – Baxter Dury
Let’s Be Bad – Childbirth
Target – Fugazi
New Drug Queens – The Pink Mountaintops
Return to Foam – The Intelligence
Where – Little Wings

Friday 1 December 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 303

Here you go shadowlickers, it's transmission three oh three.....

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Thee songs:
I’m Insane – T-Model Ford
Sun Zoom Spark – Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Harder Than It’s Ever Been – Fergus & Geronimo
Oi – Baxter Dury
Freedom of Choice – Devo
Work Dub – Basement 5
Why Don’t You Do Me Right – Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
They Took the Waves – Escape-ism
For All This – Holly Golightly
Funny – The Black Lips
All You Really Have To Do – White Denim
Liars Beware – Richard Hell & the Voivoids
Pantherman – Pantherman
Everybody – Brinsley Schwarz
I Call On One’s Muse – Rob Jo Star Band
Cut – Minutemen
Blue Water – PiL
Riding Like Rommel – Dan Melchior
Virgin Mary – Nots
Skeleton Rider – Thee Ludds
The Hanging Garden – The Cure
I Shouldn’t Have Said That – The Lovely Eggs
Yü-Gung (Futter Mein Ego) – Einsturzende Neubauten
Melting Pot – Booker T & the MGs
Sister Sister – Baxter Dury
Sunflower River Blues – John Fahey
Oily Way – Gong

Friday 24 November 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 302

Sorry it's late, stuff happened! Frenchness abounds again this week.

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Thee songs:
Salsa Boogaloo – Sexteto Miramar
A Child of A Few Hours Is Burning to Death – West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Baby Lemonade – Syd Barreett
I Won’t Leave My Wooden Wife For You, Sugar – The United States of America
Death Patrol – Ariel Pink
Half Man Half Shark – King Crule
Mind – Kas Product
Chaise Electronique – Electrochoc
El Beach – The Limiñanas
No Romance – The Fates
I Feel So Wrong – Sleaford Mods
A Letter to the New York Post – Public Enemy
California Hippie Murders! – Red River Dave
My Life Beats Me – Strange Boys
Orange and Blue – The Surfing Magazines
Shu Ba Du Ba Lou Ba – Serge Gainsbourg
Rocket Man (Instrumental) – Rockets
Danse De L’Enfant Et Le Roi Des Mouches – Jean Claude Vannier
The Intro and the Outro – Bonzo Dog Band
Forsythia – Veruca Salt
Evil Son – Coachwhips
Let’s Spend the Night Together – Muddy Waters
The Organization – The Herms
Se Ba Ho – Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou
Un Soir D’Eté – Nelly Perrier
Champs Élysées – Christine Pilzer
Le Blue Beat – Myriam Martin

Friday 17 November 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 301

Some Gallic nuggets from Coop as he'll be in Paris when #301 hits the airwaves, Miggins and Laggers bring you tunes from other parts of the globe. Eclectique!

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Thee Songs:
Main Theme From More – Rosebud
Glenn – Nicolas Godin
Un Soir Chez Norris – Pierre Cavalli
When You Cut – Moon Duo
Le Jour Se Leve – Visible
Moma Yendodo – Ata Kak
Dum Surfer – King Crule
Maryanne – The Shivas
Something for your M.I.N.D. – Superorganism
Do You Dream? – Jack of Heart
Gunblow – Regal
Abandon – J.C. Satan
New York Town – Peter Grudzien
Spidey’s Curse – Black Lips
Don’t Bother Me – George Brigman
Missing – John Martyn
Whiskey Neat – Ed Askew
The Laughing Song – Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
Connais-Tu L’Animal Qui Inventa Le Calcul Integral? – Evariste
Le Chanson Bête Et Mêchante – Clothilde
J’Ais Mis Un Tigre Dans Ma Guitar – Jacques Dutronc
Inner City Boundaries – Freestyle Fellowship
Overcome – Tricky
Pablo Picasso – The Modern Lovers
Bom Senso – Tim Maia
It’s A Man’s World – James Brown

Git In There – Betty Davis

Thursday 9 November 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 300

We mark our 300th show with some old favourites. an extended show and a slightly different format (which wasn't deliberate).

Just as we were converting the file from Audacity to mp3 Miggins thought we were finished and turned the computer off at the wall. To his dismay we informed him that we weren't finished at all and that we'd lost half the show we'd just recorded. So rather than an extended 300th show we thought we'd be presenting a stunted one this week.

However, not one to be beaten, Miggins spend last weekend recovering the Audacity files (in 6 second chunks) and stitched them all back together. It took him around 10 hours but his perseverance paid off and he was able to save the show.

It just means that you've got in two pieces this week. So here you go, our 300th show in two parts. Enjoy it, and send Miggins thanks for his hard work.

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Transmission 300 Part 1
Cockroach – Charlie Feathers
While I’m Away – The Skee Brothers
Madness – Rhythm Rockers
Mah-na, Mah-na – Piero Umiliani
Too Drunk To Fuck – Dead Kennedys
Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Mr Hitler? – Wild Billy Childish & the Blackhands
Golden Girl – The Rabble
There She Walks – Monks
Cry – Malibus
Girl U Want – Devo
What Presence – Orange Juice
Canvey Island Baby – The Wave Pictures
Bad Man – Oblivians
Your Happiness – Compulsive Gamblers
If You Can’t Give Me Everything – Reigning Sound
Ü – Kleenex
Tally-Ho – The Clean
Magic Circle in the Sky – The Male Nurse

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Transmission 300 Part 2
Devitalise – Chain and the Gang
The More You Use It – Parquet Courts
Have A Baby – Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts
We Got to Have Peace – Curtis Mayfield
I Believe In Miracles – The Jackson Sisters
It Came Out of the Wilderness – Pete Molinari
White Horse - Laid Back
Mind Reader – Sebadoh
Janitor – Suburban Lawns
C.R.E.E.P – The Fall
Miami – Baxter Dury
Have You Ever Heard a Digital Accordian? – The Lovely Eggs
Truth Serum – Smog
Freight Train – Helen and the Horns

Shark Fucks - Tronics

Friday 3 November 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 299

Do the pop!

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Thee songs:
Polaroid/Roman/Photo – Ruth
Who’s Got the Crack? – The Moldy Peaches
Tell Me You Love Me – Jesse Mae Hemphill
(I Won’t Care) A Hundred Years from Now – Red River Dave
I Scare Myself – Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks
Tenement Hall – Scott Fagan
Letter Bomb – Baxter Dury
In the Air (Extended Version) – Maximum Joy
Sunrise (Eyes of the Young) - The Flaming Lips
J’Ehin J’Ehin – Fela Kuti
Francesca – The Durutti Column
Let Me Put It In – Andre Williams
Jagger the Dagger – Eugene Daniels
The Best Part of Me – Miss La-Vell
Coralee – Titus Turner
Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
Ghostwriter – Rjd2
Fall in Love With Me – Warhaus
You Are a Light – Pavement
Jingle of a Dog’s Collar – Butthole Surfers
66 – Pow!
Joe Meek – Wreckless Eric
We’re Sinking – Mark Sultan
I Wanna Join the Army – Dan Sartain
Do the Pop – Radio Birdman
Deadweight – Beck
Skies Are Blue – Pama International

Friday 27 October 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 298 - Halloween Zombie Special

Plenty of zombie action in this week's extended Halloween Special. Watch our Barbara, they're going to get you....

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Thee songs:
The Horror – Rjd2
Procession (from The Wicker Man) – Paul Giovanni
Lone Wolf’s Theme (from Shogun Assassin) – Mark Lindsay & W. Michael Lewis
The Zombie – C.W. Stoneking
After Death – Royal Baths
Cease To Exist – Charles Manson
The Grim Reaper – The Milkshakes
Pushing Up Daisies – The Black Belles
Who Let The Devil – The Fresh & Onlys
Twisted Nerve – Bernard Herrmann
Tenebre – New Goblin
Domain – John Carpenter
Funeral Home – Daniel Johnston
Inside My Grave – The Staches
The Lord’s Prayer – William S. Burroughs
Lucifer Sam – Shockabilly
I’m A Vampire – The Amazing Snakeheads
Walking With the Beast – Primal Scream
In Heaven (Everything Is Fine) – David Lynch
Wait For the Rain (from The Last House On the Left) – David Alexander Hess
Sansari Khez Koi Baat – Hemant Bhosle
Goo Goo Muck – The Cramps
The Pentagram – Aleister Crowley
Dr Death - Roya
Haunted House – Bazooka
Mushroom Festival In Hell – Ween
Putrifiers II – Thee Oh Sees
Walt Monster End (from House By the Cemetery) – Walter Rizzati
Zombie – King Khan & BBQ Show
Zombie – Fela Kuti and Afrika 70

Friday 20 October 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 297

Records Daddy-O!

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Thee Songs:
Don’t Call Me Uncle – Adam Green
The Grobe – Ween
A While Ago – Little Hite and the Soul Rockers
Silent Street/Silent Dub – Maximum Joy
A Lot Of Wind – The Fall
It’s All Good – Superorganism
Self Hypnosis In 3 Days – Wand
Stop It – Pylon
Let’s Talk About It – White Denim
Exedrine Headache #265 – Reigning Sound
Chinese Rocks – Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers
Elastic Seal – Duds
The Dark End of the Street – The Flying Burrito Brothers
Stay Free – Black Mountain
The Race (The Pits Mix) – Yello
I Believe – Billy Childish/Holly Golightly
Salt – Institute
How To Be Happy In A Sad Sad World- John Shuttlewirth
Free Arthur Lee – Make Up
No Fear Of Hellfire – Nap Eyes
Pleasant Street – Tim Buckley
Dan Destiny and the Silver Dawn – The Chills
Night of Fear – Dan Melchior und das Menace
You’re Mine Oh Mine – Bobby & Ronald
I’m A New Person, Ma’am – Country Teasers
Rhag Ofn I Chi Anghofio – Datblygu
Crumble - Jameszoo

Friday 13 October 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 296

Alright now, for all you boppers out there in the big city, all you street people for an ear to the action.................

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Thee songs:
Daddy’s Gonna Tell You No Lie – The Cosmic Rays
Better Half – Maceo & All the King’s Men
The Blimp – Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band
Signal Sign – Duds
Easy Ryder – Ty Segall & White Fence
I’m the One – Annette Peacock
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand – Hampshire and Foat
Danse De L’Enfant Et Le Roi Des Mouches – Jean Claude Vannier
Nobody Cares – Superorganism
Bound - The Fall
Ladies Underwear and Airline Socks – Dan Melchior’s Broke Revue
Rio – Terry
Goblin – Adam Green
Ode to the Goat Thank You – Ariel Pink
Piggy in the Middle – The Castillians
Descent Into the Maelstrom – Radio Birdman
Please Give Me Something – The Zantees
Pongs – The Sticks
Pasa el Tran – Los Mismos
Pappy Check – Medeski Martin and Wood
The Road Is Rough and Rocky – Danny Kroha
Cockroach – Charlie Feathers
Ghost Train – The Swanks
Death Cult Soap N’ Salad – Thee Almighty Defenders
Bill’s Bunker – Luke Haines
Rave Up – Bad Dream Fancy Dress
Charge - Renegades

Thursday 5 October 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 295

Last dips in the Ds from Mr C and a global smorgasbord from Mr L and Mr M.

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Thee Songs:
What Does Your Soul Look Like Part 1 – DJ Shadow
Chills and Fever – Fabienne Delsol
Hush – Deep Purple
Télé, Après La Météo – Ferdinand
Leisurely Waiting – Debris
En Mi – Juan Wauters
Stick It Where the Sun Don’t Shine – Nick Lowe
Everything In Front Of You – Young British Artists
Two Dead Cops – Parquet Courts
Got It At the Store – Dickies
Bone Idol – The Drones
Punk Rock Girl – Dead Milkmen
French Kiss (Re-Layered) – Lil Louis
Combate A Kung Fu – Wganda Kenya
Mavi Sepet – Hayvanlar Alemi
That’s When It’s Worth It – Au Pairs
New Day – The Surfing Magazines
Sometimes A Pony Gets Depressed – Silver Jews
Baby What’s On Your Mind – The Downliners Sect
There There My Dear – Dexys Midnight Runners
Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren
Blowing Down – Digable Planets
Raw Optics – Oh Sees
Djama – Idrissa Soumaoro
Non-Sequitur Segues – Ariel Pink
Butterflies Drowned In Wine – Smog
Disposable Darling – Dick Johnson

Friday 29 September 2017

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 294

One hour, thirty three minutes and 42 seconds of ear candy.

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Thee songs:
One More Time – Charlie Feathers
It Makes You want To Cry – Buddy Ace
Garden of My Mind – The Mickey Finn
Karaoglan Almanya’da – Ozdemir Erdogan
Healthier Folk – Palehound
Tipp City – The Amps
Jump and Shout – The Dirtbombs
Barracuda – DMZ
It Looks Like You – Evan Dando
Another Weekend – Ariel Pink
She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) – The 13th Floor Elevators
Owed T’Alex – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
Ageing – Gonjasufi
Mastoul Alakefak – Aksak Maboul
Albert – Essential Logic
Dangerous Girls – Dangerous Girls
Hermits on Holiday – Drinks
Are ‘Friends’ Electric – The Dead Weather
Super – Neu!
Cakes In the Home – Crash Course In Science
Su Su – Kid Kongo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Caribou – The Pixies
Al Oeste – Juana Molina
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Melodians
The Weight – Jackie De Shannon
Goin’ Away – DM Bob & the Defecits
Baldie Beat – The Deacons

Friday 22 September 2017