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