Friday 18 December 2020

Thursday 10 December 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 33 Redux

A mouldy oldie! Back to December 2011 for a pick from the vaults this week.

Here's the download.

Thee Songs:
Wand – The Flaming Lips
Nothin’ But… - The Rabble
Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
Mr Driver – Black Lips
Tennessee – Reigning Sound
Mask Search – The Fall
Don’t Make A Fool Out of Me (Version) – Kitty Daisy & Lewis
I Found Love – The Sharp Tongues
Count On Me – Groovy Uncle
Hey Hee Hi Ho – Medeski Martin & Wood
Chemtrails – Beck
Hips and Makers – Kristin Hersh
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof of the Sucker) – Parliament
Still Smokin’ (Hug-a-but) – Trouble Funk
What Presence?! (Extended Version) – Orange Juice
Big Decision (Extended Version) – That Petrol Emotion
A Tunnel Through the Air – The Ceiling Stares
Hey! Little Child – Alex Chilton
Boys Are Boys (Demo Version) – The Monks
Mosquito – Country Teasers
Mr Richard Smoker – Ween
Astral Plane – Thee Ludds
I Was Denied – Thee Oh Sees
Cement Surfboard – Sic Alps
Prelude/Owls – Maria Goretti Quartet
I Go Ape – The Rocking Vicars
Dark Streets of London – The Pogues

Friday 4 December 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - One Third of PVC 4

Miggins is bringing the noise this week. Actually his playlist isn't all noisy, it's nice and mellow in parts too. Something for every mood!

Thursday 26 November 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Lockdown 2.0 Ear Food


Coop's turn to provide a playlist this week, 30 tunes across all sorts of genres, including one from a snooker legend. Pot black!

Friday 20 November 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts Playlist 5

The lockdown once again means no access to thee shed so we're back to sharing playlists for a bit. The advantage of that is that we get to hear some music from Laggers! Travel restrictions have made it impossible for him to join us for any recording so this is a treat as we've really missed the man and his music. Dig in!

Thursday 12 November 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 412

Blast off! This'll be the last visit to the shed for a while due to the lockdown. Normal service will be resumed ASAP.

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Thee Songs:
Wanna Wanna – Marvin Pontiac
A00 B01 – Juana Molina
Chambers – The Plan
Kids in Cars – Thee Oh Sees
Listen, the Snow Is Falling – Galaxie 500
Mundo D’Margura – Tchiss Lopes
The Master – Bananagun
Bloodworm – Japanese Television
All Night Drinker – Fat Mattress
Stari Dvorac – Pro Arte
Martian Band – Wildtones
Trick or Treat – Bryan ‘Legs’ Walker with his Walkin’ Talkin’ Sax
Again and Again – The William Loveday Intention
Cult Boyfriend – Jeffrey Lewis
My Pillow Is the Threshold – Silver Jews
Pissing in the Wind – Badly Drawn Boy
Amberjack – Stephen Malkmus
Looks Like Rain – Cut Worms
As Does the Sun – Look Blue Go Purple
The Dog End of A Day Gone By – Love and Rockets

Thursday 5 November 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 411

Join Captain Lockdown and crew for 20 ship shape tunes.

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Thee Songs:
A Growing Boy Needs His Lunch – Dead Kennedys
Backwater – Brian Eno
Gangsters (Clangsters Dub) – The Specials
Those Who Know – Trees Speak
Hypnotized – The Chants
Jinny Mule – Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs
I Wasn’t Made for This World – The William Loveday Intention
He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot – Grandaddy
Free Not Free – Clinic
Shoemaker Levy 9 – Hierophants
Heaps of Sheeps – Robert Wyatt
Main Theme from More – Rosebud
Taxi Guy – A Certain Ratio
In These Times – The Fall
Little Green Apples – Tony Joe White
Babies – Baxter Dury
Hairy Wine 2 – Country Teasers
Lonely at the Top – Escape-ism
Dregs – Sleaford Mods
Get Innocuous – LCD Soundsystem

Thursday 29 October 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 410

Trick/treat/track/trace, take your pick. Happy Halloween.

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Thee Songs:
Dark Water – Di Caprio
Society for Cutting Up Men – Young Knives
Gong of Catastrophe – Osees
Lana – Harlem
Weird Little Birthday Girl – Happyness
The Great Pumpkin Waltz – Vince Guaraldi
Golden Brown – Take Vibes
African Mailman (The Rebel Remix) – Nina Simone
These Boots Are Made for Walking (Bonnie Floats On Airwear Mix) – Barry Adamson, Anita Lane and the Thought System of Love
Low Life – Public Image Ltd
My Corona – Momus
Farewell Transmission – Songs:Ohia
Acting – Ariel Pink
Kindling for the Master (Emperor Machine Remix) – Stephen Malkmus
Tenement Kid – Primal Scream
Chocolate Drops – Iggy Pop
Savana – Guido & Maurizio De Angelis
I Hate This Town – John Grant
Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey) – De La Soul
The Edge of Wonder (Andrew Weatherall Remix) – Silver Apples

Friday 23 October 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 409

A bit longer than usual this one, not deliberate, just some longer tunes came out of the boxes. Enjoy it!

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Thee songs:

What Does Your Soul Look Like Part II – DJ Shadow

Out of Reach – Bananagun

Ten Eleven – Terry Hall & Mushtaq

Falling Spikes – Japanese Television

The Noise of Carpet – Stereolab

Morrocoy – Vytas Brenner

Walk from Regio’s – Isaac Hayes

Girl from the East – The Leaves

In Canada – B.J. Snowden

Roses – Nap Eyes

God Bless the Day – Cut Worms

Fool Fool Fool (Look in the Mirror) – Holly Golightly

Shadowbanned – Stephen Malkmus

Miedo – Gaudelupe Plata

Mean Man – Betty Harris

If I Was Your Girlfriend – Prince

Slouchin’ – Lonnie Smith

Cowboy – Bill Callahan

Love Is Possible – Shintaro Sakamoto

Omnia Boa – Strange Boys

Friday 16 October 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 27 Redux - All you Can Eat Special (Regurgitated)

Not for sensitive vegan ears this one, it's the food special from October 2011 regurgitated for your delectation

Gobble up a download here.

Thee Menu:
Chicken Shake – Hasil Adkins
Ice Cream Baby – Frank Trioli
Honey You Talk Too Much – Orville Fox
7 Pounds of Potatoes – The Dakotas
Mournful Oatmeal – Amneziac Godz
Kim’s Watermelon Gun – The Flaming Lips
Tapioca Tundra – The Monkees
Some Candy Talking (Acoustic) – The Jesus and Mary Chain
Raw Meat – Black Lips
Pumpkin Pie – Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds
The Meat Man – Jim Jones Revue
Memphis Soul Stew – King Curtis
Hot Tamales – The Prime Mates
Meat Pies Have Come But the Band’s Not Here Yet – Stackwaddy
Pepperoni Eyes – Personal & the Pizzas
Ice Cream Man – Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
Pork and Beans – Weezer
Cherry Cola – Eagles of Death Metal
Stray Dog and the Chocolate Shake – Grandaddy
Egg and Chips – Tommy Steele
Potato Chip – The Shadows of Knight
Cherry Bomb – The Runaways
Hot Cake – The Fall
Chop Suey Rock – Instrumentals
Mustard – The Red Tops
Beef – Gary Clail & On-U Sound System featuring Bim Sherman

Thursday 8 October 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 408

A tastily filled Dirtbombs sandwich...

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Thee Songs:
Strings of Life – The Dirtbombs
Times – Andre Williams
Wawa – Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Too Many Creeps – Bush Tetras
Chinese Bookie – The Yummy Fur
Windowlicker – Aphex Twin
Wind Run – Osees
Bee Cage – Japanese Television
Under the Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club
Pastures of Plenty – Peter Tevis/Ennio Morricone
Them Heavy People – Kate Bush
Pandy Fackler – Ween
Thank You for Loving Me All the Way – Stevie Wonder
Still in My Heart – Melvin Davis
Home Is Where the Hatred Is – Gil Scott Heron
Walking with the Light – King Louis One Man Band
What A Wonderful Day – African Head Charge
Hey! Student – The Fall
Daydream Believer – Kevin Rowland
King’s Lead Hat – The Dirtbombs

Thursday 1 October 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 407


Coming to you this week from the Black Lodge...

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Thee songs:
The World Spins – Julee Cruise
Perdita – Rubber City
In Dreams – Roy Orbison
Shadow – Chromatics
(In Heaven) Lady in the Radiator Song – Pixies
Walking the Cow – Daniel Johnston
Working from Home- Momus
Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing – Shooby Taylor
Damaged Goods – Gang of Four
Thunder Road – Kevin Rowland
Headless Chicken – Thought Gang
Blue Velvet/Blue Star – David Lynch, Angelo Badalamenti & Isabella Rossellini
Just You and I – James Marshall
Love Me Tender – Nicolas Cage
Audrey’s Dance - Angelo Badalamenti
Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man – The Byrds
Moody Richard (The Innocent Bystander) – Dan Hicks & his Hot Licks
Free – Bill Callahan
Memory Mix – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Jenny Ondioline (Demo) - Stereolab

Thursday 24 September 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 406

Terminal japes for midnight creepers across our frazzled globe.

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Thee songs:
Ashes – Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White
Tonight I Learn – Chuck Rives
Midnight Creeper – Lou Donaldson
Victory – PJ Harvey
Time Is on My Side – Rolling Stones
Tear Kisser – Trees Speak
I Want 2 B U – The The
Tribal Gathering – The Byrds
Tiny Circle – Wolf People
Roxy (Steve Aoki’s Unf*ck the World Remix) – Crass
Paraguya Punk – Juan Molina
Downloading the Repertoire (Excerpt) – Jack Mudurian
You’re Out of the Computer – Bingo Gazingo & My Robot Friend
Paranoise – Oh Sees
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan – Marianne Faithful
The Old Church is Still Standing – Martin Stephenson & the Daintees
Sor Kendine – Ersen
Saratoga – Ultramarine
Heartbreak Jazz – Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network
Terminal Jape - Osees

Friday 18 September 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 405

Transmission 405, dripping suns or waves of mutilation?

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Thee songs:

Bigpipe Style – Orbital

Let’s Jump – The Maytals

Duchess – The Stranglers

You Take the Gold – Beachwood Sparks

Jennifer Holliday – Craig Davies

Wave of Mutilation (Peel Session) – Pixies

Moldy Man - Paint

Dripping Sun – Kikagaku Moyo

Coming Up Empty – Radio 4

Dans Cinquante Ans D’ici (Fifty Years from Now) – Les Rover

She’s Mine – Witch

Stupid Girl – Trolls

Home in Your Heart – Solomon Burke

Beer Rock Part 2 – Tooter Boatman

Collard Greens – Freddie McCoy

Leavin’ Here – The Rationals

Swap Meet – Dan Sartain

Oh Me I’m Never – ShitKid

Slide Machine – Parquet Courts

My Pillow Is the Treshold – Silver Jews

Why Are Sundays So Depressing – The Strokes

Thursday 10 September 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 404

Some fascist groove thangs for you..

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Thee Songs:
Leavetaking – Marker Starling
Solid Silk – Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Depreston – Courtney Barnett
Here – Pavement
The Learned Man – F.J. McMahon
Program – Silver Apples
GSong (Johnny Dynell Remix) – Crass
I Don’t Mind – Fat Mattress
Then I Kissed Her – The Beach Boys
Prisoners – The Vapors
South of France – Harlem
Hollow World – Woolen Men
Saliva Hog – Baxter Dury
That’s Just the Way That I Feel – Purple Mountains
We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thing – LCD Soundsystem
Forever J – Terry Hall
Advice to the Graduate – Silver Jews
She Don’t Care About Time – Gene Clark
Feeling Numb – The Fall
Rollaroll – John Cale

Friday 28 August 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 403

No glue needed to enjoy this week's show, it comes ready assembled.

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Thee Songs:

Park Avenue - Orchestra Walter Rizzati

Over and Over (Maida Vale Session Version) – Hot Chip

I Can Change – LCD Soundsystem

Day Trip - Plone

Echo’s Answer – Broadcast

Farfisa Bravo Drone – Stereolab

Sálvese Quien Pueda – Juana Molina

Steady on My Mind – Parquet Courts

Love Song – Syd Barrett

Others – Shintaro Sakamoto

They Don’t Know – Boys Forever

To the Ramones – Dustins Bar Bitzvah

You’re A Good Man Albert Brown – The Dukes of Stratosphear

All We Ever Got from Them Was Pain – Alex Chilton

Northern Sky – Nick Drake

Hear the Train – Tinga Stewart

Tonight – Flick and Slick

Cool Breeze – Big Youth

The Adults Are Talking – The Strokes

Beautiful and Very Smart – Harlem

Friday 21 August 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 402

Gather round the PVC jukebox for twenty tunes that will quicken your pulse and put a spring in your step. Maybe.

Download the happy joy joy here.

Thee Songs:
Holes in Everything – The Stroppies
This Here Giraffe – The Flaming Lips
Eternal Summer – The Strokes
Instant Disassembly – Parquet Courts
Drunken Butterfly – Sonic Youth
30th Century Man - -Scott Walker
Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor
Hard to Handle – Otis Redding
(Drawing) Rings Around the World – Super Furry Animals
Hello Skinny – The Residents
Hair – PJ Harvey
And Then There’s You – Bill Ryder-Jones
San Francisco B.C. – Silver Jews
Sister Brother – F.J. McMahon
Foolish Situation – Shintaro Sakamoto
The Wanderer – Ling Uszniewicz and his Uszniewicztones
A Bruxa (She’s A Witch) – Cherry Pickles
Bulldog Skin – Guided By Voices
The Werewolf – Alan Vega/Alex Chilton/Ben Vaughn
Glad – Traffic

Thursday 13 August 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 22 Redux

A dip in the vaults this week, back to August 2011, not heard this in nine years and the original notes suggest this was a boozy one!

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Thee Songs:
The Hurdy Gurdy Man – Butthole Surfers
Rocket Roll – Zolar X
The Jacques Tati – Frank Black and Teenage Fanclub
Carolina Days – Megafaun
L. Mansion – Sic Alps
Friday in Paris – Strange Boys
Bums on a Rock – The Rebel
Big New Prinz - The Fall
Let’s Build a Car – Swell Maps
Lava Man – Gee Mr Tracy
Degobah System – Wounded Lion
Time Flies By (When You’re the Driver of a Train) – Half Man Half Biscuit
Bad Vibrations – The Black Angels
Shut Down – The Sonics
Rare As a Yeti – Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds
Harry Irene – Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
In the Meantime – Betty Davis
Lovefingers – Silver Apples
Ennios Blues – Quickspace
Era Uma Not De – Loyce E Os Gnomes
Godstar – Psychic TV
Don’t Put Me on Trial – Elephant’s Memory
South African Man (Pt 1) – Hamilton Bohannon
If You’ve Got It You’ll Get It – Headhunters
New Year – The Breeders
Victoria – The Kinks
Medway Wheelers – The Buff Medways

Thursday 6 August 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 401

In thee shed this week; some jazz, some dusty flute funk, some Japanese psych and all sorts more.

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Thee songs:

Like Someone in Love – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) – Talking Heads

Is the Season for New Incarnations – Brigid Dawson and the Mothers Network

The Mole from the Ministry – The Dukes of Stratosphear

You Can Build A Palace, Or You Can Please People – Badge Epoque Ensemble

Purging the Demons – Shintaro Sakamoto

Out of the Unknown – Died Pretty

Weakness – Inspiral Carpets

Go Away – The Beets

No. 13 Baby – Pixies

Hana Ga Saitara – Mariah

Moskow Diskow – Telex

Cheree – Suicide

Don’t Be Nice to Me – Nick Lowe

Get A Job! – Silhouettes

Cockroach – Charlie Feathers

Get Out My Life Woman – Lee Dorsey

Living It for the Moment – Daniel Johnson

Bradley Manning – Cass McCombs

Can’t Hold On – Black Lips

Thursday 30 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 97 Redux

A dig in the vault this week, back to July 2013 for a resurrected Transmission 97.

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Thee songs:

Celestial Empire – Dragonfly

Old Man – Londons

Troubled Mind – Buff Medways

Religious Experience (Singing a Song in the Morning) – Kevin Ayers featuring Syd Barrett

Jet Set – Dave Pike

Woke Up in a Police Car – Oblivians

Turquoise Hotel – Fungi Girls

Cheeseburger and Fries – King Lollipop

Temptation Inside Your Heart – Velvet Underground

Goodbye Johnny – Primal Scream

Taking Off – The Fall

No Come Down – Brian Jonestown Massacre

Spirit or Spell - Plantman

Fuzzy – Grant Lee Buffalo

California Über Alles – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

CIA Man – Fugs

Tosta Mista – Hooded Fang

Libras and Zebras = Jacuzzi Boys

Stoned and Starving – Parquet Courts

Vile Cranian (Circles) – Sun Araw

Drugs – Talking Heads

Sunrise – New Order

Hard Act to Follow – 21st Century

I Want My Woody Back –The Barracudas

Is It Raining in Your Mouth – The Fat White Family

Black Potato – The Rabble

Pick A Dub – Keith Hudson

Thursday 23 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 400

Our four hundredth show brings you tunes from a full house of Pauls (in spirit at least) plus three local luminaries we found lingering and loitering with a song each to play.

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Thee Songs:
Feels So Bad – Junior Kimbrough
Cowgirl – Underworld
Who’s My Eugene? – Tropical Fuck Storm
Smile, Love – The Cool Greenhouse
Woe Is Me – The Composers
Procissão – Gilberto Gil
Deep Blue Sea – Art Lown
Radio Drill Time – Josef K
Humor Me – Pere Ubu
The Water Was Bad – Vic Godard & Subway Sect
Rag Doll - -Kevin Rowland
A Certain Kind – Weyes Blood
Victoria – Sonic Youth
You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory – Ronnie Spector
Viva Las Vegas – Dead Kennedys
All My Happiness Is Gone – Purple Mountains
A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off – The Magnetic Fields
Dungeon – The Frogs
I’m So Worried - Monty Python
Pay No Mind (Snoozer) – Beck
It’s On You – Happyness
Sad Sorry Soul – The Stroppies
Down In The Basement – Viagra Boys
The Sweet Smell of Florida – Warmduscher
They Say I’m Different – Betty Davis
Come Dancing – The Briefs
Different Drum – Lemonheads
I’d Much Rather Be With The Boys – Reigning Sound
Only Love Can Break Your Heart – Saint Etienne
You Give A Little Love – Silvery
Why Must I Pay – The Rebel
Three Years On – Light Fantastic
Psycho Mafia – The Fall
Shake and Black - Snuff

Thursday 16 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 399

Transmission 399, a cranial black hole of aural delights. 

Download here.

Thee Songs:
She Is Mine – WITCH
Ene Yewodedquat – Tamrat Molla
You Me Bullets Love – The Bombay Royale
Contort Yourself – The Contortions
321 – Hierophants
Salted Tangerines – Andy Votel feat. Malcolm Mooney
Ravenspoint - Jane Weaver feat. Malcolm Mooney
The Storm – World of Twist
Sludge – Squid
Do They? (Glasser Remix) – Crass
Sweet Saturn Mine – The Moonlandingz
Tuesday Makes Me Cry – Snapped Ankles
Jungel Jenny – Omni
Gold on the Shore – Ty Segall
Uh! – Juana Molina
Medway Wheelers – The Buff Medways
The Soul of My Suit – T-Rex
Crying Inside – Nick Lowe
Star of Bethlehem – Neil Young
Come Monkey With Me – Geno Washington

Friday 10 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 398

Treat yourself to a Morricone sandwich.

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Thee Songs:
L’Ultima Diligenza Di Red Rock #2 – Ennio Morricone
Bomb (rLr Remix) – Crass
Texas Drums Part 1 & 2 – Pottery
James Brown – Cabaret Voltaire
U.F.O. – Jim Sullivan
Miami Alive – Kimya Dawson
Blonde on Blonde – Harlem
Roses Are Free – Ween
Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It – Kelley Stoltz
Look to the Wind – Pete Molinari
The Space Program – A Tribe Called Quest
Wack Wack – Young Holt Unlimited
More – Paul Weller
Time (You and I) – Khruangbin
BHS – Sleaford Mods
Harry K-Tel – Momus
Broke – Scott Lavene
Funny Thing – Reigning Sound
Skull – Misfits
60 Seconds to What – Ennio Morricone

Thursday 2 July 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 397

A bit more beer drunk on this show that there had been for a long time. Pour yourself a scoop and settle back.

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Thee songs:
The Love Between – White Fence
St John of the Cross – The Yummy Fur
Old Clothes – Nodzzz
Out of the Question - The Seeds
Mum’s the Word – Chain and the Gang
Don’t Send Me No Flowers – The Blue and the Gray
We Repel Each Other – The Ettes
Everybody – Brinsley Schwartz
Rico Special – Rico Rodriguez and Randy’s Allstars
Wading Out – Favourite People
Astral Plane – Modern Lovers
Girls with English Accents – Fergus & Geronimo
I Shall Be A Ditchdigger – The Wave Pictures
What went Wrong/Nothing Came Out – Moldy Peaches
Tenderness – Parquet Courts
Love Is Not Real – The Negatives
Out of Order – The Cute Lepers
Red Hot Breakers – Charlie and the Moonhearts
There’s Ginna Be A Showdown – Archie Bell & the Drells
You Better Move On – Rolling Stones
I Want More – Can
Return of Django - Upsetters

Friday 26 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 396

45rpms from Coop, 33rpms from Miggins this week.

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Thee songs:
Cast Your Fate to the Wind – Sounds Orchestral
Launderette – Vivian Goldman
Search and Destroy – Peaches
Zaharila – El Michels Affair
Son of A Preacher Man – Mongo Santamaria
Mah Mah Mambo – Cy Wagner Orchestra
Gathers No Moss – Shadows Five
Memphis Creep – Oblivians
I Wanna Die – Johnny Moped
Tick – Ween
Forget Me – Summer Twins
Mary Ann – Subsonics
So Long Baby – Del Shannon
I Love Your Many ways – Lincoln Chase
Yes It’s You – Sweet Charles
That’s Alright With Me – Esther Phillips
Or Down You Fall – Gil Scott Heron
Lovely Gold – Michael Yonkers
Sell Your Soul – Pink Mountain Tops
Lift A Finger (By the Garden Path) - OCS

Friday 19 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 395

Back in the shed! After a three month Covid lay off Miggins and Coop donned the PPE and got down to playing some records again, at a reasonable social distance. Nice to be back.

Fuck racism. Black Lives Matter.

Grab a download here.

Thee Songs:
Losing Touch with My Mind – Spacemen 3
Pumpkin Patch – Some Velvet Sidewalk
Everything’s Roses – Fire Engines
English Disease – Hotel Lux
Things to Do – Pork
Famous and Dandy (Like Amos ‘n’ Andy) – The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
Nazi Punks Fuck Off – Dead Kennedys
Time Be Kind – Revbjelde
Everywhere That Wog Army Roam – Cornershop
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free – Nina Simone
I’ve Been Hiding With The Ghosts – Songs:Ohia
Most of What I Know – Richard Swift
Light of the Moon – Scott Lavene
Los Hongos De Marosa – Juana Molina
American Dream – LCD Soundsystem
Forge Your Own Chains – D.R. Hooker
Only Took A Year – Tim Burgess
Polk Salad Annie – Tony Joe White
The Motion 5 – Andrew Weatherall
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Dreams Is Destiny – Harlem
Time of Machines – Sergio Ferraresi
Flourescences – Stereolab
Jet Pop – Bana Pop Band

Masked up.

Gloved up. Antibac hand gel at the ready.

Thursday 11 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts - Bill and Ben

Inspired by Coop's show last week, him doing two of his favourites Greg & Nick (check it out), I've quickly put together two of my favourites (limited to what's available on Spotify). I present Mr William Hamper & Mr Benedict R Wallers, two of England's finest artistes. Enjoy. Stay safe. Give everyone a hug from me.
Paul x.

Thursday 4 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Jesuses of Cool

Coop here, my turn this week. So, the title; apparently that is the correct pluralisation of Jesus, looks wrong to me but there you go. And I'm not saying the Polyvinyl Craftsmen are Jesuses of cool, we're blatantly not but I think the subjects of my playlist this week are. This is my opinion, it doesn't necessarily reflect the views of other Craftsmen!

Greg Cartwright and Nick Lowe are two of my favourite songwriters and singers, so this is a chronological wander through their back catalogues. 

Greg Cartwright has been my favourite for a few years, I was hooked when I heard "Stop and Think It Over" and then gobbled up everything else I could find that he was involved in.

Nick Lowe has been around a lot longer and has taken more time to appreciate. I heard him first in the 70s and liked what he did but never really dug much deeper than a couple of singles. I saw Brinsley Schwarz doing "Surrender to the Rhythm" on an Old Grey Whistle Test repeat about 10 years ago and picked up a best of Brinsley Schwartz comp and then a best of Nick Lowe on the back of that and then collected all his early LPs. I've just finished Will Birch's "Cruel To Be Kind" bio and have been buying all of Nick's later LPs/EPs too. He is growing old gracefully and his music is reflecting that.

Enough waffle, have a listen, there are similarities you might notice, both are influenced by country, soul, R&B and the love of a good song. I could have picked 100 songs by each but chose 20, all written by them rather than covers (they are both ace at interpreting other people's songs too).

Friday 29 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - One Third of PVC 3

Miggins is on selecting duties this week, ideal sounds for driving round town in your vintage jalopy (if restrictions allow in your neck of the woods of course).

Friday 22 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen - Laggers' Vinyl Crafts Playlist 3

Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh. The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was wonder of wonders. And then, a bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk round my bed. Then flute and oboe bored, like worms of like platinum, into the thick thick toffee gold and silver. I was in such bliss, my brothers.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 393

Coop's turn to go solo this week. 1-2-3-4...

Download it here.

Thee songs:

One Way Street – The Saints
Two Time Loser – Loose Lips
Three Sisters – The Jim Carroll Band
Four Button Suit – The Makers

One Track Mind – Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers
Two Time Loser – Little Richard
Three – The Lords of Altamont
Four – The A-Lines

One Way Spit – Debris
Two Librans – The Fall
Three Drop Jameson Mechanism – The Cubical
Four Banger – The Exotics

One Way Love – The Damned
Two Things At Once (Part 1) – Uranium Club
Three Cool Chicks – The Garrys
Four Horseman – The Clash

Numbers - Kraftwerk

Thursday 7 May 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 394

It's Miggins with another lonely record spinning session from thee shed (he sounds a lot happier this time though, must be getting used to his own company!)

Download it here.

Thee Songs:
La La Love you - Pixies
Hell Face - DiCaprio
Aloysius, Bluegrass Drummer - Silver Jews
Take It or Leave It - The Strokes
Everyday It Starts - Parquet Courts
True Love (is Hard to Find) - Paint
Pack Your Romantic Mind - Stereolab
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Hello I'm Sorry - Baxter Dury
Electrosex - Go-Kart Mozart
Let Me Try - MC5
Time Between - The Byrds
No Good Thing - Syd Barrett
Be Thankful for What You Have Got - Love
Sweet Thang - Shuggie Otis
Gossip Gossip - Diamond Joe
The Boss - James Brown
You Said/But I've Got My Way - Erik Heller
Eighteen is Over the Hill - West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
Big Boss Man - Thee Headcoatees
Captain Captain - The King Khan & BBQ Show
Cat Squirrel - Danny and the Darleans
New Face in Hell - The Fall
When I leave - The Fat White Family
Drunk Girls - LCD Soundsystem
Florida - Grandaddy