Friday 26 June 2020

Polyvinyl Craftsmen Transmission 396

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

Download here.

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).