IT’S BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE ONE OF THESE

Sixty minutes of music in one large file.

I’m going to try and make a fresh one at the start of each month during 2022.  As always, if anyone out there wants to have a go, I’ll willingly step aside to make room for a guest posting.

mp3: Various – I’ve Come To Learn How To Dance

Fire – BooHooHoo
She’s Attracted To – The Young Knives
Scratchyard Lanyard – Dry Cleaning
5 O’clock World – Julian Cope
Honey, Baby – Grrrl Gang
Living Well Is The Best Revenge – R.E.M.
Here Comes Comus – Arab Strap
Chaise Longue – Wet Leg
Thou Shalt Always Kill – Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
In Bloom – Nirvana
Up The Bracket – The Libertines
Stay Free – The Clash
Basement Band Song – The Organ
Ritchie Sacramento (The O.T.Mix) – Mogwai
Attack of the Ghost Riders – The Raveonettes

Quick mention of the excellent Grrl Gang.  I’ve been meaning to write-up something substantial, but not yet got round to it.

My love of Say Say Me and Otokobe Beaver, both of whom are signed to Damnably Records, led to me to look at their labelmates.

Grrl Gang are from Indonesia.  The one girl/two boy trio of Angeeta Sentana (vocals & guitar), Edo Alventa (guitar) and Akbar Rumandung (bass) have been together since 2016.   The track on this particular compilation was issued as a 7″ single around twelve months ago, while there’s also a nine-track LP, Here To Stay!, dating from February 2020 which is packed with what I can only describe as essential pop-tunes of an indie-bent. You’ll not be surprised to learn that the trio are fans of the Bellshill scene and Sarah Records.

JC

4 thoughts on “IT’S BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE ONE OF THESE

  1. I was recently introduced to Grrrl Gang by mein host and agree they are a refreshing burst of indie joy; wearing their influences proudly on their sleeves.

    I like the idea if offering a compilation.

  2. 5 O’clock world makes me miss The Arch Druid. And Chaise Lounge cracks me up every time I hear it. A great hour. Nice one, JC!

  3. 5 O’clock World and Stay Free just make me smile smile.
    Copey breathes modernity into 60s Nugget and Mick Jones leads The Clash through one of their greatest lyrical moments.
    Wet Leg’s Chaise Lounge and Dry Cleaning’s Scratchcard Lanyard are absolutely two of 2021 brightest Pop moments!

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