AN IMAGINARY COMPILATION ALBUM : #48 : TINDERSTICKS

I’ve decided to take on another huge challenge with today’s Imaginary Compilation as it features one of my all-time favourite bands whose recordings go back more than 20 years and encompass nine studio albums, six official live albums, four film soundtracks, a double CD of BBC sessions and almost 30 singles/EPs, most of which contain … Continue reading AN IMAGINARY COMPILATION ALBUM : #48 : TINDERSTICKS

THE JOY OF (a mixed) SEX (duet) : Couple #3

Tindersticks have long been the masters of the great duet, with the baritone and velvety style of vocalist Stewart Staples just lending itself perfectly to contributions from a wide range of female companions on record. There have been a number of such recordings over the years, most of which have reflected on the inability of … Continue reading THE JOY OF (a mixed) SEX (duet) : Couple #3

SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #154 : JAMES YORKSTON

from wiki:- James Yorkston is a Scottish folk musician, singer-songwriter and author. A native of Fife, he was an integral early member of the Fence Collective, an independent record label based in Anstruther and Cellardyke in, Fife founded by musician King Creosote and run by The Pictish Trail until 2013. Yorkston started out as bassist … Continue reading SATURDAY’S SCOTTISH SONG : #154 : JAMES YORKSTON

BONUS SERIES : THE ICA WORLD CUP : ROUND 1 (Part 4)

Four weeks in and you should know the drill by now….I’ve dug out a Scottish classic TV intro for the tune this week. I also wanted to begin by saying a huge thanks to everyone who has voted over the past three week…especially those who have shared additional thoughts along with your selections.  Almost everyone … Continue reading BONUS SERIES : THE ICA WORLD CUP : ROUND 1 (Part 4)

ANYONE REMEMBER THIS LOT?

Sharkboy were a Brighton-based band, much-loved and championed by Brett Anderson. They initially consisted of Avy (vocals, guitar), Adrian Oxaal (guitar, cello, keyboards), Alan Stirner (guitars, percussion) and Jessica Fischer (bass, cello). They signed to Nude Records with a debut single Crystaline being released in November 1993, after which came Razor in February 1994, Neither … Continue reading ANYONE REMEMBER THIS LOT?