Praise for J’Accuse!
“If you can’t find anything to enjoy on J’Accuse, you’re not listening carefully enough” Backseat Mafia – 8/10
“An album that has left the past behind, and expanded its horizons. Indie is not the world.
You might not know and might not care that these songs share a creator with former indie chart hits like “River of Diamonds” and “Steamroller”, it’s great to hear old voices doing new things, and doing them this well, with a freshness and intelligence.” Record Rewind Play – 8.5/10
“J’Accuse! is turning out to be something rather special” Andrew Collins
“a rare beast; an album that bears repeated listening, that doesn’t treat you like an eight year old, that demands you come and meet it half-way. J’Accuse! is intelligent pop music with suss which maintains that there is still something of worth to be done with that form of expression… why is no-one else doing this?” Louder Than War
“erudite, eclectic and enormously enjoyable… one of those all-too-rare quietly triumphant records; confident, fun, adult, fully formed and self contained.” The Mouth Magazine
“there’s no doubting J’Accuse! is a mighty accomplished piece of work” Isolation Records
On the seventh day of Christmas, 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. A CHANCE TO WIN SIGNED ECHOBELLY ALBUMS!
Following the announcement that they will be playing electric and acoustic gigs in 2015, we are celebrating what is sure to be a highlight of next year by giving you the chance to win a copy of our re-issues of Everyone’s Got One and On, signed personally for you by Glenn and Sonya!
1. Today Tomorrow Sometimes Never
2. Father, Ruler, King, Computer
3. Give Her A Gun
4. I Can’t Imagine The World Without Me
6. Taste Of You
8. Call Me Names
9. Close… But
10. Cold Feet Warm Heart
EVERYONE’S GOT ONE CD2
2. Sleeping Hitler
3. Give Her A Gun
4. I Don’t Belong Here
8. Venus Wheel
9. So La Di Da
10. I Can’t Imagine A World Without Me (Live)
11. Cold Feet Warm Heart (Live)
STEVE LAMACQ EVENING SESSION BBC RADIO 1 SESSION – 2 FEBRUARY 1994
12. Father Ruler King Computer *
13. Call Me Names *
14. Taste Of You *
15. Give Her A Gun *
1. Car Fiction
2. King Of The Kerb
3. Great Things
4. Natural Animal
5. Go Away
6. Pantyhose and Roses
7. Something Hot In A Cold Country
8. Four Letter Word
9. Nobody Like You
10. In The Year
11. Dark Therapy
12. Worms And Angels
13. Here Comes The Scene
14. God’s Guest List
15. On Turn Off
16. On Turn On
18. One After 5AM
19. Car Fiction (French Version)
20. On Turn On (Acoustic)
21. Natural Animal (Acoustic)
22. We Know Better
24. Aloha Lolita
LIVE AT WETLANDS NYC – 9 SEPT 95
1. I Can’t Imagine A World Without Me
2. Car Fiction *
3. Close But *
4. Dark Therapy *
5. Father Ruler King Computer *
6. Give Her A Gun *
7. Go Away *
8. Great Things
10. King Of The Kerb
11. Natural Animal *
12. Pantyhose and Roses *
13. Today Tomorrow *
JOHN PEEL BBC RADIO 1 SESSION – 1 APRIL 1995
14. Four Letter Word *
15. Car Fiction *
16. Pantyhose And Roses *
17. Go Away *
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EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE AUTEURS!
THE AUTEURS: THE RE-ISSUES
Originally released in 1993 after The Auteurs had issued a demo cassette, landed a tour supporting Suede and had record companies fighting to sign them, New Wave was the vanguard of the emerging, post-Nirvana British music scene. It was justly nominated for a Mercury Music Prize though the gong was taken by Suede.
Mr Luke Haines says “Some 21 years later and the album still sounds great. There is not a note that I would change.”
The album features the singles Showgirl and How Could I Be Wrong and now includes key b-sides, live and session recordings and previously unreleased demos, taken from the actual cassette that got them signed to Hut Records.
2. Bailed Out
3. American Guitars
4. Junk Shop Clothes
5. Don’t Trust the Stars
7. How Could I Be Wrong
9. Valet Parking
10. Idiot Brother
11. Early Years
12. Home Again
13. Subculture (They Can’t Find Him) – original LP bonus 7”/CD hidden track
14. She Might Take a Train – original LP bonus 7”
15. Glad To Be Gone – Showgirl b-side
16. Staying Power – Showgirl b-side
17. Wedding Day – How Could I Be Wrong b-side
18. High Diving Horses – How Could I Be Wrong b-side
THE AUTEURS – NEW WAVE CD2
Rarities, sessions and demos
1. Housebreaker – Rough Trade Singles Club 7”
2. Valet Parking – Rough Trade Singles Club 7”
3. Starstruck (acoustic)
4. Junk Shop Clothes (acoustic)
5. Housebreaker (acoustic)
6. Home Again (acoustic)
7. New French Girlfriend(BBC Radio Session – 2.1.93) *
8. Government Bookstore (BBC Radio Session – 2.1.93) *
9. How Could I Be Wrong (BBC Radio Session – 2.1.93) *
10. Junk Shop Clothes (BBC Radio Session – 2.1.93) *
11. Bailed Out (4 track demo) *
12. American Guitars (4 track demo) *
13. Showgirl (4 track demo) *
14. Glad to Be Gone (4 track demo) *
15. Starstruck (4 track demo) *
16. Early Years (4 track demo) *
* previously unreleased
Now I’m A Cowboy was released in 1994 and is home the smash hit Lenny Valentino. In reflection, Mr Luke Haines remembers: “After we had finished recording ‘New Wave,’ I was determined not to get caught out by ‘difficult second album syndrome’, so I kept writing. New French Girlfriend, Lenny Valentino, Government Bookstore and Modern History were all written at the end of 1993. There was a truck load of ‘English’ stupid on the horizon. Against conformity, I rashly called the album Now I’m A Cowboy which was exactly how I felt, and the opposite of everything that was about to come.”
The Auteurs - Now I'm A Cowboy
THE AUTEURS – NOW I’M A COWBOY CD1
1. Lenny Valentino
3. I’m A Rich Man’s Toy
4. New French Girlfriend
5. The Upper Classes
6. Chinese Bakery
7. A Sister Like You
8. Underground Movies
9. Life Classes / Life Model
10. Modern History
11. Daughter Of A Child
BONUS MATERIAL – B-Sides
12. Lenny Valentino (Single Version)
13. Vacant Lot
14. Car Crazy
15. Disney World
16. Lenny Valentino (Original Mix)
17. Underground Movies (Alternative Mix)
18. Brainchild (Original Version)
THE AUTEURS – NOW I’M A COWBOY CD2
BONUS MATERIAL – B-Sides, Sessions and Live
1. Government Bookstore
2. Everything You Say Will Destroy You
3. Chinese Bakery (Acoustic)
4. Modern History (Acoustic)
BBC Radio 1 Evening Session – 27.4.94
5. Upper Classes
6. Rich Man’s Toy *
7. Underground Movies *
8. Everything You Say Will Destroy You
Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 1 Session – 9.5.94
9. Lenny Valentino *
10. Chinese Bakery
11. New French Girlfriend
12. Modern History *
Live at Leeds Town & Country – 13.12.93
13. How Could I Be Wrong *
14. Don’t Trust The Stars *
15. The Upper Classes *
16. New French Girlfriend *
17. Showgirl *
18. Lenny Valentino *
19. Modern History *
20. Early Years *
* previously unreleased
Recorded in under two weeks at Abbey Road Studios, After Murder Park marked a new direction and needed a new sound provided by the production of Steve Albini. Mr Luke Haines considers the recording sessions the high point of The Auteurs career: “My only regret is I didn’t know just how good this stuff was at the time. Sure, I knew we were on to something. But really, ‘After Murder Park’ …fucking Woah!”
The Auteurs - After Murder Park
THE AUTEURS – AFTER MURDER PARK CD1
1. Light Aircraft On Fire
2. The Child Brides
3. Land Lovers
4. New Brat In Town
5. Everything You Say Will Destroy You
6. Unsolved Child Murder
7. Married To A Lazy Lover
10. Fear Of Flying
11. Dead Sea Navigators
12. After Murder Park
13. Back With The Killer Again
14. Kenneth Anger’s Bad Dream
15. Former Fan
16. Light Aircraft On Fire (Single Version)
17. Car Crash
18. Buddha (4 Track Band Demo)
19. X-Boogie Man
20. Everything You Say (Early Steve Albini recording) *
21. Tombstone (Alternate Recording)
22. Unsolved Child Murder (Early Version)
BBC John Peel Session – 9 March 1996
23. Kids Issue
24. A New Life A New Family
26. After Murder Park
THE AUTEURS – AFTER MURDER PARK CD2
BONUS MATERIAL – The Black Session
5 March 1996
1. Starstruck *
2. After Murder Park *
3. Kenneth Angers Bad Dream *
4. Unsolved Child Murder *
5. Bailed Out *
6. Light Aircraft On Fire *
7. Buddha *
8. How Could I Be Wrong *
9. Married To A Lazy Lover *
10. American Guitars *
11. Junk Shop Clothes *
12. Kids Issue *
13. Early Years *
14. Lenny Valentino *
15. Showgirl *
16. Land Lovers *
17. Home Again *
18. Tombstone *
19. Housebreaker *
* previously unreleased .
The Auteurs fourth and ultimately final album, How I Learned To Love The Bootboys was released in July 1999, a 3-year gap since After Murder Park. During that hiatus, Mr Luke Haines released albums as part of Black Box Recorder and under the guise of Baader Meinhof.
Mr Luke Haines says “On listening to …Bootboys again, I’m actually surprised how focussed it sounds. There’s a straightforward ‘pop side’ and an unstraightforward ‘experimental’ side. My only regret is not putting more on the album – really stretching it out and making it a sprawling double, songs like Breaking Up and Get Wrecked At Home were far too good for B-sides”.
The Auteurs - How I Learned To Love The Bootboys
THE AUTEURS – HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOOTBOYS CD1
1. The Rubettes
3. How I Learned To Love The Bootboys
4. Your Gang, Our Gang
5. Some Changes
7. Johnny & The Hurricanes
8. The South Will Rise Again
9. Asti Spumante
10. Sick Of Hari Krisna
11. Lights Out
12. Future Generation
BONUS MATERIAL – B-sides and Rarities
13. Get Wrecked At Home
14. Breaking Up
16. ESP Kids
17. Johnny And The Hurricanes
18. Future Generation
19. School *
20. Essex Bootboys
21. The Rubettes (Acoustic) *
22. 1967 (Acoustic) *
23. Some Changes (Acoustic) *
24. Lights Out (Acoustic) *
* previously unreleased
THE AUTEURS – HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE BOOTBOYS CD2
NO DIALOGUE WITH CUNTS
The Auteurs Last Stand
Live At LSE November 1999
On CD for the first time
1. Baader Meinhof
2. Meet Me At The Airport
3. Burn Warehouse Burn / There’s Gonna Be An Accident
4. Back On The Farm
5. Baader Meinhof 2
6. Unsolved Child Murder
8. The Rubettes
9. How I Learned To Love The Bootboys
10. Your Gang, Our Gang
11. How Could I Be Wrong
13. After Murder Park
14. Light Aircraft On Fire
15. Lenny Valentino
16. Future Generation
In 1995, Mr Luke Haines found himself with time on his hands after completing The Auteurs third album, After Murder Park. so he headed back into the studio and recorded Baader Meinhof, an album art project recounting the story of the Baader Meinhof group, a bunch of 1970s West German urban revolutionaries.
Armed with an array of synths, a head full of funk and a super-top classical Indian percussionist, the result is dance music for the brain, movies for the ear. Just imagine George Clinton producing a malevolent KC and the Sunshine Band all jacked up on militant Last Poets bongo rhyme.
Mr Haines says “Whack up the low end and dig with open mind and ears. All recorded on tape and executed with intent. Headphones on. Volume way up”.
1. Baader Meinhof
2. Meet Me at the Airport
3. There’s Gonna be an Accident
5. Theme From Burn, Warehouse, Burn
6. GSG – 29
7. ….It’s a Moral Issue
8. Back on the Farm
9. Kill Ramirez
10. Baader Meinhof
11. I’ve Been A Fool For You – LP Bonus 7”
12. Baader Meinhof (Confrontation Remix) *
13. There’s Gonna Be An Accident (Fuse Remix) *
14. There’s Gonna Be An Accident (Muziq remix) *
15. Mogadishu (Dalai Lama Remix) *
“I often said that there isn’t a better unknown guitarist in London than Chris Cordoba and I stand by this. His combination of toughness in tone and his street-wise approach is contrasted with his fluidity, elegance and technical bravado. He’s got blues, jazz, NY downtown experimental, glam, no wave, new wave, new age wrapped around his fingers. Here we have an artist whose ability of self-expression has pushed the world of guitar into new territory…” Max Vanderolf, LMS
Us Poor Humans is Christopher Cordoba’s third collection of instrumental music and is again charged with imagination, intrigue and emotion. It is a dynamic, filmic collection, which morphs seamlessly from genre to genre while being very much a singular statement. Cordoba seems totally in control of the contrasts of shade and light in his music, giving us just enough information to settle on before we are introduced to another dizzying guitar line, sweet synthesizer or intriguing mood.
Touchpoints of the album include Jaga Jazzist, John Foxx, Steve Reichian, Spike Jonze, Kraftwerk, Tortoise, Jim O’Rourke, EST and even Jackie Mittoo meeting Georgie Fame. These pull together to form an set of 13 tracks each of which could be the soundtrack to a film. And someone should make the films these songs deserve.
“a determinedly intelligent listen… Christopher Cordoba has a gimlet eye and a magpie ear for bits and pieces of sound which fit wonderfully well together to create something unexpected.” Louder Than War
On the fifth day of Christmas, 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. AN EXCLUSIVE PLAYLIST AND WIN A T-SHIRT!
The tracks of my year by Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick has put together his favourite tracks from 2104 – a fantastic selection but as Patrick says “I’ve missed loads here – Tuneyards (which took time but I did end up liking), Warpaint (didn’t it come out last year?), Robert Plant’s record, Prince, Swans, Gazelle Twin, etc etc. Looking at the end of year lists there is so much to explore. Send me your lists!”
10/ Scott walker & Sunn o))) : Brando
From the album Soused. A good bash over the head. Cleansing, like turpentine. Oil spill black.
9/ Alvvays : Archie, Marry Me
Hair-grip pop from Canada. Sarah records, sunshine, fey girls hiding behind fringes. Smudged pastel pink.
8/ Beck : Morning
Loved this record – beautifully recorded. Palest sky blue.
7/ Future Islands : Seasons (Waiting on you)
That Letterman performance, reclaiming passion for the older man. Cringeworthy? Not really, just heartfelt it seemed to me. Fantastic pop song too. A lush Springsteen red.
6/ Jack Adaptor : Number One Record
Indie pop swings by. Reminds me of happy summers in 1987. A faded brick red with grass stains.
5/ Laetitia Sadier : Release from the Centre of Your Heart
Sultry and knowing, which is sexy. The sound of swaying politics and jazz. Indigo stripes.
4/ Ghostpoet : Dialtones
Ghostly indeed. Haunting tune, great acoustic version online too that’s worth seeking out. Really like his drawled delivery. Rainy greys speckled with streetlamp orange.
3/ Fingersnap : Blackbirds
McAlmont and Davies get it very right with this touching ballad. Not black, this is shimmering turquoise.
2/ Perfume Genius : Grid
For the screeching taunting voices. For the flaunt and courage. Colour me blood, not red, just blood.
1/ Perfume Genius : Queen
My absolute favourite music moment of the year was the first viewing/listening of the video to this song. For the flaunt and courage, the resurrection of T Rex as synth laden gender terrorist. Gold fucking lamé indeed.
WIN A LIVING WORK OF ART T-SHIRT!
Released to celebrate Kitchens of Distinction’s Record Store Day 2014 release, Extravagance, we have 2 of these limited edition t-shirts to give away.
“Euphoric and uncompromising, Folly is up there with KOD’s best work.” Q MAGAZINE – 4/5
“KOD’s first album in 19 years reassembles the heady blend of poetics and lush textures that made them, secretly, one of the best British bands of the early ’90s” UNCUT – 7/10
“History rarely gets to be rewritten, but it seems that Kitchens Of Distinction may at least succeed in adding a new chapter to their tale.” THE QUIETUS
“a genuine stunner; the strongest, most breathtaking album I’ve heard all year. A noisy, beautiful masterpiece.” POP MATTERS – 9/10
“if you were to tie Paul Banks and Daniel Kessler of Interpol to chairs and force them to confess they would certainly be quick to admit to have found a good portion of their tracks by listening to Kitchens of Distinction” MUZIK EXPRESS
“Folly rivals 1991’s Strange Free World as their best – dazzling waves of multilayered/colored sounds… can we hope for more albums like this masterpiece?” THE BIG TAKEOVER
“I can listen to a British Sea Power record and think: ‘You know what? Kitchens Of Distinction were ahead of their time.’” STEVE LAMACQ, BBC RADIO 2013
1. Oak Tree
4. Photographing Rain
5. Japan To Jupiter
6. Wolves / Crows
7. No Longer Elastic
8. I Wish It Would Snow
9. Tiny Moments, Tiny Omens
10. The Most Beautiful Day
A1: Extravagance (Album Version)
A2: I Wish It Would Snow (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio)*
B1. Extravagance (Demo/Original Lyric Version) *
B2. Drive That Fast (Live In Studio recorded for KEXP Radio) *
About On And On: The Anthology….
“On And On: The Anthology is the finest reminder yet that late-90s British rock wasn’t all Kula Shaker, Reef and The Seahorses – that it had slivers of finesse” The Guardian
“This compilation gathers together most of what they released – a lush, beautiful, enchanting and passionately delivered set of songs” – 9/10 – Clash Magazine
CD1 – Hits
1. She Said
2. Jesus Christ
4. On And On (American Mix)
5. Lost Myself (Single Version)
6. Sally Dances
7. Happy Again
8. All Hype
9. Dozen Wicked Words
10. Blue Skies
11. The Frank Sonata
13. I Lied I Love You
14. Free Toy
15. (The Man Who Found) Elvis
16. In The Snow
17. Dance Baby Dance
18. Miss Believer
CD2 – Rarities
3. Vagina Song
4. Far (Sheffield Version)
5. Blah Blah Blah
6. Your Face
7. When You’re Alone
9. (The Man Who Found) Elvis – Radio One Session 16.8.1995 *
10. All Hype – Radio One Session 16.8.1995 *
12. New York
13. The Frank Sonata (Rae & Christian Mix) *
14. Free Toy – Radio One Session 7.9.1999 *
15. Gangsters – Radio One Session 7.9.1999 *
On the third day of Christmas, 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. AN EXCLUSIVE FIVE THIRTY PLAYLIST AND WIN THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER!
Lee Rourke, curator of the Five Thirty website has put together a playlist of the tracks that influenced Five Thirty together with some tracks from their contemporaries in the early 90s. Here’s Lee to explain the choices.
Ray Charles- What I’d Say In 1987/88 Five Thirty were doing mainly covers with a few of their own self penned tracks thrown in. This Ray Charles classic was just one of many in their repertoire.
John Lee Hooker – Serves Me Right to Suffer The blues genre was an obvious influence on the early Five Thirty incarnation and again included in their own set list.
The Small Faces – Autumn Stone What great band has not been influenced by The Small Faces? One of their most beautiful tunes for me.
The Moment – Sticks and Stones The Moment were one of the leading Mod revival bands of the 80’s who certainly influenced the Tara and Paul as they started Five Thirty in earnest in the mid 80s.
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train a Comin’ This trio of bass, guitar and drums certainly had an effect on Five Thirty’s and a number of Hendrix’s songs were in their cover bank. Hear My Train a Comin’ was one of the songs they used to cover around 1987.
The Who – Baba O Riley A band of great musicians, a boat load of tunes and a part of Mod history- what’s not to like (besides Rogers perm). The Who were often cited in Five Thirty gig reviews due to the energy, power and sweat the lads put into their gigs just like The Who did before them.
The Beatles – Day in the Life It’s a great song and legend has it that part of this song was sampled in Five Thirty’s only album Bed.
The Jam – Start There was a time when every journalist mentioned The Jam and Five Thirty in the same breath. Definitely an influence on Five Thirty – tight drumming, funky bass and cool guitars – see a link there?
Manic Street Preachers- Motown Junk A bit of a love hate relationship existed between the bands but worthy contemporaries nevertheless. Both bands appeared on the BBC live at the Marquee and managed to turn the air blue.
Ride – Taste Both bands were getting positive press attention at the same time in 1990, however being part of the “shoegazing” scene certainly helped Ride raise their profile. Personally, Ride were good enough not to be linked with any scene and this track in my case in point.
The Honey Smugglers – Listen Lesser known band The Honey Smugglers gigged quite a few times with Five Thirty. Shame they did not get the credit they deserved. Sounds familiar eh?
The Stone Roses – Fools Gold You might have heard of these. I think Five Thirty must have felt they had been robbed a bit when they heard this. Snaky bass and groovy drums accompanying funkadelic wah-wah guitars. Classic in all senses of the word.
Flowered Up – Weekender Another of Five Thirty’s contemporaries, Flowered Up gigged several times with them. They really raised their game when they released this song and epic video.
Five Thirty – Supernova I could have chosen dozens of Five Thirty’s songs, but I really like this video as it captures the lads so well (love the sheep too).
Orange Deluxe – Anti- Gravity Blues When Five Thirty split, Paul Bassett moved on with Orange Deluxe. This live version captures the band so well.
The Nubiles – Layabout Tara made new friends and formed The Nubiles when Five Thirty called it a day. Great schizophrenic track that has so many faces to it.
WIN A FIVE THIRTY KEYRING!
Looking for that certain something for the person who has everything? This keyring was given away at selected stores in Japan with the Bed 2CD re-issue and we have three to give away!
About the Bed re-issue….
Classic Pop – 5/5 “One of the great lost bands of the 90s”
Q magazine – 4/5 – “Five Thirty could have prospered during Britpop – in 1991 though their snotty-nosed swagger chafed against shoegazing’s introspection. Had they been released (in 1994) they’d be familiar as chips today”
Louder Than War – 10/10 -“Five Thirty should have been huge! As big as the Roses, Oasis, The Libertines and Kasabian”
2. Psycho Cupid
3. Junk Male
4. 13th Disciple
5. Strange Kind Of Urgency
7. Songs And Paintings
8. Womb With A View
10. Wrapped In Blue
12. Catcher In The Rye
Air Conditioned Nightmare EP
13. Air Conditioned Nightmare
14. Judy Jones
15. The Things That Turn You On
16. Mistress Daydream
1. Coming Up For Air
2. Hate Male
3. Out To Get In
4. Come Together
5. Still Life
6. Something’s Got To Give
7. Cuddly Drug
8. Slow Train To The Ocean
9. Judy Jones (BBC Radio One session – 1990) *
10. Air Conditioned Nightmare (BBC Radio One session – 1990) *
11. Abstain (BBC Radio One session – 1990) *
12. Strange Kind Of Urgency (BBC Radio One session – 1990) *
13. Apple Something (demo) *
14. Beseech Me Baby (demo) *
15. She’s Got It Bad (demo) *
16. Barbie Ferrari (demo) *
17. When I’m Stoned (demo) *
18. Song Of No Intention (demo) *
On the second day of Christmas 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. AN EXCLUSIVE GLIMPSE INTO THE FAMILY CAT ARCHIVES!
Ahead of the re-issue of Tell ‘Em We’re Surfin’, Kev and Fred have been pulling boxes out from under the stairs, finding long lost cassettes and all manner of recordings from their earliest days. And on one of the cassettes was this!
25 years ago, pretty much to the day in December 1989, they recorded this radio session, playing Concrete and Gabriel’s Wings. As Fred says, it’s The Family Cat doing an impression of the third Velvets LP!
EXPLORE THE WORLD OF THE FAMILY CAT!
THE FAMILY CAT – FIVE LIVES LEFT: AN ANTHOLOGY
Sonic Youth once claimed that The Family Cat were their favourite UK rock band, so it is about time that there was a collection of their finest tracks.
Compiled by Paul Frederick (aka Fred) and John Graves this 2CD set tracks the band’s career from the first single, Tom Verlaine, on Bad Girl through to previously unreleased tracks from the abandoned 4th album.
All the band’s singles feature including the classic Steamroller, and Colour Me Grey and River Of Diamonds which feature PJ Harvey on backing vocals.
1. Tom Verlaine (12″ Version)
2. Remember What It Is That You Love
3. Thought I’d Died And Gone To Heaven
4. Place With A Name (Single Version)
5. Colour Me Grey (Featuring PJ Harvey)
6. Steamroller (12″ Single Version)
7. Across The Universe
8. What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
9. Jesus Christ
10. River Of Diamonds (Featuring PJ Harvey)
11. Airplane Gardens (Single Version)
12. Amazing Hangover (Single Version)
13. Springing The Atom (Single Version)
14. Wonderful Excuse (Single Version)
15. Goldenbook (Single Version)
16. Bring Me The Head Of Michael Portillo
17. Tom Verlaine (Re-Bereted)
1. Sandbag Your Heart (BBC Peel Session) *
2. Slept In Clothes (Album Version)
3. From The City To The Sea (BBC Peel Session) *
4. Endlesss Cigarette (Album Version)
5. Gabriels Wings (Album Version)
6. Too Many Late Nights (Album Version)
7. Furthest From The Sun
8. With A War (BBC Peel Session) *
9. Gameshow (BBC Peel Session) *
10. Fire Music
11. Move Over I’ll Drive (BBC Mark Goodier Session) *
12. Rockbreaking (Album Version)
13. Blood Orange
14. Nowhere To Go (BBC Goodier Session) *
15. If You Think You Know What Love Is
16. Ace Of Cups *
17. Snowplough *
18. Mount Pleasant (BBC Goodier Session) *
19. Taking Your Sister Home *
(* – denotes previously unreleased track)
On the first day of Christmas 3 Loop gave to me…..
…. a CUD Goodie Bag!
WIN a CUD Goodie Bag
Yes, we are giving you the chance to win a goody bag with a CUD mug, a signed copy of the Complete BBC Sessions 4CD boxset and more…
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Explore the world of CUD!
It’s been a busy 2014 for CUD, with their a new EP and a nationwide tour and plans for 2015 are coming together. Below you can explore the world of CUD from an appearance on John Peel’s On A Personal Note TV show in 1998, a film about CUD and Leeds which Carl made especially for 3 Loop, the superb video for Victoria from the new EP and more!
CUD – THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS BOXSET
CUD’s Complete BBC Sessions does what it says on the tin! A 4CD set featuring 69 tracks including alternative versions of all of their hits, a smattering of covers including inimitable takes of Like A Virgin, Urban Spaceman and Down Down, plus the full Carefree Sud session in all its psychedelic glory.
Also included are the 3 John Peel sessions, some extremely rare regional radio recordings and a full gig from Sheffield Sound City in 1993, it’s a captivating catalogue of CUD’s career from 1987 to 2006.
The lavish boxset includes 4 exclusive postcards and a poster designed by the band plus a booklet with brand new sleevenotes from Carl, William, Mike and Andrew Collins.
For those of you who are thoroughly more modern, a download album of The Complete Peel Sessions is available too. It is the same as CD1 of the 4CD Boxset in the below tracklist.
CD1 – The Complete Peel Sessions
John Peel Show 1987
1. Mind The Gap
2. You’re The Boss
3. Don’t Bank On It
4. You Sexy Thing
John Peel Show 1988
5. Treat Me Bad *
6. Punishment-Reward Relationship *
7. Living In The Past
8. Everybody Works So Hard
John Peel Show 1989
9. Only (A Prawn In Whitby) *
10. BB CUDn’t C
11. (I’m The) Urban Spaceman *
12. Epicurean’s Answer *
On A Personal Note 1988
13. Slack Time *
14. I’ve Had It With Blondes *
CD2 – The Local Radio Sessions
On the Rocks 1987
1. You’re The Boss *
2. Mind The Gap *
3. Make No Bones *
4. Don’t Bank On It *
5. Van Van Van *
6. You Sexy Thing *
Carefree Sud 1989
7. Vocally Speaking
8. Wobbly Jelly
9. Price Of Love *
10. Starry Eyes
11. Mind The Gap *
12. Only (A Prawn In Whitby)
Jerry Hibbard’s Groove Web 1991
13. Pink Flamingo *
14. Down Down *
15. Purple Love Balloon *
16. Slipaway *
CD3 – The National Radio Sessions
Radio 5 Mark Radcliffe’s Hit The North 1991
1. Robinson Crusoe *
2. Hey, Boots *
3. Possession *
Radio 1 Mark Goodier 1991
4. Profession *
5. Oh No Won’t Do *
6. Purple Love Balloon *
7. Sometimes Rightly Sometimes Wrongly *
Radio 5 Mark Radcliffe’s Hit the North 1992
8. Easy *
9. Pink Flamingo *
10. Strange Kind Of Love *
11. No Smoking *
12. Through the Roof *
Radio 1 Mark Radcliffe Show 1994
13. Neurotica *
14. The Mystery Deepens *
15. Slipaway *
16. Ski Bum *
Radio 1 Collins and Maconie’s Hit Parade 1994
17. One Giant Love (Acoustic) *
18. Like a Virgin (Acoustic) *
6Music Gideon Coe Show 2006
19. Only (A Prawn In Whitby) *
20. Love In A Hollow Tree *
21. The Dream Is Killing Me *
CD 4 – Live
Sheffield Sound City 1993
1. Rich And Strange *
2. Waving And Drowning *
3. Strange Kind Of Love *
4. The Mystery Deepens *
5. Love In A Hollow Tree *
6. Robinson Crusoe *
7. Purple Love Balloon
9. Slipaway *
10. Easy *
11. Through The Roof *
12. Eau Water *
13. Hey, Boots *
14. Ski Bum *
15. Vocally Speaking *
16. My Need To Hurry *
17. One Giant Love *
18. I’ve Had It With Blondes *