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1. Please inform the captain this is a hijack - Robot rampage in luxury world

Good luck finding a site for them, I think there?s fansites on myspace for them, but I?ve never come across any official page in years of searching, never managed to actually find the record either, but its probably the record that I want most. Generally their songs tend to go: great sample(s) into amazing song. If anyone knows where that intro music is from, please say, its so damn familiar. Anyway, the actual track is quite heavy and screamy in parts, kind of like a screamo version of From Monument to Masses.


2. At the Drive-In - Napoleon solo

Classic band I think most will agree. Personal favourite track this one from possibly their best album (?In/casino/out?). Although some will probably go for ?Vaya? or ?Relationship of command? as their best I just feel its an album that displays their abilities as songwriters


3. The La?s - Come in, come out

This was the b-side to their classic ?There she goes? single (which I?m sure is a song that everybody has heard at least once in their lifetime). One band that really should?ve carried on playing (they did reunite last year though) and deserved a lot more attention for the rest of their album.


4. Songs: Ohia - My blood (live)

Jason Molina, now of Magnolia Electric Co, wrote a ton of material that never got released and was left untitled during the Songs: Ohia years, but fans created names for the tracks and fortunately lots of bootlegs were made available. This track featured on ?Mi sei apparso come un fantasma? (?you come to me as a ghost?) but this version is from a live set in Oslo on the 8th June 1999.


5. Celebration - Lost souls

This comes from an album that seems to have had about three release dates; one on http;//www.emusic.com last year, one in the US and one in the UK - baffling. Released on the legendary 4AD records, it?s quite a typical release from them, one that got some attention but really didn?t reach enough people. This probably isn?t the best off the album, but it gives a general idea of what its like. (The track is meant to be quite hissy, sorry if the downgrade in quality makes it horrible, skip four minutes if it does)


6. The Undertow Orchestra - I do (live)

This was a super-group comprising of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), Will Johnson (Centro-matic) and Vic Chesnutt. They only played a few shows across the US at the start of the year and never actually had the intention of recording any material (from what I understood), but fortunately Brad (from Bradley?s Almanac) was nice enough to record and distribute their show in Boston.


7. Bob Nanna - Fig. 02

If you don?t know, Bob Nanna was in Braid, Hey Mercedes, The Sky Corvair and now concentrates on his solo project, The City on Film. But he, like many other indie artists, still needs to earn money outside of music to help him live a good life, so he works over at Threadless. Where am I going with this? Well, every week he writes/records short tracks to go along with the new shirt designs, and this is one of them from last week.


8. Amon Düül II - Soap Shop Rock: a) Burning Sister
b) Halluzination Guillotine
c) Gulp A Sonata
d) Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm


I was going to include only one of these tracks, but what would be the point in that, right? Amon Düül II were one of the more inspirational bands of the kraut-rock period in the 70?s. They didn?t really believe in rehearsals and so the tunes were basically jams, but they had a nice lifestyle with the band creating their own little community and the connections really were there in their playing. Anyway, this is a four part song off their album ?Yeti?.


9. The End - She said yeah

This is not the Canadian band with the same name, this is a 1960?s London based psychedelic rock band and the song is a typical example off ?Introspection?. I don?t really have much to say about them, so, blab la blab la blab la blab la blab la bla blab la blab la bla (what the hell is Word doing to my ?bla?s?!).


10. Martha Wainwright - Who was I kidding?

A fairly famous family in music are the Wainwrights. With a couple of strange parents there was no way the children would come out entirely sane. The more famous of the two is probably the brother, Rufus, but with Martha joining in with Snow Patrol on a track off their new album, you can kind of expect her to get even more attention this year than she did last year. This is from her self-titled album that was fairly popular with the critics.


11. Bob Nanna - Kabuki fish

Another short track from his Threadless series last week.


12. Ray Davies - You really got me

Ray Davies, how can you not love what he?s done? The Kinks were possibly the greatest band the UK has ever had. Ray and Dave have gone on to do their own things, but the Kinks is what will live on. This version of ?you really got me? is from Ray?s ?Storyteller? disc, that I believe is recorded from a Vh1 show, but I?m not entirely sure as I?ve never seen it.


13. Asobi Seksu - Red sea

Definitely heading for one of the top five albums of the year, Asobi Seksu have done it again. Quite a shoegazer feel to the album in general and this is the standout track. An (almost) eight minute masterpiece showing what they?re all about.
Taken from the album 'Citrus'.


14. Stellastarr* - Moongirl

From their self-titled debut, not the best, or most famous track from that album, but I think that the album as a whole makes a great listen. Then again, any band with someone as gorgeous as Amanda Tannen is going to get two thumbs up. No really, don?t base your opinion on the looks of a band/musician, listen to the track and enjoy.


15. Porcupine Tree - Lazarus (acoustic)

I have no idea where I got this track from, possibly from a gig in Tel Aviv in 2003 by Steve Wilson, but then the album it was on (?Deadwing?) was released two years later, so really I have no idea. Porcupine Tree are a great modern prog-rock band (if you didn?t already know - they?re quite popular on these forums) and if you can track down more of the acoustic versions you won?t be annoyed for taking the time of finding them.


16. Lionel Richie - All night long

Oh you know this song, what?s the point in writing a description about it? I found my brother had a copy of his greatest hits recently, and I was going to include The Commodores ?Easy? instead as that?s my favourite song of his, but at the end of the day, ?All night long (all night), all night long?.


17. Mylo - Musclecars

Another one I managed to steal from my brother (he?s actually bought some decent stuff recently, I have been impressed - don?t tell him that). This is from ?Destroy rock & roll? and is definitely one of the best tracks on it. Very good album though, if you like this and ?Doctor Pressure? you?ll enjoy the album.


18. Kaizers Orchestra - Evig pint

Norwegian band that (overall) are like a mix of Franz Ferdinand, Gogol Bordello and a soundtrack to James Bond - at least that?s what I hear from this album, although some tracks are a bit darker. Really enjoyable stuff though. This is the title track of the album.


19. zZz - Godspeed

Another foreign band to end things off. These guys are Dutch and aren?t the guys signed to Polyvinyl (that?s ZZZZ). Nice bit of madness to finish a ?radio show? with I think. Taken from the album ?Sounds of zZz?.
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#2
That's a random one with Lionel Richie.

Nice job anyway.


Andrew EDIT: Download from here - sorry I've edited it into this post, ran out of room in the other one. If a label or band has a problem with their music being up, please contact me - the threadstarter - directly and I'll sort it out.

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#3
i've been listening to the new asobi seksu a lot, i'm not in love with it like everyone else. maybe it'll grow on me? i hope.
#5
^^ Lionel is a legend, he deserves to be there.

^ I'll have to sort it out first - I'm being a bit lazy right now.

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i've been listening to the new asobi seksu a lot, i'm not in love with it like everyone else. maybe it'll grow on me? i hope.


Did you like the Serena-Maneesh album?
I've always found albums like these are either instant loves or hates, but Asobi Seksu blew my mind the first time round with their self-titled, and I think that this one has just made them even stronger. Hopefully it'll grow on you, it really is a great album.
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#7
I hope mylo doesn't ruin the setlist. When are you putting the file up?
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#8
Hopefully within the next hour or so. Just having problems finding the tracks on my hard drive as iTunes (for some reason) seems to like to tick the compilation box for albums and thus moves them somewhere completely different. Drives me mad.

EDIT: About 25 minutes. Sorry in advance for some of the audio quality, it's not terrible, but not greatest in places.
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^ You knows it Jon

Download from here

I can't fit it into my original post so I might edit it into Bmm's post as well. Hope someone enjoys it
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#11
Downloading it now. Still a little unsure about the inclusion of Lionel, but I'll trust you one this one.
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#12
^ Lionel really doesn't fit in there, but the whole of the ending doesn't flow at all, I just wanted to include those songs. Lionel Richie was a genius. You'll be singing along and you know it.
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#13
Yes.....

I'm loving Please Inform the Captain This is a Hijack, btw.
#14
Ah I'm glad. Any idea what the music sample at the start is from?
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#16
oh for gods sake, at home now so i = using dial up till at least august.

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#18
Alright, I've listened to the whole thing. Very nicely done. I most enjoyed Please Inform the Captain This is a Hijack, Songs: Ohia, Martha Wainwright, Asobi Seksu, and Porcupine Tree. Overall, very nice collection of songs.
#19
You didn't fall for Mr Richie then?

Really glad you liked it though (you liked the best tracks on there as well in my opinion)
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#20
To be honest, listening to Lionel Richie felt very wrong..... yet oh so right. I didn't skip over it, let's just say that.
#21
You know you want to go and find a copy of his greatest hits now don't you?
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#22
Whoa, whoa, let's not get crazy now.

Actually, I wouldn't be too surprised if my old man has his greatest hits. He has a pretty diverse collection. I mean from Jeff Buckley to Madonna to Tool. He likes about everything.
#23
I specially liked:
please inform the captain this is an hijack
songs: ohia. even with the crap quality, wich actually makes the song cooller
celebration
Amon Düül II
martha wainwright
Asobi Seksu
stellastarr
kaizers orchestra
zZz was just brilliant


those were the standouts from a brilliant set list
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#24
Did the Celebration one come out sounding ok? That was more worrying than the Songs: Ohia track as like you said, the quality of that recording almost makes it sound better than if it were to've been recorded in a studio.

If you like that zZz track, most of the album is the same mentalness. The second best track off it is probably 'Lalala'.

Really glad everyone so far is liking the Please Inform the Captain track (and the general playlist). Best track on that album (if anyone wants it just ask because it is tricky to find) and it's definately one of Mike Kirsch's best projects.

If anyone wants to do one of these one day it'd be great, I'm slowly running out of ideas. I'll carry on trying to do them once a month, but there'll be more band repetitions (or some tacky stuff).
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Thanks a lot Andrew. I definitely never would have been able to find that.
#29
Look into Mike's other projects as well if you can. They're usually a bit more general hardcore stuff, but decent music. The easiest ones to find are probably Bread & Circuits, Pinhead Gunpowder, Fuel (not the more recent one) or Torches to Rome.

Anyway, hope you both like it.
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#30
It was a good bunch of songs, the samples were all pretty cool. they reminded me of this song, don't know why (I'll post a link to it in a sec)
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#31
It's good stuff. Good to drive to. The samples definitely add to the songs. It's just a shame it's not longer.
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It's good stuff. Good to drive to. The samples definitely add to the songs. It's just a shame it's not longer.


Yeah, completely. That's good hardcore music for you though, always going for short releases. Can't think of many long hardcore albums that I've especially liked (other than discography CDs).
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#33
wtf? lol. I suck ;_; an mp3? let me try again
wow uploading at the enormous speed of 2.5kps! yes!

WOOHOO
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#34
Nice track, but can't say I completely see the comparison... This lot sound a bit more rock 'n' roll. Good stuff.
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#35
I just felt totally compelled to listen to them afterwards... don't know why
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2. At the Drive-In - Napoleon solo

Classic band I think most will agree. Personal favourite track this one from possibly their best album (?In/casino/out?). Although some will probably go for ?Vaya? or ?Relationship of command? as their best I just feel its an album that displays their abilities as songwriters


Andrew I love you for saying that. Although yes most people will say that "Vaya" and "Relationship of Command" are their most notable albums, I find myself listening to In/Casino/Out the most of out their albums. Especially Napoleon Solo, Lopsided and Hourglass.
#37
^ It's definately their best, glad you agree. 'Hourglass', crap, forgot about that one for a minute, and 'Pickpocket'. It's seriously too good.
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^^ I still like RoC and Vaya better, but In/Casinoo/Out is such a good album, I like For Now...We Toast , Chanbara, and of course Napolean Solo the best off that one.
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^ Yeah, I'm up for people submitting a track or two of their own - I take it that's what you're suggesting. Suggestions are always welcome as well on bands and stuff.
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