Thursday, 25 July 2013

Diblo Dibala & Matchacha - Peel/Kershaw Session 19/7/1992

The heatwave may have subsided, but the swell summer soiree continues with a supersonic soupcon of Soukous!

One of the first, if not the first, double session whereby eight songs were recorded to be split equally accross both Peel and Kershaw shows. If memory serves correct, Kershaw was broadcasting on Sunday evenings directly followed by Peel who continued into the early hours. You can hear Peelie on the intro to the first song, presumably he'd come to Broadcasting House early to catch the whole session.

Clocking in at nearly an hour length,this is Diblo at most loose and raw. The few albums of his I heard from the 90s always sounded a bit smooth and polished for my liking. But if you don't own any of his records, this is really all you need.

Mondo Ry
Matchacha Wetu
Merci Papa
Laissez Passer
Extra Ball

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Datblygu - Complete Peel Sessions 1987-93

Datblygu have a new compilation hot off the pressing plants dispatch wagon entitled 1982-84 The Early Tapes/Y Tapiau Cynnar. For the uninitiated, and quite possibly for diehard fans too, this may prove too strenous on the old eardrums. But maybe that was always the point of Datblygu.

Anyway, if you are of a nervous disposition, then why not break yourself in gently with the five sessions Mr.Edwards and cohorts recorded at the Maida Vale studios in almost as many years. These tracks received a limited cd release a few years ago, and while it's not my policy (such as there is one) to post recordings that are currently/recently commercially available, I feel a Peel-related/inspired blog without the presence of Datblygu is unthinkable!

Bagiau Garth
Cerddoriaeth Dent

Fanzine Ynfytyn
Cristion Yn Y Kibbutz
Glwad Ar Fy Ngefn
Dros E Pasg Eto

Pop Peth
Slebog Bywedeg
Nid Chiwigi Pwdin Gwaeth
Rhag Ofn I Chi Anghofio

Hymne Europa 1992
Dim Deddf Dim Eiddo (No Statue, No Property)
Rauschgiftsuchtige (Drug Addict)
Hablador (Chatterbox)

Clwb 18-30
Wastod Absennol ( Always Wasted)
Mae Arian yn Tyfu to Mewn Coed (Money Grows Inside Trees)
Diarrhea Berfol

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

The Nightingales - Liverpool Royal Court 11/7/1986

It's four months since the last Nightingales post and I'm amazed I haven't been overwhelmed by all night vigilists pining for more outside my front door, or inundated with letters and messages ranging from the downright fawningly grovelling to the blatantly and menacingly life-threatening. Quite frankly, I'm disheartened.

Here we find The Gales playing second fiddle to Lloyd-championed headliners We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It, then rapidly rising darlings of not only the fledgling indie scene but no doubt hair salons accross the Brum surburbs and manufacturers of less conventional hair care products too. Ted Chippington was also on the bill, unsurprisingly, because as the genuinely cool kids "appreciated", summer '86 was officially the Vindaloo Summer Special of Love. 

The latest live recording of 20th century Gales I have, and quite possibly one of the last shows they performed before Lloyd concentrated on Fuzzbox duties. Audio quality isn't great, sounding as though the tapist unknown was hiding in the toilets during proceedings for fear of being ejected from the premises if caught with illicit recording equipment.

Clocking in at little over half an hour, the sets comprises almost exclusively material from In The Good Old Country Way, along with an airing of the classic single-that-never-was Of Course You Can't. On first hearing, I was surprised that Rockin' With Rita wasn't included in the set, as the single was taking hit parades worldwide by storm following their appearance on Razzmatazz. But I guess most likely all three artistes gathered together on stage for an encore/finale after Fuzzbox had completed their set.

Thanks once more go to Mr. Wazzer for supplying me the recording.

Square Circle
The Headache Collector
Let's Surf
How To Age
Part Time Moral England
Of Course You Can't
Down In The Dumps
No Can Do
Comfort And Joy

Monday, 8 July 2013

Yeah Yeah Noh - 229, London 22/6/2013

Today is John Grayland's birthday, so it seems appropriate to post this the most recent YYN live extravanga from the Scared To Get Happy launch - this despite the fact that lead guitar duties were handled on the evening by Ian from the Peoples Republic Of Mercia. In an audacious flouting of rock 'n roll convention, the likes of which had not been seen since Half Man Half Biscuit turned down an appearance on The Tube in favour of watching a cup match at Tranmere Rovers, John was on holiday in Scotland.

YYN kicked off proceedings in the more intimate (ie smaller, lower ceilinged) room at the 229 venue in Great Portland Street, where thousands of old fuddy-duddies from C86 past has cajoled their carers into wheeling themselves out to this most auspicious occasion, huddled away at tbles in dimly lit corners enjoying a milk stout and a game of cribbage while the beat combo performed its reportoire, fondly recalling the days when anorak attire was an accessory for underground cool rather than a necessity to ward off ailments incurred by the inclement summers of modern times.

Due to time restrictions, the beat combo were unable to play their full set. so the customary closer Blood Soup is absent. But precedence was given to four new songs which are gradually evolving into fully fledged bona fide YYN classics with each performance. 

Prick Up Your Ears
Temple Of Convenience
Bias Binding
Up On The Downs
Another Side To Mrs Quill
Shooting From The Hip
Cottage Industry
Let's Start A War
See Through Nature
Stealing In The Name Of The Lord
Automatically Saturday