Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Stump - Peel Sessions 1986-88 + Bogshed Rarities!


RIP MICK LYNCH


Stump - Peel 26.01.1986
Down On The Kitchen Table
Orgasm Way
Grab Hands
Buffalo

Stump - Peel #2 24.06.1986
Tupperware Stripper
Big End
Satisfaction
Bit Part Actor

Stump - Peel #3 13.01.1987
Living It Down
Eager Bereaver
Alcohol
Bone

Stump - Peel #4 14.08.1988
The Song's Remains
Thelma
Seven Sisters
Straight And Narrow








Back in October, I became the unexpected owner of a test pressing of The Sheds withdrawn single Stop Revolving after a chance stumbling upon on ebay. For some inexplicable reason everybody and his dog now wants to be my friend. I have since resorted to employing 24 hour armed guard to protect the item, now housed in a frame with bullet proof glass, enmeshed in electric barbed wire and stored in a secret location navigable only by light aircraft.
 
I've never come across a copy before and don't know how many copies actually exist. It would be interesting to find out if anyone out there owns a copy or has come across one at some point.
 
 
'La La La' Demos 1985
Expanded and upgraded ten track deluxe edition! Now includes actual demo version of City Girls (the set that was circulating a few years back had the Let Them Eat Bogshed version) complete with descending bass intro later employed as an instrumental passage in Jobless Youngsters.

Demos & Rarities 1985-87
Tweaking and tidying up of a previous post. Includes new rip of Stop Revolving from my copy of the test pressing.
Only known live recording in existence of Bogshed on foreign soil! Exact date unknown, possibly ca Nov/Dec. Several Brutal-era tracks already surfacing in the set, including the unreleased Stop Revolving.

4th Peel Session 14.04.1987
Upgrade captured from a recent Marc Riley broadcast.
 
 
 
 SESSION UPGRADES
 
Dick Dale - Peel/Kershaw 30.03.1995 (Extra track Kiss Of Fire added)
Felt - Andy Kershaw 27.08.1986
(Taken from a recent 6 Music airing. All tracks complete and with correct recording date to boot!).


Maggot Caviar will return sometime in 2016 for a Peelfest or two.


Sunday, 25 October 2015

Peelfest! #6

 
 
 
 
R.I.P. John Peel - eleven years gone. Here are ten more rare and elusive sessions once again, two from each decade of the great man's broadcasting career.
 
 
 
Diamond Hard Blues Apples Of The Moon
Get To You
Little Arabella (And Sorcery)
Brandenburger
 


 
The Whitsun Dance
Lovely Joan
God Dog
The Blacksmith Courted
 
 

 
I'm Walking To A Farm
Baby Sits
The Railway Sleepers
Three Sisters
Big Jim
Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol2 Ep19
 
 
 
 
Down Di Road
Reality Poem
Sonny's Lettah
I Want Fi Go Rave
 
 
 
 
This Town
Waiting For A Change
We Belong
One Day
 
 
 
 
Frenz
Get A Hotel
There's A Ghost In My House
Haf Found Bormann
 
Even perennial Peel favourites were prone to doing a spot of moonlighting rival shows as evidenced by this Janice Long set. Featuring a rendition of then current minor hit, two songs that would grace The Frenz Experiment the following year, plus a superior reading (in my humble opinion) of rare B side Haf Found Bormann.
 
 
The Flower Called Nowhere
The Light Will Cease To Fail
Refractions In The Plastic Pulse
Miss Modular
Metronomic Underground
Peelspeak
 
The 'Lab recorded countless sessions for the BBC during the 90s, including five for Peelie, which were largely collected on their exhaustive 2cd set ABC Music. This, their fourth, performed live to air from the BBC Maida Vale studios, wasn't included on that release, so unless you had your finger poised on the pause button back in the day (or evening as the case may be) then you won't have this!

 
Peel Intro
Monkey Puzzle
A Million Bubbles Burst
Teaching Snails To Make Pearls
 
 
 
 
 
Fall
Hey Sailor
Hot Dog
Tonight
 

 
 
Higgle-dy Piggle-dy
Assume
Midnight In Aspen
Pacifying Joint
Interview Pt 1
Interview Pt 2
 
 
With Peel's passing and 6 Music still in it's infancy, the chance of hearing The Fall on the nation's airwaves was slim if not non-existent. Then in stepped none other than Radio 3 with this Fall Heads Roll-heavy set. In the interview MES sings the praises of the democratic nature of his current line up, blissfully unaware they would desert him midway through what turned out to be their last US tour just a few weeks later.
 
 
 
Maggot Caviar will return for a BOGSHED SPECTACULAR in the run up to Christmas, so keep 'em Peeled!


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Peelfest! #5

 
 
 Today would have been John Peel's 76th birthday, so I thought I'd pop back out from the woodwork from whence I originally came to enlighten the masses with another eclectic smorgasboard of sonic wonderment that is Peelfest #5.
 
Since I announced my "retirement" last October, whereupon a nation mourned and wept uncontrollably, sparking off severe flood warnings far and wide across the land, I seem to have spent most of my leisure time clearing out my email inbox notifying of ever-increasing downloads from this blog. I've even acquired 7 or 8 new members in my absence. Hmmmm.... maybe I should just keep quiet.
 
There was a time in the not so distant past when comebacks were frowned upon and were normally the reserve for burned out heavy metal bands who were forced into earning a living again due to unexpected tax bills or having their homes repossessed due to monies squandered on excessive drug usage.
 
But after many sleepless nights pacing the floorboards and writhing feverishly in contemplation and indecision on sweat soaked sheets, my decision was swayed when one night a bearded apparition swathed in golden light appeared at the foot of my bed.
 
"Young fawn!", the spirit asserted. "I hearby command you to post the Mandrake Paddle Steamer session. I realise it received a limited vinyl released a few years back, but here in the afterlife there are no turntables. I've not heard the session snce the first night of broadcast and will not rest until I have done so. Failure to comply and I will quite happily - and, for that matter, mercilessly - unleash the ghosts of my dead dogs upon ye!"
 
"Y-y-y-yes, Your Greatness", I stammered as the incandescent figure dematerialised into the windswept, crepuscular night.
 
So here he have a whopping ten sessions, two from each decade of Uncle John's broadcasting career, that are 100% guaranteed to eat up precious disk space on your hard drive. And if that wasn't more than enough, at the bottom of the post you will find ten links to upgraded sessions - including, at long last, a pristine-ish upgrade of Bogshed's fourth session from 1987 and Big Flames debut from 1984. For zydeco fans, the John Delafose 1992 session for Andy Kershaw is now complete with all six tracks.
 
That should keep you all amused for now. Back in October.
 
 

Senlac Lament
Cooger and Dark
Janus Suite
Ivory Castle Of Solitaire Husk
East Wing

 
 
 
Time Of No Reply
River Man
Three Hours
Bryter Layter
Cello Song
 
 
 
Some Of That Stuff
Hurry On Sundown
Seeing It As You Really Are

 

Pearly Winged Fly
Go and Sit Upon The Grass
Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol 2 Ep 11
Fremsley
True Humility
Nigerians In A Tunnel
I Spent Ten Years
Sleepy Old Snake
Little Black Buzzer
A Wooden Tree
 
Mr. Cutler's sixth session for Mr. Peel. Complete set taken from a medium wave transmission in December 1975.


Cripple Creek
Hickory Holler
Maybelline
Long Tall Texan
 
Little known band I know little about. Mining similar territory to Terry & Gerry and Lash Lariat & The Long Riders, they appear to have released just one single in 1984 and an album, Skiff Skat Stuff, in 1985. This was their debut session for Peel, recording a follow up In February 1985 which you will find at the indefatigable Fruitier Than Thou youtube channel. 
 
 
 
Kuroja Chete
Chemedze Vana
Writing On The Wall
Let's Work Together
Manhenga
Jig-A-Jig
Ndoitasei
My Foolish Heart
Rugare
 
Tracks 1-5: Peel #1 6/7/86
Tracks 6-9: Peel #2 21/12/86
 
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Biggie Tembo's tragic demise, so it seems appropriate to post the Bhundus two Peel sessions, recorded just five months apart, by way of tribute.
 
A couple of ropey versions of the debut session (tracks 1-5) have been circulating on youtube for eons, so here's a pristine-ish version largely taken from a re-airing when Vic Galloway sat in for Marc Riley only last month.
 
 
 
Waseme
Aiyolelio
Kilio
Kamata Lupembe
 
Remmy Ongala recorded at least three sessions for Andy Kershaw, which were compiled on a cd on the short-lived Strange Roots label in 1994, but this was his only session for Uncle John. If Kamata Lupembe doesn't have you dancing in your own inimitable interpretation of dancing, then quite clearly you are not in possession of legs.
 
 
 
The Wedge
Crankin'
Bo
Night Rider
3rd Stone From The Sun
Miserlou
Nitro
Calling Up Spirits
Mexico
 Kiss Of Fire
 
Tracks 1-6: Peel TX 8/4/95
Tracks 7-10 Kershaw TX 7/5/95
 
The King of the surf guitar was undergoing a bit of a renaissance thanks to the inclusion of Miserlou as the main theme to Pulp Fiction by the time he made his first trip to the BBC Maida Vale studios. The first of five sessions Dale recorded for Peel, this was recorded in tandem with Andy Kershaw's show. The Peel tracks (1-6) are complete and got their debut airing 8th April 1995. The remaining tracks were broadcast on the Kershaw programme the following month. 
 
 

The Lady and The Travelling Man
Out On The Side
How I Long To
 
 
 
Portmadog
Anomie-Ville
Dim Brains Dot Com
Caws



SESSION UPGRADES