NHT#1 … Now Hear This! … a new show available only on Spotify

There’s a new show on the block and it’s a bit different from other podcasts that I’ve ever done.

As you know, I normally I play “pod safe” music that has a creative-commons license or I have been allowed to play by the artist.  This is a different experience in which I explore all the music available on Spotify. It’s only available from Spotify App so it’s not technically a “podcast” as it doesn’t have an RSS feed and cannot be played by a conventional podcatching tool. If you have Spotify Premium you will hear the whole track. If you have the free version you will hear a 30sec clip of the track, but you can always find the track yourself on Spotify later and play the whole thing.

This week I have some old classics, some newer tracks and some absolutely amazing sounds that have influenced me throughout my life.

Today we have….

  1. I Exhale, by Underworld
  2. Pelota, by Khrungbin
  3. Pappa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag, by Pigbag
  4. Two Thousand and Seventeen, by Four Tet
  5. Hallogallo, bu Neu!
  6. Afro-Left, by Leftism
  7. Final Chapter, by Prince Far-I
  8. Ancestor Ships, by Secret Archives of the Vatican
  9. Living In Fame, by The Clash
  10. The Great Curve, by Talking Heads
  11. Love Will Tear Us Apart (Cover), by Jada Facer
  12. Saturn In The Summertime, by Barry Adamson
  13. I Want More, by Can

Web Link: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4uYkQGHsddGz4Rkt7CSEpF?si=6Lwqj0WSRPOJ7Zouhfg1bw

NHT#1 … Now Hear This! … a new show available only on Spotify2020-10-17T15:06:01+00:00

Clampdown

All of us have bands or tracks that we used to like, but which now seem a little embarrassing.   I have a copy of “Billy Don’t Be A Hero” by Paper Lace somewhere in the Garage.  Just awful.  In my defence, Is was only 13 when I bought it, and later that year I did go on to buy “Dark Side Of The Moon”, by Pink Floyd and “Autobahn” by Kraftwerk.  It was the worst of times, it was the best of times.

But it’s always a shock when someone you dislike ends up liking a band that you love.  When Johnny Marr found out that David Cameron liked The Smiths he said:

“David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it.”

No comment from Morrissey on that at the time, but then again his views are appalling right-wing these days, so he may have been happy.

Now we find out that Boris Johnson likes The Clash.  Really?  Did you listen to the lyrics?

Did you really sing along to “Daddy was a Bank Robber” when your Pappa was at the World Bank?

Did you listen to “I Fought The Law” and thought…. actually I have ways to avoid all that?

Will you ever listen to “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?” and think OK, I’ll bugger off then?

What would Joe Strummer think of this revelation? I doubt he’d be happy.

When Joe was asked what he favourite lyric was he “Vacuum Cleaner Sucks Up Budgie” (from “The Magnificent Seven”) probably because it’s the least political and because he was being playful.

Well Boris, I don’t believe you like The Clash. I think its all spin. This vacuum cleaner sucks up Bullshit!

 

“We will teach our twisted speech
To the young believers
We will train our blue-eyed men
To be young believers”

Clampdown2019-11-13T12:15:13+00:00
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