Category Archives: Heroes

Talking Heads, Psycho Killer (Greg Wilson edit)

Never my favourite Talking Heads song, but hearing the Greg Wilson edit played by the man himself the other night (poor sound notwithstanding) made me stop, reconsider – and dance, damn it. Enhanced crowd noises are us. Continue reading

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Bill Withers, You Got The Stuff

Sunny afternoon? Gotta be Bill. As random YouTube commenter chuckmichsf says, “This grooves so damn haaaaaaaaaard!!! It don’t make no sense lord have mercy what were these motherfuckers on back then!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Quite. Continue reading

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Son Of Dave, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger / Bonkers / Devil Take My Soul

So the Big Day Out line-up was announced and everyone yawned. Well I did… but then it’s never about the headliners, it’s all about the Lilyworld, and the Lilyworld never got any better than Big Day Out 2009 when Son of Dave performed to a small … Continue reading

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Arthur Russell, Let’s Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons’ Coastal Dub)

Almost went swimming at the weekend at this lovely location below (that’s Church Bay, Tutukaka, New Zealand, in case you’re wondering). I didn’t in the end (a touch too cold), but I did have this on internal jukebox throughout. Nice to see it’s ge… Continue reading

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The Band, It Makes No Difference

Brings tears to my eyes and my embittered old heart to my throat every time, even despite the ‘sexy sax’… BEST. CONCERT. FILM. EVER. (Back when cocaine and excess was good for you.) Continue reading

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Sylvester, Over & Over

Continuing on an Ashford & Simpson tip… never twigged they wrote this too (cheers Frank Booker), one of my Favourite Tracks of All-Time™. Love this video compilation too, especially the big fella at 1.25 snorting poppers. (The footage also stars… Continue reading

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Happy Mondays, Performance

I saw the Happy Mondays back in 2005 and despite being old and fat (Shaun & band that is, not me – that happened later), they were fucking ace. Bez, sporting a ‘Drop Acid Not Bombs’ T-shirt, galvanised the aging raver crowd with his frenzied marac… Continue reading

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Variations on a theme: Chic, I Want Your Love

It’s no secret how greatly I adore the band named Chic. And I’m not alone. Here are three of the best, equally awesome versions paying tribute to the mighty ‘Nard and Nile. Summer time reggae c/o Norma White & The Brentford Disco Set… The dirtie… Continue reading

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Richard Hawley, Tonight The Streets Are Ours

Finally got round to watching Exit Through The Gift Shop the other night (what a fantastic ruse!) and was chuffed to see Richard Hawley’s excellent Tonight The Streets Are Ours was the theme song. It’s no secret that I’d run away and marry Jarvis … Continue reading

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The Smiths, Paint a Vulgar Picture

At the record company meeting / On their hands – a dead star And oh, the plans they weave / And oh, the sickening greed At the record company party / On their hands – a dead star The sycophantic slags all say: “I knew him first, and I knew him wel… Continue reading

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