Playlist, 08 March 2009

The Show
Tonight at the Moonbase we shall be bringing you a selection of magical musical morsels including tracks from Depth Charge, Tony Osbourne (who sadly departed planet Earth this week), musical saw virtuoso Kev Hopper, Michel Legrand and many others besides.

The Music
1. Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour – Bumblebee’s Dance (Luke Vibert’s Further Nuggets, 2002)

Rather marvellously, I discovered this week that RCA Spain have reissued this belter of an album:

2. Henry Mancini – Streets of San Francisco (The Cop Show Themes, 1976)

3. Boots Randolph – Help Me Make It Through The Night (Homer Louis Randolph III)
4. Bobby Byrne – Windy (Shades of Brass, 1969)

J Saul Kane, aka Depth Charge, has released his first EP in 5 years:

5. Depth Charge – Mecha Squirrel, Pt. 2 (Mecha Squirrel EP, 2009)

Next up a classic track which, thanks to the fine folk at Vadim Music you can now get on a vinyl reissue of the original Archi-Cordes LP:

6. Michel Legrand – Di-Gue-Ding-Ding (Inflight Entertainment, 1964)

Gerry Anderson turns 80 next month and if you want to send him your birthday greetings, join Fanderson and then follow the instructions on their website:

7. The Barry Gray Orchestra – Hijacked (Top TV Themes, 1993)

The story about the “Beatles Degree” (see below) prompted us to dust off this classic – wonder if it will be covered on the course?

8. William Shatner – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (The Transformed Man)

And that was followed by Beatle-esque original composition by the recently departed Tony Osborne:

9. Tony Osborne – John & Paul (Gypsy Creams & Ginger Nuts: Sounds That Swept
The Supermarkets, 2007)

Chiptune maestro Pixelh gets to play with some old WWII computers on his new project which sounds like this:

10. Pixelh8 – Obsolete? (excerpt) (Obsolete?, 2009)

He will also be appearing at the first UK Maker Faire next weekend which myself and the good Dr Woods are planning to attend.

On the subject of 8-bit sound, we were delighted to learn of a new release by German artist (not Austrian as we said on the show) Disrupt:

11. Disrupt – SEGA Beats (The Bass Has Left the Building, 2009)

57th best bass player in the world and virtuso musical saw player, Kev Hopper, has generously made his entire back-catalogue available for free!

To celebrate this generous act, we thought it fit to play a couple of his tracks on the show, starting with:

12. Kev Hopper (a.k.a Spoombung) – True and False Objects (I Saw Spoombung’s Daughter Consumed by Kirby Dots, 2005)

Our story about surrogate monkey robot mothers (see below) inspired us to play what MC Zirconium subsequently described as “the worst track ever”. Well, I like it:

13. John Hadfield – Robot Monkey Head (Robot Monkey Head, 2006)

And then it was time for the second of tonight’s tracks by the recently departed Tony Osborne:

14. Tony Osborne’s Three Brass Buttons – Soul Street (Further In Flight Entertainment, 1969)

For the first (and quite possibly last) time on Project Moonbase, we played a track by Dr John as he happens to have recorded a rather fine version of show favourite, Caravan:

15. Dr. John – Caravan (Duke Elegant, 2003)

Then it was time for the second track this evening from Kev Hopper:

16. Kev Hopper – Dust Clouds (Saurus, 2003)

MC Zirconium brought us news of giant blue brains invading Belgium – well one at least (see link below) so to prepare for imminent take over of the whole planet we played:

17. Gianni Safred – Electronic Brain (Futuribile, 1980)

Today was International Women’s Day. So after a show made up entirely of male artists (oops!) we felt it only right to close the show with an absolute belter from the recently released Welcom To The Party compilation on Jazzman Records:

18. Della Reese – It Was A Very Good Year (Welcome To The Party, 2009)

The News

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