Playlist, 05 April 2009

The Show
Today would have marked the 80th birthday of pioneering producer/engineer/composer Joe Meek if he were still with us. So we played a few tracks by him. We also got our hands on a great new 6-CD set of Tony Hatch albums. So expect some quality Hatch cheese.

Stereolab have decided to call it a day (at least for the time being) so we’ll remind ourselves just how great a band they were/are.

The Music
We opened the show with another track from the Moog Cookbook’s elusive third album, Bartell:

1. Shonen Knife – Twist Barbie (Moog Cookbook remix) (Bartell)
2. Jonny Trunk – Nest We Forgot (A Psychedelic Guide to Monsterism Island, 2009)

There’s a great 6-album set of Tony Hatch albums out for a bargain basement price:

3. Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent – Morning Dew (The Two Of Us, 1968)
4. Moe Koffman – Curried Soul

As mentioned above, Stereolab have decided to go into hiatus. Hopefully not forever but this news prompted us to feature a couple of our favourite ‘lab tracks starting with one from their most recent album:

5. Stereolab – Neon Beanbag (Chemical Chords, 2008)

Then it was time for the first of this evening’s tracks by Joe Meek who would have turned 80 today if he hadn’t really left this dimension:

6. The Tornados – Robot (Joe Meek – The Alchemist Of Pop, 1963)
7. Lloyd Cramer – Let’s Go

To honour the great Heinz Wolff who is coming to Edinburgh for the Science Festival:

8. Richard Denton & Martin Cook – The Great Egg Race (1979)

News of the Orion space capsule (see below) prompted us to play this great Peter Thomas tune:

9. Tätärä – Orion (Next Show, 2000)
10. Geoff Goddard – Sky Men (Joe Meek – The Alchemist Of Pop, 1963)

Then it was time for this evening’s non-ukulele track:

11. Lonely Drifter Karen – This World Is Crazy (Grass Is Singing, 2008)
12. Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent – Don’t Stop Now (The Two Of Us, 1968)

13. Robert Drasnin – Moorean Moonbeams (Voodoo II, 2007)

Bat For Lashes is coming to Glasgow in support of her new album. Here’s our favourite track from her last album:

14. Bat for Lashes – What’s a Girl to Do? (Fur and Gold, 2007)

Followed by a track from which I think remains my favourite Stereolab album:

15. Stereolab – Miss Modular (Dots And Loops, 1997)

We closed the show with a great track from the soundtrack to the latest Dreamworks movie Monsters vs Aliens:

16. The Buchanan Brothers – (When You See) Those Flying Saucers (Monsters Vs. Aliens (Music from the Motion Picture))

The News

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