Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"They Killed Blair Peach, The Teacher..."

Blair Peach, of New Zealand, before his death in 1979.
A report finally released today, after more than 30 years, reveals that Blair Peach was "most likely" killed by a blow to the head from a police officer in the Special Patrol Group (SPG), an elite riot squad, during a demonstration against the National Front in London in April 1979.  
At the time, an inquest returned a verdict of "death by misadventure." The officer responsible for Peach's death has never been identified... due to insufficient evidence.
Reggae devotees already knew this, because Linton Kwesi Johnson wrote a song about the incident called Reggae Fi Peach.  It was released on his Bass Culture LP in 1980 and any time it gets played, Peach's story gets retold.  So let's hear it again today, shall we?
The Snark playlist for Tuesday, April 27, 2010
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
The Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem -- HAUL AWAY JOE -- The Clancy Bros. & Tommy Makem In Person At Carnegie Hall (1991, Sony) [orig. 1963]
Stiff Little Fingers -- JOHNNY WAS -- Inflammable Material (2005, Restless Records) [orig.1979]
Linton Kwesi Johnson -- REGGAE FI PEACH -- Bass Culture (1980, Island)
The Dishrags -- CARRY ON -- Love/Hate (1997, Other People's Music) [orig. 1979]
Mr. Chop -- GOOD LIFE –- For Pete’s Sake (2009, Stones Throw Records)
The Shangri-Las -- IT'S EASIER TO CRY -- Myrmidons Of Melodrama: 1963-66 (2002, RPM Records UK)
Citywide Vacuum -- BLIND INSIGHT -- Pact (2007, Eleven37) 
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings -- BETTER THINGS TO DO -- I Learned The Hard Way (2010, Daptone)
Balkan Beat Box -- LIJEPA MARE -- Blue Eyed Black Boy (2010, Nat Geo Music)
The Swamp Rats -- LOUIE LOUIE -- Lux & Ivy’s Favourites (1966, St. Clair Records)
!!! -- HEART OF HEARTHS (mix) -- Myth Takes (2007, Warp)
The Schomberg Fair -- TALL GRASS -- Gospel (2009, Hi-Hat Recordings)
Liliput/Kleenex -- THE JATZ -- LiLiPUT/Kleenex: 1978-83 (2001, Kill Rock Stars)
Caetano Veloso -- SEM CAIS -- Zii e Zie (2010, Nonesuch)
Language-Arts -- LIGHTHOUSE (2010, Language-Arts)
Solomon Burke – STUPIDITY -- Atlantic Gold: 100 Soul Classics (Rhino/Atlantic, 2009)[orig.1963]
Adrian Sherwood -- ALL HANDS ON DESK -- Becoming A Cliché (2006, EMI)
Rent Boys Inc. -- PRESTER JOHN -- Squeal For Joy (1983, Rent Boys Inc.)
Deadbeat -- REFUND ME -- Journeyman’s Annual (2007, Scape)
Harry Beckett -- SOMETHING SPECIAL -- The Modern Sound of Harry Beckett (2008, ON-U Sound)
Cougarettes -- EGO HEAD -- Milk Fangs (2010, Cougarettes)

Thanks for listening!

There are a few different versions of Stiff Little Fingers doing the Bob Marley song Johnny Was, but the 8 minute mini-epic on Inflammable Material tops the list.  Jake Burns on vocals!  Yes!

Squealing for joy to hear them Rent Boys Inc. again.  Thanks to Pat for loan of the vinyl.

And thanks to Doug for The Guardian link to the Blair Peach story.  Please click on this week's blog title to read more at guardian.co.uk, OK?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sure Can Kick That Amnesia Around...

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, APRIL 20th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Los Fulanos (feat. Peret) -- GATO -- Achilifunk: Gipsy Soul 1969-79
Jenny Lewis -- PRETTY BIRD -- Acid Tongue
Klaus Doldinger -- COMIN' HOME BABY -- Abe Twist Presents: I'm Comin' Home Versions

The Locusts Have No King -- COME ONE, COME ALL -- Come One, Come All E.P.
Tunng -- SANTIAGO -- ...And Then We Saw Land
Stevie Wonder -- I DON'T KNOW WHY (I LOVE YOU) -- Definitive Collection
Dr. Dog -- SHAME, SHAME -- Shame, Shame
Lopez Walker -- SEND ANOTHER MOSES -- Children of Jah: The Chantells & Friends 1977-79

James O-L & The Villains -- BOTH TO BLAME -- Alive at The Colch!
Ian King -- ADIEU TO OLD ENGLAND -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
The Apples -- ATTENTION! -- Attention!
Johnny West -- WEAK BLADDER BLUES -- The Chicken Angel Woman With A Triangle
Tackhead -- TICKING TIME BOMB -- Friendly As A Hand Grenade

Howlin' Wolf -- LITTLE RED ROOSTER -- His Best: Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Ratatat -- SHEMPI -- LP3
The Black Seeds -- COME TO ME -- Solid Ground
Guts Le Bienheureux -- ESCUCHA ME -- Le Bienheureux
What Seas, What Shores -- TWICE, TWICE, TWICE -- Threnodies
The Fugitives -- EVERYTIME -- Eccentrically We Love
The Spys -- LUDWELL WOODWORK -- Original Punkrock From Canada 1979-80
Death -- ROCK'N'ROLL VICTIM -- ...For The Whole World To See
Wordburglar -- END SMARTLY (Dirty Sample Remix) -- Burgie's Basement

OK, the last song might've gotten mixed up with another Wordburglar number. Sorry...
But thanks for listening!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fit The Eighth: PLAYLIST FOR APR.13/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, APRIL 13th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Soul Vendors -- RINGO ROCK -- Studio One Scorchers
Tino -- KICK IT DUB -- Tino's Dub Select

Leif Vollebeckk -- A DOZEN MARES -- Inland
The Black Seeds -- ROTTEN APPLE -- Solid Ground
A.S.K. -- AS IT WAS -- Another Saturday Knight
The Metropole Orchestra -- EGYPTIAN SUMMER -- Kodachrome: Compositions for Orchestra by Raymond Scott
Little Tempo, feat. Likkle Mai -- LIKKLE IN A BEATBOX -- Kedaco Sounds

The Equals -- POLICE ON MY BACK -- Viva Equals!: The Very Best of The Equals

Train 45 -- NINE POUND HAMMER -- Train 45
Y Pants -- LUEGO FUEGO -- Y Pants
The Locusts Have No King -- SONG 6 -- Come One, Come All EP

The Dishes -- GHIDRA (LIVE) -- F.U.B.A.R.!
Prince Fatty, feat. Holly Cook -- MILK & HONEY -- Survival Of The Fattest
Citywide Vacuum -- MUCH TOO JUNG -- Pact
Field Assembly -- LIGHT SPEED -- Broadsides & Ephemera

Zap Pow -- LOTTERY SPIN -- Rare Grooves Reggae by Nova, Volume 1

Lord Fly with The Danny Williams Orchestra -- BLU-LU-LUP -- Mento Madness
Ian King -- EVIL EYE -- Panic Grass & Feverfew
Mable John -- YOUR GOOD THING (IS ABOUT TO END) -- The Complete Stax/Volt Singles, 1955-68

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Seventh: PLAYLIST FOR APR.6/10

The Snark playlist from Tuesday, APRIL 6th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Ian King -- PASTIME IN GOOD COMPANY -- Flash Company EP (digital download only)
Los Amigos Invisibles -- QUIERO DESINTEGRAR A TU NOVIO -- The New Sound of The Venezuelan Gozadera

Field Assembly -- OLD SPELL -- Broadsides & Ephemera
Fat Freddys Drop -- ERNIE -- Based On A True Story
Fred Astaire -- CHEEK TO CHEEK -- Toast To Broadway: Mr. Berlin
Eskimo Fox -- DIGITAL -- Pay It All Back, Volume 2
Danny Michel -- ANDY WARHOL -- Loving The Alien

Efan -- 1980 -- Electro-Lava
Leif Vollebekk -- DON'T GO TO KLAKSVIK -- Inland
Prince -- HOW COME U DON'T CALL ME ANYMORE -- The Hits/The B-Sides
ESG -- MOODY -- A South Bronx Story
Bell Orchestre -- DARK LIGHTS -- As Seen Through Windows
The Fugitives -- SNAIL SHELL -- Eccentrically We Love

Disrupt -- SEGA BEATS -- Dub Echoes
Lopez Walker -- JAH JAH NEW GARDEN -- Children Of Jah: The Chantells & Friends, 1977-79
Lionrock -- PUSH BUTTON COCKTAIL -- City Delirious
Ron Leary -- THE END -- The Road In Between

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Sixth: PLAYLIST FOR MAR.30/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, MARCH 30th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Chaka Khan -- SOME LOVE -- Chaka
The Black Seeds -- TAKE YOUR CHANCES -- Solid Ground

Ian King -- HOW SHOULD I YOUR TRUE LOVE KNOW? -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
Big Sugar -- 100 CIGARETTES -- Heated
Mad Professor & Lee Perry -- I'M NOT A HUMAN BEING -- Super Ape Inna Jungle
The Haunted -- HORROR SHOW -- The Haunted
Birth Of Sharon -- FILM TITLES -- Fishfood vs. Birth Of Sharon

k.d. lang -- SMOKE RINGS -- Drag
London Underground -- GREAT EXPECTATIONS -- Compilation 1980-84
The UnSettlers -- HE'S OUT OF NAILS -- The UnSettlers
Two Dollar Bill -- NEWFIE BULLET
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys -- BLACK RIDER -- Legends Of Country Music

The Schomberg Fair -- DRUNKARD'S PRAYER -- Gospel
The Locusts Have No King -- ON MY WAY -- Come One, Come All EP
Minutemen -- LOVE DANCE -- Double Nickels On The Dime
U-J3RK5 -- NAUM GABO -- Vancouver Compilation

RiRa -- 25 O'CLOCK -- Chainstore Massacre

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Fifth: PLAYLIST FOR MAR.23/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, MARCH 23rd, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Caetano Veloso -- CUCURRUCUCU PALOMA -- The Best Of Caetano Veloso
New Age Steppers -- FADE AWAY -- Massive Hits, Volume 1
David Dubois -- DEATH OF TROTSKY -- Polaroids & Other Little Visions

Fat Freddys Drop -- BREAKTHROUGH -- Dr. Boondigga & The Big BW
The Tom Fun Orchestra -- WHEN YOU WERE MINE -- You Will Land With A Thud
A.S.K. -- DRIVE BY STABBING -- Another Saturday Knight
London Underground -- LEARN A LANGUAGE -- Roots Of Innovation: 15 & X Years Of On-U Sound
Perilelle -- DAMAGES -- Damages
Ian King -- OLD MINER -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
The Spys -- I'M A MINER (1995) -- Original Punk Rock From Canada 1979-80 (+ 1995)

Alkaline (Big Sugar In Dub) -- Tief Da Bike (did this really get played?) -- ExtraLongLife
Brie Neilson -- WALKING ALONE -- Then We Learned To Dance
Public Image Limited -- THE SLAB -- Commercial Zone
Bill Long -- ONE FALLEN LEAF (did this get played?) -- My Favourite Songs
Deadbeat -- GROUNATION (BERGHAIN DRUM JACK) -- Roots & Wire
The Revolutionaries -- DUNKIRK -- Skanking Dub

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys -- STEEL GUITAR STOMP -- Legends Of Country Music

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Fourth: PLAYLIST FOR MAR.16/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, MARCH 16th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Joe Bataan -- CHICK A BOOM -- Let's Boogaloo, Volume 1
Patrick Ballantyne -- NO ONE CAME -- Patrick Ballantyne
Pigbag -- SUNNY DAY -- Sunny Day (7" single)

Screaming Lights -- HELLO TOMORROW -- Like Angels
Ian King -- ISLE OF FRANCE -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
Tyondai Braxton -- THE DUCK & THE BUTCHER -- Central Market
King Tubby -- DRUMILLIE ROCK -- 100% Of Dub
Tara Watts -- IN THE BACKYARD -- About Love
The Black Seeds -- SO TRUE -- On The Sun

Ray Price -- YOU DONE ME WRONG -- The Essential Ray Price 1951 - 1962
Big Sugar -- SUGAR IN MY COFFEE -- Five Hundred Pounds
Alkaline (Big Sugar In Dub) -- 'NUFF SUGAR -- ExtraLongLife

Gus Viseur -- MATELOTTE -- Café de Paris: 24 Accordion Classics From The Boulevards of Paris
Girlschool -- C'MON LET'S GO (did this really get played?) -- Hit And Run
Garnet Mimms -- A QUIET PLACE -- The Best of Garnet Mimms: Cry Baby

Funkadelic -- I WANNA KNOW IF IT'S GOOD TO YOU? -- In Yo' Face! The History of Funk, Volume 1
The Birthday Party -- THE FRIEND CATCHER -- Hee-Haw
Russian Circles -- MALKO -- Geneva
The Locusts Have No King -- STILL FED -- New Year's Eve In A Small Room
Ramona Jones -- CLUCK OL' HEN -- The World's Greatest Country Fiddlers
Nirvana -- LAKE OF FIRE -- MTV Unplugged In New York
The Raincoats -- I SAW A HILL -- Kitchen Tapes

Chuck Berry -- HAVANA MOON -- The Definitive Collection (Remastered)

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Third: PLAYLIST FOR MAR.9/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, MARCH 9th, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Root 70 -- FIVE STAR GROUP TRAVEL -- Heaps Dub
The Mountain Goats -- THE ANGLO-SAXONS -- Ghana
The Black Seeds -- SLINGSHOT -- Solid Ground
Crumpled Holiday -- CRUMPLED HOLIDAY -- Crumpled Holiday
Ian King -- DEATH & THE LADY -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
Theory Of Everything -- INFINITE IMPROBABILITY -- Schizophrenic Symphony
Swell Maps -- READ ABOUT SEYMOUR -- 1 2 3 4: Punk & New Wave 1976-79
Johnny West -- NEVER BRING LINED PAPER TO A KNIFE FIGHT -- The Chicken Angel Woman With A Triangle
Hector Rivera -- DO IT TO ME -- At The Party With Hector Rivera
Luxury Christ -- CONSTANT FEAR OF BEING SHOT IN THE THROAT -- Problematic For The People
Salmonella Dub -- LOVE YOUR WAYS -- Inside The Dub Plates
Dave Howard Singers -- ROAD WARRIOR
Wild Man Fischer -- THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS -- An Evening With Wild Man Fischer
Aaron Neville -- HERCULES -- New Orleans Funk
African Head Charge -- FRUIT MARKET -- Drastic Season
Television Personalities -- PART TIME PUNKS -- Wanna Buy A Bridge?: A Rough Trade Compilation Of Singles 1977-80
Jack Scott -- LEROY -- Jack Scott's Greatest Hits
Lee "Scratch" Perry (feat. Roots Manuva) -- INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTER -- The Mighty Upsetter
The Dishrags -- I DON'T LOVE YOU -- A Reference Of Female-Fronted Punk Rock, 1977-89
The Bureau -- THE FIRST ONE -- The Bureau
The Residents -- THE BOOKER TEASE -- Dub Stab/Buster & Glen
Deadbeat -- VAMPIRE (DUB) -- Vampire EP

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Fit The Second: PLAYLIST FOR MAR.3/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, MARCH 2nd, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

Holy Fuck -- FRENCHY'S -- Holy Fuck
Nick Lowe -- I LOVE THE SOUND OF BREAKING GLASS -- Quiet Please... The New Best Of Nick Lowe
Flesh Columns -- BAN NESTLE PRODUCTS -- Schweigew Vor Dem Sturm
Toots & The Maytals (feat. Keith Richards) -- CARELESS ETHIOPIANS -- True Love
Hank Williams -- I'M A LONG GONE DADDY -- The Honky Tonk Hero
The Spys -- WELCOME TO THE CRUEL WORLD -- Original Punkrock From Canada 1977-80 (+1995)
The Equals -- BABY COME BACK -- Viva Equals!: The Very Best Of The Equals
Snakefinger -- NATURAL BALL -- Snakefinger's History Of The Blues
Snakefinger -- THE VULTURES OF BOMBAY -- Chewing Hides The Sound
Citywide Vacuum -- CIRCLOPS -- Pact
Machine Gun Hogg & Co. -- BED BOUND SAGA -- Wild Paarty Sounds (sic)
Mary Jane Hooper -- I'VE GOT REASONS -- New Orleans Funk
A.S.K. -- AS IT WAS -- Another Saturday Knight
Joe Higgs -- SHE WAS THE ONE -- Life Of Contradiction
The Pop Group -- KISS THE BOOK -- We Are Time
Ian King -- FOUR LOOM WEAVER -- Panic Grass & Fever Few
Village Callers -- HECTOR -- Let's Boogaloo! Volume 1
Teenage Head -- PICTURE MY FACE -- Teenage Head
Professor Longhair -- BIG CHIEF -- New Orleans Funk
The Small Faces -- TALK TO YOU -- Small Faces
The UnSettlers -- NO NO NO YES -- The UnSettlers
Alice Russell -- Got The Hunger? (Llorca's remix) -- Pot Of Gold Remixes, Volume 2
Ella Fitzgerald (with Chick Webb) -- WHEN I GET LOW I GET HIGH
Spizzenergi -- WHERE'S CAPTAIN KIRK? -- 1 2 3 4: Punk & New Wave 1976-79
Big Daddy A & The Merves -- WHERE'S CHEWY? -- We Stole Your Wallet
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System -- ERGMM -- Horsie

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fit the First: PLAYLIST FOR FEB. 23/10

The Snark playlist for Tuesday, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2010 (Artist/SONG/Album)

The Freedom Sounds (feat. Wayne Henderson) -- SOUL SOUND SYSTEM -- What It Is!: Funky Soul & Rare Grooves
English Beat -- SAVE IT FOR LATER (12" VERSION)
Shades -- NEW CLIENTELE -- Vancouver Compilation
Jeanne & The Darlings -- HOW CAN YOU MISTREAT THE ONE YOU LOVE? -- Atlantic Gold 100 Soul Classics
Death -- FREAKIN' OUT -- ...For The Whole World To See
Desi Young -- DON'T KNOW WHY (I LOVE YOU) -- Trojan Motor City Reggae
Electro-Tones -- GHOST TRAIN -- Lux & Ivy's Favourites, Volume 4
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds -- NIGHT OF THE LOTUS EATERS -- Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
The Locusts Have No King -- ANNA'S SMOKE -- The Locusts Have No King
Aztec Camera -- WALK OUT TO WINTER -- High Land, Hard Rain
Tara Watts -- SUNLIGHT -- About Love
The Ethiopians -- I'M GONNA TAKE OVER NOW -- Studio One Ska: Original Jump Up & Ska Sounds
Mr. Chill & The Witnesses -- OCEAN -- Cold Testament
Exchange Bureau -- TELL IT LIKE IT IS -- Via Air Mail
The Small Faces -- HAPPY BOYS HAPPY -- Small Faces
Theory Of Everything -- CHEWIN' ON A RAINBOW -- Schizophrenic Symphony
Deadbeat -- XBERG GHOSTS -- Roots & Wire
Rufus Wainwright -- POSES -- Poses
Leif Vollebekk -- YOU COULDN'T LIE TO ME IN PARIS -- Inland
Cornershop -- STATE TROOPERS (part 1) -- When I Was Born For The 7th Time
Liquid Liquid -- SCRAPER -- Liquid Liquid

Thanks for listening!

Any discrepancies between this list and what you may hear on an archived show is entirely accidental. Or it's how it was meant to be heard. Or both...