Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Do My Ears Deceive Me?"

Putting the train into Train in Vain.  Finally!
New on Echo Beach Records.

The Snark playlist for TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011.
(Artist/SONG/Album, etc.)
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill -- TRAIN IN VAIN -- The Clashification of Dub (2011, Echo Beach)
Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Orchestra -- I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH ME -- Scenes (1991, Barna Records Lab) [orig. 1957]
Kid Koala -- ANNIE'S PARLOR -- Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003, Ninja Tune)
Rainbow Arabia -- JUNGLE BEAR -- Boys & Diamonds (2011, Kompackt)
The Albertans -- JACKPOT -- New Age (2011, Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Kim Hiorthøy -- DOKTOR WATSON-TRIKSET -- Melke (2002, Smalltown Supersound)
Chin's Calypso Sextet -- NO MONEY NO MUSIC -- Chin's Calypso Sextext, CD 1, 2nd edition (2009, Chin's) [orig.1950s]
Laika & The Cosmonauts -- GET CARTER -- Cosmopolis: 1988-2008 (2008, Yep Rock)
The Bees -- I REALLY NEED LOVE -- Every Step's A Yes (2011, Fiction Records)
Igor Boxx -- RUSSIAN PERCUSSION -- Breslau (2010, Ninja Tune)
David Francey -- WHEN I'M NOT THINKING OF YOU -- Late Edition (2011, Laker Music)
Egyptian Hip Hop -- MIDDLE NAME PERIOD -- Some Reptiles Grew Wings (2010, Moshi Moshi)
The Hypnotics -- SOUL AT SEVEN -- Soul At Seven (2010, New Values Records)
Alex Acosta Y Su Orchesta -- LA GOZADERA -- Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia & Descarga Sound Of Columbia 1962-72 (2011, Soundway)
The Ramones -- I'M AGAINST IT -- All The Stuff (And More), Volume 2 (1990, Sire) [orig. 1978, Road To Ruin, Sire]
Frank Dell -- BABY YOU'VE GOT IT -- Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities (Kent, 2008) [orig. 1967, Valise]
Birdapres -- BUSY SIGNAL -- Catch An L (2011, Marathon of Dope)
Junior Boys -- CAUGHT IN A WAVE -- So This Is Goodbye (2006, Domino)
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys -- YOU'RE OKAY -- Legends Of Country Music (2006, Sony) [orig. 1947, Columbia]
African Head Charge -- MYSTERIOUS HAPPENINGS -- Voodoo Of The Godsent (2011, On-U Sound)
Mogwai -- SAN PEDRO -- Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will (2011, Sub Pop)
Marc Houle -- SELECTION 12 -- Sixty Four (2008, Minus)
Thanks for listening!
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Correction:  Laika & The Cosmonauts's album called Cosmopolis: 1988-2008 is not new, as I thought earlier today (while talking into a microphone, of course). The record's actually from 2008. It says so right on the cover. If I ever figure out why it's in CJAM's "currents" library, I'll let you know.


  1. I appreciate the effort on the TRAIN IN VAIN dub...when I read the blog before listening (probably a no-no), I feared it would be just a reggaefication of the song. But it turned out to be a new song with hints of the original.
    I'm curious to hear more.

  2. If only all Albertans were as charming as the band!

  3. The whole album sounds more new, with less hints. Listened to it last night and was constantly asking, "What's this one supposed to be?"

  4. Kim Hiorthøy -- renaissance man

  5. That's a great version of "Get Carter"! Its good to hear L&tC again!

  6. ...and that Igor Boxx is very very intriguing!

  7. Why isn't a larger percentage of my planet giddy about a new African Head Charge album???

  8. I figured that Igor Boxx might catch your ear.