Friday, 9 May 2008

Random post


I’m bored so I’m going to try a little experiment and post some random tunes, a rip-off of the Vinyl District weekend shots. Trouble is I haven’t got an i-pod, so I’m going to use a random number generator I found on the net to pick some off my hard drive and post whatever it chooses even if it’s embarrassing.

Here goes…

The A Heads - Dying Man (1982)
This is a vinyl rip I made ages ago with the intention of including it on the blog one day, so it might as well be today. It’s a punk-ish record from 1982.
The band line-up is:
Mel Vocals
Jock Guitar
Nigel Bass
Andy Drums


Red Box - Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo) (1985)
Great 80s pop.

XTC - In Another Life (2000)
What can I say? XTC are contenders for my all time favourite band. This is a Colin Moulding song from Wasp Star with brilliant lyrics.

The Mojo Men - Sit Down, I Think I Love You (1967)
Don’t know anything about the Mojo Men. Nice sunshine pop.
Actually, I did veto one song. It was Jason Donovan singing Any Dream Will Do and it’s on there because my kids like it.

26 comments:

Davy H said...

YOU DON'T HAVE AN iPOD????!!!

Mick said...

Never needed one. The only places I listen to music are at home and in the car. To me music on the move is listening to a CD in the car.

Incidentally, sorry it's taken me so long to reply. My ISP has suddenly decided that messages left on this blog are spam.

The Vinyl District said...

Well, I'm flattered Mick!

Mick said...

And so you should be! When I'm lacking inspiration I look at what other bloggers are doing. You've had a few Todd Rundgren tracks recently so you're obviously a man of taste.

The Vinyl District said...

I just purchased a TON (ok, 8? 9?) TR and Utopia LPs I plan to convert to Mp3 soon. Keep watching...

Simon said...

kids my arse, you love Jason really don't ya!?!??!

JC said...

YOU DONT HAVE AN iPOD????!!!

Mick said...

I can see this is heading for catchphrase status. It's not that I haven't considered buying one but I don't know when I would ever use it. You'll all be nagging me to buy one of those mobile phone thingies soon.

Davy H said...

YOU DON'T HAVE A MOBILE PHONE???!!!

Mick said...

Arf! Thanks for taking the bait.

Davy H said...

You're welcome. Straight man to the stars, that's me.

Mick said...

So I'm a star now? I'd send you a picture but I haven't got a digital cam....oh, I can't be bothered

The Vinyl District said...

Hey you two - get a room!

Mick said...

Well, we would but your mom's in there.

The Vinyl District said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I Am Not The Beatles said...

I don't have an ipod either if helps Mick.

I so don't have one in fact that I have no idea whether it's got a capital 'p' in it or not.

*raspberries at Davy H*

Davy H said...

Rasperberry accepted.

According to the sleeve notes of my Nuggets Volume 5: Pop Part III (see here)on which it appears, that Mojo Men song was written by Stephen Stills and produced by Van Dyke Parks. Oo-er.

Planet Mondo said...

Hurrah for the XTC tune - I don't have an iPod either (but do have a Creative Zen mp3 player)

Mick said...

Davy,
That was a big Harry Secombe sized raspberry too, so well taken.

Stephen Stills and Van Dyke Parks is a pretty good pedigree, isn't it? I could have done some research but I literally chose those songs at random and wrote whatever came into my head.

Mondo,
I have a particular fondness for Colins late period 'middle aged' tunes. A man must have a shed to keep him sane.

Anonymous said...

OK Mick...Looks like it's down to me to give the gen on The Mojo Men.Actually they were originally 4 men and one woman and eventually became known as just Mojo because lead singer Jan Errico got fed up with being called a mojo man, when quite obviously she wasn't.
Sly Stone was in the original band but had left by the time of 'Sit Down'. They had one other small hit after this one, 'Me About You' (No.83) and one album in 1968 called 'Mojo Magic'. Distinctly second division in my opinion.

Raymond

Mick said...

Well, of course, I'm too young to remember and I wouldn't want to judge them on one song, but it seems like an OK example of it's genre. By the way, I've only got this because I downloaded it for that 'Nuggets' style CD I made for you about five years ago.

Anonymous said...

Indeed you did, and a great CD it was. It's worth considering putting 'These Eyes' by Guess Who out there. I bought a Best of CD on the strength of that track you downloaded. Now they truly were First Division.

Raymond

Mick said...

Hey, a satisfied customer! These Eyes was definitely the highlight. I'll try and find a way to post it.

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Love your blog and your great taste in music. I've been looking for a song since the mid 80's I think the title was "Love´s great expedition" or something like that. It could have been "expectation". It was a nice synthpop, mid tempo song with Spandau Ballet-like chorus. Do you know what I´m talking about?

The Swede

Mick said...

Interesting one, Swede. The obvious answer is Loves Great Adventure by Ultravox, but I don't consider that similar to Spandau Ballet. I'm wondering if it's Animal Nightlife's Love Is Just The Great Pretender you're thinking of. Do you remember any lyrics? If it's either of the above I post them.

Anonymous said...

No, it´s not Ultravox or Animal Nightlife. I do remeber the first line in the second verse "lonely days I count them" but thats all. I've made a soundclip with the baseline and the repeted synthline perhaps that could help? Could I mail it to you? The file is 452 k.

The Swede