Friday, 4 March 2011

and you're very welcome..

Last weeks disco record got a decidedly mixed reception so let’s see what you make of this offering – the 12-inch extended version of Chas Jankel’s ‘Glad To Know You’, co-written by Ian Dury. Is that a good enough pedigree for you?

As a bonus I’ve also included the b-side ‘Am I Honest With Myself Really?’and both sides of the ‘109’ single previously featured on this blog back in 2007 and described by one polite contributor as a genius song. These are all new vinyl rips but be warned 3,000,000 Synths is a bit crackly.

Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You (Extended Version) (1982)
Chas Jankel - Am I Honest With Myself Really? (1980)
Chas Jankel - 109 (1981)
Chas Jankel - 3,000,000 Synths (1981)

15 comments:

davyh said...

Oooh I'm tremendously excited about this, but I'm cooking and sipping, so I'll pop back later to do the download and ting.

Mondo said...

Corkers all - and ranging from theme tunes to Jeff Beck-a-likes..

I've been meaning to blog Glad To Know You, along with the Kitty Grant versh for yonks

Mick said...

You should do it. You mentioned the Kitty Grant version four years ago and I still haven't heard it. Just out of interest which one is the Jeff Beck-a-like? That's got me stumped.

Davy,
Have you finished yer girlie Pinot and downloaded these yet?

davyh said...

Yes rude peson, I am now on my good strong mocha and liking the A side: should I bother with the B?

davyh said...

person

Mick said...

Yes 'Am I Honest..' is pretty good. You've already got '109' but this rip might sound better. If I was going to miss one track it would be the instrumental '3,000,000 Synths'.

Mick said...

...and by the way I'm not rude. anyone who posts Suzanne Vega and Antônio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina on the same day deserves everything that's coming to them.

davyh said...

You've been hanging out with darkdance for too long. Kissy kissy.

Mick said...

You know he's going to come after you for that comment, don't you. I'm going to bed now. Pleasant dreams.

darkdance said...

The weekend starts HERE with Chas' finest four songs all in one HOT post. I highly recommend the Disconet mix of "Glad To Know You" over the 12" version, though, and there are 12" extended versions of the other three songs if it be of any interest.

Good thing Davy is already a ghost. Kissy kissy me arsey arsey.

Mondo said...

It's 3,000,000 Synths - reminds of this and a few others from Wired and the other one Blow by Blow

Mick said...

Darkdance,
I'd be interested in any Chas Jankel extended versions.

Mondo,
I've never heard that before. To be honest I don't know any Jeff Beck apart from his Yardbirds stuff and the dreadful 'Hi Ho Silver Lining.' Shocking really when you consider his stature in the music biz etc.

darkdance said...

Mick, I've uploaded a few long plays for you. You will find the links in your email. If anyone else besides Davy wants the links and Mick doesn’t post them, feel free to contact me by email and I shall reply with uncharacteristic promptness and courtesy.

davyh said...

Arf!

darkdance said...

Just kidding, Davy.