Friday, December 05, 2008


Ah, but what about your lists, o gentle reader?

What albums n tunes have tickled yr collective fancy over the last 12 months?

Send 'em into the comments box below - tell us what you've been listening to in 2008. Big/small, old/new, popular/obscure, lists/individual trax - we wanna know. Remember, yr amongst friends here; Kid Shirt exists outside of Time n Space; it's beyond fad, fashion, hipness, hype or zeitgeist. It's yr passion for music that interests me - so, c'mon: sock it to me, ye huddled masses...


At 7:05 pm, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

I do love a list of any sort.
Here's what I've been listening to of late:

went through a hefty punk phase this year...
TRB - 'Up Against The Wall'.
The Clash - 'Complete Contol'.
Buzzcocks - 'Whatever Happened To?'
Also been into the soundtracks of 'The Bourne Supremacy' (John Powell) & '28 Weeks Later' (John Murphy).
This year's stuff : 'The Promise' (Girls Aloud) & 'Deodorised Tarantala' (Ice Bird Spiral).
Plus: Boys From The County Hell (The Pogues) + pretty much anything by Scott Walker.
We play the theme from 'Angel' in the shop quite a lot...god I miss that show.
Other than that I have actually relocated further into the past than I was with the punk thing & have been listening to copious amounts of Mud & The Sweet, plus 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting' by Elton John.
There you go, very theraputic.

At 7:31 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Hurrah! Someone breaks the ice at the party!

Cool list, Dom. I'm with you on all of that stuff except the soundtracks (but only because I haven't heard them!)

That TRB track is really ace. And "Complete Control" is one of the few Clash songs I really like.

I really love "Girl Overboard" by Girls Aloud - we've been playing it in the car all year - it's from last year's GA album but a corker.

Lists: I love 'em.

C'mon the rest of you: pile in...!!

At 9:01 pm, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Only really good thing TRB did.
Check out 28 Weeks's a darn sight better than the first film.

At 9:42 pm, Blogger Martin said...

For what it's worth: I've only bought one '2008' album - The Bug's "London Zoo". It was OK, but I haven't really lapped up any of the long players like I have his singles and EPs.

Some stuff that stood out for me this year, either new or rediscovered:

* PseudoElectronnix - 4trk demo (discovered on Mutant Sounds blog, top notch lo-fi NDW).

* Besokarna - "Anna Greta Leijons Ogon / 31 Timmars Skrack" 7" - one of the best Swedish singles ever - garage/crypt/psychedelic '79 punk with a swirly 'world in action' style organ. Seriously Kek, I think you'd lurve this. Great front cover as well. Shame it's doomed to relative obscurity cos it's not in English language, and cos last time I saw it on Ebay, it was being offered for over £100. (if you google for 'Damaged Noise' blogspot, tho... that's got the best rip, audio-wise).

* "Money Mad" by London Posse, andabout 70% of the "An England Story" compilation (WHY did they have to put Estelle on it???)

* Bob Dylan - "Highway 61 Revisited". You can mock all you want, but had never heard this before and 'Tombstone Blues' has been on repeat during umpteen tube journeys

* Disco Inferno - "DI Go Pop" -another lost classic from '94 - play it at MBV live volumes and tell me it doesn't rip a hole into another vortex, as all good offbeat LPs should

* Sally Timms and her Musicians - "Hangahar" soundtrack - incredible UK experimental LP

* Pink Industry - "Who Told You You Were Naked?" LP - industrial / electro/ hip hop mash-up - again, I'm amazed this rarely gets mentioned by Thee Industrial Sekt, and ends up surpassed by stuff like C93/DiJ (which I wouldn't describe as industrial in any shape or form).Dark'n' delirious stuff, with the odd proto-jungle bassline

* Mika Miko - '666' LP and the brilliant track 'Boy Void' by No Age (which makes me want to smash a spiked bat into Scouting for Girls' collective mugs) have both been catering to my inner Riot Grrrl / Queercore Fan.

* Blood Sausage - "What Law Am I Breaking Now?" - speaking of Riot Grrrl, an old classic from '93 that still sounds good now

* Acker Bilk - "Blood Pressure" and "Dance Music" from the soundtrack to the Bollywood film 'Commander' - both featured on a tape someone made me for a tape swap. The former's an impossibly merry instrumental workout, with an ace bit in the middle that sounds like he's gurgling under water - only a misanthrope could dislike this song. I know it's annoying when people say that, but in this case it's true. The latter's a seriously sleazy piece of 70s disco-funk with some girl aaahing and ummming all over the top.

* John McLean / Ranking Toyan - "Starline/Dance With Me" - pinched off Kill Your Pet Puppy website - perfect track from Spurs supporting reggae legend Toyan, the day after we beat chelsea in the League Cup. Beautiful.

* Joy Division - first Peel session - dug out of the back of the fridge after watching 'Control' - love the subtlely different version of "Insight"

At 11:01 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Yeah, loved The Bug's twelves - haven't got the album, tho everyone's been raving about it...

"Besokarna - "Anna Greta Leijons Ogon / 31 Timmars Skrack" 7" - this I def. gotta check!

"Bob Dylan - "Highway 61 Revisited" - I've only got about 4 dylan albums and this is one of them. Haven't listened to it in years - must dig it out again.

Acker Bilk - yeeeeah!

Pink Industry - yeah, hugely under-rated!

I used to have a London Posse 12" back in the day, but foolishly binned it during a clean-out.

Disco Inferno were gonna be the next big thing at one point, but it never happened. Didn't Eno big them up one time?

Ranking Toyan - lol!

There's some stuff here I def. gotta check...! Nice one, M!

At 1:32 am, Blogger El Duderino said...

Hey dude. Dom's been up for the last few days and we've just been down the pub. He's crashed out and I watched the last bit of "Phantoms" which was ace.

I digress, but I'm a bit drunk. Gonna hate me for this, but the new Metallica album is the business! They've been shit for 20 years but very fast heavy songs about blood & death & stuff is just what this guy needs at the mo.

At 11:05 am, Blogger Dominic Zero said...

Ben Affleck in good film shock.

At 7:28 pm, Blogger kek-w said...

Lurch in "a bit drunk" shock. LOL!

"Gonna hate me for this" - it's not about what I like or don't like - it's about YOU, the readers - what turned you

Reckon you might like the Hey Colossus album, Lurch...

At 8:04 am, Blogger db said...

It's been a while since I listened to it last, but I've been playing Pelt's "Ayahuasca" quite a bit lately and, as usual, it has pretty much taken over my life. That's one of those albums where the first time I heard it, all these different connections just suddenly *clicked* in my mind. I like the new Larkin Grimm quite a bit, and while the argument can be made that Gira is basically the Maurice Starr (or maybe Kim Fowley) of the folk/glam underground I think Grimm really has enough talent/sense of self/geniune weirdeyoness (and a beautiful voice to match) to make that work. I have a huge crush on her, tho, so I'm biased. Oh! That new Maths Balance Volumes vinyl is a killer, and those Loop reissues are getting a lot of plays, um, the Give Me Love comp rules and I'm still stuck on that Millennium album. Lots of stuff I'm forgetting, for sure.

At 12:22 am, Blogger kek-w said...

Larkin Grimm - yay!

"I have a huge crush on her, tho, so I'm biased" - good for you!

Gira recast as Fowley...mmmm: that's a metaphor worth pursuing. I know a couple of really great stories about Gira, but can't recount them here...

I loved Loop back in the day; must dig 'em out again...


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