Sunday, 22 May 2011

I Think I See The Light

  1. Cat Stevens - I Think I See The Light
  2. Hunx & His Punx - Lovers Lane
  3. Matt Dibble - Daytime TV
  4. Tracey Thorn - Hormones
  5. The Kinks - Here Comes Flash
  6. Dusty Springfield - Spooky
  7. Al Brown - Here I Am Baby
  8. Freddie King - Going Down
  9. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Straight Up And Down
  10. Band Of Horses - Laredo
  11. Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
  12. Suicide - Dream Baby Dream
  13. Seeland - Black Dot, White Spider
  14. Those Dancing Days - I'll Be Yours
  15. Sia - Clap Your Hands
  16. Foster The People - Houdini
  17. Jenny and Jonny - Animal
  18. Au Revoir Simone - All Or Nothing
  19. Cotton Jones - Egg On A Sea
  20. Junip - Always
  21. Simon and Garfunkel - Bleeker Street
  22. Birdy - Skinny Love
First post in months!
Hope you enjoy, shan't keep you all waiting so long for the next one ;)


Anonymous said...

Welcome back, mix master! Where ya been? Busy rehearsing for the Royal Wedding? Great mix, which shine, shine, shines...

Cat Stevens - A family favorite. Love the recurring piano riff and Cat's passionate vocals.

Hunx & His Punx - One of the many cool new lo-fi bands dotting the musical landscape. Sounds like the Strokes crashed the Shangri-La's party

Matt Dibble - A real gem! Who is this bedroom pop dude?? The beginning sounds likes the intro to the local newscast, but it's just the beginning of a keyboard tour de force. Fantastic overdubbed vocals too, especially in the middle and in the Beach Boysesque coda.

Tracey Thorn - Still going strong after all these years! The Marine Girls seemed a million years ago. Very tasty song -- she sounds as contemporary as ever.

Anonymous said...

Kinks - A deep cut from one of the Preservation Act discs, right? Never heard this -- obviously not a hit. Like how it goes all operatic in the second half. Those nutty Davies brothers.

Dusty Springfield - Can't get much more perfect than this: That slinky organ, Dusty's sexy relaxed delivery, the smokey sax solo. Love the ending - spooky indeed.

Al Brown - Hey, this isn't UB40! Who's this imposter? I'm guessing this is the original version, and it's fabulous --falsetto and all

Anonymous said...

Al Brown - The beginning of a great run. The upfront guitar wailing is good, but it's the piano chugging away in the background that really does it for me. Al's singing is exceptional too. The blues were never supposed to be this fun. Why didn't Led Zeppelin cover it? Too busy playing with fish, I'm guessing.

BJM - Another "down"er. Someone's getting some mileage from Take It From The Man album;) Guitar nirvana. No room for the 11 minute version?

Band Of Horses - More guitar bliss! Unlike BJM, these guys don't bury their vocals behind the six strings. And when you can harmonize as good as these ponies, you don't want them to get lost in the mix. Terrific song! Need to investigate more

Anonymous said...

Gang Of Four - Always liked the sparse, dry sound from these gansters -- very distinct. They've finally reached a wide audience here in the US -- thanks to the use of one of their tunes in an X-Box commercial (Natural's Not In It). Now why hasn't "I Love A Man In A Uniform" been used in an Army ad?

Suicide - Know very little about these guys. Like the droning keyboards and the chimes, but after three and a half minutes I'm ready for it to fade out. I'm so impatient! I guess I need to commit to Suicide.

Seeland - Unfamiliar with this song -- it's a bit darker/moodier than the sunshiney pop of "Afterthoughts" and "Local Park" -- but still a keeper. If Joy Division cheered up...

Anonymous said...

Those Dancing Days - Hey, I know this one! TDD have really matured on the new album -- they sound so confident. A bit of an 80s feel to this one. Could easily be sandwiched between "I Melt With You" and "Space Age Love Song"

Sia - I believe this was a hit, but I don't recall ever hearing it. Need to expose myself more to commercial radio and MTV. Super catchy, and my baby is totally diggin' it. Useless fact: Sia has been doing some vocal coaching on "The Voice," a new reality show where contestants are judged solely on their singing ability.

Foster The People - I think these guys are going to be big -- like this year's MGMT, who they closely resemble. Have enjoyed all their singles so far, though I have yet to hear the album. This one starts out like Big Country and then cops a bit from Phoenix's "Long Distance Call" before hitting that great falsetto chorus.

Anonymous said...

Jenny & Johnny - Jenny Lewis and Johnny Rotten, right? Best duet he's done since "Time Zone" with Afrika Bambaataa. I'm in a time zone! I'm in a time zone! I'm in a time zoooooone!! Ok, so it's not the same Johnny. Johnny (whatever his last name is) and Ms. Lewis make beautiful music together, even if the indie pop queen takes a backseat on this song. Excellent chorus -- you're an animal, an animal! an animaaaaaal!!

Au Revoir Simone - A big fan of the ladies, cause they come up with beauties like this. Some nice remixes were made of this song, especially the Supreme-ly horny remix by Jensen Sportag.

Cotton Jones - Another big favorite on the mix. Love the chirpy female vocal (is she part of the band or a guest?) and the clinky piano. When the male vocal kicks in, it begins to sound like Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry." Is it just me? Cool tune :)

Anonymous said...

Junip - Another fresh song that's already crossed my path -- I'm so hip! Has a nice mellow groove and the chorus is killer. Reminds me of a mellower do-do-do Dodos.

Simon & Garfunkel - Okay, I feel less guilty about my typos, since you misspelled the title (it's Bleecker). I only know because I googled the title, since I wasn't sure which album this groovy little number came from.

Birdy - Not to be confused with Birdie, I'm guessing. A little birdy told me this was a Bon Iver cover, and though I haven't heard the original, this version is pretty sweet. Apparently it was used in an episode of the Vampire Diaries, so all the teenie boppers are diggin' it. Nice song for the closing credits.

Anonymous said...

To conclude -- fantastic mix! Some great segues and a good mixture of new and old, male and female, domestic and foreign. Lovely foggy cover too. Anyway, a nice return to form -- so much better than the steaming pile of crap that was A Mild Fascination. Just kiddin', mate -- that was stellar. Hopefully I'll find time to comment on that one too, as well as about 17 of your other mixes. And what about that alt-dj mix???...