28/11/2011 TKS Presents: ‘Young & Old’ tracklist

Starting not with a bang, but with a grinding wallop this week, a track which stood out in it’s brutal glory from all the sounds to follow as the theme of Young & Old was explored. I still recall when I first heard the Young God 12″, the sound so extreme I knew it had to be added to my record collection as soon as possible. Not something to play over and over, but one for the occasional head-cleansing blast…..

1)SWANS – YOUNG GOD /from the Young God EP (1984), included on ‘Cop/Young God/Greed/Holy Money’/ Thirsty Ear 1999    More info:  www.youngodrecords.com/        www.swans.pair.com/

2)CANDI STATON – YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE /from the ‘Counter Culture 1976’ compilation/ Rough Trade 2007

3)MIDLAKE – YOUNG BRIDE /from ‘The Trials Of Van Occupanther’/  Bella Union Records 2006                                                 More Info: http://www.midlake.net/

4)HUNTSVILLE – THE APPEARANCE OF A WISE CHILD /from ‘For The Middle Class’/ Rune Grammofon Records 2006 More info: http://www.runegrammofon.com/

5)JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – YOUNG GIRL SUNDAY BLUES /from ‘After Bathing At Baxter’s’/ RCA 1967                                   More info: http://www.jeffersonairplane.com/

6)JONI MITCHELL – FURRY SINGS THE BLUES /from ‘Hejira’/ Elektra Records 1976                                                                  More info: http://www.jonimitchell.com/

7)HENRY THOMAS – OLD COUNTRY STOMP /from ‘Texas Worried Blues: Complete Recorded Works 1927-1929’/ Yazoo Records 1989              More info: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fthxc

8)NANCY WALLACE – I LIVE NOT WHERE I LOVE /from ‘Old Stories’/ Midwich Records 2009                                              More info: http://www.nancywallace.co.uk/

9)LAMBCHOP – THE OLD FAT ROBIN /from ‘Thriller’/ Merge Records 1997                                                                                     More info: http://www.lambchop.net/

10)BURNING SPEAR – OLD MARCUS GARVEY /from ‘Marcus Garvey’/ Island Records 1975                                                  More info: http://www.burningspear.net/

11)ROY HARPER – WHEN AN OLD CRICKETER LEAVES THE CREASE /from ‘HQ’/ Harvest Records 1975                            More info: http://www.royharper.co.uk/

12)GIL EVANS – LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG /from ‘Guitar Forms’ 1964, included on ‘Jazz Masters 23’/ Verve Records 1994   More info: http://www.gilevans.free.fr/

A mellow way to bring the programme to a close, in stark contrast to the beginning…..Quite a diverse dozen and rather an indulgent one too, including tracks I never tire of listening to, such as Joni Mitchell’s poetic portrait of grouchy old blues singer Furry, propped up in his Memphis hospital bed, and Midlake’s ‘Young Bride’ – any song containing reference to snowshoes has a good chance of hooking me!

For now, wishing you all many a sonic wonder – Shiny.


~ by theshinybeast on November 30, 2011.

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