6/7/2015 TKS Presents: ‘R.A.M’ tracklist

All things are relative. Consensus is that the Dead Sea Scrolls date from between 1900 and 2300 years ago. The Kitchen Sink’s focus on ‘random accessed memories’ of the musical kind, was broadcast just over two months ago; here’s the track listing:

1)Cocteau Twins – Shallow Then Halo /from ‘Garlands’/ 4AD Records 1982
Early 80’s – nights stretched to their limits, sleep kept to a bare minimum; resultant confusion.
2)Ennio Morricone – Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto /from ‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ o.s.t/ Capitol Records 1967/2004
The Morricone has been acquired more recently. What I had as a nipper was ‘Big Western Movie Themes’ by Geoff Love & His Orchestra, possibly the first album I was given, vinyl spun on an old Radiogram, alongside other favourites such as my parents’ classical music box set of ‘The Great Composers’ and ‘The Age of Aquarius’ by The 5th Dimension – as hip as it got.
3)Terry Gilkyson & Phil Harris – The Bare Necessities /from ‘The Jungle Book’ o.s.t/ Walt Disney 1967
From another of those first albums, probably the best of the Disney soundtracks from the days when they did boast some excellent music. You don’t have to be a kid to want to sing along with Baloo the Bear!
4)Mogwai – Hunted By A Freak /from ‘Government Commissions BBC Sessions 1996-2003’/PIAS Recordings 2005
Introduced by John Peel, whose late night programmes on Radio 1 introduced many to hundreds of new artists. Hugely influential.
5)Fad Gadget – The Box /B-side of Back To Nature 7″/ Mute Records 1979
Heard when  pulled fresh from a box at Parrot Records in Colchester; bought with school dinner money (35p a day back then!), still sounding great today.
6)Nico – Ari’s Song /from ‘The Marble Index’/ Elektra Records 1968
Best listened to in the dark. A track which always brought to mind the scene in ‘Papillon‘ where Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) is left atop a cliff as the title character (Steve McQueen) is carried away from Devil’s Island by the waves.
7)The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck /7″ single on vomit vinyl/ I.R.S Records 1981
Sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, leather, looking like an Elvis from hell – that was just headman Lux Interior! One of the best live bands ever – a real primal force – being at their shows in the early 80’s was like entering another world, one without natural light, and other sources of healthy living…..
8)Dunaj – The Circle Has Closed /from ‘Dudlay’/ Bonton Music 1992
Perhaps the greatest band to come from Moravia? Memories of late nights stretching into early mornings in the smoky cellar at Brno club/pub Sklenena Louka, where I received an introduction to some of the finest Czech music.
9)Brian Eno – St. Elmo’s Fire /from ‘Another Green World’/ Island Records 1975
More than just the title track, so memorably used as the theme for the BBC’s arts programme ‘Arena’, this album was the soundtrack for many a late night and lazy morning.
10)Neil Young – Helpless /included on ‘Decade’/ Reprise Records 1977
When in remote communities in northern Ontario, what better to listen to than a track beginning ‘there is a town in North Ontario/with dream comfort, memory to spare’?
11)Evangelista – Hello, Voyager /from ‘Hello, Voyager’/ Constellation Records 2008
With Carla Bozulich‘ impassioned vocals, this grows and grows until it threatens to overwhelm; yes, it does bring a tear to the eye! Huge.
12)T.Rex – Cosmic Dancer /from ‘Electric Warrior’/ Fly Records 1971
At Primary School I was told I could be a fan of either Slade or T.Rex; despite confusion caused by this statement, I couldn’t help but be a fan of both!

Hopefully the indulgence of such a personal collection of tracks can be forgiven…..

Til next time, whenever that might be, wishing anyone perusing this many a sonic delight! S.


The Kitchen Sink broadcasts on Brno student/community radio station http://www.radior.cz on Mondays at around 10 p.m C.E.T
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~ by theshinybeast on September 7, 2015.

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