27/3/17 TKS Presents: ‘Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll’ tracklist

This sonic excursion was hit badly by the technical issues which have plagued the studio software for an age. An hour of gems connected to the title had to be reduced to a little over forty minutes and, while sex was well-represented, the drug-related tracks were feasted upon by the radio gremlins until only one remained. And the track which best encapsulated the title, New York Dolls‘ classic Looking For A Kiss, proved so emasculated in its’ digital form (like a dream for vinyl lovers to show that format’s superiority), that it had to be left out……
All of which left the following octet of delights…….

1) The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog (alternate vocal) /from ‘The Stooges’/ Elektra 1969 (bonus track from 2005 reissue)
2) Jenny Hval – Kingsize /from ‘Apocalypse, girl’/ Sacred Bones Records 2015
3) Howlin’ Wolf – Built For Comfort /from the ‘His Best’ collection/ Chess Records/Universal 1997
4) Flipper – Sex Bomb /from ‘Album – Generic Flipper’/ 1982, Domino Recording Co. 2009
5) Lil Johnson – You’ll Never Miss Your Jelly /from ‘Oh, Run Into Me, But Don’t Hurt Me! Female Blues Singers Rarities 1923-1930’/ Sub Rosa Records 2008
6) The Gun Club – Sex Beat /from ‘Fire Of Love’/ New Rose Records 1982
7) Spacemen 3 – Come Down Easy /from ‘The Perfect Prescription’/1987, Fire Records 2012
8) Patrick Cowley – Deep Inside You /from ‘Muscle Up’/ Dark Entries Records 2015

And that seductive slice of sound brought the voyage to a premature conclusion…..Tracks which the gremlins wouldn’t let play included Run Run Run by Velvet Underground, Adolescent Sex by Japan, and Roxy Music‘s classic In Every Dream Home A Heartache – so, yes, even if all the planned tracks had played, sex would still have dominated!

Wishing you all many a sonic delight, S.

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~ by theshinybeast on July 5, 2017.

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