Posts tagged audiopost
Posts tagged audiopost
Inger Lorre - She’s Not Your Friend (1999)
Nils Økland - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2005)
A very different cover by a renowned Hardanger Fiddle player. Taken from: BBC Radio One - 5th December 2005. One World, One Album Special - The White Album Covers Show - A Tribute to John Lennon (though this is a George Harrison track..).
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Taste Of Cindy (Red Hot EP version, 1985)
Again, in response to a request here is the alleged alternative later recording (1st August 1985) of Taste Of Cindy. It is taken from The Hit RED Hot EP, a seven-inch four-track 45rpm give-a-way that came with short-lived music publication The Hit, week-ending 14th September 1985
One niggle - strictly related to the music file not the song: There is a known fault with using Audacity on Windoesn’t. Sometimes, behind ones back, a Windoesn’t update will reset the record/playback settings of one’s machine but these changes WON’T display in Audacity, which will happily tell you everything is still in stereo, whilst recording in joint mono (the right channel repeating the left). It’s easy to spot if one’s paying attention to what’s actually happening on the screen, but - ho ho - guess who wasn’t when I recorded this. Caught it soon enough but this slipped by. So upon opening the file in Audacity to review it I found, on minute inspection, that both channels were exactly the same. D’oh. I have re-EQ’d it to stereo myself. I hope this doesn’t diminish from whatever anyone was expecting.
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking (NME Jan 86)
Since I posted an image of the four track EP this comes from I’ve been made aware that not only is it the first instance of an electric version of SCT, but that it’s also different to the single from five months later. Some things I forget; been a while. It has apparently shown up on the Darklands re-issue at some point. Anyway, for anyone interested…
And according to the the blurb on the 4 track 7” EP that came with The Hit magazine around this time, the version of Taste Of Cindy on that is also different to the same-named LP track. It never ends…
You’re unaware of how much Earth you move…
Revolver - Painting Pictures (John Peel outro) (1991)
Second track from Revolver’s debut EP. I have the studio tracks but I just love the way this Peel broadcast sounds, considerably richer than the subdued cd single.
Mat Flint’s guitar and voice as popular at the time with many as MBV, Ride, Slowdive et al, but now sadly neglected. Not all the outstanding material from then found its way into the hearts of subsequent generations. Or perhaps they just weren’t ‘cool’ enough, he wondered cynically dot dot dot
The Blue Aeroplanes - …And Stones (Lovers All Round Mix) (1990)
Original, quite different, version on the album Swagger. Which pretty much sums up these guys. I mean quite apart from the bass player they’d have three guitarists on stage at any one time. In the smaller venues elbow pads were de rigeur. It was messy, blood all over the stage… “That’s my fuzz pedal!” / “No you fucker! That’s MY Wau pedal, THAT’S your fuzz pedal…” etc etc.
Wire - The Queen Of Ur And The King Of Um (1988)
The Wendys - Pulling My Fingers Off (1991)
Purely as a matter of interest; I’m aware this has long been available commercially as part of the Complete… collection from 2K. This somewhat cleaned-up, off-air recording however does benefit from being billed correctly. They went into the studio under their names, not as JAMC, to record this second set for the Peel show, an acoustic offering at odds with their shrieking electrics. Also the commercial release doesn’t have John’s outros at the end of each track :o) You at least get to hear the tracks as they came out of the radio (or at least my radio), as opposed to how they came out of the studio…
Features the first recorded airing of “Some Candy Talking”. Along with “Cut Dead”, “You Trip Me Up” and “Psychocandy”. This taped from the 25th November 1985 John Peel Show. The original broadcast a couple of weeks earlier, 11th November 1985. Session recorded 29th October 1985.
The Field Mice - Missing The Moon 12” (John Peel outro, 1991)
Bill Thornbury/Fred Myrow & Malcolm Seagrave - Sittin’ Here At Midnight/Phantasm Intro & Main Theme (1979)
People who hear the Myrow & Seagrave music in isolation, without knowing the Phantasm soundtrack, tend to think it’s John Carpenter. An appropriate parallel considering when it dates from.
The Jesus And Mary Chain - BBC Radio One “Saturday Live” Interview (1985)
In response to the thronging hordes, all one of her:-
A few years ago I started digitising my absurdly large number of cassettes via Audacity I’d been hauling these things around for years and, frankly, it was pissing me off. It was only the knowledge that, on some of these, amongst the usual crap, were things that no-one else would have bothered to keep, or had, but would never share (people are cunts basically). Other kids my age back then had lives, I had John Peel on the weekday evenings and the more interesting radio shows (i.e. half a dozen listeners and two of them were someone’s pet tortoises) on the weekends - when everyone else was out absorbing Vitamin D and getting interesting lower-body rashes.
Initially when it came to working my way through the dangerously monolithic piles of tapes, I didn’t have a bespoke USB tape deck so was recording via a male/male 3.5mm cable from from the stereo’s headphones socket to the PC’s mic socket. Concomitantly my knowledge of Audacity at that time was rudimentary to say the least. I tended to just record the tapes, break them up into tracks and save them in the appropriate sub-folders of my music directory. No clean up, no tweaking the EQ, no balancing the fucking volume between left and right channels where one clearly dominated the other… So, I find myself these days coming across the older conversions as they crop up and going “Eek!” only with more syllables and lasting about five minutes and with lots of use of a common rhyme for ‘duck’. I generally copy these to my eternally rolling audio temp files and hope to get around to redoing them and then replacing the originals in time.
Having recently tripped over this I realised it needed work. Not much, there’s only so much one can do having long disposed of the original tape (Free! Free! Finally free I tell you!). Either way, as suspect as parts of this may sound, I’ve got rid of a LOT of the noise levels on this and managed to balance the volume all the way through so the mumbling/bad mic placement isn’t so contrasted with the sudden plosives. It probably also suffered some wear on the sound quality when, two months after I recorded it, I transcribed the interview for one of my monthly-or-so fanzines, seen by all of fifty people. Hence the image with this; ah the ‘joys’ of manual typewriters, liquid paper and physical cut-&-paste before the ease of word processing/publishing programmes. All that persistent and repeated pause/rewind, trying to discern the quieter mutterings, can’t have done the tape coating much good. Still, it’s now audible.
So, as far as I know this is the first BBC mainstream national radio interview that the Jesus And Mary Chain conducted, however brief and minus Bobby Gillespie. Taken from the magazine-format Saturday afternoon show, stunningly imaginatively titled Saturday Live, conducted by Richard Skinner, on FM BBC Radio One, 2nd March 1985, not long after the second single came out.
S.C.U.M - 568 (2011)
From the cover-mounted CD with MOJO February 2012.
Joe Hisaishi - Vertical Lateral Thinking (2012)
Jim Reid - I’m Stranded (2007)
(The Saints cover, 1976)