Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Peel Festive Fifty Favourites Volume ??

John Peel with Laura Cantrell, 2004

I've got to say, I've been very impressed with the amount of feedback I've been getting over the last few weeks since I started doing the Peel Festive Fifty posts. It's great, and I just wish that when I posted about new music I got the same response (did no-one like the Vampire Weekend tracks?)

Anyway, here are another ten;

Gregory Isaacs -'Nightnurse.' mp3 (1982 Festive Fifty no.52)

Butthole Surfers -'22 Going On 23.' mp3 (1987 Festive Fifty no.44)

Public Enemy -'Night Of the Living Baseheads.' mp3 (1988 Festive Fifty no.50)

Mighty Lemon Drops -'Like An Angel.' mp3 (1986 Festive Fifty no.34)

Helen Love -'Does Your Heart Go Boom.' mp3 (1997 Festive Fifty no.3)

White Town -'Your Woman.' mp3 (1996 Festive Fifty no.31)

Marine Research -'Parallel Horizontal.' mp3 (1999 Festive Fifty no.47)

Nina Nastasia -'Ugly Face.' mp3 (2002 Festive Fifty no.4)

Aztec Camera -'Oblivious.' mp3 (1983 Festive Fifty no.29)

Massive Attack -'Teardrop.' mp3 (1998 Festive Fifty no.21)

Hope you like them, and leave feedback!



jon said...

Many thanks for the Oblivious, not heard that since my turntable last worked... btw, the link for it is broke.

dave said...

First time poster. Just ran across your blog. Appreciate the effort people go through to expose people to new stuff.

Anonymous said...

Yet another awesome post Ed.
Thanks for the Helen Love -I guess feedbacking works :)
I will comment on the Vampire Weekend post (wasn't really excited by the hype but your review made me at least consider them) as soon as I get round to listening to it but the Lightspeed Champion review was great.
Personally, I enjoy the mixing of old and new stuff so keep it up I guess
All the best

Ed said...

Jon -the link to Oblivious has now been fixed, thanks for pointing that out.

Dave -new readers always welcome, especially those who post stuff!

Chris -thanks for all your recent feedback; glad you like it!


Anonymous said...

this keeping better, public enemy, more sacharine sweet goodness from helen love and the butthole surfers, once got tickets for the long defunct phoenix festival on the grounds they were playing, then found their visa's were refused, pissed off was an understatement.

Ed said...

Know the feeling, for years every time i tried to see Placebo or Blur something went wrong...got to see them eventually, though.


Anonymous said...

never ever saw the butthole surfers, they never ever got work permits, somthing to do with drugs and perversion, oh and maybe the band name didn't help much!

Anonymous said...

Good to see Butthole Surfers up here, one of my favourite songs by them. The mooing at the end of it is their song "Hay" reversed, supposedly.

Ed said...

AJ - amazed to discover that they never made it over here, thank god people like John Peel gave them coverage or they might have had even less presence.

'S. Willis' -I think I have heard that theory before as well! The intro to 'Sweat Loaf' turned up as the intro to Orbital's 'Satan' in 1996.

Thanks for the feedback, folks!

Anonymous said...

i think Gary Barlow's definitely been listening to some White Town recently. 'Patience' is definitely a massive rip off of 'Your Woman'

Ed said...

Now you mention it, that's possibly true...maybe he thought people were less likely to notice than if he ripped off the Electric Light Orchestra. To be honest, if you were Gary Barlow, you'd need inspiration from somewhere...


Andrew K said...

Good to hear the Public Enemy track.

Drunk Country said...


The Butthole Surfers did make it over here (UK/Europe). The 'avant garde' scene (as they were wrapped up in) was huge in the mid-late 90s, depiste the onset of shoegaze/rave/dance.

They regularly played the UK/Europe scene (Kramer from Shimmy Disc accompanied them for a lengthy, destructive European Tour at one point, just before he opened up Noise New York recording studio in NYNY & discovered Galaxie 500 et al). In fact they played just down the road from me in the Newport Leisure Centre back in the late 80's.

I was really mad I missed them there (twice), because the place was packed & one hell of an LSD-tinged screw-a-thon. I was about, Christ, 16? 17? I had been listening to them since about the age of 15 (me & my mate Matthew Ball were huge fans throughout our end of 5th/5th & 6th form years) & owned t-shirts, bootleg & legit vids, all the albums & EPs (I have some classic BHS vinyl still), etc. I even had a Gibby haircut at one point.

We knew tons of people into BHS, from all over the UK + Europe — I think it's a fallacy they never 'made it here', just because they didn't hit the indie charts or cross over.

They were a huge cult, in very much the same way as they were in the USA.

Ed said...

Andrew K -glad you like the track, i really should post more here, though I did do a post on Nation Of millions LP a few months back.

DC -apologies! seriously, thanks for setting the record straight, i wish i had seen them...

Andrew K said...

And as a general remark; great site, Ed.

Ed said...

Aw, cheers

*thirty one year old baby face blushes*