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Negativland – The Playboy Channel

Fantastic track from their classic 1987 album ‘Escape From Noise’, with guest noisemakers jello Biafra playing ‘flushing toilet’, and Mark Mothersbaugh on various instruments/sounds. Short, sweet, and lovely,

Joy Division – Isolation

Absolutely classic track from an album that warrants the same amount of praise. What can be said about Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ (1980) that hasn’t already been said? That may seem like a cop out, but that’s the best you are gonna get this morning.

Todd Rundgren – International Feel (Single Version)

Todd Rungdren decided to go for a bit of radio airplay by combing the opener to his 1973 album ‘A Wizard/A True Star’ with the closing track to said albums A side (titled ‘Le Feel Internacìonále’). This is expansive glitter-glam-prog-pop of the highest order, and probably gives Ariel Pink hard on’s just thinking about it. A very, very more-ish track(s) that gives grins to all who are righteous.

Einstürzende Neubauten – Yü-Gung (Fütter Mein Ego)

From their jet black 1985 album ‘1/2 Mensch’, Yü-Gung (Fütter Mein Ego) sits alongside the work of EN admirer and friend, Jim ‘Foetus’ Thirlwell. In fact, Jim jumped in to help play this track one time when they were playing live and Mufti a.k.a F.M. Einheit cut his leg open whilst throwing around sheet metal. Great stuff and a total joy for those who miss the metal bashing era of Industrial music.

Chrome – Chromosome Damage

Imagine if the Stooges actually sounded like you would have expected them too once you heard about the heavy duty substance ingestion. Well, once you hear 1970’s Chrome, you’ll never have to imagine again. This is from the brilliant ‘Alien Soundtracks’ from 1978.

Sun Ra – Space Is The Place

The monumental title track from his 1973 album. Big Band Jazz meets Astral travelling; like someone sprinkled the cotton club with stardust and spiked the drinks with mescaline. Dive in to this stone-cold classic.

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Ella Guru

By the time one gets to the 4th track of 1969’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’, it feels like the album has started to hit its stride (foolish, but understandable on first listen), as ‘Ella guru’ is grooving; albeit in a ramshackle, rickety, jagged fashion.Like the rest of the album, the simple set up of drums, bass, guitar and vocals teases out astonishing, gnarled and debased music of Blues origin. So much has been said about ‘Trout Mask Replica’, and most of it’s true. Praised and hugely rated, but in no way overrated; an absolutely extraordinary Avant-Garde free Rock album.

Devo – Fountain Of Filth

Classic Devo track that was hitherto unreleased before the ‘Hardcore Devo’ releases (this was from Volume 2). Circa 77/78 we’re guessing; and dripping with Spudboy new wave tronix.

The Fall – Flat Of Angles

Great swaggering track from the Fall’s second album, ‘Dragnet’ (1979).

The Residents – Lizard Lady

Lysergic cartoon pop from an alternate reality where the hit parade is littered with terrifyingly comic bangers. From their 1978 EP that never was ‘Buster & Glen’.

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