Playlist 318 - July 8 2014

I've been on a bit of a Bob Lind buzz lately. He's often unfairly thought of as a one-hit wonder ('Elusive butterfly'), but there's much more to him than that. I managed to get my hands on his debut album - embedded within a Best of collection full of psych pop nuggets, from which we heard the beautiful 'Truly Julie's Blues'.

Somehow this lead me to Harry Nilsson, one of pop music's true mavericks. From 1977, the gorgeous and unsettling 'All I think about is you', a piece of work so at odds with the currents of that year, it boggles the mind. Part Ennio Morricone, part Serge Gainsbourg, it's just genius.

Also new White Fence, lovely garage pop with an early Kinks flavour; new Trans Am with a krautrock flavour; new Groom, literate lo-fi guitar pop; new Ultimate Painting, a tasty slice of alt rock, in a good way.

And Life Without Buildings from 2001, taking a post punk template and time-travelling it with very C86 female vocals. Great.

More on these pages as always.

July 8 2014 w/ White Fence,Bob Lind,Harry Nilsson,Trans Am,Michael Rother,Groom,Haley Bonar++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 318
Tues July 8 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Benjamin Schoos feat. Laetitia Sadier – Une derniere danse
Sun Machine – Tamaho Hitman Part 1
White Fence – Like that
Bob Lind – Truly Julie’s Blues (I’ll be there)
Trans Am – Night shift (playing Le Guess Who Festival, Nov 21)
Michael Rother – Feuerland
The Drink – Haunted place
Life Without Buildings - Philip
Merchandise – Little killer
Groom – The old songs (playing The Pop Inn, Dublin, Aug 9)
Haley Bonar – Kill the fun
Cormac O Caoimh – Place a letter on my front porch (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, July 18)
Harry Nilsson – All I want is you
Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting
Kult Country – Trembling moon

*next week’s show will feature music from The La’s & Death in the Sickroom, among others, plus an interview with Laurie Shaw

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