Playlist 317 - July 1 2014

Soul mining, the classic album by The The from 1983, has just been reissued. Great to hear something from it, the wonderful 'This is the day'. And on the subject of 1983, some other British white soul from Edwyn Collins and friends in Orange Juice. Yes.

Another album reissued is the debut from The Clientele from 2000, Suburban light. That sounds brilliantly fresh in its melancholy shades of Byrdsian jangle. Interesting too to compare it to Alasdair MacLean's new/current group Amor de Dias.

A trio of Vacilando 68 related releases. Howe Gelb and friends with some luscious space-themed country exotica; Theatre Royal with some lovely nostalgic guitar pop; and Samuel Frank with an intriguing mixture of breakbeats and folk music. Fascinating.

OOIOO, The Altered Hours, UMA.

And some German lounge lizardry from Christer Bladin from 1974, compiled on The In Kraut series. Wildkatze!

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July 1 2014 w/ The The,Orange Juice,White Fence,Altered Hours,OOIOO,Tune-Yards,Howe Gelb++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 317
Tues July 1 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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The The – This is the day
Orange Juice – Rip it up
The Clientele – We could walk together
Amor de Dias – Voice in the rose
White Fence – Like that
Tune-Yards – Hey life (playing End of the Road Festival, Aug 29-31)
Theatre Royal – French Riviera 1988
Howe Gelb & Friends – Lucky Star Love
Samuel Frank – When the wise man was young
Got A Girl – Did we love too fast
Christer Bladin – Wildkatze (from the soundtrack of the film Gina Wildkatze)
UMA – Depart
OOIOO – Gamel Uma Umo
The Altered Hours – Dig early (playing The Academy, Dublin, July 9, w/ The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

*next week’s show will feature music from Bob Lind, Trans Am & Merchandise, among others

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  1. Great show and to think that Zeke Manyika (Orange Juice's drummer) also drummed on Soul Mining: that's him drumming on "I've Been Waitin' for Tomorrow (All of My Life)", "The Twilight Hour" and "Giant", and background chanting on "Giant".

  2. cheers boi, jesus that's great information, and coincidental on my part - but I guess signs of the white british indie kids digging the soul music in the early 80s


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