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Erik Roldan writesCHIRP + Coach House Sounds Session with Love of Everything

Over the summer, Chicago duo Love of Everything went over to Coach House Sounds and recorded what would be a marker in the band’s career. I sat in on the session but couldn’t have been aware of the tension between the two members.

To me, the songs they played seemed to land hard – they had worked a lot on the tracks and there were hints that they were still working through them.

Throughout, the delicate pop that Love of Everything crafts was apparent, but surely I couldn’t have known what was happening beneath the surface. It wasn’t until Bobby Burg answered my pre–set e–mail interview questions with surprising honesty that I figured out what was going on.

The Love of Everything Coach House Sounds session will be released on 12/14 over at – listen to all week for a preview of this amazing time stamp in a young band’s career.

What the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in a basement?

I licked this toy transformer tank that had fallen into the sump pump. That specific taste haunts me to this day.

Tell me about a coach you had as a child. What did you learn from them?

I learned that i wasn’t interested in sports from seeing the football coach at my high school go absolutely berserk during a mandatory pep rally.

Describe a scenario where Love of Everything could be someone’s life coach and the top 2 life lessons you’d teach them.

I could see myself teaching a younger band about how to eat right on while on tour.

What do you like about Chicago, and what makes it special to you?

Chicago is great for playing in a band and seeing live music. It’s flat, so its good for riding bikes. I have a 15 year relationship with Chicago.

Tell me about your CHS session—what did you like about it? Was there anything that surprised you or was spontaneous that came out in the recording?

I didn’t know this at the time but recording that session was the last time Elisse and I would ever play music together.

You’re a coupled, married duo, right? How long has that been the case and how does that factor into the music you make?

We were doing that for 2 years, but now we are getting divorced unfortunately. It totally did effect it, I think the songs I was writing got better as the marriage got worse.

What’s happening? What are your current/upcoming shows or releases?

Loads is happening! Love of Everything’s new drummer will be Tim Kinsella who I play in Joan of Arc with. Our two bands are going on a 3 week European tour together. Love of Everything’s Best in Tensions album came out this month on CD in Europe on the label Seayou Records.

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CHIRP DJ writesShow Review: The Decemberists - October 8 2009 @ The Riviera, Chicago

One wonders if Colin Meloy et al get together once every few years and say to themselves, “As The Decemberists, what is the weirdest thing we can do next?” or if The Decemberists are just quirky people who get together and say, “We should really write an operetta. About fawns.”

Regardless, friends, The Decemberists. I’m nuts about ‘em. What some pass of as a self-conscious explosion of the emo hipster fedora persona, I like to think of as a joyous, innovative, uninhibited, artistic process that we’ve been privileged to listen to. When I found out that The Decemberists’ latest album (Hazards of Love) was an operetta, I was nervously curious. Perhaps, having signed with a major label, they were over-compensating with something mildly unpalatable to get back their indie cred? Maybe they’ve just gone bananas?

No! It took two listens, but Hazards of Love thoroughly won me over, and assured me that the band was still the brilliant, absorbing band I loved. It’s the story of William, a fawn by day and man by night, and Margaret, who is quite possibly a forest fairy. They fall in love, and start having nightly woodland dalliances, and the Queen of the forest – who rescued William when he was a baby and turned him into a fawn – is all mad. But she agrees to let him have one more night with Margaret, he will return to her in the morning (to die? It’s unclear). But then! Margaret is abducted by The Rake, who sings a lovely song about how he killed all his children, and then whisks Margaret away. This is all very convenient for the Queen, who helps The Rake get across the rushing river, happy to get Margaret out of the picture. But lovesick William goes inevitably after Margaret, making a deal with the river that if he can cross safely, and rescue Margaret from danger, they will come back and duly drown later. I don’t mean to spoil the ending, but yeah, they drown. But they drown kissing! So…love!

This stuff is nuts. But The Decemberists make it work. Last Thursday at The Riviera in Chicago, as they have on the entire Hazards tour, they played the operetta straight through. It amounts to roughly 60 minutes of continuous music – no breaks, no banter – during which the whole trippy, mystical story unfolded in front of us. Every now and then, during an instrumental interlude or a bandmember’s solo, one or two of the band would be able to duck offstage to grab a new water bottle or, I don’t know, plunge their fingers in an ice bucket, but otherwise the entire band played and sang for an hour.

One couldn’t help but feel grateful for such an obvious effort, and the result was truly a great show. Frontman Colin Meloy sings the part of William, grounding the narrative with his familiar voice. Guest vocalist Becky Stark (of Lavendar Diamond) sings the part of Margaret, and her ethereal voice filled the theatre in an enchanting way that is missing from the album, on which she sounds sweet and small. Shara Worden (of My Brightest Diamond) sings as the Queen, and she brought the flipping house down. The show didn’t really bring the crowd to life until her first solo. I was sitting in the middle of the balcony, easily 200 feet from the stage, but when she belted out, “Your life for the evening/ I will retake by morning./ Consider it your debt repaid,” I kind of wet my pants in fright.

Although the album is a single work, within it are tucked all the Decemberists’ specialties. “Isn’t it a Lovely Night?” and “Annan Water” have Colin Meloy in the plaintive ballad mode of “Grace Cathedral Hill” or “As I Rise.” “The Rake’s Song” and “Repaid” have the same fist-pumping, jump-up-and-down quality of “The Infanta” or “We Both Go Down Together.” And the infectious effervescence that have made The Decemberists great are sprinkled throughout, in the four permutations of “Hazards of Love,” and William’s theme, “The Wanting Comes in Waves.”

The Decemberists have been touring this show for a good few months, so the fact that they produced 60 minutes of pure verve was commendable at least, and inspiring at best. The crowd went wild.

After a short break, the band came back and played another 50-minute set of their perennial favorites. It was so generous and, as is obvious, combined with the sight of Colin Meloy in suspenders to launch me even farther over the moon for this band. That second set – including “O, Valencia,” “Los Angeles, I’m Yours,” “Grace Cathedral Hill,” The Crane Wife trilogy, and “Sons and Daughters” – made me very happy I’d plopped down $25 for the concert tshirt I will undoubtedly wear at next year’s Pitchfork.

This being the third Chicago show the band has played this year, Colin Meloy asked at one point, “Man, Chicago, how many times do we have to come back here?”

Never enough, Colin, I’ll be there every time.

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Mike Scales writesArtist Spotlight: Why?

(Photo by Jacob Hand)

On their fourth official full-length effort, Eskimo Snow, Oakland’s beloved psychedelic folk-hoppers WHY? take a decidedly less hip-hop approach to their song-writing. Recorded during the 2007 sessions that birthed Alopecia, the band’s last, more robust and rap-inspired record, the 10-song set reveals a lighter and more spacious side of WHY? – songs that feel more like “song-songs” according to frontman Yoni Wolf.

“Eskimo Snow is intentionally what it is I suppose,” the singer/rapper cryptically states in a chat with CHIRP. “But [it’s] not like we said before we made it, ‘let’s make an album that is not rap’ or anything like that. It’s just what we happened to come up with.”

The more live and stripped-down feel on Eskimo Snow was no doubt made possible in part by session players Andrew Broder and Mark Erickson of the Minneapolis-based outfit Fog who rounded out the band to 5 members in the studio. The two longtime collaborators and friends of WHY? will also be joining them on the road this time around and the whole band is doing what they do to prepare the 40+ date trek which will include stops in Australia and New Zealand. “The Fog boys are most definitely in tow in a big way, they are sounding strong; sounding super!” Wolf enthuses. “Of course, we’ve rehearsed an awful lot for the tour. And between rehearsals Broder likes to jump rope, Josiah [Wolf, Yoni’s brother and drummer] likes to work on this house (today he was putting up insulation) and the rest of us…do other stuff I guess.”

“Other stuff” for Yoni meant recently lending his consuming and reviewing skills to with his version of a New York vegan restaurant review. “Though I was extremely busy, my friend Jena asked me to write that,” he admits. “She’s the kind of very attractive woman you find it hard to say no to. So, I did it and I’m glad I did! It was a lot of fun and I could see myself starting a whole new career. I am surely a big fan of food.”

In true WHY? fashion, cooking up another uniquely awesome record called for another batch of unique and awesome album art. To help him flesh-out the many ideas he had for the look of the album, Yoni enlisted the help of photographer Phoebe Streblow and layout artist Sam Flax Keener. The resulting image utilizes paint, photography and collage and vividly depicts a mummy figure with a bouquet of flowers for a head and an eerily lit purple wall for a backdrop. “It is my favorite WHY? cover so far,” Yoni says. “It took me a long long time (months) to come to this idea after having so many others, but I think things finally came together. I had a lot of help from my friends on it.”

As one of the founding members of the anticon collective, Yoni Wolf knows all too well the value of a supportive group of forward-thinking friends. Although some of the crew have branched out to other bands and labels, anticon remains thick as thieves and has injected some young blood (in the form of Serengeti & Polyphonic, Tobacco and Anathallo) to help keep the operation afloat. “I love all those guys,” he says of the label’s rookie acts. “They probably wouldn’t be a part of the label if I felt differently. We are doing quite a few shows with Chicago’s own Serengeti & Polyphonic [on this tour] and we’ve toured with Anathallo (also a Chicago band) and Tobacco in the near past. I’m very much looking forward to the future of anticon.”

Why? is playing tomorrow night (Oct. 5th) at the Bottom Lounge

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Emily Agustin writesGrrrl on Grrrl: Goldie & The Gingerbreads

Before we get started, a quick word of introduction.

CHIRP was formed, in part, to focus on independent musicians and artists that are underrepresented on the bigger, more commercial stations. All too often, in my opinion, that group includes female artists. Or rather, female artists that are more than just a pretty face and an auto-tuner. As a classically trained percussionist and a drummer, the subject of women in rock is one that is near and dear to my heart. I co-hosted the Women on Women Radio Program for years, I have spoken on panels devoted to women in rock, and heck, I even wrote my Master’s thesis on female musicians.

This post then, marks the first in a series of mini-bios highlighting female musicians who are particularly noteworthy or groundbreaking, female-led bands that have injustly slipped through the cracks into obscurity, and/or just my personal favorite ladies in the industry. I’d like to start off this feature with a look at one of the first all-female rock and roll bands: Goldie & the Gingerbreads.

Born in the era of girl groups, American band Goldie & the Gingerbreads stood out for one very important reason: they played their own instruments. In fact, the Gingerbreads were the first all-female rock band signed to a major label (Atlantic subsidiary Atco), and the first to have any sort of chart success. While other girl groups and female artists had already gained popularity within rock and roll and made an impact on the charts, these women were primarily, if not exclusively, singers. Furthermore, their backing bands were nearly always 100% male. With Goldie Zelkowitz on vocals, Carol MacDonald on guitar, Margo Lewis on organ, and Ginger Bianco on drums, the Gingerbreads were nothing short of groundbreaking. At the same time, however, they were something of a novelty in the male-dominated music industry. MacDonald readily acknowledges this fact: “‘We didn’t think anything of it,’ she says. ‘We got more jobs because they were exploiting the hell out of us. All Girl Band! They’d do the whole thing, tits and ass. And we didn’t care. We were happy because we knew we could play, and we were knocking the socks off most of the male bands. And the guys couldn’t believe it. They’d start laughing, and then they’d walk out crying’” (Garr 59). In fact, the Gingerbreads toured with some of the biggest male rock acts of the time: the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Yardbirds, and the Hollies, to name but a few. They even had a hit in England with the song “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” which was later a hit in the U.S. for Herman’s Hermits.

Their success, however, was limited, and their enjoyment of fame tempered by Atlantic’s manipulation of their public image. Before MacDonald joined the Gingerbreads, she recorded solo for Atlantic under the name Carol Shaw. “‘They wanted me to be Lesley Gore,’ she says. ‘My first record, “Jimmy Boy,” was that type of thing. So they give me this image, and I’m not happy. I’m not playing guitar, number one, and I’m not doing my own music” (Garr 58). Her annoyance only increased when, a few years later, the Gingerbreads were asked to record “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat.” “‘I hated the song,’ says MacDonald. ‘We’re doing stuff like “Harlem Shuffle,” and then they give us this “Every time I see you… dee da dee de dee.” Eeeow! I said, “Goldie! What are we doing?” She said, “We gotta do what they say!” It’s like we had to do everything they said or we were not going to be successful’” (Garr 60).

Still, the band engaged in their own small rebellions against the prevalent negative stereotypes of female musicians. Goldie recalls, “‘We’d walk into a club with all our instruments and you could see the owner going “Oh my God, these broads? They know how to play? They really know how to play?” We’d set up and have a sound check and play totally out of tune, and I would sing the wrong lyrics. And the guy’d be chewing on his cigar going “Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God!” And by the time we went on and counted off the song, we were cookin’. You could see the cigar drop and the guy had a heart attack… We had fun with this’” (Garr 59).

Ultimately, however, Goldie and the Gingerbreads folded due to misappropriation of finances by their management, the pressures of relentless touring, and the disappointment of never breaking big in the States. Goldie went on to become Genya Ravan and front Ten Wheel Drive (who reportedly turned down a spot at Woodstock), and later produced the Dead Boys’ debut record. Carol MacDonald and Ginger Bianco went on to form the influential jazz/funk band Isis, which later also included Margo Lewis and original Gingerbreads’ pianist Carol O’Grady. While the Gingerbreads may not have found the widespread acceptance or acclaim they craved, by the mere fact of their existence they nonetheless fought the rigidly institutionalized sexism that limited women in the music industry at the time, and paved the way for future all-girl bands to be taken seriously.

Works Cited:
Garr, Gillian G. She’s A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll (expanded second edition). New York: Seal, 2002.

Additional Reading:
Genya Ravan’s homepage

This article also appeared on the WOW Music Blog

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DJ Bylamplight writesJoyce’s Visions of Dawn (Paris ‘76 Project)

Joyce is one of those Brazilian musicians whose work you discover and think to yourself, how did I not know about this? Not only is her back catalog from the 70’s and onward a goldmine, she even grows better with time. She’s constantly releasing fresh material like 2001’s Gafiera Moderna (you need this).

Well, the kind people at Far Out Recordings have really done it this time. They somehow dug up Joyce’s “lost” acid folk album from 1976 that was never released, dubbed Visions Of Dawn (Paris ’76 Project). Generally, when “ultra obscure” material is reissued, its accessibility corresponds with its obscurity. Not this album. It’s one of Joyce’s most precious works, start to finish, and features her best instrument: voice.

Led by the sharp lyrics and gorgeous, expressive voice and guitar of Joyce the trio is completed by the expert musicianship of her close friends Nana Vasconcelos (percussion) and Mauricio Maestro (electric bass, vocals, guitar and producer) who were both crucial in creating this masterpiece.

The album is softer than her dancefloor classics you may know of, like Samba De Gago or Aldeia De Ogum (beautifully sampled for the backing of Aloe Blacc’s Bailar). Most of the vocal treatment is sans lyric and leads each composition as another instrument. The album opens with a folkier version of her classic song Banana but all others are completely new, to my knowledge. The mood is soothing throughout and when you finally arrive at the undulating breathwork on Chegada, you start to realize that something very special happened during those sessions in Paris in 1976.

For the local Chicagoans, Joyce’s Visions of Dawn is available at Dusty Groove. And if you want to catch up on all the Joyce classics, Mr. Bongo’s The Essential Joyce: 1970 – 1996 lives up to its title.

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CHIRP DJ writesArtist Spotlight - Off With Their Heads

Last night, I stood outside the Beat Kitchen, as I have many times before, waiting for my best beer-hero buddy John Duggan to ride up Belmont Avenue. It was already a good night, because any night that starts with a can of Hamm’s is going to be special. Tonight we were seeing the much-hyped (with good reason) Minneapolis punk band, Off With Their Heads.

Off With Their Heads is a project based around Ryan Young, whose songs covers familiar topics, such as heartbreak, depression and drug used, but manages to tackle it all in a fresh and self deprecating manner. Unlike other bands that can be classified as “pop punk” or “beard punk,” Off With Their Heads comes out swinging with a “no bullshit,” dark and often times unsettling set of punches, to the tune of familiar pop hooks. The lazy comparison would be to call them the middle ground between Rivithead and J Church. I tend to see them as the band that makes depression fun again.

The show started off with Mundelein Illinois’ young upstarts, the Please and Thank Yous, who whether they know it or not were playing chords straight from the handbook written by Cringer and Jawbreaker. This isn’t a bad thing by any means, as these are two of my all time favorite bands. Their set was short and favorably rough around the edges, just the way any young punk band should be.

Following them was the Vicelords (not to be confused with the Chicago street gang of the same name), which was an all-star band of sorts. Featuring members of current Chicago punk bands Vacation Bible School and the Brokedowns and fronted by veteran Chicago punk front man and ex-Apocalypse Hoboken singer, Todd Pot. Their sound was equal parts Easy Instructions for Complex Machinery era Apocalypse Hoboken and drugged out psych-punk. This was my first time seeing these guys and I was equally impressed and left wanting a few more songs. Todd Pot still has one of the best, most unique voices in punk rock.

Finally, rounding out the evening was Off With Their Heads. They played a healthy blend of older songs and newer songs, mixing in limited witty banter and beer soaked sing-a-longs. What I found most surprising about the show is that their Chicago following has grown a bit since last I saw them. Previously, I saw them at the same venue playing with semi-known locals, but ended up playing to a room that was only a quarter full. The audience this time around was far more receptive and slightly younger. The space was a little over half full, so roughly a hundred heads in the room. It felt good seeing them receive a positive response here, as often bands of their size, regardless of how much a Chicago audience likes a band, will simply fold their arms, bob their heads and politely clap at the end of the song. Seeing the Beat Kitchen transformed into a “moshitorium” for a band that isn’t a local hardcore band was refreshing.

I think what strikes me the most about Off With Their Heads lyrics is that Young says (and quite possibly acts out) things we’ve all felt, but rarely had the courage to say out loud. We’ve all been through break ups where we thought that maybe putting a brick through your ex’s window would be a good idea, but better judgment kicks in and instead you throw yourself a one person pity-party and listen to Morrissey all night. Young straight up says it in their song Horse Pills and the Apartment Lobby, leaving you under the impression that there’s a pretty good chance that the content of the song actually happened. The honest lyrics are really only part of the equation though.

Although their songs are based off of the rudimentary punk rock formula, they do what great pop song writers have been doing for years. They take a familiar formula and reinvent it in a new and interesting way. Darker, high gain guitar tones similar to their fellow Minneapolis punks, Dillinger Four and Rivithead, recorded to sound like Sorry Ma era Replacements, tossing in the honesty of Jawbreaker and using the chord progressions made famous by bands like the Ramones and Dead Boys. Not that this is a hard-fact formula, because listening to their first record, Hospitals and then comparing it to their most recent album, From the Bottom, you see a progression of a band who might show its influences, but just as soon tears them down.

Off With Their Heads is one of the best things going in punk rock right now, so if you haven’t gotten on board yet, you probably should. They’re currently embarking on a European tour, but will be back in Chicago April 1st at Ronny’s.

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CHIRP DJ writesA Look at Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Amidst all the RIP notices (Lux Interior, Blossom Dearie, Touch & GO Distro…..) I thought maybe we should post something a bit more upbeat. My good friend Chris Sienko recently tracked down the final two Roland Kirk albums that he was missing for his collection, and emailed me about an article he wrote about Kirk for Blastitude.

As he describes it, “The article contains 28 capsule reviews of Kirk’s canonical albums (not counting bootlegs or posthumous CDs released after his death). It is originally sourced from two lengthy emails sent to Blastitude’s editor-in-chief, Larry Dolman, explaining what I had been listening to obsessively for the last 8 months or so. If it reads like a breathless, middle-of-the-night email, that’s because it basically is (cleaned up a bit and augmented later for print-readiness).”

Definitely well worth a read, and if you haven’t heard Kirk’s “Domino”, I suggest you do yourself a favor and check it out!

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Tony Breed writesBlossom Dearie, you will be missed

When I was in college I went through something of a Cole Porter phase. I had a few albums of his songs, and so I could compare different singers’ interpretations of the same songs.

One that stood out in particular was Blossom Dearie’s version of “Always True to You in My Fashion”. Dearie’s clear, high, kittenish voice gave a touch of innocence to Porter’s ribald lyrics — a perfect counterpoint, really, just right for the song. And so I filed her name away in my mind as something to remember.

A few years later a friend gave me the Blossom Dearie Jazz Masters album from Verve. I hadn’t really listened to her since college, and only knew the one song, but the album quickly became a favorite. Her haunting version of “Once Upon a Summertime”, sweet but tinged with regret, is my favorite version of that song. There are also sweet love songs (“Let Me Love You”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”), funny songs (“Give Him the Ooh-La-La”, “I Won’t Dance”), and cool jazz (“Dearie’s Blues”). Though her voice is very distinctive, she brings something different to every song.

Later I found out that I (like most Americans my age) had known Dearie’s voice as a child, as part of the Schoolhouse Rock! series, where she sang “Figure Eight” and “Unpack Your Adjectives”.

Dearie had a long career, and I know I have only begun to scratch the surface in discovering her work. I regret missing her cabaret residency just a few years ago in New York. Why didn’t I go? Perhaps I thought there would always be another opportunity to hear this timeless voice.

Blossom Dearie died this past Saturday at the age of 82, of natural causes, in her Greenwich Village apartment.

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DJ Bylamplight writesRemembering Charlie Cooper

As the sad news spread around the Net last week of Charlie Cooper’s passing, many of us here at CHIRP were shocked. Whether you only knew Charlie through the music of Telefon Tel Aviv or you knew him as a friend, he will surely be missed. Here at CHIRP we want to send our best to Josh and to Charlie’s family during this hard time.

There will be a memorial service at Sonotheque, Sunday Feb 8th, from 5-8PM, for friends to remember Charlie. A message on Facebook said this:

The foyer at Sonotheque will be a room to remember Charlie in photos. If you have printed images of Charlie, please bring them with you. You can retrieve them after the memorial.

If you have digital images of Charlie, upload them to the flickr pool. There will be a slideshow at the memorial with all of the photos, so please upload them by Saturday evening.

Please pass along this information to other friends of Charlie who may not already know about the memorial service.

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CHIRP DJ writesLux Interior of the Cramps R.I.P

Cramps’ frontman Lux Interior passed away today at a Glendale,California hospital, due to a previously existing heart condition. Lux, whose real name was Erick Lee Purkhiser was 62.

The Cramps have been credited as pioneering “psychobilly” which pairs rockabilly, and surf guitar.

The official statement from Girlie Action, The Cramps’ media representatives reads: “The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGB and Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Their distinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movie imagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexy rock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was a fearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into a place of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who will be missed dearly.”

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CHIRP DJ writes2 Many DJs Intro mix

Just when I start to feel comfortable calling myself a DJ, a mix will surface somewhere at a club or on the internet and I’m left completely dumbfounded. How the hell did they do that?

2 Many DJ’s filled in for the Rob Da Bank radio show on Radio 1, and they prepared two absolutely spectacular one-hour mixes. For the first hour the duo meticulously smashes together 420 “intros” and for the second, they do an uptempo, disco, bubbly sort of set.

You can download their set here and read on for the full tracklisting.

Introversy Tracklist:
Neil – Heavy Concept Album
Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – Easy Lover
Quartz – Quartz
Godley & Creme – Englishman In New York
Automat – The Rise
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
Zombie Nation – Forza
Arpadys – Monkey Star
Methusalem – The Black Hole
Gianni Safred – Jazz Computer
Magical Ring – Black Safari
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
Felix – Elvi$
The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
Adam & The Ants – Deutscher Girls
The Rah Band – The Crunch
Van Halen – Sunday Afternoon In The Park
Flash & The Pan – Midnight Man
Munich Machine – Space Warrior
Zombie Nation – Worth It
Donna Summer – I Feel Love
Deborah Washington – Nothing But Drums
The Band – The Shape I’m In
Delta 5 – Mind Your Own Business
The B-52’s – Dirty Back Road
Todd Rundgren – Where Does The Time Go
Tellier/sebastian/oizo – Bonhomme
Mc5 – Kick Out The Jam
Steely Dan – Do It Again
Mc5 – Kick Out The Jams
Jimi Hendrix – Up From The Skies
Vashti Bunyan – Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind
Heart – Barracuda
Anarchic System – Popcorn
Amnesia – Ibiza
Trio – Da Da Da
The Motors – Airport
Chic – Le Freak
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Nick Stryker Band – Walk In The Park
Human League – The Lebanon
Armando – 100% Of Disin U
Maurice – This Is Acid
Primal Scream – Rocks
Ymo – Behind The Mask
Fleur De Lys – Circles
Yello – Bostitch
Dr Hook – Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
Kraftwerk – Computer World
Artful Dodger – Rewind
The Sweet – Fox On The Run
Clor – Good Stuff
Late Of The Pier – Bathroom Gurgle
Graham Coxon – Freakin Out
Supergrass – Richard Iii
Raconteurs – Five On The Five
The Who – I Can’t Explain
The Nazz – Open My Eyes
Small Faces – Watcha Gonna Do About It
The Knack – My Sharona
The Stranglers – Something Better Change
Bob Seger – Hollywood Nights
Modo – Eins Zwei Polizei
Nick Lowe – So It Goes
Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
Toni Basil – Hey Micky
Robert Palmer – Johnny & Mary
Jane Birkin – Ex-Fans Des Sixties
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Xtc – Making Plans For Nigel
Sonic Youth – Kool Thing
Nirvana – Breed
Laurie Anderson – O Superman
Art Of Noise – Moments In Love
Sexual Harrassment – If I Gave You A Party
Devo – Whip It
Mountain – Mississipi Queen
Pantera – I’m Broken
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
Squeeze – Cool For Cats
Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
The Black Crowes – Remedy
The Kinks – Lola
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
The Jags – Back Of Your Hand
De Brassers – ??? (Aka Ik Wil Eruit)
Jermaine Jackson & Pia Zadora – When The Rain Begin To Fall
Ginuwine – Pony
The Stranglers – Peaches
Elton John – Bennie And The Jets
David Bowie – Moonage Daydream
Berlin – Overload
Cream – Politician
Neil Young – Ohio
Metronomy – A Thing For Me (Breakbot Remix)
The Upsetters – Wrap Your War
T Rex – Monolith
Ll Cool J – I’m Bad
John Kay – I’m Movin On
Wings – Band On The Run
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Queen – Dragon Attack
Vangelis – The Dragon
Muddy Waters – Tom Cat
Zz Top – Manic Mechanic
Rare Earth – I Just Want To Celebrate
The Belle Stars – The Clapping Song
St. Tropez – Belle De Jour
New Electronic System – Put Your Hands In The Air
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Late Of The Pier – Random Firl
Tony Carey – Radio Tokyo
Placebo – Balek
Fern Kinney – Baby Let Me Kiss You
Logic System – Unit
Carly Simon – Why
Bangles – Walk Like An Egyptian
Paul Mc Cartney – Wonderful Christmas Time
Selda – Yaz Gazeteci Yaz
Motorhead – White Line Fever
Small Faces – Collibosher
Caetano Veloso – Irene
Disco Four – Throwdown
Zz Top – I’m Bad I’m Nationwide
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh
Stevie Wonder – Too High
Japan – Visions Of China
Jimi Hendrix – Spanish Castle Magic
Bobby Conn – Never Get Ahead
George Harrison – When We Was Fab
Captain Sensible – Wot
Shirley (And Company) – Shame, Shame, Shame
Wendy & Lisa – Are You My Baby
Sophie B. Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
The O’jays – For The Love Of Money
Kinks – Big Sky
Janko Nilovic – Pop Bazaar
Beastie Boys – So Watcha Want
Rolling Stones – Monkey Man
Lynsey De Paul – Sugar Me
The Beatles – Sexy Sadie
Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie
Frank Zappa – Willie The Pimp
Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me
En Vogue – Don’t Let Go
The Guess Who – American Woman
Peter Godwin – French Emotions
Kyuss – One Inch Man
Elo – Showdown
Japan – Taking Islands In Africa
Metallica – One
Adriano Celentano – Prisencolinensinainciusol
Randy Crawford – Street Life
France Gall – Il Jouait Piano Debout
Van Halen – Running With The Devil
The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket
Pierre Cavalli – Un Soir Chez Norris
Jape – Floating
The Streets – Don’t Mug Yourself
Notorious Big – Hypnotize
Marlena Shaw – California Soul
Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
Caroline Loeb – C’est La Ouate
Steve Miller Band – My Dark Hour
Elvis Costello – I Dont Want To Go To Chelsea
Andrews Sisters – Rum & Coca-Cola
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
Alan Hawkshaw – Theme From Grange Hill
David Bowie – Young Amercians
Rolling Stones – Memo From Turner
Shugie Otis – Strawberry Letter
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
Jimmy Castor Bunch – Bertha Butt Boogie
Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff
Charles Wright – Express Yourself
Talk Talk – Life Is What You Make It
Beenie Man – Who Am I
Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh – Dont Look Back
Jeanette – Por Que Te Vas
Dillinger – Cocaine
Stretch – Why Did You Do It
Sophia George – Girlie Girlie
Kool & The Gang – Hollywood Swinging
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Roger Glover – Love Is All
Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
David Dundas – Jeans On
Living Colour – Cult Of Personality
Sly & The Family Stone – In Time
Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam
Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing Baby
Axel Bauer – Cargo De Nuit
Jona Lewie – Kitchen At Parties
Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
Tulio De Piscopo – Primavera
Badfinger – Come And Get It
White Town – Your Woman
The Confettis – Sound Of C
Evil Superstar – Oh Girl
D.A.F – Der Raußer Und Die Prinz
Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle
Mistral – Starship 109
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Sly Fox – Let It All Blow
The Jb’s – Grunt
Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Digital Underground – Dowutchyalike
New Edition – Candy Girl
Ministry – Work For Love
Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
Newleus – Jam On It
Mantronix – Got To Have Your Love
Beatie Boys – Shake Your Rump
Alice In Chains – Man In The Box
Portishead – Machine Gun
Chic – Funny Bone
James Ingram – Drumbeat
Johnny Wakelin – In Zaire
The Chambers Brothers – Let’s Get Funky
Brad – 20th Century
Heart – Magic Man
Pivot – Didn’t I Furious
Billy Bond – Tontos
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
Stevie Wonder – All Day Sucker
Fox – S-S-S-Single Bed
The Monks – I Can Do Anything You Like
Stepper Muffs – Stars
Philippa Cataldo – Les Divas Du Dancing
Jeff Lynne – Doin’ That Crazy Thing
Demis Roussos – Let It Happen
John Forde – Stardance
The Kinks – Wicked Annabella
Heaven 17 – Let Me Go
Asha Puthli – Money
Ween – Voodoo Lady
Prince – Hot Thing
Rene & Angela – I’ll Be Good
Weathermen – Poison
The The – Giant
Space Art – Love Machine
Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway
Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
Malcolm Mclaren – Buffalo Gals
Mean Machine – Grandmaster Dst
Snowy Red – Euroshima
Salsoul Orchestra – Nice ‘N’ Nasty
Herman’s Rocket – Space Woman
Guns N’ Roses – Mr. Brownstone
Billy Preston – Nothing From Nothing
Air – Sexy Boy
Gary Numan – Metal
Captain Beefheart – Clear Spot
Arbeid Adelt – Death Disco
The Breeders – Cannonball
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
M – Pop Muzik
The Pointer Sisters – Automatic
Stephen Malkmus – Pencil Rot
Chemise – She Can’t Love You
Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing
Minnie Ripperton – Loving You
Space Art – Onyx
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Grand Funk Railroad – American Band
Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots – Disco Duck
The Baronet – The Pelican Dance
Arpadys – All The Bass
Boney M – Felicidad
Deniece Williams – Let’s Hear It For The Boys
Ryan Paris – La Dolce Vita
Space – Magic Fly
Pavement – Range Life
Dr Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman
Lio – Amoureux Solitaires
Freeez – Iou
Lou Reed – Vicious
Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
Sonic Youth – 100%
Paul Ritchie – Come On Back
The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me
Gls Unit – Rapper’s Deutsch
Vivien Vee – Alright
Steve Miller – Serenade
Boz Scaggs – Lowdown
Pino D’angio – Ma Quale Idea
Lenny Kravitz – Stop Draggin’ Around
Idle Race – Hurry Up John
Mike Proctor – Mr. Commuter
Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Matin
In Flagranti – Black & Grey Stripped Trousers
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Welcome Aboard
Headman – It Rough
Zodiac – Pacific
Korgis – Boots & Shoes
Carol Jiani – Hit N’ Run Lover
Rinder & Lewis – Willie And The Hand Jive
Time – Shaker Shake
Kuruki – Crocodile Tears
Haruomi Hosono – Cosmic Surfin’
Gino Soccio – Remember
Hercule – Sunday Morning Fever
Second Image – Is It Me
Charles B & Adonis – Lack Of Love
Chas Jankel – Glad To Know You
Gary Walker & The Rain – If You Don’t Come Back
Human Resource – Dominator
Telex – Moscow Diskow
Janis Ian – Fly Too High
Raincoat – It Came In The Night
Mister K. – Jig A La Mode
Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene (Part Iv)
Moon Birds – Energy Mc-1
Elo – Shine A Little Love
Shocking Blue – Ink Pot
Human League – Rock N’ Roll
Pussy Cat – Aucune Fille Au Monde
Los Canarios – Trying So Hard
Grauzone – Eisbaer
John Foxx – Underpass
Dave Edmunds – On The Road Again
Micky & Joyce – Ma’ Jackson
808 State – Lemon (Oberheim 4 Mix)
Simple Minds – I Travel
Jeff Wayne – Eve Of The War
Booker T. & The Mg’s – Mo’ Onions
Blur – Coffee & Tv
Kat Mandu – The Break
Automat – The Rise
Lulu – The Man Who Sold The World
Supertramp – Logical Song
Seelenluft – Manila
In Flagranti – Brash & Vulgar
Free – Alright Now
Ac/dc – Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be
Soraya – Soraya Funk
Bowie – Look Back In Anger
Stranglers – Strange Little Girl
Roxy Music – Love Is The Drug
Abba – Summer Night City
Duran Duran – Planet Earth
Ymo – Rydeen
Blondie – Call Me
The Guess Who – It’s My Pride
Killing Joke – Change
Robert Palmer – Clues
P’cock – Silver Swallow
Michel Polnareff – Ca N’arrive Qu’aux Autres
Amon Duul Ii – Deutsch Nepal
The Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
Bill Withers – Use Me
Cactus – Evil
Taco – Puttin’ On The Ritz
Alan Parsons Project – Mammagamma
Edgar Winter – Frankenstein
Truth – Hey Gyp
The Who – My Generation
The Sonics – The Witch
Rondos – System
Ween – The Mollusk
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity
The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin
George Jinda – Funky Daddy
Lil Wayne – A Millie
Die Doraus Und Die Marinas – Fred Von Jupiter
Steve Harley – Make Me Smile
The Cardigans – Choke
Sparks – Amateur Hour
Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi
Tame Impala – Half Full Glass Of Wine
Pulp – Common People
The Velvelettes – Really Saying Something
Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
Pretenders – Message Of Love
Your Twenties – Caught Wheel
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Happy House
Pj Harvey – Down By The Water
Mink Deville – Spanish Stroll
Dick Hyman – Topless Dancers Of Corfu
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
Soundgarden – Hands All Over
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Faith No More – Epic
Mud – Tiger Feet
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Video Trailer Mix
Freddie Mas – Bathing In The Boil
Prodigy – Poison
Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
Amboy Dukes – Baby Please Don’t Go
The Zombies – Time Of The Season
Happy Mondays – Step On
John Forde – Don’t You Know Who Did It
Tc Matic – Oh La La La
Lio – Sage Comme Une Image
Porno For Pyros – Pets
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him
Wham – Everything She Wants
Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
Simple Minds – This Fear Of Gods
Bee Gees – Jive Talkin
Kevin Ayers – Song For Insane Times
Led Zeppelin – Trampled Underfoot
Elastik Band – Spazz
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
The Clash – The Magnificent Seven
Visage – Fade To Grey
The Shangri-La’s – Leader Of The Pack
Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime
The Who – Baba O Riley
Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Laura Brannigan – Gloria
The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Sirius Mo – Meine Welt Ist Wunderbar
Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
The Flying Lizards – Money
The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed
Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
The Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Mgmt – Kids
White Stripes – The Hardest Button To Button

Disco Mix Tracklist
Walter Murphy – A Fifth Of Beethoven (Soulwax Beathoven Edit)
Suzi Lane – Harmony
Giorgio Moroder – I Wanna Rock You
Chilly – Dance With Me
Models – J.R. Robot
Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War
Rhetta Hughes – Angel Man (G.A) Midtown Version Instrumental
Big Bear – Pussy Feet
Munich Machine – Space Warrior
Leb Harmony – Feeling Love
Bizzy & Co – Take A Chance
Hercule – Sunday Morning Fever
Automat – Genius
Love Unlimited Orchestra – Welcome Aboard
Tulio De Piscopo – Temptation
Abba – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita (Extended Remix)
Topo & Roby – Under The Ice
Vangelis – Pulstar (Soulwax Edit)
Trans Volta – Disco Computer
Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful PT3
In Flagranti – Brash & Vulgar
Rinder & Lewis – Willie And The Hand Jive
Bamboo – Space Ship Crashing
Soraya – Soraya Funk
Magnifique – Magnifique PT2
Action Minet – Hello Drummy Girl
Macho – Because There Is Music In The Air
Rockets – Galactica
Micky & Joyce – Hold Up
The Monks – I Can Dub Anything You Like
Royal Port – Henchman Was Tin
Christian Bruhn – Wessen Das (King & Hound Edit)
John Forde – Stardance
Asha Puthli – Money
Double You Zee – Night Time
Herman’s Rocket – Space Woman
Stepper Muffs – Stars
Kazino – Binary
Kirlian Camera – Blue Room (Instrumental)
Jakki – Sun Sun Sun (K-Civ Edit)
Tiga – Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore (Instrumental)
El Coco – Mad As Hell
Caplin Band – Il Veliero
Boney M – Nightflight To Venus
The Three Degrees – The Runner (Soulwax Edit)
Tantra – Hills Of Katmandu
Frank Zappa – Dancin’ Fool (Soulwax Edit)
Jean-Luc Drion – Disco-Action

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