Saturday, July 30, 2011

Plentycast #23 (Part 2)

a.k.a. Good Songs by Crap Bands part 2...

I told you there was more! This is part 2 of our little homage to John's Good Songs by Crap Bands feature in Clipper fanzine. I know you're gazing at the tracklisting and thinking R.E.M??? However, if you listen to the podcast then the context is there and we like nothing more than providing a little context to the proceedings!

I have to say that these two podcasts have been up there in terms of the most enjoyable to do. As I said in part 1, there's no such thing as guilty pleasures just songs you like, songs you don't and songs you haven't heard and I can't help having a wee smile to myself listening back to the music we chose. There's just some really good songs in these two podcasts and I hope the spirit in which the venture was intended is reflected.

Hit it!

Tracklisting -

1. The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
2. Coldplay - Clocks
3. Supergrass - Sun Hits The Sky
4. Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
5. Idlewild - You Held The World In Your Arms
6. Mother Love Bone - Stardog Champion
7. R.E.M. - Hairshirt
8. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
9. Kimya Dawson - I Like Giants
10. Urge Overkill - Sister Havana
11. Radiohead - Idioteque
12. Belle And Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plentycast #23 (Part 1)

a.k.a. Good Songs by Crap Bands (Part 1)...

So yes, the impetus behind these two special podcasts was John's articles in Clipper fanzine on some aforementioned good songs by crap bands. Those were articles that always stuck with me and it became pretty apparent that such a feature had legs...

Here we are then a few years down the line. It's amazing how many good songs by crap bands there are out there. We found 24, there are many, many more that you can choose from and we found that they came pretty easily, some might say too easily... Part 1 of 2 then, the rationale is pretty simple - we're not being ironic, we're not being arch, we're not being controversial (although a couple of choices might raise an eyebrow) - it's just songs we like by bands we don't!

Part 2 to follow shortly so on we go...

Tracklisting -

1. Calexico - All The Pretty Horses
2. Danzig - Mother
3. Alice In Chains - Would?
4. Kitchens Of Distinction - Now It's Time To Say Goodbye
5. The Wonder Stuff - Mission Drive
6. Inspiral Carpets - I Want You
7. Megadeth - Peace Sells
8. Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows
9. U2 - October
10. Red House Painters - 24
11. The Wedding Present - Go Out And Get 'Em Boy!
12. Wings - Live And Let Die

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Plentycast #22

Another podcast, another senior moment. For some reason, I had it in my head that it was the full Lambchop band I saw in Edinburgh a few years back when of course it was just five of them (cheekily billed as The Lambchop Quartet!) but it was an honest mistake to make and my Kerouacian ideals mean that it stays in!

However, you have about an hour and a half to navigate before you get to my brain freeze and what a navigation it is. There's some absolutely splendid songs on the show this time around and in unprecedented scenes we have four (FOUR!) songs from 2011 on the podcast. It doesn't get any better than that... Much... Or something...

Click on!

Tracklisting -

1. Motörhead - Killed By Death
2. Archers Of Loaf - Backwash
3. Copy Haho - Accent Changed
4. Braid - What A Wonderful Puddle
5. Kristin Hersh - Me And My Charms
6. Idaho - Reminder
7. Juno - Leave A Clean Camp And A Dead Fire
8. Bellini - Save The Greyhounds
9. David Crosby - Laughing
10. Things In Herds - Nothing Is Lost
11. Enablers - Rue Girardon
12. United Fruit - Go Away, Don't Leave Me Alone
13. Lambchop - The New Cobweb Summer