October 5, 2021

Part 17 in the 7″ played alphabetically series which started February 2018 and has sporadically run since. The next few episodes play catch-up on A-E, which have already been covered in earlier shows, but which now have many more candidates than were available when those early shows were recorded. The songs that keep coming back to me from today’s show are by Action Suits, Alternate Learning, The Anemic Boyfriends, Benett, The Blue Stars, Tracy Bryant, and Capri (who to my surprise sound a whole lot like a band I like lots, The Farmer’s Boys). Love the Ash cover of Helen Love track Punk Boy. ALL the tracks could be singled out as faves.


Listen to this show – Part Two appears further down the page

Artist Song Release Label
A Certain Ratio Berlin Berlin Mute
Action Suits Andy The Android Glazed Donuts Spot On!
The Action Climbing Up The Wall (See Me) Follow Me Solution Records
Charlie Ainley (You Tell Me) Lies (You Tell Me) Lies Nemperor Records
Airship Get Out, Take Your Mother With You Get Out, Take Your Mother With You Meanbean Records
Delai Alamos Con Los King Stay El Grito De Los King Ritmo Del GoGo Munster Records
Almen T.N.T. Ogro De Ciudad ¿A Donde Vamos Hoy? Munster Records
Aloha Swamp Aloha Swamp Aloha Swamp Missing Fink Records
Alternate Learning When She’s Alone ALRN Rational Records
The Anemic Boyfriends Fake I.D. Fake I.D. HoZac Records
Art Yard Something In Your Eyes Allston 1981 Ride The Snake
Ash Punk Boy Petrol Generator
Attrix Hard Times Lost Lenoré Munster Records
The Avalanches Information Electricity Rex Records
Baby’s Berserk What I Mean What I Mean Les Disques Bongo Joe
Beat Happening Crashing Through Crashing Through Optic Nerve Recordings

Artist Song Release Label
Beat Happening Look Around Crashing Through Optic Nerve Recordings
Beaver And The Trappers In Misery Happiness Is Havin’ Modern Harmonic
Benett Just Because I Liked You (In The Summertime) Amor The Seven Inch Contact Records
Biosphere Black Mesa Black Mesa Biophon Records
The Blue Macs It’s The Real Time It’s The Real Time Meanbean Records
The Blue Stars Social End Product Social End Product Munster Records
BMX Bandits Rosemary Ledingham Janice Long Session 09.04.87 Precious
BMX Bandits Strawberry Sunday Janice Long Session 23.06.86 Precious
BOB Coquette Convenience Optic Nerve Recordings
The Bonecollectors Bela Lugosi’s Dead Bela Lugosi’s Dead Missing Fink Records
Michael Boothman & Family Tree Featuring Andre Tanker Tabu Tabu Cree Records
David Bowie & Morrissey Cosmic Dancer (Live) Cosmic Dancer Parlophone
Tracy Bryant Between Us Between Us Six Tonnes De Chair Records
Buzzcocks Destination Zero Gotta Get Better Cherry Red
Camper Van Beethoven Colonel Enrique Adolfo Bermudez Take The Skinheads Bowling Optic Nerve Recordings
Capri Something Snaps Something Snaps Blow Up Records

7" played alphabetically

The original series:

  1. #319: Adverts - Angel Corpus Christi
  2. #320: Angry Samoans - Bakamono
  3. #321: Band of Susans - The Bishops
  4. #323: Black Barbie - David Bowie
  5. #324: David Bowie - Butterglove
  6. #325: Cake Like - Chia Pet
  7. #326: Chickita - Common Thread
  8. #327: Comet Gain - Damon & Naomi
  9. #337: Dalek I - Deluxx
  10. #338: Dexys Midnight Runners - Driver UFO
  11. #357: Drinking Woman - Electric Chairs

B-sides of Floor Filler 7″ played alphabetically:

  1. #352: The Action Suits - Lizzy Mercier Descloux
  2. #353: Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Girlfrendo
  3. #354: The Go-Betweens - The Records
  4. #355: Mott The Hoople - The Records
  5. #356: Revelons - The The

Tightly scoped 5-week A-Z:

  1. #367: The Action Suits - The Detroit Cobras
  2. #368: The Deviants - Bert Jansch
  3. #369: Japanese Girl - Permanent Clear Light
  4. #370: Politrio -The Tea Set
  5. #371: Ted & Ray - Zelators

The original series re-visited 3 years later, starting from 'A' once again:

  1. #487: A Certain Ratio - Capri
  2. #489: Cassie - Denim
  3. #490: The Desert Wolves - East River Pipe
  4. #491: East Village - The Ex
  5. #492: Expelaires - Fluffy
  6. #493: Fabric - Furtips
  7. #494: Aaron Frazer - The Girls
  8. #495: Girls With Credit Cards - Grace Budd
  9. #496: Green Seagull - Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins
  10. #497: Hanterhir - Heroin

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