Monthly Archives: January 2023


January 31, 2023

An all-vinyl power pop show, everything fitting together neatly, though the last 3 songs in the second hour break the mold a bit, but somehow suggested themselves as I was recording this. I learned interesting stuff about Hollywood Stars (they shared a split 7″ with The Kinks) and Plastic Bertrand while recording this show. The Sweet track is a strong 2021 studio recording from a pandemic inspired LP. The Adverts track had been going through my head for weeks, glad to put it out in the open here. The Jordan Jones, KRGA, Brett Smiley trio that closes the first hour is ‘just right’, while bands to discover in this show are Beachheads, The Trend, Modernettes, The Stiffs, The Lloyds, and The Demons.

The Adverts

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Artist Song Release Label
Blake Babies I’ll Take Anything Sunburn American Laundromat Records
Chris Bell I Got Kinda Lost I Am The Cosmos Omnivore Recordings
Beachheads 10 000 Hurts Beachheads II Fysisk Format
The Shirts Teenage Crutch The Shirts Capitol Records
Stiv Bators A Million Miles Away Disconnected Bomp!
The Bangles Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun) Sweetheart Of The Sun Real Gone Music
The Adverts Safety In Numbers Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts Bright Records
Arc Why Live For The Weekend Arc Lifesong
Agent Orange It’s Up To Me And You When You Least Expect It… Enigma
Joneses Teenage Breakdown Jonesin’ Discography Vol. 3 Projectile Platters
Small Faces Hey Girl Complete Greatest Hits! Charly Records
Big Star When My Baby’s Beside Me #1 Record Ardent Records
The Sweet Hellraiser Isolation Boulevard Prudential Records
The Hollywood Stars All The Kids On The Street Sound City Liberation Hall
Jordan Jones Be My Baby Jordan Jones Spaghetty Town Records
KRGA Why Try Moi St. Hoser Records
Brett Smiley Va Va Va Voom Breathlessly Brett Beat Stack Records

Artist Song Release Label
Starcrawler Roadkill She Said Big Machine Records
Plastic Bertrand Rock’n’Roll Je Te Hais L’Album Attic
The Tubes Haloes The Tubes A&M Records
De Cylinders Sorrow In The Rain Chartbusters 1978-1982 Projectile Platters
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Be Mine Tonite Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Warner Bros. Records
The Trend Girl On TV The Trend Is In! One Way Ticket Records
Modernettes Confidential Eighty Eighty Two Projectile Platters
The Stiffs Magic Roundabout The Singles Collection 1979-1985 Projectile Platters
Stiff Little Fingers Piccadilly Circus BBC Live In Concert Parlophone
The Lloyds Curiosity Let’s Go Lloyds! Projectile Platters
The Hawks Bullfighter Obviously 5 Believers Seventeen Records
The Demons Bad Dreamin’ The Demons Mercury
Robyn Hitchcock The Lizard Black Snake Diamond Röle Armageddon Records
Modern Art (Trying To Find) The Hidden World Circuit Lights (1982-1986) Domestica
Second Layer Deadly Norwegian Wood Courts Or Wars 1972


January 24, 2023

All vinyl as always, an LP tracks Carl’s living room show with 11 feels-good-together pairings, then 3 David Crosby and 4 Jeff Beck tracks to celebrate the life and works of those artists. Special attention to the Traffic track that has been going through my head, the Stargazer Lilies track from their brand new record, and the David Bowie remix of a track from his The Next Day LP.

Jeff Beck

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Artist Song Release Label
The Raybeats The Backstroke Guitar Beat Don’t Fall Off The Mountain
David Bowie I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) The Next Day Extra EP Columbia
Ultravox Stranger Within (Full Length Version) Rage In Eden [Steven Wilson Stereo Mix] Chrysalis Catalogue
Brenda Ray Return Of Theme From A Tall Dark Stranger Perfume Of The Soul Emotional Rescue
Traffic Hidden Treasure The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys Island Records
America Riverside Live At Goodbye Summer Festival ‘71 Morgan Blue Town Records Ltd.
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains Clear Spot Rhino Records
Dr. John End Of The Line Things Happen That Way Rounder Records
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers This Kind Of Music Jonathan Sings! Omnivore Recordings
The Trend (I Feel Like A) Dictionary The Trend Is In! One Way Ticket Records
Mick Farren Bela Lugosi Vampires Stole My Lunch Money Munster Records
Tintern Abbey Nightfall Beeside The Anthology Real Gone Music
The Scrubbers Street Rat The Scrubbers Vol I RAR
Jimi Hendrix Cherokee Mist / Astro Man Burning Desire Dagger Records

Artist Song Release Label
Wire Underwater Experiences Not About To Die (Studio Demos 1977-1978) Pinkflag
Chuck Berry It’s Too Dark In There Concerto In B Goode Mercury
The Stargazer Lilies Bending The Lines Cosmic Tidal Wave Floravinyl Records
Elisa Waut Being Strong Elisa Waut Numero Group
The Hawks All The Sad Young Men Obviously 5 Believers Seventeen Records
Attitudes Ain’t Love Enough Dark Horse Records (The Best Of 1974-1977) Dark Horse Records
Stiff Little Fingers Gate 49 BBC Live In Concert Parlophone
The Spencer Davis Group Moonshine Looking Back Solution Records
David Crosby Tamalpais High (At About 3) If I Could Only Remember My Name Atlantic
The Byrds Why Never Before Re-Flyte
David Crosby Shot At Me For Free BMG
Beck, Bogert & Appice Why Should I Care Beck, Bogert & Appice Epic
Jeff Beck Morning Dew Truth Epic
Jeff Beck With Terry Bozzio And Tony Hymas Behind The Veil Jeff Beck’s Guitar Shop Friday Music
Yardbirds Hot House Of Omagarashid (Alternate Mono Version) Roger The Engineer Demon Records


January 17, 2023

A Carl’s living room LP tracks rock show with three 7″ tracks tucked in as a bonus at the end of Part 2. Some 80’s goodness from ten records gifted to me, which shaped some of the other selections. Special attention should be called to ALRN, an early Scott Miller (Game Theory) band, and to The Yummy Fur’s Bowie cover. EVERY track fought long and hard to be included here and has a rightful place in the Circus.

The Male Nurse

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Artist Song Release Label
The Bags Pioneer Rock Starve Restless Records
Bailter Space Glimmer Wammo Matador
Au Pairs Instant Touch Sense And Sensuality Kamera Records
The Auteurs Light Aircraft On Fire After Murder Park 3 Loop Music
Automatics Run Forever The Missing Album Destroy Records
A·Moms = Algebra Mothers Swan Song A·Moms = Algebra Mothers Third Man Records
The Apples In Stereo Drifting Patterns Her Wallpaper Reverie Earworm
April March Californian Fall In Cinerama Une Vie
ALRN Beach State Rocking Painted Windows Rational Records
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Without You Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Warner Bros. Records
The Severed Limb Bela Lugosi Good And Gone Wonderfulsound
Airport Girl Hey! Crayola Honey, I’m An Artist Fortuna Pop!
A Certain Ratio Good Together Good Together Mute
Viv Albertine Sweet Cheat Gone The Vermilion Border Cadiz Music
Adam And The Ants Killer In The Home Kings Of The Wild Frontier CBS

Artist Song Release Label
The Adicts Chinese Takeaway Sound Of Music Radiation Reissues
ABC Date Stamp The Lexicon Of Love Neutron Records
XTC Melt The Guns English Settlement Virgin
Lene Lovich Special Star New Toy Stiff-Epic
‘Til Tuesday Maybe Monday Voices Carry Epic
The Motors Do You Mind Approved By The Motors Virgin
The Unknowns Not My Memory Dream Sequence Sire
O Positive With You Only Breathing Throbbing Lobster
Scruffy The Cat Runaway Boom Boom Boom Bingo Relativity
Elvis Costello I’m Not Angry My Aim Is True Stiff Records
Pete Wylie And The Mighty Wah Seven Minutes To Midnight (Liveish) The Story Of The Blues Chrysalis Catalogue
The Soup Dragons The Same Old Story Janice Long Session 01.09.86 Precious Recordings Of London
Mother Goose Top Tune Mate! Mother Goose / Mystery Date Igor Records
The Yummy Fur Always Crashing In The Same Car Stereo Girls Roxy
The Male Nurse G-D-R G-D-R Guided Missile


January 10, 2023

A vinyl rock Carl’s living room show that offers 13 pairings (26 tracks) spread across two 60 minute segments. The first hour pairs Mary Timony w/The Farmer’s Boys, Ace Frehley w/Fanny, Can w/Grand Funk Railroad, Del Shannon w/Robyn Hitchcock, Suzi Quatro w/The Rolling Stones and live tracks from The Sound w/Duran Duran. The second hour pairs Carambolage w/The Male Nurse, Bone Of Contention w/Human Sexual Response, Julian Cope w/Detective, The Kinks w/Hot Tuna, and Swamp Dogg w/Bryan Ferry (perfect pair). Everything will make sense, I promise!


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Artist Song Release Label
Mary Timony Poison Moon Mountains Matador
The Farmer’s Boys Portrait Of A Legend (Part One) Phew Wow EMI
Ace Frehley Space Truckin’ Origins Vol.2 eOne
Fanny You’re The One Charity Ball Real Gone Music
Can Cuxhaven 76 Drei Live In Cuxhaven 1976 Mute
Grand Funk Railroad Got This Thing On The Move Grand Funk Capitol Records
Del Shannon I Go To Pieces Rock On! Demon Records
Robyn Hitchcock The Inner Life Of Scorpio Shufflemania! Tiny Ghost Records
Suzi Quatro I Feel The Earth Move Uncovered Sun Record Company
The Rolling Stones Come On More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) London Records
The Sound I Can’t Escape Myself Utrecht, No Nukes Festival (April 9th, 1982) Radio Broadcast
Duran Duran Careless Memories Hammersmith ’82! Parlophone
Lung Leg Previous Condition Maid To Minx Last Night From Glasgow

Artist Song Release Label
Buzzcocks You’ve Changed Everything Now Sonics In The Soul Cherry Red
Carambolage Widerlich Eilzustellung-Exprès Tapete Records
The Male Nurse German Sleeps In My Bed The Male Nurse Decemberism
Bone Of Contention Who Are You? 48 Points Of View Igor Records
Human Sexual Response Marone Offering In A Roman Mood Passport Records
Julian Cope Levitation World Shut Your Mouth Island Records
Detective Dynamite It Takes One To Know One Swan Song
The Kinks Word Of Mouth Word Of Mouth Friday Music
Hot Tuna Free Rein Yellow Fever Friday Music
Swamp Dogg Family Pain Sorry You Couldn’t Make It Joyful Noise Recordings
Bryan Ferry Just One Look Taxi BMG
Miriam Makeba Down On The Corner Keep Me In Mind Strut
Pete Wylie And The Mighty Wah The Story Of The Blues The Story Of The Blues Chrysalis Catalogue


January 3, 2023

A 7″ singles show with a 12″, four 10″, five LP and five CD tracks: a mix of all formats. The labels Precious Recordings Of London and Igor Records get a large spread. The Gulls Window Circus ‘pairing’ concept is here: two track sets where each track somehow complements thew other. Notable tracks are excavated from the collective unconsciousness of the world of music, and sit proud for your discovery.

Mozart Estate

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Artist Song Release Label
Boyracer Pretentious Headline Band Ego Problem John Peel Session 02.09.94 Precious Recordings Of London
Mozart Estate Relative Poverty Relative Poverty Cherry Red
David Bowie Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA) The Next Day Extra EP Columbia
The Soup Dragons Our Lips Are Sealed John Peel Session 06.01.87 Precious Recordings Of London
Mystery Date Tryst Mother Goose / Mystery Date Igor Records
Motörhead / Girlschool Emergency St Valentines Day Massacre BMG
This Poison! Driving Skills John Peel Session 30.11.87 Precious Recordings Of London
Love Letters The Last One Love Letters Igor Records
The Vanitys (When You’re) So Far Away Coconuts For You Rings Of Saturn
The Pundits Lotusland Good Hooch! Igor Records
Bone Of Contention Treemonisha Good Hooch! Igor Records
Red House 25 Reasons 25 Reasons Wave Seven
Mike Watt + The Secondmen In Quintessence In Quintessence Yep Roc Records
The Playn Jayn It’s Not Me Cardinal Charlotte’s Memorial School Circle Records

Artist Song Release Label
The Fuzztones Bad News Travels Fast Bad News Travels Fast Zulu Records
Sharon Tandy Hold On Hold On Big Beat Records
Bunnygrunt Can You Come Down With Us The Covered In Shawn EP! Silly Moo Records
Screaming Dizbüsters This Ain’t The Summer Of Love This Ain’t The Summer Of Love Amigo
Juliana Hatfield Lotta Love Juliana Hatfield / Emma Swift split single American Laundromat Records
Dave Davies 21st Century (Demo) 21st Century Green Amp Records
Benett Who’s Your Baby? So You’re Not Coming Over? WIN Records
Aloha Wednesday Dame Un Becito Counterattack Of U.S. Indie (U.S. Pop Life Vol.1) Contact Records
Crow Follow Ride of Our Lives Red Velvet Radio Band 4 Band Records
Crosby, Stills & Nash Wooden Ships Crosby, Stills & Nash Atlantic
Tom Tom Club Under The Boardwalk Under The Boardwalk Island Records
Madness Crying Shame Embarrassment Stiff Records
Mick Farren I Don’t Want To Go This Way Vampires Stole My Lunch Money Munster Records
Corey Taylor All This And More Corey Taylor / Dead Boys split single Roadrunner Records
De Cylinders We Must Pay Chartbusters 1978-1982 Projectile Platters
Jamie Browning Band Underground Give Us A Break 3 Spawner Records
Jerry Can Progress Give Us A Break 3 Spawner Records