Monthly Archives: May 2024


May 28, 2024

Today starts the folk-unlike series on Gulls Window Circus. This is the companion series to folk-like (shows #613-624), with the ‘folk’ restraint removed. You will hear the same artists as before played alphabetically, but this time I’ll be choosing my favorite track instead hunting for the folk-like song. You will notice that many of the artists in the previous series do not sound anything like folk in their normal guise, and you will get to hear some incredible music as we go.

Bowes Road Band

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Artist Song Release Label
Airport Girl Shine Like Stars Honey, I’m An Artist Fortuna Pop!
America Letter (Alternate Mix) Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976 Omnivore Recordings
The Association Reputation Insight Out Warner Bros. Records
Kevin Ayers Stop This Train (Again Doing It) Original Album Series Parlophone
Romain Azzaro Ballet Jelinox La Vita Non E Un Film Rotary Phono Lab
Aztec Camera The Boy Wonders High Land, Hard Rain Edsel Records
Alice Babs And The Swe-Danes You’re Driving Me Crazy Alice Babs And The Swe-Danes Harkit Records
The Band The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show Stage Fright Capitol Records
The Band 4% Pantomime Cahoots Capitol Records
Syd Barrett Clowns & Jugglers Opel Legacy
Batteaux Dig Up The Love Batteaux Be With Records
The Beau Brummels Deep Water Bradley’s Barn Run Out Groove
Chris Bell Get Away I Am The Cosmos Omnivore Recordings
Sandra Bell 7 Day Descent City Of Sorrows VHF Records
Big Star In The Street #1 Record Craft Recordings

Artist Song Release Label
Belle And Sebastian Poor Boy How To Solve Our Human Problems Matador
Big Front Yard No More Angels Big Front Yard Thylacine Records
Birdie Sidewalk Triple Echo Rock Records
Karen Black Well I Know You’re Lonely Now Dreaming Of You (1971-76) Anthology Recordings
The Bluebells Cath Sisters Past Night From Glasgow
Colin Blunstone She Loves The Way They Love Her One Year Sundazed Music
BMX Banditos Right Across The Street C86 Glass Modern
Bowes Road Band Tomorrow’s Truth Back In The HCA Jakarta Records
David Bowie Like A Rocket Man The Next Day Extra EP Columbia
Anne Briggs Highlodge Hare The Time Has Come Earth
Tim Buckley Freeway Blues Look At The Fool Real Gone Music
Jeff Buckley Poor Boy Long Way From Home You And I Columbia
Buffalo Springfield Sit Down, I Think I Love You Retrospective – The Best Of Buffalo Springfield Rhino Records
Vashti Bunyan Someday (1964 Tape) Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (Singles And Demos 1964 To 1967) DiCristina
The Butterfield Blues Band Morning Sunrise Keep On Moving Elektra


May 21, 2024

The twelfth and final week in the Gulls Window Circus folk-like series. The show starts with 4 artists that were missed when their letter was covered in this alphabetical series, then picks up with the letter W and wraps with the artist Zuzu’s Petals. There was extra space, so 2 tracks from the ‘Sumer Is Icumen In’ compilation close out the second hour. The John Wonderling and Robert Wyatt tracks are no-brainers for this series, but folk-like sounds have been uncovered by even the most unlikeliest of artists here, so give yourself a treat and find music that brings unexpected riches to your mind.

John Wonderling

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Artist Song Release Label
The Lune No, No Sill Aesthetics
Chico Hamilton Stacy The Master Craft Recordings
Grant McLennan What Went Wrong Horsebreaker Star Beggars Banquet
Suzi Quatro Angel Flight Quatro Chrysalis Catalogue
Brian Wilson Lay Down Burden Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology Rhino Records
Dennis Wilson Thoughts Of You Pacific Ocean Blue Music On Vinyl
Windsurf Vapour Trails Weird Energy Catune
Edgar Winter Alta Mira The Definitive Collection Real Gone Music
John Wonderling Someone Like You Day Breaks Flashback
Chris Wood Tone Blind Rhythm Deaf Moon Child Vulcan HiddenMasters
Ron Wood Far East Man I’ve Got My Own Album To Do Friday Music
World Of Pooh On, On And One The Land Of Thirst Starlight Furniture Co.
Link Wray La De Da Link Wray Future Days Recordings

Artist Song Release Label
Wreckless Eric The World Revolved Around Me Construction Time And Demolition SOUTHERN DOMESTIC ‎
The Wrens Destruction/Drawn Secaucus Craft Recordings
Robert Wyatt Free Will And Testament His Greatest Misses Domino
Bill Wyman Soul Satisfying Stone Alone Rolling Stones Records
XTC Another Satellite Skylarking Ape House
Yo La Tengo The Fireside Popular Songs Matador
Young Marble Giants The Clock Colossal Youth / Loose Ends And Sharp Cuts Domino
Zenamon Xingu Zenamon Private Records
Zephyr Keep Me Going Back To Colorado Warner Bros. Records
Tucker Zimmerman Someone’s Crazy Plan Over Here In Europe Big Potato Records
The Zombies The Sun Will Rise Again Different Game Cooking Vinyl
ZuZu’s Petals Johnny The Music Of Your Life Twin/Tone Records
Lal Waterson The Scarecrow (Demo Version) Sumer Is Icumen In (The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75) Grapefruit Records
Jan Dukes De Grey Sorcerers Sumer Is Icumen In (The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75) Grapefruit Records


May 14, 2024

The eleventh week in the 12 week Gulls Window Circus folk-like series runs from T-W in alphabetic order.
Toadstool is Brad White before The Lune. Russ Tolman is post-True West. Trembling Blue Stars is Bobby Wratten after Field Mice. Jack Waterson was a founding Green On Red member. Willimantic Shrin is Joe and Dawn post-Bimbo Shrineheads. Viva Saturn has Rain Parade members.
Artists you may not have heard that I am glad to present here are Tony, Caro & John, Travis Pickle, Twizzle, Dino Valente, Martha Veléz, Irmão Victor, Viva Saturn, Andrew Wasylyk, Geraint Watkins, Mats Wawa, David Westlake, and Bobby Whitlock.
All tracks earn their keep, so try a complete listen.

Folk rock, psychedelic folk, indie folk, acoustic rock Are the tags

Lucinda Williams

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Artist Song Release Label
The Three Johns Paris-Forty One Men Like Monkeys CNT Productions
Mary Timony The Golden Fruit Mountains Matador
Toadstool The Cage The Sun Highway Twin/Tone Records
Russ Tolman Waitin’ For Rain Totem Poles And Glory Holes Down There Records
Tony, Caro & John The Snowdon Song All On The First Day Tapete Records
Travis Pickle Mr. Boyfriend Travis Pickle LunaSea Records
Trembling Blue Stars Until The Dream Gets Broken Alive To Every Smile Sub Pop
Tsunami Fits And Starts The Heart’s Tremolo Simple Machines
Twizzle Kaliphony S’prise Inside Happi Tyme Records
Unrest Imperial Imperial F.F.R.R. Teenbeat
Dino Valente Time Dino Valente Floating World
The Vaselines Rory Rides Me Raw The Way Of The Vaselines – A Complete History Sub Pop
Martha Veléz I’m Gonna Leave You Fiends & Angels Real Gone Music
Tom Verlaine Swim Cover Warner Bros. Records

Artist Song Release Label
Irmão Victor Vamos Dar Uma Volta Irmão Victor Pop Supérette
Violent Femmes I Hear The Rain Hallowed Ground Slash
Viva Saturn Brightside Brightside Restless Records
Scott Walker Cowbells Shakin’ ‘Til The Band Comes In BGO Records
Andrew Wasylyk Magpie Spring Balgay Hill: Morning In Magnolia Clay Pipe Music
Jack Waterson I Could Be With You Whose Dog? Heyday Records
Geraint Watkins Easy To Say ‘Bon Temps Rouler’ In A Bad Mood Jungle Records
Mats Wawa French (Intro) Rock Omelette Black Pop Records
Bob Weir Black-Throated Wind Ace Rhino Records
Paul Weller Wild Wood Wild Wood Island Records
Paul Westerberg Dirt To Mud Stereo / Mono Vagrant Records
David Westlake Everlasting D87 Optic Nerve Recordings
Tony Joe White Wonder Why I Feel So Bad The Beginning New West Records
Bobby Whitlock Dearest I Wonder Raw Velvet Future Days Recordings
Wilco Where Do I Begin Star Wars Anti-
Willimantic Shrin Wasted Saturday Rin Liminal Switch Shana Records
Lucinda Williams Stop Breakin’ Down Ramblin’ On My Mind Smithsonian Folkways Recordings


May 7, 2024

The tenth week in the 12 week Gulls Window Circus folk-like series explores the fertile letters S & T. The joy of an alphabetical show is that what artist you hear is pre-determined – only the song selection is negotiable. I love that particular negotiation, by the way! So by alphabetical coincidence this show finds many of my all time favorite artists [Dan Stuart, Subway Sect, The Summer Hits, The Teardrop Explodes, Television, Johnny Thunders], but also many secondary faves. I love the feel of the whole in the this show, and think you will hear one or two songs that may cause you to explore an artist further.

Deniz Tek

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Artist Song Release Label
Stephen Stills Stateline Blues Illegal Stills CBS
The Stills-Young Band Long May You Run Long May You Run Reprise Records
Bridget St. John To B Without A Hitch Fly High Cherry Red
Kelley Stoltz All That Jazz Crockodials Nine x Nine
Joe Strummer X-Ray Style Assembly Dark Horse Records
Dan Stuart The Day William Holden Died The Unfortunate Demise Of Marlowe Billings Cadiz Music
Stumpwater Blind Darkness Motel In Saginaw Drag City
Subway Sect She Looks Sad Moments Like These Gnu Inc. Recordings
Nikki Sudden • Johnny Fean • Simon Carmody Four Wicked Winds The Last Bandits In The World Seventeen Records
Nikki Sudden • Johnny Fean • Simon Carmody Winter The Last Bandits In The World Seventeen Records
Jim Sullivan Rosey U.F.O. Light In The Attic
The Summer Hits Preference Beaches And Canyons Medical Records LLC
Sunflower Bean I Was A Fool Twentytwo In Blue Mom + Pop
Matthew Sweet Evergreen Altered Beast Music On Vinyl
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs Maggie May Under The Covers (The Best Of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs) Demon Records

Artist Song Release Label
Rachel Sweet Tonight Ricky Protect The Innocent Stiff-Columbia
Tall Bald Grandfathers Fire In The Building Broken Wallpaper Mrs. Tuis’ Records
Norma Tanega What Are We Craving? Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog Real Gone Music
R. Dean Taylor Two Of Us The Essential Collection Spectrum Music
Team Dresch What Can A Lover Do? Choices, Chances, Changes: Singles & Comptracks 1994-2000 Jealous Butcher Records
The Teardrop Explodes Soft Enough For You Everybody Wants To Shag…The Teardrop Explodes Fontana
Teenage Fanclub Tears Are Cool Thirteen Sony Music
Deniz Tek Ships In Take It To The Vertical Wild Honey Records
Television Carried Away Adventure Elektra
Television Personalities I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives Chocolat-Art (A Special Tribute To James Last) Pastell
Texas Future Is Promises Southside Mercury
Richard Thompson Calvary Cross (Guitar, Vocal) A Collection Of Unreleased And Rare Material 1967-1976 Island Records
Johnny Thunders I Only Wrote This Song For You Que Sera, Sera Jungle Records