raspberry ripple sundae, even on a wednesday
The 90's somehow largely passedme by. I have no idea why. But some Daft Punk (it's all good), Razzmatazz by Pulp, Sparky's Dream by Teenage Fanclub, Your Woman by White Town, The One and Only (of course!) and Tubthumping. Oh god, I just remembered I interviewed Chumbawumba for that. No wonder I want to forget...
The rubbish 90s-era mag, Sky, used to have a DJing feature called "Got Any Candy Flip?"Everything Clair says except Chesney and Chumbawamba, though. Oh, and what about "Smile" by the Supernaturals?
Yeah, Supernaturals!! I flipping loved them. Cut to embarrassing evening in Brighton with me as a failed groupie...
Anything by a "shoegazer" band would be great!
Betty Boo of course, and I'm Free by the Soup Dragons. Wear Your Love Like Heaven by Definition of Sound. Girls and Boys by Blur. Strumpet by My Life Story.That's it really.
"Sit Down" by James, "Loaded" by Primal Scream, "After the Watershed" by Carter USM. And free entry to anyone in a long-sleeved t-shirt with a big daisy on it.
A quiet opening night, not unexpected as the event hasn't been 'flyered' yet - of your requests, I played Chesney, James, Chumbawamba, Primal Scream, White Town...Callum is as proud a pedant as I, which is why I'm happy to say it was Loaded mag that did the "Got any ...?" feature. It began as "Got any Spandau Ballet?", and then progressed to "Got any Guru Josh?" (hence the post title - no I didn't play him). They always used to ask the DJs whether they owned any flashing traffic lights which worked to the beat. Clair may have written for them...Clair, you should talk to Callum about your experiences in Brighton. The stories you could swap...I did a fantastic mix from Space Cowboy (full 7 minute classic club) into Hey Boy Hey Girl and then Professional Widow. I've never tried mixing before.
FC has pipped me to the goodies, but how about The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It, EMF - Unbelievable, Pulp - Common People Pet Shop Boys remix of Boys and Girls is stormer and what about Big Beat bits Fatboy Slim etc.. this and thisare two walloping 90s comps the Lamacq one 'Weekenders' is mixed and the mix from Boys and Girls to Common People is genius.As for mixing you could also do it in Ableton and burn pre-mixes to CD (it goes on you know, I've seen it happen)
Utah Saints - Something Good 12"B*Witched - C'est La Vie
I'm seconding the PSB remix of Girls and Boys, and also:Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe by WhaleOut Of The Void by Grass Showpretty much anything by The WannadiesTreat Infamy by Rest AssuredSmack My Dick Up by Brock Sanders(the above two being remix/covers of Bittersweet Symphony and Song Two, of course)International Velvet by CatatoniaI really should raid the boxes containing hundreds of CD singles in my spare room to get some more suitable tracks, but it's a bit late at night to do that.
Also (as I've just thought of making a 'smart playlist' in iTunes for 90s tracks):Stretch & Vern present "Maddog" - I'm AliveSaint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your HeartThe Supernaturals - The Day Before Yesterday's ManMoby - Every Time You Touch MeLush - LadykillersLionrock - Rude Boy RockLaibach - The Final CountdownKenickie - Stay In The SunI'll stop now.
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