A good roomful for record club. English Weather went down a um… storm!
In a break from our single artist album tradition, this record club session saw us playing a various artists compilation album for the first time. A double album at that! With autumn upon us and the nights drawing in, October was the perfect month for Ace Records’ English Weather collection, expertly compiled and sequenced by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. The big hit of the night was Daevid Allen’s Wise Man In Your Heart, originally released in 1976 but still sounding like it’s been beamed in from the future.
Throughout the night (before, in between and after English Weather) we also got the chance to play Insane Times, a collection of British psych from the EMI vaults that could’ve almost been a prequel to our main album.
There’s no highlights podcast this month, but you can buy English Weather direct from Ace Records, and you might be able to track down Insane Times on the net somewhere (it was a Record Store Day 2017 release).
We’ll be back on Thursday 9th November when Darren and Tom will be taking us through some of their favourite releases of 2017. Details soon.
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present English Weather (Ace Records, 2017)
SIDE ONE: Caravan – Love Song With Flute / The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird / The Parlour Band – Early Morning Eyes / Scotch Mist – Pamela / Spring – The Prisoner (Eight By Ten)
SIDE TWO: The Orange Bicycle – Last Cloud Home / T2 – JLT / Bill Fay – ‘Til The Christ Come Back / Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees / Aardvark – Very Nice Of You To Call
SIDE THREE: John Cale – Big White Cloud / Belle Gonzalez – Bottles / The Way We Live – Watching White Stars / Offspring – Windfall / Camel – Never Let Go
SIDE FOUR: Daevid Allen – Wise Man In Your Heart / Matching Mole – O Caroline / Prelude – Edge Of The Sea / Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw – Evening Shade
Insane Times (21 British Psychedelic Artyfacts From Parlophone And Associated Labels) (Parlophone, 2017)
SIDE ONE: Kevin Ayers – Song For Insane Times / July – Dandelion Seed / Tomorrow – Real Life Permanent Dream / Mandrake Paddle Steamer – Strange Walking Man / The Gods – Towards The Skies
SIDE TWO: The Penny Peeps – Model Village / The Idle Race – Hurry Up John / Orange Bicycle – Last Cloud Home / Jon – Is It Love? / The Brain – Nightmares In Red
SIDE THREE: Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – Equestrian Statue / Rainbow Ffolly – Sun Sing / Simon Dupree And The Big Sound Castle In The Sky / Tales Of Justine – Monday Morning / The Hollies – All The World Is Love / The Aerovons – World Of You
SIDE FOUR: The Lemon Tree – William Chalker’s Time Machine / The Parking Lot – World Spinning Sadly / Herbal Mixture – Please Leave My Mind / The Koobas – Barricades / The Yardbirds – Think About It
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