Thanks to everyone who braved a rather chilly evening to come down to the Labour Club for the Cult Heroes session, and thanks to those who brought down their own Cult Heroes on vinyl to share with us all.
We began the evening with the Lou Reed compilation album ‘New York Superstar’ by way of a little tribute. The winner of the Velvet Underground poll was ‘The Velvet Underground’, their third album released in 1969, and we heard music from The Melvins, Frank Sidebottom, Television Personalities, Jonathan Richman, Ivor Cutler, Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra, Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett, not forgetting the other album we played in full – ‘Cold Fact’ by Rodriguez.
Thanks to Mathew, Gavin, Matt and Brett for kindly bringing along their records to share with us. It made for a hugely entertaining and varied session.
Our next session is on Thursday 5th December (the first Thursday of the month for a change). More details on that to follow.
Here’s what was played.
Lou Reed – New York Superstar (Fame, 1978/80s reissue)
Side One: Walk On The Wild Side/Charley’s Girl/Vicious/Berlin/Lady Day/A Gift
Side Two: Intro To Sweet Jane/Sweet Jane/ Caroline Says I/Billy/Goodnight Ladies
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (Polydor, 1969/1986 reissue)
Side One: Candy Says/What Goes On/Some Kinda Love/Pale Blue Eyes/Jesus
Side Two: Beginning To See The Light/I’m Set Free/That’s The Story Of My Life/The Murder Mystery/After Hours
Rodriguez – Cold Fact (Sussex, 1970/2008 reissue)
Side One: Sugar Man/Only Good For Conversation/Crucify Your Mind/This Is Not A Song, It’s An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues/Hate Street Dialogue/Forget It
Side Two: Inner City Blues/I Wonder/Like Janis/Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme)/Rich Folks Hoax/Jane S. Piddy
The Melvins – Hooch (Houdini, Atlantic, 1993)
The Melvins – Black Betty (single, Amphetamine Reptile Records, 2011)
Frank Sidebottom – Popular Medley (Frank’s Firm Favourites EP, Regal Zonophone, 1985)
Television Personalities – I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives (single, Rough Trade, 1981)
Jonathan Richman – Those Conga Drums (Jonathan Sings, Rough Trade, 1983)
Ivor Cutler & Linda Hirst – Women Of The World (single, Rough Trade, 1983)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood – Some Velvet Morning (Nancy & Lee, Reprise, 1968)
Pink Floyd – Mathilda Mother (2010 Mix)/Syd Barrett – Here I Go (2010 Remix) (An Introduction To Syd Barrett, Harvest, 2011)
Kevin Ayers – Girl On A Swing/Song For Insane Times/Stop This Train (Again Doing It)/Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her) (Joy Of A Toy, 4 Men With Beards, 1969/reissue)