2. Bell XI: Amelia
3. Lady Ann: Informer
4. Lou Reed: What’s Good
5. The English Beat: Save It For Later
6. Kevin Teare: Fairwell Fair Cruelty
7. The Kinks: Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy
8. Commander Cody: Seven Eleven
9. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks
10. Gavin Bryars: The Sinking Of The Titanic (Hymn II)
11. Home: Fancy Lady Hollywood Child
12. The Heptones: Cool Rasta
13. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives: Babel On
14. Doug Sahm: Just Groove Me
15. Jimi Hendrix: Like A Rolling Stone (live)
16. Bettye LaVette w/the Drive-By Truckers: They Call It Love
17. Doo Rag: Chunked & Muddled
18. Bo Diddley: Do What I Say
19. Radio Birdman: You’re Gonna Miss Me
20. Seasick Steve: Thunderbird
NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week:
New York Dolls: Cause I Sez So (Atco Records)
The Guilty Pleasure:
Anita Ward: Ring My Bell (T.K. Records)
Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:
Ray Davies: Yours Truly Confused, N10
Lonnie Mack: Baby What’s Wrong
Symaryp: Skinhead Girl
Wizzard: See My Baby Jive
The Kinks: Come Dancing
Frankie Miller: It’s All Over
Eric Heatherly: Judging Beauty
Elvis Presley: Big Boss Man (alt take 2)
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Hey Joe
Hoodoo Gurus: Bittersweet
Backyard Babies: Babylon
Graham Parker: High Horse
Muddy Waters: Caldonia
Kasabian: Club Foot
Jill Sobule: Mexican Pharmacy
The Hellacopters: (Gotta Get Some Action) Now
The Hellacopters: In The Sign Of The Octopus
T. Valentine: Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?
The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
Errol Dunkley: You’re Gonna Need Me
Eddie & The Hot Rods: Do Anything You Wanna Do
Sinead O’Connor: Jerusalem
Mick Farren: Mona (A Fragment)
Spiritualized: Broken Heart
Chuck Berry: Memphis Tennessee
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: TLC
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing
Gene Vincent: Baby Blue
Finn’s Motel: Concord Village Optimist Club
Chumbawamba: Give The Anarchist A Cigarette
Albert Lee: Good Times
Veneice Stark: I Still Love You
Doug Powell: The Uninvisible Man
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson: Motor Head Baby
Kris Kristofferson: The Show Goes On
Lambchop: National Talk Like A Pirate Day
T. Rex: Ride A White Swan
Mark Bingham: It Never Goes Away
Medicine Head: Rising Sun
MX-80: Don’t Hate The French
The Pretty Things: Cries From The Midnight Circus
RL Burnside: Stole My Check
Pete Wingfield: 18 With A Bullet
Danbert Nobacon & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Rock ‘n’ Roll Holy Wars
Angel Corpus ChristiAngel Corpus Christi tops the pack this week with a track deemed too 'heavy' (content-wise) to put on the US album. So what did we do? We made it the first single in the UK!
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scanned from a lenticular 3-D print
"So if you see me comin', you better step aside
A lot of kids didn't and a lot of kids died.
Don't be reaching for your knife it won't do you any good
Look, whatcha gonna do...stab a bullet?
And I can get by your metal detector,
Don't mess with me and my Beretta"
Her recent homage to Lou Reed called, (what else?) 'Louie Louie' is well worth checking out. Go here, look around...
The best single to come out of Jamaica in 1982, was 'Informer' by Lady Ann. Produced by Joe Gibbs, it features a killer bass line and a hook that simply chanted the word "Murderer". I used to have the 7", the 12" and the album. Somehow I've ended up with just an mp3. My advice? Never move. You lose stuff.
The (English) Beat are back in full effect at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, May 16th. See you there.
There's a brand new Commander Cody album called 'Dopers Drunks and Everyday Losers' (Blind Pig Records). It's highly enjoyable.
And finally, Sara Hickman wrote to tell me Stephen Bruton finally lost his battle with throat cancer yesterday. This is desperately sad news. Anyone tuning in to North Fork Sound over the last couple of years will know he was a favourite here and I'm sure Nofoso regulars Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton and Jimmie Dale Gilmore would agree his presence in their lives made a huge difference, both personally and professionally. My condolences to his family and all his fans.