Sunday, January 07, 2007

Current Listening.
A lot of bloggers like to post "current listening" lists and I often wonder how authentic they are. There's a part of me that would like to sneak into the culprits' homes and see what's actually sitting next to their stereos. Therefore, in the spirit of openness, here's what's actually in my current listening pile at home. I've been listening to a lot of stuff over the last few days, so it's a big pile but I swear that the list is 100% honest. Readers are invited to talk about their piles in the comments box. Oh dear, that didn't come out right.

King Sunny Ade and his African Beats - Synchro System LP
Boris - Pink 2LP
Can - Limited Edition LP
Can - Future Days LP
connect_icut - LA (An Apology) test pressing
Dr. Alimantado - Best Dressed Chicken in Town LP
Ekkehard Ehlers - Soundchambers LP
The Fall - Nord-West Gas LP
Fe-Mail - Voluptuous Vultures 10"
Fennesz - Plays 10"
Ghostface Killah - Fish Scale 2LP
Happy Mondays - Madchester Rave On 12"
Happy Mondays - Pills'n'Thrills and Bellyaches LP
Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me LP
Joannah Newsom - Ys 2LP
Round Four - "Find a Way" 12"
Round Five - "Na Fe Throw It" 12"
Scritti Politti - White Bread Black Beer LP
Ramon Sender - Kore/Desert Ambulance LP
Skream - "Midnight Request Line" 12"

Belbury Poly - The Owl's Map
Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark Volume One
Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark Volume Two
Peter Maxwell Davies - Job
kode 9 + the spaceape - Memories of the Future
Mordant Music - Dead Air
Value Village People - Extreme Makeover: Audio Edition
v/a - John Peel: Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1978


Biggie Samuels said...

Carl responds here.

JGrimmer said...

OK Sam...
Scott Walker "Tilt CD
Scott Walker "The Drift" CD
Jackson C. Frank "s/t" CD
V/A "Country & West Coast: The Birth of Country Rock" CD
Josef K "Entomology" CD
V/A "Oldies but Goodies Vol.1 Studio One" LP
Bert Jansch "Birthday Blues" LP
Julie London "Make Love to Me" LP
Nino Rota "8 1/2 Soundtrack" LP

JGrimmer said...

oh and...
The Fall "Complete Peel Sessions" Box.
I told you'd I'd listen to it!

Biggie Samuels said...

Grimmer, I thought I could rely on you, of all people, to have something truly uncool lurking by your stereo. Come on, there's got to be a bad late-period Byrds album in the mix somewhere.

I'm listening to "The Drift" right now, by the way. Oddly, I'm always surprised by how much I like it.

So far I think Carl's winning the honesty contest for admitting to Having Booth and the Bad Angel in his pile.

brad said...

i've been packing a lot today, so the turntable has been getting a lot of use:

spacemen 3 - reaccuring lp
charalambides - joy shapes lp
the shocking blue - the shocking blue LP
coil - horse rotovator test pressing
ora - isle lp
flaming lips - telepathic surgery lp
jessica bailiff - jessica bailiff lp
guided by voices - same place the fly got smashed lp
i braineater - i here where you lp
hate bombs - here comes treble lp
spectrum - forever alien lp
nirvana - incesticide lp
xiu xiu - air force lp
iannis xenaxis - album 2 lp
nash the slash - the million year picnic lp
sun city girls - for drummers only lp
faust - what exists of their upcoming album cdr

Biggie Samuels said...

Love the fact that you have "Insesticide" in the pile. Don't know why, it just tickles me.

Shocking Blue is a good one too. They were great, actually. I think their singer died recently.

I'm currently listening to "Aerial" by Kate Bush. Incredible lyrics on this album. Even better than I remember. Great music to clean the house to.

Biggie Samuels said...

By the way, for those of you who primarily listen to MP3s on iTunes, it's pretty easy to cut and paste the top 20 items from your "recently played" list. Here's mine.

John, John Put Your Trousers On 3:18 Williams, Mr Bill
Fallen Faces 3:38 Mordant Music
Wetland 2:01 Belbury Poly
Map Ref 41N 83W 4:11 My Bloody Valentine
Meydan Sizindir 3:39 Selda
Monkey & Bear 9:28 Newsom, Joanna
South London Boroughs 5:10 Burial
Midnight Request Line 4:58 Skream
Trill 4:46 Clipse
Get Ur Freak On Featuring Carl Stone 3:22 Satanicpornocultshop
Happy Ending 7:12 Ambarchi, Oren
Antarctica 2:19 P:ano
Milk and Honey 4:22 Denny, Sandy
Flight of the Hermaphrodite 10:56 Techno Animal
Shoplifters of the World Unite 2:56 Smiths, The
Custom Made Mobile 5:27 Davis, Greg
Everyone Alive Wants Answers 3:30 Colleen
Backwards 4:44 kode9 + the spaceape
Rosemary Hill 3:35 Fresh Maggots
Down on the Street 3:43 Stooges, The

JGrimmer said...

What? the Julie London LP doesn't count? What about a Blue Oyster Cult mix CD I made myself?
Never mind, now you've inspired me to dig out my "Byrdmaniax" LP. Ahhh sweet, sweet shitty music!

brad said...

well i do love nirvana... i've even seen them live a couple times. incesticide and bleach are the only ones that i still listen to regularly. and i'll happily tell you any of the crap i listen to, i have no shame, you've seen my front 242 records...

also, i just sat down upstairs, theres a recently played record pile up here too. it consists of:

zoviet france - look into me lp
death in june - operation hummingbird lp
the mamas and the papas - greatest hits lp
nurse with wound - brained by falling masonry lp
can - tago mago lp
can - future days lp
mirror - nightwalkers lp
scott walker - the drift lp
man or astroman - experiment zero lp
nurse with wound / stereolab - simple headphone mind lp
ladytron - witching hour lp
the breeders - pod lp
css - css lp
channels 3 + 4 - channels 3 + 4 lp
dr. dre - the chronic lp

Biggie Samuels said...

"What? the Julie London LP doesn't count? What about a Blue Oyster Cult mix CD I made myself? "

I don't really know who Julie London is. I just assumed she was one of those private-press folkies that people are always trying to get me to listen to. There's an argument to be made for Blue Oyster Cult but I guess you could say that about anything.

"and i'll happily tell you any of the crap i listen to, i have no shame, you've seen my front 242 records..."

Here's a question for you then: are you embarrassed about having a Death in June LP in your pile? Now *there's* a band that divides people.

Also, is "Witching Hour" Ladytron's third LP? I actually like them but I thought the third album was pretty dire. Either way, it's a good one to 'fess up to.

carl said...

hehehe! i like that pasting your Itunes list up .. i shall do mine as soon as i get home...will it now be fshionable to have at least one really unfashionable record in your list just to prove how fashionably unconcened with fashion you are?

Biggie Samuels said...

Or, at least, a *tastefully* unfashionable record.

Biggie Samuels said...

The honesty continues...

crys said...

A little late on this chat but humour me...
due to a poor stereo set up i have been dependent on my ipod/itunes for all music as of late. Here's my most recently listened list from itunes:
Liars- Be Quiet Mt.Heart Attack!
Al Green- Call me (come back home)
Aggitation Free- Malesch (whole album)
Jesus & Mary Chain - Automatic (whole album)
Ash Ra Temple - Schwingungen (whole album)
Operate - Peaches
Pas Chic Chis - Tes Cliches Declenches
Pas Chic Chic - Sur Les Ecrans Statiques
Prince - 1999 (whole album)
Pretty Things - SF Sorrow is Born
Prefuse 73 - Blacklist (with MF Doom)
Poppy Family - Which was you goin billy?
Poppy Family - Where evil grows
poire_z - Hairless handle
Ramones - s/t (whole album)

Biggie Samuels said...

You saved the best 'til last. poire_z followed by The Ramones - how great is that?