Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ring The Alarm playlist, BaseFM, March 17

Rare pleasure - Let me down easy - Danny Krivit edit
Candi Staton - When you wake up tomorrow
O'Jays - For the love of money
Syreeta -  I love every little thing about you
Mantronix - Who is it?
League unlimited orchestra - Love action
Romanowski - Train song
Skatalites - El pussycat ska
The Specials - Do the dog (Live in Auckland, April 10)
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Simmer down
Michigan and Smiley - Rubadub style
Horace Andy - Fever
Sound dimension - Full up
Carlton and the shoes - Love me forever
Mr Vegas - Heads high
Short fuse - Planar I (slow motion)
Suizen - Cartesian space 4d mix
Lord Echo - Things I like to do
Booker T Jones - Down in Memphis
Flirtations - Nothing but a heartache
Joanie Summers - Dont pity me
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Bourgie bourgie
Scritti politti - Absolute - version
Bobby Womack - Please forgive my heart
Herbie Hancock - Palm grease

Friday, March 16, 2012

Don Zolo

Zolo and the Bantams included Don McGlashan, Tim Mahon and Mark Bell (Blam Blam Blam), and recorded this 45 7"single in 1981, with a group of schoolkids from Manurewa. The A side is a bent little original, and the flip is a charmingly wobbly attempt at Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come.

The inner sleeve lists the following people involved in this project: Jason Hutchinson, Phillip Whale, Leanne Hawkins, Rachel Irvine, Sean Harris, Chris Hughes, Nicky Sabbage, Adrian Croucher, Richard Shanks, Richard Horsfall, Marc van der Voorn, Sue Whelan, Meryl Killip, Helen Pye, Steven White, Gary Melrose, Jillian Stanton, Chris Lowrie, Dawn White, Bronwen Richards, Tim Mahon, Steve Galvin, Bruce Robertson, Frank Stark, Kippy Harris, Mark Bell, Don McGlashan, Gerard Carr, Peter Scholes.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Remembering Darcy

Darcy Clay (Daniel Bolton) passed away 15 March 1998. Still missed by many.

Watch: Dylan Taite interviewing Darcy, 1997. Taite: "It's like nothing you've heard before, but in fact, it's like everything you've heard."

Watch: LA Vinyl

Hat tip to Doubtful Sounds for the link.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sh*t People Say At Record Stores

Sun Araw & M Geddes meets the Congos

From FRKWYS Vol. 9: Sun Araw & M. Geddes Gengras meet The Congos, a seven song record, recently released by RVNG Intl. Hat tip to Martyn P.

More info at, check previous volumes in this series, some interesting collaborations...

FRKWYS VOL. 4 - PSYCHIC ILLS remixed by Juan Atkins, Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers). and Hans-Joachim Irmler (Faust)

Talking Heads: Hallelujah Picassos and Trevor Reekie

Photo: Ted Bagurst/Volume

Talking Heads: Hallelujah Picassos and Trevor Reekie, Volume magazine

"With their groundbreaking fusion of everything to reggae to nascent hip-hop to thrash, the Hallelujah Picassos defined a vibrant, close-knit and avowedly non-conformist time in the Auckland music scene that’s gone undocumented since – but a pair of retrospective compilations are putting the record straight.

Trevor Reekie was there from the start as a producer, Pagan Records owner and fan - for this Talking Heads, he and Picassos Peter McLennan and Harold 'Roland' Rorschach talked about what their music means now, fitting in then, and finally reveal why they ditched Trevor's label."

Listen to the full interview below. Thanks to Trevor Reekie, and Sam Wicks and Ted Bagurst at Volume.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Pragmatic Theory present: Curtis the beat tape

"Curtis The Beat Tape" is a Curtis Mayfield Tribute featuring tracks from: ShainCaw, Keor Meteor, Glyphick, Ta-Ku, Constrobuz, Snakehips, Mononome, ManOnWire, Handbook, Keith Price x MadColour, A-Beats, AudioDoctor, Kam0, Jewbei, Byrdverson1 x Nextwon, JP Balboa, SE1DavidE, Cypria, DuckaDucka, Prozak Morris, ChromadaData, ProducerNature, Pawcut, Je$u$ & Funky Notes.

Alternative download link

Doug Jerebine live, free!

Doug Jerebine is celebrating the release of his album Doug Jerebine Is Jesse Harper, with a live show on Wednesday March 14th at the Kings Arms for free. Doors open at 7pm and Jerebine and The World Band will be on stage at 8.15pm. CDs and LPs available at the show.

Here's the official blurb... "It’s been a 43 year wait to get his album released but with rave reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Record Collector, and the NZ Herald – this release has had psyche-heads the world over buzzing over the official release of this important document of New Zealand music history.

Doug’s tale is long – but briefly ...

Rock 'n' roll is awash with long, strange trips but few are longer and stranger than that of NZ psych-rock legend Doug Jerebine.

A revered session musician on the nascent NZ music scene of the late 50s/early 60s, Jerebine's influence cannot be overstated. His compositions became the cornerstone of The Human Instinct's seminal 'Stoned Guitar' album, and his blistering guitar work earned comparisons with Jimi Hendrix.

Jerebine relocated to London in the late sixties and recorded an album under the moniker Jesse Harper. However, despite strong interest from Atlantic the album languished unreleased. He toured with the Jeff Beck group and Junior Walker, but the music scene became increasingly an anathema to Doug's spiritual nature.

In 1973 he moved to India to live as a Krishna monk, and there he remained for some 30 years.

Upon his return to NZ in 2009, Jerebine was stunned to learn that his name was still being spoken of in revered tones by psych-rock aficionados.

Highly respected US label Drag City (home of Will Oldham and Joanna Newsom) have released the album 'Doug Jerebine is Jesse Harper' to much acclaim - Mojo magazine called it 'a real pinnacle of the heavy psych movement', and the Herald's Scott Kara wrote of its 'masterful mix of natural ability, conviction, and most importantly, unbridled soul'.

WORTH A READ: Doug Jerebine interviewed by Graham Reid, 2012.

RELATED: Doug Jerebine is Jesse Harper, backgrounder, audio...

Part time heroes

Part Time Heroes drop their debut album today, here's the single off it, below. For fans of Rotary connection, Zero 7 and Cinematic Orchestra, very tasty. Album out now on Wahwah 45s. Plus, free download...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Synth Britannia

I watched an earlier installment of this series, called Reggae Britannia (watch here), which was an outstanding documentary. Have seen lots of mates raving about this one, check it out.

KRS One presales - tues 9am

BONUS: Watch KRS-ONE speaks at Orakei Marae 20.2.2012. Not great quality, but interesting clip