Bless Playlist 20/9/2004

The Plastic Constellations

This week’s top new tune was ‘East Cleveland’ by The Plastic Constellations. It’s a brilliant rock track, full of energy and with a great riffy bit at the end that just makes you want to throw yourself on the floor, wailing and flailing. There’s a lot of bands out there trying to get this amount of energy on record but most fail quite spectacularly compared to TPC. The album this track is from, Mazatlan, is also well worth checking out if you have any liking for shouty yet melodic music.

The best old tune was The Last Post‘s ‘Until The Heart Gives Way.’ It’s from one of the classic lost pop albums, Love Lost. And if you want to hear it for yourself, you can download the entire album, for free, from the band’s own website. I must say, I’m a bit puzzled by this as I think Alan Kelly (the bloke behind The Last Post) is a truly great songwriter so why he’d want to give away all his work for free, I dunno. Perhaps he’s won the lottery or something?

You can just cry your eyes out:

Teenwheat! – Fun Are Numbers
Peaches – Rock Show
Notwist – One With The Freaks
Karsten Pflum – Punksplidt
Bleeding Through – Dead Like Me
The Coup – Fat Cats, Bigga Fish
Cable – God Gave Me Gravity
Wilco – I’m A Wheel
NOFX-It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite
Felix Da Housecat – Short Skirts
Sweatshop Union – Us
Elliott Smith – Son Of Sam
From Autumn To Ashes – Lilacs And Lolita
Laurie Johnson – Happy Go Lively
Hrvatski – Vatstep DSP
Shellac – Prayer To God
Weezer – Mykel And Carli
The Roots – Don’t Say Nuthin’
The Promise Ring – Happy Hour
Maritime – Some One Has To Die
Lamb Of God – Purified
The Shins – New Slang
Huoratron – Male Bonding
Minor Threat – Minor Threat
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today
Throwdown – Unite
Swollen Members – Lady Venom
Postal Service – Clark Gable
Les Breastfeeders – Mini Jupe Et Watusi
Spoon – The Fitted Shirt
Jurassic 5 – The Influence
Tigrics – Public Gameover
Violent Femmes – Prove My Love
Focus – House Of The King
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
The Format – Tune Out
DJ Format – We Know Something
The Locust – Live From The Russian Compound
Locust – Saturated Love
Mercury Rev – Goddess On A Hiway
The Weakerthans – Aside
Soul Position – Fuckajob
Say Hi To Your Mom – Pop Music Of The Future
Rogue Wave – Every Moment
Kings Of Convenience /Royksopp – I Don’t Know What I Can Save..
The Plastic Constellations – East Cleveland
Van Morrison – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
The Extra Glenns – All Rooms Cable AC Free Coffee
The Last Post – Until The Heart Gives Way