Bless Playlist 20/12/2004

Rodney P
Mr. Riddim Killa himself

Woaah! You can definitely tell it’s Crimbo! The Bless was absolutely packed and consequently I didn’t get to play as much new music as usual. I find it strange when people get aggrieved that I don’t play The Killers / Libertines / Bloc Party / insert chart schmindie band. After all, they’re played to death everywhere else, you won’t get withdrawal. Innit?

Tonight’s top new tune was Rodney P’s ‘We Don’t Like Coppers.’ For those of us who remember the days of Katch 22, Gunshot, Hijack, Derek B and, of course, London Posse, hearing this track brings a tear to our rheumy, knackered eyes. Rodney P’s still fucking got it, as you’ll be able to comfirm for yourself if you buy his excellent debut album. But why trust a mad old bastard like me? Have a listen for yourself here.

The best old track? Hmmm… That’s gotta be Serge Gainsbourg again, with ‘Ballade de Melody Nelson.’ I’ve probably picked him before but what the fuck, the man was a songwriting genius. If I wrote songs solidly for the next thousand years, I might just equal the talent in his left little toenail. Maybe.

Quatorze automnes et quinze etes:

The Thermals – How We Know
A Wilhelm Scream – Mute Print
Skinnyman – No Big Ting
Venetian Snares – Einstein-Rosen Bridge
Glassjaw – Radio Cambodia
Dismemberment Plan – The Ice Of Boston
Pantera – Fucking Hostile
The Bens – Xfire
Mysterymen – Ploink
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Panasonic Youth
Fats Domino – Ain’t That A Shame
Camera Obscura – Keep It Clean
Biffy Clyro – Strung To Your Ribcage
Skomoni – Le Jeu Du Rap
Goudron – Frontline
At The Drive-In – Pattern Against User
Modest Mouse – Satin In A Coffin
Baba Brooks & His Band – Watermelon Man Ska
Postal Service – Nothing Better
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Dilated Peoples – Work The Angles
Hellogoodbye – Call N Return
Slayer – Aggressive Perfector
Le Tigre – Let’s Run
Mclusky – Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
Vordul Mega – Struggles
Guided By Voices – Gonna Never Have To Die
The Pogues – Sally Maclennane
Ilkae – Exit Theme And Victory March
Karate – Tow Truck
The Mad Capsule Markets – Out-Definition
Rodney P – We Don’t Like Coppers
Joy Division – These Days
Belle And Sebastian – You’re Just A Baby
Beep Beep – Oh No!
De La Soul – Eye Know [The Know It All Mix]
Grandaddy – Now It’s On
Datach’i – Penvag
The Ventures – Secret Agent Man
Taking Back Sunday – One-Eighty By Summer
Fallacy – The Groundbreaker
Yo La Tengo – Little Honda
The Beach Boys – Girl Don’t Tell Me
Chateau Flight – Ongaku Feat. Paris Japanese
Chin Up Chin Up – Why Is My Sleeping Bag A Ghetto Muppet
Say Hi To Your Mom – Let’s Talk About Spaceships
Serge Gainsbourg – Ballade De Melody Nelson
Peedo – Brand New World
Kings Of Convenience – Failure (Kings Of Convenience Arrangement)
Bright Eyes – Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
Paddy Kingsland – The Panel Beaters
RTX – Joint Chief
Stephen Malkmus – The Hook
R.A. The Rugged Man – Lessons…
Eu – Me
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
House Of Love – Destroy The Heart
Antipop Consortium + Matthew Shipp – A Knot In Your Bop
Iron & Wine – Woman King