Bless Playlist 24/1/2005


This week’s top new tune is ‘I’ve Been Thinkin’ by Dor. It’s a solid, thumping hip hop track that instantly grabs you with the sample hook and then the lyrics kick in. But am I talking absolute shite? Make up your own mind by having a listen to it here. I think we’ll be hearing a lot more from Dor and The Black Lung Brothers. It’s good to start off 2005 with some cracking hip hop.

Willy Wonka

The best old tune was ‘Pure Imagination’ by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. I will have no truck with Tim Burton’s sham of a mockery of a travesty of a sham of the original, classic film. I expect it to be on a par with his butchery of Planet Of The Apes. I love the original Willy Wonka, Gene Wilder’s performance in it is one of the most captivating I’ve ever seen. It’s a truly magical, idiosyncratic film. And I love the fairytale, sweeping soundtrack by Bricusse and Newley, masters of stage, film and pop music. Why does Hollywood’s current output seem to be 90% crass, loveless remakes of brilliant films? Gah!

Meine Damen und Herren, der playlist:

Cursive – Art Is Hard
Goudron – Art School Fuckheads
Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Remembering Never – The Glutton
Oddjobs – Fun
Sondre Lerche – All Luck Ran Out
Lost Sounds – Destructo Comet
Cap’n Jazz – Soria
Brooks – Roxxy
Clinic – Walking With Thee
Gratitude – This Is The Part
Big B – Tweakers
The Liars – Mr Your On Fire Mr
God Forbid – Gone Forever
Mel Torme – Comin’ Home Baby
Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Rubicon
Saves The Day – Through Being Cool
The Commodores – Machine Gun
Dor – I’ve Been Thinkin’
Low – Monkey
Vive La Fete! – Touch Pas
The Decemberists – Sixteen Military Wives
Send More Paramedics – The Pain Of Being Dead
The Clash – Overpowered By Funk
Skinnyman – No Big Ting
Adam Green – Emily
Tigrics – Public Gameover
Red Animal War – Violet
Bright Eyes – Another Travelin’ Song
Jurassic – What’s Golden
The Wedding Present – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?
Maetrik – Funnels
Mastodon – Crusher Destroyer
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Schroeder Piano
Help She Can’t Swim – The Dance Party Turned Into A Wake
NEU! – Hallo Gallo
Tyde – Twice
Pigeon John – Pay Back
Captain America – Flame On
Tunng – Fair Doreen
OMD – Souvenir
Andrew Bird – Action/Adventure
Minus The Bear – Fine + 2 Pts
Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley – Pure Imagination