Monday, 12 December 2011

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy!

Glasgow Popfest 2011 at Heavenly was a total treat from start to finish.  So many of the bands sizzled.  Hopefully a good night's sleep will have me awake enough (3 late nights in a row...jings!) to jot down a few words on the subject but in the meantime, here's what made it from my Jumpdrive and into Virtual DJ through the magic of drag and drop:

Group: Baffin Island

The Go-betweens - Lee Remick
The Airfields - Nowhere Left To Go
Strawberry Fair - Why Won't He Answer

Group: Lenzie Moss

The Chills - Pink Frost
The Bobcats - Can’t See For Looking
#poundsign# - Michigan
Cudgels - Joybang!
The Dentists - I Had An Excellent Dream

Group: The Electric Pop Group

The Sea Urchins - Summershine
Dino, Desi and Billy - The Rebel Kind
The Gifted Children - Favourite Things
The Pussycats - I Want Your Love
The Sequins - He’s A Flirt
The Aislers Set - Mission Bells
Candie Payne - One More Chance

Group: Maple Leaves

Lisa Mychols - Listen To The Bells Ring
The Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers In The Sky
Pop Art Toasters - What Am I Gonna Do?
The Bootiques - Did You Get Your Fun?
The Pooh Sticks - I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Alan McGee Quite Well
The Osaka Ramones (aka Shonen Knife) - The KKK Took My Baby Away
The Flatmates - Happy All The Time
Talulah Gosh - Beatnik Boy
The Adorables - Ooh, Boy
April March - Mon Ange Guardien

Group: BMX Bandits

The Gentle Touch - Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy
The Third Wave - Got To Get You Into My Life
The Wake - Crush The Flowers
Saint Etienne feat. Tim Burgess - I Was Born On Christmas Day
McCarthy - Keep An Open Mind Or Else
Reading Rainbow - Can’t Stand It <-- I'm pretty sure this is the best The Velvet Underground cover I've heard!
The Paragons - Abba
The Parallelograms - Papageno
Candy and The Kisses - Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me Baby?
Crystal Stilts - Through The Floor
Fabienne Delsol - Le Roi des Foumis
Felt - September Lady
Heavenly - Our Love Is Heavenly
Primal Scream - All Fall Down
The Hobbes Fanclub - Outside Myself
Bubblegum Lemonade - White Noise Christmas
The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa - What’s
The Charlottes - Are You Happy Now?
Veronica Falls - Misery
The Clean - Tally Ho!
My Bloody Valentine - Strawberry Wine
Jesse Garon and The Desperadoes - Splashing Along
Allo Darlin’ - The Polariod Song
The Innocence - Do You Believe In Magic?
The Chiffons - Stop, Look And Listen
Pulp - Babies

Thanks to Gary Bubblegum / Heavenly for being kind enough to let me be part of such a smashing event!  This cheery little number seemed the best way to follow a particularly sweet and charming BMX Bandits set:

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