Sunday, 22 April 2012

Playlist for Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2012 at Monorail/Mono was ace fun! I joined the queue at 8:50am and at around 10:30 made it into the shop where I plumped for the Kent Records reissues: the Fame Records five 7" box and 7"s by Clarence Carter and The Yo Yos 7".  Later I was reminded of the Trouble In Mind 4-way covers ep featuring The Liminanas so bagged that, too.  Monorail had put together quite a programme of entertainment which culminated in yet another unforgettable Edwyn Collins set - acoustic this time.  "Blue Boy" was particularly joyous and, maybe I'm just getting older and more tolerant, all the clapping along with "A Girl Like You" felt more celebratory than cringe-worthy.  I looked around and so many people were beaming.  It was a sweet conclusion to a fine day.  As we drove home I had The Go Gos' "We Got The Beat" resounding in my ears.  Thanks to Adele from Sons and Daughters for putting it there.  For my part, I played a slightly shambolic 7" only set between Snowgoose and Linden:

  • Candy Jo Tyler "Mr Tambourine Man" (Laurie)
  • Allo Darlin' "Capricornia" (Fortuna Pop/Slumberland)
  • Kenny O'Dell "Beautiful People" (Vegas)
  • Hollie Cook "Walking in the Sand" (Mr Bongo)
  • Crystal Stilts "Through The Floor" (Fortuna Pop/Slumberland)
  • Girls At Our Best "It's Fashion!" (Record Records)
  • Liechtenstein "Passion For Water" (Fraction Discs)
  • The Twerps "Black Eyes" (Underwater Peoples)
  • Terry Malts "Something About You" (Slumberland)
  • The Scientists "Frantic Romantic" (Agitated)
  • Jay and The Techniques "Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" (Smash)
  • Saint Etienne "Tonight" (Heavenly)
  • Jackie DeShannon "Put A Little Love In Your Heart" (Imperial)
  • Primal Scream "All Fall Down" (Creation)
  • The Shames "Special Ones" (Garage Greats)
  • Bleached "Searchin' Through The Past" (Suicide Squeeze)
  • Don Ray "Born A Loser" (RCA Victor - bootleg?)
  • Veronica Falls "My Heart Beats" (Bella Union)
  • The Higher State "Transparent Day" (Get Hip)
  • The Loft "Why Does The Rain" (Creation)
  • Glen Campbell "Galveston" (Ember)
  • Pansy Division feat. Calvin Johnson "Jackson" (K)
  • Bud & Kathy "Hang It Out Dry" (Big Beat)
  • The Normals "Almost Ready" (Last Laugh)

I bought Kenny O'Dell's "Beautiful People" for the occasion.  Its wide-eyed positiveness seemed to be in keeping with the spirit of the day:

Hats off to everyone at Monorail for making Record Store Day 2012 such a memorable occasion and thanks to everyone who came up to say hello or to ask about the tunes I played - thanks for all the kind words, they were much appreciated.


  1. It was a brilliant Pop set, Brogues - stopped everything getting too folk-y near the end of the evening, I thought.

  2. Aw, thanks chap. It was great to see you and S last night. It's always a treat when you guys are in town. Hope you went for a bounce on Stonehenge today!

    cheers, brogues