Saturday, 15 February 2014

Teenage dreams, so hard to beat

Here are the runners and riders for the next @lpgrp vote. The theme is 'John Peel's Record Collection'.

The listening session will be 9pm, Sunday 2nd March. 

You can vote for five albums by sending the numbers (not names!) of your choices to the @lpgrp Twitter account (via a direct message or an ordinary tweet mentioning @lpgrp). 

You are allowed to vote for the albums you nominated. 

The deadline for voting is 8pm, Friday 21st February.

I think it's a very 'John Peel' list - very eclectic and spanning the decades. I hope and think that the great man would have improved.

1. 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs
2. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
3. ....And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Madonna
4. Pete Atkin - A King at Nightfall
5. Kevin Ayres - Millionaires and Teddy Bears
6. Bhundu Boys - Shabini
7. Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
8. Buzzcocks.- A Different Kind of Tension
9. Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
10. Cinerama - Va Va Voom
11. Country Joe & the Fish - Electric Music
12. Culture - Two Sevens Clash
13. Ivor Cutler - Life In A Scotch Sitting Room
14. Mikey Dread - African Anthem
15. East River Pipe - Poor Fricky
16. Elastica - Elastica
17. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief
18. The Fall - Bend Sinister
19. The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
20. Galaxie 500 - Today
21. Gallon Drunk – Tonite…The Singles Bar
22. Ganger - Fore
22a. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
23. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Bwyd Time
24. Half Man Half Biscuit - Back In The DHSS
25. Hefner - Breaking God's Heart
26. Jethro Tull - This Was
27. Simon Joyner - The Cowardly Traveller Pays his Toll
28. Kid Koala - Your Mom’s Favorite DJ
29. Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
30. Magazine - Real Life
31. Microdisney - Everybody Is Fantastic
32. Mudhoney - Superfuzz BigMuff
33. The New FADS - The Peel Sessions
34. New Order - Low Life
35. Oblivians - Soul Food
36. Oldham Tinkers - Oldham's Burning Sands
37. Orbital - Orbital II
38. The Pale Fountains – Pacific Street
39. Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
40. Prolapse - Pointless Walks to Dismal Places
41. The Psychedelic Furs - The Psychedelic Furs
42. Quickspace - Quickspace (1996)
43. Radar Brothers - The Singing Hatchet
44. The Ramones by the Ramones
45. The Redskins - Neither Washington nor Moscow
46. The Slits – Cut
47. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
48. Sonic Youth - Sister
49. The Sundays – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
50. Super Furry Animals - Mwng
51. Urusei Yatsura - We Are Urusei Yatsura
52. The Wedding Present - Bizarro.
53. The Wedding Present - George Best
54. The Woodentops – Giant
55. Yeah Yeah Noh - Fun on the Lawn, Lawn, Lawn

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wrong Speed

The theme for @lpgrp’s March session is ‘John Peel’s Record Collection'.

The listening session will be 9pm, Sunday 2nd March. 

First, we need to create a shortlist. Please send me the name of two albums you’d like to nominate. Use a direct message or a tweet mentioning 'lpgrp' to contact me. Your deadline is 6pm, Friday 14th February. Once the shortlist is ready, I’ll publish details about how to vote. 

You can nominate any album from the John Peel Archive which can be found here

Alternatively, you can nominate an album by any act that's played a Peel session. See here for an exhaustive list. 

And you can also vote for any album by an act featuring in a Peel Festive 50. See here for lists galore. 

I'm aware that this is a broad theme but, heck, it's John Peel - he played a really broad range of music for decades.

Thank you.