I am going to write about music I listened to last year. There was one album I listened to last year that was made last year. That was Amon Tobin’s Foley Room. It was alright. I like his earlier stuff better. He recorded the sound of a tiger growling on one of the tracks. It came with a DVD of how the album was made. There was a scene of him going to a zoo and recording the tiger getting angry.
I listened to a few Joy Division songs a lot. Particularly No Love Lost. I like it because it sounded begrudging, so it suited how I often felt when around on public transport. I like Joy Divison because they had a strong set of basslines paired with shitbox guitar sounds. I liked hearing Ian Curtis’ accent coming through here and there.
I listened to these Hall & Oates tracks a lot: I Can’t Go For that, Out of Touch, Private Eyes, and to a lesser extent, Say it isn’t So. I listened to them so regularly in relation to other things that it almost qualiifies me as retarded. Retarded for ‘I can’t go for that’—that about sums up the second half of 07 for me.
These things are often about place and time though. This nineteen eighties thing is an ipod-specific thing.
I also liked the Dead or Alive track, You Spin Me Round (like a record).
I liked the Bowie songs China Girl and Let’s Dance.
I listened to Shaun Ryder’s solo album Amateur Night in the Big Top a lot, but usually only the first half.
Fila Brazilia’s Another Fine Mess. The DJ Food remix of the Fila Brazillia song, A Z & 2L’s. Some tracks from Beasts of Bourbon’s compilation—but not all of them. I like Drop Out, Psycho (in fact all of The Axeman’s Jazz, but that’s a different story) Hard For You, (I likey very muchy) Let’s Get Funky, Finger Lickin, Chase the Dragon, Just Right, and Execution Day.
I like Scientists compilation for the same reasons, but it’s more of an ‘in principle’ thing with them, not as much in practice. I like them because they are Australian. Australian men with pub-rock tight jeans and big cocks.
Making Plans for Nigel – XTC.
Boards of Canada – The campfire headphase is a Steady Seller in the tapeshop of my mind. Everytime I take the bus out of the city I listen to that. I can always doze listening to it. Lesser played but just as effective to completely lose consciousness to is the commercially unreleased set of tracks by Dark Network called Lost Time.