RC 271: Pop Is Dead #6 – Dead Pod Stars

This will be my monument
This will be a beacon when I’m gone…
So that when the moment comes,
I can say I did it all with love

A bumper self-indulgent 10th anniversary show – 2 shows in one! If you listen at the 1:30 mark you’ll realise why it’s so long ;-)

First half is the last Pop Is Dead show, Dead Pop Stars, talking about the obsession with death in pop music – a little death and self-destruction sells, from 2Pac and Buddy Holly to Amy, Nick Drake, Sid Vicious and Kurt Cobain – and the death of pop music generally, about Europop and the love of money. Second half is a wake for the podcast called Dead Pod Stars…yes this is the last Radio Clash as announced elsewhere.

Radio Clash Is Dead! Long Live Radio Clash! (202MB, 2:38)

Pop Is Dead #6: Dead Pop Stars

  • Lemmings – All-Star Dead Band
  • Altered Images – Dead Pop Stars
  • Radiohead – Pop Is Dead
  • XTC – This Is Pop?
  • The Minutemen – Maybe Partying Will Help
  • Cash Pussies – 99% is Shit
  • The Slits – Instant Hit
  • Rachel Stevens – Some Girls
  • The Divine Comedy – Europop
  • Nina Simone On Janis Joplin (live at Montreux)
  • Annie – Me Plus One
  • John Foxx and the Maths – Have A Cigar
  • Kevin Ayers – Star (John Peel Show, 13.07.76)
  • Kwesi Davis – Graceland
  • Stan Freberg – Heartbreak Hotel
  • Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer – The Crack Song
  • Paul Jacobs – Lemmings Lament
  • Fatima Mansions – A Singer Must Die
  • Nick Drake – Fruit Tree
  • Kiki & Herb – I Was Meant For The Stage
  • amoraboy – Amymagine (Amy Winehouse vs John Lennon, 2010 version)
  • Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine – Suicide Isn’t Painless
  • Nina Simone – Stars (live at Montreux)

An ending / Dead Pod Stars

  • Therapy? – Ten Year Plan
  • Röyksopp – Monument (The Inevitable End Version)
  • Fujiya & Miyagi – Your Silent Face
  • The 2 Bears – Unbuild It
  • New Build – Look In Vain
  • Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties (7″ Version)
  • Run The Jewels – Early (feat. BOOTS)
  • Sage Francis – Years Demo
  • M83 – Farewell / Goodbye
  • Sage Francis – Dead Man’s Float
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers – River
  • Johnny Cash – Redemption Song
  • Pulp – Happy Endings

Rare unreleased mashup bootsale!

As part of creating my new Audiomack page, and the nostalgia about GYBO Weekend Challenges on Facebook I’ve posted loads of rare/unreleased and demo mashups, nearly all of them also for download over at the MutantPop Artists site…Depeche Mode vs Presets, Britney vs T>Power, Sage Francis vs Controlfreak, Sugarcubes vs N.W.A., Eagles of Death Metal vs Tommy James and the Shondells & Massive Attack, Altern-8 vs Justice vs Dizzee Rascal, Orbital vs Depeche Mode, Meco vs Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg – there’s something for everyone! Roll up! Roll up!

Some good stuff here. quite often I get them to 90-99% finished then get bored… And also over at the tbc site a couple more of the ambient mashups I did, including a retweak of my 2007 Boards of Canada vs Roy Ayers mashup – now it sparkles!

RC 261: May The Bridges You Burn Light The Way (!Summer)

Aka Lang May Yr Lum Reek…the Not Summer edition (well Summer can’t make up it’s mind, so really ±Summer) Dark and cloudy at times, it seems the light from all the burnt bridges might be more reliable?

[Image is a burnt out scooter from Ham Lands, a supposedly sunny/cloudy day just when it started raining…]

So it goes, so it goes! The latest podcast covers a lot of new music – yes stuff actually released in the last month, from Sage Francis to TV Girl with new albums out, the new Enjoy the Science Depeche Mode 8-bit compilation is finally released, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Vegan Leather with new releases, some mashups and lots of hazy lazy or crazy electronic vibes.

Really Bandcamp should be sponsoring this podcast at this rate!

Ein Zwei Brücke Feuer, Drei Sommer Immer Regner (178Mb, 2:20)

  • Inverse Phase – Behind The Wheel
  • Sage Francis – Vonnegut Busy
  • Lana Del Rey – West Coast (Original Version)
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow – Sun Lips
  • TV Girl – Come When You Call
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Uh Oh, I Called Mum
  • Neil – Bad Karma in the UK
  • sensatobeatz – Pacman Twerk
  • Neil – Lentil Nightmare
  • Lidl Mashups – Einszweidadadaklitschklatchkruempelbaengerpolizeipolka
  • MashFox (thegreatestdenier.tumblr.com) – Digital Love vs. Rhiannon
  • Hercules & Love Affair – 5.43 To Freedom
  • letthemusicplay – Space – The 2 Bears Remix
  • Bronski Beat – Why (Full 12” Version)
  • Instra:mental – No Future (Original Mix)
  • D-Bridge – Wonder Where (Original Mix)
  • Instra:mental – Watching You
  • Tobacco – Eruption
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow – Early 70s Gymnastics
  • Tobacco – Father Sister Berzerker
  • Blossom Dearie – Figure Eight
  • TV Girl – Talk to Strangers
  • Laker feat. ONTBG – Clean
  • Sage Francis – Make Em Purr
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Work This Time
  • The Vegan Leather – Mast
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow – Hazy Field People
  • Brian Eno – Under Stars

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