Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Ten Songs Podcast #13

Merry Christmas, ya mugs! I know this shows a bit earlier than usual, but I’m off work because Stown looks like a skating rink/bus disaster zone/non-win no-fee lawyers wet dream so I figured I’d take advantage of the unexpected free time.

Anyhow, this show should really be called “Fourteen Songs” because as well as the usual mix of punk and hardcore, there’s the first of what I hope will become a regular feature. Rich Smith, from Gordon Gano’s Army, was kind enough to record a studio set from the Southampton noisy, Jesus Lizard-style hardcore band The Good Wife for me. You can hear the four tracks from that session for the first time ever on this show. Thanks to Rich and the Good Wife for making this happen – I’m totally stoked on how it came out. - Phil Chokeword

Track Listing
1. Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Get Up Morning (From the “S/T” CD on
Goner Records)

2. Wasted Time – And So It Goes (From the “No Shore” 7” on
Grave Mistake Records)
3. Brutal Knights – Bikini Diet (From the “Feast Of Shame” CD on
Deranged Records)
4. Count Me Out – Against The World (From the “Permanent” CD on
Indecision Records)
5. Government Warning – Executed (From the “Executed” 7” on
Grave Mistake Records and No Way Records)

6. Co-Co-Coma– You Better Beware (From the “Things Are Not Alright” CD on
Goner Records)
7. The Shaking Hands – Buried Treasure (From the “#1 Reason To Move To Gainesville” LP on
No Idea Records)
8. Royal Headache – Eloise (From their demo –
Royal Headache myspace)
9. Chinese Telephones – All Right (From the split 7“ with Dear Landlord on
Recess Records)

Good Wife, Live @ Planet Sounds
10. The Good Wife – Most Girls Are Potato
11. The Good Wife – Teeth & Tongue
12. The Good Wife – Vas Diaz
13. The Good Wife – An Unsuccessful Husband
On this recording, the Good Wife were – Dan (Drums), Nick, (Guitar), Tom (Guitar), Russ (Bass), Matt (Vocals), Clive (Vocals). The current Good Wife line up is Dan (Drums), Nick, (Guitar), Clive (Guitar), Russ (Bass), Emile (Vocals). They have a 7” on Superfi Records and you can find out more on their myspace page. This set was recorded by Rich Smith. Rich has a mobile studio (he doesn’t work for Planet Sounds), doesn’t charge much, does a great job and is an all-round good guy. You should totally drop him an email at if you’re on the south coast and want to record.

14. Radon – A Fist Full Of Potash (From the Four Way Split 7” on
Fast Crowd Records)

1. This was put together on my family's PC using Audacity and a USB record player, some over played CDs and 7"s and a cheap Internet microphone. Plus this MP3 is a lower bit rate than most in order to keep it at a manageable size. So if there’s a song on here that you dig and want to buy the record it came off, don't be put off if it sounds kinda rough or scuzzy. I can guarantee it'll sound better in the original format.
2. I asked the bands (Royal Headache, Good Wife), the labels (Grave Mistake, Deranged, Indecision, No Idea, Fast Crowd) or Cam at Southern Lovin’ (Eddy Current, Co-Co-Coma) if it was OK to podcast their songs and they were cool with it. I think one of the great things about the Internet is that it’s really easy to get in contact with people whose music you dig and I'd like to take time to thank them for allowing me to play their songs. Cheers!
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