2013 Festive Fifty
Continuing a Christmas tradition started by the late broadcaster John Peel in 1976, an assortment of our DJs count down through the best 50 tracks from 2013. Voted for by listeners to Dandelion Radio, you can hear the full results of this legendary poll repeating from Christmas Day and into January, finishing off with Mark Whitby revealing this year's winner!
Artist Title Recording Record Label Catalogue No.
Introduction - Rocker:
Stephen Fall Justin Bieber See Dee Five Topplers Records See Dee Five
Sura Susso & Pete Josef Sabbalea Live Recording None None
Pissed Jeans Vain In Costume LP - 'Honeys' Sub Pop Records SP1029
Brunks Circus 12" Brunks BRNK001
CTMF All Our Forts Are With You (Reprise) LP - 'All Our Forts Are With You' Damaged Goods DAMGOOD415LP
Introduction - Andrew Morrison:
Sivu Better Man Than He iTunes EP 'Better Man Than He' ASL Records None
Introduction - Neil Jenkins:
Council Tax Band Happy New Year Download EP - 'Three Songs' Unknown Unknown
Introduction - Mark Whitby:
Serafina Steer Night Before Mutiny CD 'The Moths Are Real' Stolen Recordings SR063
Festive 50 Countdown (50-41) - Rocker:
Helen Love Atomic CDLP - 'Day-Glo Dreams' Elefant Records ER-1180
PJ Harvey Shaker Aamer Download Island Records Unknown
Flowers Joanna 7" Odd Box Records CLUB001
Count Of Chateau Noir After The Carnival Download Compilation Album 'Regal Vs Steamboat' Audio Antihero Unknown
Chvrches The Mother We Share LP 'The Bones Of What You Believe' Virgin CDV 3116
Colour Me Wednesday Shut LP - 'I Though It Was Morning' Discount Horse Unknown
Cyclic Freeload Unit My Ram Is Sick Download Single 'Chronic Svelte' None None
The Wolfhounds Divide And Fall 7" Odd Box Records ODD056
Ryan Hardy Oh My Stars Download Album - 'Day' Wombnet Wombnet18
Veronica Falls Buried Alive LP - 'Waiting For Something To Happen' Slumberland / Bella Union Unknown
Festive 50 Countdown (40-31) - Pete Jackson:
Mogwai Wizard Motor LP 'Les Revenants' Rock Action Records ROCKACT74CD
Mat Riviere In 2 Seconds MP3 LP 'Not Even Doom Music' None None
John Grant GMF LP 'Pale Green Ghosts' Bella Union BELLAV377
My Bloody Valentine In Another Way LP 'M B V' MBV Records mbv lp 01
Dissolved Forgotten Processes CD 'Surge Of The Lucid' Daddy Tank Records DADD10
UZ Trapshit V12 MP3 EP 'Trapshit 12/13' Boysnoize Records BNR096
Tyrannosaurus Dead Sadie 12" EP'Pure//apart' Odd Box Records ODD041
Tullycraft Lost In Light Rotation 7" single Fortuna POP! FPOP108
The Short Stories Angry Young Man CD Single Breaking Down Records break cd006
Burning Condors Dirty Girl Blues CD 'Round Our Way' Snakehand None
Festive 50 Countdown (30-21) - Andrew Morrison:
The Bordellos Temperature Drop CD-R LP 'Ronco Revival Sound' Daddy Tank Records DADD14
TeenCanteen Honey Digital download Neu! Reekie! Records Unknown
Postcode Sunfield Digital single 'The ZebrATP EP' Small Bear None
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain WWPRD 7" single Rough Trade UK RTRADS673
JD Meatyard Blow It Out Your Arse Digital promo None None
Jam X & De Leon Mind Made Up (Rank 1 Mix) [edited extract used as background music for countdown] iTunes EP 'Mind Made Up' ZYX Music None
Drenge Backwaters iTunes single 'Backwaters' Infectious Music None
Daft Punk Giorgio By Moroder LP 'Random Access Memories' Columbia 88883716862
Council Tax Band Mentioning No Names Self-released CD 'Three' None None
Future Of The Left Singing Of The Bonesaws LP 'How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident' Prescriptions PRESHBCD02
Arcade Fire Reflektor iTunes LP 'Reflektor' Arcade Fire Music, LLC None
Festive 50 Countdown (20-11) - Neil Jenkins:
Mega Emotion Brains MP3 download None None
Katie Gately Pipes Cassette only release Blues Tapes Records Blue Eight
The Wolfhounds Cheer Up 7-inch single Odd Box Records ODD038
Mogwai What Are They Doing In Heaven Today LP 'Les Revenants' Rock Action Records ROCKACT74CD
Savages She Will CD LP 'Silence Yourself' Matador/Pop Noire Records OLE-1036-2
Flies On You Josephine (Single Edit) MP3 EP 'Josephine - Remix' None None
Diane Marie Kloba I Saw The Stars LP 'It Is All An Illusion' None None
Joanna Gruesome Sugarcrush CD 'Weird Sister' Fortuna POP! SLR 197
Public Service Broadcasting Signal 30 Vinyl LP 'Inform-Educate-Entertain' Test Card Recordings TCRVA01
Cloud Mother Sea CD 'Comfort Songs' Audio Antihero AAH009
Festive 50 Countdown (10-1) - Mark Whitby:
The Fall No Respects Rev CD 'Re-Mit' Cherry Red CDBRED580
Spook School I'll Be Honest LP 'Dress Up' Fortuna Pop! FPOP156LP
David Bowie Where Are We Now? CD 'The Next Day' ISO/Columbia 88765461862
Martha Sycamore 7" Single Odd Box CLUB004
JD Meatyard Jesse James CD 'Northern Songs' Probe Plus PROBE69
Public Service Broadcasting Spitfire CD 'Inform Educate Entertain' Test Card Recordings TCRCDAO1
Fuck Buttons Hidden XS CD 'Slow Focus' ATP ATPRCD49
The Fall Sir William Wray CD 'Re-Mit' Cherry Red CDBRED580
Fuck Buttons Brain Freeze CD 'Slow Focus' ATP ATPRCD49
The Wedding Present Two Bridges 7" Single Scopitones TONE 053
Andrew Morrison - January 2014
Andy's first show for 2014 has two hours of the best music from last year, encompassing recent new music he's yet to play, such as tracks by Jungle, Then Comes Silence, Real Lies and His Electro Blue Voice; plus he counts down his favourite tunes released in the last 12 months, playing 14 selections from his personal "Top 19" of 2013, including Sivu, Azure Blue, I Break Horses, Jagwar Ma, Willis Earl Beal and Ikonika. Scott picks another Funky Five Minutes, plus Barry returns for Dad's Discs, and don't forget you can hear the official 2013 Festive Fifty countdown repeating as part of our January schedule at regular intervals!
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
M.I.A.Only 1 UiTunes LP 'Matangi'Interscope RecordsNone
MGMTYour Life Is A LieCD LP 'MGMT'Columbia Records88883 76015-2
BaioWelterweightiTunes EP 'Mira'Future ClassicNone
His Electro Blue VoiceWhite WallWhite Wall/Abuser7"15/08/2013
The CrimeaThe Road To DamascusCD LP 'Square Moon'Alcopop! RecordsAlcopop093
Bill Wells & Aidan MoffatGlasgow Jubilee [Scott's Funky Five Minutes]CD LP 'Everything's Getting Older'Chemikal UndergroundCHEM150CD / LC 00247
Real LiesWorld PeaceiTunes single 'World Peace'Marathon Artists LtdNone
Then Comes SilenceGhost ChildCD LP 'Then Comes Silence II'NovotonNone
MS MRHead Is Not My HomeCD LP 'Secondhand Rapture'Columbia88725477012
JungleLucky I Got What I WantiTunes single 'The Heat / Lucky I Got What 'I Want - SingleChess ClubNone
I Break HorsesFaithiTunes single 'Faith'Bella UnionNone
Louis M^ttrsGod's HelpiTunes EP 'Beachy Head'MTA Records LimitedNone
Jagwar MaThe Throw (Radio Edit)iTunes single 'The Throw'Jagwar MaNone
Alex CanastaSafe InsideCD LP 'Safe Inside'United In FlamesUiF0113
Victories At SeaStay PositiveCD EP 'In Memory Of'Static CaravanVAN260
The Reject ClubJingle 1Exclusive jingleNoneNone
65daysofstaticPrismsiTunes LP 'Wild Light'Superball MusicNone
Willis Earl BealEverything UnwindsiTunes LP 'Nobody Knows'XLNone
Carole KingIt's Too Late [Dad's Discs]CD LP 'A Natural Woman: The Ode Collection (1968-1976)Sony Music489321 2
Team GhostSombody's WatchingCD LP 'Rituals'wSphere / Wagram Music3267822. LC-29442
PeaceFollow BabyiTunes single 'Follow Baby'Sony MusicNone
Azure BlueSunsetCD LP 'Beyond The Dreams There's Infinite Doubt'HybrisHYBR127
IkonikaAnimatronikCD LP 'Aerotropolis'HyperdubBRC-388
SivuBodiesiTunes EP 'Bodies'Third Rock RecordingsNone
OutfitHouse On FireCD LP 'Performance'Double Denim RecordsDD021CD
Pure XSomeone ElseiTunes LP 'Crawling Up The Stairs'Merok RecordsNone
ModeratThis TimeiTunes LP 'II (Deluxe Version)'Monkeytown RecordsNone
Kevin Robinson - January 2014
This month sees not only the first programme of 2014, but my very first show for Dandelion Radio. I have a few leftovers from 2013 to share with you and a selection of releases that arrived over the festive period, including tracks from the new albums by Shopping, The New Sound Of Numbers, and Blanche Blanche Blanche.

Also included for January, the "Throbbing Gristle meets Eddie Cochran" wall of noise of Girl One And The Grease Guns, Poland's finest reggae dubstep export Radikal Guru, the relentless, primitive "thug pop" of Brooklyn's The Pampers, a haunting rendition of an old Peel favourite by The Space Lady, an oddity from yet another Lee Perry compilation from Althea and Donna, a Peel Session number from over 30 years ago by Eek-A-Mouse, plus a punishing track lifted from the latest extraordinary release by Demdike Stare. Oh, there's also a new song by The Fall group from Manchester. You may have heard of them.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Al LoverVodun Moon7"PNKSLM 
The FallAmarator!LP - The RemaindererCherry Red 
StrayDropping Bombs12"- MatchsticksExit Records 
The New Sound Of NumbersCompleteLP - Invisible MagneticCloud Recordings 
GhostTown Meets Parly BTightest SumminEP - Every ManorSenseless Records 
Girl One And The Grease Guns(Here Come The) Catastrophe Machines7"Squirrel Records 
Debruit & AlsarahKhartoumLP - AljawalSoundway Records 
Blanche Blanche BlancheFistedLP - Broken MirrorsWharf Cat 
Rodion G.A.Alpha CentauriLP - The Lost TapesStrut Records 
Claw MarksSoul FoodEP - 05.19am Gone WeirdSexBeatsexbeat023
Indigo & VersaSpirit Of The WindsEP - StormSamurai Red Seal 
Radikal GuruDifferent DubLP - Subconscious'Moonshine Recordings 
The Space LadyGhost Riders In The SkyLP - The Space Lady's Greatest HitsNight School 
The PampersThe WiggaLP - The PampersIn The Red 
L. PierreMovement ILP - Surface NoiseMelodic Records 
Sherwood & PinchMusic Killer (Machinedrum Remix)12"On-U-Sound 
ShoppingMoyet's VoiceLP - Consumer ComplaintsMilk Records 
Tal NationalBanganesibaLP - KaaniFat Cat 
Eek-A-MouseFor Hire And Removal (BBC John Peel Session)CD - Eek-Ology - A Reggae Anthology17 North Parade/VP Records 
Huerco SPrinzifLP - Colonial PatternsSoftware 
Josephine FosterSugar Pie I'm Not The SameCD - I'm A DreamerFire Records 
RatsPleaseCD - Mutazione - Italian Electronic And New Wave Underground 1980-1988Strut Records 
Demdike StareNull Results12" - Testpressing#004Modern Love 
Althea and DonnaLoco NegrilCD - Lee Perry & his Upsetters present Roaring LionPressure Sounds 
Bill CallahanExpanding DubCD - Have Fun With GodDrag City 
Stally and the BreadwinnersRiddim Box Dub7"Horus Records 
Mark Cunliffe - January 2014
So, it's January and what notable things have happened in January's past? On 4th Jan 1809 Louis Braille was born. On the 14th in 1986 UK motorists were required by law to wear seat belts and Income Tax was first introduced in the UK on 14th Jan 1799.
What am I bang up-to-date with on my show this month then? Grey Hairs are cock-a-hoop which has sent Tom Dice to be like Humpty Dumpty. The Fucktrots are in possession on a nice Camberwell Carrot which DJ Rashad is going to give you a lesson on. There is a truly wicked session from Cheap Jazz and not one but TWO featured albums from EmptySet and Mazes.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
CTMFThatcher's Children (Alternate Version)MP3 LP Die Hinterstoisser Traverse'Damaged GoodsDAMGOOD 426
FarhotDem ManMP3 LP 'Kabul Fire Vol 1'JakartaJAKARTA 063
Blue DaisyThe Emperor's RevengeMP3 EP 'The Emperor's Tale'Hoya : HoyaHOYA 005
Cheap JazzT.ForDandelion Radio Session  
EmptySetOriginLP 'Recur'Raster-NortonR-N 151-2
PinchersGuide Me Oh JahMP3 EPMuti MusicMUTI 159
kigothey are so (lost to time)MP3 EP 'some other place'NoneNone
Dj Hans Sukhi DholiNankana ft. ChamkilaMP3NoneNone
MazesHayfever WristbandLP 'Better Ghosts'Fat Cat12FAT 091
GTAThe Crowd (Ookay Remix)MP3NoneNone
No StatikUnity And FragmentationLP 'Unity And Fragmentation'Iron LungLUNGS 046
Deekline & Ed SoloTop Rankin (feat Gala Orsborn)MP3 LP 'Welcome To The Jungle: The Ultimate Jungle Cakes Drum & Bass Compilation'Jungle CakesJC 021
Sleaford Mods14 Day Court7"(K-raa-k)K083
Cheap JazzSwanbies/Skeggy Rash Strikes AgainDandelion Radio Session  
Dirty JamesBanging It Harder (UK Funky Mix - Instrumental)MP3 EPHorus506018 8766834
MazesDonovanLP 'Better Ghosts'Fat Cat12FAT 091
Karol ConkaBoa NoiteCD LP 'Batuk Freak'Mr BongoMRBCD 117
GaltierLockMP3 EPFlies846624 019802
Ward 21 feat Marcy Chin & DeewunnMic Magician (feat Marcy Chin & Deewunn)MP3 SingleGermaicaGMCS 0235
EmptySetFragmentLP 'Recur'Raster-NortonR-N 151-2
TamikrestDjanegh etoumastMP3 LP 'Chatma'GlitterbeatNone
General DegreeBlood Sucker (Chong X Edit)MP3NoneNone
The FucktrotsJoint CustodyMP3 LP 'Ready To Die'NoneNone
Taggy MatcherChameleon (Disco Mix)MP3 LP 'Disco Reggae'StixSTIX 035
CosmoMy Own Style (feat. Stefflon Don, Freddie Franklin) [Revise Radio]MP3 EPKiss Kiss Bang BangKKBB 043
Pearson SoundPower DrumsssMP3 EPHessle AudioHES 026
Cheap JazzCariniansDandelion Radio Session  
Acylum vs Totem ObscuraViolence Needs a CauseMP3 LP 'Forgotten Time'Alfa MatrixAM 2195DCD
Lorelle Meets The ObsoleteMedicine To Cure Medicine SicknessMP3 SingleSonic CathedralSCR 063D
Tom Dice feat JumpsteadyFalling OffMP3 SingleDon't BiteDBRLTDED 004
MazesNotes Between From F&ELP 'Better Ghosts'Fat Cat12FAT 091
EmptySetOrderLP 'Recur'Raster-NortonR-N 151-2
Black Market BrassSnake Oil ManMP3 SingleSecret StashSSR 1001
Grey HairsCheerful7"GringoWAAT 052
LogosSurface AreaMP3 LP 'Cold Missions'KeysoundsLDN 042
CazzurilloDead in the HeadMP3 LP 'Cacaoke'Osso duro/Bubca RecordsNone
Vybz KartelWe Never Fear Dem - GTA5MP3 SingleYoung Vibez Productions2HS 1812
BettaNoizeHeh-Oh! (BettaNoize 'Trap' Remix)MP3 SingleBombeatzBOMBEATZ 142
Cheap JazzFrenzyDandelion Radio Session  
DJ RashadShow U How (feat. Spinn)MP3 LP 'Double Cup'HyperdubHDBCD 020
Good ThrobCulture VultureMP3 SingleMuscle HorseNone
EmptySetLensLP 'Recur'Raster-NortonR-N 151-2
MazesSand GrownLP 'Better Ghosts'Fat Cat12FAT 091
Sidi TouréL'Eau The WaterLP 'Alafia'Thrill JockeyTHRILL 347LP
Mark Whitby - January 2014
Great new tunes are flying out of the blocks already in this new year and we attempt to feature as many of the best of them as possible, including January releases from Mogwai. Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia, Gyratory System and Shy Boys, among others, plus a glimpse of what's around the corner in February, with a little help from Laibach, The Notwist and Yashi.
Plus we've got a great exclusive session from Superman Revenge Squad Band in there too.
Of course, we don't forget the many delights that made their way into their lives at the end of 2013 either, especially as they included new releases from Ballboy, The Fall and Guerilla Toss plus a couple of French crackers from Papaye and Drive With A Dead Girl.
Meanwhile, Extradition Order, Lee Negin and The Drop tease us with taster releases from forthcoming albums and there are tracks from yet another excellent compilation from Australia's Feral Media label,
As usual at this time of year, we Peel Back... to the Festive Fifty of ten years ago while pausing briefly to speculate on what might have appeared in a Festive Fifty forty years ago, had such a thing existed.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Gyratory SystemAAAUtility MusicSoft BodiesPromo
LaibachEurovisionDownload EP 'S'MutePromo
Guerilla TossTrash BedLP 'Gay Disco'NNA TapesNNA069
Samantha CrainPaintCD 'Kid Face'Full Time HobbyFTH182CD
Extradition OrderLike A PresidentCD 'Songs About The Kennedy Era'NonePromo
Jack NamePure TerrorCD 'Light Show'Drag City/God?GOD005
Helado NegroEntersV/A Download Album 'Asthmatic Kitty Sampler Winter 2014'Asthmatic KittyNone
Superman Revenge Squad BandLately I've Found Myself RegressingExclusive TrackNoneNone
UnderlapperStockholm (Inch-Time Remix)V/A Download Album 'Strain Of Origin III'Feral MediaFM75
The NotwistKongCD 'Close To The Glass'Sub PopSP1074
Adrian Raso & Fanfare CiocarliaCafé Con LecheCD 'Devil's Tale'Asphalt TangoCD-ATR 4414
The FallRememberance RCD EP 'The Remainderer'Cherry RedCDMRED600
Pink MexicoShrub FuseCassette 'Pnik Mxeico'NoneNone
BlownBanfaroDownload EP 'Kumbakarma'PropageetPGR05
Drive With A Dead GirlDeseadoDownload Album 'Alma Ata II'NoneNone
PapayeElle Est Belle La Dame7" EP 'Welcome To The Jingle'KythibongKTB038
The DropTurning AroundDownload EP 'Turning Around'NoneNone
Shy BoysIs This Who You AreLP 'Shy Boys'High DivePromo
Lee NeginAnts In My Pants (Say What?)Download SinglePassing PhaseNone
BallboyEast Coast (If I Pass Away From You)Download EP 'Merry Christmas To The Drunks - Merry Christmas To The Lovers'NoneNone
BastardgeistNotable American WomenDownload Album 'Winter Sampler 2013'Mini50None
Michael WohlMoonfeederDownload SingleNoneNone
Nina NastasiaYou Her And MeCD 'Run To Ruin'Touch & GoTG241CD
CLSMJohn Peel (Not Enough) (Fergus Mayhem Remix)CD SingleG-CoreGCORECD2
AmsterdamDoes This Train Stop On Merseyside?CD SingleBeat CrazyBEAT002CD
Iggy & The StoogesSearch & DestroyLP 'Raw Power'ColumbiaKC 32111
Superman Revenge Squad BandI've Been A Private Detective For Seventeen MonthsExclusive TrackNoneNone
AoiArts Roughage (Anomie Remix)V/A Download Album 'Strain Of Origin III'Feral MediaFM75
Ramalama Codex & The Universal UnconciousnessSleeping BeautyDownload Album 'Looming'Unwashed TerritoriesNone
David TantamountLovebumper BluesDownload Album 'Mono Songs For Stephen Colbert & People Like Him'NoneNone
Laura Cantrell & Traceyanne CampbellGlass Armourmp3 downloadNoneNone
Kool DazeDemonsmp3 downloadNoneNone
Land Of A Thousand RappersPure Water DisplacementV/A Download Album 'Asthmatic Kitty Sampler Winter 2014'Asthmatic KittyNone
MogwaiRemurderedCD 'Rave Tapes'Rock Action/Sub PopSP1070
Chloe MarchWoodsCD 'Night Bright Days'NoneNone
SpychtI Don't Like PicklesDownload Album 'Decommissioned'AnomalisticNone
Superman Revenge Squad BandWe're Here For The DurationExclusive TrackNoneNone
Mode ModerneShe, UntamedCD 'Occult Delight'Light OrganPromo
Small Engine RepairGod's Given Up On HimCD EP 'Serve Yourself'Hit MusicPromo
YashiFrequenci Frequenca (Original Mix)Download SinglePropageetPGR07
Perfect Hair ForeverNo MakeupDownload Album 'Void'Crystal MagicNone
Junior MurvinApartheidLP 'Apartheid'GreensleevesGREL95
Pete Jackson - January 2014
Pete kicks off 2014 in style with a brand new session from Lord Numb covering some of the music that's made him the man he is today (yes, there's a Bowie track, but oh so much more, including a once-heard-never-forgotten song first heard on an Eighties Peel show).
There's new and re-issued tunes from across time and space, with San Francisco being heavily represented by albums released in 1968 and 2013 alongside punk gems, awesome 70's psychedelic rock from Zambia and a larger than usual dollop of dub.
There's also a tipped cap to the recently departed Junior Murvin and Lou Reed and the traditional revisiting of 2013's best session tracks - this year including Sandfingers, Black Twig Pickers and Manwel T.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Mind's Eye DubUmtha Welenga (The Manwel T Vuvuzelas Mix)MP3NoneNone
RllrbllPrince Charles In A CanLP 'Corners'Silber Media 
Lord NumbBirthdayDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Grant Phabao Afrofunk ArkestraMazouglaveMP3 LP 'Paris DJs Present Have You Ever Been To Electric Afroland? - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol 4'Paris DJsPARISDJS039
Corrupt LeadersTraditions Of AbuseMP3 EP 'Corrupt Leaders EP'Moshpit Tragedy RecordsNone
SandfingersThe Parish With No GravediggerDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Tradesman Feat. Parly BKnow Bout Style7" SingleScotch Bonnet RecordsSCB039
Lord NumbShowroom DummiesDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Twang DarklyMountain FeverMP3 LP 'Modal Creatures'NoneNone
CudLouise7" SingleTonkaTONKA 5
Wooden ShjipsEverybody KnowsCD LP 'Back To Land'Thrill JockeyThrill351
CandlesBeneath The Beach, The StreetsMP3 LP '////Nova Subtraction'NoneNone
Lord NumbSonic ReducerDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi FamilyOh Yeh YehLP 'My Ancestors'Mississippi RecordsEJ-006
BlaminackFuture Past 1972 (Manwel T Session Remix)Dandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
The DeadbeatsKill The HippiesCD LP 'Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourselves! The American Nation Destroys Its Young Underground Punk In The United States Of America, Vol 1'Soul Jazz RecordsSJR CD272
GoatGolden DawnCD LP 'Live Ballroom Ritual'Rocket RecordingsLAUNCH062
Lord NumbWhen You Were MineDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Jennifer PaulosDub Revolution (Dub Presidents)MP3 LP 'Revolution'DubophonicDPH009
Black Twig PickersEbeneezerDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Strawberry Alarm ClockNightmare Of PercussionLP 'Wake Up.It's Tomorrow'SundazedLP-5439
Lord NumbQueen BitchDandelion Radio SessionNoneNone
Night BeatsLove Ain't Strange (Everything Else Is)Cd LP 'Sonic Bloom'The Reverberation Appreciation SocietyRVRB-013
Junior MurvinBad Weed (Disco Mix)CD LP 'Police And Thieves (Deluxe Edition)Island Records5321969
Velvet UndergroundWhat Goes OnLP 'Velvet Underground'Polydor531 252 2
Rocker - January 2014
A packed three hour show - including a featured album from Candy Twist Records, and new tracks from The Wolfhounds; Flowers; Slum Of Legs; The Jet Age; The Proper Ornaments; CTMF; Sock Puppets; The Wednesday Club; Dutch Barn; Caves; Fireworks; Flowers; and Supersuckers.
There's electronica from Monkey Safari; Ame; and Cuebur remixed by Shlomi Aber - also there's a track from the current Burial 12" which is astounding as always - and there's also an amazing remix by The Pachanga Boys of a track from Australian band Jagwar Ma.
The Manhattan Love Suicides make an unexpected but very welcome return with a stunning taster track from a forthcoming album, and their bass player Adam has been busy, also featuring as he does on tracks from T.O.Y.S and The Wednesday Club.
This month's Educating Elizabeth record is a wonderfully poignant soul 7" from 1965, while this month's Peel's Big 45 is a little known side project of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, from 1980.
As well as little known acts, here's a little known fact: There are currently only two doubly landlocked countries in the world (countries with no sea coastline surrounded by countries which themselves have no sea coastline): Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Junior MurvinBad Weed (Extended Mix)12"Upsetters 
The Manhattan Love Suicides(Never Stop) Hating YouPromo  
The Wednesday ClubKoma-4-30amDownload LP - 'Dry Humps'Cath'n'Dad Records 
HorowitzThat's DeceitCompilation LP - 'Nobody's Business - Volume 1'Candy Twist 
Trick MammothDelphine (With A Purpose)LP - 'Floristry'Fishrider / OccultationLUNA7DE030 / FISH012
Mammoth PenguinsWrite You A PostcardDownload  
BurialRival Dealer12"HyperdubHDB080
The Jet AgeHad A PlanDownload SingleThe Jet Age 
Kitten ForeverIce Cream2x7" - 'Pressure'Guilt Ridden Pop 
Eazy TeethCar Noise7"Dental Records 
The PagansNot Now, No Way7" - 'Punk 45'Drome Records 
Hazel WinterKrakenCDLP - 'Dusting For Prints'Hazel Winter 
Caves<3 KoalaLP - 'Betterment'Yo-Yo RecordsYOYO72
Lost TapesAll I MissCompilation LP - 'Nobody's Business - Volume 1'Candy Twist 
Jagwar MaCome Save Me (Pachanga Boys Jagwar Pawar Version)12"Marathon ArtistsMA0009V
Slum Of LegsSacha FierceCassette EP - 'Demo'  
CTMFThe Kids Are All SquareCDLP - 'Die Hinterstoisser Traverse'Damaged Goods RecordsDAMGOOD426CD
SupersuckersGet The HellLP - 'Get The Hell'Acetate Records 
Ray PollardThe Drifter7"United ArtistsUA 916
HeathersWedding SongCompilation LP - 'Nobody's Business - Volume 1'Candy Twist 
The SwapsiesHeatherCDEP - 'Sparrows'  
The Proper OrnamentsRecallingCDLP - 'Waiting For The Summer'Lo RecordingsLo100CD
Sock PuppetsCute Boys Are Cute7" - '100 Club Series Vol.2 #1'Odd Box RecordsCLUB006
FlowersCut And RunLathe cut plexiglass discBleeding Gold RecordsBG026
CueburNo Doubt (feat. Marrisa Guzman) (Shlomi Aber Remix)12"DefectedDFTD423
Colour Me WednesdayWhat HappenedCompilation LP - 'Nobody's Business - Volume 1'Candy Twist 
The MovementsIt Takes A SparkLP - 'Like Elephants 1'Crusher RecordsCRLP023
T.O.Y.SX-StaticCDEP - 'EP3'Odd Box Records 
ToyJoin The Dots2LP - 'Join The Dots'Heavenly RecordingsHVNLP102
Iva G MoskovichFor Your LoveDownload  
The ProctorsFall Down With YouLP - 'Everlasting Life'Shelflife RecordsLIFE 092
The WolfhoundsAnthem7"Odd Box RecordsODD056
Joanna GruesomeAnti Parent Cowboy KillersLP - 'Weird Sister'Slumberland / Fortuna Pop!SLR 197 / FPOP147LP
Joel R L Phelps And The Downer TrioBlinding LightCDLP - 'Gala'DamnablyDAMNABLY028
Dutch BarnFrom The Ground UpDownload EP - 'About Time'Eardrums PopEPop 036
The FireworksI Wish You'd GoCompilation LP - 'Nobody's Business - Volume 1'Candy Twist 
Ancient TimesHieroglyphic7"Soft PowerSOFT018
Monkey SafariComing Down (Hi Life) (Ole Biege Remix)12"MonaberryMonaberry 014-6
BallboyEdinburghDownload EP - 'Merry Christmas To the Drunks, Merry Christmas To The Lovers'Ballboy 
Alan HavenImage7"FontanaTF 542
Sean Hocking - January 2014
Well it's another year and if 2013 is anything to go by we are going to be drowned in new music this year.
This show is somewhat LA heavy as I spent a few days there in December soaking up the music scene old and new. Took the other half to see her favourite bands who'd all got together to raise money for music for public schools in the USA as it is no longer part of the curriculum there ... yes beyond bizarre isn't it? We saw the players in the 1980's Paisley Underground scene including the Three O Clock, The Rain Parade and The Bangles (who were surprisingly good). It's nice to remember when real bands played pop songs and the real discovery for me were the Dream Syndicate, a great alt rock band who are well worth re-discovering; and for the singalong at the end they even brought on a now rather ancient Rodney Bingenheimer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Bingenheimer) The Mayor of Sunset Strip. If you find his name unfamiliar have a read about him on Wikipedia and you will be amazed by the effect he's had on music and musicians over the years.
Whilst in LA I also met up with the guys who run one of the best labels on the planet at the moment. Burger Records out of Anaheim and only a short distance from the original Disneyland. They specialise in producing wonderfully scuzzy pop punk gems from Southern California and beyond . With nigh on 600 releases now under their belt I'll be dedicating a hour long special to the label in 2014 but in the meantime I've included songs by the likes of The Memories, Cherry Glazerr, Apache, The Resonars and others to pique your interest.
In the show I've also included a few highlights from one of the 1980's (and through to today) finest record labels, Flying Nun Records from New Zealand. I'm noticing more and more acts, and especially American ones, are paying homage to the great bands on the label such as the magnificent Clean, Chills, Tall Dwarves and the Bats who I remember seeing in a run down cinema in Sydney in the mid eighties and I also remember the daze I walked around in for about a week after seeing them!
Also in the show new tunes from China based Gui Gui Sui Sui and his raw blues played on a skateboard fashioned into a guitar, I kid you not. Also something remixed and something new from London's Das Fluff as well as a few other goodies. Thanks as always for listening to Ring Of Fire. We'll be back next month with new goodies from you. And if you're a White Fang fan in the UK or mainland Europe ... keep your ears and eyes open they are heading your way very soon.
ArtistTitleRecordingRecord LabelCatalogue No.
Pulse EmitterSpaceshipAeons LPAguirreNone
The ChillsLeather JacketCD Kaleidoscope WorldFlying NunFNE13CD
Cherry GlazerrGrilled CheeseLPBurger RecordsTo Be Released 2013
The Dream SyndicateDays Of Wine & RosesLP Days Of Wine & RosesRubyJRR 807
The GermsThrow It AwayLP GISlashSR103
Jonathan WilsonThe Way I feelCD Gentle SpiritBella UnionBella CD294
Face PlantAggression12ImmuneImmune 023-2012
Nora DeanAy Ay AyMP3 - Unknown SourceUnknownUnknown
MemoriesLike RikerLP Love Is The LawBurger Records301
Gap DreamCome HomeLP Shine Your LightBurger Records555
ApacheFaster Louder?Burger Recordsunknown
Das FluffTokyo Daisuku (Jonte Knick Remix)MP3NoneNone
Das FluffSomeone I AdoreMP3NoneDemo
PhondupeFistful Of LizardsMP3NoneNone
Cherry GlazerrBloody BandaidLPBurger RecordsTo Be Released 2013
The Dream SyndicateNow I Ride AloneLP Out Of The GreyBig Time Records1-10022
Gui Gui Sui SuiMary JaneMP3Metal PostcardDemo - Not Yet Released
The CleanAnything Could Happen7"Flying NunFN003
The BatsNorth By NorthLP Daddy's HighwayFlying NunFN079
Tall DwarvesThe Brain That Wouldn't DieLP TuataraFlying NunFN045
The ChillsDoledrumsCD Kaleidoscope WorldFlying NunFNE13CD
Pink SkullVanillaMP3Metal PostcardNot Yet Released
Zoe Zac3000MP3NoneNone
Gui Gui Sui SuiPreaching BluesMP3Metal PostcardDemo - Not Yet Released
Ros SeresythoeaI Don't SatisfyMP3NoneUnknown
ResonarsThe World Is Wrong Burger290