Whats’s On Your I Pod

Yes sometimes nice people send us music, sometimes we “randomly” discover it ..

So whats on the VPME I-pod this month ? (in no particular order)

Operator Please “Get What You Want”
Pure incendiary, deep down and dirty rock n roll – This is where its at ! A classic. This is a band who really should be as enormous as John Prescott’s waistline. Ripper, as they say in Oz.

The Pipettes“Your Love For Me” (a new song from the Japanese Import Of “We Are The Pipettes”) sounds a little bit like what The Sundays may have produced if they’d have adopted a 60’s girl group vibe, and stopped moping around (and had three Harriets)-which is a good thing! Hurrah!

Millburn Wolves At the Door”
Somewhere between Arctic Monkeys, Sean Bean and Reverend And The Makers, there is Millburn, I can’t pretend I don’t like it, so i wont, I like it!

Róisín Murphy“Dear Miami “
Ah Ms Murphy is back with a lovely slice of Electro/Disco/Funk, cooler than a chriogenically preserved James Dean, in an ice cream parlour, with the door left open, in Alaska, in January….

The Phantom Lovers- “Heroes And Idols”
This is their first single apparently, due out at the end of the November. A dark menacing gothicy vibe, with a layered sound that swirls around like the presage to some great foreboding revelation …she’s got a great voice and repeated plays really make this track grow on you. But is it bland enough to get radio play ? No, it’s far more interesting and therefore will probably get no airplay…

The Blue Smarties “I Feel Like Ian Beale”
Anyone remember these little pop pixies ? The Pipettes should cover this lost classic about the unluckiest man in Albert Square. Mind you he was and continues to be, a Tw*t !

The Hot Puppies “Clarinet Town”
This band just get better and better , from the forthcoming “Blue Hands” album- which I’m very much looking forward to. I just wish their gigs where easier to attend😉

Siouxsie“Here Come That Day”
Blimey ! No it’s not about Darren Days ex’s waiting to beat up the philandering little shit, it’s a storming return to form from the High Priestess of Punk, the best shes done for many moons, this time she remembers that sometimes songs can sound better with a tune-Great Stuff !

Screaming Ballerinas “Jessica” (demo)
They can argue all they like, but this is a song Blondie would have been proud of, more hooks than Peter Pans nemesis and a fantastic vocal, hard to believe the tracks on here are essentially demos -Amazing!

The Bordellos“Blank Letter”(bass version)
What would have happened if The Jesus & Mary Chain’s Reid brothers had let Bobby Gillespie sing and not bullied him into playing the drums ?-Possibly this, its raw, and conjures up the bedroom sleaze of early JAMC demos. From The Album “Meet the Bordellos” which contains the frankly disturbing ” These Boots Are Made for Stalking” ….

Babyshambles “French Dog Blues” – Oh dear, I almost thought this was going to be good, the melody strains to escape, almost succeeds and then Pete says “Chien bleu” and thus ruins the whole song, as he sounds a complete cock, he’s no Serge Gainsbourg that’s for sure… And what the F*ck does ” I model lacklustre panicky in vain search for the remedy, No words only melody come, so I take the day off “????- What a load of pretentious half baked w*nk in a Tupperware box ! If that’s what’s considered by many to be modern day poetry then my name’s TS Elliot. Rhyming panicky with remedy is almost in the same class as when the world of pop bowed down to the genius of Billy Ray Cyrus when he rhymed “achy” with breaky ” -time itself was almost torn asunder and Stephen Hawking’s head exploded, due the complexity of such a rhyme ….I was indeed humbled…….Anyway the guitars aren’t bad, problem is, just as it promises to deliver it becomes all limp, flaccid and ultimately deeply unsatisfying, rather like bad sex….

The Real Tuesday Weld“Last Words“- Now this is good, imagine if Paddy McAloon and the ghost of Billy McKenzie sang lyrics penned by Jarvis Cocker –  in Tin Pan Alley……It’s up on myspace for a free download too. I see there’s a penchant for pencil thin taches too😉

The Duke Spirit -“Lassoo” (from the Ex Voto EP) . Magnificent, rollicking, epic sounding slice of blood and guts rock n roll . Its sheer quality transcends genre and in time it should rightly be regarded as a classic. Everybody should buy it !

7 comments

  1. Fran · November 4, 2007

    Must hear the Duke Spirit, well done for mentioning Roisin Murphy and the Puppies. You really can’t help talking about Screaming Ballerinas, can you?😉

  2. vonpip · November 4, 2007

    Thats because I believe in the Sb’s Dame Frannigton . Such potential deserves to be heard ;P

    Actually this article is a fib because I have a 60gb I-pod which is full. But It would take a while to review every song ho ho !

  3. Ms brighteyes of brighteyesville · November 4, 2007

    How dare yee! Babyshambles’ new tune is probably the best on that list! Better than the tripe Róisín Murphy comes out with anyway😉

  4. vonpip · November 4, 2007

    Hahaha Ms Bright Eyes of Brighteyesville… I love Pete fans , they just cant see past his carefully contrived ” Bad Lord Byron” mythology, which has been as well spun as any Spice Girls “product” .. Mind you I quite liked the Libertines- not quite the mythic inventors of Indie guitar rock some would have you believe , but pretty decent at times in a chaotic half arsed way. If The Libertines where the Beatles , are Babyshambles- Wings ? Nah- there’s more poetic value in Ringo reading “Thomas the Tank Engine ” than the whole of Doherty’s post Libertine output😛 . hehehehe

  5. Fran · November 4, 2007

    How dare yee, Ms Brighteyes of Brighteyesville!

    Your name sounds familiar. Hmm.

  6. clara_capmec · November 5, 2007

    I concur with your comments sir mainly the one about babyshambles =)

  7. Malc. · November 10, 2007

    I’m going to ‘ave to save this to favourites. The bit about Ian Beale proper cracked me up ‘n’ no mistake! How true!
    I’ve never been quite into Babyshambles either, interesting to note that JL&JJJ will be supporting them soon. That will be like when Paul Young was totally upstaged by one of his backing singers onstage. No one talks about that, but I noticed and thought; That should be you up front there mate!
    Nice one VP! Thanks to everyone else for supporting his organ.
    Malc.

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