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One really funky sequined space suit

An affectionate parody of David Bowie was part of the latest edition of Bradford Beat. Here’s the full list of what we played:

Flight of the Conchords – Bowie
Too Many Chiefs – Burning Cave
Euros Childs – Fresh Water
Imani Hekima -  Robots’ Rebellion
Wolf Alice – Bros
Courtney Bartnett – Pedestrian At Best
Bonde do Role – Gasolina
Forever Cult – Is This A Bad Time?
The Family Cat – Springing The Atom
Lisa Marie Glover  Mad Mary
Bloc Party – The Good News
Rodina – Mr Lee
Nervous Orse – Speak Your Mind
David Bowie – The Jean Genie

You can listen again here.

A Bumper Buffet New Year Special (#57)

Happy New Year!

The Head Honchos at BCB entrusted us with the task of seeing in the New Year, and somehow we managed not to break anything (although Betty Bird did inadvertently knock the needle from Emma Bob 3′s Nadine Shah record when playing with her Hello Kitty Christmas gifts). We played a lot of good music between 11pm and 1pm and you can pretend it’s midnight all over again by listening to part one and part two via BCB’s nifty podcast thingy. (A parental advisory warning – there are a few sweary bits post midnight). And we did the typical end of year round up thingy by chucking in a few 2013 favourites as well as tips for 2014.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who sent in requests and suggestions!

This is what we played:

1. Prince – 1999
2. David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
3. Future of the Left – Johnny Borrell Afterlife
4. Cowtown – Ghost Wave
5. Foals – Impaler
6. Courtney Barnett – Lance Jnr
7. Nadine Shah – Dreary Town
8. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
9. Jeffery Lewis and the Rain – WWPRD
10. Tera Melos – Weird Circles
11. Marnie Stern – Year of the Glad
12. Stereolab – French Disko
13. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
14. Electric 6 – Gay Bar
15. Shirley Bassey – Spinning Wheel
16. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
17. McClusky – Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
18. Fuck Buttons – Year of the Dog
19. Olivia Newton John & ELO – Xanadu
20. Hot Chip – Ready for the Floor
21. Notsensibles – I’m in Love With Margaret Thatcher
22. Los Nortes Americanos – Something
23. Suuns – 2020
24. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – White Lines
25. The Knife – Full of Fire

Thank you LOADS if you’ve tuned into Buffet in 2013. We’re back on Sunday 26th January at 7pm. Big hugs to you all and have an ace 2014!

Team Buffet x

Eclectic Mainline 23rd October 2013

The increasing trend for artists to releases “deluxe”, or “expanded”, versions of albums just a few months after the initial album’s release is an act of cynicism I cannot abide.  If you have extra music to release, why not just release it as another, separate LP?  The Beatles released two (or three in America) LPs a year.  There really is no need to force your fans to buy your album twice within a year to get the extra music. Phosphorescent and David Bowie, I’m thinking of you.  To their credit, Warp have made both options available with the new Grizzly Bear release.  You can buy the new 2 CD version of Shields, or get the extra tracks as a standalone LP or download.  Here’s one of the newly available songs:

Also in this week’s Eclectic Mainline, this by Black Hearted Brother, a collaboration between Neil Halstead, Nick Holton and Mark Van Hoen:

…this by Baishe Kings:

…and this by Jackson Scott:

You will find the full programme on the BCB Listen Again service. Here is the track list:

Bill Orcutt – ‘Black Betty’ (LP – A History of Every One) (Editions Mego)
Crocodiles – ‘Teardrop Guitar’ (single and LP – Crimes of Passion) (Zoo)
Tony Allen, M1 + Baloji – ‘Afrodisco Beat 2013′ (Various Artists LP – Red Hot + Fela) (Knitting Factory)
Grizzly Bear – ‘Will Calls’ (LP – Shields (Expanded) and Shields: B-Sides) (Warp)
Sweet Baboo – ‘Motorhome Songs’ (single) (Moshi Moshi)
Black Hearted Brother – ‘This Is How It Feels’ (single and LP – Stars Are Our Home) (Sonic Cathedal)
Daughn Gibson – ‘Mad Ocean’ (single and LP – Me Moan) (Sub Pop)
Mazes – ‘Hayfever Wristband’ (single) (FatCat)
Baishe Kings – ‘Like’ (Eyes Of Mark mixtape) (Big Dada)
Jackson Scott – ‘Sandy’ (single Fat Possum)
Boogarins – ‘Erre’ (LP – As Plantas Que Curam) (Other)
Of Montreal – ‘Obsidian Currents’ (LP – Lousy With Silvyianbriar)
Bleached – ‘Dreaming Without You’ (single) (Dead Oceans)
Euros Childs – ‘Holiday From Myself’ (LP – Situation Comedy) (National Elf)
Orchestra Of Spheres – ‘Journey’ (single and LP – Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music) (Fire)