Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Back On The Chain Gang



Can you hear the clanking? That's the sound of this week's Contrast Podcast contributors, working on the song-chain gang. And I'm most honoured to have done a stint as one of the rock-splitters.
It works like this: our ringleader, Tim, picks a song to start with, then passes the title on to the next person, who in turn picks another song that is related in some way, shape, or form to the original choice. That person's song then gets passed on to the next contributor, who chooses another tune related to the previous one. The process then repeats until Tim has himself a full podcast.
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Let's swing on the song chain:
(00:00) The Turtles - Happy Together
Tim from The Face of Today
(03:26) The Beastie Boys - Sure Shot
Matt from Earfarm
(07:10) Sister Machine Gun - Smash your radio
GD from Bitesize Bonus
(10:37) The Damned - Smash it up (part 2)
Sid from Too Much Rock
(13:46) The Upsetters - Party time (part 2)
The Duke of Straw from The Late Greats
(18:40) Puff Daddy & The Family - Victory
Taylor from T-sides
(23:54) Cut Chemist - Spinning Wheel
Murf from False45th
(29:22) Schrodinger’s Cat - Spin
Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash
(33:03) Denovo - Digging in the dirt
Chip from Donewaiting
(39:48) Madness - Baggy Trousers
Crash from Pretending life is like a song
(42:46) Pop Will Eat Itself - There’s a psychopath in my soup
FiL from Pogoagogo
(44:26) The Fall - There’s a ghost in my house
Simon from You Can Call Me Betty
(47:28) The Smithereens - House we used to live in
Tom from Other People’s Toys
(52:14) Jimi Hendrix - House of the rising sun
Waffles from Waffles Radio
There will be more chains in the future, and if you want to be a link in one, do let Tim know. Next week's podcast will ask 'Why?' So if you have a sng with that interrogative in its title, fire it off, along with a suitable intro. Have a peek here to understand how it all works.
I was asked to work off of Crash Calloway's selection, 'BaggyTrousers' by Madness. Before settling on the Psychopath /Madness link I considered a few other contenders, almost all of which were on the insanity tip. Hmm...
Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (buy here)
Prince Buster - Madness (buy here)
Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy (buy here)
I did also fleetingly think of focusing on the 'baggy' bit, but I wasn't sure whether the world was ready for a Northside revival...
Northside - Take 5 (buy here or e-here)
And finally, coz I couldn't leave y'all hanging like that:
Pretenders - Back on the Chain Gang (buy here)

5 comments:

Tim Young said...

Do you know what. I think I would have liked someone to pick something as close as the Prince Buster track right after the Madness one.

I'm also looking for bands and artists for the next 'musicians introduce their own songs' episode .. so if anyone knows any likely candidates please do send them my way.

merz said...

Teenage Lobotomy... Yes, I do likey and I just want to be sedated, please...

JC said...

You blasted Canadians.

I was planning my own Northside thingy over at TVV for tomorrow's posting....wrote it all up earlier at work and everything....

Oh well, I'll think of a Plan B.

FiL said...

Oh, come now Dearest JC! Don't be put off by a passing comment of mine! Go for it!

FiL said...

Dearest Tim: Do you mean to say you didn't appreciate the tortuous connections between the songs? I thought they were great!

Dearest Merz: But remember, sedation only in moderation!