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Friday, 9 December 2011


The Devil's Debt
Love and Money would like to invite our longstanding fans to an intimate show at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut on Saturday May 5th 2012.
The band will be performing new album The Devil's Debt in it's entirety and will then play some old favourites.. Everyone will then be invited to an aftershow party with the band downstairs in the venue until 1am.
We will be available for photos, the signing of albums, anorak guitar questions, snake charming, tattoos etc.
This is a heartfelt thank you to our most loyal fans who have supported the band for aeons. There are only 300 tickets, procurable from 9am on Saturday 10th December to those of you on the mailing list, James Grant Facebook page and those who log in to until Monday 12th December.
If you would like to join us, you can secure a ticket by logging on to

Tickets are £25(plus whatever ticket agency charges as booking fee..)


Monday, 5 December 2011


My new favourite band and it will be yours too, soon.
To me they do sound very much like BIFF BANG POW only more contemporary. And I think there is nothing that can be more CREATION-like than this - considering that ALAN McGEE, Mr. BIFF BANG POW, founded the CREATION label. (Which is my favourite label besides FONTANA.)

DOT DASH is a post punk pop band from Washington D.C.
If this bio had one of those “RIYL/Recommended If You Like” sections, it might drop names like THE JAM, JOY DIVISION, or THE BYRDS… or perhaps it would bring up an apparent appreciation by Dot Dash for the ancient sounds of the POSTCARD, WHAAM and early CREATION labels…
But those kinds of judgments can really only be made by you, the listener.
As is often the case, Dot Dash has a whole “they are ex-members of” thing going on:
Guitarist/singer Terry Banks and bassist Hunter Bennett were in punky power poppers JULIE OCEAN.
Before that, Terry was in a bunch of jangly guitar bands, including THE SATURDAY PEOPLE, TREE FORT ANGST, GLO-WORM and ST. CHRISTOPHER.Guitarist Bill Crandall was in the mod/pop band MODEST PROPOSAL.
Drummer Danny Ingram began musical life in Dischord-label punks YOUTH BRIGADE before moving on to STRANGE BOUTIQUE and, later, U.K. guitar-wranglers SWERVEDRIVER.
Dot Dash plays shows, mostly around D.C., but occasionally out of town, whenever they can. In the recent past they’ve opened for Urge Overkill, The Godfathers, The Trash Can Sinatras, and The Capstan Shafts, among others.
SPARK>FLAME>EMBER>ASH is released by Canadian indie label The Beautiful Music.
Have a listen and love DOT DASH with me:

Check them on YouTube:
DOT DASH - There And Back Again Lane

Check out their Facebook page:

Thursday, 1 December 2011

BURT BACHARACH Prince Of Melodies Pt.2

Yes I know.
It was obvious. There was a part 1, there has to be AT LEAST a part 2.
Oh you profound thinkers...
And to cut a long story short... here is

01 The Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
02 Do You Know The Way To San Jose? - Dionne Warwick
03 Something Big - Burt Bacharach
04 South American Getaway - Burt Bacharach
05 Promises, Promises - Burt Bacharach
06 Pacific Coast Highway - Burt Bacharach
07 The Girl's In Love With You - Dionne Warwick
08 Alfie - Dionne Warwick
09 Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
10 The Sundance Kid - Burt Bacharach
11 Long Ago Tomorrow - Burt Bacharach
12 I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Dionne Warwick
13 Close To You - The Carpenters
14 Make It Easy On Yourself - Burt Bacharach
15 One Less Bell To Answer - Burt Bacharach
16 Living Together, Growing Together - Burt Bacharach
17 Knowing When To Leave - Burt Bacharach
18 Odds And Ends - Dionne Warwick
19 Hasbrook Heights - Burt Bacharach
20 God Gave Me Strength - Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello

When I got this compilation there was hardly anything else I wanted to listen to.
Enjoy as much as I do!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

BURT BACHARACH Prince Of Melodies Pt.1

A friend of mine once compiled the true Best Of BB.
All the mega hits with all the mega stars...
All killers - No fillers!

This is part 1:
01 Magic Moments - Perry Como
02 Baby It's You - Shirelles
03 Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
04 True Love Never Runs Smooth - Gene Pitney
05 Reach Out For Me - Lou Johnson
06 24 Hours From Tulsa - Gene Pitney
07 Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick
08 A House Is Not A Home - Brook Benton
09 Wives And Lovers - Jack Jones
10 Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
11 There's Always Something There To Remind Me - Lou Johnson
12 Me Japanese Boy - Gene Pitney
13 To Wait For Love - Tony Orlando
14 The Fool Killer - Gene Pitney
15 What The World Needs Now - Jackie De Shannon
16 What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones
17 My Little Red Book - Manfred Mann
18 Here I Am - Dionne Warwick
19 Promise Her Anything - Tom Jones
20 Are You There With Another Girl - Dionne Warwick
21 Come And Get Me - Jackie De Shannon
22 Nikki - Burt Bacharach
23 The Windows Of The World - Dionne Warwick
24 Casino Royale - Burt Bacharach
25 Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

I know, This Is NOT Indie. This Is Mainstream. But wonderful!!!!!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

BILLY BRAGG Victim Of Geography (1992)

A compilation of "Talking With The Taxman About Poetry" and "Workers Playtime".
This is "my" BILLY BRAGG!

01 Greetings To A New Brunette
02 The Marriage
03 Ideology
04 Levi Stubbs' Tears
05 Honey I'm A Big Boy Now
06 There Is Power In A Union
07 Help Save The youth Of America
08 Wishing The Days Away
09 The Passion
10 The Warmest Room
11 The Home Front
12 She's Got A New Spell
13 Must I Paint You A Picture
14 Tender Comrade
15 The Price I Pay
16 Little Time Bomb
17 Rotting On Remand
18 Valentine's Day Is Over
19 Life With The Lions
20 The Only One
21 The Short Answer
22 Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
"I hate the asshole I become everytime I'm with you..."

Saturday, 19 November 2011

BILLY BRAGG Upfield (1996)

This song is very Northern Soul and would fit pefectly onto a REDSKINS release.
I usually prefer the early BILLY BRAGG style but good god... Keep The Faith!!!!!!

With wonderful bonus tracks!

01 Upfield
02 Rule Nor Reason
03 Thatcherites

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

THE WHO Live At Leeds (Deluxe Edition) (2001)

15 minutes of "My Generation"...
8 minutes of "Magic Bus"...
I used to love the original vinyl version but this one blew me away.
I was 2 years, 3 months and 3 days old...

01 Heaven And Hell
02 I Can't Explain
03 Fortune Teller
04 Tattoo
05 Young Man Blues
06 Substitute
07 Happy Jack
08 I'm A Boy
09 A Quick One, While He's Away
10 Summertime Blues
11 Shakin' All Over
12 My Generation
13 Magic Bus

01 Overture
02 It's A Boy
03 1921
04 Amazing Journey
05 Sparks
06 Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
07 Christmas
08 The Acid Queen
09 Pinball Wizard
10 Do You Think It's Alright
11 Fiddle About
12 Tommy Can You Hear Me
13 There's A Doctor
14 Go To The Mirror
15 Smash The Mirror
16 Miracle Cure
17 Sally Simpson
18 I'm Free
19 Tommy's Holiday Camp
20 We're Not Gonna Take It

"The magic blog!"

Sunday, 6 November 2011

THE SPECIALS Live In Hamburg 25.09.2011

Hi all.
This is the before announced live recording of THE SPECIALS in Hamburg.
It is a perfect soundboard recording. Extremely good quality. The complete gig.

01 Do The Dog
02 Dawning Of A New Era
03 Gangsters
04 It's Up To You
05 Monkey Man
06 Blank Expression
07 Doesn't Make It Alright
08 Rat Race
09 Hey Little Rich Girl
10 Stupid Marriage
11 Concrete Jungle
12 Friday Night Saturday Morning
13 Stereotype
14 Man At C&A
15 Do Nothing
16 A Message To You Rudy
17 Nite Klub
18 Little Bitch
19 Too Much Too Young
20 Enjoy Yourself
21 Guns Of Navarone
22 You're Wondering Now

"Guns Of Navarone" was extreme fun! My throat was aching the next day...

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

ANDY PAWLAK Blood And Feathers

I know that a lot of readers are keen on more songs from great ANDY PAWLAK.
 Some interesting background information from Andy:
"Is it is full of dropouts and pops 'cos it really is a DEMO but I totally dig the song. This is the type of thing that was going to be on the album after "Shoebox". This one managed to survive and not get destroyed."

So you might get an idea of how the album would have sounded.
Download from Andy's site here.

Saturday, 29 October 2011


Very long overdue...
The next ANDY PAWLAK Demo... I know you have been very patient and this is your reward:
This one is the wonderful, wonderful song called "Edith" and it stunned me completely.

If I'm not wrong this one is from a demos cassette that Andy just copied to his HD with my usb cassette player.
There will be some more in the near future.

Like all the other demo artworks, this cover is also a collaboration of Andy and me.

Download from Andy's site here.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

McCLUSKEY BROTHERS Aware Of All (1986)

I think this is a rarity.
The McCLUSKEY BROTHERS (formerly THE BLUEBELLS) with a folk album that I have stumbled over by accident and that I have never seen before and after.
Very Scottish...

01 On Yer Bike
02 Tell Me Truly
03 Bold Young Men
04 Street Corner Blues
05 Union Burial Ground
06 Aware Of All
07 John McLean March
08 If I Had A Dream
09 Only Our Rivers Run Free
10 Set The People Free
11 Take Loving Easy
12 Willie Lee

Friday, 21 October 2011

GRAHAME SKINNER Non-Album Tracks (Extended Re-Post)


Hi there.
As the link to the download has recently expired (without my knowledge - thanks to Michael who told me) and as I found another song to be added to the collection I decided to do an extended re-post.
"Sugartown" is NOT yet added to the original file so you will have to download it seperately.

01 Forbidden (Demo)
02 Pain Machine
03 The Honeythief (Extended Version)
04 Wild Sorrow
05 Ring Out The Bell
06 The Reason Is
07 She Lies
08 Sensation
09 TV Dream
10 King
11 Heart
12 Solid Gone
13 Sweet Talk
14 Chain
15 I Don't Want To Choose
16 Without You
17 Solid Ground
18 Loverman (Remix)
19 Ballad Of A Cowboy Mouth
20 Sedan Delivery
21 Million Miles (Mount Florida Swamp Version)

22 Sugartown

Yeah Yeah Yeah (stream)
Skinner Yeah Yeah Yeah von Grahame Skinner / Hipsway

This guy is incredible!
Check his YouTube channel here!
Check his www here!

Monday, 17 October 2011

THE PEARLFISHERS Edinburgh Live, Virgin Mega Store, 23.03.1999

This post was again made possible by Mike and a request from Michael.
(Or was it the other way round?) ;-)

01 Introduction By Douglas T. Stewart
02 Introduction By Davie Scott
03 We're Gonna Save The Summer
04 Every Day I Read Your Stars
05 Battersea Bardot
06 Even On A Sunday Afternoon
07 Over & Over
08 You Justify My Life
09 We'll Get By
10 Strawberries In The Snow
11 Stella Painted Joy

Thanks again, Mike!!!
And of course (even more) DAVIE!!!

(picture by me)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

THANK YOU from LOVE AND MONEY - Free Download

LOVE AND MONEY would like to thank all of you who have come to see us on our recent tour. We've loved playing to you and are looking forward to The Clyde Auditorium concert in Glasgow on the 4th of December. If you haven't already got tickets, please book now to avoid disappointment..

To get a free download  of "This Is The Last Time" from the new album "The Devil's Debt", go to ;
"The Devil's Debt" will be released in 2012.

No need to go to
You can as well download it here!

For a review on click here!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

COLDPLAY Left Right Left Right Left (2009)

This one was a gift and a free download from COLDPLAY in 2009.
It was also given to all cardholders coming to their concerts then.

And this is what was written on their www:

Good morning.
We're pleased to announce that Coldplay will be giving away a live CD, LeftRightLeftRightLeft, at every remaining live show in 2009 (apart from festival shows). Starting with the band's first North American tour date, at West Palm Beach in Florida on May 15th, every fan attending a show will be given a free copy of the nine-track CD, which won't be available elsewhere. Also on May 15th, LeftRightLeftRightLeft will be made available as a free download right here at, for all fans (and for the same time period).

According to the band, the give-away is meant as a recession-busting mark of gratitude to everyone who's supported them: "Playing live is what we love. This album is a thank you to our fans – the people who give us a reason to do it and make it happen."

The album was recorded over the past year in various cities around the world on the Viva La Vida tour. Its tracklisting is as follows:

1. Glass of Water
2. 42
3. Clocks
4. Strawberry Swing
5. The Hardest Part/Postcards From Far Away
6. Viva La Vida
7. Death Will Never Conquer
8. Fix You
9. Death And All His Friends

Enjoy as much as I do!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

STEPHEN JONES (Of BABYBIRD) 1985-2001 (Ltd. Box) (2005)

I already mentioned that I love BABYBIRD and I really admire him for the courage to not giving a fuck of what people think.
These tracks are more or less soundscapes, released as a 3x3-inch cd-box and they would fit wonderfully to my book that is posted on my other blog. (You can find the link somewhere on THIS IS INDIE. It's German!)
I always wanted to post it as an audio book with these tracks in between. But of course I never will, unless STEPHEN JONES forces me to... :-)

STEPHEN JONES - 1985-2001 (2005)
01 Nevercoming Home
02 The Rice Trail
03 0-1-800-Jesus
04 Sawcuts
05 Nervous Ice In Cheap Cola
06 Do You Think He Was Singing It?
07 The Broken 88
08 Squeeze The Trigger Gently
09 Arthritis Kid
10 Jokeshop Bullethole
11 Tolls on the Freeway
12 Gang Cult No 5: The Black Reindeers
13 Here We Attack
14 17 Blue Sun Road, Yellow Hill
15 25 Watt Halo
16 Baby's Coming
17 Hai
18 The Restaurant is Guilty II
19 Baby Jesus Opens His Presents
20 Tealeaves on the Rooftiles
21 Waking Up In The Coffin
22 Always Bright
23 Loveable Thug
24 Commercial Suicide

Lay back, have a Whisky and enjoy... 

Thursday, 29 September 2011

SIGUR RÓS Takk (2005)

Anybody out there who doesn't know SIGUR RÓS?
Dark and fairylike music. I cannot describe it in another way.
This here is the fifth album of the Icelandic band. The name refers to one band member's sister who's name is Sigurros. She was born on the day of the band's founding.

I could listen to the first song for the whole day although it's mainly kind of a soundscape.

"Takk" is icelandic for "Thanks" that goes to all fans who made all the albums possible.

01 Takk
02 Glósóli
03 Hoppípolla
04 Meo Blódnasir
05 Sé Lest
06 Saeglopur
07 Milanó
08 Gong
09 Andvari
10 Svo Hljótt
11 Heysátan


Sunday, 25 September 2011

THE SPECIALS Live At The 100 Club (25.06.2009)

Tonight THE SPECIALS will play live in Hamburg and I will be there!!!

For you now
Blank Expression
Concrete Jungle
Do Nothing
Doesn't Make It Alright
Message To You Rudy
Nite Klub
Rat Race
You're Wondering Now

presented in association with FRED PERRY.

Do The Blog!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

MANIC STREET PREACHERS Forever Delayed - The Greatest Hits (Special Edition) (2002)

The Remix Album - a bonus from "Forever Delayed" - with great mixes from Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, David Holmes, Ian Brown, Stereolab and others.

01 La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) [The Chemical Brothers Remix]
02 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [David Holmes Remix]
03 Tsunami [Cornelius Remix]
04 So Why So Sad [Avalanches Remix]
05 Faster [The Chemical Brothers Remix]
06 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next [Massive Attack Remix]
07 Kevin Carter [John Carter Remix]
08 You Stole the Sun from My Heart [David Holmes Remix]
09 Tsunami [Stereolab Remix]
10 Let Robeson Sing [Ian Brown Remix]
11 The Everlasting [Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix]
12 You Stole the Sun from My Heart [Mogwai Remix]
13 A Design for Life [Steal Sonic Orchestra Remix]

Cooool stuff!

Friday, 16 September 2011

ELECTRIC 80s Compilation Pt.3 (2005)

Been a while since part 2. This is part 3 of 3.

01 You Spin Me Round (12' 'Performance' Version) - Dead Or Alive
02 Don't Go - Yazoo
03 Don't Talk To Me About Love - Altered Images
04 Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee
05 Safety Dance (12' Version) - Men Without Hats
06 Calling Your Name - Marilyn
07 Cry Boy Cry - Blue Zoo
08 Einstein A Gogo - Landscape
09 Feels Like Heaven - Fiction Factory
10 The Look Of Love (12' Version) - ABC
11 Take On Me - A-Ha
12 It's A Mystery - Toyah
13 Pop Muzik - M
14 Living By Numbers - New Musik
15 Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
16 Hold Me Now (12' Version) - Thompson Twins

"Talkin' 'bout Blog Muzik!"

Monday, 12 September 2011

ANNE CLARK Trilogy (1986)

Yeeeees, cds were invented already. Probably some of my readers were not... ;-)
But the cds didn't have as much space as they have nowadays so the "Trilogy" had to be cut due to this fact.
The first three long players from ANNE CLARK on one cd:

01 The Sitting Room
02 Swimming
03 An Ordinary Life
04 Shades
05 Short Story Party Mix
06 The Power Game
07 All We Have to Be Thankful For
08 Contact
09 Sleeper in Metropolis
10 Poem for a Nuclear Romance
11 Wallies
12 Lover's Audition
13 Poets Turmoil No. 364
14 Echoes Remain Forever
15 All Night Party
16 Pandora's Box
17 Feel
18 The Last Emotion
19 Nothing At All
20 True Love Tales
21 Self Destruct
22 Our Darkness

"Our Darkness" was so fuckin' popular... and there must have been some extended stuff. I danced my legs down to my knees (Marc Bolan would say...).
I you have any extended mixes - you know what to do, right?

Friday, 9 September 2011

HIPSWAY Ask The Lord (Promo 1985)

I am bored and youtubed a bit around...
I am friend with gramskin on YouTube and you should urgently check his channel...
You will find some nice videos of SKINNER playing live and you will find this one:

Cool stuff from 1985. Brilliant year in terms of Scottish music!

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Dear listeners, followers, friends and ANDY PAWLAK-addicts.
As announced ANDY wanted to take the chance to answer a few questions that are frequently asked here.

"Any plans to record something in the future?"

The simple answer is I just dont know. I was pretty badly burned by Universal after "Low Beat Folk" and I just thought fuck it.
I have always tried so hard with my songs and I thought enough is enough. I ain't touched a guitar in a while but you never know the feeling might come back. That's the strange thing about song writing - it comes when it comes, I dont really have any control over it,
I'm just the sucker who gets to write it down.

"Why was there no follow up after Shoebox?"
There was! and it was good but the record company didn't like it. It was a lot of very hard work wasted. It was more guitar based than "shoebox" more mature and tougher. There was some good songs that will never be heard. I was so upset I destroyed all the demos.
Thats when I decided to fuck off for a few years and went to San Francisco to do my helicopter stuff.
(From an earlier mail: I had just got out of my first record deal with Phonogram and fancied a change of direction so I grabbed my suitcase and a guitar and moved to San Francisco to to go to flight school. It took 7 months to get my commercial licence then I trained to become a flight instructor.I stayed in California about 5 years then came back to London and signed with Island Records to do Low Beat Folk. I had many amazing adventures flying, one of the best was flying to Michael Jacksons house (twice), and spending the afternoon pissing about in his golf cart around the ranch in never never land.)

"Why was Low Beat never released?"
Well for me that's the big question. I did 5 or so years in California and started to write again so I moved back to London to get a deal.
One of my dreams had always been to sign with Island Records, so I finished the album and put a band together called "Monkey".
Island went for it and" Low Beat Folk" was recorded. It took 3 years to write and record and I was so proud of the work we had all done..... Then out of the blue, Island were bought out by Universal and they dropped the project after spending a lot of money on it. I was so fucking gutted. I went to New York and secured a deal for it within 2 weeks. The contracts arrived, and I was about to sign, when I got word from Universal legal dept that they would not allow the recordings to be used. The Mother Fuckers effectivley shut us down. It broke my heart...

Thanks so much, Andy!
If you readers have any more questions let me know.

Today's song...:
This one is an incredible song from the album "Tales From The Monkeyshed" recorded under the name SUBDELUXE.
The album is available at iTunes (here) or sooner or later on THIS IS INDIE. Of course with ANDY PAWLAK's permission.

Download from Andy's site here.

"Even in sleep I'm deep in you..."

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

SPIRITUALIZED® Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (1997)

"There's A Hole In My Arm Where All The Money Goes" from "Cop Shoot Cop"...
This album is heroin! Only legal...
Jason (J Spaceman) is a heavy drug addict and a brilliant musician. I had the honour to meet and get introduced to him in Northampton once in The Racehorse... An alien place for alien people...

01 Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
02 Come Together
03 I Think I'm in Love
04 All of My Thoughts
05 Stay with Me
06 Electricity
07 Home of the Brave
08 The Individual
09 Broken Heart
10 No God Only Religion
11 Cool Waves
12 Cop Shoot Cop

Monday, 22 August 2011

ELECTRIC 80s Compilation Pt.2 (2005)

Did you like no.1?
Check this. I will not say too much. If you like the 80's, this is a must.

01 Love Action (12' Version) - The Human League
02 Quiet Life (12' Version) - Japan
03 To Cut A Long Story Short (12' Version) - Spandau Ballet
04 Wishing (12' Version) - A Flock Of Seagulls
05 Love On Your Side - Thompson Twins
06 Vicious Games - Yello
07 Toy - Visage
08 Dr. Mabuse - Propaganda
09 Soul Train - Swansway
10 Promised You A Miracle - Simple Minds
11 Love My Way - Psychedelic Furs
12 Kick In The Eye - Bauhaus
13 Back To Nature (Full Album Version) - Fad Gadget
14 Underpass - John Foxx
15 Down In The Park - Tubeway Army

"Cause you got THIS IS INDIE on your side!"