Archive for October 15th, 2007

October 15, 2007

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS / STEVEN PERRI & ZAMAUN (7″ Split Single)

Record Kicks RK45011: 1st October 2007
1. The New Mastersounds – Drop It Down (B Remix)
“Instrumental”
2. Steven Perri & Zamaun – Street Scene
“Instrumental”

The New Mastersounds’ contribution to this fine 7″ is a funky Led Zeppelin riff monster with big beats and some stone cold Jimmy Smith Organ sounds remixed by DJ B (aka Barrie Gledden).  On the flip Steven Perri & Zamaun turn out some even funkier Blaxploitation style chase music (Check out the wild percussive outro).  You need this 7″ but both tracks can be found on the ‘Soulshaker Vol.4’ & ‘The New Master Sounds Re:Mixed’ Compilations respectively.

Click here to buy the 7″ direct from the Record Kicks Website.

The New Mastersounds MySpace / Steven Perri & Zamaun MySpace

October 15, 2007

MP3 OF THE WEEK: Wojtek Godzisz – A Rush & A Push & The Land Is Ours mp3

“Hello, I am the ghost of Troubled Joe, hung by his pretty white neck, some eighteen months ago, I travelled to a mystical time zone and I missed my bed and I soon came home”

Covering The Smiths is never an easy task, many have tried, many have failed. t.A.T.u did a fun cover of ‘How Soon Is Now’, Billy Bragg recorded an essential version of ‘Jeane’ and Mark Ronson recently scored a hit with an excellent, if slightly misguided, cover of ‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’. However, Wojtek Godzisz’s cover of ‘A Rush & A Push & The Land Is Ours’ is an unqualified success, retaining and enhancing the odd Reggae/Gypsy rhythm of the original while his vocals even rival Morrissey’s (No mean feat). The fact that ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ has tragically never been properly remastered (Along with the rest of The Smiths’ catalogue), also gives Godzisz’s version a sonic advantage.

The track is taken from Filthy Little Angels’ latest covers album ‘Nineteen Eighty Seven’. It’s a compilation of covers of songs from, yep you’ve guessed it… 1987. It is totally free and features other superb recreations of classics like ‘Got My Mind Set On You’, ‘Sally Cinnamon’ and ‘Hip To Be Square’.

Wojtek Godzisz – A Rush & A Push & The Land Is Ours mp3

Click here to buy Wojtek Godzisz records from HMV including his fantastic forthcoming 7″ ‘The Moon & The Yew Tree’.

Click here to watch the rabid video for ‘The Moon & The Yew Tree’ on YouTube.

Click here to buy The Smith’s ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ from HMV.

Click here to watch Morrissey perform ‘A Rush & A Push & The Land Is Ours’ in Manchester via YouTube.

Wojtek Godzisz MySpace / Filthy Little Angels Website

October 15, 2007

THE NEW ROYAL FAMILY & KEITH TOTP (7″ Split EP)

Filthy Little Angels FILTHY011: 24th September 2007
1. The New Royal Family – Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive?
“Anyone fancy a chocolate digestive? No thank you, it sounds suggestive”
2. The New Royal Family – The Cornflakes Family
“When it comes to noughts you’re number one, when it comes to brains, you’ve got none, you’ve no imagination, you’re face is haggard, you’re as cardboard as a cornflakes packet”
3. Keith TOTP – I Hate Your Band
“Once in a while you could smile on stage, the world really won’t end, maybe try takin’ off your skinny tie, start a new trend, I hate your band”
4. Keith TOTP – Girl
“Girl, you fill my mind with doubt, have me doubting what I know is true, why the hell did I believe in you”

Right from the Johnny Rotten style “Hello… are you ready kids?” you know ‘Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive?’ is gonna be fun.  I raved about The New Royal Family’s song back in July when the video popped up on YouTube.  It’s a quite preposterously silly and wonderfully addictive sing along.  It comes backed with a equally catchy B-side in the shape of ‘The Cornflakes Family’.

Keith TOTP’s songs make up for what they lack in fidelity, with wit, a touch of obscenity and a certain world weary charm.  ‘I Hate Your Band’ channels The Velvet Underground into a bit of anti scenester fury.  ‘Girl’ is like Slayer covering The Beatles with a lyric that suggests Keith has been sorely wounded, ending as it does with a mumble of “Bitch”.

Visit Filthy Little Angels.com to buy the EP direct (Plus they’ve got a zillion free mp3s).

Click here to watch the brilliant video for ‘Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive’ on YouTube.

The New Royal Family MySpace / Keith TOTP MySpace