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Newtown Record Fair March 2020 - Black Tiger Deejays playlist
Newtown Record Fair March 2020 – Black Tiger Deejays playlist – check out Ands’ rockin’ playlist shared with us last weekend!
There were LOTS of nods to Andy Weatherall, legend deejay responsible for so many of the tracks we danced to in the 90s and more. RIP Andy…
1. Barry Woolnough – Great Spirit Father In The Sky (Mix 1)
2. The Liminanas – Garden Of Love (Mardi Mouille Andrew Weatherall mix)
3. James – JAM J (James vs Sabres Of Paradise – Arena Dub / Amphetamine Pulsate)
4. Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch (Beatless Mix)
5. David Holmes feat Sarah Cracknell – Gone (First Night Without Charge / Two Lone Swordsmen mix)
6. Sabres Of Paradise – Wilmot 1
7. Colourbox – Looks Like We’re Shy One Horse
8. Lee Perry and the Full Experiences – Disco Devil (Extended Version)
9. Missing Scientists – Big City Bright Lights
10. The Asphodells – A Love From Outer Space (Version 2)
11. Primal Scream – Loaded (Terry Farley mix)
12. Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
13. Padded Cell – Far Beneath London
14. My Bloody Valentine – Soon (Andrew Weatherall mix)
15. JBC – We Love You (The Great Awakening)
16. Jagwar Ma – The Time & Space Machine Uncertainty Dub
17. A Certain Ratio – Flight
18. William Onyeabor – When The Going Is Smooth and Good
19. Jacques Renault – Pianos On The Beach
20. The Clash – Police & Thieves
21. Link Wray and his Ray Men – 5-10-15-20 (Can Your Monkey Do The Dog)
22. The Fall – Totally Wired
23. The Cramps – New Kind Of Kick
24. Gun Club – Sex Beat
25. Charlie Feathers – Jungle Fever
26. Khruangbin & Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
27. Ultramarine – Weird Gear
28. L’epee – Une Lune Entrange
29. Shocking Blue – Send Me A Postcard
30. Shadows Of Knight – Shake
31. Baby Huey and the Babysitters – Hard Times
32. Allah Las – Busman’s Holiday
33. The Mar-keys – Last Night
34. The Frantics – Werewolf
@NewtownRecordFair is your monthly record fair in the heart of Newtown.
Newtown Record Fair Feb 2020 - Black Tiger Deejays playlist
Newtown Record Fair Feb 2020 – Black Tiger Deejays playlist – check out their rockin’ playlist shared with us last weekend!
Some of the tracks feature upcoming acts in Sydney, like the Fat White Family and Wooden Ships, so get cracking on getting your tickets now you’ve heard them at Newtown Record Fair 🙂
Quiet Village – Pillow Talk
Moon Duo – No Fun
Rose City Band – Rip City
Wooden Shjips – These Shadows
Woolfy VS Projections – Absynth
A Mountain Of One – Bones
Sam Sallon – You May Not Mean To Hurt Me (Leo Zero mix)
Fat White Family – Kim’s Sunsets
Sabres Of Paradise – Wilmott II (Wilmott’s Last Skank)
Lee Perry – Disco Devil
Sly Dunbar – Top Rank
Missing Scientists – Big City Bright Lights
Bastedos – Got Time
Cherrystones – Blood, Campari and Sand
Bingo Mix Vol 1 – Awakening 12″ mix
@NewtownRecordFair is your monthly record fair in the heart of Newtown.
The Dolly Parton Challenge - Accepted!
The Dolly Parton Challenge has gone viral around the world and we love the idea of different sides of favourite celebs being shown through social channels. Dolly is one clever clogs for sure, so here goes with our take on three of our favourites:
Rowland S Howard
This Australian performer is known for his time in The Birthday Party, Thought Criminals and These Immortal Souls, and for writing the best deathly balled EVER, Shivers (below).
Franks’ daughter but a fantastic performer in her own right, Nancy released lots of cool IT girl singles and LPs in the 60s, continued past that period, worked on material with Lee Hazelwood and is most famous for writing the best GET LOST balled EVER, These Boots Are Made For Walking (below). Covered a thousand times by many adoring fan artists!
The best psychobilly performer, auteur, lead vocalist and curator of American rock n’ roll, rnb and rockabilly music history, Lux is known for his work in The Cramps. You just need to listen to everything the man has done but credit to his wife Poison Ivy for being a large part of it all too! A typical Cramps tune below, Garbage Man, performed live in ’77:
Newtown Record Fair Jan 2020 - Black Tiger Deejays playlist
Newtown Record Fair Jan 2020 – Black Tiger Deejays playlist – honestly these deejays cannot do any better – check out their rockin’ playlist shared with us last weekend!
Society – Summer Sunset
Mark Gillespie – Falling
Peter Green – Slabo Day
Moon Martin – Paid Killer
Allah Las – Roco Ono / Star
Link Wray – Big City After Dark
Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love
Lee Hazlewood – Long Black Train
Mystics – I’m A Man
The Labrats – Have Love Will Travel
The Underground Set – Equator
Bobby Gentry – Glory Hallelujah, How They’ll Sing
The Easybeats – Say That Your Mine
Georgie Fame – I Believe In Love
Nancy Sinatra – I Gotta Get Outta This Town
Heart – Magic Man
Celibate Rifles – Wild Desire
Pam and the Pashions – Sunny Boyfriend
The Coasters – Down In Mexico
The Seeds – She’s Wrong
Shocking Blue – Oh Lord
L’epee – Une Lune Entrange
Pascal Comelade + Les Liminanas – Green Fuz
Randy Alvey & Green Fuz – Green Fuzz
Arthur Conley – I Can’t Stop (No, No, No)
Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
Kenny J All stars – Almost Grown
The Ventures – Wooly Bully
ZZ Top – La Grange
Bert Kaempfert – Swinging Safari
Smith & Mudd – Shulme (Lexx Remix)
Moon Duo – Sleepwalker
The Liminanas – Trouble In Mind
The Cruel Sea – Reckless Eyeballin’
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
Mary Jane Hooper – I’ve Got Reasons
Lee Dorsey – Get Out Of My Life Woman
Solomon Bourke – Cry To Me
Lee Dorsey / Betty Harris – Love Lot’s Of Loving
Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover
Eddie C – Yeah
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith and His Clowns – Free Single and Disengaged
Boco – Running The Mardi Gras
The Jaynettes – Sally Go Round The Roses
The Tops – I Found You
Jackie Mittoo – Totally Together
Jerry Jones – Trying Times
Cedric IM Brooks – Shaft
Nightmares On Wax – Mission Venice
Ennio Morricone – Svolta Definitiva
The Sonics – I’m Going Home
Wet Taxis – C’mon
Screaming Jay Hawkins – Frenzy
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – Bertha Lou
The Trashmen – Surfin’ Bird
Clarence Carter – She Ain’t Gonna Do Right
The Squires – Going All The Way
The Labrats – Psychotic Reaction
Grace Jones – An Appropriated Island Life
Grace Jones released her Island Life ’85 compilation album via Island Records. A very 70s Eurodisco sounding release, it has become a classic of the pop/reggae/electro genres, and includes classic tracks such as La Vie En Rose , Slave To The Rhythm, My Jamaican Guy and Pull Up To The Bumper.
Island Life Vinyl Cover Art
The Island Life Vinyl Cover Art is, however, the focus of this blog article. We do love the music and Grace herself, but it is the cult of attraction to the visual side of the album that fascinates us. MTV music channel and video formats were a new medium at the time, and the need for 24/7 content was only just in its’ nascent phase. Jones’ striking visual appearance and performance style were a perfect match for video television.
He notes about that picture that:
“…unless you are extraordinarily supple, you cannot do this arabesque. The main point is that Grace couldn’t do it, and that’s the basis of my entire work: creating a credible illusion.”
We don’t think that any human could sustain a pose like this, but because it is shot to look like a natural pose, it gives the impression that Jones is doing it. Clever, right?
The concept visuals are below, showing how it was made. It looks easy enough to do from todays’ perspective, but remembering that Photoshop didn’t appear for another 5 or so years, it is actually very masterful manipulation of both the pose to trick the eye AND the finishing of the photography to make it look as natural as it does.
The typography is at the top of the record, which is sensible so browsers can see it immediately on flicking through records in a crate. We wish more design could be like this…
Since then, many have tried to buy into the iconic imagery of Graces’ album. This is a definite sign of success, as well as a sincere
appreciation appropriation of the creative concept.
Just because vinyl, art and film references go together (Alien Grace Jones):
The Grace Jones Project
In 2016 MoAD put together the exhibition that we all want to: The Grace Jones Project. Excerpt from their archive page:
“The Grace Jones Project explores the influence of model, actress, and singer Grace Jones. The exhibition brings together more than twenty works by an inter-generational group of artists working primarily in photography, video, and performance. Some artists pay direct tribute to Jones while others demonstrate a Jones-like sensibility in their engagement with the black body and queer identity.”
So good! Vinyl + art = Grace Jones.
But it gets better than fine art – in this blog appropriated Island Life imagery is reworked using the artists’ different body shape (left), then Grace, then a Lego inperpretation!
Amber Rose V Grace Jones
Caleb Scott V Grace Jones
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Caleb Scott does an admirable job of balancing on a lightbox with a wide grin in Graces’ pose!
Kenya Moore V Grace Jones
Miss USA 1993 (also American actress, model, producer, author, television personality, and entrepreneur, Bravo series The Real Housewives of Atlanta from 2012-2018 and The Celebrity Apprentice 7 in 2015) does it with a boxing glove and orange towel…
Grace is clearly the winner in this article (if there was ever a comparison to be made) but we love that everyone, especially those with access to software and too much time on their hands, is prepared to follow suit with the Island Life vinyl cover art.
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Hi Everyone! My Vinyl Revolution here, blogging about vinyl cover art and the artists, designers and sometimes even the musicians who make them an art form.
Electronic musicians and Kraftwerk fans should prick up their ears for this blog article. Organisation were a German Krautrock band with three (future) members of Kraftwerk making experimental bleeps and twaddles. Don’t get me wrong, I like this album but more for the vinyl art than the music
Mingering Mike – the story of a digger who found gold
How did a soul star, who released over 100 albums, just disappear? The story of Mingering Mike, whose career spanned from 1968-77, highlights the power of vinyl as art.
This story has all the elements of a good vinyl mystery:
- Drugs, guns, murder
- Flea markets!
Read this wonderful story here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/11/-sp-mystery-of-mingering-mike-the-soul-legend-who-never-existed-jon-ronson
…and here’s where you can find details of the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2015/mingering_mike/