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Noel Gallagher’s Playlist

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Noel tells us about the music he loves to rip off. At first you will wonder why the Beatles aren’t on here, but then you’ll remember the Beatles aren’t on iTunes. All songwriter swindling debates aside, foookin’ a man, d’you know what i mean?? some killer tunes. You can grab it on iTunes HERE.

(Track 1) Aphrodite’s Child – The Four Horsemen
“An absolute lost psychedelic classic fronted and sang by the ’70’s housewives’ choice – Demis Roussos – everything else he done was utter sh*te!!” – noel

(Track 2) The Pretty Things – Baron Saturday
“So good that I fully intend to base the rest of my career around it.” – noel

(Track 3) The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Infra Riot
“The opening track from the album Behind The Music. The album of the decade. (FACT)” – noel

(Track 4) The Doors – Back Door Man
“We always forget just how good the Doors were. Could’ve picked maybe a dozen classics. This one will do for now.” – noel

(Track 5) Bob Dylan – Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
“The tune made famous by Manfred Mann, which is brilliant, but the original? Phew…far out! This is why Dylan’s a genius.” – noel

(Track 6) Michael Andrews – The Artifact and Living
“It’s that piano piece from the Ford Mondeo advert. Beautiful.” – noel

(Track 7) Marmalade – I See The Rain
“Another lost 60’s psychedelic classic. Get on the guitar solo.”- noel

(Track 8 ) Colosseum – The Kettle
“Don’t know anything about these lot apart from they’ve been sampled by Fatboy Slim and they all love to solo, all at the same time.” – noel

(Track 9) Pink Floyd – One Of These Days
“Bloody awesome, old bean!!!” – noel

(Track 10) Elvis Presley -Moody Blue
“The King. ‘Nuff said.” – noel

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05-08-09

Brakes – Don’t Take Me To Space (Man)

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Brakes – Don’t Take Me To Space (Man)

Brakes sing the proper battle cry to our killer tape monster. So, since British Sea Power performed with trees and a variety of taxidermy on stage, does that mean that Brakes should perform with space age shit? This track rocks it. And it’s what you could only hope for from this hodgepodge of a supergroup.

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Rating: 8
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05-08-09

Little Black Dress – Robin

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Little Black Dress – Robin

Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray

New Shoegaze? I hear Gin Blossoms and the Lemonheads, and just keep waiting for that damn guitar hook after the chorus of “It’s A Shame About Ray”. With their album released this Tuesday, Little Black Dress may qualify themselves in the running as Evan Dando’s next great rock n roll stalking victims. i couldn’t handle that pressure.

buy me robin
buy me “ray”

Rating: 8
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05-07-09

Damn It!

So following an argument, Kiefer Sutherland headbutted a fashion designer who had run in to Brooke Shields during a conversation. Ironically the victims name had to be Jack. Being the real life patriot that he is, Jack… damn it damn it god damn it Chapell! rrrrrg Kiefer turned himself in. Why can’t more actors be rock and roll?

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05-07-09

The Veils – “The Letter”

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The Veils – The Letter

“the letter” is the lead single off the veils’ third album for rough trade “sun gangs”. we dig it! love that prechorus/afterchorus hook! she wrote the letter!

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rating: 7.5

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05-07-09

The Kid Daytona – “The Engine”

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The Kid Daytona – The Engine

shit is ill. love the beat on this (esp. the cymbal tones). double-o on production.

rating: 7.7

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05-06-09

It’s Official: Slash is TRIPPING BALLS!

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seriously, though, how much weed do you think slash bought with the check he got from his appearances on american idol this week????? you know ’89 slash was totally amped on Kris Allen’s interpretation of “come together”! right, anyway…slash, man, its the year 2G9, enough horseshit, call up this guy put him back on the sauce/jean shorts combination; call up izzy, duff, & him or even him and get back on shredding face and off tripping balls, thanks, love ya, bye!

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05-06-09

Ok, so your cat has feline AIDS….

…but your taste for Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Sandwich will never change.

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05-06-09

Magistrates – “Make This Work”

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Magistrates – Make This Work

the melody on this is crazy. if not for naff vocals & boring as fuck drums, this track could be SOMETHING! magistrates hail from essex. the blokes’ myspace cites prince, bowie, talking heads & ATCQ as influences. don’t believe me? check it here

rating: 7.0

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05-05-09

Flap Your Arms Like A Duck!

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Marsha Gee – Pop Peanut Duck

Marsha Gee gives the performance of her career. Literally. Since this tune, she has disappeared and nobody knows where or who she is because Marsha Gee wasn’t her real name. The “Pop Peanut Duck” won’t make you want to dance or flap your arms, as she requests, but it will make you laugh. There is some proper mid-60’s tripping balls on this track, most notably during the vocal take and specifically at the end when Marsha has an orgasm of supposed sounds that ducks make when they dance. I stand by my instinct, and swear that I hear at least a few ‘giggitys’ in there. Tracked sometime in the 60’s, the “Pop Peanut Duck” will leave you asking yourself what people have been wondering now for decades, what the hell is this?

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Rating: 5
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05-05-09

Sergeant – Swiftly Does It

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Sergeant – Swiftly Does It

While they are a another new band with not a new sound, the Scotts of Sergeant do know how to write a moody brit-pop song – as heard on their new single “Swiftly Does It”. Their bad live’esque music videos won’t be stopping me from attending their show when they finally journey across the pond for a tour. Yes, I do believe that “official” music videos which are montages of past live shows, but synched with audio from the studio recording, are 97.9961% of the time a sad and lame disaster. For some reason this band’s entire video catalogue is comprised of these. Either way, they are now part of the Another Music = Another Kitchen label, and knowing their track record, things should only be getting better

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Rating: 8
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05-04-09

New World Order

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Only screened at the 2009 SXSW conference and once on the IFC Channel, New World Order (the movie) is a documentary based on individuals who’s lives revolve around the supposed New World Order, Bilderberg Group and 911 conspiracies. The documentary stars a select few from this “scene”, including their unofficial leader  Alex Jones, who has also made cameos in the independent films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly.

In this documentary you will laugh at, laugh with, pitty and admire these individuals. I love this film because directors Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel do an incredible job of letting the films ‘stars’, and those that they encounter, hang themselves with their own words and actions. The confrontations they have, and their arguments with everyday people and politicians at all levels, are simply priceless.  It’s hilarious and brilliantly sarcastic. Well worth a watch! (Catch the movie here here)

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05-04-09