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I AM PREDICTING A HEADACHE

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

SPOILER I’M DRUNK

Let’s talk about things that suck.

These are some of the things that I think suck the most

  • Imagine Dragons
  • “Men’s Rights” Advocates
  • Whatever the fuck Amanda Bynes is doing to herself
  • APRIL
  • The random painful red bump on my face that showed up out of nowhere yesterday
  • Mean parents
  • Assholes
  • APRIL
  • Geo-political situations keeping you from people you love
  • People who don’t like kittens
  • The inability to prove yourself as a writer
  • Hardees’
  • APRIL
  • Dropping food in the dark
  • Scott Miller dying
  • No one caring about shit you care about
  • Ohio
  • APRIL
  • The Inevitable Heat Death Of The Universe
  • Throwing your back out
  • The fact that Eve 6 still exists and making music
  • Chris Brown
  • The fact that no one has murdered Chris Brown
  • Seriously, fuck Chris Brown
  • Amanda Palmer
  • The death of “longform” writing

So much shit that sucks! It’s everywhere. The world sucks all around you! How do you combat it?

You combat it by focusing on shit that doesn’t suck! What doesn’t suck?

  • Whiskey
  • People who love you
  • Pizza
  • Whiskey
  • Records
  • Movies about ninjas
  • That Crosby Stills and Nash song with all the doots
  • Playing “This Corrosion” by Sisters Of Mercy alone in your room and rocking out like a monkey on mescaline
  • Pictures of kittens in shoes
  • Movies about breakdancing
  • Adorable nephews
  • Monkeys
  • Hypothetical movies about breakdancing ninjas. Okay, real talk for a second. How come no one has made a movie about a breakdancing ninja I would watch the shit out of that shit.
  • Awesome people who pick fights with misogynists, sexists and racists because its fun to fuck with them
  • Walter Hill movies from 1977 to 1984
  • Months that aren’t April, because fuck April
  • Whiskey

Seriously, you gotta focus on the positive and non-suckage of life (and/or drink lots) or it’s all gonna bring you down. And fuck that shit for bringing you down. You’re better than that bullshit! Be awesome! You’re awesome aren’t you? Well then fuck that shit! Go be awesome! I am so awesome. Holy shit. It’s like, woah, how awesome I am.

Yo! Here’s some awesome music to help you be awesome and crush  the evil powers of suck. Rock this shit like He-Man rocked the power of Greyskull.

Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Born To Run (Live)
Are you ready for some indisputable facts? Cuz you’re gonna get some.

FACT:  Frankie Goes To Hollywood is awesome.
FACT: Born to Run is awesome
DOUBLEFACT: Frankie Goes To Hollywood covering Born To Run is mega-awesome awesome.

Underworld
Underneath The Radar (12″ Remix)
More bold  facts for you. Underworld was an  awesome synthpop band before they were an awesome electronic band.  I posted this eons ago but that rip was less than awesome. I re-recorded it today. Now it has awesome.

Yukihiro Takahashi
Kid-Nap, The Dreamer
I-Kasu!
Japan is the most awesomest place on Earth and this is a fact. Yukihiro Takahashi (which I spell right despite being HAMMERED so I’m proud of myself) is in Yellow Magic Orchestra, a synthpop band from Japan. Since synthpop is awesome and Japan is mega-awesome then YMO is like, so fucking awesome that there aren’t even words.

Takahashi’s solo work, while not as awesome as YMO, is still pretty damn awesome. This is a crazy track, cuz it’s like synth-ska. Hard to explain, but it sounds like a Specials song put through a moog.

(Kid-Nap and I Kasu! are two tracks, but really one long song, so I call them one song because that’s just easier)

BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE II
RUSH (12″ mix)
THE MOST AWESOME

Situation Someone Wins

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Big Audio Dynamite II
Rush (12″ Mix)
Rush (Club Instrumental)
Rush (Live)
Rush (New York 12″ Mix)
Rush (New York Club Mix)
Rush (New York Instrumental Mix)
Rush (UK White Label Mix)
Rush Dance
Obama won! So I’m playing my favorite song.

Ah…and with that I feel my writer’s block and overwhelming depression slowly drift away.

New music tomorrow.

Biggest Audio Dynamite II

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

My photos from Outside Lands 2011 are up on Flickr! Enjoy!

Next post I’ll share my thoughts on the festival itself, but I’m still in pain from something stupid I did at the concert, so I don’t feel like sitting in front a computer any more than I have to. Instead, have a metric buttload of BAD II/Big Audio.

Big Audio Dynamite II/Big Audio
The Globe (Single Edit)
The Globe (Single Remix Edit)
The Globe (12″ Mix)
The Globe (Dub Version)
The Globe (By The Orb)
The Globe (Instrumental)
Rush (12″ Mix)
Rush Dance
City Lights
Rush (Live)
Rush (Live) (Different Version)
Medicine Show (Live)
Mirror Man
Looking For A Song (The Zonka/Shapps Remix)
Looking For A Song (Zonka Shapps Early Mix)
Looking For A Song (Extended Album Mix)
Looking For A Song (Zonka’s Adventures In Space)
Okay, that’s it! That’s all the Big Audio (Dynamite) [II] that I have! I feel as if I’ve said all I can about BAD for now, except that “Looking For a Song” is one of the most underrated tracks from an underrated album that you’ll ever hear. Download it and love it.

 

Biggest Audio Dynamite

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Big Audio Dynamite is not my favorite band, but they are my favorite band that I never thought I would get a chance to see live.

When BAD first broke onto the scene I was about five years old, so I didn’t catch them the first time around.  In fact,  I didn’t discover BAD until I got into buying records and 12″ singles a few years ago. I know it’s an odd ass-backwards way of doing things, but at three bucks, a used 12″ is a great low-risk entry point for discovering artists you may not know a lot about.

I bought a few singles from the group over the course of a couple of months, but the one that really caught my attention was the 12″ single to “C’mon Every Beatbox.” Something about the track resonated with me, and I became obsessed with it and all the remixes of it that I could get my hands on. From there I bought every other BAD 12″ single I could find, as well as the CD singles and the albums proper. What amazed me most about the group was how ahead of the time they sounded! You could plop any track off their first three or four albums into a Gorillaz record and no one would be the wiser. Their sound is indefinable and timeless, something you can say about very few bands from the 80s.

It bummed me out that a band I had fallen in love with had broken up, with little hope of a reunion. So when that unlikely reunion was announced, I nearly shit. When I found out they were playing America, I almost had to change my shorts.

I knew I had to see them no matter what the cost (and trust me, the cost was pretty substantial, and I’m not talking about money…it’s a long story). But all the trials and tribulations I went through in order to see them paid off, when they blew my fucking mind with an amazing performance.

They played everything I wanted to hear (save for V. Thirteen, but I’ll survive) with gusto, energy and enthusiasm. Even the people in the crowd who weren’t there for BAD (The Shins were playing next) seemed to enjoy the set. Mick Jones and the crew may all be old dudes, but they all obviously still care about getting their fans off with a polished and well-rehearsed performance. Not only that, they seemed to be having fun too, which makes it all the better for the fans watching.  I may be a little biased, but their performance was without a doubt the best performance of the entire festival, and one of the best festival performances I have ever seen.

It was totally an experience I am never going to forget (I even caught a drumstick!). I thank BAD tremendously for playing in America and apparently still caring about their fans and their own music even after all these years. Come back to America guys, I’ll travel across the country for you anytime.

In the meantime, here’s a fuckload of out-of-print BAD remixes and b-sides.

Big Audio Dynamite
C’Mon Every Beatbox (Extended Version)
Beatbox’s At Dawn
Hollywood Boulevard (Club Mix)
Hollywood Boulevard (Dub Mix)
Sightsee M.C. (Radio Cut)
Sightsee M.C. (Remix)
Sightsee – West London
Another One Rides The Bus
V Thirteen (Extended Remix)
Just Play Music (Extended Mix)
Just Play Music (Remix)
B.A.D. Overture
Other 99 (Extended Remix)
Contact (12″ Remix)
Contact (7″ Remix)
Contact (Club Mix)
Who-Beats
In Full Effect
James Brown (Remix)
James Brown (Remix Edit)
If I Were John Carpenter
Free (Club Mix)
Free (Film Version)
The Bottom Line (Film & Club Version)
What’s missing from this list? Well, not much. The only tracks I did not include were This Is Big Audio Dynamite-era stuff that you can find on the recent re-issue of that album, which you should totally buy. And I know there aren’t any BAD II or Big Audio tracks here, but just wait, I’ll get to them.

A lot of these are reposts, but I re-recorded all of them except the stuff from the “Contact” single (I couldn’t find it!) with better audio equipment, so I suggest downloading them all even if you have before.

Enjoy! Like I said, more BAD later this week. You can also look forward to some more views from me on Outside Lands 2011, as well as some reviews of San Francisco record stores.

Guess what? I bought a lot of fucking records.

Rush For A Change of Atmosphere

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Hey, I’m back.

So, I totally planned on updating this blog a whole bunch last week. Even picked out the songs and everything. But then I went to Disneyworld and, well, it’s really hard to write witty (or even witless) commentary on 80s/90s pop music after walking across the Magic Kingdom for eight hours or traversing the semi-educational wackiness of Epcot for a day and half.

Anyways, it was a crazy week full of ridiculous family bickering, magical princess, Space Mountain and Captain EO, but I’m glad to be back in Pittsburgh, hunched over my computer in my dark office and listening to obscure 90s music.

Speaking of which…

Aztec Camera (with Mick Jones)
Good Morning Britain (recorded live at Glasgow Barrowlands)
Good Morning Britain (Mendelsohn single mix)
Good Morning Britain (Morning Acid Mix)
Good Morning Britain (Hypno-Mix)
Good Morning Britain (Hypnomental)
Good Morning Britain (Hypno-Edit)
Consolation Prize (performed live by Roddy Frame and Edwyn Collins)
I posted  two remixes of “Good Morning Britain almost a year ago to this very day. Eerie. At the time I called the track “moderately awesome.” Well,I think I’m going to upgrade that rating to “all-the-way awesome.” Since I picked up the CD version of the single that included three additional version of this excellent track, I have completely fallen in love with it. I’m not going to lie though, I love this track solely because Mick Jones sings on it. That dude could sing me the phone book and I’d go gaga.

Anyways, a few notes about these remixes. The “Mendelsohn Single Mix” was remixed by Julian Mendelsohn who, according to Wikipedia, is best known for working with the Pet Shop Boys. The various “hypo” mixes were by a group called Laylow Posse, and I know nothing about them aside from what their Discogs entry mentions. The “Hypno-mix” and “Hypno-edit” were on the 12″ single, but oddly on that release they were called the “Kitsch ‘n’ Synch Mix” and the “Vocal Mix.”

The “Morning Acid Mix” was done by one Norman Cook, AKA the bass player from The Housemartins AKA Fatboy Slim, and it totally sounds like it. When Cook is at his best he can take a catchy as hell track and make it even catchier (see his remix of “Brimful of Asha“) and this is no exception. How this remix never ended up on a Fatboy Slim compilation is beyond me.

Mick Jones is nowhere to be found on “Consolation Prize” and for those who are wondering, Edwyn Collins was the lead singer/guitar player for Orange Juice, a post-punk group that shared members with Aztec Camera. It’s still a good track, well as good as a Mick Jones-less track can be.

Big Audio (Dynamite)
Mirror Man
Medicine Show (Live)
Rush (Live)
Yay! More Mick Jones! Not-so-little-known-fact: Mick Jones is the motherfucking man.

Big Audio Dynamite, in their original form even, recently reunited and are even playing a few shows in the states. And guess what? I’m totally going to one! Shockingly though, it’s not Lollapalooza. I’ve been to every Lollapalooza since it became a destination festival, so the fact that I’m going to miss this years is kind of upsetting. It’s a long story, and it involves bloodshed, so I’m not going to get into it.

All is not lost though! Instead I will be going to the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco! It doesn’t seem to be as good a festival as Lollapalooza (no Foo, added Phish) but hell, it has BAD, throw as many jam bands you want at me, I don’t care. I’m there.

In preparation for this epic occasion, expect many BAD, BADII and Big Audio tracks to be posted here in the coming months. Kicking things off are these three rarities taken from the 2 CD single for “Looking For A Song.” A weird collection for sure, the first CD is actually a greatest hits of radio mixes, while the second is a maxi-single featuring these three tracks and some additional remixes I’ll be posting later.

“Mirror Man” was co-written/performed by Lionel Bart, who wrote Oliver! If someone wants to explain to me how the hell that happened I’d appreciate it. The two live cuts, which were exclusive to this CD single, were taken from the Mick Ronson tribute show in 1994

Big Audio Blog Post III

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Hey remember when this blog was updated more than once every week or so? Man, those were the days. That Lost Turntable guy sure is an asshole.

Big Audio Dynamite
B.A.D. Overture
This is a mega-medly of various B.A.D. beats, samples and riffs. It’s silly for sure, but a great example of both the highs and lows of 80s remixes all in one five minute track!

This track goes by a few different names. It’s also called the “Lovesensi Overture” according to All Music, but the name “B.A.D. Overture” is what’s on the back of the sleeve. Of course, that sleeve isn’t infaliable, it lists the b-side as “2,000 Shoes (Top Buzz)” while it’s actually just the Overture again.

The name “Lovesensi” is actually the name of the release this comes on, which is weird. It’s a spoof on Prince’s “Love Sexy.” A fact made all the more evident by the utterly disturbing album cover.

Pearl Jam
Turning Mist
Hawaii 78 (Live)
The Pearl Jam fan club “Christmas” singles keep coming out later and later. They used to actually come out on Christmas from what I’m told, but they slowly turned into unofficial Easter gifts. This year they came close to the first day of summer. They keep it up they’ll delay themselves back on schedule. I think they figured this one would be coming out in the summer though, since it’s all about surfing and Hawaii, although the Hawaii tune really isn’t a happy jam. You can read more about that amazing tune here.

Kirsty MacColl
Walking Down Madison (Club Mix)
Walking Down Madison (Urban Mix)
Walking Down Madison (6 a.m. Ambient Mix)
This is a good song with a great message and lyrics but the first two remixes take a song that was already late 80s/early 90s overproduced and jacks it up even more. The last remix is the best version of the song. It strips away all the bullshit and leaves you with nothing but a beat and the stark lyrics. Beautiful.

Cross-dressing, cross-samples and, um, GusGus.

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Meh! Meh I say!

Dead Or Alive
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Extended Mix)
Brand New Lover (Bubble Mix)

Did you know Jessica Simpson tried to cover You Spin Me Round? She failed because she’s a no-talent piece of trash who should fall off the face of the Earth. Seriously. How many great songs does that vapid talentless nimrod need to butcher? She fucked up that song, Robbie Williams epic power ballad “Angels,” “Take My Breath Away” and “These Boots Are Made For Walking.” She even over-sampled John Mellencamp’s “Jack and Diane” for her first album. It’s not bad enough that she has to release “original” pieces of shit that the average retarded teenybopper wouldn’t be caught dead listening to, but she has to go a ruin good songs? I think it’s funny that she’s credited as a songwriter on most of her releases, like that no-talent piece of trash can put two notes together, the idiot can barely put two fucking words together. I hate that people are so critical of her weight, when her personality, stupidity and lack of talent are all much better reasons to tear her to shreds.

How was that for a random rant? These tracks are from a 12” single.

Big Audio Dynamite II
Rush (12” Mix)
No rant here. “Rush” kicks ass. Not only that, but I can use this space to promote the new album by Carbon/Silicon, which is Mick Jones’ latest band (also featuring Tony James from Sigue Sigue Sputnik.) Carbon Bubble is currently free to download at Carbon/Silicon’s website. Go get it. It’s excellent. And if even if you don’t like it, who the fuck cares? It’s free!

GusGus
Polyesterday (Shot In The Leg Remix)
Hands down one of the best song titles of all time. Good track too. I know little about GusGus so I’ll just shut up now. This is from a white label single I got last week.

Fuck Chilling Effects

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Before I rant, thank you to the many people who offered me copies of Peter Gabriel’s German records, I have them now so your work here is done…until I beg for something else.

Now, to the hate.

A few months ago I got my first DMCA notice for copyright violation. (you can read my initial response to that here). At first it wasn’t that big a deal to me, after all I know a blog like mine kind of skirts the edge of the law, and a copyright owner has every right to complain to me about the hosting of their music, they do own it after all.

But it’s not that simple. When I said that “I” got a DMCA notice that’s a bit inaccurate. Actually Blogger got the notice. They then removed the blog post in its entirety and let me know about it with the following message, dated March 17th, 2009:

Blogger has been notified, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), that certain content in your blog infringes upon the copyrights of others. The URL(s) of the allegedly infringing post(s) may be found at the end of this message.

The notice that we received from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the record companies it represents, with any personally identifying information removed, will be posted online by a service called Chilling Effects at http://www.chillingeffects.org

. We do this in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Please note that it may take Chilling Effects up to several weeks to post the notice online at the link provided.

The IFPI is a trade association that represents over 1,400 major and independent record companies in the US and internationally who create, manufacture and distribute sound recordings (the “IFPI Represented Companies”).

The DMCA is a United States copyright law that provides guidelines for online service provider liability in case of copyright infringement. We are in the process of removing from our servers the links that allegedly infringe upon the copyrights of others. If we did not do so, we would be subject to a claim of copyright infringement, regardless of its merits. See http://www.educause.edu/Browse/645?PARENT_ID=254 for more information about the DMCA, and see http://www.google.com/dmca.html for the process that Blogger requires in order to make a DMCA complaint.

Blogger can reinstate these posts upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and 3) of the DMCA. For more information about the requirements of a counter notification and a link to a sample counter notification, see http://www.google.com/dmca.html#counter.

Please note that repeated violations to our Terms of Service may result in further remedial action taken against your Blogger account. If you have legal questions about this notification, you should retain your own legal counsel. If you have any other questions about this notification, please let us know.

Sincerely,

The Blogger Team

Affected URLs:

http://lostturntable.blogspot.com/2009/03/they-call-it-winwood-weird-soundtrack.html

Okay a few passages to note there.

1. They have the DMCA notice, they recieved it. However, they won’t give it to me. Instead they handed it off to a site called Chilling Effects, which is an independent site dedicated to provided help regarding DMCA notices and copyright law. Why they are more justified to recieve a legal notice regarding ME than I am I fail to see.

2. Blogger does not challenge any DMCA notice, so the notice could be entirely without merit but they’ll remove it anyway.

3. At not point do they mention WHAT I put up that violated the DMCA. The post in question had several songs from several different artists, who did I piss off? Why? I have no idea.

As I said before, this was originally sent to me on March 17, at which point I was told that Chilling Effects would post the notice on their site in “several weeks.” Well, fuck all that never happened. It’s been three full months now and I have yet to see my DMCA notice on their shitty joke of a goddamn site. I emailed the people at blogger and Chilling Effects four times to find out why and I didn’t even get a response.

Chilling Effects claims to be a resource to help people fight copyright abuse. That’s fucking bullshit. They’re a fucking joke. The site was founded by lawyers and legal experts (so they claim) so they should know that an important aspect in any legal matter is timeliness, and waiting more than three months to post a legal file ISN’T FUCKING TIMELY.

It’s bullshit. A complete crock. A joke of a site run by a piss stain of a group that doesn’t know what the fuck it’s doing. And the fact that they somehow have more of a right to a legal document related to MY blog is bullshit.

Now I understand that techincally this isn’t MY blog. It’s on Blogger’s servers and they are legally responsible. However, since I am in control of the content that is put on their servers, you think they’d want me to know what I did wrong so I might not do it again. Why does Chilling Effects get this information and not me? That’s fucked up. Who the fuck made Chlling Effects the guardians of all DMCA notices and legal resources?

The thing that pisses me off the most about all this bullshit is that no one, not a single person from Google, Blogger or Chilling Effects ever bothered to respond to the multiple emails I sent asking for more information. I emailed every support, question, news and help email address at Chilling Effects and I got nothing. I even emailed Wendy Seltzer, the woman “in charge” of the organization, and I got nothing.

How do I even know I got a DMCA notice if I’m not even allowed to fucking read it!

Fuck Chilling Effects.

Big Audio Dynamite
Free (Club Mix)
Free (Film Version)
The Bottom Line (Film & Club Version)
Punk ass bitches….anyways, “Free” is another great track by B.A.D. and the last one to feature the group’s original line-up. This song originally appeared on the soundtrack to the film “Flashback” and many of the odd movie samples in the song are from that movie. The Club Mix has one of those annoying false fade-out endings, that’s not my fault. “The Bottom Line” originally appeared on This Is Big Audio Dnyamite, but not in this extended form. These are all from a 12” single.

Iggy Pop
Motor Inn (Felix Da Housecat’s High Octane Mix)
Okay, this song is…um…something. I think I like it, I kind of go back and forth on it. Iggy Pop’s rambling about his “brown girl’s” titties is just embarrassing and the occasional yelping by Peaches is a bit unneccesary, but then again so is this entire electro remix which I got from a 12” single.

Eurythmics
Love Is a Stranger (Obsession Mix)

Another quick disclaimer; this is an odd mix that puts Lennox’s vocals in the back, instead focusing on the beat and electronic effects. This is not a fault of mine, if you wanna hear Annie’s beautiful voice more then buy Sweet Dreams, which is where the original version of this song is from. This remix is from a 12” single.

Howard Jones
Things Can Only Get Better (Extended Version)
I mentioned that I wanted this remix a while ago and two people offered it to me. I never took them up on the offer and bought the 12” single myself. I’m like that.

Kirk Doesn’t Believe In Situation No Win

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Sorry for the unannounced week off. Shit happens.

On an entirely unrelated note, I saw Star Trek last week and must say that IT WAS THE BEST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE. Totally. Like, it’s total fucking godhead good. It’s mind-blowing, pants-creaming extraordinary awesomeness that will make you forget about the war, the shitty economy, The Black-Eyed Peas and everything else that’s wrong with our world today. I’m planning at least two more trips to the theater to see it, and if you haven’t seen it yet then you’re fucking up. It’s awesome. Go now.

Actually, read my blog first, then go.

The Clash
Return To Brixton
Return To Brixton [Extended Mix]
Return To Brixton [SW2 Dub]
Now here’s something I never knew existed, dance remixes of Clash songs. “Return To Brixton” is, not surprisingly, a remix of “The Guns of Brixton,” which originally appeared on The Clash’s seminal 1979 album London Calling. These remixes popped up some 11 years later on a maxi-single that also included the original version. I have no idea what the reason was behind the creation or release of these mixes, as they don’t seem to be promoting anything – they don’t appear on any proper Clash album or compilation and they weren’t the beginning of some grand Clash remix campaign. On the back of the CD it mentions that the original version of the song is available on The Story Of The Clash Volume 1, but that came out in 1988 and this single came out in 1990. Regardless of the origins, the remixes aren’t bad, if entirely unnecessary.

Big Audio Dynamite II
Rush Dance
City Lights
Rush [Live]
The Globe (12″ Mix)
The Globe (Dub Version)
The Globe (By The Orb)
The Globe (Instrumental)
My B.A.D./B.A.D./Big Audio obsession is well documented, so you can imagine my joy when I found not one, but two maxi-singles (sealed!) for sale for three bucks a pop. “Rush” is probably one of my favorite songs in the history of the universe, and both the dance and live versions don’t disappoint. In fact, the live version ranks up there with the live version of “Fucking in Rhythm and Sorrow” as one of my all-time favorite live B-sides. “The Globe” is less awesome by comparison, but one of the remixes is by The Orb, and that’s pretty damned awesome.

More maxi-single goodness later this week.

I Just Dug It (Reposts Day 3)

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Three posts in three days, that has to be some kind of record for me. I hope everyone is enjoying the reposts, if anyone else has requests you have until THIS FRIDAY to ask, then the requst lines are closed. If you already made a request please don’t make another. There’s no way for me to know if you have or not if you post anonymously…or is there?

Actually, no, there isn’t; so please be honest.

The Clash

Do It Now
Sex Mad Roar
Cut The Crap is supposed to suck right? It was the final album by The Clash, and they made it after Joe Strummer sacked Mick Jones. Well, it may suck, but these two b-sides to the single “This Is England” are pretty damn good. “This Is England” is a great song in its own right by the way, and is the only song from the album to grace various greatest hits compilations. Both of these tracks are requested reposts.

Big Audio Dynamite
James Brown (Remix)
Sightsee M.C.! (Radio Cut)
Sightsee M.C.! (East London)
Another One Rides The Bus
See how I transition from The Clash to Big Audio Dynamite, Mick Jones’ third band after The Clash (and London SS)? Goddamn I’m a smooth mother. The remix of “James Brown” is a repost, but the rest of these are all new. “Sightsee M.C.” has a sound effect in it that is incredibly familar, if anyone can name that sample I’d appreciate it. “Another One Rides The Bus” is not a cover of the Weird Al spoof of “Another One Bites The Dust” (that would be weird) but a dub mix of “Sightsee M.C.!” All three are from the 12” single to the song.

Pop Will Eat Itself
Can U Dig It? (Justin Strauss 12” Vocal Mix)
Can U Dig It? (Justin Strauss 12” House Mix)
There Is No Love Between Us Anymore (Specially Extended 12” Mix)
Picnic In The Sky
“…On The Razor’s Edge…”
Kiss That Girl
Smoothness revoked, I have no way to connect B.A.D. to PWEI, aside from both groups’ tendancies to pillage TV, radio and anything else they could get their hands on for wacky audio samples. “Can You Dig It” is a repost, and is also an awesome song. Unfortunately I recorded it a bit (okay a lot) too loud the first time around, so prep your speakers accordingly. I was going to re-record it but I can’t find that 12” right now. Interesting side note: “Can You Dig It?” is the only song ever to namecheck Watchmen writer Alan Moore…as far as I know. The rest of the tracks are new, and taken from the 12” single to “There Is No Love Between Us.” Some of them are also avaiable on the reissued editions of various PWEI albums.