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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Eleven for Autumn September 22, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Culture, This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....

We start with perhaps the greatest Irish single ever… Discuss.

The Blades – Ghost of a Chance

Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dream

Some psychedelia from Australia. Perth to be exact. There you go.

mind.in.a.box – Control

An acquired taste, particularly the vocals but it works for me.

Bonobo – We Could Forever

Downtempo, trip-hop, chillout, whatever, a lot to like here.

Hal Hartley – Trust

A nice simple composition from the film director Hal Hartley and this from what I think is his best film.

Regular Fries – Africa Take Me Back

Take me back? Had they ever been? But a great track from a seriously underrated group.

Epic 45 – The Future is Blinding

Post-rock and something (well, quite a lot actually) of Disco Inferno about them.

Turbonegro – You Give Me Worms

New singer, new album, you either love this, or you hate it.

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – This is What She’s Like

Weirdly genius-like from a great and overtly political album.

Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone

There was a time, circa Autumn 1984 when almost every student bedsit in Dublin was infested by at least one copy on tape or vinyl of Violent Femmes, released a year earlier. Which stopped me listening to them for years. My loss. But in anticipation of the return of the xylophone to the heart of popular(ish) music, here’s a track from that album.

New Order – Here to Stay

A bit like Hawkwind, there’s never not an excuse (for me) to listen to New Order. This is an oddity that was linked to the film 24 Hour Party People (which on a slight tangent I tend to think is vastly superior to Control), and never released on album (bar a singles collection) and it’s a fine song.


1. Dr.Nightdub - September 22, 2012

“…the greatest Irish single ever…”

What’s to discuss? Unquestionably so.


WorldbyStorm - September 22, 2012

Well I’m not disagreeing 🙂


LeftAtTheCross - September 22, 2012

It’s a great song for sure, but IMHO the best Irish single ever was The Threat’s double A-side “Lullaby in C” & “High cost of living”.

And naff though it is to admit such a thing now, at the time I thought “Rat Trap” by the Boomtown Rats was pretty good. All downhill for them after that of course.


eamonncork - September 22, 2012

Well I wouldn’t ever disagree about the magnificence of The Blades. And maybe these two aren’t the greatest Irish singles ever but they might be two of the greatest largely forgotten ones.


And this is my vote for the best of them all.


eamonncork - September 22, 2012

Or maybe it’s this.


eamonncork - September 22, 2012

Serious contender from a different angle. It actually was a single in 1973.


WorldbyStorm - September 22, 2012

Or Procession by the Atrix. Though Microdisney would come pretty damn close. A tie?


2. Blissett - September 22, 2012

Dexy’s are a hugely underrated band. Brilliant song. Highly recommend the projected passion revue, probably the best collection of their material.


WorldbyStorm - September 22, 2012



EamonnCork - September 22, 2012

Really enjoying the Eleven by the way


WorldbyStorm - September 22, 2012

Mind.in.a.box and Turbonegro included? I’m entirely sincere in my love of those groups, but as I was saying above they’re an acquired taste.


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