Hello folks! After a slight delay due to shoulder trouble, 33rpm is back on the horse. Another set of interesting albums to get your teeth into including quite a controversial choice in some quarters…
D’Angelo – Black Messiah
ABBA – Arrival
Kirsty MacColl – Kite
Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive
See you at the usual place – upstairs in Retro from 7pm on Wednesday February 18th.
Belated thanks to everyone who came in January. I’ve been a little ill, hence the lag in posting up on here. It was another great night of booze and banter.
One thing that fell out of conversation was the sheer length of the Czars album made it hard to wade through. We asked Mick (who nominated the album) if he could whittle down the full 18-track beast to something a little more concise. I’ve made a Spotify playlist of the finished album for anyone who fancied listening. You can find it here:
Ex Hex – Rips
Laura Marling – Alas, I cannot swim
The Czars – Best of..
Rodriguez – Searching for sugar man
Hopefully far enough into January to make hitting the pub seem like a pleasure again, after the beer smear that tends to be December.
We’ve a fresh list of albums and, as lots of you have asked, we’ve moved it to a Thursday too. Still upstairs at Bar Retro though. It’s Thursday January 15th, as ever at Bar Retro just off The Strand. See you there!
December’s long list (as some of you were asking):
Ex Hex – Rips (Maria)
Laura Marling – Alas, I cannot swim (Kate B)
The Czars – Best of (Mick)
Rodriguez – Searching for sugar man (Kate R)
Arthur Russell – Calling out of context (Louis)
Babyhead – Heavy weather (Andy)
Nils Frahm – Screws (Laura)
Blakroc – Blackroc (Tom)
The miseducation of Lauren Hill (Eric)
ESG – Come away with ESG (Sinead)
Copeland – Because I’m worth it (Jeanette)
Cunningly, I completely forgot to update this in time to be helpful but, for completeness, here’s the shortlist:
A Christmas Gift for you from Phil Spector
Ezra Furman – Day of the Dog
K.M.D. – Mr Hood
The Raincoats – Odyshape
Weds, 11th December 2014 at Bar Retro
Here’s the details for the next 33rpm. Picking four was a nigh-on impossible task, based on the strength of the long list:
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Spiritualized – Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
Caribou – Our love
LIGHTS OUT ASIA – Hy-Brasil
As usual, we’ll be upstairs at Retro Bar, just off The Strand from 7pm on Wednesday November the 5th.
You can see who you’ll be rubbing shoulders with on the Facebook and Meetup pages.
The four albums are on the Spotify page too. See you then!
October’s 33rpm was a bobby dazzler. I could put some waffle up here about how much fun it was, but I’ll let the long list of albums do the legwork. Picking four was torture…
Laura Marling: Alas, I cannot swim
Sia: We are born
Lights Out Asia: Hy-Brasil
Dee-Lite: World Clique
The Duke Spirit: Cuts across the land
The Vaccines: What did you expect from The Vaccines?
Spiritualized: Ladies and gentleman we are floating in space
Midlake: The trials of Van Occupanther
Caribou: Our love