Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Exchange mix CDs with each other.
User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 18034
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Ohio

Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby pcqgod » 10 Jun 2020, 03:03

Track one is a song from the first Darling Buds album, a favorite of mine.
Track two is a moody bluegrass flavored track, with a chorus of “feels like someone’s walking on my grave.”
Track three is a nice slow pop song built on lush synthesizer drones.
Track four is a cool surf instrumental with a bit of spy soundtrack flavor thrown in.
Track five is a mid-tempo soul ballad with a distinct Motown flavor.
Track six is a tuff modern garage rocker that sounds like The Muffs.
Track seven is a sunny pop song sung by a woman making nice use different keyboard sounds. Great song!
Track eight is a tuff 60’s (or 60’s style) garage nugget. Not sure who the artist is.
Track nine is a live gothy kind of thing with indistinguishable lyrics. Cocteau Twins?
Track ten is an extremely groovy horn-driven instrumental that sounds like the theme song to a cool 70’s cop tv show.
Track eleven is a pretty folksy number sung by a woman.
Track twelve is a rocker sung in a language I can’t identify.
Track 13 is a mid-tempo rocker with some nice slide guitar. Has an early/mid-70’s good-time AM hits kind of vibe.
Track 14 is a nice soul/doo-wop kind of number.
Track 15 is a funky instrumental that sounds like The Meters to me. Love the bass and organ on this especially.
Track 16 is a great oldie I remember first hearing soon after I joined BCB: “One Fine Morning,” though for the life of me I can’t recall the artist.

A very enjoyable selection, with only a few that were familiar to me. Thanks!
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
Nick Danger
Posts: 722
Joined: 16 Aug 2011, 20:54

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Nick Danger » 11 Jun 2020, 13:34

pcqgod wrote:Track one is a song from the first Darling Buds album, a favorite of mine.

Yep

Track two is a moody bluegrass flavored track, with a chorus of “feels like someone’s walking on my grave.”

Walking On My Grave - The Cartwrights, a California country band (1995)

Track three is a nice slow pop song built on lush synthesizer drones.

Red Planet - Alvvays (2014)

Track four is a cool surf instrumental with a bit of spy soundtrack flavor thrown in.

1960s Peruvian instrumental band The Bellrings

Track five is a mid-tempo soul ballad with a distinct Motown flavor.

The Temptations with a 1965 single Since I Lost My Baby

Track six is a tuff modern garage rocker that sounds like The Muffs.

Good ear, that's them.

Track seven is a sunny pop song sung by a woman making nice use different keyboard sounds. Great song!

Come Back Margaret by Camera Obscura from an album I like Let's Get Out Of This Country.

Track eight is a tuff 60’s (or 60’s style) garage nugget. Not sure who the artist is.

You Treated Me Bad - The JuJus, from Vol 1 of the Pebbles series.

Track nine is a live gothy kind of thing with indistinguishable lyrics. Cocteau Twins?

You're right, it's the Cocteau Twins from a live 1995 Paris show.

Track ten is an extremely groovy horn-driven instrumental that sounds like the theme song to a cool 70’s cop tv show.

Instrumental group The Black Exotics from 2007.

Track eleven is a pretty folksy number sung by a woman.

Another one of the Rose Melberg (Tiger Trap, Brave Irene, Knife Pleats) fronted groups The Softies.

Track twelve is a rocker sung in a language I can’t identify.

Here I follow Canadian twee with Norwegian hard rock. The group is 90s band Glueficer.

Track 13 is a mid-tempo rocker with some nice slide guitar. Has an early/mid-70’s good-time AM hits kind of vibe.

A later single (1974) by The Guess Who called Star Baby.

Track 14 is a nice soul/doo-wop kind of number.

Doo Wop group the Drew-Vells from 1963.

Track 15 is a funky instrumental that sounds like The Meters to me. Love the bass and organ on this especially.

Thunder Chicken - The Mighty Imperials, a four piece instrumental band with nobody above the age of 16.

Track 16 is a great oldie I remember first hearing soon after I joined BCB: “One Fine Morning,” though for the life of me I can’t recall the artist.

The is one hit wonder Lighthouse with their one hit (1971).

A very enjoyable selection, with only a few that were familiar to me. Thanks!


Glad you liked it. It was a lot of fun to make.

Tracklist -

1. Shame On You - Darling Buds
2. Walking On My Grave - The Cartwrights
3. Red Planet - Alvvays
4. Setima Petrulla - The Bellrings
5. Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
6. Goodnight Now - The Muffs
7. Come Back Margaret - Camera Obscura
8. You Treated Me Bad - The JuJus
9. Seekers Who Are Lovers - The Cocteau Twins
10. Theme of Blackbyrds - The Black Exotics
11. Just A Day - The Softies
12. Snyltegjestem - Gluecifer
13. Star Baby - The Guess Who
14. Tell Him - The Drew-Vells
15. Thunder Chicken - The Mighty Imperials
16. One Fine Morning - Lighthouse

User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 18034
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Ohio

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby pcqgod » 13 Jun 2020, 03:44

Nick Danger wrote:
1. Shame On You - Darling Buds
2. Walking On My Grave - The Cartwrights
3. Red Planet - Alvvays
4. Setima Petrulla - The Bellrings
5. Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
6. Goodnight Now - The Muffs
7. Come Back Margaret - Camera Obscura
8. You Treated Me Bad - The JuJus
9. Seekers Who Are Lovers - The Cocteau Twins
10. Theme of Blackbyrds - The Black Exotics
11. Just A Day - The Softies
12. Snyltegjestem - Gluecifer
13. Star Baby - The Guess Who
14. Tell Him - The Drew-Vells
15. Thunder Chicken - The Mighty Imperials
16. One Fine Morning - Lighthouse


Alvvays sounds like something I should investigate further.
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
Nick Danger
Posts: 722
Joined: 16 Aug 2011, 20:54

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Nick Danger » 22 Jun 2020, 14:36

A new batch of entertaining tunes has come my way.

1. A catchy and atmospheric offering from what sounds like a four piece band. I like the moody echoy vocals and there's some nice bass and guitar.
2. Jangly guitar, sounds like a familiar voice. I like the tasteful horn and the guitar solo.
3. Modern girl group sound, fuzz guitar, I like this.
4. Great bass intro, British? I'm not crazy about the singer but the song's not bad.
5. This track wouldn't play at all.
6. Nice indie song, kinda generic. I did like it more each time I heard it.
7. Dense, staccato indie/altie song. British? Odd carnivaly bridge, interesting song.
8. I think I've heard this before but I'm coming up with who it is. 80s or 90s I'm guessing. Interesting.
9. Driving upfront drums, alternative sensibility. I like some of the effects. The vocals are a little buried.
10. Jazzy, moody, tinkley piano. The bass is standout. Smoke filled dive bar stuff.
11. Well played instrumentation, vocals are a little too buried. Not a lot going on but I like it.
12. Love the interplay of the piano and bass, drums. I like this a lot, a highlight. Insistent and rich.
13. Wall of sound synthesization. I can't make out the vocals but that doesn't matter, I like it.
14. A song relating a dream about riding a tsunami. Death and destruction, spoken word parts, good singing and playing. Epic and tragic.
15. Jangly guitar, British invasion feel. Another highlight, good finish.

Thanks mixer. I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the reveal.

User avatar
Mike Boom
Posts: 3207
Joined: 02 Sep 2005, 03:49

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Mike Boom » 26 Jun 2020, 22:46

Nick Danger wrote:A new batch of entertaining tunes has come my way.

1. A catchy and atmospheric offering from what sounds like a four piece band. I like the moody echoy vocals and there's some nice bass and guitar.

This is the Chills and the single Pink Frost from 1982, haunting and majestic and well, chilling ... "She won't move and I'm holding her hand"

2. Jangly guitar, sounds like a familiar voice. I like the tasteful horn and the guitar solo.

Sneaky Feelings and the classic Husband House

3. Modern girl group sound, fuzz guitar, I like this.

The 3Ds with bass player Denise taking lead vocals, was lucky enough to tour NZ with this great band. Kiwi guitar god David Mitchell on guitar.

4. Great bass intro, British? I'm not crazy about the singer but the song's not bad.

Flying Nuns the Bats and Claudine

5. This track wouldn't play at all.

Well that sucks, it was supposed be Stereo Bus and the epic shoe gaze of Don't Open Up Your Eyes

6. Nice indie song, kinda generic. I did like it more each time I heard it.

The Chills again and the title track from the Soft Bomb album from 92

7. Dense, staccato indie/altie song. British? Odd carnivaly bridge, interesting song.

The Verlaines and the wonderful Death and the Maiden

8. I think I've heard this before but I'm coming up with who it is. 80s or 90s I'm guessing. Interesting.

Not Given Lightly by Flying Nuns patron saint of the 4 track the semi famous Chris Knox

9. Driving upfront drums, alternative sensibility. I like some of the effects. The vocals are a little buried.

The Clean, one of the bands responsible for the whole Dunedin sound and Billy Two - Flying Nun - buried vocals a speciality.

10. Jazzy, moody, tinkley piano. The bass is standout. Smoke filled dive bar stuff.

The Chills yet again, what can I say, along with the Clean probably the greatest Kiwi band of all time, from the Soft Bomb album The Entertainer.

11. Well played instrumentation, vocals are a little too buried. Not a lot going on but I like it.

X from NY Resident kiwis Bailter Space - the melodies are there just under a million layers of distorted Rickenbacker

12. Love the interplay of the piano and bass, drums. I like this a lot, a highlight. Insistent and rich.

The Clean classic Point That Thing Somewhere Else recorded Live (Slush Fund Version)

13. Wall of sound synthesization. I can't make out the vocals but that doesn't matter, I like it.

Bleeding Star from the JPS Experience

14. A song relating a dream about riding a tsunami. Death and destruction, spoken word parts, good singing and playing. Epic and tragic.

Voom - personal favorites and the song Sad Surfing Scenario from their wonderful Now I Am Me , last saw them playing to maybe 50 people at some god forsaken Irish Bar off K Road in Auckland, a sad fate for criminally ignored Buzz and his fantastic band. Such is the doom of kiwi musicians.

15. Jangly guitar, British invasion feel. Another highlight, good finish.

StraightJacket Fits and their version of Laughing Leonard Cohens So Long Marianne from the Hail album.

Thanks mixer. I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the reveal.



So this was a somewhat indulgent mix of New Zealand indie/alt/cult/whatever classics, mostly from the famous/infamous Flying Nun label but not all.

Pink Frost The Chills
Husband House Sneaky Feelings Send You
Beautiful Things 3D's Old Enough to Know Better
Claudine The Bats The Bats: Volume 1
Don't Open Your Eyes The Stereo Bus The Stereo Bus
Soft Bomb The Chills Soft Bomb
Death & The Maiden The Verlaines You're Just Too Obscure for Me
Not Given Lightly Chris Knox Seizure
Billy Two The Clean Anthology
The Entertainer The Chills Soft Bomb
X Bailter Space B.E.I.P.
Point That Thing Somewhere Else (Slush Fund Version) The Clean Getaway (Deluxe 2016 Remaster)
Bleeding Star Jps Experience Bleeding Star
Sad Surf Senario Voom Now I Am Me
So Long Marianne Straitjacket Fits Hail

Glad you enjoyed it Nick, it was a real blast putting all these together on one disc.

User avatar
Mike Boom
Posts: 3207
Joined: 02 Sep 2005, 03:49

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Mike Boom » 27 Jun 2020, 18:14

This was a really enjoyable listen, an interesting CD of a cover versions from Revolver.
Hard to beat the original of course, but there are some great attempts , most successful, a couple not so much but all interesting to hear.

1 A not good version of Taxman - at first I thought it was “Start” by the Jam.

2. Eleanor Rigby well this is much better, damn good actually, the riff works well on electric guitar

3. Im Only Sleeping - Great song, not a great version of it

4. Fucking great version of “Love You To”
Love this and am interested to see who this is.

5. Here There and Everywhere
This is ok, this got better the more I listened to it, it sounds a lot like Nico, not sure if it actually is

6.Yellow Submarine
Raucous live version, weird kind of Irish folk version with operatic singing - doesn’t really work for me

7. She Said She Said
Ok , version, not bad but not great either

8. Good Day Sunshine
Pretty good, true to the original version

9. And Your Bird Can Sing
Sounds like Paul Weller , another pretty faithful version

10. For No One
Lovely countryish version of this sounds kinda like Emmylou or Dolly Parton.
Great Version, beautiful vocal.

11. Doctor Robert
Nice version with very groovy jazzy flute, and a cool vocal

12. I Want To Tell You
Rocky version of this, the vocalist sounds kind of familiar, but not sure who it is.

13. Got To Get You Into My Life
Not so keen on this, lacks the punch of the horn section

14. Tomorrow Never Knows
Nice kind of electro indian dance version of this, obviously hard to beat the original, but not bad.

So this was a lot of fun to listen to, nice concept, and interested to find out who is singing what.
Thanks to my mixer, great job!

User avatar
pcqgod
Posts: 18034
Joined: 11 Apr 2010, 07:23
Location: Ohio

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby pcqgod » 29 Jun 2020, 22:10

1 A not good version of Taxman - at first I thought it was “Start” by the Jam.

The Music Machine, of "Talk Talk" fame.

2. Eleanor Rigby well this is much better, damn good actually, the riff works well on electric guitar

The Zoot, Rick Springfield's original band.

3. Im Only Sleeping - Great song, not a great version of it

Quorthon, lead singer of black metal band Bathory.

4. Fucking great version of “Love You To”
Love this and am interested to see who this is.

Bongwater, from their 'Double Bummer' album.

5. Here There and Everywhere
This is ok, this got better the more I listened to it, it sounds a lot like Nico, not sure if it actually is


The Swamp Rats, best known for their raucous garage sound.

6.Yellow Submarine
Raucous live version, weird kind of Irish folk version with operatic singing - doesn’t really work for me

The Leningrad Cowboys with the Red Army Choir

7. She Said She Said
Ok , version, not bad but not great either

UK Mod revivalists The Chords

8. Good Day Sunshine
Pretty good, true to the original version

The Eyes, best known for "When the Night Falls.

9. And Your Bird Can Sing
Sounds like Paul Weller , another pretty faithful version

Yes, it is The Jam!

10. For No One
Lovely countryish version of this sounds kinda like Emmylou or Dolly Parton.
Great Version, beautiful vocal.

Emmylou Harris from one of her early albums.

11. Doctor Robert
Nice version with very groovy jazzy flute, and a cool vocal

Beatles cover band The Apple Pies. Hard to find cover versions of this song!

12. I Want To Tell You
Rocky version of this, the vocalist sounds kind of familiar, but not sure who it is.

The Nuge

13. Got To Get You Into My Life
Not so keen on this, lacks the punch of the horn section

A vocal group called Disciple that released one album around 1970.

14. Tomorrow Never Knows
Nice kind of electro indian dance version of this, obviously hard to beat the original, but not bad.

Iconoclastic singer Danielle Dax.

The World Revolves:

Taxman - Music Machine (US)
Eleanor Rigby - The Zoot (Aus)
I'm Only Sleeping - Quorthon (Sweden)
Love You To - Bongwater (US)
Here, There & Everywhere - Swamp Rats (US)
Yellow Submarine - Leningrad Cowboys/Red Army Choir (Finland/Russia)
She Said, She Said - The Chords (UK)
Good Day Sunshine - The Eyes (UK)
And Your Bird Can Sing - The Jam (UK)
For No One - Emmylou Harris (US)
Dr. Robert - Apple Pies (Italy)
I Want to Tell You - Ted Nugent (US)
Got to Get You Into My Life - Disciple (US)
Tomorrow Never Knows - Danielle Dax (UK)


I was temporarily without a cd player, so I improvised by sourcing this from an old cassette mix tape. Some of the sound quality suffered, but I'm glad you enjoyed the concept.
Where would rock 'n' roll be without feedback?

User avatar
Mike Boom
Posts: 3207
Joined: 02 Sep 2005, 03:49

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Mike Boom » 30 Jun 2020, 16:27

pcqgod wrote:1 A not good version of Taxman - at first I thought it was “Start” by the Jam.

The Music Machine, of "Talk Talk" fame.

2. Eleanor Rigby well this is much better, damn good actually, the riff works well on electric guitar

The Zoot, Rick Springfield's original band.

3. Im Only Sleeping - Great song, not a great version of it

Quorthon, lead singer of black metal band Bathory.

4. Fucking great version of “Love You To”
Love this and am interested to see who this is.

Bongwater, from their 'Double Bummer' album.

5. Here There and Everywhere
This is ok, this got better the more I listened to it, it sounds a lot like Nico, not sure if it actually is


The Swamp Rats, best known for their raucous garage sound.

6.Yellow Submarine
Raucous live version, weird kind of Irish folk version with operatic singing - doesn’t really work for me

The Leningrad Cowboys with the Red Army Choir

7. She Said She Said
Ok , version, not bad but not great either

UK Mod revivalists The Chords

8. Good Day Sunshine
Pretty good, true to the original version

The Eyes, best known for "When the Night Falls.

9. And Your Bird Can Sing
Sounds like Paul Weller , another pretty faithful version

Yes, it is The Jam!

10. For No One
Lovely countryish version of this sounds kinda like Emmylou or Dolly Parton.
Great Version, beautiful vocal.

Emmylou Harris from one of her early albums.

11. Doctor Robert
Nice version with very groovy jazzy flute, and a cool vocal

Beatles cover band The Apple Pies. Hard to find cover versions of this song!

12. I Want To Tell You
Rocky version of this, the vocalist sounds kind of familiar, but not sure who it is.

The Nuge

13. Got To Get You Into My Life
Not so keen on this, lacks the punch of the horn section

A vocal group called Disciple that released one album around 1970.

14. Tomorrow Never Knows
Nice kind of electro indian dance version of this, obviously hard to beat the original, but not bad.

Iconoclastic singer Danielle Dax.

The World Revolves:

Taxman - Music Machine (US)
Eleanor Rigby - The Zoot (Aus)
I'm Only Sleeping - Quorthon (Sweden)
Love You To - Bongwater (US)
Here, There & Everywhere - Swamp Rats (US)
Yellow Submarine - Leningrad Cowboys/Red Army Choir (Finland/Russia)
She Said, She Said - The Chords (UK)
Good Day Sunshine - The Eyes (UK)
And Your Bird Can Sing - The Jam (UK)
For No One - Emmylou Harris (US)
Dr. Robert - Apple Pies (Italy)
I Want to Tell You - Ted Nugent (US)
Got to Get You Into My Life - Disciple (US)
Tomorrow Never Knows - Danielle Dax (UK)


I was temporarily without a cd player, so I improvised by sourcing this from an old cassette mix tape. Some of the sound quality suffered, but I'm glad you enjoyed the concept.



Yeah, very enjoyable listen - Bongwater , they have been around a while now, I need to check them out, I remember having heard and liked what I heard of them before. Great concept , I think Im going to steal it at some point ! Cheers pct!

User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12510
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby The Fish » 19 Jul 2020, 11:13

So what have we here then Miss Minxy. Well let’s see shall we.
1) Lots of things like this I hear I dislike, but this has a lovely jangly pop veneer that really lifts it and I ended up quite enjoying it
2) It ain’t junk if it’s got the funk.
3) A good old fashioned thrash. Hard to make too great a musical case but sounds great if you’re in the right mood.
4) Can’t fault the playing but it was a case of (a phrase I’ve used before) OK I’ve heard the intro you can start now, Didn’t hate it, just found it boring.
5) This on the other hand is fabulous. Girl / power pop with a great Chrissie Hynde style swagger. Love it.
6) I know I must sound like a right miserable old git sometimes but there really are loads and load of things I like. I’m easy to please – honest. You just seem to have the knack of pushing my buttons. One of which is the sort of whiny foppish vocals as we have here (Jarvis Cocker is a prime example ). Actually having said that I enjoyed this up to a point, vocal stylings aside.
7) This starts off like some weird mash up of Black Angel’s Death Song and Ghost Riders In The Sky !! The hint of off the wall madness is what won me over.
8) I love discovering new stuff via Mix Club of course, but it’s always a joy when an old classic suddenly appears from the speakers, and you realise how long it is since you’ve played it. S&G – America
9) I should of course be able to tell whether this is Ferry or Sylvain (pretty sure it’s one or the other), but I really hate that vocal style, although I’ve relented a bit on Sylvain where he’s in that Scott Walker/Richard Hawley zone. Just found this a bit of a dirge I’m afraid. (miserable old git strikes again !)

Thanks Anna. I did enjoy this for the most part with only a couple that didn’t strike home and I really really really liked track 5.
We're way past rhubarb

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31349
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Jul 2020, 15:41

Glad you liked it mate! For the most part!
Will reveal at weekend when I’ve got my ITunes open
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

User avatar
Minnie the Minx
funky thigh collector
Posts: 31349
Joined: 29 Dec 2006, 16:00
Location: In the naughty North and in the sexy South

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby Minnie the Minx » 26 Jul 2020, 22:55

Ok Paul! Here we go...

1. " I Can't Help You" by Cate Le Bon. I do splash her about quite a bit, because I ADORE her.
2. "Can I Be Your Squeeze" Chuck Carbo. Looks like you were ahead of me!
3. "Bone Idol' by The Drones
4. "Parking Lot Blues" by ESG
5. "How You Got That Girl" Ex Hex
6. "Troika" Peter Perrett
7. "Theme From Space Force" Ramblin Deano and the Enablers
8. "America" S&G - correct!
9. "Sunset" Roxy Music

Glad you sort of enjoyed!!
You come at the Queen, you best not miss.

Dr Markus wrote:
Someone in your line of work usually as their own man cave aka the shed we're they can potter around fixing stuff or something don't they?


Flower wrote:I just did a google search.

User avatar
The Fish
Beer Battered
Posts: 12510
Joined: 24 Oct 2003, 20:04
Location: Hove Actually

Re: Mix Club May-June 2020 Reviews

Postby The Fish » 27 Jul 2020, 06:54

I almost guessed that was Peter Perrett. I actually own the otehr Es Hex album, so a timely reminder that I need this one too.Thanks.
We're way past rhubarb