Well that was the last Blog Rocking Beats, only for now I hope and rather a good night was had by the 3 saddoes playing the records at least. I think most people had a good time, we didn’t get any complaints and there was some movement on the floor a couple of times.
Both Mark and Gareth played outstanding sets. For Gareth’s playlist head over to HDTOGA. I will try to reproduce Mark’s below but I may get a couple wrong as there were a few that were new to me and the second last was an absolute belter.
This time we decided to just go with 3 sets , ANCB starting as he was supposed to go to a family do that night, which he did attend for about five minutes before making it back to the Duck. Gareth was up next and then I finished things off in a rather schizophrenic manner.
I had thought long and hard on the lead up to Saturday about what I was going to play and the order in which it would be played but by the third record, one which I didn’t even think I had put in the box and which fitted like a square peg in a round hole all bets were off and from then on in it was anybody’s guess where I was going with the tunes. I did play Disco Biscuit Love which arrived on Saturday morning just in the nick of time.
I would just like to thank everybody who has come along and supported the 4 of us over the 3 nights with this vanity project, your attendance was very much appreciated. I would especially like to thank my eighteen year old niece, her boyfriend and their pals who came along and seemed to have a good time. It did lead to a couple of bizarre moments for me and L, especially when S walked in and said “uncle Drew where is Auntie L” not something I ever thought that I would hear in a club in the town.
After we finished myself, L and some friends stayed on for an hour or so at the clubnight Half My Heartbeats which is well worth a visit if you are in the town. After which H drove us home in her car and I felt like a teenager again as due to the numbers I had go home in the boot space.
Although ANCB and Gareth played top tune all night, my track of the night came during the club night when the dj played Men’s Needs by The Cribs and at that moment to me just sounded like the best track ever, although I had had quite a few Red Stripes by then.
The Cribs – Men’s Needs
Here are the set lists if anybody’s interested.
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
Fathers Children – Hollywood Dreaming
Ripple – Sure Is Funky
Gwen McRae – 90% Of Me Is You
Benny Golson – I’m Always Dancing
Bill Withers – Everything’s Ok (edit)
Empress – Dying To Be Dancing
Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Specials – Gangsters (DJ Reefa edit)
??? – Starlight
DTrain – Music
Roxy Music – Slave To Love (edit)
Dee Dee Sharp – Easy Money
4 Hero – Les Fleur
Spinners – A Shame (edit)
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Lee Dorsey – Night People
Third Degree – Mercy
Eli PaperBoy Reed (Come And Get It ) Absolute Belter!!!
The Charlatans – North Country Boy
John Schroeder’s Sounds Orchestral: cast your fate to the wind. 1964
Al Hudson & The Partners: spread love. 1978
Diana Ross: surrender. 1971
Patti Drew: hard to handle. 1969
Mama Cass: it’s getting better: 1969
Kenny Dope: can you handle it (part one). 1999
Eruption featuring Precious Wilson: i can’t stand the rain. 1977
Deee-Lite: deee-lite theme (global village mix). 1990
The Saint Orchestra: funko. 1978
Set The Tone: rap your love. 1983
Hey! Elastica: eat your heart out. 1982
The Main T Possee: fickle public speaking. 1983
Fruits of Passion: all i ever wanted. 1985
The Icicle Works: birds fly (whisper to a scream). 1983
The Farmers Boys: for you (dj version). 1983
Friends Again: honey at the core. 1983
XTC: love on a farmboy’s wages. 1983
The Maisonettes: heartache avenue. 1982
Dennis Coffey: getting it on ‘75. 1974(!) + Jane Kemlow: flashlight (acapella). 2001
The Velvelettes: he was really saying somethin’. 1964
Shocking Blue: venus. 1969
Unlimited Touch: i hear music in the streets. 1980
LCD Soundsystem: daft punk is playing at my house. 2005
The Kills: u.r.a fever. 2010
Muskabeatz featuring Biz Markie: body rock. 1997
Sugarhill Gang: rapper’s delight. 1979
Wham!: wham rap! (enjoy what you do) [special U.S. mix]. 1982
Chad Jackson: hear the drummer (get wicked) [radio edit]. 1990
The Special A.K.A. featuring Rico: too much too young (live). 1980
Tom Jones: looking out my window. 1968
Redskins – The Power Is Yours
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
SLF – Alternative Ulster ?
Guillemots – Trains To Brazil
Allo Darlin’ – The Polaroid Song
Blondie – Dreaming
The Monochrome Set – Jacob’s Ladder
Aztec Camera – Spanish Horses
Real Estate – Fake Blues
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Forest Fire (extended)
Bourgie Bourgie – Breaking Point
Belle And Sebastian – Lazy Line Painter Jane
Frankie Valli – The Night
Human Beinz – Nobody But Me
Millie Jackson – My Man’s A Sweet Man
DJ Shadow – This Time
South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Night mix)
Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (12″)
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (12″)
Pale Fountains – From Across The Kitchen Table (12″ extended version)
Airport Girl – The Foolishness That We Create Through Love Is The Closest We Come To Greatness
The Jezabels – Disco Biscuit Love
Frightened Rabbit – Head Rolls Off
Camera Obscura – French Navy
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Little Willie John – Shaking (Lulu Rouge edit)
Imelda May – My Baby Left Me
The Fall – Mr Pharmacist
Pop Will Eat Itself – Beaver Patrol
That Petrol Emotion – Big Decision (extended mix)
Bessie Banks – Go Now
If we weren’t as incompitent as we think we were, there will be a rip of the whole night availible at A North Country Boy’s site once I get the mini disc player and discs back to him, so keep your eyes peeled.