Archive for September, 2007

Funky Friday – Northern Soul Nuggets

Posted in Funk, Funky Friday, mini mix, motown, northern soul on September 28, 2007 by planetmondo

This week’s Funky Friday brings you a couple of long lost Northern Soul nuggets, with downloads of both tracks available via the links.
Plus a 5 track home made mini mix featuring both songs posted at the bottom.

The Supremes – Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart.mp3

An overlooked and underplayed Supremes stomper from 1966, when Diana Ross was just a lowly Supreme and not the separatley billed superstar. It also features(yes,it’s him again!) James Jamerson on bass.

I’ve uploaded the instrumental version of this track as it just seems to have more ‘bounce to the ounce’ than the vocal version.

The Flirtations – Nothing But a Heartache.mp3

Two videos were made for this single. One’s a black and white mime filmed in a night-club, but I prefer the colour clip with it’s Hammer Horror overtones and swishy hipshaker strides. It seems to have been filmed at Tintern Abbey? A long way to hoof when Highgate Cemetery must surely have been closer…

Mondo Mini Mix

This 5 track mini mix includes The Supremes, The Flirtations and 3 other tracks that seem to suit the mood. It’s absolutely free of frills, having only had 10 minutes to rustle it up.

The Track listing is

I Surrender – Bonny St. Claire
Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (vocal version)- The Supremes
Nothing But a Heartache – The Flirtations
Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
Billy Sunshine – Judi Scott


Beatle Boots – Jet Lady Joe

Posted in Bootleg remixes, GHP, go home productions, mark vidler, mash up, The Beatles on September 27, 2007 by planetmondo

Go Home Productions – Jet Lady Joe(2004).mp3

This track is one of those mashup moments where the Professor of Pop, Mark Vidler (Go Home Productions) is at the Golden Section of his intergeneric genius.

On paper, attempting to build a Frankenstein of funk from this role call of rockers;

The Beatles, Jet, Joe Walsh, The Jamms and Mud.

Should end up as a musical disaster movie, but the Mozart of mashups creates an action stacked masterpiece that packs more wallop than a bare knuckle ruck.

I’ve been tempted several times to drop this in to various mixes, comps and occasional DJ spots, but being such an explosive ‘banger’ it’s almost impossible to find anything to follow up with.

If you enjoyed this get on over to GHP and fill your boots.

Duet’s You Couldn’t Dream Up (Not In a Good Way)

Posted in Bryan Ferry, Cilla Black, Duets, Johnny Cash, Lulu on September 21, 2007 by planetmondo

Lulu and Johnny cash – Games People Play

Probably the most fumble fingered pre song chit chat since records began, which swerves from haggis and potatoes to Glaswegian Police recruitment.
Unfortunately these clumsy stumbles and toe treading techniques carry on for the duration of the song.

A song soundtracked by showbiz horns, Isley Brothers guitar and higgldy piggldy piano.

Lulu and Cash would make a great name for a detective series though.

Funky Friday – Duets You Couldn’t Dream Up (In a Good Way)

Posted in Funk, Funky Friday, Soul on September 20, 2007 by planetmondo

I’ve got two Youtube frug fest’s this week, and a rare Tom Jones Northern Soul stomper available for download at the bottom.

Ray Charles and Billy Preston – Agent Double O Soul

Put those star performers together and you know that something good is going to happen! Doing Agent Double O Soul? That’s it then,’banker’ – no question, and a screamingly green suit is just the cherry on the top..

But if that funky bundle’s not enough to lock your focus, wait until Mr Billy Preston does his scatter bomb bursts of leg actions, and jives like the jiggins for 1 minute and 42 seconds.

If he tried any harder he’d pop from the screen and dance like a pixie on the desk.

“Its a shame Ray Charles can’t enjoy it!” was the cry from Mrs Mondo. Hmmmm

If you feel inspired to learn some of these groovy moves, why not shimmy over to the tip top Landcrofthouse blog and enjoy a James Brown masterclass showing on this screen

Tom Jones and Janis Joplin – Raise Your Hand

Starts as a “You Bump – I’ll Grind” duet, which smolders,smokes and shakes away politely(in what looks like a swingers bistro)until the sax solo kicks in. After that it’s volcanic vocals and lava flows of funk and fatbacking, all the way to the finish line. Sort of Hieronymus Bosch at the discotheque..

Tom Jones – Stop Breaking My Heart.mp3

Randomizer Pt. 3 The Beastles – Word To The Mic

Posted in beastie boys, Bootleg remixes, Randomizer, The Beatles on September 20, 2007 by planetmondo

Every time an unexpected winner, a long lost favourite or previously unheard nugget shuffles it’s way into play on my mp3 player. I log it in the blog. This time its;

The Beastles – Word To The Mic.mp3

I don’t mind the ol’ booty remixes. I know they’re about as dated as Teddy Boys now, but a couple of years ago bootleg remixers and bedroom techies were as A list as Banksy. Constantly ram raiding radio shows with their remixes, or spraying new mashup masterpieces all over the internet.

This piece of oddbod pop was put together by DJBC, whose Beastles project (Beastie Boys Vs Beatles based booties) ran for two albums, both of which are currently out of circulation.

Luckily I managed to grab them while they were up, along with far too many megabytes of other rare mashup mp3’s.

*Has moment of quite smugness*

I may start logging some of these on the blog under the title
“It’s All Too Bootyful” – ouch! Perhaps not.

Any alt.suggestions would be welcome. A prize of both DJBC albums to the winner

The big boss of bootleg remixers was Mark Vidler aka Go Home Productions . GHP did the legendary Madonna Sex Pistols – Ray Of Gob smashup which led to comissions from Bowie and Franz Ferdinad

Tomorrow he releases a free 5 year retrospective of the best, rare and unreleased remixes “This Was Pop (2002-2007)”. It includes some of these benchmark booties

Ray Of Gob
Paperback Believer
Shannon Stone
Work It Out With A Foxy Lady

It’s available via the Go Home Productions website, but may not be on line for long, so grab it while you can

Sex Pistols Are Coming !!!!!

Posted in Punk, rock, Sex Pistols on September 18, 2007 by planetmondo

So the Sex Pistols are back !

They could reform every year and roll round the world as far I’m concerned. How often do you get to see real life legends, who’ve turned the music, fashion, media, and design industries up side down. Whose look, sound and attitude is still referenced as undiluted source material today.

Walk down almost any high Street and you’ll see the shadow of the Sex Pistols somewhere.

I doubt I’ll get tickets.I don’t care. It’s just a buzz to know they’re buzzing for it too.

I’m planning to upload a super rare bootleg next month Party Till You Puke – which is the complete and studio quality demo’s for the NMTB sessions including the only studio recording of Sid playing bass (on Submission).

So if you’ve got a Pistols buzz, treat yourself with some of these goodies

Ignore the ninnies who say the Sex Pistols can’t play, and blast this in their ears.

No Feelings – instrumental version.mp3

Sex Pistols poster – offline
A high Res version of the first ever Sex Pistols poster (as pictured above, but much larger), given away in the German music magazine Bravo.

Or why not have a peep at an earlier pistols blog of mine about at a Spanish Punk band’s cover of NMTB

Then have a nosey at this Filth and the Fury trailer and see why the tickets will probably sell out in less time than it takes to watch this clip

The Cosmic Dancer and Cilla

Posted in anniversary, bowie, glam, Marc Bolan, music, rock, T.Rex, YOUTUBE on September 17, 2007 by planetmondo

Marc and Cilla

It seems appropriate to bookend this 30th anniversary weekend with another Marc Bolan moment, and only the seventies could bring you a moment like this.

Light Entertainment meets Glam Rock, as Marc Bolan and Cilla Black duet on Cosmic Dancer from the Cilla Show. Unfortunately the old spoilsport who uploaded this video hasn’t allowed embedding so you’ll gave to click on the “Marc and Cilla” link above to view it.

And if you’ve got time why not have a peep at this mini documentary. A six minute summary of Bolan and Glam with contributions from Sandie Shaw, Captain Sensible, Mick Rock, Johnny Marr and Marc Almond

One of the things I’ve noticed over the 3Oth anniversary of his death is how many blogs and bloggers with impeccable record collections, impossibly rare or tastefully trendy downloads haven’t just written about Marc Bolan, but have written enthusically about Marc and his music without irony or Rock Snobbery, as Marc Bolan and T.Rex fans.

Two of the best pieces I’ve come across are below, and both are based around visits to the Memorial site yesterday.


The Ghost of Electricity

It seems even 30 Years after his death, Marc Bolan is still as cool as ever.

“Me I funk but I don’t care
I ain’t no square with my corkscrew hair ” – Telegram Sam