Albums and All That, Starting with the letter N as in November, and some that start with the letter O as in Oscar


March 18th, 2022

1 hr 9 mins 3 secs

Season 5

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Faces [00:33]
"Miss Judy's Farm"
A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse
Warner Bros. Records BS 2574 1971
The lads at peak form, produced by none other than Glyn Johns.

Soft Cell [04:09]
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Sire SRK 3647 1981
Excellent low-key groove from these Leeds lads. There's fun cover of this by Japanese duo Salon Music and Russell Mael of Sparks.

Aidan Baker & Karen Williams [09:37]
"Meeting in the Dark"
Gizeh Records GZH74 2017
Guitarscapes by Aidan Baker and percussion by Karen Willems.

Atari Teenage Riot [15:03]
"Atari Teenage Riot"
Not Your Business EP 1996
Grand Royal GR039/Digital Hardcore Recordings DHR US 12.1
Yup, digital hardcore was a thing.

The Partridge Family presentado a Shirly Jones y David Cassidy [20:26]
"Nadie Desea Ser Amada (Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted)"
Al Dia (Up to Date)
Bell Records 2308 004 1971
Jeez leweez, never trust a kid to refile records correctly. Why is there a copy of The Partridge Family's Up to Date in the sleeve for The Partridge Family Notebook? And why is the label in Spanish but none of the songs are in Spanish. Oh well.

Herb Ellis [23:07]
"Big Red's Boogie Woogie"
Nothing but the Blues
Verve Records MG V-8252 1957
Hot! Featuring Stan Levey on drums, Ray Brown on bass, Stan Getz on tenor sax, and Roy Eldridge on trumpet.

Big Star [28:46]
"When My Baby's Beside Me"
No. 1 Record
Big Beat Records WIK 53 1986 (original release: Ardent Records DS-2083 1972)
Every day someone is born who has never heard Big Star. If you are one of those people, enjoy!

The Number Ones [32:09]
"Sharon Shouldn't"
The Numbers
Static Shock Records SSR024 2014
Hot mid-teens power pop punk from Dublin.

Iron Maiden [35:56]
"The Prisoner"
The Number of the Beast
Harvest ST-12202 1982
Bruce Dickinson's debut outing with Maiden. This album loomed large in my adolescence. Evidently Mr. Dickinson is touring with a spoken word show?

TacocaT [41:59]
"Psychedlic Quinceañera"
Hardly Art HAR-079 2014
So many awesome songs on this album that it's hard to pick just one, but really... This Is the One! From the lyrics to the trumpets, what's not to love?

Romeo Void [44:10]
"Never Say Never"
Never Say Never
Columbia/415 Records 5C 38178 1981
Every day someone is born who has never heard "Never Say Never". If one of those people is you, enjoy! Thank goodness for the early days of MTV otherwise I would have had no idea this sound existed.

Alan Price [50:16]
"O Lucky Man!"
O Lucky Man! Original Sountrack
Warner Bros. Records BS 2710 1973
I've been obsessed with this Alan Price soundtrack since I first heard it in this over-long shaggy dog of a film by Lindsay Anderson.

L.A. Witch [54:44]
"Heart of Darkness"
Suicide Squeeze SSQ166 2019
Mellow down spooky.

Bobbie Gentry [57:12]
"Mississippi Delta"
Ode to Billie Joe
Captiol Records ST-2830 1967
One of the hottest track one side ones you could ask for.

Mulatu Astatke [01:00:22]
Mulatu of Ethiopia
Worthy Records W-1020 1972 (2003 reissue)
Putting the funk in Ethiopian jazz.

The Cramps [01:03:54]
"I Can't Hardly Stand It"
...Off the Bone
Illegal Records ILPIC 012 1985
The Cramps give this Charlie Feathers number a fine take. There's some great local television footage of Alex Chilton helping The Cramps record at Sun Studios if you shake the internet.

Music behind the DJ: "Goldfinger" by Mantovani

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