We were saddened to hear of the death of Stranglers keyboardist Dave Greenfield this week. The band hold a special place in the heart of us all here – indeed, it won’t be too long into a conversation before the editor will let on that they were the first band he saw live. Post-punk before punk even had a post, a lot of that was down to those keys from Greenfield and especially in conjunction with JJ Burnel’s bass.
As is traditional on such occasions, we’ve put together a C60 Spotify playlist. This is key-heavy Stranglers stuff and the 2010 Fire & Water LP Burnel and Greenfield put together and deserves a wider audience.
Turn your crossfade on and whack it up to 12 seconds for the full effect.
Actually, it’s more of a C90…
And the reason for that ought to be obvious. Andrew Weatherall was a musical polymath and had fingers in so many pies and made so much that was important to us here – or influenced others or remixed others that were or are important to us – that to boil it down to an hour would have been impossible.
No, this isn’t an exhaustive mix. You could do a playlist a couple of days long and only scratch the surface. But if it gives anyone even a hint of how important the man was, then it’s job done.
Andrew Weatherall, the absolute don. Go well, sir.
For the latest in our C60 series, which has lain dormant a while, we pick an hour of Fall records.
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This one is based on a radio show our editor did a while ago that he enjoyed a lot and decided to replicate via the medium of Spotify.
Continue reading “C60: WITHOUT MUSIC, LIFE WOULD BE A MISTAKE”
One of our editor’s more contemplative moods came up with this compilation of utterly wordless tracks.
Continue reading “C60: SILENT WORDS SPEAK LOUDEST”
A second, possibly final (possibly not), volume of tracks famously sampled elsewhere.
Continue reading “C60: MORE BEGGING, BORROWING AND STEALING”
A garage-heavy compilation for our editor’s latest instalment, despite starting with a terrific slice of Yorkshire hip-hop from house favourites Ceiling Demons.
Continue reading “C60: THE SUN SHONE HAVING NO ALTERNATIVE”
It’s the editor’s turn again. Siouxsie to Boards Of Canada via Scott Walker.
Continue reading “C60: OPIUM OF THE MASSES”
This is a good one as associate editor Jeff takes us from The Flatmates to Boney M via a splendid mix from Gary Numan to Donovan. Seriously.
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Forget the traditional Cup final song, forget Del Amitri and Three Lions. This is the hour of football tunes you need.
Continue reading “C60: THE FOOTBALL EDITION”
Another one from the editor who tells us that one way to find stuff you don’t know is to go exploring samples from popular records of the age.
Continue reading “C60: BEGGED, STOLEN, BORROWED”