** 2002-2015 - Wishing I'd never started doing this in the first place, and had a proper life instead... **

I can be contacted by email if you type 'soundhog' followed by '@gmail' and then '.com'...
I actually have a Twitter account - I don't 'say' a lot, though...

Listen to some of my mixes in one handy place : Mixcloud
Listen to some of my tracks in another place : hearthis.at
Watch my videos, don't leave any comments : YouTube
'Like this', ignore my postings, 'unlike this' : Facebook (artist page)
Spam me about your m@$hups, bitch about me when I delete you : Facebook (personal)
The proper high art stuff - The Freelance Hairdresser page : Soundcloud

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Soundhog Didn't Quite Make It In Time For Christmas 2010 Party Mix

Link: Listen on Mixcloud
Link: Download (ge.tt) (new link as M*diaf*re link was pulled at some point...)

Created & released: December 2010

Ben Rymer - La Trinciarice
D-Train - You're The One For Me (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Gramme - Rough News
Patti Jo - Make Me Believe In You (Tom Moulton Remix)
Faust - T-Electronique (Ware Remix)
The Ragga Twins Feat. Junior Reid - Shine Eye
The Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20 (Soundhog Remix)
Mother's Finest - Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way
Hot Chip - One Life Stand (Carl Craig Pcp Remix)
Flash & The Pan - Waiting For A Train
Ledernacken - Ich Will Dich Essen
Sweet Exorcist - Testone
Lone - Moon Beam Harp
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Bjørke & Barfod - Superbacon
Rheingold - Dreiklangs Dimensionen
Lcd Soundsystem - You Wanted A Hit
Saint Etienne - She's The One (Richard X Remix)
Depeche Mode - Further Excerpts From My Secret Garden
The Adaptor - Benetti
The Human League - Night People
T&A - Megasnake #6
Shy Fx - Raver (Breakage Pattern Moschino Remix)
Stereolab - Silver Sands (Emperor Machine Remix)
The Fall - Bury Parts 2 & 4
Frank Sidebottom - Anarchy In Timperley

The original idea for this was to do a quick DJ-style mix of some of the music I'd really liked in 2010, as some sort of a 'internet gift' gesture to all the lunatics who still give half a shit about what I do (or don't do, more accurately). That idea didn't last long, as I soon realised new music in 2010 had almost completley passed me by. So I've thrown a few recent tunes in with a load of old ones, stirred it up overnight, shoved it into a limiter for 10 minutes and here's the result.

This is not 'Radio Soundhog Vol. 8', as that will never exist. This is probably the nearest thing I've done to a "regular dance music mix", so apologies to those expecting intricate cut and paste shizzle, but that's not to say that some bits aren't put together in a way that nobody else could. Or would want to? I've no idea. There are also nods to some people who left the planet in 2010 who meant a lot to me. Play it loud, play it drunk, but don't let the pips get stuck in your ears.
 / ben sH - 26/12/2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Human League remix thing...

...of their new record. 'Released' the other day, to no interest whatsoever, as per fucking usual.  It's very long, and probably too slow, at 120bpm, to get the drug-addled kids of 2010 throwing shapes on the dancefloors of the world. I'm very out of touch, and frankly I prefer it that way. It also features a chorus of singing synthesizer ducks, and Phil Oakey doing an impression of a Dalek doing an impression of Phil Oakey. I really know how to sell stuff, eh?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mix90 #2 - "...I Do What I Do, Indeed I Do..."

Created & released: November 2007. 

Steve Miller Band - Good Morning
Lighthouse - Love Of A Woman
Spooky Tooth - Waiting For The Wind
Family - The Weaver's Answer
Egg - A Visit To Newport Hospital
Touch - Down At Circe's Place
East Of Eden - Northern Hemisphere
The Sorrows - Take A Heart
Ambrose Slade - Knocking Nails Into My House
Cat Stevens - Granny
Dana Gillespie - You Just Gotta Know My Mind
Buffalo Springfield - Rock & Roll Woman
Bonzo Dog Band - What Do You Do
Godley & Creme - dialogue excerpt from 'Consequences'
The Fairytale - Guess I Was Dreaming
White Noise - Your Hidden Dreams
Manfred Mann Chapter III - One Way Glass (Soundhog Extended-Edit)
Frank McDonald & Chris Rae - Power Surge
Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't It Be Good (acoustic)
Georg 'Jojje' Wadenius - Kalles klätterträd
The Shadows - The War Lord
The Moody Blues - Go Now
Vince Guaraldi - It's Your Dog, Charlie Brown
Stereolab - Ping Pong
The United States Of America - The American Metaphysical Circus
Kling Klang - Radium
The Soft Machine - We Did It Again
Touch - Down At Circes Place
The Electric Light Orchestra - First Movement
Mary Hopkin - Earth Song
Sleeve notes >>>

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Marvin vs Mansun. Again. Without pictures, this time.

After being asked by, ooh, about three people, I've made a standalone audio version of that section of RsH7.  Some would say I'm milking it, some would say it's 'utterly painful' (and then bravely delete the comment, nice one 'CCC'), most wouldn't give a shit.  Anyway, if you feel the need, here it is.  You should be able to download it as well, by clicking that downward pointing arrow thing, so you can load it into your mobile phone and annoy people at bus stops. Now way past it's allotted 100 downloads, I've reupped it to Mediafire [here]...

Soundhog - Take It Easy, Marvin - [Mansun vs Marvin Gaye] by soundhog


Monday, August 30, 2010

Marvin Gaye vs Mansun - RsH7 Video Preview

Radio Soundhog Volume 7 as a full 60 minute video?  Might happen, might not.  If it does, here's an idea of what to expect...

Could this be the only Marvin Gaye m@$h*p on YouTube that's actually in tune?  Very likely.  Have a search around if you don't believe me, paying particular attention to one involving Madcon's awful cover of 'Beggin' along with '...Grapevine'.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wince, you'll hopefully have some idea of why I detest m@$h*ps and their talentless creators so much.

Mansun.  Fu*kin' ace, they were.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Radio Soundhog Volume 2 - The XFM Superchunk

Link: Listen on Mixcloud
Link: Download (ge.tt) << new link, thanks to ridiculous Mediafire content filters...

Created: October 2003. Released: November 2003

Kenny Everett - sound FX
Monty Python - The World Of Sound
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl?
Christina Aguilera - Dirrty
Finitribe - 101
Obie Trice - Got Some Teeth
Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase
Destiny's Child - Bootylicious
Primal Scream - Loaded
Liberty X - Got To Have Your Love
Donovan - Barabajagl
Elizabeth Knight - excerpt from 'How To Give Yourself A Stereo Checkout'
John Baker (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) - New Worlds
Martin Rushent - excerpt from 1985 'Micro File' interview
Renegade Soundwave - Biting My Nails
Freeland - We Want Your Soul
Q-Tip - Breathe & Stop
Soundhog - Untitled Piece #2
Missy Elliot - Pass That Dutch
Soundhog - Double Ditch
Tronik House - Uptempo (Reese Mix)
Stars On 45 - Stars On 45
SL2 - DJs Take Control (DJ Seduction Remix)
Graffiti - What Is The Problem
Patrick Allen - 'All My Loving' voiceover
The Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Ini Kamoze - Here Comes The Hotstepper
The White Noise - An Electric Storm In Hell
Peter Howell (BBC Radiophonic Workshop) - Dr Who Theme
Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
Basement Jaxx - Romeo
Peaches - F**k The Pain Away
Human Resource - Dominator
The Human League - Sound Of The Crowd
The Trammps - Disco Inferno
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number
Dave and Ansil Collins - Double Barrel
Adina Howard - Freak Like Me

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Radio Soundhog - Volume 4 - The Offshore Tapes

Created: June 2004. Released: June 2004

Smash@Mash - Bootystition
EMF - Unbelieveable
Kelis - Trick Me
Lemon Jelly - Rock
Beastie Boys - Check It Out
Nightmares On Wax - I'm For Real
Soundhog - I Feel You Really Caught Me On Edge ('04 Mix)
John Martyn - I'd Rather Be The Devil (Soundhog Re-Edit)
Blackstrobe - Italian Fireflies
Kid Unknown - Nightmare
Prince Po - Hold Dat
Sweet Exorcist - Trick Jack
The Prodigy - Girls
Boney M - Night Flight To Venus
Kelis - Milkshake
An Der Beat - !Knuf
Chicks On Speed - Wordy Rappinghood
Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
Playgroup - Front To Back
Whitey - Leave Them All Behind
Sparks - Tryouts For The Human Race
*CENSORED* - *CENSORED* [Soundhog Remix]
Tiga - Pleasure From The Bass [Joakim Remix]
Lionel Vinyl - Dire Bass (Soundhog version)
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Soulwax - N.Y. Excuse
SCO Network - Toxic Rhythm
Outkast - Hey Ya
Hexstatic - Nancy's Boots
A-Ha - Take On Me
AC/DC - Back In Black
Nelly Furtado - Turn Out The Light
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Radio Soundhog - Volume 5 - 33 Problems

Created: January 2005. Released: January 2005

David Holmes - Rip Rip
Terranova feat. Ari Up- Mongril
Demis Rousoss - Oh My Friends, You've Been Untrue To Me
Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
Jay-Z - 99 Problems
Renegade Soundwave - Traitor
Bad Company- Feel Like Making Love
Sheer Taft - Cascades
The Commodores- Assembly Line
Dynamix II - Give The DJ A Break
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
Destiny's Child- Lose My Breath
Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
Colosseum - The Kettle
Indeep - Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
808 State - Magical Dream
Joe Budden - Pump It Up
Together - Hardcore Uproar
C'hantal - The Realm
Slade - I Won't Let It 'appen Again
Alter Ego - Rocker
Visage - Fade To Grey
The Prodigy - Girls
Michael Jackson - Bad
LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Daft Punk - Da Funk
Super Discount - Fast Track
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
The Scorpions - Is There Anybody There
Liquid Liquid - Bellhead
Vitalic - Fanfares
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Depeche Mode - Something To Do (Black Strobe Mix)
The Prodigy - Your Love
Aphex Twin - Digeredoo
Soulwax - NY Excuse (Fast Version)
The Faces - Too Bad
Venetian Snares - Twelve
A House - I Am The Grestest
Spike Milligan - Theme from 'Q5'

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Radio Soundhog Volume 6 - Don't Call It A Comeback

Link: Listen on Mixcloud
Link: Download (ge.tt) << new link, thanks to insane Mediafire content filters.

Created: April > November 2005. Released: December 2005

Vince Guaraldi Trio ‘O Tannenbaum’
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera ‘Intro’
Jonathon Weston ‘Jam For World In Action’
Excerpt From The Film 'Network'
Toni Arthur & Lionel Morton ‘The Party Is About To Begin’
Traffic ‘You Can All Join In’
Rob Swift ‘Dope On Plastic’
Rick Jones ‘Bang On A Drum’
Can ‘Halleluwah’
The Beatles ‘Baby, You're A Rich Man’
Black Sabbath ‘Beyond The Wall Of Sleep’
Stevie Wonder ‘You Haven't Done Nothing’
Peter Gabriel ‘Sledgehammer’
Uptown ‘Dope On Plastic’
Steve Miller ‘Take The Money And Run’
Ultramagnetic MCs ‘Poppa Large’
Marsha Hunt's 22 ‘(Oh No, Not) The Beast Day’
808 State ‘Ancodia’
Assagai ‘Telephone Girl’
Traffic Sound ‘Yesterday's Game'
Gramme ‘Like U’
Kool And The Gang ‘Chocolate Buttermilk’
Spencer Davis Group ‘I'm A Man’
Candi Staton ‘I Know’
Franz Ferdinand ‘The Fallen (Justice Edit)’
Ron Geesin ‘A World Of Too Much Sound’
Hardnoise ‘Untitled’
Switch ‘A Bit Patchy’
AC/DC ‘Highway To Hell’
Bad News ‘Introducing The Band’
ELO ‘Don't Bring Me Down’
The Supremes ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’
Shame 69 ‘No Business’
Tomas Andersson ‘Washing Up’
Ultravox ‘Astradyne’
Tommy James And The Shondells ‘Mony Mony’
Whitey ‘Y.U.H.2.B.M.2’
Depeche Mode ‘Pleasure Little Treasure’
Orchestral Manouvers In The Dark ‘Messages’
The Kinks ‘All Day And All Of The Night’
Flyscreen ‘Popsong Singalong’
The Glitter Band ‘Rock & Roll Part 2’
Deep Purple ‘No One Came’

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Radio Soundhog - Volume 7 - "The Game's Over"


Link: Listen on Mixcloud
Link: Download (Mediafire)

Created: March 2006 > December 2009.  Released: December 2009

Tracklisting (not in order of appearance): 
Add N To (X) - Metal Fingers In My Body
Adina Howard - (Freak) And You Know It
Amerie - One Thing
Aphrodite's Child - Air
Bad Bascombe - Black Grass
Banbarra - Shack Up
The Bar-Kays - Son Of Shaft
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever
Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
Black Sabbath - The Wizard
Broadcast - Phantom
Can - I Want More
Capricorn - I Need Love
Coke Escovedo - I Wouldn't Change A Thing
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Delia & Gavin - Relevee
Depth Charge - Number 9
The Doors - Peace Frog
D.O.S.E. - Crack Man In Bat Den Sex Shock
Faust - Läuft...Heißt das es läuft oder es kommt bald...Läuft
Four Tet - As Serious As Your Life
Freedom - Toe Grabber
Fuzzy Haskins - The Fuzz & Da Boog
Gang Of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
Giorgio - Utopia
The Go Team! - Grip Like A Vice
Graham Central Station - The Jam
Half Man Half Biscuit - Irk The Purists
Harry Stoneham & Johnny Eyden - Coming Home, Baby
The Human League - Love
The Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles
Jeans Team - Keine Melodien
The Jimmy Castor Bunch - It's Just Begun
John Baker - Structures
Johnny Scott - Race The Devil
Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love?
LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
Liquid Liquid - Optimo
Mansun - Take It Easy, Chicken
Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Mc Duke - I'm Riffin'
Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution
The Meters - Here Comes The Meterman
Mr Oizo - Positif
My Bloody Valentine - Soon
New Fast Automatic Daffodils - Big
Orcop - Tyrant Human King
Pepe Deluxe - Salami Fever
Rage Against The Machine - Renegades Of Funk
Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater
Sharon Phillips - Want 2 Need 2
Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities
Sound Experience - Boogie Woogie
Tears For Fears - Shout
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London
Wilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine #9
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
ZZT - The Worm

Plus guest contributions from:

George Martin
Stephen Fry
Kenny Everett
Dr Jack Van Impe
Jon Pertwee

Welcome to the all new cheapskate site.

Good evening. T.A.F.K.A.S. here.

So, I'm in the process of flicking the 'off' switch on my proper website after four years' worth of steadily declining interest, and replacing it with this low budget version. I'll be posting up some of the better material from the archive over the coming days/weeks, which will be hosted on Mixcloud for listening to, YouTube for looking at, and probably some file hosting site (complete with adverts for pills to make your willy/tits get bigger or something) for the download versions. Not ideal, I agree, but it's this or nothing.

I'd better start knocking this into shape, then... gimmie that hammer.

/ ben sH

Friday, January 01, 2010


News on my imminent death to follow, unless a miracle happens.