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

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ace Of Wands theme tune ('Tarot' by Andrew Bown) - sH Extended Edit

I'm a bit too young to remember Thames Television's 'spooky' early '70s kids drama 'Ace Of Wands' the first time around (no, really) but I've always loved the theme tune. The work of one Andrew 'Andy' Bown, once a member of '60s heartthrobs The Herd, and future keyboard player for 'The Quo'. He was in a band called Judas Jump at the time of this track, and the sonic qualities of it are very similar to JJ's output, but it's better than anything on their only LP, IMHO (with the exception of the opening cut, perhaps).

Originally a snatch over 2 minutes long, I've somehow managed to almost double it's length (and stuck in a tiny bit of flanging, just for the hell of it). Original 7"s of this are normally well out of my price range, but if anyone's got one going spare..

Andrew Bown - Tarot (Ace Of Wands Theme - Soundhog's Extended Edit) by soundhog

Sunday, January 01, 2012

NEU! NEW! NOUVEAU! : Mix90 #6 - "What Would You Do...?"

Created & released: December 2011


Side 1:
The Assembled Multitude - Overture from 'Tommy'
The Bootles - I'll Let You Hold My Hand
The Shadows - Fourth Street
The Roulettes - Jackpot
Curley Moore & The Cool Ones - Funky Yeah
The Grumbleweeds - Never Before
Gruff Rhys - Patterns Of Power
The Ventures - Mod East
Shonen Knife - Twist Barbie (Moog Cookbook remix)
David Steel & Jesse Rae (ft. Bernie Worrell) - I Feel Liberal : Alright!
Raymond Scott - Portofino #1
Francis Monkman - Current Affairs
Loose Capacitor - Theme from 'Robin's Nest'
Munetaka Inoue & His Sharp Five - Haru No Umi

Side 2:
Van Morrison - Have A Danish
Arzachel - Queen's St. Gang (Soul Thing)
The Soft Machine - As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still
Steve Hillage - Electrick Gypsies
Honey Cone - Sunday Morning People
Rick Jones - Gulliver's Theme
Jim Ford - Dr. Handy's Dandy Candy
The Hunters - The Russian Spy & I
Roger Glover & Friends - Behind The Smile
The School - The One Who Left Me
Endaf Emlyn - Goodbye 'Cherry Lil'
Johnny Silvo - The Paper Song
Kevin Godley - To Fly Away
Jackie Lee - Theme from 'White Horses'
Ron Geesin - Mr. Peugeot's Trot
George Martin & His Orchestra - King's Road Raspberry Parade
The Monkees - Carlisle Wheeling
The Appletree Theatre - What A Way To Go

Hey, New Year's Eve! Party time! Wahey! Well, not at Chez Soundhog, obviously... so I've put this together for anyone else who isn't out celebrating one arbitrary number changing into another. I bet 2012's gonna be crap. Anyway...

If you've heard any of the other Mix90s, you should have an idea of what to expect. If not, I hope you'll find it an enjoyable experience. Everything in here is great, as far as I'm concerned. Well, there's one track which perhaps isn't, but I put it in anyway, just for the bloody hell of it and for the comedy value. See if you can spot it. Elsewhere there's beat, funk, psych, TV themes, a bit of prog, electronic genius, some hippy nonsense with extra hippies, library music, contractual obligation recordings, Japanese surfadelia, and bits of a 1963 birthday party in Brighton. All chosen and sequenced with a lot more care and attention than you might think, or than anyone else would smother on such a thing.  There's method in the madness, you know.

Now, you'd not rather be dancing in a fountain while drunk, would you? Eh? Oh...