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29 January 2007

tour mixtapes

this weblog is for all the people that have emailed us or asked us after shows about the songs that played over the pa before we came on. it's a list of the tracks that make up the three compilations that played before and between all the bands on the last tour. sadly none of these cds are available in the shops.

the first compilation is the one that played as soon as the doors opened and up until the first band came on. because the doors were only just opening or sometimes hadn't opened at all yet there often wasn't anyone else in the venue to hear the songs at the beginning of the compilation except bar staff and sound engineers. and me.

glen campbell and bobbie gentry – little green apples
dean martin – little ole wine drinker, me
lee hazlewood – feathers
sandie shaw – always something there to remind me
the beach boys – sloop john b
velvet underground – i'm sticking with you
televison personalities – arthur the gardener
king missile – muffy
razorcuts – big pink cake
the pooh sticks – on tape
the vaselines - son of a gun
talulah gosh – steaming train
marine girls – honey
mary lou lord – some jingle jangle morning (when i'm straight)
comet gain – say yes!
bmx bandits – figure 4
camera obscura – eighties fan
the groovy little numbers – you make my head explode
belle and sebastian – step into my office, baby
bananarama – young at heart
altered images – i could be happy

this next compilation played between the first support band going off and the second support band coming on. it was meant to be just a mix of stuff from the last year or so that we’d liked. i don't think it ever got played beyond the long blondes, but you need those emergency songs there in case something goes wrong with the change over.

we show up on radar – the feeling i'm without you
peter, bjorn and john – young folks
cansei de ser sexy - alcohol
i'm from barcelona – we're from barcelona
el perro del mar – it's all good
the pipettes – pull shapes
camera obscura – lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken
the bicycles - i know we have to be apart
absentee – you try sober
the long blondes – once and never again
the view – wasted little dj's
love is all – spinning and scratching

this next compilation played before we came on. we usually came on towards the beginning of since yesterday.

ivor cutler – beautiful cosmos
daniel johnston – true love will find you in the end
the ramones – baby i love you
katrina and v twin – gifted
the pastels – speeding motorcycle
teenage fanclub – ballad of john and yoko
cornershop – england's dreaming
huggy bear – her jazz
kenickie – come out 2nite
denim – middle of the road
strawberry switchblade – since yesterday
the go gos – vacation
altered images – don't talk to me about love

and this is the song that played after we came off stage.

the shangri-las – past, present and future

i hope all that helps



i believe that television personalities song comes from the 7" i gave you, with i know where syd barrett lives on it as well. glad to see it is getting some wider airplay!

Posted by: Stewart Mitchell | 30 January 2007

Those are mighty fine mixes. And I love the idea of you coming on to the strains of Strawberry Switchblade. It makes perfect sense :-)

Posted by: alistair fitchett | 31 January 2007

Boy Least Likely To, will you please play a concert in Paris? I am only in Europe until May and I will be very upset if I never get to see you live.

Posted by: Melissa | 06 February 2007

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