Meeting No.35 – Culture


How would you define culture with music?

Roger chose the tunes that have gone into space to represent mankind on Voyager (a link none of us got). John F decided to do it with acts from the European Union as a playlist for Boris. My vague theme came after reading the Mojo review above – things that used to be shocking but are now mainstream (we played the LP whilst people gathered). Si, Jez and Matt had more random but no less valid reasons for their choices. – There was beer (alcohol free Brewdog was a revelation) cheese and growlers with Bloody Mary ketchup – Highly Recommended!


Chez Peaky 15/09/16

Ivor Cutler – Here’s a Health for Simon – Simon
Louis Armstrong & his hot seven – Melancholy Blues – Roger
Chumbawamba – The Digger’s Song – Jez
Cluster – Caramel (Germany, founder member of the EU) – John
Jackie Brenston – Rocket 88 (the first Rock’n’Roll record) – Bob
Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated – I Got My Brand On You (first British Blues Band) – Matt
The Specials – A Message to You Rudy (DIY indie label explosion) – Simon
Blind Willie Johnson – Dark was the night – Roger
Jeffrey Lewis – Do They Owe Us A Living? – Jez
Maarja Nuut – Kargus (Estonia, member of the EU since 1 May 2004) – John
The Kinks – Top Of The Pops – Matt
Sex Pistols – Holidays in the sun (now on Radio 2….) – Bob
Nitin Sawhney – Nadia (Culture clash of styles) – Simon
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode – Roger
Frank Turner – Once We Were Anarchists (mentions ‘culture’ in the lyrics) – Jez
Tonbruket – Tarantella (Sweden, member of the EU since 1 February 1995) – John
Culture – International Herb (lazy choice but great band/song) – Bob
Fairport Convention – Si tu dois partir (English band singing an American song by Dylan in French) – Matt
The White Stripes – Fell in Love with a Girl – video interlude – Simon
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto 2 – Roger
David Bowie – Amsterdam (bit of Bowie, Bit of Brecht) – Jez
Polymorphie – Suite N C Part 1 – Happy Birthday (France – founder member of the EU) – John
Barry Gray Orchestra – Joe 90 (I had a Joe 90 briefcase as a kid – Gerry Anderson was a huge influence) – Bob
The Flirtations – Nothing But A Heartache (Northern Soul….) – Matt
Underworld – Born Slippy (seminal film soundtrack) – Simon
The Rustavi Choir – Chakrulo (Table Song) – Roger
She and Him – London (Americans singing about England) – Jez
Jozef van wissem – on the incomparable nobility of earthly suffering (the Netherlands – founder member) – John
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks theme (Lynch: Perfect blend of pictures and sound) – Bob
Sidestepper – Supernatural Love – Matt
Colourbox – The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme (best football tune ever?) – Simon
LCD Soundsystem – North American Scum (with an eye on Trump going for Presedent) – Jez
Oranssi Pazuzu – Havuluu (Finland – members of the EU since 1 Jan 1995) – John
Beatles – Tomorrow never knows (the studio becomes an instrument) – Bob
Newtown Neurotics – Kick out the Tories – Matt
Blood Orange – By Ourselves – Si
Sublime – April 29, 1992 (Miami) Jez
Za! – sancha (Spain, members of the EU since 1 January 1986) John
Buzzcocks – Boredom (first DIY punk record) Bob
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha (original) – Matt
The Smiths – Bigmouth Strikes Again – Simon


John’s songs for Boris:

Matt’s list:

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