The Good Heads – Podcast 2

September 24, 2007


The Good Heads PODCAST 2 Tracklisting

The Good Heads – Death Star Sitar (edit)
Arthur & Yu – Absurd Heroes Manifestos
The Monks Kitchen – Head For The Hills
Colourmusic – Circles
Daisy Martey – Do Right Woman
Midlake – Roscoe (beyond the wizards sleeve mix)
The Coolabahs – Another Reason
The Seal Cub Clubbing Club – Aurienteering
Mexican Institute Of Sound – Bienvenidos a Mi Disco
Chris Joss – You’ve Been Spiked
Gruff Rhys – Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru
The Bees – The Ocularist
The Troubadours – Gimme Love
Caribou – Melody Day (four tet remix)
Shack / Michael Head and The Strands – The Prize (flute demo)

So that was the second Podcast by The Good Heads. Do check out the videos below!

More Good Heads…


To compliment the podcast here are some videos to help you put images to music. The videos here aren’t necessarily of songs included in the podcast. This is kind of the deluxe version of the previous post.

The Good Heads – Death Star Sitar (edit)
A video for a half finished instrumental. The list of guitarists that nearly played on this track reads like a who’s who of indie rock from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Step forward young pretender Ben from round our way – the ’10s will be yours! The full version, when it’s finished, will surface on our Myspace page to general indifference aside from love from some real heads.

Arthur and Yu – There Are Too Many Birds @ Live Easy Street Records
Smooth song from the recently released soundtrack to somebody’s summer ‘In Camera’. Happy Seattle folk Grant Olsen and Sonya Westcott present to you in soft focus, sweet (but not sickly) retro harmonies…

The Monks Kitchen – Snake Charmer @ 12 Bar
First of two, from The Monk’s Kitchen, a moody little instrumental called Snake Charmer. Look out for the album ‘The Wind May Howl’ as it suggests these dudes could make sounds not heard since The Notorious Byrd Brothers. They’re gigging around at the moment so head over to their Myspace page for details of when and where. See them now before they are laying waste to stadiums.

The Monks Kitchen @ Down at the Redbricks @ The Black Gardenia 30/02/07

Colourmusic – Circles
A band from near Oklahoma City, which is home of the great Flaming Lips. I wonder what these badly dressed fellers will sound like over the course of an album? The stuff I’ve heard suggest it could be a cracker – kind of like a less pompous and populous Polyphonic Spree.

Colourmusic – Yes

Midlake – Roscoe (dir -sixyearsleft)
Maybe THE great song of 2006 presented here in the form of an alternative video that is perhaps more pertinent than the official promo which you can also watch below. You might of heard their sounds warped by Chemical Brothers on the album We Are the Night, contributing to the track “The Pills Won’t Help You Now”. The rarely heard version of Roscoe mixed by Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve can to heard in the podcast.

Midlake – Roscoe (official vid)

The Seal Cub Clubbing Club
The Wirral’s very own Krautrock pop puppies preview their super science fiction sounds. Check them out immediately.

Mexican Institute Of Sound
Retro futuristic underground Mexican lounge music? You’ve come to the right place…

Chris Joss – Discotheque Dancing

Retro futuristic underground discotheque boogie? You’ve come to the right place…

Gruff Rhys – Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru
Magnificent pop song from an unexpected treat of an album. Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru sees Gruff Rhys of the wonderful Super Furry Animals morph into Candylion as he goes driving. Candylion 2 please.

Gruff Rhys – Candylion

The Bees – The Ocularist (instrumental version 1)
The stand out track from Octopus, take a listen to the podcast for the full version with singing, vocal melodies and the like.

The Bees – The Ocularist (instrumental version 2)

The Troubadours – Gimme Love
Live version of the John Leckie produced single. Coming across like a pumped version of The La’s or a scally tribute to The Smiths these fellers are going places – and if they don’t they’ll leave us with a load of memories and cracking pop songs – so long as they don’t loose their sense of wonder.

Caribou – Melody Day
The podcast strips this song down to its bare essentials with the Four Tet remix.

Shack / Michael Head – Something Like You (live)
Time Machine, a collection of some of Shack’s best moments, is available any day now.

More Good Heads…


Podcast 1 (Heavy Music)

April 8, 2007

I Am The Resurrection. It’s nice to be back.

There should have been a play podcast button here but Word Press doesn’t support that. Shame.

For the moment you can find the podcast here:

Podbean is just a free podcasting site I’ve found, so let me know if they insert adverts into the recording or something bizarre. Also, let me know if I run out of free bandwidth, you can’t hear the mix, it won’t download / play, etc.

Track Listing:


Bob Seger and The Last Heard – Heavy Music, Part 2

Candie Payne – All I Need To Hear

Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control (Le Tigre Remix)

Buddy Miles – Train

The Good Heads vs The Beastie Boys – Keep On / Oh Word

Kasabian vs The Stone Roses – Processed Waterfall

Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter

Lee Mavers of The La’s – Human Race

The Adacement – Stone Folk

Podcast notes:
First up is a storming piece of 1967 Detroit mod / soul / punk rock from Bob Seger. Heavy Music indeed. Steve Winwood ain’t got nothing on Bob. Give a serious listen to the Candie Payne track. She’s gonna be massive. The album could well be the record of 2007 if the label actually get round to releasing it. The version of the Gossip’s ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’ included here can be heard in TV shows such as The L Word and Skins in the UK. It’s kind of here in the podcast to sucker ‘passing traffic’ into listening to the Candie Payne song. No apologies. Buddy Miles is best known for his association with Jimi Hendrix but check out this runaway train of a track. The Good Heads would like to thank Mike D, Adrock and MCA – it was a pleasure guys – before going on to introduce ‘Processed Waterfall’. You may realise Merry Clayton co-vocalised on the original Gimme Shelter, this is her own interpretation of perhaps The Rolling Stones’ finest moment. And it’s nice to be back today of all days with a taster of what Lee Mavers has been up to. Taken from ‘the crescent’ rehearsal in the late 90s (it’s not the greatest source material really, but hey). Please release that second La’s album sometime soon feller.

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