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Playlist 28.05.12

Stuart Bailie | 13:19 UK time, Thursday, 31 May 2012

I had a bit of a conversation with the ATL team at Radio Ulster about the great summer records. I could name a dozen without any bother, including 'Cottage In Negril' by Tyrone Taylor, 'Barefoot In The Head' by Man Called Adam and The Young Rascals with 'Groovin'. But the wonderful blaze of heat in the preceding week had tempted me to go with something like 'Too Hot' By The Specials. Instead, I settled with Bran Van 3000 and 'Drinking In LA'. This tune was delivered by some Canadian chancers in 1997 and perfectly recreates the sensations that cause a thirst and then a retreat into some welcoming hostelry. Bran Van 3000 quote from Snoop and chide themselves for not working harder on their careers in the film business. Instead, the days get woozy, the connections are loose and the heat haze leads to bad behaviour. I can recognise some of that.

The Ramones - California Sun (Sire)
Real Estate - Exactly Nothing (Domino)
Farriers - Keep It Alive (white)
Dexys - Now (BMG)
Hooded Fang - Jubb (Full Time Hobby)
Black Uhuru - What Is Life (Island)
Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger (Domino)
Bronagh Gallagher - Make A Move (Salty Dog)
Jack White - Freedom At 21 (XL)
Farriers - Faded Better Days (white)
Summer Camp - Always (Moshi Moshi)
The Honeys -Shoot The Curl (Sequel)
Mystery Jets - Greatest Hits (Rough Trade)
Crystal Fighters - Plage (Zirkulo)
Les Negresses Vertes - Voila L'Ete (Delabel)
The Magic - Mr Hollywood (Half Machine)
St Etienne - Popular (Heavenly)
Bran Van 3000 - Drinking In LA (Capitol)
King Creosote - Near Star Pole Star (Domino)
Nils Lofgren - Long May you Run (BBC)
Ryan Vail - Heartbeat (white)
Bronagh Gallagher - Love Will Find you (Salty Dog)
Neon Lights - Forgive (Underplan)

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