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Playlist, 30.01.12

Stuart Bailie | 10:48 UK time, Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Roddy Frame was 19 when he released 'Oblivious' with Aztec Camera in 1983. He already had a stash of great songs behind him and there were plenty ahead also. He was one of the wonderful pool of artists that had been showcased by the Postcard Record label - Edwyn Collins being the rightful equal of Roddy. And while the label was slightly ironic about being "the sound of young Scotland" it did soundtrack a generation that was gifted and fearless and eager for the post-punk adventure.
Where did young Roddy find the inspiration for such a song? The 'Oblivious' rhythm is pure Latin, owing as much to Gilberto Gil as to Johnny Rotten. The Spanish guitar is glorious and the singer is hurling one-liners around like grenades. "They call us lonely when we're really just alone," he declaims, with the perfect clarity of youth.

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Mondays, ten - midnight
Aztec Camera - Oblivious (Rough Trade)
Chris Campbell - Inability To (white)
Dusty Springfield - He's Got Something (Mercury)
Diagrams - Black Light (Full Time Hobby)
David C Clements - Every Second Of Sense (live session)
David C Clements - Flow River (live session)
The Horrors - Changing The Rain (XL)
Dodgy - We Try (Strike Back)
Jim White - What Rocks Will Never Know (Loose)
Grimes - Genesis (4ad)
Van Morrison - Help Me (Polydor)
Justin Townes Earle - Am I That Lonely Tonight (Bloodshot)
Perfume Genius - Take Me Home (Turnstile)
Leonard Cohen - Different Sides (Columbia)
Lost In The Trees - Red (Anti)
Otis Clay - I Die A Little Each Day (Demon)
Grainne Duffy - Don't You Remember (white)
St Vincent - Cheerleader (4ad)
Justin Townes Earle - Look The Other Way (Bloodshot)
Moya - I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have (white)
The Jane Bradfords - Retro Romance (white)
Geoff Farina - Prick Up Your Ears (Damnably)
The Kills - The Last Goodbye (Domino)
Leonard Cohen - Lullabye (Columbia)


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