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Playlist 04.02.13

Stuart Bailie | 11:09 UK time, Thursday, 7 February 2013

What's not to like about 'Werewolves of London'? Recorded by Warren Zevon in Los Angeles, 1977. Produced by Jackson Browne with the Fleetwood Mac rhythm section sustaining the groove. A purely playful song, written in response to Phil Everly, a fan of the 1930 horror film who requested a dance song with the same title. Once a few absurd ideas and the chord progression were put together at LeRoy Marinell's house in Venice, California, the lyrics tumbled out. Abetted by guitarist Waddy Wachtel, it's the sound of rolling delight, musicians at their best, howling on the chorus. Kid Rock couldn't resist its charm it for 'All Summer Long' and neither could Dexys Midnight Runners, with 'One Of Those Things'. A design classic.

The Byrds - Have You Seen Her Face (CBS)
Christopher Owens - Here We Go Again (Turnstile)
Pulp - After You (Rough Trade)
Harper Simon - Bonnie Brae PIAS)
Yeahsayer - Second Hand News (Secretly Canadian)
Daughter - Still (4ad)
Warren Zevon - Werewolves Of London (Rhino)
Balthazar - The Oldest Of Sisters (PIAS)
Jarrod Dickenson - Ain't Waiting Any Longer (white)
Youth Lagoon - Dropla (Fat Possum)
Django Django - WOR (Because)
David Bowie - Fame (EMI)
Lord Huron - Lonesome Dreams (PIAS)
Rosie Carney - You Will Smile Again (session track)
Dale Watson - Wine, Wine, Wine (Retro World)
Mogwai - What Are They Doing In Heaven Tonight (Rough Trade)
My Bloody Valentine - New You (white)
Bill Fay - Be Not So Fearful (Esoteric)
Rosie Carney - My Old Guitar (session track)
The XX - Sunset (XL)
MMoths - All These Things (SQE)
My Bloody Valentine - She Found Now (white)


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