Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 25 August 2012
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It's been one hell of a week.
It started with Green Man Festival in Glanusk, middled with H Hawkline and Sex Hands in Manchester, and ended with The Joy Formidable at Reading Festival.
My eyes look like a shrew's. My ears feel shot to death. I smell of doughnut stalls and portaloos. But it has been incredible. Not all of it, of course... but the highs have been dizzying, the lows merely peripheral.
Somewhere betwixt and between the paper cups, the open air sounds, the rain and the sound of strangers beyond my tent flaps, I made a half good radio show. In it you will find Carwyn Colorama (not his real surname, of course) talking about their stallion of a new album, Good Music. Carwyn also threads together a wonderful mix tape of sounds past, present and future that have been turning him on. Like I said, 'stallion'.
Huw 'Pooh' Williams (he was the singer in the Pooh Sticks, for the uninitiated. This isn't a nickname he earnt himself after an unfortunate incident on a long train journey after a careless vindaloo) talks about The Oppressed, south Wales' anti-racist Oi! group.
Lara Catrin translates some Memory Clinic. Can't remember which one, though. Oh, ha ha!
Ben Hayes plays a record of such epic, smouldering, intimate grandeur that the stars will weep a bit - sentimental sausages that they are.
I try and hold myself together with a voice that sounds like Count Basie doing bear impersonations. But it's all worth while.
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JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Wolf's Law'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Beneath The Waves An Ocean'
SKINDRED - 'Warning'
EUROS CHILDS - 'Around Around'
WELCOME TO MARATHON - 'Balfour'
HUW WILLIAMS - 'Spoken Contribution'
OPPRESSED, THE - 'Joe Hawkins'
AFAL DRWG EFA - 'Marwnad Y Fam'
22/22 - 'They Stray'
YR ANGEN - 'Fel Na Fydd E [Acoustic Version]'
DETACHED - 'Keep Smiling'
HARRY KEYWORTH - 'Flux [E P Version]'
BAGEL PROJECT, THE - 'A Letter'
METABEATS - 'Hookers Feat. Action Bronson'
DIRTY GOODS - 'Know No Other Feat. Fernquest ( Didz & The Organ Grinder Remix )'
PERFUME GENIUS - 'Put Your Back N 2 It'
BEDFORD FALLS - 'Prick'
RACE HORSES - 'My Year Abroad'
PHIL DAVIES & THE NINJASMOKEBOMBS - 'All Mixed Up'
LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
MEMORY CLINIC - 'Er Mwyn Ni'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Johnny Borrell Afterlife [Mike Davies R1 Session]'
COLORAMA - 'Good Music'
COLORAMA - 'Carwyn Interview Pt. 1'
COLORAMA - 'Why Is She'
COLORAMA - 'Carwyn Interview Pt. 2'
COLORAMA - 'Delaware [Album Version]'
COLORAMA - 'Carwyn Interview Pt. 3'
BRENTON WOOD - 'Gimme Little Sign [Colorama Mixtape]'
BOYD RIVERS - 'That Fireshed In My Bones [Colorama Mixtape]'
BROWNS, THE - 'Heaven Fell Last Night [Colorama Mixtape]'
GEMMA RAY - 'Trou De Loup [Colorama Mixtape]'
LEE HAZLEWOOD - 'The Night Before [Colorama Mixtape]'
OPOSSOM - 'Fly [Colorama Mixtape]'
TRISTEN - 'Baby Drugs [Colorama Mixtape]'
ADVISORY CIRCLE, THE - 'Mogadon Coffee Morning [Colorama Mixtape]'
BOBBY RUSH - 'Bowlegged Woman, Knock-kneed Man [Colorama Mixtape]'
AM & SHAWN LEE - 'Dark Into Light [Colorama Mixtape]'
CATE LE BON - 'That Moon'
SEX HANDS - 'Way No Way'
BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
TOP DRAWER - 'Song Of A Sinner'
ELAN, MARGED A GWILYM - 'Mae Na Lew Tu Mewn I Bob Dryw Bach'