Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 2 October 2011

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This week's show is now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme

Where do I start? Because there's so much to tell you about - so much bristling aural content - in this week's programme, it's difficult to know where to begin.

Let's start with the man whose unfettered imagination, wily chord changes, and penchant for dynamic shifts and bellowings that'd shake black holes off their hinges changed music forever. Without Pixies there'd be no Nirvana. It's impossible to gauge the exact depth and breadth of the Boston band's influence. But if you have friends who don't feel an affinity with Gouge Away, Gigantic, Wave Of Mutilation, Where Is My Mind? etc. then I would seriously reconsider your relationship with. One day, they may bring a James Morrison CD into the house.

How quaint! I said "CD".

Anyway, the man who wrote the songs listed above was Charles Michael Kitteridge Thompson IV aka Black Francis aka (following Pixies' initial split) Frank Black. And in this week's show we have a play for the recently re-discovered acoustic session he recorded for me in Mold on 17 May 1994. It's ace. Hands down.

Hands up who wants to hear some fine Welsh electronica as performed with great adroitness at this year's Gwyl Gardd Goll? You do? Excellent. We have 14 minutes of Land of Bingo's glorious, bass and cinematic melody-heavy set from that glorious Saturday evening.

In amongst the 40-ish slabs of tuneage and creativity, I have a first play for the lead track from Future of the Left's forthcoming EP. It's called Polymers Are Forever. It is monumental in its aceness and has a coda that'd transfix a rabid bear.

There are proper first time plays for Alembic and Rajesh David. Ben Hayes thrills us with some Aussie horn punk. Lara Catrin translates Datblygu. And there are sounds to thrill, beguile, annoy and inspire you.

Please bung demos/gig info/new releases etc to themysterytour@gmail.com

I highly recommend reading these articles before you send in your tracks. They go into exhaustive detail about what I'm looking for, and highlight some of the things you can do to improve your chances of radio play: submitting music to the show - dos and don'ts: #1, #2, #3, #4.

JULIAN COPE - 'I Come From Another Planet, Baby'
Deri

ALEMBIC - 'Dundun'
London ( Welsh Label )

CODEX LEICESTER - 'Oh Wichita'
Mold / Leicester

CRASH DISCO - 'Chezza V'
Bangor

JOY FORMIDABLE, THE - 'Cradle'
Mold

VVOLVES - 'Clearer ( E P Version )'
Monmouth / Cardiff

FRANK BLACK - 'The Man Who Was Too Loud ( Acoustic Session 1994 )'
Boston, US

JONATHAN RICHMAN - 'Ice Cream Man'
Natick, US

GRUFF RHYS - 'Whale Trail'
Bethesda

STEREOLAB - 'Mellotron'
London

GIRLS - 'Just A Song'
San Francisco ( Welsh Management )

HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT - 'Tommy Walsh's Eco House'
Birkenhead

LOS CAMPESINOS - 'By Your Hand'
Cardiff

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'All That We See Or Seem'
Chester / Llangollen

KLING KLANG - 'Rocker'
Liverpool

FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'Polymers Are Forever'
Cardiff

JESUS LIZARD, THE - 'Mouth Breather'
Austin, Texas, US

S T D - 'Quantum Stupor'
Cardiff

FRANK BLACK - 'The Men In Black ( Acoustic Session 1994 )'
Boston, US

SLEEPY PANDA CLUB - 'Ghost In The Mirrorr'
Swansea

CATE LE BON - 'Puts Me To Work'
Penboyr

LOWLAND HUNDRED, THE - 'Salt Water Bathing'
Aberystwyth

MC MABON - 'The Futility And The Greatness'
Caernarfon

DOOM - 'Ballskin'
Manhattan

ALICE CLARK - 'You Hit Me ( Right Where It Hurt Me )'
US

AKIRA THE DON - 'Babydoll'
Anglesey

GALLOPS - 'Jeff Leppard'
Wrexham

SEX HANDS - 'Way No Way'
Dwygfylchi / Llanfairfechan / Conwy

BIRTHDAY PARTY, THE - 'Release The Bats'
Melbourne

FALCON LAKE - 'Gold Cult'
Newport / Cardiff

LAND OF BINGO - 'Live Set From Gwyl Gardd Goll 2011'
Mold / Manchester

RICHARD JAMES - 'Do You Know The Way To My Heart?'
Croes - Y - Ceiliog

LANDSLIDE - 'World Keeps Spinning ( Monky Remix )'
Cardiff

LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor / Cardiff

DATBLYGU - 'Nos Iau Ar Y Arfordir'
Cardigan

COLORAMA - 'Mas Ar Y Dre'
Benllech

FRANK BLACK - 'Calistan ( Acoustic Session 1994 )'
Boston, US

BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
Ruthin

SAINTS, THE - 'Know Your Product'
Melbourne, Australia

RAJESH DAVID - 'Mirabai'
Lampeter

BOARDS OF CANADA - 'Olson'
Edinburgh

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