Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 19 December 2010

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Don Van Vliet - better known as Captain Beefheart - died at the end of last week. This week's programme is dedicated to his memory and the influence his music has had upon some of Wales' most original, leftfield artists.

Mostly this is a subjective and interpretive exercise: I've never heard Future Of The Left, for example, claim influence from Captain Beefheart; but there's definitely something in the anacrusic, off-kilter guitar patterns that reminds me of the Captain's unpredictable groove. Elsewhere the influence is open and overt: Klaus Kinski and Syd Howells/Steveless have never been backwards in their praise for Van Vliet. So, another master has passed but any sadness has to be tempered by the enduring influence of his remarkable, recorded legacy.

The remainder of the show is the usual celebration of the most fascinating Welsh music to have blessed my inbox in the past week. Some of it is Christmas music. But it is great Christmas music. And on those festive notes, I'd like to wish anyone who has listened to or contributed to the show a very Happy Christmas/Nadolig Llawen. It's been a tremendous year at the coal face of Welsh music. Next week's painstakingly put together Best of 2010 Show should demonstrate that in excelsis.

2011 has a lot to live up to. If you have music you'd like me to support, gigs you'd like me to mention or any thoughts you want to share, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Next week's show is a three hour mix(tape) of my favourite Welsh music from 2010. It features 56 pieces of amazing Welsh music and NO SPEAKING. Well, apart from the occasional station indent so people don't get too queasily lost amongst the maelstrom.

Not speaking means I get to squeeze in a couple more tracks, but it also means you may not have any idea what it is, exactly, you're listening to. The full playlist for the show will be posted on here next week. I may well Tweet it as the show broadcasts (http://twitter.com/welshmusic), but that all depends on whether or not I'm in the country or compos mentis.

Thank you so much for your support / diolch yn fawr iawn,

Adam

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND
Steal Softly Thru Snow

DAVID COOPER ORTON (Penarth)
Coventree Carole

CRASH DISCO (Bangor)
Two Bad

DEADMAU5 (Llanberis)
Raise You Weapon (switch Fusion Remix)

MATT JOHN (Cardiff)
Bones Of A Tiny Bird

UNDER ALIEN SKIES (Prestatyn)
When She Wears

HAIL THE PLANES (Cardiff)
Little Nick

THE JOY FORMIDABLE (Mold)
Austere (single)

SAMOANS (Cardiff)
Vladimir

STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR (Cardiff / Tredegar)
I Am Weatherproof

STAGGA FEATURING SKAMMA AND JOE BLOW (Barry)
Genik Riddim

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
Tropical Hot Dog Night

FUTURE OF THE LEFT (Cardiff)
Lapsed Catholics

ECTOGRAM (Bangor)
Prime Plant Locks

SON CAPSON (Aberystwyth)
Did You Crash A Car Into Stonehenge Girl?

LAND OF BINGO (Mold-ish)
Lufthansa

ONE LOOK HOOKED (Cardiff)
Dirty Greasy

MARY HOPKIN (Pontardawe)
Happiness Runs (Pebble And The Man)

EMMY'S UNICORN (Swansea)
I Feel Like I'm Dead

LAURA MARLING (Newport label)
Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

CYRION (Llangefni/Bala)
Rise

WE ARE ANIMAL (Caernarfon)
Luminous Nights

I AM AUSTIN (Connah's Quay)
No Romance

JONNY (Pembrokeshire)
Candyfloss

SHOOTER (Swansea)
Feel The Sun (Dance With Me)

YOUNGTEAM (Rhyl label)
Daydreamer

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND
Electricity

GINDRINKER (Cardiff)
Work It Out

DATBLYGU (Brecon)
Tymer Aspirin

ISLET (Cardiff)
Living In Manila

STEVELESS/SYD HOWELLS (Swansea)
Vaguely Toxic Paint Stripper [session Track]

KLAUS KINSKI (Llanfairfechan)
Happiness Happiness

BRIGHT LIGHT BRIGHT LIGHT (Neath)
Falling

TIM NOBLE (Aberystwyth)
Llyn Conach

GOLAU GLAU
Oak Moon

CHWAIN (Caernarfon)
Atgofion Neges Destun

THE METHOD (Cardiff)
Whip Around

VANGUARD (Pembrokeshire)
Loving Someone Else

SLAYA P (Newport)
Boomtingz

GALLOPS (Wrexham)
Miami Spider

THE GREEDIES
A Merry Jingle

EUROS CHILDS (Pembrokeshire)
King Penguin

HELEN LOVE (Swansea)
Merry Christmas (i Don't Want To Fight)

DANCERS (St Asaph / Denbigh)
I Hate The Beach

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND THE MAGIC BAND
Old Fart At Play

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