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Crucial Vinyl: Holger Czukay - Movies

Don's choices cross time, space and genre, plus he selects Holger Czukay's 1979 release Movies as his Crucial Vinyl.

Each week Don selects a piece of Crucial Vinyl (he calls it his C.V.) from his collection, that has moved him and shaped his musical taste. He picks three tracks from it, and explains why it means so much to him. This week, it's Holger Czukay's 1979 release Movies.

Don says, "Holger Czukay was a founder member and the bass player of Can. In his solo work he was a pioneer of ambient and world music, and experimented with sampling way before it became hip in the eighties.

Sampling sounds using magnetic tape formed the basis of many of his ideas for his second solo album, Movies. Another element that made this record capture my imagination was his use of shortwave radio sounds. He called it 'radio painting' and used shortwave radios as an instrument at gigs. Not only did Holger's sonic experiments influence albums such as Byrne and Eno's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, released in 1981, but it certainly pre-empted my foray into the world of sampling with my former band Big Audio Dynamite. Mr. Czukay The Don salutes you."

As ever, Don's other selections cross time, space and genre.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Romare

    Work Song

    • Projections.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 2.
  • Sly & the Family Stone

    Dance To The Music

    • Dino.
  • Dr. John

    Right Place Wrong Time

    • Warner Special Products.
  • Quantic

    Spark It feat. Shinehead

    • Magnetica.
    • Tru Thoughts.
    • 1.
  • The Child of Lov

    Fly

  • LoneLady

    Into The Cave

    • Hinterland.
    • Warp.
    • 1.
  • Robert Parker

    Barefootin'

    • Telstar.
  • The Clash

    Hitsville U.K.

    • Columbia.
  • Joe Gibbs & The Professionals

    Chapter Three

    • Joe Gibbs Productions.
    • Soul Jazz.
    • 5.
  • Leroy Smart

    Ballistic Affair

    • Tougher Than Tough/The Story Of Jamaican Music.
    • Island.
    • 6.
  • Stealing Sheep

    Not Real

    • Not Real.
    • Heavenly.
    • 3.
  • Caribou

    Odessa

    • CD SINGLE.
    • CITY SLANG.
    • 1.
  • Primal Scream

    Loaded

    • Now.
  • The Skints & Rival

    Eyes In The Back Of My Head

    • Easy Star Records..
  • Leon Bridges

    Coming Home

    • CD Single.
    • Columbia.
  • inc.

    The Place

    • No World.
    • Beggars Banquet.
    • 1.
  • THEESatisfaction

    EarthEE

    • Sub Pop.
  • Kindness

    This Is Not About Us

    • Female Energy.
  • Dub Pistols

    Give A Little Dub feat. Bunna

    • Worshipping The Dollar.
    • Sunday Best.
    • 11.
  • Holger Czukay

    Oh Lord Give Us More Money

    • Movies.
    • Spoon.
    • 2.
  • Holger Czukay

    Cool In The Pool

    • Movies.
    • Spoon.
    • 1.
  • Holger Czukay

    Persian Love

    • Movies.
    • Spoon.
    • 3.
  • The Twinkle Brothers

    Jahoviah

    • Free Africa.
    • Virgin.
    • 13.
  • EmilĂ­ana Torrini

    Sunny Road (Manasseh Mix)

    • Sunny Road.
    • Rough Trade.
    • 1.
  • Ornella Vanoni

    L'appuntamento

    • Appuntamento con Ornella Vanoni.
    • SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
    • 1.
  • Helios

    Emancipation

    • Eingya.
    • Type Recordings.
    • 11.
  • OK Go

    Lullaby

    • Hungry Ghosts.
    • BMG.
    • 12.

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