2nd Week Playlist

Welcome to the second week’s selection of songs for the Isolation Room Listening Booth playlist as selected by RPM-ers, weekending Friday 3rd April 2020. This week it’s in order of submittal, so over to…….

Nina – “My 3 for this week……no mini-theme, just what I've been listening to…..”

End of the Affair by Ben Howard – “Live on Jools Holland. All theatrical, dramatic & swirly.”


The Time is Now by Moloko – “Gotta luv the bonkers genius of Róisín Murphy. No idea when I'll be able to go to a music festival, armchair enjoyment for now.”


Waiting Room by Fugazi – “Tanking great juggernaut of a guitar track, decent bass line & fairly apt lyrics. One of my all-time faves, never gets old. Great to jump around to!”


Philip – “A complete change this week... three raucous Rock 'n’ Roll party tunes. If you listen on Saturday morning at breakfast time, please ensure you put any crockery down before cavorting around the kitchen…….all is well here, hopefully the same is true for all other RPM members.”

Let's Have a Party by Wanda Jackson (1958) – “The queen of rockabilly- and more talented than her label-mate Mr. Vincent if you ask me.”


Quarter to Three by Gary US Bonds (1961) – “Do not adjust your listening device- it's meant to sound like that. Huge inspiration to Bruce Springsteen of course, who produced an album entitled "Dedication" for Gary (real name Anderson) in 1981. Good record too.”


Jenny take a Ride by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels (1965) – “Actually a medley of course with the old blues number "CC Rider." I think you could call this energetic. Another big influence on Bruce.”


Alan – “Black Swan Sheffield. Them wer't daze!!!!! .…….. great nights with some wonderful memories of buying Mike Patto, Ollie, Clive and John 'dive bombs' (a particularly unhealthy port and Guinness mixture!!) and wondering why they were never a bigger draw!!! Ollie was perhaps the greatest under-rated guitarist in Britain... which is why I selected 'Loud Green Song'. Now, if they had recorded their version of 'Helter Skelter'...… Nick Lowe was perhaps the coolest of the lot and Ducks probably the most derivative but still a great night out. Goin' misty eyed now!!!!”

Surrender to the Rhythm by Brinsley Schwarz


Loud Green Song by Patto – “Local boy made good-ish!!!”


Coast to Coast by Ducks Deluxe


Dave – “Here’s my 3…….”

Stephane Says by The Velvet Underground


Just Dropped In by The First Edition


Pillars Were Hollow and Filled With Candy, So We Tore Them Down by Liars


Piers – “These are my favourite plays from the last couple of days.”

Call Me Diamond by Mike Heron


A River Boat’s Gone / Bumblebee In A Jug by April Verch Band


Year of Jubilo played by Annie & Mac


Jayne – “In no particular order……….”

Hatur by Hekla (live at Orange ‘Ear) – “She made it onto PJ Harvey’s playlist last week.”


Way Down in the Hole by DoMaJe – “We’ve finally got round to watching ‘The Wire’ box set. The theme tune is Tom Waits’ Way Down in the Hole with a different version for each of the 5 series (Blind Boys of Alabama, Tom Waits, The Neville Brothers, DoMaJe, Steve Earle).”


An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise by Peter Maxwell Davies – “Heard this on Radio 3 yesterday morning…..hadn’t heard it in a while – sublime.”


Tony – “Here is my submission to the isolation room. Not themed, just stuff I like to listen to (and it's soooooooooooooo hard to pick just 3).”

The Weight performed by Robbie Robertson and a worldly selection of talent – “In recognition of the global fix we find ourselves in at the moment.”


The Ballad of Curtis Loew by Lynyrd Skynyrd – “A track which belies the idea that they were a racist band.”


Going Back Home by Wilko Johnson with Roger Daltrey – “Simply because it's badass and shows how it ought to be done! If you don't tap your feet to this one, you'd better check that your legs are still there.


Jean – “Here’s my picks…….theme is Female singers who have a great range.”

Free by Faith Hill (from Cry)


Stand Back by Stevie Nicks (from Soundstage Sessions)


I’ll Be Gentle by Paloma Faith with John Legend (from The Architect)


John – “This week I've taken the opportunity to revisit some CD Box sets. Here are my selections....”

Angel of The Morning by P.P. Arnold – “This is from the Immediate Mod Box Set which, quite logically, is a collection of tracks from the Mod era on the Immediate record label.”


Song For Suzie by Head Hands & Feet – “This is from Strangely Strange But Oddly Normal: An Island Anthology 1967-1972. I bought an LP by HH&F on the strength of this track but the rest of the album was quite disappointing - but this is brilliant!”


10,000 Words In A Cardboard Box by Aquarian Age – “This is from Acid Drops, Spacedust & Flying Saucers: Psychedelic Confectionery From The UK Underground 1965-1969. Need I say more.......”


Sal – “Here are my 3 tracks........”

Dragging Me Down by Inspiral Carpets


Shine On by House Of Love


For Love by Lush


Jackie – “Here’s my 3…………..”

Let’s Wade In The Water by Marlena Shaw


Farewell to Stromness performed by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet


Don’t Be Cruel by Elvis Presley


or alternatively


Morra – “………………………..” (hmmmm, Morra is strangely silent!!)

Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd


Oh, I Like It by The Creeps


Beat My Guest by Adam &The Ants


Tim – “A bit of a mini (rock) theme this week……3 songs from bands I should have seen live in the past 10 days…….gigs all cancelled due to Covid.”

Not Forgiven by Magnum – “One of my stand out tracks from the Brummie rockers new album, The Serpent Rings……..tour should have stopped off at the Norwich Waterfront.”


Hocus Pocus by Focus – “A spot of Dutch prog rock anyone? Why not……..and if you haven’t seen the film Baby Driver; do. This track features during a particularly frenetic chase scene. Should have caught the band at Epic Studios in Norwich.”


99% by Bad Touch – “Local lads from Dereham, Norfolk making it good. The start of their tour in support of new 3rd album should have kicked off at the Norwich Waterfront…………oh, well. Here’s a fave oldy of theirs to get by on.”