Saturday, April 15, 2006


We had Spottiswoode and a couple of His Enemies in the studio prior to their show at Helsinki. From what I could gather from their press and their website, I expected rampant lunacy, a kinetic Marcel Duchamp / Monty Python kind of experience. Instead I had a thoughtful, engaging and funny crew of Spottiswoode, bassist John Young and guitarist Ripley McMahon in for a half-hour of songs and talking. It's a privilege to be sitting there in the cramped studio while a live performance is going down. Sometimes I really lub shobidnid.

The Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

The Doors, Petition the Lord With Prayer (live)
Akira the Don, Clones (hip-hop remix of Alice Cooper version of David Carron's tune)
Sara Ayers, Everyday We Die a Little
Chemical Brothers, Come Inside (feat Sara Ayers)

Roxy Music, If There Were Something (live 2001)
The High Llamas, Easy Rod, Checking In, Checking Out

Spottiswoode and His Enemies
, live performance

John Boutte, Why (Annie Lennox cover)
Shonen Knife, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Del Nileppez/Thomas Dimuzio, Yawriats Ot Nevaeh (quarter note slices flipped backwards for the entire song, terribly beautiful and disturbing)
The Rudds, Something Great

Golem, Nikolev
Dino, Desi & Billy, Not the Lovin' Kind
Tin Hat Trio, Helium Reprise (w/ Tom Waits)
Dusty Springfield, Just One Smile

The Who, Coke Commercial
Neil Diamond, Coke Commercial
Los Bravos, Coke Commercial
Gracie Slick, White Stretch Levis Commercial
Gary Lewis & the Playboys, Coke Commercial
The Iron Butterfly, Ban Roll-on Commercial
(all from

NRBQ, I Want You Bad (live)
Charlie Watts, I've Got a Crush On You (feat Bernard Fowler)
Meat Purveyors, I Want a Tall Boy (from "More Songs About Buildings and Cows")
The Morells, Growin' a Beard

The Rumdummies, Boil That Turpentine

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