Episode 85  – Label of Love: Now Sounds

In another in our record label spotlight series, we take at reissue label Now Sounds, a label dedicated to dedicated to exploring the untrodden sonic avenues of the creatively fertile West Coast music scene and beyond.

  • Come To The Sunshine (Instrumental Mix) – Harpers Bizarre
  • Windy (Acoustic Demo) – Ruth Friedman
  • You (In My Mind) – The Cowsills
  • Enter The Young – The Association (Withdrawn 45 Mix)
  • Easy To Be Hard (Acetate) – The Sugar Shoppe
  • To Put Up With You (Non LP 45)– The Holy Mackerel
  • Little Girl – Tiny Tim
  • Leave Him To Me – Donna Loren (Previously Unreleased)
  • Young Birds Fly – The Cryan’ Shames
  • Legend Of Paul Revere (Unedited Version) – Paul Revere & The Raiders
  • Illusions – The Serendipity Singers
  • Silently (Philippines 45 Version) – Del Shannon
  • I’m Aware (Alt. Mix) – The Knack
  • Fantastic Four (Session Outtake)– The Mamas & The Papas
  • Strawberry Jam Man (Alt Version) – Jamme
  • No One Knows (Mono 45) – Every Mothers’ Son
  • Time Will Equalize – MC Squared
  • Lisa, But Not The Same – The Critters
  • New In Town (Non LP B-Side) – Gary Lewis
  • Mary – Twinn Connexion
  • Right Or Wrong (Demo) – Colours
  • Smokey Joe’s – Tina & The Mustangs
  • Frog Prince (Alt. Mix) – the Parade

Episode 84 – D Is For Demo: Part 2

In the second of our two shows, we take another look at the world of the demo recording. 

  • Quicksand – David Bowie
  • Nobody’s Fool – The Kinks
  • Symphony – Marvin Gaye
  • Behind Blue Eyes – Pete Townshend
  • Ghetto Child – Curtis Mayfield
  • The Pearl – Judee Sill
  • Out In The Streets – Blondie
  • Collections – Anthony Phillips
  • Second Hand News – Fleetwood Mac
  • Interzone – Joy Division
  • The Doctor (Comfortably Numb) – Pink Floyd
  • Lime Time – The Cure
  • Dignity – Bob Dylan
  • Bye Bye Badman – The Stone Roses
  • Just A Girl – Suede
  • Carousel – Sun Dial
  • It’s Not Me – Supergrass
  • Kelly Watch The Stars – Air
  • Love Like Laughter – Beth Orton
  • I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart – The White Stripes
  • Love Is A Losing Game – Amy Whitehouse
  • Storm Song – Smoke Fairies
  • Candy – Talk Talk
  • Free Bird – Lynyrd Sknyrd

Episode 83 – D Is For Demo: Part 1

Before a tune becomes a finished song, they tend to have a demonstration version made. With the advent of the deluxe edition of albums and career overviews of artists, some of these demos have come to light so in the first of two episodes, we take a look at these recordings. 

  • Along Comes Mary – Curt Boettcher
  • My Mind – The Misunderstood
  • Another Day, Another Heartache – P. F. Sloan
  • Rose Of Aberdeen – Simon & Garfunkel
  • Prominent Men – Velvet Underground
  • One Day I’ll Say Goodbye – The Zombies
  • Hey Now Princess – Cream
  • Second Generation Woman – The Factory
  • She Is Beautiful – Genesis
  • She Sleeps Alone – The Parade
  • My Friend Jack – The Smoke
  • Wee Wee Baby – Taste
  • Pawnbroker – Barbara Ruskin
  • Lamplight – The Bee Gees
  • Portobello Road – Billy Nicholls
  • Both Sides Now – Fairport Convention
  • Love Makes The World Go Round – Jamme
  • Everything’s Changing – Kak
  • No Matter What – Badfinger
  • The Pond & The Stream – Forthingaye
  • Love Story – Harry Nilsson
  • Chimacum Rain – Linda Perhacs
  • This Time Tomorrow – The Move
  • Surf’s Up – The Beach Boy

Episode 82 – Digger Deep Once Again Into The Squire Archive

In this episode, we take a look at some records interesting records that have found their way into the Squire’s record collection over the last few months. 

  • Tedesco & Pitman – The Ronnettes
  • Purple Rain Drops – Stevie Wonder
  • If I Had You – Tom Jones
  • We Can Take It – The Smoke
  • Be Mine – the Tremolos
  • After The Fox – The Holllies & Peter Sellers
  • The Plague – Scott Walker
  • Look At The Sun – Louise
  • Constant Journey – Chaps
  • La Question – Marc Hamilton
  • Born On The Bayou – The Short Kuts
  • I’m Alive – Don Fardon
  • You Know What Has To Be – Frozen Tear
  • Ski “Full-Of-Fitness” Theme – Manfred Mann & Mike Hug
  • High Sherriff of Calhoun County – Tony Joe White
  • Super Duper Love (Part 1) – Sugar Billy

Episode 81 – Mundo Psych: Part 2

In this months episode, we take another look at Psychedelic sounds from around the world. This time, we look at countries from outside of Europe. 

  • 125 – The Haunted (Canada)
  • Vous – Michel Pagliaro (French Canadian)
  • Hang Out – The Kaleidoscope (Mexico)
  • People – Ladies W.C. (Venezuela)
  • Inferno No Mundo – Bango (Brazil)
  • Break It All – Los Shakers (Uruguay)
  • Hermano Perro – Almendra (Argentina)
  • I Wonder Who – Aguaturnia (Chile)
  • It’s A Sin To Go Away – We All Together (Peru)
  • A Day In My Mind’s Eye – Human Instinct (New Zealand)
  • The Real Thing (Parts 1, 2 & 3 Into Paper Walls) – Russell Morris (Australia)
  • Lavender Popcorn – Scrugg (South Africa)
  • A Madman’s Cry – Otis Waygood (Zimbabwe)
  • Hide If You Want To Hide – The Cedars (Lebanon)
  • Too Much in Love  – Churchills (Israel)
  • Turkuz Turku Cagiririz (Sur Efem Atini) – Mazhar Ve Fuat (Turkey)
  • Sweet Sixteen – Ros Serey Sothea (Cambodia)
  • Magic Colours – Teddy Robin & The Playboys (Hong Kong)
  • Blind Bird – The Mops (Japan)
  • Beautiful Rivers & Mountains – Shin Jung Hyun & The Men (South Korea)

Episode 80 – Mundo Psych: Part 1

Following on from last months episode, we take a look a Psych sounds from around the globe. This month, we look at Europe. 

  • My Life – Thor’s Hammer (Iceland)
  • Dr. Crippen’s Waiting Room – Orange Machine (Republic of Ireland)
  • Music – Objectivo (Portugal)
  • Nobody Wants You Now – Los Brincos (Spain)
  • Une Petite Fille – L’Empreinte (France)
  • No Place For The Lonely People – Adam’s Recital (Belgium)
  • Wedding Of The Hundred Brides – The Motions (Netherlands)
  • Mr Pseudonym – Joy Unlimited (West Germany)
  • You Don’t Understand – Mother Sunday (Switzerland)
  • Slaves Time – The Slaves (Austria)
  • Sospesa As Un Filo – I Corvi (Italy)
  • Valley Of Sadness – Aphrodite’s Child (Greece)
  • Bebel – Delfini (Yugoslavia)
  • Remlatomas – Hungaria Egyuttes (Hungary)
  • Válka Je Vůl – Synkopy 61 (Czechoslovakia)
  • Dziewczyna I Pejzaz – Trubadurzy (Poland)
  • Wege Mit Guten Namen – Scirocco Combo (East Germany)
  • Poor Bobby – Sir Henry (Denmark)
  • Fuzzy Patterns – The Tages (Sweden)

Episode 79 – Previously Unreleased (The Psych Years)

The first era of Psychedelic music arguably lasted only a couple of years in the late 60s, but the amount of songs that have come out that did not see the light of day back then is staggering. In this months episode, we take a look at some of those unreleased tunes.

  • Jug-A-Jug Song – Jesse Harper
  • Come On Up – Carley Hill Blues Band
  • Try Me on For Size – Those Fadin’ Colours
  • Without Her – Coconut Mushroom
  • Our Love Will Be Strong – The Majority
  • Will I Find Love – Fire
  • Just A Dream – Peanut Rubble
  • In The Park – The Cortinas
  • Sister Saxophone – Turquoise
  • How It Is – John Pantry
  • I’ve Been There Once Before – The Iveys
  • This Little Man – Grapefruit
  • Dogs In Baskets – Geranium Pond
  • In The Sunset – Barnaby Rudge
  • Crushed Purple – Jade Hexagram
  • Shadow Man – Schadel
  • Sad Sad Sad – Sheridan’s Bitter Sweet
  • Rosemary’s Bluebell Day – The Picadilly Line
  • Yesterday Was Such A Lovely Day (Elsie) – Sadie’s Expression
  • Matilda Mother (Alternative Version) – Pink Floyd

Episode 78 – If At First…..

You can’t always get things right at the first time of asking, so in this episode we look at number of songs that would need to be re-recorded or re-mixed before becoming the big hit they would be known for.  

  • Tattva – Kula Shaker (Lucky 13 Mix)
  • Sounds Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (Acoustic Version)
  • Help me Ronda – The Beach Boys (Album Version)
  • A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley (Original Mix)
  • Space Oddity – David Bowie (Love You To Tuesday Version)
  • Do Ya – The Move
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate (B-Side Version)
  • Talk Talk Talk Talk – The Reaction
  • This Is Pop – XTC (Album Version)
  • Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure (New Voice – New Mix Single Version)
  • Pretty In Pink – The Psychedelic Furs (Album Version)
  • Radio Free Europe – R.E.M. (Hib-Tone Version)
  • Julie Ocean – The Undertones (Album Version)
  • Take On Me – A-Ha (1984 Version)
  • West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys (Bobby Orlando Version)
  • Letter From America – The Proclaimers (Acoustic Version)
  • Brassneck – The Wedding Present (Album Version)
  • Planet Of Sound – The Pixies (Album Version)
  • The Pop Singer’s Fear of The Pollen Count – The Divine Comedy (Album Version)

Episode 77 – Listen To The Band

In this episode we take a look at songs that have been inspired by life as a musician and the pitfalls that can befall those who take this up as a career.

  • It’s A Long Way To The Top (When You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) (Original Australian Version) – AC/DC
  • So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Sun Dragon
  • Travellin’ Band (Live) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Rider Song – Hayseed Dixie
  • (We Are) The Roadcrew – Motorhead
  • Homeward Bound – Peter & Gordon
  • Stay – Pink Floyd
  • Homeward Bound – Fleetwood Mac
  • Back On The Road Again – Pentangle
  • Postcard (1970 Version) – The Who
  • Torn & Frayed – The Rolling Stones
  • Turn The Page – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
  • Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead (Album Version)
  • Super Trouper – Camera Obscura
  • On The Road Again – Canned Heat
  • Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me) – The Wedding Present
  • Mr Richland’s Favourite Song (Aerial Pandemonium Ballet Version) – Harry Nilsson
  • Ziggy Stardust (Demo) – David Bowie
  • Listen To The Band (33&1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Version) – The Monkees

Episode 76 – Eric Clapton: The Early Years Part 2

In this, the second of two shows, we are taking a look at the career of Eric Clapton between 1963 and 1972 covering the bands he was in, solo record and session work.

  • Labio-Dental Fricative – Vivian Stanshall & the Sean Head Showband
  • Teasin – King Curtis
  • Rockin’ 50’s Rock n’ Roll – The Crickets
  • Go Back Home – Steven Stills
  • I’m Your Spiritual Breadman – Ashton, Gardner & Dyke
  • Don’t You Believe It – Jonathan Kelly
  • Washita Love Child – Jesse Ed Davis
  • Rockin Daddy – Howlin Wolf
  • Medicated Goo – PP Arnold
  • Craney Crow – Dr John
  • Plug Me In – George Harrison
  • Dirty Mother for You – Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
  • Matchbox – Derek and the Dominos, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Crispy Duck – Bobby Keys
  • Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham – Bobby Whitlock
  • Let It Grow  – Eric Clapton