This week's edition of the Stupefied playlist is from one my all time favorite frontmen, Gary Asquith, best known as a member of London's provocative and dubby Renegade Soundwave. Gary has long been involved with a bunch of interesting (no matter what, they're always interesting) projects beginning with early post punk efforts MASS, and Rema-Rema, moving on to Renegade Soundwave, and most recently with the Lavender Pill Mob, and some other more underground things.
Here's what Gary had to say: This was harder than making a record in my opinion. I want you to know that Nat King Cole is my favourite singer of all time - I grew up listening to my father playing his albums and he's god in my house. That's it. It could all change at the flick of a finger.
I worked on Mikkim's Offbeat Rhapsody album last year which won the Andel prize for Best Reggae and Ska album (an Andel award is like a Czech grammy - it means "angel" in Czech). I did three songs for the album: a reworking of "Probably A Robbery," "Air Hostess" (an old RSW track that vanished around the recording of Soundclash), and "Heaven Be Upon Us." I shall also be promoting the album by playing live with Mikkim at Glastonbury this year.
I've been recording with Japanese musician Takatsuma Mukai for his new album - a track called "The Store" - called Sunya (which is sanskrit for zero or void), and I've recorded a dubby-styled 45 under the name Renegade Connection called "I Surrender" for my Le Coq Musique label. I'm also I'm also currently working on the remixes of Rema Rema's original recordings.
|Lavender Pill Mob|
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Huge thanks to Gary...And don't forget those bonus points for including "Karate Boogaloo"!
01. When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
02. Ballade De Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg
04. In A Broken Dream - Python Lee Jackson
05. Dub Organiser - Dillinger
06. Karate-Boo-Ga-Loo - Jerry-O
07. Would You Believe - Roxy Music
08. Out On the Street - The Shangri-Las
09. You Got Soul - Johnny Nash
10. Nancy - Frank Sinatra
11. I'll Come Running - Brian Eno
12. Havana Moon - Chuck Berry
13. Heroes and Villains - The Beach Boys
14. Police in Helicopter - Eek A Mouse
15. Cosmic Dancer - T.Rex
16. The Trip - Kim Fowley
17. Ain't That A Kick In The Head - Dean Martin
18. Cheesy Lipstick - Rammellzee
19. I'm A Man - Jobriath
20. Walking On Water - Richard Hell
21. Girls - Genevieve Waite