Jan 15, 2013

Stupefied: The Viv Albertine Playlist

Tuesday usually means a new Stupefied playlist, and today is no different!

I'm completely honored to present a playlist of favorites from Viv Albertine...her new album, The Vermillion Border, (one of my faves of 2012) has been out for a few months now, and I HIGHLY suggest checking it out.

In case you don't know, Viv grew up amongst the scene leaders of the UK punk scene, was a member of the Slits, has directed videos & films for many years, and has lived a life of full on creativity. Unfortunately, this hasn't included much recorded music. 

With the exception of her Flesh EP (from 2010), The Vermillion Border is her first full solo release...ever! From the sound of the album, you would never guess she's been out of the music making game for 25 years or so. She certainly has a gift - lets hope its not another 25-30 years before she makes another.

As for upcoming Viv-news, there's definitely some great stuff to look forward to. She'll be appearing in a new Joanna Hogg feature film to be released this summer, and Faber will be publishing her memoirs in 2014. And if you're lucky enough to live in the UK, you'll be able to catch her playing live (and catch her BBC 6 Music around the world) very soon:
Jan 22nd - Media single launch at The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London
Jan 28th - set for Marc Riley/BBC 6 Music, Manchester
Feb 16th - Newbury Rock and Blues Snooker Club, Newbury
Feb 21st - On BBC 6 Music, Steve Lamacq Round table
Feb 23rd - Nambucca, Holloway Road, London
Feb 27th - The Rugby Club, Laugharne, Wales
April 27th - The Georgian Theatre, Stockton

A huge thanks to Viv for the list...Now, go buy a copy of The Vermillion Border.

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01. Hawkwind - Silver Machine
02. Apparat - You Don't Know Me
03. Tom Browne - Funkin for Jamaica
04. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
05. Keane - Try Again
06. Bob Dylan - You're A Big Girl Now
07. Neil Young - Helpless
08. Bon Iver and St Vincent - Roslyn
09. Razzy Bailey - I Hate Hate
10. Al Green - Funny How Time Slips Away
11. Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
12. Phyllis Nelson - Move Closer
13. The Carpenters - Close To You
14. Michael Jackson - I Can't Help It
15. Miriam Makeba - Pata Pata
16. The Small Faces - I'm Only Dreaming
17. T Rex - Life's a Gas
18. Tim Buckley - Dolphins
19. Yoko Ono - Yes I'm a Wiitch
20. Leila - Underwaters


Nick said...

Interesting.... no Punk Rock made the list.

daisy said...

thanks for posting the info about the album. i knew it was due ... crazy that i get UK info from your NYC site I LOVE STUPEFACTION

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