Welcome to the latest additions to my Never Ending Mixtape playlist on Spotify. The mixtape approaches 1,000 songs with additions from favourite bands, brand new bands, recent releases, classics and new discoveries.
Last month I discovered Amazing Grace, the live album Aretha Franklin recorded at a church in LA over 2 nights back in 1972 backed by a gospel choir. It is astonishing. There are a few songs included in the recent additions and I look forward to checking out the documentary that will be released in cinemas next month. Check the trailer below and the songs on the playlist.
Elsewhere we have a couple of songs from BMX Bandits more recent catalogue, the raw and soulful Razorblades and Honey and the tug on your heart strings The Unforgiven, both are real favourites of mine with 2 of my favourite vocals from Duglas T Stewart. With Spring in the air (at the time of writing) we have the joyful Check My Heart by The Pastels and also Automatically Yours from their classic Up For A Bit With The Pastels album that I might write a future blog on.
There is new music from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever who play Saint Lukes in Glasgow this July, also from Lambchop and from a local band Pocket Knife who I really like. They play Mono on Saturday April 27th and it is FREE entry. More new local music from a band called The Plastic Youth who sound very promising.
There are all kinds of gems to check; pop punk perfection from Buzzcocks, some Hacienda favourites after I re-read Peter Hooks excellent How Not To Run A Club, old school Dinosaur Jr, a beauty from Graham Coxon, stunning northern soul from Carolyn Crawford, an extended Bittersweet Symphony from The Verve, early Aztec Camera and as I hadn't listened to Beck in a while there are 5 songs stretching across his eclectic back catalogue.
Search for Everything Flows Never Ending Mixtape on Spotify or click below. Dig in, enjoy. Read on for a full list of the latest additions.
Razorblades and Honey - BMX Bandits and Anton Newcombe
The Unforgiven - BMX Bandits
Automatically Yours - The Pastels
I Live For That Look - Dinosaur Jr
In the Capital - Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Bittersweet Bundle Of Misery - Graham Coxon
Check My Heart - The Pastels
Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't Have) - Buzzcocks
Keep Stepping (Never Look Back) - Carolyn Crawford
Climbing Higher Mountains (live) - Aretha Franklin
Never Grow Old (live) - Aretha Franklin
How I Got Over (live) - Aretha Franklin
My Sweet Lord (live intrumental version) - Aretha Franklin
Witchi Tai To - Harpers Bizarre
Never My Love - The Association
Custard Cream - Pocket Knife
Crosswords or What This Says About You - Lambchop
Many Faces- James
Moving On - James
Bittersweet Symphony (extended version) The Verve
Express Yourself - N.W.A.
Your Love Is Taking Me Over - SK Project
Theme For Great Cities - Simple Minds
Love Sensation (Shep Pettibone 12 inch mix) - Loletta Holloway
We Could Send Letters - Aztec Camera
Twisterella - Ride
Jack-Ass - Beck
Nobody's Fault But My Own - Beck
Get Real Paid - Beck
Guess I'm Doing Fine - Beck
Heart Is A Drum - Beck
Comfort - The Plastic Youth