A Soundtrack To Our TV Lives (2)

Another track from my collection has popped up as backing music to a promo clip for a TV show. So if you’re wondering what that vaguely Interpol-ish backing to the BBC’s ‘The Commander’ featuring Amanda Burton is, then wonder no more. dEUS – Bad Timing (from ‘Pocket Revolution’) ‘Pocket Revolution’ was dEUS‘s last LP released…

50p Singles From Woolies (1) – The Fall

Quick post today. The Vinyl Villain it appears hasn’t taken quite as much music with him to Canada as he thought. So here’s a track he’s forgotten; The Fall – Victoria (7″ single) The Fall – Tuff Life Boogie (B-side) I confess that the Fall don’t feature much in my collection – the odd single…

The Prefect

That’s the family holiday over for another year so normal service can be resumed and I thought I start off with my holiday reading. I’ve mentioned before that Alastair Reynolds is one of my favourite sci-fi authors and ‘The Prefect’ is another good one. Essentially a thriller which reveals itself slowly most of the characters…

Half term report (2)

Picking up from the last post, here’s the rest of the best of MPT’s musical year to date. Emma Pollock – Adrenaline (7″ single from the forthcoming LP ‘Watch The Fireworks’) The only proper solo release so far, ‘Adrenaline’ was better than anything on the Delgados final LP (which itself was more than respectable). A…

Half term report (1)

To commemorate 6 months of Manic Pop Thrills I thought I’d look back over my own musical journey of the last 6 months. Rather than just concentrating on the current stuff I thought I’d also pick out older stuff which has come my way, in no small part due to the blog. Kristin Hersh –…

The Execution Channel

As you can just about read, this book’s strapline is ‘The War on Terror is over – terror won.’ Perhaps choosing to start this the day after last Saturday’s events wasn’t the best way to lighten the mood. A few pages in and that thought is reinforced as Leuchars (about 10 miles from me) is…