Monday 30 April 2012

The Go-Betweens demonstration disc

This QUADRUPLE promo box was issued in 2004. 3 CDs contain the music - everything that came out on the final 3 double CD reissues, nothing more - and 1 CD contains all manner of photos, quotes, interviews and a biography.

There were about 200 of these made, I vaguely remember. I stuck the labels on the first 100. That really is my claim to fame.

The fourth disc is corrupted. All I could get from it was one photo. So my award-winning* Go-Betweens biography is now the holy grail for the rock'n'roll hall of fame.**
*I got paid

**let's be honest, they'd be happier to secure Blackout Crew's Donk.

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Lawrence of Belgravia at Riverside Studios, May 2

The Hangover Lounge minibus (like The A-Team's van only with more windows and fewer heavy weapons) will be going to the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith to watch (again) the excellent Lawrence of Belgravia film.

Lawrence and director Paul Kelly will be doing a Q+A afterwards. If you want even more Paul Kelly, then the band he's in, Birdie - with the legendary Debsey Wykes, once of Dolly Mixture - released the excellent Message To The Sun on the second Hangover Lounge ep
Birdie - Message to the Sun by wiaiwya
Buy the ep

the Second Hangover Lounge ep (incl P&P)

Monday 23 April 2012

Aug Stone guest DJ April 29

We doff our collective cap to the writer, musician and gentleman Mr Aug Stone, who will be gracing the Hangover Lounge this week.

Writer? You should read his recent excellent interview with underground pop genius Martin Newell of The Cleaners From Venus.

Musician? You should listen to some of his many projects. If you're dipping your toes in the water for the first time, H Bird is a good place to start. There's a list of all Aug's musical projects on his blog, with free songs for your listening pleasure.

Gentleman? The ladies say so and they do not lie.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Record Store Day: the third Hangover Lounge ep

The third Hangover Lounge 10" ep hits the shops on record store day this Saturday. And what a belter it is, featuring no less than:

Standard Fare – Darth Vader

Nat Johnson and the Figureheads - Wifery

Louis Philippe - Don’t Talk

Rachael Dadd featuring ICHI - Window

The Would-Be-Goods - No More Tear-Stained Make Up

Fox - Flowers

Can't get to the shops on Saturday? Relax. You can buy the record online from us.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Grant McLennan tribute gig - May 6

We'll be marking the sixth anniversary of the death of one our favourite songwriters, Grant McLennan, on May 6. After our first McLennan tribute gig last year, a few musicians put their hands in the air and said they'd love to do something next time. Greater interest from others followed.

Queensland Station

Featuring Pete Astor of indie legends The Loft and The Weather Prophets, Phil King (Jesus and Mary Chain, Lush) and Ben Phillipson (Eighteenth Day Of May, Comet Gain).

Pete Astor, who knew Grant in the 1980s when they were both musicians on the London indie scene, said: “Grant McLennan was a lovely person, who also wrote brilliant songs. He always carried himself with dignity and poise and I’m very grateful to have had the chance to have spent time with him, as well as learn about music from a great songwriter. He was also always a pleasure to get drunk with.”

David Westlake

What a coup! David worked with The Go-Betweens in his first band, The Servants. After The Servants supported The Go-Betweens on tour, that band’s Robert Forster, Robert Vickers and Amanda Brown joined David Westlake to record a BBC radio session for the Janice Long show in 1987. Amanda Brown played violin on The Servants’ seminal single The Sun, A Small Star.

Guest DJs

Glen and David from the beautifully boutique Second Language record label will be doing a spot on the decks. David will also be joining Queensland Station to keep the Lindy Morrison beat.

Hangover Lounge 2-9pm

David Westlake 3.30pm

Queensland Station 4.15pm