Sunday, 6 May 2012

Listening Club - 6th May 2012

Salutations to you all,

On the zoom-zoom today, as I'm off to the Camden Crawl in an hour to spin a few tunes, drink beer and, if I'm lucky, eat a good lunch, so imagine a selection of bon-mots and witticisms in this paragraph, if you would...

Last week, @JimMcCauly stepped up to the plate and delivered the musical punch that is The Wolfmen's "Modernity Killed Every Night", which left the entire squad guessing fight until the end. A mighty fine record, and a smart selection - many thanks to Jim!

Jim has picked @rebeldiamond7 to be this week's carrier of the LC torch, so over to her for the pre-match...

"So the (musical) torch has been handed to me by Jim McCauley, I hope it is still lit by the time you’ve heard my choice! In fact I hope the torch starts an almighty bonfire that we all dance around with gleeful abandon!

I thought I might start by clarifying that I am actually a girl. Lady, woman, chick, gal... and not a boy. I think the name Rebel Diamond must be a little ambiguous and many out there have mistaken my twitter presence as that of a man. I have to admit I quite like the ambiguity...

Now that’s cleared up: onto the good stuff. I’m very precious and protective over the music I like (as I’m sure we all are on here) and so it was a tough decision choosing what to play you guys. There were so, so many in the running. Some that I am certain you would all know and others that were a little more obscure.  My taste in music is pretty varied, from heavy rock to pop and everything in between – but mostly I love guitars, drums, interesting vocals, heart wrenching lyrics, witty lyrics...

I knew there was one band I had to avoid: I couldn’t bear to hear anything negative about a certain Mr Flowers so didn’t dare put you through a random Killers album or even solo BF album through fear that you might not feel the same way about Mr Feathered Epaulettes as I do. I’ve had many a heated debate about ‘he’ from Las Vegas and there are simply not enough characters on twitter to defend him fully (don’t worry the mister is well aware of my feelings and Mr Flowers is on ‘my list’ should the occasion arise...)

So fear not, I have chosen something upbeat, fun and rip roaring! It’s a bit glam rock again, a bit punk, bit pop, bit soul and more than a bit bloomin fantastic. But then you might think otherwise!... They don’t take themselves too seriously – so neither should you, but at the same time they are one of the most professional acts I have ever seen and give it more welly and heart on stage than I knew possible. A joy. I adore every track but a favourite is no.7. Hit me with your thoughts! (Softly please – am a gal don’t forget) and most importantly enjoy!

Bombs away..."

Right, that's you lot suitably informed! Download link is here (mediafire link), and Mixcloud is here for all you streamers.

Start time, as always, is 8pm BST (GMT+1), search #listeningclub and follow @listeningclub to see what's going on... see you then!

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