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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Rough Trade Anniversary Compilation On the Way

On September 25th, at least in the U.K., Rough Trade Records will release The Record Shop - 30 Years Of Rough Trade Shops, essentially a pair of mix CDs made by group effort. The group in this case consists of 30 Rough Trade customers, each of whom were asked to pick a song for the compilation, and write part of the sleevenotes. Jarvis Cocker, Björk, Daniel Miller, and Thurston Moore are among those representin' musicians. Others participating in the project include Seymour Stein (who chose The Rezillos' "I Can't Stand My Baby"), cricket correspondent Derek Pringle and Richard Russell, presumably not the 18th Century English doctor. He chose Björk's "Where's The Line", which I find grating. Everyone should already have "Here Comes Your Man" by the Pixies, so it's also a questionable pick, though it is a classic. The absence of The Smiths and Belle and Sebastian seems a bit weird, but the compilation still looks very cool.

The Record Shop - 30 Years Of Rough Trade Shops Track Listing:

Disc One:

The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso (chosen by Paul Smith, the fashion designer. It's an excellent choice)
Swell Maps - Read About Seymour
Kleenex - Hedi's Head
The Rezillos - I Can't Stand My Baby
Adam And The Ants - Zerox
Holger Czukay - Persian Love
The Mekons - Kill
The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You
Boyd Rice - Track 1, Side 1
The Blue Orchids - Work
Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock
Mighty Mighty - Night After Night
Bongwater - His Old Look
Lard - The Power Of Lard
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

Disc Two:

Joe Strummer - Island Hopping (chosen by Luce Mellor, also available on Earthquake Weather)
Skinned Teen - Pillow Case Kisser
Bikini Kill - Capri Pants
Stock, Hausen and Walkman - Belly Up
Stereolab & Nurse With Wound - Simple Headphone Mind
Lal Waterson & Oliver Knight - At First She Starts
Karen Dalton - In The Evening (It's So Hard To Tell Who's Going To Love You The Best)
Mulatu Astatke - Yakermo Sew
Matmos - Stupid Fambaloo
The Frogs - Sailors Board Me Now
Schneider TM vs Kpt. Michigan - The Light 3000
The Carter Family - No Depression In Heaven
James Luther Dickinson - O How She Dances
Bjork - Where Is The Line
LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge (chosen by Spazom, also available on LCD Soundsystem)


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