Sad news to start;
The creator of the man with the biggest head in showbusiness, Frank Sidebottom, has died.
Sidebottom was the bulbous-headed alter-ego of comedian and musician Chris Sievey,
who eclipsed the fame of his creator. Sievey, 54, died June 21 after
collapsing at his home in Hale, Greater Manchester, where he was recovering from
surgery for a tumour on his chest.
In honour, we open with two tracks, one from his first band and one from his alter ego.
Also, we have two sets to celebrate the independence holidays of Canada and the US this weekend.
the freshies - i'm in love with the girl on a certain manchester megastore checkout desk
frank sidebottom - three shirts on the line (live)
hurts - better than love
the shills - sweet inertia
fiction - curiosity
elephants - strong arms
klaxons - echoes
sunday girl - four floors
kele - on the lam
totally enormous extinct dinosaur - garden
stars - we don't want your body
teen daze - saviour
meligrove band - halflight
tokyo police club - bambi
----lp session #1 delays "star tiger, star ariel"
delays - the lost estate
delays - shanghaied
delays - in brilliant sunshine
delays - moment gone
frankie & the heartstrings - want you back
wave pictures - sweetheart
the coral - 1000 years
bombay bicycle club - ivy & gold
safari - quicksand
club smith - causing doubt
everything everything - schoolin'
wild palms - deep dive
tame impala - why don't you make up your mind?
gemma ray - ghost on the highway
----lp session #2 allo darlin' "allo darlin"
allo darlin' - silver dollars
allo darlin' - let's go swimming
allo darlin' - my heart is a drummer
wild nothing - my angel lonely
minks - funeral song
burnt ones - gonna listen to t. rex (all night long)
procedure club - slut fossil