Friday, 17 May 2013
Kitten Kast # 187 (right click, save as)
Super Sounds Of The 70s
Foghat - Slow Ride
Clutch - Cross Eyed Mary
ZZ Top - Whiskey'n Mama
Deep Purple - Lay Down Stay Down
Honky - Undertaker
Bum - God Of Darkness
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Cheatin' Woman
Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word
Jethro Tull - Sweet Dream
Iron Claw - Lightning
Lamont - Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings
Eric Clapton - Cocaine
Soundgarden - Smokestack Lightning
Kyuss - Space Cadet
Steve Miller Band - The Joker
Roadsaw - When The Levee Breaks
Led Zeppelin - Bring It On Home
Friday, 10 May 2013
Kitten Kast # 186 (right click, save as)
Hey kids, here's a selection of Spider Kitten tunes from about 2005 onwards. It's not meant to be a best of or anything like that, just a selection. A taster of our back catalogue, if you will. It's almost impossible to represent even an album with a few songs, let alone the whole band, as we tend to mix it up a bit where style is concerned. If you like any of the stuff you hear then there's probably other stuff in our back catalogue that sounds like it. If you hate it all then there's probably very different stuff you'll also hate lurking there. As ever, share it round amongst your friends/enemies and spread the word. We're about to start recording a brand new album that will probably be out at the end of the year. It's exciting, and doesn't really sound that much like anything on this mix, but we hope you'll listen to it anyway. Thanks for caring
This is off our most recent album, Cougar Club. It's the only tune on this mix to feature Chris West on drums. We'd recorded this song before in 2009 with a drum machine and when Chris joined it seemed a good one to start him off on. We liked the new version so much we rerecorded it and put it on Cougar Club. Me and Oram play all the rhythm guitars and Rob does the solos. It features a Judy Garland sample. True story.
Right Back At You
This is from the Dead Beat EP from 2007. We knocked it up in about 2 days including mixing.
This is from Future Echos, from 2008. It's supposed to be an attempt at Hard Rock or something. If I remember rightly, our friend Rmz programmed the drums for this. Al does a great bass part in the middle.
Also from Future Echos, it came straight after Danger on the album. This is Twan on guitar and me singing. We recorded this while he was tripping. He didn't drop acid in order to maximise his creativity or anything, I just needed him to record his part and he happened to be tripping. It's kind of Cohenesque. I like it.
Pray It All Goes Away
This is from the Rats From A Sinking Ship EP from 2009. Twan left the band and moved to Bristol and it seemed like the end of SK was nigh. I was in a real bad place mentally and everything was turning to shit. I still find it hard to listen to this. It's mostly about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Cheery.
Spitting Misery Through Black Teeth
From our first physical release, Ineffable from 2005. We recorded this entire album in the living room of the flat I shared with ptew. It was filthy and crammed with equipment, cats, overflowing ashtrays and empty takeaway cartons. Al joined the band the day before we recorded his parts. He'd been on tour with No Fit State Circus, playing in the house band and was pretty fried. He listened to each song a few times and then played each part first take. ptew programmed the drums and they're awesome. A really strange beat.
Localized Loss Of Ambition
I'm a huge Nirvana fan. They were the first band I got into that made me want to start a band. I was already really into Pink Floyd, but I never thought for a minute I could ever play anything like that myself. Nirvana seemed achievable. We did two virtual 7"s of Nirvana covers, one with two tracks from Nevermind, called Driven Men, and one with two tracks from In Utero, called Routine. Anagrams, bitches.
Time Takes Its Toll
Also from Cougar Club. We needed an acoustic tune so I recorded this by myself in my front room. It's pretty sad actually. Features a Bukowski sample.
A B side from the original release of Burdened. I think it's half a Robert Johnson song. We should do more blues. We were a three piece by this time. I did the backwards solo. I don't think ptew is on this.
This Pointless Exercise
Another from the Rats...EP. I think it's about how I felt about the band at the time. I pretty much thought this was gonna be the last thing we ever put out. But (un)luckily we just plodded on and kept churning the shit out. Al programmed the drums. Actually, we totally wrote this whole thing as we were recording it. Drums first, then bass, then guitar, then vocals.
Blasphemy really, I know. Al plays all the guitars on this including the solo.
Another one from Future Echos. Kind of a macho Hard Rock thing going on here. I'm not sure what we were thinking. It's pretty silly, but not without its charm.
Semi Auto Construct
The line up for this one is Oram on guitars, Al on bass and me on vocals and bongos. We had a super chill recording session with Oram and this reworking of a really heavy tune off Future Echos was one of the results. Super stoned 70s vibez.
Another Nirvana cover. If you ever thought the Fecal Matter demo was a bit too nice sounding, then this is the tune for you. I used a horrible early 80s Westone guitar and it made the most disgusting feedback. The recording doesn't really do justice to how fucking nasty this thing sounded. Anyway, I like this. All music should sound like this.
Moanin' The Blues
From our Christmas EP, To Let The Winter In. I always think throwing in a Hank Williams cover shows real class. That's what we're doing here: showing some class. I love Swans and Nick Cave and Cohen and so I really enjoy doing this kind of stuff. Fun Fact: I smoked a huge cigar as I was recording the vocals because it helped me get the dryness I wanted in my voice and also because I like huge cigars.
The last track on the album of the same name. Twan plays a Gu Qin at the beginning. It's cool. At the end of the track you can hear what suburban Cardiff sounds like at 2pm in the summer. Al's bassline makes this song. If there's a clever melody going on it's usually him doing it. The song is about the rapture, either that or overdosing in a squat.
Friday, 3 May 2013
Kitten Kast # 185 (right click, save as)
Another soundtrack to a film that ought to get made.
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Sonic Youth - The World Looks Red
Ray Charles - Alexander's Ragtime Band
The Birthday Party - Cry
Pussy Galore - Cunt Tease
Elvis Presley - Burning Love
Howlin' Wolf - Going Down Slow
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - All By Myself
Velvet Underground - I heard Her Call My Name
GG Allin - Be My Fuckin' Whore
Tennessee Mountaineers - At The River
Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way
Jeff Buckley - Murder Suicide Meteor Slave
Codeine - Realize
Negative Approach - Hypocrite
Harvey Milk - One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Friday, 26 April 2013
Kitten Kast # 184 (right click, save as)
Heavy, Not Heavy
Melvins - amazon
Elliott Smith - Southern Belle
Black Breath - Black Sin
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Sometimes The Father Is The Son
Slayer - Dittohead
.357 String Band - Lon Put Down That Gospel
Arson Anthem - Doomed Morale
Leonard Cohen - A Singer Must Die
Boris - Ibitsu
Jimmy Rowe - Written In Stone
Atomck - The One About Thatcher
Morphine - Rope On Fire
High On Fire - Cometh Down Hessian
Willie Nelson - Time Of The Preacher
Nailbomb - 24 Hour Bullshit
Tom Waits - Burma Shave
Venemous Concept - Smash
Pink Floyd - Grantchester Meadows
Friday, 12 April 2013
Kitten Kast # 183 (right click, save as)
a selection of my favourite Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds songs.
I Had A Dream, Joe
Train Long Suffering
The Curse Of Millhaven
Hard On For Love
Well Of Misery
Papa Won't Leave You, Henry
Your Funeral, My Trial
The Good Son
Friday, 5 April 2013
Kitten Kast # 182 (right click, save as)
Some lovely British Prog
Genesis - The Musical Box
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Uriah Heep - Gypsy
King Crimson - Pictures Of A City
Yes - And You And I
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Kitten Kast # 181 (right click, save as)
Let's make it a real good Friday
Mr Sunshine - Marijuana, The Devil's Flower
Honky - Smoke Your Weed
Dr Hook - I Got Stoned And I Missed It
Luniz - I Got Five On It
The Ink Spots - That Cat Is High
Bongzilla - Weedy Woman
Big Mama Thornton - Let's Go Get Stoned
Acrimony - Leaves Of Mellow Grace
Lalo Guerrero - Marihuana Boogie
Muddy Waters - Champagne And Reefer
Commander Cody - Down To Seeds And Stems Again Blues
Cannabis Corpse - I Cum Bud
William Shatner - Mr Tamborine Man
Reverend Horton Heat - Marijuana
Fats Waller - You're A Viper
Cypress Hill - Legalize It