As of this show, the Crow Versus Crow Radio Show will now be presented solely by myself, Andy, after Tom has decided to take a break due to an increasing workload and having to prioritise other commitments. This sucks, but is unavoidable. I had the choice to either abruptly pull the plug on the show or present it solo, and, considering the hard work that has gone in to building the show up to what it is so far, I've decided to soldier on... and, yowzers, was this show a battle?! It will no doubt take a couple of shows to get used to sitting alone in a room talking to a microphone, and the nerves are well on show, but it is, as it always has been, what it is... raw, unscripted drivel in between tracks that I've particularly enjoyed over the last two weeks between the recording of shows.
There is a special Beast Tapes of 2011 mix by Crow Versus Crow regular and collaborator, Posset, in which he presents a seamless mix of excerpts from his personal pick of cassette releases from last year (ripped straight from the tapes themselves). A list of the tracks is included in the show's track list below.
Also, this week's compilation, from which I will be selecting tracks, is mini50 records' After a Long Dream of Sleep, a record released to raise awareness of and funding for Crisis Counselling, a counselling and support service based in Scotland. More information on that project can be found here.
As always, if you are at all interested in any of the artists featured in this episode, please show your support and purchase their records and attend their live shows where possible.
This episode originally aired on 96.7 Phoenix FM (Calderdale) on Sunday 29th April 2012 between 6 and 8pm.
1. Allen Ginsberg - Punk Rock (excerpt)
2. Spirit Animals - Bearlesque
3. Posset - For You
4. Kogumaza - Ursids
5. :zoviet*france: - E18
6. Nope - Porous Spile
7. Jandek - Philip Was Mentioned
8. The Douglas Firs - 30.11.10
9. Torn Apart - High Standards
10. No - Pathway
11. Posset's Crow Versus Crow Mix - Beast Tapes of 2011
- Ludo Mich / Burial Hex - Speed Of Light Is Too Slow (Scumbag Relations)
- Blood Stereo - Live In Rochester, NY (Chocolate Monk)
- Usurper & The Void - Self Titled (Threshold Tapes)
- Hobo Sonn - Synthetic Preservatives (Sick Head)
- Funeral Dance Party - Wedge Driver (Loxley Tapes/Fuckin' Amateurs)
- The Piss Superstition - Dallas Amp (Medusa)
- Roman Nose - For Alcofribas Nasier (Winebox Press)
- The Chef - Daft Wife With A Dicta (No Label)
- Midwich - Faraday Caves: Feathered Machines (Matching Head)
- Serfs - Auld Country Waltz (Cabin Floor Esoterica)
12. Mirrorzisland - Anonatoll
13. Hiva Oa - Exile
14. fiRES Were Shot - Giffords Green
15. Glacis - May This Night Never See Morning
16. Dean McPhee - Power Of Nines
17. The Townhouses - Romance At The Video Game Library
18. Evenings - Alcyone
19. Andrew Forster - Let's Race To The End Of The Tunnel
20. Falenizza Horsepower - Footsteps In The Snow
21. Mahogany Hand Glider - Fringe
22. Fighting Kites - Butterbean