Tuesday, April 01, 2008

NME 002 - Jive Wire



I had a real fantastic haul at the Dalston Oxfam Shop this last week. FYI the Oxjam events are starting today and going on through April. Go support cause it's a fantastic shop and organization and they've given me so much.


But back to me . . . I picked up 3 of the early NME cassettes including this one, NME 004 and NME 005. So if you look at all the NME cassettes listed here, if you add those with the 2 others I've posted on this blog already, the Mad Mix II NME 008 and the Ace Case NME 009, I have a lot of the early cassettes. Looks like the really famous C81 was followed up by a NME 001 in the same year. Weird.


In terms of tracks there are some really unusual and odd things here. On Side A my favorite track is probably the Leisure Process track - it's like twice as long as other versions I've seen on the web. But the track from Buzzz for example is apparently only on this cassette and I can't find any more info about it. I look forward to comments from those more enlightened.

Side B has some really great stuff too. The Altered Images version of Happy Birthday may be the coolest Happy Birthday song ever, and the Pablo track Madaleina is fantastic vintage african pop.


Side A



Side B


Producer - Ric Ocasek (from the Cars)
B2 Kraftwerk - Das Model (3:39)
B3 Altered Images - Happy Birthday (3:15)



We are also relaunching our african party Manifesto tonight, 1 April in London off Regent Street at the Burlington club. It will be downstairs in the chic club space with djs and a few live musicians (but no band) and then once a month we will do as before with the full venue being used for the party with top live african bands, etc. It's easy to get in and not super expensive and still the best african party in London cause it's new AND old - and I'm djing :)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just found your site - love this old NME cassette. Reliving my (misspent) youth - any chance of posting the B side? Makes me wanna crawl around in the attic to dig out that box of cassettes that got "put in storage" because I never played them!

Nicolas said...

thanks for sharing this !

Anonymous said...

love cascade!!

tune!

seriously looking forward to the b side (hint hint)

cheers

Anonymous said...

One day I'll try to put all these NME cassettes onto MP3. I got them all when they first came out, and really got an education about some unfamiliar (to me at the time) areas of music, like Cool Jazz, R and B.
If you see them in the Oxfam, pick them up is my recommendation.

Karley said...

I have a feeling NME compilations are no longer this good...

Anonymous said...

Many Thanks for making the B side available - you rock. I look forward to more tempting finds.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Neneh Cherry to me on that Jive Wire NME ad. Cheers for posting haven't heard that cassette in many moons.

aTom Ten said...

That version of the Thompson Twin's "In the Name of Love" is a different mix than the one I know. Could it be this "Edit Remix" version? See www.discogs.com/release/541092. I like it. Thanks for posting these tracks.

Mikey said...

'No Turn on Red' - !!

I loved this tune when I was a lad, and it still sounds awesome!

Chimesey said...

h, good stuff. That Carmel track is great - I remember enjoying it when I were a lad - but this cassette went the way of all the others -C81, Mighty Reel etc) and got lost due to countless house moves and the like...

Novemberer said...

Wow, big thanks for up-ing these! Any chance you could post the Mighty Reel tape when you have a sec 'cos there are several tracks on there I've been waiting TWO DECADES (!) to hear? Hope you can help... x

Nick said...

this tape was disposed of about ten years ago in a fit of overzealous flat clearing and ihave regretted it ever since. my musical education properly started here.... thanks again!

fairtradekookboek said...

Many thanks for posting these NME jewels! Any plans posting NME 004 and NME 005?

Steven

dalston shopper said...

I'll post those NME tapes when I find them!!