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Silver Skins Special: Home Of Metal

A short tour of sites which influenced Heavy Metal bands in Birmingham during the 1960s. Recorded as part of a Home Of Metal heritage tour walk for Capsule in March 2009, all speech content copyright Chris Phipps. 2009.

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Silver Skins (3) Enhanced

This is the new enhanced version of my favourite Silver Skins episode. Please let me know what you think of the new visual tweaks.

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Frankie Knuckles – Your Love (Dusty Kid Makes Love Tender Edit) [interview Lisa Meyer Capsule]
X+X – ZX Spectrum Orchestra
Amplive (ft. Del the Funky Homosapien) – Video Tapez
Saul Williams – Penny For A Thought
Dälek – Paragraphs Relentless [intereview with Dälek]
Diplo – Way More with MIA – Bucky Done Gun (Acapella)
Parka feat Rasco – Western Soul
Primal Scream and Lovefoxxx – Uptown
The Divine Comedy – Love What You Do
Camille – Gospel With No Lord
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
Einstellung – Tot (edit) [interview with Einstellung]
Pram – The Silk Road
The Shortwave Set – Harmonia
Tricky – Pumpkin
The Smashing Pumpkins Suffer
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis – Going Up The Country


Silver Skins (8)

This track listing has been sitting in iTunes since September but I’ve been exceptionally busy with my MA. We were just listening to the tracks over my Christmas and Birthday lunch and decided it needed to see the light of day for the Holiday season. So I’m just going to speak now and at the end and put it out as an exclusive Silver Skins mix.

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Lorca And The Orange Tree – The Mummers
Became So Sweet – Natalie Duncan
Raise The Roof – Lizzy Parks
Keep It All – Lisa Hannigan
All in adoration – Jo Hamilton
Traffic Music – Hjaltalin
Under A Silent Sea.. – Loney, Dear
Let It Go – vijay kishore
Better Days Featuring Micachu – Speech Debelle
Ok – The Invisible
Footprints On Water- The BellRays
Stiff Upper Lip – Mr. Hudson
24 – Emmy The Great
Rise – The Bad Shepherds
Nothing Can Stop Us – Saint Etienne



Silver Skins (7)

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Launching into festival season with a Coachella special. Sorry this is a bit late, I have my excuses. Not quite so Brum-centric but I haven’t been here. Just the usual quality songs.

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Leave! Little Boots Mix- Little Boots, VV Brown
Golden phone- Micachu
Boyz – M.I.A.
Printer Jam – Mistabishi
It Don’t Move Me – Peter Bjorn and John
Head to head – Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls
Jestream – Doves
Jump In The Pool – Friendly Fire
Retreat! Retreat! – 65daysofstatic (live)
Alcoholics Unanimous – Art Brut
Failing To See The Attraction – Skint & Demoralised
Obama Song – Michael Franti and Spearhead
DON’T GiVE UP THE FiGHT (SiSTERS) – HKB FiNN & Maya Jobarteh
Stand Up – The Prodigy
Marlena Shaw – California Soul



Silver Skins (6)

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A special lovers mix but I’m not talking slushy stuff – just new music I’m passionate about and hope you’ll fall in love with too. This is a podcast for people who want to keep listening to new music. But even though we go with the new flow we also know the rocks that we’ve got. Talking of which this edition has a special feature on the West Midlands’ Home Of Metal bid.

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Walking on a Dream – Empire Of The Sun
I Heard Wonders Andy Weatherall Vocal Mix – David Holmes
Coming Clean – The 39 Steps
Cradle (KYTE remix) – The Joy Formidable
Runaway Town – Keith
Dennis Bergkamp – Guildean Gang
Home Of Metal teaser
Johnny Got A Boom Boom – Imelda May
Hurry for the Sky – Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3
When I Last Spoke To Carol – Morrissey
Ballad of the Unsent Letter – Aiden Moffatt and The Best Of’s
Absentee – Emmy The Great
Love Song – Dent May And His Magnificent Ukulele
La Ritournelle – Sebastian Tellier



Silver Skins (5)

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A special New Year edition of Silver Skins. We keep things fairly festive – but don’t worry we haven’t crammed the show with your typical seasonal fodder. Just Silver grade tracks.

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Sabali – Amadou and Mariam
Tumbala – Novalima
Sweat Shop – Neon Neon
Disaffected Youth – John Shuttleworth
Nausea – Beck
Happy Man – Seasick Steve
Let Us Be Loving – Alice Russell
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Getting Up – Q-Tip
Christmas Eve Montage – RJD2
A Collection Of Miserable Thoughts Laced With Wit – Dälek
Stay Where You Are – Ambulance LTD
Sand – Hush Arbors
The Rest – Sixtoes
Iain Woods – Gospel
The Greatest – Cat Power



Silver Skins (4)

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Hello and welcome to the 4th rip of Silver Skins. Your monthly-ish exploration into music new and old for the mature listener who’s still a bit childish in places. This episode marks the end of festival season and a move into winter gigs so we’re going to have some tracks which recall the sunshine of Shambala and wet love of Bestival . We’ve got the standard boat floaters of new tracks and some winter chillers to top it all off.

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David Byrne & Brian Eno – Strange Overtones
Friendly Fires – Paris
Vampire Weekend – A-Punk
The Hats – Red Pike
Mr Blend – Message To ODB
Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Camel
Little Palm – These Girls
Ben Folds – Free Coffee
Oasis – Falling Down (Chemical Brothers)
The Verve – Columbo
Real Tuesday Weld – One More Chance
The Essex Green – Rabbit
Ed Harcourt – Shadowboxing
Massive Attack – Hymn Of The Big Wheel


Silver Skins (3)

Welcome to the third instalment of Silver Skins. Sorry it’s a bit late. To make up for it I’ll stay longer than the usual pod 60 minutes, so stay tuned for an extended show!
And to make this month’s episode extra special we’ve also got some interviews lined up from Supersonic and Sonar.

Even if I’m not physically your friend or even virtually by facebook (shame on you) I want you to consider this a mixtape made by a mate. And I’ve hung around to jabber in your ear whilst you listen to it.

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Frankie Knuckles – Your Love (Dusty Kid Makes Love Tender Edit) [interview Lisa Meyer Capsule]
X+X – ZX Spectrum Orchestra
Amplive (ft. Del the Funky Homosapien) – Video Tapez
Saul Williams – Penny For A Thought
Dälek – Paragraphs Relentless [intereview with Dälek]
Diplo – Way More with MIA – Bucky Done Gun (Acapella)
Parka feat Rasco – Western Soul
Primal Scream and Lovefoxxx – Uptown
The Divine Comedy – Love What You Do
Camille – Gospel With No Lord
Sigur Ros – Gobbledigook
Einstellung – Tot (edit) [interview with Einstellung]
Pram – The Silk Road
The Shortwave Set – Harmonia
Tricky – Pumpkin
The Smashing Pumpkins Suffer
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis – Going Up The Country


Silver Skins Podcast (2)

The second episode of Silver Skins, the podcast for the distinguished and discerning music fan. This is another pod of joy bringing you some old favourites and the best of what’s currently floating my Silver liner. As the weather is, at least, sporadically sunny we start with a range of summer tracks. The the usual gig and festival inspired music. Featuring some Dot To Dot Festival acts, new tracks from Spiritualized, Jacob Golden, Miles Hunt, Black Ghosts and a Silver Skins triple bill of post punk old timers. Proper Silver Skins.

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Tracklisting:

The Audience – Herbert
Sipping In The Sweet Nectar – Jens Lekman
Another Day – Jamie Lidell
On A Saturday – Jacob Golden
Full Moon – Black Ghosts
Falsified – Miles Hunt, Andres Karu, Erica Nockalls
Nobody Cares – Sarabeth Tucek
Baby I’m Just A Fool For You – Spiritualized
Caravan (Video Edit) – Efterklang
Single Again – Fiery Furnaces
Pacifying Joint – The Fall
Evidently Chicken Town – John Cooper Clarke
Totnes Bickering Fair – Half Man Half Biscuit
DJ Bashing With Tommy Saxondale – DJ Reach
I Don’t Want To – Example
Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard – KLF


Silver Skins Podcast (Pilot)

Silver Skins Pilot

The pilot episode of the Silver Skins podcast. For those who are approaching or have passed well into our thirties who doggedly refuse to slip into the embarrassing trappings of dad rock but who find the faffings of the Skins generation equally a discomfort. Basically it’s music for people who refuse to roll over and die. These hour long shows will hopefully, month by month, build into a pod-based collection of music in all its forms what’s new and what’s old and still great

Track Listing
The Rip – Portishead
Reckoner – Radiohead
Freedom – Vijay Kishore
Woodcat – Tunng
M For Me – Billy Bragg
Wolves – The Accidental
My Name Is Despair – The Charlatans
Don’t Fear – Maps
Shake A Fist – Hot Chip
Dream Cars – Neon Neon
Let’s Make Love – CSS
Paper Planes – MIA
Archangel – Burial
Nocturne – DJ Food