Mercury Falls

Mercury Falls ~ 8.24.16 (with L.J.)

El Jay

laughingstock“It’s never a thing with any of these albums of knowing what they’re going to sound like. It’s more like knowing the kind of feel you want. The one kind of starting point we had this time was just this thing of everyone working in their own little time zone. Really, it’s just going back to one of a couple of things — either the jazz ethic or y’know, an album like Tago Mago by CAN, where the drummer locked-in and off he went and people reacted at certain points along the way. It’s arranged spontaneity — that’s exactly what it is.”

Mark Hollis, ” Talk Talk: Silencing the Scams,” Melody Maker, September 1991.

September 16th marks the 25 year anniversary of Talk Talk’s final album, Laughing Stock. I can’t think of a better program than Mercury Falls to focus on this album. Mercury Falls spotlights music that is challenging, but a little melancholy.

…And, I’m hosting Mercury Falls tonight at 9 p.m.
…And Laughing Stock is one of my favorite albums.
…What I’m saying is, I’m going to play some Talk Talk tonight on Mercury Falls at 9 p.m. on WRIR 97.3 fm Richmond Independent Radio.

-LJ (Subbing for Melissa this week)

Artist Song Album Record Label Year/Comments
Maxwell All the Ways Love Can Feel blackSUMMERS'night Columbia 2016
David Bowie Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix By James Murphy For The DFA) The Next Day (Deluxe Version) ISO Records, Columbia 2013
Talk Talk Myrrhman Laughing Stock Polydor 1991
James Blake Love Me In Whatever Way The Colour in Anything Polydor 2016
The Honeycombs Nice While It Lasted The Honeycombs Interphon Records 1964
Paul Simon The Clock Stranger to Stranger Concord Records 2016
Santigold Rendezvous Girl 99¢ Atlantic, Downtown, Lizard King Records 2016
HTRK Chinatown Style Psychic 9-5 Club Ghostly International 2014
P.M. Dawn ‎ Reality Used To Be A Friend Of Mine Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience Gee Street, Island Records 1991
PJ Harvey When Under Ether White Chalk Island Records 2007
Xiu Xiu Bog People La Forêt 5 Rue Christine 2005
The Kinks I Go To Sleep Kinda Kinks Pye/Essential 1965 /1998 Deluxe Re-issue
Anika I Go To Sleep Anika Stones Throw Records, Invada Records 2010
Crime And The City Solution The Last Dictator II Paradise Discotheque Mute 1990
Anthony Davis Mvt III: Ifa: The Oracle, Esu The Trickster Hemispheres Gramavision 1983
Section 25 Girls Don't Count (Live 26.10.1980) Always Now Factory Benelux 1981/2015 Re-issue
Soft Cell Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 7 Some Bizzare 1982
Lindsey Buckingham Trouble Law And Order Asylum Records 1981
Róisín Murphy Thoughts Wasted [Radio Edit] Take Her Up To Monto! Play It Again Sam 2016
Alex Cameron Take Care of Business Jumping the Shark Secretly Canadian 2016
Dirty Beaches Horses Badlands Zoo Music 2011
Fred Neil I've Got A Secret (Didn't We Shake Sugaree) Fred Neil Capitol Records, Folk World 1966
Lykke Li No Rest For The Wicked I Never Learn Atlantic/LL Records 2014
Radiohead True Love Waits A Moon Shaped Pool XL Recordings 2016

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