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Saturday, 6 September 2014

Saturday Lucky Dip

For a brief period , in around 2004 I think, The Guardian Newspaper, issued a series of Free Compact Discs imaginatively titled FCD
From memory I think they came with the Saturday magazine section.
Anyway it would appear that I have about half a dozen of these kicking about which contain between 6 to 10 tracks and which are perfect for the morning commute as I experienced this week.
The randomly selected choice today has a bit of a Scottish slant in that 4 of the 6 tracks are from Scottish artists with the other two from an Australian and a proud English man.
I have other records by The Delgados, Sons and Daughters, Nick Cave and the Bad Seed and The Trashcan Sinatras so they will not feature today.
Rather, you are getting the Modfather himself Mr Paul Weller with his version of Dylan's All Along the Watchtower from his Studio 150 album. Not a patch on Mr Young's version which in turn is not a patch on Mr Hendrix's.
This is followed by Mr Colin MacIntyre better known as Mull Historical Society with Casanova at the Weekend from his 2004 album This is Hope

Paul Weller -All Along The Watchtower

Mull Historical Society - Casanova at the Weekend

For those of you that have not already done so can I recommend that you pop over to Sexy Loser to witness Dirk's epic homage to what would have been John Peel's 75th birthday with a staggering 75 Peel session tracks. Outstanding.


  1. I have a few of these CD's kicking around somewhere, there were always a couple of decent tracks on most of them. I seem to recall one really good one that had PJ Harvey and Amy Winehouse on it...

    1. Had a quick check Scott and I have that one - it may well feature at some stage!