RADIO, LIVE TRANSMISSION
CREATION: Here’s a brand new feature I’ve been meaning to do for several years! On my old blog I kind of touched on the idea but it never materialised beyond a couple of posts. This time around though I’m going to devote much more time to spinning records on my decks. I’m spoiled for choice. I have a Stanton ST-150, fitted with an ISOkinetik Silver Melody Rosewood Magnesium headshell with mono Ortofon cartridge and a Technics SL-1200G complete with an Ortofon Concorde Club stereo cartridge. So, mono or stereo pressings will find their perfect home.
CONCEPT: To select five or six records from my vast archive, could be 45 RPM or albums. It doesn’t matter. There are no limits, no laws. My indulgence will be records released during the period 1977 to 1985, essentially my teenage discovery years, when I’d unearth influential discs played by late-evening Radio One DJ’s, John Peel and Richard Skinner. I will spend some days re-discovering or being reacquainted with these records and explore all possibilities. I will offer some insights, provide a couple of photos or scans and perhaps even promote or encourage anyone to seek enlightenment.
COGNITION: I have no radio show or live transmission but I will post irregular Mixcloud “Transmissions” featuring records reviewed on ‘Yellow Paper Suns’ and that’s it. My focus is thoughts, words and reviews. They will be honest and straight to the point. I may even hate some of the records I’m going to post!
CONTROL: The title is inspired by a lyric from a Joy Division song. There will be no selection policy, nothing needs to flow, only my desire to expand my imagination and perception. Sonic art will colour my senses.
YELLOW PAPER SUNS: Focusing on punk, new wave, garage punk and independent records 1977 – 1985. Playlist in order: Adam & the Ants, Altered Images, Aztec Camera, China Crisis, Cocteau Twins, Fire Engines, Josef K, Long Ryders, Lyres, Orange Juice, Simple Minds, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Southern Death Cult, Teardrop Explodes.
YELLOW PAPER SUNS: Focusing on punk, new wave, garage punk and independent records 1977 – 1985. Playlist in order: Altered Images, Bluebells, Felt, Fire Engines, Gifted Children, Hurrah!, Jesus & Mary Chain, Josef K, Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, OMD, Revolving Paint Dream, Television Personalities, Theatre Of Hate.