The Better Half: Basementcast #16

Photo from Bob Carlos Clarke/Rex USA/Everett Collection

It’s been a while since the last one of these hit the internet. The Q1U has been burried under a stack of a records for the last few months. I was cleaning the basement the other day and uncovered it. Inspiration hit and a list of songs was assembled with an initial unintended musical slant . A little rejiggering, and it became an ode to the female of the species and my favorite basementcast yet. See what you think.

download: basementcast #16 (~165 Mb)

Las Kellies – Prince In Blue  from Kellies (Fire)
ESG – It’s Alright  from Come away with ESG (Soul Jazz)
No Joy – Indigo Child (Stereolab Remix) from Ghost Blonde (Mexican Summer)

Red Sleeping Beauty – The Trumpet Song from  Singles (Siesta)
The Chiffons – He’s So Fine  from Sweet Talkin’ Girls – The Best Of The Chiffons (EMI)
Laetitia Sadier – By the Sea  from The Trip (Drag City)

Wax Idols  – All Too Human (Hozac 7″)
Mocket – Bionic Parts  from Bionic Parts (Punk In My Vitamins)
Soul Swingers – Brighter Tomorrow  from Wheedle’s Groove – Seattle’s Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-75 (Light In the Attic)
P.S. Eliot – Sadie  from Sadie (Salinas)

Calligraphers – Let The Eyes Talk (Bandcamp)
Help Stamp Out Loneliness – Angelyne from Help Stamp Out Loneliness  (WIAIWYA)
Seapony – Always from Go With Me  (Hardly Art)

Xeno & Oaklander – Sentinelle from Sentinelle (Wierd)
Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking  from Uptown Top Ranking (Frontline)
Amor De Dias – Bunhill Fields from  Street Of The Love Of Days (Merge)

Times New Viking – Fuck Her Tears  from Dancer Equired (Merge)
Molly O’Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks – Poor Ellen Smith  from Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age (Columbia)
Dreamdate – Pyramids from Melody Walk (Tic Tac Totally)

Kids On A Crime Spree – Trumpets of Death  from We Love You So Bad (Slumberland)
Bake Sale – Meanwhile  from As Predicted 7″ (Grand Palace Records)
The Louche F.C. – Back Bedroom Casualty  (Sways 7″)

Posse – Sarah (Self-released)
Eleventh Dream Day – You Know What It Is from Lived To Tell  (Atlantic)

Saint Etienne – Kiss and Make Up from  Foxbase Alpha (Warner)
Cat’s Eyes – The Best Person I Know  from Cat’s Eyes  (Downtown)

Thee Oh Sees – I Won’t Hurt You from  Castlemania (In the Red)


  1. bill p · June 13, 2011

    somebody samples the wendy & bonnie original… is it gruff rhys/sfa???

    • Toby · June 13, 2011

      Wikipedia says that SFA sample By the Sea on their song Hello Sunshine.

  2. bill p · June 13, 2011

    Yes… like the first minute of the song.

    • Toby · June 13, 2011

      Yeah, I just pulled out Phantom Power and they sample about 45 seconds of the song.

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