Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Are Awesome

First, let me say thanks to Tednindi for posting/putting all of these in one convenient place

I've talked about them before and I will indeed talk about them again. Erol Alkan and Richard Norris, two London DJs who are apparently very highly regarded, cut up and remix 60s/70s Psych Rock tunes, some familiar and some very obscure. I'm not really into Dance/Club music so I do not know much about them but goddamn this stuff is so much fun! They're starting to get some press attention as well since they have just released a "Re-animation" album of tracks by Franz Ferdinand, Chemical Brothers, and Peter, Bjorn, & John. Not so much my cup of tea but the debut full length was posted here (Twice actually) which you can find HERE and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. On top of that, there are two completely bad ass club mixes (look at those setlists!) and a short radio mash up. Gotta love "Hey Bulldog" in there. I'm telling you, they're like Girl Talk for Psych nerds. Who knew that all these bands needed was some groovy drum beats to become music you dance to at a club?

Live at the G-Mex, Manchester, 2007

Beyond Space - Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve
Battlescars (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Demo Re-Animation) - The Chemical Brothers
Words - Unknown (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Edit)
You Can Talk To Me - The Beatles (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Edit)
My White Bicycle - Tomorrow
Open My Eyes - The Nazz
Bubble Burst - The Small Faces (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Edit)
Uptight - Reggie Cravens Quartet
The Horror Scope - Unknown (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Edit)
Just Dropped In - Kenny Rodgers and The First Edition
Love Buzz - Shocking Blue
Young Folk (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Re Animation) - Peter Bjorn & John
A House Is Not A Motel - Love (Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve Edit)
The Witch - The Rattles
Save My Soul - Wimple Winch
See Emily Play - Pink Floyd
Once You Understand - Encounter
Banana Splits Theme - Richie Adams and Mark Barkan

Live at the Zodiac, March 2008

Electric Banana (BTWS Edit) - Electric Prunes
Battlescars (BTWS Re-Animation) - The Chemical Brothers
Be There (A BTWS Announcement)
Million Grains Of Sand - Freak Scene
Granny Takes A Trip - The Purple Gang
Mr Pleasant - The Kinks
She’s About A Mover - Sir Douglas Quartet
Kickabout - Teenage Fanclub
Beyond Space - Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve
Time Of The Season - The Zombies
Losing The Will To Survive (BTWS Re-Animation) - Findlay Brown
Happiness (BTWS Re-Animation) - Goldfrapp
Slip Inside This House - Primal Scream
The Bears Are Coming (BTWS Re-Animation) - Late Of The Pier
Hey Bulldog (BTWS Edit) - The Beatles
Paint It Black - The Love Sitars
Number 1 High (A BTWS Annoncement)
I’m A Man - Wynder K. Frog
Gemini - (A BTWS Annoncement)
Talk Talk - The Music Machine
Colour My Love - Petula Clark
Sunshine Superman - Wynder K. Frog
Aquarius - The Fifth Dimension


Anonymous said...

These guys are great. I tried to get both of these but only the Zodiac one (and Ark 1)were working.


Anonymous said...

I tried Live at the G-Mex, Manchester, 2007 again and this time it worked! Thanks again.