The podcast of this week’s show can be listened to here

The playlist can be listened to on Spotify

Martin’s Track of the week is Perfume (loved up) by Paris Angels. Read here to see why…

Ronan’s track of the week is the classic Led Zeppelin track When the Levee Breaks. Read why here

Our recommended read this week is actually a video, so it’s actually a recommended watch. It’s a video of our talk on Shush that we gave at the Internet Librarian International conference in London last week. Click here to see us in action…

Ronan’s Track of the Week (23 October 2017)

My Track of the Week, from last week’s show, is Led Zeppelin’s ‘When the Levee Breaks’. Originally written in 1929 by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, the Zeppelin version was released in 1971 and recorded in late 1970 using the Rolling Stones’ mobile studio. It was quite heavily produced, with lots of effects such as backward echo harmonica and a slowed down recording which gave the track its distinctive sound – so much so that it proved tricky for the band to reproduce something similar in live performances. You’ll find the track on Led Zeppelin 4, which to be understated about it is a rather good album… The original song lyrics were about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, strangely apt considering the weather we’ve been having in Cork these past few weeks.



My track of the week this week is a track that brings back very happy memories of my time in  London in the early 1990s: Paris Angels and their brilliant baggy track Perfume (loved up). 

This 1991 track, from one of the best bands to come out of the Manchester Acid House / Hacienda movement regularly played at Camden Palaces Tuesday night club – Feet First.

Remember many a happy night spent dancing to this track.

It still sounds brilliant thirty six years on… giving it a whirl…