The Show: 33 Revolutions Per Minute

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Today’s show is drawing inspiration from Dorian Lynskey’s book on the history of protest songs –  “33 pivotal pop meets politics moments” – and in particular from the chapter detailing everyone’s favourite protest music D.I.S.C.O.

The Joint has never been shy in declaring our love for disco but we’re grateful for someone pointing us in the direction of Carl Bean’s “I Was Born This Way” and especially Machine’s “There But For The Grace Of God Go I”, both new to us.

Try Dorian’s blog for more background information and for the link between Carl Bean, Dusty Springfield and Lady Gaga.

PS: For all you music nerds – that quotation “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Frank Zappa or Elvis Costello??? If you’ve got the time have a peek at Quote Investigator’s findings on the matter.

And here’s the playlist in full…

12pm – 1pm

+ Download 12pm – 1pm – 94MB

1pm – 2pm

+ Download 1pm – 2pm – 98MB

4 Replies to “The Show: 33 Revolutions Per Minute”

  1. Hello guys, what’s the name of that disco song at the beginning of 1pm – 2pm part when you talk about Dorian Lynskey? Is it Carl Bean – I Was Born This Way (12″ Mix)? Warm greetings from Warsaw, Poland – winter’s coming :/

  2. Hello back at you.

    It is the Carl Bean song. Not sure when that 12″ mix came out – it is slightly different to the original.

    Winter in Poland? Sounds nasty but you should have seen the summer in Christchurch yesterday – driving hail, gales and the wind chill made it feel like it was freezing. It was enough to make me swear at the heavens when I was in the middle of a car park simultaneously trying to keep myself warm and and four bags dry.

  3. Well, I may have exaggerated a bit but you can surely feel winter’s breath on your back. Gosh, hail, gales? I had a different picture of NZ weather in my mind at this time of year :) Anyway, I would like to thank you guys for what you’re doing. Your shows are nice break from music server by popular mass media. I can only say that I share your taste for music in general and your podcasts give me a great opportunity to fish some really nice pieces… like the one which I’m trying to identify. The song I have in mind is not listed in your playlist but you can hear it in 18th minute of 33 Revolutions Per Minute 1pm – 2pm and it surely isn’t Carl Bean’s song :) What is it then?

    Best regards for the whole team behind the show :)
    — Tom

  4. Ah… the loop we were talking over. “Paris (Aeroplane Remix)” by Friendly Fires featuring Au Revoir Simone

    Thanks for the kind words.

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