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Saturday 14 May 2022

Saturday Theme Ten

Today's Saturday theme is the Wolf Howard Theme, Dole Drums. 

Dole Drums (The Wolf Howard Theme)

Dole Drums is an instrumental piece of low- fi, organ- led beat pop, thumping drums courtesy of the titular Wolf Howard, sticksman for Wild Billy Childish And The Musicians Of The British Empire. Dole Drums is from their 2008 album Thatcher's Children, an album that had two stone cold 21st century Childish classic- He's Making A Tape and Back Among The Medway Losers and sleeve art by the legendary Jamie Reid (of Sex Pistols cover art fame). 

The song was featured in Andrew Weatherall's Double Gone Chapel Vol. 1, an hour's worth of top tunes selected by Andrew back in October 2008 and hosted at the Rotters Golf Club website. Double Gone Chapel Vol. 1 set the standard in some ways, the perfect sampler for what he was listening to in the first decade of the century- surf instrumentals,  rockabilly, post punk, Balearica, solo tracks, remixes and 7" singles that came his way via Rough Trade East. Double Gone Chapel Vol. 1 (Vols 2 and 3 followed in 2009) includes Calvin Cool, The Dawn Breakers, The Tall Boys, Sleaford Mods, S.C.U.M., Lykki Li, Basement 5, Lark, Thee Oh Sees and Billy Childish as its finale. You can find at Mixcloud or here if you want a download to keep forever. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God that's good. And I always really liked this side of Weatherall's taste.