A while ago, chief wizards Kicker of Elves laid down the gauntlet of who could find the weirdest pairings in their vinyl or CD collection.

He was after 2 artists that were filed next to each other alphabetically but didn’t sit comfortably together musically.

Here are a few photos of incongruous neighbours in my CDs.

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The gangsta rap of N.W.A. sandwiched between 90s punks The Nubiles and fellow QPR fan Michael Nyman’s soundtrack to The Piano. Straight outta Campion!!

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Mexican accordionist and Ry Cooder collaborator Flaco Jimenez in between “Gordon is a Moron” legend Jilted John and Morrissey’s favourite Bowie-alike Jobriath.

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The Queen of Hammersmith Odeon Kate Bush next to William Burrough’s wonderfully foul mouthed collaboration with The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

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Jimmy Cliff and Patsy Cline. What a duet they could’ve done.

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Gorblimey Cockernee kneesup merchants Chas and Dave meet superstar DJs The Chemical Brothers. That collaboration is probably best left in my imagination. Gertcha!!

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Beardstroke inducing jazzer Charles Mingus comes up against Kylie Minogue (a.k.a. “you like minge” for all you anagram fans)

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Parsons, Partridge and Pavement. Wasn’t that the title of a Heaven 17 album?

Over to you now reader, I’ve shown you mine so now you show me yours.

Have a listen to our playlist to see how these neighbours sounds together. Partridge unavailable on Spotify so we’ve included his theme song instead.

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About chorizogarbanzo

One of the Wizards on the legendary Trust The Wizards podcast. www.trustthewizards.com

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