In the second of two alphabet specials (here’s part one), the wizards predictably select tracks to represent the letters N to Z and get to grips with big questions like where to put compilations.

what about soundtracks, then?

what about soundtracks, then?

There are also more nominations for ‘the best rock and roll letter ever’, clarification on where to put our P.J.s, and, er, two slices of cake.

You can hear all the wittering-on right here:

Some of the physicality we played on the show:

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4 responses »

  1. In alphabetic (and actual) order, this is what we unearthed this time:

    1. Half Man Half Biscuit – The Referee’s Alphabet
    2. Numbers Are Futile – Supersonic Speed Freak
    3. OK Go – Here It Goes Again
    4. Robert Pollard – Subspace Biographies
    5. Quiet Loner – Kneel And Comply
    6. Race Horses – Cake
    7. Spare Snare – Hard Of Hearing
    8. The Trashcan Sinatras – Obscurity Knocks
    9. Uncle Tupelo – Graveyard Shift (Demo)
    10. Vukovar – Koen Cohen K.
    11. The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
    12. XTC – Mermaid Smiled
    13. Neil Young – For The Turnstiles
    14. Zoar – Our Way Of Life

  2. Another great pod of course. Never realised that about PJ/P.J. Harvey – I’m sticking with P though… I actually put my numbered artists in the alphabet as though the number was spelled out, which I know is controversial (e.g. 50 Foot Wave in the Fs between The Fiery Furnaces and Finishing School). Now what about “? And The Mysterians” (I have them under Q as though “question” was spelled out) or even harder “!!!”? They put “pronounced Chk Chk Chk” on the CD I think so I have them under that…

    • Yes, we were all very impressed with Garbanzo’s knowledge there (yawn). The numbers by letters method is certainly controversial and one that I think leads to your problems with ? and !!!. If you embrace the alpha-numeric approach, you can then reasonably add ‘symbols’ to the non-alphabetic section, which is where I would have this guy:

      The order of these symbols may prove more problematic of course. A wizard’s work is never done.

  3. […] about. You may remember a band called Race Horses whose song “Cake” we played on podcast number 49. That song is from their 2010 album “Goodbye Falkenburg” which is a decent album but […]

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