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    I've been sunk deep into Grateful Dead all emerging just in time to see Wire in Philly this month...
    On my virtual turntable over the last few days it's been a combination of the "Pod Save America" podcast (which for somebody from the UK is like sensible Americas trying to rationalise their president and realising it's not possible on a bi-weekly basis - highly recommended).

    Music-wise it's been "A Thousand Strands" by The Dandelion Set (this is a collection of tracks recorded by a part-time band between 1975 and 2015). The best track is called "Judy Switched Off the TV" which has a spoken word vocal by Alan Moore (knows the score) which is brilliant. I highly recommend this album, buy it now, you won't regret it, unless you do but thems the breaks.
    The Mansion has been vibrating to much Indian classical music of an attempt to sift through and decide what's staying and what's going.

    The clear out continues unabated through all genres and so revealing as to what still holds interest and what no longer does.
    H Hawkline - I Romanticize
    A backup hard drive has made friends with the TV, and is serenading me with Andy Partridge and Harold Budd's "Through the Hill". Melodic, more structured than Budd's habitual style.
    Recently, I've become obsessed with 'No cows on the ice' from The First Letter, yet I always feel slightly guilty about enjoying it knowing Rob wasn't playing on it.
    This thread seems to have faded into obscurity which is a shame as I've found some really good stuff on here. Recently I have been mostly listening to;

    Imperial Wax - Gastwerk Saboteurs (lively 1st album from the core of the Fall for the last decade with new singer/guitarist)
    Pulled By Magnets - Rose Golden Doorways

    I think these two might appeal to a lot of Wire fans
    I've mostly had something called 'Oklahoma' on mine... (the 2020 one!)

    But before that, the final box set of Hans Christoph Rademann's complete recordings of the works of Heinrich Schutz (1585 - 1672) came out late last year and all three sets have been getting plenty of use. If anyone else is similarly inclined, here they are:
    I'm currently going through Kraftwerks discography to accompany a book I'm currently reading ( I was a robot by Wolfgang Flur)
    @nobrainer I read ‘I was a robot’ by Herr Flür last year. It was a good read and v interesting to find out more of the inner workings of Kratwerk, who were such an enigma really. It was sad to read of the acrimonious end to his involvement with the group, definitely some lingering resentment there. I also dipped into the Kraftwerk catalogue as I was reading it :)
    A lot of Augustus Pablo
    I'm still working from home 3 days a week so I'm continuing my discography listens, I've just finished the doors (up to Morrison's death), current at "Remain in Light" going through Talking Heads with Simple Minds first six albums (they were dead to me after "Sparkle in the Rain") stacked up next
    Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich.
    Ty Segall and White Fence - Hair
    Fitted - First Fits
    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    I have been listening to some of the most ignored WIRE albums:

    From IBTABA "In Vivo"

    From MANSCAPE "Stampede"

    From THE DRILL "Arriving/Staying/Going?"

    From THE FIRST LETTER "Take It (For Greedy"

    and "No Cows On The Ice"

    From READ AND BURN 3 "23 Years Too Late"

    From OBJECT 47 "One of Us"

    From CHANGE BECOMES US "Eels Sang"
    I love "No Cows on the Ice".

    I listen to it most weeks in the gym!
    Wire - Town and Country 1987 (because Wire live in the 80s is just fantastic)

    Autechre L-Event (like so much of their stuff it still sounds fresh because the puzzle is never solved)

    Einheit/Brotzmann - "Merry Christmas" (a great "guitar album")

    Sinead O'Connor - Universal Mother (more haunting than any death metal)

    RM Francis - Microtopies (a lovely cassette)