Time, I think, to return to the next instalment of the Jockey Slut CD series. This week, it’s volume 3, from February 2003.
In the magazine, there was a big feature on Massive Attack, and their fourth album 100th Window was album of the month. Elsewhere, we found out that Nas and Kelis were an item, discovered the Scissor Sisters had lost their record company to release Comfortably Numb (City Rockers folded, others were interested in putting it out – now we all know where that led to), were introduced to Electric Six, saw Erlend Oye’s well-dodgy moustache and saw the records on the walls of Erol Alkan’s bedroom.
The tracks? Again a fine mixture of goodies from rock to house. For your delectation or discovery, my picks are tunes from the aforementioned Kings of Convenience singer, Rob Gallagher/ Earl Zinger side project Red Egyptians (where is he now?), Avalanches-inspired (surely) fun from Headland, Midlands oddballs Bent, a very weird homage to Highway to Hell, DFA reworking Radio 4 and some fine techno from Agoria (whoever he/she/they may be),
Download: The Red Egyptians – The Red Egyptians
Download: Bent – Exercise 3
Download: Headland – Let’s Hear it for God
Download: Erlend Oye – Ghost Trains
Download: Mile & Mr Hirsche – Highway to Hell
Download: Radio 4 – Dance to the Underground (DFA Version)
Download: Agoria – La 11eme Marche
Other Jockey Slut-related news: apparently new music mag Dummy is a quarterly from the founders of Jockey Slut. I’ve heard of Dummy, but never seen a copy for sale anywhere. According to Nicole on Popscene, you can get them in Borders. The word ‘quarterly’ makes me suspicious though. That’s what they said about the last edition of the Slut. We’ll see then…