PLAYLIST SPECIAL
Dominic Valvona

An imaginary radio show if you like, a taste also of my DJ sets, the Monolith Cocktail Social is a playlist selection that spans genres and eras to create the most eclectic of soundtracks. Each month I compile a mixed bag of anniversary celebrating albums (this month being 50 years since the release of Amon Düül II’s seminal acid-rock communions with Yeti, Wolf City, Curtis Mayfield’s equally seminal soul triumph soundtrack Superfly, T-Rex’s big-hitter The Slider, and the more obscure self-titled album of brown-eyed soul and singer-songwriter woes from the mellow New York artists Alzo), newish tracks (this month that includes Wu-Lu, Horsegirl, Cities Aviv, Eerie Wanda, Basia Bulet and Robert Stillman) and music from the last six, seven decades (that includes The Wolfgang Press, Delaney Bramlett, Readykill, 5 Revolutions, Lew Lewis, Sergius Golowin and many more). Expect to anything and everything.

That track list in full—–

5 Revolutions  ‘Greetings’
Deeper  ‘Willing’
Horsegirl  ‘Anti-Glory’
Free Loan Investments  ‘BBC’
The Wolfgang Press  ‘Shut The Door’
Bill Jerpe  ‘Behind The Times’
Delaney Bramlett  ‘What Am I Doin’ (In A Place Like This)’
Spontaneous Overthrow  ‘All About Money’
Crimewave  ‘Disposable’
Krack Free Media  ‘Let The Band Play’
Cities Aviv  ‘BLACK PLEASURE’
Wu-Lu  ‘South’
Readykill  ‘Watching The World Going Down’
Thirsty Moon  ‘Speak For Yourself’
Curtis Mayfield  ‘Little Child Runnin’ Wild’
Patrick Gauthier  ‘The Good Book’
Wax Machine  ‘Canto De Lemanjá’
Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab  ‘Ramadan’
Amon Düül II  ‘Sleepwalker’s Timeless Bridge’
Pugh Rogefeldt  ‘Haru Sett Mej Va…’
Misha Panfilov Sound Combo  ‘Way Higher’
Chris Corsano/Bill Orcutt  ‘The Secret Engine Of History’
Idassane Wallet Mohamed  ‘Aylana’
Susanna w/Delphine Dora  ‘Le Possédé’
Basia Bulet  ‘The Garden (The Garden Version)’
Azalia Snail  ‘You Belong To Me’
Eerie Wanda  ‘Sail To The Silver Sun’
T. Rex  ‘Ballrooms Of Mars’
Grave Flowers Bongo Band  ‘Squeaky Wheel Oil Can’
Lew Lewis  ‘Wait’
Os Mundi  ‘Gloria’
Daevid Allen & Kramer  ‘Thinking Thoughts’
Shoes  ‘Tomorrow Night’
Alzo  ‘Without You Girl’
The Ladybug Transistor  ‘Windy’
Ben Marc w/Joshua Idehen  ‘Dark Clouds’
Robert Stillman  ‘Cherry Ocean’
Sergius Golowin  ‘Die weiβe Alm’



PLAYLIST/DOMINIC VALVONA

For those of you unfamiliar with the long-running Monolith Cocktail Social Playlist, this is Dominic Valvona’s eclectic and cross-generational imaginary and dream version of the blog’s radio show. It’s also a chance to show off his record collection, and the sort of music he’d play when DJing over the past thirty years. Expect the unexpected, as the oddities and the sublime rub up against each other on a curated playlist with no limits, no borders, and no one to please other than ourselves: we just hope you enjoy and share some of our tastes, or get switched and turned on to what we rave about.

Volume #53 includes the mad, bad and dangerous to know alongside turns from the post-pink, pub rock, jazz, Krautrock, psychedlic, garage, transient, soundtrack genres. Dominic also raises a glass to both the 50th anniversary of Amon Duul II’s Dance Of The Lemmings and the 30th anniversary of R.E.M.’s Out Of Time albums.

The Full Track List Is As Follows:

The Count Bishops ‘Down In The Bottom’
Viv And The Sect. ‘Blues Days’
Poison Girls ‘Underbitch’
Oblivians ‘Motorcycle Leather Boy’
Bailey’s Nervous Kats ‘Surf Express’
Avavikko ‘Alas Volgaa’
Jan Ptaszyn Wroblewski ‘Sweet Beat’
Ihre Kinder ‘Wrote’
Message ‘THOUGHTS’
Afous ‘Malha’
Ernie Hawks ‘Cold Turkey Time’
Phill Most Chill ‘This Is What It Is’
Lejuan Love ‘My Hardcore Rhymes’
Marley Marl & Craig G ‘Droppin’ Science’
Falle Nioke ‘Barke’
Exuma ‘Empty Barrels’
The Cutlass Dance Band ‘Odofo Na Aden’
Comadre Florzinha ‘Arauna’
Maria Monti ‘Il Pavone’
Freur ‘Matters Of The Heart’
The Sixth Great Lake ‘Ballad Of A Sometimes Traveller’
The Field Mice ‘End Of An Affair’
R.E.M. ‘Country Feedback (Live)’
Supreme Dicks. ‘In A Sweet Song’
Elysian Spring ‘2 & 2’
Dennis Farnon ‘The Trackers’
Compton & Batteau ‘Honeysuckle’
Bill Jerpe ‘Mrs. Frost’
Michael Bundt ‘Midnight Orange Juice’
Alphataurus ‘Croma’
Ruth Copeland ‘Your Love Been So Good To Me’
Peace and Love ‘Until’
Remigio Ducros ‘Fabbrica Vuota’
Amon Duul II ‘Chamsin: Toxicological Whispering’
Eroc ‘Abendmeer’


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