I usually play all vinyl. However, last night was Suede Nite at Underground and, the thing about Suede (who I still refuse to call London Suede), is that it’s incredibly difficult to get their releases on vinyl in L.A. I had one 7″ and one 12″ single. After spending hours walking around Hollywood and Highland Park, I now have three 7″ singles and that one weird “Everything Will Flow” remix 12″ that I randomly found in a cheapo bin at Amoeba years ago.
That said, I played CDs last night and it was fun. It was a different experience and I think the set list is far from what I normally spin in part for that reason. It’s basically what I played at Bang! back in 2000 and 2001. I even got The Avalanches in there.
Some friends asked about the cover of “Da Da Da” that I played last night. It’s from Elastica’s second album. “You know, the one no one bought,” I answered. The album is actually called The Menace and the “Da Da Da” cover was something I played a lot at Bang! when the album was new. Go look through the used CD bins and I’m sure you’ll find it for cheap.
And now, for the set list:
Suede– To the Birds
Trashcan Sinatras– Obscurity Knocks
Teenage Fanclub– Star Sign
Chameleons– In Shreds
Ultravox– Dancing with Tears in My Eyes
Style Council– My Ever Changing Moods
The Avalanches– Since I Left You
Elastica– Da Da Da
Suede– The Drowners
Morrissey– Sister I’m a Poet
James — Sometimes
The La’s– There She Goes
Siouxsie and the Banshees– Slowdive
Bauhaus– Stigmata Martyr
New Order– Ceremony
The Cure– Boys Don’t Cry
Iggy Pop– Lust for Life
Suede– Can’t Get Enough
Pulp– Party Hard
Depeche Mode– Just Can’t Get Enough
New Order– True Faith
Tones on Tail– Go!
Soft Cell– Sex Dwarf
The Smiths– What Difference Does It Make?
Joy Division– Love Will Tear Us Apart