I was up late last night, going through old tunes, raising a toast, trying to process the loss. I’m sure a lot of people were. I was attempting to make a list of all the music Andrew Weatherall introduced me to, linking that to times and places…and that brought me back to these radio shows. I guess they`re an easy place to start.
We posted exerts from them up on Test Pressing, nearly 8 years ago, at the same time as Andrew released his Masterpiece compilation / mix on Ministry Of Sound. I’m sure Paul won’t mind me posting them again. They’re pause button recordings I made – editing out the ads and the news – of Weatherall “Giving It Up” on Kiss FM. The shows broadcast between 1 and 4AM in 1993 – The Sabres Of Paradise` first LP, Sabresonic was either in, or just about to hit, the shops – on Wednesday nights I think. I know I had to get up for work the next day. I only allowed myself the one bottle of wine, and that had to be finished by 2.
There are 3 shows here, pieced together from numerous cassettes. The quality is OK I reckon. They unfortunately speed-up in places, so Andrew can sound a little high-pitched. But they’re a good aural snapshot of the times. Split between banging techno / trance, and dubbed-out, break-laden downtempo, they’re full of tunes that I heard at Sabresonic – the Friday night party at Happy Jacks, under London Bridge – and at various incarnations of The Heavenly Social.
They’ll jog the memories of those who were there, give others an idea of the musical avenues that Andrew opened up. I’ve had a shot at typing up the track-titles. That longer list might take me a minute.
There`s a limited download here.
Part #1 was pieced together and salvaged by Martin Brannagan, of Facebook group, The Flightpath Estate, who, without a doubt, is the most dedicated and generous Weatherall archivist there is. Thank you, Martin.
I know there`s something missing – the end part of #1?, or there might have been a #4. Giving It Up for a month would make sense. I know something`s missing because I can remember the tunes that aren’t here…..Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Dilly Dally; Can – Future Days; Cool Breeze – Tik Tok; DJ Smash – Herbs n Spices; Dr John – Walk On Gilded Splinters; Jazzadelic – One Better World; Killing Joke – Requiem (A Floating Leaf Always Reaches The Sea Mix); Koenig Cylinders – Carousel; Love Craft – TZ10; Luscious Jackson – Daughters Of Kaos; Mephisto Odyssey – Dream Of The Black Dahlia; Mighty Truth – Is It A Wizard Or Is It A Blizzard?; Nas – It Ain`t Hard To Tell; New Kingdom – Good Times (Underdog Remix); OBO – Leaking Can Saga; Primitive Painter – Levitation; Rabbit In The Moon – Dubasex; Scarface – I Seen A Man Die; Ship Of Fools – Guidance Is Internal; Terrace – Seventh City (Filtered Dub; Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth. Another dub thing with silhouette of a duck on the label. I`m also sure that Andrew played something by Love Unlimited. Maybe something from Under The Influence…..I`ll have to get back in the loft.
Plastikman – Spastik
New London School Of Electronics – Rainforest
Shiver – Phobos
Fruit Pack (?)
Sabres Of Paradise – Smokebelch (Beatless)
Hardfloor – AM Trip
One Dove – Transient Truth (Paradise Mix)
Moody Boyz – Jammin (Ital Mix)
Dub Charge – Conflict Of Drums
Original Rockers – Core Of The Earth
Mona Lisa Overdrive – Stuck
Lee Perry – Come Home Dub
Planet Cook – Phantom
Phuture Assassins –
Laser Worshippers – Theme
Reload – Le Soleil Et La Mer
Chilites – The Coldest Days Of My Life
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Mustt Mustt (Massive Attack Mix)
Ganjah Posse – Me Say Boom
Sabres Of Paradise – RSD
Paul Weller – Kosmos (Lynch Mob Bonus Beats)
K-Klass – 1, 2, 3
Crystal Palace – Mind Manipulation
Sabres Of Paradise – Liquid Nitwit
Brothers Luv Dubs – The Mighty Ming
Stereo MCs – Everything Gone Quiet
Tranquility Bass – They Came In Peace
Depth Charge – Depth Charge
Depth Charge – Dead By Dawn
Axis – Rolling With Rai
Material – Mantra
Pressure Drop – Back 2 Back
Greater Than One – Now Is The Time
Greater Than One – Dub Killer
Brad Osbourne – Blood Sweat Dunza
Earthquake Studios – Most High Dub
Ultraviolet Catastrophe – Tripper Harder
Tackhead – Class Rock
The Orb – Perpetual Dawn
Secret Desire – The Lion Soars
Mad Professor – African Hebrew Dub
Planet Cook – Phantom
Malcolm McClaren – Call A Wave
808 State – Ancodia
Plastic Dance Band – Talking Drum
Aphex Twin – Xtal
Bill Laswell – Lost Roads
Will To Power – Diamond Bullet
Lovecraft – Intelligent Universe
Moby – Go
Fuse – UVA
DJT1000 – Hunter / Killer
Quadrant – Phylyps Track
Neuroproject – Excursion Out Of Time
Area – Sound Pressure
Innersphere – Lets Go To Work
Aphex Twin – Analogue Bubblebath vol. 3
Florence – Analogue Expressions
Wild West – Terraforma
Sun Electric – Kitchen
Model 500 – No UFOs
Cybertrax – Journey To The Centre Of The Mind
Blue – Measure
Blue – Lek
Original Rockers – Rockers To Rockers
Deep Six – Chomsky
Sidecut DB – Advance Party
Model 500 – Night Drive Thru Babylon
Voices Of Kwahm – Return Journey
Shamen – Coming On
DTech – Chunk Of Funk
Silver & Steel – Summer Of Dub
Robotiks – Dodgy Contacts
Winston Edwards – Downing Street Rock
Prince Far I – Show Me Mine Enemy
Prince Far I – The Right Way
Chosen Few – Shaft (Dub)
Tena Stelin – Africa Is On My Mind
Yabby U – Walls Of Jerusalem
The Poppies – She Is Revolution
Manic Street Preachers – Roses In The Hospital
6 thoughts on “Andrew Weatherall / Giving It Up On Kiss FM / 1993”
thats kinda weird……further to my rambly email of the other day; that list you’ve compiled has one of my tracks on it!
On #3…..Silver & Steel – Summer of Dub
Our Granny Scratch Scratch inspired attempt at something in a dub stylee 🙂
Made me smile a big smile seeing it on there……so thank you!
I have all The Sabresonic Wireless Extravaganza shows that we’re broadcast in 1994. I’ve track listed 6 shows so far another 6 to go, once that’s done I’ll be in touch. I also have a excellent 2 hour Rotters Golf Club mix which was broadcast on XFM London X-Press, I think that’s from 2000 ?
Love Ban ban ton ton, keep up the good work.
Thanks a lot Jeff, please do drop me a line. I hope you are OK.
I still have the tape for show 2 somewhere, marked up with the sabres logo drawn in permanent marker. It was prior to the album release but post Smokebelch. It was the first time of hearing the likes of Still Fighting and the 1,2,3 remix.
Loved the show so much next week I persuaded my mate, who had recently learned to drive, to go out for a drive in his parents VW and listen when it was on. We ended up driving around the square mile and around central in London, through the tall buildings of the financial district with this alien music going. For someone who was too young for clubs, it was a formative moment.
That’s a great story – thank you!