Wednesday, 27 June 2012


The Lovely Eggs were on fab form last night crashing through a set that’s increasingly feeling like a greatest hits package thanks to a strong run of recent singles.  That's greatest hits in my universe based on airplay in Monkey Mansions rather than the hit parade, if there is still such a thing. “Allergies”, “Food” and "Fuck It" are great but there still hasn’t been a better single in the 21st century than “Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It)”. Had a little chat with Holly and David after I'd DJed and they were indeed Lovely Eggs. "Why didn't you play at our wedding?" they asked. Funnily enough, and I didn't tell them this, but me and Mrs Monkey thought about asking them to play at ours last year. "People Are Twats" would've gone down a storm. Thanks a lot to promoter Darren at Idle Fret Records for another well organised night; for letting me spin some suitable records alongside Ian from Art Brut; and for nabbing the wonderfully drawn set list.

The Lovely Eggs played (plus an encore of "Panic Plants"):

I played:
The Rolling Stones – Come On (1963)
The Pretty Things – Rosalyn (1964)
The Silver Factory – The Sun Shines Over You (2011)
The Primitives – Rattle My Cage (2011)
Jacco Gardner – Clear The Air (2012)
Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street (1965)
Pavement – Trigger Cut (1992)
Manic Street Preachers – Motown Junk (1991)
Sissy & The Blisters – We Are The Others (2011)
Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody (1979)
Johnny Burnette Trio – Lonesome Train (1957)
The Stairs – Weed Bus (1991)
The Seeds – Mr Farmer (1966)
Leroy Van Dyke – It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (1965)
The Who – Dogs (1968)
Mark Markham & His Jesters – Malboro Country (1966)
The Beckett Quintet – No Correspondence (1966)
The Buzzcocks – Love You More (1978)
Dinosaur Jr. – Freak Scene (1988)
Jilted John – Jilted John (1978)
The Kinks – She’s Got Everything (1968)

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