Uncut Editor's Diary

The 23rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014

The 23rd Uncut Playlist Of 2014
John Mulvey

I suspect I wasn’t the only one who, last night, came out of the World Cup rabbit hole to discover that Gerry Goffin had died. As has become a slightly weird but nonetheless heartfelt tradition – a public display of mourning and taste, I suppose – I posted a favourite song onto Twitter: the Byrds’ version of “Goin’ Back”.

Maybe you could let me know your favourite Goffin/Goffin & King songs and I’ll try and put together a playlist later in the day? I’m indebted to Dan Jones, who last night pointed me in the direction of the sensational “Reverend Bottom's Tojo Saloon” from Goffin’s 1973 solo album, “It Ain’t Exactly Entertainment”. Never heard that LP until now: if anyone else can reveal such semi-known wonders to me, that’d be great.

In the meantime, here’s this week’s playlist. Special attention, please, to the Caustic Window album: a previously unreleased, and really excellent, Aphex Twin set from 20 years ago, now streaming on Youtube.

And while I have you, the new Uncut arrives on Tuesday, involving an exclusive and pretty remarkable Eric Clapton interview, further interesting chats with the Jesus And Mary Chain and Shane MacGowan, part two of Allan’s Dylan in the ‘80s epic, some considered love for the new Morrissey album, a deep look at the CSNY live box, Mike Watt remembering The Minutemen, and a piece in which Hurray For The Riff Raff take me round New Orleans. More details next week…

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1 Bitchin’ Bajas – Bitchin’ Bajas (Drag City)

2 Various Artists – We Are The Music Makers (?)

3 FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)


5 Cold Specks – Neuroplasticity (Mute)

6 John Oswald/Grateful Dead – Grayfolded (Important)

7 The Allah-Las – Worship The Sun (Temporary Leisure)

Hear a new Allah-Las track here

8 Pye Corner Audio – The Black Mist EP (Front & Follow)

9 Spoon – They Want My Soul (Anti-)

10 Caustic Window – Caustic Window (Rephlex)

11 Richard Thompson – Acoustic Classics (Proper)

12 Wolfgang Voigt - Rückverzauberung 9/Musik für Kulturinstitutionen (Kompakt)

13 Girma Yifrashewa – Love And Peace (Unseen Worlds)


15 David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights – End Times Undone (Merge)

16 Tashi Dorji - Tashi Dorji (Hermit Hut)

17 Simian Mobile Disco – Whorl (Anti-)

18 The Levon Helm Band – The Midnight Ramble Sessions Volume 3 (Vanguard)

19 Ye Nuns – Nun More Black (Tuff Enuff)

20 Basement Jaxx- Junto (Atlantic Jaxx)

21 Dayglo Maradona – Rock Section (Head Heritage)

22 Plastikman – Ex (Mute)

23 Gerry Goffin – It Ain’t Exactly Entertainment (Adelphi)

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This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.