GUTO'S iTUNES PLAYLIST
Guto recently selected his favourite songs of all time for an iTunes playlist. His selection is below and you can download all the tracks on iTunes.
Love - Alone Again Or
The opening track from my favourite album of all time.
Orbital - Belfast
They took the techno scene of the early 90's to another level by playing live and making albums. They were always my highlight whenever they played Glastonbury.
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
I've great memories of this tune, it was played over the tannoy after the final whistle when Wales beat Italy in Cardiff last year.
Beach Boys - Feel Flows
From the surf's up LP, we listenened to this loads when we started the band.
Ennio Morricone - L'uomo Dell'Armonica
From the movie once upon a time in the west, we used this as an intro tune for a while.
The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
A bit like Pink Floyd, but not as posh.
The Specials - Friday Night, Saturday Morning
A tune for binge drinkers everywhere.
The Damned - Neat Neat Neat
Still a damn fine live band.
Goldie Lookin Chain - Roller Disco
The pride of Newport, south wales.
Junior Byles - Curly Locks
I'm a big fan of Lee Scratch Perry, this is one of my favourites from a huge back catalogue.
SONGBOOK VOL. I - REVIEW
Oct 1 2004
Staff Reporter, The Western Mail
Songbook: The Singles Volume 1
Super Furry Animals (Epic) ****
Super Furry Animals have always been Wales' most innovative and imaginative rock band. And their first retrospective collection is testament to that.
Songbook comprises 21 of the band's most memorable singles from the last nine years and shows how they have incorporated everything from brain-crushing electronics to steel drums, horns and strings within their highly accessible pop melodies.
Beginning with their ode to pill-popping Something 4 The Weekend and continuing with It's Not The End Of The World, the songs don't follow any chronological order but do maintain certain consistency despite their dynamic eclecticism.
From the gentle Brian Wilson-esque acoustic purity and sweetness of Fire In My Heart and Juxtapozed With U to the techno-powered The Man Don't Give A **** and Ysbeidiau Heulog from their Welsh language chart break through Mwng, it's a collection that provides an excellent overview of the band's many triumphs. With a new album planned for spring 2005 as well as a Gruff Rhys solo project this is not an indication of their demise but proof that they keep on getting better and better with every record they make.
GRUFF PLAYS SECRET ACOUSTIC SET
Gruff played a secret acoustic set at London's Conway Hall Saturday.
The set list was:
Colonise The Moon
Pan Ddawr Wawr
Cryndod yn dy lais
Thank you Mike for the info!