VS 2012 Show 4 – There is no God

After many hours (nee days) of praying, gesticulating, prostrating and bleeding, the VS team have finally been convinced that it is our hold duty to make another show. Each time, after the pain and suffering that comes from making such beasts with three backs, we head into the desert to contemplate. We reflect on our sins and our relationship with the Lord Jebus (it was a difficult one, we were never really happy, we only stayed together for the sake of the kids). And after 30 days and 30 nights, we return to the village to spread word of deliberations and vacillations. And this time, after must vacillating (We think that means tooling off, big words aren’t out speciality like), we have returned to the fold with Show 4. Praise be!

With start the show with a traditional mash-up between sex crazed porn pop and demons being expelled from a possessed servant of God. Really, the kind of thing you hear every day on the radio and from the pulpit. The really music starts with Minny Pops, a Dutch post-punk band from 1978 with their track ‘Footsteps’, we follow this with some French New Wave courtesy of Comix. In her final show (before she morphs from a caterpillar into a flutterby) DJ SCSI cranks out three tracks of modern genius. It is a truth well known amongst VS cognoscenti that both Ringfinger and Kurac were born in the year of our Lord 1894 and that modern music interferes with both our dialysis and reiki therapy, so we leave it to Scuzz to keep it real, for da kids. This time she cracks it dub-step style with Burial, New York crazy motherfucker style with Fiona Apple and Radiohead supporting style with Caribou.

Soundtracks are a passion of ours and this show is not different with the French soundtrack maestro, Jacques Denjean kicking it old school with Psychomatic and from Argentina, the Adolfo Waitzman Orchestra with Montecarlo Beach. From the recently released compile of Polnareff soundtracks the formerly very rare and now not so much sound track to Lipstick. Finally, related to but really completely separate from the previous three we have some space disco from 1977 off the much sought after classic album by Herman’s Rocket.

Christian music is one of the mainstays of both versions of VS. Certainly in our early days, we liked nothing better than to sit around the piano and sings hymns of solemnity and exultation, Two such hymns come from Christian in-breeds Robyn and Crystal Bernard who pose us the question, are we really related to monkeys? Then an unknown Morman prepares us for the day all the heathens die in a fire-ridden hell and all the Mormons ascend to heaven in the magic underpants…it will be a heavenly party.

DJ SCSI returns a slight overture of tracks that will mark her exit from the collective. Next month we welcome the birth of DJ SCSI-b. Anyone who argues that they are the same person will get their face smashed in with our elbows. Choice. KI: Theory can be described as ‘I dunno’, a particularly insightful critique. When pressed she added ‘guitar heavy bass trip hop’. Can you see why we asked her to leave? Next we have DANISH atmospherics (attention our beautiful and sexy hosts at whatyouwant radio).

Two more phat set of beats courtesy of the stylus that can only be cleaned by Dr Kurac’s records spunk round out the show. Henriette Coulouvrat is a whacked out Frech synth artist from 1979. And then we have the band Anus. The less said the better really. In between those two pieces of Francophone magnificence we have the latest track from DJ Ringfinger and his incredible shrinking quintet. Entitled, ‘The devil is coming (out)’ this track is inspired by the chilling tale of Rev A.A Allen and his attempt to remove books and the stains of Jesus from a young woman, who does not like blood. As always, please send all abuse to J.Howard c/- irrelevanttool@gmail.com.

Crying Demons A.A Allen vs J’taime Zygmunt Jankowski
Footsteps – Minny Pops
Walkman Video – Comix

Forgive – Burial
Hot Knife – Fiona Apple
Kalli – Caribou

Psychomatic – Jacques Denjean
Montecarlo Beach – Adolfo Waitzman Orchestra
Lipstick Theme – Michel Polnareff
Space Woman – Herman’s Rocket

Are you ready for the rapture? Unknowm Mormon Dude
The Monkey Song – Robyn and Crystal Bernard

I wanna run – Maura Davis
Mannequin – When the saints go machine

Can’t you take a joke? Henriette Coulouvrat
The devil is coming (out) – DJ Ringfinger
O es tu mon petit anus – Anus

and a special bonus treat for those of who have waited patiently right until the end. We present to you the finest example of Aussie Hip-Hop, eva! It’s choice. It’s got tight raps. and it’s got sodomy, braggadocio, menstruation and adultery. Word.

V.S Show 3 – You are welcome

Suck my Kurac

Welcome to VS 2012, Show number three. Retirement seemed like such a good idea at the time. We would put our feet up at the railing of our Queenslander up in the cane fields, we’d pop a XXXX and watch the sun set of over heat haze, whilst convoys of cattle would graze. A certain texture, that certain beat, brings home the nigh time heat.

Oh, you are not au fait with the Australian idiom? (or the lyrics of Gangajang??) Well, considering two of us live in Europe and SCSI has citizenship from Moldova (so ljucky!) we question whether in fact even we understand a word that was just said. So, I guess it means the retirement is over, the shoes are back on, the tinny is re-sealed and we break out the wheels of steel for another show.

Featuring French madness from actor Phillipe Nicaud, weird scat sounds from Janko Nilović coming to Paris via Montenegro and France via French Guiana with Henri Salvador, the first set ends with a tribute to the fashion hub of the world (no, not Miami, philistines!) , Carnaby Street, here in London Town.

The next set is our loving and sincere tribute to one of the greatest musical genres of all time. Many people call it Southern Rock, he know it simply as HRS. Hard. Rocking. Shit. We start with Wicked Wilson Pickett (who Kurac and Ringfinger saw in Sydney in the early 90s) with Duane Allman on geetar. In all seriousness, it is an amazing piece of soul and a great, great vocal from Wicked. The same can’t be said for the next track by Gregg Allman and his ‘woman’ Cher. This album has been out of print since 1977. We cannot for the life of us understand why. The final track is by the Allman Brothers Band from their début album and to me represents one of the most amazing pieces of slide playing in recorded history. No jokes there. At least its shorter than the live version of Mountain Jam (clocking in at a short and clipped 34 minutes).

A few tracks from record store day now; A Pet Shop Boys cover by Field Music and Andrew Bird ‘giving it away’. This is backed by the late, great J.Dilla and Tinariwen from Mali remixed by Portugal the Man. In between is a new piece by DJ Ringfinger himself. Please be kind to him, he really gets a hard time from the press, despite many press junkets, some well attended events and a gift bag that would put Paris Hilton to shame (a Jaguar XJ-S for everyone in the room, beat that Oprah)

Le Monde once described him as… ‘le plus gros tas de merde depuis que étron peu Sarkozy’ whilst the Asahi Shimbun simply called him ‘たわごと’ . The track, entitled ‘A modern interpretation of feminist theory’ features some spoken word from 1960s NYC cab drivers. For more of his rubbish, head to http://www.fabricationdebruit.com.

Finally, we have three very warped tracks selected by DJ Kurac. We start with Metabolist, an early 80s band from the UK, then the LA based early 70s synth work of Nik Raicevic and finally 14:39 mins of late 70s disco funkery from Hot R.S with their version of ‘House of the Rising Sun’.

There you have it, show 3 in the bag. well, maybe we can go back to our retirement home now. Anyone spring us the cab fare?

C’Ex – Phillipe Nicaud
Boom Bang – Janko Nilovic
Carnaby Street – Henri Salvador
Hey Jude – Wilson Pickett (featuring Duanne Allman)
I love making love to you – Allman and Woman
Dreams – The Allman Brothers Band
Rent – Field Music
Give it Away- Andrew Bird
A modern interpretation of feminist theory – Dj Ringfinger
Think Twice – J.Dilla
Imidiwan Ma Tennam (Portugal the Man Remix) – Tinariwen
Alien on Sunday – Metabolist
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide – Nik Raicevic
House of the Rising Sun – Hot R.S

V.S 2012 Show 2 – Ego is not a dirty word

VS 2012 is back for another show. They said we’d never make it, but finally we pulled through. Yes, we can’t believe it! The most amazing thing has happened. Our second show!! Well, we’d like to thank WhatYouWant Radio, and Jebus, and Blowfly and, yes, how could I forget, us. We rock. Ego is not a dirty word.

We also offer a hearty VS ! hola¡ to our brand new DJ, ‘DJ SCSI’. Arisen from the fires of Mt MF Doom, she has taken her place at the right hand of the troika. Bejewelled and beautiful she… actually, who the hell are we kidding? It’s just our old SCSI with a new ribbon cable and sexier heels. Oh well, next time perhaps.



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precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.

(ii) (of a mixture or effect) Delicately complex and understated.

(iii) NOT VS 2012. No way. Nuh-uh. You kidding me?

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What a mix of outright hedonism, strange psychedelic masterpieces and Australian double entrendre we have for you this week. We kick off with a world triple with tracks from Iran, Mexico and Het Neder. Noted Dutch ‘author’ Xaviera Hollander discusses the merits of polishing a bar top., which can only be followed by Australian band Skyhooks celebrating onanism by using pretty much every piece of slang for the holy practice they can muster. ‘Average Inadequacy’ is Australian indie dance from 1982 and is backed a piece of Australian Underground by the Particles. Madlib breaks out the raga beats and disco crew Lipstique channels Piero Umiliani (and Animal). A breakdown of French masculine folie ensues with Polnareff, Dutronc and Hallyday sprouting forth large gushes of la testosterone (and Jimmy
Page guitar licks on Psychedelic). Finally after an encounter with ‘le verge de satan’ (go on, google it) we round out the set with some psych with the Pleasure Seekers from ’65, some murder country with Psycho and finally a plea to allow a child some dignity and respect especially from his half-naked mother by Troy Hess. SCSI makes her presence felt at the end with a tribute to Estonia and their many, many Eurovision triumphs. So there you have it, VS 2012 plays fast and loose with your ears, your brain, your duodenum and your own folie (and perhaps verge).

Talayh – Googoosh
Rudy Ventura – soy un sonador
The Zipps – Kicks and Chicks
Xaveria vs Pete Thomas – Jumpin Jack Bar Scene in a Flash
Skyhooks – Smut
Machinations Average Inadequacy
Particles – The Trumpet Song
Madlib – Movie Finale
Lipstique – Ma Nah Ma Nah
Sesame Street – 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Michel Polnareff – La Mouche
Jacques Dutronc – Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Johnny Hallyday – Psychedelic
Roland Vincent et Son orchestre – Laisse Tomber Les Filles vs Le Verge De Satan
The Pleasuremakers – What a way to die
Eddie Noack – Psycho
Troy Hess – Please don’t go topless Mother
Malcolm Lincoln – Siren


V.S 2012 Show 1 – The Return of the Kings

This is the new podcast from Vinyl Sodomy (also known in polite circles as V.S.) The show started on Sydney community radio in the late 19th century, when three people recently released from prison (on trumped up charges of course) decided to spread the music of the streets they had learnt in jail to a wider, less traumatised audience. Since 2003 the show has been in a form of hiatus. Legal injunctions prevent us from discussing the circumstances and the specifics. Suffice to say neither us or the chipmunks involved have been able to walk straight since. The show is brought to you by three of the leading exponents of the ancient DJ arts. DJ Kurac is our moral heart. He loves all things. DJ SCSI was our tragic attempt to appeal to the baser elements of society. She belched, she did funny voices, she occasionally chose a song. She is no longer part of the troika. She has been replaced by a DJ yet to be named, probably SCSI. She is lazy like that. Stay tuned for the announcement. DJ Ringfinger works the wheels, picks the wrong songs and generally makes shit up.


Kana TNT – Kod Hang Kam (The Circle Of Karma)
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim (Toward the Sunlight)
Andre Williams – The Greasy Chicken
Heidi Brühl – Berlin
Hildegard Knef – Wie Viel Menschen Waren Glücklich, Dass du Gelebt
Thomas Natschinski & Gruppe – Morgens in der stadt
Cornelius – Drop Seconda Versione
Astro Boy theme
Ai Yamamoto – Dark Crystal
Cibo Matto – Sugar Water
Louise Huebner – Orgies – A Tool Of Witchcraft
Fela Ransome Kuti – Witchcraft
Coven – Black Sabbath
Human Switchboard – Refrigerator Door
Union – Space B-Boy