Episode 28: Men's Names

For this the 28th instalment of the Threadwork podcast I return to a theme from a while back - names. I did a Women’s Names episode for the fifteenth episode and nearly the same amount of episodes later I tackle men’s names. I mention this in the intro but there are a few songs with a strong and definable narrative to them (read: story songs) in the opening section of the podcast and I was surprised at how many of these types of records made it to the long-list. In fact there was a version of the episode that had really quite a few of them but I switched it up a bit because I like to have lots of different types of pieces of music in an instalment. But it was interesting to see how many ‘story songs’ there were - maybe because they are centred around real or composites of people. After all, if you’re titling your music with a ‘real’ name then it’s not a leap to suggest you have someone in mind when doing so.

Either way, I’m really pleased with how the episode turned out and hopefully you’ll dig it too. Until next time…



Tracklisting w/ links to purchase, if I can find them (these are directly related to the artists where possible but not always). Also, I take no responsibility for the links. Just trying to help… 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe [Polydor] (1966) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/jimi-hendrix/release/are-you-experienced-671849?h=3&d=1

Joni Mitchell – Carey taken from Blue [Reprise Records] (1971) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/joni-mitchell/release/blue-65654?h=4&d=1

The Kinks – Do You Remember Walter taken from The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society [Pye Records] (1968) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/the-kinks/release/the-kinks-are-the-village-green-preservation-society-2018-stereo-remaster-8660322?h=2&d=1

Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me taken from Alvvays [Transgressive Records] (2014) https://alvvays.bandcamp.com/track/archie-marry-me

Panda Bear – Mr Noah taken from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper [Domino] (2015) https://pandabearmusic.bandcamp.com/album/panda-bear-meets-the-grim-reaper

Les Sins – Bellow taken from Michael [Company Records] (2014) https://lessins.bandcamp.com/album/michael

Al Usher – Lullaby For Robert [Internasjonal] (2009) https://internasjonal.bandcamp.com/album/lullaby-for-robert

Teebs – Arthur’s Birds taken from Ardour [Brainfeeder] (2010) https://teebs.bandcamp.com/album/ardour

Durutti Column – Otis taken from Vini Reilly [Factory] (1989) https://bleep.com/release/93660-the-durutti-column-vini-reilly

Mac DeMarco – Ode To Viceroy taken from 2 [Captured Tracks] (2012) https://macdemarco.bandcamp.com/album/2

Flying Lotus – Thank U Malcolm taken from Flamagra [Warp Records] (2019) https://bleep.com/release/129062-flying-lotus-flamagra

Nicholas Krgovich – thank u, next [Self Released] (2018) https://music.apple.com/us/album/thank-u-next-single/1447643156

Sonny Sharrock – Blind Willy taken from Black Woman [Vortex Records] (1969) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/sonny-sharrock/release/black-woman-146473?f=20%2C19%2C12%2C16%2C17%2C9%2C2

(excerpt) Connan Mockasin – Egon Hosford taken from Forever Dolphin Love [Phantasy Sound] (2010) https://connanmockasin.bandcamp.com/track/egon-hosford

David Holmes – My Mate Paul [Go Discs] (1996) https://uk.7digital.com/artist/david-holmes/release/lets-get-killed-26781?h=2&d=1

Roy Davis Jr. – Gabriel (Live Garage Version) [Large Records] (1996) https://www.beatport.com/track/gabriel-live-garage-version-original-mix/5727787


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