Monday, April 29, 2013

Exposed: The Crookes Count Down their Library Playlist!

So a couple of weeks ago, Exposed Magazine got in touch asking if we need some new staff and, before we knew it, we were showing round George, Dan and Tom from The Crookes as they prepped for a morning stacking shelves and floorwalking at the Central Library.

Find out how they spent their time with Libraries in Exposed Magazine, which is available across the city now.

You can also read the full article about their Library Adventure here and view a Flickr slideshow of the day.

The Crookes Library Playlist

During the day, Dan was kind enough to put together a playlist from the Library’s Music and Film Collection.

Dan splits this up into two sides – ‘Pre Gig Side’ and ‘Sleeping in the Van’ slide and you can borrow all the CDs listed from our collection at Central Library.

Pre Gig Side

1. Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me “It’s got one of the most cinematic intros to a song ever. I always thought it would be a great track to walk on stage to. But anything we play is gonna be rubbish in comparison…”

2. Beirut – Sunday Smile

3. Cat Power – I Found A Reason (from The Covers Record) - “It’s just a brilliant song. A Velvet Underground track originally… it suits a library, I think..

4. Elliot Smith – Roman Candle - “The lyrics are really harrowing. Almost too harrowing for an afternoon…”

Sleeping in the Van Side

5. Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band – Cabbage Town (From Outer South) – “Oberst is my favourite lyricist. Me and George are both obsessed with Bright Eyes…”

6. Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely (From Dreamboats & Petticoats Compilation).

7. Jay-Z and Kanye West - No Church in The Wild (From Watch The Throne) – “Absolutely incredible lyrics to that one. The chorus is amazing. I really like idea of this coming on in the library later..

8. Small Faces - Afterglow (of your love) He has a ridiculous amount of soul for a skinny white boy, and he was so young when he sang on a lot of these songs.

9. Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes (From Give Up) – “There’s an amazing cover of this by The Shins as well…”

10. Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (From Born to Run) – “Always end with Thunder Road. Always!”

Visit The Crookes website and Exposed's 'uncut' version of their feature.