Emergency vehicles (my bit of east London is alive with them), road works (who doesn't love a pneumatic drill?), car soundsystems (dumpff dumpff dumpff), raucous birds, slamming doors, random shouts and screams (scarily enough) ... yeah, it's all around us. NOIZE.
I was struck recently by Nik Cohn mentioning how "noise" was a predominant quality in the confrontational new rock 'n' roll sound of the fifties. It's not what you immediately associate with Little Richard or Jerry Lee Lewis, but ... yes, that's it. Noise. Along with swagger, sex appeal, and one or two other things. Noise, lovely noise.
And noise is still with us. Only, er, more so. So unplug your filthy ears all you punks, all you grindfiends. Cos this Noisepod is my own particular tribute to Bill Haley & The Comets ...
2: Magrudergrind, Incapacity reigns
3: Tersanjung 13, Global warming
4: Mr California And The Mr California Band, My generation
5: Genocide Pact, Experiments in nihilsm
6: Fundamental, Violent dance
7: All you punks, all you grindfiends
8: Dregs, Parallel justice
9: Callate, Jabba el terrible hut!
10: White Christian Disaster, A message for a more united middle class
11: Dixie, Morbidon spider
12: Amorous Dialogues, Be reasonable
13: That circus is fucked
14: Guilty Parents, Nowt
15: Roseanne Barrr, A thief's journal
16: Mozart, The tick
17: Young Offenders, Outta here/Wen Ho Lee
18: Black Tambourines, I wanna stay away
19: Moon Hag, Pills
20: Inky's oak
21: 100 Demons, Ne desit virtus
22: Inquiry Last Scenery, Behind the mask
23: ChopChop, Good ol' shippers
24: Kill-A-Watts, Can't be told
25: The Mummies, (You must fight to live) on the planet of the apes
26: The Ridiculous Trio, Down on the street
28: Overbite, Cell
29: Archie And The Bunkers, Trade winds
30: xDELOREANx, Trash for my engine
31: Pick Your Side, Bleeding out
32: Lifeless, The truth of life and death
33: The Love Triangle, Do you think that you've found love?
34: Jimmy Dickinson, Red headed woman
35: Venkman, Tony no like
36: X-Ray Spex, Obsessed with you