An Olympic soundtrack…

The Olympics have arrived…

The biggest sports day in the world officially kicks off today; we have marked the Olympics earlier in the year – John Robb wrote a piece Who gives a fuck about the Olympics?

Those of you with any sense, certainly those of you that live in London will have made plans to escape the city for the duration. However you can’t escape the omnipresent Olympicisation of everything from clothing to household products, from food and drink to kids toys, it goes as far as stamping the Olympic logo on condoms!! However there is a darker side to the Olympic logo – we were not allowed to use either it or the London 2012 logo as we are not ‘Official Sponsors’ of the event – hence the pic of the London Olympic Statdium.

Well here at LTW we have now chosen to mark the occasion with a selection of tunes ”“ first up and to mirror the Olympic awards ceremonies we present the Bronze selection. I wonder how many of these will feature in Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony tonight?

Queens Of The Stone Age ”ËœThe Bronze Age’

Dead & Divine ‘Bronze Godess ”Ëœ

Swell Maps ”ËœBronze & Baby Shoes’

Satyricon ”ËœTied In Bronze Chains’

Andy Partridge/Harold Budd ”ËœBronze Coins Showing Genitals’
I had to include this as the title is just brilliant – sadly its not currently available via Youtube

Any suggestions for any more?

In time honoured fashion Silver and Gold are to follow…

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Phil Newall is from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


  1. The Olympian by THE SKIDS is on You Tube live Dunfermline 2010 from what I can see. Top track and crowd pleaser!


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