ABC Music (album)

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ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions
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Compilation album by
Released8 October 2002 (2002-10-08)
Recorded30 July 1991 – 16 August 2001
GenrePost-rock, experimental rock, indie pop
Length137:29
LabelKoch (US)
Strange Fruit (UK)
Stereolab chronology
Sound-Dust
(2001)
ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions
(2002)
Instant 0 in the Universe
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media(8.0/10)[2]
Rolling Stonefavorable[3]

ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions, released in October 2002, is a compilation by post-rock band Stereolab of BBC Radio 1 sessions recorded from July 1991 to August 2001. It includes appearances in John Peel and Mark Radcliffe's shows and it is a CD-only release.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Super-Electric" – 4:48 (Peel, 30/7/1991)
  2. "Changer" – 4:11
  3. "Doubt" – 2:41
  4. "Difficult Fourth Title" – 4:45
  5. "Laissez Faire" – 3:57 (Peel, 28/6/1992)
  6. "Revox" – 3:12
  7. "Peng 33" – 2:57
  8. "John Cage Bubblegum" – 2:56
  9. "Wow and Flutter" – 2:54 (Peel, 28/9/1993)
  10. "Anemie" – 4:41
  11. "Moogie Wonderland" – 2:34
  12. "Heavy Denim" – 3:09
  13. "French Disko" – 3:12 (Radcliffe, 13/12/1993)
  14. "Wow and Flutter" – 2:56
  15. "Golden Ball" – 5:45
  16. "Lo Boob Oscillator" – 4:33
  17. "Check and Double Check" – 2:51 (Radcliffe, 22/11/1994)
  18. "Working Title (The Pram Song)" – 4:13

"Difficult Fourth Title" is the song eventually named "Contact" (from Switched On). "Working Title (The Pram Song)" is an early version of "Seeperbold" from Aluminum Tunes.

CD 2[edit]

  1. "International Colouring Contest" – 3:42
  2. "Anamorphose" – 7:27
  3. "Metronomic Underground" – 10:14 (Peel, 15/2/1996)
  4. "Brigitte" – 5:50
  5. "Spinal Column" – 3:31
  6. "Tomorrow Is Already Here" – 4:43
  7. "Les Yper-Sound" – 6:00 (Evening Session, 26/2/1996)
  8. "Heavenly Van Halen" – 3:09
  9. "Cybele's Reverie" – 3:59
  10. "Slow Fast Hazel" – 4:07
  11. "Nothing to Do With Me" – 4:01 (Peel, 19/9/2001)
  12. "Double Rocker" – 5:33
  13. "Baby Lulu" – 5:03
  14. "Naught More Terrific Than Man" – 3:56

"Heavenly Van Halen" is an early version of "Pinball" from the Fluorescences EP.

References[edit]

  • "ABC Music: The Radio 1 Sessions". Stereolab. All Media Guide/All Music.
  • "abc music – the radio 1 sessions". Stereolab Official Site. Stereolab. Archived from the original on 2008-03-10.