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Vapour Trails: Episode 19

Vapour Trails: Episode 19

November 24, 2020

Welcome to Vapour Trails ep. 19

It’s a very small world but the music makes it all ok…..


Vapour Trails ep.19 play list

The Stooges – 1969

Dusty Springfield – The Windmills of Your Mind

The Marine Girls – A Place in the Sun

Serge Gainsbourg – Ah Melody

The Au Pairs – We’re So Cool

The Clash – Police and Thieves

Ian Dury and The Blockheads – What a Waste

Joy Division – Isolation

The Divine Comedy – I’m All You Need

Matt Berninger – Distant Axis

John Grant  – Disappointing (feat. Tracey Thorn)

The Teardrop Explodes – Tiny Children

Faithless – Insomnia

Chic – Happy Man

Pulp – A Little Soul

David Bowie – Rubber Band

Anthony Newley – The Ballad of Yesterday’s Idol

Soft Cell – The Art of Falling Apart

Rowland S. Howard – Autoluminescent

Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan

Love and Rockets – No New Tale to Tell

The Monochrome Set – He’s Frank

Kate NV – Plans

Lost Horizons– Cordelia (feat. John Grant)

Richard Hawley – Last Orders

Vapour Trails: Episode 18

Vapour Trails: Episode 18

October 27, 2020

Welcome to this Terrific! episode 18 of Vapour Trails

Download, listen, like and share

Something for almost everyone. Those lazy, crazy days. Terrific!

Vapour Trails is available to download from Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Ship Full of Bombs, Like and Subscribe

Amazing artwork from our dear friend Jane Durlacher


Vapour Trails episode 18

John Barry – The Theme from The Persuaders

Fat Boy Slim (feat. Justin Robertson) – Push and Shove

Earl Brutus – Come Taste My Mind

The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey

The Gun Club – Mother of Earth

Lee Marvin – Wan’drin’ Star

Bill Callahan - Breakfast

The Associates - Breakfast

Malcolm Middleton – Loneliness Shines

Frazier Chorus – Dream Kitchen

Laura Marling – Held Down

Ron Sexsmith – Chateau Mermaid

The Beatles - Blackbird

Nick Cave – Cosmic Dancer

The Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun

Mick Ronson – Only After Dark

Doves - Prisoners

Echo and the Bunnymen – Villiers Terrace

Goat Girl – Sad Cowboy

Mogwai – Party in the Dark

Sault - Wildfires

Massive Attack (feat. Tracey Thorn) - Protection

Alice Boman -Wake Me Up

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Higgs Boson Blues

Scott Walker – Time Operator

#johnbarry #fatboyslim #justinrobertson #earlbrutus #thejesusandmarychain #thegunclub #iwasbornunderawandrinstar #billcallahan #jtheassociates #malcolmmiddleton #arabstrap #stvincent #frazierchorus #lauramarling #ronsexsmith #thebeatles #nickcave #thecarpenters #mickronson #davidbowie #doves #echoandthebunnymen #lgoatgirl #mogwai #sault #michaelkiwanuka #massiveattack #traceythorn #raliceboman #nickcaveandthebadseeds #scottwalker

Vapour Trails: Episode 17

Vapour Trails: Episode 17

September 29, 2020

Welcome to episode 17 of Vapour Trails

This show was brought to you by Wagon Wheels* – still sickly sweet and delicious if not quite the size you remember. Oh, and a bit claggy on the finish too...

So, get a cup of tea, pull up a chair, chow down on a Wagon Wheel* forget your worries and check this little lot out.

*other cheap chocolate snacks are available

All shows available to download from Podbean, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Ship Full of Bombs, Like and Subscribe

Amazing artwork from our dear friend Jane Durlacher


Vapour Trails episode 17 track listing

The Smiths – The Queen is Dead

The Fall – Telephone Thing

Katy J Pearson – Take Back the Radio

Gang of Four -  Forever Starts Now

Grace Jones – Private Life

Warmduscher - Rules of the Game (feat. Iggy Pop)

Julian Cope – Beautiful Love

Linda Martell – Before the Next Teardrop Falls

Tony Joe White – They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas

St. Vincent – Los Ageless

Barry White, Love Unlimited & The Love Unlimited Orchestra – Somebody’s Gonna Off the Man

Ian Brown – F.E.A.R.

The Buff Medways – Archive from 1959 (The Billy Childish Story)

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – I Called You Back

Bauhaus – She’s in Parties

Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Cold Cold Eyes

Metronomy – The Look

The Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes

John Barry – Midnight Cowboy

Sam Cox – Destination

Tom Waits – Somewhere (from West Side Story)

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – I’m on This Rocket

The Montgolfier Brothers – The First Rumours of Spring

T-Rex – Life’s a Gas

Sophie Hunger – Alpha Venom


Vapour Trails: Episode 16

Vapour Trails: Episode 16

September 1, 2020

Welcome to ep.16 of Vapour Trails

Autumn is approaching – join us for Japanese Breakfasts;  a distinct lack of floor fillers at a French disco; cats and dogs; Joanna Lumley and a different kind of Chicago

Fail we may, sail we must…..

Ep. 16 Playlist

Ian McCulloch – September Song

JARV IS… - Must I Evolve?

Elastica – Line Up

American Music Club – Big Night

Stereolab – French Disko

Super Furry Animals – Something 4 the Weekend

Blaze Foley – Small Town Hero

Trashcan Sinatras – What Women Do To Men

Richard Strange – International Language

Jacques Brel – Amsterdam

Lisa Hannigan – Undertow

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Spread Your Love

Babybird – Radioactice Stars

Memphis Minnie – Hoodoo Lady

Radiohead – Bodysnatchers

David Bowie – Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

Longpigs – On & On

Rolling Blackouts Coastel Fever – French Press

The Auteurs – Show Girl

Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto

Japanese Breakfast – Everybody Wants to Love You

Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

Kurt Vile – Loading Zones

Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next


#ianmcculloch #echoandthebunnymen #jarvisbransoncocker #elastica #americanmusicclub #stereolab #superfurryanimals #blazefoley #trashcansinatras #richardstrange #jacquesbrel #lisahannigan #blackrebelmotorcycleclub #babybird #memphisminne #radiohead #davidbowie #longpigs #rollingblackoutscoastalfever #theauteurs #lukehaines #phoebebridgers#japanesbreakfast #sufjanstevens #kurtvile #manicstreetpreachers  

Vapour Trails: Episode 15

Vapour Trails: Episode 15

August 4, 2020



Welcome to ep 15 of Vapour Trails


As you may be aware we don’t do themes as such but this month themes appear to include: film soundtracks, brand new songs, dead popstars found in salty snacks, has-been radio 1 DJs (don’t get us started) and white cars in Germany – or are there?


Up the Nurses! Up the Actors and Stage Crews! Let the music play on…..



Ry Cooder – Paris, Texas (from the OST)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Tall Skinny Papa

The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Pish

Mercury Rev – Goddess on a Hiway

Rachel Angel – Highway Songs

The Breeders – Cannonball

The Bee Gees – To Love Somebody

Nelson Kempf – Sweetness and Strife

The Associates – White Car in Germany

Cardiacs – Is This The Life?

Protomartyr – The Aphorist

Barbara Lynn – Sufferin City

Fabienne Delsol – Chills and Fever

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows

Francoise Hardy – Comment Te Dire Adieu

Stepbrother – White & Gold & Blue & Black

Grinderman – Palaces of Montezuma

Ron Moody – Reviewing the Situation (from Oliver! Original cast recording)

Tricky – Black Steel

Silverbacks – Up the Nurses

The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work

Primal Scream – (I’m Gonna) Cry Myself Blind (The Original Memphis Recordings)

Sault – Wildfires

Massive Attack – Teardrop

Vangelis – One More Kiss Dear (from Blade Runner ost)

Vangelis -Tears in Rain (feat Rutger Hauer – from Blade Runner ost)


#vapourtrails #shipfullofbombs #rycooder #sisterrosettatharpe #thebrianjonestownmassacre #mercuryrev #rachelangel #thebreeders #thebeegees #nelsonkempf #theassociates #cardiacs #timsmith #protomartyr #barbaralynn #fabiennedelsol #killingeve #thebeachboys  #francoisehardy #stepbrother #grinderman #oliver #tricky #silverbacks #upthenurses #theverve #primalscream #sault #massiveattack #bristol #bladerunner

Vapour Trails: Episode 14

Vapour Trails: Episode 14

July 7, 2020

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 14

As we move out of lockdown and into the 2nd year of Vapour Trails - Howman Tales, light-hearted remarks from Connelly throughout. We give you everything we have, even though you haven’t asked for it. 

Brought to you with love by Roister Doister and Shoe Horn. This has been an Empty House Production

Image Design: Jane Durlacher

Track Listing: 

Killing Joke – Love Like Blood

Spear of Destiny – Prisoner of Love

Baxter Dury – Say Nothing

Vivian Girls – Where Do You Run To

Nicole Atkins – Domino

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Deus Ibi Est

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – 80s Life

Karen Dalton – Something On Your Mind

People of K (KLF) – 3am Eternal

The Kinks – I Go to Sleep (demo version)

Gary Numan - Are ‘Friends’ Electric?

Crystal Stilts – Converging In the Quiet

Girls Names – Bury Me

Dirty Beaches – I Dream in Neon

Fire Engines – Meat Whiplash

Masahiko Satoh – TBSF

Chorusgirl – No Moon

Small Faces – Tin Soldier

The Fallen Leaves – Passing By

The Walker Brothers – Lines

Boogarins – Lucifernandis

Squeeze – Some Fantastic Place

MC5 – Looking At You

Jim Reeves – Adios Amigo

EOB - Olympik 

#vapourtrails #shipfullofbombs #killingjoke #spearofdestiny #baxterdury #viviangirls #nicoleatkins #isobelcampbell #marklanegan #thegoodthebadandthequeen #karendalton #klf #thekinks #garynuman #tubewayarmy #crystalstilts #girlsnames #dirtybeaches #fireengines #masahikosatoh #chorusgirl #smallfaces #thefallenleaves #thewalkerbrothers #boogarins #squeeze #mc5 #jimreeves #EOB

Vapour Trails Special - Donald Ross Skinner

Vapour Trails Special - Donald Ross Skinner

June 28, 2020

Between 1984 - 1993 Donald Ross Skinner was Julian Cope's main man: co-writer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and calmer of his Scott Walker obsession! 

Since then Donald has produced and/or played with a wide range of bands and artists including Salad, Hotmotel, Kiosk, Fragile States, Love Amongst Ruin, Dan Laidler, Claire Nicolson, Know Escape, Dan Cross, CUD and many others. 

In this Vapour Trails special we have a zoom chat with Don about his career - his first meetings with Julian Cope, the recording of many of JC's most famous and infamous albums, and what he's been up to since (quite a bit!) 

Check out a number of great tunes Don's worked on (including a rare alternative version of If You Love Me At All from the Peggy Suicide sessions) during the chat then, afterwards, stick around for a selection of back-to-back tunes all, in some way or other, connected to the work Don has done over the years.

Playlist(s) below 

Donald Ross Skinner image design : Jane Durlacher

Donald Ross Skinner Interview Playlist

Julian Cope (feat. Donald Ross Skinner)-  Laughing Boy (excerpt), Me Singing, You, Eve’s Volcano, Robert Mitchum, China Doll, Double Vegetation, If You Loved Me At All (rare alternative demo version provided by Don), The Mystery Trend, Fa Fa Fine

Salad (Undressed) -Moonshine, Hotmotel- Brutal Reign, Kiosk – Reshape While Damp


Donald Ross Skinner Aftershow Playlist

MC5 – Looking at You

The Meters – Hey Pock A-Way

Roky Erickson – Night of the Vampire

The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me (Live)

Scott Walker – 30 Century Man

Funkadelic – Hit It and Quit It

Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side

NEU! – After Eight

David Bowie – Always Crashing the Same Car

The Guess Who – Bus Rider (Live)

Johnnie Allen – Promised Land

The Stooges – Down on the Street

The Balfa Brothers – La Danse de Mardi Gras

Sly and the Family Stone – Brave and Strong

Syd Barrett – Here I Go

The Smiths – The Queen is Dead

Salad – You Got the Job

Faust – Gott ist Tot

The Seeds – Mr Farmer

David Bowie – Moonage Daydream

The Teardrop Explodes – The Great Dominions

#juliancope #donaldrossskinner #salad #hotmotel #kiosk #mc5 #themeters #rokyerickson #13thfloorelevators #scottwalker #funkadelic #loureed #neu #krautrock #davidbowie #theguesswho #johnnieallen #thestooges #iggypop #thebalfabrothers #cajunmusic #slyandthefamilystone #sydbarrett #pinkfloyd #thesmiths #faust #theseeds #theteardropexplodes #petedefreitas #prolapse #cud #psychedelia #peggysuicide #jehovahkill #headheritage

Vapour Trails: Episode 13

Vapour Trails: Episode 13

June 9, 2020

Welcome to ep. 13 of Vapour Trails

Unlucky for some but not for us.
Inching towards freedom we travel the world - on the trail of the lonesome pine. Join us on our journey into lo-fi sound - and Yes! We do feel better..........
Depeche Mode - I Feel You
Robert Wyatt - Shipbuilding
Devics - Red Morning
The Psycho Relics - Rocking Chair 
Little Richard - She's Got It
International Teachers of Pop - Age of the Train
ATOM - Run Out
Holly Golightly - Satan is His Name
Laurel & Hardy - Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Johnny Cash - One Piece at a Time
John Moore & The Expressway
Josef K - Sorry for Laughing
The Raveonettes - Love in a Trashcan
David Bowie - In the Heat of the Morning
Joy Division - She Lost Control
Goldbirds - Giving Up
The Psychedelic Furs - Dumb Waiters
The Fall - New Big Prinz
Men Diamler - Jimmy's Jewels
Strange Eyes - Close
Julian Cope - Double Vegetation
XTC - Dear God
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
Foetus - The Need Machine
The Stranglers - La Folie
#depechemode #robertwyatt #devics #psychorelics #littlerichard #international_teachersofpop #ATOM
#hollygolightly #laurelandhardy #johnnycash #johnmooremusicofficial #josefk #theraveonettes
#davidbowie #joydivision #goldbirds #thepsychedelicfurs #thefall #mendiamler  #iamstrangeeyes 
#juliancope #xtc  #elvis #jgthirlwell #foetus #thestranglers
Vapour Trail Lockdown Special -  Harry Howard

Vapour Trail Lockdown Special - Harry Howard

May 23, 2020

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of Vapour Trails Lockdown Specials.

In this episode we spoke with influential Australian musician, Harry Howard (Crime and the City Solution, These Immortal Souls, Pink Stainless Tail, Harry Howard and the NDE & ATOM) via a clunky old zoom link to Melbourne.

In a wide ranging conversation, we cover everything from the early days of the Birthday Party, Berlin in the mid 80's, the recent concerts celebrating the work of Harry's late brother, Rowland S. Howard, and his current project, ATOM, with a few tunes dotted along the way - and lots more besides.

Also, as a bonus, following on straight after the conversation, we've added an hour of back-to-back tunes, all related in some way to the bands/musicians Harry has worked with - full track listing below. So, if you like your emotions (and guitars) raw n close to the bone, keep on listening after the chat.....

Photo of Harry and design by Melbourne's very own Jane Durlacher

To order 'This Guitar Belongs to Rowland S Howard' - the book mentioned in the conversation, edited by Harry Howard, please visit (you can also purchase work by Pink Stainless Tail via this site, one of Harry's earlier projects)

Music by ATOM on It Records, Melbourne, can be bought here

Track Listings:
Harry Howard - Interview:
These Immortal Souls - Insomnicide (intro - excerpt)
Crime and the City Solution - Hey Sinkiller
These Immortal Souls - Hey! Little Child
Rowland S. Howard - Shut Me Down
Harry Howard and the NDE - The Only One
ATOM - Don't Come Back

Harry Howard - After Show
Mick Harvey - Back at Kiatora
Anita Lane - Lost in Music
The Birthday Party - Several Sins (co-written by Harry & Rowland S. Howard)
Ed Kuepper - Sleepy Head
The Moodists - Gone Dead
Mick Harvey, Lindelle-Jayne Spruyt - Sensuelle et Sans Suite
Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes - You're Just Too Hip, Baby
Epic Soundtracks - Fallen Down
The Birthday Party - Kiss Me Black
Minimal Compact - When I Go (from Wings of Desire OST)
Einsturzende Neubauten - Feurio!
Laughing Clowns - Holy Joe
Low + Dirty Three - I Hear...Goodnight
Beasts of Bourbon - I Told You So
Jacobites - When The Rain Comes
JP Shilo, Mick Harvey - Ss C'est Bon
The Immortal Souls - King of Kalifornia

Vapour Trails: Episode 12

Vapour Trails: Episode 12

May 12, 2020

Welcome to episode 12 of Vapour Trails, the radio show. Yes, that's 24 hours from Tulsa to you and me

Still locked down, our barely coherent mumblings from isolation are mercifully few and more than drowned out by some great tunes.

We're playing with technology we hardly understand - so sorry if some of it sounds like an elastic band.

But that's lockdown for you!


Throbbing Gristle – Hot on Heels of Love

The Human League – Being Boiled

Dolly Parton – Jolene

Dennis Wilson – River Song

The White Stripes – Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine

Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time

Purple Mountains – Margaritas at the Mall

Simple Minds – Changeling

Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing

JarvIS – House Music All Night Long

Lee Hazlewood – Your Sweet Love

Buzzcocks – Promises

Echo & the Bunnymen – With a Hip

Iggy & the Stooges – Search and Destroy

Goldfrapp – Believer

Can – Vitamin C

Bandante – Bang Bang

The Beloved – The Sun Rising

The Velvet Underground – Sunday Morning

World of Twist –Sons of the Stage

Cordell Jackson – Basketball Man

Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds – Coyote Conundrum

Kesha (feat. Sturgill Simpson, Brian Wilson & Wrabel) – Resentment

Beans on Toast – Here at Homerton Hospital

Alabaster DePlume – Be Nice to People


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