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Vapour Trails: Episode 22

Vapour Trails: Episode 22

February 15, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails episode 22. That’s a whole 44 hours of pure music, anguish and joy.

Come on in, you Pleasure Seekers!

Ace artwork by Peter Quinnell 


The Divine Comedy – Becoming More Like Alfie

The City of Prague Philharmonic & Derek Wadsworth – Joe 90

The Specials – Gangsters

Viagra Boys – To the Country

The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll

Art Brut – Direct Hit

Buzzcocks – What Do I Get?

Suzi Quatro – Can the Can

The La’s – There She Goes

Echo & The Bunnymen – Back of Love

Martin Newell – Tribute to the Greatest Living Englishman

The Fall – Edinburgh Man

Holly Macve – Be My Friend

Fireflies – On the Mountainside

The The – This is the Day

Nitzer Ebb – Join the Chant

Malvina Reynolds – Daddy’s in Jail

Tom Jones – Looking Out My Window

Sleaford Mods (feat. Billy Nomates) – Mork n Mindy

This is the Kit – Bashed Out

Damon Albarn – Hollow Ponds

Dalis Car – If You Go Away

Hand Habits – 4th of July

Japan – Ghosts

Goat Girl – Badibaba

David Bowie – Where Are We Now?

Burial, Four Tet &Thom Yorke – Her Revolution

Vapour Trails: Episode 21

Vapour Trails: Episode 21

January 19, 2021

Welcome to Vapour Trails ep. 21

Recorded in secret in a layby just off the B414 If there is anything we can do to help…..with anything, please do get in touch. And we mean anything:  Like, Download and Share

Also available on DVD!!!


Ozric Tentacles – Kick Muck

The Animals – It’s My Life

Fiona Apple – Shameika

Marianne Faithfull – Broken English

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Automation

Telegram – You Said You Saw Us

Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden

Echo & The Bunnymen – Jimmy Brown (early version of Bring on the Dancing Horses)

Momus – I Want You But I Don’t Need You

dEUS – Little Arithmetics

Tony Rice – California Autumn

Thee Oh Sees – Floods New Light

Hiss Golden Messenger – My Wing

Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto

Mark Lanegan – Bleed All Over

The Kinks – All Day and All of the Night

Daddy Long Legs – Long John’s Jump

Graham Coxon – Down to the Sea

Villagers – Wichita Lineman (Live at RAK)

Julian Cope – The Greatness and Perfection of Love

Big Star – September Gurls

Scott Lavene – My Stereo

Beach House – Myths

Scott Walker – The Lights of Cincinatti

John Foxx & Harold Budd – Subtext

Brian Eno & Harold Budd – The Pearl

David Bowie – I Can’t Give Everything Away

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Vapour Trails: Episode 20

Vapour Trails: Episode 20

December 21, 2020

Welcome one and welcome all to the Vapour Trails 2020 Christmas Special!

Warm yourselves by our fake fire and rejoice in good cheer.
Dave’s gone round to Bing's to borrow a rubber bum pump.
What could possibly go wrong? Well, this could and probably will.
Happy days, peace on earth and keep the receipt xx



Stiff Little Fingers – White Christmas (Live)

Tracey Thorn – Taking Down the Tree (feat. Green Gartside)

Cocteau Twins – Winter Wonderland

Emmy the Great – Christmas In Prison (feat. Lightspeed Champion)

Scott Lavene – Christmas in the Asylum

David Ford – Have Yourself a Bitter Little Christmas

Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – Dear Santa Claus

Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – A Poundland Christmas

Charley Stone – Actually (feat. Donald Ross Skinner)

Mark Kozelek – Christmas Time is Here

The Magnetic Fields – Everything is One Big Christmas Tree

Eels – Christmas is Going to the Dogs

Tom Waits – New Year’s Eve

Purple Mountains – Snow is Falling in Manhattan

William Shatner – Feliz Navidad (feat. Dani Bander)

The Handsome Family – So Much Wine

Sufjan Stevens – That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!

Joni Mitchell – River

Courtney Barnett – Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Time of the Season

Hoodoo Gurus – Tojo

Malcolm Middleton – We’re All Going to Die

Cordell Jackson – Rock and Roll Christmas

TRex – Christmas Bop

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects

Shane MacGowan & The Popes – Christmas Lullaby

Half Man Half Biscuit – It’s Cliched to be Cynical at Christmas

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Kate Bush – 50 Words for Snow

Isao Tomita – Children’s Corner: No.4 Snowflakes are Dancing

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

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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


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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)


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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 

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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

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