Tuesday, April 15, 2008
One Hundred Project : Jeffo
What is on your stereo at the moment?
While I type this I’m listening to Ekranoplan by Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound. An amazing Danny Webb recommendation.
3 records that changed your life. Why?
Human League – Dare. The first proper album I ever owned, and I still play it now.
New Order – Technique. THE PERFECT ALBUM.
Michael Head & The Strands – The Magical World Of The Strands. Just a beautiful, beautiful album. My first glimpse into the world of Shack. I bought it on the strength of a review in the NME & it took me a while to get into it, but oh wow was it worth it. My desert island album without doubt.
What are you looking forward to?
Having a summer this year, NY in September, seeing some South African fella in Cali.
What couldn’t you live without? Why?
Music, gigs, ale, socialising….. Holidays… The Mrs too I suppose.
Most memorable gig?
New Order every time!
The Verve on their first reformation in The Academy around ‘96
!!! in a half empty Academy 3 on a Sunday night, absolutely mental
Phoenix again at The Academy 3 a couple of times.
Shack in the back room of a boozer called The Casa in Liverpool ’07.
Who/what are your influences?
I really don’t know to be honest.
What is the best and worst thing about the city that you live in?
The best is that it’s a big world class city with loads to offer. You could never be bored in Manchester. Also that it has a smaller feel to it, you’ll always meet somebody to have a pint with. Oh, and we’ve got Aficionado once a month too.
Worst, crime and horrible little scrotes, but you’ll get that anywhere.
Given the accelerated pace of modern culture, what are we due a revival in?
Dunno, the people you really respect always seem to let you down. I always loved Mick Jones, but now he’s hanging around with Doherty and jamming with Hard-Fi. Grim.
I absolutely love Gruff Ryhs though.
Is there anything else that you feel that we should know?
I’m a champion Lego builder.
Jeffo is one of The Bears Upstairs who present a show on Unity FM in various states of inebriation. Jeffo is the rockier end of the bear spectrum but he's just as likely to play a disco record as he is to play something something with guitars. You'll struggle to find a better person to share a pint and a boogie with on a Saturday night and he's all the first bear to take the plunge with the One Hundred Project and for that I doff my hat to the man.
Jeffo Kumo Mix
Lets Just See - Engineers
Ballade De Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg
Now I must remember - Bent
Triad - Three Blind Mice
Someday Soon - Doves
What Else Could It Be - Lambchop
Kinda Wasted without You - Roger Nichols
Bowl Me Over - Acid Casuals
Animal Sounds - Grand National
Love Vibration - Josh Rouse
Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco
Clear Spot - The Pernice Brothers
Cigarettes Will Kill You - Ben Lee
Hide & Seek - Eighteenth Day Of May
You're the Best Find - Stuntmen
Download the mix here. (Also be sure to listen to them in the right order if they don't come up in that way)
Jeffo also moonlights as the talented one in Hot Chip.