8k37 More Songs About Buildings And Food… part one: buildings

A skew-whiff radio construction for 8k focused on songs that relate in some way to the buildings around us … we have houses – country, brick, happy, in motion and one Jack Kerouac built; a couple of jailhouses and a lighthouse; a church, two hotels, castle, watchtower, bungalow, pyramid, hospital and infirmary; there’s a couple of supermarkets and a rockin’ shopping centre, a temple and an abattoir.. Kate Bush sings of a stately manor, Bowie refers to a large wall, Johnny Cash is stuck in a prison, The Jam hang around a tube station at midnight while The Pixies stand in the archway, Badly Drawn Boy goes once around the block and Simon & Garfunkel wave goodbye architect Frank Lloyd Wright…

Talking Heads – Houses In Motion
Blur – Country House
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Happy House
Go Betweens – The House That Jack Kerouac Built
Beatles – The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
Commodores – Brick House
Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock
Johnny Cash – Fulsom Prison Blues
Soggy Bottom Boys – In The Jailhouse Now
Jimi Hendrix – Castles In The Sand
XTC – All Along The watchtower
David Bowie – Heroes
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
Jane Siberry – Temple
Black Heart Procession – Your Church Is Red
Radiohead – Pyramid Song
John Cale – Heartbreak Hotel
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel
Badly Drawn Boy – Once Around The block
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Rockin’ Shopping Centre
Clash – Lost In The Supermarket
Opposite Sex – Supermarket
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues
Amon Tobin – The Lighthouse
Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
Pixies – Alec Eiffel
Louis Armstrong – St James Infirmary
Modern Lovers – Hospital
Simon & Garfunkel – So Long Frank Lloyd Wright


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