Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs are one of our favourite bands to emerge over the past year or so. Their debut album is out just before Field Day and the atmosphere for their show at this year’s festival promises to be electric. With this in mind we collared them and asked them to pick out a few of their favourite YouTube videos. The result is a brilliant selection of picks from Beefheart to Todd Rundgren and again some Hawkwind too. Dig in below…
- Little Baby by The Blue Rondos
One of my favourite Joe Meek productions that I finally got recently.
One of my favourite musicians and also features another favourite Syd Barrett.
- Captain Beefheart – ‘Abba Zabba’
The song is about his favourite chocolate bar, and Ry Cooder provides the wiry guitar. Amazing.
- Leonard Cohen – ‘Suzanne’ (live 2008)
I saw him play this live, more 40 years after it came out. Sounds every bit as good.
- Ornette Coleman- Midnight Sunrise
The urgent sound of entering the best party on earth. Plus he plays a plastic sax.
Impossible not to dance and weep at the same time to this beauty.
- Hawkwind – Mirror Of Illusion
A fixture on the TOY/Voyeurs UK tour playlist, well at least when i was at the stereo controls
Another track from the uk tour playlist Bowie’s Black Country Rock
- Todd Rundgren – I saw the light