Martin: Unlucky for Some

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Martin: Unlucky for Some

Playlist by Martin / Vintyr (Hateful Abandon, Basilisk)

Martin originally compiled this list for us in June 2009


  1. Throbbing Gristle

    Hamburger Lady

    D.o.A: The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle 1978

    Just > Fucking > Hideous. I thought I'd start with a sour note. And what a tart little piece this is. A dirge performed about a letter from Dr. Al Ackerman of Portland, Oregon about a badly burned female. That pitched vocal sound that runs throughout the track brings bile to my throat and the nasal commentary from (now Ms?) Genesis P. Orridge ensures that you will be sitting very uncomfortably.

  2. David Bowie


    Low 1977

    Quite simply one of the most beautiful tunes in history, I doubt it can be beat. Bowie and Eno lost themselves in Berlin and emerged with an album of musical experimentation the likes of which the world had barely seen (and especially from a major artist). Swooping, majestic and crying itself down on the brightly lit city. I can only hope I die as content as this track makes me feel. Damn drippy hippy.

  3. Iron Maiden


    Somewhere in Time 1986

    A sadly ignored classic Maiden track as it appears on a sadly ignored classic Maiden album that a lot of people forget. Oooh, I'm going to regret this, but I'll go out on a limb and say this is my (*deep breathe*) favourite Maiden song.

  4. Magazine

    Shot by Both Sides

    Real Life 1978

    A killer lead running through the track, a superb vintage (you can't beat '77 to '84 fuckers) and a sentiment that I can fully identify with. "Shot By Both Sides".

  5. Fugazi

    Facet Squared

    In on the Kill Taker 1993

    Something a bit different for me, I kind of 'rediscovered' Fugazi recently. A lot of my friends when I was a teenager absolutely loved them. I didn't really see what the big deal was...until now. I got this record for about £3 in a record shop (R.I.P almost all outlets) and it immediately struck me as how Wire would have turned out if they didn't wimp out after 'Pink Flag'. Love it.

  6. King Crimson

    The Court of the Crimson King

    In the Court of the Crimson King 1969

    Nineteen Sixty Nine. It could have been written yesterday. Ok, if we're stooping to 'music' journalist's low standards, Prog is the enemy of Punk. Fuck it. My interest in Prog has come from Lydon in his later PiL experimentation. What does that tell you? Anyways, on to the track. I can't describe this piece without saying woolly. Woolly and Epic.

  7. The Ruts


    The Crack 1979

    "Ver facking Rats you cahnt!" Listen to the riff on the chorus. LISTEN TO IT.

  8. Vangelis

    Rachel's Song

    Blade Runner 1994

    Ah, Bladerunner. A film that gets better every viewing and a soundtrack that gets better every listen. Is there a better match of music and film? (No, really. I want to know. Suggestions please) Bladerunner (and K. Dick in general) is not only a massive influence on Hateful Abandon but also Swine and the rest of Salute. Sort it.

  9. Kraftwerk

    The Model

    The Man-Machine 1978

    Ok, there are better tracks in the world, I just love this one at the moment. It scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. So cold, uncaring, inhuman....and catchy.

  10. Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No. 4

    Gnossiennes 1891

    Thanks for this one Kaptain.

  11. The Fall


    Reformation Post TLC 2007

    Like Lemmy and Lydon, Mark E Smith is the fucking boss. He lives hard, he's been there, he knows music, he likes a drink and a smoke, he doesn't care what you think and neither do I.

  12. Ted Nugent


    Ted Nugent 1975

    A cheeky rocker from a cheeky rocker. Ok, this track owes a little to Sabbath, but who doesn't? I wonder how many under-age virginities went bye-bye to this soundtrack in the '70s...

  13. Napalm Death

    Unchallenged Hate

    From Enslavement to Obliteration 1988

    That guitar sound is like a HUMAN VOICE. Yag yag yag yag!

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