NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT [Episode #74 ~ 08-15-15]


I roamed the night city – a leather pub in Gateshead, a boxers’ pub in Byker, a tarts’ pub off Scotswood Road. Self-conscious myself, I worshipped abandon in others. And Newcastle, against all probabilities, turned out to be full of the stuff. The city’s bleak surfaces hid all manner of chameleons and inspired excessives: Eric Burdon transforming himself into a Mississippi sharecropper; a lady named Gala who swallowed flames in the nude; and the raddled old queen, met late one boozy night at Central Station, who claimed to have been raped by Winston Churchill. ‘Winnie the Poof,’ the old queen called him, and showed me, wrapped up in a white lace handkerchief, the tarnished half-crown he claimed had been his hush money.
For me, this was a secret city. There were the public streets, four-square and massive, aggressively masculine. And then there was the hidden: the jigsaw of chares and alleys and precipice drops that cobwebbed the docks and the hillside above them. Clubs seemed like bunkers then. The Downbeat was a stark room at the top of an abandoned warehouse, the A’Go-Go stuck down a cul-de-sac, the New Orleans a rotting tooth in a razed street. Jazz and the blues were a code, and nightlife an underworld – not criminal, exactly, but seductively outlaw.

— Nik Cohn, Yes We Have No: Adventures In Other England

You may acquire and/or stream Episode 74 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT by clicking HERE.

The contents of the four sets comprising Episode 74 of NO CONDITION IS PERMANENT are as follows: 


Syl Johnson — “Back for a Taste of Your Love” — Back for a Taste of Your Love

Ouinsou Corneille & Black Santiago — “Vinon So Minsou” — African Scream Contest

Tempos — “Heartbeat” — Strummin’ Mental!

Los Zafiros — “Chaverot” — Du-Du-A

Liberty Bell — “I Can See” — Garage Beat ’66 Vol. 5: Readin’ Your Will

The Congos — “At The Feast” — Heart Of The Congos

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson — “Hot Little Mama” — Hot Just Like TNT

Ramones — “Judy Is A Punk” — Ramones

The Dapps featuring Alfred Ellis —“The Rabbit Got the Gun” — Funky Crimes


Joey Pastrana & His Orchestra — “My Shing-a-ling” — Broasted Or Fried: Latin Breakbeats, Basslines & Boogaloo

Jimmy Kelly — “Little Chickie” — Mad Mike Monsters: A Tribute To Mad Mike Petrovich, Vol. 2

Sexteto Electronico Moderno — “My Job” — Sounds From The Elegant World: Groovy Night Club Music From Uruguay (1968-71)

Golden Ring — “Bar Ay Dokhtar Ha” — Raks Raks Raks: 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian 60s Scene

ESG — “Earn It” — A South Bronx Story Vol. 2

Franco & l’OK Jazz — “Motema ya lokoso” — Merveilles du Passé 1957-1958

Burning Spear — “Don’t Mess With Jill” — Studio One Presents Burning Spear

The Buena Vistas — “Foxy” — Swan 45rpm

Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto — “Mambo Loco” — Mambo Loco

Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant — “Two of a Kind” — Swingin’ on the Strings: The Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant Collection Vol.2

Orchester Gerhard Kneifel — “El Mozambique” — L’amigamore Tanzmusik aus der DDR von 1963 bis 1970


Fingerprintz — “Dancing With Myself” — Virgin 12″ 45rpm

Billy Sherrill — “Drag Race” — ABC–Paramount 45rpm

Los Mirios — “Sonido Amazonico” — The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru

Small Faces — “Itchycoo Park” — Small Faces

Blo — “Get That Groove In” — African Disco: Deep Disco From 1970’s Africa

The Ethiopians — “Hong Kong Flu” — The Original Reggae Hitsound (1966-1972)

The Gamblers — “Moon Dawg “ — The Birth Of Surf

Roong Petch Laem Sing — “Kob Kanong Fon” — Siamese Soul: Thai Pop Spectacular Vol. 2

Scot Richard Case — “Get The Picture” — Sixties Archives Vol.7 [Michigan Punk]

Wire — “Question Of Degree” — Chairs Missing


Mixed Grill — “A Brand New Wayo” — Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983

The Ramblers — “Just For Chicks” — Vampires, Cowboys, Spacemen And Spooks: The Very Best Of Joe Meek’s Instrumentals

The Squires — “Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop” — Rumba Doowop ’55

Lloyd Charmers — “I Did It” — Bomboclat! Island Soak 6 :: Jamaican Vintage Rocksteady

Charlie Palmieri — “El Manisero (1962)” — 25 Versiones Classicas De El Manisero

The Stooges — “I Feel Alright (1970)” — The Complete Fun House Sessions

Françoise Hardy — “Voilà” — The Vogue Years


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