Here are all of backwards7's jams.

Little Sparrows

Little Sparrows

by The Handsome Family

The 'This Is My Jam' website shuts down this weekend and becomes an archive. Little Sparrows by The Handsome Family seems like a good song to sign off on.

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2015

6 plays

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The Electrician

The Electrician

by The Walker Brothers

The sweet spot in Scott Walker's career where, admittedly, he was writing opaque songs about CIA-sponsored torture in South America, but accompanied his lyrics with gorgeous soaring orchestration, cascading harp and languid flamenco guitar.

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Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015

2 plays

2 likes

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Revolution Blues

Revolution Blues

by Neil Young

A good accompaniment to the creepy Charles Manson-esque vibe that seems to be hanging over Southend today.

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Jammed: 18th Sep 2015

7 plays

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Beautiful View

Beautiful View

by Luna

"Don't waste your time learning Klingon, it ain't no use." Some good advice from Luna.

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Jammed: 14th Sep 2015

5 plays

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Here Comes

Here Comes

by Velocity Girl

A song with its head down in the doldrums of young adulthood.

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Jammed: 12th Sep 2015

7 plays

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Tomorrow Never Dies

Tomorrow Never Dies

by Saint Etienne

A great lost almost Bond theme from St Etienne. The producers ended up opting for something from Sheryl Crow instead.

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Jammed: 8th Sep 2015

6 plays

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Donkey Island

Donkey Island

by Euros Childs

Evokes horrific mental images of donkeys clad in loud Hawaiian shirts and oversized novelty sunglasses in some alternate version of the 1970s.

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Jammed: 9th Aug 2015

2 plays

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Luminous Rose

Luminous Rose

by Robyn Hitchcock

"The sea is so much deeper than the grave..."

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Jammed: 7th Aug 2015

1 plays

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Life > Death

Life > Death

by The Cult

A chorus that channels the grandeur of David Bowie at his most imperious.

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Jammed: 2nd Aug 2015

3 plays

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Romans 10:9

Jammed: 17th Jul 2015

2 plays

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City of Quartz

City of Quartz

by Marianne Faithfull

Faithfull's imperious lived-in vocals lend gravitas to this clock and music box driven lullaby.

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Jammed: 30th Jun 2015

5 plays

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England

England

by The National

"Famous angels never come through England..." Mention of angels and England in the same song reminds me of William Blake and that makes me happy.

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Jammed: 27th Jun 2015

4 plays

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He Walks Alone

He Walks Alone

by Tram

Reminds me of the coastal path between Kingswear and the ruins of the Brownstone Battery WWII defences. When I was down there, usually around this time of year, I used to walk it every night before dinner.

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Jammed: 24th Jun 2015

4 plays

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Dream of the 90s

Dream of the 90s

by Portlandia

"Portland is a city where young people go to retire..."

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Jammed: 18th Jun 2015

2 plays

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You're Always Going Too Soon

You're Always Going Too Soon

by Matthew Jay

Matthew Jay died from a fall aged 24, but he left us this.

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Jammed: 14th Jun 2015

4 plays

2 likes

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Multi-Love

Multi-Love

by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Shades of the late Elliot Smith on this.

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Jammed: 9th Jun 2015

4 plays

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Breaking the Rules

Breaking the Rules

by Robbie Robertson

This track plays in the closing minutes of 'Until The End of the World' when the characters go their separate ways and resume their lives elsewhere. It's a perfect song perfect for that bittersweet moment in the film.

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Jammed: 5th Jun 2015

4 plays

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I Love You, Honeybear

I Love You, Honeybear

by Father John Misty

The best love songs are those where the people in them are doomed and are either oblivious to their fate or just don't care.

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Jammed: 28th May 2015

5 plays

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Blanket over the Sky

Blanket over the Sky

by The Verlaines

There's a panoramic quality to The Verlaine's best songs. A sense of wide open spaces and relentless forward momentum towards a distant horizon.

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Jammed: 26th May 2015

2 plays

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Deliverance of the Heart

Deliverance of the Heart

by Jillian Aversa

Builds on the theme music from Final Fantasy VII to create something truly majestic.

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Jammed: 24th May 2015

3 plays

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Plastic And Steel

Plastic And Steel

by Darren Hayman

Modern folk song about a fatal car accident from one of Darren Hayman's Essex-themed albums. I enjoy the clarinet soloing, buried deep in the mix, that lingers after the song is over.

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Jammed: 23rd May 2015

1 plays

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Exploitation

Exploitation

by Róisín Murphy

I lounged around yesterday listening to the new Róisín Murphy album on repeat, and will probably do the same today.

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Jammed: 17th May 2015

7 plays

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Judy, Don't You Worry

Judy, Don't You Worry

by Sarah Cracknell

The passing of time and life in a series of tiny landmarks - changes of address, career and circumstance.

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Jammed: 15th May 2015

3 plays

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fizzy

fizzy

by Sleaford Mods

The only positive that I can draw from today's election result is that it is likely to yield more angry music from Sleaford Mods (strong language on this one)

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Jammed: 8th May 2015

4 plays

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Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

by Fugazi

Coming up to 14 years since the release of The Argument. I wish Fugazi would put out a new record.

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Jammed: 25th Apr 2015

9 plays

6 likes

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Harbour Lights

Harbour Lights

by The Walkabouts

This song reminds me those long months flitting between the bars on Massawa island. The exhausting heat that lingered long after the sun had set. A bronzed crescent moon on its back. The dark water.

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Jammed: 21st Apr 2015

4 plays

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Too Stoned

Too Stoned

by Gas Giant

Happy 4/20 everyone.

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Jammed: 20th Apr 2015

2 plays

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Incense for the Damned

Incense for the Damned

by Electric Wizard

Last year, Dorset-based Stoner-Doom rockers, Electric Wizard, released a concept album concerning the moral panic around Satan worship.

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Jammed: 19th Apr 2015

2 plays

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Where is the lid?

Where is the lid?

by A Bit of Fry And Laurie

"A savage, savage angry song about jars that get separated from their lids."

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Jammed: 14th Apr 2015

4 plays

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Growers of Mushroom

Growers of Mushroom

by Leaf Hound

Stoned and paranoid in the 1970s

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Jammed: 11th Apr 2015

6 plays

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Galactic Triceratops

Galactic Triceratops

by Vails

The cataclysmic riffage of the Stoner Rock genre is built upon a foundation of awesome band names and song titles.

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Jammed: 2nd Apr 2015

2 plays

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Wring It Out

Wring It Out

by Rival Schools

Rival Schools: Where grunge meets power pop.

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Jammed: 18th Mar 2015

7 plays

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Primrose Green

Primrose Green

by Ryley Walker

An ebullient folky paean to a cocktail of whiskey and morning glory seeds.

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Jammed: 13th Mar 2015

4 plays

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If Wishes Were Horses

If Wishes Were Horses

by The Sundowners

Is Liverpool the stronghold of psychedelia in the UK? The Sundowners sound like The Pierces superimposed over one of Stereolab's propulsive motorik grooves.

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Jammed: 9th Mar 2015

7 plays

4 likes

1 comments

Down the Wrong Way

Down the Wrong Way

by Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde and Neil Young both have a way of stretching-out and warping and dirtying up a melody. She does it with her vocals. He does it with his guitar playing. Here they are together on the same song.

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Jammed: 20th Feb 2015

4 plays

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Waterloo

Waterloo

by Suede

One of the great lost Suede b-sides. Keyboardist - Neil Codling on vocals.

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Jammed: 14th Feb 2015

8 plays

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Devil Surfer

Devil Surfer

by Scott Engel

Years before The Walker Brothers; Decades before songs linking the death of Elvis' twin brother with the fall of the first World Trade Centre tower, Scott Walker (Engel) briefly dabbled in surf pop.

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Jammed: 11th Feb 2015

3 plays

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Chicken Bones

Chicken Bones

by John Grant

John Grant's soiled superhero couldn't take any more shit. I know how he feels.

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Jammed: 30th Jan 2015

3 plays

2 likes

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Song to Philippe

Song to Philippe

by Locust Fudge

Psychedelic desert rock transplanted to Germany, performed against a swampy canvas of backwards guitars and wind-blown harmonica.

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Jammed: 24th Jan 2015

6 plays

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Here Come the Ice Wolves

Here Come the Ice Wolves

by Ooberman

I like the sonic time lapse at the end of this, as if you've fallen asleep with a record on and then woken up halfway through a different song.

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Jammed: 22nd Jan 2015

5 plays

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Flowing

Flowing

by The Gun Club

I take this song to be the point of view of a soldier in a foreign war (Vietnam maybe) who has been killed and whose body is being carried downriver.

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Jammed: 10th Jan 2015

11 plays

7 likes

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Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco

Inside The Restless Mind Of Rollerball Rocco

by Luke Haines

For a few opening seconds, Luke Haines' concept album about the British wrestling scene in the 70s and 80s sounds like a psychedelic take on the Top Gun soundtrack.

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Jammed: 6th Jan 2015

5 plays

3 likes

1 comments

Joe

Joe

by Scott Walker

"Sit back and watch a spider weave your window 'cross the moon..."

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Jammed: 4th Jan 2015

4 plays

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Know Your Place

Know Your Place

by Darren Hayman

Mannered, Anglicised reggae echoing from behind the net curtains of a suburban English semi. One of a pair of instrumentals that bookend 'Take a Breather' - The centrepiece of 'The Ship's Piano' album.

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Jammed: 2nd Jan 2015

5 plays

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Dixie Cleopatra

Dixie Cleopatra

by Harper Simon

Harper is Paul Simon's son but very much his own man. I love the mini guitar wig outs that follow each chorus.

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Jammed: 30th Dec 2014

2 plays

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Ancient Highway

Ancient Highway

by Van Morrison

One of those lengthy folk/soul workouts that sometimes form the bedrock of Van Morrison albums. A fantastic moment around the 3:45 mark where it sounds like he's singing with his fist in his mouth.

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Jammed: 29th Dec 2014

2 plays

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hunting for pearls

hunting for pearls

by iamamiwhoami

This is my favourite thing at the moment - chilly Swedish electropop.

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Jammed: 27th Dec 2014

3 plays

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It's Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas

It's Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas

by Half Man Half Biscuit

"Make a noise with your toys and ignore the killjoys..."

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Jammed: 25th Dec 2014

2 plays

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Mindless Ones '68

Mindless Ones '68

by Monster Magnet

The stoner rock behemoth - Monster Magnet - re-recorded songs from their previous album - Last Patrol - to give them "a weird 1960s vibe". They sound great, reminiscent of Screaming Trees but heavier.

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Jammed: 20th Dec 2014

8 plays

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Easy

Easy

by Nik Kershaw

Superb bass lines on this - courtesy of Mark King.

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Jammed: 18th Dec 2014

3 plays

1 likes

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Party Drive

Party Drive

by East River Pipe

Practically everyone in the world of East River Pipe is mired in an inescapable blue-collar purgatory, in this case two people for whom a long destination-less drive offers a temporary respite from their awful lives.

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Jammed: 30th Nov 2014

5 plays

4 likes

1 comments

Tow The Line

Tow The Line

by Nick Drake

Nick Drake died 40 years ago today. Many of his songs had a gentle but insistent forward momentum. The last thing you hear at the end of Tow The Line is him putting his guitar down.

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Jammed: 25th Nov 2014

3 plays

5 likes

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Dalliance

Dalliance

by The Wedding Present

I always liked the barely-restrained anger David Gedge's vocals. I only recently learned that Dalliance was inspired by Sara Johnson, the spurned mistress of the husband of author Jilly Cooper.

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Jammed: 18th Nov 2014

10 plays

5 likes

1 comments

Let the Fight Do the Fighting

Let the Fight Do the Fighting

by Nada Surf

"See what lambs we have become Flatter horizons every day"

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Jammed: 15th Nov 2014

7 plays

1 likes

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A Life (1895 - 1915)

Jammed: 9th Nov 2014

4 plays

2 likes

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Streets Of Kenny

Streets Of Kenny

by Shack

The Head brothers tout a sun-dappled kitchen sink realism, where even the act of scoring heroin in Kensington, Liverpool, can convey a strange beauty.

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Jammed: 8th Nov 2014

1 plays

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Florida Kilos

Florida Kilos

by Lana Del Rey

One of those narrative songs where the main players are heading for a fall but don't know it yet.

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Jammed: 2nd Nov 2014

8 plays

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Pumpkin

Jammed: 31st Oct 2014

3 plays

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Mind/Body/Light/Sound

Mind/Body/Light/Sound

by Swans

The sheer density of sound. The key changes in this song are like a gigantic engine changing gear.

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Jammed: 27th Oct 2014

6 plays

5 likes

2 comments

Limo Wreck

Limo Wreck

by Soundgarden

The Superunknown album: Monolithic songs. Big production. Massive commercial success. And yet it stayed true to the indigent roots of grunge.

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Jammed: 26th Oct 2014

2 plays

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