“As he pulled out onto the ring road Jim pushed the headcleaner into the tape deck and turned the volume up full, pleasing waves of droning, grinding sound filled the car”


J.G. Ballard’s former Shepperton home is on the market. Reasonably modest three bed semi, almost half a million quid – that fact alone a dystopian window into our housing crisis and the desperate failure of infrastructure that haunts our immediate future. Seems a reasonable excuse to plug this Drivetime/Headcleaner mix again as it got rather left behind in the wake of the Black Friday gloomathon. This is a lot more fun, much shorter too. Click on the title here for a download.


God Bullies – Peace and Love
Whores. – Bloody Like The Day You Were Born
Giant Swan – Bring Back Fives
John Carpenter – Abyss (JG Thirlwell Remix)
Public Enemy – By the Time I Get To Arizona
New Kingdom – Mexico or Bust
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Low Yo Yo Stuff
PJ Harvey – Hip Shake (live)
Rattle – Sorcerer
Helen Money – Leviathan
Killdozer – I Am, I Said
Bongwater – The Power of Pussy
The 180 Gs – Christianity Is Stupid
People Like Us – Drive Carefully
Xiu Xiu – Audrey’s Dance
Einstürzende Neubauten – Headcleaner/Das Gleissen/Schlacht
Breeders – Drivin’ On 9

Is the worrying state of the world and your own sorry excuse for an imagination getting you down? Is the rain running down the windscreen a mirror of your soul? Do you need the inside of your fizzing, polluted mind scouring? Let hickeysonic get you back on track – Air guitar! In your car!! What could be better than smacking the steering wheel and joining lustily in with a bit of Neil Diamond? Not much people that’s what, here’s an overstuffed hour of recent diversions featuring all the best anthems to keep you entertained on those long drives, ease those teethgrinding commutes to work and drown out the little angels on the school-run! J G Ballard, J G Thirlwell, PJ Harvey, John Carpenter, Giant Swan, Rattle, Public Enemy, Captain Beefheart, Einsturzende Neubauten, Killdozer and more

* does not contain ‘Warm Leatherette’, ‘Cars’ by Gary Numan, ‘Crash’ by the Primitives or ‘Bat Out Of Hell’. Sorry about that.

* bonus game – play ‘spot the Beatles’


also, from earlier in the year, in a ‘High Rise’ inspired outburst . . .

The Music From The Balconies Nearby





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