Aces and Eights

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DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – Euro 2016 Final Warm-Up Special

Scott and myself have made a habit of once-a-quarter Open Request List events at Aces and Eights after each Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale. We decided to try it as a standalone event. As it happens, it fell on the same night as the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal, so this event served as something of a warm-up. Here’s what I ended up playing.

Set 1 – 5:15pm

Depeche Mode – I Feel You
Mephisto Walz – Age of Nothing
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song
Pyrolator – Max
Suicide – Ghost Rider
Martin Dupont – It’s No Use
Joachim Witt – Goldener Reiter
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night
Devo – Whip It

Set 2 – 6:20pm

AC/DC – Touch Too Much
Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Alice Cooper – Poison
Motörhead – ( We Are ) The Road Crew
The Beatles – Revolution
The Who – Baba O’Reilly
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

Set 3 – 7:25pm

Pulp – Disco 2000
Blur – Song 2
Charlatans – North Country Boy
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Europe – Rock The Night
REO Speedwagon – Keep On Lovin’ You
Argent – God Gave Rock’n’Roll (no, not the Kiss version, ever)
Bad Religion – Them And Us
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated

Half-Time Tag Team

We usually do this at the end of our sets, but this time we squeezed it in at half-time.

Chumbawumba – Tubthumping (Dedicated to Christano Ronaldo…..)
The Jam – In The City
Whitesnake – Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Deep Purple – Black Night
ELO – Hold On Tight

Full Time

Air – Sexy Boy

After Extra Time

Moonspell – Opium

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – June 2016

Scott and myself have run this post-ABBS ‘Open Request List’ concept several times now, and it never seems to go stale. Here’s what I played – apart from a few “link tracks” and a few towards the end, these are requests.

Set 1

Television – See No Evil
Black Sabbath – Evil Woman
Argent – Hold Your Head Up
Rainbow – Long Live Rock’n’Roll
AC/DC – Back In Black
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild
Exploited – Crashed Out

Set 2

The Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
Guns’n’Rose – Paradise City
Heart – Barracuda
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead Or Alive
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Paradise Lost – Mouth
Cradle of Filth – Dirge Inferno
Rammstein – Bück Dich
Jack Off Jill – Cinnamon Spider
Marilyn Manson – Dope Hat
NIN – Wish
Danzig – Blackacidevil
Rhombus – 4472
The Horatii – Body Of Fish
Pearl Jam – Jeremy

Set 3

The Velvet Underground – All Tomorrow’s Parties
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Jefferson Airplane – High Flyin’ Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird
Poison – Unskinny Bop
Cinderella – Hot And Bothered
Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla
Mötley Crüe – Shout at the Devil

Closing Tag-Team

Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Florence and the Machine – Seven Devils
Mike Oldfield feat.Maggie Reilly – Family Man
Kate Bush – Cloudbursting
ELP – Lucky Man
Lou Reed – Satellite of Love
Fairport Convention – Meet On The Ledge
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The Ship Song

Outro – Jean-Michel Jarre – Les Chansons Les Granges Brulees

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – March 2016

After the Alternative Bring’n’Buy Sale, it was straight over the road to Aces and Eights, and more DJing with Scott. As usual, this one was ‘Open Request List’, so all but the first few and final stint were requests.

Set 1

Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
The KVB – Always Then
Karl Hyde – Shoulda Been A Painter
Dead Can Dance – Opium
Love And Rockets – No Big Deal
Fields Of The Nephilim – Moonchild
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (with Karen O) – Immigrant Song

Set 2

Jefferson Airplane – Plastic Fantastic Love
Hawkwind – Silver Machine
Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Motörhead – Iron Fist
Megadeth – Symphony Of Destruction
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Set 3

Offspring – All I Want
Lard – The Power Of Lard
Eisbrecher – Leider
Type O Negative – Christian Woman
Blutengel – You Walk Away
New Order – True Faith 94
The Cure – A Forest
Japan – Quiet Life
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs

Tag Team Finale

After Scott’s post-punk and new wave set, we realised it was time to mellow things down a bit.

Malaria – Kaltes Klares Wasser
Nick Cave – The Mercy Seat
Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man
Canned Heat – On The Road Again
Fleetwood Mac – Gold Dust Woman
Van Der Graaf Generator – Refugees
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around

Outro: Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – December 2015

After the Alt Bring’n’Buy, we headed over to Aces & Eights for our quarterly ‘Open Request List’ event. Compared with earlier in the day, this one went off without a glitch! Most of the tracks played here were requests.

Set 1

Diamond Head – Shoot Out The Lights
Dio – Holy Diver
Girlschool – Race With The Devil
Iron Butterfly – In-a-gadda-da-vida
Led Zeppelin – House Of The Holy
ZZ Top – Smart Dressed Man
Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
Southern Death Cult – Moya
Switchblade Symphony – Bad Trash
Rammstein – Sonne

Set 2

Qntal – Glacies
Cinderella Effect – To Keep The Golden Mean
Deine Lakaien – Dark Star
Front Line Assembly – Mindphaser
K-Bereit – Fist Of Fire
Project Pitchfork – God Wrote
Ministry – Reload
Pantera – Mouth For War
System Of A Down – Tentative
Nirvana – About A Girl
Alice In Chains – Would?
Stone Temple Pilots – Creep
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary

Set 3

King Crimson – Three Of A Perfect Pair
Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In
Kiss – Detroit Rock City
Skid Row – Monkey Business
Mike Oldfield – Shadow On The Wall
T-Rex – Life’s A Gas
The Mission – Garden Of Delight
Weissglut – Etwas Kommt In Deine Welt
Tanzwut – Bitte Bitte
Moby – New Dawn Fades
Maz Romeo and the Upsetters – Chase The Devil

Tag Team

As ever, we finished on alternating tracks.

The Who – Baba O’Reilly
Queen – Killer Queen
Alice In Chains – Down In A Hole
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Argent – God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You
Black Sabbath – Children Of The Grave
The Beatles – I Am The Walrus
Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain

Outro: Vangelis – Tears In Rain

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – September 2015

Straight over the road from the Alt Bring’n’Buy for the evening set. Once again, Scott and myself played our ‘open request list’ style, where the patrons of the pub determined the music policy. Here’s (my half of ) the story – all but the first track and a few later in the night were requests.

Set 1

And Also The Trees – A Room Lives In Lucy
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Corpus Delecti – Saraband
Xmal Deutschland – Incubus Succubus II
Bauhaus – She’s In Parties
Killing Joke – The Death And Resurrection Show
Revolting Cocks – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?

Set 2

Kirlian Camera – Blue Room (7″)
Deine Lakaien – Return
Das Ich – Destillat
Project Pitchfork – God Wrote
This Morn’ Omina – One Eyed Man
Parade Ground – Moans
Grauzone – Eisbaer
Clan Of Xymox – A Day
Death In June – The Calling (Mk II)
Fad Gadget – Ladyshave
Light Asylum – Dark Allies

Set 3

The Clash – This Is England
Agent Side Grinder – Into The Wild
Skeletal Family – Promised Land
Young Gods – Skinflowers
KMFDM – Godlike (Chicago Trax)
Slayer – Angel Of Death
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Gary Moore – Back On The Streets
Eric Clapton – Cocaine

Jonny vs Scott Tag-Team Finale

This time, the nature of the request was such that Scott and myself played 2-3 song blocks instead of one song each.

The Mission – Wasteland
Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress
Echo and the Bunnymen – All That Jazz
Sisters Of Mercy – Vision Thing
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Nine Inch Nails – Closer
PWEI – Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Ministry – NWO
Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
Black Sabbath – Paranoid

And against all previous form, calls for an encore……

The Beatles – Revolution
Outro: Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme

Tragedy >For Two<

The first Tragedy >For Us< was one of my Terminates Here ‘Irregular Events’. It’s now become the second of my TH-IrrEv’s to become ‘regular’ after my ‘Vs‘ open request list concept, and on a personal level, the one I really wanted to do all along. The event was moved to the Aces and Eights Basement Bar, allowing for an extra hour of music. Nathan Nothing returned to co-DJ and we also welcomed DJ:Traumahound (from A Model of Control) as our special guest DJ. The full setlist can be found on the event page, but here were my contributions to the night’s music.

Set 1 – 8pm-9:15pm

Skinny Puppy – Killing Game
Mentallo & The Fixer – Sacrilege (Angel of Death Mix)
32Crash – Slow Crash
Cabaret Voltaire – The Crackdown
Ministry – All Day (Remix)
Agent Side Grinder – The Screams
Neon Judgement – Chinese Black
Parade Ground – Gold Rush
Scapa Flow – Crucial Impact
Pankow – Gimme More (Much More)
Pain Station – Closer To The Edge
yelworC – Soulhunter
Placebo Effect – Slashed Open
Calva y Nada – Rascheln
New Mind – Blindfield 1
Controlled Bleeding – Now Is The Time
Aircrash Bureau – Machine

Set 2 – 10:15pm-11pm

:Wumpscut: – Fear In Motion (B)
DAF – Alle Gegen Alle (R)
Jäger 90 – Dessau
Sturm Café – Koka Kola Freiheit (Original EBM Version) (B)
Elite! – Maschinen
SadoSato – Piefkemädchen
DBS – Old #7
Frontal – Soldaten
Lescure 13 – Secrets (R)
Spetsnaz – Apathy (R)
Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here (R)
Armageddon Dildos – East West (R)
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien

Set 3 – 12am-12:30am

Front 242 – Tragedy >For You<
KMFDM – More and Faster (B)
LeaetherStrip – Japanese Bodies (B)
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope
Absolute Body Control – Figures (R)
Kraftwerk – Radioactivity (The Mix Version)
Die Form – Silent Order (B)
Lou Reed/Die Krupps – Metal Machine Music (one mixed into the other….) (R)

Set 4 – 1:30am-2am

PAL – Gelöbnis
Front Line Assembly – Plasticity
Project Pitchfork – KNKA (Climax Version)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Spiritual Reality
Fortification 55 – And Tomorrow Atlantis
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Front 242 – Headhunter V1.0
Outro: Wendy Carlos – Theme from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ AndyRavenSable – June 2015

The customary post-Bring’n’Buy visit to Aces and Eights now features an open request list DJ event. My usual ‘Vs’ partner The Scott could not attend this time, but the equally versatile AndyRavenSable stepped in. All but the first track and the last few were requests.

Set 1 – 5:45-6:15pm

Der Blutharsch and the Infinite Church of the Leading Hand – Birds of Prey
Clan Of Xymox – I Want You Now
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
Liaisons Dangereuses – Los niños del parque
Invincible Spirit – Push!
Nitzer Ebb – Shame
Skinny Puppy – Smothered Hope

Set 2 – 6:45-7:15pm

Xandria – Sisters Of The Light
The Birthday Massacre – Happy Birthday
Bella Morte – Logic
Diary Of Dreams – Butterfly:Dance!
VNV Nation – Illusion
Helium Vola – Veni Veni
Grauzone – Eisbaer
Sisters Of Mercy – A Rock and a Hard Place

Set 3 – 7:45-8:30pm

L7 – Shitlist
Tool – Stinkfist
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
Mötley Crüe – Wild Side
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Motörhead – Ace Of Spades
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
Black Sabbath – Evil Woman
ZZ Top – Legs
Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Slade – Look Wot You Dun

Tag-Team Finale – 9:15-10:00pm

Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
T-Rex – Metal Guru
Ugly Kid Joe – Everything About You
Diamond Head – Shoot Out The Lights
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Lynryd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Queen – One Vision
Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out
Genesis – Jesus He Knows Me
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Nirvana – Love Burns
Wendy Carlos – Theme from A Clockwork Orange (Beethoviana)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – March 2015

After the Alt Bring’n’Buy Sale, the final set of the weekend was back in Aces and Eights, a venue I highly recommend for excellent beer (Camden Hells), excellent pizza and, of course, the music. This event was run on an ‘open request list’ basis, and this time we got a real mix of genres to cover.

Set 1

Joy Division – Transmission
Killing Joke – Pssyche
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
The Clash – London Calling
Sisters of Mercy – Floorshow
Blondie – Heart of Glass
White Town – Your Woman
Deine Lakaien – Overpaid

Set 2

ZZ Top – La Grange
Pantera – Cowboys From Hell
NIN – Last
System of a Down – Revenga
Marilyn Manson – Sweet Dreams
Type O Negative – Love You To Death
I:Scintilla – Cursive Eye
Oomph! – Augen Auf!
Tool – Stinkfist
Black Sabbath – Into The Void

Set 3

Therion – Gothic Kabbalah
Fields of the Nephilim – Preacher Man
March Violets – Snake Dance
New Model Army – 51st State
The Who – Pinball Wizard
Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower
Alice Cooper – School’s Out
Led Zeppelin – Good Times Bad Times
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Kinks – Lola

Tag-Team Finale

Guns’n’Roses – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love
Yes – Going For The One
The Stooges – No Fun
Styx – Renegade

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – November 2014

It was a lot of fun last time, so DJ The Scott and myself decided to once again extend the social side of the Alt Bring’n’Buy by crossing the road, and continuing the DJing on an ‘Open Request List’ basis. We passed round sheets of paper, pencils and let the audience decide the direction the music took. Here’s (half) of what was played.

Set 1

To prove how unexpected things happen at such events, I open up with a 90s guitar rocker that would be unlikely to offend many eardrums, only for the early requests to immediately throw me back a decade to 80s new wave!

Manic Street Preachers – From Despair to Where
Depeche Mode – Shake The Disease
New Order – True Faith
Eurythmics – Missionary Man
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf
The Damned – Eloise
Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up

Set 2

A surprising number of requests for German-language songs. This set was (mostly) for them.

Clan Of Xymox – This World
Goethes Erben – Leben Um Zu Leben
E Nomine – Mitternacht
Mantus – Keine Liebe
Rammstein – Dalai Lama
Fleischmann – Frei
Eisbrecher – This Is Deutsch ([:SITD:] Remix) – two band requests in one!
Oomph! – Der Neue Gott
The Creatures – Exterminating Angel

Set 3

Post-punk and classic rock, plenty of demand for both!

Siouxsie and the Banshees – Love In A Void
The Cure – Killing an Arab
Specimen – Hex
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Xmal Deutschland – Begrab Meinen Herz
The Birthday Party – Release The Bats
Generation X – Wild Youth
Patti Smith – Because The Night
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Guns’n’Roses – Live and Let Die
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Whitesnake – Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper

Closing Tag-Team Set

A bewildering final run of requests led to our closing tag-team consisting (unusually) of some quite long songs. S: indicates Scott’s selections, TH: are mine!

The Sisterhood – Giving Ground
Partly Faithful – Stop
Das Ich – Keimzeit
How To Destroy Angels – The Space In Between
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Metallica – One
Johnny Cash – When The Man Comes Around
Wendy Carlos – Beethoviana (from ‘A Clockwork Orange’)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – September 2014

It’s customary after the Alt Bring’n’Buy to cross the road to Aces and Eights for a post-event pizza and pint. This time we took it further, and continued the DJing here, too.

This event worked on an ‘open request list’ principle – the audience decided the music policy, so all but the very first and last tracks played tonight were requests.

Set 1 – 6pm-6:45pm

Borghesia – We Don’t Believe You
Tear Garden – Sheila Liked The Rodeo
Hawkwind – Silver Machine
Pink Floyd – See Emily Play
Nightwish – High Hopes (3 requests for the ‘Floyd, 2 for Nightwish, what else could I do?)
The Eternal Afflict – Kinski Is Dead
Sisters Of Mercy – Black Planet
The Velvet Underground – Venus In Purs
Inkubus Sukkubus – Pagan Born
Omnia – Wytches Brew

Set 2 – 7:30pm-8:15pm

Switchblade Symphony – Bad Trash
Diary Of Dreams – The Wedding
Velvet Acid Christ – Evoked
Deviant UK – Timekiller
Spetsnaz – Apathy
Nitzer Ebb – Let Your Body Learn
OhGr – Shhh
Aesthetic Perfection – Spit It Out
Eisenfunk – Pong
OMD – Enola Gay
Depeche Mode – Stripped

Set 3 – 9pm-9:15pm

Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
AC/DC – Back In Black
REO Speedwagon – Back On The Road Again (hell, yeah!)
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You’ve Got Til It’s Gone

Tag-Team Wind Down – 9:15pm-10pm

One final Jonny vs Scott to see the day out.

Iggy Pop – No Fun
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Suicide – Rocket USA
B-Movie – Remembrance Day
Ultravox – Quiet Man
Moby – New Dawn Fades
NIN – Dead Souls
Killing Joke – Requiem
PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
Johnny Cash – Hurt