11.01.2023 The Goldarndest Mixtapes: Trains

Richie Anderson & Izzie
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Richie Anderson began producing acid and techno music in 1992, with releases on obscure hard techno labels such as ‘Kill Out’ and ‘Drop Bass Network’ under various guises.

After a hiatus from production, he began releasing new music again alongside a series of live performances in Berlin. With his latest release in October 2019, Richie is now researching underground dance music scenes with a focus on Liverpool post-2008. He is also examining ageing with dance music and the impact scenes have on a place - the generation of cool and an invitation for gentrification.

Richie is also a classical guitarist and his mixes tend towards a wild variety of genres. The Goldarndest Mixtapes aims to pick up from the cassette culture of his youth, stemming from a practice he shares with his friends. Each quarter they produce a physical CD of music matching a given theme, along with corresponding cover art. The interpretation of the theme is wide open - it could be simply matching song titles to the theme, or an esoteric/conceptual interpretation.

Each show will follow a theme which is represented within the music played. If you are interested in contributing to Richie’s research, please get in touch.

This month marks the third anniversary of the show. To celebrate, Richie's invited his daughter Isobel back to co-host. Isobel has chosen the theme Trains, so the show features a crazy wide selection of tunes about trains, last trains home, stations, model railways, train spotting  - the usual eclecticism


Trains – John Cooper Clarke
The Sixth Station – Joe Hisaishi
Train Song – Vashti Bunyan
Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull
Long Train Runnin’ – The Doobie Brothers
Last Train to London – Electric Light Orchestra
Night Mail – Public Service Broadcasting
Different Trains (America Before The War) – Steve Reich
Last Train To Lhasa – Banco De Gaia
The Rail Song – Adrian Belew
My Trains – Lemon Demon
Awake on a Train – múm
Old Black Train – The Blasting Company
Mystery Train – UFO
Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
Last Train At 25 O’clock – Lamp
Train – Goldfrapp
Night Train – Dub Syndicate
Train to Skaville – The Ethiopians
Last Train to Clarksville – Plastics