Wud Records: October 2021 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

The top ten SoundCloud tracks for October 2021 from Wud Records have been published in a new playlist.

Tracks are arranged from one to ten according to their popularity. The algorithm we use gives greatest weight to reposts, then likes and comments (active engagement) over plays.

When somebody reposts a track, that gives it the opportunity to be heard by a potential new fan. This is always a tremendous help for creative souls!

Songs published at Bandcamp and other platforms are omitted from the SoundCloud statistics because they would require separate treatment.

Archive tracks and bonus tracks are also ignored, as are likes and comments from people who clearly didn’t listen to the music.

Only you, the listener, can influence our November 2021 playlist. So if there is a track you particularly like, keep playing it! Leave a comment, repost it and share it to your social media feeds!

Massive thanks go out to everybody who helped to support all of us during October 2021 by listening to, commenting on and reposting our bands’ tracks on SoundCloud, as well as other platforms.

All the wonderful fans of our bands who supported us with downloads from Bandcamp are especially appreciated because they genuinely help us keep the fires burning. May you be blessed by the gods of rock n roll! :)

We would also like to say a special thank you to all the splendid people on Twitter who have been enjoying and reposting our tracks to their followers. All the support and positive feedback has been incredibly heartwarming for us all. It makes our endeavours here seem worthwhile.

Congratulations to Dark Company! New this month at the top of our chart is Horizontal Hold, a very wonderful song that is still work-in-progress. It features the thought- and smile-provoking lyrics of Speedy Pete Greatorex and was reworked on the subsequent Mind Dance album with guitars as Broken Tubes.

There are five songs in total by Dark Company, who enjoyed a dominant month for Wud Records on SoundCloud during October 2021.

Exploding back into the new chart at number two is the suitably spooky Seeing, We Should. This is a very weird song and vies with Future Sadness Past from Signmaker to be Dark Company‘s oddest track in the public domain.

Seeing, We Should was created by Pete recording a number of different sounds from his old Korg analogue keyboard, then the band arranging them into a coherent pattern. The vocal was recorded as a stand-alone and is completely atemporal.

Still at number three is their awesome alternative / hard / psychedelic rock and funk song Dancing In The Dark. The version you can hear is still work-in-progress.

Pete wrote the lyrics in 1989 and the song was originally performed by Alien Heat. Dancing In The Dark describes his memories of going nightclubbing in the West End of London after being revved up by his good friend Billy.

Pete was not actually terribly keen on the song and would always refer to it as “Farting in the Park”.

Back in the days of Alien Heat, Dancing In The Dark included Graham’s drum solo. This was when everyone in the band would roll a cigarette (or something a little more flavoursome) while he performed it, hopefully having the deed done and the object lit in time to carry on with the song at the drum solo’s conclusion.

There has already been, and will also be, further news published regarding upgrades to other songs from Dark Company’s Alien Heat album in the coming days. We are busy fixing these in the hope of being able to repair broken gear and finish the guitars very soon.

The other two Dark Company songs to be featured in the October 2021 chart are Cover Up from the Can of Worms album and Please Try Later, from Noir. Both are work in progress, even though they sound pretty good already. Cover Up is at number six and Please Try Later rounds off the new chart at number ten.

Flicker had a good month on the new chart, occupying two of the positions. Both of the Flicker tracks are from their wonderful 2002 album At Least 1000 Words.

Beautiful Wings is back in the charts again, at the number four position. Beautiful Wings is a splendid melodic folk rock or world music instrumental. It has been a tremendously popular piece of music and showcases the wonderful virtuoso multi-instrumental musical skills of the band.

Welcome to the Family returns to the new chart as well, at position five. This is a latin-jazz-rock-fusion track that builds from its acoustic guitar beginings to a heady climax of guitar feedback and noise. There is a lovely bass solo from Dave, who also plays the keyboard parts most admirably.

Flicker‘s second album, HappySad, is under construction and you can listen to it as it stands right now by clicking here. Several more tracks are likely to be released in the coming weeks and months, so please keep an eye and an ear on our News service and Twitter.

Two tracks by The Ug Brothers feature on the latest chart. Wibble and Bling from the 1995 Cute But Weird album is a rumbustious feel good funk rock romp with brilliant and under-rated virtuoso playing. It can be found at number seven, followed at eight by a live instrumental jam of a track called Homeless and Boneless. This comes from the lofi cassette salvage collection of Ugstrumentals, the name given to instrumentals by The Ug Brothers. Homeless and Boneless is slated to appear on a Flicker album sometime in the future.

Last month’s chart topper, Alchemeon‘s Castrol GTX a-Go-Go, drops eight places to this month‘s number nine. Besides being a work of insane genius, there is a tremendous backstory behind the composition of Castrol GTX a-Go-Go. You can read it at any of the song’s own web pages, such as on Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and Explicit Music.

None of our other acts made it onto the chart this month.

If you would like to go to SoundCloud to hear the top ten songs from Wud Records in October 2021, as played, liked, commented upon and reposted by listeners, please click here.

If you prefer to listen right here at the Wud Records website, you will find that it is the new default music player. You will find it on all non band-specific pages at the site, including our Links collection and homepage.

Recently we have added a few more of the previous charts as pages to their section of this website. We are still three years behind in this work, but at least a little catching up has been done. If you’d like to see all our old charts, they can be accessed easily by clicking here. More pages will be added soon, when there is time.