Wud Records: September 2021 top ten tracks published at SoundCloud

The top ten SoundCloud tracks for September 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 October 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 September 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 Alchemeon! New this month at the top of our chart is Castrol GTX a-Go-Go, a very wonderful and rather odd song composed by Pok the Bard in 1992.

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.

In a reasonably dominant month for Alchemeon, we also see three further songs from their Live In Session Spring 2009 compilation album.

The Winged Man is this month’s number four. It is a splendid piece of classic rock that tells the legend of Icarus. This particular performance features its new experimental grandiose ending that just about worked.

At number five is It’s A Blue Sky Don’t Hold No Rain, a wonderful progressive rock epic which laments the terrible slaughter of indegenous peoples by the conquistadors. There is a fabulous rifftastic instrumental section in the middle as well as remarkably aware lyrics for such a young composer.

The Freaks (Shall Inherit The Earth) is a song about the destruction of the landscape by successive british governments for their profit and the inherent foolishness and pointlessness of their schemes. One such acrimonious ongoing legal battle is where the british people wish to save the uk’s most famous World Heritage site, Stonhenge, and the british government want to bulldoze it and build a road. Duh.

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.

Moonpath is back in the charts again, at the number two position. Moonpath is a splendid melodic progressive rock instrumental. It has been a tremendously popular piece of music and showcases some of the wonderful virtuoso multi-instrumental musical skills of George and Dave.

Oily Road Hideaway drops six places to the number eight position. Oily Road Hideaway is the only track from Flicker‘s first album with programmed drums.

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.

There are three songs by Dark Company on the September 2021 chart. After several months at the pinnacle of the Wud Records charts, their awesome alternative / hard / psychedelic rock and funk song Dancing In The Dark drops down to number three. 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 fairly soon.

The other two Dark Company songs on the September 2021 chart are both very interesting and fabulous songs in completely different ways. Both of them sound very basic and rough, but we love them. They have a delightful and curious charm all of their own.

Failsafe comes from the work-in-progress Old Hands album and is little more than a demo. One of Pete’s funniest lines lurks within: “Take a blender from the kitchen and a stick from the hall, Tell them you’re going to the Woodcutter’s Ball”. The man was a genius. The twin wailing lead guitars make up triads with the bass which gives the song a certain space. It needs a lot of work but it’s going to be immense when it’s finished.

Blue Blue Sky is in fact an actual demo of the song and appears on the new chart at number nine. It has a very odd, quirky sort of rhythm to it. This particular version of Blue Blue Sky features the beautiful alluring voice of Sammi, whose presence and enthusiasm was key to Dark Company reforming for a third incarnation in the late 1990s.

All of the Mind Dance demos were recorrded live onto two tracks of a four-track cassette portastudio. Bass and lead guitar or keyboards were added afterwards on the remaining two free tracks.

We are working on another version of Blue Blue Sky that will eventually appear on the finished Mind Dance album. Click here for a sneaky listen to the work-in-progress mix.

Also appearing on this month’s chart we see the first track from the delightful Cherry Smoke Empire album by The Bastard Sons of Dennis. The Furniture / Los Muebles (part 1: overture) falls five places from five to ten.

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 September 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.