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AUGUST SOTD: Sputnik Olympics

Hello hello hello welcome BACK to SOTD. This month has the Olympics, which is EXCITING! Have you been following? Tbqh I have not, though I was hyped to see Japan take home the softball gold. It's all downhill from here - or it would be if it weren't for this megahype SOTD bonanza. Which has Olympic rules. Which ARE that you can only rec something if it's: 1) from an Olympic-hosting nation, released in the year they hosted (Tokyo 2020 counts as 2020 because the name has 2020 in it; all 2021 releases have Covid and are void) OR 2) from China, released in any year (as they are currently topping the gold medal table) Winter Olympics do not count. Enjoy!!
1REOL
Kinjitou


Johnnyoftheetc
Japan / 2020
"un deux trois"

Lazy opener because I am hungry and any excuse to make people listen to REOL is a good one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRZwTCzjPgg
2Can
Ege Bamyasi


Ars
West Germany / 1972
"I'm So Green"

A West Germany release that kicks ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRWBuOfOhP4
3Big Syke
Be Yo' Self


Drifter
US / 1996
Ain't No Love

Haven't participated in one of these in a long time so I don't remember how to do the spread sheet I'm sorry. I'm dumb :(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKUZUmD2Gkk
4The Go-Go's
Talk Show


Di//eav a
US / 1________________________984
"I'm With Y o u"

rom one of my favourite '80s albums by one of my favorite '8000000s bands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTK9-T1JzDo
5Otay:onii
Ming Ming


noler
Olympiakos Ymnos (‘Olympic Hymn’) written by Spryidon Samaras for the 1896 Olympics in Athens, Greece

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-QX9vCi2KMw
6Telex
More than Distance


cordwainerbird
Soviet Union / 1980
"Moskow Diskow"

French band but close enough. Song was huge in SU and I'm from the SU lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c639hksrUzU
7Latitudes
Individuation


RogueNine
UK / 2012
"Individuation (Telos)"

To me, Latitudes will forever embody the "medieval" sound of post-metal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrw86AJ2drI
8Tulipa Ruiz
Efímera


Fogza
Brazil / 2016
"Efimera"

I prefer the original song but the Spanish version came out in 2016 so that fits for Rio 2016. Fun but wistful Brazilian pop.

https://youtu.be/mUXaBHoEEgM
9Kylie Minogue
Light Years


dedex
Australia / 2000
"On a Night Like This"

m/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsoOtwPXpGE
10Envy
The Fallen Crimson


Pangea
Japan / 2020
"Fingerprint Mark"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_T4rWx9osU
11Tex Perkins' Dark Horses
Dark Horses


SlothcoreSam
Aus / 2000
"I Know, You Know, I Know"

Gotta go with Sydney 2000, since I was there.

https://youtu.be/hTDcKcMSoiI
12Marilyn Mazur
All the Birds: Reflecting / Adventurous


someone
2002 / USA (BOO shame no Winter Olympics)
"Sardine"

https://youtu.be/wmlzeMDbL6w
13Ichiko Aoba
Windswept Adan


Abe
Japan / 2020
"Pilgrimage"

That arrangement tho.

https://youtu.be/Iv0TBMxiqtI
14Anathema
Weather Systems


Scheumke
UK / 2012
"Lightning Song"

Yeah, I know most of you will know it already but that's a good chance to dust this gorgeous record off. One of my all time favorite records, didn't want to go with the obvious pick in Untouchable so went with my personal favorite. Enjoy :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5uT3gTZIrU
15Funeral For A Friend
Conduit


Storm
UK / 2012
"Best Friends and Hospital Beds"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjEjoEZ_FIo
16Otay:onii
Ming Ming


kkarron
Soviet Union (Estonia) / 1980
"Mona Lisa Naeratus"

Hardcore enough to spark riots and get the band banned (and punk music in Soviet-era Estonia in general) for a while. Of course it was anti-Soviet as balls. Fittingly the gig took place during a football match right after the Olympics had ended. (pic of gig - https://p.ocdn.ee/59/i/2015/9/21/bhplwdqw.n2b.jpg - believe me, this was punk as all hell for a 1980 Soviet Union gig, it was also recorded but all recordings were seized and destroyed by Soviet authorities)

(Moscow Discow kicks ass too though)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kVPwk9wNlU
17Crystal Rose
Look Inside


Diva
US/1996
"The Feather/Free the Eagle"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s54P34-Ypg

Because I decided against giving you heathens Rush's "Passage to Bangkok"
18The Avalanches
Since I Left You


Pang
Australia / 2000
"Radio"

now it is radio time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_yPZfHJSaY]
19Los Navajos
Mariajo


fogza
Spain / 1992
"Mariajo"

Listened to lots of 1992 Spanish stuff and didn't really find anything all that good. Everytime I heard something cool, I realised it was a Cuban artist. This rec is honestly very mid. There was an awesome flamenco song but my Spanish is limited / non-existent and I was worried some of the song titles on the album looked a bit racially insensitive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo2Cz6fHoSU
202:54
2:54


anarchistfish
UK / 2012
"Ride" (2:54)

Underrated album imo. Cold and smooth post punk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vVviQQLJGU
21Burial
Kindred


johnny
UK / 2012
"Kindred"

It is Kindred.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC16FJTI6XM
22Don Broco
Priorities


Steak - Fancy Dress
UK / 2012
"Fancy Dress"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4krA0h_IY0
23Hiperson
No Need For Another History


Uzu rec
CHINA / CHINA
"幕布 The curtain"

https://hiperson.bandcamp.com/track/the-curtain
24Otay:onii
Ming Ming


coachcake
Russia / 2014
Фотоаппарат (song) - Монти Механик (band)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO8Pj5CDhfI
25Nektar
A Tab in the Ocean


porc rec
DEUTSCH / 1972
"Desolation Valley/Waves"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIr4RAKJ_T8
26The Replacements
Let It Be


dedex
1984 / USA
"Seen Your Video"

wacky as hell but *that* fucking riff tho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAq9IjoYQtc
27Rush
2112


D i v a
Canada / 1976
"Passage to Bangkok"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy7cmGyKwek
28Haru Nemuri
Atom Heart Mother


john1
f r e e
"Boku wa Saishuu Heiki"

certified haru nemuri bop that got colossally overlooked in that weird pocket of realitytime when everyone was listening to here it is for dedex ily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igvj4CewMQA
29Mister and Mississippi
We Only Part To Meet Again


Pangea!
"For Us To Remember"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ3rJcZNvgY
30Silvio Rodriguez
Silvio


Fogza!
"Quién Fuera"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUwDnWkVMwU
31Chochukmo
A Tragedy Your Majesty


Uzu!
“Good Night”

https://chochukmo.bandcamp.com/track/good-night-2
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