Spotify, Spotify ... Spotify Done To Deserve This?

Following in the mindbending wake of The Tramp's last Jukebox Puri – a continuing musical education for us all – we thought it was high time TATTGOC ("the brand") jumped on the Spotify bandwagon. So here we go! Wait til you hear about ... [ZZTSSZZZ]

... Hi, I'm Tristan from TATTGOC. Have you thought about upgrading to TATTGOC Premium? It gives you full access to TATTGOC without any of those annoying interruptions ...

[ZZTSSZZZ] ... Huh? Oh yeah, in our continued half-hearted efforts to discreetly monetize the blog, we've followed in Spotify's footsteps by offering visitors the option of subscribing to an optimized version of Trampy And The Tramp's Glasgow Of Curry that removes all those tedious, annoying parts. So if you sign up for TATTGOC Premium, you get full, uninhibited access to the blog, without any further Thursday updates or inane comments. So the whole thing is roughly about a million times more enjoyable.

Anyway, that's not important right now. The point of this post is to draw attention to This Charming Naan: The Many Moods Of TATTGOC Vol 1, an almost hour-long curry-themed musical jamboree that represents the first and possibly last TATTGOC playlist to ever exist on Spotify! So what in the Sam Hill is on there? Let's check the motherlovin' running order (if you're Spotified up, click here and it should launch through Spotify, fingers crossed):

OK, let's go deeper on some of the highlights. In a rare instance of self-control, Trampy didn't want to resort to revisionist wordplay (that meant no Tears On My Pilau, Nothing Compares 2 Vindaloo or When Doves Karahi), so each song had to stand on its own merit with its original title. Jorge Ben's thumping classic Taj Mahal was an early lock simply because Rod ripped it off wholesale for Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?

There are dozens of Ruby Tuesday covers on Spotify, and we almost went for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra version, but Bobby Goldsboro's reading had an ineffable, haunting quality that seemed to chime with the TATTGOC philosophy. Perhaps the greatest discoveries on the list, though, are the Torpedo Boyz, Japanese – German? Martian? – beat merchants who doff their space helmets to Deee-Lite, presumably accompanied by a swannee whistle sound effect. And while we still have no idea who Wilmer X is, his rousing and borderline incomprehensible bar-room boogie Girls Vindaloo ("I like 'em hot, I like 'em spicy / I don't go for the cold and icy") meant there was absolutely no need to include Fat Les. So we're grateful to you, Mr X.

When it came to rounding off the playlist, there was really only one choice: the traditional Brandy. And Trampy got to further indulge his unexpected love of flagrantly commercial R&B with a final smooth cut from ex-Destiny's Child diva Michelle Williams.

Even once the tracklist was finalised, it still took a little while to settle on an appropriate title for the mix. First of all, we were gonna call it:


Then there was a sudden surge for the Connery-esque:


And it may yet still become:


Any more for any more? If you have a favourite curry-evoking musical selection, let us know. (And a special TATTGOC merit badge to anyone who finds a Tim Curry track that's actually listenable. We almost included his hammy rendition of My Funny Valentine but it was just ... too ... painful.)


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