In December 1991, Vox magazine came with a cover-mounted wonder-drug. To be taken aurally, it came in cassette form, called itself Live and Unreleased, and contained 14 tracks recorded for the Mark Goodier show; tracks from the likes of The Farm, Jesus Jones, Teenage Fanclub, Chapterhouse and EMF. It also features those who fell along the way: Paris Angels, The Dylans, Birdland, Spirea X, Milltown Brothers. It’s the greatest freebie tape of all time, and we’re going to feast on it tonight.
Always best to start with side 1, track 1, I say. So here’s the Forest of Dean’s finest, the Epsom Mad Funkers, with a song written by future Beyoncé and Florence and The Machine collaborator Ian Dench.