You may recall the In Bed With Maradona New York assignment, a bunch of great articles about that city to which I contributed a 50-track playlist. Well the assignment is back and this time it’s Sheffield.

It’s great. I’ve not worked my way through it all yet, but what I’ve sampled is really good. Well researched, passionate – it’s an homage to that great city. There’s also some pillock rambling about Rugby League in it.

The same pillock has repeated his 50-track playlist gimmick. It was a joy to put together. All the ones you’re expecting are in there and loads of other stuff old and new. I found myself only just now finding out that some of these bands are indeed from Sheffield. Which may make you wonder when track 1 is by a Derbyshire band. Three things:
1 – They’re very much part of the Sheffield scene, regardless of their heritage
2 – It’s a perfect track to open with
3 – shut up

Here comes the full track listing. It’s not quite got the same narrative structure as I did with New York, but it does a bit. The start and end are very deliberate however, though I won’t get mad if you stick it on shuffle. And I think it’s commendable of me to keep it to just the one Cabaret Voltaire 12″ remix.

Drenge – Running Wild
The Human League – Being Boiled
Richard Hawley – Open Up Your Door
Longpigs – On & On
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
The Crookes – Bear’s Blood
Babybird – Good Night
Moloko – Sing It Back (Mousse T’s Feel Love remix)
Pulp – Sorted For Es And Wizz
Heights Of Abraham – Boogie Heights
J*S*T*A*R*S – Spanish Hustle
Bromheads Jacket – Clear To Some
Future Loop Foundation – Sunshine Philosophy
The Last Shadow Puppets – My Mistakes Were Made For You
High Hazels – French Rue
Eccentronic Research Council – Another Witch Is Dead
Nai Harvest – Sick On My Heart
The Sherlocks – Escapade
Faerground Accidents – She Makes Me Want To Die
Mike Hughes – (That Girl Is…) Misery
Best Friends – Happy Anniversary
Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You (12″ mix)
Slow Club – Two Cousins
65daysofstatic – Radio Protector
Milburn – Send In The Boys
Screaming Maldini – Summer, Somewhere
Low Duo – Kiss In The Lamplights
Hey Sholay – Wdyrwmtb
Reverend & The Makers – The Machine
ABC – All Of My Heart
Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang
The Long Blondes – Once And Never Again
I Monster – Daydream In Blue
Kings Have Long Arms – F1 Nymphomaniac
Guru – Lost Souls
Derek Bailey – Sheffield FC
Richard Hawley – Leave Your Body Behind You
The Sweet Nothings – 32 Feet Per Second Per Second
BabyPinkStar – Let’s Start Now
Honeyroot – Radiant
Smokers Die Younger – Yer Actual
Spoonfed Hybrid – Heaven’s Knot
Fauxstar – Star
Libitina – My Heart’s Kingdom
World Of Twist – The Storm
Young Peculiar – More Curious Than Certain
The Dylans – Love Vibration
The Anti Group – Broadcast Test
Jarvis – Running The World

Have a read, have a listen, prepare to lose a day.