CMU Playlists

Playlist: Crocodiles

By | Published on Thursday 31 May 2012


Noise pop outfit Crocodiles formed as a duo, Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell, in 2008 and over the course of two albums and four years have swelled to a five-piece. Their latest album, ‘Endless Flowers’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Sleep Forever’, is due for release via Souterrain Transmissions on 4 Jun.

Having recently completed a UK tour supporting The Cribs, the San Diegans will hang around a little longer to perform at this weekend’s Field Day festival in London, as well as headlining London’s Hotel Street on 6 Jun and promoter Sexbeat’s fifth birthday boat party on The River Thames on 7 Jun.

While still on dry land, we asked frontman Brandon Welchez to put together a playlist for us. He did so, though it comes with strict instructions for you, which he explains below:

“Here’s our playlist. We consider it the hardest, hairiest, veiniest, girthiest, most bluish playlist in all the land.

Please USE this playlist for activities such as:
– Putting lipstick on a German Shepherd
– Smoking marijuana with taxi drivers
– Entertaining a gang of Transylvanian sluts
– Eating ice cream in the dark
– Nude arm-wrestling competitions
– Etc.

Please DO NOT USE this playlist for activities such as:
– Shaving a patch out of your hair and claiming it’s alopecia
– Falling into a lake in Milwaukee
– Sleeping on a bunk bed at age 38
– Moussing your neck-cape into a curl
– Prostituting oneself to horologists
– Etc.

Thank you”.

Click here to listen to Brandon’s playlist in Spotify, and then read on to find out more about his choices.

01 Bad Brains – Banned In DC
Back at the Che Cafe again with a funny haircut and a bright yellow t-shirt on.

02 Gary Glitter – Rock And Roll (Part 2)
Some people get stoned and listen to trip hop while eating take-away sushi, we listen to Gary Glitter and play suck and blow.

03 Stiv Bators – Make Up Your Mind
Immortal stuff here. I can leap across New York City buildings on this shit.

04 Basement 5 – Last White Christmas
Hamburg Germany has nothing to do with this song but it’s where I first heard this and where I first made love with a moustached male escort.

05 Chuck Berry – Rock & Roll Music
The best song ever written. When I listen to Chuck Berry I instantly feel like running into the first strip club I see, grabbing a girl by the waist and asking her to marry me.

06 Lou Reed – Gimme Some Good Times
I style my hair with generous amounts of spit, put on my vampire jacket and roam the streets, blasting this from a boom box on my shoulder.

07 Patti Smith – Ask The Angels
It’s wild! Wild! Wild! Wild! Wild! Wild! WILD!

08 Sixto Rodriguez – Only Good For Conversation
I wasn’t able to grow facial hair until I heard this song.

09 The Monorchid – The Warmers
This was originally written for a musical loosely based on the hit novel ‘Coaxial Flutter’ by Johnson K Beauregarde. Lemmy Kilmeister was set to star opposite Mark E Smith, but the play was cancelled last minute when Beauregarde’s lawyers issued a cease and desist to the producers.

10 The Association – Never My Love
Romance used to be very pure and sweet. Now it’s all about fingerjobs in the bathroom at Pumps.