Oi Polloi

The Monday Mixtape #14 - by Crowhead

Published: Mon Mar 07 2011

Onetime Fat City face Christian ‘Woody’ Wood provides this edition of the OiPolloi Monday Mixtape series. Woody’s well known on the Manchester club scene, being responsible for promoting the Counter Culture and Friends & Family parties for a good number of years, as well as DJ-ing at countless other underground occasions. When I first met him, many moons ago, he was rocking the interesting pairing of Gore-Tex Sprayway and Russian Ushanka… Rainy City sartorialism at it’s finest. But I digress – back to the music… More recently Woody released his debut album ‘Born With Teeth’ under the Crowhead alias (it’s something to do with his Salfordian squawk) on Andy ‘Aim’ Turner’s ATIC label. A smörgåsbord of analogue synth squelch, the roots of the albums influence lie in the type of classic dance tracks the Crowhead’s chosen for us here… electro, house, acid, techno, hardcore and boogie funk are all represented… alongside a lone number (thankfully) from Lionel Blair. This from the crow/man himself: 

“i managed to knock this up out of nowt for ya. just grabbed a load of tunes i been into and went for it. ONE TAKE YO!”

There you have it folks. Enjoy.



1) Dharma – Plastic Doll – Intstrumental (ZYX 1982)

2) Klapto – Mister Game (Teldec 1983)

3) Alexander Robotnic – Problemes D’Amour – AH OO AH Version(Sire 1984)

4) Paul Hardcastle – King Tut – US Remix (Chrysalis 1985)

5) Newcleus – Cyborg Dance (Sunnyview 1985)

6) Charlie – Spacer Woman (ZYX 1984)

7) Jago – Im going to go (Full Time 1983)

8) Fallout – The Morning After (Fourth Floor Records 1987)

9) Tyree – Acid Over – Piano Matey Mix (DJ International 1988)

10) Charles B – Lack of Love (Desire Records 1988)

11) Man Parrish – Hip Hop Bee Bop (Importe/12 Records 1982)

12) Nexus 21 – Self Hypnosis (Network 1990)

13) Only Child feat Niko – I Love You So (Grandcentral 2003)

14) Liaison D – Future FJP (Music Man records 1989)

15) Booka Shade – Night Falls/Wont Back Down (Mash 2007)

16) Tom Vek – Nothing But Green Lights (Tummy Touch 2005)

17) Le Club – Un fait divers et rien de plus (Durium 1983)

18) Amnesie with the Nicolosi Family – Turas (Proto 1983)

19) Kano – Cant Hold Back (Full Time 1981)

20) Vivien Vee – Destiny (Banana 1983)

21) Lionel Blair – Cool Down (Conifer 1983)