Sights and Sounds from Painted Hawaii

We’re now two episodes into Series 2 of Luxury Comedy on E4, and as part of our ongoing celebration around the show’s return, we’re digging into the magical land created by Noel Fielding and Nigel Coan for the series.

© Lauren Taylor / The Velvet Onion

© Lauren Taylor / The Velvet Onion

Whilst we’re all quite understandably excited about the huge number of TVO regulars who are involved in the show in front of the camera, it’s rewarding to know there are a number of familiar faces behind it too.

One such face is the legendary James Dillon, who Boosh fans will know as the designer for all three series of The Mighty Boosh, and the subsequent national tours. He was also responsible for the set design of shows as eclectic as Not Going Out, Live at the Electric, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Bill Hicks Live and The Crystal Maze, to name but a few: check out his website to see more from this truly incredible man.

During TVO’s exclusive visit to the film studios which housed Luxury Comedy last summer, James very kindly allowed us to photograph the main standing set: the interior of Noel’s Luxury Cafe.  A selection of these images can be seen below, and show the sheer level of detail that James put into the set in collaboration with Noel & Nigel.

This set, used as a focal point for the whole series, was a labour of love for Dillon, and it shows in the impressive range of vintage props, paintings by Noel, the authentic cafe menu (as featured in our competition over yonder), and our favourite part of the set: the jukebox!

What makes this lovely model so special is the attention to detail on the choice of records chosen. This beauty houses 100 discs, which are all carefully chosen to represent either the Hawaiian feel of the cafe, or a general Summery 60’s/70’s vibe, in line with the rest of the set design.

Wherever possible, given rights issues prevent some of those records being added, we’ve rounded up the selection into a Luxury Jukebox playlist on Spotify, which you can listen to at your leisure. Full details of the tracks listed (and not listed) can be found after the ‘Read More’ button below, so if you fancy recreating the 100% accurate jukebox vibe for your next Luxury themed party, get scouring ebay for these classics now!

© Lauren Taylor / The Velvet Onion

There are two records which, for some reason, appear twice on the jukebox, but even with those duplicates and the rights-restricted tracks absent from the playlist, that still leaves 157 tracks for you to savour.  Enjoy.


  • Al Capone / One Step Beyond – Prince Buster’s All Stars
  • I Live for the Sun / On the Other Side of Life – Vanity Fair
  • Something / Come Together – The Beatles
  • High Time / I Cant’ Hold On Much Longer – Paul Jones
  • Purple Haze / 51st Anniversary – Jimi Hendrix
  • Semi-Detached, Suburban Mr James / Morning After the Party – Manfred Mann
  • High in the Sky / Run-Run-Run – Amen Corner
  • Aquarius / Don’tcha Hear Me Callin’ – 5th Dimension
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Child of the Moon – The Rolling Stones
  • Love Child / Will This be the Day – Diana Ross & The Supremes
  • What A Wonderful World / Carbaret – Louis Armstrong
  • It’s All Over Now / Good Times, Bad Times – The Rolling Stones
  • Dedicated to the One I Love / Free Advice – Mamas And Papas
  • Rocking Goose / Revival – Johnny & The Hurricanes
  • Boom Bang-A-Bang / March! – Lulu
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining / Beck’s Bolero / Rock My Soul – Jeff Beck
  • Peggy Sue / Rave On – Buddy Holly
  • Shazam / The Secret Seven – Duane Eddy
  • All Day and All of the Night / I Gotta Move – The Kinks
  • Wooly Bully / Ain’t Gonna Move – Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
  • Only One Woman / By the Light of a Burning Candle – Marbles
  • I’m a Believer / I’m Not Your Stepping Stone – The Monkees
  • Son, This Is She / Six White Horses – John Leyton
  • When a Man Loves a Woman / Warm and Tender Love – Percy Sledge
  • Bobby’s Girl / Come a Little Closer – Susan Maughan
  • Mr Lee – The Robettes / My Girl Sloopy – The Vibration
  • Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby –  The Beatles
  • Happy Together / We’ll Meet Again – The Turtles
  • Sugar Sugar / Melody Hill – The Archies
  • Lovin’ Things / Hey Joe – The Marmalade
  • I Hear You Knocking / Black Bill – Dave Edmunds’ Rockpie
  • Have I the Right? / Please Don’t Pretend Again – The Honeycombs
  • Concrete & Clay / Indian Lake – Unit 4 + 2
  • Unchained Melody/ You’re My Soul & Inspiration – Righteous Brothers
  • Paint It Black / Long, Long While – The Rolling Stones
  • The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Any More / After the Lights Go Out – The Walker Brothers
  • Melting Pot / Blue Mink – Blue Mink
  • Apache / Quatermaster’s Stores – The Shadows
  • Elusive Butterfly / Cheryl’s Goin’ Home – Bob Lind
  • I’m the One / You’ve Got What I Like – Gerry & The Pacemakers
  • That’ll Be the Day/ Oh, Boy – The Crickets
  • I’m A Man / Does Anybody Know What Time It Is – Chicago
  • Rock & Roll Mr Bullfrog  / I’m Mad With You – Moon Mullican
  • Rock A Hula Baby / Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Ticket to Ride / Yes It Is – The Beatles
  • I’ll Never Fall in Love Again / You’re All That I Live For – Johnnie Ray
  • Dream Lover / Bullmoose – Bobby Darin
  • In The Still of the Night / The Jones Girl – The Five Satins
  • Let’s Dance / Some Kinda Fun – Chris Montez
  • Makin’ Whoopee / Fabulous – Charlie Gracie
  • I Can’t Let Maggie Go / Julie In My Heart –  The Honeybus
  • Pretty Flamingo / Come Tomorrow – Manfred Mann
  • Let’s Twist Again / The Twist –  Chubby Checker
  • Yummy Yummy Yummy / Zig Zag –  Ohio Express
  • I Can’t Stop Loving You / Born To Lose –  Ray Charles
  • Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da / Chains – The Marmalade
  • Anyway Anyhow Anywhere / Daddy Rolling Stone – The Who
  • Stand By Me  / Yakety Yak –  Ben E. King
  • Make It Easy On Yourself  / But I Do –  The Walker Brothers
  • Foot Tapper / The Breeze And I –   The Shadows
  • Then I Kissed Her / Mountain of Love –  The Beach Boys
  • Hold Me Tight / Let’s Move & Groove Together –  Johnny Nash
  • Puppet on a String / Tell the Boys – Sandie Shaw
  • Green, Green Grass of Home / Promise Her Anything –  Tom Jones
  • The Beach Boys Medley / God Only Knows –  The Beach Boys
  • Sha-La-La-La-Lee / Grow Your Own – Small Faces
  • That’s What Love Will Do  / Hava Nagila – Joe Brown
  • Spirit in the Sky / Milk Cow –  Norman Greenbaum
  • Glad All Over / I Know You – Dave Clark Five
  • Baby, Now That I’ve Found You / Come on Back to Me – The Foundations
  • Bye Bye Johnny / You Better Move On –  The Rolling Stones
  • Let’s Stay Together / Tomorrow’s Dream – Al Green
  • Bits and Pieces / All of the Time – The Dave Clark Five
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand / This Boy –  The Beatles
  • Something Here in My Heart / All the Time in the World – The Paper Dolls
  • On The Road Again / World in a Jug – Canned Heat
  • A Boy Named Sue / San Quentin –  Johnny Cash
  • Eleanor Rigby / It Ain’t Fair – Aretha Franklin
  • It’s Not Unusual / To Wait for Love –  Tom Jones
  • You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby / Sorrow Tomorrow – Bobby Darin
  • Running Bear / My Heart Knows –  Johnny Preston
  • Summer Holiday / Running Shoes – Cliff Richard
  • Do It Again / Wake The World –  The Beach Boys
  • ’96.6’  / The Teeny Bopper Song – Keith
  • She Loves You / I’ll Get You –  The Beatles
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy / What You Gonna Do? – Manfred Mann
  • Groovin’ / Sueno – The Young Rascals
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale / Lime Street Blues – Procol Harum
  • Can’t Buy Me Love / You Can’t Do That –  The Beatles
  • Suspicion / It’s A Long, Lonely Highway – Elvis Presley
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together / Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
  • Surrender / Lonely Man – Elvis Presley
  • Go Now / It’s Easy Child –  The Moody Blues
  • Somewhere / Just Like Him-   P.J. Proby
  • Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane – The Beatles
  • Rave On / True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
  • Gotta See Jane / Don’t Fool Around – R. Dean Taylor
  • Under My Thumb / It Always Happens –  Wayne Girson

2 Comments on Sights and Sounds from Painted Hawaii

  1. WOW! Really, wow! This is amazing! 😀

    I have always deeply admired the level of detail and texture that Noel brings to the things he creates, and in the collaborators he chooses to work with, who share that same thoughtfulness and craftsmanship. I was a massive fan of James Dillon’s work on the Boosh sets, because they had such an acute sense of character and place; they felt like very real spaces where the real characters lived. This Luxury Coffee set has the same feel, and it’s beautiful. (It is so comforting to know that there are some people who really CARE about the things that they’re making and putting on television these days.)

    But the jukebox is just on another level of detail entirely. I am blown away, and can’t thank you enough for sharing as much of the playlist as you can with us! It’s every fan’s dream to be able to step right into their favorite story, and this is as close as you could possibly get to doing that. So thank you, TVO!


  2. what is the tune as Andy Warhol comes out of the cuppboard S2E1?


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