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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Best Song Ever!

It was Twitter to the rescue once again, as my live guest Simon Waldram came via a shout out a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it was my former co-presenter Penny who put us in touch with each other. He seemed shy at first, but he was a good laugh and as he walked into my broadcast booth for the interview he commented on my great taste in music! I was playing 'Shadowplay' by Joy Division at the time.

You will notice that I played two versions of 'Louie Louie'. I think it is well documented that I collect versions of this song (along with 'I Love Rock and Roll' and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'), so I was referring to the fiftieth anniversary of the FBI investigation into the lyrics of the version by The Kingsmen, as mentioned in a recent article in The Guardian that I wasn't asked to contribute to. I took along the Richard Berry original and Motorhead's cover, thinking that The Kingsmen version would be in the system. It wasn't.


Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Motorhead 'Louie Louie'
Colour Code 'Dance With The Times'
Dangerous Girls 'Don't Give Me Sense Give Me Rhythm'
The Trashmen 'King Of The Surf'
Jan & Dean 'The Little Old Lady From Pasadena'
Joy Division 'Shadowplay'
Damn Vandals 'Twist Up And Tangle'
David Bowie 'Scream Like A Baby'
Warpaint 'Ashes To Ashes'
David Bowie 'Word On A Wing'


Richard Berry 'Louie Louie'

Simon Waldram live performance
'Brushfield Spots'
'Family Album'
'Thermal Girl'

Larry & The Blue Notes 'Night Of The Sadist'
The Nightcrawlers 'I Don't Remember'
Kraftwerk 'Europe Endless'
MG & The Escorts 'A Someday Fool'
Sonny Cole 'Robinson Crusoe Bop'
Television Personalities 'Where's Bill Grundy Now?'
Sultans Of Ping FC 'Where's Me Jumper?'
The Undertones 'You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It)'
The Clash 'Straight To Hell'

*Simon prefers the Black Flag version of 'Louie Louie'.