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Monday, 24 February 2014

All alone in the studio this week, just me and some great music!


Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'The Power And The Glory'
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 'Dr Feelgood'
Dr Feelgood 'Milk & Alcohol'
Melissa Moore 'Everyone Is Dead'
                        'Moonage Daydream'
The Drones 'Lookalikes'
Snuff 'Let The Music Play'
Dexy's Midnight Runners 'There There My Dear'
Carter USM 'Billy Smart's Circus'
David Bowie 'TVC15'/'Modern Love'/'Rebel Rebel/'Heroes' (Live Aid)


Your Favourite Enemies 'First Day Of My Life'
                                      'Where Did We Lose Each Other?'
Sham 69 'Borstal Breakout' (12")
Spunge 'Centrefold'
Spearhead 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
Patrick Plunkett 'Hooked On Desire'/'Millionaire'/'Come Home Tonight' (Sunday Alt session, 6th November 2011)
Nirvana vs The Bee Gees 'Smells Like Stayin' Alive'
The Smiths vs Michael Jackson 'Barbarism Begins With Billie Jean'
The Fall 'Mr Pharmacist'
New Order 'True Faith'

Sunday, 16 February 2014

I'm Back

Back in the swing of things after a week off last week, with a live session from Patrick Plunkett who had taken the trouble to drive up from London to appear ahead of his gig in Nottingham this Friday at Jamcafe. This was his second appearance on the show, (the third returning guest), having performed on The Sunday Alternative way back in 2011.


Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Quit This Town'
Tomorrow Comes The Wolves 'Lover's Eyes'
The Kut 'No Trace'
Mudhoney 'Trademark Of Quality'
Damn Vandals 'I Bring You Love'
The Enfields 'I'm For The Things You Do'
Tennessee Thompson 'Slippin' and Slidin''
Echo & The Bunnymen 'Forgiven'
David Bowie 'Beauty & The Beast'
                     'Magic Dance'
                     'Dead Man Walking' (acoustic)


Johnny Lucas 'Lilo'
                      '7 Nation Army'

Patrick Plunkett live performance:
'Good Is No Good'
'MTV Dream'

The Cure 'Where The Birds Always Sing'
Pop Will Eat Itself 'Rock-A-Hula-Baby'
Qui 'Kicked Out Of Mime College'
Faith No More vs Queen 'Under Midlife Crisis Pressure'
The Alarm 'Down The Road'
Big Audio Dynamite 'Medicine Show'
Willie Nelson 'Bring Me Sunshine'

Sunday, 2 February 2014

On The Phone

I didn't book a live music guest this weekend as I didn't think there would be enough time due to having two important phone interviews lined up; Barrie Masters from Eddie & The Hot Rods in the first hour, and Pauline Black of The Selector in the second. As everyone knows I'm a huge fan of the Rods and I've known them for about thirteen years so it was an easy interview. I think I confused Pauline a little by referencing some of her other work just to show her that she was talking to a genuine fan instead of a run of clueless local radio DJs that phoner sessions usually involve. With these two interviews sorted, I devoted much of the show to these artists and similar acts.

1pm-2pm (includes interview with Barrie Masters)

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Sex Pistols 'Pretty Vacant'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'
Dr Feelgood 'Walking On The Edge'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Why Should I Care'
                                    'On The Run'
                                    'Better Without You'
                                    'Teenage Depression'
                                    'Get Out Of Denver'


Pauline Black & The Neville Staple Band 'Three Minute Hero'/'On My Radio'/'Too Much Pressure' (live at City Pulse, Nottingham)
The Specials 'Ghost Town'
The Selector 'Big In Body'
Billie Holiday 'When You're Smiling'
Pauline Black 'I Can See Clearly Now'
The Selector 'Back In Black'
Madness 'It Must Be Love'
The Specials 'Friday Night & Saturday Morning'
Breadchasers 'Things Will Be Better'