Jun 30, 2009

In the City (30.06.09)

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This week's guest announcer: John Yackley (my brother-in-law).

1) In The City The Jam In The City 1977 Polydor
An obvious choice but a ripping few minutes of power pop. Whatever you think about the yawn-inducing clap-trap he makes now, Weller penned a good tune or two when he was a young man. Do I remember rightly that Hudson made a Weller signature shoe? Shoes just like it go for a few lira off Istiklal.

2) Stopover Bombay Alice Coltrane, Journey in Satchidananda, 1970, Impulse
I can never pronounce the title of the album. This week's programme is no exception.

3) Psychodrama City The Byrds, Fifth Dimension, 1966, CBS
A classic Byrds psyche work-out.

4) Now That Everything's Been Said The City, Now That Everything's Been Said, 1969, Ode
Carole King before Tapestry. Great voice.

5) Aremenia City In the Sky The Who The Who Sell Out 1967 Track
No genocide reference. Actually, what is this song about?

6) City After 3am
Jan Dukes de Grey, Sorcerers, 1969 Decca/Deram/Nova
More obscurantism. Despite what I said on the programme, this band cannot be found on the Legends of a Mind compilation, but it was simultaneously released on Decca Nova and Deram Nova. It has been re-released on Wounded Nurse in 2002.

7) Suffragette City Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, The Rise of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, 1976, RCA
Dynaflex wobble-board copy. Again, I was wrong. Dynaflex was introduced well before the 70s oil crisis. Also, Mrs Johns reminded me the reason why Turkish records in the 70s are so rare was due to the US economic embargo placed on Turkey by the US after the invasion of Cyprus in 1974. The same embargo that produced The Man Who Saved the Earth (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam). There's a silver lining in every cloud.

8) Sin City ACDC, Power Age, 1978, Atlantic
Another obvious choice but again, a cracking tune.

9) A Sunday in Madrid Robert Wyatt, Shleep, 1997, Rough Trade

10) Copenhagen Scott Walker, Scott 3, 1969, Philips

11) Clash City Rockers The Clash, The Clash, 1979, CBS

12) Electricity Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Safe As Milk, 1967 Buddah
A bad pun I know, but as promised, a Beefheart tune in every programme. This isn't going to get easier.

13) Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie & The Banshees, 7", 1978, Polydor

14) The Soul City Walk Archie Bell & The Drells, Dance Your Troubles Away , 1976, TSOP

Jun 27, 2009

The Peter Pan of Pop: The Michael Jackson Tribute (27.06.09)

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This week's guest announcer:

What a shocker. We never saw this coming. Here is a Michael Jackson special. enough said.

1) Tomorrow Never Knows The Beatles, Revolver, 1966, Parlophone

2) Skin And Bone The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies, 1971, Pye

3) Kaw-Liga The Residents, Stars and Hank Forever, 1986, Ralph
The backing track is mostly the bass line from Billie Jean.

4) Stretch Your Skin Los Rocket's, The Rockets, 1968, Rev-Ola

5) Money Runner Quincy Jones, Funk On Film, 1998, Polydor

6) Bleed For Me Dead Kennedys, Plastic Surgery Disasters, 1982, Alternative Tentacles

7) Bach Ze The High Llamas Snowbug 1999 V2

8) Uri Geller Bent My Boyfriend (Add N To (X) mix) St. Etienne, The Bad Photographer, 1998, Creation

9) Behind a painted smile The Isley Brothers, Tamla Motown Big Hits and Hard to Find Classics (Disc 3), 2001, Commercial Marketing

10) Bubbles, Janus, Gravedigger, 1972, Harvest

11) Plastic Factory Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Safe As Milk, 1967, Buddah

12) We're Almost There The Jackson 5, Free Soul, Motown

Jun 20, 2009

Stonedhenge (20.06.09)

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This week's guest announcer:

It's the longest day. When Hippies and soap opera actors across Britain gather at the ancient monoliths of Stonehenge to murmur incantations, wield the scythes and drink gallons of super-strength lager.

1) Who Loves The Sun The Velvet Underground, Loaded, 1970, Verve

2) Watch the Sunrise Big Star, #1 Record, 1972, Ardent

3) Hurry on Sundown Hawkwind, Hawkwind, 1970, United Artists
If his isn't the first time Hawkwind has been played on Turkish radio, I'll eat my velveteen jester hat.

4) Out of the Sun Joy Zipper, American Whip, 2004, Mercury

5) Full Moon, Hot Sun Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Unconditionally Guaranteed, 1974, Virgin

6) Salisbury Plain Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera, 1967, Direction

7) She Darked The Sun Dillard & Clark, The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark, 1968, A&M

8) Sun Margo Guryan, Take A Picture, 1968, Franklyn/Castle

9) Saturday Sun Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left, 1969, Island

10) Sunset to Dawn The Sadies, New Seasons, 2007

11) The Earl Of Salisbury John Renbourn, Sir John Alot of Merrie England, 1968, Transatlantic

12) Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel, 1977, Atco

13) So Is the Sun World Column

14) Stonehenge Spinal Tap, This Is Spinal Tap, 1984, Polydor
What else?

Jun 13, 2009

Killer Queen

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It was on this day in 1984 that Marcus Sarjeant took a pot shot at the Queen with a blank-firing pistol. It's as good a pretext for a play list as any.
  1. Queen Bitch David Bowie, Hunky Dory, RCA, 1971
  2. Crazy Little Thing Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Clear Spot, Reprise, 1972 
  3. Shot down The Sonics 7" Etiquette 1965
  4. Point Blank I Roy, Trojan Rockers Box Set, Trojan, 2006 
  5. Shot By Both Sides (Original Single Version) Magazine, Real Life, Virgin 2007
  6. Queen of the Moonlight World Andy Roberts, Home Grown, RCA/Sanctuary (Gather in the Mushrooms) 1970 
  7. In the Lost Queen's Eyes Comus, E.P., Dawn, 1971
  8. Little Miss Queen Of Darkness The Kinks, Face To Face, Pye, 1966 
  9. Rock And Roll Queen Mott The Hoople, Mott The Hoople (Remaster), Island, 1969
  10. Bigmouth Strikes Again The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead, Rough Trade, 1986 
  11. lank Generation Richard Hell & the Voidoids, Blank Generation, Sire, 1977
  12. The Madman Running Through The Fields Dantalian's Chariot, Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond, Columbia, 1967 
  13. Killer Queen Queen, Sheer Heart Attack, EMI, 1974

Jun 6, 2009

Grand Prix

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It’s the formula one race in Istanbul this week. And after the roaring success of last year, it probably will be the last. So, a programme of car-related tunes this week. Brm brm.
  1. Grand Prix Johnny Pearson KPM 1017 - Impact And Action KPM 1967
  2. Fast Cars Buzzcocks, Another Music In A Different Kitchen, United Artists, 1978
  3. Wheels, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace Of Sin, A&M, 1969
  4. Ford Mustang, Serge Gainsbourg, Initials B.B., Phillips, 1968
  5. Dali's Car, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica, Reprise, 1969
  6. Rat Race, The Specials, Too Much Too Young, 2 Tone, 1996
  7. Drag Racer, The Douglas Wood Group, 1982
  8. The Boy Racer, MorDescription: talicrissey, Southpaw Grammar, RCA, 1995
  9. The Hardest Button To Button ,The White Stripes, Elephant, V2, 2003
  10. Formula of Love, William Bell, The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968 (Disc 1), Stax, 1961
  11. Son Of Mustang Ford, Swervedriver EP Creation 1990
  12. Neil Jung, Teenage Fanclub, Grand Prix, PeMa, 1995
  13. The Chain, Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, Warner, 1977