May 29, 2010

Sex, Ys and videotape

Deniz Baykal: man of action

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This week, we pay tribute the the former leader of Turkey's CHP party, Deniz Baykal. The great leader has ably steered his party through thick and thin, yet in 30 odd years never all the way to government. He was caught with his pants down (but his socks still on), when a "sex tape" found its way on to YouTube. Since YouTube is banned in Turkey, he really should have gotten away with it.
  1. Leader Of The Pack, The Shangri-Las, 7", Red Bird, 1964
  2. Get on Top, Tim Buckley, Greetings from L.A., Straight, 1972
  3. Orgasm Addict, Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady, United Artists, 1979
  4. As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still, Soft Machine, Volume Two, ABC/Probe, 1969
  5. Foreign Affairs, Brian Eno, Moebius, Roedelius, After the Heat, Island, 1978
  6. French Film Blurred, Wire, Chairs Missing, Harvest, 1978
  7. No Sex, Alex Chilton, 19 Years: A Collection Of Alex Chilton, Rhino, 1986
  8. Never Trust A Man With Egg On His Face, Adam & The Ants, Dirk Wears White Sox, Do It, 1979
  9. Never Say Goodbye, My Bloody Valentine, Strawberry Wine, Lazy, 1987
  10. I Give Up, Fugu, As Found, 3rd Side, 2005
  11. Take This Job and Shove It, Dead Kennedys, Bedtime For Democracy, Alternative Tentacles, 1986
  12. Wave Myself Goodbye, Rory Gallagher, Rory Gallagher, Chrysalis, 1971
  13. Dress Sexy At My Funeral, Smog, Dongs of Sevotion, Drag City, 2000
  14. Party Line, The Kinks, Face To Face, Pye, 1966
  15. Don't Worry About the Government, Talking Heads, Talking Heads 77, Sire, 1977

May 22, 2010

All in the mind

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This week, we go take a historical journey through the emotion states of rock and roll, which is what it's all about. And it's not all about the love; we have outrage and panic from the optimistic 60s, confusion, depression and apathy from the 70s , and anxiety, fear and loneliness in the 80s. Enjoy.
  1. Panic, Reparata & The Delrons, 7"
  2. Outrage, Booker T & The MGs, The Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968 (Disc 4), 1965, Stax
  3. How Does It Feel, The Creation, We Are Painter Men, 1967, Hit-Ton
  4. Joy Of A Toy Continued, Kevin Ayers, Joy Of A Toy, 1970, Harvest
  5. Wheels Of Confusion, Black Sabbath, Vol.4, 1972, Vertigo
  6. Same Old Blues, Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, Blue Jeans And Moonbeams, 1974, Virgin
  7. Lounging There Trying, Hatfield and The North, The Rotters' Club, 1975, Virgin
  8. I Want More, Can, Cannibalism, 1977, Virgin
  9. I'm Bored, Iggy Pop, New Values, 1979, RCA
  10. I Feel Mysterious Today, Wire, Chairs Missing, 1978, Harvest
  11. Everybody's Happy Nowadays, Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady, 1979, United Artists
  12. Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, The Feelies, Crazy Rhythms, 1980, Stiff
  13. In Fear Of fear, Bauhaus, 1979-1983, 1985, Beggars Banquet
  14. Don't Want to Know If You Are Lonely, Husker Du, Candy Apple Grey, 1986, SST
  15. Feel The Pain, Dinosaur Jr, Without A Sound, 1995, Blanco y Negro/Sire

May 15, 2010

Shock of the new

Art historian Robert Hughes, who kindly provided the title for this week's programme.

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We celebrate all things new this week. Or rather, I'll play some songs with new in the title. From the blistering guitar of Husker Du's New Day Rising and the magical melody of New Slang by The Shins to the kosmiche of Moebius and Plank and Randy Newman's peerless Short People.
  1. New Day Rising, Husker Du, New Day Rising, SST, 1985
  2. The Bright New Year, Bert Jansch, Birthday Blues, Transatlantic, 1969
  3. New Slang, The Shins, Oh, Inverted World, Sub Pop, 2001
  4. New Electric Ride, Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, Unconditionally Guaranteed, Virgin, 1974
  5. Tinindo Trincado, Novos Baianos, Acabou Chorare, Som Livre, 1972
  6. Optimo, Liquid Liquid, New York Noise 1 (1978-1982), Soul Jazz, 1983
  7. Statue Of Liberty, XTC, White Music, Virgin, 1979
  8. New Rose, The Damned, Damned Damned Damned, Stiff, 1977
  9. New Favorites Redo, Shrag, Redrooms august, Where You Are Is Where It's At,
  10. All The Dogs Are Barking, Pere Ubu, New Picnic Time, Chrysalis, 1979
  11. What Else Is New, Dinosaur Jr, Where You Been?, Blanco y Negro/Sire, 1993
  12. News, Moebius and Plank, Rastakraut Pasta, Sky, 1980
  13. Twilight In Turkey, Stuff Smith, 52nd Street Swing: New York In The 30s, GRP, 1994
  14. The Man In Me, Bob Dylan, New Morning, Columbia, 1970
  15. Short People, Randy Newman, Little Criminals, Warner, 1970
  16. Personality Crisis, New York Dolls, New York Dolls, Mercury, 1973