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

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