Jan 22, 2011

Jailhouse rock

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We're doing a stretch at Her Majesty's pleasure this week, with 50 minutes of songs from behind bars. There's is a rich seem of prison ballads running through the history of popular music, but we've managed to avoid all that and play some corny old tosh. We start the programme with Brit Pop classic Caught by the Fuzz by Supergrass (weren't they charming?). Oh, and here is Jailbreak for the umpteenth time. With good behaviour, this stretch will be over before you know it.

Intro: Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who, Who's Next, 1971, Polydor
  1. Caught By The Fuzz, Supergrass, I Should Coco, 1994, Parlophone
  2. I Fought The Law, Bobby Fuller Four, 7", 1965, Mustang
  3. The Tijuana Jail, The Kingston Trio, At Large, 1959, Capitol
  4. Sonny's Lettah, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Forces Of Victory, 1985, Island
  5. Rotting On Remand, Billy Bragg, Workers' Playtime, 1988, Go! Disc
  6. Put Away, The Fall, Peel Sessions, 1978, Strange Fruit
  7. Prison On Route 41, Calexico/Iron and Wine, In The Reins, 2005, Overcoat
  8. Holloway Jail, The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies, 1971, Pye
  9. The Prisoner's Song, Kentucky Colonels, Appalachian Swing!, 1964, World Pacific
  10. Behind That Locked Door, Gerorge Harrison, All Things Must Pass, 1970, Apple
  11. Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak, 1976, Vertigo
  12. Care Of Cell 44, The Zombies, Odessy and Oracle, 1968, Decca
  13. Riot In Cell Block No. 9, Wee Willie Harris, 7", 1958, Decca
  14. 54-46 Was My Number, The Maytals, Monkey Man, 1970, Beverley's/Trojan
  15. Police On My Back, The Equals, Equals Explosion, 1967, President
  16. Pendulum, Broadcast, Ha Ha Sound, 2003, Warp

1 comment:

Dom said...

Another great selection Simon, can't believe you passed up on Nick Cave's positively jovial 'There's No Night Out In The Jail', though.

cheers and keep up the good work