May 22, 2011

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on

A whole lotta shaking going on

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There was an earthquake in Kutahya, Turkey, on Thursday in which two people lost their lives and 79 were injured. So here's a play list that loosely has something to do with the theme of earthquakes. This programme is also dedicated Clay Young who sadly passed away this week. He will be painfully missed by his family and friends.
  1. Rumble, Link Wray, 1958, 7", Cadence
  2. Reelin' and A Rockin', Mickey Finn & The Blue Men, 1964, 7", Oriole
  3. Brink Of Disaster, Lesley Gore, 1967, One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost And Found - Disc 4, Rhino
  4. Earthquake, The 13th Floor Elevators, 1967, Easter Everywhere, International Artists
  5. Su Su , San Fransisco Earthquake , 1968, Fairy Tales Can Come True 7", Mercury
  6. Can You Dig My Vibrations?, Sir Douglas Quintet, 1968, Sir Douglas Quintet + 2 = [Honkey Blues], Smash
  7. Brokedown Palace, The Grateful Dead, 1970, American Beauty, Warner
  8. Shakin' Street, MC5, 1970, Back In The USA, Atlantic
  9. Split - Part One, Groundhogs, 1971, Split, Liberty
  10. Moonshake, Can, 1973, Future Days, United Artists
  11. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Big Star, 1974, Third, Ardent
  12. Shake Some Action, Flamin' Groovies, 1976, Shake Some Action, Sire
  13. Start To Move, Wire, 1977, Pink Flag, Harvest
  14. You Shook Me All Night Long, ACDC, 1980, Back In Black, Atlantic
  15. Walls Come Tumbling Down, The Style Council, 1984, 7", Polydor
  16. Richter Scale Madness, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, 2002, Peel Session, BBC
  17. Earthquake, Deerhunter, 2010, Halcyon Digest, 4AD

May 14, 2011

For crying out loud

When Glen Beck cries, an angel dies in heaven.

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Here's a programme about the tears of rock and roll, inspired by the tears of Johns junior.
  1. Crying, Roy Orbison, 1961, 7", Monument
  2. Crying In The Rain, Carole King, 1962, One Kiss Can Lead To Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost And Found - Disc 4, Rhino
  3. I Think I'm Gonna Cry, Unknown, , The Goldwax Story. Vol.03, Kent
  4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder, The Mothers of Invention, 1966, Freak Out!, Verve
  5. Crying All By Myself, Wendy Rene, , 7", Stax/Volt
  6. I'm Crying, The Animals, 1965, The Animals on Tour, Decca
  7. Why Do I Cry, The Remains, 1965, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 2, Rhino
  8. That's When The Tears Start, The Blossoms, 1965, Good, Good Lovin' 7", Repirse
  9. Worth Every Tear I Cry, Dee Dee Warwick, 1966, Lover's Chant 7", Mercury
  10. Yes I Cry, The Gods, 1969, To Samuel a Son, Columbia
  11. Can't Keep From Crying, John Renbourn, 1967, Another Monday, Transatlantic
  12. You Don't Have To Cry, Crosby, Stills & Nash, 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Atlantic
  13. Tears of rage (1968), The Band, 1968, Music From Big Pink, Capitol
  14. Don't Cry No Tears, Neil Young, 1975, Zuma, Reprise
  15. Laugh Till You Cry Live Till You Die, Can, 1976, Flow Motion, Virgin
  16. Born To Make You Cry, Kim Fowley, 1977, Living In The Streets,
  17. Boys don't cry, The Cure, 1979, 7", Fiction
  18. So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears), Spacemen 3, 1989, Playing With Fire, Fire
  19. No Reason To Cry, The Go-Betweens, 2005, Oceans Apart, LO MAX

May 7, 2011

Name that tune

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A good start for a tune is to write about someone you know. The consummate master of the personal narrative lyric must surely be Ray Davies of the Kinks. In the play list is a fine example, "Walter," from the Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society.
  1. Patti Girl, Teenage Fanclub, Mine Exclusively/Patti Girl, 1993, NME
  2. Augusta, Angelica e Consolacao, Tom Zé, Todos os Olhos, 1973, Continental
  3. Do You Remember Walter, The Kinks, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, 1968, Pye
  4. Making Plans for Nigel, XTC, Drums and Wires, 1979, Virgin
  5. Hazy Jane II, Nick Drake, Bryter Layter, 1970, Island
  6. Christine's Tune, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Gilded Palace Of Sin, 1969, A&M
  7. Along Comes Mary, The Association, Along Came..., 1967, Warner
  8. Mary Clark, Black Widow, Black Widow, 1971, CBS
  9. Oliver's Army, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Armed Forces, 1979, Stiff
  10. John Riley, The Byrds, Fifth Dimension, 1966, Columbia
  11. Ballade De Melody Nelson, Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire De Melody Nelson, 1971, Phillips
  12. Jackie, Scott Walker, Scott 2, 1968, Phillips
  13. Sally Goodin, Kentucky Colonels, Appalachian Swing!, 1964, World Pacific
  14. Jemima Surrender, The Band, The Band, 1969, Capitol
  15. Baby Lee, John Lee Hooker, I'm John Lee Hooker, 1959, Vee-Jay
  16. Jennie Lee, Shuggie Otis, Here Comes Shuggie Otis, 1970, Epic
  17. Rita Lee, Os Mutantes, Mutantes, 1969, Polydor
  18. Caroline no, The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, 1966, Capitol