Jul 31, 2011

Sax Appeal

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This weeks on TUWSJ, our special guest Alex Mazonowicz plays a selection of songs featuring an instrument he absolutely hates – the saxophone – but not as much as he hates saxophone puns. So this week's programme is called Sax Appeal.
  1. I can try, Sambassadeur, European, Labrador, 2010
  2. Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag, Pigbag, Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag, Y Records, 1981
  3. Coronado, Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest, 4AD, 2010
  4. Lord, Can You Hear Me?, Spacemen 3, Playing With Fire, Fire, 1989
  5. Talking Loud And Clear, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Junk Culture, Virgin, 1984
  6. Re-Make/Re-Model, Roxy Music, Roxy Music, Island, 1972
  7. Collbosher, The Small Faces, Atumn Stone, Immediate, 1969
  8. Feel, Big Star, #1 Record, Ardent, 1972
  9. Bang a Gong (Get it on), Marc Bolan & T. Rex, 7", Fly, 1971
  10. Quality Crayon Wax O.K., Essential Logic, Beat Rhythm News - Waddle Ya Pay?, Rough Trade, 1979
  11. Under Pressure (Feat. Michael Gira), Xiu Xiu, Women As Lovers, Kill Rock Stars, 2008

Jul 24, 2011


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Scandal has rocked the foundations of the hitherto morally upright world of UK journalism. That august organ The News of the World is no more, after being caught snooping into the private lives of celebs, oh yes, and the voice messages of a murdered teenager. Classy.
  1. News Of The World, The Jam, 7", 1978, Polydor
  2. The Red Telephone, Love, Forever Changes, 1967, Elektra
  3. 867-5309 (Jenny), Tommy Tutone, 7", 1982, Columbia
  4. Call On Me, Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Safe As Milk, 1967, Buddah
  5. Hear My Call, Pentangle, The Pentangle, 1968, Transatlantic
  6. Roving Reporter, Alan Hawkshaw, The Big Beat, 1969, KPM
  7. Mind Your Own Business, Delta 5, 7", 1979, Rough Trade
  8. Sunday Papers, Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!, 1979, A&M
  9. Mobile line, The Holy Modal Rounders, The Moray Eel Eats the Holy Modal Rounders, 1969, Elektra
  10. Listen Learn Read On, Deep Purple, The Book Of Taliesyn, 1968, Harvest
  11. Call On Me, Barbara Mercer, 7" , , Sidra
  12. Party Line, The Kinks, Face To Face, 1966, Pye
  13. Hear Me Calling [Single Version], Ten Years After, 1969 Stonedhenge, 1969, Decca
  14. World News, Local Natives, Gorilla Manor, 2009,
  15. Murdoch, Trees, On The Shore, 1970, Island
  16. Hanging On The Telephone, Blondie, Parallel Lines, 1978, Chrysallis

Jul 16, 2011

Bastille Day (Repeat)

Dear listeners,

Due to a technical fault at Johns Towers, we were unable to bring you this week's edition of TUWSJ. Instead, here's a repeat of the Bastille Day programme from last year.

Jul 9, 2011


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This week's theme is time. Time, like sleep, is an increasingly valuable commodity at Johns Towers of late, what with the arrival of young Master Johns: the time to do things like put you trousers on before lunch, the time to eat lunch at all, but also the time to stop and appreciate what's going on around you. Some classy tunes his week, but I particularly like Plato and Philosopher's "Thirteen O'clock Flight To Psychedelphia" for the title alone.
  1. Time, Neon Boys, Neon Boys + Richard Hell and the Voidoids, 1973, Shake
  2. I just wasn't made for these times, The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, 1966, Capitol
  3. A Forest, The Cure, Seventeen Seconds, 1980, Fiction
  4. Futures And Pasts, The Fall, Live At The Witch Trials, 1978, Step Forward
  5. Amateur hour, Joe Jackson, I'm the Man , 1979, A&M
  6. Wednesday Week, Costello, Elvis & the Attractions, Armed Forces, 1978, Radar
  7. I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time, The Third Bardo, 7", 1967, Roulette
  8. 2000 Light Years From Home, The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request, 1967, Decca
  9. Thirteen O'Clock Flight To Psychedelphia, Plato & The Philosophers, 1967, Fairyland
  10. 25 o'clock, The Dukes of the Stratosphear, 25 o'clock, 1985, Virgin
  11. In My Hour Of Darkness, Gram Parsons, Grievous Angel, 1973, Reprise
  12. Reelin In The Years, Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill, 1973, ABC
  13. Two Weeks Since You've Gone, Scott Walker, Scott 3, 1969, Phillips
  14. Turn Back The Hands Of Time, Tyrone Davis, 7", 1970, Dakar
  15. Hear Me Calling [Single Version], Ten Years After, 1969 Stonedhenge, 1969, Decca
  16. The Story Waits For No One, The Week That Was, The Week That Was, 2008, Memphis Industries

Jul 2, 2011


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So many questions, so few answers. This week's show asks many and answers none. Opening with the Woolies smash "Who do you love?" we ask "How does it feel?" "what do I get?" and "hein?" which apparently means eh?
  1. Who Do You Love?, The Woolies, 7", 1966, Dunhill
  2. What Shall I Do?, Frankie & The Classicals, 7", 1967, Calla
  3. Where Have All The Good Times Gone?, The Kinks, The Kink Kontroversy, 1965, Pye
  4. How Does It Feel?, The Creation, We Are Painter Men, 1967, Hit-Ton
  5. How Do I Know?, Vashti Bunyan, Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind, 1964, Fat Cat
  6. Why Not Your Baby?, Dillard & Clark, The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark, 1968, A&M
  7. Who Knows Where The Time Goes?, Fairport Convention, Unhalfbricking, 1969, Island
  8. Is She Waiting?, McDonald & Giles, McDonald & Giles, 1970, Island
  9. Who Are The Mystery Girls?, New York Dolls, Too Much Too Soon, 1974, Mercury
  10. What Do I Get?, Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady, 1979, United Artists
  11. Is She Really Going Out With Him, Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!, 1978, A&M
  12. Hein?, Tom Zé, Estudando o Samba, 1978, Continental
  13. What In The World?, The Dukes of the Stratosphear, 25 o'clock, 1985, Virgin
  14. Where Is My Mind?, Pixies, Surfer Rosa, 1988, 4AD
  15. What Difference Does It Make?, The Smiths, The Smiths, 1984, Rough Trade
  16. Can You Do That Dance?, Pink Mountaintops, Pink Mountaintops, 2004, Jagjaguwar