Mar 31, 2012

Blue Saturday

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We've got the Blues this week, or rather a few different takes in the idea of the Blues. From the early jazz of the great Bix Beiderbecke, we run through some folk, some country and some good old bar room rock. We close the show with the first vinyl record I made, under the guise of Clearspot with Colm O'Ciosoig from My Bloody Valentine, taken from the actual vinyl.
  1. Singin' The Blues Bix Beiderbecke Volume I - Singing The Blues 1930 Okeh 
  2. Blues For Betty Davy Graham The Guitar Player 1963 Golden Guinea 
  3. Blues Run The Game Jackson C Frank Jackson C Frank 1965 Columbia 
  4. Blues Bert Jansch Birthday Blues 1969 Transatlantic 
  5. No Sleep Blues Incredible String Band The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion 1967 Elektra 
  6. North country blues Bob Dylan The times they are a changin 1964 Columbia
  7. Dollar Bill Blues Townes Van Zandt A Far Cry From The Dead 1999 
  8. Barstool Blues Neil Young Zuma 1975 Reprise 
  9. Milk Cow Blues The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy 1965 Pye 
  10. Tennessee Blues Bobby Charles Bobby Charles 1972 Bearsville 
  11. 70's Blues Betty Davis They Say I'm Different 1974 Just Sunshine 
  12. Same Old Blues Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Blue Jeans And Moonbeams 1974 Virgin 
  13. Pacific Ocean Blues Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977 Caribou 
  14. Psycho's Blues Clearspot 7" 1998 Duophonic Super 45s

Mar 24, 2012

Dance, dance, dance

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This week, we examine the raison d'etre of rock and roll: the call to dance. And what better way to start of the programme but with a folk tune played by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Groovy.

Part one of the show is a hot shoe shuffle through some soul and disco tracks. In part two, we pogo and wreck to some punk and new wave. And then in part three, we do modern dance to some kosmiche from Germany and some alt rock from the US. A shout out to Alex this week and the closer is dedicated to Mrs Johns.
  1. After The Dance Bert Jansch & John Renbourn Bert And John 1966 
  2. Transatlantic Dance, Dance, Dance The Casualeers 7" 1967 Rouletee 
  3. Grooving With Mr Bloe Mr Bloe 7" 1970 DJM 
  4. Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb 7" 1978 Polydor 
  5. Let's Groove Archie Bell & The Drells Dance Your Troubles Away 1976 TSOP 
  6. Psykick Dancehall The Fall Dragnet 1979 Step Forward 
  7. Three Girl Rhumba Wire Pink Flag 1977 Harvest 
  8. Yacht Dance XTC English Settlement 1982 Virgin 
  9. Do The Standing Still The Table 7" 1977 Virgin 
  10. Dance ESG Come Away With ESG 1983 99 Move It Time Glorious Strangers Untitled 1983 Fun City Samba das Rosas Guru Guru Dance of the Flames 1974 Atlantic 
  11. Tango Whiskeyman Can Soundtracks 1970 Liberty 
  12. Can You Do That Dance? Pink Mountaintops Pink Mountaintops 2004 Jagjaguwar
  13. Sunken Waltz Calexico Feast Of Wire 2003 Quarterstick 
  14. All Night Disco Party The Brakes 7" 2005 Rough Trade 
  15. Taxi Dancer Shaun Cassidy Under Wraps 1978 Warner

Mar 18, 2012

All or nothing


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Another edition of the informal binary opposite theme. This week, it's all or nothing, inspired by the Small Faces tune of the same name. I was ill with the dinge this week, so I'm rather subdued. But I hope you enjoy the programme anyway.
  1. That's All I know (Right Now)    Neon Boys    Neon Boys + Richard Hell and the Voidoids    1973    Shake
  2. All Queued Up    Deaf School    All Queued Up 7"    1978    Warner
  3. All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late)    XTC    English Settlement    1982    Virgin
  4. Drive It All Over Me    My Bloody Valentine    You Made Me Realise    1988    Creation
  5. All She Wanted    Robert Wyatt    EPs    1999    Rough Trade
  6. It's All In My Mind    Teenage Fanclub    Man-Made    2005    PeMa
  7. Been There All The Time    Dinosaur Jr    Beyond    2007    Blast First
  8. It's All Gone Quiet    The Week That Was    The Week That Was    2008    Memphis Industries
  9. Ladye Nothinge's Toye Puffe 1966    John Renbourn    Another Monday    1967    Transatlantic
  10. Nothing But A Heartache    The Flirtations    Super Soul Best    1968    Deram
  11. Nothing Was Delivered    The Byrds    Sweetheart Of The Rodeo    1968    Columbia
  12. Nothing To Say    The Kinks    Arthur - Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire    1969    Pye
  13. Nothing Left    Buzzcocks    Love Bites    1978    United Artists
  14. Nothing To Be Done    The Pastels    Sittin' Pretty    1989   
  15. All or Nothing    The Small Faces    From the Beginning    1967    Immediate


East meets west

An actual bridge between east and west

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The greatest cliche of them all: Istanbul is the city where East meets West. Whatever. But it is a good enough theme for a programme. If I had more time, I would have complied a programme that infuses Western sounds with an Eastern sensibility, or something like that. But I don't and I am also lazy. So here is a show with songs with east and west in the title. 
  1. East of the Sun    Roy Harper    Flat Baroque and Berserk    1969    Harvest
  2. Eastern Rain    Fairport Convention    What We Did On Our Holidays    1969    Island
  3. East Side Story    The Caretakers    7"    1966    Rip Off
  4. Eastern Man    Panama Limited    Indian Summer    1970    Harvest
  5. Out of the Eastern Hills    Jan Dukes De Grey    Sorcerers    1970    Deram
  6. Eastern Market    Yusef Lateef    Yusef Lateef's Detroit Latitude 42º 30º Longitude 83º    1969    Atlantic
  7. Eastern Standard Time    The Skatalites    The Skatalite!    1969    Treasure Isle
  8. Eastern Code    Augustus Pablo    Blowing With the Wind    1990    Greensleeves
  9. The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man    The Rolling Stones    Out Of Our Heads    1965    Decca
  10. Western Union    The Searchers    Western Union 7"    1967    Pye
  11. West Coast Child Of Sunshine    Blue Cheer    New! Improved!    1969    Philips
  12. Way Out West    Big Star    Radio City    1973    Ardent
  13. Nashville West    The Byrds    Dr. Byrds And Mr. Hyde    1968    Columbia
  14. Northumberland West    The Sadies    Favourite Colours    2004    Outside
  15. Go West    Polyrock    Polyrock    1980    RCA
  16. 53 Miles West Of Venus    The B-52's    Wild Planet    1980    Warner
  17. East West    Morrissey    Ouija Board, Ouija Board 12"    1989    HMV

Mar 4, 2012

Girl meets boy


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An age-old topic this week: girls and boys, and rock and roll's obsession thereof.Two legendary women songwriters this week – Jackie DeShannon and Carole King – as well as some classic pop from Joe Jackson and Blur.
  1. Cinnamon Girl    Neil Young    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere    1969    Reprise
  2. It's Different For Girls    Joe Jackson    I'm the Man     1979    A&M
  3. He's A Bad Boy    Carole King    7"    1963    Rhino
  4. Silly Girl    Television Personalities    And Don't the Kids Just Love It    1981    Rough Trade
  5. Dream Boy    Jackie DeShannon    7"    1965    
  6. Lookin' For Boys    The Pin-ups    7"    1964    Stork
  7. Truck Stop Girl    The Byrds    Untitled    1970    Columbia
  8. Esperando O Messias (Com Golden Boys)    Marcos Valle    Marcos Valle (Quarentão Simpático)    1970    EMI
  9. Girl On A Swing    Kevin Ayers    Joy Of A Toy    1970    Harvest
  10. Boys don't cry    The Cure    7"    1979    Fiction
  11. With A Girl Like You    The Troggs    7"    1966    Fontana
  12. I'm A Boy    The Who    7"    1966    Reaction
  13. The Girls from the Streets    Scott Walker    Scott 2    1968    Phillips
  14. Baby Boy    Fred Hughes    7"        Brunswick
  15. Girl Don't Come    Sandie Shaw    7"    1964    Pye
  16. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side    The Smiths    The Queen Is Dead    1986    Rough Trade
  17. Typical girls    The Slits    Cut    1979    Island
  18. Girls And Boys    Blur    Parklife    1994    Foo