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Monday, 29 July 2013

Nearly Didn't Make It...

I missed the tram and had to get the ten to seven one instead. Thankfully there wasn't a band in otherwise I'd have kept everyone waiting. I arrived during the seven o'clock news so all wasn't lost.


Labi Siffre 'It Must Be Love'
Susannah And The Magical Orchestra 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
Guns and Roses 'Don't Cry' (rare demo version)
Yoya 'Major Tom Rocket Man'
Link Wray And The Wraymen 'Batman'
The Vendettas 'Red Lambretta'
Spunge 'Oliver's Army'
Nirvana vs Dead Or Alive 'Spins Like Teen Spirit'
Blondie vs The Doors 'Rapture Riders'
Dum Dum Girls 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'
Johnny Kidd And The Pirates 'I'll Never Get Over You'
Johnny Bell 'Flip Flop And Fly'
Wilko Johnson 'Bye Bye Johnny'


Pop Will Eat Itself 'Everything's Cool'
Choking Susan 'Mary Mary'
Calling All Astronauts 'What's So Good About'
Bad Shepherds 'The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum'
The Specials 'Too Much Too Young'
The Clash 'Three Card Trick'
Gary Newman 'Down In The Park'
Iggy And The Stooges 'Search And Destroy'
Johnny Thunder And The Heartbreakers 'One Track Mind'
New York Dolls 'Fishnets And Cigarettes'
Robert Wyatt 'I'm A Believer'
Splodganessabounds 'I've Got A Lot Of Famous People Living Under The Floorboards Of My Humble Abode'
Stiff Little Fingers 'Love Of The Common People'
MC5 'Motor City Is Burning'

Monday, 22 July 2013

Not Quite Alone

No Gary this week, but I did have a live band in. Minimum visited Trent Towers from Birmingham.


Morrissey 'Reader Meet Author' (acoustic)
The Kids 'I Wanna Get A Job In The City'
The Gizmos 'Rock And Roll Don't Come From New York'
Choking Susan 'Gay Boyfriend'
Alien Sex Fiend 'All The Madness'
The Mighty Lemon Drops 'Inside Out'
Minimum 'Smash Routine'

Minimum live session

Minimum 'KT Explosion'
Peter Schillig 'Major Tom Come Home'
How Many Beans Make Five 'Grown Up Way'
Calling All Astronauts 'Freaks'


Blitz 'All Out Attack'
David Bowie 'Ragazza Solo Ragazza Sola'
                     'Heroes' (French language version)
                     'Rebel Rebel' (soulwax mix)
Visage 'Night Train'
The Normal 'Warm Leatherette'
Lurkers 'Let's Dance Now'
Mode Moderne 'Disco Ruff'
The Juju's 'Do You Understand Me'
The Uncalled For 'Do Like Me'
Mighty Vikings 'Love Me Forever'
Dr Feelgood 'Oyeh'

Monday, 15 July 2013

All By Myself

Gary was ill so didn't come in tonight, he was round my house last and he looked rough then so I knew he wasn't doing an Erik. With no band either, this was going to be one of those shows where the music took over.

Not to worry, I had a big bag of pod peas to eat!


Bad Shepherds 'Off To The Beer Tent'
Slim Smith 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'
Presidents Of The United States Of America 'Video Killed The Radio Star'
The Ruts 'Staring At The Rude Boys'
The Rocking Vicars 'Someone Like You'
Startled Insects 'Overzoom'
The Bolshoi 'Away'
The Creamers 'Little White Lies'
Kirsty McColl 'I'm Going Out With An 80 Year Old Millionaire'
                       'They Don't Know'
Sonics 'Cinderella'
Dark Day 'Don't Bother'
The Chameleons 'View From A Hill'


Skinny Puppy 'Assimilate'
Devo 'Mongoloid'
Piccadilly Line 'Emily Small'
David Bowie 'Starman'
Tears For Fears 'Ashes To Ashes'
The June Brides 'Just The Same'
Wanda Jackson 'Rockabilly Fever'
Big Mama Thornton 'Hound Dog'
Bo Carter 'Baby Will You Warm My Wiener'
Bad Shepherds 'Going Underground'
Slaughter And The Dogs 'Where Have All The Boot Boys Gone'
Lunch Buddies 'Still Time'
John Otway 'Middle Of Winter'
The Jam 'In The Midnight Hour'

Monday, 8 July 2013

It's Not Us, It's Them

This week's edition of The Sunday Alternative was presented by the reunited radio team of Andy Haynes and Bainy while I was in London.

Satnams Tash - The Petrol Song (Acoustic)
Sam Beeton - Storyteller
Lois  -Sid James
The Amber Herd - Leaving Home
In Isolation - Film Noir Scandal
Hardback Fiction - Piano Long
Brad Dear - They Say
The Gorgeous Chans - San Sebastion
Best Served Chilled - Two Feet, Two Weeks, Weak at the Knees
Lee Gough - Sacrifice
Hayley Queen - Keep the Faith
Leah Sinead - To the Sea
In the North Wood - The A Song
Steve McGill - You Don't Say Us Anymore
Luxury Stranger - Nothing Holy
Rosie Abbott - Victim of My Imagination
Dog is Dead - Glockenspiel Song
Jake Bugg - Two Fingers
Six By Seven - Truce

Monday, 1 July 2013

Locked Out

The show got off to the shakiest start ever this week, as we were locked out of the studio as the show begun. The last live show on a Sunday finishes at five, and then there's an hour long pre-recorded show before we take over at seven. Joe and Sam, our sound engineers, were outside the studio when we got there, unable to get in because someone had locked the door with the 'big lock' so we couldn't get in with the entry code. To make matters worse, the band Throw The Goat turned up. Phone calls and text messages were sent to the station boss to come and let us in, and Gary started listening to the show on his phone so that we could hear what the automated system played from our song library, (thankfully from The Sunday Alternative library and not some pop shite).

Eventually we were able to get in, and I then had the task of putting the show together. The automated system had played 'I'll See You In My Dreams' by Joe Brown, and a song by Dandy Livingstone, I forget the title. I set up the opening jingles and first two tracks, and declared that the show officially starts now. There was then the other problem of the band not bringing instruments with them, as they had thought that I was providing acoustic guitars due to a mix up over email correspondence. Gary rang his brother Craig, (another quarter of Prefontaine) and a guitar was delivered to the show. To say what a poor impression the band had been given of us, Throw The Goat were brilliant company and charming guys. They were over from California on a mini-tour of the UK, and we were their first port of call. Unusually for a live guest, they stayed for the whole show and acted as an audience to our ramblings and contributed some song choices.


The Bad Shepherds 'Our House'
                               'What A Waste'
The Who 'To Kill My Appetite'
The Busters 'Don't Worry Be Happy'
The Toy Dolls '500 Miles'
Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy 'Kiss Me'
Throw The Goat 'Southeast Bound'

Throw The Goat live
'Having A Beer'

The Third Bardo 'I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time'


David Bowie and Dave Gilmour 'Comfortably Numb'
NYA 'Back To You'
Joe Strange 'Down In The River'
The Smiths 'Half A Person'
Jeff Buckley 'I Know It's Over'
Queens Of The Stone Age 'Go With The Flow'
The Bad Shepherds 'No More Heroes'
                               'Gary Gilmore's Eyes'
Nirvana vs Rick Astley 'Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up'
Guns And Roses vs The Beatles 'Sgt Pepper's Paradise City'
David Bowie and Iggy Pop 'The Passengers'
Huey Lewis And The News 'The Power Of Love' (I was bullied into persuaded to play this by the band and Gary)

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