Friday, 29 April 2016

The Thin Lizzy Story

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th March 2016

The Thin Lizzy Story - former bandmember Midge Ure remembers the unique Irish group fronted by Phil Lynott, which formed in Dublin in 1969. First broadcast in 1998.

Thin Lizzy - Vagabond Of The Western World Song
Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places [Liberty]
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar [Premier]
Thin Lizzy - The Rocker [Universal]
Thin Lizzy - Sarah [Universal]
Thin Lizzy - Boys Are Back In Town [Mercury]
Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight [Premier]
Thin Lizzy - Emerald
Thin Lizzy - Do Anything You Want To Do [Universal]
Thin Lizzy - The Sun Goes Down
Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song [Mercury]

Thursday, 28 April 2016

The Rory Gallagher Story

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th March 2016

A programme first broadcast in 2005 in which the late Gary Moore paid tribute to Rory Gallagher, the talented Irish blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who died in 1995 aged just 47.

Contributors include Queen guitarist Brian May, who reveals how he copied Rory's guitar sound; The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr who says he took a day off school to play along with one of Rory's albums - and reveals how you can hear traces of Rory's influence even in some of The Smiths songs; English folk giant Martin Carthy, who reveals how he helped talk Rory through a period of stage fright; Bass player Jack Bruce and ex-Dubliners singer Ronnie Drew.

Rory's brother Donal - who worked alongside him throughout his life - talks movingly of their early days in Ballyshannon and then Cork, of Rory's life on the road and in the studio, and then of the health problems that lead to the need for a liver transplant in 1995.

Also heard are old friends from Cork and the musicians he played with - John Wilson from Taste and Gerry McEvoy and Lou Martin from his later bands.

This programme contains rarely-heard archive recordings and was first broadcast in April 2005, ten years after Rory's death.

Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock [RCA]
Rory Gallagher - Goin' To My Hometown [Polydor]
Taste - Take It Easy Baby
The Taste - What's Going On [Polydor]
Taste - On The Boards
The Taste - I Feel So Good [Polydor]
Muddy Waters - Young Fashioned Ways [Proper]
Rory Gallagher - Wave Myself Goodbye [BMG]
Rory Gallagher - Messin' With The Kid [Castle]
Rory Gallagher - Unmilitary Two-Step [Castle]
Rory Gallagher - In Your Town [Capo]
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make [WEA]
The Taste - Morning Sun Mother [Polydor]
Queen - Tie Your Mother Down [EMI]
Rory Gallagher - Calling Card [RCA]
Rory Gallagher - Barley And Grape Rag [Capo]

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Rock 'n' Roll In Four Movements

BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 3rd June 2013

When Rock 'n' Roll began, it was music of rebellion, fighting against the strait-laced world of classical music. The two worlds seemed far apart until the late Jon Lord wrote his "Concerto for Rock Group and Orchestra" which combined the forces of his heavy rock group Deep Purple with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The work was premiered in the Royal Albert Hall in London under the baton of Malcolm Arnold in 1969. From then until the arrival of Punk in the late seventies rockers like the Nice, Emerson Lake and Palmer and Rick Wakeman embraced this hybrid genre with great energy and enthusiasm. Rick Wakeman in particular became known for stage shows which matched the ambition of his music.

Stuart Maconie talks to Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson about the genre's excesses. We hear from Roy Wood about the early days of the Electric Light Orchestra. And the late Jon Lord, in his last ever recorded interview, talks about his passion for writing classical music, inspired by his early experiment with his Concerto.

Stuart Maconie casts a fairly benevolent eye on the genre - in his view some of it was actually very good. But classical music critic Ivan Hewett is pleased that the genre was largely killed off by punk - although in his view there are more modern examples where classical and pop sensibilities are successfully combined, by the likes of Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead and Damon Albarn.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Norman Cook - Record Store Day Desert Island Disco Mix

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th April 2016

Norman Cook's special Record Store Day mix live from Resident Records in Brighton.

No tracklist available.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Let's Eat Grandma - Live Session Marc Riley 20th April 2016

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th April 2016

Joining Marc are Norwich teenagers Let's Eat Grandma.

Let's Eat Grandma are multi-instrumentalists Rosa and Jenny. Best friends since the age of four, and now aged 16 and 17 respectively they released debut single "Deep Six Textbook" last month. Their debut album will be out this summer.

01. Let's Eat Grandma - Deep Six Textbook
02. Let's Eat Grandma - Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
03. Let's Eat Grandma - Sink

Sunday, 24 April 2016

6 Music Classic Concert: Prince - Live at the BBC 1993

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd April 2016

Prince and the New Power Generation recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre London 7th September 1993.

01. Prince - 1999 / Baby I'm A Star
02
. Prince - America / DMSR
03
. Prince - Pope
04
. Prince - Peach

Purple Reign - The Story of Prince

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd April 2016

First broadcast 18th & 25th January 2003, Mica Paris tells the story of Prince.

She examines Prince's best releases of the 1980s, from the controversial funk rock of Dirty Mind to the breakthrough success of 1999 and the epoch-defining Sign o the Times.

The programme also explores Prince's work as a producer for such artists as Sinead O'Connor, The Bangles and Alicia Keys.

She explores the mystery of the most famous non-release of 1987, the Black Album and at the meaning of his favourite word of 1988, Lovesexy.

She also considers the souring of his relationship with Warner Brothers in the 1990s when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol and went on the road with "slave" scrawled on his face.

The programme features contributions from Chaka Khan, Alexander O'Neal, George Clinton and ex-member of The Time, Jimmy Jam, plus members of The Revolution.

Prince - Dance To The Music Of The World [Castle]
Prince - Controversy [Unknown]
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros]
Prince - Head [Warner Bros]
Prince - Alphabet Street [Paisley Park Records]
Prince - Sign 'O' The Times [Warner Bros]
Prince - U Got The Look [Warner Bros]
Prince - If I Was Your Girlfriend [Paisley Park]
Bob Seger - House Behind A House [Capitol]
Sinéad O’Connor - Nothing Compares To U [Virgin]
The Bangles - Manic Monday [Island Music]
The Revolution - Baby I'm A Star [Music Plus/Polygram Int Mus]
Prince - Purple Rain [Universal]
Prince - 1999 [Warner]
Prince - Little Red Corvette [Na]
Prince - D.M.S.R. [WEA]
Prince - Lady Cab Driver [Warner Bros]
Madhouse - Three [Paisley Park]
Prince - Kiss [Warner]
Miles Davis & His Band - Venus De Milo [Capitol Jazz]
Prince - Girls And Boys [Warner Bros]
Prince - I Wonder You [Warner]
Miles Davis & His Band - Venus De Milo [Capitol Jazz]
Prince - The Most Beautiful Girl In The World [Warner Bros]
Prince - Gett Off [Warner Bros]
Prince - Eye (Picture) Hate You [Warner Bros]
Prince & The New Power Generation - Sexy MF [Paisley Park]
Prince - Batdance [Warner]
Prince - 7 [Warner Bros]
Prince - Tick, Tick, Bang [Music Direct]

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Follow Up Albums: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

FOLLOW UP ALBUMS: FLEETWOOD MAC - TUSK (128kbs-m4a/26mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 24th May 2012

Music critic Pete Paphides tells the story behind three 'follow-up' albums - from Dexys Midnight Runners, Fleetwood Mac and Suede - with tales of musical pressure, creative differences, personal politics and mixed results.

How many bands have found themselves with a massive and often unexpected hit album, only to struggle with the creation of their next opus? Sometimes the follow-up exceeds the first album, but often nerves kick in and bands are removed from the very stimulus that created their magic in the first place, finding themselves in a world of creative confusion, sycophants and accountants.

Pete Paphides talks to musicians, producers, and critics to explore the stories of follow-up albums with the same expert knowledge he brought to Lost Albums.

Programme 2: Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

How do you follow a record that sells 21 million copies worldwide and spends over 30 weeks at number one in the US album chart?

The answer is Tusk - the album Fleetwood Mac recorded in the wake of 1976's Rumours.

Despite joining the band just three years previously, this was the record that saw Lindsey Buckingham impose his will on Fleetwood Mac using the studio as a crucible in which he shovelled intra-band infidelities and his new-found love of punk.

In 1979 it was deemed a failure, nicknamed "Lindsey's folly" from industry insiders. After 35 years, it has been reappraised as their boldest, most forward-looking release, "a peerless piece of pop art", influencing Radiohead and REM.

Produced by Laura Parfitt
A White Pebble Media Production for BBC Radio 4.

Classic Albums: Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th March 2016

Roger Scott talks to Paul Barrère and Richie Hayward about Little Feat's 1974 release. Programme first broadcast in 1991.

Little Feat - Oh, Atlanta [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Rock & Roll Doctor [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Skin It Back [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Down The Road [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Spanish Moon [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - The Fan [Warner Bros]
Little Feat - Medley: Cold Cold Cold / Tripe Face Boogie [Warner Bros]

Classic Albums: Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th March 2016

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd talks to Roger Scott. First broadcast in 1990.

Pink Floyd - Speak To Me / Breathe [EMI]
Pink Floyd - On The Run [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Time [EMI]
Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Money [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Us And Them [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Eclipse [EMI]

Classic Albums: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th March 2016

In a programme first broadcast in 1990, Jimmy Page talks to Roger Scott about the band's 1971 release.

Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th March 2016

In a programme first broadcast in 1990, Pete Townshend talks to Roger Scott about The Who's 1971 classic, "Who's Next".

The Who - Baba O'Riley [Polydor]
The Who - Bargain [Polydor]
The Who - Love Ain't For Keeping [Polydor]
The Who - My Wife [Polydor]
The Who - The Song Is Over [Polydor]
The Who - Getting In Tune [Polydor]
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes [Polydor]
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again [Polydor]

Friday, 22 April 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Classic Albums: The Band - The Band

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd March 2016

Robbie Robertson of The Band talks to Roger Scott about their 1969 album 'The Band'.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Classic Albums: Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd March 2016

A look back at the 1969 masterpiece. Presented by Roger Scott.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Marrakesh Express [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Guinnevere [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - You Don't Have To Cry [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Pre-Road Downs [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Wooden Ships [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - My Lady Of The Island [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Helplessly Hoping [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Long Time Gone [Atlantic]
Crosby, Stills & Nash - 49 Bye-Byes [Atlantic]

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Classic Albums: The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet

CLASSIC ALBUMS: THE ROLLING STONES - BEGGARS BANQUET (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st March 2016

Keith Richards discusses The Rolling Stones' 1968 release with Roger Scott. First broadcast in 1990.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Classic Irish Albums: Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

CLASSIC IRISH ALBUMS: VAN MORRISON - ASTRAL WEEKS (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th March 2016

In a programme first broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster in 2008, Ralph McLean looks back at the magic involved in making a true Irish rock classic, Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks".

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Classic Albums: Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th March 2016

Richard Skinner looks back at The Small Faces' 1968 release with members of the band.

Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake [Castle]
Small Faces - Afterglow [Castle]
Small Faces - Long Agos And Worlds Apart [Castle]
Small Faces - Rene [Castle]
Small Faces - Song Of A Baker [Castle]
Small Faces - Lazy Sunday [Castle]
Small Faces - Happiness Stan [Castle]
Small Faces - Rollin' Over [Castle]
Small Faces - The Hunger Intruder [Castle]
Small Faces - The Journey [Castle]
Small Faces - Mad John [Castle]
Small Faces - Happy Days Toy Town [Castle]

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Classic Albums: The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th March 2016

Brian Wilson discusses the Beach Boys' 1966 masterpiece.

The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - You Still Believe In Me [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - That's Not Me [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - I'm Waiting For The Day [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - Let's Go Away For A While [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - Sloop John B [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows [Capitol]
Brian Wilson & Mike Love & Terry Scahen - I Know There's An Answer [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - Here Today [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times [Capitol]
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds [Capitol Records]
The Beach Boys - Caroline No [Capitol]