Friday, 31 March 2017

Dr. John & The Lower 911 - Radio 2 Session 19th June 2010

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th July 2016

Dr. John & The Lower 911 - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
Dr. John & The Lower 911 - Lissen At Our Prayer
Dr. John & The Lower 911 - Feel Good Music

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Nemone's Electronic 90s Series 1 - 3. Nemone Talks To Moby

NEMONE'S ELECTRONIC 90s SERIES 1 - 3. NEMONE TALKS TO MOBY (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 7th March 2017


Moby shares his unique story - from the burgeoning dance scene of New York in the early 90s, to the making of 1999's phenomenal runaway success, the album 'Play' - and the dead ends and mishaps in between.

Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Considered to be one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, Moby helped bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America. It was with his fifth studio album, the electronica and house music-influenced Play, he gained international success. Originally having sold 6,000 copies in its first week, it re-entered the charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.

Moby has also co-written, produced and remixed music for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others. Here he talks very openly and honestly about his musical journey.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Nemone's Electronic 90s Series 1 - 2. Nemone Talks To Goldie

NEMONE'S ELECTRONIC 90s SERIES 1 - 2. NEMONE TALKS TO GOLDIE (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 28th February 2017

Goldie, responsible for urban drum and bass opus 'Timeless', shares his unique experiences of the UK's dance music scene in the 1990s. He chats to Nemone about his musical influences, the early days of the jungle scene, the making of ground-breaking tracks such as 'Inner City Life', and working with David Bowie.

Clifford Price MBE, better known by his stage name Goldie, initially gained exposure for his work as a graffiti artist in the 1980s, and then became well known for his pioneering role in the 1990s UK rave scene as a producer, including his work in musical styles such as jungle and breakbeat hardcore. He released a variety of singles under the psuedonym Rufige Kru and co-founded the label Metalheadz. He would later release several albums under his own name, including the 1995 album Timeless, which entered the UK charts at number 7.

Goldie's acting credits include the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, Guy Ritchie's Snatch (2000) and the BBC soap opera EastEnders. He has also appeared in a number of celebrity reality television shows, including Celebrity Big Brother 2, Strictly Come Dancing, Come Dine with Me and Maestro.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Nemone's Electronic 90s Series 1 - 1. Nemone Talks To Karl Hyde From Underworld

BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 21st February 2017

Karl Hyde from Underworld shares his unique experiences of being part of the UK's dance music scene in the 1990s, from writing huge anthems such as their top ten hit 'Born Slippy.NUXX' (an integral part of the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's first 'Trainspotting' film) to performing in front of thousands of revellers at festivals across the globe.

Underworld are Karl Hyde and Rick Smith - known for their visual style and dynamic live performances, they have influenced a wide range of artists and have been featured in soundtracks and scores for films, television, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Hyde and Smith formed a new wave band whose name was a graphic squiggle, which was subsequently given the pronunciation Freur. The band signed to CBS Records and went on to release the albums Doot-Doot in 1983 and Get Us out of Here in 1986. In 1987 they formed a band under the name Underworld (named after a Clive Barker-scripted film which was scored by Freur), which tried a more guitar-orientated funky electropop sound. The band signed to Sire Records and released the album Underneath the Radar in 1988 and Change the Weather in 1989. This version of the band disbanded in 1990. After a break, to concentrate on their art/design project Tomato, Hyde and Smith recruited DJ Darren Emerson and after several minor releases and remixes as Lemon Interupt and Steppin' Razor readopted the Underworld moniker. The addition of Darren Emerson completed Underworld's techno/rock fusion. Their first album as a trio, 1994's 'dubnobasswithmyheadman' is considered one of the all-time classic dance albums. 'Second Toughest In The Infants' and 'Beaucoup Fish' brought further fans to the fold, cementing their reputation as one of the most innovative bands of the 1990s.

Underworld - Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You
Underworld - Change The Weather
Eurythmics - You Have Placed A Chill In My Heart [RCA]
Freur - Doot Doot [CBS]
Can - One More Night [Mute]
Prince - Cream [Warner Bros]
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored [Silvertone]
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray [Virgin]
Kraftwerk - Computer Love [EMI]
Black Box - Ride On Time [Sony TV/Columbia]
Primal Scream - Loaded [Columbia]
The Farm - All Together Now [Dover]
Vic Reeves & The Wonder Stuff - Dizzy [EMI]
Goldie & Metalheadz - Inner City Life [FFRR]
Lemon Interupt - Big Mouth [Junior Boys Own]
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (Let's Go) [Telstar]
Dreadzone - Little Britain [Virgin]
Underworld - Dark and Long (Album version)
Miles Davis - Aos Pes Da Cruz [Britannia Music]
Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint: 1. Fast
Underworld - Cowgirl [Junior Boy's Own]
Fatboy Slim - Praise You [Now]
Underworld - Rez [Junior Boy's Own]
Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX [Junior Boys Own]
Blur - Parklife [Parlophone]
Pulp - Sorted For E's & Whizz [Island]
The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be  (feat. Noel Gallagher) [Astralwerks]
Orbital - Chime [EMI]
The Orb - Toxygene [Island]
Björk - Big Time Sensuality [One Little Indian]
The Prodigy - Firestarter [XL]
The Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl [Virgin]
Underworld - Pearl's Girl
Underworld - Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream of Love
Underworld - Cups
Underworld - Jumbo [Universal Music Ltd.]
Underworld - King of Snake
Underworld - Dirty Epic

Monday, 27 March 2017

Björk Guðmundsdóttir

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th March 2017

As part of the My Generation season's look at the 90s, there's another chance to hear Stuart Maconie's profile of the idiosyncratic Icelandic singer, composer, actress and producer.

Björk - Big Time Sensuality (The Fluke Minimix)
Björk - I Love To Love
The Sugarcubes - Birthday
Björk - My Spine (With Evelyn Glennie)
Björk - Human Behaviour
Björk - Isobel
Björk - Cover Me
Björk - It's Oh So Quiet
Björk - Army Of Me
Björk - Jóga
Björk - Hunter
Björk - I've Seen It All (With Thom Yorke)
Björk - Overture from "Selmasongs"
Björk - Pagan Poetry
Björk - Venus As A Boy 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Don't Look Back In Anger: The Story Of Britpop - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd March 2017

Steve Lamacq focuses on the great Blur v Oasis battle and Britpop's eventual decline. First broadcast in 2004 and repeated as part of the BBC's My Generation season.

Blur - There's No Other Way
Blur - For Tomorrow
Oasis - Supersonic
Oasis - Roll With It
Blur - Country House
Oasis - Wonderwall
Blur - Song 2
Sleeper - Inbetweener
The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work
Oasis - D'you Know What I Mean?
Pulp - This Is Hardcore
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Don't Look Back In Anger: The Story Of Britpop - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 1st March 2017

As part of the BBC's My Generation series currently looking at the 90's, there's another chance to hear Steve Lamacq's chronicle the Britpop years - from its early days, through the great Blur v Oasis chart battle and the eventual decline of the movement that, for many, defined the 90s. First broadcast in 2004.

Oasis - Rock 'N' Roll Star
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Suede - Metal Mickey
Elastica - Stutter
Blur - Parklife
Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
Blur - This Is A Low
Supergrass - Alright
Pulp - Common People
Suede - Animal Nitrate
Elastica - Waking Up
Oasis - Listen Up
Oasis - All Around The World [Creation] 

Friday, 24 March 2017

How Britpop Changed The Media

BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 22nd February 2017

Britpop has been picked over a lot in the past 20 years. Mostly, we concentrate on the rivalry between Blur and Oasis, the notion of Britishness and the high times in general - for music, art, politics, even football - for mid-90s Britain. How Britpop Changed The Media looks at Britpop and its legacy in a different way.

In the late 80s and early 90s, pop music had its own specialist media: NME, Smash Hits, Record Mirror, Select, The Face. Major pop stars like Madonna would make the tabloids' entertainment pages, but pop culture was rarely covered by the broadsheets. This was partly due to snobbery, partly a lack of access - pop's stars tended to be American.

Britpop, coming as it did after rave and grunge - youth cultures that were astonishingly, suddenly popular; but inaccessible to the mainstream media - was seized upon by tabloids, broadsheets and TV news. Here were stars that were easy to find - they were in Camden, or the Met Bar - and a scene that was familiar and on their doorstep. This sudden explosion of alternative indie musicians into the mainstream was a shock to the musicians themselves and changed the way we think of stars.

Britpop's point (like punk's) was that musicians and stars are like their fans. This indirectly led to the idea of ordinary people becoming instant stars, to reality TV shows like Big Brother where non-famous people become overnight celebrities. But also Britpop stars didn't want to talk to tabloids or non-music media: hence the media methods of the 2000s - phone-tapping, paparazzi-stalking, paying friends to talk.

Finally, of course, pop and indie music is a stalwart of all media now, from The Observer to The Sun. Britpop brought pop into the mainstream media, where it still rules today.

Blur - End Of A Century [Food]
Elastica - Waking Up [Virgin]
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box [Geffen]
Blur - Advert [Food]
Suede - The Drowners [Nude]
Suede - So Young [Nude]
Saint Etienne - Nothing Can Stop Us [Heavenly]
Menswear - Daydreamer
Elastica - Line Up [Deceptive]
Blur - Parklife [Food]
Sleeper - Inbetweener [Indolent]
Oasis - Rock 'N' Roll Star [Creation]
Pulp - Something Changed [Island]
Elastica - S.O.F.T. [Deceptive]
Oasis - Roll With It [Creation]
Blur - Country House [Food]
Oasis - Some Might Say [Creation]
Supergrass - Alright [Parlophone]
Blur - This Is A Low [Food]
Elastica - 2:1 [EMI]
Pulp - Sorted For E's & Whizz [Island]
Pulp - Mis-Shapes [Island]
Pulp - This Is Hardcore [Island]
Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco [Bang Bang]
Blur - To The End [Food]

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Transglobal Underground - Radio 1 Session 20th September 1993

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th December 2016

Transglobal Underground - Ana
Transglobal Underground - Dub Yail
Transglobal Underground - Mambo On
Transglobal Underground - Topkapi

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Hear And Now: Basil Kirchin In Hull

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 4th March 2017

Kerry Andrew presents a concert from Hull City Hall celebrating reclusive sound collage genius Basil Kirchin, who died in Hull in 2005. Goldfrapp's Will Gregory has curated a programme of music by Kirchin and musicians inspired by him, including Matthew Bourne, Will Gregory himself, Matthew Herbert and Jim O'Rourke. Performers include vocalist Brigitte Beraha, pianist Matthew Bourne, saxophonist Evan Parker, Hull University Chamber Choir, the Will Gregory Ensemble and the BBC Concert Orchestra with conductor Clark Rundell.

Basil Kirchin - Primitive London No 5 (Remixed)
Basil Kirchin - Primitive London No 6
Basil Kirchin - The Mutations
Basil Kirchin - The Abominable Dr Phibes
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs - Abstractions of Holderness
Basil Kirchin - Charcoal Sketches
Matthew Bourne - Twenty-Seven Areas of Contention
Jim O'Rourke - 12 Dollars Is A Lot
Basil Kirchin - Quantum (Shortened Version)
Will Gregory - Madame Merle
Basil Kirchin - L'Esprit d'Amour
Basil Kirchin - Prelude - Dawn: Listen

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Late Junction: Basil Kirchin Tribute

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 16th February 2017

Nick Luscombe pays tribute to avant-garde musical genius, Basil Kirchin by showcasing some of his words and selected gems from his catalogue.

Born in 1927, Basil Kirchin was an elusive and enigmatic pioneer of British music. Originally a drummer inspired by jazz and mambo, his extraordinary musical journey included swing, rock'n'roll, film score, and pop songwriting, before he retreated to Hull, where he created experimental sonic landscapes that still challenge convention, until his death in 2005.

Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story, a celebration of the forgotten genius, takes place at Hull City Hall from 17 until 19 February as part of the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. On tonight's Late Junction Nick digs out some of his most amazing and overlooked music, and plays clips from a previously unheard interview, recorded by Jonny Trunk a few months before Kirchin's passing.

Plus, hear music by fans of Basil, from Broadcast to Brian Eno, who described his hero as "a founding father of ambient".

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.

Sex Swing - Nighttime Worker [Self-released]
Basil Kirchin - Silicon Chip [Trunk]
Jana Irmert - bagful [Fabrique]
HAU - werte ..  (feat. Christoph Berg, Henning Schmiedt & Danny Norbury)
Alsarah & The Nubatones - Ya Watan [Wonderwheel Recordings]
Carlo Mombelli - In Between I'll Eat Dark Chocolate [Instinct Africaine]
Broadcast - Minim [Warp]
Brian Eno - Sample music from Reflection app
The Ivor and Basil Kirchin Band - Stone Age Mambo [Vocalion]
Basil Kirchin - Primitive London 5 [Trunk]
Basil Kirchin - Part 4 Evolution [Island]
Basil Kirchin - Silicon Sessions 1 [Trunk]
Basil Kirchin & Danny Shackleton - Days Work (1) [Music House]
Basil Kirchin - Concept Suite 'Secret Conversations Between Instruments' [Trunk]
Basil Kirchin - Once Upon A Time (Excerpt) [Trunk]
Sean O'Hagan - Basil Pelynne [Hull City Of Culture 2017]
Mica Levi - RidingThrough Drinking Harpo Dine
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Life On Mars [Milan]
Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk - Intervention: Stjerner [Banquet]
La Qualia - 5am  (feat. Toby Jones)
Endon - Just Like Everybody [Hydra Head]
René Costy & Janko Nilović - Strange Dream
Alexis Taylor & Beatrice Dillon - Crying In The Chapel [Moshi Moshi]
Pillow Person - On Your Way

Monday, 20 March 2017

Free Thinking - Hull: A Trip Down Memory Lane

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 16th February 2017

Matthew Sweet visits Hull - the city where he grew up - and seeks out Basil Kirchin's sound world, Richard Bean's version of Hull during the Civil War and the re-opened Ferens Art Gallery where he used to spend Saturday mornings.

You can hear more of Basil Kirchin's music for films in tonight's Late Junction which follows at 11pm and Radio 3 is recording Mind on the Run featuring Goldfrapp's Will Gregory with members of the BBC Concert Orchestra - the event takes place 17th - 19th Feb at Hull City Hall and will be broadcast on Hear and Now on March 4th.


The Ferens Art Gallery is displaying Francis Bacon's Screaming Popes until May 1st; Pietro Lorenzetti's panel painting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter until April. Exhibitions by Ron Mueck, Spencer Tunick's Sea of Hull commission and the Turner prize follow later in 2017.

Richard Bean's play The Hypocrite - dramatising what happened in the Civil War when parliament charged Sir John Hotham with denying King Charles entry to Hull - runs from Friday 24th of February - Saturday 25th of March at Hull Truck Theatre, and Friday 31th of March - Saturday 29th of April at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Producer: Craig Templeton Smith.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

John Peel October 1994

JOHN PEEL OCTOBER 1994
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th March 2017

As part of My Generation 1990s 6 Music imagines what it would have sounded like had it been on air in March 1994. It stands to reason of the roster of 6 Music DJs would have included John Peel. So in that spirit, 6 Music re-broadcasts a John Peel programme from 1994 (in Glasgow 10 October 1994). In this edition Peel plays the likes of Shorty, Re-Mark, The Nectarine No. 9, and the obligatory American band 'with a silly name' Dancing French Liberals of 48.

PART ONE (320kbs-m4a/127mb/55mins)
Re-Mark - Sound Murderer
Dancing French Liberals Of 48 - Spags
Ash - Punkboy
The Nectarine No. 9 - Couldn't Phone Potatoes
Sapiano - Maniak
A.C. Acoustics - King Dick
Ricky General - Unknown
Shorty - I Prefer Nitwit
Morph - Aphalon
The Nectarine No. 9 - These Days
Citrus - Cannonball Play
Sounds Of Life - Release The Bells
A.C. Acoustics - Sister Grab Operator


PART TWO (320kbs-m4a/136mb/60mins)
Jimmy Liggins - Drunk
Voorhees - Pissed
Autechre - Foil
Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz
The Nectarine No. 9 - This Arsehole's Been Burned Too Many Times Before
Ananda Shankar - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Hardtrance - Hard Azz
Rust - War
Katuna Style Band - Bib Ablabayet Part 1
A.C. Acoustics - Oregon Pine Washback
Floating Bloke - Beetle Crusher
Health Hazard - Looking For An Answer
The Trashwomen - Surf Creature
Crocodile God - Tell Me What Is Going On
Unknown - Unknown

Saturday, 18 March 2017

The Radiohead Story - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th February 2017

Steve Lamacq concludes his in-depth profile of the influential band. First broadcast in 2003.

Radiohead - Karma Police [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Just [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Airbag [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film) [EMI]
Radiohead - Idioteque [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Optimistic
Radiohead - Idioteque [Parlophone]
Radiohead - The National Anthem [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Dollars & Cents [EMI]
Radiohead - Knives Out
The Vines - Highly Evolved
Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees [Parlophone]

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Radiohead Story - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th February 2017

Steve Lamacq continues his in-depth profile of the influential band. First broadcast in 2003.

Radiohead - Planet Telex (Live)
Radiohead - Inside My Head (Live)
Radiohead - Ripcord (Live)
Radiohead - Creep (Live)
Radiohead - The Bends (Live)
Radiohead - Anyone Can Play Guitar (Live)
Radiohead - My Iron Lung (Live)
Radiohead - Lucky (Live)
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (Live)
Radiohead - The National Anthem (Live)
Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place (Live)
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong (Live)
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Live)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

The Radiohead Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th February 2017

Steve Lamacq continues his in-depth profile of the influential band. First broadcast in 2003.

Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Blow Out [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Creep [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Planet Telex [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
Radiohead - Just [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lucky
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - The National Anthem
Radiohead - Kid A [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Pyramid Song
Radiohead - Knives Out
Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The Radiohead Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th February 2017

Steve Lamacq presents an in-depth profile of the influential band. First broadcast in 2003.

Radiohead - Everything In It's Right Place [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Pop Is Dead
Radiohead - Anyone Can Play Guitar [BMG Direct]
Radiohead - You [Parlophone]
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit [Geffen]
Radiohead - Creep [Parlophone]
Radiohead - High And Dry [Parlophone]
Radiohead - The Bends [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Electioneering
Radiohead - Idioteque [Parlophone]
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Single Story - 4. Episode 4

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th February 2017

David Quantick concludes his exploration of our love affair with the 45 rpm single with a look at the iconic status of the single, the influence it has had over the DJ, the obsessive singles collectors and the unexpected survival of the indie record store.

First broadcast in 2009.


Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK [EMI]
Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah [Columbia]
The Jam - The Modern World [Polydor]
The Specials - Too Much Too Young [2 Tone]
Eagles - Hotel California [Asylum]
The Selecter - On My Radio [2 Tone]
John Travolta & Olivia Newton‐John - Summer Nights [RSO]
Grandmaster Flash - White Lines [Sugar Hill]
Meat Loaf - Anything For Love [Virgin]
The Specials - Ghost Town [2 Tone]
The Undertones - You've Got My Number [Sire]
Yes - The Revealing Science of God (Dance Of The Dawn)
Buzzcocks - Friends Of Mine [New Hormones]
Stiff Little Fingers - Gotta Getaway [Celluloid]
Wham! - Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go [Epic]
The Barron Knights - A Taste Of Aggro [Columbia]
Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock [Tommy Boy/Warner Bros.]
Kylie Minogue - The Locomotion [Dimension 1000]
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love [Champion]
Run DMC - Rock Box [Arista/BMG]
Chip E - It's House
Donna Summer - I Feel Love [Casablanca]
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love [Island]
The Stranglers - Golden Brown [Liberty]
Meat Loaf - I'll Go Blind Before I Stop [Virgin]
Madness - House Of Fun [Stiff]
The Sweet - Blockbuster! [Music Club Deluxe]
The Sweet - Need A Lot Of Lovin [RCA]
Saint Etienne - You're In A Bad Way [Heavenly]
The Undertones - Thrill Me [For Us]
Etana - Roots [VP]
Flowered Up - Weekender [Heavenly]
Leona Lewis - Run [Syco Music]
Will Young - The Long And Winding Road [RCA]
Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah [Columbia]
Neil Young - Fork In The Road [Reprise]
Magazine - A Song From Under The Floorboards [Virgin] 

Monday, 13 March 2017

The Single Story - 3. Episode 3

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th February 2017

David Quantick continues his exploration of our love affair with the 45 rpm single.

In programme three, David looks at the workings of the singles industry, exploring the studios that grew up to service the singles business, including The Brill Building, Motown and Stock, Aitken and Waterman's "hit factory". He also takes a look at the power of the DJ on the single.

First broadcast in 2009.

The Who - The Kids Are Alright
The Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
The Beatles - Love Me Do
Brass Incorporated ‎- At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal (Theme From "Pick Of The Pops")
The Animals - It's My Life
The Fortunes - Caroline
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
Susan Cadogan - Hurt So Good
Bay City Rollers - Keep On Dancing
St Cecilia - Leap Up And Down Wave Your Knickers In The Air
The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
The Drifters - Up On The Roof
Frank Sinatra - Here's That Rainy Day
The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Divine - You Think You're A Man
Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
Leyton Buzzards - 19 & Mad
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
The Ting Tings - Great DJ

Sunday, 12 March 2017

The Single Story - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th February 2017

David Quantick continues his look at our love affair with the 45 rpm single.

In programme two he looks at the early days of the charts and the effect the single had on that new phenomenon; the teenager; the power the TV Music shows had on the single; and the cultural power of the 45 from the revolution of rock and roll to teeny and weeny boppers and glam rock's children of the revolution.

First broadcast in 2009.

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks [EMI]
The Who - My Generation
Elvis Presely - Jailhouse Rock
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
The Beach Boys - Surfin'
Gene Vincent - Be-Bop-A-Lula
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
Marty Wilde - Bad Boy
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - All Shook Up
Chuck Berry - School Days
Unknown - Kansas City
The Beatles - Kansas City
Petula Clark - Downtown
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks - Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Bing Crosby - Swinging On A Star
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - I'm The Urban Spaceman
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
The Osmonds - Love Me For A Reason
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
Leyton Buzzards - Saturday Night Beneath The Plastic Palm Trees
Brass Incorporated ‎- At The Sign Of The Swinging Cymbal (Theme From "Pick Of The Pops")

Saturday, 11 March 2017

The Single Story - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th February 2017

In 1949, RCA Victor launched a small, round, plastic and - weirdly - green disc on the listening public, which heralded a revolution in popular music. David Quantick charts our love affair with the 45 rpm single.

Initially the result of what we might now call an "audio format war" between record companies, the single was always aimed at the younger generation. While the LP originally catered for a middle-aged, middle-class, well-heeled audience, the cheaper, cooler 45 took on the poorer, cooler youth market. The vinyl single launched rock and roll, pop and the teenager on the world and provided a lynchpin for Western popular culture. It has defined the popular music and shows no signs of dying.

David Quantick looks at the extraordinary impact the single has had on the way we've listened to music for over 60 years. This is a chance to examine one of the most important revolutions in the modern music business.

In the first programme he looks at the war of the speeds and the early glory days of the vinyl single, which pitted stars like Judy Garland up against Frank Sinatra, then brought us Elvis and Bill Haley. All this set against a brave new world of cheap "portable" record players, exotic new vinyl juke boxes and the birth of the singles charts.

Contributors include Tom Jones, actor Martin Freeman, Myleene Klass, songwriter Diane Warren, musician Soweto Kinch, Bob Stanley from St. Etienne, Michael Bradley from the Undertones, the Reverend Run, DJ Cosmo, Pete Shelley from Buzzcocks, Pete Waterman, Mike Read, David Jensen, Johnnie Walker and Bob Harris.

First broadcast in 2009.

Nathan Milstein, Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Of New York, Bruno Walter - Mendelssohn: Concerto In E Minor For Violin And Orchestra Op. 64
Eddy Arnold - Texarkana Baby
Bill Haley - Shake Rattle & Roll
The Beatles - Ticket To Ride
The Osmonds - Crazy Horses
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair)
Arbee Stidham - My Heart Belongs To You
Eddie Fisher - I'm Yours
Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
Eddie Calvert - Oh, Mein Papa
Lonnie Donegan - Cumberland Gap
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
Johnny Ace - My Song
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - That's All Right
Elvis Presley - That's All Right
Million Dollar Quartet - Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Lord Composer - Hill And Gully Ride; Mandeville Road (Jamaica)
Chin's Calypso Sextet - Boogu Yagga Gal
Willie Mitchell - That Driving Beat
The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go
Tom Jones - Delilah

Friday, 10 March 2017

Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Archive

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 26th February 2017

Anthony Burgess is best known as the author of A Clockwork Orange, published 50 years ago.

Burgess was born in 1917 in one of the poorest areas of North Manchester. It was entirely unpredictable that such a major literary figure and polymath would spring from such a humble background.He remained in Manchester until he graduated from the University, but never went back to live there and was careful to disguise his Northern accent.

Paul Morley - a fellow Northern exile - visits some of the key landmarks of Burgess's early life - Xaverian College where he was taught by strict Catholics from the Xaverian Brothers; the Free Trade Hall where he heard the Hallé Orchestra; Central Library where he began a lifelong process of self-education.

Paul also considers Burgess's continuing passion for writing classical music; his first creative ambition was to be a composer. He wrote over 200 pieces of pieces of classical music, including full-length symphonies and a ballet. Very little of his music was performed during his lifetime, but it is now attracting interest from musicians and academics.

Burgess's legacy includes not only 33 published novels, two autobiographies and a large amount of journalism but a previously unheard archive of about 800 audio cassettes and home movies. Paul Morley visits The International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, which is cataloguing this rich, diverse and remarkable archive.

Contributors include Dr Andrew Biswell, biographer of Anthony Burgess and Director of The International Anthony Burgess Foundation; Paul Philips, author of a book about Burgess's music; and Dr Kevin Malone an expert on the music Burgess himself wrote for his own dramatized version of A Clockwork Orange.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Hendrix At The Beeb

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 23rd February 2017

Richard Skinner tells the story of the live session recordings Jimi Hendrix made for the BBC.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Radio One [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Hey Joe [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady (Take 1) [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Stone Free [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Love Or Confusion [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Killing Floor [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Fire [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Wild Thing [Experience]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Burning Of The Midnight Lamp [Castle Communications]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Stevie Wonder - Jammin'
The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love Her

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Stones At The Beeb

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd February 2017

A chance to look back at the sessions and guest appearances recorded at the BBC by the Rolling Stones. Presented by Andy Peebles and first broadcast in 1985.

The Rolling Stones - Come On
The Rolling Stones - Memphis Tennesee (Saturday Club, 26 Oct 1963)
The Rolling Stones - Roll Over Beethoven (Saturday Club, 26 Oct 1963)
The Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
The Rolling Stones - Down The Road Apiece
The Rolling Stones - Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On)
The Rolling Stones - Cops & Robbers
The Rolling Stones - You Better Move On
The Rolling Stones - Mona
The Rolling Stones - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
The Rolling Stones - Mercy Mercy (Yeah Yeah, 30 Aug 1965)
The Rolling Stones - Cry To Me
The Rolling Stones - Fanny Mae
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones - 2120 South Michigan Avenue

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Beatles At The Beeb - 2. Episode 2

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st February 2017

Andy Peebles continues the story of the many live session recordings the Beatles made for the BBC. First broadcast in 1982.

The Beatles - With Love From Us To You
The Beatles - All My Loving
The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven
The Beatles - Till There Was You
The Beatles - I Wanna Be Your Man
The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
The Beatles - With Love From Us To You
The Beatles - This Boy (Saturday Club, 21 Dec 1963)
The Beatles - Long Tall Sally
The Beatles - And I Love Her [Apple]
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Things We Said Today [Parlophone]
The Beatles - I'm A Loser [Parlophone]
The Beatles - She's A Woman [Parlophone]
The Beatles - I Feel Fine [Unknown]
The Beatles - Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey [EMI]
The Beatles - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby [Apple]
The Beatles - Dizzy Miss Lizzy [Apple]
The Beatles - Ticket To Ride [Parlophone]

Monday, 6 March 2017

The Beatles At The Beeb - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th February 2017

Andy Peebles tells the story of the many live session recordings the Beatles made for the BBC. First broadcast in 1982.

The Beatles - The Hippy Hippy Shake [Apple]
The Beatles - Memphis, Tennessee (Pop Go The Beatles, 30 Jul 1963) [Apple]
The Beatles - Please Mr Postman [Parlophone]
The Beatles - Too Much Monkey Business [Great Dane]
The Beatles - Do You Want To Know A Secret? [Parlophone]
The Beatles - I'll Be On My Way (Side By Side, 24 Jun 1963) [BBC]
The Beatles - Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Pop Go The Beatles, 6 Aug 1963) [Apple]
The Beatles - To Know Her Is To Love Her [Apple]
The Beatles - Don't Ever Change (Pop Go The Beatles, 1 Aug 1963) [Apple]
The Beatles - Carol (Pop Go The Beatles, 16 Jul 1963) [EMI]
The Beatles - A Soldier Of Love (Pop Go The Beatles, 16 Jul 1963) [EMI]
The Beatles - Lend Me Your Comb (Pop Go The Beatles, 16 Jul 1963) [Apple]

The Beatles - Clarabella (Pop Go The Beatles, 16 Jul 1963)
The Beatles - A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues
The Beatles - Matchbox (Pop Go The Beatles, 30 Jul 1963)
The Beatles - Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
The Beatles - Lonesome Tears In My Eyes
The Beatles - I Got A Woman
The Beatles - The Honeymoon Song

Sunday, 5 March 2017

A Year In The Life: The Beatles 1962 - 2. Episode 2

A YEAR IN THE LIFE: THE BEATLES 1962 - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 3rd February 2017


A Year In The Life: Beatles '62 narrates the pivotal breakthrough year for the newly mop-topped Liverpool beat combo via the recollections of those who knew and worked alongside them in 1962.

An oral history narrated by Liverpool contemporary Roger Mcgough, A Year In The Life recounts a familiar tale via the less-familiar recollections of those who were vital to The Beatles development in 1962.

The programme will range from their unsuccessful January 1st audition for Decca records through to the recording and release of their breakthrough hit Love Me Do.

A Year In the Life will also reflect upon their crowning in the Merseybeat newspaper as the leading Liverpool group, their first radio broadcasts at the BBC's Manchester studios, the death of original bassist Stu Sutcliffe, their return to Hamburg's Star Club, and the ousting of drummer Pete Best.

Contributors include Bill Harry (the editor of Merseybeat), Klaus Voorman (their close friend from Hamburg and the artist responsible for Revolver's striking sleeve) Pete Best (their original drummer) Joe Brown and Mike Berry (who shared bills with the group shortly before their national fame) Andy White (the studio session drummer who played on 'Love Me Do') and publicist Tony Calder (who promoted their first single).

First broadcast on Radio 2.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

A Year In The Life: The Beatles 1962 - 1. Episode 1

BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd February 2017

Roger McGough tells the story of the pivotal breakthrough year for the newly mop-topped beat combo via the recollections of those who knew and worked alongside them.

The programme will range from their unsuccessful January 1st audition for Decca records through to the recording and release of their breakthrough hit Love Me Do.

A Year In the Life will also reflect upon their crowning in the Merseybeat newspaper as the leading Liverpool group, their first radio broadcasts at the BBC's Manchester studios, the death of original bassist Stu Sutcliffe, their return to Hamburg's Star Club, and the ousting of drummer Pete Best.

Contributors include Bill Harry (the editor of Merseybeat), Klaus Voorman (their close friend from Hamburg and the artist responsible for Revolver's striking sleeve) Pete Best (their original drummer) Joe Brown and Mike Berry (who shared bills with the group shortly before their national fame) Andy White (the studio session drummer who played on 'Love Me Do') and publicist Tony Calder (who promoted their first single).

First broadcast on Radio 2.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Genesis P-Orridge - Late Junction Mixtape

BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 2nd February 2017

Hapshash And The Coloured Coat - A Mind Blown Is A Mind Shown [Minit]
The Incredible String Band - A Very Cellular Song [Elektra]
Kaleidoscope - Egyptian Gardens [Epic]
Fresh Maggots - Dole Song [Sunbeam]
13th Floor Elevators - Roller Coaster [The Magnum Music Group]
The Zombies - A Rose For Emily [Epic]
The Monks - Complication [International]
Pearls Before Swine - The Jeweler [Reprise]
H.P. Lovecraft - The White Ship [Radioactive]
Blossom Toes - Look At Me I'm You [Sunbeam]


Intro (320kbs-m4a/10mb/4mins)
Outro (320kbs-m4a/8mb/3mins)

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Donovan - Live Cambridge Folk Festival 1981

DONOVAN - LIVE CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL 1981 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th February 2017


Donovan - Josie
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Donovan - Catch The Wind
Donovan - Hey Gyp
Donovan - Universal Soldier
Donovan - Mountain
Donovan - Colours
Donovan - Heights Of Alma
Donovan - Johnny Tuff
Donovan - Only What The Lonely Call The Blues
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Donovan - Laléna
Donovan - Sunny Goodge Street
Donovan - Jennifer Juniper
Donovan - Lady Of The Flowers
Donovan - Mellow Yellow

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Deep Purple - Live Knebworth 22nd June 1985

DEEP PURPLE - LIVE KNEBWORTH 22.06.85 (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th February 2017


Deep Purple - Highway Star
Deep Purple - Nobody's Home
Deep Purple - Strange Kind Of Woman
Deep Purple - Gypsy's Eyes
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple - Space Truckin'
Deep Purple - Black Knight
Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water