Thursday, 31 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 12 - 5. Roger Waters

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 12 - 5. ROGER WATERS (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 27th February 2018


Roger Waters shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Roger Waters is a singer, songwriter and composer, who was a founder member of Pink Floyd, one of the most acclaimed and beloved British bands of all time. He helped lead the group in the creation of some of the best, biggest-selling and most ambitious albums in popular music history. He's also made his mark as a solo artist and currently holds the record for the highest grossing tour for a solo musician ever.

Roger remembers a youth obsessed with blues, jazz and R&B, and his early songwriting influences such as Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan and John Lennon. He looks back at his relationship with his childhood friend Syd Barret, who would join the Pink Floyd in 65. He recalls the post-Syd Floyd, the creation of Dark Side of the Moon and his uneasy relationship with the fame that followed. Roger also focuses on The Wall - the 1979 concept album inspired by that relationship -- and how he revisited the album in 2010 for his epic record breaking Roger Waters: The Wall tour, which also inspired a live album and a feature movie. He also talks about his famously acrimonious split from Pink Floyd, and, more positively, his new material.

Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond [EMI]
Gilbert And Sullivan - Three Little Maids From School (From--Mikado) [Golden Tone]
Tommy Steele And The Steelmen - Singing The Blues [Deram]
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - I Love You Baby [Marble Arch]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Columbia]
Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind [Castle Communications]
The Rolling Stones - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
Pink Floyd - Bike [EMI/Columbia]
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - Mother [Parlophone]
Pink Floyd - Money [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) [Harvest]
Roger Waters - 5:01 am (The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking, Part 10) [Harvest]
Roger Waters - Outside The Wall (Live) [EMI]
The Impressions - People Get Ready [Beechwood Music]

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 12 - 4. Yoko Ono

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 12 - 4. YOKO ONO (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th March 2018


Yoko Ono shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016 and repeated for International Women's Day.

Yoko talks recalls the first time she became aware of music and other key moments in her life and career, most notably when she first met John Lennon. Already an established avant garde artist, she had a profound effect on John Lennon's experimental and psychedelic work throughout the late 60s, both in the Beatles and later in collaboration with Yoko in the Plastic Ono Band.

John Lennon - Dear Yoko
Yoko Ono - Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him
Yoko Ono - Unknown (Avant-Garde piece)
Yoko Ono - Death Of Samantha
John Lennon - Love
John Lennon - Oh Yoko! [Parlophone]
The Beatles - The Ballad Of John and Yoko [Apple]
Plastic Ono Band - Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow)
John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace A Chance [Parlophone]
Yoko Ono - Yes, I'm Your Angel
Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice [Rykodisc]
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Remember Love

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 12 - 3. Joan As Police Woman

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 12 - 3. JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN (320kbs-m4a/134mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th February 2018


Joan Wasser from Joan as Police Woman shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

She talks about her youth shaped by a love of classical, R&B and hardcore bands, plus her early groups including the Dambusters.

Joan also shares stories of working with Lou Reed and Anohni, her relationship with Jeff Buckley, as well as discussing her early music influences including Public Enemy and Neil Young.

Joan As Police Woman - Holy City [Play It Again Sam]
Joan As Police Woman - Shame [Play It Again Sam]
The Kingston Trio - Tom Dooley [K-Tel International]
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - A Taste Of Honey [A&M]
Jimi Hendrix - Bold As Love [Track‎]
The Doors - Light My Fire [Elektra]
Neil Young - Bandit [Warner]
Black Flag - Depression [SST]
The Dambuilders - Shrine
Public Enemy - Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos [Def Jam]
Joan As Police Woman - Christobel [Reveal]
Jeff Buckley - Everybody Here Wants You [Columbia]
Antony And The Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
Lou Reed - Charley’s Girl [Fame/EMI]
Joan As Police Woman - The Classic [Play It Again Sam]
Stevie Wonder - Joy Inside My Tears [Motown]

Monday, 28 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 12 - 2. Jeff Lynne

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 12 - 2. JEFF LYNNE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th February 2018


Jeff Lynne shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast soon before his appearance with ELO at Glastonbury in 2016.

He is an enormously respected and loved producer as well as musician. He was a member of Birmingham 60s pop heroes the Move and he masterminded the million-selling Electric Light Orchestra. He's also worked as a producer with the likes of Brian Wilson, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and the Beatles.

Jeff talks about his earliest musical loves and the start of a lifetime obsessed with music production, creating the early ELO records, their world conquering 1977 album Out of the Blue and the recording of Mr. Blue Sky. He also chats about producing the aforementioned musical legends and his role in the most super supergroup of all time the Travelling Wilburys. He also recalls his Hyde Park comeback show in 2014, playing to an audience of 50,000.

Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down [Epic]
Electric Light Orchestra - Turn To Stone [Dino]
Juanita Hall - Bali Hai [RCA]
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely [Global]
Del Shannon - Runaway [Dino]
Del Shannon - Little Town Flirt [Charly]
The Nightriders - It's Only The Dog
Electric Light Orchestra - 10538 Overture [Epic]
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky [Epic]
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman [Epic]
Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman [Dino]
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me [Motown]
George Harrison - When We Was Fab [Dark Horse]
The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care [Wilbury]
Tom Petty - Free Fallin' [MCA]
The Beatles - Free As A Bird [EMI]
Electric Light Orchestra - All Over The World (Live At Hyde Park)
Jeff Lynne - She [Frontiers]

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Ian Fleming - Moonraker

IAN FLEMING - MOONRAKER (320kbs-m4a/199mb/1hr27mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 31st March 2018


Martin Jarvis directs this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama.

It's 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain's defences. It's ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes undercover at Moonraker's secret base. He and agent Gala Brand (Katherine Kingsley) discover possible treachery. Can they prevent a catastrophe?

Archie Scottney's compelling dramatization of Ian Fleming's novel is Jarvis and Ayres' seventh Bond on Radio 4. Janie Dee, John Standing and Julian Sands return as Moneypenny, M and Q. Jared Harris is Head of Special Branch, Patricia Hodge a hearty missile expert, Ian Ogilvy a BBC man, and Nigel Anthony is a Peter Lorre-inspired Krebs.

Sound design: Mark Holden
Specially composed music: Mark Holden and Mike Lopez
Producer: Rosalind Ayres
Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Driving Bill Drummond

DRIVING BILL DRUMMOND (320kbs-m4a/71mb/31mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 18th August 2017

Bill Drummond is many things. As well as an artist, a writer and former pop-star - he's the owner of an old curfew tower in Northern Ireland which he runs as an artists' residency. Last year some poets from Belfast's Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry stayed there and Bill published their collected work in a little black book called The Curfew Tower is Many Things.

Except for a poem the award-winning Belfast poet Stephen Sexton wrote. Apparently that one went missing. So Bill has left two pages blank in the book for Stephen to fill in with poetry as they drive through all of Ireland's 32 counties in 5 days in a white Ford Transit hire-van, giving out copies as they go.

But what exactly is driving Bill Drummond?

Producer Conor Garrett is there to find out. As they cross the Irish border and over each county boundary, Conor is becoming increasingly concerned he may not have a good enough story for his radio programme. It's a problem further complicated by the fact Bill won't talk about his chart-topping '90s pop band who once famously set fire to a very large pile of their own cash. Then, when a narrative arc does eventually develop, Conor can't be sure how authentic it is. And what's all this stuff about eels?

Producer: Conor Garrett.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Greetings Music Lover: Celebrating Steve Barker On The Wire

GREETINGS MUSIC LOVER: CELEBRATING STEVE BARKER ON THE WIRE (320kbs/122mb/53mins)
Wire Magazine download: 21st May 2018


The premiere of Steve Urquhart's new audio documentary exploring the life and work of BBC Radio Lancashire broadcaster and Wire contributor Steve Barker.

May 2018 sees veteran Wire writer and dub/roots columnist Steve Barker celebrate 40 years at BBC Radio Lancashire, where his legendary freeform show On The Wire continues to promote underground and new music every Saturday night at midnight. This special audio portrait charts Steve’s influential (and occasionally turbulent) four decades on air. On The Wire was among the first to interview The Smiths and Depeche Mode; it played 808 State’s “Pacific State” and A Guy Called Gerald’s “Voodoo Ray” before anyone else; it even staged a free Fall gig at Clitheroe Castle. It’s been threatened by BBC cuts - twice - and both times saved with the help of its fiercely loyal listeners across Lancashire and worldwide.

Made by Steve Urquhart - producer of the recent BBC Radio 3 feature A Portrait Of Val Wilmer, chronicling another renowned Wire contributor - Greetings Music Lover features rare archive material plus new interviews from On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, David Rodigan, Stuart Maconie, The Wire’s Tony Herrington and Derek Walmsley, plus various contributors to On The Wire over the years, and Steve Barker himself.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

The First Time With... Paul Simon

THE FIRST TIME WITH... PAUL SIMON (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd February 2018


Paul Simon shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Paul Simon remains one of the most acclaimed and popular songwriters of all time. His first recording was released in 1958, but these days he rarely puts his craft under the spotlight and often avoids discussing his extraordinary back catalogue. However, in this special edition of The First Time, recorded in the lead-up to the release of his acclaimed album Stranger to Stranger, Paul discusses the songs (both his own and those by his heroes) that changed his life.

Paul remembers a childhood obsessed with "baseball, girls and rock 'n' roll", first meeting with Art Garfunkel, his time in the UK as part of the burgeoning and inspiring ealy '60s folk scene and the stories behind the writing and recording of some of Simon & Garfunkel's biggest songs.

He also discusses his approach to songwriting, the impact the phenomenal global and cultural success of his album Graceland had, and the making of the Stranger to Stranger album.

Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
Paul Simon - Late in the Evening (Warner Bros)
The Crows - Gee
Nat King Cole - Too Young
Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love
Tom & Jerry - True Or False
Julius La Rosa - Anywhere I Wander
Anne Briggs - My Bonny Boy
Paul Simon - I Am A Rock
Little Walter - My Babe
The Swan Silvertones - Oh Mary Don't You Weep
The Everly Brothers - Long Time Gone
Aretha Franklin - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Paul Simon - Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard (Warner Bros)
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer (Columbia)
Simon & Garfunkel - So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright (Columbia)
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy In New York (Columbia)
Simon & Garfunkel - Cecilia (Columbia)
Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Warner Bros)
Paul Simon - The Boy In The Bubble (Warner Bros)
Paul Simon - The Werewolf
Ensemble Of The Bulgarian Republic - Polegnala E Todora (Theodora Is Dozing)
Elvis Presley - Mystery Train (RCA)

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 11 - 3. Róisín Murphy

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 11 - 3. RÓISÍN MURPHY (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st February 2018


Roisin Murphy shares her musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Roisin tells of her upbringing in a small town in Ireland amongst a very musical family that knew how to party. When she was 12 she moved to Manchester and she talks of how this opened her eyes. From there she moved to Sheffield and this is where she really started to find her own identity and crowd, mainly through her love of alternative music. She realised she didn't have to be part of the mainstream and try to fit in, instead she could, in her words, 'fit out'. In Sheffield she met DJ Parrot who has remained a key influence and producer in her musical career. This was when she discovered dance music, which became central to her musical career.

She recalls how her old band Moloko fell into place one step at a time, and how that pretty much encapsulates the band's career. She goes on to talk about meeting Matthew Herbert who produced her first solo album, and what an enormous help he was to her at that time.

Moloko - The Time Is Now [Echo]
Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night [Reprise]
Blondie - The Tide Is High [EMI]
The Beatles - Ticket To Ride [Apple]
Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina [Really Useful/Universal]
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust [Island]
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing [Geffen]
The All Seeing I - Beat Goes On [FFRR]
The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored [Silvertone]
En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) [Eastwest]
Young MC - Bust A Move [Shout Factory]
Moloko - Fun For Me [Polygram TV]
Moloko - Sing It Back [Echo]
Herbert With Dani Siciliano ‎- So Now...
Róisín Murphy - Exploitation [Play It Again Sam]
Van Morrison - Streets Of Arklow

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 11 - 2. Bobby Gillespie

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 11 - 2. BOBBY GILLESPIE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th February 2018


Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Primal Scream have constantly evolved since their formation in Glasgow in 1982. They've been a jangle pop outfit, 60s Stones obsessives, psychedelic rave music pioneers, krautrockers, trip hoppers, industrial noise merchants and most things in-between.

Bobby remembers the country, western and blues music that inspired him as a child and the incredible impact that punk rock had on him (especially the Sex Pistols and the Clash), which eventually that led to the formation of Primal Scream following his brief tenure as the drummer with the Jesus & Mary Chain.

He also explains how Primal Scream's immersion in the rave culture of the 80s gave birth to the classic album, Screamadelica, and how the band's drug problems nearly ended their career.

Primal Scream - Kill All Hippies [Universal]
Primal Scream - Rocks [Virgin]
The Beatles - She Loves You [Apple]
Hank Williams - Moanin' The Blues [Country Store]
Ray Charles - Busted [Acuff-Rose Opryland]
The Sweet - Block Buster! [Virgin]
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak / This Is The One (Regal Theatre Hitchin 1983)
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen [Virgin]
The Clash - White Riot [Columbia]
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey [Emperor Norton]
Love - Your Mind And We Belong Together [Rhino]
Primal Scream - Come Together (Farley Mix)
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People [London]
Primal Scream - I'm Losing More (Than I'll Ever Have)
Primal Scream - Loaded [Now]
Primal Scream - Jailbird [Creation]
Primal Scream - Kowalski [Creation]
The Beach Boys - 'Til I Die [Eagle Vision]
Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix) [Creation]
Sex Pistols - Seventeen

Monday, 21 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 11 - 1. Karl Hyde

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 11 - 1. KARL HYDE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th February 2018


Karl Hyde of Underworld shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Karl Hyde is one half of one of the world's greatest electronic bands. Their lyrics are an essential part of their music, and their anthems can fill a club dancefloor, their albums move the mind as much as the feet. They're also as much of a live spectacle as any rock band.

Karl looks back to the start of his musical history - his early passions growing up in Worcester, his first gigs and influences. He also talks about meeting his future Underworld partner Rick Smith and their search to find a creative identity. He also talks about Underworld's first shows, and how they became the acclaimed outfit they are today - taking in the iconic Born Slippy (which had its roots in Karl's own issues with alcohol abuse), through sound-tracking the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and their 2016 album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future.

Underworld - Two Months Off [JBO]
Underworld - Dirty Epic
Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John [Old Gold]
Henry Blair & Ray Turner - Sparky's Magic Piano (Excerpt) [EMI]
Gun - Race With The Devil [Sony Music]
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [Columbia]
The Groundhogs - Cherry Red [Liberty]
Clifford T. Ward - Home Thoughts From Abroad [Columbia]
Osibisa - Music For Gong Gong [Bronze]
The Screen Gemz - Teenage Teenage
Freur - Doot Doot [CBS]
Underworld - Crocodile [Underworldlive.com]
John Martyn - Anna [Island]
Underworld - Mmm Skyscraper I Love You [Junior Boy's Own]
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros]
Underworld - Born Slippy [Junior Boys Own]
Underworld & Evelyn Glennie & The Pandemonium Drummers - And I Will Kiss [Universal]
Clifford T. Ward - Gaye [Virgin]

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Discovery - The Far Future

DISCOVERY - THE FAR FUTURE (96kbs-m4a/19mb/26mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 26th March 2018

How do we prepare for the distant future? Helen Keen meets the people who try to.

If our tech society continues then we can leave data for future generations in huge, mundane quantities, detailing our every tweet and Facebook 'like'. But how long could this information be stored? And if society as we know it ends, will our achievements vanish with it? How do we plan for and protect those who will be our distant descendants and yet may have hopes, fears, languages, beliefs, even religions that we simply cannot predict? What if anything can we, should we, pass on?

Picture: Filing cabinets, Credit: fotofrog

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Sound Of Cinema: 200. Gaming

SOUND OF CINEMA: 200. GAMING (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 17th March 2018


As Lara Croft leaps into cinemas in the latest Tomb Raider film, Matthew Sweet takes on her, pacman and the Super Mario Brothers as he explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Beck - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010): Threshold (8 Bit) [Universal Studios]
Wendy Carlos - Tron (1982): The Creation Of Tron / Water, Music And Tronaction [CBS]
Don Davis - The Matrix (1999): Main Title / Trinity Infinity [Varese Sarabande]
Jerry Fielding - Demon Seed (1977): End Credits [Film Score Monthly]
James Horner - Avatar (2010): Jake Enters His Avatar World [Fox Music]
Henry Jackman - Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017): The Jumanji Overture [Sony Classical]
Ramin Djawadi - Pacific Rim (2013): 2500 Tons Of Awesome [WaterTower Music]
Dasha Churasha - Hardcore Henry (2016): You Are The Man [Sony Masterworks]
Clinton Shorter - District 9 (2009): A Lot Of Secrets [Spacelab9]
Henry Jackman - Wreck It Ralph (2012): Life In The Arcade / Vanellope Von Schweets [Walt Disney]
Arthur B. Rubinstein - WarGames (1983): A Game Of Chess / Main Title [Intrada Special Collection]
Junkie XL - Tomb Raider (2018): Return To Croft Manor [Sony Masterworks]
Richard Rodney Bennett - Billion Dollar Brain - End Titles [Sony]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Magic Flute (1975): Queen Of The Night's Aria

Friday, 18 May 2018

The First Time With... Sir Elton John

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SIR ELTON JOHN (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th February 2018


Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night, he looks back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - such as performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his obsessive love for Blur, John Grant and New Order and whether he'll ever play the Glastonbury Festival.

Elton John - Rocket Man [Mercury/Universal]
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Alberto Semprini Et Son Orchestre - Kitten On The Keys
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop [EMI]
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite [Charly]
Winifred Atwell - Hamp's Boogie Woogie [London]
John Grant - Sweet Painted Lady [Mercury]
Elton John - Your Song (Live) [Rocket]
Tupac & Elton John - Ghetto Gospel [Interscope]
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot [DJM]
Elton John & John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night [Rocket]
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun [Verve]
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express [Capitol]
Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations
Elton John - Levon [Mercury]
Blur - My Terracotta Heart [Parlophone]
Elton John - Bennie & The Jets [Rocket]
Elton John/Bernie Taupin - Guilty Pleasure [Virgin]

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The First Time With... Noddy Holder

THE FIRST TIME WITH... NODDY HOLDER (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th February 2018


Noddy Holder, the former frontman of Slade and king of the Christmas single, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Slade formed from various groups in Wolverhampton and Walsall in 1965. It took them until 1971 to have their first hit. This started a consistent run that would include six UK No. 1 singles and three UK No. 1 albums. Noddy quit the band in 1992. Oasis, KISS, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash and Paul Weller have all paid their respects, even Kurt Cobain was a fan.

Noddy tells the stories behind some of Slade's biggest records, yes, including Merry Xmas Everybody.

Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [Polydor]
Slade - Gudbuy T'Jane [Universal]
The Beverley Sisters - Vaya Con Dios [Philips]
Frankie Laine - I Believe [Pickwick]
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It [Ace]
Django Reinhardt - Nuages [Le Chant Du Monde]
The N'Betweens - Security [Cherry Red]
Little Richard - Get Down With It [Kent]
Slade - Get Down And Get With It [Polydor]
Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built [BMG]
Slade - Cum On Feel The Noise [Polydor]
Slade - Coz I Love You [Polydor]
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody [Polygram]
Slade - How Does It Feel [Universal Polydor]
Slade - Far Far Away [Universal Polydor]

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 3. Jean Michel Jarre

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 3. JEAN MICHEL JARRE (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th February 2018


Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Jean-Michel Jarre, one of the architects of modern electronic music, a man who's sold over 80 million albums worldwide and has made and broken the world record for highest concert attendance three times - the current record is for his 1997 show in Moscow for an audience of 3.5 million people. But he's also a groundbreaking musician whose work with synthesizers influenced Daft Punk, Air, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, Moby, Bjork and the whole electronica movement.

In an interview recorded at the time of the release of an album (a series of collaborations with the likes of Air, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson) fittingly called Electronica, Jean talks about his deeply musical early life, when he was exposed to jazz, rock n roll, soul and classical music, as well as studying with electronic and experimental music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.

Jean-Michel discusses how, along with the likes of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he helped define what was possible with the synthesizer, and how he took it to new peaks of popularity with his albums Oxygène (1977) and Equinoxe (1978). He also discusses his enormous outdoor live concerts (featuring his famous laser harp) and the relationship between electronic music and art.

Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 6 [Disques Dreyfus]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 4 [Disques Dreyfus]
Stravinsky - Right Of Spring
Édith Piaf - Les Trois Cloches [EMI]
Ray Charles - What'd I Say [Warner]
Chet Baker - Long Ago And Far Away [Pacific Jazz]
The Who - Baba O'Riley [Polydor]
The Who - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere [MCA]
Jean Michel Jarre - La Cage
Kraftwerk - Autobahn [Mute]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène (Part I) [Dreyfus/Polydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène (Part IV) [Dreyfus/Poldydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 5 [Polydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Fourth Rendez-Vous [Disques Dreyfus]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Blah Blah Cafe [Polydor]
Laurie Anderson - O Superman [Warner]
Jean-Michel Jarre With Laurie Anderson - Rely On Me [Aero Productions/Columbia/Sony Music]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Second Rendez-Vous (Part 3)
Jean-Michel Jarre - Souvenir Of China [Warner]
Nicolas Godin - Elfe Man [Because Music]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 2. George Clinton

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 2. GEORGE CLINTON (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th February 2018


George Clinton shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

George Clinton didn't just change the path of popular music, he took it to a far-out cosmic dimension. As the driving force behind legendary 70s bands Parliament and Funkadelic, he revolutionised soul and funk music, leading it into some insanely creative and psychedelic territories. A huge and undeniable impact on artists such as Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre and OutKast, his music is as thrilling as ever, and he remains the one of the most sampled men in the history of music.

George talks about his youth in do-wop bands, working at both Motown and as a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, and how he took his humble soul band the Parliaments and developed them into a multi-coloured, platinum selling, virtuoso, psychedelic funk rock collective. George's legendary live shows were ground-breaking and he also discusses the Mothership, the iconic UFO stage set that would land at Parliament and Funkadelic gigs. He also talks about the serious battle with drug abuse that stunted his career in the 80s and 90s, getting clean and his musical comeback, and on-going legal crusade to see musicians get recognised and receive royalties for their work being sampled - a battle that has taken him to the federal courts in Washington.

George Clinton - Atomic Dog [Warner]
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) [Casablanca]
The Shirelles - Mama Said [Columbia]
Louis Jordan - Caldonia [Spectrum]
The Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart [Ace]
The Parliaments - I Wanna Testify [Revilot]
Parliament - Breakdown [Sequel]
Funkadelic - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Funky Dollar Bill [Westbound]
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove [Warners]
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (We Want The Funk)
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep [Metro]
De La Soul - Me Myself And I [Tommy Boy]
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up [Creation]
Prince - Dolphin [Warner Bros]
Funkadelic - Pole Power [The C Kunspyruhzy]

Monday, 14 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 1. David Gilmour

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 1. DAVID GILMOUR (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th February 2018


David Gilmour of Pink Floyd shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Pink Floyd - Speak To Me / Breathe [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Fearless [Harvest]
Hoagy Carmichael - Lazy Bones [Decca]
Carson Robison - Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It? [Jasmine]
Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock [MCA]
Pete Seeger - Folksinger's Guitar Guide
Pete Seeger - The Riddle Song
The Shadows - Alice In Sunderland
Jokers Wild - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Jokers Wild - Walk Like A Man
Jokers Wild - Don't Ask Me (What I Say)
Jokers Wild - Big Girls Don't Cry
Jokers Wild - Beautiful Delilah
The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In [Vanguard]
Syd Barrett - Lanky (Part One)
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Money [EMI]
David Gilmour - There's No Way Out Of Here [Harvest]
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb [Capitol]
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond [EMI]
Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes [EMI]
Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm [ZTT]
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat [Columbia]
Pink Floyd - High Hopes
Pink Floyd - Ebb And Flow [Parlophone]
David Gilmour - In Any Tongue [Columbia]

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 6. Episode 6

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
KD Lang - Barefoot
Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night
PJ Harvey - Who Will Love Me Now
The Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
Denny Brooks - San Antone
Bette Davis - I've Written A Letter To Daddy
Tom Waits - On The Nickel
Suicidal Tendancies - Institutionalized
David Bowie - Subterraneans
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Slade - How Does It Feel

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 5. Episode 5

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/126mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
Wanda Jackson - Funnel Of Love
SQÜRL (Feat. Madeline Follin) - Funnel Of Love
Madeline Follin - Funnel Of Love
Mark Wahlberg - Feel The Heat
Commodores - Machine Gun
Julie London - Cry Me A River
The Yardbirds - Stroll On
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (Version)
Sparks - Big Boy
The Three Degrees - Everbody Gets To Go To The Moon (Live)
Quindon Tarver - When Doves Cry
David Bowie & Massive Attack - Nature Boy
Cat Stevens - Don't Be Shy
Diane Keaton - Seems Like Old Times
X - Breathless

Friday, 11 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 4. Episode 4

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 4. EPISODE 4 (320kbs-m4a/126mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 13th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Alan Price - O Lucky Man!
Melvin Van Peebles - Sweetback's Theme
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
College & Electric Youth - A Real Hero
Tangerine Dream - Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme)
Ray Charles - Mess Around
Alan Price - Poor People
David Bowie - Magic Dance
Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
The Monkees - Porpoise Song (Theme From "Head")
Public Enemy - Fight The Power

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 3. Episode 3

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Slade - Them Kinda Monkeys Can't Swing
The Chantays - Pipeline
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds
Seu Jorge - O Astronauta De Mármore
Tony Coca-Cola & The Roosters - Unknown
The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
The Wonders - That Thing You Do!
The Folksmen - Old Joe's Place
Noel Harrison - The Windmills Of Your Mind
Johnny Pate - Shaft In Africa
Joan Baez - Rejoice In The Sun
Cat's Eyes - The Duke Of Burgundy
Julee Cruise - Questions In A World Of Blue
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 2. Episode 2

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

The Chips - Rubber Biscuit
Bette Midler - Stuff Like That There
Bessie Smith - St. Louis Blues
Can - Vitamin C
Lee Marvin - Wand'rin' Star
Christopher Lee - Wand'rin' Star
John Goodman - People Like Us
Michael Fassbender - I Love You All
Oscar Isaac - Fare Thee Well
Big Mama Thornton - Sing Out For Jesus
David Bowie - 'Helden'
Aimee Mann - Wise Up
Shonen Knife - Top Of The World

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 1. Episode 1

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
Mutiny - Lump
Willy DeVille - It's So Easy
Gary Busey - Rock Around With Ollie Vee
Gary Busey - That'll Be The Day
Joaquin Phoenix & Reece Witherspoon - Jackson
Paul Dano - God Only Knows
Diana Ross - All Of Me
Diana Ross - Lady Sings The Blues
Kristen Vigard - God Give Me Strength
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Johnny Mathis - Wild Is The Wind
Nina Simone - Wild Is The Wind
David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind
David Bowie - The Hearts Filthy Lesson
Rihanna - Diamonds

Monday, 7 May 2018

Let's Eat Grandma - Radcliffe And Maconie 10th April 2018

LET'S EAT GRANDMA - RADCLIFFE AND MACONIE 10.04.18 (320kbs-m4a/46mb/20mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th April 2018

Mark Radcliffe is presenting solo this afternoon but will not be alone for long. Rosa Walton & Jenny Hollingworth who are Let's Eat Grandma are his guests. They've been making music together since they were little and formed their band as teenagers (which they still are) and the follow up to their successful debut 'I Gemini' is now imminent.

Let’s Eat Grandma - Hot Pink [Transgressive]
Let’s Eat Grandma - Falling Into Me (Radio Edit) [Transgressive]

Sunday, 6 May 2018

The Ultimate Trip: Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey

THE ULTIMATE TRIP: STANLEY KUBRICK'S SPACE ODYSSEY (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 7th April 2018


Cultural historian and writer Christopher Frayling explores the lasting influence of Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke's 1968 science fiction masterpiece.

2001: A Space Odyssey was released into the world in April 1968. Puzzling, infuriating, inspiring and thrilling, it captivated audiences at the time and, fifty years on, continues to exert a powerful effect on our thinking about the present and the future.

This remarkable movie was the result of a synthesis of two very different visions. Based on his own short story The Sentinel, it was written by British author Arthur C Clarke - a futurist of uncanny ability. The director was Stanley Kubrick - an American working in the UK, whose previous works included the swords and sandals epic Spartacus and savage nuclear satire Dr Strangelove.

Marketed at the time as The Ultimate Trip, 2001 became an essential experience for younger audiences - many of whom went to see it multiple times, and sometimes in an enhanced state of consciousness. But alongside its wildly psychedelic visions, 2001 also presented an extraordinarily convincing and intricate vision of the future of space travel.

Christopher Frayling travels back in time to the creation of 2001, hearing how organisations like NASA and IBM were enlisted to help Kubrick craft his vision. And he speaks to scientists, critics and filmmakers to examine the film's enduring influence on science, design and popular culture.

Interviewees:
Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist
Piers Bizony, science journalist
Victoria Broackes, Senior Curator, V&A Museum
Catherine Constable, Professor of Film Studies, Warwick University
John Landis, film director
Christopher Nolan, film director
Georgina Orgill, Stanley Kubrick Archivist, University of the Arts London.

Producer: Jane Long
A Hidden Flack production for BBC Radio 4.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Cornelius - Late Junction Mixtape

CORNELIUS - LATE JUNCTION MIXTAPE 15.03.18 (320kbs-m4a/71mb/31mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 15th March 2018


For the latest in our line of Late Junction mixtapes, Cornelius compiles thirty minutes of music for tonight's programme, featuring some of his all-time favourite artists, including Nick Carter, Donovan, and Yoko Ono.

Born Keigo Oyamadain Setagaya in 1969, Cornelius is an enigmatic, experimental, and internationally acclaimed DJ and recording artist. A performing musician since his teens, he first found fame as a member of Flipper's Guitar, one of the key groups of the Tokyo Shibuya-kei scene. In 1997, he released his debut solo album Fantasma, which saw him compared to Brian Wilson and Beck.

Cornelius has subsequently become a highly sought after producer, remixer, and soundtrack artist, working with the likes of Blur, Bloc Party, James Brown, and Edgar Wright. His first new album in 11 years, Mellow Waves, was released last June.

Produced by Jack Howson for Reduced Listening.


Nick Carter - Abstracts Of Violence [Self-released]
Suzanne Ciani - The Third Wave: Love In The Waves [Private Music]
Beach Fossils - Sugar [Bayonet]
Thomas Dolby - Airwaves [Venice In Peril]
Jeff Phelps - Wrong Space, Wrong Time [Engineered For Sound]
Yoko Ono & Shitake Monkey - O'oh [Astralwerks]
The Pied Pipers - Dream [Jasmine]
Nick Carter - Abstracts Of Violence [Self-released]

Friday, 4 May 2018

The Jam - Live Rainbow Theatre 1979

THE JAM - LIVE RAINBOW THEATRE 1979 (320kbs-m4a/124mb/54mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 31st March 2018


The Jam - Girl On The Phone
The Jam - It's Too Bad
The Jam - Burning Sky
The Jam - Away From The Numbers
The Jam - Smithers-Jones
The Jam - Mr Clean
The Jam - Butterfly Collector
The Jam - Private Hell
The Jam - Thick As Thieves
The Jam - When You're Young
The Jam - Strange Town
The Jam - The Eton Rifles
The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
The Jam - Saturday's Kids
The Jam - All Mod Cons
The Jam - David Watts

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Kinks - Live Rainbow Theatre 1977

THE KINKS - LIVE RAINBOW THEATRE 1977 (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th March 2018


The Kinks - Sleepwalker
The Kinks - Life On the Road
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
The Kinks - Slum Kids
The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
The Kinks - Get Back In Line
The Kinks - The Hard Way
The Kinks - Lola
The Kinks - Alcohol
The Kinks - Skin And Bone
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Kinks - Juke Box Music

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Let's Go Round Again - The Story Of The Magic Roundabout

LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN - THE STORY OF THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 26th December 2015


In October 1965, a new version of the French children's television programme Le Manège Enchanté was shown on the BBC. Scripted and voiced by the Playschool presenter Eric Thompson, and broadcast with its English title - The Magic Roundabout, it soon became a firm favourite with viewers of all ages. So much so, that when the transmission time was changed to an earlier timeslot, there were so many complaints to the BBC from outraged adults, that it was moved back to its place just before the six o'clock news.

To celebrate the programme's 50th anniversary, Sophie Thompson, Eric's daughter, and his wife Phyllida Law tell us the story behind the much-loved series. We'll hear tales of Zebedee, Florence and Ermintrude, and how Dougal the dog nearly caused international relations with France to break down.

With contributions from Fenella Fielding, Nigel Planer and Mark Kermode, climb aboard for one more spin on the Magic Roundabout.

Producer: Elizabeth Foster
Presenter: Sophie Thompson & Phyllida Law.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rave: The Beat Goes On

RAVE: THE BEAT GOES ON (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 22nd October 2015


In the early 90s, a group of young people thought they'd found an entire new way of living, powered by music, dancing, love, and drugs. Just as the world seemed to be getting more materialistic, they went in the other direction, living without money, usually without homes, with life as one long noisy illegal party. But can you keep that up? What about when the state tries to crush you? What about when children come along? When the drugs scene turns bad, and when you just get older and more tired?

This is the story of a small group of friends that came together in 1990, who called themselves Spiral Tribe. On the rave scene, they are legendary. Now 25 years on, many of them are still together, still partying across Europe, but now with money and a keen sense of the value of their historic brand. Are they still living the dream, or has the dream changed? Jolyon Jenkins reports.

Interviews and research by Milly Chowles.