Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 8 - 2. Kings Of Leon

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 8 - 2. KINGS OF LEON (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th January 2018

Caleb and Nathan of the Kings of Leon share their musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2014.

The Followill brothers graduated from being teenage longhairs bashing out Creedence covers in their Nashville family basement to global stars packing out arenas, enjoying number one albums and Grammy awards.

Brothers singer Caleb and drummer Nathan Followill talk about that journey, recalling how they emerged from their strict religious background (their father was a travelling preacher who banned them from listening to secular music) to form a band with their other brother and cousin. Their sometimes surprising influences range from country and rock to Boys 2 Men and Kenny G's Christmas album.

They also look back on how they coped with their sudden rise to fame in the UK while still teenagers, their battle for recognition in their native US, their triumphant Glastonbury headlining performance, the impact (both positive and negative) of their huge worldwide hit Sex On Fire and the internal pressure that nearly split the band up in 2011, following their poorly-received Come Around Sundown album.

And, of course, they dig into their record boxes to choose amazing music by Ricky Skaggs, Tommy James & the Shondells, the Beach Boys, Tom Petty and the Allman Brothers.

Kings Of Leon - Red Morning Light [Handmedown]
Kings Of Leon - Charmer [RCA]
Ricky Skaggs - Memories Of Mother And Dad [Sugar Hill]
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson And Clover [Rhino]
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Southern Accents [MCA]
The Beach Boys - California Girls [MFP/EMI]
Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine - 1-2-3
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son [Fantasy]
The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post [Polydor]
Kings Of Leon - Molly's Chambers [Handmedown]
Kings Of Leon - California Waiting [Handmedown]
Kings Of Leon - Crawl [Sony/BMG]
Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire [RCA]
Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come [Columbia]

Monday, 30 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 7 - 2. Arcade Fire

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 7 - 2. ARCADE FIRE (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 24th December 2017

A special Glastonbury edition of The First Time with Matt Everitt speaking to Win Butler - frontman of Arcade Fire.

Here Win talks about his band's remarkable journey - A route that starts in the club scene Montreal, Quebec where the band formed in 2001, and stretches across the world, taking in meetings with David Bowie, their first trip to the UK, support slots with U2 and a recent musical reinvention inspired by Win's first trip to Haiti, before ending up on the Pyramid Stage at the biggest festival in the world.

Arcade Fire - Wake Up [Rough Trade]
Claude Debussy - Danse Sacrée Et Danse Profane
The Cure - Lovesong [Fiction]
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me [Universal]
The Unicorns - Jellybones
Arcade Fire - Old Flame
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) [Rough Trade]
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running [Mercury]
Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
Arcade Fire - Games Without Frontiers
Genesis - Carpet Crawlers
Rara Fanm - Kanaval 2009
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Live)
John Lennon - Mind Games [Parlophone]

Sunday, 29 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 6 - 3. Ben Folds

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 6 - 3. BEN FOLDS (320kbs-m4a/127mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th January 2018

American singer, songwriter and pianist Ben Folds discusses his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2013.

Ben Folds has always been an unlikely alternative rock hero. His studious, slightly bookish image was certainly at odd with the other bands around when he formed his piano bass and drums trio Ben Folds Five in 1993. More to the point. there weren't really many indie piano bass and drums trios around at that time. And if there were, they didn't rock as hard as Ben Folds Five.

From the off the band was always different, but that's what made them great. They married the piano dynamics and melodies of early Elton John and Randy Newman, with smart lyrics that focused on American life and Ben's personal history. And their musicianship was simply staggering.

Ben talks about his musical heroes, the early days of Ben Folds Five and how he managed to carve a niche for the band, which found fame with their hit song Brick. He also discusses his work with author Nick Hornby, putting his past behind him to reform Ben Folds Five in 2011 and what it's like recording an album with William 'Captain Kirk' Shatner!

Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs [Epic]
Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff, The Magic Dragon [Warner Bros]
Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck [Kenwest]
Peter Frampton - Show Me The Way [Debutante]
Dr. Hook - Cover Of Rolling Stone [Capitol]
Talking Heads - Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town [Rhino]
Elton John - Burn Down The Mission
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage [Evangeline Recorded Works]
Ben Folds Five - Underground [Polygram TV]
Ben Folds Five - Brick [Epic]
William Shatner - Common People [Omnibus]
Ben Folds - From Above
The Divine Comedy - Bang Goes The Knighthood [Sony]

Saturday, 28 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 5 - 3. Chris Cornell

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 5 - 3. CHRIS CORNELL (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 4th January 2018

In an edition of The First Time first broadcast in 2013, Chris Cornell shares the pivotal moments and songs that shaped his life and career.

Chris was the frontman of Soundgarden, one of the key bands to emerge from the Seattle grunge scene in the early 1990s. Their biggest album, 1994's Superunknown, featured the Grammy Award-winning singles Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. Soundgarden split up in 1997, and Chris went on to form the rock supergroup Audioslave, best known for their hit Cochise. Soundgarden reformed in 2010, and released their sixth studio album King Animal.

Chris died in May 2017.

Presented by Matt Everitt and first broadcast in 2013.

Soundgarden - Rusty Cage
Soundgarden - Been Away Too Long
Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage - She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain
The Beatles - Come Together [Apple]
Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown [Atlantic]
Soundgarden - Hunted Down
Soundgarden - Outshined
Black Sabbath - Into The Void
Soundgarden - Spoonman
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Audioslave - Cochise
Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike
Chris Cornell - You Know My Name
Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter [Now]
Soundgarden - Blood On The Valley Floor

Friday, 27 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 11. Neil Hannon

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 11. NEIL HANNON (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th December 2017

Neil Hannon, the frontman of the Divine Comedy, talks to Matt Everitt about the key moments of his career, his love of Scott Walker and writing opera. First broadcast in 2012.

The Divine Comedy - Something For The Weekend
Sandra Kerr & John Faulkner - Opening (Bagpuss)
Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman - The Bare Necessities [Walt Disney]
Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman [Epic]
Ultravox - Vienna [Telstar]
The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side [WEA]
Scott Walker - Jackie [Fontana]
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For [Telstar]
Pixies - Planet Of Sound [4AD]
The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly [Setanta]
The Divine Comedy - Bernice Bobs Her Hair
The Divine Comedy - National Express
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
The Divine Comedy - My Lovely Horse
Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Songs That We Sing [Uncut]
Neil Hannon - Love Don't Roam [Silva Screen]
Neil Hannon - Trafalgar
Pulp - Common People

Thursday, 26 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 9. Stephen Malkmus

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 9. STEPHEN MALKMUS (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th December 2017

Indie godfather and Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus shares the musical milestones of his life with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

Pavement - Cut Your Hair
The Fifth Dimension - Up, Up And Away
Three Dog Night - One Is The Loneliest Number
Lynn Ahrens - No More Kings
C.W. McCall - Convoy
Kiss - Hotter Than Hell
D.O.A. - The Prisoner
Dr. Feelgood - She Does It Right
Pavement - Summer Babe
Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
Pavement - In The Mouth A Desert
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Phantasies
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Jenny And The Ess-Dog
Can - Spoon
Bob Dylan - Million Dollar Bash
D.R. Hooker - Forge Your Own Chains
Beck - Loser
Joanna Newsom - Autumn

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 8. Tori Amos

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 8. TORI AMOS (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 25th December 2017

Another chance to hear Tori Amos talking to Matt Everitt in 2012.

The American singer-songwriter and pianist, who has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, talks about her early musical influences, her love of Joni Mitchell and classical music. She also remembers being allowed to see Elton John for the first time, aged 11; her relationship with her father who was a minister and the way she dealt with the pressures of fame. She also reveals what, and who, inspires her to make music.

Tori Amos - Professional Widow (Armand Van Helden Remix) [Telestar TV]
The Doors - Light My Fire [Elektra]
Carole King - You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman [Columbia]
The Beatles - Back In The U.S.S.R [Parlophone]
Led Zeppelin - Thank You [Atlantic]
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Y Kant Tori Read - Pirates
Tori Amos - Crucify
Tori Amos - Silent All These Years [Atlantic]
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl [East West]
Tori Amos - I Don't Like Mondays [Atlantic]
Eminem - '97 Bonnie & Clyde
Tori Amos - '97 Bonnie & Clyde
Tori Amos - Night Of Hunters
Debussy - Pour Le Piano (3rd, Followed By 1st Movements) [DG]
Debussy - Sonate Pour Violoncelle Et Piano - Allegro [Linn]
Erik Satie - Gnossienne No.6 [Decca]
Tori Amos - Job's Coffin (Feat. Natashya Hawley)

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 6. Billy Corgan

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 6. BILLY CORGAN (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th December 2017

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discusses his key musical moments with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Today [Virgin]
Al Green - L-O-V-E (Love) [London]
The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There [Parlophone]
Black Sabbath - Sweet Leaf [UMC]
Asia - Heat Of The Moment [Geffen]
The Marked - Unknown
The Cure - In Between Days [Fiction]
Billy Corgan - Tolovesomebody
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siva [Caroline]
The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm [Hut Recordings]
The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock [Hut Recordings]
The Smashing Pumpkins - The Ever Lasting Gaze
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream [EMI]
Zwan - Come With Me
The Cure - Primary [Fiction]

Monday, 23 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 3. Simon Le Bon

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 3. SIMON LE BON (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th December 2017

Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon discusses pivotal musical moments with Matt Everitt and remembers how he dealt with fame at the height of the band's success.

Duran Duran met at art school in Birmingham in 1978 and became one of the most successful bands of the 80s, going on to sell 80 million records worldwide.

Simon remembers the band's wild party days, living with their sex symbol status, battling with the press about their pretty boy image and celebrates his enduring marriage to Yasmin.

First broadcast in 2012.

Duran Duran - Girls On Film
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur [EMI]
Jacqueline Du Pré - Cello Concerto In E Minor
Barry Tuckwell - Horn Concerto No. 4 In E-Flat Major
Unknown - Bicycle Made For Two
The Beatles - She Loves You [Apple]
Sibelius - Karelia Suite
America - A Horse With No Name [Warner Bros]
David Bowie - Drive-In Saturday [EMI]
London - Everyone's A Winner
The Damned - New Rose [Virgin]
Duran Duran - Planet Earth [EMI]
Duran Duran - The Reflex

Sunday, 22 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 4 - 1. Wayne Coyne

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 4 - 1. WAYNE COYNE (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th July 2019

Another chance to hear Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips discussing his key musical moments and songs that shaped his life and career with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2012.

Coyne was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and formed the band in 1983 with brother Mark and Michael Ivins.

They've since released thirteen studio albums and their incendiary live shows are the stuff of legend, Wayne normally making his entrance onstage inside a bubble and floating across the audience.

Wayne talks about his musical childhood and youth growing up in Oklahoma, his seminal experience seeing The Who in 77, finding fame with The Flaming Lips, and the battles with drugs that the band has had to deal with, alongside his philosophies about psychedelics, his love of (and working with) Yoko Ono, the genius of Pink Floyd and his ideas about the inclusive nature of music.

The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize [Warner]
Peter, Paul & Mary - Puff (The Magic Dragon) [Warner]
The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand [Parlaphone]
Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat? [Universal]
The Stooges - Search And Destroy [Essential]
Jimi Hendrix - Peace In Mississippi
The Who - See Me, Feel Me (Live) [Polydor]
The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly
The Flaming Lips - Yoshime Battles The Pink Robots [Warner]
Mercury Rev - Opus 40 [V2]
Pink Floyd - Brain Damage [Harvest]
Judy Garland - Somewhere Over The Rainbow [Capitol]
The Flaming Lips (Feat. Yoko Ono) - Do It
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World [EMI]

Saturday, 21 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 2 - 11. Bob Stanley

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 11. BOB STANLEY (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th September 2019

DJ, producer, composer, St Etienne mastermind and living compendium of pop music culture Bob Stanley joins Matt Everitt to discuss the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2011.

Saint Etienne - You're In A Bad Way [Heavenly]
The Shadows - F.B.I [Castle]
John Barry - The Persuaders Theme
Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool [Polydor]
Sparks - Amateur Hour [Warner Music TV]
Hot Butter - Pipeline [Pye]
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows [EMI]
Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line [Columbia]
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon [Revolver]
The Field Mice - I Can See Myself Alone Forever
Bomb The Bass - Beat Dis [Virgin]
Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart [Reprise]
Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart [Sony Music TV]
Saint Etienne - The Bad Photographer
The Honeycombs - Eyes
Saint Etienne - Who Do You Think You Are? (Aphex Twin Mix)
Saint Etienne - He's On The Phone [Virgin]
Michel Polnareff - Le Roi Des Fourmis
John Barry - The Chase Theme
Billy Fury - Certain Things
Jerry Jackson - It's Rough Out There

Friday, 20 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 2 - 9. Harvey Goldsmith

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 9. HARVEY GOLDSMITH (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th September 2019

Impresario Harvey Goldsmith shares the musical milestones of his life in conversation with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Bruce Springsteen - O Mary Don't You Weep
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop
Miles Davis - So What
Ray Charles - What'd I Say
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
T. Rex - Ride A White Swan
Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays (Radio 1 In Concert, 19 Jun 1982)
Band Aid - Feed The World
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Helpless
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Luciano Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma
Jeff Beck (Feat. Imelda May) - Walking In The Sand (Live)
The Who - Who Are You

Thursday, 19 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 2 - 5. Roger Taylor

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 5. ROGER TAYLOR (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th September 2019

Queen drummer, Roger Taylor, discusses the musical milestones of his life. Presented by Matt Everitt and first broadcast in 2011.

Roger remembers the band's formative years as impoverished Hendrix obsessives, scratching around west London, the recording of their masterpiece Bohemian Rhapsody, being mistaken for a black American funk band when they released Another One Bites the Dust, their Live Aid performance, their precious talent (all four members have written Top 10 hits) and how he and the rest of the band dealt with the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991.

Queen - We Will Rock You
Queen - One Vision
Bill Haley And His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
Queen - Killer Queen
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust
Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
Queen - Radio Gaga
Queen - A Kind Of Magic
Queen - The Show Must Go On
Roger Taylor - The Unblinking Eye

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 2 - 3. Brett Anderson

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 3. BRETT ANDERSON (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th September 2019

Brett Anderson from Suede discusses his musical first with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Blur and Oasis may have ridden the Britpop zeitgeist to a place in the popular consciousness - but Suede made it possible. Before Suede, the UK music scene was largely in the grip of post grunge Americana - it was Brett Anderson's band who wrestled back dominance and gave people a reason to be proud of their musical heritage - trading freely on the glamour of Bowie, the sexual ambiguity of the Smiths and the passion for pop of both.

Suede - Animal Nitrate [Nude]
Suede - So Young [Nude]
Suede - Beautiful Ones [Nude]
Franz Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3 In A Flat
Crass - Do They Owe Us A Living
Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make?
Suede - The Drowners [Nude]
Suede - Metal Mickey [Nude]
T. Rex - Broken Hearted Blues
Suede - Unknown
Suede - Unknown
Suede - Unknown
Suede - The Wild Ones [Nude]

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 2 - 2. Adam Ant

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 2 - 2. ADAM ANT (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th September 2019

Another chance to hear Adam Ant discussing pivotal musical moments in his life with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2011.

Adam was a key member in the nascent UK punk scene before leading a band who eventually made him one of the biggest stars in the world - blending pop tunes with a punk sensibility and an inspired image that was part Byronic hero, part Beau Brummell and part Highwayman.

Matt Everitt speaks frankly to the man once known simply as Stuart Goddard, about the birth of punk, his emergence to become probably the most recognisable and successful major solo pop star of the early 80s, his spectacular and tragic fall from grace, and how he's been tackling Asperger's syndrome to return to the stage and recording studio.

Adam & The Ants - Antmusic [CBS]
Adam & The Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier [Columbia]
Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog [Epic]
Adam & The Ants - Cartrouble (Parts 1 & 2) [Sony]
Tommy Steele - Rock With The Caveman [EMI]
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [Parlophone]
Tiny Tim - There'll Always Be An England [Reprise]
Dr. Feelgood - She Does It Right [Grand]
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The U.K [Virgin]
Adam & The Ants - Unknown
Adam & The Ants - Day I Met God [Columbia]
Dave Berry - Little Things [See For Miles]
Adam & The Ants - Dog Eat Dog [Columbia]
Adam & The Ants - Stand And Deliver [Columbia]
Adam & The Ants - Goody Two Shoes [Columbia]
Adam & The Ants - Prince Charming [CBS]
Adam Ant - Hardmentoughblokes [Blueblack Hussar]
Adam Faith - I Survived [Angel Air]

Monday, 16 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 20. Alan McGee

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 20. ALAN MCGEE (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th September 2019

Alan McGee shares the musical milestone of his life.

As boss of Creation Records, McGee helped shape the careers of Primal Scream, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine and a host of other successful and influential British bands.

Presented by Matt Everitt and first broadcast in November 2010.

Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
T. Rex - Get It On
Sham 69 - Borstal Breakout
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Never Understand
Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
Unknown - Unknown
Primal Scream - Loaded
Teenage Fanclub - Everything Flows
Ride - Leave Them All Behind
Oasis - Supersonic
Unknown - Walk By Love

Sunday, 15 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 19. Evan Dando

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 19. EVAN DANDO (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th September 2019

Matt Everitt in conversation with The Lemonheads' Evan Dando.

The Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
Martha Reeves - Heatwave
Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin'
The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Al Green - Take Me To The River
The Jackson 5 - ABC
The Stooges - No Fun
Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner
The Velvet Underground - What Goes On
Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Agua De Beber
Gram Parsons - She
The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray
Hüsker Dü - Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely
The Lemonheads - Mrs Robinson
The Lemonheads - Rockin' Stroll (Live)
Bob Dylan - Farewell Angelina

Saturday, 14 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 16. Tim Burgess

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 16. TIM BURGESS (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th July 2019

The Charlatans' Tim Burgess talks about his career in one of the UK's best loved bands. First broadcast in 2010.

The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
The Charlatans - A Man Needs To Be Told
Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar
Jimmy Osmond - Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
The Vibrators - Automatic Lover
Crass - Bloody Revolutions
Joy Division - Transmission
The 5th Dimension - Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
The Beatles - Across The Universe
The Charlatans - Indian Rope
The Charlatans - Then
The Charlatans - Weirdo
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake
The Prisoners - Revenge Of The Cybermen
The Charlatans - Rob's Theme
The Charlatans - North Country Boy
Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World
Curtis Mayfield - Right On For The Darkness

Friday, 13 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 12. Mark Ronson

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 12. MARK RONSON (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th July 2019

Producer and musician Mark Ronson talks to Matt Everitt about the events that have shaped his musical career, including his celebrated album Version from 2006 and producing Amy Winehouse's Back to Black. First broadcast in 2010.

Mark Ronson (Feat. The Daptone Horns) - God Put A Smile Upon Your Face [Columbia]
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Epic]
Billy Squire - The Stroke
The Charlatans - Sproston Green [Situation Two]
The Jackson 5 - ABC [Polygram TV]
Mark Ronson (Feat. Ghostface Killah & Nate Dogg) - Ooh Wee [Elektra]
Lily Allen - Littlest Things [Regal]
Mark Ronson (Feat. Alex Greenwald) - Just [Columbia]
Mark Ronson (Feat. Amy Winehouse) - Valerie [Sony/BMG]
The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black [Island]
Amy Winehouse - Rehab [Island]
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur [EMI]

Thursday, 12 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 6. Manic Street Preachers

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 6. MANIC STREET PREACHERS (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th August 2019

James and Nicky of Manic Street Preachers discuss their musical milestones with Matt Everitt. First broadcast in 2010.

Manic Street Preachers - La Tristesse Durera
Manic Street Preachers - Slash & Burn
Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
Lynn Anderson - (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden
Black Sabbath - Neon Knights
Diana Ross - My Old Piano
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
The Clash - What's My Name
Manic Street Preachers - Suicide Alley
Manic Street Preachers - Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless)
Manic Street Preachers - Faster
Skids - The Saints Are Coming
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Manic Street Preachers - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Manic Street Preachers - Kevin Carter
Manic Street Preachers - Ocean Spray
Manic Street Preachers - The Love Of Richard Nixon
Manic Street Preachers - (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love
Echo & The Bunnymen - Silver
The Beatles - Golden Slumbers

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 4. Richard Hawley

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 4. RICHARD HAWLEY (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 12th July 2019

Matt Everitt in revealing conversation with Yorkshire ballader Richard Hawley. From Folk Clubs to Stadium Rock via pubs, planes & plectrums. First broadcast in 2010.

Richard Hawley - Just Like The Rain
Richard Hawley - Darling
The Pretenders - Kid
Treebound Story - I Remember
Pulp - Boats And Trains
Longpigs - On And On
Richard Hawley - Coming Home
Richard Hawley - Baby You're My Light
Richard Hawley & Elbow - The Fix
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
Richard Hawley - Hotel Room
Santo & Johnny - Tear Drop

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 3. Yusuf/Cat Stevens

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 3. YUSUF/CAT STEVENS (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th August 2019

6 Music's Matt Everitt examines the early years of Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. First broadcast in 2010.

Cat Stevens - The First Cut Is The Deepest [Island]
Cat Stevens - Matthew And Son [Polygram]
Cat Stevens - Lady D'Arbanville [Polydor]
Little Richard - Baby Face [See For Miles]
Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog [Island]
Cat Stevens - I'm Gonna Get Me A Gun [Polydor]
Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby [Deram]
Cat Stevens - Baby Get Your Head Screwed On [Deram]
Cat Stevens - The Wind [Island]
Cat Stevens - Don't Be Shy [Island]
Cat Stevens - Peace Train [Island]
Cat Stevens - On The Road To Find Out [Island]
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow [Island]
Yusuf Islam - Be What You Must [Island]

Monday, 9 December 2019

The First Time With... Series 1 - 2. Frank Black

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 1 - 2. FRANK BLACK (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th August 2019

Pixies frontman and solo artist Frank Black shares the musical milestones of his life. First broadcast in 2010.

Pixies - Debaser [4AD]
Donovan - Mellow Mellow [EMI]
The Beatles - Glass Onion [Parlophone]
Frank Black Francis - Caribou [4AD]
Pixies - The Holiday Song [4AD]
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man [Cooking Vinyl]
Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
Frank Black - Hang On To Your Ego [4AD]
Frank Black - Space Is Gonna Do Me Good [4AD]
Frank Black And The Catholics - Velvety [Cooking Vinyl]
Frank Black And The Catholics - Everything Is New [Cooking Vinyl]
Black Francis - Lake Of Sin [Lone Child]

Sunday, 8 December 2019

James Follett - Earthsearch - Earthsearch I

JAMES FOLLETT - EARTHSEARCH - EARTHSEARCH I (320kbs-m4a/658mb/4hrs46mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st October to 1st November 2019

James Follett's 10-part adventure serial in time and space.

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January/February/March 1981.

 
EARTHSEARCH I - 1. PLANETFALL (320kbs-m4a/66mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st October 2019

The starship Challenger has been on a 115-year-long mission exploring other galaxies for suitable Earth-like planets to colonise.

The present crew of four were born on the Challenger and have never left it. From birth they've been looked after by two 'Angels' - voices surrounding and guiding their every move. The crew follows their advice without question. A dangerous situation, perhaps, if the Angels aren't all their names imply...

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Christopher Scott ...... Sinclair

EARTHSEARCH I - 2. FIRST FOOTPRINT CITY (320kbs-m4a/66mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 22nd October 2019

As the starship Challenger returns to its solar system after a 115-year-long search for a planet suitable for colonisation - it's a home that the crew have never known.

Born aboard the craft, the four-strong space crew must come to terms with some shocking news...

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
Simon ...... David Bradshawe

EARTHSEARCH I - 3. SANDS OF KYROS (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 23rd October 2019

The Challenger's crew has returned to its solar system to discover that a million years has passed on Earth while only 115 years had passed on their starship.

After their devastating news, the four-strong crew face peril from a once benign force...

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
George ...... John McAndrew

EARTHSEARCH I - 4. THE SOLARIC EMPIRE (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 24th October 2019

Searching for Earth - which has mysteriously vanished from the solar system - two of the crew of the starship Challenger have landed on neighbouring planet, Kyros.

At first it appears to be uninhabited, but Astra and Darv soon discover otherwise...

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Thale ...... Graham Faulkner
Helan ...... Judy Franklin
Thorden ...... John Bott
Spegal ...... Stephen Garlick

EARTHSEARCH I - 5. THE POOLS OF TIME (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 25th October 2019

Darv and Astra, two of the starship's crew, are in grave danger after being taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5.

Their crewmates Telson and Sharna are in hot pursuit aboard the Challenger...

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Helan ...... Judy Franklin
Thorden ...... John Bott
Spegal ...... Stephen Garlick
Custodian of the Past ...... Eve Karpf
Old Man ...... Godfrey Kenton


EARTHSEARCH I - 6. ACROSS THE ABYSS (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 28th October 2019

The starship Challenger, continuing its search for Earth, has left Zelda 5 and - with Grand Emperor Thorden on board - is heading toward the star cluster, Tersus 9.

Darv is certain that this is where Paradise - a planet discovered by the second generation crew - is to be found.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Kroll ...... Michael Spice
Fagor ...... Sion Probert
Dren ...... John Webb

EARTHSEARCH I - 7. NEW BLOOD (320kbs-m4a/63mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th October 2019

Telson and Sharna, two of the Challenger's crew, have entered the floating hulk of its sister ship and discovered it houses a population with no knowledge of anything outside their own small world. To them, Earth is eternity.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Fagor ...... Sion Probert
Lenart ...... Jane Knowles
Tandor ...... Pauline Letts
Forty One ...... John Church

EARTHSEARCH I - 8. MAROONED (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 30th October 2019

The crew of Challenger have mounted an escape, but their starship has vanished.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid
Sentinel ...... Alexander John
George ...... John McAndrew

EARTHSEARCH I - 9. STAR CLUSTER - TERSUS NINE (320kbs-m4a/67mb/29mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 31st October 2019

Having destroyed the warrior android Fagor and returned safely to the starship Challenger, the crew have resumed their search for Earth and are heading - in a state of suspended animation - for Tersus Nine.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

EARTHSEARCH I - 10. EARTHFALL (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 1st November 2019

Despite the difficulties put in their way by the two guardian 'Angels', the crew of the Challenger have found Paradise - an earth-like planet originally discovered by the second generation crew.

However, the 'Angels' are by no means beaten.

Commander Telson ...... Sean Arnold
Sharna ...... Amanda Murray
Astra ...... Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv ...... Haydn Wood
Angel One ...... Sonia Fraser
Angel Two ...... Gordon Reid

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Swampmaster - Erratamix

SWAMPMASTER - ERRATAMIX (320kbs/167mb/72mins)
December 2019

John Barry - You Only Live Twice - End Title [EMI]
Gary Lucas With Arkell & Hargreaves - Toby’s Place [On-U Sound]
Frank Eddie - Bullshit [Impotent Fury]
Plaid - Dancers [Warp]
Syd Arthur - Hometown Blues [Harvest]
Blunted Beatz - I Am [Rhino]
Pete Wylie - People! (The Rise Of Dunning-Kruger) [PS+V]
Caribou - Home [Bandcamp]
Roots Manuva & Doug Wimbish - Spit Bits [On-U Sound]
Syd Arthur - Moving World [Dawn Chorus Recording Company]
Aphex Twin - diskhat ALL prepared1mixed 13 [Warp]
Xinobi - Bogota (Psychemagik Remix) [Discotexas]
Black Lodge - Hotline [Arcola]
Simian Mobile Disco (Feat. Deep Throat Choir) - Caught In A Wave [Wichita]
Syd Arthur - Into Eternity [Harvest]
Psychemagik (Feat. Liam Magill) - Ghost Particle [Psychemagik]
Squarepusher - Vortrack (Fracture Remix) [Warp]
Harry Corbett - Sooty [The Lost Noises Office]

Friday, 6 December 2019

Floating Points - Mary Anne Hobbs Mix

FLOATING POINTS - MARY ANNE HOBBS MIX 11.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/52mb/22mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th October 2019

Ravers welcomes Floating Points to the 6 Music Decks for a live Friday mini mix. Floating Points aka Sam Shepherd recently announced a new album Crush, due out next month. The album will be released via Ninja Tune on the 18th of October and Shepherd offered another tantalising taste of what we can expect, when he shared new track 'Last Bloom' and announced new live dates, including his biggest headline show to date and London's Printworks.

'Crush' is Floating Points' first album in four years and follows on from his glorious compilation for the Late Night Tales series, which he put together earlier this year. Crush was made during an intense five-week period, inspired by the invigorating improvisation of his shows supporting The xx in 2017. It also includes some of his heaviest tracks yet, a nod to the UK bass scene he emerged from in the late 2000s. Given that Shepherd is also the man who dropped a 20 minute instrumental by spiritualsaxophonist Pharoah Sanders in Berghain, we can't wait to hear what he puts together for this mix.

So wherever you are, whatever you're doing, grab your earbuds (or take charge of that glorious early noughties era mini hi-fi in your office), and get ready to welcome in the weekend.

Claudia - Eu Não Sou Causa, Sou Consequência
Paulo Jeronimo - Vida Agitada
Caribou - Home
Marta Acuna - Dance, Dance, Dance
Bay Area Chapter Choir - Hold On
Los Pakines - Venus
Los Pakines - Margarita
Hamlet Minassian - Al Elnim
Can - Aspectacle
Melchior Productions - The Party
E-Dancer - The Human Bond
Sammie R - FP Edit
Jeanie Tracy - Making New Friends

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Goldie - DNB60 Mix

GOLDIE - DNB60 MIX 29.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 29th October 2019

Goldie delivers a special 25 Years of Metalheadz DNB60.

John B & Digital - Time Goes By [Metalheadz]
Dom & Roland- Innersense [Metalheadz]
Critical Impact & Komonazmuk - Translation [Metalheadz]
Benny L & Inja - Vanta Blackin [Metalheadz]
Rufige Kru - VIP Rider's Ghost [Metalheadz]
Rufige Kru - Monkey Boy (Doc Scott Remix) [Metalheadz]
Grey Code - Ethics VIP [Metalheadz]
Lenzman - Masquerade (Die, Interface, Cartwright Remix) [Metalheadz]
Phil Tangent - Bardarbunga [Metalheadz]
S.P.Y - Till Dawn [Metalheadz]
Commix - Belleview (dBridge Belle Reviewed Remix) [Metalheadz]
Jesta & Gremlinz - Destro [Metalheadz]
Codename John - The Warning [Metalheadz]
Jubei - Carbon [Metalheadz]
Marcus Intalex & Spirit - Crackdown [Metalheadz]
Dillinja - The Angels Fell [Metalheadz]
Artificial Intelligence (Feat. Dawn Wall) - Fallen [Metalheadz]

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Goldie - Nemone's Electric Ladyland Mix

GOLDIE - NEMONE'S ELECTRIC LADYLAND MIX 26.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/70mb/30mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th October 2019

Nemone chats to the drum n bass pioneer Goldie about his career to date, and he delivers an exclusive mix featuring his choices of game-changing Drum & Bass tracks.

His name is synonymous with drum n bass. In 1994 he formed the Metalheadz label with Kemistry & Storm, releasing tracks from key players such as Photek, Dillinja, Adam F and Grooverider. His moment in time came with the release of his 1995 album 'Timeless', which featured the track 'Inner City Life', which is one of the most iconic tracks of the genre. The single is 25 years old this year, and he has just released the album 'Goldie: Drum n Bass Life' to mark this. The album is his look at the game changing tracks of drum n bass.

Goldie & Metalheads - Inner City Life [FFRR]
Baron - Drive In, Drive By [Breakbeat Kaos]
Omni Trio - Renegade Snares [Moving Shadow]
Boogie Times Tribe - Dark Stranger (Remix) [Suburban Base]
Andy C - Roll On [RAM]
Asylum - Da Bass II Dark [Metalheadz]
Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune [Moving Shadow]
Goldie & Metalheadz - Terminator [Rhino]
Q Project - Champion Sound [C.I.A.]
John B - Up All Night [Beta Recordings]
DJ Fresh & Sigma - Cylon [Breakbeat Kaos]
Da Intalex - What You Gonna Do [Flex]
Adam F - Circles [Positiva]


GOLDIE - NEMONE'S ELECTRIC LADYLAND INTERVIEW 26.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/92mb/40mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th October 2019

Goldie - I Adore You [Metalheadz]
A Guy Called Gerald - Like A Drug [Universal Music]
Dragonfly - Visions Of Rage [Universal Music]
Zero B - Lock Up (Radio Edit)
Benny L - Route Zero [Metalheadz Platinum]
Little Dragon - Little Man (Marcus Intalex Remix) [Universal Music]

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

High Contrast - DNB60 Mix

HIGH CONTRAST - DNB60 MIX 30.07.19 (320kbs-m4a/138mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 1 broadcast: 30th July 2019

High Contrast - Going Up
Anile - Lost Sections
Culture Shock - There For You (Breakage Remix)
Unglued (Feat. MC Conrad) - Born In '94
Air.K & Cephei - Reflections
Monrroe - Everywhere I Go
Voltage - Between The Lines
Axwell - Nobody Else (1991 Remix)
Kallan HK - Flight Path
High Contrast - Days Go By
Urbandawn (Feat. Tyson Kelly) - Come Together
Serum & Paul T & Edward Oberon - Moon In Your Eyes
GLXY - Changed Forever
Simula & Bou (Feat. Sydney) - Lifeline
Etherwood - Driving Out
Need For Mirrors - Jetson Elroy
Maduk - Coming Down
Edlan - Dreamcatcher (Dualistic Remix)
Millbrook - Rituals
AC13 - Give And Take
Smooth - Forever
Zeds Dead & Delta Heavy - Lift You Up
Matrix & Futurebound - Let It Go
Benny Page - Turn Down The Lights (BP & Rene La VIce Remix)
High Contrast - If We Ever (Unglued Remix)
Adam F - Circles
Remarc - Sound Murderer (Bladerunner Remix)
Chase & Status (Feat. Cocoa Tea) - Burning
Bicep - Glue (Bally & Boom Bootleg Remix)
Whiney - Absolute
Break (Feat. Celestine) - Last Goodbye

Monday, 2 December 2019

Psychemagik & Norma Winstone - Gilles Peterson Interview

PSYCHEMAGIK & NORMA WINSTONE - GILLES PETERSON 19.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/94mb/41mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast (Interview & Records): 19th October 2019

Gilles is joined by UK production duo Pyschemagik and their collaborator Norma Winstone. They discuss their debut album and Norma performs their track together live in the studio.

Psychemagik - Chimera [Psychemagik]
Elektrik Cokernut - Jungle Juice (Psychemagik Edit) [Discoteque Productions]
Psychemagik - Above The Clouds (Instrumental) [Psychemagik]
General Lee - Magic (Psychemagik Edit) [Psychemagik]
Psychemagik - We Can Be One (Instrumental) [Psychemagik]
Psychemagik - Above The Clouds [Psychemagik]
Psychemagik - La Paix Est Une Fleur (Instrumental) [Psychemagik]
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band (Feat. Norma Winstone) - Original Peter [Deram]
Psychemagik & Renate Staal Nygard - Triumph Of The Gods [Psychemagik]
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (Psychemagik Edit) [Psychemagik]
Psychemagik (Feat. Norma Winstone) - Seahorse (Live At BBC 6 Music)

Sunday, 1 December 2019

John Wyndham - The Midwich Cuckoos

JOHN WYNDHAM - THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS (320kbs-m4a/193mb/1hr24mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th September to 13th October 2019

The classic 1957 sci-fi novel by John Wyndam (1903-1969) adapted in three-parts by William Ingram.

Music specially composed by Roger Limb of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Director: Gordon House.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1982.


THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS - 1. EPISODE 1 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 29th September 2019

The mystery deepens when all the residents of the rural village of Midwich suddenly fall into a state of unconsciousness...

Colonel Bernard Westcott .... Charles Kay
Richard Gayford .... William Gaunt
Gordon Zellaby .... Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby .... Pauline Yates
Janet Gayford .... Rosalind Adams
Ferrelyn Zellaby .... Jenny Quayle
Alan Hughes .... Gordon Dulieu
Doctor Willers .... Hugh Dickson
Vicar Leebody .... William Ingram
Colonel Latcher .... Garard Green
Captain Beamish .... Martin Bansley
Group Captain Harding .... Peter Tuddenham
Chief Constable .... Ronald Baddiley
Pilot .... Alex Jennings
PC .... David Peart
Base Controller .... Edward Cast

THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS - 2. EPISODE 2 (320kbs-m4a/65mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 6th October 2019

There are moral and security issues when all the women of child-bearing age in the village of Midwich simultaneously become pregnant by an alien force.

Bernard Westcott .... Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby .... Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby .... Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford .... William Gaunt
Janet Gayford/Secretary .... Rosalind Adams
Ferrelyn Zellaby .... Jenny Quayle
Alan Hughes .... Gordon Dulieu
Vicar Leebody .... William Ingram
Doctor Willers .... Hugh Dickson

THE MIDWICH CUCKOOS - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th October 2019

The mysterious powers of the alien children start to become destructive...

Bernard Westcott .... Charles Kay
Gordon Zellaby .... Manning Wilson
Angela Zellaby .... Pauline Yates
Richard Gayford .... William Gaunt
Chief Constable .... Ronald Baddiley
Coroner .... Nigel Graham
Doctor Torrance .... Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Williams .... Katherine Parr
Girl .... Rosalind Adams
Boy .... Jill Lidstone
Man .... Simon Hewitt

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Steve Barker/Jethro R Binks - On The Wire/Major Malfunction (Re-imagined: Version Excursion)

STEVE BARKER - ON THE WIRE 27.10.19 (320kbs-m4a/275mb/2hrs)
BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast: 27th October 2019

Mixcloud stream

MAJOR MALFUNCTION (RE-IMAGINED: VERSION EXCURSION)
Dub Syndicate - Ravi Shankar / On The Wire (Theme) (Remix) [Leghorn]
Keith LeBlanc - Introduction [World]
Tackhead - What’s My Mission Now? (Pt. 1) [On-U Sound]
KMFDM - Murder [StrikeBack]
Tackhead - Now What? (Pt. 1) [On-U Sound]
Keith LeBlanc - Get This [World]
Keith LeBlanc - Earshot [Blanc]
Tackhead - Get This (Remix) [Blanc]
Keith LeBlanc - Major Malfunction [World]
Keith LeBlanc - Heaven On Earth [World]
African Head Charge - Some Bizarre [On-U Sound]
St Che - Be My… (Temptation: The Sound Of Its Condition) [Siren]
Tackhead - Fatso [Echo Beach]
Keith LeBlanc - Object-Subject (Breakdown's Not Enough) [World]
Keith LeBlanc & Jello Biafra - Message From Our Sponsor / Object-Subject [Alternative Tentacles]
Mark Stewart - Hell Is Empty [Mute]
Tackhead - Feel The Beat [Echo Beach]
Che - Imperfections [Siren]
Gary Clail & The Occult Technology Of Power - Half Cut For Confidence [On-U Sound]
Keith LeBlanc - Move [World]
Ministry – Move [Rykodisc]
Tackhead - Move It [Blanc]
Keith LeBlanc - I'll Come Up With Something [World]
Fats Comet - Eat The Beat (Put A Smile On Your Face) [World]
Mark Stewart - Hypnotized [Mute]
Tackhead - King Of The Beat (unreleased excerpts) [World]
African Head Charge - Bits & Pieces [On-U Sound]
Ministry - The Angel [Sire]
Keith LeBlanc - Technology Works Dub [World]
Tackhead - Technology Works [Blanc]
Keith LeBlanc - Technology Works (unreleased excerpts) [World]
Keith LeBlanc - You Drummers Listen Good [World]
Keith LeBlanc - Ending [World]

Thanks to Jethro R Binks

Friday, 29 November 2019

'Electric News' - The World's First Radio Station

'ELECTRIC NEWS' - THE WORLD'S FIRST RADIO STATION (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 14th October 2019

We often think of the scheduled broadcasting of news, information and entertainment as having begun in the 1920s. But we're wrong. It was in 1893 in Budapest that Theodore Puskas opened his Telefon Hirmondo or 'Telephone Newspaper'.

Subscribers to this telephone service could enjoy a daily timetable of foreign, national and local news, sport, weather, fashion, stockmarket reports, language lessons, music, theatre and much more. It was delivered by a team of journalists, copy-writers, editors, announcers and engineers which would be familiar to any radio station today. To our ears, Telefon Hirmondo would have sounded uncannily modern. For example, there would be live relays of church services, theatre productions, concerts and opera performances and reports direct from parliament and sports events.

Laurie Taylor travels to Budapest to uncover this extraordinary story of 'radio before radio'. He visits a special exhibition at the city's postal museum and takes a look inside Hungarian State Opera, whose performances were broadcast live via Telefon Hirmondo from the 1890s.

Laurie explores the lengths to which Telefon Hirmondo went to market its product, hooking in not just domestic subscribers but hotels, restaurants, clubs, dental surgeries and barber shops. He also delves into the telephone's early history to explain the confusion on both sides of the Atlantic over what the device was best used for.

How did Hungary come to lead the world in broadcasting, rather than the USA, Britain or France? The genius of Theodore Puskas is a large part of the explanation. Among the contributors, we hear from his descendant, Barbara Fally-Puskas.

Producer: Andrew Green

An Andrew Green production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in November 2013.

Thursday, 28 November 2019

PJ Harvey: In Her Own Words

PJ HARVEY: IN HER OWN WORDS (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 28th September 2019

Another chance to hear an intimate portrait of the enigmatic artist in her own words from interviews recorded across her career.

Hailed as the world’s best songwriter by Rolling Stone magazine on the release of her first album, Dry, in 1992, PJ Harvey is the only artist to have won the Mercury Music prize twice.

But the Dorset-based musician has long maintained an aura of mystery around her work, preferring to let her music and art do the talking, and comparatively little is known about her personal life.

From her formative years growing up on a farm listening to blues, meeting her lifelong friend and collaborator John Parish, sharing her love of Captain Beefheart with John Peel, to the writing processes and inspirations behind her songs, 6 Music offers a rare glimpse into the PJ Harvey’s world.

First broadcast in 2017.

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love [Island]
PJ Harvey - 50ft Queenie [Island]
PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land [Island]
Howlin' Wolf - Who's Been Talking
The Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers [Virgin]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (Radio 1 Session, 28 Mar 1984)
PJ Harvey - O Stella [Too Pure]
PJ Harvey & John Parish - Rope Bridge Crossing [Island]
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Gimme Dat Harp Boy [EMI]
PJ Harvey - Snake (Peel Session, 5 Sep 1996)
PJ Harvey - Down By The Water [Island]
PJ Harvey - The Garden (Radio 1 Session, 23 Sep 1998)
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? [Island]
PJ Harvey - Good Fortune [Island]
PJ Harvey - Big Exit [Island]
PJ Harvey - White Chalk [Island]
PJ Harvey - The Devil [Island]
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake [Island]
PJ Harvey - On Battleship Hill [Island]
PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder [Island]
PJ Harvey - The Last Living Rose [Island]
PJ Harvey - A Line In The Sand [Island]
PJ Harvey - River Anacostia [Island]

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Archive On 4: The Selling Of Sinatra

ARCHIVE ON 4: THE SELLING OF SINATRA (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 19th October 2019

Jazz singer Kurt Elling provides a unique take on Frank Sinatra, playing with the glitz and glamour, and discovering the dark undertones to a crooner's life that we thought we knew. In a centenary celebration, he analyses just how much image-making and effort went into turning Francis Albert Sinatra into plain old "Frank."

Sinatra had many incarnations in a sixty-year career. He was born to a working-class Italian immigrant family in New Jersey. His father was a lightweight boxer, bar owner and firefighter. His mother Natalina was active in Democratic politics and ran an illegal abortion clinic. Frank dropped out of high school and began singing at his dad's bar, eventually gaining the attention of bandleader Tommy Dorsey.

With Tommy's help, Sinatra’s popularity grew in the 40s, but he didn't serve in the Second World War due to a perforated eardrum and he attracted some bitterness as magazine photographs displayed him surrounded by beautiful women and making plenty of cash in New York.

A decline in popularity and damage to his vocal chords led to the "wilderness years", suicide attempts and deep depression.

With the boost of an Oscar win in 1953, Frank successfully remade himself on an industrial scale with Las Vegas tours, Hollywood movies, platinum records, retirements, comebacks and high society connections that included the Oval Office.

Contributors include Robert Wagner, John Lahr and Paul Anka.

Producer: Colin McNulty

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in December 2015.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Archive On 4 - Judy Garland: The Final Rainbow

ARCHIVE ON 4 - JUDY GARLAND: THE FINAL RAINBOW (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 5th October 2019

Renée Zellweger introduces a programme exploring Judy Garland's last concerts at London's the Talk of The Town in 1969 - the subject of a new feature film.

Weaving together newly restored archive recordings and eye-witness accounts, we separate the woman from the myth, examine her exceptional talent, exploitation and troubled relationship with Hollywood.

Judy Garland was one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers. A living legend. But in late December 1968, embattled and in poor health, she arrived in London for a five week run at the Talk of The Town in Leicester Square, for £2,500 a week. London was her place of sanctuary, she had performed spectacular comeback concerts in the city in 1951, 1957, 1960 and 1964.

When Renée Zellweger was preparing to play Judy in a new biopic, directed by Rupert Goold, little-heard archive concert recordings and first hand accounts were key to understanding the singer's state of mind during those final performances. Judy Garland died of an accidental overdose in her Chelsea home six months later, aged 47.

Rosalyn Wilder was the young production assistant tasked with getting Judy on stage each night at the Talk of The Town. Looking back now, Rosalyn describes the stress of that responsibility, but she is also deeply sympathetic - it was clear Judy's personal life had spiralled out of control. Michael Hirst, the venue's general manager, also remembers Garland's 5 week engagement for its unpredictability.

For jazz pianist Dave Lee, now 93, his experiences working with Judy couldn't be more different. Starting in 1960, he worked with her over a six year period. The Judy Garland he encountered was bouncy, happy and fun - but with an incredible talent for picking the wrong men.

We also hear from Judy director Rupert Goold, New York composer Johnny Meyer who gave Garland shelter in the summer of 1968, film critic David Benedict, and audio engineer John Haley who has restored many rare Judy Garland recordings.

Produced by Victoria Ferran and Susan Marling
A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Monday, 25 November 2019

Archive On 4: The Liverpool Poets

ARCHIVE ON 4: THE LIVERPOOL POETS (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st September 2019

In 1967, three young poets found fame and popularity with the publication of the anthology, The Mersey Sound. Pete McCarthy looks at the work of Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten.

Contributors include artist and critic George Melly, musician Andy Roberts and writer Phil Bowen.

Produced by Bob Dickinson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2003.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

L. Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (320kbs-m4a/132mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 4 broadcast: 7th October 2019

The story made famous by the iconic 1939 musical film is given a distinctly different treatment in Linda Marshall Griffiths' dramatisation which reinstates some of the events and characters of L Frank Baum's classic book.

When a tornado strikes Dorothy's farmhouse in Kansas, she is lifted to the magical world of Oz where she embarks upon a terrifying and perilous journey to find her way back home.

Immediately she makes some powerful enemies by accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of the East and claiming her silver shoes. Desperate to return home her adventure takes her to the City of Emeralds to meet the Wizard of Oz.

On the way she makes some new friends, a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman and a Lion who have their own reasons for wanting to see the Wizard. Pursued by the frightening Kalidah beasts, the violent Flying Monkeys and the all seeing Wicked Witch of the West will they make it to the Emerald City and have what they most desire?

Dorothy .... Amelia Clarkson
Wizard Of Oz / Kalidah / Uncle Henry .... Jonathan Keeble
Scarecrow .... Kevin Eldon
Tinman .... Burn Gorman
Lion .... Zubin Varla
Witch Of The North / South / West / Aunt Em .... Emma Fielding
King Monkey / Miner .... Andrew Westfield
Munchkin / Gatekeeper .... Graeme Hawley

Original Music by Olly Fox.
Sound Design by Steve Brooke.

Director: Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2009.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Len Deighton - The Ipcress File

LEN DEIGHTON - THE IPCRESS FILE (320kbs-m4a/199mb/1hr27mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 21st September 2019

An unnamed agent is ensnared in a sinister plot to brainwash scientists and trade them across the Iron Curtain.

Len Deighton's gripping Cold War thriller was first published in 1962. This taut BBC radio dramatisation is by Mike Walker.


The Agent ... Ian Hart
Colonel Ross ... James Laurenson
Major Dalby ... Jonathan Coy
Chico ... Jamie Bamber
Jean ... Fenella Woolgar
Alice ... Rachel Atkins
Jay ... Peter Marinker
Skip ... Kerry Shale
Keightley ... Adam Tedder
Adem ... Raad Rawi
Battersby ... John Sharian
Embassy Official ... John Sharian

Producer: Toby Swift


First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January 2004.