Saturday, 27 April 2019

Sounds Of A City - Liverpool

SOUNDS OF A CITY - LIVERPOOL (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 29th March 2019

Ahead of the 6 Music Festival, another chance to hear DJ Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy turn her attention across the Peaks to one of the UK's most important musical cities; Liverpool. Focusing on the Teardrop Explodes Kilimanjaro album, we talk to Julian Cope about how he made the album, why he moved to Liverpool, and why he always travelled to the studio on an invisible horse. Colleen also looks at how Liverpool and Psych are inextricably linked, the importance of Soul Music to the area, how the nightclub Eric's and record shop Probe inspired a scene, and Liverpool's isolation from the rest of the country has helped create an outlook like no other.

Colleen speaks with Shack's Michael Head who grew up surrounded by the influence of the Teardrop Explodes: Holly Johnson, of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, discusses the role of Liverpool's flamboyant gay scene played in the burgeoning post-punk scene: DJ Greg Wilson casts his critical ear over an 80s Liverpool still living under the eclipse of The Beatles: author Mark Cooper shares his thoughts on the rivalry between Echo & the Bunnymen and the Teardrops. Colleen also meets Stealing Sheep's Emily Lansley, who is at the vanguard of a younger generation of musicians who embrace Liverpool's psychedelic sound. And if all of that wasn't enough, Zoo Records and KLF founder Bill Drummond shares two of his one minute presentations about the album.

First broadcast in 2015.

The Teardrop Explodes - Ha Ha I'm Drowning [Mercury]
Jean-Jacques Burnel - Do The European [United Artists]
The Teardrop Explodes - Sleeping Gas [Mercury]
The Fall - C'n'C-S Mithering [Rough Trade]
Deaf School - All Queued Up [Warner Bros.?]
The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows [Parlophone]
The Doors - Strange Days [Elektra]
The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) [Knight]
The Teardrop Explodes - Poppies In The Field [Mercury]
Dexys Midnight Runners - Geno [Mercury]
The Teardrop Explodes - Reward [Mercury]
Echo & The Bunnymen - Rescue [WEA]
The Teardrop Explodes - Books [Mercury]
Echo & The Bunnymen - Read It In Books [Korova]
Big In Japan - Suicide A Go Go [Retro]
The Teardrop Explodes - Bouncing Babies [Mercury]
The Cramps - Garbageman [I.R.S.]
Can - Yoo Doo Right
Captain Beefheart - Big Eyed Beans From Venus [Reprise]
Howlin’ Wolf - Tail Dragger [Chess]
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Kill The Pain [ZTT]
The Teardrop Explodes - Treason [Island]
Shack - I Need You [London]
Ladytron - Ghosts [Vision Music]
The Teardrop Explodes - When I Dream [Mercury]

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