Playlist for 10 April 2014 (Britpop special) (AOTW: Voluntary Butler Scheme – A Million Ways To Make Gold)

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Today is the 20th anniversay of 1994* and for some reason the papers and other radio stations are all agog with Britpop, which is also 20 years old according to the BBC, or 21 years old according to the BBC.

As far as BOA is concerned, Britpop never really went away, but it’s good to see band such as Dodgy, Bleech and Salad back on TV again. Coincidentally I picked three bands who’ve recently played live for Phoenix FM (if you count Cowboy Racer as Salad, which you probably can’t). So the first hour of the show was in homage to many of those bands, including Menswear, who I saw live two weeks ago (fantastic) and also had a chance to give their wonderful new single CRASH an airing. Hoewever there was no Blur, Pulp or Oasis – I regularly play Blur and Pulp so they’ll no doubt get an airing very soon, and as for Oasis, I’m not familiar with their oeuvre, so will need to assess their playworthiness another time.

We also had an album of the week in the shape of A Million Ways To Make Gold by the Voluntary Butler Scheme. A great album of quirkiness and a brilliant Pinkpantheresque album cover too.


Tonight’s playlist:

Kaiser Chiefs – Ruffians On Parade
Divine Comedy – Something For The Weekend
Mansun – Take It Easy Chicken
Dodgy – Water Under The Bridge
Shed Seven – Getting Better
My Life Story – Motorcade
Bluetones – Marblehead Johnson
Longpigs – She Said
Elastica – Car Song
Catatonia – I Am The Mob
Marion – I Stopped Dancing
Supergrass – Caught by the Fuzz
Powder – Afrodisiac
Sleeper – Vegas
Echobelly – I Can’t Imagine The World Without Me
Salad – Motorbike to Heaven
Jesus and Mary Chain – Far Gone And Out
Keith Top Of The Pops and his Minor UK Indie Celebrity All-Star Backing Band – Bingo
Menswear – Stardust
Honeyblood – Killer Bangs
Voluntary Butler Scheme – Honey In The Gravel Mixture
School – Head Over Here
Franz Ferdinand – Erdbeer Mund
Metronomy – Reservoir
Voluntary Butler Scheme – Brain Freeze
Menswear – Crash
Makthaverskan – No Mercy
Divine Paiste – Native Echoes
Voluntary Butler Scheme – So Tired (So Tired)
John Mouse – I Was A Goalkeeper
Black Keys – Fever
Botnleðja – Slóði
Pop Will Eat Itself – Watch The Bitch Blow

* to paraphrase Chris Morris