Category Archives: TFI 90s

TFI90s 310518

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 31.05.18

Playlist:

The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

The Stone Roses – Fools Gold

Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

Annie Lennox – Walking on Broken Glass

Manic Street preachers – You Stole the Sun from My Heart

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy – Horny 98

Tom Jones & The Cardigans – Burning Down The House

Barenaked Ladies – One Week

Divine Comedy – Generation Sex

Skunk Anansie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)

Oasis – Some Might Say

Spice Girls – Wannabe

Terrorvision – Tequila

Spin Doctors – Two princes

Garbage – Stupid Girl

PJ & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble

Cher – Believe

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

Space – Avenging Angels

Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Suede – Animal Nitrate

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

Primal Scream – Loaded

Snow – Informer

Connells ’74-’75

Madonna – Justify My Love

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh prince – Summertime


TFI 90s 17.05.18

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 17.05.18

Playlist:

B*Witched – C’est La Vie

M People – Moving On Up

MN8 – I’ve Got A Little Something For You

Primal Scream – Loaded

Suede – Beautiful Ones

The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise

Gina G – Ooh Aah (Just A Little Bit)

Space – Female of the Species

Everything But the Girl – Missing

Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl

Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous

Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy – Horny ’98

Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5

Faith No More – Easy

No Mercy – Where Do You Go

Haddaway – What Is Love?

The Real McCoy – Run Away

Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

Supergrass – Alright

Oasis – Some Might Say

Mansun – Wide open Space

Reef – Place Your Hands

Jamiroquai – King for a Day

Roxette – Joyride

Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World

Skunk Anansie – Brazen (Weep)

Sinead O’Conner – Nothing Compares 2 U

Eternal feat. Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One


TFI 90s 24.05.18

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 24.05.18

Playlist:

Seal – Crazy

Mansun – Wide open Space

Madonna – Frozen

Prince – Cream

East 17 – Someone To Love

Haddaway – What Is Love?

The Offspring – The Kids Arn’t Alright

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

Big Mountain – Baby, I love Your Way

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That

Kula Shaker – Hush

Faith No More – Easy

Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

No Mercy – Where Do You Go

Bjork – Play Dead

R.E.M – Nightswimming

Aswad – Shine

Stereo MC’s – Connected

Roxette – Joyride

Eternal feat Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One

Suede – Beautiful Ones

Simply Red – Stars

Crash test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground

Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

Pulp – Disco 2000


TFI90s 100518

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 10.05.18

Playlist:

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

Madonna – Beautiful Stranger

Skunk Anansie – Charlie Big Potato

East 17 – House of Love

Manic Street Preachers – You Stole The Sun From My Heart

The Beloved – Sweet Harmony

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Suede – Animal Nitrate

Everything But The Girl – Missing

Space – Female of the Species

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise

Michael Jackson – Black or White

Prodigy – Breathe

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Pearl Jam – Black

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Jamiroquai – King for a Day

The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode

Pulp – Disco 2000

The Mike Flowers Pops – Wonderwall

Aswad – Shine


TFI90s 260418

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 26.04.18

Playlist:

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

The Prodigy – Breathe

House of Pain – Jump Around

The Shamen – L.S.I: Love Sex Intelligence

East 17 – House of Love

Take That – Could it be Magic

Aswad – Shine

Baby D – Let Me be Your Fantasy

Black Box – Ride On Time

Snap! – The Power

Pulp – Common People

Suede – Electricity

Blur – Charmless man

Oasis Wonderwall

The Stone Roses – I Wanna be Adored

Happy Mondays – Step On

Jamiroquai – Deeper underground

Babylon Zoo – Spaceman

Simply Red – Fairground

Republica – Drop dead Gorgeous

Skunk Anansie – Hedonism

Red hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

Faith No More – Easy

Pearl Jam – Black

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies

The Prodigy – Out Of Space


TFI90s 120418

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 12.04.18

Playlist:

Faithless – Insomnia

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?

Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous

Haddaway – What Is Love?

Take That – Could It Be Magic

Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire

Shakespear’s Sister – Stay

Oasis – Wonderwall

Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train

R.E.M – Nightswimming

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Everything But The Girl – Missing

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

Madonna – Frozen

Mansun – Wide Open Space

Happy Mondays – Step On

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

Pulp – Common people

Suede – Electricity

Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground

Pearl Jam – Black

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Skunk Anansie – Brazen Weep

Beastie Boys – Sabotage


TFI90s 050418

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 05.04.18

Playlist:

MN8 – I’ve Got A Little Something for You

Pulp – Mis-Shapes

Wonder Stuff – Dizzy

Skunk Anansie – Charlie Big Potato

Tom Jones & The Cardigans – Burning Down the House

Fat Boy Slim – Right Here, Right Now

REM – Shiny Happy People

REM – Nightswimming

REM – Losing My Religion

Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You

The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

Prince – Cream

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue

Metallica – Enter Sandman

Guns N’ Roses – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Blur – Song 2

Pulp – Common People

KLF – Last Train To Trancentral

Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (la Da Dee)

The Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance)

The Prodigy – Breathe

The Prodigy – Out Of Space

Oasis – Some Might Say

Eels – Susan’s House

Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness

Space – Avenging Angels

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson


The 90s Vault – Mule Variations

Regular listeners of mine will probably know who my favourite musician is, though my opportunities to play him on TFI90s are rare. But there is one album of his that is from the best decade known to man, and it just so happens to be one of his best. In this installment of ‘From The 90s Vault’, we look at Tom Waits’ 1999 masterpiece; ‘Mule Variations.’

You may well have never heard of Tom Waits. He is rarely if ever in the contemporary charts. He very rarely tours, and even rarer that he would play live in the UK. Appearances and interviews are strictly kept to album releases, which in themselves can have many years between them – especially in these later years. He has also released few music videos. But Tom Waits remains one of the most original, creative and eccentric genius’ in the world of music today.

Mule Variations marks a change in sound for Waits. He has moved away from his more traditional Jazz and Beatnik sounds, to something much more experimental. It’s a sound that was developed through Bone Machine and The Black Rider and perfected here. A sound that is difficult to categorise, save perhaps for ‘experimental folk rock industrial jazz ballads!’

Every track on this album is astonishing. Opening with the bizarre Big in Japan, a track sung into a police horn, with a version of Waits’ voice that sounds like it has been soaked in whisky for a month – Waits preaches to us that “He’s got the rooster, got the crow, got the ebb, got the flow…” and sets the precedent for the rest of the album, that is constantly smashing expectations.

Mule Variations then takes us through 14 tracks, each moving to a different realm of Waits’ musicality to the last, before ending on track 16’s ‘Come On Up To The House.’ A rousing and raucous Waits, booms to us to ‘to come on up to the house’ and we feel like, that at the end of the twisting and exciting, sometimes heart breaking journey that is Mule Variations, Waits has become our friend beyond tour guide through the dark and the strange of his landscape, and he now beckons us to his home to relax and feel safe in its warm glow.

The 14 songs between beginning and end, are all fantastic in their own way and it’s difficult to pick highlights. My highlights will not be yours, but for what it’s worth I point you to these; ‘Eye Ball Kid’ is a strange circus tale of a boy who is nothing more than a single eye ball looking for stardom. ‘Chocolate Jesus’ preaches to us that salvation can come in the form of an immaculate confection and sounds as though it was recorded in Waits’ own bathroom. ‘The House Where Nobody Lives’ is a stripped-back minor blues, where Waits cackles, almost slurring his words about the importance of a loving home. ‘Take It With Me’ is a beautiful piano ballad, where waits dedicates with a delicate and strangely vulnerable voice, to or perhaps for, his beloved.

The one track however, that I think is something extra special is ‘Whats He Building?’ I first heard this track in my dads car when I was around 17 years old. It was the first Waits track I had ever heard and I was completely mesmerised. I had never heard anything like it before. His voice alone captivated me, in this creepy spoken word study of suburban paranoia. Ladened with sound effect, strange instruments and television static, Waits obsesses over the activities of his suspicious neighbour. Waits questions just how much do we know about our neighbours, with suggestions ever more wild as he continually asks himself ‘Whats He Building In There!?’ We are left feeling at the end of this haunting piece, that perhaps it’s Waits who is the oddity after all.

Much like the musician himself, ‘Mule Variations’ is a work of genius that must be experienced. I have no negative comments about this album at all and quite simply it’s one of the greatest ever made. Go and find it and have your understanding of music turned upside down and taken to new exciting levels.

10/10 stars

Chris

@cw_stagg


TFI90s 220218

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 22.02.18

Playlist:

East 17 – House Of Love

Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

Apache Indian – Boom Shack-A-Lak

Kingmaker – Ten Years Asleep

REM – Shiny Happy people

Cast – Walkaway

Seal – Crazy

The Charlatans – Then

The Stone Roses – I Wanna be Adored

Snap! – Rhythm Is A Dancer

Nirvana – Smells like teen Spirit

Ocean Colour Scene – 100 Mile High City

Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Skunk Anansie – Charlie Big Potato

Pulp Mis-Shapes

Mcalmont And Butler – Yes

Prince – Cream

Red Hot Chili peppers – Give It Away

The Verve – the Drugs Don’t Work

Big Mountain – Baby, I Love Your Way

Suede – The Beutiful Ones

Shakespear’s Sister – Stay

Tori Amos – Professional Widow

Everything but the Girl – Missing

Babylon Zoo – Spaceman

The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode

The Prodigy – No Good (Start the Dance)


TFI90s 150218

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 15.02.18

Playlist:

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Primal Scream – Loaded

Beautiful South – Perfect 10

Simply Red – Fairground

Texas – Black Eyed Boy

Beck – The New Pollution

Aerosmith – Pink

Massive Attack – Teardrop

The Prodigy – Firestarter

Eels – Susan’s House

Tom Jones & The Cardigans – Burning Down The House

Embrace -Come Back To What You Know

Garbage – Stupid Girl

Stereophonics – A Thousand trees

Pulp – Common people

Portishead – Glory Box

Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus

INXS – Suicide Blonde

Travis – Writing To Reach You

Semisonic – Secret Smile

George Michael – Freedom

Terrorvision – Tequila

Blink 182 – All The Small Things

Smashmouth – All Star

Alanis Morissette – Thank U

ATB – 9pm 9Till I Come)

Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Theme from Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Mike Flowers Pops – Wonderwall

Jamiroquai – Deeper underground