Category Archives: The Tom Walker Show

A Proper Rock Week

Rock and Roll Star – Oasis
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
The Subways – We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Muse – Stockholm Syndrome
The Doors – Love Me Two Times
Lenny Kravitz – American Woman
Van Halen – Jump
ACDC – Highway to Hell
The Knack – My Sharona
Pulp – Common People
The Darkness – Is It Just Me?

Top 5 Components for the Perfect Sunday

1. Good Lie In
2. Good Read.
3. Brekfast.
4. Trash TV
5. Country Walk with Dogs

Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun
Noah and the Whale – Tonights the Kind of Night
Elbow – Open Arms
Coldplay – Paradise
MGMT – Electric Feel
Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Fleetwood Mac – Don’t Stop
Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Record of the Week * The Whispers * And the Beat Goes On
Fine Young Canibals – Good Thing
Ash – Girl From Mars
The Blues Brothers – Everybody Needs Somebody
The Beatles – Twist and Shout
Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
The Eagles – Take it Easy
Florence and the Machgine – Rabbit Heart (Raise Me Up)
The Coral – Who’s Gonna Find Me
Justice – Helix
Editors – All Sparks

Exclusive offer to Phoenix listeners at the Studio 360 Gym in Billericay – and the ‘Top 5 Tracks to Work Out to’…

Karl from Studio 360, Billericay, Talks to TomSpent this Sunday afternoon talking about the sorts of tunes that pump you up, and those that help you push yourself that little bit extra when running/doing squat thrusts/sculpting the guns. Played a tracklist of the songs that make me do a little sprint when they come on the ipod.

I spoke with Karl (the Kiwi) from Billericay gym – Studio 360. We talked about his favourite work out tracks, reasons to join the gym and his impressions of the station.

Exclusive Phoenix Offer ***

Karl offered all phoenix listeners the chance to have use of the gym equipment and join for a class or two FOR FREE. All you have to do is mention ‘phoenix fm’ on the door. As Karl explains in the interview – it’s close to Billericay station by the speed camera on the right.

To make use of this offer, in a top of the range gym, or to find out what they can offer speak to the studio 360 team on 01277 424360, or pop in and take a look

ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
Kelly Rowland (ft Freemasons) – Work
Franz Ferdinand – This Fire
Jamie T – Sticks and Stones
Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
Aloe Blac – I Need a Dollar
Curtis Mayfield – Move On Up
Lenny Kravitz- Always on the Run
Shakira ft Wyclef – Hips Don’t Lie
Muse – Bliss
Chicane ft Bryan Adams – Don’t Give Up
Pink – Who Knew?
Outkast – Hey Ya
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close to You * Record of the Week *
Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Top 5…Work Out Tracks…

1. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
2. Muse – Bliss
3. Curtis Mayfield -Move On Up
4. Bee Gees – Night Fever
5. Outkast – Hey Ya.

See y’all next week, where I will be – in the words of Kelly Rowland – ‘putting it down’.

Top 5 Light Entertainers/ Presenters

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher
Jonny Cash – Ring of Fire
Queen – We Are The Champions
Coldplay – Paradise
Jungle Boogie
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street
The Jam – That’s Entertainment
ELO – Showdown
Florence and the Machine – Shake it Out
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain *Record of the Week*
Radiohead – Karma Police
Tom Petty – I won’t Back Down
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way?
Tina Turner – What’s Love Got to do With It
Supergrass – Pumping on the Stereo
No Dount – I’m Just a Girl
The Kooks – Shine On
Elton John – Pinball Wizard
Jet Rollover DJ
Eric Clapton – Tears to Heavens

Best Things About Getting Old…

Spent the weekend with the in laws – and the grand in laws. Older folk seem really happy, and they also chat a lot. I wanted to talk about the things for us all to look forward to when we get older.

Most of you said things along the lines of – you get wiser/calmer, you become a better cook, you nap more and you tend to watch a lot of quality ‘daytime-ish TV ie. Countdown/Eggheads/Anything on Gold.

As I said in my show not entirely sure CJ should be an Egghead. Is he up to it?

Played a range of tunes, a great track from REM (sob sob) and my record of the week from the mercurial Steely Dan.

Arcade Fire – Month of May
REM – Losing My Religion
Kasabian – Shoot The Runner
Paula Nutini – Candy
Andy Williams – Music to Watch Girls By
Paul McCarrney & Wings – Live and Let Die
Duran Duran – View to a Kill
Superheavy – Miracle Worker
Smokey Robinson – You Really Got a Hold On Me
The Temper Trap – Love Lost
The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do
Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years *Record of the Week*
Viva Brother – Darling Buds of May – Great Record, Outstanding TV Programme – Perfick
Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
Jefferson Airplane – Somebody to Love
Ash – Shining Light
Daft Punk – Around the World
Robin (the pop sensation) – ft Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat
T Rex – 20th Centruy Boy
Neil Young – Old Man

It was grand to spend some time with you. Now I’m going to make some tea.

If there was another Spice Girl what spice would she be…

Tell me what you want, what you really really want…

OK, I want to know if there was a 6th Spice Girl – what spice would she be?

Top Answer came from Rachel ***Old Spice*** – Muy bien.
Fragrent, indulgent – masculine. Old Spice that is, not Rachel – who I’m sure is lovely.

Old Spice narrowly beat some other worthy suggestions, notably – Price Spice, 5 Spice, Fat Spice and Pirate Spice.

Playlist of Music

Meatloaf – Dead Ringer For Love
Madness – One Step Beyond
Damien Rice – Cannonball
Paloma Faith – Upside Down
The Manics – Design For Life
Noah and the Whale – Tonight’s The Kind of Night
Foo Fighters – Arlandria
Steve Winwood – Gimme Some Lovin
Empire of the Sun – We Are The People
Snow Patrol – Called Out in the Dark
Credence Clear Water Revival – Fortunate Son
Superheavy – Miracle Worker *Record of the Week*
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
The Vaccines – If You Wanna
Tom Vek – Aroused
Roxy Music – Love is the Drug
Muse – Resistance
Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song
Dexy’s Midnight Runner – Come On Eileen

What’s all this ‘moves like Jagger’ about? Good to see Maroon 5 back though, thought they’d disappeared into the ether.

Lee Hurst talks to Tom Walker

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Lee Hurst is a comic legend – perhaps most famous for his work alongside Nick Hancock, Gary Lineker and Rory McGrath on BBC sports quiz ‘They Think It’s All Over’.

Tom caught up with Lee as he plans to set out on his new tour, Man V Women, following a 10 year pause from touring where he, and I quote, spent his time ‘catching Bin Laden’.

Despite now being asked for fiscal advice from President Obama, Lee spared Phoenix some time to talk about his new show, Tom’s rows over tiger bread, his (soon to be) new comedy club in Bethnal Green and the old They Think It’s All Over gang.

For further information on his tour please head to his website – Lee’s playing 3 gigs in Essex, including Basildon’s Towngate Theatre, on the 18 September (Tickets are £15).

What a lovely chap Lee is.

Bank Holiday Friday Music

For a change I talked less and musiced a little more…tried to get y’all started for what will be an immense Bank Holiday

Curtis Mayfield – Move on Up
Sly and the Stone – I Wanna Take You Higher
The Cardigans – Lovefool
Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity
ELO – Evil Woman
The Zutons – Confusion
Miss Knowles – Sweet Dreams
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
The Kooks – Is It Me
Toots and the Maytals – Louie Louie
Lenny Kravitz – Stand
Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
Thin Lizzy – Whiskey in the Jar
ACDC – Back in Black

Reasons to go to Uni…

Tommy Gun – The Clash
Calvin Harris ft Kelis – Bounce
Alice Cooper – Schools Out For Summer
The Sunshine Underground – Put You In Your Place
Jack Penate – Be The One
The Wombats – Moving to New York
Maximo Park – Books From Boxes
Jackie Wilson – I get the Sweetest Feeling
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Runnin’
Sly and the Stone – If You Want Me To Stay
Record of the Week – Bloc Party – Helicopter **
Jose Gonzales – Crosses
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Oasis – Rock and Roll Star
Panic at the Disco – But it’s Better if You Do
Editors – End Has a Start
The Darkness – Love is Only a Feeling
The Subways – Oh Yeah
Futureheafds – Hounds of Love

Country Vs City

Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls
Foo Fighters – Times Like These
Meatloaf – Dead Ringer for Love
Elbow – One Day Like This
Toots and the Maytals – Take Me Home Country Road
Electric Light Orchestra – Sweet Talking Woman
The Allman Brothers Band – Midnight Rider
MGMT – Electric Feel
Arcade Fire – Ready To Start
Record of the Week** Sister Sledge We Are Family
Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
Doves – Black and White Town
Temptations – My Girl
Scouting for Grils – This A’int a Lovesong
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Primal Scream – Country Girl