In this week’s show we paid tribute to John Peel and bemoaned the state of today’s celebrity obsessed radio stations, and how festivals nowadays, leave the kids a bit short changed.
I was a bit self-indulgent by over egging The Divine Comedy pudding this week, but only because I was celebrating their residency at The Barbican finally happening, to commemorate their 30th Anniversary of producing catchy, amusing, and clever songs.
We raided the playlist from Bob’s Country Bunker, gave thanks for Luther, and played a classic from Billy Joel and a rarity from Rod The Mod. Plus, we celebrated Sir Horrace Gentleman’s 69th Birthday, and remembered when The Stranglers were on TOTPs and Squeeze released a new single, on the same day! Oh, how we were spoilt in the old days.
We also tested your lyrical knowledge on a song from Billy Idol. Plus, in which year did The Three Degrees play for West Brom, and The Floaters enjoy their only huge #1 hit wonder.
If you were washing your hair and missed Tuesday night’s show, then you can listen to it now, by clicking on the link below.
Go on. You know you want to!
Bad Manners – Magnificent 7
The Ruts – Something That I Said
Blur – End Of A Century
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go
Big Audio Dynamite – E=Mc2
The Stranglers – Duchess
Squeeze – Slap & Tickle
The Divine Comedy – In & Out Of Paris & London
The Divine Comedy – If
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson – Just to Satisfy You
Luther Vandross – You’re The Sweetest One
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Rod Stewart – Three Time Loser
The Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again
The Floaters – Float On
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
David Bowie – Blue Jean
Nirvana – Lithium
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next
The Specials – Do Nothing
The Shamen – Move Any Mountain
Dave Edmunds – Singing the Blues
The Divine Comedy – Songs of Love
The Divine Comedy – Middle-Class Heroes
The Divine Comedy – Theme From Casanova