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Tonight’s show was the first of two special shows in conjunction with Everything Indie Over 40 – a community for those people who love their old-school indie (and new old-school indie too).
We had requests from a number of the group’s members and I managed to squeeze them all into tonight’s two hour show.
This show concentrates on oldies and you can hear some much newer songs on next week’s show.
EIO40 is a website, a Facebook group and a Twitter account. If you love the music I play, go and join them!
Voice Of The Beehive – Don’t Call Me Baby
(requested by Gareth Williams)
Released as a single in May 1988 reaching no 15 in the UK single charts. Also appears on their debut album Let It Bee.
For Squirrels – 8:02PM
(requested by Jeremy P Goldstein)
For Squirrels was an alternative rock band based out of Gainesville, Florida. This is the first track on their second album Example, released in 1995. Sadly the singer Jack Vigliatura and bassist Bill White were killed in a car crash just before the album came out. The band regrouped and changed their name to Subrosa in 1996, splitting up in 2001.
The Wedding Present – My Favourite Dress
(requested by Norman Dykstra)
This song was released as a single and also appears on their debut album George Best which was released in October 1987.
Happy Mondays – Russell
(requested by Stephen Williamson)
This is a track on the band’s April 1987 debut album Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), which was produced by John Cale from the Velvet Underground.
Mission Of Burma – That’s How I Escaped My Certain Fate
(requested by Sandy Wishart)
This is the final track from Vs which is the debut studio full-length album by American post-punk band Mission of Burma (although it sounds more like old school British punk to me).
Miracle Legion – The Backyard
(requested by David Kravitz)
Miracle Legion is an American college rock band formed in 1983 in New Haven, Connecticut. They were active until 1996 but reformed a couple of years ago. This song was released as a 12″ and cassette EP in 1984.
Beat Happening – Foggy Eyes
(requested by William McAlpine)
Beat Happening is an American indie pop band formed in Olympia, Washington in 1982 and still going strong today. This track appears on their 1985 self-titled debut album.
Galaxie 500 – Tell Me
(requested by Bill Ainsworth)
Galaxie 500 was an American alternative rock band that formed in Cambridge MA, 1987 and split up in 1991 after releasing three albums. This track appears on their 2nd album On Fire which was released on Rough Trade in September 1989.
Family Cat – Steamroller
(requested by Antony Boot)
A UK indie band who I saw supporting Carter USM several times! They released three studio albums and this came from their 2nd one, Furthest From The Sun which came out in 1992. Singer and main songwriter Paul Frederick is now in Jack Adaptor who played at Indie Daze in 2017.
Daisy Hill Puppy Farm – Heart Of Glass
(requested by Richard Culver)
Daisy Hill Puppy Farm were an Icelandic indie band between 1987 and 1990 who released two singles, Daisy Hill Puppy Farm (1988) and Spraycan (1989). The band named themselves after the farm in the Peanuts comic strip. This song was released in 1988 and was a John Peel favourite.
Buffalo Tom – Taillights Fade
(requested by Ian Blatherwick)
Buffalo Tom are from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 1986 and still going strong today. This track appears on their 3rd studio album Let Me Come Over which was released in March 1992 on RCA Records.
Frank and Walters – Bake Us A Song
(requested by Timmi X-Laughter)
From the band’s debut album Trains, Boats and Planes released Oct 1992 reaching no 36 in the UK charts.
XTC – This Is Pop
(requested by @oblongpop)
This track appears on the band’s debut album White Music which was released in January 1978. It was also re-recorded and released as a single later that year.
Trashcan Sinatras – I’ve Seen Everything
(requested by @Johnynocash)
Title track of the band’s second album which was released in May 1993 reaching no 50 in the UK album charts.
dEUS – Instant Street
(requested by @Chops_Top_Fives)
dEUS are a rock band from Antwerp, Belgium. This song was released as a single reaching no 49 in the UK charts. It also appears on the band’s third album The Ideal Crash released in March 1999.
The Wake – Crush The Flowers
(requested by @SimonFarrier1)
The Wake were a band from Glasgow active during the 1980s although they reformed in 2009 and are still going strong. The band was formed by Gerard McInulty from Altered Images – Bobby Gillespie is a former member. Crush The Flowers was a single released on Sarah Records in 1989.
The Fall – Draygo’s Guilt
(requested by @PozNoz)
This track appears on the band’s 7th studio album The Wonderful and Frightening World Of The Fall, which was released in October 1984.
A Certain Ratio – Shack Up
(requested by Rob Morgan)
An early single from the Manchester post-punk band – this was released on Factory Benelux in August 1980.
Bailterspace – X
(requested by @RiverboatCapn)
Bailter Space are a band from Christchurch, New Zealand who had four top 40 albums in their home country during the 1990s. This track is taken from one of them, 1994’s Vortura.
Stereolab – French Disko
(requested by @cjl__73)
Appears on the Jenny Ondioline EP released by Stereolab in December 1993. The song was later covered by Editors.
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
(requested by @bringitonskippy)
This track appears on Brotherhood, the fourth studio album by New Order, released in November 1986 by Factory Records.
Bradford – In Liverpool
(requested by @Axels96)
Bradford were an indie band from Blackburn, best known for being liked by Morrissey, who proclaimed them to be “heirs to the Smiths’ throne”. When I read that I thought, oh, well I’ll play them anyway, but it’s actually very good. (I have this controversial view that the Smiths are a tiny bit overrated). This single was released in July 1989 and the band split in 1991.
Thin White Rope – Up To Midnight
(requested by @darrenmjones)
Taken from The Ruby Sea, the fifth and final full-length album by American Band Thin White Rope, released in May 1991. Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy described them as the loudest band she ever saw!
The Walkmen – The Rat
(requested by @JakePalmer04 and Norman Dykstra)
Released as a single in April 2004 reaching no 45 in the UK charts. Also appears on their album Bows + Arrows.
The Replacements – Answering Machine
(requested by Mark Gurwell)
This track is taken from the band’s third studio album Let It Be which was released in October 1984.
Come – Off To One Side
(requested by @davidkbruce)
Another band from Boston, Massachusettes – this track appears on their debut album Eleven:Eleven which was released in July 1992.
Scott 4 – Your Kingdom To Dust
(requested by @durutti74)
Scott 4 are a three-piece indie rock band from London, described by Allmusic as ‘Electronic cowpunks’ for their blend of country-blues, hip hop and indie-punk. This track was released as a single in 1997.
Field Mice – Triangle
(requested by @BlazCTID)
The Field Mice were a south London band who were signed to Sarah Records – this track is the opener to their second album Skywriting which was released in June 1990.