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Show 176: Time For Heroes


Show 176 is named after The Libertines 2002 single “Time For Heroes”.

Here is what I played this week…

1. Pale Waves – Heavenly
2. Kasabian – You’re In Love With A Psycho
3. The Killers – Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
4. Kings Of Leon – King Of The Rodeo
5. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
6. The King Blues – I Want You
7. Haim – The Wire
8. Grouplove – Tongue Tied
9. General Fiasco – Hollows
10. Florence + The Machine – Kiss With A Fist
11. Dananananakroyd – Think And Feel
12. Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator
13. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Black & White Sunshine
14. The Cribs – Mirror Kisses
15. Circa Waves – Different Creatures
16. Lucy Rose – Strangest Of Ways
17. Paolo Nutini – Last Request
18. Oasis – Turn Up The Sun
19. Blur – Song 2
20. The Black Keys – Monkey Maker
21. Blink 182 – Easy Target
22. Blink 182 – All Of This
23. Basement Jaxx feat. Kele Le Roc – Romeo
24. Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder – Just Good Friends
25. Mumford and Sons Feat The Very Best and Beatenberg – Fool You’ve Landed
26. The Coral – Dreaming Of You
27. Everything Everything – Distant Past
28. Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
29. Temples – Mystery Of Pop
30. Frank Turner – Wanderlust
31. Keane – This Is The Last Time
32. The Maccabees – Toothpaste Kisses
33. The National – Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
34. Stevie Wonder – Lately

Legend of Comedy Sir Ken Dodd Dies

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Ken Dodd this morning.

Back in September 2013 I was honoured to be able to interview Ken. It was one of the major highlights of my time at Phoenix FM and Ken was very generous, giving me a full half hour of his time. He was warm, very funny and engaging and talked about his childhood, his early days in showbusiness and a very funny interview with The Beatles.

You can listen to an edited version of that interview here –

Thanks Ken and Rest in Peace.

Show 172: Return of Leo C

This week I had the return of Leo C.

Leo is a 16-year-old singer songwriter from Southend. He is a well accomplished songwriter for such a young age, releasing an album and EPs. The back catalogue is very impressive.

You can hear the full show below and live performances from Leo C.

Here is the songs played on the show, with live performances in bold…

Vampire Weekend – Giving Up The Gun
White Stripes – Stop Breaking Down
White Lies – Farewell To The Fairground
The War on Drugs – Holding On
The Verve – Lucky Man
Is That You
Wolf Alice – Beautifully Unconventional
Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
Someone’s Got To Say
Drunk and With Dreams (Angel Olsen cover)

The Young Knives – She’s Attracted To
The View – Claudia
Jake Bugg and Noah Cyrus – Waiting
What’s The Use
The XX – Crystallise
Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues
Blues Song
Viola Beach – Boys That Sing
The Vaccines – Give Me A Sign
I’ll Express You Anytime
Villagers – The Pact (I’ll Be Your Fever)
The Dom Clark Trio – Undercover

Leo participated in the quiz and scored 13.5 points on a 1970s music round. Which beats his score from last year. Here is the scoreboard…

Paul Finch – 15
Minerva Falls – 15
Katy Forkings – 14
Leo C – 13.5

Show 140: Bridge The Dark

This week I had two shows in one night, the first kicking off with the friendly bunch who collectively make Bridge The Dark.

After meeting the band numerous times, it was lovely to have them on the show. You can hear the full show below. It’s well worth a listen. Some great originals and covers they played on the show.

Here are the songs played on the show, with live performances in bold.

1. Queens Of The Stone Age – Make It Wit Chu
2. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dark Necessities
3. Paramore – Hard Times
4. Raconteurs – Steady As She Goes
5. Razorlight – In The Morning
No Time
6. Richard Ashcroft – Out Of My Body
7. Rae Morris – Closer
A Weakness
8. Leo C – If You’re Not Beggin
9. Wolfe Sunday – Dead Benedict
My Friend Misery (Metallica cover)
10. Phoenix Foundation – Buffalo
11. PJ Harvey – Last Living Rose
Stay Low
12. Royal Blood – Ten Tonne Skeleton
13. Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
14. Parquet Courts – I Was Just Here
15. Reverend And The Makers – Mr Glassalfempty
Snuff (Slipknot cover)
16. The Redlands Palamino Company – Don’t Fade

Here is the full show followed by videos of the performances.

The band also participated in 50 Grades Smarter, my weekly quiz for my guests. They scored a mid-to-low table score of 11 points. Here is the scoreboard…

John Paul Elliott – 18
The Facilitators – 16.5
Young Songwriters – 16
S J Denney – 16
The Velvet Tree – 15.5
Chris Robson – 15
Paul Finch – 15
Davey Hal – 14.5
Hemmingway – 14.5
Darren Jones – 14
Poetry To Succeed – 14
Different People – 13.25
Collette Meury – 12.5
Lee Sergeant – 12
Roison O’Hagan – 11.5
Bridge The Dark – 11.5
Leo C – 10.5
Nicola Collis – 10
Drew Sutton – 10
Remedy – 9.5
The Kingdom – 9.5
Adam Duffill – 8.5