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104 The Who, part 1

Our first show dedicated to The Who, an iconic English band that we have not featured before – I can’t think why.

We focussed on the Keith Moon years, when the founding members of the group were all together.  There is so much good music from this period of the group’s life that choosing a 2 hour set was pretty difficult.  I chose to emphasise the role that Lifehouse, the unrealised followup to Tommy, played in the success of the group, and played tracks released on later albums and singles in the order they would have appeared.  Researching the Lifehouse concept and the plot that was to be played out brought new light, for me, on the lyrics in the many ex-Lifehouse songs that were to feature so brilliantly in later albums and singles.

Preshow

 The Ox The Who My Generation 1965
I’m a Boy The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
I Can’t Explain The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
Substitute The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
Pure And Easy The Who Odds And Sods 1974
Underture The Who Tommy 1969
Heinz Baked Beans The Who The Who Sell Out 1967

The Show

Heaven and Hell The Who Live at Leeds 1970
I’m The Face The High Numbers Single (from Odds And Sods) 1964
My Generation The Who My Generation 1965
A Legal Matter The Who My Generation 1965
Happy Jack The Who A Quick One 1966
A Quick One, While He’s Away The Who A Quick One 1966
Armenia City In The Sky The Who The Who Sell Out 1967
I Can See For Miles The Who The Who Sell Out 1967
Sparks The Who Tommy 1969
The Acid Queen The Who Tommy 1969
Pinball Wizard The Who Tommy 1969
Pictures of Lily The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
The Seeker The Who Meaty Beaty Big And Bouncy 1971
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971
Behind Blue Eyes The Who Who’s Next 1971
Let’s See Action The Who Single (from The Ultimate Collection) 1971
Relay The Who Single (from 30 Years of Maximum R&B) 1972
Join Together The Who Single (from The Ultimate Collection) 1972
Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who Who’s Next 1971
The Real Me The Who Quadrophenia 1973
Slip Kid The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Who Are You The Who Who Are You 1978
Magic Bus The Who Live at Leeds 1970

Postshow

5:15 The Who Quadrophenia 1973
Love, Reign O’er Me The Who Quadrophenia 1973
How Many Friends The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
However Much I Booze The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Squeeze Box The Who The Who By Numbers 1975
Behind Blue Eyes The Who The Who By Numbers 1975

Radio Free D’ni @ 100

On the second of September, Radio Free D’ni will present its 100th show. Contrary to our usual policy, for this show we will air only #1 hits and tell the dirty secrets behind them–and we will keep the back channel open, so our audience can hear the dirty secrets that go on in the background during the making of our shows.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

Allan Holdsworth in two parts

On July 8th and 22nd, we will present a retrospective of the late Allan Holdsworth’s career, which spanned notable acts such as Soft Machine and Gong as well as many high-profile collaborations. Most settled in Jazz, Holdsworth had a very distinctive guitar style remeniscent more of a saxophone player than a guitarist. And if you wonder what that would sound like, tune in!

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

94 Steely Dan part 2

Part 2 of the Steely Dan set.  More diversity here, dealing with the peregrinations of Becker and Fagen after the split of Steely Dan and their eventual revival.  Album production work and collaborations with other artists let us expand the coverage even wider.

A great show,not drawing a big audience to begin with but one that grew to 19 at one point. Several compliments received on social media and in the cavern afterwards, so I’m feeling a little better.
Preshow had some extras from China Crisis and Rosie Vela, who are both unfairly overlooked.

Postshow included the title track from Two Against Nature, which incorporates all the disturbing bits of voodoo, and Walter Becker’s This Moody Bastard, which is about as autobiographical as he ever got.

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
Gaucho Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
The Nightfly Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Black Man Ray China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
King In A Catholic Style China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Tonto Rosie Vela Zazu 1986
Zazu Rosie Vela Zazu 1986

The Show

Babylon Sisters Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
Time Out of Mind Steely Dan Gaucho 1980
I.G.Y. Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
New Frontier Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Reflections Steve Khan and Donald Fagen That’s The Way I Feel Now – A Tribute To Thelonious Monk 1984
The Highest High China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Magic Smile Rosie Vela Zazu 1986
Angel Fra Lippo Lippi Light and Shade 1987
The Horses Rickie Lee Jones Flying Cowboys 1989
Trans-Island Skyway Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Tomorrow’s Girls Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Girlfriend Walter Becker 11 Tracks Of Whack 1994
Cousin Dupree Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
Gaslighting Abbie Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
Godwhacker Steely Dan Everything Must Go 2003
Pixeleen Steely Dan Everything Must Go 2003
Brite Nitegown Donald Fagen Morph The Cat 2006
Upside Looking Down Walter Becker Circus Money 2008
Weather In My Head Donald Fagen Sunken Condos 2012
Tin Foil Hat (featuring Donald Fagen) Todd Rundgren White Knight 2017

Postshow

You Did Cut Me China Crisis Flaunt The Imperfection 1985
Teahouse On The Tracks Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
This Moody Bastard Walter Becker 11 Tracks Of Whack 1994
Two Against Nature Steely Dan Two Against Nature 2000
God’s Eye View Walter Becker Circus Money 2008
Miss Marlene Donald Fagen Sunken Condos 2012