Playlists

90 Rarities and What-If’s 7

Preshow

Title Artist Album Year
For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992
New York Groove Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 1978
Fractured Mirror Ace Frehley Ace Frehley 1978
I Wanna Know Why Aerosmith Draw The Line 1977
Dream On Aerosmith Pandora’s Toys 1994
Come Together Aerosmith Best Of Aerosmith

The Show

Penny Lane The Beatles Single 1966
Estranged Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion II 1991
Perfect Imperfection Little Feat Down on the Farm 1979
Only The Lonely Roy Orbison Single 1960
Sensible Shoes David Lee Roth A Little Ain’t Enough 1991
The Shape You’re In Eric Clapton Money and Cigarettes 1983
Heartache In Blue ZZ Top La Futura 2012
Get Yourself A Second Passport Passport Second Passport 1972
A Hundred And Ten In The Shade John Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp 1997
It’s About Time The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
C’mon (Live in London 1976) Man All’s Well That Ends Well 2014
Beggars & Hangers-On Slash’s Snakepit It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere 1995
Tell the Truth Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
One Slip Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason 1987
Cold Heart Martin Barre A Trick Of Memory 1994
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles Single 1966
Brave Enough Clannad Nádúr 2013
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Deepest Purple 1980
Tweeter And The Monkey Man Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys 1990
Cannonball Supertramp Brother Where You Bound 1985

Postshow

Step By Step The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky 1981
Once Upon a Dream Anael Once Upon a Dream 2005
If Life Were But a Fairytale Anael Once Upon a Dream 2005
Bats In The Belfry Annihilator Set the World on Fire 1993
Phoenix Rising Annihilator Set the World on Fire 1993
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Here She Comes The Beach Boys Carl & The Passions – So Tough 1972

89 Cat Stevens

Broadcast on April 1st, which also happened to be Easter Sunday, our audience was smaller than usual, which we should have expected if we’d noticed the significance of the date in time.

Preshow contained two Pentangle tracks, one long one to start with so that people had plenty of opportunity to get the channel connected.

The postshow started with a live version of Peace Train, a song which he continues to sing to this day, and one of his most well known.

As promised, I’ve linked to a fansite page with the translation of the Latin lyrics of O Caritas, and include the Greek text, a translation and a transliteration for the Greek verse of Rubylove. Though Cat Stevens has Greek ancestry, he is a Londoner born and bred and lead a cosmopolitan life, He no doubt picked up some Greek from his father, and may have attended Greek Orthodox church with him.

Latin lyrics and translation by Michael R Valenzuela for O Caritas here, along with some notes

Rubylove lyrics in Greek, with a transliteration for those who don’t read Greek text (like me) and an English translation

Ruby γλυκιά
Έλα ξανά,
Έλα ξανά κοντά μου
Έλα πρωί, με την αυγή
Χρυσή σαν ηλιαχτίδα
Ruby μου μικρή

Ruby glikya
Ela xana,
Ela xana konta mou
Ela proi, me tin avgy
Xrisi san iliaktida
Ruby mou mikri

Sweet Ruby
Come by once more
Come once more close to me
Come by at dawn
Golden like a ray of sun
My little Ruby

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Jack Orion The Pentangle Cruel Sister 1970
Train Song The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
When I Speak to the Flowers Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971

The Show

Matthew & Son Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
I Love My Dog Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
The Laughing Apple Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
The First Cut Is the Deepest Cat Stevens New Masters 1967
Lady D’arbanville Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Katmandu Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970
Wild World Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Father and Son Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Rubylove Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Moonshadow Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
O Caritas Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Angelsea Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Sweet Scarlet Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
Later Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Music Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Ready Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Another Saturday Night Cat Stevens Saturnight 1974
Drywood Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Old Schoolyard Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Was Dog a Doughnut ? Cat Stevens Izitso 1977
Last Love Song Cat Stevens Back to Earth 1978
I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old Cat Stevens Box Set – Cd2 – The Search 2001
Heaven Where True Love Goes Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006
Shamsia Yusuf Islam Roadsinger 2009
Editing Floor Blues Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
See What Love Did to Me Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
(I never wanted) to be a star Cat Stevens Izitso 1977

Postshow

Peace Train Cat Stevens Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 1976
Sitting Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 1972
The Hurt Cat Stevens Foreigner 1973
Oh Very Young Cat Stevens Buddha and the Chocolate Box 1974
Majik Of Majiks Cat Stevens Numbers 1975
Gold Digger Yusuf Tell ‘Em I’m Gone 2014
The Laughing Apple Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017
Grandsons Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple 2017

88 Turn It Up 2 – Hook, Line and Sinker

A second dip into our stash of songs with compelling hooks, memorable music and something that makes you want to Turn It Up.

The show went down well, with an audience of 20 or so. Combining two different presenter’s choices of compelling tracks proved popular once again, and also gave a wide spread of music.

The stash mined for the preshow was Mal’s this time, some choices from compilation albums.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Mademoiselle Ninette The Soulful Dynamics THE BEST OF THE 70s [Disc 1]
All For The Sake Of Love (Alles Aus Liebe) Die Toten Hosen Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Shot Down The Night Hawkwind Metallization [Disc 2]
Paranoid Black Sabbath Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1970
Showdown Electric Light Orchestra Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1973
Who Do You Love Quicksilver Messenger Service Good Morning Vietnam [Disc 3] 1969
Sleeping For Years Atomic Rooster Metallization [Disc 1]

The Show

Do It Again The Beach Boys 20/20 1969
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1 of 2) 1975
Walk This Way Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 1975
Spoonful Cream Fresh Cream 1966
Golden Years David Bowie Station to Station 1976
Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones single 1969
Legs ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Let’s Dance Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows 1987
Nutbush City Limits Ike & Tina Turner Single 1973
Road Runner Bo Diddley single 1960
No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Pretending Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival The Concert 1980
9 To 5 Dolly Parton 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs 1980
Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
Sylvia Focus Focus III 1973
Take It Off Kiss Revenge 1992
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty City to City 1978
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
25 or 6 to 4 Chicago Chicago II 1970
Iron Lion Zion Bob Marley Natural Mystic 1992
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire 1998
Ziggy Stardust David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 1972

Postshow

Rock ‘N Roll Dream AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Vivaldi Sky Music Club Sampler
Rama Lama Ding Dong Rocky Sharpe & The Replays School´s Out Hits [Disc 2]
It Hit Me Like A Hammer Huey Lewis & The News Rock Super Stars, Vol. 3 1997
Back In Black AC/DC AC/DC Live 1992
Riff Raff AC/DC If You Want Blood, You’ve Got It (Live) 1978
School’s Out Alice Cooper School´s Out Hits [Disc 2] 1972

 

87 Boys…

Another very satisfying show, with 15 listeners online during the preshow, rising to a maximum of 29. Preshow starts at M and moves on to P in my stash, and the postshow included alternative takes and tracks referred to in the main show.

The reason I mentioned that no frogs were harmed by the inclusion of Axel F, despite severe temptation was, as you may already know, due to the “Crazy Frog” adaption, a very annoying thing. Do not click on the link below.

Crazy Frog

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees The Monkees 1966
Pleasant Valley Sunday The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. 1967
That was then, this is now The Monkees Single 1986
Before The Deluge Moving Hearts Moving Hearts 1981
Graceland Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Hunting Song The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
Light Flight (Theme from ‘Take Three Girls’) The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988

The Show

Amos Moses The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1978
A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash At San Quentin 1969
Hats Off To Larry Del Shannon Runaway With Del Shannon 1961
Louie Louie The Kingsmen The Kingsmen In Person 1963
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce Life And Times 1973
Bo Diddley’s a Gunslinger / Bo Diddley Warren Zevon Stand in the Fire 1980
Simon Smith & His Amazing Dancing Bear Alan Price Set Price is Right 1968
Old Man Hank Jellybread Sixty-Five Parkway 1970
Daniel Elton John Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player 1972
Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch 1978
My Brother Jake Free Highway 1970
Mickey Toni Basil Word of Mouth 1981
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder Songs In The Key Of Life 1976
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin Pearl 1988
Chuck E’s In Love Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 1979
Romeo and Juliet Dire Straits Making Movies 1980
Careful With that Axe, Eugene Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii 1972
Davy’s On The Road Again Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch 1978
Axel F Harold Faltermeyer Beverly Hills Cop 1985
Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Neal and Jack and Me King Crimson Beat 1982
Sneaking Up On Boo Radley Bruce Hornsby Spirit Trail 1996
Tom’s Martin Barre The Meeting 1996
Boris Dancing Ian Anderson The Secret Language Of Birds 2000

Postshow

Louie Louie The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2 1964
Louie, Louie The Kinks You Really Got Me 1998
Bring Back That Leroy Brown Queen Sheer Heart Attack 1974
Me and Bobby McGee Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind 1970
Romeo And Juliet Dire Straits Alchemy – Live Part One 1984
Baba O’Riley The Who Who’s Next 1971
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot Summertime Dream 1976

 

86 Valentine’s Day

A fine romantic evening’s entertainment was shared with up to 29 listeners at one point.

Preshow from my stash again, some Little Feat, Swarbrick/Carthy, The Melrose Quartet with a fine piece of anti-war sentiment, composed by Carthy, and after that some Michael Chapman, with added Mick Ronson and Rick Kemp.

The show walked the listener through an affair, from first meeting to a Valentine, a slow dance, and a look at the future.

Postshow we had some of the tracks that just didn’t quite make the cut, from Bryan Ferry’s Slave To Love (another meet-up and falling in love song), Under The Boardwalk and Wouldn’t It Be Nice (getting to know each other) and some steamy stuff, Body Talk and Feel Like Makin’ Love. Finally, Paxton’s Outward Bound sees the couple heading off on a life’s voyage.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Teenage Warrior Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Representing the Mambo Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Carthy’s March – The Lemon Tree Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick Life and Limb 1990
Dominion of the Sword Melrose Quartet Dominion 2017
Rainmaker Michael Chapman Rainmaker 1969
Naked Ladies & Electric Ragtime Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970
Stranger In The Room Michael Chapman Fully Qualified Survivor 1970

The Show

Meeting Up

           Meeting Up
Dancing in the City Marshall Hain Free Ride 1978
           Getting to know them
Groovin’ Rascals Groovin’ 1967
          Falling for them
Close To You The Carpenters Close To You 1970
Baby Blue The Beach Boys L.A. (Light Album) 1979
Man in Love Eric Clapton Money and Cigarettes 1983
You Got It Roy Orbison Mystery Girl 1989
          This could be love
In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965
When A Man Loves A Woman Percy Sledge single 1966
Your Love Is King Sade Diamond Life 1984
Cuddle Up The Beach Boys Carl & The Passions – So Tough 1972
Feeling In Love J.J. Cale Number 10 1992
Slip On Through The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970
          Valentine’s Day
Love Me Tender Elvis Presley Elvis 1956
Harvest Moon Neil Young Harvest Moon 1992
Hello Lionel Richie Can’t Slow Down 1983
How Can I Tell You Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
Sunny Georgie Fame Sound Venture 1966
I Just Wanna Be With You Chris Rea The Road To Hell 1989
More Than Anything In This World Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
You Matter To Me Peter Criss Peter Criss 1978
Love On the Air David Gilmour About Face 1984
          Slow dance together
Albatross Fleetwood Mac single 1968
Hip Hug-Her Booker T. and the M.G.’s Hip Hug-Her 1967
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Nights In White Satin The Moody Blues single 1967
          and what may come next
Midnight at the Oasis Maria Muldaur Maria Muldaur 1973
Kissin’ And A Huggin’ Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion 1977
          Facing the future together
We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters Close To You 1970

Postshow

Slave To Love Bryan Ferry Boys and Girls 1985
No More Lonely Nights Paul McCartney Give My Regards to Broad Street 1984
Under the Boardwalk The Drifters The Drifters 1964
Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys The Beach Boys In Concert 1973
My Kind Of Lady Supertramp Famous Last Words 1982
Body Talk Imagination Body Talk 1981
Feel Like Makin’ Love Bad Company Straight Shooter 1975
Outward Bound Tom Paxton Outward Bound 1966

85 MOULa 8th Anniversary

For the 8th anniversary, we put together a program including soundtrack music from Uru and other Cyan games, some of the cavern’s favourite musicians, and from explorers who are also musicians. I have included links to the explorers band’s websites where known. We had record-breaking audience figures, due entirely to the assiduous advertising of the anniversary event by Minasunda, and also due to us following the opening ceremony, explorer memorial and NULP dance troupe events. We held on to the audience you gave us, guys, so I’m happy with that.

Links to the explorer-artists:

Jet Blast
Turjan (Alain Pachins)
as Aylahn
Aylahn’s bandcamp
Aylahn’s D’marnah blog
as Cialyn
Krossfire
Edison Rex – Youtube
Edison Res – Radio Spiral
Piboc (Olivier Maurey)

Preshow

Track Artists Album Year
State Of Independence Jon And Vangelis The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
The Flat Earth Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth 1984
Break it Down Tony Levin Resonator 2006
Three of a Perfect Pair King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair 1984
Trailer Music Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Great Shaft Tim Larkin Myst V End of Ages 2005
What If I Forget the Champagne Stanley Clarke East River Drive 1993

The Show

Myst Theme Robyn Miller Myst 1998
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Car 1977
Air Stream Tim Larkin Uru – Ages Beyond Myst 2003
Fissure Robyn Miller Riven 1997
Oxygène (Part II) Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygène 1976
The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Instrumental Works 1988
Equinoxe Part 7 Jean Michel Jarre Equinoxe 1978
Présages Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
Plans for J.D. Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Like Somebody’s Watchin’ Me Aylahn Striped Circle 2013
Places to Go Tony Levin Resonator 2006
The Great Deceiver King Crimson Starless & Bible Black 1974
Der Friedhof meiner Träume Carom Carom 1994
Helden Carom Carom 1993
Illusion de nuit Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
False Reality Krossfire Learning To Fly 2011
Yoda_Mir_Edison_Lasershow_Apr2014 Paul Harriman
The Light and Form of Ordinary Joy 1st Mvt Paul Harriman For Love or Money 1997
Les cours D’ni de Zoorin et Turjan Olivier Maurey L’Age des Sons 2010

Postshow

Adrénaline Jet Blast Premier impact 2014
Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty Individual Choice 1983
Where’s the Walrus? The Alan Parsons Project The Instrumental Works 1988
Age of Information Bill Bruford Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Périapside CIALYN 2016
Finale Tim Larkin Myst V End of Ages Soundtrack 2005

 

84 Have a Drink On Us

The first of an occasional series of shows linked by the theme of drink.  A very popular pastime.

The preshow was full of L, namely, Led Zep, Level 42 and Lindisfarne.

The postshow had tracks that we wanted to include in the “Lost in 2017” show, but could not fit in.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Heartbreaker Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Rock And Roll Led Zeppelin Remasters 1990
Running In The Family Level 42 Level Best 1989
Hot Water Level 42 Level Best 1989
Children Say Level 42 Level Best 1989
Road To Kingdom Come Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Turn A Deaf Ear Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Meet Me On The Corner Lindisfarne Fog On The Tyne 1971

The Show

Have A Drink On Me AC/DC Back In Black 1980
Clink, Clink, Another Drink Spike Jones and his City Slickers single 1942
Send Me No Wine The Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream 1969
Winter Wine Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink 1971
Elderberry Wine Elton John Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player 1972
Water With The Wine Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976
Wicked Wine Lee Ritenour Feel The Night 1979
What If I Forget the Champagne Stanley Clarke East River Drive 1993
Barrelhouse Shake-Down Emerson, Lake & Palmer Works, Vol. 2 1977
Watkins Ale The York Waits 1588 – Music from the time of the Spanish Armada 1988
Cakes and Ale Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
In Taberna Corvus Corax Mille Anni Passi Sunt 2000
John Barleycorn Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970
Alabama Song The Doors In Concert 1970
Lady Whiskey Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash 1970
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1972
Cup Of Wonder Jethro Tull Songs From The Wood 1977
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Chartreuse ZZ Top La Futura 2012
Black Coffee Julie London Around Midnight 1960
Coffee Time André Previn & His Group W Gerry Mulligan The Subterraneans 1960
 Second Cup Of Coffee Gordon Lightfoot Don Quixote 1972
Boston Tea Party The Sensational Alex Harvey Band SAHB Stories 1976
Tea For the Tillerman Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Teahouse On The Tracks Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993

Postshow

You’re A Lady Peter Skellern You’re A Lady 1972
Atavachron Allan Holdsworth Atavachron 1986
Thief Can Delay 1968 1981
For Ladies Only Steppenwolf For Ladies Only 1971
Tiny Dancer Elton John Madman Across the Water 1971
Silver Machine Hawkwind single 1972

83 Lost in 2017

For the first show of 2018, we looked back at the careers of some of the most notable musicians that had died in 2017. There were a great many, too, so many that we will cover some of them in postshow sections over the next few shows.
We covered sixteen artists, and inevitably had quite a lot to say about each of them, leading to an unusually large overrun. Still, you, the audience, stayed with us – a peak of 22, and 19 for most of the show, a goodly number to start the year on. We had the occasional fluff, but teamwork pulled us through.

 

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Jessica The Allman Brothers (8) Brothers and Sisters 1973
Metal Fatigue Allan Holdsworth (7) Metal Fatigue 1985
Walking On Air John Wetton (1) Voice Mail 1994
Noir c’est noir Johnny Hallyday (16) La Génération Perdue 1966
Imagination Al Jarreau (3) High Crime 1984
Cotton Tail Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Tonight I Wanna Cry Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Je suis né dans la rue Johnny Hallyday (16) Que je t’aime 1969

Show

One Step Closer Asia (1) Asia 1982
Caught In The Crossfire John Wetton (1) Caught In The Crossfire 1980
7171 551 (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Romain (Live in London 1976) Man (2) All’s Well That Ends Well (extended edition) 2014
Black And Blues Al Jarreau (3) In London 1985
Rene’s Theme Larry Coryell (4) Spaces 1970
Maybelline Chuck Berry (5) single 1955
My Ding-a-Ling Chuck Berry (5)(5a) The London Chuck Berry Sessions 1972
Freeze Frame J. Geils Band (6) Freeze Frame 1981
Dodgy Boat Allan Holdsworth (7) Wardenclyffe Tower 1992
Road Games Allan Holdsworth (7) Road Games 1983
Midnight Rider The Allman Brothers Band (8) Idlewild South 1970
Melissa The Allman Brothers Band (8) Eat a Peach 1972
Wichita Lineman Glenn Campbell (9) Wichita Lineman 1968
FM Steely Dan (10) A Decade of Steely Dan 1985
Girlfriend Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Free Fallin’ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (11) Full Moon Fever 1989
The Fat Man Fats Domino (12) single 1949
Walking To New Orleans Fats Domino (12) A Lot Of Dominos 1960
The Greatest Discovery Elton John (13) Elton John 1970
Shes Gotta Be Keith Urban (13) Be Here 2004
Get It Hot AC/DC (14)(14a) Highway To Hell 1979
Wheels AC/DC (14)(14a) Black Ice 2008
Centerpiece Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (15) Everybody’s Boppin’ 1959
Souvenirs Souvenirs Johnny Hallyday (16) Hello Johnny 1960
Ma gueule Johnny Hallyday (16) Pavillon de Paris Porte de Pantin 1979
Allumer Le Feu Johnny Hallyday (16) Ce que je sais 1998

Postshow

Voyage Au Pays Des Vivants Johnny Hallyday (16) Rivière… Ouvre ton lit 1969
Time To Kill UK (1) (7) UK 1978
(Ain’t Nothin’ But a) House Party J. Geils Band (6) Bloodshot 1973
Lucky Henry Walter Becker (10) 11 Tracks of Whack 1994
Toute la musique que j’aime Johnny Hallyday (16) Insolitudes 1973

The featured artists were:

1) John Wetton
2) Deke Leonard
3) Al Jarreau
4) Larry Coryell
5) Chuck Berry
5a) Billy Bland (songwriter)
6) John Geils
7) Allan Holdsworth
8) Gregg Allman
9) Glenn Campbell
10) Walter Bekcer
11) Tom Petty
12) Fats Domino
13) Paul Buckmaster
14) Malcolm Young
14a) AC/DC manager and producer George Young (older brother of Malcolm)
15) Jon Hendricks
16) Johnny Hallyday

82 Un-covered

For a change, sets of tracks that are linked by title only, everything else about them being different.  Once we started looking we found lots of candidates, so there will be more shows on this theme, unless you’d rather we didnt’…

The preshow contained one track excerpted from the main show, Dog Eat Dog by afrobeat legend Fela Kuti – at fifteen minutes it would have eaten into the time too much – and we overran as it was.

The show theme meant we had a wide variety of styles of music, showing off our ecelcticism if nothing else.  Unfortunately, some of the tracks turned out to be poor examples of the musicians talent, which we will try to correct next time.

Postshow was stuff from Mal’s stash, as he put the show together.

This will be the last show in 2017, as our next slot would be on Christmas Eve and we all plan to be busy then.  Have a great time over the holiday, and we’ll see  you on January 7th with a show paying tribute to all those musicians and performers we lost in 2017.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Living After Midnight Judas Priest Rock Songs [Disc 2] 1980
Dog Eat Dog Fela Kuti Shuffering and Shmiling 1999
All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You Heart Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
I’ll Make Love To You Anytime J.J. Cale 5 1979

The Show

Hard Times AC/DC Rock Or Bust 2014
Hard Times Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Hard Times KISS Dynasty 1979
All I Want Is You Emerson, Lake & Palmer Love Beach 1978
All I Want Is You Roxy Music Country Life 1974
Dog Eat Dog Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier 1980
Dog Eat Dog Joni Mitchell Dog Eat Dog 1985
Dog Eat Dog AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
Friends The Beach Boys Friends 1968
Friends Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970
Friends Sandy Denny Who Knows Where The Time Goes 1991
Night Train Jimmy Forrest single 1951
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1993
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Take The Money And Run Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Let’s Dance Benny Goodman Ken Burns Jazz Series: Benny Goodman 1939
Let’s Dance Chris Montez single 1962
Let’s Dance David Bowie Let’s Dance 2003
Let’s Dance Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Oh Darlin’ The Beach Boys Keepin’ the Summer Alive 1980
Oh Darling Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979
Oh! Darling The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Eye to Eye Asia Alpha 1983
Eye to Eye Audience The House on the Hill 1971
Time Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Time Carl Wilson Youngblood 1984
Time Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View 1994
Time John Miles Stranger in the City 1977

Postshow

Fallen On Hard Times Jethro Tull The Broadsword And The Beast 1982
I’m The Urban Spaceman Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse 1968
Bat Out Of Hell Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 1977
Feelin Allright [Live] Joe Cocker Rock Super Stars Vol. 2 1995
Souped Up Ford Rory Gallagher Against The Grain 1975
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper Blue Öyster Cult Agents of Fortune 1976

Show 81: By The Book, Chapter 2

A fine time was had, eventually, despite some difficulties with the handover and a problem with a couple of the tracks.  We still overran a bit, but you stayed with us, which we do appreciate.

Prior to the show, I had streamed music for Xenipher’s race, a CavCon event aimed at raising awareness of the state of cavern finances and encouraging donations.  The race went well, I think (the secret music, which was not revealed beforehand, was the Uru soundtrack by Tim Larkin, and the track titles were clues), and was won by thoekenem.  We only had a few minutes to make a handover, from me to Ed to host the show, and although it went well as far as could be seen (I did not lose the stream), we did lose a lot of listeners.  Most of them came back though, having been warned that this could happen.

On with the motley, then, and a fun-packed show with a bit more chat than usual.  Well, I had the books to write about as well as the tracks…

I did promise during the show to say a bit more about the Mock Turtle.  Alice In Wonderland, if you don’t know already, is slotted into the “nonsense” category by many, but it truth it is much more complicated than that.  The author, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll is a pen-name) was a mathematics don at Oxford (having achieved a Second in Divinity and a First in Mathematics, and been awarded a Fellowship for life, no mean achievement) and contributed important work in the fields of symbolic logic and what is today known as game theory.  The Alice books  are full of logical allusions, as well as literary references and puns.  The original illustrations for the books were done by celebrated illustrator and cartoonist Sir John Tenniel, to Dodgson’s exacting and profuse directions, and should be considered as part of the story.

So, the Mock Turtle is an allusion to a culinary dish called Mock Turtle soup, which is a dish that tries to replicate the taste of green turtle soup using items more easily available.  The main component is a calf’s head, boiled, and the meat recovered for use in the soup, along with oysters and a few other things.  Hence Tenniel, under Dodgson’s instructions, made the Mock Turtle have a turtle’s body and front flippers, but a calf’s head, feet and tail.  A clever visual joke, sadly lost on today’s audience who have no reason to know what Mock Turtle soup is made out of.  The text of the relevant chapter can be found here, and will explain the whole “Fainting in Coils” thing (painting in oils, in case it’s not obvious)

I’ll link to as many helpful pages for the books and songs as I can below.

The Show

Title Artists Album Year Book
Oedipus Rex Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer [disc 2: Live Performances] 2000 Sophocles, 429 BC
I Am Stretched On Your Grave Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Irish poem, C17
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Iron Maiden Powerslave 1984 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1798
Jerusalem Emerson Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973 William Blake, 1804
Wreck of the Hesperus George Harrison Cloud Nine 1987 Longfellow, 1842
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 1967 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Fainting In Coils Bill Bruford One of a Kind 1979 Lewis Carroll, Wonderland, 1865
Eve Of The War Richard Burton / Justin Hayward Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds 1978 H.G. Wells, 1897
Steppenwolf Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music 1976 Herman Hesse, 1927
New World Strawbs Grave New World 1972 Aldous Huxley, 1932
The Virgin And The Gypsy Steve Hackett Spectral Mornings 1979 D.H. Lawrence, 1930
A Cry For Everyone Gentle Giant Octopus 1972 Camus (1913-60)
Rivendell Rush Fly by Night 1975 Tolkein, 1937
I Robot The Alan Parsons Project I Robot 1977 Asimov, 1940
Watcher of the Skies Genesis Foxtrot 1972 Clarke, Rescue Party, 1945
Big Brother David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974 George Orwell, 1948
The Mule Deep Purple Fireball 1971 Asimov, Foundation, 1951
Let There Be Light Mike Oldfield Songs of Distant Earth 1994 Clarke, 1986

Postshow

Airship Pirate Abney Park Lost Horizons 2008 Neil Gaiman, Stardust, 1999
Are ‘Friends’ Electric Tubeway Army Replicas 1979 Phil Dick, 1968
Lady Fuschia Strawbs Bursting At The Seams 1973 Mervyn Peake, 1946
Carry On up the Vicarage Steve Hackett Please Don’t Touch 1978 Agatha Christie, 1920
The Body Electric Rush Grace Under Pressure 1984 Phil Dick, 1968
Pantagruel`s Nativity Gentle Giant Acquiring The Taste 1971 François Rabelais, C16