Playlists

23 A History of Rush, part 1

Covers this Canadian rock band from the eponymous first album up to 1984’s ‘Grace Under Pressure’.  Rush veer from Prog Rock almost to Metal and back again, with some very original influences.

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Distant Early Warning Rush  Grace Under Pressure 1984
102 Subdivisions Rush  Signals 1982
103 Entre Nous Rush  Permanent Waves 1980
104 Here Again Rush  Rush 1974
105 Tom Sawyer Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
106 New World Man Rush  Signals 1982
107 The Spirit Of Radio Rush  Permanent Waves 1980

The Show

201 Finding My Way Rush  Rush 1974
202 Before and After Rush  Rush 1974
203 Fly by Night Rush  Fly by Night 1975
204 Rivendell Rush  Fly by Night 1975
205 I Think I’m Going Bald Rush  Caress of Steel 1975
206 Bastille Day Rush  Caress of Steel 1975
207 Lessons Rush  2112 1976
208 The Twilight Zone Rush  2112 1976
209 Something For Nothing Rush  2112 1976
210 Xanadu Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
211 Cinderella Man Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
212 Madrigal Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
213 The Trees Rush  Hemispheres 1978
214 Circumstances Rush  Hemispheres 1978
215 Natural Science Rush  Permanent Waves 1980
216 Vital Signs Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
217 YYZ Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
218 Losing It Rush  Signals 1982
219 Countdown Rush  Signals 1982
220 Afterimage Rush  Grace Under Pressure 1984
221 Kid Gloves Rush  Grace Under Pressure 1984

Postshow

301 The Camera Eye Rush  Moving Pictures 1981
302 The Necromancer Rush  Caress of Steel 1975
303 2112 Rush  2112 1976
304 Cygnus X-1 Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
305 Cygnus X-1 Book II : Hemispheres Rush  Hemispheres 1978
306 By-Tor and the Snow Dog Rush  Fly by Night 1975

 

22 Prog Folk

And what is Prog Folk, you ask? Well, there are a few definitions, but the one I worked with is Folk, but with a tendency towards modern instrumentation (“Electric Folk” if you like), placing a high value on good musicianship, a certain whimsicality in titles and in execution, often straying far from traditional tunes, but still retaining an overall “folk” feel.

Very hard to cut down the mass of tracks, even after putting some in the preshow and more in the postshow.  We may revisit this subject

 

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Autumn: Heroine’s Theme/Deep Summer’s Sleep/The Winter Long The Strawbs  Hero and Heroine 1974
102 The Storm Davy Spillane Band  Out of the Air 1988
103 Elgeebar Davy Spillane  A Place Among The Stones 1994
104 Road To Kingdom Come Lindisfarne  Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
105 Rock And Roll Away Decameron  Third Light 1975

The Show

201 Meet Me On The Corner Lindisfarne  Fog On The Tyne 1971
202 A Glimpse of Me Decameron  Mammoth Special 1974
203 Lady Fuschia Strawbs  Bursting At The Seams 1973
204 Letters From Home Horslips  The Man Who Built America 1978
205 On the Border Al Stewart  On the Border 1999
206 Atlantic Bridge Davy Spillane Band  Out of the Air 1988
207 Seascape Amazing Blondel  England 1972
208 On Reflection Gentle Giant  Free Hand 1975
209 Promised Rain Davy Spillane  A Place Among The Stones 1994
210 Solid Air John Martyn  Solid Air 1973
211 Toye Amazing Blondel  Fantasia Lindum 1971
212 Couldn’t Love You More John Martyn  Glorious Fool 1981
213 Les Sept Jours De Mai Malicorne  Le Bestiaire 1979
214 Music In The Glen Bothy Band  Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
215 The Advent Of Panurge Gentle Giant  Octopus 1972
216 Queen Of Dreams Strawbs  Grave New World 1972
217 Saturday Decameron  Third Light 1975
218 Estampie Gryphon  Midnight Mushrumps 1974
219 Boy Of Bedlam Steeleye Span  Please To See The King 1971
220 Clear White Light – Part 2 Lindisfarne  Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
221 Female Drummer Steeleye Span  Please To See The King 1971
222 Soldat de la République Malicorne  Balançoire en Feu 1981
223 Old Hag You Have Killed Me Bothy Band  Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976

Postshow

301 Late on Lady Day Decameron  Mammoth Special 1974
302 Landscape Amazing Blondel  England 1972
303 The Runaway Gentle Giant  In a Glass House 1973
304 Playing The Game Gentle Giant  The Power and The Glory 1974
305 Hero and Heroine The Strawbs  Hero and Heroine 1974
306 Three Seasons Almaine Amazing Blondel  Fantasia Lindum 1971
307 Year Of The Cat Al Stewart  Year of the Cat 1976

21 Rarities and What-Ifs 3

Another selection of rarities and what-ifs with contributions from the whole team.

Title Artists Album Year
1 Joy To The World Three Dog Night  Naturally 1970
2 She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby  The Golden Age of Wireless 1982
3 Wild Honey The Beach Boys  Wild Honey 1967
4 Oh Well Fleetwood Mac  Then Play On 1969
5 Who Made Who AC/DC  AC/DC Live 1992
6 Silver Machine Hawkwind  single 1972
7 Walking The Ghost Back Home The Bible  Walking The Ghost Back Home 1986
8 Summertime Love Sculpture  Blues Helping 1968
9 Herr von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck im Havelland Achim Reichel  Regenballade 1977
10 Resurrection Shuffle Ashton, Gardner & Dyke  Ashton, Gardner & Dyke 1971
11 Here Comes The Night The Beach Boys  L.A. (Light Album) 1979
12 I Apologize Link Wray  Indian Child 1993
13 Milk and Alcohol Dr. Feelgood  Private Practice 1978
14 Rant Shawn Phillips  Spaced 1977
15 Journey Of The Sorcerer Eagles  One Of These Nights 1975
16 Shine On You Crazy Diamond Zither Manä  Endzeit für Götter 1998
17 Blue Suede Shoes Carl Perkins  Single 1956
18 Old Black Joe Crazy Cavan  Live At The Rainbow 1978
19 She’s Mine Carl Wilson  Youngblood 1984
20 Hot Blooded Foreigner  Double Vision 1978
21 Ich Steh Dir Bei Heinz Rudolf Kunze  Richter-Skala 1996
22 Stay With Me The Faces  A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… 1971
23 Phoenix Rising Annihilator  Set the World on Fire 1993
24 The Best Is Yet to Come Scorpions  Sting In the Tail 2010
25 Break Away The Beach Boys  Single 1969
26 House Of The King Focus  In and Out of Focus 1971

 

20 Rock Humour

We assembled some tracks of rock music that have some funny element to them, and hope to amuse.  There was also be some dancing 🙂

Title Artists  Album Year
201 Good Morning Judge 10cc  Deceptive Bends 1977
202 Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash Steve Miller Band  The Joker 1973
203 Money For  Nothing Dire Straits  Money For Nothing 1988
204 Breakdown of the Song Decameron  Mammoth Special 1974
205 Have A Cigar Pink Floyd  Wish You Were Here 1975
206 Dupscheck Otto Waalkes  Otto – Die CD Das Allerbeste 1973
207 Those Feat’ll Steer Ya Wrong Sometimes Little Feat  Representing the Mambo 1990
208 Places to Go Tony Levin  Resonator 2006
209 Taxi Driver The Hamsters  Open All Hours 2004
210 Manic Mechanic ZZ Top  Degüello 1979
211 Big Balls AC/DC  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1981
212 It Came Out Of The Sky Creedence Clearwater Revival  Willy and the Poor Boys 1970
213 Behind You Caravan  Better by Far 1977
214 Would You Touch & Go  I Find You Very Attractive 2000
215 Nice Legs Shame About Her Face Monks  Bad Habits 1979
216 Reasons To Be Cheerful Ian Dury and The Blockheads  single 1979
217 Do The Strand Roxy Music  For Your Pleasure 1973
218 The Lone Ranger Quantum Jump  Quantum Jump 1977
219 Fat Man Jethro Tull  Stand Up 1969
220 No One’s More Important Than the Earthworm Stackridge  Extravaganza 1975
221 Sample The Dog Timbuk3  Espace Ornano 1993
222 Werewolves of London Warren Zevon  Stand in the Fire 1980
223 Elephant Talk King Crimson  Discipline 1974
224 Saturday Night Fish Fry Vince Weber  Boogie On A Blue Song 1987
225 Bring It To Jerome Bo Diddley  Greatest Hits
226 Take It Back Cream  Disraeli Gears 1967
227 Say Man Bo Diddley  Greatest Hits
228 I’d Love Just Once To See You The Beach Boys  Wild Honey 1967

 

19 Celebrations

A set of tracks to celebrate – well whatever is important. There are several D’ni holidays around this time, but why should we wait for a big event in any case?

Ed was away on business so AlanDJ broadcast the show with Mal helping on the plaza.

Title Artists Album Year
101 Here Comes The Weekend Dave Edmunds  Get It 1977
102 Wind Of Change Scorpions  Crazy World 1990
103 There’s Gonna Be Some Rockin’ AC/DC  Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap 1981

The Show

201 It’s Only Just Begun Solution  The Best of Solution Live 1991
202 Welcome The Day Caravan  Cunning Stunts 1975
203 Celebration Day Led Zeppelin  Led Zeppelin III 1970
204 Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac  Rumours 1977
205 Hearthammer Runrig  The Big Wheel 1991
206 Feelin’ Alright Dave Mason  Headkeeper 1972
207 Meet Me On The Corner Lindisfarne  Fog On The Tyne 1971
208 Sunshine Day Osibisa  Welcome Home 1975
209 Jive Hoot Bob Brookmeyer  Bob Brookmeyer & Friends 1964
210 You’ve Got A Friend Carole King  Tapestry 1971
211 Fantasia Lindum – Celestial Light Amazing Blondel  Fantasia Lindum 1971
212 Let’s Dance Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987
213 Lunatic Dancing Passport  Move 1998
214 Birdland The Manhattan Transfer  Extensions 1979
215 I’m a Believer The Monkees  single 1966
216 Perfect Timing Kiki Dee  Perfect Timing 1981
217 The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades Timbuk3  Greetings From Timbuk3 1986
218 Listen to the Music The Doobie Brothers  Live at the Wolf Trap 2004
219 Celebration Kool & The Gang  Celebrate! 1980
220 Here Comes The Sun The Beatles  Abbey Road 1969
221 Have A Drink On Me AC/DC  Back In Black 1980
222 Raise Your Glasses KISS  Psycho Circus 1998
223 Lookin’ for the Heart of Saturday Night Dion  Return of the Wanderer 1992
224 Almost Saturday Night John Fogerty  John Fogerty 1975
225 Party Paul McCartney  Run Devil Run 1999
226 Celebrate The News The Beach Boys  Singles 1969
227 Celebration Day (Live) Led Zeppelin  The Complete Led Zeppelin 2007

18 Funny and Strange

This is a set of tracks put together for us by our friend Boywhith, who joined us on the plaza (as he often does) to discuss his choices in chat.  He left us to do the talking 🙂

Title Artists  Album Year
1 Popcorn Hot Butter  Single 1972
2 Clown feet David O’Brien  Doug (2 Minute Brownie in a Mug) 2013
3 Surfin’ bird The Trashmen  Single 1963
4 Dance Cleopatra dance Prince Buster  Single 1972
5 Bonnie and Clyde Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot  Single 1968
6 Je t’aime … moi non plus Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg  Single 1969
7 Speedy Gonzales Pat Boone  single 1962
8 Pluto the dog Manfred Mann’s Earth Band  Solar fire 1973
9 Antistar Massive Attack  100th Window 2003
10 2000 Light years from home The Rolling Stones  Single 1967
11 Big six Judge Dread  Single 1972
12 Pi Kate Bush  Aerial 2005
13 You know my name (look up the number) The Beatles  Single 1970
14 Tip toe thru’ the tulips with me Tiny Tim  Single 1968
15 Fool’s overture Supertramp  Even in the Quietest Moments 1977
16 They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haa! Napoleon XIV  single 1962
17 Careful with that axe, Eugene Pink Floyd  Ummagumma 1969
18 Johnee Jingo Todd Rundgren  A Capella 1986
19 Are you that somebody? Aaliyah  Single 1998
20 Regiment Brian Eno and David Byrne  My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 1981
21 Elyme et les spheres d’Ahnonay Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010
22 The thing Phil Harris  Single 1950
23 The box Orbital  Single 1996
24 Popcorn The Muppets  Single 2010

 

17 Rarities and What-Ifs 2

A second helping of Rarities and What-ifs.

Title Artists  Album Year
1 Rockin’ the Man in the Boat Mike Love  Looking Back with Love 1981
2 King Of The New York Streets Dion  Yo Frankie 1989
3 Don’t Talk to Me Dave Edmunds  Closer to the Flame 1989
4 Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd  Second Helping 1973
5 You Got Me Rocking The Rolling Stones  Forty Licks 1994
6 Nice Legs, Shame About The Face Monks  Bad Habits 1979
7 Venus Shocking Blue  At Home 1969
8 Faust Auf Faust (Schimanski) Klaus Lage Band  Heisse Spur’n 2003
9 The Wizard Black Sabbath  Black Sabbath 1970
10 Working Man Rush  Rush 1997
11 Iwiwal Loudon Wainwright III  Grown Man 1995
12 Safety dance Men Without Hats  Rhythm of Youth 1983
13 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon  Still Crazy After All These Years 1975
14 Brand New Woman Dave Edmunds  The Early Years 1991
15 Lonesome Crow Scorpions  Lonesome Crow 1972
16 Pop Musik M  single 1979
17 Old Man Hank Jellybread  Sixty-Five Parkway 1970
18 Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? Chris Rea  Whatever Happened To Benny Santini? 1978
19 Best Years of our Life Iron Butterfly  Metamorphosis 1970
20 Mary Take 6  Take 6 1988
21 Louisiana Sunset Passport  Blues Roots 1991
22 Mama Zucchero  Zucchero 1990
23 L. A. Woman Billy Idol  Charmed Life 2000
24 Whatever Turns You On Gene Simmons  Asshole 2004
25 Drinking Wine Spo-De-O’Dee Jerry Lee Lewis  London Sessions 1973
26 Phoenix Rising Annihilator  Set the World on Fire 1993
27 Thirteen Days J.J. Cale  5 1979

Postshow

28 Echoes Pink Floyd Meddle 1971

 

16 Brit Prog 4, The Yes-No Interlude, maybe

Some tracks from Yes, and from individual Yes members’ solo albums or other groups. I made no attempt to cover a history of the group, partly because they have a habit of making very long tracks and partly because they have been going for a very long time. So this was be a few favourite tracks.  Pre and post show consisted of more tracks that we couldn’t fit in to the show space.

Yes, I know the last Brit Prog show was show 2.  There was a reason why, but I can’t remember it now.

Title Artists  Album Year
101 Sweet Dreams Yes  Time And A Word 1970
102 Astral Traveller Yes  Time And A Word 1970
103 Starship Trooper (a. Life Seeker b. Disillusion c. Würm) Yes  The Yes Album 1971

The Show

201 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed Yes  Time And A Word 1970
202 Then Yes  Time And A Word 1970
203 Yours Is No Disgrace Yes  The Yes Album 1971
204 I’ve Seen All Good People (a. Your Move b. All Good People) Yes  The Yes Album 1971
205 Siberian Khatru Yes  Close To The Edge 1972
206 Total Mass Retain (Single Version) Yes  Close To The Edge 1972
207 Roundabout Yes  Fragile 1972
208 Five per Cent for Nothing Yes  Fragile 1972
209 Long Distance Runaround Yes  Fragile 1972
210 The Fish (Shindleria Praematurus) Yes  Fragile 1972
211 Wheel of Fortune Badger  One Live Badger 1973
212 Lucky Seven Chris Squire  Fish Out Of Water 1975
213 Alaska UK  UK 1978
214 Time To Kill UK  UK 1978
215 State Of Independence Jon And Vangelis  The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
216 Only Time Will Tell Asia  Asia 1982
217 Turbulence Steve Howe  Turbulence 1991
218 I Would Have Waited Forever Yes  Union 1991

Postshow

301 Hold Out Your Hand Chris Squire Fish Out Of Water 1975
302 In The Dead Of The Night UK UK 1978
303 The Friends Of Mr. Cairo Jon And Vangelis The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981
304 Here Comes the Feeling Asia Asia 1982
305 Shock To The System Yes Union 1991
306 Angkor Wat Yes Union 1991
307 Dangerous (Look In The Light Of What You’re Searching For) Yes Union 1991
308 Take The Water To The Mountain Yes Union 1991

15 A History of ZZ Top

Another history of a group with a long career and many albums. Pre and post show take the overspill, as usual.

Title Album Year
101 Stages Afterburner 1985
102 Gimme All Your Lovin’ Eliminator 1983
103 Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell Rio Grande Mud 1972
104 I’m Bad I’m Nationwide Degüello 1979
105 Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury) Afterburner 1985
106 Francine Rio Grande Mud 1972
107 Tush Fandango! 1975

The Show

201 Salt Lick Chrome, Smoke & BBQ 2003
202 Squank ZZ Top’s First Album 1970
203 Old Man ZZ Top’s First Album 1970
204 Mushmouth Shoutin’ Rio Grande Mud 1972
205 Apologies To Pearly Rio Grande Mud 1972
206 Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers Tres Hombres 1973
207 Thunderbird Fandango! 1975
208 Balinese Fandango! 1975
209 Pan Am Highway Blues Tejas 1976
210 She’s A Heartbreaker Tejas 1976
211 Manic Mechanic Degüello 1979
212 Dust My Broom Degüello 1979
213 Don’t Tease Me El Loco 1981
214 I Wanna Drive You Home El Loco 1981
215 I Need You Tonight Eliminator 1983
216 If I Could Only Flag Her Down Eliminator 1983
217 Planet Of Women Afterburner 1985
218 2000 Blues Recycler 1990
219 Breakaway Antenna 1994
220 Lizard Life Antenna 1994
221 Black Fly Rhythmeen 1996
222 Trippin’ XXX 1999
223 Sinpusher XXX 1999
224 Alley-Gator Mescalero 2003
225 Stackin’ Paper Mescalero 2003
226 Chartreuse La Futura 2012
227 Flyin’ High La Futura 2012
228 Heartache In Blue La Futura 2012

Postshow

301 Jesus Just Left Chicago Tres Hombres 1973
302 I Gotsta Get Paid La Futura 2012
303 Just Got Paid Rio Grande Mud 1972
304 Doubleback Recycler 1990
305 Legs (Edit Version) Eliminator 1983
306 My Head’s in Mississippi Recycler 1990
307 Me So Stupid Mescalero 2003
308 Can’t Stop Rockin’ Afterburner 1985

 

14 The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers formed in California in 1970 by Tom Johnston (gtr, vo writer), Patrick Simmons (gtr, vo, writer) and John Hartman (dms) with Dave Shogren on bass. They worked hard, playing all over California, often in Hells Angels venues, and adopted the biker look. After an unsuccessful first album, Shogren left and was replaced by Tiran Porter (bs, vo), and a second drummer (Mike Hossack, dms) was added to beef up the sound, in what would become a trademark.

This lineup recorded a second album, Toulouse Street, in 1972, which has several standout tracks on it. The best known is the one that could easily be a Radio Free D’ni theme tune: Listen To The Music.

Title Album Year
201 Listen to the Music Toulouse Street 1972
202 Rockin’ Down the Highway Toulouse Street 1972
203 Mamaloi Toulouse Street 1972
204 Jesus Is Just Alright Toulouse Street 1972
205 Natural Thing The Captain and Me 1973
206 Long Train Runnin’ The Captain and Me 1973
207 China Grove The Captain and Me 1973
208 Without You The Captain and Me 1973
209 South City Midnight Lady The Captain and Me 1973
210 Another Park, Another Sunday What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits 1974
211 Clear as the Driven Snow The Captain and Me 1973
212 Music Man Stampede 1975
213 Takin’ It To The Streets Takin’ It To The Streets 1976
214 You’re Made That Way Livin’ On The Fault Line 1977
215 Little Darling Livin’ On The Fault Line 1977
216 Minute By Minute Minute By Minute 1978
217 One Step Closer One Step Closer 1980
218 No Stoppin’ Us Now One Step Closer 1980
219 South Bay Strut One Step Closer 1980
220 Dangerous Brotherhood 1991
221 Four Days Gone Long Train Runnin’ 1970 – 2000 1999
222 Neal’s Fandango Live At Wolf Trap 2004
223 Steamer Lane Breakdown Live At Wolf Trap 2004
224 Listen To The Music Live At Wolf Trap 2004

Postshow

301 Cottonmouth Toulouse Street 1972
302 I Been Workin’ On You Stampede 1975
303 The Captain and Me The Captain and Me 1973
304 China Grove Live At Wolf Trap 2004
305 Without You Live At Wolf Trap 2004
306 Long Train Runnin Live At Wolf Trap 2004