76: Let’s Eat – Breakfast

Something close to all our hearts (well, just below in fact), food, and being the first of several, this one’s about breakfast. In the preshow we had Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast (I wanted to get that out of the way early) followed by some stuff from the H section of the stash, Hayseed Dixie and Huey Lewis.

The breakfast theme included Cyril Tawney’s Chicken on a Raft, a made-up sea shanty – Cyril served on diesel submarines – and includes some Royal Navy slang – a short glossary is included below

Chicken on a Raft = Fried Egg on fried bread
Jimmy = Jimmy-the-One = 1st lieutenant
Comic Cuts = A sailor’s personal file, record of service, misdemeanors etc.
Dabtoes = seamen (not specialist ratings), used the Foreward Mess
Dustmen = Engine Room specialist ratings (originally stokers), used the Aft Mess
middle, forenoon = watches
Whalin’ crew = Whaler’s Crew / Whaler = Ship’s boat
pusser = purser
DonnyB: Donnybristle in Fifeshire, not far from Rosyth dockyard

The postshow included some alternate takes (my, we are getting good at this) on songs from the show, plus a couple of ones that didn’t quite make it.


Title Artists Album Year
Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother 1970
Centerfold Hayseed Dixie Let There Be Rockgrass 2004
Don’t Fear the Reaper Hayseed Dixie Hair Down To My Grass 2014
The Heart Of Rock & Roll Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
Hip To Be Square Huey Lewis & The News Fore! 1986

The Show

Let’s Eat (Real Soon) Hatfield And The North Hatfield & The North 1973
Breakfast In America Supertramp Breakfast In America 1979
Breakfast in Mayfair Fairport Convention Babbacombe Lee 1971
Breakfast With Werner von Braun Stackridge Mr Mick 1976
Danielle’s Breakfast Chris Rea Dancing With Strangers 1987
Chicken On A Raft Cyril Tawney In Port 1972
The Unauthorised Breakfast Item Caravan The Unauthorised Breakfast Item 2003
Hart Wie Marmelade Extrabreit Flieger, Grüss Mir Die Sonne 1980
Spoonful Cream Wheels of Fire – Live At the Fillmore (CD2) 1968
Barkbrödslåten Kebnekajse Kebnekajse 1990
Candy The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer 1975
Candy Iggy Pop Nude & Rude: The Best Of Iggy Pop 1990
Cartoons & Candy Bruce Hornsby Big Swing Face 2002
Sweet Candy AC/DC Rock or Bust 2014
Pineapple Heart Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Little Worlds 2003
Pineapple Rag – Gladiolus Rag Marvin Hamlisch The Sting 1973
Lemon Pie Dave Cousins A Taste of Strawbs CD2 – Changing Places 1974
Green Onions Booker T & The MGs Green Onions 1962
Chocolate Cake Crowded House Woodface 1991
Cut The Cake Average White Band Volume 8 1980
Breakfast Alan Hull Pipedream 1973
Breakfast at Igor’s Spyro Gyra Road Scholars 1998
Welcome To Breakfast Television Godley & Creme Random Brainwaves 2 2003
TV Dinners ZZ Top Eliminator 1983


Candy Nat King Cole The Very Best of Nat King Cole 2006
An Hour in the Shower Chicago Chicago III 1971
Pine Apple Rag Joshua Rifkin Scott Joplin: Piano Rags 1994
Spoonful Cream Fresh Cream 1966
Mudslingers Of The Milky Way Béla Fleck and The Flecktones Little Worlds 2003
Lemon Pie Strawbs Ghosts 1975