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139 Live And Direct!

A new idea this time, a show concentrating on just live tracks, with the stipulation that they must be outstanding, better than the studio versions.  It turns out that quite a lot of tracks qualified, with the assistance of Hugh and Mal, and we can do this again, probably more than once, without repeating tracks or albums.

Hugh and Root Beer were both away, so it was back to the old days of the three original members.

The title was a challenge from me to you to identify what short-lived TV SF show it came from.  Korovev and Hayley Mosteller got it right – it was Max Headroom, that dystopian “20 minutes into the future” show featuring Matt Frewer playing two roles, one in heavy prosthetic makeup, as CGI weren’t that good yet.  It was a good series, very critical of TV advertising, the quest for “ratings” and an elite living in a moral vacuum.  It’s no wonder then that it got canned after 14 episodes.  By an unfortunate coincidence, that’s the same number of episodes that Firefly ran for.

Enough of that.  Again, we had more than 20 listeners, which is encouraging for us – do keep coming back.

Preshow – like the postshow, tracks that didn’t make the cut for the main show but still met the criteria.

Title Artists Album Year
Lover Not A Fighter Lindisfarne Caught in the Act 1992
Cucumber Slumber Weather Report Live and Unreleased (CD 1 of 2) 2002
Dangerous Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap 2004
Guna Guna Passport Lifelike 1980

The Show

Live For The Music Bad Company Live Albuquerque 1976 1976
Fire And Water Free Free Live 2002
Sail On Sailor The Beach Boys The Beach Boys In Concert 1973
Hotel California Eagles Hell Freezes Over 1994
Meet Me On The Corner Lindisfarne Caught in the Act 1992
Beck’s Bolero Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott’s 2008
Atlantic Bridge Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
Feelin’ Alright Dave Mason Headkeeper 1972
Living In The Past Jethro Tull A Little Light Music 1992
Elephant Talk King Crimson 1996-07-01 London (Shepherds Bush Empire) 1996
Coyote Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
That Road Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
Morning Sun Passport Lifelike 1980
Tatort Klaus Doldinger’s Passport Passport Live 2000
Shofukan Snarky Puppy We Like It Here 2014
Portia (Live) Miles Davis The Last Word: The Warner Bros. Years 2001
High Crime Al Jarreau In London 1985
Piano Intro / Great Divide Bruce Hornsby Here Come The Noise Makers – Disc 1 2000
Listen to the Music Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap 2004

Postshow

Too Rolling Stoned Robin Trower LIVE! 1976
Hand Made (Live) Passport Passport Control 1997
Lemuria’s Dance Passport Doldinger Jubilee Concert 1974
Marcella The Beach Boys The Beach Boys In Concert 1973
Black Napkins (Live at the Palladium, NYC / 10-31-77) Frank Zappa Halloween 77: Live at the Palladium, NYC 2017

Live And Direct

The briefing for this, our next show, is for the tracks to be live (album, concert DVD or whatever) and better, more impressive than the studio album counterparts.  There are a lot of candidates, and I’ve asked all the team to contribute.  But, I’m the one who’ll do the selection, so it’s got to impress me 🙂

The title of the show should be recognisable to anyone of a certain age who was also into unusual SF TV series.  Let me know if you think you’ve got it, and I’ll tell you if you’re right, or at least on the same wavelength as me.

138 Lowside of the Road: The Songs of Tom Waits

Something a little different (a bit of a trademark of ours) as we took a look at the songs of Tom Waits. Hugh put this one together, and I was as interested as anyone else, having not followed the man at all, and being only sort of aware of him, largely because of his very recognisable voice.
It was a great show, and I came away more impressed than I’d expected. Many thanks to those who joined us on the plaza, and those who just listened in.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Ice Cream Man Tom Waits The Early Years vol.1 1991
I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You Tom Waits Closing Time 1973
Shiver Me Timbers Tom Waits The Early Years vol.2 1993
Grapefruit Moon Tom Waits The Early Years vol.2 1993
Diamonds on my Windshield Tom Waits The Early Years vol.2 1993
Martha Tom Waits Closing Time 1973
Small Change Tom Waits Small Change 1976

The Show

Ol’ ’55 Tom Waits Closing Time 1973
(Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night 1974
Tom Traubert’s Blues Tom Waits Small Change 1976
Burma-Shave Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 1977
Potter’s Field Tom Waits Foreign Affairs 1977
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis Tom Waits Blue Valentine 1978
Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine 1980
Broken Bicycles Tom Waits & Crystal Gayle One From The Heart 1982
Dirt In the Ground Christine Collister Dark Gift of Time 1998
Anywhere I Lay My Head Scarlett Johansson Anywhere I Lay My Head 2008
In The Neighbourhood Liane Carroll The Right To Love 2017
Strange Weather Marianne Faithfull Faithfull: A Collection of Her Best Recordings 1994
Hang On St. Christopher Rod Stewart A Spanner In The Works 1995
Downtown Train Mary Chapin Carpenter Hometown Girl 1987
Trampled Rose Alison Krauss; Robert Plant Raising Sand 2007
The Part You Throw Away Ute Lemper Punishing Kiss [Import Bonus Tracks] 2000
Temptation Diana Krall Girl in the Other Room [UK Bonus Track] 2004
Such A Scream Tom Waits Bone Machine 1992
Goin’ Out West Tom Waits Bone Machine 1992
Lowside of the Road Tom Waits Mule Variations 1999
Take it with Me Tom Waits Mule Variations 1999
Hoist That Rag Tom Waits Real Gone 2004
Back In The Crowd Tom Waits Bad As Me [Deluxe Edition] Disc 1 2011

Postshow

What’s He Building? Tom Waits Mule Variations 1999
Coney Island Baby Tom Waits Blood Money 2002
Get Behind The Mule Tom Waits Glitter And Doom Live 2009
Murder In The Red Barn Tom Waits Bone Machine 1992
Nighthawk Postcards Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner 1975

137 Dave Pegg part 2

Part 2 of our Dave Pegg coverage contained a goodly number of side trips into collaborative work as well as some great stuff from his later Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention appearances.  I filled in some of the gaps left in part 1 by getting hold of two or three missing albums – Nick Drake’s Bryter Layter among them.  I was very pleased with the final playlist, and we had a good audience too – many thanks for listening, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Tom, “A Little Light Music” is thoroughly recommended 🙂

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Under Wraps #1 Jethro Tull Under Wraps 1984
Head In A Sack Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Bryter Layter Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970
Mixed Emotions Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
Rocks On The Road Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
Hanks for the Memory Fairport Convention ‘Expletive Delighted’ 1987
Song for Sandy Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone… 1984

The Show

Hazey Jane I Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970
You Make Me Feel Good Ralph McTell Streets 1975
Dancing John Martyn One World 1977
Retour de Guerre Dan Ar Braz Douar Nevez 1977
a. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen; b. The Ribbons Of The Redheaded Girl; c. Ril Gan Ainm Dave Swarbrick Smiddyburn 1981
Carolans Draught Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone… 1984
Level Pegging Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone… 1984
Radio Free Moscow Jethro Tull Under Wraps 1984
Instrumental Medley ’85 (The Riverhead/Glady’s Leap/The Wise Maid) Fairport Convention Gladys’ Leap 1985
Around The Bend Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
Caught A Whisper Simon Nicol Before Your Time… 1987
Jams O’Donnell’s Jig Fairport Convention ‘Expletive Delighted’ 1986
Said She Was a Dancer Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave 1987
Heavy Water Jethro Tull Rock Island 1989
Ginnie Fairport Convention The Five Seasons 1990
Occasional Demons Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
Bourée Jethro Tull A Little Light Music 1992
A Surfeit Of Lampreys Fairport Convention Jewel In The Crown 1995
Woodworm Swing Fairport Convention Old . New . Borrowed . Blue 1996
Life’s a Long Song Fairport Convention Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 1997
Slipology Fairport Convention Who Knows Where the Time Goes? 1997
Western Wind Fairport Convention The Wood & The Wire 1999
Willow Creek Fairport Convention Over The Next Hill [UK] 2004
Lumps of Plum Pudding, Bean Setting, Bobbing a Joe Chris Leslie Dancing Days 2003
Bread And Circuses Dave Pegg & PJ Wright Galileo’s Apology 2007
Donegan’s Gone Dave Pegg & PJ Wright Galileo’s Apology 2007
Edge Of The World Fairport Convention Sense Of Occasion 2007

Postshow

Northern Sky Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970
Living In The Past Jethro Tull A Little Light Music 1992
Song For Sandy Dave Pegg & PJ Wright Galileo’s Apology 2007
Pipeline Dave Pegg & PJ Wright Galileo’s Apology 2007
Later, That Same Evening Jethro Tull Under Wraps 1984
Over the Next Hill Fairport Convention Over the Next Hill 2004
Aunt Sally Shuffle Fairport Convention Old . New . Borrowed . Blue 1996
Life is a Long Song Jethro Tull Living in the Past 1972
Closing Time Fairport Convention Jewel In The Crown 1995

Dave Pegg, part 2

On the 19th of January, we will air the second part of our overview of the career of bass player Dave Pegg, founding member of Fairport Convention and, for a few years, bassist of Jethro Tull. He has also done some solo work and has played in the studio for many other artists.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

136 Lost in 2019

Happy New Year to all our listeners 🙂

Our first show of 2020 began just as the cavern was recovering from a problem, and people had trouble getting in and staying in once there.  Nevertheless, we had a larger audience than expected, 25 for much of the time.

2019 ended up as a very crowded year, with a lot of people we wanted to pay tribute to.  One, surf guitarist Dick Dale, appeared only in the pre-show.  In contrast, Hal Blaine, the drummer who was part of the Wrecking Crew, appeared in five tracks all three sections, befitting his extensive career.

I seem to have mangled the Brazilian Portuguese pronunciations of João Gilberto and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s names.  Apologies to our Portuguese and South American listeners, I’ve been away and looked them up.

João Gilberto should be jzohao(n) DZheel-BAER-to.  The J is soft, close to the French J in Jean, and the ão should end with a faint nasal (n).  The G in Gilberto is soft, and the emphasis is on the second syllable.

Jobim – Jzo-BEEM  also has the softer J and emphasis on the second syllable.  I bet I’ll forget this the next time I have to pronounce their names…

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year Commemorating
Muskrat Love Captain & Tennille A Song Of Joy 1976 Daryl Dragon
Catching the Sun Spyro Gyra Catching the Sun 1980 Dave Samuels
Be My Baby The Ronettes Be My Baby 1963 Hal Blaine
Cuddle Up The Beach Boys Carl and the Passions – “So Tough” 1972 Daryl Dragon
The Girl From Ipanema Stan Getz & João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto (Verve Master Edition) 1989 João Gilberto
Miserlou Dick Dale & The Del-Tones Pulp Fiction: Music From The Motion Picture 1994 Dick Dale
Nuclear Attack Greg Lake Greg Lake 1981 Ted McKenna
What A Bringdown Cream Those Were The Days 1969 Ginger Baker

The Show

Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together 1975 Daryl Dragon /Hal Blaine
Quadrophenia The Who Quadrophenia 1973 Alan Pearlman
I Can’t Let Go The Hollies Would You Believe? 1966 Eric Haydock
Pick It Up And Kick It SAHB (Without Alex) Fourplay [Remastered] 1977 Ted McKenna
Dancer The Michael Schenker Group Assault Attack 1982 Ted McKenna
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life Scott Walker ‘Til The Band Comes In 1970 Michel Legrand /Scott Walker
You’re Gonna Hear From Me Scott Walker Scott 1967 André Previn /Scott Walker
Long Title: Do I Have to Do ThIs All Over Again? Monkees Head 1968 Peter Tork
For Pete’s Sake Monkees Headquarters 1967 Peter Tork
A Hazy Shade Of Winter Simon & Garfunkel Bookends 1968 Hal Blaine
Ventura Highway America Homecoming 1972 Hal Blaine
Morning Dance Spyro Gyra Morning Dance 1979 Dave Samuels
Lessons In Love Level 42 Running In The Family 1987 Boon Gould
Move Over Darling Doris Day Single 1964 Doris Day
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Leon Redbone On The Track 1975 Leon Redbone
Right Place Wrong Time Dr. John In the Right Place 1973 Dr. John
Desafinado (Off Key) Stan Getz & João Gilberto Getz/Gilberto (Verve Master Edition) 1964 João Gilberto
Tears In Rain Vangelis Blade Runner 1994 Rutger Hauer
To the Bone The Kinks To the Bone Disc 2 1994 Iain Gibbons
My Best Friend’s Girl The Cars Greatest Hits 1985 Ric Ocasek
White room Cream Wheels of Fire – In The Studio 1968 Ginger Baker
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band AWB 1974 Malcolm Duncan
It Must Have Been Love Roxette Pretty Woman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1990 Marie Fredriksson
Stir It Up (From “Beverly Hills Cop” Soundtrack) Patti LaBelle The Best Of Patti LaBelle 1999 Allee Willis
Hello, Dolly Duke Ellington Ellington ’65 – Hits Of The 60’s 1964 Jerry Herman
Get Up and Go The Rutles The Rutles 1978 Neil Innes
I’m The Urban Spaceman The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Cornology Vol. 2 – The Outro 1992 Neil Innes

Postshow

Kiss Me Baby The Beach Boys Today! 1965 Hal Blaine
Dreams Of Glass And Sand Mogul Thrash Mogul Thrash 1970 Malcolm Duncan
Midnight Moses The Sensational Alex Harvey Band BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert 1973 Ted McKenna
Living for the City Ian Gillan with the Michael Schenker Group Live 1990 Ted McKenna
Absolute Beginners [Live] David Bowie Glastonbury 2000 2000 Nik Powell
Moving In Stereo The Cars Complete Greatest Hits 2002 Ric Ocasek
The Intro And The Outro The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band Cornology Vol. 1 – The Intro 1992 Neil Innes

135 Christmas Special

The show as such went well, but the Cavern was down, so the events scheduled after the show could not go as planned. We decided to add more post-show music for as long as people would listen. In the end, we played the complete albums Colors of a New Dawn and Lotus Land by Gandalf before the MOULa login server came back up.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Somerset Carol The Albion Christmas Band Winter Songs 2006
Chanticleer Steeleye Span Winter 2004
Bitter Withy The Albion Christmas Band Winter Songs 2006
Unconquered Sun Steeleye Span Winter 2004
Ring Out, Solstice Bells Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood 1977

The Show

A Christmas Carol Tom Lehrer The Remains Of Tom Lehrer (Disc 1: Studio Recordings With Piano) 2000
Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry single 1958
Step Into Christmas Elton John Caribou 1974
Driving Home For Christmas Chris Rea New Light Through Old Windows 1988
Greensleeved Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album 2003
The Christmas Song Nat “King” Cole The Soul of Xmas, Vol. 1 2003
The Christmas Song Bela Fleck And The Flecktones Jingle All The Way 2008
The King Steeleye Span Please To See The King 1971
In the Bleak Midwinter Steeleye Span Winter 2005
The Boar’s Head Carol Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band Carols at Christmas 1998
The Spirit of Christmas Past Enya And Winter Came 2008
Herderkenslied t Kliekske t Is Met Dees Koude Winterse Dagen 2000
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Annie Haslam It Snows in Heaven Too 2000
All we like sheep have gone astray Tavener Choir & Players Andrew Parrott / Handel / Messiah (Disc One) 1989
Hallelujah! Taverner Choir & Players Andrew Parrott / Handel / Messiah (Disc Two) 1989

134 The Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin

An excellent show put together by Hugh that had us re-thinking our concept of Elton John.  Some great cover versions by other artists too.

We had an internet connection failure partway through, and had to reconnect.  And in that connection I should mention that, should we suddenly disappear in mid-broadcast, it may well be an Internet connection issue, which we have to resolve by restarting something. That will break your connection to the broadcast, so you should try to restart or reconnect your browser or music player, since we always continue the broadcast one way or another – and we have many ways.

Preshow.

Title Artist Album Year
Lady Samantha Elton John Empty Sky 1969
All Across The Havens Elton John Empty Sky 1969
Bad Side Of The Moon Elton John Elton John 1970
Into The Old Man’s Shoes Elton John Tumbleweed Connection 1971
Gray Seal Elton John Elton John 1970
It’s Me That You Need Elton John Empty Sky 1969
Just Like Strange Rain Elton John Empty Sky 1969
Rock N Roll Madonna Elton John Elton John 1970

The Show

Empty Sky Elton John Empty Sky 1969
My Father’s Gun Miranda Lambert Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018
Madman Across The Water (Original Version) Elton John Tumbleweed Connection 1971
Tiny Dancer Elton John Madman Across the Water 1971
Honky Cat Lee Ann Womack Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018
Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time) Elton John Honky Château 1972
Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding Dream Theater A Change Of Seasons [EP] 1995
Someone Saved My Life Tonight Elton John Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy 1975
Philadelphia Freedom Hall & Oates Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991
I’m Still Standing Elton John Too Low for Zero 1983
Nikita Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002 [UK Bonus Disc] Disc 2 2002
The Power Elton John; Little Richard Duets 1993
A Woman’s Needs Elton John; Tammy Wynette Duets 1993
Sacrifice Don Henley & Vince Gill Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018
Made in England Elton John Greatest Hits 1970-2002 [UK Bonus Disc] Disc 2 2002
I Want Love Chris Stapleton Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018
Oscar Wilde Gets Out Elton John The Diving Board 2013
Wonderful Crazy Night Elton John Wonderful Crazy Night 2016

Postshow

Border Song Eric Clapton Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991
Come Down In Time Sting Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991
Candle In The Wind [2018 Version] Ed Sheeran Revamp: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 2018
Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) The Who Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991
Take Me To The Pilot Brothers Osborne Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018
Crocodile Rock The Beach Boys Two Rooms: Celebrating The Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1991
Roy Rogers Kacey Musgraves Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin 2018

The Music of Bernie Taupin and Reginald Dwight

On the 8th of December, we will present music written by lyricist Bernie Taupin and composer Reginald Dwight (aka Elton John)—not necessarily performed by the latter (that would be too easy a show to put together), but often performed with a certain degree of success by other artists.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

133 Dave Pegg part 1

Possibly suffering from being too close to Thanksgiving, part 1 of our look at the career of bassist Dave Pegg was a little more sparsely attended than usual. However, we enjoyed it, as did everyone who listened in, so it turned out well.  We covered the period up to the beginnings of his tenure in Jethro Tull, and will finish the work sometime next year.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
 Crossfire Jethro Tull A 1980
Walk Awhile Fairport Convention Full House 1970
The Flowers Of The Forest Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Solid Air John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Flyingdale Flyer Jethro Tull A 1980
It’s Alright The Uglys single 1966
The Eagle Flies on Friday The Exceptions single 1967
Every Day Dave Peace Quartet Good Morning Mr. Bliues 1969

The Show

Dirty Linen Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Flatback Caper Fairport Convention Full House 1970
Angel Delight Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
Instrumental Medley: The Cuckoo’s Nest/Hardiman the Fiddler/Papa Stoor Fairport Convention Angel Delight 1971
I’d Rather Be the Devil John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Dreams by the Sea John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Peggy’s Pub Fairport Convention Rosie 1973
Tokyo Fairport Convention Nine 1973
Dawn Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
When First Into This Country Fairport Convention Gottle O’ Geer 1976
The Frog Up The Pump Fairport Convention Gottle O’ Geer 1976
Jams O’Donnell’s Jig Fairport Convention The Bonny Bunch of Roses 1977
Friends Sandy Denny Like An Old Fashioned Waltz 1977
Ye Marine’rs All Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
The Hair of the Dogma/As Bitme/John Barleycorn Fairport Convention Tipplers Tales 1978
Lights Out Jethro Tull Nightcap 1993
Why Do You Turn Your Back? Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Borrowed Time Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Uniform Jethro Tull A 1980
The Pine Marten’s Jig Jethro Tull A 1980
Fallen On Hard Times Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Pussy Willow Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Tear Stained Letter Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness 1983
Hand of Kindness Richard Thompson Hand of Kindness 1983

Postshow

Solid Air John Martyn Solid Air 1973
May You Never John Martyn Solid Air 1973
Clasp Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Broadsword Jethro Tull Broadsword And The Beast 1982
Justice In The Streets Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista 1979
Let It Go Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
Night-Time Girl Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975
One More Chance Fairport Convention Rising For The Moon 1975