Radio Free D'ni

Saint Patrick’s Day 2017

Radio Free D’ni provided some of the music for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and post-parade bop, and here is the playlist :).

The preshow was, as usual, designed to let people find the broadcast channel and get tuned in to the music.  Unfortunately, I had not created the playlists, and doing so took up so much processing power that the channel dropped out for most people.  However, I promised not to do that again, and the listeners returned…  at one point, 43 folks were listening, more than were in the cavern, and we still had 27 on line when I handed over to Joker at 15 KI.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Heart to Heart Kenny Loggins High Adventure 1982
Mirage Jean-Luc Ponty Enigmatic Ocean 1977
Solaris CIALYN The Descent Unseen 2015
Oxygène (Part II) Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygène 1976
Périapside CIALYN single 2016
Shock The Monkey Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 4 (Remastered) 2002

The main event began with the parade, following Minasunda’s artfully placed set of markers, which included instructions for dance moves or emotes to be performed in certain locations.

Parade

Slides The Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
The Jolly Beggar Reel Planxty Planxty 1972
Chain Of Fools The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Emerald Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Polkas a) trip to sado b) dan-ti-dan-dan Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Calum Sgaire Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
Larry Redican’s Hornpipe – The Green Banner Jerry O’Sullivan The Invasion 2001
The Kesh Jig/Give Us a Drink of Water/The Flower of the Flock/Famous Ballymote Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Double Jigs-Out On The Ocean~Tiocfaidh Tú Abhaile Liom (You Will Come Home With Me) Planxty Woman I Loved So Well 1980
Slip Jigs Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
The Pipe On The Hob The Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
Cunla Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
Reels: The Old Torn Petticoat; The Dublin Reel; The Wind That Shakes The Barley Planxty Cold Blow And The Rainy Night 1974
Brian Boru’s March The Chieftains The Chieftains 2 1969
Hornpipes Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
Port Lúascaigh- Leppadumdowledum Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Introduction-Lucy’s Tune/Indiana Drones Davy Spillane Shadow Hunter 1990
The Tar Road to Sligo/Paddy Clancy’s Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Fionnghuala Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
The Mouseskin Shoe & Dancing in Allihies Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Atlantic Bridge Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988

After the parade we went to the (green, of course) Greeters Pub for some  dancing

Dance

Music In The Glen Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me 1976
The Morning Star Bothy Band Out Of The Wind Into The Sun 1977
The Salamanca/The Banshee/The Sailor’s Bonnet Bothy Band The First Album [“1975”] 1975
Domino Hozier Hootenanny 2015 2015
Western Whisper Davy Spillane A Place Among The Stones 1994
The Night Visit Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Messenger Boy Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Lisdoonvarna Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Pigtown /, Tie the Ribbons / The Bag of Potatoes The Chieftains The Chieftains 2 1969
Mustang Sally The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Take Me To The River The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
I Thank You The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Polkas: Dennis Murphy’s Polka; The 42 Pound Cheque; John Ryan’s Polka Planxty Cold Blow And The Rainy Night 1974
Reels Planxty The Well Below The Valley 1988
 Reels-The Woman I Never Forgot (Canny’s)~The Pullett~The Ladies Pantalettes Planxty Woman I Loved So Well 1980
Dancing In The Moonlight (It’s Got Me In It’s Spotlight) Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Chinatown Thin Lizzy Chinatown 1980
Whisky In The Jar Thin Lizzy single 1972
Poirt Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Glentown Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Fonn Mall Donal Lunny Donal Lunny 1987
Don’t Forget Your Shovel Christy Moore The Christy Moore Collection 81-91 1991
Volcano U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now U2 Songs of Innocence 2014
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Waiting For An Alibi Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend 1979
Do Anything You Want To Thin Lizzy Black Rose: A Rock Legend 1979
In The Midnight Hour The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
Show Me The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Treat Her Right The Commitments The Commitments – Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 1991
The Storm Davy Spillane Band Out of the Air 1988
The Rocker Thin Lizzy Vagabonds of the Western World 1973
Don’t Believe A Word Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1976
Bad Reputation Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Hard To Handle The Commitments The Commitments Vol. 2 1992
Jailbreak Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Dedication Thin Lizzy Dedication: The Very Best of Thin Lizzy 1991

 

Covered Up II

This Sunday we will present our second round of original songs and cover versions thereof which are either unusal, have a bit of a story to them, or both. We did receive some criticism about our last show on this theme, but also enough positive feedback that we think it’s a viable concept, especially since this is not just original and almost identical cover, but rather the more diverse bits.

Because of the time difference caused by North America switching to Daylight Saving Time earlier than most of the rest of the world, this show will air from 1400 KI time, which will be 2000 UK and 2100 MET, so for our European listeners, it will be the usual time and an hour later than usual to our North American listeners.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

International Women’s Day 2017

For IWD 2017 Radio Free D’ni presented a four-hour show of music by female artists, presented by Root Beer with AlanDJ, Malaclypse and Edison Rex.  Hummingbird was with us on the plaza, and delivered some reminders of what the day was about, and biographical details of significant women, some famous and others not so.  In addition, Ghaelen D’Lareh (who could not be with us due to other commitments) contributed a spoken piece about Mary Woolstonecroft and Mary Shelley.

We had over 35 listeners for the majority of the show, with a peak of 43 – Do join us again 🙂

Title Artist Album Year
Tatal Nostru Angela Gheorghiu Mysterium 2001
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Manic Monday Bangles Different Light 1986
Walk Like An Egyptian Bangles Different Light 1986
Big Time Sensuality Bjork Debut 1993
You’ve Got A Friend Carole King Tapestry 1971
Shadows Of The Moon Cathy Lesurf Sweet Rememberance [EP] 1985
Doctor Who (Original Theme) Delia Derbyshire Blue Veils And Golden Sands 1963
Take The ‘A’ Train Ella Fitzgerald Ella In Japan: ‘S Wonderful (1964) 2011
Whatever Lola Wants Ella Fitzgerald Ella In Japan: ‘S Wonderful (1964) 2011
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 1985
Rabbit Heart Florence And The Machine live performance, Later 2009
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor Love Tracks 1978
I Am Woman Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 1971
Love And Affection Joan Armatrading live performance, Later 2007
Water With The Wine Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976
Free Man In Paris Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Woodstock Joni Mitchell Ladies of The Canyon 1970
Free Me Joss Stone live performance, Later 2014
Letting Me Down Joss Stone and the Jools Holland R+B Orchestra Jools Hootenannny 2014 2014
Send In The Clowns Judy Collins Judith 1975
The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress Judy Collins Judith 1975
Wollstonecraft and Shelley Ghaelen d’Lareh 2017
Woman Of The 80’s Julia Fordham Julia Fordham 1988
The Fiddle And The Drum June Tabor Abyssinians 1983
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall live performance, Later 2004
Uummannaq Song K.T. Tunstall Tiger Suit 2010
Running Up That Hill Kate Bush The Whole Story 1986
The Man With The Child In His Eyes Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978
Awkward Annie Kate Rusby Awkward Annie 2007
Perfect Timing Kiki Dee Perfect Timing 1981
I’ve Got The Music In Me Kiki Dee Band I’ve Got The Music In Me 1974
Time And Love Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry 1969
Woman’s Blues Laura Nyro Eli And The Thirteenth Confession 1968
Shout Lulu and the Luvvers single 1964
Girl Don’t Come Sandie Shaw Single 1964
Sugar Me Lynsey de Paul single 1972
Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
One Blade Shy Of A Sharp Edge Nanci Griffith Late Night Grande Hotel 1991
Ready For The Good Life Paloma Faith Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Take Me Paloma Faith Jools Hollands Hootenanny 2014 2014
Carpet Of The Sun Renaissance Ashes Are Burning 1973
Black Is The Color Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow Is My Turn 2015
Peace In The Valley Ruby Turner + Jools Hollands R+B Orchestra Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live (DVD) 2002
Smooth Operator Sade Diamond Life 1984
Who Knows Where The Time Goes Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 1969
Good Tradition Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
Twist in My Sobriety Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
On The Move The Daydream Club Overgrown 2010
Light Flight The Pentangle Basket of Light 1988
Pentangling The Pentangle Pentangle 1968
Talking about a Revolution Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman 1988

62 No Fillers 1

For this, we chose albums that we consider to have no weak tracks at all, that is, no fillers, no tracks just to pad out the album to its full length. Naturally enough this is a little bit subjective, so if we haven’t included your favourite, I apologise, but will note that we have several albums left over in our list, enough for more shows on this theme, if you like it. And do please send us your own suggestions for this category.  Tracks were chosen as far as possible to be the less-well known and played ones from each album

The Preshow was made up from the F section of my stash, with Flanders and Swann interjecting some humour between Fairport Convention and Fleetwood Mac.

The Postshow consisted of tracks that didn’t quite make the cut for the main show, given that we restricted ourselves to two tracks from each album.  This was one way to fit those extra tracks in.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Matty Groves Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 1969
Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 1969
The Gas-Man Cometh Flanders And Swann At The Drop Of Another Hat 1964
A Song Of Patriotic Prejudice Flanders And Swann At The Drop Of Another Hat 1964
The Chain Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977

The Show

River Song Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Dreamer Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Happy Song Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
Lay Me Down Easy Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
Miss Judy’s Farm Faces A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse 1971
Too Bad Faces A Nod’s As Good As A Wink… To A Blind Horse 1971
Long As I Can See The Light Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory 1970
Up Around The Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo’s Factory 1970
Clear White Light – Part 2 Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Winter Song Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Fantasia Lindum – Celestial Light Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Three Seasons Almaine Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1971
Need You Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Swamp Music Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping 1973
Breaking Point Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
No Alibis Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Put The Finger On You AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Breaking The Rules AC/DC For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Mihalis David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
No Way David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Talk Of The Town Bruce Hornsby Harbour Lights 1993
Rainbow’s Cadillac Bruce Hornsby Harbour Lights 1993

Postshow

Stay With Me Faces A Nod Is As Good As A Wink . . To A Blind Horse 1971
Lady Eleanor Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
Road To Kingdom Come Lindisfarne Nicely Out Of Tune 1970
To Ye Amazing Blondel Fantasia Lindum 1996
Pretending Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Bad Love Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Before You Accuse Me Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989
Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993
What A Time Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993

 

No-Filler Albums

On March 5th, we will present a selection of tracks from albums that have no filler on them. Those albums are both rarer, and more frequent than might be expected: some of the “usual suspects” not having produced a single such album, whereas there are quite a few largely unknown artists who have almost made a hobby out of making them, despite never breaking into the upper end of the charts.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

61 One-Hit Wonders

As a result of a request from the audience, we produced a set of One-Hit Wonders, always a risky category as you can end up mired in novelty songs, which are generally uninspiring out of their context.  However, not only did we manage to assemble a good set of tracks, we had a large audience as well, with up to fifteen in the cavern and a top number of 33 listeners – the first time I can recall where we had more listeners outside the cavern than on the plaza.  We also had a new recruit to the team, Root Beer, who shared announcements with us.

The preshow was all Mal’s doing, and a right good mixture it was too

Let There Be Drums Sandy Nelson Single  1962
Thomas The Rhymer Steeleye Span & Maddy Prior A Rare Collection 1972-1996 1999
Lights and Thunder White Lion Mane Attraction 1991
Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) Three Dog Night Hard Labor 1976
That’s The Way That It Is Uriah Heep The Best Of…Part 2 1998
Would the Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having a Draw Man Man 1970

The show itself had more tracks than usual, as one-hit wonders are generally of the 3-minute single format, so we ended up with 30 tracks.  Actually we ran over time a bit, but nobody complained, not even the neighbours.

Relax Frankie Goes To Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome 1984
The Rockford Files Mike Post 100 Greatest TV Themes 1995
Fire The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 1968
Float On Floaters Floaters 1977
My Sharona The Knack Get The Knack 1979
Take On Me A-Ha Hunting High and Low 1985
Woodstock Matthews’ Southern Comfort Later That Same Year 1970
Echo Beach Martha and the Muffins Metro Music 1980
Tainted Love Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret 1981
Standing in the Road Blackfoot Sue Nothing to Hide 1973
She Blinded Me With Science Thomas Dolby single 1982
Blinded by the Light Manfred Mann’s Earth Band The Roaring Silence 1976
The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades Timbuk3 Greetings From Timbuk3 1983
Safety dance Men Without Hats Rhythm of Youth 1983
Doctorin’ The Tardis (7″ Edit) The Timelords single 1988
Cotton Eye Joe Rednex Sex & Violins 1994
Mickey Toni Basil Word of Mouth 1981
Resurrection Shuffle Ashton, Gardner & Dyke single 1971
Nut Rocker B. Bumble & The Stingers single 1962
Muleskinner Blues The Fendermen Muleskinner Blues 1960
Je t’aime … moi non plus Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg Single 1969
In The Summertime Mungo Jerry single 1970
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine 1983
It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls Success 1983
Ca plane pour moi Plastic Bertrand single 1977
I’m Gonna Be The Proclaimers Sunshine on Leith 1988
Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel Stealers Wheel 1972
Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners Too-Rye-Ay 1982
Down Under Men At Work Business as Usual 1981
Sunshine Reggae Laid Back Keep Smiling 1983

The postshow had another Man track – I think Mal may be heading towards a Man show

C’mon Man Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day 1972
Drums A Go-Go Sandy Nelson Single 1965
Hanging By a Moment Life House  No Name Face 2000
Great Day Paul McCartney Flaming Pie 1997

One-Hit Wonders

As per request of a couple of shows ago, Sunday’s show will be featuring various one-hit wonders, complete with the usual background info on them. And possibly a few surprises in there, though we did try not to include too many novelty songs, which alsmost by definition end up making their artists one-hit wonders, if they make it into the charts at all.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

60 Playing The Game

Radio Free D’ni’s 60th show coincided with the 7th anniversary of MOULa’s revival, and in honour of that we had a selection inspired by playing the game – adventure games mostly, and the various Uru incarnations especially.

The preshow was selections from the end of the ‘D’ section and the start of ‘E’ from my CD stash.  The Nightfly is on later than we are and has to deal with much wierder callers.

Track Artists Album Year
The Nightfly Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982
Trans-Island Skyway Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
Take the ‘A’ Train Duke Ellington Ain’t Misbehavin’ 2000
Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part 2) Emerson, Lake & Palmer Brain Salad Surgery 1973
Knife-Edge Emerson, Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake and Palmer 1970
No Alibis Eric Clapton Journeyman 1989

The show reveals my like of jazz, prog and guitarists.  This should be no surprise by now.

Track Artists Album Year
Expresso Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Age of information Bill Bruford  Gradually Going Tornado 1980
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night Camel  Rain Dances 1977
Playing The Game Gentle Giant  The Power and The Glory 1974
Walking Shoes Gerry Mulligan  The Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker 1952
Gonna Buy A Hat Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987
The Road She Walked Before Colosseum  Those Who are About to Die Salute You 1969
Panic Station Allan Holdsworth  Metal Fatigue 1985
The Sliding floor Bill Bruford  Gradually Going Tornado 1980
Equinoxe Part 4 Jean Michel Jarre  Équinoxe 1978
Slow Walker Béla Fleck & the Flecktones  Left of Cool 1998
Slightly Dirty Larry Carlton  Sapphire Blue 2003
Fun In The Dark Lee Ritenour  Larry & Lee 1995
Unorthodox Behaviour Brand X  Unorthodox Behaviour 1976
Night Illusion Gong  Gazeuse! 1976
Curse Of The Traveller Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987
The Road Less Traveled Joe Sample  Ashes to Ashes 1990
Turn It Up Robert Plant  Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
Far From The Beaten Paths Jean-Luc Ponty  Individual Choice 1983
Dancing Decameron  Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1976
Let’s Dance Chris Rea  Dancing With Strangers 1987

The postshow had some of the tracks that almost made it into the show.  Rush’s Farewell to Kings is obvious, Places to Go is what we all have, the Cannonball is found in Teledahn (in the gun) and could also be the imitation stone of Sisyphus in the Path of the Shell.  Several places could be a Temple of the Winds.  Running on Three is what it feels like when you can’t quite solve a puzzle and Available Light is needed in Kadish Tolesa, in the moon room and the pyramid.

Track Artists Album Year
A Farewell To Kings Rush  A Farewell To Kings 1977
Places to Go Tony Levin  Resonator 2006
Cannonball Sky  Sky 1979
Temple Of The Winds Bill Bruford’s Earthworks  All Heaven Broke Loose 1991
Running on Three Brand X  Unorthodox Behaviour 1976
Available Light Rush  Presto 1989

Up to 33 listeners for this show, boosted by the Anniversary events.  Do come and listen again.

MOULa 7th Anniversary: the D’ni Music Show

This is the playlist for the show I ran on Saturday 4th February, the start of the celebrations.  It’s theme was a journey through the ages of MOUL through the eyes of a player, in musical form.

Track Artist Album Year Age
Myst Theme Robyn Miller  Myst – Soundtrack 1998 Myst
Winds On The Mountain Incantation  On The Wing of a Condor 1982 Cleft
Burn You Up, Burn You Down Peter Gabriel  Single 2003 Cleft
Home Allan Holdsworth  Metal Fatigue 1985 Relto
Convergance Tim Larkin  Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003 Gahreesen
Bridge of Sighs Robin Trower  Bridge of Sighs 1974 Gahreesen
Derelict Station CIALYN  The Descent Unseen 2015 Gahreesen
Spore Me Tim Larkin  Uru – Ages Beyond Myst OST 2003 Teledahn
Pipeline The Alan Parson Project  Ammonia Avenue 1983 Teledahn
Pipeline Dave Pegg & PJ Wright  Galileo’s Apology 2007 Teledahn
Hole In The Wall Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  Flight of the Cosmic Hippo 1991 Teledahn
Gravel Road CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Eder Gira/Kemo
Rainmaker Michael Chapman  Rainmaker 1969 Eder Gira/Kemo
After The Rain Lee Ritenour  Larry & Lee 1995 Eder Gira/Kemo
The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project  The Turn of a Friendly Card 1979 Eder Gira/Kemo
Swarm CIALYN  E.P. “The Dew Garden” 2015 Eder Gira/Kemo
Labyrinth Béla Fleck & The Flecktones  The Hidden Land 2006 Kadish Tolesa
Pyramid David Sanborn  Close-Up 1988 Kadish Tolesa
Dancing On A High Wire The Alan Parson Project  Ammonia Avenue 1983 Kadish Tolesa
Kadish Vault 2/Great Tree Tim Larkin  Uru Soundtrack 2003 Kadish Tolesa
Abandoned Hall Iain Ballamy  MirrorMask 2005 Ae’gura ‘City’
Local Transmitter CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Ae’gura ‘City’
Er’cana Harvester Tim Larkin  Uru Soundtrack 2003 Er’cana
Windmill Lee Ritenour  Portrait 1987 Er’cana
Silicia Turjan Aylahn  Prolepsis 2011 Minkata
Soline et le desert de Minkata Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Minkata
I’ll Find My Way Home Jon And Vangelis  The Friends of Mr Cairo 1981 Minkata
Elyme et les spheres d’Ahnonay Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Ahnonay
Sphere Of Innocence Allan Holdsworth  Wardenclyffe Tower 1992 Ahnonay
Secret Garden The Alan Parsons Project  Eve 1979 Eder Delin/Tsogal
Le projet d’UglyDog a Tsogal Olivier Maurey  L’Age des Sons 2010 Eder Delin/Tsogal
Back in Secret Garden CIALYN  A Night Of A Short Wave Listener 2016 Eder Delin//Tsogal
Dance on a Volcano Genesis  A Trick of the Tail 1976 Cleft

After the main event, people wanted to dance, and why not?  So, a further selection from the stash was played, selected as we went, including some Madness for Max 🙂

Track Artists Album Year
Take the Money and Run Steve Miller Band  Fly Like An Eagle 1976
The Lone Ranger Quantum Jump  Quantum Jump 1977
To Cut A Long Story Short Spandau Ballet  Journeys to Glory 1981
Heart To Heart Kenny Loggins  High Adventure 1982
One Step Beyond Madness  One Step Beyond 1979
Mustang Sally The Commitments  The Commitments OST 1991
Love Like A Man Ten Years After  Cricklewood Green 1970
Baggy Trousers Madness  Absolutely 1980
Waiting For An Alibi Thin Lizzy  Black Rose 1979
House of Fun Madness  Madstock! 1992
Standing In The Road Blackfoot Sue  single 1972
Can’t Get Enough Bad Company  Bad Company 1974
The Riddle Nik Kershaw  The Riddle 1984
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves  Walking On Sunshine 1983
My Sharona The Knack  Get The Knack 1979
Roxanne The Police  Outlandos d’Amour 1978
Billie Jean Michael Jackson  Thriller 1983
Big Time Peter Gabriel  So 1987
Slip Kid The Who  The Who By Numbers 1975
Chinatown Thin Lizzy  Chinatown 1980
Whatever You Want Status Quo  Whatever You Want 1979
Superstition Stevie Wonder  Talking Book 1972
I Love To Boogie T. Rex  Dandy In The Underworld 1977
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy  Bad Reputation 1977

And a good time was had by all.  29 listeners on the Aegura server plus up to seven on Ez’s relay which I will interpret as maybe 36 in all 🙂

Connections II: the connections

The connections from the show:

Dire Straits (Terry Williams on drums) → Rockpile (Williams with Dave Edmunds) → Dave Edmunds → Dave Edmunds with Mark Knopfler (who was the front man of Dire Straits) → John Fogerty with Mark Knopfler (Kenny Aronoff on drums, who also filled in for Dave Mattacks a few times) → Steeleye Span (Dave Mattacks on drums) → Chris Rea (Dave Mattacks on drums) → Chris Rea with Elton John → Olivia Newton-John with Elton John → Olivia Newton-John with ELO → ELO (Jeff Lynne guitar/vocals) → Traveling Wilburys (Jeff Lynne guitar/vocals, Jim Keltner drums) → Pink Floyd (Jim Keltner drums on 1987 album).

Back to Jeff Lynne: first solo album produced by Dave Edmunds → Dion (1989 album produced and guitars by Edmunds, Terry Williams drums) → Man (Terry Williams drums), bringing us back to our starting point.

Back to Dave Mattacks: Fairport Convention → Richard Thompson (John Kirkpatrick accordion) → Steeleye Span (Kirkpatrick accordion, Maddy Prior vocals) → Jethro Tull (Maddy Prior vocals on 1976 album).

And the next bunch of connections will therefore most likely be focused on Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull.

On a side note, Terry Williams and Dave Edmunds have worked together since 1970 when Williams replaced Bob „Congo“ Jones on drums with Edmunds’ band Love Sculpture, and has played on many Edmunds solo albums, as well as with the other members of Rockpile (Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner). We would have loved to explore those connections a bit further, but since we only have 2 hours of air time per show, we stuck to the stuff farther afield. Edmunds also produced the first demos of Motörhead, and there will be quite a bunch of seemingly weird connections from Jethro Tull, some back to the English Electric Folk scene, which could well rate its own Connections show in the future.

And an apology to all those who want more Connections shows (we heard you…), these shows unfortunately require a particularly large amount of research, so they will be spaced out a little. There will be more, though.