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142 Peter Hammill

Something different this time – we aren’t always predictable – and a set of solo tracks from Peter Hammill, who may be more familiar as the founder and front man of prog rockers Van der Graaf Generator.  Just as the generator itself is a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary device last seen in a school textbook, some of the wit was schoolboyish too, but the set was very well appreciated by all concerned, and a peak audience of 23 listeners too.

Preshow

Title Artists Album Year
Boleas Panic Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005
Nutter Alert Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005
Abandon Ship! Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005
In Babelsberg Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005
On the Beach Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005

The Show

Crying Wolf Peter Hammill Over 1977
This Side of the Looking Glass Peter Hammill Over 1977
If I Could Peter Hammill The Future Now 1978
The Future Now Peter Hammill The Future Now 1978
The Old School Tie Peter Hammill pH7 1979
My Experience Peter Hammill Sitting Targets 1981
Glue Peter Hammill Sitting Targets 1981
Paradox Drive Peter Hammill Enter K 1982
Film Noir Peter Hammill Patience 1983
Now More Than Ever Peter Hammill Patience 1982
Vision Peter Hammill Room Temperature Live 1990
Cat’s Eye/Yellow Fever(Running) Peter Hammill Room Temperature Live 1990
Empress’s Clothes Peter Hammill There Goes the Dayllight 1994
Planet Coventry Peter Hammill There Goes the Daylight 1994
Gone Ahead Peter Hammill Incoherence 2004
Power Of Speech Peter Hammill Incoherence 2004
If Language Explodes Peter Hammill Incoherence 2004
Every Bloody Emperor Van der Graaf Generator Present 2005
Snake Oil Van der Graaf Generator A Grounding in Numbers 2011
That Wasn’t What I Said Peter Hammill Consequences 2012
Milked Peter Hammill From The Trees 2017

Postshow

The Polaroid Peter Hammill single, A side 1976
Seven Wonders Peter Hammill single, B side 1976
Painting By Numbers Peter Hammill 12 inch single, A side 1983
You Hit Me Where I Live Peter Hammill 12 inch single, B side 1983
Primo on the Parapet Peter Hammill There Goes the Daylight 1993

Peter Hammill

On Sunday from 1400 KI time (Europe will be switching to DST next weekend…), we will present the work of Peter Hammill.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

141 International Women’s Day 2020

We try to do a show for IWD every year, and this year it was made easier by it being on a Sunday and between our usual shows.

A new organiser for the days events came forward this year, Nosila, and she followed us with a music stream.  In between we hosted Ghaelen’s recorded talk on two Influential Women in History.

Appropriately, Root Beer was the voice of Radio Free D’ni for this show, the contents of which were sung, played and/or written and composed by women, and had some significance connected with the day.  Audience figures reached 21 at one point, a good number.

Title Artists Album Year
Because the Night Patti Smith Group Easter 1978
Stoned Soul Picnic Laura Nyro Eli And The Thirteenth Confession 1968
Dog Days Are Over Florence + the Machine Lungs 2009
Jaunty Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia Breathless 1991
Running up That Hill Kate Bush Hounds of Love [UK] 1985
Both Sides, Now Joni Mitchell Clouds 1973
From a Distance Nanci Griffith One Fair Summer Evening 1988

The Show

Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 1985
Sing Annie Lennox Songs of Mass Destruction 2007
Show Some Emotion Joan Armatrading Show Some Emotion 1977
My Feet Are Set For Dancing Cathy LeSurf/Fairport Convention Glady’s Leap 1985
Walking on Sunshine Katrina & The Waves Walking on Sunshine 1983
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree K.T. Tunstall Eye To The Telescope 2004
Cherry Pie Sade Lovers Live 2002
Fotheringay Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays 1969
Cursum Perficio Enya Watermark 1988
Still Crazy After All These Years Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter 1996
Twist in My Sobriety Tanita Tikaram Ancient Heart 1988
You’re So Vain Carly Simon No Secrets 1972
I Am Woman Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 1971
Ready For The Good Life Paloma Faith Jools Hootenanny 2014 2014
Think The Blues Brothers feat. Aretha Franklin The Blues Brothers 1980
Respect Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Sax Rap Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia Breathless 1991
Shaking The Tree Peter Gabriel/Paula Cole Secret World Live 1994
Mother & Daughter – Wallstonecraft and Shelley Ghaelen D’Lareh Influential Women in History 2017

140 Un-covered II

A change of pace from us, with another Un-covered set, with songs that share the same title but are otherwise unrelated. We do try to make sure that the songs are interesting and not just fit the formula, and so far it has worked.
Tracks came from both Mal’s and my own stashes, and the notes were a collaboration. The resulting show worked well, and we had 19 listeners for most of the time. There may be another Un-covered show, but not for a while

Pre-show

Title Artists Album Year
Sailor’s Lament Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum 1970
Cute Count Basie Orchestra Jazz Masters: Count Basie 1997
Cenotaph/Letter From Amsterdam Chris Rea Deltics 1979
It’s Just a Thought Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum 1970
Jungle Fever Charlie Feathers New Jungle Fever 1987
U. H. F. Curved Air Air Cut 1973
Night Train Alvino Rey A Swingin’ Fling 1958

The Show

Time Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1971
Time Greenslade Time And Tide 1975
Time The Alan Parsons Project The Tun of a Friendly Card 1979
Black Dog Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV 1971
Black Dog Chris Rea God’s Great Banana Skin 1992
Sirius The Alan Parsons Project Eye In The Sky 1981
Sirius Clannad Sirius 1987
Midnight Sun Asia Alpha 1983
Midnight Sun Strawbs Hero and Heroine 1973
Superstar Carpenters Carpenters 1971
Superstar Andrew Lloyd Webber Jesus Christ Superstar [MCA Original Cast Recording] 1970
Dancing In The Moonlight Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation 1977
Dancing In The Moonlight Be Bop DeLuxe Modern Music 1976
Graceland Paul Simon Graceland 1986
Graceland The Bible Walking The Ghost Back Home 1986
Harbor Lights Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 1976
Harbor Lights Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights 1993
Baby’s On Fire David Lee Roth A Little Ain’t Enough 1991
Baby’s on Fire Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets 1974
Hoedown Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night 1973
Hoedown Emerson Lake & Palmer Trilogy 1972
Shout Lulu and the Luvvers single 1964
Shout Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair 1984
School Is Out Cat Stevens Matthew and Son 1967
School’s Out Alice Cooper School’s Out 1972
And Then… Weather Report Mr. Gone 1978
And Then… David Gilmour Rattle That Lock (Deluxe) 2015

Postshow

Born on the Bayou Creedence Clearwater Revival The Concert 1968
You’re Not A Number Chris Rea Auberge 1991
Indoor Clannad Macalla 1985
Big Train (From Memphis) Class of ’55 Class of ’55 1986
Warfair Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind 1993
One More Day Chicago Chicago 18 1990

Un-Covered II

This Sunday, we will present our second show of songs that have no further connection to one another than that they have the same title, ergo are not covers of one another.

See you in the Cavern,
Malaclypse

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

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