79 Turn It Up!

A new theme, the rationale for this one was tracks that have a great musical hook (something that draws you into the music straight away), are memorable (so you want to hear them again) and make you want to turn it up, to hear it better.  Despite my making a mistake about the broadcast time, because the UK had ended DST in the early hours of Sunday but the US would not do so until the next week, we had a great audience, and more people on the plaza than we’ve seen for some time.

The preshow was from my stash again, and ended with Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters singing Turn It Up, which seemed only right.  Postshow was taken from some of the tracks that didn’t make it to the show, as usual, but we still have plenty left.  Let us know here if you liked it enough for us to do another similar show.

We also introduced an new feature (or possibly bug), Awful Warnings.   As the last track in the postshow, I put in a track from my folder of songs that you probably don’t want to hear twice.  At some time in the past someone will have requested these, at a disco or party.  The folder has novelty songs, over-the-top stuff and other strange items.  I think it’s wise to let them have an airing occasionally, in case they get bored and start trouble 😀


Title Artists Album Year
May You Never John Martyn Solid Air 1973
That’s The Way It Is Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Walking On Air John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 2 2015
The Train And The River Jimmy Guiffre 3 Hollywood & Newport 1957-1958 1992
Another Twist Of The Knife John Wetton The Studio Anthology Disk 1 2015
In France They Kiss On Main Street Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979
Turn It Up Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Live, Later 2015

The Show

Cocaine J.J. Cale Troubadour 1976
Boom Boom John Lee Hooker single 1962
Rise to It KISS Hot in the Shade 1989
Hot Blooded Foreigner Double Vision 1978
Smoke On The Water Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Fire in the Night Dion Fire in the Night 1979
The Core Eric Clapton Slowhand 1977
You Really Got Me The Kinks Kinks 1964
For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) AC/DC For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) 1981
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry single 1958
Sharp Dressed Man ZZ Top Eliminator 1983
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Thriller 1982
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Honey Don’t Carl Perkins single 1956
All Right Now Free Fire And Water 1970
Oh Well Fleetwood Mac Then Play On 1969
Take The Money And Run Steve Miller Band Fly Like An Eagle 1976
Always On The Run Lenny Kravitz Mama Said 1991
Big Time Peter Gabriel So 1987
Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. single 1984
Night Train Steve Winwood Arc Of A Diver 1980
Superstition Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
Thirteen Days J.J. Cale 5 1979


I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Hotel California Eagles Hotel California 1976
Don’t Believe A Word Thin Lizzy Johnny The Fox 1976
Fame David Bowie Young Americans 1975
Takin’ It to the Streets Doobie Brothers Takin’ It to the Streets 1976
Roxanne The Police Outlandos d’Amour 1978
Get Dancin’ Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes single 1974