Saturday, August 30, 2008

Show # 2 'The Radio's On Ice'


I tend to gravitate toward ‘older’ music. Well, old by today’s ultra modern standards. Don’t get me wrong. I really do like many bands today, but to be honest, quite a lot of it I’ve simply heard before, if you get my meaning.

Typical scenario: I’ll be listening to something ‘new’ and it’s quite good but then I start thinking “Hmm, that bit there reminds me of Gang of Four.” Sadly, it’s become almost inevitable. Thus, I’m always pulled back to the 70’s and 80’s.

Although nostalgia can be fun, it’s when a new band doesn’t remind me of anything, that I know they are the real deal. Mind you, this is an extremely difficult task without sounding like absolute avant-garde madness. But that’s another show.

‘Old’ music (ugh, I’ve realized how much I loathe that word), is not for everyone though. And some people (a heck of a lot) just don’t seem to appreciate or have the patience for the crackle and pop bliss that is vinyl. I most ardently am quite keen on it, in fact, there’s nothing quite like it.

Every song on this show came from the ‘vinyl era’ something I hadn’t realized at the time. So, my point is only proved further… I’m drawn to this and I suppose that it will always be my ‘familiar’. You’ll see further evidence of this in later shows.

**download** THE RADIO'S ON ICE air date 24th of June 2008
V= vinyl *= request
Death Cult ‘Too Young’
Gang Of Four ‘I Will Be A Good Boy’
Tones On Tail ‘Performance’
B-52’s ‘Give Me Back My Man’
Cramps ‘Goo Goo Muck’
Dead Kennedys ‘Holiday In Cambodia’
Cabaret Voltaire ‘Jazz the Glass’
Bauhaus ‘Of Lilies And Remains’
The Glove ‘And All Around Us The Mermaids Sang’
Cocteau Twins ‘Feathers Oar-Blades’
Damned ‘I Just Can’t Be Happy Today’
Buzzcocks ‘Fiction Romance’
Josef K ‘Sorry For Laughing’
Soft Boys ‘I Wanna Destroy You’ V
The Sound ‘Sense Of Purpose’ V
Comsat Angels ‘Eye Of The Lens’
Magazine ‘Song From Under The Floorboards’
Wire ‘Ahead’ V
Siouxsie And The Banshees ‘Overground’ V
Wild Swans ‘The Revolutionary Spirit’
The Teardrop Explodes ‘Reward’
Orange Juice ‘Simply Thrilled Honey’
Neil Young ‘Mr. Soul’ * V
Legendary Pink Dots ‘Cloud Zero’ V
Smiths ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite’
Siouxsie And The Banshees ‘Dazzle’ V
Icehouse ‘Great Southern Land’ V
Depeche Mode ‘The Sun And The Rainfall’ V

1 comment:

  1. This was an excellent play list! You don't know how happy I was to learn that I can now listen to all those shows I missed! Thanks!

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