Episode 73 – Classical Gas

In this month’s episode, we take a look at songs in the pop world that have taken inspiration from the classical world.

  • Georgetown (Tubular Bells) – Mike Oldfield
  • Once Upon A Dream – Mary Costa & Bill Shirley
  • Don’t You Know? – Della Reese
  • It’s Now Or Never – Elvis Presley
  • Past, Present & Future – The Shangri-La’s
  • Rain & Tears – Aphrodite’s Child
  • Night Of Fear (Alternative Take) – The Move
  • In The Hall Of The Mountain King – The Who
  • Variation On A Theme By Erik Satie (1st& 2ndMovement) – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Joybringer – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
  • American Tune – Paul Simon
  • Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato
  • Night On Disco Mountain – David Shire
  • Russians – Sting
  • All By Myself – Eric Carmen

Episode 72 – The Songs of Harry Nilsson Part 2

In this episode, we look another songs of great Harry Nilsson as covered by other people (as well as the great man himself), including rarities from his pre fame days.

  • Readin’, Ridin’ & Racin’ – The Super Stocks
  • Donna, I Undestand – Johnny Niles (Harry Nilsson)
  • Baby, It’s Over – Debbie Burton
  • Let Me Go – Pat & Andre
  • Headlines – The Sunday Funnies
  • Without Her – Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Butters Lament – The Family Tree
  • I Said Goodbye To Me – The Glass Menagerie
  • Sleep Late, My Lady Friend – Jose Feliciano
  • Together – Sandie Shaw
  • 1941 – Tom Northcott
  • Poly High – Harpers Bizarre
  • I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City – Sagittarius
  • Good Times – Alan Lake
  • Wailing Of The Willow – Astrud Gilberto
  • Rainmaker – Bobbie Gentry
  • Don’t Leave Me – Griffin
  • Remember – Andy Williams
  • The Puppy Song – David Cassidy
  • Open Your Window – The 5thDimension
  • Easy For Me – Ringo Starr
  • Me & My Arrow – Davy Jones
  • Bath – Doris

Episode 71 – Completely Solo Records

Normally, solo records are ones that a member of a band makes away from their normal band mates. However, some people have made records where they play everything (more or less) and in this episode, we are looking at a selection of these.

  • For You – Prince
  • Dixie Peach Promenade – Skip Spence
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues – The Blue Ridge Rangers
  • Reverie – Tomita
  • Tame The Lion – Emitt Rhodes
  • Pink Moon – Nick Drake
  • Easy On You – Mickey Dolenz
  • Flight Of The Moonglade – Jon Anderson
  • Oxygene Part IV (Single Version) – Jean-Michael Jarre
  • Determination – Todd Rundgren
  • Arc Of A Diver – Steve Winwood
  • Atlantic City – Bruce Springsteen
  • Fragile – Paul Rodgers
  • Grandlelinquent – Klerk Kent
  • I Hate Alternative Rock – Bob Mould
  • The Dreamer – Paddy McAloon

Episode 70 – Answer Songs

The answer song is a curious beast. As the name suggests, this is a recording of a song in answer to another song normally but not always by a different artist. Here we have a look at some dating from the mid 20thcentury. 

  • Oh! Neil – Carol King
  • I’ll Save The Last Dance For You – Damita Jo
  • The Tiger’s Wide Awake – The Romeos
  • Mannish Boy – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • I’m A Man – Bo Diddley
  • I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
  • When A Woman Loves A Man – Esther Phillips
  • Mama’s Got A Bag Of Her Own – Anna King
  • It’s A Man’s Woman’s World (Part 1) – Irma Thomas
  • I’ll Let You Hold My Hand – The Bootles
  • That’s My Life (My Love & My Home) – Freddie Lennon
  • Yes I’m Lonesome Tonight – Carpenter Thelma
  • Queen Of The House – Jody Miller
  • Ringo’s Revenge – Robin Garrett
  • They Took You Away, I’m Glad, I’m Glad – Teddy & Darrel
  • Not Just Tomorrow, But Always – Bartell Douche
  • Don’t Let Him Shop Around – Debbie Dean
  • You Should Know I’m Still Your Baby – Sammi Lynn
  • Jerry (I’m Your Sherry) – Tracey Dey
  • The Dawn Of Correction – Spokesmen
  • He’ll Have To Stay – Jeanne Black

Episode 69 – Now That’s What I Call A Bit Familiar

Considering there are only seven notes and a limited amount of keys, it is not surprising that there occasions where songs come along that sound similar to another one. In this episode we take a look at a selection of songs that fit that category.

  • Bull Doze Blues – Henry Thomas
  • This Could Be The Last Time – The Staple Singers
  • You Need Love – Muddy Waters
  • You’ll Be Mine – Howlin’ Wolf
  • Little B – The Shadows
  • I’m The Face – The High Numbers
  • The Mutant – Tudor Horne
  • Time – Booker T & Priscilla
  • How Sweet To Be An Idiot – Neil Innes
  • Dance With The Devil – Cozy Powell
  • Mister Kingdom – Electric Light Orchestra
  • Jet Boy, Jet Girl – Elton Montello
  • Catch The Rainbow – Rainbow
  • Got To Give It Up (Part 1) – Marvin Gaye
  • Windy City – Sweet
  • Eighties – Killing Joke
  • Dromoi Pou Agapisa – Eleni Vitaliney

Episode 68 – Stick It To The Man

Be it campaigning against the rich, politicians or your record company, musicians have been sticking it to the man for years. In this episode, we look at some examples and the stories behind them. 

  • Hey Joe/Sunshine Of Your Love – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • This Land Is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
  • If I Had A Hammer – The Weavers
  • Street Fighting Man (Single Version) – The Rolling Stones
  • White Boots Marching In A Yellow Land – Phil Ochs
  • Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Powerman – The Kinks
  • Hey Mr Manager – Badfinger
  • Part Of The Union – The Strawbs
  • The Eton Rifles – The Jam
  • GLC – The Menace
  • The Guns Of Brixton – The Clash
  • I’m Alright Jack – Tom Robinson Band
  • Radio, Radio – Elvis Costello
  • Which Side Are You On – Billy Bragg
  • Fight The Power – Public Enemy
  • Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
  • Up Yours! – Edgar Broughton Band

Episode 67 – More High Times

Following on from out High Times from a couple of years ago, we look at some of the songs that had reference drugs from the mid 60s until the early 70s.

  • Kicks – Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • Needle Of Death – Bert Jansch
  • LSD – Pretty Things
  • Heroin (Alt Version) – The Velvet Underground
  • The L.S. Bumble Bee – Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
  • Acid – Stu Mitchell (with Wes Dakus Rebels)
  • Snow White – Winston’s Fumbs
  • Experimenting With L.S.D. In The Studio – Andromeda
  • Cold Turkey – Big Boy Pete
  • London Social Degree – Billy Nicholls
  • Artificial Energy (Mono) – The Byrds
  • Amphetamine Annie – Canned Heat
  • LSD – Wendell Austin & The Country Swingers
  • Amphetamine Gazelle – Mad River
  • Mrs. Cocaine – The Exception
  • Sister Morphine – Marianne Faithfull
  • Sugar Man – Rodrigues
  • The Pusher – Hoyt Axton
  • Slow Death – Flamin’ Groovies

Episode 66 – The Joys of the 10”

Inspired by our look at the 12” single, we have continued our trawl through the Squire archive to bring you some of the sounds contained on one of the least used vinyl formats, the 10” record.

  • Wabash Cannonball – Lonnie Donegan
  • I’m So Ashamed – Peter Sellers
  • Motorcycle Irene (Demo) – Skip Spence
  • Strato Strut – Jimi Hendrix
  • Superstar (Version 1) – Murray Head
  • There Isn’t Anything Else – Wreckless Eric
  • Gold & Silver – All About Eve
  • My Sister (Acoustic Version) – Juliana Hatfield 3
  • Voodoo – Huge Baby
  • Linger (Live) – The Cranberries
  • Close My Eyes – Manic Street Preachers
  • Disillusion (Mr Scruff Mix) – Badly Drawn Boy
  • The Girl I Know – Beck
  • Stills – God Help the Girl
  • What If You Were Right The First Time – Arctic Monkeys
  • I Finally Love This Town – Tired Pony
  • America – First Aid Kit
  • Detroit (Live At 229 London) – Gaz Coombes
  • The Curse – Agnes Obel
  • Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) Radio Edit – David Bowie
  • True Love – Elvis Presley

Episode 66 – The Joys of the 10”

Inspired by our look at the 12” single, we have continued our trawl through the Squire archive to bring you some of the sounds contained on one of the least used vinyl formats, the 10” record.

  • Wabash Cannonball – Lonnie Donegan
  • I’m So Ashamed – Peter Sellers
  • Motorcycle Irene (Demo) – Skip Spence
  • Strato Strut – Jimi Hendrix
  • Superstar (Version 1) – Murray Head
  • There Isn’t Anything Else – Wreckless Eric
  • Gold & Silver – All About Eve
  • My Sister (Acoustic Version) – Juliana Hatfield 3
  • Voodoo – Huge Baby
  • Linger (Live) – The Cranberries
  • Close My Eyes – Manic Street Preachers
  • Disillusion (Mr Scruff Mix) – Badly Drawn Boy
  • The Girl I Know – Beck
  • Stills – God Help the Girl
  • What If You Were Right The First Time – Arctic Monkeys
  • I Finally Love This Town – Tired Pony
  • America – First Aid Kit
  • Detroit (Live At 229 London) – Gaz Coombes
  • The Curse – Agnes Obel
  • Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime) Radio Edit – David Bowie
  • True Love – Elvis Presley

Episode 65 – Anonymous

In this episode, we look at the time famous names have released material under a different name. 

  • John Brown – Blind Boy Grunt (Bob Dylan)
  • After The Game – The Survivors (Brian Wilson & Friends)
  • Baby I’ve Been Thinking – Blind Girl Grunt (Janis Ian)
  • You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Loves You – The Wonder Who? (The Four Seasons)
  • Bio Blues – Heavy Jelly (Skip Bifferty)
  • We Are The Moles – The Moles (Simon Dupree & The Big Sound)
  • Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonite – Earl Vince & The Valliant’s (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Man In The Middle (Spoken Intro) – Arnold Corns (David Bowie)
  • Fireball – Funky Junction (Thin Lizzie & Guests)
  • I Can Hear Music – Larry Lurex (Freddie Mercury)
  • Walking In The Park With Eloise – The Country Hams (Paul McCartney)
  • Mony Mony – Celia & The Mutations (The Stranglers)
  • I’m A Cult Hero – The Cult Heroes (The Cure & Friends)
  • Pills & Soap – The Imposter (Elvis Costello)
  • House Of The Ju Ju Queen – Janie Jones & The Lash (The Clash)
  • Vanishing Girl – Dukes Of The Stratosphere (XTC)
  • I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) – Naz Moad & The Nightmares (The Damned)
  • Can’t Keep This Feeling In (Step Child Mix) – Blacknight (Cliff Richard)