Episode 80 – Mundo Psych: Part 1

Following on from last months episode, we take a look a Psych sounds from around the globe. This month, we look at Europe. 

  • My Life – Thor’s Hammer (Iceland)
  • Dr. Crippen’s Waiting Room – Orange Machine (Republic of Ireland)
  • Music – Objectivo (Portugal)
  • Nobody Wants You Now – Los Brincos (Spain)
  • Une Petite Fille – L’Empreinte (France)
  • No Place For The Lonely People – Adam’s Recital (Belgium)
  • Wedding Of The Hundred Brides – The Motions (Netherlands)
  • Mr Pseudonym – Joy Unlimited (West Germany)
  • You Don’t Understand – Mother Sunday (Switzerland)
  • Slaves Time – The Slaves (Austria)
  • Sospesa As Un Filo – I Corvi (Italy)
  • Valley Of Sadness – Aphrodite’s Child (Greece)
  • Bebel – Delfini (Yugoslavia)
  • Remlatomas – Hungaria Egyuttes (Hungary)
  • Válka Je Vůl – Synkopy 61 (Czechoslovakia)
  • Dziewczyna I Pejzaz – Trubadurzy (Poland)
  • Wege Mit Guten Namen – Scirocco Combo (East Germany)
  • Poor Bobby – Sir Henry (Denmark)
  • Fuzzy Patterns – The Tages (Sweden)

Episode 79 – Previously Unreleased (The Psych Years)

The first era of Psychedelic music arguably lasted only a couple of years in the late 60s, but the amount of songs that have come out that did not see the light of day back then is staggering. In this months episode, we take a look at some of those unreleased tunes.

  • Jug-A-Jug Song – Jesse Harper
  • Come On Up – Carley Hill Blues Band
  • Try Me on For Size – Those Fadin’ Colours
  • Without Her – Coconut Mushroom
  • Our Love Will Be Strong – The Majority
  • Will I Find Love – Fire
  • Just A Dream – Peanut Rubble
  • In The Park – The Cortinas
  • Sister Saxophone – Turquoise
  • How It Is – John Pantry
  • I’ve Been There Once Before – The Iveys
  • This Little Man – Grapefruit
  • Dogs In Baskets – Geranium Pond
  • In The Sunset – Barnaby Rudge
  • Crushed Purple – Jade Hexagram
  • Shadow Man – Schadel
  • Sad Sad Sad – Sheridan’s Bitter Sweet
  • Rosemary’s Bluebell Day – The Picadilly Line
  • Yesterday Was Such A Lovely Day (Elsie) – Sadie’s Expression
  • Matilda Mother (Alternative Version) – Pink Floyd

Episode 78 – If At First…..

You can’t always get things right at the first time of asking, so in this episode we look at number of songs that would need to be re-recorded or re-mixed before becoming the big hit they would be known for.  

  • Tattva – Kula Shaker (Lucky 13 Mix)
  • Sounds Of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel (Acoustic Version)
  • Help me Ronda – The Beach Boys (Album Version)
  • A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley (Original Mix)
  • Space Oddity – David Bowie (Love You To Tuesday Version)
  • Do Ya – The Move
  • You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate (B-Side Version)
  • Talk Talk Talk Talk – The Reaction
  • This Is Pop – XTC (Album Version)
  • Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure (New Voice – New Mix Single Version)
  • Pretty In Pink – The Psychedelic Furs (Album Version)
  • Radio Free Europe – R.E.M. (Hib-Tone Version)
  • Julie Ocean – The Undertones (Album Version)
  • Take On Me – A-Ha (1984 Version)
  • West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys (Bobby Orlando Version)
  • Letter From America – The Proclaimers (Acoustic Version)
  • Brassneck – The Wedding Present (Album Version)
  • Planet Of Sound – The Pixies (Album Version)
  • The Pop Singer’s Fear of The Pollen Count – The Divine Comedy (Album Version)

Episode 77 – Listen To The Band

In this episode we take a look at songs that have been inspired by life as a musician and the pitfalls that can befall those who take this up as a career.

  • It’s A Long Way To The Top (When You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll) (Original Australian Version) – AC/DC
  • So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Sun Dragon
  • Travellin’ Band (Live) – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Rider Song – Hayseed Dixie
  • (We Are) The Roadcrew – Motorhead
  • Homeward Bound – Peter & Gordon
  • Stay – Pink Floyd
  • Homeward Bound – Fleetwood Mac
  • Back On The Road Again – Pentangle
  • Postcard (1970 Version) – The Who
  • Torn & Frayed – The Rolling Stones
  • Turn The Page – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  • We’re An American Band – Grand Funk Railroad
  • Truckin’ – The Grateful Dead (Album Version)
  • Super Trouper – Camera Obscura
  • On The Road Again – Canned Heat
  • Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me) – The Wedding Present
  • Mr Richland’s Favourite Song (Aerial Pandemonium Ballet Version) – Harry Nilsson
  • Ziggy Stardust (Demo) – David Bowie
  • Listen To The Band (33&1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee Version) – The Monkees

Episode 76 – Eric Clapton: The Early Years Part 2

In this, the second of two shows, we are taking a look at the career of Eric Clapton between 1963 and 1972 covering the bands he was in, solo record and session work.

  • Labio-Dental Fricative – Vivian Stanshall & the Sean Head Showband
  • Teasin – King Curtis
  • Rockin’ 50’s Rock n’ Roll – The Crickets
  • Go Back Home – Steven Stills
  • I’m Your Spiritual Breadman – Ashton, Gardner & Dyke
  • Don’t You Believe It – Jonathan Kelly
  • Washita Love Child – Jesse Ed Davis
  • Rockin Daddy – Howlin Wolf
  • Medicated Goo – PP Arnold
  • Craney Crow – Dr John
  • Plug Me In – George Harrison
  • Dirty Mother for You – Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
  • Matchbox – Derek and the Dominos, Johnny Cash & Carl Perkins
  • Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  • Crispy Duck – Bobby Keys
  • Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham – Bobby Whitlock
  • Let It Grow  – Eric Clapton

Episode 75 – Eric Clapton: The Early Years Part 1

In this, the first of two show, we are taking a look at the career of Eric Clapton between 1963 and 1972 covering the bands he was in, solo records and session work.

  • Take It Easy Baby (Version One)- The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson
  • Pretty Girls Everywhere – Otis Spann
  • I’m Your Witchdoctor (Mono Version) – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
  • Tribute To Elmore – Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page
  • Shim-Sham-Shimmy – Champion Jack Dupree
  • Crossroads – The Powerhouse
  • Rollin’ & Tumblin’ (Early version) – Cream
  • I’ve Got My Own Thing Going – Claire Francis
  • I Just Wanna Dance – Dave Rich
  • This Sporting Life – Caroline Munro
  • Are You Hung Up? – Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
  • Ski-ing – George Harrison
  • Good To Me As I am To You – Aretha Franklin
  • The Eagle Laughs At You – Jackie Lomax
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Mono Version) – The Beatles
  • Yer Blues – The Dirty Mac
  • Closing Jam – Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy
  • Can’t Find My Way Home (Electric Version) – Blind Faith
  • I’m Gonna Leave You – Martha Velez
  • That’s The Way God Planned It (Parts 1 & 2) – Billy Preston
  • No One Knows – Free Creek
  • Cold Turkey – The Plastic Ono Band
  • What Will You Blues – Doris Troy
  • Man Hole Covered Wagon – Shawn Phillips
  • Exchange & Mart – Rick Grech
  • The New Sweet Home Chicago – Leon Russell
  • Comin Home – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  • She Rides – Eric Clapton

Episode 74 – Songs About The Beatles

Now we do like The Beatles here at Squire Towers so we invited Darryl Bullock (who is also a bit of a Fab Four fan) in to talk about songs that either mention the band or were inspired by them.

  • Ringo I Love You – Bonnie Jo Mason
  • The Boy With The Beatles Hair – The Swans
  • All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle – Dora Bryan
  • Ich Wunsch Mir Zum Geberstag Beatle – Die Sweetles
  • A Letter To The Beatles – The Four Preps
  • Bring Back My Beatles To Me – Bonnie Brooks
  • Stand Up & Holler – Foto-Fi Four
  • I Want A Beatle For Christmas – Becky Lee Beck
  • A Beatle I Want To Be – Sonny Curtis
  • John You Went Too Far This Time – Rainbo
  • I Dream I Was A Beatle – Murray Kellum
  • Time Marches On – Wilfred Brambell
  • I Want To Kiss Ringo – Penny Valentine
  • Beatles – Forbes
  • My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut – Donna Lynn
  • We Won’t Say Goodbye John – Iren Koster
  •  We Love The Beatles – The Vernons’ Girls
  • The Beatles & The Stones – The House Of Love
  • You Can’t Go Far Without A Guitar, Unless You’re Ringo Starr – Neil Shepherd
  • George Harrison – Udi Subibi
  • Early 1970 – Ringo Starr

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