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)

Episode 64 – A Night With The Oh Oh Seven

The Squire does like to venture out of Squire Towers to do the odd spot of DJing, and what better place to do it with the Oh Oh Seven’s. They run a DJ open mike night and here we celebrate some of the music heard on these  occasions.  

  • Laura Green – Moonlight Music & You
  • If It’s All The Same To You Babe – Luther Ingram
  • I Love Her So Much It Hurts – The Majestics
  • Chills & Fever – Tom Jones
  • Lay This Burden Down – Mary Love
  • I’m A Soldier Boy – Bobby Angelle
  • You Don’t Know What Your Interest Lies – Dana Valery
  • Beggin – Timebox
  • Get Ready For Love – Paintbox
  • There’s Tomorrow – Stoney Brook People
  • Ain’t No Sun (Since You’ve Been Gone) – The Dynamics
  • Stronger – Thelma Jones
  • The Show Stoppers – Ain’t Nothing But A House Party
  • Too Late – Larry Williams & Johnny ‘Guitar’ Williams
  • The Soul Strut – John Phillips Soul & His Stone Marching Band
  • Just A Little While – Ollie Jackson
  • Born On The Bayou – The Short Cuts
  • I Feel An Urge Coming On – Jo Armstead
  • I Took An Overdose – The Vibrations
  • Grits Ain’t Groceries – Little Milton
  • Help Me – Owen Grey
  • Give a Man A Break – Charles Mintz
  • So Is The Sun – The World Column
  • Watts Breakaway – Johnny Otis Show
  • Warpath – The Isley Brothers
  • Sratchin’ – Magic Disco Machine
  • I Pity The Fool – Ann Peebles
  • Slaughter – Billy Preston
  • Slippin’ Around – With You Art Freeman
  • Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man (Previously Unreleased Version) – Dyke & The Blazers
  • Gonna Give Her All The Love I’ve Got – Jimmy Ruffin

Episode 63 – The Joys of the 12” (Part 2)

With wider grooves allowing for louder mixing and longer playing time than the traditional 7”, we’ve once again raided the collection at Squire Towers to take another look into the world of the 12’ single.

Playlist

  • Girls & Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12” Remix) – Blur
  • Letitgo (On The Cool-Out Tip Radio Edit) – Prince
  • Beggin You (Stone Corporation Vox) – Stone Roses
  • Asteroid (Antics Roadshow Mix) – Goldbug
  • Kelly Watch the Stars (Club Mix) – Air
  • Wild Wood (The Sheared Wood Remix) – Paul Weller v Portishead
  • Honey (Rollo & Sister Bliss Remix) – Moby
  • Swastika Eyes (Spectre Mix) – Primal Scream
  • Be There (Underdog Remix) – Unkle featuring Ian Brown
  • Starlight (Dub Version) – The Superman Lovers
  • Daydream (Bashment v KL Vocal Mix) – I Monster
  • How Do You Like Me Now? (Solo Remix) – The Heavy
  • I Didn’t See it Coming (Richard X Remix) – Belle & Sebastian

Episode 62 – David Bowie Made Me Gay

We once again welcome back Darryl Bullock to the show to talk about the themes covered in his book, David Bowie Made Me Gay, 100 Years of LGBT Music

Playlist

  • Sweet Soul Music – Arthur Conley
  • Pretty Baby – Billy Murray
  • Prove it On Me Blues – Ma Rainey
  • Let’s All Be Fairies – The Durium Dance Band
  • I’d Rather Be Spanish – Jean Malin
  • The Boy In The Boat – George Hannah
  • I’m Gonna Dance Wit De Guy Wot Brung Me – Frankie ‘Half Pint’ Jackson
  • I Love You Madly – Charlie & Ray
  • The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield
  • Do You Come Here Often – The Tornados
  • Wild Things – Cris Williamson
  • Surfer Doll – Robert Helpmann
  • Any Other Way – Jackie Shane
  • I’maman – Jobriath
  • Leather – Smokey
  • 14 Year Old Me – K Anderson
  • Glad To be Gay (Secret Policeman’s Ball Version) – Tom Robinson

Episode 61 – Nobody Cares About the Railroads Anymore

Inspired by The Squire’s summer trip Stateside, we look at songs about the Great American Railroad.

  • Rock Island Line – Billy Bragg & John Henry
  • Pullman Passenger Train – Pullman Porters Quartette
  • Railroad Bill – Will Bennett
  • Through Train Blues – Tampa Red
  • A Railroad Lover For Me – Emry Arthur & Della Hartfield
  • B & O Blues (Take 2) – Blind Willie McTell
  • Your Good Man Caught The Train & Gone – The Mississippi Shakes
  • My Man’s a Jolly Railroad Man – Moonshine Kate
  • Night Train to Memphis – Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys
  • Midnight Special (3:06 Version) – Leadbelly
  • The Wreck of the Old ‘97 – Vernon Dalhart
  • Chickasaw Train Blues (Low Down Dirty Thing) – Memphis Minnie
  • Alabama Bound – Odetta
  • Union Train – The Almanac Singers
  • Mystery Train – Little Junior’s Blue Flames
  • Freight Train Blues (Mono Mix) – Bob Dylan
  • Southern Train – Dion
  • The Railroad – Lee Hazlewood
  • Hear My Train a’Coming (Acoustic Version) – Jimi Hendrix
  • She Caught the Katy – Taj Mahal
  • Morning Train – Paul Parrish
  • Midnight Train to Georgia – Cissy Houston
  • Train Man – Bob Seger System
  • Train Round the Bend (Mono Mix) – The Velvet Underground
  • Watching The Train Go By (Single Version) – Tony Joe White
  • Nobody Cares About the Railroad’s Anymore – Nilsson