Episode 105 – That Was The Year That Was (2023)

Catching up with Darryl Bullock for a chat about music is always a pleasure. However, life gets in the way of the best laid plans so this was recorded a little earlier than normal but we still ma aged to find the time to talk about our favourite record purchases of the year.

  • Kooks (Bowiepromo Mix) – David Bowie
  • Don’t Talk Put Your Head On My Shoulder – The Beach Boys
  • Train Running Low On Soul Coal – XTC
  • Thank You – Tori Amos
  • We Should Be Together – The Wedding Present & Louise Wener
  • Kits – Nick Heyward
  • Look At Those Stars – Three Club Men
  • Golden – Lucinda Chua
  • Drety (Acid Drops) – Fassine
  • Sausalito (Is The Place To Go) – Ohio Express
  • Telstar (Alt Mix) – The Tornados
  • Thinking About You – Beck
  • Bring It On Jerome – David John
  • Fedora (I’ll Be Your Dawg) – Caramba
  • The Mirror – Oli Splleen & Wolfgang Dubieniec)
  • Cardboy King – Salad
  • Showgirls – Man On Man
  • Molly – Carrie
  • Now & Then – The Beatles
  • Holy Man – Dennis Wilson & Taylor Hawkins

Episode 104 – That Was The Year That Was (2022)

Catching up with Darryl Bullock for a chat about music is always a pleasure. To finish off the year, we take a look at some of our favourite record purchases over the last twelve months.

  • Awkward Encounters Walking My Dog – Benjamin Thomas Wild
  • Liza Jane (Alternative Mix) – David Bowie
  • Sick – Supergrass
  • Farewell OK – Elvis Costello
  • God If I Saw Her Now (Demo) – Anthony Phillips
  • For No One (Take 10 – Backing Track) – The Beatles
  • Home Again – Lucy Dacus
  • Portobello Market – The Sad Dale Orchestra
  • Foolish Season – Dana Gillespie
  • Dawn Breaks Through – The Purple Barrier
  • Watch Over Me – Lissie
  • Seesaw – Andy Partridge
  • All Along The Watchtower – The Nashville Teens
  • A Memory Of A Memory – Oil Spleen
  • Prisencolinsensinainciusol – Andriano Celentano
  • Jamaica Far Away – Sir Anthony Lanza Cocozza
  • Ecstasy – Deluxor
  • Nomatterday – Pixies
  • Isabelle – T. Truman
  • Everything Is Connected – Blancmange

Episode 103 – That Was The Year That Was (2021)

It is always a pleasure to catch up with Darryl Bullock for a chat about music. In this episode, we take a look at some of our favourite record purchases over the last twelve months.

  • Don’t Let Me Down (1st Rooftop Performance) – The Beatles
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice To Live Again (Extended Version) – The Beach Boys
  • Monika – Henryke Debich
  • Exploding In Your Mind (Blue Injection Mix) – Sun Dial
  • Fallait Pas Ecraser La Queue Du Chat – Clothilde
  • Tonight – Sibyle Baier
  • If Not For You (Take 2) – George Harrison
  • Mystic Moon – Johanna Elisa
  • Ghost Train – Andy Partridge
  • Billy – John Grant
  • Man Of The World – Clifford David
  • Dinamica (II Versione) – Oronzo De Filippi
  • Switch Out The Sun (Single Version) – Bread, Love & Dreams
  • Tallahassee Lassie – Trio
  • Another Fine Mess – Laurel & Hardy with The Boston Barbers
  • Daddy – Man On Man
  • Tell me Mama – Boilerhouse
  • Instant Karma! (We All Shine On) – John Lennon
  • You’re The Reason Why – Adam, Mike & Tim

Episode 102 – Eric Clapton: The Later Years Part 2

In this, the second show looking at the later career of Eric Clapton, I am joined once again by author Andrew Wild.

Andrew has written books on musicians/bands such as The Beatles, Dire Straits as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash. His books can be on Amazon via this link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Wild/e/B0868S3NDL?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1619853917&sr=8-1

  • Ships In The Night – Jack Bruce
  • A Wonderful World (Italian Language Version) – Zucchero
  • The Calling – Santana
  • Contre Vents Et Marees – Francoise Hardy
  • Creepin’ – The Crusaders
  • Never Without You – Ringo Starr
  • Dirty City – Steve Winwood
  • And So Is Love (Directors Cut Version) – Kate Bush
  • Madame X – Robbie Robertson
  • Dive – Ed Sheeran
  • Everything You Need – Doyla Bramhall II
  • Yo So Quiero – Pedrito Martinez

Episode 101 – Eric Clapton: The Later Years Part 1

After 100 shows, I thought that it would be a while before I produced another podcast but this just goes to show you how wrong you can be. Following on from my shows looking at the early career of Eric Clapton, I am joined by author Andrew Wild for this, the first of two shows looking at the years 1973 onwards.

Andrew has written books on musicians/bands such as The Beatles, Dire Straits as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash. His books can be on Amazon via this link. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-Wild/e/B0868S3NDL?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1619853917&sr=8-1

  • Sally Simpson (Tommy OST – The Who
  • Catfish – Bob Dylan
  • Ol’ Ben Lucas – Kinky Friedman
  • April Fool – Pete Townsend & Ronnie Lane
  • Lost in Austin – Marc Benno 
  • Hate You – Danny Douma
  • Leave The Candle – Gary Brooker
  • The Roof Is Leaking (Demo) – Phil Collins
  • Jenny Fey – Corey Hart 
  • 4:41AM (Sexual Revolution) – Roger Waters
  • The Beat of the Night – Bob Geldof 
  • Labyrinth – Liano Boyd
  • Cloud Nine – George Harrison

Episode 100 – Goodbye

Back in late 2012, I was listening to a number of music related podcasts and fancied putting a show together of my own. The first thing was the name. Well, The Squire was a nom de plume I had used for a number of years before hand so that was easy. The origin of the name though is something for another time and place.  The tag line of ‘the podcast that brings you the wonderful, the obscure and the just plain bizarre’ came to me rather quickly as well. What took the longest time was trying to work out what the hell would the first show contain. I eventually settled on the idea that it would contain records from the Squire Archive that were just before the time in which The Beatles became the musical behemoth they were to become. I also remember those early podcasts stating that this would be an irregular podcast because I felt that I would neither have the time or the subject matter to complete a new episode a month. Well, that went out of the window pretty quickly and there has been a new episode every month since November of 2012. 

Well, that was then and this is now. So after 99 episodes, I have decided to make the 100th the last of the initial run. It seems a good place to finish. I have rediscovered some records in the archive I forgot I had, bought in new ones to complete shows and interviewed some wonderful guests.  I must thank them for giving up their time to talk to me. I must also thank the people behind the scenes who have help in one way or another to bring this show to life. For the theme of this show, I will be using songs that say goodbye in one way or another as this seems like a fitting way to say farewell, adios, adieu and most probably the most fitting would be arrivederci. 

  • Hello, Goodbye – Sparrow
  • Bye Bye Love – The Everly Brothers. 
  • Goodbye – Mary Hopkins
  • Go & Say Goodbye – Buffalo Springfield
  • Goodbye Forever – The Association
  • I Said Goodbye To Me/One – Harry Nilsson
  • It’s Us Who Say Goodbye – We All Together
  • Goodbye – John George
  • Rhymes of Goodbye – Scott Walker
  • Goodbye – Rusty Harness
  • Goody Goodbye – Sandy Salisbury
  • Goodbye – Andwella’s Dream
  • Farewell – Fleetwood Mac
  • Last Farewell – Kula Shaker
  • Farewell – The Yardbirds
  • Farewell My Friend – Dennis Wilson
  • Farewell, Farewell – Fairport Convention
  • I Gotta Go Now – The Kinks
  • The End – Greenfield and Cook
  • Departure and Farewell – Hem
  • Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone – The Haden Triplets
  • The End – Sibylie Baier
  • Goodbye-ee – Peter Cooke and Dudley Moore
  • Last Song – Traffic Sound

Episode 99 – You Won’t Hear This On The Radio Pt. 2

In the second of two shows with guest Darryl Bullock, we once again look at songs that you will not hear on the radio and the reasons why. 

  • Kick Out The James – The MC5 (Uncensored Version)
  • You’re Breaking My Heart – Harry Nilsson
  • Fuck Off – Electric Chairs
  • Working Class Hero – John Lennon
  • GLC – The Menace
  • The Man Don’t Give A Fuck – Super Furry Animals
  • Animal (Fuck Like A Beast) – W.A.S.P.
  • Song For The Dumped – Ben Folds
  • Too Drunk To Fuck – Nouvelle Vague

A Squire Commercial Break #1

  • Things Go Better With Coke (A Man & A Woman) – Otis Redding
  • Woke Up In The Morning (Rice Krispies) – The Rolling Stones
  • Heinz Baked Beans – The Who
  • Rotosound Strings – The Who
  • Levi’s Jeans- The Millennium
  • Coke – The Who
  • Little Willie – Sweet
  • Only Women Bleed – Julie Covington
  • Pictures Of Lilly – The Who
  • Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Invisible Sun – The Police
  • Dear God – XTC
  • A Cry From The Heart – Father Francis
  • Hide My Sin – Lorene Mann
  • The Hostage Prayer – Pat Boone

A Squire Commercial Break #2

  • Stretch Levi’s – Curt Boettcher
  • Falstaff Beer – Cream
  • Kellogg’s – The Monkees
  • Slicker Beauty Hints – Mortimer
  • US Radio Ad – Pink Floyd
  • Death of Samantha (Single Edit) – Yoko Ono
  • Shorty Blackwell – The Monkees
  • Ringworm – Van Morrison
  • He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss) – The Crystals

Episode 98 – You Won’t Hear This On The Radio Pt. 1

In the first of two shows with regular guest Darryl Bullock, we take a look at songs that will not be played on the radio and the reasons why. 

  • I Bet You They Won’t Play This Song On The Radio – Monty Python
  • My Pussy Belongs To Daddy – Faye Richmond
  • The Book Mama Gave Me About Sex – Kaye Martin
  • Davy’s Dinghy – Ruth Wallis
  • Triad – The Byrds
  • Killing An Arab – The Cure
  • Big Six – Judge Dread
  • Rufus Is A Tit Man (Alt. Version) – Loudon Wainwright III
  • Why D’ya Do It? – Marianne Faithfull
  • The Heel – Eartha Kitt
  • The Old Dope Peddler (Including Spoken Intro) – Tom Lehrer
  • I Want To Take You Higher – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (UK Mono Single Mix) – Bob Dylan
  • The Pusher – Steppenwolf
  • A Day In The Life (Mono Mix) – The Beatles
  • Chinese Bandit I – Hong & Kong
  • The Poor Chinee – George Jones
  • What Made The Red Man Red/Tinknapped – Candy Candido/Jud Conlon Chorus
  • Black Betty (Single Version) – Ram Jam
  • Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Woman Love – Gene Vincent
  • Homer, The Happy Little Homo – Byrd E Bath & The Gentle-Men
  • Erotica – Aguaturbia
  • Erotica – Rita
  • Whiplash – The 101 Strings Orchestra with Bebe Bardon
  • Fluid – Twink
  • Infinity – Aphrodite’s Child
  • Sex Dwarf – Soft Cell

Episode 97 – Jumping The Shark

When your in the music business long enough that you feel comfortable enough to ask for a pre gig rider that specifies what colour your ashtray needs to be, this can lead to some interesting ego driven recordings. Be it that you spend too much time and money making sure all the notes are in the right place, get in a hot shot producer to paper over the cracks of substandard material or just take too many drugs for the creative process to function properly, we take a look at records that can only be described as having Jumped the Shark. 

  • My Destiny – The Byrds
  • Down The Dolce Vita – Peter Gabriel
  • Baby I Love You – The Ramones
  • Velcro Fly – ZZ Top
  • Def Leppard – Armageddon It
  • Sunshine & Love – The Happy Mondays
  • Still Life – Suede
  • I Need Your Love – Boston
  • D’You Know What I Mean – Oasis
  • Knockers – The Darkness
  • Chinese Democracy – Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Pretty Vegas – INXS 
  • C’Lebrity – Queen & Paul Rodgers
  • Hostage of Love – Razorlight 
  • Whatcha Say – Jason Drulo

Episode 96 – Songs About London

From being the centre of Empire to the Swinging Sixties and beyond, London has been an inspiration to songwriters for many a year. Here we look at just a few of those songs that have done just this. 

  • London Calling – Hayseed Dixie 
  • London Town – Laura Marling 
  • I’m Trying To Make London My Home – Sonny Boy Williamson 
  • Portobello Road – Ellie Janov
  • The Boy From Chelsea – Truly Smith
  • Chelsea Girl – Simple Minds 
  • Meet Me In Battersea Park – Peter Knight & Petula Clark
  • The Guns Of Brixton – The Clash
  • The Underground Train – Lord Kitchener
  • Waterloo Sunset (Mono) – The Kinks
  • ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street – The Jam
  • Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
  • Rainy Night In Soho – The Pogues
  • Soho (Needless To Say) – Al Stewart
  • Soho – Bert Jansch & John Renbourn 
  • Sunny Goodge Street- Tom Northcott
  • A Nightingale In Berkley Square – The Manhattan Transfer
  • Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
  • Mornington Crescent – Belle & Sebastian
  • The Battle Of Epping Forest – Genesis
  • Cockney Translation – Smiley Culture
  • Streets Of London – Mary Hopkin