Week commencing June 18th

Bob Dylan – Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts (Blood On The Tracks)
Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way (The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get)
JD Souther – Show What You Mean (Tenderness)
Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds – Shuffle It All (Izzy Stradlin & The Ju Ju Hounds)
Dan Baird – I Love You Period (Love Songs For The Hearing Impaired)
*
Paul Weller – I’m Where I Should Be (Saturns Pattern)
Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers (Get Yer Leeds Lungs Out)
Johnny Bristol – You And I (Hang On In There Baby)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Freebird (One From The Road)
Emmylou Harris – For No One (Pieces Of The Sky)
Focus – Tommy (Moving Waves)
James Taylor – Streets Of The Highway (Before This World)
Dire Straits – Portobello Belle (Communique)
John Fogerty – Lodi (Wrote A Song For Everyone)
David Bowie – Jean Genie (Aladdin Sane)
Doors – The Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat) (L.A Woman)
*
Florence & The Machine – Long & Lost (How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful)
Van Morrison – Coney Island (Avalon Sunset)
Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby (Coney Island Baby)
Cheech & Chong – Vietnam (Cheech & Chong)
Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over The Line (Tarkio)
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (Born To Run)
*Songs inserted by transmitting stations.

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2 responses to “Week commencing June 18th

  1. Wonderful to hear Jim Morrison & The Doors, we don’t hear enough of them on the radio outside of Riders On The Storm, which sadly is usually played as a much shortened version anyway, but Wasp (Texas Radio & The Big Beat) was great.

  2. Ahh, now you’ve nailed it slap, bang on the head, John. So many artists, and for this lecture I won’t include new acts, who regularly sell out major concert venues are ignored by mainstream radio. The Doors (in the groups active lifetime) were massive and yet on this side of the Atlantic, as you quite rightly say, they are treated as One Hit Wonders. I doubt very much whether mainstream radio stations will ever acknowledge that we (record buyers) bought albums, listened to albums, loved albums and still play them. Elvis Costello said, “And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools trying to anaesthetise the way we feel ….”

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