Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Johnny Reece Show - tonights playlist

Hello all, here is the playlist for tonights Johnny Reece Show, aired via RTI at www.rti.fm :

Shocking Blue - Hot Sand
Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
Jacqueline Taieb - 7 Heures Du Matin
I Monster - Daydream In Blue
Thorns - I Can't Remember
Elvis Costello - Spooky Girlfriend
Sadistic Mika Band - Black Ship (Parts 2, 3, 4)
Kim Fowley - The Trip
Frank Zappa - Valley Girl
Justine Electra - Fancy Robots (Thatstore)
Louise Cordet - Two Lovers
Perry Blake - Genevieve (The Pilot Of Your Thighs)
Gordon Haskell - Shadows On The Wall
Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
Mesa Music Consort - Mesa Rendezvous
Radiators From Space - Roxy Girl
Roxy Music - Mother Of Pearl
The Troggs - (Coca-Cola Commercial)
The Troggs - Summertime
Glenda Collins - Something I've Got To Tell You
Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs - Seaside Shuffle
Cibo Matto - White Pepper Ice Cream
Crackle - Why Don't You Telephone
The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life ?
The Ronettes - Do I Love You ?
The Dears - Ticket To Immortality (Thatstore)
Marc Bolan - Beyond The Risin' Sun
Leonard Cohen - Dance Me To The End Of Love

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Gil Legine Show - The Playlist

Here is the playlist for tonights Gil Legine Show, broadcast worldwide via RTI (www.rti.fm) :


Graham Coxon - Standing On My Own Again
Moraz/Bruford - Blue Brains
Paska - Anarchy In The UK
Radiohead - Let Down
Morrisey - Life Is A Pigsty
System Of A Down - She's Like Heroin
Kashmir - She's Made Of Chalk
Hawkwind - Master Of The Universe
Frank Zappa - The Radio Is Broken
Gentle Giant - Playing The Game
Eels - Old Shit/New Shit
The Rolling Stones - Oh No Not You Again
Fiona Apple - Tymps (the sick in the head song)
Donald Fagen - What I Do
Yes - No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed
Nine Horses - The Banality Of Evil
Bright Eyes - We Are Nowhere And It's Now
David Gilmour - Smile
Sigur Ros - Sæglåpur


Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wednesdays RTI AZ Playlist

Hello all, here is the playlist from tonights Johnny Reece programme, broadcast worldwide from RTI (www.rti.fm) earlier this evening.
This programme will be added to our Podcast tomorrow, 25th May 2006.

Rolling Stones - The Last Time
Ian Brown - F.E.A.R
Free - Little Bit Of Love
Rita Chao & The Quests - Hanky Panky
Sparks - I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car
The Doors - Strange Days
Hooverphonic - This Strange Effect
France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
Sailor - A Glass Of Champagne
Little John and The Monks - Black Winds
David Bowie - Never Let Me Down
Jacqueline Taieb - 7 a.m.
The The - Deep Down Truth (Thatstore)
The Nazz - Open My Eyes
A Raincoat - I Love You For Your Mind (Not Your Body)
The Kinks - I Go To Sleep
Family - Burlesque
The Beatle-etts - Only Seventeen
Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Blur - Jets (Thatstore)
Roxy Music - Amazona
Crowded House - Not The Girl You Think You Are
Gale Hainess - Johnny Ander
The Shangri-las - Dressed In Black
T.Rex - There Was A Time/Raw Ramp/Electric Boogie
Malcolm McLaren - Mon Die Senie
Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis)
Japan - Nightporter
Janice Nicholls - I'll Give It Five


Sunday, May 21, 2006

Playlists, Schedules, Music News, RTI News

Bonjour all, a lot to get through today, with Playlists, new May/June 2006 Programme Schedules, Music News, and great news from RTI. Better get on with it, so here goes ! ...

Firstly, here is the playlist for last nights Zoe Street Show aired via RTI (
www.rti.fm), and remember, this Show is also currently airing on our Podcast too :


UK Subs - Telephone Numbers
The Ramones - I Don't Wanna Be Learned
XTC - Senses Working Overtime
X Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents
Velvet Underground - I Can't Stand It
The Regents - See You Later
The Undertones - My Perfect Cousin
Tokyo Beat Box - Maggie's Last Dance (Thatstore)
The Stranglers - London Lady
The Stooges - Fun House
QYDJ - Brain Invasion (Thatstore)
The Slits - Difficult Fun
Slaughter & The Dogs - Cranked Up Really High
Sex Pistols - EMI
The Specials - Little Bitch
The Selecter - Missing Words
The Clash - Know Your Rights
The Jam - Eton Rifles
B.A.D. - E = Mc 2
Members - Goodbye To The Job
The Stooges - I Got A Right
TV Smith - Not In My Name
Kirsty MacColl - There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
The Pogues - Tuesday Morning
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Spellbound
Psychedelic Furs- Pretty In Pink
Buzzcocks - Wish I Never Loved U
The Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
Delroy Wilson - Have Some Mercy


Also on our Podcast at present (from late evening Sunday 21st May 2006) are current Album Zone Programmes from Johnny Reece, Rich Phoenix, Richard Bismarck, and Gil Legine.
Oh, and here's a thought.
We noted with some alarm that our 'allowed monthly Bandwidth' for our Podcast was disappearing fast - much too fast, if truth be told, with 40% of it already gone, within just 8 days.
So, if you are a regular listener, do download then listen at your convenience, if you will, if you happen to listen to the same Programme more than once (rather than 'Play' from the Podcast Site.)
Why ? Well, Downloading it once so you can listen anytime, means just one use of bandwidth, whereas playing it every day from the Site itself uses up the same bandwidth every time you do it, meaning we could be left with less bandwidth, and Programmes, for other Zoneheads to listen to.
So, keep this in mind, and we'll all be happy, delirious, and other exaggerations. As much as we'd like to take the next step up and upgrade our Podcast options - we were shocked to find the next available upgrade from 4shared (our Hoster of choice) is a frighteningly whopping amount of space, yes, but an even more scary $5000 Dollars upfront for a year. Yikes !
We can't afford that (unless one of you out there is exceedingly rich) so we'll have to stick with what we have.
Basically - want to listen to a Show once ? Sure, hit the ol' 'Play' button and get on down.
More than once ? Great if you download, to play at your leisure - it helps us spread our bandwidth around.

Thanks !


Here are the upcoming Programme schedules for our AZ Shows via RTI, on Wednesday evenings (22.00 hours UK time) and Saturday evenings (21.00 hours UK time). All our Album Zone Programmes are of 2 hours duration.
RTI also airs around Central Europe on various AM and FM frequencies, and on the Sky and Eurobird Satellites. Check their website for details -
www.rti.fm. To listen via the Net, just look at the top right of their homepage, and click on the 'Listen Now' button, and you've got it...

Every Wednesday evening 22.00 hours UK time : Johnny Reece

Saturday 27th May, 21.00 hours : Gil Legine
Saturday 3rd June, 21.00 hours : Richard Bismarck
Saturday 10th June, 21.00 hours : Rich Phoenix

(... more added soon...)


Here are the Programme Schedules for AZ Shows aired via Radio Seagull (www.radio seagull.nl) on Wednesday evenings at 18.00 hours UK time (for 6 hours) and via Radio Waddenzee (radiowaddenzee.nl) on 1602 AM in the Netherlands, at the same times :

Wednesday 24th May : James Barclay, Andy Miles, Johnny Reece
Wednesday 31st May : Rich Phoenix, Nick Saloman, Reecey & Rich
Wednesday 7th June : Zoe Street, Richard Bismarck, Johnny Reece
Wednesday 14th June : Gil Legine, Richard Bismarck, Johnny Reece


My thanks to Album Zone listener Steve Siren from Leicester, and also to Rich Phoenix, for the news sent to us about the forthcoming Album (the first in, oh, about 40 years !) from the former lead singer of the Shangri-las, the one and only Mary Weiss. Let me tell you, a certain Johnny Reece is frothing at the mouth over this, as Mary is his all-time favourite female voice. Is he nervous though, at this news ? You bet. We all wonder how it will sound, and certainly don't expect teen tales of 'Mary and Jimmy' and motorbike traumas. The teen angst will be long gone, naturally, so this release will be very interesting. However, to keep Mr Reece pleased, we do have some pics of Mary at the top of this page. And why not ?

For details on the forthcoming Album, please check out



Great news from RTI, as we hear that Sky give them their official EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) number, on June 5th. So, at a glance, a further 8 Million people will be able to see RTI on their Programme Guide, and will be able to access the station with just one click. I don't need to tell you what this means for The Album Zone now, do I ? Well, we look forward to being in many more households throughout Europe and beyond, in crystal clear stereo, too.

Oh, and DAB Radio news to come shortly - more on that when we have all the details.


Thanks for listening, thanks for reading, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Buckets and Spades

Ah, the Seaside. Not a post so much about Radio this time, just another of those little memory lane things, that I wish to share with you. This wasn't quite like the recent Glasgow trip, though. Different memories entirely, this one. We're talking 'Ramsgate' this time, on the Kent Coast. No distant childhood memories on this occasion, after all, I never lived there. But, due to friends of my parents being located there, it was always on the holiday merry-go-round of visiting friends and relatives most summertimes, year after year. It must have been in the late 1960s when I was there for the first time. Things were different then. Aren't they always ? Many, many visits later, through early teens, late teens, and, the last visit about 15 years ago, well, I felt I knew this little town fairly well. But you know, there's a cliche about small English seaside towns that is oft used, over-used even, but it does spring to mind. The phrase itself is 'seen better days'. Oh, what a horrible and somewhat unfair description that is. But we know what it means, and what images it can conjure up. The reason ? Well, way back, you couldn't get a flight to the Continent, be it Spain or France or Italy, for about £10. You can now. Things have changed, and the world, somehow, is a much smaller place. But to me, Ramsgate still has a certain feel about it.
A very 'comfortable' feel, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Sure, the big parade of 4 and 5 storey dwellings along the entire length of Wellington Crescent at the top of the East Cliff, overlooking the sea, are still there. A whole swathe of bright white painted tall dwellings, looking like one vast building, from a distance. In the 60s, 70s, 80s even, these were all Guest Houses and little Hotels. All 30 of them. Now ? To my surprise, just one Hotel remains, with the rest now private flats. The commuter belt has stretched it's muscle, for sure. The West Cliff has suffered a similar fate, local business wise, with what was around another 30 or 40 little Hotels, being whittled down to just 3. Private flats again. But that's life, and on the upside, it does mean more people are living there instead of just visiting, even if it is, for many, a weekend home only. The old supply shops for local Fishermen have dwindled - oh, there's still a few, with the rest along one of the three layers of the West Cliff suddenly now being rather swishy restaurants. But it looks great, I have to say.
The Harbour is spectacular, as ever. It always was. Lots of fantastic little boats dotted around, very picturesque, real picture-postcard material.
Back in my early youth, the place to be, was Pleasurama. A huge amusement arcade parked right on the beach.
It's gone now. Completely. Burnt to the ground some years back, and people still talk about it locally, in rather hushed tones in a 'was it deliberate' type of way. Rumours and gossip of insurance scams abound. But I guess only a handful of people know the real truth. Maybe that's the way it should be.
I was very happy to discover 'The Moonlighters' was still there. Renamed now as the 'Sir Stanley Grey' or something like that, a great little pub in an area called Pegwell Bay, overlooking the sea. Inside, it hadn't changed a bit. I was offered a Bars Manager job there some years back, working between there and the connected Hotel, across the road. I often wonder what path life would have taken for me if I'd taken the job on, this was back in 1990 after all, long before Record Shops and The Album Zone and any Radio at all, were in my mind.
Pegwell Bay itself is much quieter these days. A Hovercraft service used to run, until the 80s I think, over to Boulogne and back. Later, a Ferry service from Ramsgate to Dunkerque ran for a while too, though both have gone now, out-done and out-priced by the Dover Ferries and Catamarans, and cheap flights to France and the like, as mentioned earlier.
But, it's still quite cosmopolitan. Language Schools abound everywhere, so there are still plenty of visitors and students from abroad. It will get a lot busier in summer though, for sure. I saw it just on the cusp of the summer season beginning. That old phrase 'seen better days' is understandable, and a relaunch of Ferry or Hovercraft services may bring some glories back, but, as some locals said to me, these things never seem to pass the rumour stage. They remain just that. Rumours.
But don't get the wrong impression - it's a fabulous little place. I was heartened to see many little places that I remember from years gone by - still there, flourishing, and changed not a jot. The Albion Cafe, perched on a stairway half way up a cliff would you believe, serving breakfasts to all for a price which wouldn't get you one-tenth of a breakfast in London. Then there's Pelosi's Ice Cream Parlour, winner of awards too numerous to mention over a large number of years, and, if you ever visit there and have one of their home-made Ice-creams, you will immediately understand why.
Being England, particularly the South-East, it's natural that Fish n' Chip shops abound. But remember, this is all freshly caught fish, not some processed nightmare that you may get elsewhere in the country. Fabulous.
So, a wander down memory lane it was, for 48 hours or so. Past Tennis Courts where I played many years back, in and out of little Cafes which I thought were long gone but were still proudly there, in and out of the streets I thought I had forgotten about but still knew so well, and the sun shone, brightly. Very brightly.
And the Vanilla and Cappuccino Ice-cream that I had was fabulous. Just fabulous.

Johnny Reece

Friday, May 12, 2006

Saturday Playlist via RTI.FM

Hello all, here is the playlist for the Richard Bismarck Show, broadcast via www.rti.fm, 21.00 hours UK time, Saturday 13th May 2006.

Sparks - Here Kitty
The Beatles - Piggies
The Zutons - Pressure Point
Elbow - Picky Bugger
Kaiser Chiefs - The Modern Way
Daniel Agust - Stingray
Hanne Huckelberg - Cast Anchor
The Cribs - Hey Scenesters !
Rolling Stones - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Louis XIV - Pledge Of Allegiance (Thatstore)
The Greenhornes - Pattern Skies
Chungking - World Of A Thousand Suns
The Kooks - See The World
Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
Franz Ferdinand - Evil And A Heathen
Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
Peter Gabriel - Not One Of Us
The Czars - For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her
Sandy Denny - Lady
Kate Bush - James And The Cold Gun
The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
Was Not Was - Out Come The Freaks
The Rakes - 22 Grand Job (Thatstore)
The The - Slow Emotion Replay
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Money Becomes King
Mike Oldfield - Foreign Affair
Soundtrack Of Our Lives (feat. Jane Birkin) - Midnight Children (Enfants De La Nuit)
The Johnny Howard Band - Rinky Dink

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wednesday Playlist via RTI.FM

Hello all, here is the playlist from the Johnny Reece Programme, broadcast via www.rti.fm, Wednesday night, 10th May 2006.
Bryan Ferry - Sign Of The Times
Les Rita Mitsouko & Sparks - Singing In The Shower
Louis XIV - Pledge Of Allegiance
Fleetwood Mac - Need Your Love So Bad
The Hombres - Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)
The Upper Room - All Over This Town (Thatstore)
Ken Nordine - Beatnik
Perry Blake - The Hunchback Of San Francisco
The Raconteurs - Intimate Secretary
Jackson Browne - Call It A Loan
The Gestures - Run, Run, Run
Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
Cockney Rebel - Bed In The Corner / Sling It
The Kills - I Call It Art
Emiliana Torrini - Fisherman's Woman
Tom Waits - Johnsburg, Illinois
T.Rex - Rabbit Fighter
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Farmer John
T.A.T.U. - Obizienka Nol (Thatstore)
Third Bardo - I'm Five Years Ahead Of My Time
The Cramps - I Wanna Get In Your Pants
Gordon Haskell - Shadow On The Wall
Beach Boys - Our Sweet Love
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes (Acoustic)
Leonard Cohen - Chelsea Hotel No.2
Big Country - Chance
Metric - Police And The Private
The Sorrows - Take A Heart
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
The Cure - Let's Go To Bed

Meanwhile, a huge thanks to all re the support we have received concerning our Podcast.

It has been very popular, and it's only been there around 24 hours ! All exciting stuff, eh ?

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

PODCASTING : The Album Zone on demand !!!

Bonsoir Mes Ami,
big news today - sorry, BIG NEWS TODAY, (that's better) as we are pleased to announce that Album Zone Podcasting has hit the planet. It's something we have been planning secretly in silence in a darkened room for a little while, particularly since the demise of the 'doing our normal programmes' ideal via Live 365 was hit by a lot of little old men in suits with new rulebooks and very little else to do. So, here we go...

As of now, you can have The Album Zone on demand. In your ears, when you want. That ok ? Good.
We have 10 hours of The Album Zone in cyberspace, and we will change those files over every 2 weeks, for new ones, old ones, special ones, whatever we like really.

All you've got to do is go to the link below, choose what you'd like to listen to by clicking on the appropriately named Programme, hit 'play', and it's all yours. Whenever you want. It's that simple.
It's on an improbable URL, so we suggest you keep it in your bookmarks, or just remember to return to us here at the Blog for the direct link to the Programmes.
Podcasting right now, up to and including 22nd May 2006, are the following AZ Shows :

Nick Saloman Feb 2006, part 1 (1 hour)
Nick Saloman, Feb 2006, part 2 (1 hour)
Reecey & Rich in NJ, Apr 2006 (2 hours)
Andy Miles Apr 2006, part 1 (1 hour)
Andy Miles Apr 2006, part 2 (1 hour)
The Final 'Live from London' 365 Show, Apr 2006 (2 hours)
Richard Bismarck Apr 2006, part 1 (1 hour)
Richard Bismarck Apr 2006, part 2 (1 hour)
These will be updated on the 22nd/23rd May 2006, with new additions to the Podcast with Programmes from Gil Legine, Zoe Street, Johnny Reece, Katrine, and Rich Phoenix, and some special AZ 'Vintage' Highlights.

Just click on the following link, and you're there : http://www.4shared.com/dir/391612/be81ca22/sharing.html

Enjoy !

Johnny Reece & Steve Lloyd, The Album Zone

email : thealbumzone@yahoo.co.uk
Blogspot : http://thealbumzone.blogspot.com
Podcast : http://www.4shared.com/dir/391612/be81ca22/sharing.html

Saturday, May 06, 2006

New Girl In Town

Hi all, there's a new girl in town !
We are pleased to welcome a very striking ice cool Swede to our midst, as the exceedingly fabulous Katrine joins the AZ crew to help us cause mayhem in this musical world we call The Album Zone.
Katrine will be joining us to present programmes on all our musical outlets, being RTI, Radio Seagull, Radio Waddenzee, and, of course, take part in some of our special one-offs to be broadcast via the Live365 servers.
Expect her programmes on air very soon - watch this space for all the details, as our Album Zone programme schedules will be published in advance, right here.
Katrine's profile will also be published here soon, so you can find out a lot more about our newest recruit.
Katrine aims to play, of course, some of her faves, including Bands such as The Strokes, The Clash, Postal Service, Blondie, and The Cure, and will be introducing us to a whole range of Swedish Artists along the way, such as The Knife, The Concretes, and many more. Welcome !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Tonights A to Z of the AZ playlist, if you get my drift...

Ok then music-guessers, this was the A to Z playlist for tonights Johnny Reece Show, via www.rti.fm :

Barry Adamson - Jazz Devil
Beach Boys - Here Today
The Cure - There Is No If
Ian Dury - Wake Up (and Make Love With Me)
Everything But The Girl - Missing
Georgie Fame - Get On The Right Track, Baby
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Charlotte For Ever
Helicopter Girl - Individual
James Iha - Country Girl
Rickie Lee Jones - Skeletons
Koop - Glomd
Lightning Seeds - I Wish I Was In Love
Metric - Poster Of A Girl (Thatstore)
Leonard Nimoy - Highly Illogical
Ooberman - Amazing In Bed
Madeleine Peyroux - Don't Cry Baby
Question Mark & The Mysterians - Empty Heart
Pat Reader - Cha-Cha On The Moon
Suede - She's In Fashion
The Turtles - Too Young To Be One
Urban Species - Listen
Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs
Was Not Was - I Feel Better Than James Brown
X Ray Spex - Let's Submerge
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Modern Romance
The Zutons - Moons And Horror Shows

(extra track : The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier) (Thatstore)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

It's an A to Z on AZ...

Hi there Zoneheads, from Blubber and myself.
Firstly, he thanks you for the get well soon wishes that came his way from you lot of kind souls (well, he didn't actually say that, he kind of swam about a lot very quickly, wagging his tail when he sees someone he knows - as he thinks he is a dog, we think - and then turns to us and says 'Glug') - but hey, you get my meaning.
He is recovering well, following some good care and attention from our own Dr. Reece.

And now, it's on to Wednesdays upcoming Johnny Reece Show - it's another 'A to Z' type feature, as this went down so well with you all before.
First record played will be by an Artist with the letter 'A' (Band name, or solo Artist's surname), then on to B, then C, and so on.
That's because you let us know that you like to try and guess which Artist/Band is coming next.
The absolute smartasses amongst you got 5 right last time, no mean feat as there is thousands to choose from.
Mr Reece thinks that 'Nil' or '1' would be the best score this time. You have been warned !

So, to precis : it'll start with A, say, a Band such as Atomic Rooster, or Abba, or Average White Band, or someone like that - OR - an Artist, such as Tori Amos, Herb Alpert, or whoever !
Real results please (no lies) can be emailed to us at music@albumzone.net once the show ends.
It will air worldwide on the net, as ever, this Wednesday at 10pm UK time, on www.rti.fm, and will also go out on their various AM, FM and Satellite frequencies too. Good luck !
The playlist will be published here within an hour or two of the Programme airing.

We have been doing the odd test here and there, late evenings, via our Live365 outlet. These will increase, and you'll hear about them here, first. Boy, the RIAA over there are really giving 365 a pounding, let me tell you.
Yet more rules in place, squashing down to nothing virtually all 'freeform' programming, and turning it into programmed jukeboxes. Shame, but that's what they call progress. We don't, but that's neither here nor there.
We will keep on doing what we have always done - freeform Programming, powered by our own Presenters.
We really don't want to be like everyone else. What would be the point in that ?
Eternal thanks, as ever, to our 'new' and 'unsigned Bands' sponsor, Thatstore, who continue to support us, no matter what particular new rules or regulations are thrown at us.
You'll find them at : www.amazon.com/shops/thatstore, and remember, it's these sort of people who are helping to keep us on air. If anyone else is interested in sponsoring a spot or even a full Programme, you can contact us, as ever, at music@albumzone.net.

Now, it's the old guessing hat on for Wednesday.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd (oh, and Blubber too) PR The Album Zone