Thursday, November 30, 2006

Technology will decide...

Hello Zoneheads,
it's a waiting game...

Thanks to the regular listeners who have contacted us in the last 2 to 3 days, to say things like 'what's going on with the Pods' ????
We've been on to the Masters Of the Pods and have discovered they have been beset with all sorts of technological problems, which first affected our Pod 1, then Pod 2, and now both (along with thousands of others, of course - but it's our Pods we are worried about !).

So, here's the situation.

Pod 1 - still there, running nicely - except for the fact that we have 3 brand new AZ Shows to upload to it, and it won't let us put them up there. Grrr......
Newies from the Swedelicious Katrine, Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece are all sitting here, loaded, ready to rock...
As soon as the technological powers that be fix it - they all will be there, we assure you !
It's a bit out of our hands at the moment - and we did receive the usual answer - '24 to 48 hours' being the estimated time of sorting this out.

See ? Technology is great when it works... and so frustrating when it doesn't.

Now, Pod 2 - beset with its own problems, so, as from today, it will have a brand new URL.

Pod 2 will now be at :

Ah, but what will be on it ?
The brand new show from Punkbaby Zoe, that's what (hey, that's Mrs Howe to you, ok ?).
Check later today - 30th November - and treat your ears...

Meanwhile, as soon as the powers that be sort out Pod 1 - I will post the news right here... and also on our new myspace page, at

As for this weekend via RTI, Johnny Reece will be in his usual Sunday spot, and the Saturday spot this week features Rich Phoenix.
Playlists for both these Programmes will be posted here, on Saturday afternoon.

Speak soon, mes ami...

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Plethora !!!

Plethora !
I use the word as it is one of Johnny Reece's favourites.
He once said he liked it so much that he would try to get it into conversation as many times as possible.
But why is it here ?

Well, a 'plethora' of new Programmes to tell you about, just for starters.
Firstly, on RTI tonight - (just after 21.00 hours, UK time) and at the same time on Sky 0195, we have the second AZ Show from 'new boy' Barry De Foyle. Yes, we know, you've heard the third one already, but not the second one. There is a very good reason for this, and we wish we knew what it was.

Today and tomorrow, it's Pod Frenzy - oh yes !
The second Show from the previously mentioned BDF is up there right now, along with the brand new Show from Andy Miles (also to be broadcast on RTI in 3 weeks time).
This, you should know, is Andy's 139th recorded Show for The Album Zone.
Really. Add on all the 'live' ones over the years, and it adds up to quite a few.
We had better not start calling him a 'veteran' though, as he might be upset, and all future invites to the 'leafy glades' would be cancelled forthwith, so we're treading warily.

What else ? More newies ?

Oh, yes. The next Show from our man in NJ, Rich Phoenix, hits our Pod 1 tomorrow too, and it's nice to have him back.
And finally, great to have the 6th Show from our Pixie, Katrine - which also hits Pod 1 tomorrow.
If you haven't heard her 5th one - do it now ! - it's replaced by the 6th one, late tomorrow evening.

Pod 1 is at :

Pod 2, meanwhile, containing Shows from the punklicious newly-wed Zoe, is at :
And yes - more newies from Punkbaby shortly.

What else ?
Well, the latest Shows from Richard Bismarck and Gil Legine, are also on Pod 1.

The new Johnny Reece Show is too - and another newie to come tomorrow night !

And don't forget too - The brand new Johnny Reece Show - Sunday, just after 20.00 hrs (UK time), via our usual outlets,, and Sky 0195.
Johnny broadcasts a brand new programme every Sunday evening.

Oh, and Gil Legines newie is up and coming for you, next week, on the Pod...

Whew !
Show frenzy !

So, what about those Playlists ?


Here goes - the Playlists for tonight - Barry De Foyle, and tomorrow night - Johnny Reece... :


Barry De Foyle 25th November 2006 :

Phil Manzanera - Technicolour UFO
Fury In The Slaughterhouse - Come On
King Crimson - One More Red Nightmare
Toy Matinee - Turn It On Salvador
Captain - Beyond Bright, Blue Tango
Sugar Gee - Angel
The Alan Parsons Project - Some Other Time
Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor, Put Your Boots On
Hatfield And The North - Absolutely Wholesome
Genesis - Return Of The Giant Hogweed
Kraftwerk - Vitamin
Jethro Tull - The Whistler
David Byrne & Brian Eno - The Jezebel Spirit
Angelique Kidjo - Batonga
Curved Air - UHF
Stretch - Tomorrow’s Another Day
Robert Wyatt - Soup Song
John Renbourn - John’s Tune
Then Jerico - The Big Area
The Yellow Monkey - Hard Rain
The Divine Comedy - Party Fears Two
Tiny Monroe - Love Of The Bottle
Frank Zappa - Dirty Love
Little Angels - Product Of The Working Class


The Johnny Reece Show 26th November 2006 :

The Breeders - Cannonball
Timo Maas - Pictures
Groovy Ruben - The Woeful Tale Of Shakes Magoo
Disposable Heroes Of HipHoprisy - Water Pistol Man
Stranger Cole & Patsy Todd - I Call Your Name
The Troggs - Lost Girl
Roxy Music - Over You
Simon And Garfunkel - Bleeker St.
Sonic Youth - Do You Believe In Rapture ?
Helen Reddy - Angie Baby
Phil Phillips & The Twilights - Sea Of Love
Rialto - Monday Morning, 5.19
Rolling Stones - Streets Of Love
The Doors - Break on Through (To The Other Side)
Johnny Ace - Pledging My Love
Derrick Morgan & Baba Brooks - Guns Fever
The Young Persons Guide To Being A Rockstar - Why Won't You Shag Me ?
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Shangri-las - Sweet Sounds Of Summer
Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower
The Smiths feat. Sandie Shaw - Hand In Glove
Burning Love Jumpsuit - Cheerleader
Tyrannosaurus Rex - King Of The Rumbling Spires
MCDJ-JR feat B.A. - Paris Rendezvous
Mono - Life In Mono
Francoise Hardy - Ce Petit Coeur
Paska - Ace Of Spades
Chet Baker - The Night We Called It A Day
The Cure - Let's Go To Bed
Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By


And that's it for now, good Zoneheads...

Keep in touch, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Scots and Northern Irish takeover...

So, Zoneheads, we go hurtling into a November weekend.
All fine and dandy in that world of yours ?
Here in deepest suburban nowhere, winter begins to crawl in un-noticed then snap at the toes. But, we have Album Zone Programmes to warm the cockles this weekend, as the Scots and Northern Irish make a stand.

Firstly, the Northen Irish connection - the 'new boy' if he doesn't mind me saying, as Barry De Foyle steps into the fray tonight at 21.00 hrs (UK time) for a couple of hours, via, or, if you happen to have Sky Satellite, Channel 0195 right there too.

Tomorrow, Sunday, and the Scot marches in, as Johnny Reece takes his usual Sunday seat at 20.00 (UK time) in the same places, same frequencies, and Sky 0195.
These Programmes are also on a host of European FM and AM frequencies too... but you all know that by now.

Funny, I spoke to Mr Reece earlier - and, this is something I maybe should not mention, but I'm going to anyway - he said 'wish I'd never recorded that Show'.
Well, I've heard him say this before - but our Scotsman clearly isn't happy with it. I don't know why, and I beg to differ. 'It's too damn commercial - don't know where my mind was'... said he.
'Ok then, but why follow Pink Floyd with Kylie Minogue' ?, I asked.
'Because I can'. was the reply.
I guess you can't argue with that.

Barry De Foyle, in the meantime, continues to explore and invade his own Music collection, to bring you a few gems that maybe, just maybe, you may not have heard before.

Playlists for these Programmes ?

Wonders never cease, Zoneheads - bright and early this time, here they are for you :

Barry De Foyle Show - 18th November 2006

The Zutons - Havana Gang Brawl
Pilot - Magic
Sheryl Crow - Perfect Lie
Aimee Mann - 50 Years After The Fair
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
Be Bop Deluxe - Jet Silver And The Dolls Of Venus
Gentle Giant - The House, The Street, The Room
Simon Dupree And the Big Sound - Kites
Rachid Taha - Rock El Casbah
Steve Hillage - Saucer Surfing
XTC - Life Begins At The Hop (BBC Session)
Roger Bunn - Crystal Tunnel
Karl Bartos - I’m The Message
October Project - Bury My Lovely
Black Sabbath - Laguna Sunrise
Split Enz - My Mistake
Nick Mason & Rick Fenn - Lie For A Lie
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Utter Chaos
Stump - Charlton Heston
Robin Trower - Day Of The Eagle
Greenslade - Newsworth
Colosseum - Take The Dark Times With The Sun
Yello - Pinball Cha Cha
Seth Lakeman - The Charmer
Judie Tzuke - Understanding
Baker Gurvitz Army - People
Fredericks, Goldman, Jones - Just Apres


Johnny Reece Show - 19th November 2006

The Stooges - Real Cool Time
Be Bop Deluxe - Maid In Heaven
Phil Lynott - Old Town
New Order - Regret
Cat Stevens - Two Fine People
Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You
Mercury Rev - Black Forest (Lorelei)
Sparks - The Very Next Fight
The London Angels - Sarah
Bryan Ferry - Cruel
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - Jumps, Giggles and Shouts
Ian Hunter - My Revolution
Manfred Manns Earth Band - Blinded By The Light
John Lennon - Jealous Guy
Pink Floyd - Breathe
Kylie Minogue - Confide In Me
Mike Scott - Beatles Reunion Blues
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Framed
Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Albinoni vs. Star Wars
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Everything I Cannot See
Tyrannosaurus Rex - By The Light Of The Magical Moon
Marc Bolan - The Wizard
Rickie Lee Jones - Showbiz Kids
Airhead - Funny How
Chuck Berry - Wee Wee Hours
Dr Hook & The Medicine Show - I Got Stoned (And I Missed It)
Tom Baxter - Almost There (Demo)


And there you have it, Zoneheads...

More news and Schedules in a couple of days, including dates of more new shows up to the Pod, from Katrine, and Rich Phoenix, and all the usual rumour, gossip, and nonsense.

Have a fine weekend.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

That was the Playlist, that was...

Hello Zoneheads,

apologies for delay - here's the playlist for last Sundays (12th November) Johnny Reece Show :

New Order - True Faith
Charlotte Gainsbourg - The Songs That We Sing
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
Mikabomb - Contact Tokyo
A Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing
T.Rex - Chariot Choogle
Money Can't Buy Music - The Ghosts
Depeche Mode - Stripped
Sly & The Family Stone - Running Away
Elvis Costello - Big Sister's Clothes
Matthew Sweet - Sick Of Myself
Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Ramones - Beat On The Brat
Ezio - All I Really Want
Roxy Music - Trash
Linda McCartney - Oriental Nightfish
Divine Comedy - Everybody Knows
Was Not Was - Hello Dad (I'm In Jail)
Snow Patrol - How To Be Dead
Yo La Tengo and Jad Fair - Nevada Man Invents Piano With 21 Extra Keys
The Cure - Never Enough
Mick Jagger - Angel In My Heart
France Gall - Laisser Tomber Les Filles
John Lennon - Give Me Some Truth
Gary Numan - Listen To My Voice
Joan Armatrading - The Weakness In Me
Cockney Rebel - Tumbling Down


There you go, good Zone people...
Back in a couple of days with updated Schedules, news of new Shows in the making (Pixie ! Rich ! Gilster !) and much more.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Pixies, Scotsmen, and Pods

Zoneheads, we welcome you to the weekend.
First up, our Pixie (that's Katrine, to you) is on The Album Zone tonight, via RTI ( and Sky 0195 too, just after 21.00 hours (UK time), with her 5th Programme for AZ. And the 6th one is in progress...
Tune in !
And here's the Pixie Playlist :


Popsicle - Hey Princess
The Clash - I'm So Bored With The USA
Blur - Parklife
Lesley Gore - Maybe I Know
Slagsmalskklubben - Ovningskora
Franklin Lakes - Two Days
Mano Chao - Me Gustas Tu
User - Do You
My Darling YOU - Everything, Alright ?!
The Only Ones - Another Girl, Another Planet
Tough Alliance - Now That's What I Call Indulgence
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me
Manic Street Preachers - Why So Sad
Beck - Loser
Jackson 5 - Going Back To Indiana
Sandie Shaw - Tomorrow
Mando Diao - Long Gone Before Rock n' Roll
Weezer - Jamie ('Live')
Superheroes - What's Going On
Melody Club - Wildhearts
Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
Dirty Pretty Things - Gentry Cove
Teddy Bears - To Know Him (Is To Love Him)
Buzzcocks - I Look Alone
Nirvana - Come As You Are
Cumshot Hookers - Punk Rock Jihad
The Whitest Boy Alive - Burning
Sugarplum Fairy - She
The Pipettes - One Night Stand
Ronnie Spector - You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory
New York Dolls - Runnin' Around
Robyn - Blow My Mind
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris


And don't forget, Pixie is back very soon, with Show 6, forThe Album Zone.

Meanwhile, as ever, Johnny Reece is back on air tomorrow night, Sunday, 20.00 hours (UK time) on RTI and Sky, and we'll have the Playlist for you here, just prior to the Show beginning.

Pod news :
Oh, lots of newies now, and in the next week...

Pod 1 ( : currrently has brand new Shows from Barry De Foyle, Gil Legine, Richard Bismarck, Katrine, and last weeks Johnny Reece Show.
This coming week we'll be adding new Shows from Johnny Reece (12 November), Andy Miles, Rich Phoenix, and then the 6th Show from Katrine.

Pod 2 : ( currently has both recent Zoe Street Shows.

And there we have it ! Back tomorrow, with the Johnny Reece Playlist.

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No, we're back. Really. I mean, honestly.

Ooohhh Zoneheads, it's been a little while. Sorry about that.
The real world came knocking on the door for a week or so, and had to deal with all of that, but here we are back at AZ Towers, raring to go, getting things done, and drinking too much Tea. And Coffee. And maybe some other things.
Ok, what's up and coming : New AZ Shows are going up to the Pod Wednesday to Saturday, a whole bunch of ruffians all, Gil Legine, Richard Bismarck, Barry De Foyle. All newies - check them out when they arrive.
I will post right here when they are available, we are starting all that, today, Wednesday.

This Saturday on RTI they air the 5th AZ Show from Katrine, usual time and place, just after 21.00 hours (that's UK time) at Oh, and on Sky 0195 too, if you have it.
The following night, 20.00 hours UK, Johnny Reece in his usual spot.

Oh, Playlist !
I know some of you like to keep these (spying on us, eh ?) so here is the playlist for last Sundays Show from Johnny Reece, 5th November 2006 :

Cockney Rebel - Sweet Dreams / Psychomodo
Television - Call Mr Lee
Freakpower - Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
Webb Brothers - I Can't Believe You're Gone
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich - The Sun Goes Down
Placebo - Protege-Moi
The Who - Heinz Baked Beans / Mary-Ann With The Shaky Hand
Was Not Was - I Feel Better Than James Brown
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
Urban Species - Listen
Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do
XTC - I'm The Man Who Murdered Love
The Shangri-Las - Remember (Walking In The Sand)
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
The Cure - Lovesong
Ben Lee - Whatever It Is
Morris Quinlan Experience - You And The Night
Pillbox - Me And My Rhythmbox
Emiliana Torrini - Today Has Been Ok
Counting Crows - Colourblind
Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire
Detroit Cobras - My Baby Loves The Secret Agent
John Mayall - Without Her
Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours
T.Rex - Ballrooms Of Mars
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Swim - Wonderful Thunder
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Remember
Andy Williams - Can't Get Used To Losing You


So, there we have it. Upload frenzy now, so if you don't mind I'm going to go and get those Pods roasting.
Back in 24 to 48 hours with all the Show news and the links you need...

Thanks, as ever, for your support

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone