Sunday, December 31, 2006

That was 2006, that was...

Ring out the old, bring in the new.
Hello Zoneheads, and we say a farewell to 2006, and drag in 2007 from the cold.

But what has happened ?

Well, we shifted some Radio slots - Johnny Reece now with his regular Sunday night worldwide spot, and we convinced RTI that The Album Zone should have a weekend slot too... on Saturday evenings...

we gained an Album Zone myspace page...

we gained this very Blog you are reading right now...

due to kind listeners and supporters, we gained new Minidisc equipment...

from the same source, a new luxury studio chair (which now creaks, attractively)...

we found a Punkbaby...

we found a Pixie...

we found a Cupcake... (to be in your ears in 2007)...

we found Mr De Foyle (profile coming soon !)...

we lost Mr Burgess, on to other things...

we lost Mr Saloman (ah, but he'll be back, he always is)...

we gained, and lost, Ms Saloman (amazing debut Show, but work then took her elsewhere)...

we lost Mr Barclay (maybe to return, we'll beat him with sticks until he does)...

the Tall Cool One became a Dane...

we had a week of 'Live' worldwide broadcasts from Slovakia... (more to come in 2007 !!!)

we had a fortnight of wonderful travel tales from the USA, courtesy of Mr Reece...

and so on...

We await with anticipation, what 2007 will bring us. Hope it's good !

Meanwhile, hearty 'Hogmanay' and New Year greetings to you all, listeners, supporters, muso addicts all... we thank you for your support and contact, and hope you stay with us throughout 2007 and beyond.

But of tonight ?
Well, it's the last AZ Show of the year, as Johnny Reece takes to the airwaves in his usual spot, 20.00 - 22.00 hours (UK time), via, Sky 0195, and various AM and FMs in Central Europe.

And here is tonights Playlist :


Psychedelic Furs - All Of The Law
Ladytron - He Took Her To A Movie
Ramones - Pinhead
Vanessa Paradis - Amour Jamais
The Mamas & The Papas - I Saw Her Again Last Night
Nut - Crazy
The Kinks - Where Have All The Good Times Gone
Gary Numan - Devious
The Byrds - You Showed Me
T.A.T.U. - Stars
Teenage Fanclub - The Concept
Depeche Mode - Strangelove
The Turtles - Too Young To Be One
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Little Miss Lover
Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam
The Waterboys - The Return Of Jimi Hendrix
The Pretenders - Samurai
Puss n' Boots - I Want Your Love
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Misty Coast Of Albany (BBC Sessions)
Johnny Zero and The Angels - Nobody Else But You
Roxy Music - If There Is Something
Morrissey - Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together
Arrival - Friends
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Nothing Is Sacred
Emmylou Harris - May This Be Love
Clifford T. Ward - Home Thoughts From Abroad
The Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight


Have fun tonight, and be safe.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Sunday, December 24, 2006

Ho Ho Ho

Ho Ho Ho, Seasons Greetings, and all those seasonal things.

I trust you are all well, and a Merry Xmas Zoneheads...

Oh yes, we've been very quiet of late - though the run up to this time of year has been particularly chaotic, on this occasion.
But here we are, decorating the tree, sampling the sherry, singing the carols, James Blunt roasting on an open fire...

And what of the Album Zone Shows over the Xmas period ?
What tales from AZ Towers ?
Oh, here goes...

First off, I had better tell you about the Pods.

Pod 1 - over the Xmas/New Year period 2006, will contain :

Katrine - brand new Show !
Gil Legine - brand new Show !
Johnny Reece - brand new Show !
Barry De Foyle - brand new Show !
George and Arthur's Xmas 2005 (have a drink before you hear this)
AZ Xmas Special 2005 (ditto)

Pod 1 will be available at :

Pod 2 - as from Xmas day 2006, will contain :

Zoe Punkbaby - 2 Programmes, including the current Xmas Show.

Pod 2 will be available at :


Happy to report, a brand new Presenter joins the Album Zone ranks in January 2007.

We welcome Anita to the fold, who will be regaling us with some rather superb music, and her own particular tales of London life too, don't you know...
Anita is pictured above, near our own ZoePunkbaby...

Don't miss her ! She will be here early in January...

As for RTI - as ever - our Programmes are Broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays, via the net at, and on Sky 0195.
SATURDAY programme times : 21.00 (UK)
SUNDAY programme times : 20.00 (UK)

Coming up :
Every Sunday evening : Johnny Reece
Sat 30 Dec : Johnny Reece (repeat from 24 Dec)
Sat 6 Jan 2007 : Katrine
Sat 13 Jan 2007 : Barry De Foyle
Sat 20 Jan 2007 : Gil Legine
and, more to follow...


Radio Seagull continue to broadcast us every Wednesday evening at 18.00 (UK) for a full 6 hours, via the net at


Finally, here is the playlist for tonights Johnny Reece Show, via RTI, 24 Dec (to be repeated 30 Dec) :

The Kinks - All Day And All Of The Night
The Waterboys - A Girl Called Johnny
Eddie Cochran - Sittin' On The Balcony
Roxy Music - Serenade
I Monster - Daydream In Blue
Minnie And The Kneebones - Me And My Miniskirt
Bob Dylan - Ballad Of A Thin Man
Francoise Hardy - Voila
Halfnelson - Wonder Girl
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell
Bonnie Jo Mason - Ringo, I Love You
The Pentagons - To Be Loved (Forever)
The Doors - Light My Fire
T.Rex - Pain And Love
Marianne Faithfull - My Friends Have
Etta James - At Last
Joanie Summers- Johnny Get Angry
Rialto - Summer's Over
Kursaal Flyers - Pocket Money
The Troggs - Girl In Black
Emiliana Torrini - Fishermans Woman
A Raincoat - I Love You For Your Mind (Not Your Body)
Robbie Robertson & The Red Road Ensemble - It Is A Good Day To Die
David Essex - Rock On
The Carefrees - We Love You, Beatles
Bryan Ferry - Sonnet 18
Ginny Arnell - Dumbhead
The Jive Five - My True Story
Nick Drake - Made To Love Magic
Rita Chao & The Quests - How To Catch A Girl
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Our House
The Greedies - A Merry Jingle


And yes, we are well aware that Xmas time means it may be more than difficult to tune in to AZ Shows you wish to hear, hence our Pods... and tonights Johnny Reece Show will be on Pod 1 by early evening, 24th December.
The Pods will remain with their current playlists, listed above, until 2nd January.

All that remains is for us all at AZ to wish you a happy, safe, and wonderful time.

Merry Xmas !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tornados, Christmas, and Playlists

A fine weekend to you all...

What's all this about a Tornado in London ? I thought they were joking at first, but no, a phenomenon certainly not native to this part of the world swept through a part of North London just 2 days ago. Oh sure, it was just a little one, burned out in 20 to 30 seconds, but during that time, left many people injured (thankfully no fatalities), and about 100 families homeless, with devastation everywhere, homes and cars destroyed, debris littering the streets. How strange, mid morning, all went black apparently, and it happened - then it was gone.

Christmas - ah, the politically correct (that should be incorrect !) are at it again. Johnny touches on this, rather angrily, on his programme tonight. A bunch of people apparently want to ban Xmas trees and decorations, because it 'isolates certain cultures'. Ahem.
You know, I heard there are plans to have a colony on the moon, soon - perhaps these sort of people are the ones we can send there first, yes ? And leave them to rot.

Talking of Xmas... plans afoot to do a one-off 'Live' Programme, to be Broadcast via Live365, over the holiday period, from AZ Towers, hosted by Johnny Reece...
Watch this space...

On to Pod 1 and its problems - just being sorted today, 10th December, at last. We have a lot to catch up on this one, with new shows from Katrine, Johnny Reece, and Gil Legine all to go up there, so give us a couple of days. Full update here when we have the Pod playlist exactly how we want it.

On to tonight, and the Johnny Reece Show (including his barbed comments about political correctness) hits your ears at just after 8pm, 20.00 hours, (UK time) tonight. That's via, and also on Sky 0195. Be there !

And here's the Playlist for tonight :


Johnny Reece Show, 10th December 2006 :

Terence Trent D'Arby - She Kissed Me
The Jam - The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
Barry Adamson - Theresa Green
Depeche Mode - Policy Of Truth
France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son
Jellyfish - The King Is Half Undressed
Tori Amos - Raspberry Swirl
Crackle - This Is Our Modern World
Spiderbait - Glokenpop
T.Rex - Rabbit Fighter
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
Snake River Conspiracy - You And Your Friend
Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
Roxy Music - Out Of The Blue ('Live)
Big Stick - Drag Racing
Linton Kwesi Johnson - Loraine
The Troggs - With A Girl Like You
Sadistic Mika Band - Hi ! Jack (I'm Just Dying)
The Cars - Since You're Gone
The Shangri-las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore
Morris Quinlan Experience - Break Loose My Animal Dust
Sparks - Here In Heaven
James Iha - Country Girl
Boomtown Rats - Diamond Smiles
Gordon Haskell - Shadows On The Wall
Elvis Costello & The Attractions feat. Chet Baker - Shipbuilding
Joni Mitchell - Sex Kills
The Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You
Michel Polnareff - Love Me, Please Love Me


Thank you for your continuing support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Playlists and Pod News

Hello all, fine weekend ?

Firstly, the ongoing problems with 'Pod 1'... we are assured by the powers that be, that all will be well again, overnight tonight, Sunday.
So, stand by for the new AZ Programmes from Katrine, and Johnny Reece, in your ears soon.
Another update will appear here, and from our myspace page ( as soon as all is once again functioning, as it should.
A host of apologies from the Masters of the Pod, (and a free month from them too regarding the inconvenience), so we cannot complain.

Right, on to tonight !

The Johnny Reece Show hits your ears tonight, just after 20.00 hours (UK time) around the world.
Catch it via, or Sky 0195... or a few other AMs and FMs that you already know about.

And here's the Playlist !

Johnny Reece Show : 3rd December 2006 :

Teenage Werewolf - Lover
Gary Numan - Dark (2005 Hybrid Remix)
Pretty Things - Private Sorrow
The Chalets - Theme From Chalets
Human League - The Black Hit Of Space
Rolling Stones - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
T.Rex - Jeepster
Howlin' Wolf - You'll Be Mine
Blossom Toes - Postcard
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Ian Brown - Stardust
Dory Previn - Angels And Devils The Following Day
Sparks - How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall ?
Emiliana Torrini - Unemployed In Summertime (Tore Johansson Mix)
France Gall - Jazz A Go-Go
The Monkees - Alternate Title (Randy Scouse Git)
Morris Quinlan Experience - Colder Nights
The Thorns - I Can't Remember
Clint Boon Experience - Presley On Oldham Street
Crackle feat. Johnny Reece - Why Don't You Telephone ?
Bryan Ferry - Hiroshima
John Barry - Beat Girl
Joni Mitchell - A Song For Sharon
REM - I Remember California
Arthur Alexander - Dream Girl
Lene Lovich - Lucky Number


Back soon, Zoneheads, to let you know when Pod 1 is back...

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone