Saturday, January 27, 2007

Welcome To The Weekend !

Hello you Zoneheads, all ok ?

Busy times for sure - we have been planning AZ Programmes 'upfront' for a while, sending them in advance to RTI and Radio Seagull, to enable us to have a bit of breathing space. And it works !
So much so that the odd night off here and there has occured - about time ! - and our Mr Reece took advantage of this by nipping away to see one of his favourite Bands, Ezio, the other night. And what a fabulous gig it was, and something tells me you will be hearing a lot more Ezio on the Reecey Shows shortly (mind you - regulars will know this already !).

Meanwhile, our Punkbaby Zoe is taking a bit of a break from AZ, so we have been pondering about whether to keep 'Pod 2' on whilst she does.
The answer came from listeners though, as more have requested we make more 'Vintage' radio programmes available for download.
So, we will !
During the next week, we will post some Vintage on Pod 2 - I guess this will now become our 'Vintage Programme Pod' for a while - and we'll let you know right here, as soon as we've done that, ok ?
We will also announce it on our MySpace page - the link to that is below.

On to this weekend, and it's Barry De Foyle on Saturday, 21.00 UK time, and, as ever, Johnny Reece on Sunday, 20.00 UK time, via

Here's the Playlists ! :

Barry De Foyle Show - 27th January 2007 :

Nazareth - My White Bicycle
Blonde Amer - Un Hiver A Londres
10CC - Good Morning Judge
Jan Johnston - Paris
Neutrons - Mermaid And Chips
Robert Fripp / David Sylvian - God’s Monkey
Earl Slick - Dancing With Eleanor
Penguin Café Orchestra - In The Back Of A Taxi
Humble Pie - Buttermilk Boy
Tim Blake - Metro / Logic
Dramarama - Last Cigarette
Be Bop Deluxe - Panic In The World (BBC Session)
Gryphon - Falero Lady
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Weather Report - A Remark You Made
Jellyfish - The Ghost At Number One
Terrorvision - Alice, What’s The Matter ?
The Allman Brothers Band - Don’t Want You No More
Kayak - Bury The World
Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck
Talking Heads - And She Was
Nenes Hoshi - No Palanque
Procol Harum - Conquistador
The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown

The Johnny Reece Show - 28th January 2007 :

Marianne Faithfull - Broken English
April March - Knee Socks
Detroit Cobras - Laughing At You
Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Dave Davies - Funny Face
Mercury Rev - Across Yer Ocean
Morris Quinlan Experience - In The Beginning
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Big Sisters Clothes
Al Stewart - Swiss Cottage Manouvres
Marvin Pontiac - Bring Me Rocks
Todd Rundgren - It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference
Lesbians On Ecstasy - The Pleasure Principal
Pretty Things - Defecting Grey
Sparks - I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car
Gary Numan - This Is New Love
The Cure - Inbetween Days
Rolling Stones - Stupid Girl
Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko - Pictures
Sadistic Mikaela Band - Big Bang, Bang !
T.Rex - Mad Donna
Thievery Corporation feat. Emiliana Torrini - Until The Morning
The Cryin' Shames - Please Stay
Jane Birkin & Bryan Ferry - In Every Dream Home A Heartache
Stephane Pompougnac feat. Michael Stipe - Clumsy
Nut - Scream
Concrete Blonde - Roxy
Johnny Cash - Ballad Of A Teen Queen
Stuart Wyatt - Waiting For Sleep
The Cookies - Stranger In My Arms

Something you think should be in those playlists ?
Well, let us know... !... we await your comments...

Have a great weekend, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd, PR, The Album Zone
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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Pixie On The Pod !!!

Hello Zoneheads,
the not-so-infamous Mr Lloyd here, looking after things at AZ Towers whilst the slightly-more-infamous Mr Reece is away until the weekend working on other musical projects.
So, what's the latest ?

It's all about our Pixie - and our sweet Swede's latest opus, her 7th Show for The Album Zone, now sits happily on our Pod, for playing, downloading, whatever you prefer ! This is her brand new Show for January 2007.

It's at :, and will remain there for the next 3 to 4 weeks.

Also on the Pod is her previous Show, from December 2006, and a whole host of Programmes from our other band of AZ troublemakers.
And for extra info - do check out our MySpace page, at :

Back at the weekend - with gossip and nonsense, and the Playlists for the forthcoming weekends Album Zone Programmes, from Barry De Foyle (Saturday) and Johnny Reece (Sunday).
No throwing snowballs !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's the weekend !, and February Schedules...

Welcome to the weekend, Zoneheads...

Today, Saturday, saw the first appearance at AZ Towers of Cupcake, our new Presenter.
Her debut programme will be on our Pod, next weekend.

Meanwhile, we have been working to get ahead with the Schedules, and already have a great deal of next month, February 2007, and even some of March 2007, planned out.
As you will know, Johnny Reece has his own show every Sunday evening via RTI, but with Saturday evenings, we do tend to change around every week.
Saturdays planned so far are :

20 January Gil Legine
27 January Barry De Foyle
3 February Richard Bismarck
10 February Andy Miles
17 February Pixie
24 February Gil Legine
3 March Cupcake
10 March Barry De Foyle
17 March Pixie


We will publish our February schedules via Radio Seagull (Wednesday evenings), next week.

Now, to tomorrows playlist of the Johnny Reece Show, broadcast worldwide via RTI ( and on Sky 0195, at 20.00 hrs (UK time) :


Johnny Reece Show - 21st January 2007 :

Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Touch and Go - Would You ?
Dave and Ansil Collins - Double Barrel
Smashmouth - Walking On The Sun
Edwyn Collins - Johnny Teardrop
Bluecat - Tulak
Intaferon - Baby Pain
The Toys - A Lovers Concerto
The Beautiful People (feat. Jimi Hendrix) - Rilly Groovy
The Cure - Cut Here
Mary Weiss - A Certain Guy
The Shangri-Las - Footsteps On The Roof
The Beatles - Nowhere Man
Simon & Garfunkel - Punky's Dilemna
I Monster - Who Is She ?
Marvin Pontiac - Pancakes
Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Love
Rita Chao & The Quests - Wooly Bully
White Stripes - Death Letter
Don French - Lonely Saturday Night
Bryan Ferry - Make You Feel My Love
The Kinks - Stop Your Sobbing
Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Emiliana Torrini - Today Has Been Ok ('Live')
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Dragon's Ear
The Cramps - Hot Girl Snatch
Sylvie Vartan - L'Amour C'est Aimer La Vie
Jacqueline Taieb - 7a.m.
Valerie Masters - He Didn't Fool Me
Julie London - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
Mary Weiss : 1960s Radio Advert Voice-overs


Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New Shows, and, ermm, tales afoot

And a happy midweek (is there such a thing ?) to you, Zoneheads...

Sports news first (eh ?) as our very own Mr Reece has decided, in his wisdom, to have something in common with many of his favourite footie stars above, (Beckham, Rooney, Keane et al) by 'doing in' his metatarsal.
Not just that - the full description from the hospital this morning was 'damaged and stretched tendons and a stress fracture of the metatarsal'.
Oh, dear.
Still, he will continue to hobble in and out of AZ Towers for the next 5 to 6 weeks, editing, recording, and generally complaining that he now won't play for Man Utd again this season.
Sometimes we worry about this boy, you know.
What he did also say was that this coming Sundays Reecey Show will feature another unknown gem from Rita Chao (fast becoming rather popular in AZ / Reecey circles, you know), an exclusive new track from the forthcoming Album (the first in 40 years, don't you know) from former Shangri-La, the one and only Mary Weiss, and, he says, if you're lucky, very very lucky, a track or two - world exclusive this - from the forthcoming Bryan Ferry Album, not due out around the world for a couple of months.
So, whilst his foot is resting, his musical brain isn't.
That's what we like to hear.

Pod news : To join the current new Shows on Pod 1 from Richard Bismarck, Andy Miles, and Johnny Reece, will be a brand new Gil Legine Show, in the next 48 hours.
Then, at the tail end of the weekend, another newie from our Pixie, Katrine, will also be transferred straight to the Pod. Plus, up and coming in the next week too : A newie from Zoe Punkbaby, and the first Show outing for our new girl, Cupcake.

Now, hop along...

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunday Playlist, and Pod latest

Welcome to Sunday !

First off, Pod news :
New AZ Programmes uploaded to Pod 1 in the last couple of days include Richard Bismarck, and Andy Miles.
These sit alongside other newies from Gil Legine, Barry De Foyle, and Katrine.
Tonight, Sunday, the new Johnny Reece Show will be added, too.

Pod 1 is available at :

Meanwhile, Pod 2 contains 2 recent shows from our Punkbaby Zoe.

Pod 2 is available at :

Ok ! On to tonight, and the new Johnny Reece Show is aired worldwide.
Catch it at 20.00 hours (UK time) on the following frequencies : around the world on the net, Sky Satellite channel 0195, and various AM and FM frequencies in Central Europe (check the RTI Website mentioned above, for these frequencies).

And here's the playlist ! :


The Johnny Reece Show, Sunday 14th January 2007 :

Sadistic Mika Band - Silver Child
Chuck Berry - Reelin' And Rockin' ('Live')
Nasa - Serophia
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Elvis Presley & Frank Sinatra - Love Me Tender / Witchcraft
Warm Sounds - Birds And The Bees
The Cake - Baby, That's Me
Rare Bird - Sympathy
The Troggs - The Raver
Larrikin Love - A Day In The Life
Momus - The Hairstyle Of The Devil
Paul Brady - Nobody Knows
Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
John's Children - Desdemona
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Mad Mad Moonlight
Lindisfarne - Lady Eleanor
Los Spitfires - Ven Cerca
Tin Tin - Toast And Marmalade for Tea
The McCoys (feat. Wolfman Jack) - Hang On Sloopy
David Bowie - Be My Wife
The Shangri-las - Maybe ('Live')
Art - What's That Sound
Roxy Music - Bitter Sweet
Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
Serge Gainsbourg - Ballade De Melody Nelson / Valse De Melody
Matthew Sweet - Winona
The Byrds - I See You
Elvis Costello - It's Time
Black - Now You're Gone
Nervous Norvus - Transfusion

Thanks Zoneheads, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Saturdays Album Zone - 13th January 2007

Hello, you Zonehead fraternity,
the weekend is upon us, and over the last few days we have been arranging the Programme Schedules for the rest of January, and into February 2007.
The AZ Shows via RTI on Saturday nights (, 22.00 hours UK time) will be as follows :

13th January : Barry De Foyle
20th January : Gil Legine
27th January : Barry De Foyle
3rd February : Richard Bismarck
10th February : Andy Miles
17th February : Katrine

More to come soon...

Meanwhile, the Johnny Reece Show is aired every Sunday,, 20.00 hrs UK time, and we will publish the playlist for that, and any other news, tomorrow, 14th January.

Updates too, to our Pod this weekend - full details tomorrow.


Here is tonights Barry De Foyle playlist :

The Gigolo Aunts Where I Find My Heaven
T Rex Metal Guru
Utopia Magic Dragon Theatre
Kaiser Chiefs Caroline, Yes
John Cale Hello, There
Eno China My China
All About Eve Farewell Mr Sorrow
Mike Gibbs To Lady Mac: In Retrospect
Tubeway Army Listen To The Sirens
David Bowie Rebel Rebel (2003 Version)
Lou Reed Sweet Jane (Live)
Maria McKee This Perfect Dress
Can Moonshake
Yellow Magic Orchestra Behind The Mask
Lambchop Jan. 24
Randy Newman I'm Dead (But I Don't Know It)
Marc Bonilla White Noise
The Motors Metropolis
Woody Woodmansey's U-Boat Ooh La La
Fluke Our Definition Of Jazz
Sweet Medussa
The Smiths Bigmouth Strikes Again
They Might Be Giants Whistling In The Dark
Porcupine Tree Access Denied
Lâ' Affaire Louis Trio Pas Besoin De Parler
Echobelly Great Things
Suzanne Vega 99.9F
Random Hold Second Nature
Ian Dury & The Blockheads Sex & Drugs & Rock n' Roll
Wishbone Ash Vas Dis

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Reecey's Sunday Soiree... 7th January 2007

The Johnny Reece Show : via, and Sky Channel 0195
Sunday 7th January 2007, 20.00 hrs (UK time) :

John Barry - The Persuaders
Slade - Far Far Away
Metric - Poster Of A Girl
Everly Brothers - The Ferris Wheel
Mary Lou Lord - She Had You
Ray Davies - The Tourist
The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else
The Story Lady - The Girl Who Cried Wolf
The Five Satins (intro - Wolfman Jack) - To The Aisle
Tom Waits - Lie To Me
White Rabbit feat. Jane Birkin - Take Me I'm Yours
Louis XIV - Paper Doll
Bryan Ferry - Ja Nun Hons Pris / A Fool For Love
The Beatles - If I Fell
The Bevis Frond - Stoned Train Driver
France Gall - Pense A Moi
Placebo - Special K
T.Rex - Explosive Mouth
Bjork - All Is Full Of Love
Sadistic Mika Band - Time To Noodle
The Story Lady - The Pied Piper Of Hamlin
Laika - Bad Times
Shocking Blue - Hot Sand
Yusuf - Heaven / Where True Love Goes
The Equals - Baby Come Back
Sparks - Tits
The Danleers - One Summer Night
Gary Shearston - I Get A Kick Out Of You
Edward Byrnes and Connie Stevens - Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
The Black Crowes - Jealous Guy
Rina Ketty - Le Clocher D'amour


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The New Boy :
POD 1 :
POD 2 :

Thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Pixie on Saturday... Saturday 6th January 2007... 21.00 hrs (UK time)...

1. Hello I Love You - The Doors
2. Very Loud - Shout Out Louds
3. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
4. Down In Black - Mustasch
5. Honey Don't - Carl Perkins
6. Marching Bands - Death Cab for Cutie
7. This Is Such A Pity - Weezer
8. Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordelli
9. Seventeen - Ladytron
10. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Ramones
11. Hurry Up Harry - Sham 69
12. You Say You Lie - The Raveonettes
13. Runnin' Around - New York Dolls
14. Stupid - Camela Leierth
15. Eleanor Put Your Boots On - Franz Ferdinand
16. I Knew I Was Next - Morrissey
17. Dead Eyes - The Like Youngs
18. Golden Brown - The Stranglers
19. Billy The Coach - Leif Karate
20. She's A Fool - Lesley Gore
21. Please Don't Talk To Me, I Fall In Love So Easily - My darling YOU!
22. I Write Sins Not Tragedies - Panic! At The Disco
23. All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks
24. Pass This On - The Knife
25. Headache - Frank Black
26. Judy Says - Vibrators
27. Holiday Song - The Pixies
28. Heartbreaker - Cumshot Hookers
29. I Want To Tell You - The Beatles
30. Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
31. Close To Me - The Cure
32. Carrie - Europe
33. Arrest Me Till It Hurts - The Deportees
34. Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
35. Francoise Hardy - Les Petits Garcons

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Barry De Foyle : The Answers...

Why are you involved in The Album Zone ?

My therapist said it would be good for me ... plus they'd reduce my sentence.

What's your favourite colour ?

Red ... er no, blue ... ayyyyiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee ...

What's your favourite sweets ?

Ritchie's Cinnamon Lozenges. Fantastic things with a good, strong flavour. You can only get them in Ireland (they're made near Dublin somewhere). I used to annoy shop staff at the airport by buying up their entire stock as I was leaving the country - they had to ring each individual tube through the till !

I used to love Aztec and Texan bars but you can't get them anymore.

Favourite Food :

Chinese duck (wrapped in thin pancakes with hoisin sauce, cucumber and spring onion). Chust sublime.

I'm also very fond of (most) Japanese food.

Least Favourite Food :

Actually, some Japanese food is pretty odd, also. Chicken cartilage on a skewer, eel liver soup and spinach flavour ice cream are just a few of my unfavourite things. The whole, raw baby squid I was given once as a delicacy were pretty bad, too (I won't go into the gory details but it took a lot of whiskey to swallow down eyeballs, beaks and ink, let me tell you).

What do you want to be when you grow up ?

That will NEVER happen.

Choose ONE word to describe yourself :

Thran (Ulster dialect for 'cantankerous', 'obstinate','being difficult for the sake of it', that sort of thing).

What could you not live without ?

A sense of humour. You need it where I come from. That, and a fast pair of heels.

What's the greatest Single ever made ?

Oddly enough, I hardly ever think about singles. Probably Roxy Music -'Pyjamarama' or 'Street Life' would do it for me.

What's the greatest Album ever made ?

Roxy Music 'For Your Pleasure' (Island ILPS 9232). The first LP I ever bought and it cost me £2.60 from Manchester and Midland. It was also the 100th LP I bought (to replace the worn out copy) - also the first CD I ever bought. Dark yet approachable, experimental but solid, thought-provoking yet entertaining. Serious contender for thetitle of'The Compleat Album'.

Second best is a trickier call but right this minute I'd go for '801 Live'(Island ILPS 9444) or maybe Phil Manzanera/ 801 'Listen Now!' (PolydorDeluxe 2302 074).

If you could change something about yourself, what would it be ?

1) My CD obsession - before I end up having to use the darn things as furniture.

2) My anoraky obsessions with minutiae, including certain album sleeve credits and catalogue numbers (oh, you noticed... !)

3) I wish I could finish songs I've started writing.

Do you love Custard ?

No - Roobarb was always my favourite. Although I am partial to Noggin The Nog (when no-one's looking ... )

Favourite subject at School :

Liberal studies (aka 'bring your own records' time).

Least favourite subject at School :

PE. And RE. I took an extra O-level subject just to get out of those lessons - they were both run by psychopaths who believed in physical and spiritual cleansing through extreme physical punishment.

Favourite Football Team :

Actually, I hate football. And rugby, cricket, golf, formation tiddleywinks, marathon gargling or any other sport you care to mention.

With the sole exception of sumo. Channel 4 used to broadcast sumo and it was compulsive viewing. Shame I don't get to see it any more.

Favourite Cheerleader team :

Alexandra Bastedo, Diana Rigg, Gabrielle Drake and Gillian Anderson.

Mode of Transport :

Japanese bullet trains. They're like hotels on rails.

IQ :

What, the neo-progressive band ? Saw them once on a triple bill at The Dominion (v. poor) with Pendragon (way better) and headliners The Enid (sadly, past their glorious heyday).

Colour of Socks :

Hey, what's WRONG with white ? (I keep my socks pretty well hidden anyway).

Favourite Pet :

Commodore Pet - 16,000 bytes of raw pulsating computing power running at eye-peeling speeds to bring you ... green text and a few line graphics. Ah, those were the days !

Favourite Smartie colour :

I thought the blue ones were kind of funky. Actually (whisper it quietly) I always thought the chocolate was rubbish !

Favourite flavour of Crisps :

No contest. Tayto Cheese and Onion crisps. The connoisseur's crisp.The crème de la crème of fried, sliced and flavoured potatoes. Make sure you get the Northern Ireland ones, mind - there is a 'Tayto' in the Republic of Ireland but they're not the same thing at all.

By the way, who was it made Roast Ox and those (contentious) Hedgehog flavour crisps ? They were pretty good, too.

Favourite Places :

1. The Giant's Causeway (and most of the North Antrim coast) in Northern Ireland.

2. My music room.

3. Japan (all of it really). Wonderful place - I've been there twice and am hoping to go again soon - maybe next year.

You are moving to the Moon, but you are allowed to take just THREE> personal possessions with you. What would they be ?

Guitar, CD collection and DVD collection.

Best TV Programmes ever :

Just about any Star Trek - especially 'TOS' and 'DS9' (although I'm not too keen on the films - or the animated series !).

'The X-Files', 'This Life', 'The Prisoner', 'The Persuaders', 'The Champions','Monty Python', 'Porridge', 'Fawlty Towers', 'Father Ted', 'Black Books','The Fall And Rise of Reginald Perrin', 'Firefly', 'M.A.S.H.'

Non-fiction: 'The World At War', Bronowski's 'Ascent Of Man', Ken Burns' 'Jazz', Attenborough's various BBC wildlife series (especially 'Life On Earth' and 'Planet Earth').

Best Films ever :

'Gregory's Girl' (and the sequel), 'Spinal Tap', 'Life of Brian', 'BlazingSaddles', 'Meet The Parents', 'Zatoichi', 'The Twilight Samurai','Amelie', 'Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources', Cocteau's 'Orphee','Fifth Element', 'Blade Runner', 'Serenity', the Star Wars saga(s),Chaplin's 'Great Dictator', Keaton's 'The General',any Jacques Tati.

Best Radio Programmes ever :

Round The Horne. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The Lord Of The Rings.

Oh, and not forgetting the HUGELY influential Alan Freeman Saturday Show onRadio 1. Much as I liked listening to John Peel, I actually never missed Fluff's show. RIP.

Best Song Lyric ever :

'Above our heads in fiery red the clouds they bled like open wounds acrossthe sky'.Be Bop Deluxe 'Panic In The World'

'We'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment, Except for the few we take home to experiment. My pulse will be quickenin'With each drop of strych'nine We feed to a pigeon (It just takes a smidgin!) To poison a pigeon in the park.'

Tom Lehrer 'Poisoning Pigeons In The Park'

'Asia's crowded and Europe's too old. Africa is far too hot, And Canada's too cold And South America stole our name Let's drop the big one. There'll be no one left to blame us'

Randy Newman 'Political Science'

Best advice you've ever been given :

'Its good, please - you eat !'

Worst advice you've ever been given :

'Don't worry - the airport's right next to the train station'

Final thoughts :

To quote Oscar Wilde: "I love talking about nothing. It is the only thing I know anything about."