Friday, June 29, 2007

Weekend Playlists, and Seagull changes...

Bonsoir Mes Ami, and here we are again with our regular weekend update. Firstly, changes afoot at Radio Seagull, as we told you previously. They are changing their schedule for a month, for the whole of July, and during this time there will be 4 (yes, Four !) Album Zone Shows per week, broadcast by our Dutch friends.
This all kicks off next week. Broadcast times are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Midnight (UK time) for a 2 hour Show, and an extra AZ Show on Saturdays at 21.00 hours. All UK time, so an hour later for Continental Europe, or 5 hours earlier for EST, and so on. These will all be programmes recently aired via our friends at RTI. Radio Seagull will decide in August, whether to keep this format. Web :
To this weekend, and it's our man in NJ, Rich Phoenix, doing his 'classic rock' thing on Saturday night, and Johnny Reece once again in his usual spot on Sunday too - with tales of his recent trips working abroad, mixed, he says, with a lot of croaking following a spectacular cold and bad throat this week. Achoo !!
Both shows, as you know, via RTI ( and on Sky Satellite too.
Playlists a go-go !
Rich Phoenix Show
Saturday 30th June 2007
21.00 hrs (UK time), and Sky 0195 :

Bad Company - Rock Steady
Eric Burdon - Good Times
Gallagher and Lyle - I Wanna Stay With You
Supertramp - Easy Does It
Rolling Stones - Honest I Do
Rod Stewart - You Wear It Well
The Beatles - Day Tripper
U2 - The Fly
New Order - Krafty
Spencer Davis Group - Time Seller
Placebo - Bitter End
The Kinks - Set Me Free
Tom Petty - Cabin Down Below
Carole King - It's Too Late
Manfred Mann - Semi Detached Suburban Mr James
Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
The Byrds - Artificial Energy
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Our House
Suzanne Vega - If You Were In My Movie
John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
The Beatles - I'll Get You
XTC - Playground
Cream - Badge
REM - Try Not To Breathe
The Move - Blackberry Way
Status Quo - Gentleman Joe's Sidewalk Cafe
Bryan Ferry - This Is Tomorrow
The Police - Roxanne
Ezio - Saxon Street
Elton John - Border Song
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Heinz - Just Like Eddie
Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 1st July 2007
20.00 hrs (UK time), and Sky 0195 :
Buck-O-Nine - Record Store
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - High Fidelity
White Stripes - The Air Near My Fingers
Ambrose Slade - Knocking Nails Into My House
The Who - Heinz Baked Beans / Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hand
Alice Cooper - Lost In America
Fleetwood Mac - Need Your Love So Bad
Suzanne Vega - Pornographers Dream
Georgie Fame - Get On The Right Track, Baby
Counting Crows - Colourblind
Roy Buchanan - Black Autumn
Bill Nelson - Do You Dream In Colour ?
Simon and Garfunkel - Leaves That Are Green
T.Rex - Teenage Dream
Death Cab For Cutie - Your Heart Is An Empty Room
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Vanishing Girl
Alton Ellis - Muriel
Roxy Music - Just Like You
Sylvie Vartan - La Maritza
The Enid - Golden Earrings
Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
Neil Finn - She Will Have Her Way
Flash and The Pan - Down Among The Dead Men
Tom Waits - Jersey Girl
Style Council feat. Tracey Thorn - The Paris Match
Not The Nine O'Clock News - Headbanger
The Philadelphia Orchestra - (Prokofiev) : Montagues and Capulets
The Beatles - It Won't Be Long

And there we have it, just time to wish you all a great weekend !
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mr Biz on the Pod... and a Travelogue...

Thursday to Monday, it was. A time of chaotic, yet enjoyable travel. All to do with work, very little of it 'radio-based' this time, no, this was to do with what I jokingly call a 'real' job. Belgium was to be the first stop, and, after a bit of confusion with cross channel ferries with cancellations, on the road we went, through the northern tip of France, sharp right at Ostend in Belgium, and down to a delightful village in the middle of nowhere, south of Brussels, called Lessines. A great little town. Only a couple of hours there, but time enough, I'm glad to say, for a lightning quick visit afterwards to De Panne, a favourite haunt of many an AZ person, back in the days of our weekends away to Radio 6. I was shocked how quiet it seemed, approaching the high season.
To Friday, and Germany, and a small town called Lubeck, to be precise. Again, a very nice little town, 'the town of 7 spires' as I was told. Boat trips too, along to Travemunde, which is a superb little resort.
Across the water, was the 'former East', in the shape of a beautiful village called Priwall.
I even found a former guard hut hidden away on the beach, and decided to rename it 'Checkpoint Johnny'.
Well, I had to, didn't I ? Some images from that distant past were visible, if you looked hard enough, for the days when the country was split in two.
Further along, a former munitions factory left a spooky presence on the landscape on the riverbank, now lying derelict and empty. Fascinating sight.
The town of Kiel followed for the next days travel, where a major 'Sea Festival' was on, boats and ships of all makes, types and sizes in evidence, and a party atmosphere all along the quayside was evident too.
Just a block away, the Titanic exhibition, including artifacts and relics from the famous Ship, and a completely recreated Grand Staircase too. It was a nautical day, for sure.
Back to the UK, tired but happy, on Monday morning.
What's that ? Album Zone ? Oh yes, just to tell you too, that Richard Bismarck has returned to our Pod airwaves, as of today. All new AZ Shows are available, as a little present to your ears.
Our Pod :
We'll speak again, at the weekend, with the playlists for the forthcoming AZ Shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Johnny Reece, for The Album Zone.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Weekend Playlists, and Pod action !

Hey, isn't this a bit early ?
Well, yes, but it's all because of work in foreign lands, beckoning for the AZ fraternity. Well, some of them.
So, it's Playlists a go-go, and details of new shows on our Pod too.
Firstly to the Pod, where our Pixie makes a welcome return. Her new show is on there right now, and also graces the airwaves of RTI this Saturday evening, too.
Gil Legine is back, and his newie, due for RTI airing in July, can now also be heard upfront on our Pod.
Add to this, current shows from the rest of the gang, and I think that's enough to keep you going.
The URL for the AZ Pod, as ever, you'll find at the top of this page.
Our intrepid sometime traveller, Mr Reece, sets out to foreign climes once again, in a matter of hours.
We have been asked if this is radio related - no, it's not - this is 'alleged real work', as he says. He will be taking in the delights of the likes of France, Belgium, Germany, and possibly more, on what can only be described as a whistle stop trip. Whether he gets to see much of those places remains to be seen, there's a lot of work to do. I'm sure he will regale us with tales and pictures on his return, next Monday.
Ah, to the weekend ! And here are those playlists...
Pixie ! Saturday 23rd June 2007
21.00 hrs (UK time)
also Sky channel 0195
(and currently on the Pod !)
The View - Wasted Little DJs
Hanoi Rocks - Ice Cream Summer
David Sandstrom - Here's For Summer
Juliette and The Licks - Sticky Honey
The Shins - Australia
Tough Alliance - First Class Riot
Placebo - You Don't Care About Us
Kristoffer Astrom - Just A Little Insane
Regina Spector - Fidelity
The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldier
Killerchaps - Gunners Hill
Bowling for Soup - High School Never Ends
Desmond Decker - This Woman (1991 version)
Manic Street Preachers feat. Nina Persson - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
Bring Me The F***ing Riot - Lolita Riotta
Tom Petty - Alright For Now
Billie The Vision and The Dancers - One More Full Length Record
Howling Bells - Velvet Girl
Shout Out Louds - Impossible
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah ! - Yankee Go Home
Kent - Kungen Ar Dod
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Alison Krauss and The Union Station - When You Say Nothing At All
Siouxsie and The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Kenta - Just Idag Ar Jag Stark
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave
Perkele - Moments
The High Hats - Easy
Tim Armstrong - Wake Up
Generation X - Ready Steady Go
Tiger Army - Devil Girl
Weezer - Photograph
Soulsavers - Revival
Johnny Reece Show, Sunday 24th June 2007
20.00 hrs (UK time),
also Sky channel 0195
(on our Pod from Monday 25th June...)
Be-Bop Deluxe - Japan
Crackle - Since You're Gone
Interpol - Narc
Kaleidoscope - Flight From Ashiya
Depeche Mode - See You
Yo La Tengo and Jad Fair - Helpful Monkey Wallpapers Entire Home
Bevis Frond - On A Liquid Wheel
Roxy Music - Triptych
Nirvana - Lithium
Curved Air - Back Street Luv
The Waterboys - She Tried To Hold Me
The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do
Mushi - Unfairytale
Was Not Was - I Feel Better Than James Brown
David de Barce and The Troublemakers - Get Misunderstood
Fireflies - You Were Mine
Lambchop - You Masculine You
The Doors - Wild Child
T.Rex - Spaceball Ricochet
The Fall - Reformation
Brigitte Bardot - Sei Arrivato Amor Mio
Anatol Ugorski - Bagatelle 'Fur Elise' in A Minor
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
The Gestures - Run Run Run
Donovan - To Susan On The West Coast Waiting
The Noisettes - Don't Give Up
Phil Phillips and The Twilights - Sea Of Love

And that's it !
Wherever you are, whatever you do, have a fine weekend, when it comes.
Thanks for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Up and coming... Weekend AZ Playlists !!!

Ok Hep Cats (sorry, I was deeply influenced by this weeks pictures on the official blogspot for a moment there),and welcome to an earlier update than usual, due to a busy weekend ahead.

So, it's good evening from an incredibly humid AZ Towers in London.
I just have time to throw those weekend playlists up in the air, and see where they fall.
What have we got ?
The welcome return of Cupcake, to the AZ and RTI airwaves. That's Saturday, 9pm (UK time).
Then, Johnny Reece, in his usual slot, 8pm (UK time) om Sunday evening.
Both shows, as ever, around the world on RTI - - and on Sky 0195 too.
Playlists ?
Oh, ok then...
Cupcake,, 21.00 hours
Saturday 16th June 2007
Stratus - Uplink
Turin Brakes - Long Distance
Crosby, Stills and Nash - Dark Star
David Bowie - Golden Years
Beck - Cellphone's Dead
The Byrds - Tribal Gathering
Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
Heart - Magic Man
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Lee Hazlewood - Boots (Original Melody)
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is
Jim O'Rourke - Ghost Ship On A Storm
All Night Audio - Daylight Till Dawn
The Beatles - I Am The Walrus
George Harrison - Wah-Wah
Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
Candie Payne - I Wish I Could Have Loved You More
Beirut - Postcards From Italy
Rufus Wainwright - Old Whore's Diet
Pentangle - I've Got A Feeling
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
Tyrannosauraus Rex - Salamanda Palaganda
Devendra Banhart - Chinese Children
The Bees - The Ocularist
Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
ELO - Mr Blue Sky
Johnny Reece Show, Sunday 17th June 2007, and Sky 0195, 20.00 hours
Voxtrot - Mothers, Sisters, Daughters and Wives
Stars - Ageless Beauty
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
Marc Bolan - The Wizard
Barry Adamson - Jazz Devil
Sparks - Perfume
Dimitri From Paris - Un Very Stylish Fille
Yello - Desire
Mercury Rev - Black Forest (Lorelei)
Emiliana Torrini - To Be Free
The Shangri-Las - Give Him A Great Big Kiss
Depeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes
Gary Numan - Soul Protection
The Doors - The Wasp (Texas Radio and The Big Beat)
Jellyfish - Joining A Fan Club
White Stripes - Rag and Bone
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - La Decadanse
Detroit Cobras - Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat)
Colin Anthony - Crazy Beatle Boots
Roxy Music - Mother Of Pearl
Young Persons Guide To Becoming A Rockstar - Why Won't You Shag Me ?
The Cure - Inbetween Days
10.C.C. - Don't Hang Up
Have a great weekend everyone, be safe, and thanks for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, June 08, 2007

More Weekend Shenanigans !, 9th / 10th June 2007

Ah, Zoneheads, here we are on the verge of another 2 days off. I need it ! The guys and gals have done their work, all June 2007 Schedules are in place as you may have seen, so it's time for me to sit back, and look forward to what the Zone will bring me this weekend. And what's that ?
Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece, that's what. Saturday and Sunday evening, to be precise.
Add to this, the newies on our Pod from Cupcake, and Rich Phoenix, and we're pretty much all set.
So, it's straight on to the playlists for this weekend, and they are looking like this :
Gil Legine, Saturday 9th June 2007, 21.00 hours (UK time)
via, and Sky 0195 :
Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
Manu Katche - Number One
John Otway - Beware Of The Flowers ('cos i'm sure they're going to get you yeh!)
Van Halen - "Dirty Movies"
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Queen - The Prophet's Song
Manic Street Preachers - Yes
Fiona Apple - Get Him Back
Focus - Janis
Field Music - Give It Lose It Take It
Midlake - We Gathered In Spring
TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me
Camel - Lunar Sea
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Herculean
Jarvis - From Auschwitz To Ipswich
King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic Part 1
Guillemots - Annie, Lets Not Wait
Paul Simon - Sure Don't Feel Like Love
Tool - Ticks & Leeches

Johnny Reece, Sunday 10th June 2007, 20.00 hours (UK time)
via, and Sky 0195 :
The Strangeloves - Night Time
Ramones - She Talks To Rainbows
White Stripes - Rag And Bone
Michael J. Sheehy - Mystery Train
Beach Boys - Hang On To Your Ego
Barbara Ruskin - Pawnbroker
Neil Young - Downtown
Leonard Cohen - Take This Waltz
Les Petites Souris - Ce N'est Pas Triste
John Cooper Clarke - Teenage Werewolf
Hot Chocolate - Put Your Love In Me
Edwyn Collins - The Beatles
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Last Of The Teenage Idols
The Beatles - For No One
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Shot With His Own Gun
Miyo - Disposable Body
Bryan Ferry - You Go To My Head
Mesa Music Consort - Maidens Of The Flute Clan
White Stripes - You Don't Know What Love Is
David Bowie - Panic In Detroit
Medicine Head - (And The) Pictures In The Sky
Lisahall - Walking In Your Shoes
Pussy Cat - Mais Pourquoi
Joannie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry

So, there you are ! As ever, all the news that's unfit to print, is always spread across our various Blogs, Bulletins, MySpace, and the rest. All details below.
Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Podcast updated... and June 2007 Schedules...

Hi Zoneheads,
as promised, a midweek update to all things AZ. First up, oh yes, it's new Pod action, as brand new programmes from Rich Phoenix, and Cupcake, are now on the AZ Pod, for your delectation.
Neither of these shows have been aired on our other broadcast outlets yet, so pin back those ears !
Also on the Pod, the current show from Johnny Reece, and most recent musical offerings from the rest of the AZ crew, too. The URL to get there, is above, on the page header.
Now to the previously promised June 2007 (and beyond) Programme Schedules.
Please note - all times listed are in UK TIME :
Firstly, every Saturday evening via RTI, (, and Sky 0195, at 21.00 hours, like this :
9th June : Gil Legine
16th June : Cupcake
23rd June : Pixie !
30th June : Rich Phoenix
7th July : Barry De Foyle
14th July : Andy Miles
Now, to Sunday evenings - every Sunday at 20.00 hours,, and Sky 0195, it's Johnny Reece :
10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st, 8th July, and beyond...
Now to our Programmes every Wednesday, 6 hours in all (3 AZ Shows back to back), broadcast globally by Radio Seagull ( and Radio Waddenzee (1602 AM, Netherlands).
These Programmes run from 18.00 to 00.00.
6th June :
18.00 Andy Miles, 20.00 Barry De Foyle, 22.00 Johnny Reece
13th June :
18.00 Barry De Foyle, 20.00 Pixie !, 22.00 Johnny Reece
20th June :
18.00 Cupcake, 20.00 Andy Miles, 22.00 Johnny Reece
27th June :
18.00 Rich Phoenix, 20.00 Barry De Foyle, 22.00 Johnny Reece
Phew ! That's all that sorted. As ever, we'll be back with bulletins and blogs, gossip and rumour, chocolate and coffee, wine and beer, sex, drugs, and rock n' roll, and maybe some music too, for the weekend shows.
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, June 01, 2007

Old, New, Borrowed and Strange

Hi Zoneheads,
and a-bounding into the weekend we go, with a new Blog, a new Playlist, a new Month upon us, oh, and a new Jacket.
The hunt for new, old, and strange musical offerings continues, as we dig deep into the murky depths of the cellar beneath AZ Towers, unearthing many, many goodies from the dim and distant past, hunt for newies in a host of locations, not least taking on board recommendations from some of our new found friends made through MySpace. This has particularly, perhaps more than anything else, brought in a whole wealth of new, different, and strange material.
All directed at your ears of course, alongside some established things to make those ears tingle.
That's what it is really all about - variation, and personal choice. How radio should be !
In recent times, 2 of our Presenters may have seemed to have disappeared into the ether, but not so, as in the next fortnight, newies from Rich Phoenix, and Cupcake, will appear on the Pod, later to be broadcast via our usual outlets around the world.
June 2007 is upon us, a new month, and new Programme Schedules to do, so, we will publish them on our various locations, Blogs, MySpace etc, on Wednesday 6th June.
Ah, but to the weekend !
Barry De Foyle (Saturday evening) and Johnny Reece (Sunday evening) are the ones whose shoulders it falls on to supply you with this weekends offerings... so what's in store ?
And where ?
Here goes :
Barry De Foyle Show :
Saturday 2nd June 2007
21.00 hrs (UK),
and Sky Channel 0195

Pete Townshend - English Boy
James Dean Bradfield - Say Hello To The Pope
Maxophone - Antiche Conclusioni Negre
Godley & Crème - Cool, Cool, Cool
Duke Special - Freewheel
The Alan Parsons Project - (The System Of) Doctor Tarr & Professor Fether
Kathryn Tickell - The Desparation (sic)
L’Affaire Louis’ Trio - La Mer Est Encore La
Tom Lehrer - Poisoning Pigeons In the Park
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Sunday’s Best
Fujiya & Miyagi - Conductor 71
Roger Bunn - In Love With You Babe
Juliana Hatfield - Lost And Saved
Jason Falkner - The Plan
Horslips - Dearg Doom
Camel - Lies (Live)
Jann Arden - I’m Not Your lover
The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You
Eno, Moebius, Roedelius
Base & Apex - Transatlantic Mystery Train
Emerson Lake and Palmer - Lucky Man
The Dolphin Brothers - Real Life, Real Answers
The Swingle Singers - I Am The Walrus
Spirit - Street Worm
Liz Horsman - Grey Ways
Rush - Time Stands Still
Johnny Reece Show
Sunday 3rd June 2007
20.00 hrs (UK),
and Sky Channel 0195
The Creation - How Does It Feel To Feel
Tubeway Army - That's Too Bad
Black Box Recorder - The Facts Of Life
22-20s - Shoot Your Gun
Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
Porcelain And The Tramps - Transparent
T.Rex - Futuristic Dragon / Jupiter Liar
Puss N' Boots - I Want Your Love
Mungo Jerry - Baby Jump
Mushi - Unfairytale
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Matthew Sweet - Warning
Judy Clay And William Bell - Private Number
Tom Petty - The Last D.J.
Jacqueline Taieb - On Roule a 160
Bryan Ferry - One Way Love
Bourgeois Tagg - I Don't Mind At All
Keren Ann - It Ain't No Crime
Ezio - 30 And Confused
Lovage - Sex (I'm A)
Brian Eno - Kings Lead Hat
Gillian Hills - Tut Tut Tut Tut
Morris Quinlan Experience - Way Back / In The Beginning
Tintern Abbey - Vacuum Cleaner
Nervous Norvous - Transfusion
Carla Bruni - I Felt My Life With Both My Hands
Rita Chao and The Quests - Hanky Panky
Patrina - One To Nine Walkin'
So, there we have it. And Blubber is very well, by the way !
Have a fine weekend, whoever you are, wherever you are.
Do try to tune in, if you can. Thanks for your support.
And don't forget our Pod ! - tune in and listen, anytime you like... :
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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