Sunday, August 26, 2007

... and the Playlists were...

Hi all, as promised - the weekend Playlists were as follows :
Richard Bismarck Show :
I Need You - The Kinks
Guitar - Prince
Picky Bugger - Elbow
Hair Down - Cold War Kids
Earth Intruders - Björk
Down Boy - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2Day's Monday - Scaffold
Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
I Wouldn't Like To Be Like You - Alan Parsons Project
Little Girl Petite Fille De L'Espace - Ultra Orange
Dat - Pluto Shervington
Castles Made Of Sand - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Germ Free Adolescence - X Ray Spex
Across The Bridge - Ellekari (The Tiny) & Ane Brun
Hide It Away - Richard Thompson
Grave Concern - Graham Nash
Galvanise - Chemical Brothers
Your Love Is Not Enough - Manic Street Preachers feat. Nina Persson
You Showed Me - Lightning Seeds
French Disco - Stereolab
Bread - Todd Rundgren
You've Got Her In Your Pocket - White Stripes
Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
Illegal Tender - Louis XIV
Celluloid Heroes - The Kinks
Rubberbandman - Yello
Breathe - Pink Floyd
Young Blood - Bad Company
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Feathers & Down - The Cardigans
Johnny Reece Show : 'Cover Versions' special :
Rolling Stones - (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
The Cure - Purple Haze
Love Affair - Hush
The Damned - Alone Again Or
David Bowie - Let's Spend The Night Together
The Black Crowes - Jealous Guy
Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I'm Your Toy
The Beatles - You Really Got A Hold On Me
Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
The Beach Boys - Then I Kissed Her
Johnny Cash - Hurt
The Shangri-las - He Cried
Bryan Ferry - You Do Something To Me
Cyndi Lauper - What's Going On
R.E.M - I Will Survive
Rita Chao and The Quests - Wooly Bully
The Moody Blues - Go Now
Iggy Pop - Shaking All Over
Vanessa Paradis - All Day And All Of The Night
Tom Waits - Sea Of Love
Everything But The Girl - Night And Day
T.Rex - Summertime Blues
Toys Went Berserk - Stairway To Heaven
Nymphs - Cum N' Get It !
White Rabbit feat. Jane Birkin - Take Me I'm Yours
Flying Lizards - Sex Machine
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Holiday weekend in... London ?

Hello Zoneheads,
greetings from AZ Towers. It's a holiday weekend in England, the first one since the glut of them all in a row which we have, in April and May. I do wish they'd spread them about a little.
Most people are off work on Monday, and it was shown by the remarkable lack of traffic on the way here.
The roads were all but deserted.
Time was, I got to thinking, when a holiday weekend meant a crammed mass exodus to the coast.
Remember, the UK is an island, so we have a few thousand miles to choose from. It was always chaos, particularly on Mondays, when everyone tried to come back !
But times have changed. When was it, 15, maybe 20 years ago ? The advent of low cost budget airlines changed all that - as it would, to an island. Book a few weeks upfront, and for, say, 20 pounds, or 40 dollars (depending which currency you're used to !) you could be in Paris, Venice, sunny Spain, or any of hundreds of destinations, within an hour or so.
And that's the way of things at holiday weekends these days. A mass exodus on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. I do feel for the UK seaside resorts, these flights have changed all that. I still do love the coast, but I admit, I've done the same thing myself, jetted off to foreign climes, for a change.
But what of us here at AZ Towers ? Well, we're here, with maintenance being the name of the game, a few changes, a few tweaks here and there. Seems the best time to do it. Having said that, if the weather holds, I may be forced to have a day at the coast on Monday.
Sandcastles and Ice cream ! The fascination of that never, ever wains...
As ever, we're here into your ears, via, and Sky Satellite channel 0195, if you feel the urge, on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Saturday, 21.00 hours (UK time), it's the return of Richard Bismarck. Actually, I must speak to him about holidays. He chooses the unexpected - every time - re holiday destinations.
Sunday, 20.00 hours (UK time), it's the usual slot for Johnny Reece.
It seems he likes the 'theme' thing he embarked upon in recent times, and this week, it's Cover Versions. A whole host of his favourites, to guide you through 2 hours. Tune in if you can. Oh, and expect the unexpected.
As always, all Album Zone Programmes are available on the Pod, and both this weekends Shows will be available from late Sunday evening.
I'll also publish the playlists of the weekends shows, right here, at around the same time.
The Pod :
AZ Programmes continue via Radio Seagull in the Netherlands, 6 days a week. These are on Mon, Tue, Wed at 18.00 hours (that's UK timezone), via They are repeated at 02.00 hours, on Fri, Sat, Sun, respectively. The Mon Tue Wed line-up this week, is Johnny Reece, Andy Miles, Richard Bismarck.
Coming in late September - the return (we hope !) of Pixie, and Cupcake. Oh, and possibly Zoe Street too.
Looks like September may be a girly month, here and there. This is always the hardest time re new AZ Shows, with so many away or on holidays. Usually, we lose 4 or 5 Presenters for several weeks at a time, all at the same time of year, and this is exactly what has happened.
When everyone returns at once, it's quite a job squeezing an overdose of new Programmes into the Schedules !
Wishing you all a great weekend, wherever you are. And if you spot me on a beach somewhere in the UK on Monday, mine's a Vanilla and Strawberry ice cream please. Thank you.
Thanks as ever, for your support,
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Sunday, August 19, 2007

...and the Weekend Playlists were...

Good weekend, all ? I do hope so.
As promised, these were the Playlists, for the weekend...
Andy Miles Show :
Doll & The Kicks - Everything To Lose
Rush - Red Barchetta
Kings Of Leon - Charmer
Rolling Stones - Hand Of Fate
Pearl Jam - Life Wasted
Anvil - Butter Bust Jerky
Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
Molly Hatchet - One Last Ride
Stone Sour - Through Glass
Jackson Analogue - Come On
Kasabian - Butcher Blues
Fleetwood Mac - Dissatisfied
Led Zeppelin - No Quarter
Type O Negative - These Three Things
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Davy's On The Road Again
Neil Young - Days That Used To Be
Whitesnake - Walking In The Shadows Of The Blues (Live)
Black Label Society - Take Me To Your Door
Doll & The Kicks - Just Sixteen
Bad Company - Wild Fire Woman
The Eagles - Outlaw Man
Cinderella - Gypsy Road
Johnny Reece Show :
('Girls Girls Girls' special !)
Jeannie And The Big Guys - I Want You
Jefferson Airplane - Somebody To Love
Koop - Koop Island Blues
Neneh Cherry - Trouble Man
The Ronettes - Walking In The Rain
The Girls - Chico's Girl
Charlotte Gainsbourg - AF607105
Ginny Arnell - Dumb Head
Monsoon - Ever So Lonely
Joan Armatrading - The Weakness In Me
Emiliana Torrini - If You Go Away
Garbage - Sleep Together
Sodsai Chaengris - Lady Madonna
Gabrielle - Give Me A Little More Time
The Cake - Baby That's Me
Hooverphonic - Eden
Marianne Faithfull - Wherever I Go
Sylvie Vartan - Ne T'en Vas Pas
Black Box Recorder - The Facts Of Life
Jacqueline Taieb - 7.a.m.
Laika - Bad Times
The Whyte Boots - Nightmare
Cowboy Junkies - He Will Call You Baby
Los Spitfires - Ven Cerca
Ofra Haza - Im Nin Alu
Gale Haness - Johnny Ander
Lisahall - Walking In Your Shoes
The Shangri-las - Dressed In Black
So, what's up and coming ? Well, the AZ Shows via Radio Seagull, over the next 3 days.
Monday to Wednesday, all 18.00 hours UK time, via
Monday - Johnny Reece, Tuesday - Pixie !, and Wednesday - Barry De Foyle.
These shows are repeated at 02.00 (UK time) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday respectively, meaning a 21.00 hours start time for you East Coast USA followers...
ALL of these Programmes are now on our Pod.
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, August 17, 2007

Rock, Blues, and Girls Girls Girls !!!

Hi Zoneheads, a quick Friday update, concerning the Album Zone shows up and coming this weekend.
Saturday, it's Andy Miles, and Sunday, Johnny Reece.

More about that in a moment.


Bugs a-plenty, with a nasty virus thing going around AZ towers, felling all in it's path.

What's that about ? I'll spare you the details - but we're all slowly on the mend.


Oh, and Saturday is a special day - our infamous mascot, 'Blubber', is 5, on Saturday.
Happy Birthday, to the special gold one...
He's still not back to 100% healthy, but maybe a party will perk him up a bit.
You know, it's kind of brilliant that he has received birthday cards from you lot !
So, to the weekends shenanigans, and, following recent trends, I will publish the full playlists of the AZ Shows here on Sunday night. You want to know beforehand ? Then tune in !
Andy Miles show airs at 21.00 hrs (UK time) via, and on Sky (channel 0195) on Saturday evening.
Rock and Blues guaranteed, ok ?
The Johnny Reece Show airs, same frequencies, same locations, but on Sunday evening, at 21.00 hours, and the show will also appear on our Pod, later the same evening.
Once again, Johnny has gone for a 'theme', and this time, it's Girls Girls Girls !
Every song - a female vocalist, whether it be a solo artist, or with a Band. don't miss it !
Have a great weekend, everyone.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, August 12, 2007

That Was The Playlist, That Was...

Hi all, as promised, here is the playlist for tonights Johnny Reece Show, broadcast on and Sky 0195. This is now also on our Pod, and will be repeated via Radio Seagull ( on Monday 20th August at 18.00 hours, and Friday 24th August at 02.00 hours. . .
Air - Radio No.1

Sparks - Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth

Portishead - Sour Times

Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Kid About It

The Thrills - Nothing Changes Round Here

Marc Bolan - Hippy Gumbo (1981 Version)

Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls

France Gall - Pense A Moi

Roxy Music - Would You Believe ?

Primal Scream - Some Velvet Morning

Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning (Phaedra and Grandpa)

Matthew Sweet - Sick Of Myself

Sound Sanctuary - Collector

Velvet Underground - Venus In Furs

Jane Birkin - La Pleine Lune

Mercury Rev - Arise

Eurythmics - This City Never Sleeps

Lisahall - All I Am

Nut - Bitter

Cat Goscovitch - Don't Go Anywhere Without Me

Chet Baker - The Night We Called It A Day

Crackle - This Is Our Modern World

R.E.M - Leave (Alternate Version)

Emiliana Torrini - Honeymoon Child
Alex Chilton - Jailbait

Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Faith Healer

Also uploaded to our Pod today - the newie from Andy Miles. Check it out !

Coming up this week, our usual programmes via Radio Seagull, Mon, Tue, Wed at 18.00 hours, featuring, in turn, Johnny Reece, Gil Legine, and Barry De Foyle.
Check their Site for full details -

Thanks all !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Weekend Shenanigans and Schedules

Greetings, Zone fraternity.
Saturday washes over us once again, before we know it. What's in store ?
It's been a busy week, with all of that normal life type of thing, and you know, it's something of a relief to escape back here to the sanctity of AZ Towers for a few quiet (or loud) moments.
I've been browsing through the Schedules, Playlists and the like, for what's coming up.
Oh, first of all - Blubber is improving, for those who kindly asked ! It's not good when your main studio mascot falls ill, and in Goldfish land, he is a little better, but is certainly not out of the woods yet.
Do Goldfish ever go in the woods ? Now, there's a question.
Our resident Scotsman is rather pleased with the fact that the official Footie season begins again today, and with customary caution, is saying little of his teams chances for the coming season. He was like this last year, and both his teams, north and south of Hadrians Wall, ended up as Champions in their respective countries !
Maybe caution pays off.
It was encouraging to see the glut (what a fantastic word - 'glut') of communications coming through re the Reecey A to Z Shows recently, although it did throw up (excuse the expression) another question - that same age old question again - should the Playlist be published before the Show, or should we wait until it's aired ?
The 'let's wait, surprise me' crew made their voices heard this time, so, as far as the Johnny Reece Show is concerned, we're going to do that, and give them their turn, for a little while. So, the Playlist will be published on our usual Blogs and Bulletins, directly after the Show is aired.
Oh, but it's not an 'A to Z' one this week. It's back to normality, whatever that is.
Programmes this weekend then, and we are broadcast via RTI ( on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Gil Legine tonight (21.00 hours) and Johnny Reece (20.00 hours, Sunday).
Both of these programmes are also available via Sky Satellite, channel 0195.
Into the weekdays, and we are available around the world, around the net, via our good friends at Radio Seagull (, with programmes from Johnny Reece (Monday), Gil Legine (Tuesday) and Barry De Foyle (Wednesday). All aired at 18.00 hours.
Repeats of these, are at 02.00 hours, on the following Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.
And, as you all know - missed anything ?, well, all programmes are on our Pod, if you ever want to catch up.
So, it remains just for me to give you details, playlists, hints, clues...
Here goes ! :
Gil Legine Show
The Album Zone and Sky 0195
Saturday 11th August, 21.00 hours (UK time)
Queens Of The Stone Age.- 3's & 7's
The New Tony Williams Lifetime - Wildlife
Vivian Stanshall - Terry Keeps His Clips On
Tori Amos - Teenage Hustling
Interpol - Narc
Soft Machine - The Moon In June
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
Rufus Wainwright - Not Ready To Love
Robert & The Roboters - Feuerland
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
John Martyn - Dealer
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
The Mars Volta - The Widow
Nine Horses - Money For All
Buckingham Nicks - Crystal
Björk - Innocence
Marillion - Bitter Suite
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Gentle Giant - A Cry For Everyone
The Johnny Reece Show
The Album Zone and Sky 0195
Sunday 12th August, 20.00 hours (UK time)
This week, newies featured from Cat Goscovitch, Sound Sanctuary, and Interpol.
A look back too, with Lee Hazlewood, France Gall, and the Velvet Underground.
And more !

Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Have a great weekend !
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Sunday, August 05, 2007

It's been a busy Sunday !

Hi Zoneheads, good weekend ?
All action at AZ towers. Well, a bit. The heat took care of some of it, slowed us down, but we still managed to get 3 brand new AZ Shows up to the Pod today for you. Gil Legine, Barry De Foyle, and Johnny Reece, newies all, are right there for you now.
We took a break to watch the footie, and let's just say that Mr Reece is pleased.
This is, in between times, tending to a very sick Blubber, the AZ wonder goldfish. Fingers and fins crossed for the lad, especially as our trusty swimming mascot is on the verge of his 5th Birthday.
So, there's been plenty going on.
I've been having a sneak peak at a few of the messages and emails coming in, regarding Johnny's A to Z Show, aired this evening. Some very interesting guesses - and a better score than last week. Not a record one, that still stands at 5. The best this week, was 4 correct, from our listeners.
Plenty got 1, even more got 2, even more again got 3 artists / bands correct.
But, it was 3 people in all, who had 4 Artists correct - well done to you ! - as it's an almost impossible task.
For those that wish to know, I managed to get 2 right this time, hey, I doubled up on last week !
There were a few surprising - shocking even - choices by the Scotsman this time round. I guess it shows you can't take anything for granted, with AZ.
Greetings and slaps on the back (in a friendly way) to Steve in Stornoway, Renee in Germany, and Alexandra in Poland. You all got the highest score !
Mr. Reece says 'back to normal' for the Shows next week, although he does have a few special programmes and themes up and coming, I am told.
News of that - and more - will always be published right here.
Ok, on to the Playlist, the secret A to Z... and it went like this :
Argent - God Gave Rock And Roll to You
David Bowie - We Are The Dead
Cheech And Chong - Basketball Jones
Bo Diddley - Roadrunner
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Radio
Bryan Ferry - 2.H.B.
Peter Gabriel - Intruder
Hello - New York Groove
Icicle Works - Here Comes Trouble
Michael Jackson - Give In To Me
Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
Lesbians On Ecstasy - Tell Me Does She Love The Bass
Joni Mitchell - Carey
Gary Numan - A Subway Called You
OMD - Forever Live And Die
Elvis Presley - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
Queen Adreena - Soda Dreamer
R.E.M - Me In Honey
Sadistic Mika Band - Mummy Doesn't Go To Parties Since Daddy Died
Troggs - Any Way That You Want Me
U96 - Das Boot
Rosie Vela - Interlude
Who - Love Ain't For Keeping
XTC - Your Dictionary
Yardbirds - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
Warren Zevon - They Moved The Moon

As ever, we are broadcast via RADIO SEAGULL ( 6 times during the week, all details and programme times are on our MySpace page. Tune in if you can.
Otherwise, catch up with everything, on our Pod.
Have a great week !
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Friday, August 03, 2007

Mr De Foyle returns, and oh... Radio politics...

Hi Zoneheads, it's been one of those weeks. For the first time since I have been involved with this motley yet lovable crew we call the AZ Squad, I have seen the other side of the coin. How things are when all is not too well, and we have to fight our corner. Vehemently. Well, even viciously, if you like. I didn't have to do it, but Johnny Reece did. I witnessed it all. I'm beginning to think he should become one of those statesmen guys who fight causes for underdogs after this week !
It's been a week of Radio politics, and it was time to get our point across, and tell others what's what.
Something tells me that has been achieved.
It is a rare thing - no, an unheard of thing - let's get this straight - where Mr Reece individually calls up various AZ Members at their homes, for long, involved discussions, asking their opinions on matters of a serious nature.
Happily, (and hey, I knew this), all were absolutely 100% behind our Scotsman. We will overcome !
What the outcome is, is a shift in 'focus' towards our outlets, who air our Programming.
This will become apparent over the next few weeks. It cannot be actioned immediately, as many AZ Shows had been recorded just prior to our thrashing-out decision making process. But, all will become clear.
The first step, is using our own email address from now on - being
A greater focus will also fall, in future, to our MySpace page. That will have more information and updates than ever before, as time goes on. It will take a few weeks to fall into place, but fall into place, it will.
I listened with interest to the Johnny Reece 'A to Z' Programme last week. He's doing the same format again this weekend too - so, take your guesses ! Which artists will he play ? It's either Bands beginning with A, B, and so on, or Artists Surnames with A, B, and so on - 26 tracks, until we reach 'Z'.
The last couple of Playlists (published on this Blog, and also on our MySpace) may give you some clues.
Who knows ? Whatever they turn out to be - we'll publish them late Sunday evening, directly after the Show is aired. The Show will also appear on our Pod at the same time - the URL is on the page header on our Blogspot, and on our MySpace page.
Well done to Hans in Vienna, who got 3 correct last time - a new Album Zone T-Shirt is winging it's way to you, as we speak. That's pretty good - ermm, I got just 1 correct. Hey,. it's hard to predict - it could be anyone !
Guesses ? Oh, on you go - send them before 8pm on Sunday, to our email address.
Happy to see the return of Mr Barry De Foyle to our AZ airwaves.
He's on air, worldwide, via RTI ( and Sky 0195, on Saturday evening, just after 21.00 hours, UK time. Oh, and on our Pod the same evening, naturally.
Tune in ! He has many musical gems for you.
Just like this ! Here's the Barry De Foyle Playlist :
Barry De Foyle Show
The Album Zone
via, and Sky 0195
Saturday 4th August 2007, 21.00 hours
... thereafter on our Pod !, and Radio Seagull
Status Quo Is There A Better Way ?
Duke Special Last Night I Nearly Died
Feeder Feeling A Moment
Heather Nova Gloomy Sunday
Trees Nothing Special
Neil Young Cinnamon Girl
Shang Shang Typhoon Evening In Tokyo
Jean-Luc Ponty Renaissance
Jethro Tull Witch’s Promise
Charlotte Hatherley Rescue Plan
Gentle Giant On Reflection
Kevin Gilbert Suit Fugue (Dance Of The A&R Men)
The Stranglers Go Buddy Go
Haikara Kosovo
Dali’s Car His Box
Alice Chanson Egocentrique
The Offspring All I Want
The Divine Comedy Songs Of Love
Roy Budd Main Theme – Carter Takes A Train
Tori Amos Cornflake Girl
Simon and Garfunkel Hazy Shade Of Winter
Lene Lovich One Lonely Heart
Shed Seven Disco Down
Donna Summer I Feel Love
Prince Dinner With Delores
Jimmy Smith Three O’Clock Blues
Mott The Hoople Roll Away The Stone
Oysterband By Northern Light
The Johnny Reece Show
The Album Zone
Sunday 5th August 2007
20.00 hours, via
and Sky 0195
...thereafter, on our Pod !
It's an A to Z special...

That's all folks !
Thanks, as ever, for your support.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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