Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ho Ho Ho





Christmas Greetings Zoners,
are you all shopped out ? Or bursting at the seams ready to get up and go ?
Here at AZ Towers we've been producing and editing, getting everything done upfront, as our outlets demand that, pre-xmas.
All done now !
Well, almost, the Programmes are done, but the wrapping of presents is still to happen.
I swear I'll get that done today !
Honestly !

As I write this, December 21st, it's beginning to calm down, and all the AZ Personnel are involved in their own xmas plans, many travelling to far and wide, for the holidays.
It's just me here, and I'm behaving (really), preparing to type out a lot of playlists for you, which will appear later today via our MySpace Blog (http://www.myspace.com/albumzone).
I am not even allowing myself a drop of brandy - it's too early for that.
Coffee it is, as concentration is needed.

May I take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

On to what we try to do best, and that's our Programming.
What's coming up over the festive season ?
Here goes - and we'll start with our Dutch friends, at Radio Seagull in the Netherlands, which everyone can hear via the Net. (http://www.radioseagull.com).

AZ via Radio Seagull :
Mon 22nd Dec 21.00 CET : Simon G's Xmas Show (repeated 26th Dec 03.00 CET)
Tue 23rd Dec 21.00 CET : Zoe (repeated 27th Dec 03.00 CET)
Wed 24th Dec 21.00 CET : Johnny Reece (repeated 28th Dec 03.00 CET)
Thur 25th Dec 13.oo CET : Reecey on Xmas Day (1 Hour Programme)
Mon 29th Dec 21.00 CET : Barry de Foyle (repeated 2nd Jan 03.00 CET)
Tue 30th Dec 21.00 CET : Reecey and Zoe (repeated 3rd Jan 03.00 CET)
Wed 31st Dec 21.00 CET : Johnny Reece (repeated 4th Jan 03.00 CET)

CET timezone is 1 hour ahead of the UK, meaning 20.00 hours is right for you, should you be here in the UK. Subtract 6 hours from CET, if you're resident on the East Coast of the States.
All of you can hear us !

Don't forget !, you can also catch up with AZ via Hesser College Radio (http://www.backbone.com/hesser) on Saturdays, at 12.00 EST, broadcast from Manchester, New Hampshire, USA.

Christmas greetings too, to our friends at WCRV 97.7 at Lake Ariel in Pennsylvania, USA.
AZ is aired there on Fridays and Sundays, 17.00 EST.

Ok, that should keep you busy !
Watch out for those playlists via our MySpace Blog later today, and all of us here at AZ wish you a fabulous and peaceful Xmas...

Steve and the gang... x

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stand by for December !





Ho Ho Ho...

Hang on, no, it's a little too early for that.
But, Xmas planning is something we have to do here at AZ Towers, as many of our programming outlets want a good deal of shows upfront, so, it's been a planning, scheduling week.
No surprises then, that a little Xmas activity is beginning to creep into some of the programmes.

Great to have Simon G back with us after a little absence, and his 'Xmas Special' is superb - yes, I'm biased - but I heard it upfront and loved it. Xmas songs not so obvious, but great all the same. That will be coming your way for the first time, on Tuesday 16th December (8pm UK) and then 20th December (02.00 UK) via www.radioseagull.com.

Just yesterday, the very punklicious Zoe arrived here at AZ Towers, to cut her latest opus. Expect Ska, Punk, and some strangely mad Xmassy messages on this one, which airs for the first time on Monday 8th December (8pm UK), and is repeated at 02.00 (UK) on Friday 12th.
Once again, this is via our good friends at Radio Seagull (www.radioseagull.com).

Both of these particular programmes will be repeated again over the Xmas period, I'll let you know when the time comes, ok ?

This coming week, the AZ programmes via Seagull, Monday through Wednesday, feature Richard Bismarck, Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece, respectively.
As ever, 8pm UK time (or whatever the time is in your particular zone !).

A quick plug, for the new MySpace page, for Radio Seagull. It is currently in the building stage, with new galleries to come shortly. It's at : www.myspace.com/radioseagull.

Oh, and one more Xmas mention - Radio Seagull are airing a series of one-off special programmes for Xmas day, all one hour in duration. Our own Johnny Reece is due on at 13.00 CET (12.00 UK, 07.00 EST).

There are some catching up on Playlists to do, and current playlists will be published later today via the Blog, on our MySpace page.
As you know, we're at www.myspace.com/albumzone.

Don't open that Xmas punch too early !

Steve

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sneaky quick info !





Tell me this - is it right that I should quickly sneak online whilst at work to tell you about new AZ Shows being broadcast round the globe this week ?
Well of course it is !
Tonight, via Radio Seagull - www.radioseagull.com - we welcome back Richard Bismarck with a newie, the first since his trips to the far east. Expect many tales, and great music, as ever.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, it's the newie from Johnny Reece, also via Seagull.
Both shows can be heard at 21.00 CET, that's 20.00 UK, or 15.00 EST.
Ah, so much music, so many timezones...

Thanks to the guys at WCRV for telling us about this weekends shows via 97.7 in the Lake Ariel region in Pennsylvania - they are getting first play of the new Rich Phoenix show, on Friday.
Oh - don't forget - our shows via Seagull are repeated at 03.00 CET on Fri, Sat, Sun, which is 21.00 hours EST - much more amenable times for those of you Stateside.
I've got to get back to work !
Have a great week, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Catching up...






Hi all,
looking through some recent posts, I discovered something missing. Playlists !
So, I will put that right this time, with some recent details from our little squad, posted via the Blog on our MySpace page at myspace.com/albumzone, and on our Blogger, at thealbumzone.blogspot.com.

Meanwhile, on to the here and now, and tonight in AZ land, we have the return of Simon G, via our good friends at Radio Seagull (www.radioseagull.com). It's 8pm tonight, UK time.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, same time, it's the newie from Johnny Reece.

We are just getting all details together, and when completed, I'll have full AZ November Schedules for you. We are filling in the gaps as I type, and expect newies from Andy Miles, Rich Phoenix, Zoe, and the rest of the gang...

Keep it AZ !

Steve

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Playlists :

Johnny Reece : 19 Oct 2008 :

Free - Little Bit Of Love
T.Rex - The Motivator
Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde
David Bowie - D.J.
Joni Mitchell - Bad Dreams
Lord Tanamo - I'm In The Mood For Love
Pussycat - Les Temps Ont Changes
Lloyd Cole - Antidepressant
Buffy St. Marie - Guess Who I Saw In Paris
Emiliana Torrini - Today Has Been Ok
Gary Jules - Mad World
Sparks - How Do I Get To Carnegie Hall ?
Rodriguez - Sugar Man
Roxy Music - A Song For Europe
Dave Gahan - Kingdom
Kenny Burrell - Soul Lament
Cowboy Junkies - Dark Hole Again
Alex Harvey - Mitzi
Sam Cooke - So Long
Malcolm McLaren - Rue Dauphine
Mercury Rev - Tonite It Shows
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Marvin Pontiac - Panckaes
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin - Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus

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Simon G : October 2008 :

Pretty Things - Rosalyn
Bill Withers - Harlem
Eno/Byrne - Strange Overtones
Buddy Holly - Think It Over
Joan As Police Woman - Stagger Into The Light
Rodriguez - Sugarman
Magazine - Because You're Frightened
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
Beatles - Taxman [mono]
The Jam - Wasteland
The Factory - Gone
David Bowie - See Emily Play
Don McGlashan - This Is London
Crispian St Peters - You Were On My Mind
Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicesquedalymistic
Daryll-Ann - I Could Never Love You
Rolling Stones - It's Not Easy
Queens Of The Stone Age - Leg Of Lamb
King Tubby - King Tubby Dub
Pink Floyd - Paint Box
Richard Swift - Losing Sleep
British Sea Power - Lights Out For Darker Skies
Bryan Ferry - Windswept
Jimmy Reed - Shame Shame Shame
Ike & Tina Turner - Fingerpoppin'
Wilbert Harrison - Let's Stick Together
Sons & Daughters - This Gift
Curtis Mayfield - Don't Worry, If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go
78 Saab - Sunshine
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - I Wanna Be Loved

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Barry de Foyle : October 2008 :

Scissor Sisters - Laura
Pink Floyd - Free Four
Peter Baumann - Daytime Logic
Billy Nicholls - Free the Children
Shoukichi Kina - Jing Jing (Firefly)
Rachid Taha - Ida
Fujiya & Miyagi - Cassettesingle
Neil Innes - L’Amour Perdu
Passport - Mandragora
The Sugarcubes - Mamma
Gentle Giant - Way Of Life
Linda Thompson - I’m A Dreamer
Feeder - Frequency
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Non E Un Incubo E Realta
Then Jerico - You Ought To Know
The Orb Blue Room (Edit)
Strawbs - Down By The Sea
Manic Street Preachers - Archives Of Pain
Lambchop - I Hate Candy
Slade - Look Wot You Dun
The Divine Comedy - Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World
Richard Wright - Pink’s Song
Sugar - If I Can’t Change Your Mind
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song

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Andy Miles : October 2008 :

The Rolling Stones - Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
The Mojos - Everythings Gonna Be Alright
Black Label Society - Devil's Dime
Foo Fighters - M.I.A.
The Byrds - All I Really Want To Do
Slipknot - Snuff
The Ramones - The Return Of Jackie And Judy
4 Non Blondes - Morphine & Chocolate
Pearl Jam - Marker In The Sand
Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock
Staind - Nothing Left to Say
The Beatles - For No One
Fraternity Of Man - Don't Bogart Me
Joe South - Hush
Fleetwood Mac - Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
Rush - Spindrift
Iggy Pop - Tell Me A Story
Velvet Revolver - Mary Mary
Motorhead - Teach You How To Sing The Blues
Slipknot - Psychosocial
Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
Richie Sambora - Who I Am
Emiliana Torrini - Gun
Staind - Tangled Up In You
Traffic - Empty Pages
Elmore James - Knocking At Your Door
Otis Rush - So Many Roads, So Many Trains
Free - Sweet Tooth
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
The Small Faces - Just Passing

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Bonsoir Mes Amis






Bonsoir !
Just how long is it since I have been around the hallowed ground of AZ Towers ?
Quite a while, I will admit, but I am back tonight, to tell you of what's new, old, blue, and borrowed. Or something.
I have been away, back, away, back again, and others in the AZ biosphere have had everything ranging from annual vacations to sneaky little French trips.
As soon as my back is turned, off they go !
I look forward, very much, to hear the travel tales of Mr Bismarck, expected soon.
As for Mr Reece, I am sure you may hear the odd Parisian tale on his new programme, which will burst into your ears next week, should you wish. Much post Parisian chat, I feel.
Great too, to have Simon G back with us, after a long absence. Simon's new programme will be airing via Radio Seagull, week after next, early November, although those lucky enough to be around the Lake Ariel region in Pennsylvania, can hear it this weekend.
Up and coming in forthcoming weeks too, a new opus from Rich Phoenix, and another solo gem from Zoe. Add to this, a new Barry de Foyle programme is due next week, too.
Whew, that's enough, don't you think ? No ?
Well, here is next weeks line-up then, via Radio Seagull, and as ever, it's 8pm UK time, via www.radioseagull.com, from Monday, through Wednesday.
Expect your ears rocked out on Monday, with the help of Andy Miles.
On Tuesday, it's a repeat of the ever popular 'joint soiree' with Reecey and Zoe.
Wednesday comes, and it's the post Parisian Johnny Reece.
Now, if that doesn't keep you going, I am not sure what will !
I wish you all a great weekend, and thanks, as ever, for your support.

Steve, reporting from an uncannily tidy AZ Towers...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sacre Bleu !





It's one of those lightning quick updates !, as the Eurostar is calling.
Up to me today, as the infamous Mr Lloyd is away until tomorrow. Off to Paris in about an hour, so Albums by Malcolm McLaren and films starring Audrey Tautou are already beginning to spring to mind... just a 48 hour trip, with a gig by the ultimately splendid Emiliana Torrini to attend, tomorrow evening.
On to the matter in hand !
A quick update on Album Zone via Radio Seagull shows for you this week, Monday to Wednesday inclusive, at 21.00 hours CET - that's 20.00 UK... just nip to radioseagull.com, and listen in... tonight it's Andy Miles, Tuesday sees the return of Barry de Foyle, and on Wednesday evening it's a co-hosted affair, with myself and Zoe... be there !
These 3 Programmes above are repeated, respectively, Friday through Sunday, same place, 03.00 CET, that's 21.00 EST for all of you Stateside.
Hey I'll send you a postcard !

Bisous

Johnny

Monday, October 06, 2008

Late !






Hi Zoneheads,
here we are, back with a vengeance. Late with this update, I know, but here we are after a busy day here at AZ Towers.
All throaty fluey bugs have been quashed squashed and mangled (doesn't that conjur up pretty pictures eh ?) and we return to the business of putting things in your ears.
Not literally of course, unless that's what you perversely require.
.
AZ Towers has been busy this week, not only with Johnny Reece recording some choice cuts upfront due to his forthcoming visit to Paris looming large, but also Barry de Foyle's newie for October arriving within these hallowed walls, and, today, it was the turn of Reecey and Zoe, to record their 4th joint soiree opus.
I urge you not to miss this one, when it comes around in a week or so.
.
Worth noting too, that our friends at Radio Seagull are now broadcasting 24/7 via their website at http://www.radioseagull.com, and they are now on MySpace too - http://www.myspace.com/radioseagull.
If you are a MySpacer (is that the phrase ?), then by all means add them to your friends list.
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On to the week in hand, and as ever, Radio Seagull will air AZ 6 times this week - Monday through Wednesday at 21.00 CET, with Programmes, respectively, from Zoe, Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece. These are repeated Friday through Sunday, at 03.00 CET.
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You will also be able to hear Johnny Reece around the globe on Monday, 21.00 UK or 22.00 CET, via the Sky Satellite (Channel 0195) and http://www.rti.fm.
It has been mentioned by a few listeners that the webstream via RTI doesn't work for everyone, so it is worth noting there is another way to access the RTI webstream, via http://www.imvite.com - and then type 'Radio Tatras' in the search box, and up it'll come for you. Ok ?
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Our continued thanks go to both WCRV, and Hesser College Radio in the USA, for their support of The Album Zone. Currently, WCRV air AZ twice per week, Fridays and Sundays at 18.00 EST to their local area at Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, on 97.7 FM.
Hesser College Radio meanwhile, air us at 12.00 CET on Saturdays, via http://www.backbone.com/hesser.
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We get around a bit, don't we ?
There will be more to come, although we'll let you know of any new outlets once everything has been confirmed, and the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed. And the kettle is on.
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Have a great week everyone, and thanks, as ever, for your support.
.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Official MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/albumzone
Official Blog : http://thealbumzone.blogspot.com
email : studio@albumzone.co.uk

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bugs !






Hi all,
there is some flu-ish throaty temperature sneezy downright nasty bugs hanging around AZ Towers at the moment, so I have sneaked in to tell you who is on and when, and shall beat a hasty quick retreat.
If I see any around though, I'll give them a good swat, ok ?
.
This weekend, our friends at WCRV air Gil Legine, and Johnny Reece.
Our friends at Hesser also air AZ, today, Saturday, at Noon EST (5pm Uk time). They can be reached at www.backbone.com/hesser. Thanks guys !
.
Spare a thought for our buddies at Radio Seagull, suffering, yesterday, what has happened to us on a couple of previous occasions. That is, a complete hard drive failure. These things are not pretty, a damn nuisance, and play complete havoc with any sort of Programming plans. They are trying to get sorted before the end of the weekend, so, good luck guys !
If they succeed, AZ for next week, via Seagull, should read like this : (All times CET) :
Monday 21.00 and Friday 03.00 : Simon G
Tuesday 21.00 and Saturday 03.00 : Richard Bismarck
Wednesday 21.00 and Sunday 03.00 : Johnny Reece
The following week via Seagull , expect newies from Zoe, and the Gilster...
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You will also be able to hear the newie from Johnny Reece (ermm, in pre-sneeze mode btw) on Monday, via www.rti.fm, and Sky 0195, at 21,00 hours (UK time).
.
Should the swatting, and, to be frank, deserved annihilation of the bugs be a success, we expect to have both Johnny Reece and Zoe present here at AZ Towers on Monday next, to record the next in their series of joint soirees... which will be aired the following week !
Oh, and we expect a newie from Barry De Foyle anyday too...
.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to flee !
.
Have a great weekend all,

Steve

Friday, September 19, 2008

Into the weekend...





Hello again Zoners,
has it been a good week ?
It's been a busy one here at AZ Towers, doing all sorts of allegedly complicated things with Studio parts, whilst all still went along as normal. Well, as normal as it can be here !
As ever, Johnny was recording shows, and last Tuesday, Zoe returned, her first visit here since her Iceland trip. Add to this, that the new Gil Legine opus has arrived, after a few months break.
Plenty to be getting along with !
Pride of place this coming week, schedule wise, seems to be split amongst 3 people, as it turns out. Earlier today, Johnny Reece was aired on WCRV 97.7 in Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, they will air the brand new Zoe Paranoimia Show - it's first airing, anywhere.
Johnny also appears on Hesser College Radio, on Saturday (Noon EST) via www.backbone.com/hesser. This will be his show before last, from 11th September.
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Into next week, and we are aired by Radio Seagull (www.radioseagull.com) and yes, you know the times by now don't you ?
Mon, Tue, Wed, at 21.00 CET, and respectively, it will be Richard Bismarck, Zoe (August Show), and then the brand new Johnny Reece Show, on Wednesday.
Repeats of these run at 03.00 CET on Fri, Sat, Sun...
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RTI will also air Johnny's new Show, on Monday evening, on Sky 0195 and globally via www.rti.fm, at 22.00 CET.
We hope to expand our worldwide outlets shortly. Watch this space !
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Ah, I hear you ask, when will we hear the newies from Zoe, and Gil ?
Well, via Radio Seagull is the answer, with first airings of the new Zoe Show on the 6th and 10th October, whilst The Gilster is around on 7th and 11th October.
In both cases, worth the wait, I assure you !
Oh, and these will be repeated too, approximately a fortnight later. At the end of this month, I will be publishing the full October Album Zone Schedules, right here.
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So, do tune in when you can please, and don't be afraid to say Hi !, whoever, and wherever, you are. Our broadcasting reach does seem to be stretching far and wide (should that be further and wide ?) and that's just how we like it.
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Have a fine weekend everyone, and thanks, as ever, for your support.
.
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Schedules and Pop Quizzes








Greetings Zoners !

Time to tell you of AZ Programmes around the globe, coming up (oh, and what's just been on too)... Our good friends at WCRV (97.7, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania) aired the brand new Richard Bismarck Show on Friday evening. This is the last Mr Biz one for a few weeks, as it's holiday time for him. Expect travel tales on his return !

Today, Saturday, Hesser College Radio in Manchester, New Hampshire, aired the latest Andy Miles Show. They broadcast on 540 AM locally, and on the Net, at www.backbone.com/hesser.
AZ is aired there on Saturdays, at Noon, EST.

Sunday sees WCRV back in the frame, as the new Johnny Reece Show is aired.

The Scotsmans newie can also be heard globally on Monday evening, at 21.00 UK time, on Sky Satellite, Channel 0195, and via the Net, at www.rti.fm, simultaneously.

Then, it's the turn of Radio Seagull, from the Netherlands (www.radioseagull.com) to get in on the act, with 6 airings of The Album Zone through next week.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, at 20.00 UK time, you can hear Rich Phoenix, Reecey and Zoe, and Johnny Reece, respectively. These will be repeated at 03.00 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Our next visitor here to AZ Towers will be the delectable and punklicious Ms Z, here on Tuesday for the next show. We also expect, by the end of September, to hear the return of Gil Legine.
Add all that up, and you have no excuses to miss the Zone, have you ?

News through late yesterday, that Johnny Reece has been invited back as a previous winner, to once again appear on the TV Show 'Mike Reads Pop Quiz', sometime in October. Nice !
He claims that as he wore a Roxy Music T-shirt for his last appearance, that he's thinking of wearing an AZ one next time.
I should think so !

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

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Friday, September 05, 2008

Into September...





Hi all,
into September we go, and it's time to tell you what's going to be stamping its feet and looking for the attention of your ears. Certainly not my singing voice, which was, unfortunately for those attending, present and incorrect at a very out of hand birthday party at work.
I usually refuse point blank to get involved in any such displays of alleged entertainment, but the brandy decided otherwise.
I will never live it down...
Needless to say, my rendition of 'One For My Baby' will not be, as they say, a chartbound sound.

On to the matters in hand, and this weekends AZ Schedules.
Let's kick off with Radio Seagull, and Monday through Wednesday, at 22.00 CET each night, you can hear the new AZ Shows from Zoe, Barry de Foyle, and Johnny Reece, respectively.
As regulars will know, these shows are also repeated on Seagull at 03.00 CET, on Friday through Sunday. All these programmes can be accessed via http://www.radioseagull.com.

WCRV in Pennsylvania, 97.7, air AZ twice per week, at 18.00 EST. Friday (today), will be the brand new opus from Rich Phoenix, and on Sunday, it's Johnny Reece.

Our new friends at Hesser College Radio (540 AM and also streamed on the net via http://www.backbone.com/hesser) will be airing the Johnny Reece show from 24 August, at 12.00 EST, tomorrow, Saturday.

Rumours abound too, that Johnny Reece will also be heard via RTI. Worth checking out, on the Net via http://www.rti.fm, and on Sky 0195, Monday at 22.00 CET (21.00 UK).

Up and coming later this month, will be newies from Richard Bismarck, and Andy Miles.
Returning from Iceland shortly, we also expect Zoe to rush in here to AZ Towers, to tell of her musical travels. Later in the month, we will also have the return of Simon G to the AZ airwaves.

For those who like to catch up on the recent as yet unpublished Playlists of AZ Shows, these will be published via our Blog on our MySpace page, today, Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone, and go easy on the brandy.
I will.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Official MySpace : http://www.myspace.com/albumzone
Official Blog : http://thealbumzone.blogspot.com
email : studio@albumzone.co.uk

Monday, September 01, 2008

What's on this week ?




Hi All !
Just squeezing in this short note, just in time to tell you what's on, AZ wise, for this coming week.
Playlists to follow, I promise !

Radio Seagull air The Album Zone six times per week, and on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 21.00 CET (that's 20.00 UK time) you will hear Rich Phoenix, Andy Miles, and Johnny Reece, respectively, on those days.
These AZ Shows are repeated Friday. Saturday, and Sunday, at 03.00 CET.
Radio Seagull can be reached at : http://www.radioseagull.com
We are just awaiting news on which AZ Shows that WCRV will air this week, on Saturday, in Pennsylvania - we'll confirm to you when we know, although we suspect it will be the newies from Rich Phoenix, and Johnny Reece, on Friday and Sunday respectively, at 18.00 EST.
WCRV can be reached locally, on 97.7 FM.

Our new arrangement with Hesser College Radio has begun, and they are based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. They broadcast on 540 AM, and are also streamed via the Net at :
http://www.backbone.com/hesser
Hesser play The Album Zone at 12.00 local time (17.00 UK) every Saturday.
The first AZ aired there on Saturday, was the newest show by Zoe.
Later this week, I'll let you know their upcoming Schedule.

Back midweek !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone



Saturday, August 30, 2008

New outlet for AZ...




Hi Zoneheads, had a good week ?
Just a quick update to tell you about, before we get into more Playlists and Schedules for you (which I'll be catching up on and publishing, on Sunday afternoon).

We're very happy to announce another outlet for The Album Zone, which tests tomorrow, Saturday 30th August, at 12.00 Noon, EST.
The broadcast eminates from our new friends at Hesser College Radio, in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. This will also be streamed via the Net, at http://www.backbone.com/hesser

Tune in if you can ! This will be at 12.00 local, which is 17.00 UK time, and 18.00 across Europe, or 09.00 for West USA. .

Tonight, Friday, our good friends at WCRV in Pennsylvania aired the new Andy Miles Show, and will air the Johnny Reece Show, on Sunday, 18.00 CET, locally via 97.7 FM.

I'll be back on Sunday, to give you the Schedules for the forthcoming weeks Programmes broadcast globally via Radio Seagull, which continue on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Those playlists in full



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What on earth am I doing up this early ?
Saturday morning at AZ Towers, and, as promised, those recent/current Playlists in full.
Some are not aired as yet - and are scheduled for the next fortnight, on Radio Seagull.
Incidentally, the 'extra' AZ Programme being broadcast by Seagull is tomorrow, Sunday, from 15.00 to 17.00 hrs, CET. Following that, we're back on air via Seagull in our normal 6 weekly slots, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, at 21.00 hours CET, with repeats at 03.00 CET on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
You can catch all shows on the stream, at www.radioseagull.com.
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Ok, here are the recent and current Playlists of AZ Programmes :

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Richard Bismarck : August 2008 :

Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo - Richard Thompson
It Could Be So Sweet - Portishead
You're The Storm - The Cardigans
Off The Hook - CSS
How Do You Sleep? - John Lennon
Thanks For The Love - Earth and Fire
TieDye - Nancy Fancy
Sex Is Not The Enemy - Garbage
Aristocracy - Caravan
This Voice - Ane Brun
Alison - Elvis Costello
What I Say And What I Mean - The Like
Moonchild - Rory Gallagher
Because They're Young - Duane Eddy
Searching For The Spark - Steve Hillage
Uncle Jonny - The Killers
Hug You Like A Mountain - Eliza Carthy
The Moss - Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson
You've Been Flirting Again - Björk (Flirt Is A Promise Mix)
Where The Wild Roses Grow - Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave
Johnny B Goode - Peter Tosh
Black Steel - Tricky
There Is Only This Time - Dandy Warhols
Walking In Your Shoes - Lisa Hall
Watford Gap - Roy Harper
Where Have All The Good Times Gone - The Kinks
Crystaline Green - Goldfrapp
De-Luxe - Lush

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Reecey and Zoe : August 2008 :

The Blessing - Bleach Cake
Iggy Pop & Peggy Lee - Passenger Fever
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author
XTC - In Another Life
Martha and The Muffins - Boys In The Bushes
I Monster - Daydream In Blue
Bob Marley - Duppy Conqueror
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
Adjagas - Lihkolas
Morris Quinlan Experience - Way Back / In The Beginning
Lee Dorsey - Confusion
Malcolm McLaren - In The Absence Of The Parisienne
Public Image - Home
The Real Tuesday Weld - Still Terminally Ambivalent Over You
Bjork - My Juvenile
Bryan Ferry - The Only Face
Desmond Decker - Fu Manchu
Rotary Connection - Inside My Love
The Blessing - Suzie's Suzuki
Chris Rea - Girl In A Sports Car

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Johnny Reece : 10th Aug 2008 :

The Ting Tings - Shut Up and Let Me Go
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Gambling Bar Room Blues
Moody Blues - Boulevard De La Madeleine
The Doors - Soul Kitchen
Emiliana Torrini - Ha-Ha
T.Rex - Soul Of My Suit
The Kinks - Tired Of Waiting For You
REM - You Are The Everything
Cyndi Lauper - Rain On Me
Mono - Life In Mono
Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
Frank Zappa - Valley Girl
Sufjan Stevens - Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
Curved Air - Melinda (More Or Less)
Bryan Ferry - Another Time, Another Place
Emiliana Torrini - Gun
Neil Diamond - Solitary Man
Teenage Fanclub - What You Do To Me
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel No. 2
Jad Fair and Yo La Tengo - Nevada Man Invents Piano With 109 Keys
Steve Harley - Big Big Deal

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Ok, that's it for the moment !
Still 2 playlists to publish, for AZ Programmes due on Seagull in the next fortnight, from Andy Miles (Aug 2008), and Johnny Reece (17 Aug 2008), respectively.
I'll be back midweek with those for you, and any gossip we wish to share...

Have a fine weekend, and thanks for your support.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Friday, August 22, 2008

Catching up... and extra AZ on Seagull !






Where have you been ? Where have I been ? Oh, it's been a busy time. Right in the middle of traditional holiday time here, so it has been quieter than usual. However, AZ Shows abound, and we're happy to report than Radio Seagull, as well as airing us 6 times per week, are airing 3 hours extra Album Zone, this Sunday, from 14.00 - 17.00 hrs CET.
Our new friends at WCRV Pennsylvania seem to be happy, and now air us twice per week, Fridays and Sundays, at 18.00 hours, CET.

Lots of playlists to catch up on, but I will leave that for another time, and swamp you with them, all at once !
Great fun here at AZ Towers last Saturday, as we watched Johnny Reece on TV, in the Pop Quiz. He won, of course !

We've had one eye on the Olympics of course, which has been so enjoyable. Slightly tricky to catch things with the time difference, so a lot of catching up via highlights programmes has been the order of the day. And here's a funny thing. Look around the world, and you'll see that China has been at the top of the medals table for quite a while now - unless you are watching it in the USA - where they have put themselves at the top.
As far as we can make out, it's only the USA that do this - ah, that's democracy for you !
They do it with 'total medals won', as opposed to what everyone else does, which is Golds.
There was a very amusing radio programme I heard the other day, commenting on this, with various reporters from various countries taking part, and the wonderfully pointed comments going back and forth were a joy to listen to. They could have made am olympic event out of it, itself ! It finished up with a European reporter telling the US reporter that 50 Bronzes, are not better than 49 Golds. You get the picture. It was akin to listening to an argument in a nursery.
So, whilst there is healthy rivalry and deep respect between the athletes, it's left to the reporters to make complete asses of themselves. Marvellous !
It does, in reality, boil down to the fact that everyone wants to make their own country seem the best, in any way they can, even if it means bending the rules a little. Ah, sportsmanship is alive and well !
My only disappointment is missing both the semi-finals and final of the Women's Beach Volleyball Competition. And I mean that purely as a Sports fan, naturally.

Back to AZ land, and happy holidays to Zoe, who nips off to Iceland for a fortnight, at least.
Major music festivals and global events there as ever at this time of year, so we look forward to stories and tales on her return. She has left us with a couple of brand new programmes to keep us going, thankfully. Vicious rumours abound that Mr Bismarck is off and running too, though we don't know where yet. But we'll find out shortly.
Gil Legine meanwhile, returns to the AZ airwaves in September.
Up and coming this week on Seagull (you know the days and times by now, don't you ?) will be Simon G, and the Reecey and Zoe Show.
If you're in the UK, have a fine Bank Holiday weekend. Many, many people, as ever, take the opportunity this weekend to nip off to foreign climes, Paris, Venice, and Barcelona being the obvious favourites. This town is deserted !

Thanks, as ever, for your support,

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Weekend Update





Hi all,
had a good week ?
A few snippets for you on the AZ and Radio Seagull front.
Firstly, congratulations to Seagull for now officially being 24/7, both on 1602 AM around the northern Netherlands, but worldwide via the Net too. That all fell into place in the past week.
As you know, The Album Zone can be heard via Seagull, 6 times per week (Mondays to Wednesdays, 20.00 CET, and repeated Fridays to Sundays, 03.00 CET).
Seagull are reaching out in other ways too, with the updates beginning to happen on their MySpace page. It has never really been built upon before, but work on the Site began in the past week, and in forthcoming months, an extended gallery and more news on the formation of the Station, will be published. Check it out !, and if you are a MySpacer, by all means add them as a friend, and you'll find them at : http://www.myspace.com/radioseagull
They really are a great Station - hey, we're biased !

Our AZ Programmes continue too, twice a week, via our good friends at WCRV, in Pennsylvania, Lake Ariel, 97.7 FM.
This weekend, Barry De Foyle is being heard for the first time, along with the most recent 'Reecey and Zoe' co-hosted Programme, the third in the series.
Next week, should see the debut of Richard Bismarck, to the WCRV airwaves.
We'll publish those schedules, and Seagull schedules, too, right here, first.
Incidentally, for more information on Seagull, check out their Site, at www.radioseagull.com.

This coming week, the AZ Programmes on Seagull look like this, via radioseagull.com :

11 and 15 Aug : Johnny Reece (from 13 July)
12 and 16 Aug : Richard Bismarck - NEW Show
13 and 17 Aug : Johnny Reece - NEW Show

On Tuesday, expect Mr Bismarck to entertain you with the likes of The Killers, Ane Brun, Goldfrapp, Roy Harper, and more...
On Wednesday, Mr Reece rightly claims a world exclusive, as he plays 2 tracls from the forthcoming Emiliana Torrini Album 'Me And Armini', not due out until Septeber 2008, along with newies from Cyndi Lauper, and seldom heard gems from Curved Air, Steve Harley, and much more. So, you know where to be - www.radioseagull,com, at 20.00 hours, on Tuesday and Wednesday, ok ? If you're out in the States, the repeats at 03.00 CET later in the week may be more handy for you. Your choice !

Thanks for reading, and have a great week everyone,

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, August 03, 2008

August Schedules





Ah yes, Summertime AZ Schedules.
Just the time to Blog this, as I look outside at darkness, thunder and rain. Hmmm...
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We're very pleased to be in our new time on Radio Seagull, 21.00 CET (20.00 UK) on Mon, Tue, Wed... with repeats of those AZ Shows respectively at 03.00 CET on Fri, Sat, Sun.
We think the 8pm UK slot is much better for us, and thanks to our friends at Radio Seagull for instigating the change, after a chat we had recently.
Incidentally, a new Radio Seagull MySpace page is up, and will be built on over the forthcoming weeks.
Do check it out !, at http://www.myspace.com/radioseagull
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For the Programmes though, as ever, it's http://www.radioseagull.com, at the days and times listed above.
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WCRV in Pennsylvania, have now begun airing The Album Zone, as of last Friday night, with the 2nd of the 'Reecey and Zoe' Programmes. We will air twice a week via WCRV, at 18.00 EST on Fridays and Sundays, a different new show, each time.
The Station is located in the Lake Ariel region, and broadcasts on 97.7 FM.
We hope this will be the first of many USA outlets. We'll keep you informed !
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To the August Schedules, and not so straightforward this time.
We did deliberately keep some shows back, as Seagull were, during July, featuring special 'Live' Broadcasts from their Radio Ship.
Therefore, some AZ Shows which were previously on the Pod, have not yet been aired via our good friends in the Netherlands. So, it's a case of squeezing them all in, alongside regular brand new Programmes.
All August and into September 2008 Schedules are listed below, the first date being 21.00 CET as we mentioned, and the second being 03.00 CET.
Any brand new Programmes never aired before anywhere else, are listed as 'New'.
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In the meantime, thanks for all your support, and as and when news breaks of new broadcastng outlets, you'll hear it here first.

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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August/September 2008 Programme Schedules via Radio Seagull :

August :
4th and 8th : Zoe Street-Howe
5th and 9th : Andy Miles
6th and 10th : Johnny Reece (from 6th July)
11th and 15th : Johnny Reece (from 13th July)
12th and 16th : Richard Bismarck (New)
13th and 17th : Johnny Reece (New)
18th and 22nd : Johnny Reece (from 20th July)
19th and 23rd : Barry De Foyle (New)
20th and 24th : Johnny Reece (New)
25th and 29th : Reecey and Zoe, Vol 3 (New)
26th and 30th : Simon G
27th and 31st : Johnny Reece (New)
1st and 5th September : Rich Phoenix

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Irony and inefficiency, in this day and age





Sometimes, you have interesting weeks. In fact, we could use a stronger word than 'interesting', but we'll stick with that for the moment. Stand by your beds - this is going to be a long Blog.
Those with no interest in Radio Politics look away now (should that be run away ?) or forever hold your peace.
Here goes...

Sunday morning arrives, and emails abound, from listeners saying 'where's the Pod' ?
Ah, a little technical fault, we thought at first.
As the day progressed, it all became clearer, especially when we managed to check various forums, to which our Pod community belongs.
It seems the powers that be in the States (Radio wise) the IPFI and DMCA, had their little automatic 'bots' running over the weekend, to disable thousands of files that even hinted at the word 'mp3'.
Well, we can understand that - too much illegal downloading and sharing going on, and in that case, we support them - after all - who lost their business, a CD/Record Shop of 14 years, to the strength of the illegal download ?
One of our very own, as if you didn't know.
But, and 'but' is the operative word here - so many innocent people were caught in the crossfire, ourselves here at AZ included. So, so many - even those who made, produced, and owned the copyrights to their own music ! Naturally, rightly, they were outraged, as they should be.
Now, it's all very well to have rules and regulations, but when you are a huge organisation (such as the DMCA) who, by putting measures in practise, actually harm some musicians, to such a point that they lose royalties because their system really is not up to scratch, that's not really good enough is it ?, especially when the system is designed to protect musicians, and not harm them.
Worth thinking about - although unfortunately, it's not something they would care to admit.
Now, to our case.
We do NOT fileshare Albums, Singles, DVDs, or anything like it. Never have, never will.
We put our own Radio Shows up on the Pod, purely as a back-up, for listeners who may have missed them on our legitimate -yes, LEGITIMATE Broadcasts via our outlets.
Add to this, that all royalties to artists are paid for by those Stations, who air our Music.
Also, we do not 'Broadcast' a Pod, as such. It sits, still, silent, not being used or using up any copyrights at all, and only clicks into life (rarely) when a listener, wherever, wants it to.
The mail we have always received, is 'heard you on such and such a station' - certainly not 'heard you on a Pod'. That's all it has been - a simple back up for those that may have missed something, no more than a common courtesy to our own listeners and supporters.
The downloads, for what they were, were so, so minimal.
But - everyone is the same in the eyes of the powers that be - and this is where the problem lies.
I still have emails from listeners thanking us here at AZ, for introducing them to Artists they would never have heard otherwise, on 'normal' Radio.
Many add the fact that they have gone out and bought material by these artists. because of us.
Examples ? Lisahall, Morris Quinlan Experience, Emiliana Torrini... I could go on.
Think about that for a second. Those artists I just mentioned, all earnt royalties due to our direct actions in promoting them. Yet - we are treated as if the opposite has happened.
So, in effect, the powers that be are not only preventing illegal sharing - which we support - they are also preventing Artists from receiving royalties ! There's irony for you.
And they think this is a good system ?
The truth is, everyone is lumped in together, because they do not know how to manage it.
I'm no expert - it would be impossible to do - but if there is one thing the powers that be do not have, it's a face. Or, any common sense. When you find an illegal sharer who continues to share whole albums - stop it.
When you find someone promoting - surely encourage ???
Point out the above facts, and you get quoted rules (rules that you already know).
Offer to pay royalties/fees for the minimal amount a Pod is used - and they refuse anyway, as they do not have the staff to manage it. That's the biggest irony of them all - as the Pod, for how much it is used, would be, we calculate, approx 12 Dollars per month in royalties. But we're not allowed - because they cannot control it. Is it that difficult to put a simple system in ?
That, and the fact they are harming Artists when their job is to protect them, is perhaps the worst irony of all. Sadly - they probably may not realise this.
That was certainly true when a similar thing happened when they purged Live365, and hundreds of Stations had to go.
I beg your pardon, but the word IRONY should be in capital letters.
I see a point in stopping illegality - we don't want the Music Industry harmed - we love music, it's why we do what we do. Isn't that obvious ?
Add the point that we actively promote artists who never, sorry, NEVER get heard on the Radio, by and large.
Who is going to stand up for those Artists then ? Or now ? Anyone have an answer to that ?
As we see it, the rules are in place for those who may lose an extra cent because 'Hotel California' is being played for the zillionth time that day. Certainly not for any struggling Musicians who would hold their hands (or guitars) up to the heavens in glee at receiving some airplay.
Not a word, not a peep of support, for the Artists who we actively support and promote.
But - everyone is put in the same boat, as far as alleged 'Broadcast Copyright' is concerned.
Those who promote are treated in the same way as those who steal.
And that is called progress. and 'protection of copyright'.
The most worrying thing is, those people in charge, actually believe they're right.

So, no Pod.
But, not to worry - we continue to broadcast via legitimate legal Stations (as we always have, and always will - those in authority, take note please, if you have time to tear yourselves away from 'getting up your monthly number quota' without seeing the actual facts in front of you).
And we have to thank various people - those in authority too - who have voiced support in cases like ours, and others.
They have been the first to admit how outdated and archaic the current copyright system is, and admit how frustrating it is that no-one has the power to do anything about it, to ensure the same hand that allegedly feeds, is not actually taking away with the other.
Funny old world.
Land of the free ?

Steve Lloyd. The Album Zone

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Times They Are A Changin'...





Hi all,
just a quick update re our Programme times, via Radio Seagull.
We had been in discussions with our good Dutch friends recently, and requested a slightly later evening slot for AZ, on the Mondays through Wednesdays Schedule.
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Happily, this has been granted, and as from August, The Album Zone will now be in the much more accessible 21.00 hours CET slot (that's 20.00 hours UK), on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, locally via Seagull on 1602 AM, and around the world on the Net.
Repeats for all of these follow on the 03.00 CET slot, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays respectively, which is perfect for our Net listeners in the USA and Canada, due to the different time zones involved.
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Have a good Sunday, and do check out our Pod, which has all the latest Programmes from all AZ Presenters, and also will have todays new Johnny Reece Show, later this evening.
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Steve

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Soirees and Shorts




Hi all,
welcome to the weekend, and it's back to AZ duties for a few of us, after doing that boring old thing called 'real jobs and real life' for a week. How nice it is to escape that !
The 'Live' experiment at Radio Seagull seems to very popular, and I have no doubt that we at AZ Towers will sit down sometime in the future and try to thrash out a few calendar dates to enable at least some of us to broadcast 'live' from the Netherlands. It really is about time we nipped over to visit them again, particularly as they now have a fabulous lightship in the harbour to broadcast from, and not the land based studios we were used to on previous occasions.
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Our own plane re Broadcasting via various outlets in various countries are taking shape, although we do stress that it is September before we really put this into action.
The Radio world can be very, very quiet during the summer months, and we are all too aware of this. So, it's plans just now, and action later.
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Lovely and warm here at AZ Towers, mid to late 80s on the old fashioned temperature scale, although it feels much warmer, and unpleasantly muggy. That's the thing about huge towns. Now, the mid 80s at a seaside resort would be much more refreshing.
Where's my bucket and spade ? And don't take photos of us in shorts, if you please.
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It's time I gave you the remaining Playlists of recent brand new AZ Shows - all now happily sitting on our Pod, ready for your ears to take advantage.
So, I fill in the missing gaps for you below, with Johnny Reece's 'A to Z Soiree' from last week, followed by the superb newie from Richard Bismarck.
Incidentally, the new Reecey Soiree will be ready tomorrow evening, Sunday, once again first to be heard, via our own Pod.
For those that follow our Broadcasts via Radio Seagull, it's Johnny Reece, Andy Miles, and Barry De Foyle for you this coming week.
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So, it's Playlists a go-go, and I wish you all a great week !
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Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone
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Johnny Reece's A to Z Soiree, 20th July 2008 :
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A - Aerosmith - Living On The Edge
B - Blur - Song 2
C - The Chi-Lites - (Gor God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
D - The Dukes Of Stratosphear - You're My Drug
E - Louis Eliot - She Is Moving On
f - Focus - Sylvia
G - Peter Gabriel - No Self Control
H - Terry Hall - Beautiful People
I - Isley Brothers - Harvest For The World
J - Eddie Jobson - Theme Of Secrets
K - Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
L - The Lovin' Spoonful - She Is Still A Mystery
M - Joni Mitchell - Furry Sings The Blues
N - Harry Nilsson - Mr. Richland's Favourite Song
O - John Otway - Body Talk
P - Procul Harum - Homburg
Q - Sidney Joe Qualls - The Next Time I Fall In Love
R - David Lee Roth - Sensible Shoes
S - Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby
T - The Tornados - THe Ice Cream Man
U - Urban Species - Listen
V - Frankie Valli - The Night
W - The Who - Love Ain't For Keeping
X - XTC - I'd Like That
Y - Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Days That Used To Be
Z - Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes
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The Richard Bismarck Show : July 2008 :
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Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground
So Ben Mi Ca Bon Tempo - Richard Thompson
It Could Be So Sweet - Portishead
You're The Storm - The Cardigans
Off The Hook - CSS
How Do You Sleep? - John Lennon
Thanks For The Love - Earth and Fire
TieDye - Nancy Fancy
Sex Is Not The Enemy - Garbage
Aristocracy - Caravan
This Voice - Ane Brun
Alison - Elvis Costello
What I Say And What I Mean - The Like
Moonchild - Rory Gallagher
Because They're Young - Duane Eddy
Searching For The Spark - Steve Hillage
Uncle Jonny - The Killers
Hug You Like A Mountain - Eliza Carthy
The Moss - Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson
You've Been Flirting Again - Björk (Flirt Is A Promise Mix)
Where The Wild Roses Grow - Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave
Johnny B Goode - Peter Tosh
Black Steel - Tricky
There Is Only This Time - Dandy Warhols
Walking In Your Shoes - Lisa Hall
Watford Gap - Roy Harper
Where Have All The Good Times Gone - The Kinks
Crystaline Green - Goldfrapp
De-Luxe - Lush
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