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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
So, it's Playlists a go-go, and I wish you all a great week !
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Johnny Reece's A to Z Soiree, 20th July 2008 :
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
The Richard Bismarck Show : July 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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Sunday, July 20, 2008

It's an A to Z Soiree, and Mr Biz is back in town...

And a quick Sunday hi to all...
More Pod action today as promised, as by 20.00 hours tonight, the brand new Johnny Reece Show will be present on our Pod.
Oh, and it's an A to Z Special, running the gauntlet of alphabetical artistes, no less...

Also, we're happy to see, well, hear, the return of Mr Biz, otherwise known as Richard Bismarck, to the AZ airwaves.
An exclusive first airing of both Shows is available on our Pod tonight, Sunday, before they are distributed elsewhere...

Check them out !, as from 20.00 hours (UK time), tonight...
Just go to :

Happy Weekend to all !

Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's great, except for the sushi

Hi all,
and welcome to another Playlist frenzy update.
I've been immersing myself in Japanese culture - not easy to do at the best of times, as it is so regionalised, and one region may have completely different ideals, traditions, foods, etc etc from another. So, a lot of generalisation has gone on.
I love it, apart from the sushi.
Back to the plot. There has been so many new AZ Shows of late, there really is quite a lot of catching up to do, with the publishing of the playlists, for Shows recently uploaded to the Pod.
So, here's where I do the catching up, with the Playlists from Johnny Reece, Zoe, Andy Miles, Rich Phoenix, and Simon G, all below for you. Whew !
All the Shows are now on our Pod, so give those ears of yours something to do, ok ?
More newies abound, as of tomorrow night, we will have a newie from Johnny Reece, and one from Richard Bismarck too.
Looking ahead, another 'Reecey and Zoe' joint show is in the offing, any day now...
Thanks to WCRV, we're now being heard in Pennsylvania.
We'd like to think this is the start of world domination, but we will see, eh ?
The 'Live' Programmes continue from Radio Seagull (not AZ ones, unfortunately).
Johnny Reece was invited to take part, but other work calls, and he was unable to do it this month. However, I've tuned in, and it's been great to hear, during the early to late evenings.
AZ will slot back in its usual place on the Seagull schedule, come August.
Incidentally, there is an 'open invitation' for Album Zone Presenters to go to the Ship housing Radio Seagull programmes in the future, so it will happen.
Ok, Playlist frenzy it is, of the Pods newest offerings, and I'll bid you a fine weekend !
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

The Johnny Reece Show : 13th July 2008 :

Alice Cooper - Elected
John Lee Hooker - Dimples
The Syn - 14 Hour Technicolour Dream
Everything But The Girl - Single
Barclay James Harvest - Poor Man's Moody Blues
Golden Earrings - Daddy, Buy Me A Girl
The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
Paul McCartney - And I Love Her (Unplugged)
Bo Diddley - Bo's Bounce
Michael Stipe - L'Hotel
Roxy Music - Flesh And Blood
Cream - White Room
Pete Seeger - I Know An Old Lady
The Troggs - With A Girl Like You
Chris Isaak - Can't Do A Thing To Stop Me
The Moody Blues - Lovely To See You
Madness - Sweetest Girl
Love Sculpture - In The Land Of The Few
Johnny Zero And The Angels - Whatever Happened To The Kid (Unzipped)
Leo Sayer - The Dancer
The Kills - I Call It Art
Kim Fowley - The Trip
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Emiliana Torrini - At Least It Was
10.C.C. - I'm Mandy Fly Me
Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark


Zoe : July 2008 :

Stormy Weather - New Age Steppers
Rock a Hula Baby - Elvis Presley
Sailin' On Bad Brains
Launderette Vivien Goldman
Frenz The Fall
Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll (Ian Dury/Blockheads cover) Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain
Waves Camille
I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) Carmen Miranda
Aztek Dubd Keith Levene - MURDER GLOBAL
Protex Blue The Clash
Smokestack Lightnin' (Single Version) Howlin' Wolf
Control This The Dead 60s
I Found That Essence Rare Gang Of Four
Public Image Public Image Ltd.
King Heroin James Chance & The Contortions
Waterloo Doctor & The Medics
Hungry For You (j'aurais toujours faim de toi)
Do the Du A Certain Ratio
California Über Alles Dead Kennedys
Once And Never Again The Long Blondes
Moving Away From The Pulsebeat The Buzzcocks
Bim Today (Bam Tomorrow)
La vie en rose Edith Piaf
Ring-a-ding-dong Kleenex
Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy
Misty Mountain Hop Led Zeppelin
Skanky Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace
Rain Dogs Tom Waits
Bei mir bist du Schön The Andrews Sisters

Andy Miles : July 2008 :

Beth Rowley - I Shall Be Released
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Jimi Hendrix - Pali Gap
Melanie - What Have They Done To My Song Ma
Pink Floyd - Mother
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The House Is Rockin'
Joe Satriani - Musterion
Bob Rivers - When A Man Loves A Chicken
Sarabeth Tucek - Hot Tears
Rose Tattoo - Bad Boy For Love
Quarterflash - Find Another Fool
Rory Gallagher - Messin With The Kid (Live)
Rush - We Hold On
Nine Black Alps - Attraction
Pearl Jam - I Am Mine
Boston - Smokin
Sammy Hagar - There's Only One Way To Rock
Down - Stone The Crows
Vertical Horizon - Finding Me
Sheryl Crow - Diamond Road
Maria Muldure - Midnight At The Oasis
Beth Rowley - Be My Baby
ZZ Top - Dust My Broom
The Eagles - Already Gone
Plastic Toys - I Miss You
Cinderella - Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart At The Seams
The Who - I Can't Explain [Stereo]

Rich Phoenix : July 2008 :

John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone
Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women, no.s 12 and 35
Bad Company - Can't Get Enough
Linda McCartney - Oriental Nightfish
Steely Dan - My Old School
Roling Stones - Love Is Strong
10.C.C. - The Dean And I
Wings - Medicine Jar
Donald Fagen - I.G.Y.
Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
The Kinks - Come Dancing
Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat
Plastiscines - La Regle Du Jeu
Robert Palmer - Some Guys Have All The Luck
Beatles - All My Loving
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Radio
R.E.M. - Radio Song
America - Don't Cross The River
Eagles - New Kid In Town
Georgie Fame - Get On The Right Track, Baby
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Traffic - Paper Sun
The Troggs - Any Way That You Want Me
ZZ Top - Velcro Fly
Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing
Ezio - All I Really Want
Derek And The Dominoes - Layla


Simon G : July 2008 :

Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q
A Band Called Quinn - DIY
Edwyn Collins - Adidas World
Padma - Pilot
Zombies - Maybe After He's Gone
Crowded House - English Trees
Beatles - Helter Skelter (mono)
Nina Simone - Revolution
The Cimarons - We Are Not The Same
Clash - Clampdown
David Bowie - In The Heat Of The Morning
Monkees - Porpoise Song
Scott Walker - The Girls And The Dogs
Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before
The Fire - Father's Name Is Dad
Holly Golightly - Walk A Mile
Sparkadia - Animals
Velvet Underground - Here She Comes Now
The Wolfmen - Needle In The Camel's Eye
Blonde Redhead - SW
The Who - Melancholia
Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It
The Larks - Eyesight To The Blind
Derek Martin - Daddy Rolling Stone
Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera - Long Nights Of Summer
The Doors - Love Street
Pretty Things - SF Sorrow Is Born
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Gypsy Eyes
The Hush - Grey
Pink Floyd - Point Me At The Sky
Moody Blues - Ride My See Saw
Troggs - Maybe The Madman
Small Faces - Odgen's Nut Gone Flake


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Weekend thingummyjigs

Ah, so there you are.
It's been a busy weekend here at AZ Towers, with sunshine and showers, and new Shows approaching from the South and West. Or something. I should have been a weatherman.
If you check out our Pod, you will see newies up there from Andy Miles, and Rich Phoenix.
Want to hear them before they are broadcast elsewhere ?
Well, you know what to do...
If technology behaves itself, these should be joined by the Johnny Reece Show tonight, which is ready to go - although at the time of writing this, the 4Shared Servers are refusing any uploads (ah, a Server problem, by the look of it) so we'll wait and see.
As soon as their blockage is cleared (if you excuse the expression) then the new Reecey Soiree for 13th July, will magically appear...
Now, Playlists !
I've been a bit behind on these, so, three more for you below, from the newies from Andy Miles, Gil Legine, and Barry De Foyle.
Early in the week, we'll catch up with the Playlists of Zoe, Simon G, Rich Phoenix, and Johnny Reece. It's all go, it really is !
Barry De Foyle : July 2008 :

Elbow - The Bones Of You
Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On
Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah
Steve Hillage - Solar Musick Suite
Susumu Hirasawa - Parade
Liane Foly - Doucement
Tin Machine - Amlapura
King Crimson - Heartbeat
Black Uhuru - Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner ?
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence
Synergy - Shibolet
Gryphon - Checkmate
Pavlov’s Dog - Valkerie
The Enid - Childe Roland / Ondine
Camel - After All These Years
Gentle Giant - Mr Class & Quality / Three Friends
Tangerine Dream - Shape My Sin

Gil Legine : August 2008 :

R.E.M. - Living Well Is The Best Revenge
Zappa - While You Were Art II
Mister Murray - Down Came The Rain
The Raconteurs - Consoler Of The Lonely
Alice Cooper - I Love The Dead
Bo Diddley - Who Do You Love?
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - We Call Upon The Author
The Gutter Twins - Idle Hands
Roy Harper & Jimmy Page - Advertisement (Another Intentional Irrelevant Suicide)
MGMT - Electric Feel
Spoon - Finer Feelings
Sparks - Good Morning
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - She's Too Much For My Mirror
Vivian Stanshall - Ginger Geezer
Alanis Morissette - Underneath
Rilo Kiley - Close Call
Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind
Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I and II)
Elbow - One Day Like This
Tom Baxter - All Comes True
Paul McCartney & Wings - Helen Wheels

Andy Miles : July 2008 :

Beth Rowley - I Shall Be Released
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Jimi Hendrix - Pali Gap
Melanie - What Have They Done To My Song Ma
Pink Floyd - Mother
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The House Is Rockin'
Joe Satriani - Musterion
Bob Rivers - When A Man Loves A Chicken
Sarabeth Tucek - Hot Tears
Rose Tattoo - Bad Boy For Love
Quarterflash - Find Another Fool
Rory Gallagher - Messin With The Kid (Live)
Rush - We Hold On
Nine Black Alps - Attraction
Pearl Jam - I Am Mine
Boston - Smokin
Sammy Hagar - There's Only One Way To Rock
Down - Stone The Crows
Vertical Horizon - Finding Me
Sheryl Crow - Diamond Road
Maria Muldure - Midnight At The Oasis
Beth Rowley - Be My Baby
ZZ Top - Dust My Broom
The Eagles - Already Gone
Plastic Toys - I Miss You
Cinderella - Bad Seamstress Blues/Fallin' Apart At The Seams
The Who - I Can't Explain [Stereo]


Have a fab week, everyone,
Steve Lloyd PR The Album Zone

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sundays Pod action !

As ever on a Sunday, the Pod kicks into action...
My own soiree hits it (not literally) around 8pm (UK time) tonight, with the likes of The Alchemicals, Mercury Rev, Tom Waits and more. New Music too, from The Last Shadow Puppets, and Beck. Tune in if you can !
All Album Zone Shows are there, for aural delights.
Tomorrow, Monday, the newies from Zoe, and Gil Legine, will also be uploaded.

Hope everyone had a fine weekend...

Johnny x

Saturday, July 05, 2008


Hi all,
I didn't really think that Radio and Tennis would be a surefire mix, but for 2 weeks a year in this part of the world, it surely is. Wimbledon is on, just down the road from AZ Towers, and has provided a welcome break at times from the steamy studio.
I love the traditions involved, a proper grass court (as it was meant to be), players in all white, and one eye on that traditional Wimbledon spoiler - the weather.
Sad to say my own favourite didn't do so well, Maria Kirilenko, who is really a clay or hard court specialist, grass doesn't suit her. Shame !, as I could watch her all week ! I did cheer her on in the semi of the mixed doubles last night, but to no avail. And it was all over for her in the Singles, over a week ago. Ah, well.
No doubt I'll see a bit of the Women's final, though I doubt I'll watch all of it, not really being a fan of the Williams sisters, though it is essential viewing for a short while if you want to see how amusing Serena looks. I'm convinced she's dressed by an old maiden aunt who is convinced she is 4 years old and going out for a picnic, before she goes on court. Quite a sight.
Strange to see my other faves, Sharapova and Ivanovic, going out of the tournament earlier. The Serbs and Russians, for the main, do tend to dominate the Women's game in recent years. How the Men's game has changed too - when growing up it was Australians and Americans - and the chance of seeing either nationality in the late stages of big tournaments now is very much a thing of the past. You never know where the next big thing is coming from.
Nastase was my favourite, way back, before you ask (something tells me he's a bit too old to compete now, though). With typical Scottish fervour, we shouted on Andy Murray this time, who did well, getting to the last 8. 'One for the future', as the cliche says.
Back to reality and headphones, and that Pod of ours is now brimmed with new delights, as we promised you.
New Shows a-go-go, from Simon G, a co-hosted Reecey and Zoe, Barry De Foyle, and more.
Oh, and more to add too, on Sunday. Keep those ears peeled !
Up and coming : another new Reecey Show (ermm, that's me), a new solo from Zoe, more blues from Andy Miles, a new Gil Legine, and Rich Phoenix too.
We'll update here, with news of when things appear there, for those ears of yours.
You know the address to check it all out :
Wherever you are, have a fab weekend.
Johnny Reece, The Album Zone