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Thursday, 28 June 2018

S4L Radio Playlist #8

It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted anything. So here's a new playlist to kick off.

It's a wonderful mix of the old and new with more new than old.

On The Playlist
On The Radio - Donna Summer
We kick off as usual with a song about the Radio on the only Radio Show that's not really a Radio Show at all! I had forgotten about how good this one from Donna Summer sounded all these years on from its release.

Get On Out Of The Rain - Roger Daltery 
Although he's been in my bad books a little for some of his recent comments regarding political issues here in the UK I still have some respect for the voice of The Who on his latest solo offering. Quite like this track (one of many good ones on the album). 

The Kids Are Alt-Right - Bad Religion 
 Heard this one only yesterday and thought it was a pretty interesting take on stuff that's going on in America at the moment. Not sure that I would consider that all the kids though fall under the banner of the Alt-Right though!

Tell Me One More Thing - Wilko Johnson
Good seeing Wilko back recording new music again. Blow Your Mind is a pretty tidy album of trademark blues from the former Dr Feelgood guitarist.

I'm A Mess - Bebe Rexha
 I was slightly put off at first by Bebe Rexha mainly because I really disliked that song she did with Florida Georgia Line (who seem like a kinda fake Country band to me!). But I was quite taken with some of the material on her album Expectations.

Bigger - Sugarland
Another spot of Country Music with the title track to their latest album.

Beautiful - The Alarm
The new album = (Equals) get released tomorrow and here's a track from it. The video was released a short while back.  Maybe it's going to give Mike Peters and The Alarm some exposure beyond their usual fanbase and MP is undertaking some promotional duties with signings and playing live (check out The Alarm website for details).

Love Is A Wonderful Colour - The Icicle Works
Don't Worship Me - Pele 
The two Ian's (McNabb of The Icicle Works and Prowse of Pele and Amsterdam) have had pretty long careers playing in bands and as Solo artists and I have to admit that I do prefer Mr Prowse. I don't really know too much of his band Pele though (apart from a few songs here and there) and must give myself some time to listen to more.
As for Mr McNabb, there's quite a number of of his albums with The Icicle Works that still sound good to my ears and he's done some decent Solo records as well (Head Like A Rock is the best I think).

Knobheads On Quiz Shows - Half Man Half Biscuit
Taken from the brand new album 'No One Cares About Your Creative Hub so Get Your F*****' Hedge Cut'. Half Man Half Biscuit come up once again with a set of songs with some of their best ever on their latest record including Man of Constant Sorrow (with a Garage in Constant Use) and Harsh Times in Umberstone Covert.

I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous - Frank Turner
There's a Special Edition of Love Ire and Song to celebrate its Tenth Anniversary of release. It's one of my favourite Frank albums.

Gave You Everything - The Interrupters
 Taken from the new album Fight the Good Fight that is released tomorrow. It's been a couple of years since their last album and they are sounding in fine form with that Punky/Ska edge that is their trademark sound.

Caught In The Middle - Paramore
Another single taken from the excellent After Laughter album.

Don't Be Hiding - Middle Kids
This lot were new to my ears and I really like them a lot. This is taken from their debut album Lost Friends. The video was released yesterday. The album by the Sydney, Australia, trio was released back at the start of May 2018. They have toured recently with the likes of Ryan Adams and the Cold War Kids.

Latchkey Kids - Family of the Year
 Another band who were new to me just a year ago with their fine self-titled debut album have their second album out at the moment entitled Goodbye Sunshine.

The Walking Wounded - Roseanne Cash
Taken from the excellent Johnny Cash: Forever Words album that contains songs written by The Man in Black that were found in various notebooks and hence unrecorded and unreleased. A real quality album that contains Alison Krauss and Union Station, Brad Paisley, Kris Kristofferson, T Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello and many others.

Beautifully Broken - Plumb
It's been a few years since the last Plumb album and so it's cool to see Tiffany Arbuckle Lee releasing another record of down to earth pop songs that have issues of faith at their heart. This is the title track to the new album.
My Lucky Scars - Hilary Williams
Waiting On June - Holly Williams
Holly Williams is someone I have spoken of with great affection on this blog before and it's nice to see her sister Hilary finally recording some music as well. My Lucky Scars is the title track of her debut album. Waiting On June is taken from Holly's impressive album The Highway.

The Parting Shot
Drift Away (Live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
I was listening to the Dobie Gray version of this a few days back and it's a song I've loved for years. Fortunately Springsteen has played it a few times live over the years as well and I always get a kick out of his version. This one is taken from a performance in 2013 in Hannover, Germany on The Wrecking Ball Tour.

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