Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 2. Indie

GLASTONBURY TALES - 2. INDIE (320kbs-m4a/60mb/26mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st June 2017


With tickets for next year's festival about to go on sale and BBC 6 Music celebrating live music, there's another chance to hear this four-part series originally broadcast in 2003 in which Mark Sutherland traces the event's journey from the days of getting free milk with your ticket to the era of superfences and superstars. In this epsiode he explores Indie Glastonbury.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Glastonbury Tales - 1. Hippies

GLASTONBURY TALES - 1. HIPPIES (320kbs-m4a/59mb/25mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th June 2017


Mark Sutherland traces the Glastonbury Festival's journey from the days of getting free milk with your ticket to the arrival of superfences and superstars. First broadcast in 2003.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Radiohead - Live Glastonbury 28th June 1997

RADIOHEAD - LIVE GLASTONBURY 28.06.97 (320kbs-m4a/137mb/60mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 17th June 2017


Radiohead - Lucky
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Radiohead - Airbag
Radiohead - Planet Telex
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Radiohead - You
Radiohead - No Surprises
Radiohead - High And Dry
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Steve Lamacq's Radiohead Special

STEVE LAMACQ'S RADIOHEAD SPECIAL (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 22nd June 2017


Steve revisits a 1997 interview with all five members of Radiohead, recorded as they released their third, critically acclaimed and Grammy Prize-winning album OK Computer.

Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway talk about the humour in their record, their desire to go off in different creative directions without being willfully obtuse, and to avoid being pigeon-holed as a band. They also reflect on the experience of working in different locations and with their former engineer Nigel Godrich, whose phrase sums up the album, specifically "it doesn't matter how we get there, so long as we get there."

He also catches up with Ed and Phil, as they release OKNOTOK to mark OK Computer's 20th anniversary, and prepare to headline Glastonbury.

Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]

Radiohead - Climbing Up The Walls
Radiohead - Karma Police [Columbia]
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]

Radiohead - Creep
Radiohead - Exit Music (For A Film) [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Fitter Happier [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lucky [Parlophone]

Friday, 21 July 2017

The First Time With... Philip Selway

THE FIRST TIME WITH... PHILIP SELWAY (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 2nd July 2017


Radiohead's drummer and occasional 6 Music presenter talks through his musical firsts.

Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5 [Parlophone]
Radiohead - There, There [Parlophone]
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Spanish Flea [A&M]
Esther & Abi Ofarim - Cinderella Rockefella [Premier]
Tony Sheridan & The Beatles - My Bonnie [Rhino]
The Police - Message In A Bottle [A&M]
U2 - I Will Follow
The Beat - Save It For Later
Joy Division - Atmosphere [Sony BMG]
Radiohead - My Iron Lung [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lift [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Kid A [Parlophone]
The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning [Verve]
Philip Selway - By Some Miracle
Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
Juana Molina - Micael

Thursday, 20 July 2017

The First Time With... Colin Greenwood

THE FIRST TIME WITH... COLIN GREENWOOD (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 18th June 2017


Radiohead's bassist discusses his musical firsts ahead of their return to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage.

Colin talks to Matt Everitt about how he and his brother, and band-mate, Jonny started playing music, his early passion for Joy Division and The Fall, his deep passion for soul and the bonds that brought Radiohead together back when they formed in 1985. The pair also talk about Radiohead's first release, The Drill EP, how the band's sound evolved, the public's perception of the group and their upcoming Glastonbury festival appearance. Colin also selects a heap of music, including Fleetwood Mac, Alice Coltrane, Sam Cooke and Kid Creole & The Coconuts.

Radiohead - Lotus Flower [Ticker Tape Ltd.]
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin [Parlophone]
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water [Columbia]
New Order - Procession [Factory]
Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy [Columbia]
Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness [Warner E.S.P.]
Radiohead - Prove Yourself [Parlophone]
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well (Parts 1 & 2) [CBS]
Radiohead - Airbag [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Morning Bell [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Bloom [Ticker Tape Ltd.]
Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda
Radiohead - Nude [XL]
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
Scorpions - Wind Of Change [Vertigo]
Sam Cooke - That's Heaven To Me

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The First Time With... Jonny Greenwood

THE FIRST TIME WITH... JONNY GREENWOOD (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 16th June 2017


In a worldwide radio exclusive Radiohead's guitarist, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Jonny Greenwood speaks to Matt Everitt about his musical life, his influences, Radiohead's history and the band's new album A Moon Shaped Pool - the first time anyone from Radiohead has spoken to radio or press about the release.

Radiohead are one of, if not the most important band in the world right now - a band who have shifted the parameters of what a rock band is capable of, who in their 30 year career have continually pushed themselves into new musical directions and produced some of best albums of all time.

Jonny Greenwood is a hugely respected and innovative composer in his own right, performing around the world with the BBC Concert, Australian Chamber and London Contemporary Orchestras, and has created award winning scores for films including There Will Be Blood and The Master. He talks about the varied music that obsessed him growing up - from The Fall and New Order to classical composers like Krzysztof Penderecki who still impact on his work today. He looks back to Radiohead's early days and how they coped with the huge success that followed 1997's OK Computer, and their creative processes in the recording studio.

He also discusses his acclaimed film soundtracks, working with director Paul Thomas Anderson, how Radiohead missed out on doing a James Bond theme and the writing and recording of their new album A Moon Shaped Pool.

Radiohead - Burn The Witch [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place [Parlophone]
Unknown - The Sound Of Silence
Rodgers & Hammerstein - Flower Drum Song
The Beat - Psychedelic Rocker
New Order - Everything's Gone Green [Factory]
The Fall - Wrong Place, Right Time
Pixies - Dead
Radiohead - Subterranean Homesick Alien [Parlophone]
Magazine - Because You're Frightened
X-O-Dus - English Black Boys
Radiohead - My Iron Lung [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Lucky (Glastonbury 2003)
Krzysztof Penderecki - Unknown
Radiohead - Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box [Parlophone]
Jonny Greenwood - There Will Be Blood
Radiohead - Spectre [Ticker Tape Ltd]
Radiohead - Daydreaming
Radiohead - Desert Island Disk
Sleaford Mods - No One's Bothered [Cargo]

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The First Time With... Ed O'Brien

THE FIRST TIME WITH... ED O'BRIEN (320kbs-m4a/133mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th June 2017


Matt talks to Ed O'Brien from Radiohead about the first key musical moments in his career to date.

He tells how his childhood was dominated by the pop charts and his early passion for the more unusual guitar heroes that emerge after punk, and his first impressions of meeting the schoolfriends who would go on to become Radiohead. He discusses the band's early musical insecurities, their unusual route to recognition, and their reaction to the attention that followed. Ed also looks back at the band's back catalogue, how The Bends was a reaction to being called one hit wonders, the wonder of the OK Computer sessions, and how the group transformed their whole approach to creating music with Kid A and Amnesiac. Matt also asks about his love for Brazilian music, his plans for a solo album and Glastonbury 2017.

Radiohead - Decks Dark [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place [XL Recordings]
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water [Columbia]
Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line [Old Gold]
Andy Cameron - Ally's Tartan Army
The Beatles - Kansas City
The Police - Walking On The Moon [A&M]
The Smiths - This Charming Man [WEA]
Radiohead - Prove Yourself
Radiohead - Bones [Parlophone]
Massive Attack - Karmacoma [Polygram TV]
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Let Down [Parlophone]
Jorge Ben - Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Radiohead - Treefingers [Parlophone]
Radiohead - All I Need
Radiohead - Desert Island Disk
Yarbrough & Peoples - Don't Stop The Music [BBR]

Monday, 17 July 2017

The First Time With... Thom Yorke

THE FIRST TIME WITH... THOM YORKE (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 11th June 2017


The Radiohead frontman talks through his musical firsts in an exclusive interview ahead of their return to the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage. Music featured comes from R.E.M., Aphex Twin, and James Holden.

Radiohead headline Glastonbury 20 years after their legendary 1997 headline set. The band didn't enjoy it but it has gone down in Glastonbury folklore as one of the best sets the Festival has ever since.

This time Radiohead return off the back of the re-release of their seminal album OK Computer with four unreleased tracks including 'Lift' which has a cult like status amongst Radiohead fans.

Radiohead - Spectre [Ticker Tape Ltd]
Radiohead - The National Anthem [Parlophone]
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime [Old Gold]
AC/DC - Back In Black [Epic]
Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection [A&M]
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Happy House [Polydor]
Radiohead - Planet Telex [Parlophone]
Can - Future Days
Radiohead - No Surprises [Parlophone]
Radiohead - I Promise [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android [Parlophone]
Radiohead - Paranoid Android (Glastonbury 2007)
Squarepusher & AFX - Freeman Hardy & Willis Acid [Warp]
Radiohead - Burn The Witch [XL Recordings]
Radiohead - The Numbers
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Sound Of Cinema: 173. 1977

SOUND OF CINEMA: 173. 1977 (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 27th May 2017


Forty years ago this week cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened in the US. With its Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates its 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

John Addison - A Bridge Too Far (1977) - March Of The Paratroopers [Rykodisc]
John Cacavas - Airport '77 (1977) - Main Theme
John Barry - The Deep (1977) - Main Theme [Silva Screen]
John Williams - Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977) - Resolution / End Title [Alhambra]
David Gates - The Goodbye Girl (1977) - Title Song [Elektra]
Jerry Fielding - Demon Seed (1977) - End Credits
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett - Equus (1977) - Main Theme [Rykodisc]
Goblin - Suspiria (1977) - Main Theme [EMI]
John Williams - Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - Princess Leia's Theme / Throne Room [RCA]
Carly Simon - The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Nobody Does It Better