Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 11 - 2. Bobby Gillespie

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 11 - 2. BOBBY GILLESPIE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th February 2018


Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Primal Scream have constantly evolved since their formation in Glasgow in 1982. They've been a jangle pop outfit, 60s Stones obsessives, psychedelic rave music pioneers, krautrockers, trip hoppers, industrial noise merchants and most things in-between.

Bobby remembers the country, western and blues music that inspired him as a child and the incredible impact that punk rock had on him (especially the Sex Pistols and the Clash), which eventually that led to the formation of Primal Scream following his brief tenure as the drummer with the Jesus & Mary Chain.

He also explains how Primal Scream's immersion in the rave culture of the 80s gave birth to the classic album, Screamadelica, and how the band's drug problems nearly ended their career.

Primal Scream - Kill All Hippies [Universal]
Primal Scream - Rocks [Virgin]
The Beatles - She Loves You [Apple]
Hank Williams - Moanin' The Blues [Country Store]
Ray Charles - Busted [Acuff-Rose Opryland]
The Sweet - Block Buster! [Virgin]
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak / This Is The One (Regal Theatre Hitchin 1983)
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen [Virgin]
The Clash - White Riot [Columbia]
The Jesus And Mary Chain - Just Like Honey [Emperor Norton]
Love - Your Mind And We Belong Together [Rhino]
Primal Scream - Come Together (Farley Mix)
Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People [London]
Primal Scream - I'm Losing More (Than I'll Ever Have)
Primal Scream - Loaded [Now]
Primal Scream - Jailbird [Creation]
Primal Scream - Kowalski [Creation]
The Beach Boys - 'Til I Die [Eagle Vision]
Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix) [Creation]
Sex Pistols - Seventeen

Monday, 21 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 11 - 1. Karl Hyde

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 11 - 1. KARL HYDE (320kbs-m4a/130mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 19th February 2018


Karl Hyde of Underworld shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

Karl Hyde is one half of one of the world's greatest electronic bands. Their lyrics are an essential part of their music, and their anthems can fill a club dancefloor, their albums move the mind as much as the feet. They're also as much of a live spectacle as any rock band.

Karl looks back to the start of his musical history - his early passions growing up in Worcester, his first gigs and influences. He also talks about meeting his future Underworld partner Rick Smith and their search to find a creative identity. He also talks about Underworld's first shows, and how they became the acclaimed outfit they are today - taking in the iconic Born Slippy (which had its roots in Karl's own issues with alcohol abuse), through sound-tracking the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and their 2016 album Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future.

Underworld - Two Months Off [JBO]
Underworld - Dirty Epic
Brian Hyland - Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini
Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John [Old Gold]
Henry Blair & Ray Turner - Sparky's Magic Piano (Excerpt) [EMI]
Gun - Race With The Devil [Sony Music]
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [Columbia]
The Groundhogs - Cherry Red [Liberty]
Clifford T. Ward - Home Thoughts From Abroad [Columbia]
Osibisa - Music For Gong Gong [Bronze]
The Screen Gemz - Teenage Teenage
Freur - Doot Doot [CBS]
Underworld - Crocodile [Underworldlive.com]
John Martyn - Anna [Island]
Underworld - Mmm Skyscraper I Love You [Junior Boy's Own]
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner Bros]
Underworld - Born Slippy [Junior Boys Own]
Underworld & Evelyn Glennie & The Pandemonium Drummers - And I Will Kiss [Universal]
Clifford T. Ward - Gaye [Virgin]

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Discovery - The Far Future

DISCOVERY - THE FAR FUTURE (96kbs-m4a/19mb/26mins)
BBC World Service broadcast: 26th March 2018

How do we prepare for the distant future? Helen Keen meets the people who try to.

If our tech society continues then we can leave data for future generations in huge, mundane quantities, detailing our every tweet and Facebook 'like'. But how long could this information be stored? And if society as we know it ends, will our achievements vanish with it? How do we plan for and protect those who will be our distant descendants and yet may have hopes, fears, languages, beliefs, even religions that we simply cannot predict? What if anything can we, should we, pass on?

Picture: Filing cabinets, Credit: fotofrog

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Sound Of Cinema: 200. Gaming

SOUND OF CINEMA: 200. GAMING (320kbs-m4a/135mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 3 broadcast: 17th March 2018


As Lara Croft leaps into cinemas in the latest Tomb Raider film, Matthew Sweet takes on her, pacman and the Super Mario Brothers as he explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Beck - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010): Threshold (8 Bit) [Universal Studios]
Wendy Carlos - Tron (1982): The Creation Of Tron / Water, Music And Tronaction [CBS]
Don Davis - The Matrix (1999): Main Title / Trinity Infinity [Varese Sarabande]
Jerry Fielding - Demon Seed (1977): End Credits [Film Score Monthly]
James Horner - Avatar (2010): Jake Enters His Avatar World [Fox Music]
Henry Jackman - Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017): The Jumanji Overture [Sony Classical]
Ramin Djawadi - Pacific Rim (2013): 2500 Tons Of Awesome [WaterTower Music]
Dasha Churasha - Hardcore Henry (2016): You Are The Man [Sony Masterworks]
Clinton Shorter - District 9 (2009): A Lot Of Secrets [Spacelab9]
Henry Jackman - Wreck It Ralph (2012): Life In The Arcade / Vanellope Von Schweets [Walt Disney]
Arthur B. Rubinstein - WarGames (1983): A Game Of Chess / Main Title [Intrada Special Collection]
Junkie XL - Tomb Raider (2018): Return To Croft Manor [Sony Masterworks]
Richard Rodney Bennett - Billion Dollar Brain - End Titles [Sony]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - The Magic Flute (1975): Queen Of The Night's Aria

Friday, 18 May 2018

The First Time With... Sir Elton John

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SIR ELTON JOHN (320kbs-m4a/134mb/58mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 9th February 2018


Sir Elton John shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2016.

He's sold more than 250 million records worldwide, holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time and is the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, just behind Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

In an interview recorded as he prepared to release his 33rd studio album Wonderful Crazy Night, he looks back at his early ragtime influences and how that grew to become an obsession with playing piano and listening to albums. He also talks us through some of the remarkable musical moments in his life - such as performing with John Lennon at his last ever show and staging Nina Simone's final concert. He also discusses how music helped him through his battle with drug addiction, his appetite for new music and his obsessive love for Blur, John Grant and New Order and whether he'll ever play the Glastonbury Festival.

Elton John - Rocket Man [Mercury/Universal]
Elton John - Tiny Dancer
Alberto Semprini Et Son Orchestre - Kitten On The Keys
Danny & The Juniors - At The Hop [EMI]
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite [Charly]
Winifred Atwell - Hamp's Boogie Woogie [London]
John Grant - Sweet Painted Lady [Mercury]
Elton John - Your Song (Live) [Rocket]
Tupac & Elton John - Ghetto Gospel [Interscope]
Elton John - Take Me To The Pilot [DJM]
Elton John & John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night [Rocket]
Nina Simone - Here Comes The Sun [Verve]
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express [Capitol]
Edward Elgar - Enigma Variations
Elton John - Levon [Mercury]
Blur - My Terracotta Heart [Parlophone]
Elton John - Bennie & The Jets [Rocket]
Elton John/Bernie Taupin - Guilty Pleasure [Virgin]

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The First Time With... Noddy Holder

THE FIRST TIME WITH... NODDY HOLDER (320kbs-m4a/130mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 8th February 2018


Noddy Holder, the former frontman of Slade and king of the Christmas single, shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Slade formed from various groups in Wolverhampton and Walsall in 1965. It took them until 1971 to have their first hit. This started a consistent run that would include six UK No. 1 singles and three UK No. 1 albums. Noddy quit the band in 1992. Oasis, KISS, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash and Paul Weller have all paid their respects, even Kurt Cobain was a fan.

Noddy tells the stories behind some of Slade's biggest records, yes, including Merry Xmas Everybody.

Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now [Polydor]
Slade - Gudbuy T'Jane [Universal]
The Beverley Sisters - Vaya Con Dios [Philips]
Frankie Laine - I Believe [Pickwick]
Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It [Ace]
Django Reinhardt - Nuages [Le Chant Du Monde]
The N'Betweens - Security [Cherry Red]
Little Richard - Get Down With It [Kent]
Slade - Get Down And Get With It [Polydor]
Aretha Franklin - The House That Jack Built [BMG]
Slade - Cum On Feel The Noise [Polydor]
Slade - Coz I Love You [Polydor]
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody [Polygram]
Slade - How Does It Feel [Universal Polydor]
Slade - Far Far Away [Universal Polydor]

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 3. Jean Michel Jarre

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 3. JEAN MICHEL JARRE (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 7th February 2018


Jean-Michel Jarre shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Jean-Michel Jarre, one of the architects of modern electronic music, a man who's sold over 80 million albums worldwide and has made and broken the world record for highest concert attendance three times - the current record is for his 1997 show in Moscow for an audience of 3.5 million people. But he's also a groundbreaking musician whose work with synthesizers influenced Daft Punk, Air, Massive Attack, Hot Chip, Moby, Bjork and the whole electronica movement.

In an interview recorded at the time of the release of an album (a series of collaborations with the likes of Air, Massive Attack and Laurie Anderson) fittingly called Electronica, Jean talks about his deeply musical early life, when he was exposed to jazz, rock n roll, soul and classical music, as well as studying with electronic and experimental music pioneer Pierre Schaeffer.

Jean-Michel discusses how, along with the likes of Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, he helped define what was possible with the synthesizer, and how he took it to new peaks of popularity with his albums Oxygène (1977) and Equinoxe (1978). He also discusses his enormous outdoor live concerts (featuring his famous laser harp) and the relationship between electronic music and art.

Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 6 [Disques Dreyfus]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 4 [Disques Dreyfus]
Stravinsky - Right Of Spring
Édith Piaf - Les Trois Cloches [EMI]
Ray Charles - What'd I Say [Warner]
Chet Baker - Long Ago And Far Away [Pacific Jazz]
The Who - Baba O'Riley [Polydor]
The Who - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere [MCA]
Jean Michel Jarre - La Cage
Kraftwerk - Autobahn [Mute]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène (Part I) [Dreyfus/Polydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygène (Part IV) [Dreyfus/Poldydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Équinoxe Part 5 [Polydor]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Fourth Rendez-Vous [Disques Dreyfus]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Blah Blah Cafe [Polydor]
Laurie Anderson - O Superman [Warner]
Jean-Michel Jarre With Laurie Anderson - Rely On Me [Aero Productions/Columbia/Sony Music]
Jean-Michel Jarre - Second Rendez-Vous (Part 3)
Jean-Michel Jarre - Souvenir Of China [Warner]
Nicolas Godin - Elfe Man [Because Music]

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 2. George Clinton

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 2. GEORGE CLINTON (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 6th February 2018


George Clinton shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

George Clinton didn't just change the path of popular music, he took it to a far-out cosmic dimension. As the driving force behind legendary 70s bands Parliament and Funkadelic, he revolutionised soul and funk music, leading it into some insanely creative and psychedelic territories. A huge and undeniable impact on artists such as Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre and OutKast, his music is as thrilling as ever, and he remains the one of the most sampled men in the history of music.

George talks about his youth in do-wop bands, working at both Motown and as a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, and how he took his humble soul band the Parliaments and developed them into a multi-coloured, platinum selling, virtuoso, psychedelic funk rock collective. George's legendary live shows were ground-breaking and he also discusses the Mothership, the iconic UFO stage set that would land at Parliament and Funkadelic gigs. He also talks about the serious battle with drug abuse that stunted his career in the 80s and 90s, getting clean and his musical comeback, and on-going legal crusade to see musicians get recognised and receive royalties for their work being sampled - a battle that has taken him to the federal courts in Washington.

George Clinton - Atomic Dog [Warner]
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) [Casablanca]
The Shirelles - Mama Said [Columbia]
Louis Jordan - Caldonia [Spectrum]
The Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart [Ace]
The Parliaments - I Wanna Testify [Revilot]
Parliament - Breakdown [Sequel]
Funkadelic - Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On [Westbound]
Funkadelic - Funky Dollar Bill [Westbound]
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove [Warners]
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (We Want The Funk)
Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep [Metro]
De La Soul - Me Myself And I [Tommy Boy]
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up [Creation]
Prince - Dolphin [Warner Bros]
Funkadelic - Pole Power [The C Kunspyruhzy]

Monday, 14 May 2018

The First Time With... Series 10 - 1. David Gilmour

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 10 - 1. DAVID GILMOUR (320kbs-m4a/136mb/59mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 5th February 2018


David Gilmour of Pink Floyd shares his musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

Pink Floyd - Speak To Me / Breathe [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Fearless [Harvest]
Hoagy Carmichael - Lazy Bones [Decca]
Carson Robison - Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It? [Jasmine]
Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock [MCA]
Pete Seeger - Folksinger's Guitar Guide
Pete Seeger - The Riddle Song
The Shadows - Alice In Sunderland
Jokers Wild - Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Jokers Wild - Walk Like A Man
Jokers Wild - Don't Ask Me (What I Say)
Jokers Wild - Big Girls Don't Cry
Jokers Wild - Beautiful Delilah
The Rooftop Singers - Walk Right In [Vanguard]
Syd Barrett - Lanky (Part One)
Pink Floyd - Careful With That Axe, Eugene [EMI]
Pink Floyd - Money [EMI]
David Gilmour - There's No Way Out Of Here [Harvest]
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb [Capitol]
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond [EMI]
Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes [EMI]
Grace Jones - Slave To The Rhythm [ZTT]
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat [Columbia]
Pink Floyd - High Hopes
Pink Floyd - Ebb And Flow [Parlophone]
David Gilmour - In Any Tongue [Columbia]

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 6. Episode 6

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/129mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 15th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
KD Lang - Barefoot
Oliver Cheatham - Get Down Saturday Night
PJ Harvey - Who Will Love Me Now
The Four Tops - It's The Same Old Song
Denny Brooks - San Antone
Bette Davis - I've Written A Letter To Daddy
Tom Waits - On The Nickel
Suicidal Tendancies - Institutionalized
David Bowie - Subterraneans
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Slade - How Does It Feel

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Celluloid Jukebox - 5. Episode 5

CELLULOID JUKEBOX - 5. EPISODE 5 (320kbs-m4a/126mb/55mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 14th April 2018


It could be argued that modern pop music began in the mid 1950s with Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley and the Comets. This iconic song was used for the opening credits of the teen high school drama Blackboard Jungle in 1955, and then, a year later, the movie Rock Around the Clock came out featuring Bill and The Comets in a fictionalised account of the birth of rock n roll.

More than 60 years on, Mark Kermode brings us a unique and personal tour of his very own Celluloid Jukebox. In each programme we will hear music from the six decades that cinema and pop music have been partners. The musical selection will be eclectic and free flowing - sometimes connected by theme or genre, sometimes by year or artist and sometimes through Mark's particular and personal associations. He shares anecdotes and gives context to the choices, and each programme will feature extracts of dialogue from some of the films featured, as well as other audio archive.

First broadcast in 2016.

Elvis Presley - Hard Headed Woman
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
Wanda Jackson - Funnel Of Love
SQÜRL (Feat. Madeline Follin) - Funnel Of Love
Madeline Follin - Funnel Of Love
Mark Wahlberg - Feel The Heat
Commodores - Machine Gun
Julie London - Cry Me A River
The Yardbirds - Stroll On
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity (Version)
Sparks - Big Boy
The Three Degrees - Everbody Gets To Go To The Moon (Live)
Quindon Tarver - When Doves Cry
David Bowie & Massive Attack - Nature Boy
Cat Stevens - Don't Be Shy
Diane Keaton - Seems Like Old Times
X - Breathless