Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ain't The Future So Bright! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 27/16

So another anniversary slips quietly by. We are up to 26 years of broadcasting the best British indie and alternative sounds on CJAM now.
No fuss, no muss, we just keep plugging away playing some amazing tunes!


toy - fast silver
lions of dissent - heaven sent
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new model army - winter
xtc - ball and chain
larkins - velvet
delorentos - fits (to drunk to drive)
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sundara karma - she said
the april seven - commandant, commissar
shambolics - when she goes home
altar flowers - it's only love
softer still - bliss
caroline - pretty corpse
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ulrika spacek - everything all the time
inheaven - drift
three three fives - a future without
-----northern soul spotlight
earl wright & his orchestra - thumb a ride
kim weston - helpless
joy lovejoy - in orbit
dana valery - you don't know where you're interest lies
-----lp session - glass animals "how to be a human being"
glass animals - season 2 episode 3
glass animals - mama's gun
glass animals - poplar st
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new order - people on the high line (extended mix)
ultravox - some of them
richard ashcroft - ain't the future so bright
everything but the girl - i don't want to talk about it
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menace beach - hex breaker
post war glamour girls - welfare by prozac
cold pumas - a change of course
slowcoaches - norms & values
modern rituals - scrump
-----lp session - the veils "total depravity"
the veils - axolotl
the veils - swimming with crocodiles
the veils - in the blood
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biff bang pow! - there must be a better life
the spook school - vicious machine
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bryan ferry & todd terje - johnny & mary (ulrich schnauss remix)

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Grab Life By! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 20/16

More tragic news form last week as another musician dies to young. RIP Gary Watson of The Lapelles. Such a sad story. Our condolences to his family, friends and bandmates.
We open with a nod to Canada's troubadours The Tragically Hip as they play their last concert tonight in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario. Gord Downie, the lead singer, diagnosed with terminal brain cancer took the band out on a farewell tour. His courage and talent captivated a country.


stereophonics - fiddlar's green (tragically hip cover)
the lapelles - grab life by
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the verve - shoeshine girl (sawmills session)
dodgy - california gold
the magic gang - all this way
boys forever - poisonous
the jackobins - hasty
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coquin migale - paris
coquin migale - frynge
kite base - something i can never have
kate jackson - last of the dreamers
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crystal fighters - all night
boxed in - forget
shura - make it up
hannah peel - all that matters
blaenavon - let's pray
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toy - fast silver
luxury death - radiator face
the wytches - c-side
psychic shakes - kings
-----lp session - the rifles "big life"
the rifles - turtle dove
the rifles - johnny was a friend of mine
the rifles - never been that close
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kaiser chiefs - hole in my soul
the courteeners - the 17th
mystery jets - the world is overtaking me
simple minds - new gold dream (german 12" mix)
sunshine underground - luminescent
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slow club - tattoo of the king
ed harcourt - furnaces
bear's den - dew on the vine
-----lp session - exploded view "exploded view"
exploded view - disco grove
exploded view - lark descending
exploded view - killjoy
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ravellas - belong
desperate journalist - a phase
yassassin - social politics
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delamere - black and white space


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Assume Nothing, Question Everything! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 13/16

CJAM Radio Brain Drain August 13 - 19, 2016.
On August 16th 1974 The Ramones played for the first time as a 4-piece band at CBGBs. We’re taking the celebration of punk music in all it’s forms to a week long party over the airwaves, including over 20 shows playing punk and punk related music.
In July, the British Library held an exhibition called Punk 1976-78. In the adverts The Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Buzzcocks were mentioned.
There was one problem, no women were mentioned and Viv Albertine of The Slits noticed this. Albertine crossed out the names of the bands and wrote “The Slits, X-Ray Spex, Siouxsie & the Banshees. (What about the women!!).”
As we celebrate the British punk and post punk movements for CJAM's Radio Brain Drain week long celebration of punk, we'll take a close look at the contributions of Viv, Poly, Siouxsie and all their fellow musicians.
Cowboys & Indies look at the British punk and post punk scenes will feature The Sex Pistols to X-Ray Spex, The Clash to The Slits and The Buzzcocks to Siouxsie & The Banshees.

sham 69 - if the kids are united
the exploited - punks not dead
charged gbh - city baby attacked by rats
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theatre of hate - do you believe in the west world?
stiff little fingers - suspect device
uk decay - for my country
delta 5 - mind your own business
sex pistols - anarchy in the uk (demo)
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the boomtown rats - lookin' after no. 1
poison girls - persons unknown
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x-ray spex - the day the world turned dayglo
x-ray spex - identity (peel session)
x-ray spex - oh bondage up yours
x-ray spex - genetic engineering (peel session)
x-ray spex - i am a poseur
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pauline murray - free money
the jam - in the city radio ad
the jam - in the city
swell maps - spitfire parade
family fodder - savior faire
section 25 - dirty disco pt.2
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medium medium - splendid isolation
the damned - ignite
clock dva - resistance
vivien goldman - launderette
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the slits - i heard it through the grapevine (demo)
the slits - typical girls (brink style)
the slits - love and romance
the slits - shoplifting (peel session)
the slits - man next door
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the clash - clampdown
killing joke - birds of a feather
flux of pink indians - charity hilarity
maximum joy - searching for a feeling
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subway sect - nobody's scared
the raincoats - shouting out loud
steve diggle & the flag of convenience - 50 years of comparative wealth
the fall - industrial estate
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siouxsie & the banshees - helter skelter
siouxsie & the banshees - playground twist
siouxsie & the banshees - christine
siouxsie & the banshees - arabian knights
siouxsie & the banshees - obsession
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the buzzcocks - what do I get?
the stranglers - (get a) grip (on yourself)
the undertones - here comes the summer
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

I've Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 6/16



roxy music - both ends bruning
bryan ferry - love is the drug (live)
bryan ferry - virginia plain (live)
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slow club - in waves
daughter - no care
is bliss - ocean blue
palace - have faith
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viola beach - drunk
viola beach - call you up
fickle friends - swim
kid canaveral - first we take dumbarton
trash - give up
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dubblestandart - safe from harm feat amanda bauman
massive attack - come near me feat ghostpoet
the beat - avoid the obvious feat ranking roger
-----northern soul spotlight
garnet mimms - as long as i have you
lou pride - i'm com'un home in the morn'un
major lance - it's the beat
jackie wilson - whispers getting louder
epitome of sound - you don't love me
-----lp session - blossoms "blossoms"
blossoms - honey sweet
blossoms - smashed pianos
blossoms - deep grass
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the lucid dream - i'm a star in my own right
the chameleons - the healer
seawitches - tempest
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thousand yard stare - version of me
thousand yard stare - 0 - 0 a.e.t. (no score after extra time)
white - i liked you better when you needed me
the darling buds - spin (flexidisc version)
shallows - house of love
the shamen - young till yesterday
-----lp session - asylums "killer brain waves"
asylums - i've seen your face in a music magazine
asylums - monosyllabic saliva
asylums - missing persons
tangerines - long way home
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beaty heart - good bunch
exploded view - lost illusions
wild beasts - 2bu

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - July

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SUMMER 08 (LP) ... Metronomy (Because Music)
2. BEAR ... The Wedding Present (Scopitones)
3. COMING OF AGE EP ... The Van T's (Bloc+Music)
4. TWIST THROUGH THE FIRE (LP) ... Lola Colt (Black Tigress Records)
5. GLOW ... Night Flowers (Dirty Bingo Records)
6. NEVER LET YOU GO EP ... Bugeye (Repeat Records)
7. READY FOR THE MAGIC ... Honeyblood (FatCat Records)
8. CRACKS IN THE CONCRETE ... Manuela (Lost Map Records)
9. RANDOM TEXTURES (LP) ... Crispy Ambulance (Factory Benelux)
10. NEW AGE ... Softer Still (Label Fandango)
11. ANIMAL JIVE (LP) ... Black Market Karma (Flower Power Records)
12. THIEVES ... Gangs (Spinnup)
13. POST EXOTIC (LP) ... Bosco Rogers (Bleepmachine)
14. BILLS ... Ultimate Painting (Trouble In Mind Records)
15. SECOND CLASS SEX ... Asylums (Cool Thing Records)
16. BORDERS (LP) ... Climbing Trees (Staylittle Music)
17. VANILLA (LP) ... Evans The Death (Fortuna POP!/Slumberland)
18. THE BRIDE (LP) ... Bat For Lashes (Parlophone)
19. THE SOFT BOUNCE (LP) ... Beyond The Wizards Sleeve (Phantasy Sound)
20. NOUVELLE EP ... Lull (PaperCup Music)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for July 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Poised Over The Pause Button! Show tracks for Sat. Jul. 30/16


Tonight we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the influential C86 release with an extended LP Session of the new C87 compilation. Created by Cherry Red Records with the idea in mind of what if the NME revisited their indie compilation a year later.
Most of the music featured on these compilations are the reason why Scott & I started this show over 25 years ago. Enjoy the trip down memory lane.
Just for good measure there a few new releases as well.

the wedding present - my favourite dress
the wolfhounds - the anti-midas touch
the primitives - we found a way to the sun
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baby strange - friend
inheaven - all there is
seawitches - skylight
fickle friends - cry baby
two door cinema club - bad decisions
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one thousand violins - please don't sandblast my house
the sea urchins - pristine christine
the soup dragons - hang ten!
the motorcycle boy - big rock candy mountain
phil wilson - 10 miles
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pop will eat itself - sweet sweet pie
mccarthy - frans hal
the wonder stuff - it's not true…
stump - tupperware stripper
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massive attack - the spoils feat hope sandoval
beaty heart - raw gold
blaenavon - let's pray
french leave - walking away
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inspiral carpets - now you're gone (demo)
laugh - paul mccartney
I, ludicrous - my baby's got jet lag
biff bang pow! - in a morning town
this poison! - poised over the pause button
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and also the trees - your guess
mark burgess & the sons of god - happy new life
puressence - palisades
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house of love - real animal
a house - kick me again jesus
kitchens of distinction - escape!
the brilliant corners - please please please
gaye bikers on acid - everything's groovy
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sahara - scratch
coquin migale - pt. 2
pretty vicious - cave song
the big moon - silent movie susie
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the vaselines - son of a gun
talulah gosh - talulah gosh
the heart throbs - i, the jury
mighty mighty - built like a car
the boy hairdressers - golden shower
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the flatmates - i could be in heaven
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Goin' To A Happening! Show tracks for Sat. Jul. 23/16

It's getting to be second hand writing about musicians that have passed away. It's been a long year and it's not done yet. Hopefully, these tributes are for a while. This week the music community lost Alan Vega, co-founder of Suicide. He may not have been as well known in the mainstream as Bowie or Prince but his influences were huge to musicians. Tonight we open the show with 2 covers of his songs by English artists.


spaceman 3 - ché (suicide cover)
savages - dream baby dream (suicide cover)
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pj harvey - guilty
big deal - v.i.t.r.i.o.l.
bear's den - gabriel
jc flowers - proletarieterette
peaness - i'm not your problem
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the wedding present - bear
bat-bike - sean lemon
the cult of dom keller - broken arm of god
gangs - thieves
the zutons - valerie
amy winehouse - you know i'm no good
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tim burgess & peter gordon - begin
crispy ambulance - leviathan
the deadline shakes - shelters
-----northern soul spotlight
sam ward - sister lee
the valentinos - sweeter than the day before
tommy neal - goin' to a happening
stanley mitchell - get it baby
-----lp session - bosco rogers "post exotic"
bosco rogers - anvers
bosco rogers - beach! beach! beach!
bosco rogers - drinking for two
bosco rogers - true romance
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dead rabbits - get me over there
paws - clarity
syd arthur - sun rays
coves - i just don't care
pink flames - i'm just a star on a democratic flag
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little green cars - good women do
last shadow puppets - used to be my girl
night flowers - amy
shura - what happened to us?
wild beasts - celestial creatures
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oasis - d'you know what i mean (ng's 2016 rethink)
the indigo palms - glow
black market karma - phony ailments
black market karma - heavy headed
cross wires - i want radio
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beyond the wizards sleeve - iron age
three trapped tigers - strebek

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