Sunday, September 18, 2016

Everything's Groovy! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 17/16

I hope you enjoyed the repeat performance featuring what is probably best compilation released this year. Join us next week live for more of great music and album selections!


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, September 11, 2016

One Step Beyond! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 10/16

RIP Cecil "Prince Buster" Campbell

hannah peel - all that matters
the big moon - silent movie susie
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madness - mr. apples
the jam - start!
the pop group - zipperface
the tuts - let go of the past
the tuts - rudie can't fail
talulah gosh - talulah gosh
pop will eat itself - sweet sweet pie
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toy - i'm still believing
the veils - iodine & iron
pumarosa - honey
phobophobes - human baby
the wedding present - little silver
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white lies - come on
the ramona flowers - run like lola
still corners - bad country
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prince buster - judge dread
prince buster -madness
madness - one step beyond
the beat - rough rider
the specials - too hot
-----lp session - teenage fanclub "here"
teenage fanclub - the darkest part of the night
teenage fanclub - i have nothing more to say
teenage fanclub - it's a sign
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m.i.a. - bird song (diplo remix)
wild beasts - dreamliner
the charlatans - judas
white - recreational tv
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lust - falling through
beach baby - powderbaby
dayflower - big blue
colour of spring - snow
spc eco - favourite colour
-----lp session - dodgy "what are we fighting for"
dodgy - is this goodbye
dodgy - where shall i begin
dodgy - what are we fighting for
kula shaker - 2styx
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thing - carousel
showstar - everyday is like sunday
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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Shaking Their Bits To The Hits! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 3/16



stone roses - all for one
factory floor - upper left
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the courteeners - no one will ever replace us
coquin migale - socrata
thing - catcall
the shanklins - tell me
heavy heart - fever dream
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dodgy - california gold
tim burgess & peter gordon - oh men
tim burgess & peter gordon - say
shearwater - yassassin (turkish for long live)
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suede - beautiful ones
kasabian - me plus one
boredom - turn your head
still corners - lost boys
shvllows - zurich
-----northern soul spotlight
the ambers - potion of love
levi jackson - this beautiful day
dena barnes - if you ever walk out of my life
the olympics - i'll do a little bit more
ben aiken - satisfied
-----lp session - the wedding present "going going"
the wedding present - two bridges
the wedding present - little silver
the wedding present - kill devil hills
the wedding present - lead
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ultimate painting - song for brian jones
the kills - impossible tracks
urusei yatsura - slain by elf (evening session)
urusei yatsura - phasers on stun (evening session)
the pearl harts - go hard
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catholic action - rita ora
beach baby - smoke won't get me high
beach baby - bug eyed and blonde
tokyo tea room - like a drug
aathens - i wanna be a totem
-----lp session - the divine comedy "foreverland"
the divine comedy - to the rescue
the divine comedy - i joined the foreign legion (to forget)
the divine comedy - a desperate man
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everything everything - i believe it now
autoheart - love is the cure
this is the bridge - being nothing
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the spitfires - open my eyes


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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - August

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. BLOSSOMS (LP) ... Blossoms (Virgin EMI)
2. VIOLA BEACH (LP) ... Viola Beach (Fuller Beans Records)
3. FAST SILVER ... Toy (Heavenly)
4. MUNRO (LP) ... Coquin Migale (Fierce Panda)
5. I'M JUST A STAR ON A DEMOCRATIC FLAG ... Pink Flames (The Vinyl Factory)
6. C-SIDE ... The Wytches (Heavenly)
7. I'M JUST A STAR IN MY OWN RIGHT ... The Lucid Dream (Holy Are You Recordings)
8. BOY KING (LP) ... Wild Beasts (Domino)
9. AVOID THE OBVIOUS ... The Beat (DMF Music)
10. BIG LIFE (LP) ... The Rifles (Cooking Vinyl)
11. BEGIN ... Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon (O Genesis)
12. HOW TO BE A HUMAN BEING (LP) ... Glass Animals (Wolf Tone/Caroline)
13. PSYCHIC EP ... Psychic Shakes (Hail Hail Records)
14. ONE DAY ALL OF THIS WON'T MATTER ANY MORE (LP) ... Slow Club (Moshi Moshi Records)
15. HAVE FAITH ... Palace (Fiction)
16. SOCIAL POLITICS ... Yassassin (Enate Records)
17. I WANT RADIO / PINK DOGS ... Cross Wires (Cross Wires)
18. TEMPEST / SKYLIGHT ... Seawitches (Emerald Eye Recordings)
19. TILL THE TOMB (LP) ... Beaty Heart (NUA Entertainment)
20. THE HANGING VALLEY (LP) ... Cold Pumas (Faux Discx / Gringo Records)

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

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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