Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Best Albums 2016!

I started to think about all the albums I really enjoyed this year and said to myself, Self, do a best of list. I don't where some people get off saying this year sucked for music. Maybe they relied on the mainstream for their tunes. Shame! lol I found this year to be very enjoyable indeed. Have a peak at my picks and tell me where I went wrong. Happy New Year and to an even better 2017 for music!

1. David Bowie - Blackstar
2. Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
3. Cavern of Anti-Matter - Void Beats/Invocation Trex
4. Deux Furieuses - Tracks Of Wire

5. Blossoms - Blossoms
6. Savages - Adore Life
7. Fat White Family - Songs for Our Mothers
8. Toy - Clear Shot
9. The Lucid Dream - Compulsion Songs
10. Kate Jackson - British Road Movies
11. Minor Victories - Minor Victories
12. Jaws - Simplicity
13. Eagulls - Ullages
14. Money - Suicide Songs
15. Telegram - Operator
16. Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
17. The Coral - Distance Inbetween
18. Dodgy - What Are We Fighting For
19. Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow
20. Spring King - Tell Me If You Like To
21. The Beat feat Ranking Roger - Bounce
22. The Early Years - II
23. Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
24. Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
25. The KVB - Of Desire
26. DMA's - Hills End
27. Teenage Fanclub - Here
28. Suede - Night Thoughts
29. De La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody...
30. Shura - Nothing's Real
31. Ulrika Spacek - The Album Paranoia
32. Cocaine Piss - The Dancer
33. Exploded View - Exploded View
34. The Orb - COW / Chill Out, World!
35. Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon - Same Language, Different Worlds
36. Yak - Alas Salvation
37. Daughter - Not To Disappear
38. The Wolfhounds - United Kingdom (…or how to come to terms with your culture)
39. Avec Sans - Heartbreak Hi
40. Catfish & The Bottlemen - The Ride
41. Oscar - Cut and Paste
42. Coquin Migale - Munro
43. Warpaint - Heads Up
44. Deap Vally - Femejism
45. September Girls - Age Of Indignation
46. Merchandise - A Corpse Wired For Sound
47. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
48. Man Made - TV Broke My Brain
49. Oskar's Drum - A Cathedral of Hands
50. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
51. Trashcan Sinatras - Wild Pendulum
52. Hinds - Leave Me Alone
53. Slowcoaches - Nothing Gives
54. James Blake - The Colour in Anything
55. Suuns - Hold/Still
56. Psychic Ills - Inner Journey Out
57. School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
58. Evans The Death - Vanilla
59. Blood Orange - Freetown Sound
60. Romare - Love Songs: Pt. Two
61. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
62. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
63. Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
64. Wire - Nocturnal Koreans
65. Night Beats - Who Sold My Generation
66. Bleached - Welcome the Worms

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Tastes Like Funk! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 24/16

Was it live or was it Memorex?
Hope you enjoyed the encore performance of the show. It was first aired Dec. 19/2015

cheatahs - murasaki
lucid dream - the darkest day/head musik
london music works - match of the day theme (RIP Jimmy Hill)
frank sidebottom - guess who's been on match of the day?
the train set - she's gone
squeeze - the beautiful game
the hooton tennis club - p.o.w.e.r.f.u.l. p.i.e.r.r.e.
the hidden charms - love you cause you're there
fvc - walking
lauren laverne - i fell out of a tree
ash - bring back the summer
new order - superheated
the anchoress - you and only you feat paul draper
the anchoress - doesn't kill you
hot chip - white wine and fried chicken
the beloved - hello
i set the sea on fire - tastes like funk
fat white family - whitest boy on the beach
-----northern soul spotlight
the montclairs - just can't get away
barbara acklin - love makes a woman
willie hutch - lucky to be loved by you
the spiral starecase - more today than yesterday
-----lp session - the fiction aisle "heart map rubric"
the fiction aisle - love come save me
the fiction aisle - what's a man to do?
the fiction aisle - the sea rolls on forever
david bowie - lazarus
graham bond - summertime with duffy power
ten years after - adventures of a young organ
the lightning seeds - pure
chorusgirl - dream on, baby blue
these animal men - light emitting electrical wave
wolf girl - deep sea diving
black honey - spinning wheel
weirds - blood test
black market karma - timed response
black market karma - at either end (the twin)
julian cope - julian in the underworld
mogwai - hunted by a freak
swervedriver - last rites
estrons - aliens
the kinks - wonderboy

Listen again!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all my family and friends near and far! May the season bring you everything you wished for.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - December

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SATURN 5 ... Inspiral Carpets (Mute)
2. NOTHING GIVES (LP) ... Slowcoaches (Republic of Music)
3. MAGNIFICENT (SHE SAYS) ... Elbow (Polydor)
4. AMPUTATION ... The Jesus & Mary Chain (EK OK)
6. BLISTER ... Pretty Vicious (Virgin/EMI)
7. LET'S GO SUPERNOVA! ... Fuzzbox (2016 FUZZBOX)
8. LOVE ME AGAIN ... The Chadelics (2016 The Chadelics)
9. THE DREAM SYNOPSIS EP ... The Last Shadow Puppets (Domino)
10. FALLING DOWN ... Happyness (Moshi Moshi)
11. ISOBAR BLUES (LP) ... The Perfect English Weather (Matinée Recordings)
12. CIRCADIAN LIFE EP ... Fehm (Art is Hard Records)
13. TERRORIST SYNTHESIZER EP ... Cabbage (Skeleton Key Records)
14. HYMN ON THE 45 ... Allo Darlin' (Fortuna POP!/The Hangover Lounger)
15. BLACK HANZ EP ... The Moonlandingz (Transgressive Records Ltd)
16. CREMATED (BLOWN AWAY) ... The Proper Ornaments (Tough Love Records)
17. ASCENT EP ... Dayflower (Edils Recordings)
18. COLD COMFORT EP ... The Crows (Telharmonium)
19. LITTLE SOMETHING ... The Amazons (Fiction)
20. JOINED AT THE LIP ... High Hazels (Heist Or Hit Records)

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

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Glittering Prizes! Show tracks for Sat. Dec, 17/16 Festive 50 Part 1

So it's upon us once again, The Festive 50. It's the year end countdown so big it takes two shows to air! The first part of tonight's program is the usual assortment of new releases and favourites. Then the last part of the show we get the countdown started. It will finish in two weeks time on New Year's Eve.
So we'll see you then.
If you are new to the show this year here is what the Festive 50 is all about. Yes, it is named after our idol John Peel's Festive 50. But the similarities end there. Where as John counted back the top 50 singles as voted by his listeners, we count back the top 50 artists of the year. There is a chart every month compiling the hottest plays of that month. Those 12 charts are then compiled to find the top 50 artists that had the best year.

inspiral carpets - saturn 5
futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
glasvegas - a snowflake fell (and it felt like a kiss)
glass caves - do you have a name?
two door cinema club - good morning
novella - does the island know
simple minds - glittering prize (acoustic)
soft error - everybody runs
the confederate dead - blue revolver
the confederate dead - it feels so good
pink floyd - matilda mother
toy - we will disperse
the proper ornaments - step into the cold
the courteeners - modern love
manhattan love suicides - grandma got run over by a reindeer
c duncan - pearly dewdrops drop
jaws - in the morning
david bowie - queen bitch
yassassin - pretty face
night flowers - christmas eve
-----northern soul spotlight
the pointer sisters - send him back
the flirtations - nothing but a heartache
bobby sheen - dr. love
jimmy ruffin - he who picks a rose
the selecter - breakdown
the beat - side by side
african head charge - hold some version
2016 Festive 50 Part One
#50 palace - holy smoke
#49 tim burgess & peter gordon - begin
#48 slowcoaches - drag
#47 inheaven - baby's alright
#46 fear of men - sane
#45 telegram - taffy come home
#44 the kvb - never enough
#43 yak - harbour the feeling
#42 tibet - see you out tonight
#41 the van t's - 35mm
#40 the big moon - the road
#39 the joy formidable - lianna
#38 cavern of anti-matter - traces

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Another Dimension! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 10/16

So the year end is upon us. As you are contemplating your favourite albums of the year, let me plan out the holiday shows for you. Both Christmas and New Year's Eves fall on Saturdays this year. So after much thought I have decided on the Festive 50 schedule for this year.
Next Saturday, Dec. 17th, we will begin the year end festivities in the second half of the show with the first part of the Festive 50 countdown.
Following Saturday Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve we will take a holiday break.
The following Sat. Dec. 31st, we will help ring in the new year and feature the bulk of this years Festive 50 countdown.

paul draper - some things are better left unsaid
happyness - falling down
elbow - magnificent (she says)
enemies - itsallwaves
white baer - the tide in my lungs
the big moon - formidable
team picture - potpourri headache
jesus and mary chain - amputation
fehm - circadian life
the confederate dead - she got hold of me
toy - another dimension
dead naked hippies - light's out
last shadow puppets - this is your life
peter doherty - down for the outing
the chadelics - love me again
the extons - i won't leave lonely
cabbage - terrorist synthesizer
-----northern soul spotlight
the marvellettes - i'll keep holding on
j.t. parker - i want you to hold on
manny corchado - pow wow
jackie lee - the duck
-----lp session - slowcoaches "nothing gives"
slowcoaches - living out
slowcoaches - we're so heavy
slowcoaches - levity
human league - seconds
fuzzbox - let's go supernova
black grape - get higher
equador - break me gently
a certain ratio - touch
roxy music - mother of pearl
sundara karma - flame
kate jackson - stranded
theme park - l.a. (is stealing my friends)
-----lp session - the sea nymphs "on the dry land"
the sea nymphs - sea snake beware
the sea nymphs - the sea ritual
the sea nymphs - liberated and handsome
sahara - pink gold
perfect english weather - hit town (a.t.h.e.n.s.)
drawstring - school
great ytene - wanness


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dance With Your Own Bones! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 3/16

telegram - you said you saw us
last shadow puppets - aviation (ep version)
temples - certainty (franz ferdinand remix)
ride - birdman
the proper ornaments - memories
I like trains - x
soft cell - say hello, wave goodbye
the durutti column - conduct
exploded view- disco glove
the crows - the itch
cabbage - it's grim up north korea
the rifles - groundhog day
madness - grandslam
the beat feat ranking roger - the wrong side of the street
the pop group - city of eyes
u.s.a. nails - oven degreaser, lisa
girl one & the grease guns - (here come the) catastrophe machines
-----lp session - pete doherty "hamburg demonstrations"
pete doherty - birdcage feat suzi martin
pete doherty - hell to pay at the gates of heaven
pete doherty - a spy in the house of love
inspiral carpets - saturn 5
man made - raining in my head
the van t's - fun garçon
pretty vicious - blister
idle frets - glow
aztec camera - walk out to winter (12" version)
the coral - million eyes
teenage fanclub - live in the moment
allo darlin' - hymn on the 45
the haywains - who needs summer?
manhattan love suicides - look who's coming to town (please let it snow)
gangs - dance with your own bones
the empty page - cracks in the surface
the empty page - big wheel
family scraps - mistakes
llovers - borderlands
dayflower - wonder why


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - November

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SIMPLICITY (LP) ... Jaws (Jaws)
2. BABES NEVER DIE (LP) .. Honeyblood (FatCat Records)
3. LET ME GO ... Jagara (NYA)
4. CAN'T TOUCH US NOW (LP) ... Madness (Lucky 7/UMC)
5. SHE'S HERE NOW EP ... Estrons (Estrons 2016)
6. SO LONG FOREVER (LP) ... Palace (Fiction)
7. ONE GOOD SONG ... Jitterz (Bandcamp)
8. CUTS THAT DON'T BLEED EP ... White (White 2016)
9. FILM CLUB ... Childcare (Lost in the Manor)
10. EP TWO ... Paul Draper (Kscope)
11. YOU SAID YOU SAW US ... Telegram (GramGram Records)
12. NORMALLY EP ... Our Girl (Cannibal Hymns)
13. DISAPPEAR / BE HERE ... Liines (Reckless Yes Records)
14. A CATHEDRAL OF HANDS (LP) ... Oskar's Drum (Ragoora Records)
15. THERE IS A PLACE ... Tibet (Alcopop!)
16. SOFT ... Coquin Migale (Fierce Panda)
17. TULIP / SPEAKERFACE ... King Nun (Dirty Hit)
18. EVERYTHING IS A LIE (LP) ... Dead Rabbits (Fuzz Club Records)
19. STAY AWAKE ... Jennifer (Jennifer 2016)
20. INTERIOR DESIGN (LP) ... HMS Morris (Waco Gwenci)

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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

This Is Sadchester! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 26/16

Total shock this past week to learn that Craig Gill drummer for the Inspiral Carpets had passed away. The Inspirals were a fave of mine and true classy gents when I had the pleasure of meeting them. So tonight we honour his memory with some of the music he helped create. As well as a handful of other music of the time and from his hometown area. RIP Craig

inspiral carpets - this is how it feels to be lonely
inspiral carpets - two worlds collide
inspiral carpets - mermaid
inspiral carpets - spitfire
the stone roses - the hardest thing in the world
happy mondays - freaky dancin'
railway children - a gentle sound
bradford - skin storm
the wonder stuff - a wonderful day
the rain - dry the rain
the milltown brothers - roses
pete doherty - kolly kibber
buffalo sunn - idle man
patchwork quilt - get to rest
teenage fanclub - december
the chadelics - love me again
spiritualized - lay back in the sun
a.r. kane - baby milk snatcher
-----northern soul spotlight
the checkerboard squares - double cookin'
joe tex - show me
j j barnes - (tell me) ain't it the truth
ray merrell - tears of joy
-----lp session - the wolfhounds - "united kingdom
(…or how to come to terms with your culture)"
the wolfhounds - my legendary childhood
the wolfhounds - the stupid poor
the wolfhounds - lucky heather
high hazels - joined at the lip
shanghai blues - run
lullaby - a lie
fehm - i scared, i stiff
the jesus & mary chain - inside me
last shadow puppets - les cactus
sex pistols - anarchy in the uk (wessex studio session)
circa waves - wake up
ohboy - a radio song
the amazons - little something
the bellamys - best friend
-----lp session - the perfect english weather "isobar blues"
the perfect english weather - the sweetest feeling
the perfect english weather - spirited away
the perfect english weather - london in your eyes
the proper ornaments - cremated (blown away)
happyness - falling down
peaness - seafoam islands
the night café - you change with the seasons


Sunday, November 20, 2016

FM Soundtrack To A Generation! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 19/16

Another week and a another musical life lost. This week we lost a soul legend, Sharon Jones, to a battle with cancer. So tonight we celebrate her life and music with a special Northern Soul Spotlight. Instead of the normal offerings we pay tribute with some of Sharon's British music connections. RIP Sharon Jones.

estrons - belfast
yak - heavens above
coquin migale - soft
fuzzbox - let's go supernova!
blue orchids - motorway
tibet - there is a place
white - private lives
blaenavon - my bark is your bite
toy - i'm still believing (c.o.a.m. remix)
cavern of anti-matter - traces
the moonlandingz - drop it fauntleroy
simple minds - chelsea girl
simple minds - new gold dream (81-82-83-84)
human league - being boiled (state of the art mix)
human league - fm (soundtrack to a generation early version)
-----soul spotlight - tribute to sharon jones
sharon jones & the dap kings - wild horses
sharon jones & the dap kings - goldfinger
david byrne & fatboy slim feat sharon jones - dancing together
greyboy feat quantic & sharon jones - got to be a love
-----lp session - romare "love songs, part two"
romare - honey
romare - my last affair
the wave pictures - pool hall
belle & sebastian - like dylan in the movies
prefab sprout - appetite
u2 - until the end of the world
dutch uncles - big balloon
our girl - being around
novella - change of state
liines - disappear
the big moon - formidable
is bliss - morning sun
menace beach - give blood
I heart sharks - walk at night
I heart sharks - the water (feat madeline juno)
dayflower - too you
minor victories - give up the ghost
the empty page - wardrobe malfunction


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Tower Of Song! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 12/16

So 2016 drags on and takes another musical life from us. It was just a couple weeks ago we celebrated Leonard Cohen's birthday and his new album release. In the middle of enjoying his latest offering it turned out to be his swan song. We celebrated his contributions a few weeks ago with some Brit indie covers of his works. We do that again tonight in his memory. RIP Leonard Cohen

british sea power - remember me
lemon jelly - the staunton lick
the xx - on hold
clarence clarity - vapid feels are vapid
fickle friends - brooklyn
kate tempest - europe is lost
jaws - on the sunshine
inheaven - treats
childcare - film club
jennifer - jennifer
king nun - speakerface
beach skulls - sante fe
spring king - rectifier
sundara karma - olympia
jagara - let me go
blossoms - across the moor
whenyoung - actor
house of love - who by fire
the lilac time - bird on a wire
james - so long marianne
beth orton - sisters of mercy
-----lp session - palace "so long forever"
palace - bitter
palace - family
palace - holy smoke
the moonlandingz - black hanz
grace jones - me! i disconnect from you
the orb - 9 elms over river eno (channel 9)
the baltic fleet - turns
black needle noise - this kind of road feat kendra frost
kite base - soothe
los campesinos! - i broke up in amarante
the extons - i won't leave lonely
the fables - not for me
shame - the lick
-----lp session - oskar's drum "a cathedral of hands"
oskar's drum - green-veiled mirror ghost
oskar's drum - quartz
oskar's drum - arms of the dark
city yelps - now
modo stare - wake up telescope
t.o.y. - spellbound


Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Brief Escape From Life! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 5/16

Another year, another pledge drive. Thank you to all of you who supported CJAM during this years drive. If you still haven't contributed you still can even all the live pledge shows have concluded. The donation link is still active on the website and will be for the rest of the year. Simply click and fill out the form, it's so easy. It takes but 2 minutes and you can help fund non-profit community radio in Windsor/Detroit for another year.

my bloody valentine - when you sleep
dead rabbits - someday
cavern of anti-matter - i'm the unknown
formation - powerful people
hms morris - from the neck down
jagara - let me go
artificial pleasure - i'll make it worth your while
my vitriol - we've lost our way
black mamba fever - feeling the strain
goat girl - country sleaze
duke spirit - serenade
muse - new kind of kick
the severed limb - bela lugosi
kaiser chiefs - happen in a heartbeat
isla - standing on the shoulders of giants
white lies - summer didn't change a thing
bauer - (feels like) heaven
-----northern soul spotlight
howard guyton - i watched you slowly slip away
roy hamilton - crackin' up over you
the spinners - what more could a boy ask for
the apollas - mr. creator
-----lp session - honeyblood "babes never die"
honeyblood - love is a disease
honeyblood - sister wolf
honeyblood - hey, stellar
on dead waves - blackbird
escapists - animals
joy formidable - sleep is day
pink floyd - vegetable man
yuck - because
estrons - belfast
fuzzbox - spirit in the sky
jitterz - one good song
blackwaters - so far out
the shrives - madnight
our girl - no big deal
king nun - tulip
-----lp session - jaws "simplicity"
jaws - cast
jaws - on the sunshine
jaws - a brief escape from life
heavy heart - teenage witch
superglu - dreams
plaza - youth
the blinders - swine


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - October

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. CERTAINTY .... Temples (Heavenly Recordings)
2. HELLO TODAY ... Black Honey (Foxfive Records)
3. CLEAR SHOT (LP) ... Toy (Heavenly Recordings)
4. GAMESHOW (LP) ... Two Door Cinema Club (Parlophone)
5. OLYMPIA ... Sundara Karma (RCA)
6. SOOTHE ... Kite Base (Flashback Records)
7. BOUNCE (LP) ... The Beat feat. Ranking Roger (DMF Music)
8. II (LP) ... The Early Years (Sonic Cathedral)
9. DUSK (LP) ... Ultimate Painting (Trouble In Mind Records)
10. HOLLOW ... Desperate Journailst (Fierce Panda)
11. BIG BOX OF CHOCOLATES (LP) ... Hooton Tennis Club (Heavenly Recordings)
12. HARDER FROM HERE EP ... Hidden Charms (Deltasonic Records Ltd)
13. A PERFECT RHYTHM ... The Vryll Society (Deltasonic Records Ltd)
14. THE WORLD IS A GUMBALL ... Heavy Heart (
15. APRICITY (LP) ... Syd Arthur (Harvest Records)
16. ALL YOUR HAPPY LIFE (LP) ... The Wytches (Heavenly Recordings)
17. DRAG ... Slowcoaches (Leisure & District)
18. STAY TOGETHER (LP) ... Kaiser Chiefs (Caroline)
19. FRIENDS (LP) ... White Lies (BMG)
20. AWAKE BUT ALWAYS DREAMING (LP) ... Hannah Peel (My Own Pleasure)

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Are You Being Served! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 29/16

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altered images - happy birthday (extended)
dead or alive - what i want
minor victories - cogs (orchestral)
soft hair - in love
steve mason - words in my head
yak - semi-automatic
monico blonde - bad thoughts
black honey - ghost
the wytches - ghost house
madness - blackbird
madness - mumbo jumbo
the beat - heaven hiding
amy winehouse - you're wondering now
the selecter - hit the ground running
-----northern soul spotlight
tobi legend - time will pass you by
jimmy radcliffe - long after tonight is over
dean parrish - i'm on my way
frank wilson - do i love you (indeed i do)
-----lp session - toy "clear shot"
toy - another dimension
toy - dream orchestrator
toy - we will disperse
dead rabbits - all your little lies
jaws - just a boy
splashh - rings
the pop group - burn your flag
blue orchids - feather form the sun


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Stories Of The Street! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 22/16

The 2016 Pledge Drive is near! Tune in next week for the pledge drive broadcast. If you can't or it is more convenient you can donate now at
Revolution Rock, the show before us, broadcasted a Leonard Cohen special. So we thought, let's keep that going featuring a nice selection of British indie/alternative artists covering Mr. Cohen.

desperate journalist - hollow
heavy heart - the world is a gumball
last shadow puppets - is this what you wanted
clock opera - whipporwill
dead famous people - true love leaves no traces
daughter - the end
david bowie - no plan
david bowie - killing a little time
david bowie - when i met you
lloyd cole - chelsea hotel
babybird - you're gorgeous
oaisis - do you know what i mean?
coquin migale - soft
jesus & mary chain - tower of song
inspiral carpets - flying like a bird
the jam - saturday's kids
d.a.r.k. - steal you away
d.a.r.k. - the moon
-----lp session - hooton tennis club "big box of chocolates"
hooton tennis club - growing concerns
hooton tennis club - o, man won't you melt me?
hooton tennis club - lauren, i'm in love!
sundara karma - olympia
maxïmo park - lover, lover, lover
nolita view - runaways
cross wires - slow waves
the hidden charms - left hand man
the novachords - nightmare
luv - loving somebody
fuzzbox - love is the slug
sacred paws - everyday
james - so long, marianne
rose mcdowall - tibet
the house of love - who by fire
-----lp session - syd arthur "apricity"
syd arthur - no peace
syd arthur - seraphim
syd arthur - evolution
ian mcculloch - hey, that's no way to say goodbye
crystal fighters - lay low
that petrol emotion - stories of the street


Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Perfect Rhythm! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 15/16

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the joy formidable - sleep is day
kobadelta - ride by the light
franz ferdinand - demagogue
spring king - detroit
heavy heart - the world is a gumball
sundara karma - she said
inheaven - drift
paul draper - friends make the worst enemies
david bowie - sons of the silent age
trampolene - divided kingdom
manic street preachers - out of time
jaws - work it out
cast - the seeker
sleaford mods - i can tell
fat white family - touch the leather
happy meal ltd - is that what you wanted
steve mason - to a door
our girl - being around
let's eat grandma - welcome to the treehouse part I
let's eat grandma - welcome to the treehouse part II
-----lp session - the beat "bounce"
the beat feat ranking roger - busy busy doing nothing
the beat feat ranking roger - heaven hiding
the beat feat ranking roger - work work work
the beat feat ranking roger - side to side
the vryll society - a perfect rhythm
toy - clouds that cover the sun
suede - we are the pigs
two door cinema club - ordinary
two door cinema club - invincible
estrons - i'm not your girl
blossoms - blown rose
the lovely eggs - drug braggin'
the wolfhounds - now i'm a killer
traams - slipping
desperate journalist - hollow
hannah peel - standing on the roof of the world
hannah peel - cars in the garden feat hayden thorpe
escapists - silence
patience - the church
exploded view - disco glove


Sunday, October 9, 2016

What's On The Radio?! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 8/16

A quick note that the annual CJAM Pledge Drive is approaching. It's the one time a year that we reach out to our listeners/supporters and ask that you donate generously to help the station. CJAM is a non-profit community group that relies on public support for part of it's annual running budget. If you want to donate now, that is possible at the station's website. CJAM Otherwise stay tuned for all the Pledge Drive programming coming in a couple weeks time.

black honey - hello today
the tuts - what's on the radio?
the hidden charms - i just wanna be left alone
honeyblood - babes never die
catfish & the bottlemen - red
liines - disappear
toy - i'm still believing (c.o.a.m remix)
temples - certainty
factory - dynamite
the sunshine underground - shimmer
fenech-soler - kaleidoscope
siouxsie & the banshees - kiss them for me [request]
starsailor - good souls
palace - it's over
embrace - bash the rat
mexrissey - estuvo bien (suedehead)
-----northern soul spotlight
roy redmond - ain't that terrible
the temptations - girl (why you wanna make me blue)
world column - so is the sun
the sapphires - gotta have your love
the impressions - you've been cheating
-----lp session - kaiser chiefs "stay together"
kaiser chiefs - good clean fun
kaiser chiefs - press rewind
kaiser chiefs - high society
the lucid dream - nadir
the early years - hush
kobadelta - bathsheba
rain - lethargy
dayflower - neverfriend
deux furieuses - this is a red line
fuzzbox - rules & regulations
slowcoaches - drag
the idles - well done
menace beach - maybe we'll drown
-----lp session - white lies "friends"
white lies - morning in l.a.
white lies - hold back your love
white lies - is my love enough
the field mice - coach station reunion
oskar's drum - blackouts


Monday, October 3, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - September

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. COMPULSION SONGS (LP) ... The Lucid Dream (Holy Are You Recordings)
2. WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR (LP) ... Dodgy (Cherry Red Records)
3. GOING, GOING (LP) ... The Wedding Present (Scopitones)
4. EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME ... Ulrika Spacek (Tough Love Records)
5. LOVE IS A BASIC NEED EP ... Embrace (The Secret Festival)
6. SNOW ... Colour Of Spring (Swirly Records)
7. HERE (LP) ... Teenage Fanclub (PeMa)
8. DEAD BLUE (LP) ... Still Corners (Wrecking Light Records)
9. MR. APPLES ... Madness (Lucky 7/UMC)
10. SAME LANGUAGE, DIFFERENT WORLDS (LP) ... Tim Burgess and Peter Gordon (O Genesis)
11. SILENT MOVIE SUSIE ... The Big Moon (Fiction)
12. ZIPPERFACE ... The Pop Group (Freaks R Us)
13. DRIFT ... Inheaven (Epic)
14. FOREVERLAND (LP) ... The Divine Comedy (Divine Comedy Records)
15. RITA ORA ... Catholic Action (Virgin)
16. BLISS ... Softer Still (Label Fandango)
17. HONEY ... Pumarosa (Fiction)
18. WHO R YA? ... Sisteray (1-2-3-4 Records)
19. NO MIND NO MONEY (LP) ... Beach Baby (Uni/Island)
20. ZURICH ... Shvllows (Spinnup)

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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Same Language, Different Worlds! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 1/16

tears for fears - pale shelter (extended version)
french leave - walking away
temples - certainty
embrace - the white alien
the mission - met-amor-phosis
the early years - fluxus
pete doherty - i don't love anyone (but you're not just anyone)
oasis - angel child (mustique demo)
dodgy - are you the one
lola colt - bones
the pop group - zipperface
the beat feat ranking roger - walking on the wrong side
madness - mr. apples
the bulletproof bomb - this is it
feral five - void
-----northern soul spotlight
the vibrations - cause you're mine
bobby garrett - my little girl
steve karmen big band - breakaway
bobby paris - night owl
stevie wonder - nothing's too good for my baby
-----lp session - the wytches "all your happy life"
the wytches - a feeling we get
the wytches - ghost house
the wytches - crest of death
the pigeon detectives - lose control
drenge - the woods
sacred paws - everyday
grumbling fur - acid ali khan
the joy formidable - liana
patience - the pressure
tim burgess & peter gordon - love is all around
crystal fighters - ways i can't tell
the sunshine underground - today
-----lp session - ultimate painting "dusk"
ultimate painting - monday morning, somewhere central
ultimate painting - skippool creek
ultimate painting - i'm set free
teenage fanclub - thin air
team picture - classic:m
cult of dom keller - ravens & rockets
ulrika spacek - everything all the time
rain - lethargy


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Screamadelica! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 24/16

lush - 500 (shake baby shake)
the fall - hey! student
embrace - love is a basic need
ulrika spacek - lady godiva's operation
the early years - nocturne
colour of spring - snow
bloc party - stunt queen
kite base - soothe
black needle noise feat kendra frost - warning sign
the mission - tyranny of secrets
baltic fleet - the dear one
avec sans - perth
sugar for sugar - bizarre love triangle
primal scream - slip inside this house
david bowie - who can i be now
-----northern soul spotlight
nancy wilson - the end of our love
sam dees - lonely, for you baby
the tempos - countdown here i come
earl grant - hide nor hair
-----lp session - still corners "dead blue"
still corners - currents
still corners - crooked fingers
still corners - the fixer
kagoule - magnified
telegram - you said you saw us
god damn - ghost
sisteray - who r ya?
scarlet rascal - strange
black honey - hello today
catholic action - breakfast
kidsmoke - see the world
the vultures - ballad of the werewolf
honeyblood - sea hearts
field music - how we gonna get there now?
the house of love - marble
the big moon - beautiful stranger
young legionnaire - disappear
-----lp session - the lucid dream "compulsion songs"
the lucid dream - stormy waters
the lucid dream - the emptiest place
the lucid dream- 21st century
boz boorer feat eddie argos - girl from atlanta
hooton tennis club - katy-anne bellis
luxury death - i feel your pain


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
baby strange - friend
inheaven - all there is
seawitches - skylight
fickle friends - cry baby
two door cinema club - bad decisions
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
pop will eat itself - sweet sweet pie
mccarthy - frans hal
the wonder stuff - it's not true…
stump - tupperware stripper
massive attack - the spoils feat hope sandoval
beaty heart - raw gold
blaenavon - let's pray
french leave - walking away
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
and also the trees - your guess
mark burgess & the sons of god - happy new life
puressence - palisades
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
sahara - scratch
coquin migale - pt. 2
pretty vicious - cave song
the big moon - silent movie susie
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
the flatmates - i could be in heaven
Listen again!

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
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
toy - i'm still believing
the veils - iodine & iron
pumarosa - honey
phobophobes - human baby
the wedding present - little silver
white lies - come on
the ramona flowers - run like lola
still corners - bad country
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
m.i.a. - bird song (diplo remix)
wild beasts - dreamliner
the charlatans - judas
white - recreational tv
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
thing - carousel
showstar - everyday is like sunday

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
the courteeners - no one will ever replace us
coquin migale - socrata
thing - catcall
the shanklins - tell me
heavy heart - fever dream
dodgy - california gold
tim burgess & peter gordon - oh men
tim burgess & peter gordon - say
shearwater - yassassin (turkish for long live)
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
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
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
everything everything - i believe it now
autoheart - love is the cure
this is the bridge - being nothing
the spitfires - open my eyes


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
new model army - winter
xtc - ball and chain
larkins - velvet
delorentos - fits (to drunk to drive)
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
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
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
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
biff bang pow! - there must be a better life
the spook school - vicious machine
bryan ferry & todd terje - johnny & mary (ulrich schnauss remix)


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
the verve - shoeshine girl (sawmills session)
dodgy - california gold
the magic gang - all this way
boys forever - poisonous
the jackobins - hasty
coquin migale - paris
coquin migale - frynge
kite base - something i can never have
kate jackson - last of the dreamers
crystal fighters - all night
boxed in - forget
shura - make it up
hannah peel - all that matters
blaenavon - let's pray
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
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
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
ravellas - belong
desperate journalist - a phase
yassassin - social politics
delamere - black and white space


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
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)
the boomtown rats - lookin' after no. 1
poison girls - persons unknown
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
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
medium medium - splendid isolation
the damned - ignite
clock dva - resistance
vivien goldman - launderette
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
the clash - clampdown
killing joke - birds of a feather
flux of pink indians - charity hilarity
maximum joy - searching for a feeling
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
siouxsie & the banshees - helter skelter
siouxsie & the banshees - playground twist
siouxsie & the banshees - christine
siouxsie & the banshees - arabian knights
siouxsie & the banshees - obsession
the buzzcocks - what do I get?
the stranglers - (get a) grip (on yourself)
the undertones - here comes the summer

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)
slow club - in waves
daughter - no care
is bliss - ocean blue
palace - have faith
viola beach - drunk
viola beach - call you up
fickle friends - swim
kid canaveral - first we take dumbarton
trash - give up
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
the lucid dream - i'm a star in my own right
the chameleons - the healer
seawitches - tempest
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
beaty heart - good bunch
exploded view - lost illusions
wild beasts - 2bu


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
baby strange - friend
inheaven - all there is
seawitches - skylight
fickle friends - cry baby
two door cinema club - bad decisions
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
pop will eat itself - sweet sweet pie
mccarthy - frans hal
the wonder stuff - it's not true…
stump - tupperware stripper
massive attack - the spoils feat hope sandoval
beaty heart - raw gold
blaenavon - let's pray
french leave - walking away
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
and also the trees - your guess
mark burgess & the sons of god - happy new life
puressence - palisades
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
sahara - scratch
coquin migale - pt. 2
pretty vicious - cave song
the big moon - silent movie susie
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
the flatmates - i could be in heaven

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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
beyond the wizards sleeve - iron age
three trapped tigers - strebek


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pump Up The Volume! Show tracks for Sat. Jul. 16/16

RIP Steven Young founder of Colourbox and M/A/R/R/S/. The debut Colourbox album was huge for me in my teens. So we open the show with some tracks in his honour. And play some through out the show.

Also congrats to Kevin from Windsor on winning the Deux Furieuses debut CD. We would like to thanks the Vas & Ros for donating a copy for us to give away.

colourbox - the moon is blue
colourbox - baby i love you so
manuela - cracks in the concrete
sugarthief - new ends
cold pumas - a change of course
clowwns - love vigilantes
soft riot - lovers in a dangerous time
ultimate painting - bills
bosco rogers - googoo
bad family - real fast car
the lapelles - grab life by
the ramona flowers - skies turn gold
deux furieuses - now you're gonna listen
deux furieuses - the party of shaitaan
beach baby - u r
fears chella - cool
palace - break the silence
factory floor - ya
m/a/r/r/s/ - pump up the volume (uk version)
colourbox - just give 'em whiskey
feeder - universe of life
biffy clyro - herex
-----lp session - lola colt "twist through the fire'
lola colt - eagle
lola colt - bones
lola colt - at war
eagulls - velvet
honeyblood - ready for the magic
fear of men - sane
semantics - games
heavy heart - high dive
war waves - horses
wolf girl - don't ask me questions (i can't even answer the phone)
-----lp session - climbing trees "borders"
climbing trees - tracks
climbing trees - set in stone
climbing trees - fall
travis - animals
m/a/r/r/s/ - anitina
colourbox - looks like we're shy one horse/shoot out


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Random Textures! Show tracks for Sat. Jul. 9/16

Tune in next week for a CD giveaway! The great ladies of Deux Furieuses have graciously given us a copy of their new CD to give away.
It's an amazing album and you can have it for free. Tune in Saturday night!

Sorry, tried to post the Blossoms track but can't because it's not available in Canada. That seems to be happening a lot more nowadays. So much for the "world" wide web.

teenage fanclub - i'm in love
night flowers - glow in the dark
bugeye - never let you go
white lies - take it out on me
the van t's - no man's money
lull - cursed
doe - sincere
beyond the wizard's sleeve - diagram girl
blossoms - my favourite room
dexy's midnight runners - grazing in the grass
trampolene - the gangway
jake bugg - love, hope and misery
the caress - why don't we take a walk by the sea?
dodgy - now means nothing
white - step up
oscar - feel it too
jamie t - tinfoil boy
róisín murphy - mastermind
-----northern soul spotlight
the younghearts - a little togetherness
chairmen of the board - give me just a little more time
the commodores - keep on dancing
marvin gaye - can i get a witness
willie mitchell - the champion pt.1
-----lp session - metronomy "summer 08"
metronomy - back together
metronomy - mick slow
metronomy - love's not an obstacle
the veils - low lays the devil
lola colt - moonlight mixing
crispy ambulance - drifter
wild beasts - big cat
bones (uk) - pretty waste
joanna gruesome - pretty fucking sick of it all
apeman spaceman - have not love
baby strange - want it need it
ethan & the reformation - hollandia
asylums - second class sex
-----lp session #2 - biffy clyro "ellipsis"
biffy clyro - friends and enemies
biffy clyro - medicine
biffy clyro - flammable
bat for lashes - sunday love
let's eat grandma - welcome to the treehouse pt 1
shura - tongue tied
the rifles - wall around your heart

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Re-broadcast! Show tracks for Sat. Jul. 2/16

Was it live or was it Memorex?
Hope you enjoyed the rebroadcast of the Sat. March 26/16 show.
Tune in next week for another live show.

the feeling - spiralling
travis - everything at once
simple minds - east at easter
teleman - dusseldorf
white - living fiction
wire - nocturnal koreans
man made - raining in my head
d.a.r.k. - curvy
avec sans - heartbreak hi
deux furieuses - kill us
kate jackson - metropolis
francis lung - dance 4 sorrow
savages - adore life
savages - mechanics
pj harvey - the wheel
-----northern soul spotlight
bobby bland - shoes
gloria lynne - you don't have to be a tower of strength
george kirby - what can i do
the elgins -heaven must have sent you
eddie holman - i surrender
-----lp session - the joy formidable "hitch"
the joy formidable - radio of lips
the joy formidable - fog (black windows)
the joy formidable - blowing fire
kobadelta - ride by the light
mogwai - bitterness centrifuge
mugstar - sky west & crooked
solar bears - separate from the arc
yak - harbour the feeling
dream wife - everything
the family rain - the girl is a gun
liines - blackout
the rain band - storm
suede - no tomorrow
the wonder stuff - for the broken hearted
the death of pop - locomotive
judas - sister
cupids - kickin' in
white room - freaking on
cut glass kings - only a daydream
the kvb - v11393

Friday, July 1, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - June

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. MINOR VICTORIES (LP) ... Minor Victories (Play It Again Sam)
2. TELL ME IF YOU LIKE TO (LP) ... Spring King (Island)
3. BEAUTIFUL THING ... The Stone Roses (Virgin/EMI)
4. YOU GIVE DRUGS A BAD NAME ... Dodgy (Cherry Red Records)
5. EP ONE ... Paul Draper (Kscope)
6. TREASURE HOUSE (LP) ... Cat's Eyes (RAF)
7. I'M IN LOVE ... Teenage Fanclub (Republic of Music)
8. SOLIS ... Rain (Close To Home Records)
9. BIRTHDAY BLUES ... Team Picture (Team Picture)
10. TRIP ON A TURNTABLE ... West Of The Sun (Phoney War Records)
11. KIDSTICKS (LP) ... Beth Orton (Anti/Epitaph)
12. STAIRWAY TO YOUR MIND ... The Watchmakers (Loaded Soul)
13. QUIET ROOM ... The Tourists (Tourists)
14. SAY YES (LP) ... Big Deal (FatCat Records)
15. I, GEMINI (LP) ... Let's Eat Grandma (Transgressive)
16. PARACHUTE ... Kaiser Chiefs (Caroline)
17. FALL FOREVER (LP) ... Fear Of Men (Kanine Records)
18. NO GRACE (LP) ... Paws (FatCat Records)
19. GIVE IT YOUR WORST ... False Advertising (False Advertising)
20. SPACECATRAZ ... Apeman Spaceman (Apeman Spaceman)

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

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Europop! Show tracks for Sat. Jun. 25/16

No politics or comments on the results of the referendum, although I do have both, just took the opportunity to do a little bit of a theme show.
A great selection of tracks with Europe in the title.

the sound - fall of europe
thompson twins - living in europe
ultravox - new europeans
spector - born in the eu
the divine comedy - europop
alphabetic - french boyfriend
wire - still
suede - europe is our playground
teenage fanclub - i'm in love
island - come with me
pins - i'll get mine
flowers - bitter pill
ulrika spacek - n k
primal scream - golden rope
fat white family - whitest boy on the beach
john foxx - europe after the rain
-----northern soul spotlight
ray charles - i don't need no doctor
patti & the emblems - i'm gonna love you a long time
the tams - be young, be foolish, be happy
etta james - seven day fool
-----lp session - paws "no grace"
paws - n/a
paws - impermanent
paws - gild the lilly
paws - asthmatic
metronomy - night owl
808 state - europa feat caroline seaman
roxy music - a song for europe
psychedelic furs - sister europe
bugeye - never let you go
jc flowers - china girl
the marsicans - far away (saudade)
allo darlin - europe
the au revoirs - my twisted heart
killing joke - europe
the hoo ha's - this is the new me
the stranglers - european female
dot dash - daddy long legs
section 25 - the last man in europe
zozo - international waters
seazoo - teeth

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Moog For Love! Show tracks for Sat. Jun. 18/16

No birthday blues for me! I woke up an old man

minor victories - the thief
mogwai - little boy
kaiser chiefs - parachute
the view - marriage
viola beach - cherry vimto
floodhounds - soulmates to cellmates
night flowers - glow in the dark
pure youth - other side
softer still - new age
posture - i just can't wait to see my girl
blooms - porcelain
public service broadcasting - e.v.a. (dutch uncles remix)
boxed in - jist
disclosure - moog for love feat eats everything
-----northern soul spotlight
judy street - what
bobby womack & the brotherhood - home is where the heart is
the luther ingram orchestra - exus trek
edwin starr - time
the isley brothers - my love is your love (forever)
-----lp session - weird dreams " luxury alone"
weird dreams - binary
weird dreams - heaven's hounds
weird dreams - digital water
two door cinema club - are we ready? (wreck)
jarvis cocker - looking for the girl
alphabetic - french boyfriend
missing boy - stop that girl (i remember you)
team picture - birthday blues
placebo - bruise pristine
fear of men - undine
big deal - v.i.t.r.i.o.l.
west of the sun - compromise
syd arthur - apricity
arthur gun - spin
paws - no grace
let's eat grandma - chimpanzees in canopies
let's eat grandma - sleep song
sltp - the rattle
sweat - acid rainbow

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Trip On A Turntable! Show tracks for Sat. Jun. 11/16

Too hot to type!

omd - secret (original 12" version)
formation - pleasure
stone roses - beautiful thing
the high - kiss the sun
new order - unlearn this hatred (extended mix)
the invisible - so well
esper scout - gaps in the border fence
lola colt - moonlight mixing (radio edit)
west of the sun - trip on a turntable
let's eat grandma - eat shiitake mushrooms
palm honey - you stole my blackout
-----lp session #1 - spring king "tell me if you like to"
spring king - it's so dark
spring king - take me away
spring king - tell me if you like to
the heavy - the last confession
-----northern soul spotlight
darrell banks - open the door to your heart
jimmy radcliffe - long after tonight is over
pp arnold - everything is gonna be alright
dean parrish - i'm on my way
tony clarke - landslide
paul draper - no ideas feat steven wilson
be bop deluxe - futurist manifesto
nzca lines - oh..(call me back)
little boots - staring at the sun
toothless - palm's backside feat marika hackman
yak - use somebody
false advertising - give it your worst
ming city rockers - all i wana do is waste my time with you
-----lp session #2 - evans the death "vanilla"
evans the death - suitcase jimmy
evans the death - hey! buddy
evans the death - hot sauce
cat's eyes - names on the mountains
eagulls - velvet
heavy heart - pretty thing
the joy formidable - the gift
crazyhead - what gives you the idea that you're so amazing baby?
big deal - avalanche
big deal - idyllwild
frank carter & the rattlesnakes - snake eyes
the rifles - numero uno
four authors - catalyst

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stairway To Your Mind! Show tracks for Sat. Jun. 4/16

The Gig That Changed the World! The 40th anniversary of The Sex Pistols' gig at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester on 4 June 1976. We celebrate the occasion with music that owes it's existence to that famous concert. Plus the normal selection of new release singles and albums.

lola colt - gold
baby strange - pure evil
white - fight the feeling
rain - solis
vynce - taste
the diamond age - popular science
kate jackson - stranded
the watchmakers - stairway to your mind
the kvb - never enough
Ist Ist - white swan
pleasure beach - dreamer to the dawn
purs - surround
primal scream - sometimes i feel so lonely
dexy's midnight runners - to love somebody
dexy's midnight runners - curragh of kildare
sex pistols - emi
the buzzcocks - autonomy
the fall - repetition
joy division - new dawn fades
magazine - shot by both sides
the smiths - the headmaster's ritual
-----lp session - cat's eyes "treasure house"
cat's eyes - be careful where you park your car
cat's eyes - standoff
cat's eyes - everything moves towards the sun
cat's eyes - girl in the room
god damn - ghost
apeman spaceman - spacecatraz
stone roses - all for one
l u h - unites
sundara karma - loveblood
evans the death - haunted wheelchair
psycho comedy - one
plastic flowers - silence again
let's eat grandma - deep six textbook
wild palms - again no
wild palms - lance and candice
avec sans - perth
live\\learn - comfort
tourists - quiet room

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cowboys & Indies Monthly Indiessential charts 2016 - May

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. ULLAGES (LP) ... Eagulls (Partisan Records/Knitting Factory Records Inc)
2. TRACKS OF WIRE (LP) ... Deux Furieuses (deux furieuses)
3. ALL FOR ONE ... The Stone Roses (Virgin EMI)
4. THESE PEOPLE (LP) ... Richard Ashcroft (Sony)
5. BRITISH ROAD MOVIES (LP) ... Kate Jackson (Hoo Ha Records)
6. HEADSPIN EP ... Black Honey (Foxfive Records)
7. ALAS SALVATION (LP) ... Yak (Sony)
8. DROP ... Estrons (Estrons)
9. GOLD ... Lola Colt (Black Tigress Records)
10. EVERYTHING AT ONCE (LP) ... Travis (Universal)
11. WILD PENDULUM (LP) ... Trashcan Sinatras (Sony)
12. BING BONG ... Super Furry Animals (Strangetown Records)
13. KIN (LP) ... The Duke Spirit (Ex Voto Records)
14. TV BROKE MY BRAIN (LP) ... Man Made (Soul Kitchen 2)
15. MOTHERLODE ... Thyla (Thyla)
16. GRINDIE ... Coquin Migale (Fierce Panda)
17. CUT AND PASTE (LP) ... Oscar (Wichita Recordings)
18. DOMINO EP ... The Black Tambourines (Easy Action)
19. POP OR NOT (LP) ... Whyte Horses (CRC Music)
20. MEDICINE EP ... Man Of Moon (Melodic)

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

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tragic On The Dance Floor! Show tracks for Sat. May 28/16

siouxsie & the banshees - arabian knights
deux furieuses - dream for change
guy garvey - open the door
mystery jets - bombay blue
the black delta movement - seven circles
the black tambourines - a forest
minor victories - for you always feat mark kozelek
jarvis cocker - theme from likely stories
turin brakes - save you
dodgy - you give drugs a bad name
the kills - siberian nights
metronomy - old skool feat mix master mike
jean-michel jarre - brick england feat pet shop boys
abc - the flames of desire
abc - i believe in love
-----northern soul spotlight
rita & the tiaras - gone with the wind is my love
don covay - it's better to have (and don't need)
timi yuro - it'll never be over for me
mike post coalition - afternoon of the rhino
-----lp session - beth orton "kidsticks"
beth orton - snow
beth orton - corduroy legs
beth orton - flesh and blood
spring king - detroit
the jacques - eleanor ring me
tibet - my girl
the lapelles - grab life by
theg van t's - blood orange
wild beasts - get my bang
electronic - getting away with it
wild palms - 100 cymbals
girl friend - tragic on the dance floor
fujiya & miyagi - serotonin rushes
rain - solis
inheaven - meat somebody
adam & the ants - kings of the wild frontier
helen love - thank you polystyrene
catfish & the bottlemen - postpone
catfish & the bottlemen - anything
duke spirit - 100 horses run
lull - nouvelle
september girls - quicksand


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Resolutionary Songs! Show tracks for Sat. May 21/16

sea pinks - ordinary daze
oscar - only friend feat marika hackman
paul draper - feeling my heart run slow
gemma ray - there must be more than this
fur blend - serotonin
ultimate painting - into the darkness
slowdive - souvlaki space station
spring king - the summer
the hidden charms - cannonball
ned's atomic dustbin - grey cell green
man made - hi tech low life
house of love - christine
-----lp session #1 - kate jackson "british road movies"
kate jackson - wonder feeling
kate jackson - lie to me
kate jackson - the atlantic
abc - viva love
-----northern soul spotlight
bobby hebb - love, love, love
the capitols - cool jerk
mary love - you turned my bitter into sweet
the dells - it's all up to you
jason knight - our love is getting stronger
james blake - choose me
james blake - i need a forest fire feat bon iver
vivien goldman - launderette
the slits - typical girls (brink style)
ruts dc - psychic disturbance
primal scream - private wars
jean-michel jarre - as one feat primal scream
-----lp session #2 - deux furieuses "tracks of wire"
deux furieuses - philistines
deux furieuses - i want my life back
deux furieuses - time to mourn
kobadelta - hold yr'self
band of skulls - bodies
curve - ten little girls
whyte horses - promise i do
richard ashcroft - they don't own me
richard ashcroft - everybody needs somebody to hurt
theme park - you are ready
beth orton - moon
exploded view - orlando
glass animals - life itself

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