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Radio show – Pick of the pops

This week pop pickers every song featured in the show has been a chart hit in the UK including 5 number one singles. However we aren’t playing the original versions, all the songs have been covered by the usual bands we play on this show such as Lush, Ride, The Jesus and Mary Chain, etc… […]

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Radio show – Live show

There’s been so many great live recordings of shoegaze bands over the years, whilst they were criticised for being static and staring at their shoes on stage, it was when they played live the true volume of their sound could be experienced. This show features a selection of tracks released as live recordings, you need […]

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Radio show – Rollercoaster tour

In this show we revisit the Rollercoaster tours that started this week in 1992. The Jesus and Mary Chain bored of touring decided they wanted to do something different and organised a mini festival to take around cities. In the spring of the year The Jesus and Mary Chain headlined a tour of the UK […]

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Radio show – The eighties hour

The 1980’s wasn’t all shoulder pads and big hair, there was plenty of decent music around if you looked for it. C86, goth and new wave were some of the alternative sounds of the decade but the roots of shoegaze were laid out as the decade progressed. Played in this show are The House of […]

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Radio show – February 1992 show

This shows features the years 1992 and 2022. Throughout the show play tracks from the new Andy Bell album Flicker before its release on Friday. There’s also a look back at the UK music charts this week in 1992 when there was an explosion of colour as Ride and The Jesus & Mary Chain both […]

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Radio show – February 2nd 2022

Following the lull in January there’s plenty of new releases to share with you this week. There’s also a look back to 30 years ago as Lush release their debut album and Teenage Fanclub have their first Top 40 hit in the UK. Artists featured in the show include Beach House, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Teenage […]

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Janice Long Sessions

Janice Long’s contribution to music in the UK cannot be underestimated. She first joined Radio 1 in 1982 and later hosted the early evening show which was always a great show for listeners to hear something different to the mainstream chart music. Sadly Janice Long died on Christmas Day 2021 and this show is a […]

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Radio show- 17th November 2021

This show is the usual round-up of new releases, anniversaries and news. We play tracks from the new Beach House album announced for February, released in chapters, we play a selection from chapter one. Andy Bell has announced he’s playing some gigs early next year and he’ll be at Chelmsford, Colchester and Ipswich. Lewsbery were […]

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Radio show – shoegaze John Peel sessions

When a band recorded a John Peel session it was always an exciting moment for a fan as you got to hear either new material or a different take of previously released track. The sessions were often as close to hearing the band live as you could get as there was no studio trickery. Like […]

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Radio show – Creation Records special

26th November 2000 was the date I first launched the www.creation-records.com website.   The month before there were two books and a compilation album on the subject of Creation Records released but there was still very little information about the music online. The legacy Creation left is probably bigger now than it was in 2000. […]