Door No.15 England’s Dreaming of Christmas – Tuesday 15th
It’s never too early to get into the festive spirit, especially this year, so with two specials coming over the next few weeks, I have decided to drop in a festive punk show (if there can be such a thing) this week to get you all in the spirit.
Some of the songs may not be blatant Xmas songs, but they are all themed around the festive period. So down that eggnog with a full on festive assault from XTC, The Jam, Damned, Specials, Cockney Rejects, U2, Killing Joke, Devo, Cramps, The Fall, The Clash and The Slits.
If you can keep the eggnog down, then 2 songs will give you a breather from the festive onslaught halfway through the show for the ‘Cover 2 Cover’ slot with two party covers to get you up and dad dancing.
The relative normality of the ‘Go 2 Extremes’ slot, where we feature two diverse sides of punk and new wave legends, has 2 songs back to back from a well known Scottish band who turned the pubs into arenas.
A special commemorative version of the Punk National Anthem will close this Christmas madness.
Door No.16 The Final Countdown Rock Show – Wednesday 16th
The Lyme Bay Radio rock show continues the epic countdown of the Top 1000 most successful rock and metal songs of all time this week counting down the numbers from #272-#240.
This week you will be pounded by Faith No More, Evanesence, Rainbow, Motörhead, Linkin Park, Alice Cooper, Offspring, Rage against the Machine and many more as the countdown climbs ever upwards towards that definitive number one.
The Classic Rock Album of the Week is modern day gem and a personal favourite from 2007.
I will be slotting in a couple of new tracks from Killer be Killed and Billie Joe Armstrong, and the ‘Onwards and Upwards’ slot features a Northampton band called Empyre.
Batten down the hatches and turn it up to 11…
Door No.18Acceptable in the 80s – Friday 18th
I will be honest with you…this weeks ride back in the DeLorean is to a week where the chart and the music was all over the place.Buckle yourself in tight as we have no idea what is going to be thrown at us as we go back 32 years to December 1988.
We have rave, indie, rock, jazz, pop of course and some festive sprinkling throughout as we switch from George Michael to D Mob; Chicago to Inner City; New Order to Petula Clark; and Beach Boys to INXS. See what I mean?
Come back to the 80s with me. You’re safe. And it’s all acceptable.Probably…
Door No.19 No.1s Show – Saturday 19th
You’ve arrived at the last No.1s show before the big day.And the majority of this show is full of those coveted Xmas No.1s from the last 60 years in history. There is no guarantee of quality but it is one big party. Pen and paper at the ready to guess those years.
I will play a track from two No.1 albums from this week in 1969 and 1999 and we close the show with those US No.1s that didn’t make it all the way to the top over here but realistically should have done from 1964, 1973 and 2010.
Raising a glass with you all.