As we head into the 56th day of January, here’s a few shows to get you through the marathon month…
England’s Dreaming – Tuesday 19th
This week is a nicely balanced show of punk and new wave all of which sit between 1976-1981.
We welcome first time appearances by Neon Hearts, The Doll, Spizzoil, New Musik, Crass and Fatal Microbes.
There’s plenty of the bigger tracks from the era from Dr Feelgood, XTC, Stranglers, Boomtown Rats, Generation X and Eddie and the Hot Rods alongside those more hidden classics from Teardrop Explodes, The Clash, Tubeway Army, Ultravox, X, Spermbirds and many more.
The slot which grows on a weekly basis, ‘Cover 2 Cover’ goes back to two big 60s classics from The Kinks and The Who.
The ‘Go 2 Extremes’ slot, where we feature two diverse sides of punk and new wave legends, has 2 songs back to back from The B-52s.
Sit back and enjoy these 3 minute heroes.
The Final Countdown Rock Show – Wednesday 20th
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 #144-#112.
This week you will be be blasted with Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, Van Halen, Biffy Clyro, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Iron Maiden, Sum 41 and many more as the countdown climbs ever upwards towards that definitive number one rock classic which is now only weeks away.
The Classic Rock Album of the Week is a recent metal classic from 2019.
I will be slotting in a couple of new tracks from Foo Fighters and Mason Hill, and the ‘Onwards and Upwards’ slot features local band Crazy Arm.
Batten down the hatches and turn it up to 11…
Acceptable in the 80s – Friday 22nd
If you didn’t know the name of this show, you could easily be forgiven for thinking this is still the 70s as we go back 41 years to this week in January 1980.
We have a disco feel next to punk still lingering around with funk, ska and a massive pop hangover from 1979.
Nile and Bernard make more than a few appearances and we switch from Bowie to Prince; Joe Jackson to Rose Royce; Blondie to Madness and The Beat to Michael Jackson.
Come back to the 80s with me. You’re safe. And it’s all acceptable.
No.1s Show – Saturday 23rd
Saturday afternoons mean the big hits so another 2 hours of those weekly chart toppers from this week in the last 60 years awaits you.
We have some big dance tunes this week and there’s plenty of opportunities to get moving across the decades.
I will play a track from two No.1 albums that were at the top from this week in 1981 and 1999 and we close the show with those US No.1s from this week in the last 60 years that didn’t make it all the way to the top over here but realistically should have done from 1977 and 2019.
Enjoy your week of punk, rock, 80s and No.1s.