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Playlist 20 May

Bradley's Blog Admin | 21:42 UK time, Thursday, 20 May 2010

It's Cityofculturamalamadingdong here at the moment but I still manage to start the show tonight with a song from Belfast, as much in honour of Terri Hooley as anything else. I was in his presence last weekend and can still feel a warm glow which resulted from the encounter. Only a fool would disagree that Rudi's 'Big Time' single is as important a Belfast cultural artefact as anything inside the Ulster Museum.
Also, a nod of congratulations to Mr Weller, whose blowing out 52 candles on his cake next Tuesday. Am I the only one who still plays songs from the Jam's 'In The City' LP ? Or does Paul himself sneak a copy into the CD player when no one else is in the car ?

Rudi - Big Time
The Jam - I Got By In Time
Nipple Erectors - Venus In Bovver Boots
Guana Batz - See Through
Specials - Dawning Of A New Era
June Brides - Sick, Tired And Drunk
Half Man Half Biscuit - Venus In Flares
New York Dolls - Jet Boy
Nightingales - Use Your Loaf
Standells - Why Pick On Me
The Mumps - Did You Get The Girl
Patti Smith - Piss Factory
Gymslips - Some Girls
Angelic Upstarts - Do Anything
School Meals/Defendants - Headmasters


  • Comment number 1.

    Mr Weller should be awarded The Life Time of Hypocrisy title. Sending his children to public school after a life time of preaching about social inequality and the injustices of the British class system really does make him a deserving recipient.

    The Eton Rifles, eh, Paul?

  • Comment number 2.

    Ah, now Harry. Doesn't make his records bad, does it ?

  • Comment number 3.

    The Jam were a damn fine band and made some of the all time great British records, however, Weller as a solo artist has been one slow dive into Dad Rock. You can almost hear the sigh of relief that each of his new releases is simply not classified as dire. I wouldn't want a man of his age to be stuck in a time warp knocking out the next variation of In The City, but neither would I expect the music to be so spectacularly dull.


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