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Playlist 2 September

Mickey Bradley | 09:23 UK time, Friday, 3 September 2010

I missed Mr Weller's appearance in Belsonic last week which was no doubt improved by the presence of Wilko Johnson as a surprise guest, a meeting facilitated by Ralph McLean. I saw the photo but can only assume it sounded great. The presence of the Jam's 1978 double A side on this week's show unearthed a photo of Weller in 1980, standing beside Pete Townshend outside the Marquee Club. Weller, despite being a fan, looks like he's waiting for a bus. Pete looks amused. What really struck me was that in 1980 Townshend and The Who were considered old hat. Boring Old Farts, to use the parlance at the time. BOFs who did produce brilliant records at one time but BOFs all the same. Townshend at the time was 35. Weller today is 52. I can't say what age UK Subs singer Charlie Harper is. I'm still waiting for the carbon dating results.

 

The Jam - A Bomb In Wardour Street
Alternative TV - How Much Longer ?
UK Subs - I Couldn't Be You
Chills - Pink Frost
The Mumps - Stupid
Gymslips - Yo Yo
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Suburban Relapse
Television - Guiding Light
Scapa Flow - Somewhere
Lurkers - Ooh Ooh I Love You
Sonic Youth & Lydia Lunch Death Valley '69
Girls At Our Best ! - Go For Gold
The Remains - Me Right Now
Acid Drop - Distance

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