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Playlist 21 October

Mickey Bradley | 19:18 UK time, Thursday, 21 October 2010

The Barracudas were a great surf band who located themselves in London,  a couple of thousand miles from the beaches of California. They were signed to EMI, who had high hopes for them until they realised that the surf revival was never going to happen. According to their singer Jeremy, the company saw more potential in Duran Duran. Indeed. Three picks tonight from the Californian Punk CD 'Black Hole'. I think I may have got over excited, but the Zeros 'Beat Your Heart Out' and The Urinals song which gives the compilation its charming title make the playoffs. Speaking of charm, the late George Melly makes a rare appearance on a punk rock record courtesy of those nice young men The Stranglers. 

Dils -I Hate The Rich
Skids - Test Tube Babies
Barracudas - I Can't Pretend
Gun Club - Bad Indian
Splodgenessabounds - Simon Templar
Ruts - Dope For Guns
Stranglers - Old Codger
Girls At Our Best! - It's Fashion
Redskins - Lean On Me
Flipper - Life
Urinals - Black Hole
Chocolate Watch Band - Let's Talk About Girls
The Zeros - Beat Your Heart Out
Members - Goodbye To The Job
Josef K - Endless Soul
Television - Friction


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