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Playlist 22 March

Bradley's Blog Admin | 14:55 UK time, Friday, 23 March 2012

In 1987 I was presenting a short lived weekly music show on late night Radio Ulster. One of the great things at the time was getting records from labels like 'El', a record company where the word 'esoteric' would be understood by the boss, Mike Alway. I knew little about the company, and even less about the artists on a great compilation called 'The London Pavilion'. I understood it to be referencing 'Swinging London' when such a notion was still a cool one. Marden Hill? The King Of Luxembourg? Who were they? Where they real bands? One person using different names? Why didn't the NME write about them? It was the beginning of my detachment from "what's hot and what's not" in popular music. But recently I found my copy and from it comes the wonderful Klaxon 5 and the best title of any song anywhere this week. Hear it while the budget is still in the papers.

Klaxon 5 - Never Underestimate The Ignorance Of The Rich
Stranglers - Choosey Susie
McCarthy - The Way Of The World
The Normal - Warm Leatherette
Dirty Dogs - Let Go Of My Hand
James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself
Revillos - Bobby Come Back To Me
Talking Heads - Paper
True Believers - Accept It !
Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
Seeds - Falling Off The Edge of My Mind
The Public Vein - Carry On
Damned - So Messed Up
Outcasts - Justa Nother Teenage Rebel
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba
The Jam - Going Underground


  • Comment number 1.

    You do realise that the Klaxob's title actually reads (on my PC anyway) - 'Never Underestimate The Ignorance Of The Rich Stranglers' . I also like - 'Justa Nother Teenage Rebel Wire' and 'Carry On Damned' for that matter, as well as 'Uncontrollable Urge Seeds '! LOL as the young people would say.

  • Comment number 2.

    Richard - what can I say ? I tried many times to press the return key, but the BBC computer would have none of it. I trust the lack of clarity and differentiation did not spoil your enjoyment, etc etc. I am going back to the typewriter and Xerox machine. This internet thing will never catch on.

  • Comment number 3.

    More spelling errors from me - petekaxon should read peteklaxon! From the wonderful Klaxon 5 no less. Hi all and thanks for the play and appreciation Bradley - a new video has just been made to an old unreleased Klaxon 5 track which I believe is up there with Never Underestimate.... check it out on youtube under Klaxon 5 - 'Over to You'.
    It's fab, funny and funky.. and keep playing those great trax you specialise in.

  • Comment number 4.

    oh - Undertones were fantastic!!! Saw you with Adam and the Ants [before the were famous] at the Marquee Club in Wardor St.... brilliant gig! Keep it up bro... and good luck..


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