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Playlist 21.11.08

Stuart Bailie | 16:08 UK time, Saturday, 22 November 2008

In times of duress, there's always space for some fearless rock and roll. In 1975, it was Springsteen and 'Born To Run' that lifted America out of the post-Watergate depression and the Vietnam blues. My favourite answer to economic downturns is 'Design For Life' by the Manic Street Preachers, who combined working class pride with resistance to the tectonic movements of global markets. "We are not allowed to spend," they wailed, while keeping their moral equity high.

gaslight.jpgSo roll on The Gaslight Anthem, hurtling out of New Jersey, with hope in their hearts, guitars madly humming and lyrics that tranform cliches into soaring affirmations. Just what you want to hear of a Friday evening. I'll be playing more, presently.

Playlist 21.11.08

BBC Radio Ulster, 92-95 FM
Online: www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster
Fridays, ten - midnight

The Charlatans - Can't Get Out Of Bed (Beggars Banquet)
The Gaslight Anthem - Casanova Baby (Side One Dummy)
Paul Weller - All I Wanna Do (live) (Island)
Alice Russell - Hurry On Now (Little Poppett)
Dengue Fever - Mr Orange (Proper)
Lionel Hampton - Air Mail Special (Reprise)
Psapp - The Monster Song (Domino)
Panama Kings - Skeleton Key (No Dancing)
Jason Ringenberg - Last Rain To Memphis (Jerkin Crocus)
Neil Halstead - Paid A Face (Brushfire)
PJ Harvey - The Dancer (Island)
Nitin Sawhney - Days Of Fire (CV)
Duke Special - Nothing You Could Do Could Bring Me Round (Universal)
Warren Zevon - Carmelita (Rhino)
Lambchop - A Hold Of You (City Slang)

Dave Alvin - Museum Of Heart (Hightone)
Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card (Proper)
The Lowly Knights - You Can Tell A Man By How He Lifts His Hands( We Collect Records)
The Gaslight Anthem - Here's Looking At You Kid (Side One Dummy)
Miss Paula Flynn - Happy Christmas Valentine (MPF)
Mark Eitzel - Xmas Lights Spin (Matador)
Ryan Adams - Fix It (Lost Highway)
Happy Mondays- Clap Your Hands (Factory)
The Buzzcocks - Promises (EMI)
George Pringle - LCD I Love You But You're Brining Me Down (Trouble)
Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde - Genius Rap (Profile)


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