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3 hours
First broadcast:
Monday 22 February 2010

Alex, aka The Dark Lord, is back after a weekend in France and ready to get your week off to a flying start with new thread, "I'll Have An Edwina Curry and Some Aneka Rice, Please". It's going to be one of those weeks. We revisit the thread, History by the People that History Forgot, and more Flaunting a Haunting. Alex selects a vintage track from Sensational Alex Harvey Band and a new one from Pugwash, from Lester's Library, and Terrorvision are featured on Listener's Library. Plus, there's a track from The Hollies who have our Album of the Week, and the first spin of our new Record of the Week, from Ben Montague. Expect the unexpected and you won't be disappointed.

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

    The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Jackie Wilson

    Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling

    Time For Love (Various Artists), Truetrax

  • Image for Robbie Williams

    Robbie Williams Morning Sun

    (CD Single), Virgin, 5

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow Grounds For Divorce

    (CD Single), Fiction, 2

  • Image for Pixie Lott

    Pixie Lott Gravity

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK Released on 22nd March (Tritone)

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Bad Love

    The BRIT Awards 1993 (Various Artists), Polygram TV, 5

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles

    The Greatest Hits Of 1965, Premier

  • Image for Mika

    Mika Blame It On The Girls

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Yazoo

    Yazoo Only You

    Alison Moyet Singles, Columbia

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "DELILAH" (Spectrum)

  • Image for Semisonic

    Semisonic Secret Smile

    (CD Single), MCA

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra I Get A Kick Out Of You

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

  • Image for P!nk

    P!nk Get The Party Started

    The Very Best Of All Woman 2003 (Var), BMG

  • Image for Duffy

    Duffy Stepping Stone

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for Mamas Gun

    Mamas Gun Wishing

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals Johnny Come Home

    Fine Young Cannibals, London

  • Image for Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp Rocket

    (CD Single), Mute, 1

  • Image for Bee Gees

    Bee Gees You Win Again

    Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits, Polydor

  • Image for Colbie Caillat

    Colbie Caillat Bubbly

    (CD Single), Universal Republic Records, 1

  • Image for Davy Knowles and Jonatha Brooke

    Davy Knowles and Jonatha Brooke Taste Of Danger

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Andy Williams

    Andy Williams Music To Watch Girls By

    Take A Break (Various Artists), Columbia

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE" (EMI), suggested by Geoff in Holmes Chapel

  • Image for The Elgins

    The Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You

    Motown Hits Of Gold Vol.5 (Various), Motown, 6

  • Image for Keane

    Keane A Bad Dream

    (CD Single)

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles What'd I Say

    The Very Best Of Jazz Moods (Various), Telstar

  • Image for Prince

    Prince I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man

    Ultimate Prince, Warner Bros

  • Image for Pink Floyd

    Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall

    Pink Floyd, Harvest

  • Image for Nerina Pallot

    Nerina Pallot I Don't Want To Go Out

    (CD Single), Idaho Records, 1

  • Image for ABC

    ABC The Look Of Love

    And Then She Kissed Me Vol.1 (Various, Debutante

  • Image for Manfred Mann's Earth Band

    Manfred Mann's Earth Band Davy's On The Road Again

    20 Years Of Manfred Mann's Earthband, Cohesion

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Don't Tell Me That It's Over

    (CD Single), Mercury, 1

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Pool Hall Richard

    The Sound Of The Seventies (Various Artists), Warner Music TV


  • Image for Lily Allen

    Lily Allen The Fear

    (CD Single), Regal, 1

  • Image for KISS

    KISS Crazy Crazy Nights

    Now 10, Part 1 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Spandau Ballet

    Spandau Ballet Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)

    Greatest Hits Of The 80's (Various), Disky


  • Image for Oasis

    Oasis Don't Look Back In Anger

    This Year's Love (Various Artists) C, Global Television


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