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3 hours
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 April 2010

Easter may be drawing to a close, but while Easter-ness is still fresh in our minds, Alex is re-thinking the Easter Bunny in time for next year. Rebranded as E-Bunz, he aims to be "down with the kids" after the traditional bunny has been deemed outmoded. He listens to gansta-rap, has an ASBO and if he offers you an egg, you take the darn thing and don't question it. Alex is putting stereotypes through the Gender Converter; "fur-coat and no knickers" is now "full jockstrap and empty sock-drawer" for the men. News Hank today is Heather Mills, only most of the headlines were in such poor taste that very little made the final cut.
Tracks from Lester's Library come from new band Wild Palms and vintage Echo and the Bunnymen, and from Listener's Library there is a classic from Gordon Lightfoot. More from Album of the Week by Scouting For Girls, Record of the Week from Train, and Pause for Thought at 3.20am. Expect the unexpected, and you are still in for a surprise.

Music Played

39 items
  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Uptight (Everything's Alright)

    Dancing In The Street (Various Artis, Universal Music Tv

  • Image for Erasure

    Erasure Chains Of Love

    The Hits Album 8 (Various Artists), Hits

  • Image for Lissie

    Lissie In Sleep

    Catching A Tiger, Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers The Highways Of My Life

    Forever Gold - The Isley Brothers, Epic

  • Image for Fine Young Cannibals

    Fine Young Cannibals She Drives Me Crazy

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

  • Image for Nell Bryden

    Nell Bryden Nell Bryden - Tonight

    (CD Single)

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the forthcoming CD, "SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO" (Columbia) Out May 3rd

    • Image for Train

      Train Hey, Soul Sister

      (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do

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

  • Image for Ray Charles

    Ray Charles Georgia On My Mind

    Ray Charles - The Collection, Castle Communications

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Skinny Genes

    (CD Single), Parlophone, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY Released on May 17th (One Little Indian)

  • Image for Toni Braxton

    Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart

    Toni Braxton - Secrets, Laface

  • Image for Cream

    Cream Sunshine Of Your Love

    The Greatest Hits Of 1968, Premier

  • Image for Fleetwood Mac

    Fleetwood Mac Big Love

    Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits, Warner Bros

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Please Mr Postman

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Joshua Radin

    Joshua Radin I'd Rather Be With You

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for The Faces

    The Faces Cindy Incidentally

    (CD Single), Warner Bros

  • Image for AC/DC

    AC/DC Highway To Hell

    AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Albert

  • Image for Anita Ward

    Anita Ward Ring My Bell

    Songs Of Love, Big Break Records, 9

  • Image for Fyfe Dangerfield

    Fyfe Dangerfield Faster Than The Setting Sun

    (CD Single), Geffen, 1

  • Image for Voice of the Beehive

    Voice of the Beehive Don't Call Me Baby

    Now 12 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Suspicion

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA

  • Image for Paolo Nutini

    Paolo Nutini Growing Up Beside You

    (CD Single), Atlantic, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY as featured on "COMPLETE GREATEST HITS" (Rhino) as suggested by Richie Liston of Hampshire

  • Image for Beverley Knight

    Beverley Knight Come As You Are

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Mike + The Mechanics

    Mike + The Mechanics Nobody's Perfect

    Mike & The Mechanics Hits, Virgin

  • Image for The Jam

    The Jam That's Entertainment

    The Jam: The Singles 1980-1982, Polydor

  • Image for Corinne Bailey Rae

    Corinne Bailey Rae Paris Nights/New York Mornings

    (CD Single), Virgin, 1

  • Image for Survivor

    Survivor Eye Of The Tiger

    The No.1 Movies Album (Various Artist, Polygram Tv

  • Image for Eric Clapton

    Eric Clapton Let It Grow

    Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard, Polydor

  • Image for Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette Ironic

    Alanis Morissette -Jagged Little Pill, Maverick

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ON T.V." (Sony) released April 12th

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night

    Frank Sinatra - The Reprise Years, Reprise

  • Image for Gabriella Cilmi

    Gabriella Cilmi On A Mission

    (CD Single), Universal Island Records, 1

  • Image for Ace of Base

    Ace of Base The Sign

    Now 27 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Supertramp

    Supertramp The Logical Song

    The Very Best Of Supertramp, A&M

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "KILLING MOON: THE BEST OF..." (Musicdeluxe)

  • Image for Marlena Shaw

    Marlena Shaw California Soul

    Sampled 3 (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for INXS

    INXS New Sensation

    INXS - Kick, Mercury


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