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3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 03 February 2011

Tune in for another serving of the show that will simply refuse to let you sleep with more great tunes and unpredictable chat to take you through the night. This morning, Alex continues to search for truths of the universe, starting with the question: what is the difference between a gravy boat and a sauce boat? Plus, there are more tips on how to achieve Instant Sophistication and Instant Rebellion, and more tales of those moments of sheer despair in the thread, Panic Stations. More Pause for Thought at 3.20 and the doors to the 4.15 One-Off Canteen open once again.
From Lester's Library there is some classic rock from Ted Nugent, and a very early recording from Kiki Dee. Your choice from the Listener's Library comes from The Dan Reed Network. There is another chance to hear Record of the Week from Hurts, and another track from Album of the Week from Teddy Thompson.
Buffoons are go!

Music Played

40 items
  • Image for Average White Band

    Average White Band Let's Go Round Again

    25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1980, Connoisseur

  • Image for Bon Jovi

    Bon Jovi You Give Love A Bad Name

    Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 2

  • Image for Sugarland

    Sugarland Stuck Like Glue

    The Incredible Machine, Mercury, 1

  • Image for Desmond Dekker

    Desmond Dekker and The Aces Israelites

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold

  • Image for Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson Human Nature

    The Essential, Epic

  • Image for The Script

    The Script If You Ever Come Back

    (CD Single), RCA, 1

  • Image for Jennifer Paige

    Jennifer Paige Crush

    Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv

  • Image for Ramones

    Ramones Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

    The Ramones - All The Stuff And More, Sire

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "HAPPINESS" (Sony)

    • Image for Hurts

      Hurts Sunday

      (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PENETRATOR" (Armoury)

  • Image for The O'Jays

    The O'Jays Love Train

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Newton Faulkner

    Newton Faulkner Dream Catch Me

    (CD Single), Ugly Truth

  • Image for Bill Haley & His Comets

    Bill Haley & His Comets (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock

    That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists), EMI

  • Image for Starship

    Starship We Built This City

    Now 1985 (Various Artists), Now, 1

  • Image for Big Mountain

    Big Mountain Baby I Love Your Way

    No Greater Love (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Sheryl Crow

    Sheryl Crow Peaceful Feeling

    (CD Single), A&M, 1

  • Image for George Benson

    George Benson Lady Love Me (One More Time)

    George Benson - The Very Best Of, Warner E.S.P., 4

  • Image for War

    War Low Rider

    Blaxploitation: The Sequel Vol.2, Global Television

  • Image for Clare Maguire

    Clare Maguire The Last Dance

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for Whitesnake

    Whitesnake Is This Love

    The 80's Love Album (Various Artists, Virgin

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas Monday Monday

    The Mamas & The Papas - 20 Greatest H, MFP

  • Image for The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

    The Bryan Ferry Orchestra Alphaville

    Olympia, Virgin, 1

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE COLLECTION" (Spectrum) suggested by Buff from Cardiff

  • Image for The Emotions

    The Emotions Best Of My Love

    Mellow Madness (Various Artists), Epic

  • Image for Beady Eye

    Beady Eye The Roller

    (CD Single), Beady Eye Records, 1

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Fools Fall In Love

    The Very Best Of, Warner, 8

  • Image for k.d. lang

    k.d. lang Constant Craving

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

  • Image for Taio Cruz & Kylie Minogue

    Taio Cruz & Kylie Minogue Higher

    (CD Single), Universal, 1

  • Image for Toto

    Toto Hold The Line

    Driving Rock (Various Artists), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for Freeez

    Freeez I.O.U.

    Club Classics From The 80's (Various), Disky

  • Image for Edei

    Edei Loved

    (CD Single), Alma Recordings, 1

  • Image for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'

    The Best Of Bob Dylan, Columbia

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "BELLA" (Decca) Out February 7th

  • Image for KC and The Sunshine Band

    KC and The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight

    Billboard Top Hits 1975, Rhino

  • Image for Rumer

    Rumer Am I Forgiven

    Seasons Of My Soul, Atlantic, 1

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Living On An Island

    Whatever You Want - V.Best Of Status, Polygram Tv

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "THE FONTANA YEARS 1963 - 1968" (RPM Retrodisc)

  • Image for Evelyn

    Evelyn "Champagne" King Shame

    Million Sellers Vol.17 - The Seventie, Disky

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay In My Place

    (CD Single), Parlophone

  • Image for Barrett Strong

    Barrett Strong Money (That's What I Want)

    Pre-Fab! (Various Artists), Connoisseur Collection


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