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Richard James

2 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 May 2012

Richard James makes a welcome return to the studio this wonderful May evening. If you don't know who Richard is then prepare to be impressed.

He co-founded Gorky Zygotic Mynci in 1991, a Welsh alternative rock band that split up in May 2006. Formed in Camarthen, they sang songs in both Welsh and English and included Riley favourite Euros Childs.

Richard's first solo album, The Seven Sleepers Den, was released in 2006. His second album, We Went Riding, was released in 2010.

He released his third album, Pictures in the Morning, on the Gwymon label in April and Riley's been playing a new tune of his, Baby Blue.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for The Rezillos

    The Rezillos I Can't Stand My Baby

    Can't Stand The Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos, London-Sire Records, 007

  • Image for Kate Nash

    Kate Nash Warrior In Woolworths

    White Label

  • Image for Lower Dens

    Lower Dens Lamb

    Nootropics, Ribbon, 005

  • Image for Tav Falco's Panther Burns

    Tav Falco's Panther Burns The Jungle Book

    The Journey Is Long, Glitterhouse Records, 016

  • Image for Richard James

    Richard James Baby Blue

  • Image for Dolly Mixture

    Dolly Mixture He's So Frisky

  • Image for The Pictish Trail

    The Pictish Trail Of Course You Exist

  • Image for Tame Impala

    Tame Impala Solitude Is Bliss

    Innerspeaker, Modular Recordings, 006

  • Image for Pond

    Pond Moth Wings

    CD SINGLE, Modular, 1

  • Image for Sweet Baboo

    Sweet Baboo If I'm Still In Love When I get Back Home From Travelling (America)

    Hello Wave, Businessman Records, 001

  • Image for Richard James

    Richard James Say It Ain't No Lie

  • Image for Richard James

    Richard James Familiar Roads

  • Image for Iggy Pop

    Iggy Pop New Values

    New Values, Arista, 002

  • Image for Ty Segall and White Fence

    Ty Segall and White Fence Crybaby

    Hair, Drag City, 005

  • Image for Jimmy Thomas

    Jimmy Thomas Mother In Law Blues

    Ike Turner Studio Productions, ACE, 001

  • Image for Cate Le Bon

    Cate Le Bon Falcon Eyed

    Turnstile Music

  • Image for The Hamsters

    The Hamsters Ole Spain

    The Disparate Cogscienti, Cog Sinister, 001

  • Image for Family

    Family Drowned In Wine - Top Gear Session 29/07/1969

  • Image for Here We Go Magic

    Here We Go Magic How Do I Know

    A Different Ship, Secretly Canadian

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Heroes and Villains

    Smiley Smile / Wild Honey, Capitol Records, 001

  • Image for Cian Ciaran

    Cian Ciaran Martina Franca

    Outside In, Dellorso, 003

  • Image for Perfume Genius

    Perfume Genius Dark Parts


  • Image for Amon Düül II

    Amon Düül II Marnana - BBC Session 08/05/1973

  • Image for Vic Godard & The Subway Sect

    Vic Godard & The Subway Sect Stool Pigeon

    What's the Matter Boy?, Mau Mau, 008

  • Image for Wire

    Wire The Other Window (John Peel session 20.9.1978)


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