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Leather Thing

2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 14 June 2013

There's only one way to get through the night with a smile and that's with Alex, AKA the Dark Lord, on the Best Time of the Day Show.

There will be another track from the Album of the Week, another spin of Record of the Week, two more tracks from Alex's eclectic CD collection in the Lester's Library, a selection from you from the Listener's Library and Pause for Thought.

Alex is armed with the Drums of Pun, the Mallet of Stupidity and the Squeal of Campery; you won't get the chance to even think about sleeping!

Music Played

41 items
  • HOUR 1

    • Image for Sister Sledge

      Sister Sledge Lost In Music

      Disco Inferno (Various Artists), East West, 9

  • Image for Electronic

    Electronic Getting Away With It...

    (CD Single), Factory Records

  • Image for Daft Punk

    Daft Punk Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)

    Featured Artist: Pharrell Williams.

    (CD Single), Columbia, 1

  • Image for The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe

    The Best Of The Beach Boys (CD 1), EMI

  • Image for Ronan Keating

    Ronan Keating I Love It When We Do

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for The Band Perry

    The Band Perry Done

    Pioneer, Decca, 1

  • Image for Cyndi Lauper

    Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want To Have Fun

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin Rock 'n' Roll

    Led Zeppelin - Early Days, Atlantic

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "MOMENTUM" (Island) out 15th July

  • Image for They Might Be Giants

    They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul

    Snap It Up! (Various Artists), CBS

  • Image for Eliza Doolittle

    Eliza Doolittle Pack Up

    (CD Single), EMI, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE" (Nuclear Blast) out 29th July

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Liquid Lunch

    (CD Single), Grandmono, 10

  • HOUR 2

  • Image for Carly Simon

    Carly Simon You're So Vain

    The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Image for Olly Murs

    Olly Murs Dear Darlin'

    (CD Single), Sony BMG, 1

  • Image for The Crickets

    The Crickets That'll Be The Day

    B.Holly & The Crickets -20 Golden Gre, MCA

  • Image for Billy Joel

    Billy Joel The River Of Dreams

    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume III, Columbia

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Another Love

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted To You

    Grease (Original Movie Soundtrack), Polydor

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Cherry Oh Baby

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

  • Image for Mumford & Sons

    Mumford & Sons Babel

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Erma Franklin

    Erma Franklin Take A Little Piece Of My Heart

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD "ORANGES AND LEMONS" (Virgin) suggested by Sarah Mellor-Jones in Bristol

    • Image for XTC

      XTC Mayor Of Simpleton

      XTC - Oranges & Lemons, Virgin

  • Image for The Corrs

    The Corrs Summer Sunshine

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Searchers

    The Searchers When You Walk In The Room

    (Single), Prt

  • HOUR 3

  • Image for Lisa Stansfield

    Lisa Stansfield The Real Thing

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Tegan and Sara

    Tegan and Sara I Was A Fool

    (CD Single), Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers Behind A Painted Smile

    Isley Brothers - Greatest Motown Hits, Motown

  • Image for Eagles

    Eagles Take It Easy

    The Best Of Eagles, Asylum

  • Image for Biffy Clyro

    Biffy Clyro Opposite

    (CD Single), 14th Floor Records, 1

  • Image for Kirsty MacColl

    Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know

    Galore - The Best Of Kirsty MacColl, Virgin

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo Bula Bula Quo

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Men Without Hats

    Men Without Hats Safety Dance

    Hits Of The 60s, 70s & 80s (Various), Kenwest

  • Image for Little Eva

    Little Eva The Loco-Motion

    The Greatest Hits Of 1962, Premier

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive

  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Treasure

    Unorthodox Jukebox, Atlantic, 1

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "URBAN JUNGLE" (Platinum Records) out 8th July

    • Image for Brinsley Forde

      Brinsley Forde Baby I Love You Now

      Urban Jungle, Platinum Jungle

  • Image for Cat Stevens

    Cat Stevens Remember The Days Of The Old Schoolyard

    The Very Best Of Cat Stevens, Island

  • Image for Sabrina

    Sabrina Boys (Summertime Love)

    Now That's What I Call Music 12 (Various Artists), Now


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