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Salad the King

Duration:
2 hours, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 July 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

39 items
  • HOUR 1

  • Image for The Mamas & the Papas

    The Mamas & the Papas Monday Monday

    The Mamas & The Papas - 20 Greatest H, MFP

  • Image for Robin Thicke

    Robin Thicke Blurred Lines

    (CD Single), Polydor, 2

  • Image for Isaac Hayes

    Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft

    Shades Of Soul (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for Hurts

    Hurts Stay - Glastonbury - 29/06/2013

  • Image for UB40

    UB40 Can't Help Falling In Love

    The Love Album (CD 1) (Various Artist, Virgin

  • Image for Thea Gilmore

    Thea Gilmore Start As We Mean To Go On

    (CD Single), Fullfill Records, 1

  • Image for Electric Light Orchestra

    Electric Light Orchestra Livin' Thing

    Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO, Epic

  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD Single "BIG WHEN I WAS LITTLE" (Parlophone) out 28th July

  • Image for The Drifters

    The Drifters Under The Boardwalk

    Very Best Of Ben E.King & The Drifters, Global Television

  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD "LAND OF THE LIVING" (CANTE JONTO) out 15th July

  • Image for The Buggles

    The Buggles Video Killed The Radio Star

    Our Friends Electric (Various Artist, Telstar

  • Image for Miss 600

    Miss 600 Twist

    (CD Single), Cubit Recordings, 1

  • HOUR 2

    • Image for The Police

      The Police Roxanne

      The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for No Doubt

    No Doubt Don't Speak

    Huge Hits 1997 (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for The Wanted

    The Wanted Walks Like Rihanna

    (CD Single), Island, 1

  • Image for Fairground Attraction

    Fairground Attraction Perfect

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

  • Image for Tom Odell

    Tom Odell Another Love

    (CD Single), Sony Music, 1

  • Image for Talking Heads

    Talking Heads Once In A Lifetime

    Talking Heads - Remain In Light, Sire

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Here It Comes Again

    Heartbeat - Forever Yours, Sony

  • Image for Alison Moyet

    Alison Moyet Love Reign Supreme

    (CD Single), Cooking Vinyl, 1

  • Image for James Blunt

    James Blunt You're Beautiful

    (CD Single), Atlantic

  • Image for The Black Crowes

    The Black Crowes Remedy

    Greatest Hits 1990 - 1999/A Tribute To A Work In Progress..., American Recordings

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons and Frankie Valli Rag Doll

    Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - Ve, Polygram Tv, 4

  • Image for FM

    FM Story Of My Life

    Rockville, Riff City Records, 1

  • Image for Dr. Feelgood

    Dr. Feelgood Milk & Alcohol

    Greatest Hits Of The 70's (Various), Disky

  • HOUR 3

    • Image for Men at Work

      Men at Work Down Under

      Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Natalie Imbruglia

    Natalie Imbruglia Wrong Impression

    (CD Single), BMG/RCA

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Everything Has Changed

    Red, Virgin, 1

  • Image for Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Öyster Cult Don't Fear The Reaper

    Chart Show Ultimate Rock - Various, Hit

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees I'm A Believer

    Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold, 7

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Close Your Eyes

    To Be Loved, Reprise, 1

  • Image for The Maisonettes

    The Maisonettes Heartache Avenue

    History Of The 80's (Various Artists), Br Music

  • ALBUM OF THE WEEK from the CD, "ICE AND DUNE" (Virgin) out now

  • Image for Andy Kim

    Andy Kim Rock Me Gently

    Super Hits Of The 70's (Various Artis, Rhino

  • Image for Agnetha Fältskog

    Agnetha Fältskog Dance Your Pain Away

    (CD Single), Universal, 7

  • Lester's Library from the EP "THE WORLD" (MCTRAX) Out 26th August

  • Image for Perry Como

    Perry Como Catch A Falling Star

    Housewives Choice (Various Artists), Music & Memories

  • Image for Alannah Myles

    Alannah Myles Black Velvet

    Red Hot Metal (Various Artists), Dover Records

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