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Another slab of inspired daftness and great tunes to entertain you through the night. More from Album and Record of the Week, plus songs from Lester's and Listener's Libraries.

It's the only way to keep yourself entertained throughout the night with laugh-out-loud chat and playlist crammed with classic tracks, old and new. It is Day 2 of Alex's National Fairground Week; re-live that post-ride nausea all over again. More politically correct re-makes of classic movies in "Sensible Cinema" and - new for today - we are looking under the beds and in the shoeboxes under the stairs for those items we cannot throw away but can't display either. Pause for Thought with Claire Catford and get your Wills and Kate Microwave Ovens and Chimneys in The 4.15 Royal Wedding Tat Machine.

There is another track from Album of the Week by Raphael Saadiq, another play of Record of the Week from Clare Maguire, selections from Lester's Library by Josh Kelley and Southgate & Leigh and your Listener's Library track this morning comes from The Dead Kennedys.

Buffoons are go!

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Tue 12 Apr 2011 02:00

Music Played

  • David Bowie

    Life On Mars?

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Eternal

    I Wanna Be The Only One (feat. BeBe Winans)

    • Eternal - Greatest Hits.
    • EMI.
  • Alice Gold

    Runaway Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Detroit Emeralds

    Feel The Need In Me

    • Heart Full Of Soul (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Def Leppard


    • Def Leppard - Hysteria.
    • Phonogram.
  • RECORD OF THE WEEK from the CD, "LIGHT AFTER DARK" (Polydor)

    • Clare Maguire

      The Shield And The Sword

      • (CD Single).
      • Polydor.
      • 1.
  • Big Mountain

    Baby, I Love Your Way

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Prove It All Night

    • Darkness On The Edge Of Town.
    • CBS.
  • Taio Cruz

    Telling The World

    • (CD Single).
  • Was (Not Was)

    Walk The Dinosaur

    • (Single).
    • Fontana.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "GEORGIA CLAY" (Humphead)

    • Josh Kelley

      Baby Blue Eyes

  • Cameo

    Word Up

    • Now 8 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • The Chordettes


    • Young Love - Sound Of The 60's, Part.
    • Old Gold.
  • The Trammps

    Disco Inferno

    • More Monty (Various Artists).
    • Rca Victor.
  • The Kooks

    She Moves In Her Own Way

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin.
  • Kate Bush

    Deeper Understanding

    • Director's Cut.
    • Fish People.
    • 4.
  • The Showstoppers

    Ain't Nothin' But A House Party

    • This Is The Modern World (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • Bon Jovi

    Keep The Faith

    • (CD Single).
    • Jambco.
    • 11.
  • Hurts


    • Happiness.
  • Lorna Bennett

    Breakfast In Bed

    • Reggae Love Songs (Various Artists).
    • Sanctuary.
  • Shalamar

    Take That To The Bank

    • Soul Weekender (Various Artists).
    • Crimson.
  • Roxette

    She's Got Nothing On (But The Radio)

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • LISTENER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "PLASTIC SURGERY DISASTERS" (Decay) suggested by Eggman

    • Dead Kennedys

      Moon Over Marin

      • Plastic Surgery Disasters.
  • The Beautiful South

    A Little Time

    • Music Of The Millennium (Various).
    • Universal.
  • Gene Vincent

    Be Bop A Lula

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists).
    • EMI.
  • The Script

    We Cry

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
  • ABBA

    Dancing Queen

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 001.
  • Amen Corner

    High In The Sky

    • And The Beat Goes On Vol 3 (Various).
    • Debutante.
  • CeeLo Green

    Bright Lights Bigger City (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 1.
  • Belinda Carlisle

    We Want The Same Thing

    • A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin.
  • Gene Pitney

    Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa

    • The Love Songs Of Burt Bacharach.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • The Jags

    Back Of My Hand

    • Music Of The Year: 1979 (Various).
    • Spectrum.
  • LESTER'S LIBRARY from the CD, "STONE ROLLIN'" (Columbia)

    • Raphael Saadiq

      Good Man

      • Stone Rollin'.
  • Little Big Town

    Fine Line

    • A Place To Land.
    • Humphead Records.
    • 1.
  • Ron Sexsmith

    Get In Line

    • (CD Single).
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 1.
  • Tori Amos

    Cornflake Girl

    • (CD Single).
    • East West Records.
  • Booker T. & The MG’s

    Green Onions

    • Atlantic Soul (Various Artists).
    • Warner E.S.P..

    • Southgate & Leigh


  • Sharon Redd

    Can You Handle It

    • The Greatest 80's Soul W/Ender (Va).
    • Warner Strategic Market.
  • James Morrison

    You Give Me Something

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.


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