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Steve Davis: Snookerstar DJ

Stuart Maconie chats to snooker champion, weird music enthusiast and devoted record collector Steve Davis over a game of snooker.

Stuart chats to the snooker champion, weird music enthusiast and devoted record collector Steve Davis over a game of snooker. Steve's self-styled boring image as a straight-laced snooker star in the 1980s has been smashed apart by his love for far-out and freaky sounds. An increasing number of people are finding out about his love of the left-field from French progressive band Magma to Berlin techno of Surgeon and the American jazz-funk greats Steve comes out as the freak that he truly is. Now retired from the game, Stuart asks Steve about his burgeoning music career, his own radio show on a community station in Essex and DJing in front of thousands at the Bloc weekend. As BBC Music supports Record Store Day this weekend Steve shares his passion for vinyl and how the staff in record shops have had a big part to play in his diverse and beloved collection.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Cardiacs

    Day Is Gone

    • Heaven Born And Ever Bright.
    • The Alphabet Business Concern.
  • The Loved Drones

    Escape From The Terror Drone

    • Good Luck Universe.
    • Gonzaï Records.
  • Gurgles

    Eccleshill

    • Saltaire Recordings.
  • Rhys Chatham

    A Crimson Grail: Part 2

    • A Crimson Grail (For 400 Electric Guitars).
    • Table Of The Elements.
  • L C Pumpkin

    Sora

    • EP 2.
  • John Surman

    Mock Orange

    • WESTERING HOME.
    • Island Records.
  • Nick Garrie

    The Nightmare Of J.B. Stanislas

    • THE NIGHTMARE OF J.B. STANISLAS.
    • Disc'Az.
  • Argent

    Hold Your Head Up

    • Epic.
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater

    Mr Guitar Man

    • Atlantic.
  • Magma

    Kobaia Is De Hundin

    • Mekanïk Destruktïw Kommandöh.
    • A&M Records.
  • Syd Barrett

    Dominoes

    • BARRETT.
    • Harvest.
  • Rhys Chatham

    A Crimson Grail: Part 3

    • Obscure Knowledge.
    • Cuneiform Records.
  • Jandek

    Feathered Drums

    • Six And Six.
  • Jürg Frey

    Grizzana 3

    • Grizzana And Other Pieces 2009-2014.
    • Another Timbre.
  • Surgeon

    Z8_GND_5296

  • Guapo

    Obscure Knowledge 3

    • OBSCURE KNOWLEDGE.
    • Cuneiform Records.
  • David Thomas Broughton

    Dots

    • CROSSING THE STYLES.
    • Castle Music.
  • Gryphon

    Jupiter Suite

    • CROSSING THE STYLES.
    • Castle Music.
  • Trembling Bells

    The Prophet

    • DIVERS.
    • Drag City.
  • Julianna Barwick

    Nebula

  • Joanna Newsom

    Goose Eggs

    • DIVERS.
    • Drag City.

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