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The Don's selections cross time, space and genre, plus his Crucial Vinyl is by Happy Mondays.

The Don's selections cross time, space and genre and include Crucial Vinyl from Happy Mondays.

Each week, as well as blending his favourite new music with classics from the UK, USA, Jamaica, Africa and way beyond, Don highlights a piece of Crucial Vinyl - a cherished album from his own collection. He explains why it means so much to him, and features three key tracks. This week it's Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, released by Happy Mondays in 1990.

Don says. "Released at the height of the whole Madchester thing to mixed reviews, at ground level this record was an immediate hit. It perfectly captured the whole sex, drugs and on the dole indie dance scene that the city basically ruled. Their couldn't-give-a-damn attitude delivered with tunes you could dance to made them the daddies of UK sound in the early nineties.".

2 hours

Music Played

  • Stevie Wonder

    Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

    • Innervisions.
    • Motown.
    • 58.
  • Arcade Fire

    Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

  • Romare

    All Night

  • Toots & The Maytals

    Funky Kingston

    • Mango.
  • Pictish Trail

    After Life

    • Lost Map.
  • Letherette

    Rich & Dan

    • Last Night On The Planet.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 2.
  • Sacred Paws

    Rest

    • Rock Action.
  • Jstar

    Deadly Dub

    • Dub To Order.
    • Jstar.
    • 1.
  • Cut Chemist

    Motivational Speaker

    • The Audience's Listening.
    • Warner Bros. Records.
    • 1.
  • Happy Mondays

    Loose Fit

    • Factory.
  • Happy Mondays

    Kinky Afro

    • London.
  • Happy Mondays

    Step On

    • EMI.
  • Hempolics

    Love To Sing (DJ Vadim Remix)

    • Love To Sing (Remix).
    • Scotch Bonnet.
    • 1.
  • Shy FX

    Morning After Blues

    • I Wanna Go Back To Detroit City.
    • Bloodshot Records.
    • 9.
  • Todd Rundgren

    Does Anybody Love You

    • A Wizard, A True Star.
    • Bearsville.
    • 2.
  • Clas Tuuth

    They Mostly Come At Night

    • We Should Get Back.
    • Need No Water Records.
    • 16.
  • Nightmares on Wax

    Flip Ya Lid

    • mixmag.
  • Nirvana

    The Man Who Sold The World

    • Geffen.
  • Finley Quaye

    I Firmly Believe In Jah

    • Royal Rasses.
    • Norman Grant.
    • 3.
  • Sylvia Striplin

    You Can't Turn Me Away

    • Give Me Your Love.
    • Charly Records.
    • 3.
  • Villagers

    Becoming A Jackal

    • CD SINGLE.
    • DOMINO.
    • 1.
  • Babe

    Aerialist Babette

    • Volery Flighty.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
  • Arctic Monkeys

    Cornerstone

    • CD SINGLE.
    • DOMINO.
    • 1.
  • Cornell Campbell

    Pretty Looks Isn't All

    • Pretty Looks Isn't All.
    • Studio One.
    • 1.
  • C Duncan

    Other Side

    • Fatcat Records.
  • Ashley Slater

    Private Sunshine

  • Cass McCombs

    Switch

  • NZCA LINES

    Compass Points

    • LOAF RECORDINGS.
  • Michael Nau

    Maralou

    • Mowing.
    • Suicide Squeeze Records.
    • 5.
  • Vanishing Twin

    It Sends My Heart Into A Spin

    • Choose Your Own Adventure.
    • Soundway.
    • 9.
  • A Tribe Called Red

    Eanan (feat. Maxida Märak)

    • We Are The Halluci Nation.
    • Radicalized Records.
    • 9.

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